We’ve overcome some technical difficulties and now have a brand new episode of The Flickcast for you to enjoy. And you thought nothing good would happen this week. Wrong.
On this week’s show Chris and Joe discuss and debate the latest Marvel news about Captain America and Thor, the good and bad of San Diego Comic-Con and take quite a bit of time to discuss all-things Snowpiercer. Said discussion does get a bit lively (and a tiny bit spoilery too) so fair warning.
The pick this week is, you guessed it, Snowpiercer. Yes, both Chris and Joe agree it’s a great movie worth watching. So, check it out.
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While Bucky was and will always be considered the quintessential Captain America sidekick, for the better part of the last half century Cap fought crime with another. Falcon often joined forces with Cap since his return to Marvel comics in the ’60s, and now he is joining him on the big screen.
The Hollywood Reporter has found out that The Falcon likely has been cast for the next Captain America film:
Anthony Mackie is in negotiations to star alongside Chris Evans in the sequel to Captain America: The First Avenger… While Marvel would not comment nor divulge character details, it is believed that Mackie will portray the Falcon, one of mainstream comics’ first black superheroes and perhaps its first American one.
Mackie is a great choice for the role, and could likely bring a great new presence to the Captain America sequel that is seemingly going down a rather dark past.
The Winter Solider story line goes in some kind of darker places, especially compared to the last two films we have seen Cap in, so an actor like Mackie in a strong supporting role could really help balance the mood.
Of course this only leads to yet another side hero, like War Machine, who is clamoring in the wings to get in on the Avengers action. Stay tuned to The Flickcast for more Cap 2 details as the film gears up its pre-production for an April, 2014 release.
Going back to the early days of comics, heroes have been created to stand for something. Peace, justice and the American way has been a strong theme since this trend began and never seemed to falter.
As time as passed, the simple blind patriotism has faded and led to more complex characters that have evolved with the times. Today, on the anniversary of America’s independence, we take a look back at some heroes and even some villains who have proudly worn the red, white and blue.
While there are many we don’t have the chance to look at below such as the Flag, Liberty Bell, the Shield or even the Spirit of 76, we look at all those heroes and what they stood for, the men and women who helped give us the freedom to be able to live in a land where these characters actually exist.
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As with other comics, Marvel has provided us with a first look at the upcoming book Captain America and The Falcon #1. This book reminds me of the previous pairing of these two heroes from when I was a kid. In fact, I’ll bet I still have that comic somewhere.
Anyway, turning to the near future instead, this new comic comes from creators Rob Williams and Rebekah A. Isaacs, with art by Greg Tocchini, and “kicks off a series of five one-shots celebrating the 70 years of the Sentinel of Liberty, Captain America’s erstwhile partner Sam Wilson, must confront his past to save a boy’s future.”
In the book, Captain America and Falcon “take on an evil far below the spires of Avengers Tower – the very streets Falcon fought to escape.” This one promises lots of fun and all the Cap adventure you can handle. Plus, some great nostalgia as well for those of us who remember.
Check out some preview pages for this new comic after the jump. Look for Captain America and The Falcon to hit store shelves in March.
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