Sci-Fi News and Analysis Roundup 11/19

Compiled by Carl Slaughter:

  • The real reason Deadpool eliminated most of X Force

  • 10 Things only adults would notice about Thor: Ragnarok

More items follow the jump.

  • Deadpool deleted scenes

  • Why Back to the Future will never get a sequel or reboot

“Why ‘Back to the Future’ Will Never Be Rebooted or Get a Sequel” at Yahoo!

“Basically, I think America is saying, ‘Come on they’ve wrecked every other franchise with bad sequels, why not this one? C’mon, we would watch it until it sucks.’”

In essence, Wilson worries that the danger of doing more Back to the Future films is connected to a desire from the audience to see more of a good thing, but that it’s possible there isn’t much left in the DeLorean’s fuel tank to justify new movies. To put it another way, the Back to the Future story is over, and doing additional movies would only be to cash in on nostalgia, and not to tell a good, interesting story.

In 2015, the director of the original film, Robert Zemeckis, said adamantly that he would try to block a reboot of the franchise, even after his death. “

“‘Back To The Future 4’ Is Definitely Never Going To Happen, Says Robert Zemeckis” in Esquire

“I mean, to me, [a remake is] outrageous,” Zemeckis said then. “Especially since it’s a good movie.

“It’s like saying, ‘Let’s remake Citizen Kane. Who are we going to get to play Kane?’…”

  • Thunderbirds documentary

  • The storyline that ruined Game of Thrones

  • Movie Gamora versus comic book Gamora

“Marvel Reveals [Spoiler] Killed Thanos in Infinity Wars” at ScreenRant

Following the shocking death of Thanos in Marvel’s Infinity Wars event, the killer’s true identity has been revealed: Thanos’ daughter, Gamora. The former Guardian of the Galaxy has taken the name “Requiem,” and is being set up as the Marvel Universe’s next big villain (that’s what happens when you decapitate Thanos).

  • Ultraviolet Lantern Force

  • Who really created Spiderman?

  • Injustice versus Masters of the Universe is a sandbox of nostalgia. 

“Injustice Vs. Masters Of The Universe Comic Is A Giant Sandbox Of Nostalgia” at Gamespot

The six-issue miniseries, which saw its first issue’s release on July 18, has these two vastly different universes crossing over. “After basically the end of the Injustice 2 video game, Superman has taken over, again,” explains writer Tim Seeley. “It’s the alt-ending, it’s the dark ending. Superman has taken over and he’s using the powers that he gets from Brainiac, and Batman has to go find someone to defeat Superman, and he picks He-Man.

  • Aquaman background

  • Why Darth Vader obeys Tarkin

“Why Darth Vader Is So Obedient To Tarkin In Star Wars” at CinemaBlend

Darth Vader is a Dark Lord of the Sith and a master of the Dark Side of the Force. So why is it that he takes orders from anybody other than the Emperor in the original Star Wars: A New Hope? Star Wars fans have often wondered why Grand Moff Tarkin is the one “holding Vader’s leash” in the original Star Wars film, but now that question has been answered in Star Wars comics. While Vader may be the most powerful, Tarkin is capable of outsmarting the Sith Lord.

20 things wrong with the Black Panther movie we choose to ignore

“20 Things Wrong with Black Panther We All Choose to Ignore” at ScreenRant

20 No One Accidentally Found Wakanda

One of the most important safety features for Wakanda is the force-field wall that hides it in plain site in the jungles of Africa. In fact, the protecting bubbles helps not only keep out prying eyes, but also any enemies that may try to take over the futuristic kingdom.

Despite its seclusion, one has to wonder how no one has ever accidentally stumbled upon its existence.

Even if someone were to bump into the bubble and not get in, the presence of an invisible, impenetrable wall in the middle of nowhere Africa would be sure to raise a few flags.

Maybe it’s just so well isolated that no other human has ever had a need to venture out that far into the wild to stumble upon it.

  • Ant Man and the Wasp is the biggest victim of the Marvel formula

“Ant-Man and the Wasp is the Biggest Victim of the Marvel Formula” at ScreenRant

Ironically, the case with Ant-Man and the Wasp is the exact opposite. Where the Marvel formula usually causes drama to be substituted for humor, Ant-Man and the Wasp actually felt like it wasn’t as funny as it should have been, with the Marvel formula forcing a movie that works better as a straight-up comedy into the more serious action comedy (an action movie with jokes, not a comedy with action) trappings of the MCU.

  • Over cosed

  • Hulk not smash

“Avengers Director Reveals Why Hulk Refused to Fight” at Yahoo!

Director Joe Russo has now explained why Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) decided not to fight, adding that his choice actually means bigger things for his role in the MCU.

In the digital release of Avengers: Infinity War, Russo opens up about Hulk’s refusal to emerge when Banner asks him to.

  • Creating a more dangerous Predator

“From Predator star to The Predator director, Shane Black on creating the most dangerous predator yet” at Yahoo!

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Other than your connection to the franchise, why did you want to make The Predator?
SHANE BLACK: I think there was a bit of nostalgia involved. I remember standing in line in Westwood when I was in college and standing next to me was [The Predator co-writer] Fred Dekker as we waited to see the next sci-fi movie or whatnot

  • MCU:  Stark Industries

  • No more Marvel one shots

“Iron Man 3 Writer Explains Why Marvel No Longer Creates MCU One-Shots” at We Got This Covered

You guessed it: each Blu-ray featured a Marvel One-Shot, a sort-of in-universe short film designed to flesh out the wider world of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Those superhero shorts included the likes of Item 47, Agent Carter and All Hail the King, but not since The Dark World (2013) have we laid eyes on an MCU One-Shot.

  • DC cancels problematic Shazam reprint

“DC Cancels Problematic Shazam! Reprint” at Den of Geek

Well, anyway, this was supposed to arrive in February 2019, and now DC has pulled the plug on the collection (via CBR). So why hasn’t this seen the light of day? Well, a good chunk of that is almost certainly because of the use of offensive racial stereotypes that were unfortunately commonplace in comics of the era.

1 thought on “Sci-Fi News and Analysis Roundup 11/19

  1. Answering nitpicking with nitpicking: “20 things wrong with Black Panther” claims there are no placards in the museum, but the shot claiming to show this has two clearly visible (one inside the bottom-right corner of the case Killmonger is looking at, one on the pedestal of the case in the right foreground). Museums frequently put tiny numbers on individual items and a small card (summarizing explanations of all of them) off in a corner where it won’t interfere with the gestalt of the display.

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