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Caught up on the What IFs over the past few days. Favourite by far was the Doctor Strange centric one, which was wonderful. 

Haven't disliked any, though the zombies one felt a little thin and rushed, and the episode before the Strange one didn't feel like it had the punch it was meant to.

Still, interesting concepts throughout so far. 

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Daredevil renewed for a second season to come out next year!

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Alright that episode was a fucking BLAST, holy shit.

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Darcy marrying Howard the Duck, Captain Marvel vs Thor, cameos from Grandmaster, Korg, Nebula, Drax, some Skrulls, Rumlow/Crossbones, etc. Loki as a frost giant.

Then that final few seconds. It's leading into the next episode about what if Ultron wins - and his plans for the vibranium android body aren't interrupted. And he has all of the Infinity Stones?!?!? Shit is gonna fucking slap next week, goddamn.

I think Ultron with the Infinity Stones is how we get the Guardians of the Multiverse, and it might explain why Gamora is wearing Thanos' 2014 armor. Maybe Ultron killed Thanos?

 

 

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7 hours ago, tristy said:

Alright that episode was a fucking BLAST, holy shit.

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Darcy marrying Howard the Duck, Captain Marvel vs Thor, cameos from Grandmaster, Korg, Nebula, Drax, some Skrulls, Rumlow/Crossbones, etc. Loki as a frost giant.

Then that final few seconds. It's leading into the next episode about what if Ultron wins - and his plans for the vibranium android body aren't interrupted. And he has all of the Infinity Stones?!?!? Shit is gonna fucking slap next week, goddamn.

I think Ultron with the Infinity Stones is how we get the Guardians of the Multiverse, and it might explain why Gamora is wearing Thanos' 2014 armor. Maybe Ultron killed Thanos?

 

 

I actually thought it was one of the more meh episodes. 

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I mean all the cameos were great and especially enjoyed Darcy once again popping back into the MCU for these Disney+ shows. But just the overall the story just wasn't as interesting to me. As with most of these, the ending left me excited for more, however.

 

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Latest What If was wild. Not on the same par as the Doc Strange ep, but almost certainly my 2nd favourite one so far.

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I did kind of expect all the stories to come together in some fashion, but I really enjoyed it.  I'm just not sure if I am crazy but the Gamora Thanos-Killer and Hulk Buster Stark part... that was never an episode right?  Like I have no recollection of it and do not see an episode I missed.

 

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Soooo.. (What If?)

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Who was in the HYDRA Stomper armor in the mid-credits scene, Steve? He never turned back up after he went missing in episode 1, right?

 

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I did kind of expect all the stories to come together in some fashion, but I really enjoyed it.  I'm just not sure if I am crazy but the Gamora Thanos-Killer and Hulk Buster Stark part... that was never an episode right?  Like I have no recollection of it and do not see an episode I missed.

 

 

About that

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Originally What If was supposed to be 10 episodes but one episode had to be cut due to covid related production issues. It would appear the Tony/Gamora episode was probably that one. Supposedly it'll still happen in season 2 but it's a little jarring sure, but otherwise I'd say it was an excellent finale.

 

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Who was in the HYDRA Stomper armor in the mid-credits scene, Steve? He never turned back up after he went missing in episode 1, right?

 

 

And about that:

 

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Yes, all signs point to it being Steve..

And continuing that in a different spoiler bracket as it's a theory about season 2 related to this:

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Popular theory is Steve will be that universe's version of the Winter Soldier in Season 2.

 

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While somewhat predictable, that was a fun What If...finale

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On 06/10/2021 at 19:35, Orange CLDY said:

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Who was in the HYDRA Stomper armor in the mid-credits scene, Steve? He never turned back up after he went missing in episode 1, right?

 

I did wonder if...

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potentially The Watcher had intervened there too? He sent Captain Carter back, but as a thank you for helping out, also sent her a Steve Rogers, but in a way that would be somewhat plausible to people who didn't know what she'd just been through?

 

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Ms. Marvel moved to Summer 2022, presumably to be closer to the release of The Marvels (Dr. Strange 2 was originally supposed to release in the same window as WandaVision, so it makes sense...) Along with a first look at that show, the D+ Day Marvel feature had scenes from She-Hulk and Moon Knight, and an extended clip of the car chase scene from Hawkeye.

They announced X-Men '97 (seemingly a continuation of the original X-Men 1994 cartoon), an animated prequel/origin story for Spider-Man called Freshman Year, an animated Marvel Zombies show, a spin-off for Echo (who'll be introduced in Hawkeye) and another spin-off, for Agatha Harkness, called House of Harkness. And (re)confirmed second seasons for What If and Loki.

And they showed Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury from Secret Invasion. No eye patch, grey beard.

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Hawkeye is real fun stuff, I like it a lot. Haliee as Kate Bishop is note perfect casting. Tony Dalton is awesome, too.

Oh, and (episode 2 spoilers):

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Echo! I wonder if Ronin during the Snap killed her father, instead of Kingpin. I still think the introduction of Echo, and her TV show, is a gateway for some Daredevil characters to appear (not in this). Although, I do expect Kingpin to make an appearance, probably in the season finale I'd imagine.

 

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I thought the first two were alright. The tone's quite weird, but it was fun when it going into a good flow.

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You have Clint coming to terms with the death of three of his friends, wrestling with psychological trauma but the whole thing is mostly just a fun bit of farce so far. As ever, I don't think they go far enough with either, the opening two episodes were alright; at best a good bit of fun, at worst just a bit bland. 

I'm sure we'll have an element of Clint realising that he uses humour to deflect from confronting his problems etc. 

Hope the first two episodes were just helping it find its feet and then the next four really take off and find its direction. I went into Hawkeye knowing it probably won't be the TV show I want Marvel to make in terms of it being the one to take risks, so went in just hoping or escapism - so I really just hope it amps up the fun because I'm quite up for a good old fashioned romp / Marvel Chirstmas-set show.

 

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Honestly, I don't think there's any Marvel movie or TV show that's going to take the kind of risks you want it to take and going into every new show/movie hoping "this is gonna be the one", you're kinda setting yourself up for disappointment. I feel like Hawkeye is primarily a vehicle to introduce Kate Bishop & for the torch to be passed along, not too dissimilar to what the Falcon & Winter Soldier TV series did with Falcon and Captain America. My expectations for it are pretty much "fun Marvel/D+ show for the holidays" and not much else. 

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There might still be a D+ show that does take creative risks but it's unlikely. Disney is just not that kind of company as a whole and entities like Marvel Studios or Lucasfilm are going to be largely directed to avoid true risks.

But at least with D+ they can isolate something in its own ecosystem and go wild, so the potential is always there. But as each successive work is supposed to grow out of the last it's unlikely. Maybe once the platform is more firmly rooted and has a steady stream of content like Netflix they'll give someone the chance to go wild. But any show whose purpose is ostensibly to introduce new characters and/or pass the torch (which essentially all the current batch of TV shows have sought to do) is definitely not going to take creative risks. 

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I've liked it thus far, it's also partly based off my favourite comic run of Hawkeye so that helps in my enjoyment.

I feel this is finally them having nailed down what they want Clint Barton to be, grumpy/traumatized/tired or whatever you will. But generally someone who acts like the world's gone crazy in putting someone like him on a pedestal as a 'world saving hero'.

I feel thus far that Steinfeld as Kate is an inspired casting choice, she's bubbly and naive whilst still hitting all the humorous notes that goes with Kate Bishop the character.

Ultimately, again, going into this I didn't expect it to be earth shattering in any way, but it's more Marvel and it's a spotlight on my favourite Marvel character, so I'm happy they finally get that moment in the sun to be a 'star' even if it's 'just' on Disney+.

Thus far, it has had the strongest start of the Disney+ shows. And by god, 'Rogers: The Musical' is a crime upon humanity.

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20 hours ago, The Redeemer CLDY said:

Honestly, I don't think there's any Marvel movie or TV show that's going to take the kind of risks you want it to take and going into every new show/movie hoping "this is gonna be the one", you're kinda setting yourself up for disappointment. I feel like Hawkeye is primarily a vehicle to introduce Kate Bishop & for the torch to be passed along, not too dissimilar to what the Falcon & Winter Soldier TV series did with Falcon and Captain America. My expectations for it are pretty much "fun Marvel/D+ show for the holidays" and not much else. 

I dunno, I'm not sure I agree, especially because certain movies have taken risks or have clear identities. Likewise, with the source material. I'll always hold hope that a company that makes so much money will take more creative risks. 

As I said, I went into this hoping it'd just be a fun show for the holidays - but it still seems caught between different ideas and ends up being not enough of either to me.

Rogers: The Musical was easily the most interesting thing in the first two episodes; using something camp and funny to explore trauma is inherently an interesting idea and makes Clint more human and relatable to us, especially because we've only spent a limited amount of time with him over a few movies. And does so in a way that is entertaining and interesting, because who doesn't wanna see more of that musical? But if you're going to do it, follow through with it. 

Which is a flaw of the Disney shows in general, they semi explore stuff, they semi commit. I wouldn't be as fussed about taking risks if the shows themselves didn't sort-of want to explore interesting topics but not really. So yeah, as long as these Marvel shows present ideas and themes in their shows that they don't fully follow up on, I think I'll always go in hoping the next one is the one to get it right. 

That doesn't mean I don't enjoy what I'm presented with - they've got me as a viewer, I'm invested in the MCU - I'll just always hope for more and I don't think that's a problem. 

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