Wide Spectrum SFF Roundup

Compiled by Carl Slaughter:

  • Disastrous comic book misprints

  • Disastrous superhero redesigns

More items follow the jump.

  • How Yoda became a Jedi

  • The dark truth about Incredibles 2

  • Jack Jack’s powers explained

  1. Little Lady

In the first book of the A Song of Ice and Fire series, Arya Stark is only nine years old. The actress who plays Arya in the Game of Thrones TV series, Maisie Williams, was 12 years old when she began playing the part.

  • Myths about Superman

  • Fans go nuts over leaked Avenger 4 title

“Marvel Fans Are Going Nuts Over the Leaked Avengers 4 Title” at Esquire.

A number of fans have pointed out that this is a reference to a scene in Avengers: Infinity War, when Doctor Strange is searching through every possible outcome in the battle with Thanos to see if there’s any possible ending in which the Avengers can win. Out of 14 million possible outcomes only one has the Avengers winning. Just after Doctor Strange hands the Time Stone over to Thanos, he tells Iron Man, “We’re in the end game now.”

This hints at the theory that everything that we see playing out is part of Doctor Strange’s plan, which is to allow Thanos to win first before Strange goes back in time to reverse everything that happened.

  • 10 comic book characters you didn’t know were getting movies

Avengers #4 adds some major new mythology to the Marvel Comics universe, while also killing off a group that may soon make their MCU debut. The new Avengers book not only features additional heroes like She-Hulk and Ghost Rider, but it’s diving into the ancient history of the team. The Avengers of 1,000,000 BC that debuted in last year’s Legacy #1 are a key part in the modern-day story of a new team facing a dark offshoot of the Celestials. And with the Celestials in play, it was only a matter of time before the Eternals arrived.

The history of the Eternals is an intriguing one, as comic legend Jack Kirby crafted them after his New Gods series was cancelled at DC Comics. His return to Marvel saw him create another cosmic group, though this one was an ancient variation of humanity created by the Celestials at the beginning of Earth’s history.

You might remember that the movie ends with the revelation that Wolverine has not been caught by Colonel Stryker but rather by Mystique. The implication of this reveal – which is subtly done by showing Stryker’s eyes turning to Mystique’s distinctive yellow – was that Logan won’t go on to be given his adamantium skeleton and become Weapon X. This was completely contradicted in the following installment, X-Men: Apocalypse, though. If you’ll recall, that movie features Wolvie once again in Stryker’s captivity. So, how can we square the two up?

Well, Days and Apocalypse director Bryan Singer has now taken to Instagram to attempt to address the continuity glitch. Alongside an image of the cast of the former film, he explained how the Stryker/Mystique reveal was actually a late addition to the movie. He said that it fits in with Raven’s arc, too, as it sets up how she helps mutants around the world in Apocalypse.

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  • Terrible things everyone forgets about Yoda

  • Marvel Easter eggs crucial to Phase 4

  • 10 abandoned Marvel screen projects

  • Batman Begins explored

  • Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom secrets

  • 25 mysteries and plot holes Pixar left hanging

  • Snow Piercer ending explained

  • What’s My Problem With Star Trek: Voyager?

Steve Shives likes all the Star Trek series, but he gives “Voyager” an especially hard time.  He says it suffers from lack of story arc, not enough character development, borrowing too many scenarios and characters from “Generations,” and excessive use of technobabble ex machina.

  • Best Mark Hamill performances

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