Looks Like The World Is Getting Star Wars Homes, And Kanye West Is Involved

Kanye West is always getting up to new and unique projects, whether that be collaborating with NASA, working on new fashion lines, or even bringing Fatburger to the masses. Not all of these projects have worked out (RIP midwestern Fatburger), but that doesn’t stop the rapper from trying. And his next project will take him to a galaxy far, far away. Well, if you count San Francisco as “far, far” from Los Angeles.

New broke this week that Kanye West is hoping to build homes in the San Francisco area that will resemble the homes on Tatooine we’ve see in the Star Wars universe. The houses are being designed as low income housing units that look as if they could be the home Luke Skywalker lived in as a child.

In addition, if the project goes through, the houses are expected to be prefabricated and easy to put together. Currently the houses are in the design stage, but if they go forward, people’s dreams of living in Tatooine-like structures could be a future reality.

The news comes from a Forbes profile highlighting some of the stuff Kanye West is up to these days, when he’s not appearing on Keeping Up With The Kardashians, of course. The oblong structures are listed as something he’s currently working on but are in the prototype phase, and are described as “looking like the skeletons of wooden spaceships.”

Kanye West has been a longtime fan of Star Wars. The rapper references the popular franchise in a couple of his songs, even. “Gone” features the line “if they ever flip sides like Anakin” and “Guilt Trip” has a line referencing Chewbacca related to fur: “Star Wars fur, yeah I’m rockin’ Chewbacca.” It’s safe to say he’s at least casually excited about the franchise.

Then, there’s that time his wife Kim Kardashian dressed in the Princess Leia slave costume for Alligator Boots, a legendary Comedy Central show that never made it to air. But if we had gotten it, we would have gotten to see Kanye play a Stormtrooper alongside Kardashian’s Carrie Fisher homage. It was a meet-cute moment for the couple as well.

So, it’s clear the family has ties to Star Wars or at least a love for the sci-fi franchise. What’s unclear is whether or not these Tatooine houses will ever get off the ground beyond the prototypes that have already been built, but to me it seems like they would have a purpose somewhere on earth for fans if the low income housing idea doesn’t work out.

New Spider-Man: Far From Home Video Reveals Alternate Designs For Mysterio

Be it your hero, your villain, or even a supporting character, the right costume is always important when making a movie. That advices is even more important to heed when you’re making a comic book movie like Spider-Man: Far From Home, and Marvel Studios’ Head of Visual Development, Ryan Meinerding, knows that fact extremely well.

In a recent interview, Ryan Meinderding was asked to discuss the design of Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio, who’s been known to have a traditionally “out there” look. With such a reputation, quite a few designs were hatched for Quentin Beck’s superpowered alter ego, and you can see several of them, courtesy of the video below.

Sure enough, the big sticking point with Mysterio’s costume in Spider-Man: Far From Home was his infamous “fishbowl” helmet, a factor that Ryan Meinerding looked to change into something sleeker in earlier drafts of the costume. However, when tweaks like smaller capes and more modern looking helmets came into play, something didn’t feel right.

Even thinking back on the experience of seeing the fishbowl in the finished film, the theatricality of Quentin Beck’s persona definitely required a look that could project a certain image. The character basically screams for a flourish that only such a flashy item could provide, and eventually, that was the version audiences got to see in Spider-Man: Far From Home.

Believe it or not, Meinerding revealed to Earth’s Mightiest Show that about 60 – 70 versions of Mysterio’s costume were drafted and considered, before the final choices were made. Seen in the video rundown above, there are some interesting alternatives that were in play, right down to the color of the fog and magical powers that Mr. Beck would employ in his battle against the Elementals.

It was sort of a secret as to whether or not the fishbowl would play into Spider-Man: Far From Home’s visual language, as there were inklings and leaked looks as early as the end of last year showing us that it was never going to not be present in director Jon Watts’ finished film.

While it isn’t discussed explicitly in the video above, you can see another classic influence from the original Steve Ditko artwork that carried over into this latest Spider-Man adventure.

In his “Upgraded Suit”, Peter Parker has implemented the webbing between his arms and the rest of his costume, allowing him to glide into action when needed. That flourish was particularly popular with earlier iterations of the character, and came back in Spider-Man: Far From Home for all to see.

There’s a lot of good rejected ideas for Mysterio’s costume, but the final variant pays perfect tribute to the original artwork, while moving in more of a fashion-forward direction. It’s truly a wonderful thing when you can see both halves come together in such a way, and that’s just what happened with Quentin Beck, right down to Jake Gyllenhaal’s perfect beard.

Spider-Man: Far From Home is in theaters now, full of flashy theatricality for all to see. For those of you who’ve already enjoyed this adventure, and would like to head to somewhere new and exciting, our 2019 release schedule is along for the ride!

Terminator: Dark Fate Director Drops F-Bomb About Sexist Trolls

Just like how Kyle Reese came to the past to protect Sarah Connor in The Terminator, Dani Ramos will be aided by a visitor from the future in Terminator: Dark Fate: Mackenzie Davis’ Grace, who is a human-machine hybrid. Dark Fate director Tim Miller is confident that many folks will respond positively to Grace, but he wasn’t afraid to drop a few f-bombs directed at people who dislike her for purely sexist reasons.

Tim Miller’s response was also partially referring to the backlash a Terminator: Dark Fate poster received earlier this year, with Mackenzie Davis and her costars being called “feminazis.” It’s one thing to see Dark Fate and walk out not liking Grace for characterization or plot issues, but for the people out there who are already bashing her because she’s a woman and occupies the protector role that traditionally belongs to men, Miller is not having it.

Looking at just the Terminator movies, while Grace is the first woman to be sent back to protect someone being targeted by a Terminator, obviously she’s not the first woman to be incredibly useful in a fight against these cybernetic assassins. Linda Hamilton’s Sarah Connor became quite the badass in Terminator 2: Judgement Day, and Emilia Clarke’s version of the same character also held her own during Terminator Genisys.

It’ll be interesting to see how Grace compares to Sarah, but for now, Tim Miller doesn’t care at all what sexist trolls have to say about Terminator: Dark Fate. With four months to go until the movie’s release, he’ll need to prepare for more of these ‘hot takes’ coming down the pipeline and plenty more after Dark Fate’s come out.

During his interview with Variety, Tim Miller also shed some light on Grace’s origins in Terminator: Dark Fate, revealing that in the writer’s room, novelist Joe Abercrombie came up with the idea of machine fighters in the future who are scarred, need to take a lot of drugs to deal with the pain of what’s been done to them and don’t live a long time. Grace is one of the individuals who takes on this “sacrificial role,” and Mackenzie Davis was the actress who fit the character physically and emotionally.

Terminator: Dark Fate opens in theaters on November 1, so keep checking back with CinemaBlend for more updates. For now, feel free to browse through our 2019 release schedule to learn what other movies are hitting the silver screen later this year.

The 10 Most Iconic Denzel Washington Movies, Ranked

Denzel Washington in The Equalizer

The best Denzel Washington movies are the ones that bring out that smoldering inner fire that Washington controls so well as an actor. These are the movies where he plays characters that remain cool and calm on the outside, but with a deep intensity just under the surface that only explodes to surface when the time is exactly right.

Denzel Washington has been nominated for an Oscar an impressive eight times for acting roles, and another as a producer. He’s played so many iconic roles that we can’t even fit all his nominated roles on this list, like his two most recent ones in 2017’s Fences and last year’s Roman J. Israel, Esq. He even won a Tony Award for his performance in Fences‘ run as a play on Broadway in 2010.

But what are his most iconic roles? The ones for which he’ll be remembered forever? That’s what this list is all about. Denzel Washington’s passion and dedication to these roles are why he rises above so many other actors in Hollywood and commands all the attention of audiences when he is on the big screen.

Denzel Washington in Glory

10. Glory (1989)

Glory was not the first time Denzel Washington was nominated for an Academy Award; he had been nominated a couple years previously for his role as Steve Biko in Cry Freedom, but it was the first time he won an Oscar. It was also this role, as Private Trip in one of the very few all-black regiments in the Union Army during the Civil War, that launched his career towards superstardom.

This is a rare example of Denzel Washington not being the main character of a film, instead playing a supporting role to star Matthew Broderick, but Washington steals every scene he is in as a young volunteer private. Making this breakout performance with such an all-star cast that also including Morgan Freeman and Cary Elwes tells you all you need to know about how commanding a presence Washington is.

Denzel Washington as a football coach in Remember The Titans

9. Remember The Titans (2000)

It’s true that even by Hollywood standards, Remember The Titans takes a lot of artistic liberties in this movie that is what can only be described as “loosely” based on a true story about an African-American football coach that comes in to coach a recently integrated high school in Virginia in 1971.

Though much of the story is manipulated in a lot of different ways, Denzel Washington’s performance is outstanding. In a way, it’s the perfect role for his talents: a very tough coach with a heart of gold. It’s his smoldering intensity, again, that drives the character of Coach Herman Boone and his desire for success and equality.

Denzel Washington plays a legendary gangster in American Gangster

8. American Gangster (2007)

Frank Lucas was one of the boldest, most brutal and most successful drug traffickers in American history. His exploits are legendary and horrifying. When Denzel Washington played him in American Gangster, audiences loved that he brought that trademark intensity along with some serious charm to the role.

Playing a gangster like Frank Lucas must be a lot of fun for an actor, especially in a period piece done as well as American Gangster, and Denzel Washington’s enthusiasm for the role comes through brilliantly. Like so many other movies, Washington shows just how powerful a leading man he is when he stands out in the terrific ensemble cast that includes other heavyweights like Russell Crowe, Josh Brolin, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Norman Reedus.

Denzel Washington in a Spike Lee Joint, He Got Game

7. He Got Game (1998)

Denzel Washington first worked with director Spike Lee early in both of their careers with 1990’s Mo’ Better Blues, and that collaboration proved so fruitful that they have gone on to work together three more times, most recently in 2006’s Inside Man. The relationship has proved to be one of the most enduring of Washington’s career, only working with the late Tony Scott more often.

He Got Game is vintage Denzel. In it, he plays a convict named Jake Shuttlesworth trying to reconnect with his son, a star high school basketball player with dreams of reaching the NBA. Because his temporary parole was granted by the governor in hopes of Jake convincing his son to play for the governor’s alma mater, Jake must make the most of the moment to not only reconnect with a son that he had little connection to while in prison, but also gently nudge him towards accepting the scholarship. It’s everything you want in a Denzel Washington performance.

Denzel Washington as a Naval officer in Crimson Tide

6. Crimson Tide (1995)

Speaking of Tony Scott, Crimson Tide was the first time Denzel Washington worked with the director, and after watching his performance as the second-in-command of a nuclear submarine, it’s easy to see why they worked together successfully four subsequent times with Man On Fire, Deja Vu, The Taking Of Pelham 123 and Unstoppable.

Denzel Washington’s chemistry with Gene Hackman, who plays the captain of the sub and the main antagonist to Washington’s character, is fantastic as well. Washington’s character is forced to make the difficult decision to relieve his commanding officer of command, while Hackman fights back, calling the move a mutiny. Their back-and-forth battle, with the backdrop of the threat of nuclear war hangs over their clash, makes for an incredible intense and excellent movie.

Denzel Washington is out for justice in The Equalizer

5. The Equalizer (2014)

Denzel Washington has shown his versatility of the years, playing every kind of role imaginable, from Civil War soldier to Shakespeare to criminal to lawyer and everything in between. But it wasn’t until 2014 that he played what we think of as a modern action hero, or anti-hero, like his character Robert McCall in The Equalizer. Sure, he had dabbled in action movies over the years, but McCall is a character in the vein of John Wick or Bryan Mills in Taken.

Denzel Washington liked the role and the movie so much that for the first time in his career, he appeared in a sequel, playing the same role once again and nailing it a second time. Of course, it’s still pure Denzel: often cool, calm, and collected while reading his books in the corner of the coffee shop until it’s time to unleash the fury of a man haunted by his past and obsessed with justice. 30 years into his career and Denzel Washington is still at the top of his game.

Denzel Washington as a corrupt cop in Training Day

4. Training Day (2001)

Training Day is a controversial movie. Some critics complain that the over-the-top corruption and violence conducted by Denzel Washington’s character, Alonzo Harris, is too unbelievable. They argue that despite winning his second Academy Award for the performance, the award was really just a “make-up” for Washington not winning for previous roles in Hurricane and Remember The Titans. But those critics are wrong.

Training Day is an awesome movie and Denzel Washington’s performance is not only credible and believable as an unscrupulous cop running a completely corrupt crew of equally bad cops, it is totally terrifying. He certainly deserved the Oscar nod for one of his most intense and scariest roles, pushing the boundaries of his talents and finding new ways to bring his intensity to bear in a role he born to play. It also marked the first time Washington worked with director Antoine Fuqua, someone he would work with three more times to date in some of his best roles, including The Equalizer films.

Denzel Washington as Ruben Carter in The Hurricane

3. The Hurricane (1999)

Just like some of his other great movies, Denzel Washington plays a role based on the life of a real person in Hurricane, that of boxer and wrongly-convicted prisoner Ruben “Hurricane” Carter. How he didn’t win the Oscar for his performance is a mystery to many, losing to Kevin Spacey in a decision the Academy may regret today.

In a career noted for incredible powerful performances, this is easily among the most powerful. The movie itself has its flaws, but Denzel Washington’s performance carries it on his back and shines like few other roles he’s had over the years. Usually, Washington puts in a strong performance in powerful movies, but what makes this so iconic is that he is so good in a movie that is at best so uneven. His performance is why you watch the film.

Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington in Philadelphia

2. Philadelphia (1993)

1993’s Philadelphia was an important movie whose message and impact has been a little bit lost to history. Denzel Washington plays a lawyer reluctant to take the case of a fellow lawyer, played by Tom Hanks in an Oscar-winning performance, who is suing his former law firm for discrimination because he believes he was fired for being gay and for having AIDS. The movie was a breakthrough in mainstream understanding and acceptance for people living with HIV and AIDS, and how they should be treated by the public.

In the early ‘90s, homophobia was still mainstream and HIV/AIDS was so misunderstood that people suffering from the disease were treated like lepers in the 19th century, shunned from society and feared by most people. Denzel Washington’s powerful performance as just one of those people, homophobic and fearful, but redeemed and enlightened by the end, actually had a real effect on the public, especially after the film received attention at the Academy Awards for Hanks and Bruce Springsteen for his powerful theme song.

Denzel Washington as Malcolm X

1. Malcolm X (1992)

Denzel Washington’s third collaboration with Spike Lee has proven to be his most iconic role. Playing the controversial civil rights activist Malcolm X in the movie with the same title, Denzel Washington puts in the performance of his career. Not only does he perfectly capture the essence of the charismatic, but contentious 1960s member of The Nation Of Islam, but he captures the man’s spirit as well.

It’s easy to see that the role and the film are deeply personal to both Denzel Washington and to Spike Lee, and the passion that both put into the movie is moving and incredible. The movie, like the man, was very controversial, but Washington’s incredible performance is unquestionably the defining moment of his career. He may have lost the Oscar for Best Actor to Al Pacino that year, but there is no doubt it was not only the best acting performance of 1992, it remains the best of Denzel Washington’s stellar career.

There are many other fantastic performances that didn’t make this top 10 list in movies, like Antwone Fisher, Courage Under Fire, The Manchurian Candidate, The Pelican Brief and, of course, his wonderful turn doing Shakespeare in 1993’s Much Ado About Nothing. But in a career like Denzel Washington’s, it’s hard to pick out just ten.

The good news is it looks like it might get harder as he set to appear once again in a Shakespeare classic, Macbeth. We can’t wait to see what else the future holds for a man who proves over and over that he is one of the best leading men in cinema history.

What’s your favorite Denzel Washington movie?

Blended From Around The Web

 

What Edge Of Tomorrow’s Worst Scene Is, According To Christopher McQuarrie

This seems to be the part that Christopher McQuarrie has an issue with. The characters are acting as audience surrogates here, attempting to understand the aliens’ intentions. According to him, this scene was courtesy of the studio, which seemingly felt the audience needed things explained. But for Christopher McQuarrie, the answer is irrelevant, the aliens are invading, the reasoning doesn’t matter and shouldn’t need to be explained.

Tim Miller Thinks ‘Fans Will Be Pleased’ About Sonic The Hedgehog’s Redesign

Film genres like sci-fi or movie musicals are tried and true methods of filmmaking, but there are other types of film that aren’t quite as lucky. Video game blockbusters are one of the latter type movie, as adapting gaming’s biggest characters on the silver screen has proven universally difficult. There has yet to be a truly transcendent movie based on a video game title, and the first trailer for Sonic the Hedgehog seemed to all but guarantee that the upcoming release will join those woeful ranks.

When the trailer for Sonic arrived two months ago, it showed a colorful world and an upcoming movie starring James Marsden and Jim Carrey. But the title character looked noticeably different from his video game appearance, complete with a set of unnerving teeth. Sonic the Hedgehog was ultimately delayed as a result of the backlash, so the gaming hero’s appearance could be redesigned. Deadpool and Terminator: Dark Fate director Tim Miller is an executive producer on the upcoming movie, and recently confirmed he’d seen the new version of Sonic, saying:

Clearly the team behind Sonic the Hedgehog is taking stock in fan opinion and reaction. And when the general moviegoing public and Sonic fans saw the blue speedster’s original appearance, they made their feelings known.

For some reason, there was something off about Sonic’s look in the first Sonic the Hedgehog trailer. Despite having the blue fur and signature red shoes, it just didn’t feel like the Sonic that gamers knew and loved. Upon further inspection, it seemed part of the problem was Sonic’s eyes; they weren’t the oversized peepers that he’s had in both TV and video game appearances.

Then there’s the teeth. For some reason, Sonic’s chompers rubbed people the wrong way. It’s unclear what the new design will be, but smart money says the redesign is largely focused on the character’s facial features.

In his same conversation with Variety, Tim Miller said he and director Jeff Fowler agreed with the backlash over Sonic’s character. And as an executive producer, Miller encouraged the team to admit their faults and go back to the drawing board. As he put it:

It looks like both the director and producer were unhappy with how Sonic looked in the movie’s first trailer. In that case, I have to wonder how the design made it so far, and was released to the public. Regardless, Tim Miller and company are righting those wrongs, and he’s teasing that the new look for Sonic will make the fans happy.

Sonic The Hedgehog is currently set to arrive in theaters on February 14, 2020. In the meantime, check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.

Sherlock Holmes 3 Might Be Moving Forward With A Surprising New Director

In the eight years since Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows came out, Guy Ritchie’s been keeping busy with The Man from U.N.C.L.E., King Arthur: Legend of the Sword and Aladdin. While some might have logically thought he’d sit back in the director’s chair for Sherlock Holmes 3, evidently that’s not the case, although Variety doesn’t mention why specifically Ritchie isn’t returning. Maybe Disney has already courted him to direct an Aladdin sequel or two?

Instead, Dexter Fletcher has reportedly signed on to oversee the next adventure starring Robert Downey Jr’s incarnation of Arthur Conan Doyle’s popular detective. Fletcher’s directorial career has taken off in the last several years, as along with helming this past May’s Rocketman and Eddie the Eagle in 2016, he also directed Bohemian Rhapsody in Bryan Singer’s place during the final two weeks of filming, for which he received an executive producer credit.

Needless to say that Sherlock Holmes 3 would be another big step forward for his behind-the-camera resume. Along with the first two Sherlock Holmes movies in this series earning a decent amount of positive reviews, they’ve also performed solidly on the commercial scale, taking in $524 million and $545.4 million worldwide, respectively. It’ll be interesting to see what kind of unique sensibilities Dexter Fletcher can infuse into Sherlock Holmes 3 while still honoring the tone/feel that Guy Ritchie delivered in the predecessors.

Along with Robert Downey Jr. obviously being back, Jude Law is also expected to reprise Dr. John Watson in Sherlock Holmes 3 , but no other cast members have been announced yet. Chris Brancato wrote the script, and Susan Downey, Joel Silver, Dan Lin and Lionel Wigram are producing.

When we last left off with Sherlock Homes in A Game of Shadows, he was believed to have died falling off Reichenbach Falls to defeat his arch-nemesis, Professor James Moriarty. However, like his literary counterpart, he survived his fall and subtly clued John Watson in on this. By the time Sherlock Holmes 3 comes out, it will have been a full decade since A Game of Shadows was released, so presumably a similar amount of time will have passed in this fictional world. Beyond that, it’s unclear what the story will be about.

The Next Major Attraction In Star Wars’ Galaxy’s Edge Just Got An Opening Date

While a lot of people were excited for the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland in May, the announcement of the opening was tempered somewhat by the revelation, that not everything that had been announced would be open on day one. Rise of the Resistance, an E-ticket attraction, would not be there when the new land opened at Disneyland or Walt Disney World, but now we know when the attraction will finally arrive, and Walt Disney World is getting it first.

While the west coast got the first Galaxy’s Edge land in May, and the Walt Disney World version won’t even be open until August 29, today the Disney Parks Blog revealed that the Walt Disney Imagineers in charge of the Rise of the Resistance attraction have been hard at work getting the attraction ready in Florida first. It will open there on December 5. It will follow in California in short order, opening at Disneyland in early 2020, on January 17.

How Spider-Man: Far From Home Handled Peter And Tony’s Relationship Post-Endgame

 

Categories

 

Warning: SPOILERS for Spider-Man: Far From Home are in play. If you haven’t caught up with the film just yet and want to remain fresh, bookmark this story and head back once you’ve seen it.

Typically in the story of Peter Parker’s origins as Spider-Man, the most important figure on his journey is his Uncle Ben; who still totally exists in this universe. However, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the lessons of power and responsibility are processed through the relationship between Tom Holland’s Peter and Iron Man himself, Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark. From Captain America: Civil War to Spider-Man: Far From Home, we see Peter learn the ways of the superhero and eventually become an Avenger.

Now, with the arc of Peter and Tony’s relationship completed in the MCU, it’s a good time to look at just how that story played out. Specifically, we’ll be taking a special interest in how that relationship looks in the wake of Avengers: Endgame‘s momentous events

If you’re not current on the last two films in the MCU, or at the very least Spider-Man: Far From Home, you may want to think twice before moving past this point. For everyone else though, let’s crawl into the web of Peter Parker and Tony Stark’s relationship in the Marvel Studios canon.

Spider-Man And Iron Man’s Relationship

In the MCU, we’re first introduced to Spider-Man through Tony Stark recruiting him in Captain America: Civil War. As Tony’s aware of the Friendly Neighborhood Wall-Crawler and his street level heroics, he sees Peter as a valuable asset in the conflict pertaining to the controversial Sokovia Accords and Bucky Barnes’ capture.

That relationship developed into something stronger and more advisory when Spider-Man: Homecoming decided to include Iron Man/Tony Stark in its story of Peter Parker trying to be a normal teenager, while balancing his fledgling career as a superhero.

With a keener focus on his mentee’s development, and the tech upgrades he provided to Peter, Tony starts to not only become more concerned with Peter Parker’s future, he also begins learning how to become somewhat of a parental figure to Peter as well.

Naturally, the two butt heads throughout this phase, as Peter thinks he’s ready to take the training wheels off and Tony wants to make sure they’re firmly on. By the end of Spider-Man: Homecoming and during Avengers: Infinity War, Tony has a newfound respect and confidence in Peter’s abilities, and offers him a shot at the big time.

At this point in his journey, this is the perfect note for Peter Parker to walk off on. However, when Spider-Man: Far From Home comes into play, this provides a rather interesting note of contrast to how Peter eventually feels about his superhero life.

How Avengers: Infinity War Set Up Avengers: Endgame

With a gigantic two-part narrative in the middle of their arc, Avengers: Infinity War was the first important step in pushing Tony Stark and Peter Parker’s mentor/mentee relationship into the right place to really take off.

Despite rejecting an offer to become a full-fledged Avenger, Peter still answers the call when Thanos’ cronies invade Earth in search of the Infinity Stones.

At this point, Spider-Man and Iron Man have basically worked out the kinks in their relationship, but Peter’s still pretty excitable. Which is why, despite Tony’s warning for him to return home, Peter Parker tags along with Tony Stark to rescue Doctor Strange in the prelude to Avengers: Endgame.

This comes at a cost though, as while Peter proves he’s a true blue hero as Spider-Man, there was nothing he could do to prevent himself from being snapped/blipped from existence. That would tee up the final phases of their arc together as heroes and influence how Peter feels about being Spider-Man in Spider-Man: Far From Home.

How Avengers: Endgame Changed Everything

After witnessing Peter Parker’s “demise” through the repercussions of Thanos’ actions, Tony Stark is stranded with Karen Gillan’s Nebula in the depths of space at the beginning of Avengers: Endgame. This leaves him in a similar situation to the one he was in at the beginning of his Iron Man journey: confined by circumstances, with plenty of time to think back on the past and eventually develop a way to escape.

This time though, Tony went home and eventually had a family of his own with Pepper Potts. Content with no longer being the hero, after a time of great loss, the former billionaire genius playboy philanthropist became a stay at home dad, taking care of his daughter Morgan.

It only lasted for so long though, as through his mentoring relationship with Peter Parker, Tony formed a connection that not only allowed him to become a father in the first place, it ultimately won him over to helping the surviving Avengers travel through time to undo the devastating effects of The Decimation.

If it wasn’t for his relationship with Peter Parker, Tony Stark may not have taken the journey that Avengers: Endgame led him into. Ultimately, he might have still lived and had his life with Pepper and Morgan the way he wanted it to be. But Tony taught Peter too well, and ultimately those lessons stuck with him.

Tony Stark sacrificed his life for the sake of the universe when he harnessed the power of the Infinity Stones in his own iron Infinity Gauntlet. In turn, Peter Parker would soon find himself occupying the same sort of headspace that Tony himself was in with Avengers: Endgame, as he’s not so sure about being an Avenger in Spider-Man: Far From Home.

Spider-Man: Far From Home And The Death Of Tony Stark

Tony Stark, the hero triumphant of the MCU, is dead when Spider-Man: Far From Home starts. Peter Parker now sees how Tony felt when he got dusted in Avengers: Infinity War, as he’s questioning whether or not he still wants this superhero gig.

It’s especially obvious when Peter starts having deeper feelings for Zendaya’s MJ, as he plans to confess his feelings to her during their summer trip in Spider-Man: Far From Home, and even talks about how he’d rather have her than the Spider-Man mantle. No matter where he goes though, there’s always an image of Tony Stark/Iron Man waiting for Peter, preventing him from even remotely avoiding the loss he’s suffered and the responsibility sitting in its place.

Much like Tony’s long dark hour of the soul in Avengers: Endgame, Peter’s experienced a loss so gigantic he’s still grieving over it eight months after the events that lead to Spider-Man: Far From Home took place. Just as Peter’s disappearance reminded Tony of his duties as a hero, the journey that Spider-Man takes in his latest adventure reminds him of what he has to do in order to live up to his mentor’s legacy.

Just as Talos, disguised as Nick Fury, tells him during the events of Spider-Man: Far From Home, the world is looking for the next Tony Stark. Whether he takes that as the call for a new technological genius to try and solve the world’s problems, or a mastermind to help corral the Avengers back into fighting form, there are new responsibilities that Peter has to live up to now.

Bringing the entire MCU into one huge circle of closure, the next arc of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe is perched on the tip of a hero’s journey into their own identity. Spider-Man: Far From Home has now made Peter Parker’s double life as Spider-Man an open secret, and much like Tony Stark before him, he’ll have to navigate the threats and fandom that come with being outed as an Avenger.

It’s going to be a hard road to walk, especially with the world now knowing that Peter Parker and Spider-Man are one in the same. Oddly enough, that’s exactly the sort of situation Tony Stark found himself in when he revealed to the world that he was, indeed, Iron Man. Despite his sometimes impulsive nature, Peter has shown in the past that he’s learned well from Tony’s example; which only suggests that it won’t be long before our web-slinging hero learns how to handle this upcoming round of peril.

Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home are both currently running in theaters. Those in need of something new at the movies are advised to check out our 2019 release schedule, in the hopes of discovering new cinematic excitement.

Blended From Around The Web

 
 

Family Involved In Disneyland Brawl Told Police It Never Happened

Earlier this week a video went viral that showed a family getting involved in a very physical and violent fight in the heart of the happiest place on Earth. The brawl seemed to rage all over the Toontown area of Disneyland and lasted for several minutes before park security escorted the group out of the park. That might have been the end of the story. However, things have taken a fairly odd turn, as it seems that after the incident, the family told Anaheim Police that the fight never happened.

While the situation it all seems rather obvious since there is actual video of nearly the entire altercation, the issue is one of timing. Disneyland security turned the matter over to Anaheim Police outside the park after the fight was over, and the video of the event did not start making the rounds until the next day, so when questioned, the police did not have any direct evidence of what had happened.

Now that the video has come to light, The Anaheim Police say it “makes things clear” and the case has now been presented to the prosecutor’s office. One assumes that with video evidence the likelihood of charges being filed are fairly good.

While people were obviously curious considering what they had seen why nobody had been arrested following the fight, the simple fact is the people involved were uncooperative, and so there was little the police could do at the time. They did not know that a guest had filmed the entire thing at the time.

One wonders if the family will be a bit more cooperative now that the video has gone viral. The whole story may be coming out eventually.

Disneyland has since posted its on statement on the event.

The video opens with a family involved in a heated verbal altercation before fists start to fly. It’s hard to tell exactly what the item at issue is, or why it’s taking place in the middle of Mickey’s Toontown, but it all breaks down rather quickly. Some Disneyland cast members and even other guests attempt to break up the fight but that only results in it starting up elsewhere in the land. Cast members try to keep other guests from being injured before security arrives to truly break things up.

If you missed the video of the fight the first time around, you can check out below if you wish, but be warned, this video is NSFW and contains violent content.

While a place like Disneyland is meant to make everybody happy, it’s also true that major events like trips to Disneyland can be quite stressful and that stress can boil over, especially in the Southern California heat. Luckily, I’ve never seen anything like this in my frequent visits to the park. For the most part, everybody is quite happy to be there.