Spider-Man Joins the Marvel Cinematic Universe!

It’s really happening, folks!  Sony and Marvel have reached a deal that will allow Spidey to appear in the MCU where he belongs.  Marvel’s Kevin Feige and Sony’s Amy Pascal will produce the new MCU Spider-Man movie, which is currently scheduled for July 28th, 2017.  Additionally, this opens the door for Spidey to appear in other MCU movies (is it too late to hope for Civil War?).

Now that your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is in the MCU, other planned movies have changed their release dates to make room for the webhead.  Thor: Ragnarok, originally scheduled for July 28th, 2017 now moves to November 3rd of the same year.  Black Panther moves to July 6, 2017, Inhumans moves to summer 2019, and Captain Marvel moves to November 2018.

This is absolutely fantastic news.  We couldn’t be more excited to finally see Spidey stand alongside the rest of the Avengers!

The Future of Constantine: Not Dead Yet (Opinion)

The future of Constantine has been highly debated. Rumors started of its cancellation even before its original order of 13 episodes was not extended. Other rumors of it being picked up by SyFy have proven false.
The show, which premiered a week before Halloween 2014, tells the story of John Constantine, a dabbler in virtually every version of occult magic from Wicca to Satanism, from Voodoo to Shamanism. He holds no preference towards any of them, except to whatever gets the job done. Haunted by a no-win scenario that lost a friends child her life and her soul, John is trying to do it right. He struggles to fight evil even if it damns his own soul.
This story seemed to resound with many viewers who have become loyal to the show, including myself. However not enough to impress numbers wise. It seems the fate of the show is sealed. It seems the show has been cancelled.
Except it hasn’t.
Despite many media sources calling it cancelled. Despite that even the Ain’t It Cool News called the last episode “the series finale”, there has been no cancellation notice. Not as of yet. Will it be? Possibly, even probably. But it hasn’t been yet. This year has been very forgiving of freshmen shows and there is still the possibility of another season.
Daniel Cerone, who is the writer, executive producer and creator of the show, is quoted as saying on his Twitter:
– @Dragonpiece NBC made some early pickups but not canceled. We’ll pitch them our plans for 2nd season in May. Then they decide.

FYI, NBC won’t decide on renewal until May, after they see their new pilots. That will be time to activate.

So long story short? Not dead yet. =)

 

Long live the hat,

MM