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Actors Who Were Considered For Oscar Nominated Roles - Would They Still Have Been Nominated/Would They Have Won? Best Actress 2000-2019

2020.07.20 14:32 adalby12 Actors Who Were Considered For Oscar Nominated Roles - Would They Still Have Been Nominated/Would They Have Won? Best Actress 2000-2019

A couple of commenters decided I should do all of the categories in the 2000s first, so here is the list of people who were considered for roles that were nominated for the Best Actress award from the 2001 ceremony honouring the films of 2000 to the 2020 ceremony honouring films of 2019. Would any of these performances have been better? Would these actresses still have garnered that Oscar nomination? Could they even have won?
Harriet (2019) - When the project first began development in 2015, it was set to star VIOLA DAVIS in the lead role, but that project never came to fruition, leading to the Cynthia Erivo version that we got
A Star Is Born (2018) - Numerous performers were considered for the role of Ally, including JENNIFER LOPEZ, RIHANNA, SHAKIRA, JANELLE MONAE, KESHA, BEYONCÉ and DEMI LOVATO (bear in mind these are the names that were considered just for the role of Ally which went to Lady Gaga, there were other versions of an A Star Is Born remake in development long before this)
Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) - JULIANNE MOORE was initially cast as Lee Israel in April 2015, before dropping out that July after creative disputes with Nicole Holofcener, who still intended to direct at that point. Marielle Heller and Melissa McCarthy took over the project in May 2016
Elle (2016) - Paul Verhoeven originally intended the film to be an American production, set in Boston or Chicago, and as such considered many Hollywood actors for the part, including NICOLE KIDMAN, CHARLIZE THERON, JULIANNE MOORE, MARION COTILLARD, DIANE LANE, SHARON STONE and JENNIFER JASON LEIGH, before moving production to France in order to prevent the more controversial material being watered down or removed entirely
Jackie (2016) - Initially the film was to be directed by Darren Aronofsky and star his tgen partner RACHEL WEISZ in the lead role, but the project fell apart once their romantic relationship ended in 2010
Gone Girl (2014) - REESE WITHERSPOON produced the adaptation of the novel with the intention to play Amy as well, but ended up only producing
Gravity (2013) - Multiple actors were prevented from playing the part of Dr Ryan Stone due to scheduling conflicts: ANGELINA JOLIE, NATALIE PORTMAN, MARION COTILLARD and BLAKE LIVELY were all offered the role at one stage or another. Sandra Bullock then won the part over many other actors that were considered, including SCARLETT JOHANSSON and REBECCA HALL
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011) - Many actors were considered for the role of Lisbeth Salander, including EVA GREEN, ANNE HATHAWAY, JENNIFER LAWRENCE, LEA SEYDOUX and ELLEN PAGE, among others
Changeling (2008) - Angelina Jolie won the role of multiple other actors who campaigned for it, including HILARY SWANK and REESE WITHERSPOON
The Devil Wears Prada (2006) - KIM BASINGER was considered for the role of Miranda Priestly
Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (2004) - KATE BECKINSALE lobbied hard for the role of Clementine, which ended up going to Kate Winslet
Frida (2002) - Hayden Herrera’s biopic of Frida Kahlo was first optioned in 1988, and over the course of development the lead role attracted interest from MERYL STREEP, JESSICA LANGE and MADONNA
Chicago (2002) - TONI COLETTE was first offered the role of Roxie but turned it down. Many actors were then considered, with Rob Marshall saying he met with “10 or more women” including MARISA TOMEI, CHRISTINA APPLEGATE and MILLA JOVOVICH before casting Renee Zellweger
Moulin Rouge! (2001) - COURTNEY LOVE auditioned for the role of Satine, and even helped clear licensing rights for the use of Smells Like Teen Spirit in the film, but she was still beaten out by Nicole Kidman, as were KATE WINSLET, RENEE ZELLWEGER and CATHERINE ZETA-JONES, among others
Bridget Jones’ Diary (2001) - Many actors were offered and turned down the role of Bridget, including TONI COLLETTE, NICOLE KIDMAN, KRISTIN SCOTT THOMAS and EMILY WATSON, with HELENA BONHAM CARTER and TILDA SWINTON also considered for it, among others. RACHEL WEISZ was also mentioned but was considered “too beautiful” for the part (bit of an insult to everyone else who was considered)
Requiem For A Dream (2000) - FAYE DUNAWAY was initially offered the role of Sara, but turned it down
As always, these lists aren’t exhaustive, I only include some of the names in long lists, most of these will have many names attached to them (Gravity and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo have tons), so there will probably be some I missed out
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2020.04.14 19:30 GypsyGold 4Chan Leak for Black Widow reads like crazed fan's Taskmaster Fan Fiction (SAFETY SPOILERS)

The 4Chan Leak:
The movie takes place immediately after the events of Civil War, and the government is almost finished completely dismantling SHEILD following the events of The Winter Solider. However, after the events of Civil War the complete dismantling of the Avengers Initiative is taking priority.
As such, SHEILD is being allowed to run for the time being as a very small, and strictly government enforced/over-sighted agency until the Avengers are all accounted for aka "captured"
...this is why Black Widow flees back to her home county of Russia - so that see can potentially seek political asylum, as Russia may or may not be funding their own underground Avenger's type program.
As for Taskmaster:
  • He isn't a woman
  • He doesn't die at the end
  • He's played by O.T. Fabenle
  • Taskmaster is indeed Tony Masters, but his fake SHEILD Alias is Rick Mason
  • Its an amalgam of both his Ultimate version (Black Person) & Recent 616 Rewrite (Former SHEILD Sleeper Agent)
  • The Tony Master character as played by OT Fabenle appears throughout the movie as Natasha's SHEILD Contact, and the two share a budding romance together - complete with sex scene.
  • The Rick Mason alias poses as a SHEILD sleeper cell acting on behalf of Nick Fury (which is actually true, he fools Fury as well), during SHEILD's current dismantling process.
  • There is a reference in the film made by the Mason alias that Rumlow (aka Crossbones) was his former partner.
  • Later on Taskmaster remarks that he trained Rumlow to become Crossbones, and thats how he got his gear & henchman - it is also why he chose to wear a Skull on his suit as homage.
  • The Rick mason character is given a "heroic death" during the third act, as the result of an apparent Taskmaster attack.
  • Taskmaster never unmasks until a mid-credit scene in which he reveals himself to indeed by OT Fabele - having faked his own death previously in the film.
  • Rachel Weiz's character end's up being Iron Maiden, and is behind the "Red Room" program - Taskmaster is being used to train the new Widows for malicious means.
  • Taskmaster is actually using Iron Maiden and the "Red Room" gathering data to add to his fighting repertoire.
  • He is also there to steal the "red vials" which is what Iron Maiden uses, like a type of steroid, to enhance the Widows.
  • On the surface the program appears to be funded via the Russian Mob, whom are using The Widows as hired assassins.
  • However, it is later strongly alluded to that this is actually just a "front" so that the Russian Government can fund political assassinations.
  • The "red vial" is the Russian Government's version of the super soldier formula - they used it to create The Red Guardian.
  • Iron Maiden appears to be on government payroll, and uses these funds to pay Taskmaster his salary to train The Widows.
  • Iron Maiden's eventual endgame is to transition the Red Room into a government funded Avenger's Initiative type program.
  • However, Iron Maiden acknowledges that in order to get the "powers that be" on her side that she must first do their dirty work.
  • She argues that The Avenger's were no different, and that anything the government controls will ultimately be used for evil at some point - or as she puts it: "it is how nations are born, and wars are won."
  • Iron Maiden ends up coming to Natasha's aid towards the middle of the film, but is killed by Taskmaster.
  • Taskmaster also kills Red Guardian (David Harbor), and the rest of the Widows (young girls in training) Anakin Skywalker style.
  • Taskmaster has been using SHIELD Technology, under the guidance of a computerized Arnim Zola (which Taskmaster carries around inside a USB device), to build The Super Adaptoid.
  • Taskmaster can actually upload Zola into his suit to act as an "Evil Jarvis" like AI.
  • This actually is the purpose of Taskmaster's Goggles, as they act like Iron Man's helmet interface.
  • In fact, Taskmaster has taught himself how to quickly build/mass manufacture super adaptoids by studying pirated spy footage that SHEILD had of Tony building his Iron Man Armors (also Ultron)
  • Actually his copying of Tony's style is depicted through his ability to multi-task large fights while also interacting/strategizing w/ his AI.
  • Taskmaster actually takes the time to study/copy styles that he can't physically imitate, like Vision's phasing or Ant-Man's shrinking...the reason as to why is left a mystery for a while but eventually it is revealed that...
  • Taskmaster has been studying and fighting various heroes within the MCU in order to steal their fighting styles and then (w/ the help of Zola) computerize that data.
  • Which is then uploaded into the Super Adaptoid.
  • In fact, Taskmaster has an entire series of Super Adaptoid prototypes which are used just to mimic each of the individual Avenger members (and other previous heroes that he has fought)
  • He uses these prototypes as his training partners, and the film often showcases him training against them in large group fights (mostly used in scenes of exposition, like a flashback, but it happens 4 times throughout the film)
  • Being able to run this Adaptoid program in secrecy despite SHEILD's spying of the world is hilariously explained as being untraceable by SHEILD because Taskmaster hides the program through a public Blockchain & a "dime a dozen" Cryptocurrency program...which is also how he funds his operation.
  • Taskmaster wishes to make an army of Super Adaptoids and use them to take over the main SHEILD Helicarrier (the only one still semi-operational as SHIELD is still in the process of being dismantled).
  • Taskmaster is going to use the Helicarrier as his base of operations, and then use SHEILD's system's against them to program his army of Super Adaptoids w/ orders to hunt down and kill all current and former agents.
  • Taskmaster is using SHEILD's dismantling process as an opportunity to basically takeover SHEILD and "remake it in his own image"
  • His plan/strategy does pays homage to his comic "henchman for hire" (Supervillain Academy) origins - complete with giving criminals and prisoners of war the "red vial" and training them as his new Agents.
  • Taskmaster hates SHEILD because he blames them for his current predicament.
  • Taskmaster is suffering from a form of Alheizmers Disease, in which every time he learns a new skill he forgets and old memory, and no longer knows who is true identity is.
  • Taskmaster believes himself to be the result of SHEILD's failed attempt to recreate the Super Solider serum that spawned Captain America - which also serves to motivate his desire to obtain all of the "red vials."
  • Taskmaster believes that SHEILD knew of the memory loss side-affects, and purposely kept him undercover as an active sleeper cell agent, so that they could slowly wipe his personality and "re-make him in their image" as a loyal drone...kind of like what the Russian's did to Bucky w/ their Winter Solider program!
  • Speaking of which Taskmaster recalls being undercover within that program, as well as AIM, Hydra, The 10 Rings, and The Hand - which has all helped contribute to his loss of his identity, and also worked to corrupt his morality.
  • A big theme of Taskmaster's motivation is that he believes himself to have at one point been a superhero himself.
  • As such he is jealous/envious of The Avengers, and their hero shenanigans - especially being supported through SHEILD, while also still being allowed to act and behave as individuals.
  • On that subject, Taskmaster claims he used Crossbones to start the chain of events that led to Civil War, which effectively dismantles the Avengers - an accomplishment he his really proud of.
  • Still, he ultimately blames SHEILD for his loss of identity, and eventual corruption by proxy from his various sleeper cell missions - particularly Hydra.
  • In fact it is revealed that Taskmaster became self-aware of SHEILD's intentions to remake him into a "mindless drone of their own image" while undercover as a Hydra Agent.
  • It was Taskmaster that decided to become a "double agent" and orchestrate Hydra's (Robert Redford) eventual takeover of SHEILD during the events of The Winter Soldier.
  • Natasha & Yelena work together as a tangent tag-team to defeat Taskmaster in battle.
  • The catch is that Natasha & Yelena use to train together as young children, and together had developed a fighting style unique to only the two of them...to only be used in conjunction with each other (like a tag team)
  • The two had been separated for so long, that there was no footage of this style for Taskmaster to memorize. Especially, since each one possesses their own unique individual style that Taskmaster had been preparing for.
  • Taskmaster eventually does catch on to the tangent style, but then both Natasha & Yelena switch each other's style. Meaning Natasha now fights w/ Yelena's style, and Yelena now fight's with Natasha's.
  • They continue to constantly switch between the three different styles (Natasha's, Yelena's, Tag-Team) confusing Taskmaster and causing him to retreat.
  • The widows chase Taskmaster back to his base, which is revealed to be manufacturing hundreds of Super Adaptoids.
  • Eventually Taskmaster activates about two dozen or so of the unfinished prototypes, and unleashes the Super Adaptoids on the Widows.
  • Each prototype fights and behaves like an individual Avengers member (one has a robo-mjonir), as Taskmaster had previously been using them as sparing partners - as such they are unable to automatically switch styles in their current programmed state.
  • The Widows struggle at first but then begin to dispose of the Adaptoids, as they become increasingly more predictable as the fight goes on - Yelena actually makes the comment that the Adaptoids are like "Video Game Bosses" in this regard.
  • Taskmaster, from the safety of a hidden control room within the base, has Zola hack into one of the Adaptoids allowing him manual access.
  • Taskmaster activates all of his passive skills that he has learned from studying Avenger's footage (Vision's Phasing, Ant-Man's Shrinking, Falcon's Flight, etc) and uses the Adaptoid to flawlessly switch between all of the different fighting styles.
  • This proves to be too much for the Widows and they look to be all but defeated.
  • However, w/ the help of Nick Fury, Natasha reveals to Taskmaster his real name of Tony Masters...bringing forth a rush of old memories. They mention his wife, and kids.
  • Much to Zola's chagrin, this causes Taskmaster to self destruct the Super Adaptoid (and his army, still in production), causing a huge explosion that also seemingly results in Taskmaster killing himself. But he does eventually return for the unmasking scene during the mid-credits.
  • The end credit scene takes place in the modern MCU, and has General Ross offering Yelena political asylum by recruiting her into the "Thunderbolt Initiative"
  • It is mentioned that she will lead "Team A" and that to protect each other's privacy they only use code names - Yelena says that she would like to be known as "The Black Widow."
  • Yelena is walked into a room to meet the other members of her team which include: Songbird, Moonstone, Radioactive Man, Speed Demon, Penance, Beetle (Female), and Whirlwind.
  • "Team B" then enters the room and his comprised of Citizen V aka Helmut Zemo (introduced as the field leader), Batroc The Leaper, Nighthawk, Hyperion, Wonder Man, Grim Reaper, Ghost, and The Shocker - they are seen drinking the "red vials" as they enter.
  • Finally Taskmaster enters the room and is introduced as the co-founder of the Thunderbolt Initiative - Taskmaster claps his hands and exclaims "Lets Get To Work!" as the scene fades to black.
The themes of this movie are:
  • Family
  • Sisterhood
  • Never forgetting ones roots (where you come from)
  • The importance of ones family, and upbringing in the formation of ones core values, personality, and identity (which conflicts with the next theme)
  • The ultimate realization that it is "free will" that creates who one is as an individual, in spite of where they've come from, or any previous upbringings
  • Government Spying & Privacy Infringement (NOT Subtle at all)
Taskmaster possesses the skill-sets of all the Avenger's from Civil War (and then some) including:
  • Natasha (Active)
  • Captain America (Active)
  • Iron Man (Active)
  • Black Panther (Active)
  • Hawkeye (Active)
  • Winter Soldier (Active)
  • Whiplash (Active)
  • Crossbones (Active)
  • Thor (Passive)
  • Hulk (Passive)
  • Spider-Man (Passive)
  • Vision (Passive)
  • Scarlet Witch (Passive)
  • Quick Silver (Passive)
  • War Machine (Passive)
  • Falcon (Passive)
  • Ant-Man Lang (Passive)
  • Ant-Man Pym (Passive)
  • Wasp Janet (Passive)
  • Loki (Passive)
  • Ultron (Passive)
...as well as a few other characters whom have not even debuted in the MCU yet...
Most Notably:
  • Moon Knight (Moon Shaped Shuriken's, Bo Staff, and a reference to hating the style because it means he has to take a punch in order to give one)
  • Blade (Heart Thrusting Stakes, that Silver Boomerang thing, and a reference to having perfected the style because he isn't distracted by spilt blood)
  • Deadpool (Duel Katana's and a reference to a foe whom never shuts his mouth)
  • Wolverine (Pantera Claws, and a reference to needing to be nearly invincible in order to use them effectively)
  • Ghost Rider (While evading/attacking on a Motorcycle he mentions that he can't figure out how to make it climb up walls, but he's perfected how to use it as a weapon)
  • Daredevil (Grappling Hook Baton, and a reference that he may not be able to hear where its going to land but at least he can see it)
  • Luke Cage (When busting through a door, and then football plowing through a group of agents Taskmaster references that he can't use that technique often because he isn't "Bullet Proof")
  • Iron Fist (After hitting an agent through a wall he mentions that the punch would work better if he could figure out how to make his fist glow)
  • Jessica Jones (After leaping from a balcony and landing on the ground, Taskmaster mentions that the style is meant to be used while intoxicated, but if he wasn't sober he'd blow out his knees)
  • The Punisher (Taskmaster mentions that gunplay is cheating, but it can be used as a tool to set up his hand-to hand combat styles, and that it works so much better when their isn't a visible target on his chest.)
Taskmaster also apparently talks like an Anime character while in the midst of combat. His voice is muffled, sounds a bit like Ghostface from Scream.
Update: I edited to include some new plot points from the final battle, that the leaker left in the comments of the original post.
Update #2: The leaker got upset at everyone making fun of his inability to spell SHIELD correctly. So he through a hissy fit and deleted everything.
Update #3: The leaker returned to reveal the end credit scene.
Update #4: The leaker returned to reveal more of the political overtones, and the film's overall negativity in regards to the Russian Government.
Source
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2020.04.14 08:38 GypsyGold Supposed 4Chan leak for Black Widow movie plays out more like a "Fan Theory" for Taskmaster's Identify/Motivations. (SAFETY SPOILERS)

The 4Chan Leak:
The movie takes place immediately after the events of Civil War, and the government is almost finished completely dismantling SHEILD following the events of The Winter Solider. However, after the events of Civil War the complete dismantling of the Avengers Initiative is taking priority.
As such, SHEILD is being allowed to run for the time being as a very small, and strictly government enforced/over-sighted agency until the Avengers are all accounted for aka "captured"
...this is why Black Widow flees back to her home county of Russia - so that see can potentially seek political asylum, as Russia may or may not be funding their own underground Avenger's type program.
As for Taskmaster:
  • He isn't a woman
  • He doesn't die at the end
  • He's played by O.T. Fabenle
  • Taskmaster is indeed Tony Masters, but his fake SHEILD Alias is Rick Mason
  • Its an amalgam of both his Ultimate version (Black Person) & Recent 616 Rewrite (Former SHEILD Sleeper Agent)
  • The Tony Master character as played by OT Fabenle appears throughout the movie as Natasha's SHEILD Contact, and the two share a budding romance together - complete with sex scene.
  • The Rick Mason alias poses as a SHEILD sleeper cell acting on behalf of Nick Fury (which is actually true, he fools Fury as well), during SHEILD's current dismantling process.
  • There is a reference in the film made by the Mason alias that Rumlow (aka Crossbones) was his former partner.
  • Later on Taskmaster remarks that he trained Rumlow to become Crossbones, and thats how he got his gear & henchman - it is also why he chose to wear a Skull on his suit as homage.
  • The Rick mason character is given a "heroic death" during the third act, as the result of an apparent Taskmaster attack.
  • Taskmaster never unmasks until a mid-credit scene in which he reveals himself to indeed by OT Fabele - having faked his own death previously in the film.
  • Rachel Weiz's character end's up being Iron Maiden, and is behind the "Red Room" program - Taskmaster is being used to train the new Widows for malicious means.
  • Taskmaster is actually using Iron Maiden and the "Red Room" gathering data to add to his fighting repertoire.
  • He is also there to steal the "red vials" which is what Iron Maiden uses, like a type of steroid, to enhance the Widows.
  • On the surface the program appears to be funded via the Russian Mob, whom are using The Widows as hired assassins.
  • However, it is later strongly alluded to that this is actually just a "front" so that the Russian Government can fund political assassinations.
  • The "red vial" is the Russian Government's version of the super soldier formula - they used it to create The Red Guardian.
  • Iron Maiden appears to be on government payroll, and uses these funds to pay Taskmaster his salary to train The Widows.
  • Iron Maiden's eventual endgame is to transition the Red Room into a government funded Avenger's Initiative type program.
  • However, Iron Maiden acknowledges that in order to get the "powers that be" on her side that she must first do their dirty work.
  • She argues that The Avenger's were no different, and that anything the government controls will ultimately be used for evil at some point - or as she puts it: "it is how nations are born, and wars are won."
  • Iron Maiden ends up coming to Natasha's aid towards the middle of the film, but is killed by Taskmaster.
  • Taskmaster also kills Red Guardian (David Harbor), and the rest of the Widows (young girls in training) Anakin Skywalker style.
  • Taskmaster has been using SHIELD Technology, under the guidance of a computerized Arnim Zola (which Taskmaster carries around inside a USB device), to build The Super Adaptoid.
  • Taskmaster can actually upload Zola into his suit to act as an "Evil Jarvis" like AI.
  • This actually is the purpose of Taskmaster's Goggles, as they act like Iron Man's helmet interface.
  • In fact, Taskmaster has taught himself how to quickly build/mass manufacture super adaptoids by studying pirated spy footage that SHEILD had of Tony building his Iron Man Armors (also Ultron)
  • Actually his copying of Tony's style is depicted through his ability to multi-task large fights while also interacting/strategizing w/ his AI.
  • Taskmaster actually takes the time to study/copy styles that he can't physically imitate, like Vision's phasing or Ant-Man's shrinking...the reason as to why is left a mystery for a while but eventually it is revealed that...
  • Taskmaster has been studying and fighting various heroes within the MCU in order to steal their fighting styles and then (w/ the help of Zola) computerize that data.
  • Which is then uploaded into the Super Adaptoid.
  • In fact, Taskmaster has an entire series of Super Adaptoid prototypes which are used just to mimic each of the individual Avenger members (and other previous heroes that he has fought)
  • He uses these prototypes as his training partners, and the film often showcases him training against them in large group fights (mostly used in scenes of exposition, like a flashback, but it happens 4 times throughout the film)
  • Being able to run this Adaptoid program in secrecy despite SHEILD's spying of the world is hilariously explained as being untraceable by SHEILD because Taskmaster hides the program through a public Blockchain & a "dime a dozen" Cryptocurrency program...which is also how he funds his operation.
  • Taskmaster wishes to make an army of Super Adaptoids and use them to take over the main SHEILD Helicarrier (the only one still semi-operational as SHIELD is still in the process of being dismantled).
  • Taskmaster is going to use the Helicarrier as his base of operations, and then use SHEILD's system's against them to program his army of Super Adaptoids w/ orders to hunt down and kill all current and former agents.
  • Taskmaster is using SHEILD's dismantling process as an opportunity to basically takeover SHEILD and "remake it in his own image"
  • His plan/strategy does pays homage to his comic "henchman for hire" (Supervillain Academy) origins - complete with giving criminals and prisoners of war the "red vial" and training them as his new Agents.
  • Taskmaster hates SHEILD because he blames them for his current predicament.
  • Taskmaster is suffering from a form of Alheizmers Disease, in which every time he learns a new skill he forgets and old memory, and no longer knows who is true identity is.
  • Taskmaster believes himself to be the result of SHEILD's failed attempt to recreate the Super Solider serum that spawned Captain America - which also serves to motivate his desire to obtain all of the "red vials."
  • Taskmaster believes that SHEILD knew of the memory loss side-affects, and purposely kept him undercover as an active sleeper cell agent, so that they could slowly wipe his personality and "re-make him in their image" as a loyal drone...kind of like what the Russian's did to Bucky w/ their Winter Solider program!
  • Speaking of which Taskmaster recalls being undercover within that program, as well as AIM, Hydra, The 10 Rings, and The Hand - which has all helped contribute to his loss of his identity, and also worked to corrupt his morality.
  • A big theme of Taskmaster's motivation is that he believes himself to have at one point been a superhero himself.
  • As such he is jealous/envious of The Avengers, and their hero shenanigans - especially being supported through SHEILD, while also still being allowed to act and behave as individuals.
  • On that subject, Taskmaster claims he used Crossbones to start the chain of events that led to Civil War, which effectively dismantles the Avengers - an accomplishment he his really proud of.
  • Still, he ultimately blames SHEILD for his loss of identity, and eventual corruption by proxy from his various sleeper cell missions - particularly Hydra.
  • In fact it is revealed that Taskmaster became self-aware of SHEILD's intentions to remake him into a "mindless drone of their own image" while undercover as a Hydra Agent.
  • It was Taskmaster that decided to become a "double agent" and orchestrate Hydra's (Robert Redford) eventual takeover of SHEILD during the events of The Winter Soldier.
  • Natasha & Yelena work together as a tangent tag-team to defeat Taskmaster in battle.
  • The catch is that Natasha & Yelena use to train together as young children, and together had developed a fighting style unique to only the two of them...to only be used in conjunction with each other (like a tag team)
  • The two had been separated for so long, that there was no footage of this style for Taskmaster to memorize. Especially, since each one possesses their own unique individual style that Taskmaster had been preparing for.
  • Taskmaster eventually does catch on to the tangent style, but then both Natasha & Yelena switch each other's style. Meaning Natasha now fights w/ Yelena's style, and Yelena now fight's with Natasha's.
  • They continue to constantly switch between the three different styles (Natasha's, Yelena's, Tag-Team) confusing Taskmaster and causing him to retreat.
  • The widows chase Taskmaster back to his base, which is revealed to be manufacturing hundreds of Super Adaptoids.
  • Eventually Taskmaster activates about two dozen or so of the unfinished prototypes, and unleashes the Super Adaptoids on the Widows.
  • Each prototype fights and behaves like an individual Avengers member (one has a robo-mjonir), as Taskmaster had previously been using them as sparing partners - as such they are unable to automatically switch styles in their current programmed state.
  • The Widows struggle at first but then begin to dispose of the Adaptoids, as they become increasingly more predictable as the fight goes on - Yelena actually makes the comment that the Adaptoids are like "Video Game Bosses" in this regard.
  • Taskmaster, from the safety of a hidden control room within the base, has Zola hack into one of the Adaptoids allowing him manual access.
  • Taskmaster activates all of his passive skills that he has learned from studying Avenger's footage (Vision's Phasing, Ant-Man's Shrinking, Falcon's Flight, etc) and uses the Adaptoid to flawlessly switch between all of the different fighting styles.
  • This proves to be too much for the Widows and they look to be all but defeated.
  • However, w/ the help of Nick Fury, Natasha reveals to Taskmaster his real name of Tony Masters...bringing forth a rush of old memories. They mention his wife, and kids.
  • Much to Zola's chagrin, this causes Taskmaster to self destruct the Super Adaptoid (and his army, still in production), causing a huge explosion that also seemingly results in Taskmaster killing himself. But he does eventually return for the unmasking scene during the mid-credits.
  • The end credit scene takes place in the modern MCU, and has General Ross offering Yelena political asylum by recruiting her into the "Thunderbolt Initiative"
  • It is mentioned that she will lead "Team A" and that to protect each other's privacy they only use code names - Yelena says that she would like to be known as "The Black Widow."
  • Yelena is walked into a room to meet the other members of her team which include: Songbird, Moonstone, Radioactive Man, Speed Demon, Penance, Beetle (Female), and Whirlwind.
  • "Team B" then enters the room and his comprised of Citizen V aka Helmut Zemo (introduced as the field leader), Batroc The Leaper, Nighthawk, Hyperion, Wonder Man, Grim Reaper, Ghost, and The Shocker - they are seen drinking the "red vials" as they enter.
  • Finally Taskmaster enters the room and is introduced as the co-founder of the Thunderbolt Initiative - Taskmaster claps his hands and exclaims "Lets Get To Work!" as the scene fades to black.
The themes of this movie are:
  • Family
  • Sisterhood
  • Never forgetting ones roots (where you come from)
  • The importance of ones family, and upbringing in the formation of ones core values, personality, and identity (which conflicts with the next theme)
  • The ultimate realization that it is "free will" that creates who one is as an individual, in spite of where they've come from, or any previous upbringings
  • Government Spying & Privacy Infringement (NOT Subtle at all)
Taskmaster possesses the skill-sets of all the Avenger's from Civil War (and then some) including:
  • Natasha (Active)
  • Captain America (Active)
  • Iron Man (Active)
  • Black Panther (Active)
  • Hawkeye (Active)
  • Winter Soldier (Active)
  • Whiplash (Active)
  • Crossbones (Active)
  • Thor (Passive)
  • Hulk (Passive)
  • Spider-Man (Passive)
  • Vision (Passive)
  • Scarlet Witch (Passive)
  • Quick Silver (Passive)
  • War Machine (Passive)
  • Falcon (Passive)
  • Ant-Man Lang (Passive)
  • Ant-Man Pym (Passive)
  • Wasp Janet (Passive)
  • Loki (Passive)
  • Ultron (Passive)
...as well as a few other characters whom have not even debuted in the MCU yet...
Most Notably:
  • Moon Knight (Moon Shaped Shuriken's, Bo Staff, and a reference to hating the style because it means he has to take a punch in order to give one)
  • Blade (Heart Thrusting Stakes, that Silver Boomerang thing, and a reference to having perfected the style because he isn't distracted by spilt blood)
  • Deadpool (Duel Katana's and a reference to a foe whom never shuts his mouth)
  • Wolverine (Pantera Claws, and a reference to needing to be nearly invincible in order to use them effectively)
  • Ghost Rider (While evading/attacking on a Motorcycle he mentions that he can't figure out how to make it climb up walls, but he's perfected how to use it as a weapon)
  • Daredevil (Grappling Hook Baton, and a reference that he may not be able to hear where its going to land but at least he can see it)
  • Luke Cage (When busting through a door, and then football plowing through a group of agents Taskmaster references that he can't use that technique often because he isn't "Bullet Proof")
  • Iron Fist (After hitting an agent through a wall he mentions that the punch would work better if he could figure out how to make his fist glow)
  • Jessica Jones (After leaping from a balcony and landing on the ground, Taskmaster mentions that the style is meant to be used while intoxicated, but if he wasn't sober he'd blow out his knees)
  • The Punisher (Taskmaster mentions that gunplay is cheating, but it can be used as a tool to set up his hand-to hand combat styles, and that it works so much better when their isn't a visible target on his chest.)
Taskmaster also apparently talks like an Anime character while in the midst of combat. His voice is muffled, sounds a bit like Ghostface from Scream.
Update: I edited to include some new plot points from the final battle, that the leaker left in the comments of the original post.
Update #2: The leaker got upset at everyone making fun of his inability to spell SHIELD correctly. So he through a hissy fit and deleted everything.
Update #3: The leaker returned to reveal the end credit scene.
Update #4: The leaker returned to reveal more of the political overtones, and the film's overall negativity in regards to the Russian Government.
Source
submitted by GypsyGold to MCUTheories [link] [comments]


2020.04.07 21:59 GypsyGold The entire plot of the upcoming Black Widow film, & the mystery behind Taskmaster's identity/motivations potentially revealed in new 4Chan Leak!

The 4Chan Leak:
The movie takes place immediately after the events of Civil War, and the government is almost finished completely dismantling SHEILD following the events of The Winter Solider. However, after the events of Civil War the complete dismantling of the Avengers Initiative is taking priority.
As such, SHEILD is being allowed to run for the time being as a very small, and strictly government enforced/over-sighted agency until the Avengers are all accounted for aka "captured"
...this is why Black Widow flees back to her home county of Russia - so that see can potentially seek political asylum, as Russia may or may not be funding their own underground Avenger's type program.
As for Taskmaster:
  • He isn't a woman
  • He doesn't die at the end
  • He's played by O.T. Fabenle
  • Taskmaster is indeed Tony Masters, but his fake SHEILD Alias is Rick Mason
  • Its an amalgam of both his Ultimate version (Black Person) & Recent 616 Rewrite (Former SHEILD Sleeper Agent)
  • The Tony Master character as played by OT Fabenle appears throughout the movie as Natasha's SHEILD Contact, and the two share a budding romance together - complete with sex scene.
  • The Rick Mason alias poses as a SHEILD sleeper cell acting on behalf of Nick Fury (which is actually true, he fools Fury as well), during SHEILD's current dismantling process.
  • There is a reference in the film made by the Mason alias that Rumlow (aka Crossbones) was his former partner.
  • Later on Taskmaster remarks that he trained Rumlow to become Crossbones, and thats how he got his gear & henchman - it is also why he chose to wear a Skull on his suit as homage.
  • The Rick mason character is given a "heroic death" during the third act, as the result of an apparent Taskmaster attack.
  • Taskmaster never unmasks until a mid-credit scene in which he reveals himself to indeed by OT Fabele - having faked his own death previously in the film.
  • Rachel Weiz's character end's up being Iron Maiden, and is behind the "Red Room" program - Taskmaster is being used to train the new Widows for malicious means.
  • Taskmaster is actually using Iron Maiden and the "Red Room" gathering data to add to his fighting repertoire.
  • He is also there to steal the "red vials" which is what Iron Maiden uses, like a type of steroid, to enhance the Widows.
  • On the surface the program appears to be funded via the Russian Mob, whom are using The Widows as hired assassins.
  • However, it is later strongly alluded to that this is actually just a "front" so that the Russian Government can fund political assassinations.
  • The "red vial" is the Russian Government's version of the super soldier formula - they used it to create The Red Guardian.
  • Iron Maiden appears to be on government payroll, and uses these funds to pay Taskmaster his salary to train The Widows.
  • Iron Maiden's eventual endgame is to transition the Red Room into a government funded Avenger's Initiative type program.
  • However, Iron Maiden acknowledges that in order to get the "powers that be" on her side that she must first do their dirty work.
  • She argues that The Avenger's were no different, and that anything the government controls will ultimately be used for evil at some point - or as she puts it: "it is how nations are born, and wars are won."
  • Iron Maiden ends up coming to Natasha's aid towards the middle of the film, but is killed by Taskmaster.
  • Taskmaster also kills Red Guardian (David Harbor), and the rest of the Widows (young girls in training) Anakin Skywalker style.
  • Taskmaster has been using SHIELD Technology, under the guidance of a computerized Arnim Zola (which Taskmaster carries around inside a USB device), to build The Super Adaptoid.
  • Taskmaster can actually upload Zola into his suit to act as an "Evil Jarvis" like AI.
  • This actually is the purpose of Taskmaster's Goggles, as they act like Iron Man's helmet interface.
  • In fact, Taskmaster has taught himself how to quickly build/mass manufacture super adaptoids by studying pirated spy footage that SHEILD had of Tony building his Iron Man Armors (also Ultron)
  • Actually his copying of Tony's style is depicted through his ability to multi-task large fights while also interacting/strategizing w/ his AI.
  • Taskmaster actually takes the time to study/copy styles that he can't physically imitate, like Vision's phasing or Ant-Man's shrinking...the reason as to why is left a mystery for a while but eventually it is revealed that...
  • Taskmaster has been studying and fighting various heroes within the MCU in order to steal their fighting styles and then (w/ the help of Zola) computerize that data.
  • Which is then uploaded into the Super Adaptoid.
  • In fact, Taskmaster has an entire series of Super Adaptoid prototypes which are used just to mimic each of the individual Avenger members (and other previous heroes that he has fought)
  • He uses these prototypes as his training partners, and the film often showcases him training against them in large group fights (mostly used in scenes of exposition, like a flashback, but it happens 4 times throughout the film)
  • Being able to run this Adaptoid program in secrecy despite SHEILD's spying of the world is hilariously explained as being untraceable by SHEILD because Taskmaster hides the program through a public Blockchain & a "dime a dozen" Cryptocurrency program...which is also how he funds his operation.
  • Taskmaster wishes to make an army of Super Adaptoids and use them to take over the main SHEILD Helicarrier (the only one still semi-operational as SHIELD is still in the process of being dismantled).
  • Taskmaster is going to use the Helicarrier as his base of operations, and then use SHEILD's system's against them to program his army of Super Adaptoids w/ orders to hunt down and kill all current and former agents.
  • Taskmaster is using SHEILD's dismantling process as an opportunity to basically takeover SHEILD and "remake it in his own image"
  • His plan/strategy does pays homage to his comic "henchman for hire" (Supervillain Academy) origins - complete with giving criminals and prisoners of war the "red vial" and training them as his new Agents.
  • Taskmaster hates SHEILD because he blames them for his current predicament.
  • Taskmaster is suffering from a form of Alheizmers Disease, in which every time he learns a new skill he forgets and old memory, and no longer knows who is true identity is.
  • Taskmaster believes himself to be the result of SHEILD's failed attempt to recreate the Super Solider serum that spawned Captain America - which also serves to motivate his desire to obtain all of the "red vials."
  • Taskmaster believes that SHEILD knew of the memory loss side-affects, and purposely kept him undercover as an active sleeper cell agent, so that they could slowly wipe his personality and "re-make him in their image" as a loyal drone...kind of like what the Russian's did to Bucky w/ their Winter Solider program!
  • Speaking of which Taskmaster recalls being undercover within that program, as well as AIM, Hydra, The 10 Rings, and The Hand - which has all helped contribute to his loss of his identity, and also worked to corrupt his morality.
  • A big theme of Taskmaster's motivation is that he believes himself to have at one point been a superhero himself.
  • As such he is jealous/envious of The Avengers, and their hero shenanigans - especially being supported through SHEILD, while also still being allowed to act and behave as individuals.
  • On that subject, Taskmaster claims he used Crossbones to start the chain of events that led to Civil War, which effectively dismantles the Avengers - an accomplishment he his really proud of.
  • Still, he ultimately blames SHEILD for his loss of identity, and eventual corruption by proxy from his various sleeper cell missions - particularly Hydra.
  • In fact it is revealed that Taskmaster became self-aware of SHEILD's intentions to remake him into a "mindless drone of their own image" while undercover as a Hydra Agent.
  • It was Taskmaster that decided to become a "double agent" and orchestrate Hydra's (Robert Redford) eventual takeover of SHEILD during the events of The Winter Soldier.
  • Natasha & Yelena work together as a tangent tag-team to defeat Taskmaster in battle.
  • The catch is that Natasha & Yelena use to train together as young children, and together had developed a fighting style unique to only the two of them...to only be used in conjunction with each other (like a tag team)
  • The two had been separated for so long, that there was no footage of this style for Taskmaster to memorize. Especially, since each one possesses their own unique individual style that Taskmaster had been preparing for.
  • Taskmaster eventually does catch on to the tangent style, but then both Natasha & Yelena switch each other's style. Meaning Natasha now fights w/ Yelena's style, and Yelena now fight's with Natasha's.
  • They continue to constantly switch between the three different styles (Natasha's, Yelena's, Tag-Team) confusing Taskmaster and causing him to retreat.
  • The widows chase Taskmaster back to his base, which is revealed to be manufacturing hundreds of Super Adaptoids.
  • Eventually Taskmaster activates about two dozen or so of the unfinished prototypes, and unleashes the Super Adaptoids on the Widows.
  • Each prototype fights and behaves like an individual Avengers member (one has a robo-mjonir), as Taskmaster had previously been using them as sparing partners - as such they are unable to automatically switch styles in their current programmed state.
  • The Widows struggle at first but then begin to dispose of the Adaptoids, as they become increasingly more predictable as the fight goes on - Yelena actually makes the comment that the Adaptoids are like "Video Game Bosses" in this regard.
  • Taskmaster, from the safety of a hidden control room within the base, has Zola hack into one of the Adaptoids allowing him manual access.
  • Taskmaster activates all of his passive skills that he has learned from studying Avenger's footage (Vision's Phasing, Ant-Man's Shrinking, Falcon's Flight, etc) and uses the Adaptoid to flawlessly switch between all of the different fighting styles.
  • This proves to be too much for the Widows and they look to be all but defeated.
  • However, w/ the help of Nick Fury, Natasha reveals to Taskmaster his real name of Tony Masters...bringing forth a rush of old memories. They mention his wife, and kids.
  • Much to Zola's chagrin, this causes Taskmaster to self destruct the Super Adaptoid (and his army, still in production), causing a huge explosion that also seemingly results in Taskmaster killing himself. But he does eventually return for the unmasking scene during the mid-credits.
  • The end credit scene takes place in the modern MCU, and has General Ross offering Yelena political asylum by recruiting her into the "Thunderbolt Initiative"
  • It is mentioned that she will lead "Team A" and that to protect each other's privacy they only use code names - Yelena says that she would like to be known as "The Black Widow."
  • Yelena is walked into a room to meet the other members of her team which include: Songbird, Moonstone, Radioactive Man, Speed Demon, Penance, Beetle (Female), and Whirlwind.
  • "Team B" then enters the room and his comprised of Citizen V aka Helmut Zemo (introduced as the field leader), Batroc The Leaper, Nighthawk, Hyperion, Wonder Man, Grim Reaper, Ghost, and The Shocker - they are seen drinking the "red vials" as they enter.
  • Finally Taskmaster enters the room and is introduced as the co-founder of the Thunderbolt Initiative - Taskmaster claps his hands and exclaims "Lets Get To Work!" as the scene fades to black.
The themes of this movie are:
  • Family
  • Sisterhood
  • Never forgetting ones roots (where you come from)
  • The importance of ones family, and upbringing in the formation of ones core values, personality, and identity (which conflicts with the next theme)
  • The ultimate realization that it is "free will" that creates who one is as an individual, in spite of where they've come from, or any previous upbringings
  • Government Spying & Privacy Infringement (NOT Subtle at all)
Taskmaster possesses the skill-sets of all the Avenger's from Civil War (and then some) including:
  • Natasha (Active)
  • Captain America (Active)
  • Iron Man (Active)
  • Black Panther (Active)
  • Hawkeye (Active)
  • Winter Soldier (Active)
  • Whiplash (Active)
  • Crossbones (Active)
  • Thor (Passive)
  • Hulk (Passive)
  • Spider-Man (Passive)
  • Vision (Passive)
  • Scarlet Witch (Passive)
  • Quick Silver (Passive)
  • War Machine (Passive)
  • Falcon (Passive)
  • Ant-Man Lang (Passive)
  • Ant-Man Pym (Passive)
  • Wasp Janet (Passive)
  • Loki (Passive)
  • Ultron (Passive)
...as well as a few other characters whom have not even debuted in the MCU yet...
Most Notably:
  • Moon Knight (Moon Shaped Shuriken's, Bo Staff, and a reference to hating the style because it means he has to take a punch in order to give one)
  • Blade (Heart Thrusting Stakes, that Silver Boomerang thing, and a reference to having perfected the style because he isn't distracted by spilt blood)
  • Deadpool (Duel Katana's and a reference to a foe whom never shuts his mouth)
  • Wolverine (Pantera Claws, and a reference to needing to be nearly invincible in order to use them effectively)
  • Ghost Rider (While evading/attacking on a Motorcycle he mentions that he can't figure out how to make it climb up walls, but he's perfected how to use it as a weapon)
  • Daredevil (Grappling Hook Baton, and a reference that he may not be able to hear where its going to land but at least he can see it)
  • Luke Cage (When busting through a door, and then football plowing through a group of agents Taskmaster references that he can't use that technique often because he isn't "Bullet Proof")
  • Iron Fist (After hitting an agent through a wall he mentions that the punch would work better if he could figure out how to make his fist glow)
  • Jessica Jones (After leaping from a balcony and landing on the ground, Taskmaster mentions that the style is meant to be used while intoxicated, but if he wasn't sober he'd blow out his knees)
  • The Punisher (Taskmaster mentions that gunplay is cheating, but it can be used as a tool to set up his hand-to hand combat styles, and that it works so much better when their isn't a visible target on his chest.)
Taskmaster also apparently talks like an Anime character while in the midst of combat. His voice is muffled, sounds a bit like Ghostface from Scream.
Update: I edited to include some new plot points from the final battle, that the leaker left in the comments of the original post.
Update #2: The leaker got upset at everyone making fun of his inability to spell SHIELD correctly. So he through a hissy fit and deleted everything.
Update #3: The leaker returned to reveal the end credit scene.
Update #4: The leaker returned to reveal more of the political overtones, and the film's overall negativity in regards to the Russian Government.
Source
submitted by GypsyGold to MarvelStudiosSpoilers [link] [comments]


2020.02.16 13:54 liferider09 A collection of free events - week of 2/16

It is very difficult to strike the line between quality and quantity. It helps to have more than just nypl and nyc parks events.
Apparently, I was left with nothing from Queens -_-

Manhattan

Asssscat 3000, 2/16

Performers from The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre perform longform improv with frequent special guests from your favorite TV shows and movies. The 7:30pm shows cost $14 and tickets go on sale 2 weeks before the show date at 12pm. The 9:30pm show is FREE but you must make a reservation in advance. Reservations become available online at 12pm (noon) the day of the show. PLEASE NOTE: The listed cast lineup is subject to change. Our talented performers are very in-demand and although they would like to do so, other obligations prevent them from being able to do ASSSSCAT every week.
555 W 42nd Street, New York, NY
9:30 PM
source: https://hellskitchen.ucbtheatre.com
https://hellskitchen.ucbtheatre.com/performance/72529

Toe Tappin' Tuesdays Presented by the Gotham Jazzmen, 2/18

The Gotham Jazzmen present a weekly concert of jazz favorites certain to lift your spirits and make you forget your “library voices.” Doors open at 11:45 a.m.
FEATURING
Pete Sokolow, Piano; Lee Lorenz, Cornet;
James Lincoln Collier, Trombone; Ernie Lumer, Clarinet;
Ed Bonoff, Drums; David Hofstra, Bass.
40 Lincoln Center Plaza (65th St and Columbus Ave), New York, NY
12 PM
source: https://www.nypl.org
https://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2020/02/04/toe-tappin-tuesdays-presented-gotham-jazzmen

Winter Bird Walk at the Battery With NYC Audubon, 2/18

Join us for bird walks in The Battery with NYC Audubon! Explore the diverse over-wintering birds that find food and habitat on The Battery's waterfront, such as ducks, geese, loons, sparrows, and finches. We might even spot a seal! Register online. The walk will be led by Gabriel Willow, an educator from NYC Audubon. Gabriel is an experienced birder and naturalist and is well-versed in the ecology and history of New York City. He has been leading walks for NYC Audubon for more than ten years, guiding new and experienced birders in all five boroughs and beyond. Meet at the Netherlands Memorial Flag Pole located at the entrance to the park on the corner of Broadway, Battery Place, and State Street. After the walk, we hope you will linger to enjoy the nation's largest perennial garden open 365 days free to the public. Learn more about The Battery at thebattery.org.
Netherland Monument (In the Battery), Manhattan
6 PM
source: https://www.nycgovparks.org
https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/02/11/winter-bird-walk-at-the-battery-with-nyc-audubon

Beethoven the Bard and the Boards, 2/18

Beethoven loved theater. His personal journal is littered with quotations from his favorite plays, and he often wrote music inspired by his favorite characters and scenes. In the Library's cafe, HB Studio actors perform scenes table-side from Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, plus Goethe’s Egmont, and Klinger’s Sturm und Drang, interspersed with recordings of related Beethoven piano sonatas, string quartets, and overtures.
Reserve your general admission seat.
40 Lincoln Center Plaza (65th St and Columbus Ave), New York, NY
7 PM
source: https://www.nypl.org
https://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2020/02/06/beethoven-bard-and-boards

Opening Reception: Guo Fengyi & Curtis Talwst, 2/19

Please join us on Wednesday, February 19 at 6pm - 8pm for the opening reception of our winter exhibitions Guo Fengyi: To See from a Distance and Curtis Talwst Santiago: Can't I Alter.
35 Wooster St, New York, NY
6 PM
source: The Drawing Center
http://www.drawingcenter.org/en/drawingcente20/events/21/public-programs/2311/opening-reception/

Self-Defense Workshop With POP Gym, 2/19

Palm Heels for the people! Don’t get that joke? No worries! Come by this FREE workshop to learn some introductory skills that will keep you feeling safe. We’ll be covering the basics: stretching, conditioning, technique, and theory, with the hope that participants will leave with some super useful foundations that will aid them in the day-to-day. Mix that in with some sweat and some movement, and you’ll have an accessible and confidence-boosting good time for all. Whether you are a beginner, or someone with experience, come work it out with us! Open to all ages! Participants should wear clothing in which they are comfortable stretching and sweating. POP Gym is a new project, working towards opening a physical space in Brooklyn that offers free self-defense, fitness, and skill share classes 7 days a week. As we continue planning, we invite you to come by any of our events this summer! Our workshops have been described as, “fun”, “holistic” and “empowering”, and for any questions, comments, or inquiries for future workshops for you or your organizations, email us at [email protected]
172 Allen St, New York, NY
7 PM
source: bluestockings.com
https://bluestockings.com/event/self-defense-workshop-with-pop-gym-28/?instance_id=211613

Literature Out Loud: Modern Love Poetry, 2/20

Do you want to find time for literature in your busy life? Join us on your lunch hour or your free afternoon to celebrate literature in bite-size servings!
At each session of Literature Out Loud we will read aloud and discuss passages of classic and contemporary poetry from across the globe.
This month, we will explore the foundation and evolution of love poetry. In this session, understand and discuss the complex evolution of love poetry in our modern era, from Adrienne Rich to John Berryman…
476 Fifth Avenue (42nd Street Entrance), New York, NY
1 PM
source: https://www.nypl.org
https://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2020/02/06/clone-literature-out-loud-classical-love-poetry

Movies @ Kips Bay Library Presents New Releases Movie Night: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, 2/20

Synopsis
An actor and his stunt double struggle to keep pace with the evolving entertainment industry in 1960s Los Angeles. Directors Quentin Tarantino
Production year 2019, Rating R, Studio Columbia Pictures Industries Inc., Runtime 161 minutes.
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Luke Perry, Dakota Fanning.
446 Third Avenue, New York, NY
2 PM
source: https://www.nypl.org
https://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2020/02/20/movies-kips-bay-library-presents-new-releases-movie-night

Narcan Overdose Prevention Training, 2/20

Every Thursday, Bluestockings will be hosting a free, walk-in harm reduction training and discussion on overdose prevention! Walk away from this narcan training with your own nalaxone kit and help support all community, including drug-using comrades!
172 Allen St, New York, NY
5 PM
source: bluestockings.com
https://bluestockings.com/event/narcan-overdose-prevention-training/?instance_id=209145

Masq Cycle 001 Circle 4: Masc-Allyship, 2/20

Masq is a healing initiative that aims to evolve our relationships with masculinity, thru open-conversation. We strive to destroy the toxic elements that exist within the identity, and embrace its existence beyond it’s cis-expression. This installment of Masq is going to be largely focused on how we, as masculine-identifying individuals, can utilize our power and privilege in our intimate realities to do our part in dismantling our patriarchy. This discussion can be broken into 2 parts, intervention in ways that are obvious (external), & intervening in ways that are less obvious (internal). Anjan Alavandar (they/them) is the founder of Masq. Anjan is an American born South-Indian community organizer who was raised in North Carolina. Anjan has been exploring the confines of masculinity from a young age. They work with All Kings, a new organization that is establishing a healing-based re-entry program for recently incarcerated men in Harlem and Brooklyn, NY.
172 Allen St, New York, NY
7 PM
source: bluestockings.com
https://bluestockings.com/event/masq-cycle-001-circle-4-masc-allyship/?instance_id=211626

OpenICE at the Library: Collecting Performers , 2/20

James Austin Smith and Ryan Muncy share the stories and works of music that define their relationship with their woodwind instruments. The event will culminate in the world premieres of works by Rebecka Ahvenniemi and Sigurd Fischer Olsen for woodwinds, percussion, and electronics.
Reserve your general admission seat starting January 20th.
(If you need assistance with online reservations, please visit the welcome desk at the Library for the Performing Arts' Lincoln Center Plaza entra…
40 Lincoln Center Plaza (65th St and Columbus Ave), New York, NY
7 PM
source: https://www.nypl.org
https://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2020/02/20/openice-library-collecting-performers

Student Composers Showcase, 2/20

Jeffrey Millarsky conducts the Juilliard Orchestra performing four world premieres by Juilliard student composers. Read the press release.
1941 Broadway, New York, NY
7:30 PM
source: The Lincoln Center
http://www.lincolncenter.org/show/student-composers-showcase

John “Dandy” Rodriguez’s “Dream Team” Presents Descargas 2020, 2/20

Johnny “Dandy” Rodriguez is a salsa legend and world-renown bongocero. Having performed and served as musical director for Tito Puente’s orchestra for 33 years, “Dandy,” as he’s universally known, is a veteran of Tito Rodriguez, Machito, Willie Rosario, Celia Cruz, Fania All-Stars, Ray Barretto and virtually the entire pantheon of salsa’s pioneers.
His New York City-based “Dream Team” is a tight-knit unit that performs the band’s entire repertoire entirely by ear. Performing without the boundaries of written music, every rendition of the band’s repertoire of salsa classics and descargas reaches dizzying new heights of danceable excitement.
Broadway Between 62nd and 63rd Streets, New York, NY
7:30 PM
source: The Lincoln Center
http://www.lincolncenter.org/atrium/show/john-dandy-rodriguezs-dream-team-presents-descargas-2020

Malcolm X Remembered, 2/21

Curated from our archives, this pop-up exhibition will feature handwritten notes, rarely seen photos, and historic papers from the civil rights leader. Attendees are invited to take part in our oral history project, which includes sharing how Malcolm X’s words have made an impact on your life.
Please contact us immediately for American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation. Requests can be made by calling 212-340-0951 or 212-340-0909, or email [email protected].
515 Malcolm X Boulevard (135th St and Malcolm X Blvd), New York, NY
12 Noon
source: https://www.nypl.org
https://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2020/02/21/malcolm-x-remembered

Movie Afternoon, 2/21

Join us every Friday for a showing of some Hollywood's biggest films.
February 21: Hell or High Water (2016)
A divorced father and his ex-con o…
503 West 145th Street, New York, NY
2 PM
source: https://www.nypl.org
https://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2020/02/07/movie-afternoon

Community Create-A-Thon: Census 2020, 2/21

No one knows your community better than you. So, whether you want to design a sticker, draw a poster, write a poem, sing a song, or choreograph a dance, Lincoln Center teaching artists will be on hand to help you shape your ideas. Come collaborate on fun and accessible art projects to help reach the people in your life and share the importance of the census.
Lincoln Center, in partnership with Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and the U.S. Census Bureau, wants to ensure that our communities get their fair share, especially people in historically under-counted groups. These include people of color, immigrants, LGBTQIA people, people experiencing homelessness, people with low incomes, renters, single-parent households, people with limited English proficiency, and children under the age of five.
Why the Census Matters The Census, a once-a-decade population count, affects your representation in government, and determines how much funding your community receives. When a person isn’t counted, they lose out on nearly $2,000 every year for TEN YEARS in direct services like SNAP, WIC, hospitals, schools, transportation, and road maintenance.
Broadway Between 62nd and 63rd Streets, New York, NY
2 PM
source: The Lincoln Center
http://www.lincolncenter.org/show/community-create-a-thon-census-2023

Dorothea Lange: Words + Pictures, 2/21

thru 5/9: dorothea lange: words + pictures, the museum of modern art’s first major exhibition of lange’s work in 50 years, brings iconic images together with rarely seen works—from early street photography to projects on criminal justice reform. museum of modern art (midtown west), $25 general, $18 seniors, $14 students, free fridays 5:30-9pm.
Museum of Modern Art (Midtown West)
source: The Skint
https://www.moma.org/calendaexhibitions/5079

Book Swap! 2/22

By popular demand, Ottendorfer now hosts a Book Swap every Saturday! Please bring your books, DVDs, CDs and miscellaneous trinkets to trade with others.
135 Second Avenue, New York, NY
10 AM
source: https://www.nypl.org
https://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2020/02/01/book-swap

Saturday Afternoon Movie: The Goldfinch, 2/22

The Goldfinch (2019, R, 149 min.)
Young Theo inadvertently steals a noteworthy piece of art in the aftermath of an explosion at the Metropolitan Museum of Art that kills his mother. He later crosses paths with the unruly Boris, and the pair finds their lives linked to the painting. Starring: Nicole Kidman, Sarah Paulson, Ansel Elgort, Aneurin Barnard, Ashleigh Cummings. Dir. John Crowley.
444 Amsterdam Avenue (Between West 81st and West 82nd Streets), New York, NY
2 PM
source: https://www.nypl.org
https://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2020/02/22/saturday-afternoon-movie-goldfinch

Russian Readings: Non-Poetry Series / Texts and Contexts, 2/22

Vadim Pevzner -- a Russian poet. Born in Moscow in 1961, he moved to Paris in 1984, then to the United States in 1990. Graduated from the Art Institute of Chicago (Major in Experimental Film). Taught art at NYU and other universities.
The event is organized by Grigory Starikovsky, the curator of the Russian Reading Series at Tompkins Square Library.
Grigory Starikovsky – a poet, translator, essayist. Born in Moscow in 1971. In US since 1992. PHD in Classics (Columbia University). Recent ve…
331 East 10th Street, New York, NY
2 PM
source: https://www.nypl.org
https://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2020/02/22/russian-readings-non-poetry-series-texts-and-contexts

Video Screening: Paul Robeson & Vito Marcantonio: Martyrs of McCarthyism, 2/22

Video Screening: Paul Robeson & Vito Marcantonio: Martyrs of McCarthyism
10 Jersey Street, New York, NY
2 PM
source: https://www.nypl.org
https://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2020/02/22/video-screening-paul-robeson-vito-marcantonio-martyrs-mccarthyism

Reflections on Beethoven, 2/22

Beethoven’s Sonata Opus 101 took inspiration from Baroque keyboard works and also provided inspiration for later composers. In this program,Opus 101 is presented with Bach’s Toccata in E Minor and César Franck’s monumental Prelude, Chorale, and Fugue, offering an opportunity to reflect on the influences on and from Beethoven. Presented by Raj Bhimani, pianist.
The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to offer free admission to this program on a first come, first served basis. Admission line…
40 Lincoln Center Plaza (65th St and Columbus Ave), New York, NY
2:30 PM
source: https://www.nypl.org
https://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2020/02/22/reflections-beethoven

Phenomenal Black Women Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon, 2/22

The Schomburg Center, working with AfroCROWD, is proud to host Phenomenal Black Women Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, our sixth year in which we invite members of the community and the general public to edit and contribute content related to Black history and culture on Wikipedia for the national Black WikiHistory Month outreach campaign.
This year we will focus especially on Black Women, past and present, adding notable figures whose content is incomplete or completely missing from Wikipedia.…
515 Malcolm X Boulevard (135th St and Malcolm X Blvd), New York, NY
5 PM
source: https://www.nypl.org
https://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2020/02/22/phenomenal-black-women-wikipedia-edit-thon

The Nubian Word for Flowers, 2/22

A pocket chamber edition of the Ione and Pauline Oliveros Phantom opera, utilizing live performance, electronics, and moving images to create a deep dream exploration of Nubian soul and colonial mind, featuring the collaborative trio of Ione (text, direction, and performance), Monica Duncan (visuals, performance), and Senem Pirler (sound, performance).
Reserve your general admission seat HERE starting January 22nd.
(If you need assistance with online reservations, please visit the…
40 Lincoln Center Plaza (65th St and Columbus Ave), New York, NY
8 PM
source: https://www.nypl.org
https://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2020/02/22/nubian-word-flowers

Bronx

Saturday Cinema, 2/15

Southside With You
Docudrama about Barack Obama’s first date with Michelle Robinson, his future wife, during the summer of 1989 in Chicago. Starring Tika Sumpter, Parker Sawyers, © Miramax Pictures. 2016 Run Time 160m…
2521 Glebe Avenue, Bronx, NY
2 PM
source: https://www.nypl.org
https://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2020/02/01/saturday-

Shape Up NYC: Free Body Conditioning, 2/19

Shape Up NYC is a free citywide fitness program run by NYC Parks, in partnership with NYC Service and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, that targets neighborhoods with high rates of obesity and obesity– related disease.
1215 Morrison Avenue, Bronx, NY
5:30 PM
source: https://www.nypl.org
https://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2020/02/07/shape-nyc-free-body-conditioning

Woodstock Crochet Club, 2/20

Come meet your fellow sititchers in the neighborhood. Bring along your latest project to share.
Limited supplies provided.
761 East 160th Street, Bronx, NY
11 AM
source: https://www.nypl.org
https://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2020/02/06/woodstock-crochet-club

Brooklyn

Bring Your Own Film, 2/17

Bring your weird, boring, wild, fun, strange and not-so strange videos. We'll play any video you bring us, as long as it's under 10 minutes long and made by you. Bring Your Own Film is an informal space for filmmakers to show smaller projects, works-in-progress, or anything that might not have a home yet. Come drink cheap beer, eat free popcorn, meet new people, and watch films. If you have a project you'd like to share, bring it.
Shoestring Studio 640 Classon Avenue, Brooklyn 7:30p door, 8p screening; $free bringyourownfilm]at]gmail.com
source: http://www.nonsensenyc.com/

Next Slide Please, 2/17

All-PowerPoint comedy show. Next Slide Please asks comedians to prepare and present PowerPoints about whatever they want. Past audiences have learned about the best Manhattan street corners for first-date make-outs, exciting start-up investment opportunities, and the charms of the 2003 Jessica Alba vehicle Honey. Hosted by Reed Kavner. The night's lineup includes Rachel Pegram, Carmen Christopher, Miel Breudow, and Charlotte Barnett.
Pine Box Rock Shop 12 Grattan Street, Brooklyn 9p; $free
source: http://www.nonsensenyc.com/
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/next-slide-please-a-powerpoint-comedy-show-tickets-88431189067

The Improv Jam, 2/18

Just your classic Improv Jam! Everyone who attends this show will have a chance to perform improv on the UCBT Hell's Kitchen stage! Put your name in the Bucket of Truth, then jam with students, performers, and faculty. The show isn't over until everyone has had a chance to perform, all in a fun, supportive environment! All experience levels welcome!
555 W 42nd Street, New York, NY
6 PM
source: https://hellskitchen.ucbtheatre.com
https://hellskitchen.ucbtheatre.com/performance/72549

Jewish Material Culture: Home and Food, 2/19

This lecture examines household artefacts such as furniture, cooking utensils, storage vessels, bathing and washing amenities, and illumination implements as they appear in various Geniza documents and in contemporary literature including, responsa, travelogues, and poetry. This data will be correlated with archaeological findings. Through these domestic objects the meaning of home for contemporary people is better understood. The lecture will also touch upon food, its preparation, consumption, and cultural significance. Delivered by Miriam Frenkel.
Bard Graduate Center 38 West 86th Street, Lecture Hall, Manhattan 6-7:30p; $free
source: http://www.nonsensenyc.com/
https://www.bgc.bard.edu/events/1109/19-feb-2020-jewish-material

Opening Reception for Christie Neptune: Constructs and Context Relativity, 2/19

Join us at the opening reception for a multi-media exhibition in BRIC's Project Room exploring notions of race, urban decay, community, and the hidden potential in absence.
647 Fulton Street Brooklyn, NY 11217
7 PM
source: BRIC
https://www.bricartsmedia.org/events-performances/opening-reception-christie-neptune-constructs-and-context-relativity-performance

Opening Reception for Death Becomes Her, 2/19

Join us for the opening reception of Death Becomes Her, a group exhibition exploring how death and the grieving process impact the living.
647 Fulton Street Brooklyn, NY 11217
7 PM
source: BRIC
https://www.bricartsmedia.org/events-performances/opening-reception-death-becomes-her

Opening Reception for Padma Rajendran: Move Me With You, 2/19

Join us at the opening reception for an interactive installation in BRIC's Hallway consisting of dyed and printed fabric drawings selectively sewn and layered over one another to reveal layered stories, transitions, and re-telling.
647 Fulton St. Brooklyn, NY 11217
7 PM
source: BRIC
https://www.bricartsmedia.org/events-performances/opening-reception-padma-rajendran-move-me-you

The Art of Dying: A Monthly Death Cafe, 2/20

What might we plan, hope, dream, imagine as we consider our mortality? The Ethical Living Committee at the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture is championing a series for shared discussion and contemplation on death and dying. All topics welcome. There are no taboos.
Shatzi Weisberger and others will begin each evening with a facilitated activity. Each gathering will be followed by a Death Cafe for open and intimate conversations.
Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture 53 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn 6:30-8:30p; $free
source: http://www.nonsensenyc.com/
https://www.bsec.org/calendar-2/

Gyun Hur: I Wouldn't Know Any Other Way , 2/21

A performance series where artist Gyun Hur interacts with her installation in a meditation on loss, trauma, and impermanence.
647 Fulton Street Brooklyn, NY 11217
3 PM
source: BRIC
https://www.bricartsmedia.org/events-performances/gyun-hur-i-wouldnt-know-any-other-way

Celebrating Black History: Black TV Matters, Reclaiming the Narrative 2/22

As part of BRIC's Black History is American History Month programming, we are proud to partner with Weeksville Heritage Center to screen three pieces centered around social justice and activism: Why Kaep Kneels by Hadasah Cornell, Artistic Reflections by Melvin Isaac, and Objective Opinion by James Woods.
158 Buffalo Ave, Brooklyn
2 PM
source: BRIC
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/celebrating-black-history-black-tv-matters-reclaiming-the-narrative-tickets-91855982717?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Staten Island

Roots of American Music, 2/18

Hip-hop, blues, jazz, and soul are all cornerstones of American music. They’re also all built on African American traditions. Listen with us and explore the history behind jams you love.
75 Bennett Street, Staten Island, NY
3 PM
source: https://www.nypl.org
https://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2020/02/18/roots-american-music

Adult Afternoon Hikes, 2/19

Enjoy the crisp winter weather as we stroll through different Staten Island Greenbelt trails with Greenbelt educators and a naturalist. Designed for adults ages 18+ who want to spend time in nature and socialize. For more information and to register, please call (718) 351-3450.
Greenbelt Nature Center (In Blood Root Valley), Staten Island
1:30 PM
source: https://www.nycgovparks.org
https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/01/22/adult-afternoon-hikes

Winter Bird Hike, 2/20

Join our educators to learn more about finding and identifying winter residents here in the Greenbelt. Bring your own binoculars or borrow a pair of ours. All ages.
Greenbelt Nature Center (In Blood Root Valley), Staten Island
11:30 AM
source: https://www.nycgovparks.org
https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/02/20/winter-bird-hike
I would like to give an honarary mention to the NYCT holiday transit show, which is ending soon. It is easy-access (in Grand Central), interesting, and super low-key. You can just pop in and stay however long you like.
Shameless self promotion: you can search through my collected events here. The search feature is very simple, but tune in next week when I will have better filtering methods. Also, some of the public art are a little wonky.
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2020.02.16 13:53 liferider09 A collection of free events - now with more diverse sources

It is very difficult to strike the line between quality and quantity. It helps to have more than just nypl and nyc parks events.
Apparently, I was left with nothing from Queens -_-

Manhattan

Asssscat 3000, 2/16

Performers from The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre perform longform improv with frequent special guests from your favorite TV shows and movies. The 7:30pm shows cost $14 and tickets go on sale 2 weeks before the show date at 12pm. The 9:30pm show is FREE but you must make a reservation in advance. Reservations become available online at 12pm (noon) the day of the show. PLEASE NOTE: The listed cast lineup is subject to change. Our talented performers are very in-demand and although they would like to do so, other obligations prevent them from being able to do ASSSSCAT every week.
555 W 42nd Street, New York, NY
9:30 PM
source: https://hellskitchen.ucbtheatre.com
https://hellskitchen.ucbtheatre.com/performance/72529

Winter Bird Walk at the Battery With NYC Audubon, 2/18

Join us for bird walks in The Battery with NYC Audubon! Explore the diverse over-wintering birds that find food and habitat on The Battery's waterfront, such as ducks, geese, loons, sparrows, and finches. We might even spot a seal! Register online. The walk will be led by Gabriel Willow, an educator from NYC Audubon. Gabriel is an experienced birder and naturalist and is well-versed in the ecology and history of New York City. He has been leading walks for NYC Audubon for more than ten years, guiding new and experienced birders in all five boroughs and beyond. Meet at the Netherlands Memorial Flag Pole located at the entrance to the park on the corner of Broadway, Battery Place, and State Street. After the walk, we hope you will linger to enjoy the nation's largest perennial garden open 365 days free to the public. Learn more about The Battery at thebattery.org.
Netherland Monument (In the Battery), Manhattan
8 AM
source: https://www.nycgovparks.org
https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/02/11/winter-bird-walk-at-the-battery-with-nyc-audubon

Toe Tappin' Tuesdays Presented by the Gotham Jazzmen, 2/18

The Gotham Jazzmen present a weekly concert of jazz favorites certain to lift your spirits and make you forget your “library voices.” Doors open at 11:45 a.m.
FEATURING
Pete Sokolow, Piano; Lee Lorenz, Cornet;
James Lincoln Collier, Trombone; Ernie Lumer, Clarinet;
Ed Bonoff, Drums; David Hofstra, Bass.
40 Lincoln Center Plaza (65th St and Columbus Ave), New York, NY
12 PM
source: https://www.nypl.org
https://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2020/02/04/toe-tappin-tuesdays-presented-gotham-jazzmen

Beethoven the Bard and the Boards, 2/18

Beethoven loved theater. His personal journal is littered with quotations from his favorite plays, and he often wrote music inspired by his favorite characters and scenes. In the Library's cafe, HB Studio actors perform scenes table-side from Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, plus Goethe’s Egmont, and Klinger’s Sturm und Drang, interspersed with recordings of related Beethoven piano sonatas, string quartets, and overtures.
Reserve your general admission seat.
40 Lincoln Center Plaza (65th St and Columbus Ave), New York, NY
7 PM
source: https://www.nypl.org
https://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2020/02/06/beethoven-bard-and-boards

Opening Reception: Guo Fengyi & Curtis Talwst, 2/19

Please join us on Wednesday, February 19 at 6pm - 8pm for the opening reception of our winter exhibitions Guo Fengyi: To See from a Distance and Curtis Talwst Santiago: Can't I Alter.
35 Wooster St, New York, NY
6 PM
source: The Drawing Center
http://www.drawingcenter.org/en/drawingcente20/events/21/public-programs/2311/opening-reception/

Self-Defense Workshop With POP Gym, 2/19

Palm Heels for the people! Don’t get that joke? No worries! Come by this FREE workshop to learn some introductory skills that will keep you feeling safe. We’ll be covering the basics: stretching, conditioning, technique, and theory, with the hope that participants will leave with some super useful foundations that will aid them in the day-to-day. Mix that in with some sweat and some movement, and you’ll have an accessible and confidence-boosting good time for all. Whether you are a beginner, or someone with experience, come work it out with us! Open to all ages! Participants should wear clothing in which they are comfortable stretching and sweating. POP Gym is a new project, working towards opening a physical space in Brooklyn that offers free self-defense, fitness, and skill share classes 7 days a week. As we continue planning, we invite you to come by any of our events this summer! Our workshops have been described as, “fun”, “holistic” and “empowering”, and for any questions, comments, or inquiries for future workshops for you or your organizations, email us at [email protected]
172 Allen St, New York, NY
7 PM
source: bluestockings.com
https://bluestockings.com/event/self-defense-workshop-with-pop-gym-28/?instance_id=211613

Literature Out Loud: Modern Love Poetry, 2/20

Do you want to find time for literature in your busy life? Join us on your lunch hour or your free afternoon to celebrate literature in bite-size servings!
At each session of Literature Out Loud we will read aloud and discuss passages of classic and contemporary poetry from across the globe.
This month, we will explore the foundation and evolution of love poetry. In this session, understand and discuss the complex evolution of love poetry in our modern era, from Adrienne Rich to John Berryman…
476 Fifth Avenue (42nd Street Entrance), New York, NY
1 PM
source: https://www.nypl.org
https://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2020/02/06/clone-literature-out-loud-classical-love-poetry

Movies @ Kips Bay Library Presents New Releases Movie Night: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, 2/20

Synopsis
An actor and his stunt double struggle to keep pace with the evolving entertainment industry in 1960s Los Angeles. Directors Quentin Tarantino
Production year 2019, Rating R, Studio Columbia Pictures Industries Inc., Runtime 161 minutes.
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Luke Perry, Dakota Fanning.
446 Third Avenue, New York, NY
2 PM
source: https://www.nypl.org
https://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2020/02/20/movies-kips-bay-library-presents-new-releases-movie-night

Narcan Overdose Prevention Training, 2/20

Every Thursday, Bluestockings will be hosting a free, walk-in harm reduction training and discussion on overdose prevention! Walk away from this narcan training with your own nalaxone kit and help support all community, including drug-using comrades!
172 Allen St, New York, NY
5 PM
source: bluestockings.com
https://bluestockings.com/event/narcan-overdose-prevention-training/?instance_id=209145

Masq Cycle 001 Circle 4: Masc-Allyship, 2/20

Masq is a healing initiative that aims to evolve our relationships with masculinity, thru open-conversation. We strive to destroy the toxic elements that exist within the identity, and embrace its existence beyond it’s cis-expression. This installment of Masq is going to be largely focused on how we, as masculine-identifying individuals, can utilize our power and privilege in our intimate realities to do our part in dismantling our patriarchy. This discussion can be broken into 2 parts, intervention in ways that are obvious (external), & intervening in ways that are less obvious (internal). Anjan Alavandar (they/them) is the founder of Masq. Anjan is an American born South-Indian community organizer who was raised in North Carolina. Anjan has been exploring the confines of masculinity from a young age. They work with All Kings, a new organization that is establishing a healing-based re-entry program for recently incarcerated men in Harlem and Brooklyn, NY.
172 Allen St, New York, NY
7 PM
source: bluestockings.com
https://bluestockings.com/event/masq-cycle-001-circle-4-masc-allyship/?instance_id=211626

OpenICE at the Library: Collecting Performers , 2/20

James Austin Smith and Ryan Muncy share the stories and works of music that define their relationship with their woodwind instruments. The event will culminate in the world premieres of works by Rebecka Ahvenniemi and Sigurd Fischer Olsen for woodwinds, percussion, and electronics.
Reserve your general admission seat starting January 20th.
(If you need assistance with online reservations, please visit the welcome desk at the Library for the Performing Arts' Lincoln Center Plaza entra…
40 Lincoln Center Plaza (65th St and Columbus Ave), New York, NY
7 PM
source: https://www.nypl.org
https://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2020/02/20/openice-library-collecting-performers

Student Composers Showcase, 2/20

Jeffrey Millarsky conducts the Juilliard Orchestra performing four world premieres by Juilliard student composers. Read the press release.
1941 Broadway, New York, NY
7:30 PM
source: The Lincoln Center
http://www.lincolncenter.org/show/student-composers-showcase

John “Dandy” Rodriguez’s “Dream Team” Presents Descargas 2020, 2/20

Johnny “Dandy” Rodriguez is a salsa legend and world-renown bongocero. Having performed and served as musical director for Tito Puente’s orchestra for 33 years, “Dandy,” as he’s universally known, is a veteran of Tito Rodriguez, Machito, Willie Rosario, Celia Cruz, Fania All-Stars, Ray Barretto and virtually the entire pantheon of salsa’s pioneers.
His New York City-based “Dream Team” is a tight-knit unit that performs the band’s entire repertoire entirely by ear. Performing without the boundaries of written music, every rendition of the band’s repertoire of salsa classics and descargas reaches dizzying new heights of danceable excitement.
Broadway Between 62nd and 63rd Streets, New York, NY
7:30 PM
source: The Lincoln Center
http://www.lincolncenter.org/atrium/show/john-dandy-rodriguezs-dream-team-presents-descargas-2020

Malcolm X Remembered, 2/21

Curated from our archives, this pop-up exhibition will feature handwritten notes, rarely seen photos, and historic papers from the civil rights leader. Attendees are invited to take part in our oral history project, which includes sharing how Malcolm X’s words have made an impact on your life.
Please contact us immediately for American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation. Requests can be made by calling 212-340-0951 or 212-340-0909, or email [email protected].
515 Malcolm X Boulevard (135th St and Malcolm X Blvd), New York, NY
12 Noon
source: https://www.nypl.org
https://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2020/02/21/malcolm-x-remembered

Movie Afternoon, 2/21

Join us every Friday for a showing of some Hollywood's biggest films.
February 21: Hell or High Water (2016)
A divorced father and his ex-con o…
503 West 145th Street, New York, NY
2 PM
source: https://www.nypl.org
https://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2020/02/07/movie-afternoon

Community Create-A-Thon: Census 2020, 2/21

No one knows your community better than you. So, whether you want to design a sticker, draw a poster, write a poem, sing a song, or choreograph a dance, Lincoln Center teaching artists will be on hand to help you shape your ideas. Come collaborate on fun and accessible art projects to help reach the people in your life and share the importance of the census.
Lincoln Center, in partnership with Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and the U.S. Census Bureau, wants to ensure that our communities get their fair share, especially people in historically under-counted groups. These include people of color, immigrants, LGBTQIA people, people experiencing homelessness, people with low incomes, renters, single-parent households, people with limited English proficiency, and children under the age of five.
Why the Census Matters The Census, a once-a-decade population count, affects your representation in government, and determines how much funding your community receives. When a person isn’t counted, they lose out on nearly $2,000 every year for TEN YEARS in direct services like SNAP, WIC, hospitals, schools, transportation, and road maintenance.
Broadway Between 62nd and 63rd Streets, New York, NY
2 PM
source: The Lincoln Center
http://www.lincolncenter.org/show/community-create-a-thon-census-2023

Dorothea Lange: Words + Pictures, 2/21

thru 5/9: dorothea lange: words + pictures, the museum of modern art’s first major exhibition of lange’s work in 50 years, brings iconic images together with rarely seen works—from early street photography to projects on criminal justice reform. museum of modern art (midtown west), $25 general, $18 seniors, $14 students, free fridays 5:30-9pm.
Museum of Modern Art (Midtown West)
source: The Skint
https://www.moma.org/calendaexhibitions/5079

Book Swap! 2/22

By popular demand, Ottendorfer now hosts a Book Swap every Saturday! Please bring your books, DVDs, CDs and miscellaneous trinkets to trade with others.
135 Second Avenue, New York, NY
10 AM
source: https://www.nypl.org
https://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2020/02/01/book-swap

Saturday Afternoon Movie: The Goldfinch, 2/22

The Goldfinch (2019, R, 149 min.)
Young Theo inadvertently steals a noteworthy piece of art in the aftermath of an explosion at the Metropolitan Museum of Art that kills his mother. He later crosses paths with the unruly Boris, and the pair finds their lives linked to the painting. Starring: Nicole Kidman, Sarah Paulson, Ansel Elgort, Aneurin Barnard, Ashleigh Cummings. Dir. John Crowley.
444 Amsterdam Avenue (Between West 81st and West 82nd Streets), New York, NY
2 PM
source: https://www.nypl.org
https://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2020/02/22/saturday-afternoon-movie-goldfinch

Russian Readings: Non-Poetry Series / Texts and Contexts, 2/22

Vadim Pevzner -- a Russian poet. Born in Moscow in 1961, he moved to Paris in 1984, then to the United States in 1990. Graduated from the Art Institute of Chicago (Major in Experimental Film). Taught art at NYU and other universities.
The event is organized by Grigory Starikovsky, the curator of the Russian Reading Series at Tompkins Square Library.
Grigory Starikovsky – a poet, translator, essayist. Born in Moscow in 1971. In US since 1992. PHD in Classics (Columbia University). Recent ve…
331 East 10th Street, New York, NY
2 PM
source: https://www.nypl.org
https://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2020/02/22/russian-readings-non-poetry-series-texts-and-contexts

Video Screening: Paul Robeson & Vito Marcantonio: Martyrs of McCarthyism, 2/22

Video Screening: Paul Robeson & Vito Marcantonio: Martyrs of McCarthyism
10 Jersey Street, New York, NY
2 PM
source: https://www.nypl.org
https://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2020/02/22/video-screening-paul-robeson-vito-marcantonio-martyrs-mccarthyism

Reflections on Beethoven, 2/22

Beethoven’s Sonata Opus 101 took inspiration from Baroque keyboard works and also provided inspiration for later composers. In this program,Opus 101 is presented with Bach’s Toccata in E Minor and César Franck’s monumental Prelude, Chorale, and Fugue, offering an opportunity to reflect on the influences on and from Beethoven. Presented by Raj Bhimani, pianist.
The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to offer free admission to this program on a first come, first served basis. Admission line…
40 Lincoln Center Plaza (65th St and Columbus Ave), New York, NY
2:30 PM
source: https://www.nypl.org
https://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2020/02/22/reflections-beethoven

Phenomenal Black Women Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon, 2/22

The Schomburg Center, working with AfroCROWD, is proud to host Phenomenal Black Women Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, our sixth year in which we invite members of the community and the general public to edit and contribute content related to Black history and culture on Wikipedia for the national Black WikiHistory Month outreach campaign.
This year we will focus especially on Black Women, past and present, adding notable figures whose content is incomplete or completely missing from Wikipedia.…
515 Malcolm X Boulevard (135th St and Malcolm X Blvd), New York, NY
5 PM
source: https://www.nypl.org
https://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2020/02/22/phenomenal-black-women-wikipedia-edit-thon

The Nubian Word for Flowers, 2/22

A pocket chamber edition of the Ione and Pauline Oliveros Phantom opera, utilizing live performance, electronics, and moving images to create a deep dream exploration of Nubian soul and colonial mind, featuring the collaborative trio of Ione (text, direction, and performance), Monica Duncan (visuals, performance), and Senem Pirler (sound, performance).
Reserve your general admission seat HERE starting January 22nd.
(If you need assistance with online reservations, please visit the…
40 Lincoln Center Plaza (65th St and Columbus Ave), New York, NY
8 PM
source: https://www.nypl.org
https://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2020/02/22/nubian-word-flowers

Bronx

Saturday Cinema, 2/15

Southside With You
Docudrama about Barack Obama’s first date with Michelle Robinson, his future wife, during the summer of 1989 in Chicago. Starring Tika Sumpter, Parker Sawyers, © Miramax Pictures. 2016 Run Time 160m…
2521 Glebe Avenue, Bronx, NY
2 PM
source: https://www.nypl.org
https://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2020/02/01/saturday-

Shape Up NYC: Free Body Conditioning, 2/19

Shape Up NYC is a free citywide fitness program run by NYC Parks, in partnership with NYC Service and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, that targets neighborhoods with high rates of obesity and obesity– related disease.
1215 Morrison Avenue, Bronx, NY
5:30 PM
source: https://www.nypl.org
https://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2020/02/07/shape-nyc-free-body-conditioning

Woodstock Crochet Club, 2/20

Come meet your fellow sititchers in the neighborhood. Bring along your latest project to share.
Limited supplies provided.
761 East 160th Street, Bronx, NY
11 AM
source: https://www.nypl.org
https://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2020/02/06/woodstock-crochet-club

Brooklyn

Bring Your Own Film, 2/17

Bring your weird, boring, wild, fun, strange and not-so strange videos. We'll play any video you bring us, as long as it's under 10 minutes long and made by you. Bring Your Own Film is an informal space for filmmakers to show smaller projects, works-in-progress, or anything that might not have a home yet. Come drink cheap beer, eat free popcorn, meet new people, and watch films. If you have a project you'd like to share, bring it.
Shoestring Studio 640 Classon Avenue, Brooklyn 7:30p door, 8p screening; $free bringyourownfilm]at]gmail.com
source: http://www.nonsensenyc.com/

Next Slide Please, 2/17

All-PowerPoint comedy show. Next Slide Please asks comedians to prepare and present PowerPoints about whatever they want. Past audiences have learned about the best Manhattan street corners for first-date make-outs, exciting start-up investment opportunities, and the charms of the 2003 Jessica Alba vehicle Honey. Hosted by Reed Kavner. The night's lineup includes Rachel Pegram, Carmen Christopher, Miel Breudow, and Charlotte Barnett.
Pine Box Rock Shop 12 Grattan Street, Brooklyn 9p; $free
source: http://www.nonsensenyc.com/
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/next-slide-please-a-powerpoint-comedy-show-tickets-88431189067

The Improv Jam, 2/18

Just your classic Improv Jam! Everyone who attends this show will have a chance to perform improv on the UCBT Hell's Kitchen stage! Put your name in the Bucket of Truth, then jam with students, performers, and faculty. The show isn't over until everyone has had a chance to perform, all in a fun, supportive environment! All experience levels welcome!
555 W 42nd Street, New York, NY
6 PM
source: https://hellskitchen.ucbtheatre.com
https://hellskitchen.ucbtheatre.com/performance/72549

Jewish Material Culture: Home and Food, 2/19

This lecture examines household artefacts such as furniture, cooking utensils, storage vessels, bathing and washing amenities, and illumination implements as they appear in various Geniza documents and in contemporary literature including, responsa, travelogues, and poetry. This data will be correlated with archaeological findings. Through these domestic objects the meaning of home for contemporary people is better understood. The lecture will also touch upon food, its preparation, consumption, and cultural significance. Delivered by Miriam Frenkel.
Bard Graduate Center 38 West 86th Street, Lecture Hall, Manhattan 6-7:30p; $free
source: http://www.nonsensenyc.com/
https://www.bgc.bard.edu/events/1109/19-feb-2020-jewish-material

Opening Reception for Christie Neptune: Constructs and Context Relativity, 2/19

Join us at the opening reception for a multi-media exhibition in BRIC's Project Room exploring notions of race, urban decay, community, and the hidden potential in absence.
647 Fulton Street Brooklyn, NY 11217
7 PM
source: BRIC
https://www.bricartsmedia.org/events-performances/opening-reception-christie-neptune-constructs-and-context-relativity-performance

Opening Reception for Death Becomes Her, 2/19

Join us for the opening reception of Death Becomes Her, a group exhibition exploring how death and the grieving process impact the living.
647 Fulton Street Brooklyn, NY 11217
7 PM
source: BRIC
https://www.bricartsmedia.org/events-performances/opening-reception-death-becomes-her

Opening Reception for Padma Rajendran: Move Me With You, 2/19

Join us at the opening reception for an interactive installation in BRIC's Hallway consisting of dyed and printed fabric drawings selectively sewn and layered over one another to reveal layered stories, transitions, and re-telling.
647 Fulton St. Brooklyn, NY 11217
7 PM
source: BRIC
https://www.bricartsmedia.org/events-performances/opening-reception-padma-rajendran-move-me-you

The Art of Dying: A Monthly Death Cafe, 2/20

What might we plan, hope, dream, imagine as we consider our mortality? The Ethical Living Committee at the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture is championing a series for shared discussion and contemplation on death and dying. All topics welcome. There are no taboos.
Shatzi Weisberger and others will begin each evening with a facilitated activity. Each gathering will be followed by a Death Cafe for open and intimate conversations.
Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture 53 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn 6:30-8:30p; $free
source: http://www.nonsensenyc.com/
https://www.bsec.org/calendar-2/

Gyun Hur: I Wouldn't Know Any Other Way , 2/21

A performance series where artist Gyun Hur interacts with her installation in a meditation on loss, trauma, and impermanence.
647 Fulton Street Brooklyn, NY 11217
3 PM
source: BRIC
https://www.bricartsmedia.org/events-performances/gyun-hur-i-wouldnt-know-any-other-way

Celebrating Black History: Black TV Matters, Reclaiming the Narrative 2/22

As part of BRIC's Black History is American History Month programming, we are proud to partner with Weeksville Heritage Center to screen three pieces centered around social justice and activism: Why Kaep Kneels by Hadasah Cornell, Artistic Reflections by Melvin Isaac, and Objective Opinion by James Woods.
158 Buffalo Ave, Brooklyn
2 PM
source: BRIC
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/celebrating-black-history-black-tv-matters-reclaiming-the-narrative-tickets-91855982717?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Staten Island

Roots of American Music, 2/18

Hip-hop, blues, jazz, and soul are all cornerstones of American music. They’re also all built on African American traditions. Listen with us and explore the history behind jams you love.
75 Bennett Street, Staten Island, NY
3 PM
source: https://www.nypl.org
https://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2020/02/18/roots-american-music

Adult Afternoon Hikes, 2/19

Enjoy the crisp winter weather as we stroll through different Staten Island Greenbelt trails with Greenbelt educators and a naturalist. Designed for adults ages 18+ who want to spend time in nature and socialize. For more information and to register, please call (718) 351-3450.
Greenbelt Nature Center (In Blood Root Valley), Staten Island
1:30 PM
source: https://www.nycgovparks.org
https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/01/22/adult-afternoon-hikes

Winter Bird Hike, 2/20

Join our educators to learn more about finding and identifying winter residents here in the Greenbelt. Bring your own binoculars or borrow a pair of ours. All ages.
Greenbelt Nature Center (In Blood Root Valley), Staten Island
11:30 AM
source: https://www.nycgovparks.org
https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/02/20/winter-bird-hike
I would like to give an honarary mention to the NYCT holiday transit show, which is ending soon. It is easy-access (in Grand Central), interesting, and super low-key. You can just pop in and stay however long you like.
Shameless self promotion: you can search through my collected events here. The search feature is very simple, but tune in next week when I will have better filtering methods. Also, some of the public art are a little wonky.
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2019.11.17 21:01 DangerDylan [Sunday, 17. November]

World News

‘I will not repent’: Australian MP refuses to back down on China after being told he would need to “repent” to visit the country
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'We’re fed up and we will not obey you': Rebellion strikes cities across the world
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The Armenian Center for American Studies reveals Senator Lindsey Graham’s ties with Turkish Lobbyists
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All news, US and international.

Straight Pride attracts a crowd of 2
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Planned Parenthood Awarded $2 Million in Lawsuit Over Secret Videos
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Father arrested after son, 5, brings heroin to school, says tasting it turns him into Spider-Man
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Science

American trust in scientists remains stable, despite "demonstrated growth" in conspiracy theories, finds a new study, which reveals around 40 percent of people reported having a good deal of confidence in scientific leaders, a number that has remained relatively stable since 1973.
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First study to explore impact of psychedelic drug ayahuasca on suicide, a randomized placebo-controlled trial in which individuals with treatment-resistant depression were administered one dose of ayahuasca or placebo, suggests that ayahuasca may show potential as an intervention for suicidality.
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New research suggests it was climate-related drought that built the foundation for the collapse of the Assyrian Empire (whose heartland was based in today’s northern Iraq)—one of the most powerful civilizations in the ancient world.
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/Technology

Firefox’s fight for the future of the web - With Google’s Chrome dominating the market, not-for-profit rival Mozilla is staking a comeback on its dedication to privacy
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Anti-robocall bill likely as House, Senate reach compromise
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World’s Brightest Light Source Accelerates Electrons to 99.9999999985% of the Speed of Light
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Sadly, this is not the Onion.

Child taken to hospital with constipation 'because school's strict loo roll policy left her too scared to go to the toilet'
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Prince Andrew: I didn’t have sex with teenager, I was home after Pizza Express in Woking
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Straight Pride attracts a crowd of 2
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Ask Reddit...

[Serious] What is your most terrifying "we need to leave, NOW" random rush of fear you've felt?
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Today is Danny Devito’s 75th birthday, How should Reddit celebrate and What will our gift be to him?
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Massage therapist or masseuse have you ever had a session turn sexual with a client? How did it go down?
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Sysadmin

Our new IT manager is a Scrum Master
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Accepted an offer that might be over my head, looking for some advice.
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Securing your network from BYOD
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Microsoft SQL Server

Miracle of OPTIMIZE_FOR_SEQUENTIAL_KEY
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PowerShell

New "Simplified ISE-like UI" section in the "How to replicate the ISE experience in Visual Studio Code" documentation
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How would I create a script to check all machines in our company, to see which ones have Wireshark installed
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Compare two txt files
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Functional 3D Printing

Designed this last Christmas after seeing it on a facebook add. Perfectly cuts wrapping paper and stops it unrolling.
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Fuel Jug Cap - printed at 45° for layer strength (hopefully). Old broken one in fingers.
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The inside of my car’s hybrid battery has these wire retention clips. I broke a couple repairing the battery today so I modeled and printed a couple.
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Data Is Beautiful

The Booms and Busts of American Home Prices [OC]
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[OC] The flight path of a single Ryanair plane over a one month period
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Women's sexual communication and sexual satisfaction [OC]
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Today I Learned (TIL)

TIL that Leah Betts, a girl that made headlines after dying from taking a single ecstasy pill, didn’t actually die directly from taking the drug, but instead from drinking 7 litres of water in 90 minutes. Ecstasy causes water retention, making even slightly high water consumption fatal.
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TIL Ketamine is a potent antidepressant. A single low, sub-anesthetic dose of ketamine given via intravenous infusion may produce antidepressant effects within four hours in people with depression. These antidepressant effects may persist for up to several weeks following a single infusion.
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TIL William Still, the father of the Underground Railroad, interviewed and kept records of every escaped slave he came across. Once, while interviewing a man, he discovered that the man was actually his long-lost brother.
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So many books, so little time

Reading Isaac Asimov's Foundation as a woman has been HARD.
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Reaching year two of my compulsive reading journey, and what I have learned
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What is your favourite book title, regardless of content?
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OldSchoolCool: History's cool kids, looking fantastic

Metallica playing at 'Monsters of rock' Moscow 4 months before the Dissolution of Soviet Union 1991
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Kate McKinnon as Dana Scully for Halloween, early 90's
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The phenomenally talented Jessica Lange at the King Kong Press Conference, 1976
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aviation

Low urban flight
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A very handsome Jumbo!
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Beauty and the Beast?
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Reddit Pics

Penguins on an iceberg that's been flipped upside down, known as a blue iceberg.
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Hong Kong Protester looks like a post apocalyptic survivor. May HK have the strength it needs to survive.
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My dad was really excited that he got to finally see Stonehenge today!
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.gifs - funny, animated gifs for your viewing pleasure

I drew this 4 colors pixel art and called it Lost [OC]
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Sniffing a stink bug
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In a true friendship, the self-sacrifice is mutual
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A subreddit for cute and cuddly pictures

When you're a teacher and your dog eats everyone's homework...
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If you ever encounter a grizzly bear, make sure you got strawberries in your pocket.
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Majestic white lion gets startled by a bubble
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2019.10.21 15:59 Anonymous_1-2-3-4-5 MCU Movies Behind the Scenes Facts *Wanted to do this for fun* Ant-Man and the Wasp *UPDATED*

Continuing my MCU Behind the Scenes Facts posts with an updated Ant-Man and the Wasp, Captain Marvel, Avengers Endgame and Spider-Man Far From Home and will continue to do these in the future
All links to previous MCU Behind the Scenes facts

ANT-MAN AND THE WASP


1. Langston Fishburne, Laurence Fishburne's son, played the younger version of his character, Dr. Bill Foster.

2. Scott grumbles that just wearing a hat and sunglasses does not conceal your identity. This has been a running joke among fans, since several MCU characters have used this technique including: Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Black Widow, Winter Soldier, Scarlet Witch, Nick Fury and Falcon. It's also a common joke among DC fans, in regards to Clark Kent's (Superman's) rather flimsy disguise of nothing but glasses.

3. Paul Rudd really did learn close up magic for this movie. "I really did learn some of the magic. I haven't really kept it up. But then again, trying to learn to be really good at magic in a short amount of time is like trying to learn violin in a short amount of time."

4. The alien-looking organisms in the microscopic realm (on the way to the quantum realm) are water bears (tardigrades), which have been found in the most extreme environments on Earth including hot springs, glaciers, the top of the Himalayas and deep sea trenches. They can go dormant without food or water for decades and survive incredible temperatures, pressures, radiation, toxicity, and even several days in space.

5. This marks the second MCU film after Thor: Ragnarok (2017) to have a female as the leading antagonist. However, in the comic books, the Ghost was male.

6. This movie was announced three months after Ant-Man (2015) was released and, due to Marvel's packed Phase Three lineup, they had to move the release dates of Black Panther (2018) and Captain Marvel (2019).

7. The laboratory incorporates elements of various scales and was obviously enhanced when at various scales. Examples of this include an enormous battery and electric guitar volume knob and the like, with most everything else at human scale. The wheels and tote handle were obviously installed when the building was at the smaller size then, as with the battery and knob, expanded along with the building.

8. For the role of Janet van Dyne, Evangeline Lilly (Janet's daughter, Hope) had Michelle Pfeiffer on her wish list to play Janet, and Michael Douglas (Janet's husband, Hank) had expressed the desire to have his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones play Janet.

9. They knew they wanted to feature another scene with Luis (Michael Peña) riffing a long story again but didn't want to repeat themselves. The idea of pitting him against Walton Goggins' villainous Sonny Burch and a truth serum, though, gave them a way into the scene.

10. This was the twentieth film to be released by Marvel Studios for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

11. Ghost is male in the original comics and part of Iron-Man's rogues gallery, never actually crossing paths with Ant-Man. His powers also come from his suit rather than the Quantum Realm. He eventually became an anti-hero after joining a team of superhumans called The Thunderbolts.

12. Director Peyton Reed insisted the film clock in under two hours, for two reasons. "I knew we were going to be following Infinity War which was going to be this massive, massive epic, but most importantly just because this is a comedy, and it's an action/comedy, and it didn't want to overstay its welcome."

13. In the trailer's soundtrack, the higher pitch guitar chords that repeat are the riffs from a song named "Ants Invasion" by Adam and the Ants.

14. This film replaced Marvel's Captain Marvel (2019) in the July 6, 2018, release date originally marked by Marvel Studios.

15. Agent Jimmy Woo actually has a long history in the comics -- the original character dates all the way back to The Yellow Claw in 1957, a short-lived series (only four issues) featuring a Fu Manchu Expy as the titular villain and, much more unusual for the time, a Chinese-American lead in FBI Agent Jimmy Woo... who would later return as a high-ranking S.H.I.E.L.D. agent and eventual team leader in the not-quite-as-short-lived Agents Of ATLAS.

16. Director Peyton Reed stated in a recent interview that he went back and re-watched all of Michelle Pfeiffer's past movies just prior to working with her.

17. The Wasp becomes the second superhero title in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to be passed from parent to child. The first was Black Panther.

18. The trailer contains a scene where Ant-Man and the Wasp bicker about who is going to "go low" and who is going to "go high" when confronting the bad guys. The Wasp argues that she should be the one to "go high" since she has wings. This scene does not appear in the theatrical version of the film.

19. The movie they're watching on the laptop at the "drive-in theater" is Them! (1954), the classic sci-fi flick in which nuclear testing creates giant ants.

20. Lola VFX was responsible for the "young-ification", of Michelle Pfeiffer, Michael Douglas, and the modification of Langston Fishburne to resemble his father, Laurence Fishburne.

21. The idea that Scott had some kind of encounter with Janet while in the quantum realm was suggested in the first film by way of a brief glimpse of a reflection on his helmet. It's unclear as to whether it's an angel, a blob, or Janet, but here it's confirmed that it was actually her.

22. Peyton Reed promised Michael Douglas that he wouldn't be "just a walking exposition machine" this time around.

23. Ghost's costume is based on the character's modern design from Thunderbolts, but still incorporates the hood that was part of the original outfit back in The '80s.

24. Most of the shrunken cars seen inside the Hot Wheels Rally Case are not Hot Wheels made. Specifically, the purple Hyundai Veloster was actually a scaled car from Tomica Die-Cast.

25. Michelle Pfeiffer agreed to appear in the movie because she is a fan of the first Ant-Man.

26. The flashback in the first film to Janet Van Dyne (Pfeiffer) on the missile never showed her face, but Reed told the casting and visual effects departments responsible for the barely visible eyes behind her mask that he wanted it to resemble Pfeiffer. "Michelle was always my dream casting for that role, and that was even before we knew we'd be making a second movie."

27. One of the movie's writers has stated that he believes Norman Osborn aka The Green Goblin, to be Sonny Burch's employer.

28. First movie collaboration for Michelle Pfeiffer and Michael Douglas, who, despite both having careers that span more than three decades, have never worked directly together. The same is true for either Douglas or Pfeiffer and Laurence Fishburne.

29. Reed was inspired by the films After Hours, Midnight Run and What's Up, Doc? for the look and feel of Ant-Man and the Wasp. While the first film was more of a heist film, Reed described this as part action film, part romantic comedy, and wanted this one "to be a little more of like an Elmore Leonard vibe where we have villains, but we also have antagonists, and we have these roadblocks to our heroes getting to where they need to be, and getting what they need for this mission." Regarding the opportunity for character development, Reed used the actions of Lang in Civil War to fuel potential tension between him, Pym, and Van Dyne since Pym is "very clear in the first movie about how he feels about Stark and how he feels about The Avengers and being very protective of this technology that he has."

30. The lab and quantum tunnel set, strongly inspired by Irwin Allen's The Time Tunne l(1966), is the largest physical set that's ever been built for any of the MCU films.

31. This film is Chapter Eight of Phase Three in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

32. The metal suit that Hank wears when meeting Janet in the Quantum Realm resembles his comic counterpart's Goliath costume right down to the "Y"-shaped symbol on the chest.

33. Director Peyton Reeds biggest mandate regarding visual effects was, "photo-realism."

34. The flashback exterior shot of the Pym house that opens the film, was originally filmed for the first movie.

35. Scott helps the Pyms break out of FBI custody (even providing Hope her suit and Hank an FBI uniform), a reversal of roles from the first movie when Hank breaks Scott out of police custody.

36. They weren't sure at first how to get across the ideas of quantum entanglement, but it came clear once they struck on the idea of Scott and Janet basically doing an All of Me (1984) -- Lily Tomlin is trapped in Steve Martin's body with Steve Martin. They had discussed having Pfeiffer perform the scene then have Rudd copy her, but everyone agreed that Rudd would be better simply creating it wholesale.

37. Sharon Stone was considered for the role of Janet Van Dyne.

38. This is the second superhero movie based on Marvel property debuting in 2018 wherein the main actor (in this case, Paul Rudd) also has a writing credit. The first was Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool 2 (2018).

39. Early on there's a brief clip from The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957).

40. Discussions about where to take the third act included the possibility of quantum creatures coming through the tunnel and pouring out into San Francisco, but Peyton Reed wasn't interested. "That kind of stuff felt to me like we've seen this a million times."

41. At the start of November 2016, Peyton Reed said that the film's production would transition from "the writing phase" to "official prep" that month, beginning with visual development. Reed reiterated his excitement for introducing the Wasp and "really designing her look, the way she moves, the power set, and figuring out, sort of, who Hope van Dyne is as a hero". He also talked about sharing characters with other MCU films, stating his disappointment in the Giant-Man introduction happening in Civil War, rather than an Ant-Man film. Reed added that he spends "a lot of time" talking with the other writers and directors of MCU films, and that he and the writers on this film wished to maintain "our little Ant-Man corner of the universe. Because it's a whole different vibe tonally".

42. This was Michelle Pfeiffer's second comic book movie; the other was Batman Returns (1992) in which she played Catwoman. Her Batman co-star, Michael Keaton, played Adrian Toomes/Vulture in Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), which was also part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

43. Evangeline Lilly shared the first publicity still of Hope as Wasp on the 100th birthday of Janet's co-creator, Jack Kirby.

44. The film's title is not shown on screen until the ending credits.

45. Hannah John-Kamen has stated she loved playing Ghost, and in fact would be open to reprising her again in a Thunderbolts movie.

46. The name of Luis and Scott's fledgling security company, "X-CON", is a pun on the fact that they are both ex-convicts, or "ex-cons" for short.

47. They used Elmore Leonard novels, as an inspiration in the sense that while a main antagonist exists they would also have various smaller-level antagonists and threats too.

48. The "io" of the "Marvel Studios" logo has been turned into "10", since it came out the year of the MCU's 10th anniversary.

49. This is Laurence Fishburne's third comic-book series after Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007) in which he voiced the Surfer, and the DC Extended Universe films, in which he plays Perry White.

50. They considered doing the end credits in the form of a fake behind-the-scenes documentary designed like they were filming a Godzilla movie from the 50s "with people in suits stomping on model cityscapes." That shifted into a table-top version of the film's action.

51. The word "quantum" is spoken 22 times in Ant-Man and the Wasp (including the post-credit scenes).

52. The character Kurt refers to the witch "Baba Yaga" of Russian folklore. This same reference is made in John Wick (2014), the second installment of which also features actor Laurence Fishburne.

53. Regarding the film itself, it is the 20th entry of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film also marks the 55th anniversary of the first appearance of The Wasp back in June 1963.

54. The second time that an Ant-Man film will be played in theaters as a direct follow-up to an Avengers film, which is Avengers: Infinity War (2018). Ant-Man (2015) was released months after Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015).

55. Near the beginning, Scott is shown watching Animal House (1978), early discussions of the quantum realm led Peyton Reed to remember the scene from that film which features characters discussing similar ideas, so happily he was able to license a clip from Universal.

56. This is basically a follow-up to both Ant-Man and Captain America: Civil War. When Peyton Reed first saw the latter his first thought was, "Ugh Hank Pym (Douglas) is gonna be pissed off and Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) is gonna feel betrayed!" This gave him an "in" for the starting dynamic between Scott Lang (Paul Rudd).

57. Hope's Wasp costume has bits of red on it along with the yellow/gold and black, unlike the contemporary Janet Van Dyne Wasp costume it was patterned after, as a reference to Janet's original red Silver Age Wasp costume and Hope's Red Queen costume in her initial 2000s Alternate Universe comic's appearances.

58. Ghost was a baseline human in the comics who got his powers from the suit. The MCU version is an enhanced human who got her powers from an accident; the suit helps her manage them. Janet van Dyne is a complex example of the trope. In the comics she is a baseline human who later got additional abilities to shoot bio-energy blasts, but here is a baseline human who derives her powers from the suit. Initially, at least. Her time in the Quantum Realm has given her additional powers that she cited as being "evolution".

59. Hannah John-Kamen is the seventh Game of Thrones (2011) actor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe after Finn Jones and Jessica Henwick in Iron Fist (2017), Iwan Rheon in Inhumans (2017), Peter Dinklage in Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Natalie Dormer and David Bradley in Captain America: The First Avenger (2011). A few others include Clive Russell (the Blackfish in GoT) was Tyr in Thor: TDW. In the same film, Kurse was played by Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (the pirate captain who took Tyrion as a slave), Richard Brake (the Night King in seasons four and five) was an unnamed Asgardian soldier, and Joseph Gatt (a Thenn from season four) was a Frost Giant.

60. Laurence Fishburne is the third actor from The Matrix (1999) to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe after Hugo Weaving (Agent Smith, Red Skull) and Carrie-Anne Moss (Trinity, Jeri Hogarth).

61. The car chase is influenced and inspired by the likes of, Bullitt (1968), The Streets of San Francisco (1972), What's Up, Doc? (1972), and The Raid 2 (2014).

62. In the comics, Elihas Starr is the Ant-Man villain known as Egghead. He does somewhat resemble Egghead in the movie as he is a bald, middle-aged man, but the comics Egghead actually had an egg-shaped head. His comic counterpart has no relation to the comics Ghost who is a male villain of Iron Man.

63. Films like After Hours (1985) and Midnight Run (1988) were looked at for inspiration as movies "with strong ticking clocks."

64. This is Michelle Pfeiffer's third appearance in a movie that was a sequel, following Grease 2 (1982) and Batman Returns (1992). Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) is the fourth sequel for her.

65. Michelle Pfeiffer and Laurence Fishburne both appeared in DC Universe movies. Pfeiffer was in Batman Returns (1992) while Fishburne was in Man of Steel (2013) and the follow-up Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016). Actor Randall Park also shares the MCU and the DCEU, by starring as Agent Jimmy Woo in this movie and playing Dr. Stephen Shin in DCs Aquaman (2018). Another actor sharing the MCU and a DC series is Michael Cerveris, who appears as Elihas Starr in this movie and plays Professor Pyg in Gotham (2014).

66. Cassie says she wants to be Scott's partner. In the comics, she became a size changing superhero, using the name Stature, who joined the Young Avengers after her father's death.

67. In the film, the father of Ghost is revealed to be Elihas Starr. In the comics, Starr is the villain known as Egghead, an evil scientific genius and archenemy of Ant-Man (Hank Pym.)

68. The mid-credits scene takes place at the same time as Avengers: Infinity War (2018), showing the implications of Thanos' actions. The majority of the film prior to that, however, takes place several days earlier (possibly weeks): it stands to reason that the final montage, showing Hank and Janet as well as Scott and Hope rekindling their relationships, takes place over at least a few days (not to mention Hank and Janet needing some time to build a miniature quantum tunnel).

69. CAMEO: Stan Lee: When Wasp is firing shrinking disks at her pursuers, she accidentally shrinks the Ant-Man co-creator's car; Stan then says in response, "The 60s were fun, but now I'm paying for it" (thinking he's having an "acid flashback" - hallucinating from the drugs he used to use). Ironically, during the 60s, Stan was a huge opponent of recreational drugs, and even published such anti-drug messages within his comic books.

70. In the comics, the Ghost and Sonny Burch were primarily enemies of Iron Man.

71. Scott grows 166 ft., near the end when he's in front of the ferry in the water, surpassing Bill Fosters record of 25 ft. Prior to meeting Foster, Scott had already grown over 60 feet by that point (Civil War)

72. In the trailer Scott grows in size in front of a boat full of people and announces, "ME EAT PEOPLE!" to frighten them, but this scene isn't in the final film. Cassie telling Scott, "I wanna fight bad guys like you!" doesn't happen, although the other line about her dad needing a partner when on hero business is left in. The "I have wings, why would I go low?" exchange between Scott and Hope was also not included in the theatrical release.

73. The Ghost isn't evil, just desperate -- her powers are killing her and she just wants to survive. Likewise, her father, Elihas Starr, a.k.a. Egghead, is not a good person by any stretch in the comics, but his only scene in the film is dedicated to him trying to save his wife and daughter.
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2019.09.02 04:58 MCKimmyKim Young Avengers Theory

Hey guys I'm back with another Theory! As promised I have my Young Avengers ideas coming at you in this one. My last post talked a little about Iron Lad and how he may come in, but there are so many others to pick from. I'm going to go out on a limb and say that we have met a few already. Let's dive in!
• Iron Lad
In Iron Man 3 we saw Harley Keener as an assistant of sorts to Tony Stark. One line that really stuck out was when Tony asked about his bully. This could be a huge easter egg. The fact that they put him in the funeral scene in Endgame was the final peice that makes me think he has another part to play.
In the comics, before he becomes Iron Lad, he is bullied and winds up getting stabbed by one. This event causes him to turn evil and become Kang the Conqueror. Kang eventually goes back in time to save himself from getting stabbed and takes his younger self back to the future to see what he has built and who he becomes. After teaching himself about time travel and tech from the future, Kang takes his younger self back to where he belongs. Kang did all this in hoping that it would create an alternate universe where he is unstoppable. However, his younger self is terrified by the whole experience and seeks help from the Avengers.
After finding Avengers HQ abandoned and learning that the Avengers aren't around anymore, Nate Richards (To be replaced with Harley Keener), finds instructions left behind by Vision. Vision has left a list of people that have powers and he wants them to come together to make a new Avengers group. This sets Iron Lad on a mission to Re-Assemble a new team, The Young Avengers
One thing to note is that when they wrote Iron man 3, the Richards family was a fox property, as was Kang. They were 20th century Fox property.
Here's a link to my last post for more on Harley Keener:
https://www.reddit.com/FanTheories/comments/cxp0va/now_who_replaced_iron_man/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share
• Stature
So in both Ant-Man movies Scott Lang's relationship with his daughter Cassie is a huge motivation for Scott to "Be the hero she already thinks he is". I found the biggest easter eggs involving the two were when she talked to him at the end of Antman 2 after he is almost busted by Agent Wu, but Cassie stalled him long enough to cover for her dad; and in the post credit scene where they build a miniaturized drive in with Hope.
In the first scene I mentioned we saw arguably the most adorable scene in the MCU where Cassie says her dad needs a partner. Scott goes on to explain he doesn't think Hope wants to be his partner only to see a dejected look on his daughter's face. She then says she meant the SHE wanted to be her daddy's partner, but accepted that Hope would be ok after Scott said he would be a terrible dad if he let her risk her life like he does, only to throw him under the bus in the drive in scene.
In the comics, Cassie Lang is Stature. She is basically Antman incarnate, main difference is that she no longer needs Tom particles to grow/shrink, she had been stealing pym particles for years from her dad and now her emotions control her size. She applies to join the Young Avengers, but is denied due to being a girl. She eventually proves herself and joins the team. (I doubt Disney is about to switch gears on the whole gender equality topic. They are very pro-left wing inclusion at the moment and not including her over being a girl seems counter productive to that goal)
Here is my Theory on how Cassie could join up:
https://www.reddit.com/FanTheories/comments/cobu4a/hulk_in_antman_3/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share
• Wiccan and Speed
Wiccan and Speed (Tommy and Billy), are the offspring of Scarlet Witch and Vision. I have some theories as to how they will come to the MCU.
WandaVision is coming to Disney plus and is allegedly being set in the 1950s? Maybe. Maybe it's just an alternate reality or a dream realm thing. This is a perfect place to bring in two sons. As WandaVision ties in with Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness, I think that those two realities will combine.
In the comics, the boys are from a different reality, as a result of some Scarlet Witch sorcery. They become a part of the Young Avengers. Wiccan trains with Doctor Strange and eventually surpasses him as Sorcerer Supreme. Speed is basically a new Quicksilver he goes on to join the X-Men after his time in the Young Avengers. Being that Doctor Strange and X-Men are confirmed in the future of the MCU, it's quite possible that this is a way to hold their places and build into that future.
Here are a couple theories about WandaVision and Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness:
https://www.reddit.com/MarvelTheories/comments/cp7lwj/wandavision_theory/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share
https://www.reddit.com/FanTheories/comments/cosoyt/doctor_strange_theory/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share
• Hawkeye
Hawkeye is not the Hawkeye we currently know. That Hawkeye, Clint Barton, will pass that mantle on to Kate Bishop. This is confirmed by Disney to happen in the Hawkeye series coming to Disney plus.
In the comics, Kate Bishop gets attacked (details are disclosed to Jessica Jones and Kate's therapist, not the reader) and this prompts her to study martial arts. She seeks out entry to the Young Avengers and was denied entry into the Young Avengers for the same reason as Cassie Lang was; because they are girls. Just like Stature however she proves herself and gets inducted. She is almost like a second in command of the Young Avengers and even takes over leadership after Patriot (see below) is injured. Initially the Young Avengers are instructed to disband after defeating Kang, however Kate gets everyone new suits and they continue training. When Patriot is injured, Cap comes back and begins chastising the team for disobeying his orders, to which Kate responds that had he trained them from the start, Patriot would have never been hurt. This sentiment resonated with the other Young Avengers and like so many times before Kate kept the team together as a real team, where Cap treated them like a bunch of "Commandos" (see what I did there?)
• Patriot
Patriot is the leader of the Young Avengers. It's an identical relationship between Patriot and Iron Lad as it was between Captain America and Iron Man. Iron Lad gathered the Avengers just as Iron Man did, but the person calling the majority of the shots was Patriot/Captain America. I think that we will get the Eli Bradley iteration of Patriot.
Eli bradley is the grandson of Isaiah Bradley and was reportedly supposed to appear in Black Panther (according to Wikipedia). When Iron Lad is looking for new Avengers for his "Young Avengers Initiative" (not an actual canon name, but mirrors Tony's "Avengers Initiative" campaign), he is instructed to find Josiah Bradley (Eli's father). Eli tells Iron Lad that he inherited the Super Soldier power through a blood transfusion with his grandfather, this was untrue.
Eli originally was getting his powers from a drug called MGH (Mutant Growth Hormone). This drug temporarily gives regular people super powers much like the Super Soldier Serum (only Super Soldier Serum is permanent). When this is discovered he quits the team temporarily. The team almost falls apart without him to lead them. Patriot returned to keep the group together and eventually gains real superpowers when he ACTUALLY gets the blood transfusion he had previously lied about.
Between the fact that Kate Bishop is coming (who has a rivalry/love intrest with Patriot as Young Avengers) in Hawkeye and the fact that he was meant to show up in a movie already and was written out before release tells me they have plans for Patriot.
I could see them bringing him into the MCU in the Young Avengers movie itself. His backstory would be pretty hard to do as a solo film. This is assuming the opt to do Young Avengers as a film and not a TV series, while assembling a NEW/WEST COAST Avengers for the big screen.
Well that's it for this time. Thanks for reading and dont forget to share and upvote. If you haven't followed my account, I post theories on Marvel content to come.
Kimmy, Out!
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2019.09.02 04:57 MCKimmyKim Young Avengers Theory

Hey guys I'm back with another Theory! As promised I have my Young Avengers ideas coming at you in this one. My last post talked a little about Iron Lad and how he may come in, but there are so many others to pick from. I'm going to go out on a limb and say that we have met a few already. Let's dive in!
• Iron Lad In Iron Man 3 we saw Harley Keener as an assistant of sorts to Tony Stark. One line that really stuck out was when Tony asked about his bully. This could be a huge easter egg. The fact that they put him in the funeral scene in Endgame was the final peice that makes me think he has another part to play.
In the comics, before he becomes Iron Lad, he is bullied and winds up getting stabbed by one. This event causes him to turn evil and become Kang the Conqueror. Kang eventually goes back in time to save himself from getting stabbed and takes his younger self back to the future to see what he has built and who he becomes. After teaching himself about time travel and tech from the future, Kang takes his younger self back to where he belongs. Kang did all this in hoping that it would create an alternate universe where he is unstoppable. However, his younger self is terrified by the whole experience and seeks help from the Avengers.
After finding Avengers HQ abandoned and learning that the Avengers aren't around anymore, Nate Richards (To be replaced with Harley Keener), finds instructions left behind by Vision. Vision has left a list of people that have powers and he wants them to come together to make a new Avengers group. This sets Iron Lad on a mission to Re-Assemble a new team, The Young Avengers
One thing to note is that when they wrote Iron man 3, the Richards family was a fox property, as was Kang. They were 20th century Fox property.
Here's a link to my last post for more on Harley Keener:
https://www.reddit.com/FanTheories/comments/cxp0va/now_who_replaced_iron_man/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share
• Stature So in both Ant-Man movies Scott Lang's relationship with his daughter Cassie is a huge motivation for Scott to "Be the hero she already thinks he is". I found the biggest easter eggs involving the two were when she talked to him at the end of Antman 2 after he is almost busted by Agent Wu, but Cassie stalled him long enough to cover for her dad; and in the post credit scene where they build a miniaturized drive in with Hope.
In the first scene I mentioned we saw arguably the most adorable scene in the MCU where Cassie says her dad needs a partner. Scott goes on to explain he doesn't think Hope wants to be his partner only to see a dejected look on his daughter's face. She then says she meant the SHE wanted to be her daddy's partner, but accepted that Hope would be ok after Scott said he would be a terrible dad if he let her risk her life like he does, only to throw him under the bus in the drive in scene.
In the comics, Cassie Lang is Stature. She is basically Antman incarnate, main difference is that she no longer needs Tom particles to grow/shrink, she had been stealing pym particles for years from her dad and now her emotions control her size. She applies to join the Young Avengers, but is denied due to being a girl. She eventually proves herself and joins the team. (I doubt Disney is about to switch gears on the whole gender equality topic. They are very pro-left wing inclusion at the moment and not including her over being a girl seems counter productive to that goal)
Here is my Theory on how Cassie could join up:
https://www.reddit.com/FanTheories/comments/cobu4a/hulk_in_antman_3/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share
• Wiccan and Speed Wiccan and Speed (Tommy and Billy), are the offspring of Scarlet Witch and Vision. I have some theories as to how they will come to the MCU.
WandaVision is coming to Disney plus and is allegedly being set in the 1950s? Maybe. Maybe it's just an alternate reality or a dream realm thing. This is a perfect place to bring in two sons. As WandaVision ties in with Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness, I think that those two realities will combine.
In the comics, the boys are from a different reality, as a result of some Scarlet Witch sorcery. They become a part of the Young Avengers. Wiccan trains with Doctor Strange and eventually surpasses him as Sorcerer Supreme. Speed is basically a new Quicksilver he goes on to join the X-Men after his time in the Young Avengers. Being that Doctor Strange and X-Men are confirmed in the future of the MCU, it's quite possible that this is a way to hold their places and build into that future.
Here are a couple theories about WandaVision and Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness:
https://www.reddit.com/MarvelTheories/comments/cp7lwj/wandavision_theory/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share
https://www.reddit.com/FanTheories/comments/cosoyt/doctor_strange_theory/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share
• Hawkeye Hawkeye is not the Hawkeye we currently know. That Hawkeye, Clint Barton, will pass that mantle on to Kate Bishop. This is confirmed by Disney to happen in the Hawkeye series coming to Disney plus.
In the comics, Kate Bishop gets attacked (details are disclosed to Jessica Jones and Kate's therapist, not the reader) and this prompts her to study martial arts. She seeks out entry to the Young Avengers and was denied entry into the Young Avengers for the same reason as Cassie Lang was; because they are girls. Just like Stature however she proves herself and gets inducted. She is almost like a second in command of the Young Avengers and even takes over leadership after Patriot (see below) is injured. Initially the Young Avengers are instructed to disband after defeating Kang, however Kate gets everyone new suits and they continue training. When Patriot is injured, Cap comes back and begins chastising the team for disobeying his orders, to which Kate responds that had he trained them from the start, Patriot would have never been hurt. This sentiment resonated with the other Young Avengers and like so many times before Kate kept the team together as a real team, where Cap treated them like a bunch of "Commandos" (see what I did there?)
• Patriot Patriot is the leader of the Young Avengers. It's an identical relationship between Patriot and Iron Lad as it was between Captain America and Iron Man. Iron Lad gathered the Avengers just as Iron Man did, but the person calling the majority of the shots was Patriot/Captain America. I think that we will get the Eli Bradley iteration of Patriot.
Eli bradley is the grandson of Isaiah Bradley and was reportedly supposed to appear in Black Panther (according to Wikipedia). When Iron Lad is looking for new Avengers for his "Young Avengers Initiative" (not an actual canon name, but mirrors Tony's "Avengers Initiative" campaign), he is instructed to find Josiah Bradley (Eli's father). Eli tells Iron Lad that he inherited the Super Soldier power through a blood transfusion with his grandfather, this was untrue.
Eli originally was getting his powers from a drug called MGH (Mutant Growth Hormone). This drug temporarily gives regular people super powers much like the Super Soldier Serum (only Super Soldier Serum is permanent). When this is discovered he quits the team temporarily. The team almost falls apart without him to lead them. Patriot returned to keep the group together and eventually gains real superpowers when he ACTUALLY gets the blood transfusion he had previously lied about.
Between the fact that Kate Bishop is coming (who has a rivalry/love intrest with Patriot as Young Avengers) in Hawkeye and the fact that he was meant to show up in a movie already and was written out before release tells me they have plans for Patriot.
I could see them bringing him into the MCU in the Young Avengers movie itself. His backstory would be pretty hard to do as a solo film. This is assuming the opt to do Young Avengers as a film and not a TV series, while assembling a NEW/WEST COAST Avengers for the big screen.
Well that's it for this time. Thanks for reading and dont forget to share and upvote. If you haven't followed my account, I post theories on Marvel content to come.
Kimmy, Out!
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2019.01.17 05:48 dem0n0cracy EAT-Lancet push for plant-based diets - MEGATHREAD

We're going to have endless posts about this for the next couple of weeks. This will act as a megathread - please post new links you find in the comments and I'll update this main text post. - Please read the RESPONSES section at the bottom for counter arguments.
https://eatforum.org/eat-lancet-commission/

Food in the Anthropocene: the EAT–Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems - Science Article31788-4/fulltext)

https://eatforum.org/content/uploads/2019/01/EAT-Lancet_Commission_Summary_Report.pdf
Full PDF - 47 PAGES!31788-4)
Abstract
Food systems have the potential to nurture human health and support environmental sustainability; however, they are currently threatening both. Providing a growing global population with healthy diets from sustainable food systems is an immediate challenge. Although global food production of calories has kept pace with population growth, more than 820 million people have insufficient food and many more consume low-quality diets that cause micronutrient deficiencies and contribute to a substantial rise in the incidence of diet-related obesity and diet-related non-communicable diseases, including coronary heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Unhealthy diets pose a greater risk to morbidity and mortality than does unsafe sex, and alcohol, drug, and tobacco use combined. Because much of the world's population is inadequately nourished and many environmental systems and processes are pushed beyond safe boundaries by food production, a global transformation of the food system is urgently needed.

https://www.smh.com.au/environment/sustainability/civilisation-in-crisis-science-tells-us-how-to-eat-to-save-our-planet-20190116-p50rsp.html
Humanity must radically change the food we eat to avert catastrophic damage to the planet, including cutting our red meat intake by more than half, a major international consortium has warned.
Our predilection for diets high in meat, sugars and processed foods is stretching the earth to its limits and threatening the existence of humans and other species, food security and sustainability experts have said.
The EAT-Lancet Commission has devised the world's first scientific targets for a universal "healthy planetary diet", which it set out in a report titled Food in the Anthropocene, published on Thursday.
"Civilisation is in crisis," the editors of The Lancet wrote in an editorial accompanying the commission's report.
"We can no longer feed our population a healthy diet while balancing planetary resources," they said, adding that addressing food insecurity was "an immediate challenge".
Our main source of protein will need to be plant-based. Red meat should account for zero to no more than 14 grams of red meat a day, in line with the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals to end hunger and the Paris Agreement on climate change.
Roughly 35 per cent of our calories should come from whole grains, while our intake of legumes, nuts, vegetables and fruit should double, the commission advised in its report.
The diet follows similar principles of the Mediterranean and Okinawa diets, the researchers wrote.
"The world’s diet must change dramatically," said Dr Walter Willett from Harvard University, who co-led the commission - a collaboration of 37 experts in health, nutrition, environmental sustainability, food systems, economics and politics from 16 countries including Australia.
The benefits of increased food production in the past 50 years are now being offset by the global shifts towards unhealthy diets, high in calories, sugars and animal-based foods, the commission authors said.
The world's meat production is on an unstoppable trajectory and is the single greatest contributor to climate change, the accompanying comment piece said.
The world’s population will be 9.8 billion by 2050 and increasingly wealthy with an appetite for animal-based foods.
The commission argued that feeding us all will be impossible without fundamentally transforming current eating habits, improving the way we produce food and reducing waste.
"The human cost of our faulty food systems is that almost 1 billion people are hungry, and almost 2 billion people are eating too much of the wrong food," the commission wrote.
The authors made a suite of recommendations to shift the way we produce food and eat so as to stay within the planet's "safe" boundaries and to avoid potential ecological catastrophe from climate change and the destruction of biodiversity, land and fresh water, as well as nitrogen and phosphorus flows.
Co-author of the commission’s report Tim Lang, from the University of London, said the food we eat and how we produce it determines the health of people and the planet.
"We are currently getting this seriously wrong," he said.
Adopting the "planetary health diet" would improve nutrient and micronutrient intake, and could avert 10.9 million to 11.6 million premature deaths a year, according to the commission’s modelling.

Responses

https://www.efanews.eu/item/6053-the-eat-lancet-commission-s-controversial-campaign.html

The EAT-Lancet Commission's controversial campaign

A global powerful action against meat?

The kick-off meeting will held on January 17th in Oslo
EAT is a global, non-profit startup dedicated to transforming our global food system through sound science, impatient disruption and novel partnerships. According to the website, "the EAT-Lancet Commission on Food, Planet, Health brings together more than 30 world-leading scientists from across the globe to reach a scientific consensus that defines a healthy and sustainable diet".
But the campaign, that will be launched in Oslo on January 17th, sounds like a powerful push to shift global diets by discouraging animal products. It is fuelled by large budgets and will be mediatised for a long time to come, scheduling more than 30 events around the world. But a closer look into its background reveals some perturbing elements. The danger is that the overstatement of certain concerns will result in an anti-livestock narrative, create a false impression of scientific consensus, and do more harm than good in a world in need of nutrient-rich meals and sustainable food systems.
EFA News has received this text which we gladly publish to encourage public debate. These crucial issues, in our humble opinion, should be the responsibility of public authorities, rather than private associations that inevitably act as pressure groups.
By Frédéric Leroy, Martin Cohen
Will 2019 be remembered as the year of the EAT-Lancet intervention, arguing for a planetary shift to a so-called “plant-based” diet? Isn’t it remarkable how meat, symbolizing health and vitality since millennia, is now often depicted as detrimental to our bodies, the animals, and the planet? Why exactly is the minoritarian discourse of vegetarianism and veganism currently all over the media? This widespread representation of meat as intrinsically harmful is worrying, to the point that some academics, health professionals, and expert committees are now expressing concern that it will add to malnutrition in wealthy countries, and sometimes even act as a cover or trigger for disordered eating. As a rising societal trend, “plant-based” lifestyles have of course a complex raison d’être and display heterogeneity among their mostly well-intentioned adherents. Nonetheless, the main discourses look remarkably script-based and some of the soundbites are coming from well-respected actors.
Take Christiana Figueres, former Executive Secretary of the United Nations’ Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). She has compared meat eaters to smokers - who likewise were once role models but later became pariahs - and believes that they should be having their meal outside of the restaurant. Or Harvard's professor Walter Willett, who has claimed that one on three early deaths could be saved if we all gave up meat, and Oxford's vegan researcher Marco Springmann who has called for a meat tax to prevent over “220,000 deaths” and save billions in healthcare costs.
Remarkable statements, all the more when coming from prestigious universities, as such calculations are based on weak and confounded epidemiological associations that do not allow for causal claims. Furthermore, they ignore the need for risk assessment and disregard inconvenient data, such as the lack of harmful effects on markers for cardiovascular risk and inflammation during intervention studies. The nutritional robustness of animal products is persistently undervalued, especially for the young and elderly, and the same is true for the ecological advantages of well-managed livestock. Comparable “meat-is-bad” narratives are spread by authorities as the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and the World Health Organisation. An editorial in The Lancet32971-4/fulltext) (“We need to talk about meat”) centred on the advice that meat eating should be reduced to… “very little” and concluded with a cryptical message: “The conversation has to start soon”. But hold on, is it a conversation or a lecture?
EAT-Lancet: new kid on the block with all the latest gear
To be able to answer this question, one needs to find out where the action is. All of the scientists and organisations mentioned in the previous paragraph have a common background: they belong to the EAT-Lancet Commission (with the exception of Figueres who will nonetheless be a speaker at their upcoming Stockholm 2019 Food Forum). What exactly is EAT, now incontournable in food policy debates? Its origin is surprising: it was founded in 2013 by Gunhild Stordalen, an animal right activist for the Norwegian Animal Welfare Alliance and wife of hotel tycoon Petter Stordalen. The couple is among Europe’s richest and - according to an article in Forbes - displays a particularly lavish lifestyle despite its image of green avengers.
The Stordalens have both the means and networks to put their ideas into action, as their contacts include CEOs, politicians, and royalties. And if budgets allow it, influence can be purchased: 3.5 million NOK was paid to Bill Clinton - who went vegan in 2010 - for a one-hour speech at an EAT conference in 2014. Another scheduled speaker, at the Stockholm 2019 Food Forum, is Khaled bin Alwaleed. Khaled is a Saudi Prince who sees dairy as “the root of all environmental evil” and is on a “mission to veganize the Middle East”. The portfolio of investments of this powerful ally includes companies that develop… fake meat and dairy. Such as the Beyond Burger, which Gunhild happily endorses on social media. When talking about vegan junk food, the otherwise primordial issue of healthy diets suddenly seems to matter a lot less? After the 2018 Nexus Global Summit, held at the Headquarters of the United Nations in New York, Khaled posted a photo of himself alongside self-proclaimed “vegan political leaders”. Proudly posing among them: Gunhild Stordalen. The meeting’s aim was to “expedite the transition”, now that a tipping point is within reach, and make it permanent, instead of just a passing trend. Khaled also serves on the Advisory Council of the Good Food Institute, among “scientists, entrepreneurs, lawyers, and lobbyists, all of whom are laser focused on using markets and food technology to transform our food system […] toward clean meat and plant-based alternatives.”
The road to a plant-based future is paved with good intentions… and business calculations
This is the point where “Big Ag” steps in, having discovered that the “plant-based” lifestyle market generates large profit margins, adding value through the ultra-processing of cheap materials (e.g., protein extracts, starches, and oils). The world’s leading food multinationals are related to the EAT network via FReSH, a bridge to the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). The WBCSD is a CEO-led organization of over 200 international companies. Unilever, for instance, offers nearly 700 vegan products in Europe and has now also acquired the Dutch Vegetarian Butcher. The latter’s marketing activities, by the way, have been designed by a key politician of the Dutch Party for the Animals and a Seventh-day Adventist.
WBCSD’s origins go back to the Rio Earth Summit of 1992, where it was created by the industrialists Stephan Schmidheiny and Maurice Strong, the controversial architect of global climate policy. Strong was both a top diplomate for the United Nations and a businessman, for instance as president of Petro-Canada. As a strange hybrid product of the oil industry and environmentalism, he fostered some outspoken ideas (not to mention the bizarre esotericbeliefs of his wife and friends, with whom he supported the Lindisfarne group). Strong’s desire was to strengthen the grip of the UN on global affairs and to accommodate crisis-ridden capitalisms, with environmental alarm being ideal to set the machine in motion. Starting with the Stockholm Conference in 1972, he managed to establish sustainability as part of an international development agenda and became a key member of a long list of organisations, of which many now constitute… the EAT-Lancet constellation. Except for the WBCSD, Strong was instrumental in the development of the World Resources Institute (a close partner of EAT, see below) and the Stockholm Environment Institute and Beijer Institute (now both incorporated in EAT’s co-founder, the Stockholm Resilience Centre). In this shared ecosystem, we also encounter the World Economic Forum, the World Bank, the International Institute for Sustainable Development, the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, the WWF, etc. Strong stepped down in 2005 after he was mentioned in the Oil-for-Food scandal, but his legacy lives on.
In addition to its alliance with WBCSD and FReSH, EAT is closely working together with another food campaigning group called the Barilla Centre for Food and Nutrition (BCFN). Both Gunhild Stordalen and Walter Willett have been keynote speakers at its International Forum on Food and Nutrition. BCFN defines itself as an “independent think tank”, even if the owners of the pasta giant Barilla are on its board of directors. The authors of a study promoting BCFN’s double food pyramid have declared that they acted “in the absence of any commercial or financial relationships that could be construed as a potential conflict of interest”. The model discourages the eating of meat and recommends… cereals. The more critical issue here is how something that resembles a marketing tool can end up as a scientific instrument for global policy development? And become part of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Italian Ministry for Education, to be presented as an “educative project” targeting primary schools?
“Social engineering” via the Shift Wheel, or: how to direct the public toward fake meat?
Taken together, EAT seems to have all it takes to implement its global agenda. In January 2018, a multi-stakeholder event was organised in Davos, to “improve synergies and accelerate progress” of food system change. In 2013, Stordalen had already contacted the Stockholm Resilience Centre with the demand to create a “Davos for food”. Co-organizers of the event included the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, the inevitable BCFN, and the International Food Policy Research Institute. The strategy was clear: market forces have to be shaped, consumers redirected. This is a task taken up by the Food and Land Use Coalition, an umbrella organisation where the broader strategic lines are divided between EAT, WBCSD, GAIN, IIASA, and a crucial EAT partner: the World Resources Institute. The WRI is funded by several governments, companies, and foundations (e.g., Ford, Rockefeller, Open Society, Bill & Melinda Gates, Shell), aiming to interfere in society at large. Particularly intriguing is its focus on something called the Shift Wheel in one of its working papers, as “a new framework based on proven private sector marketing tactics”. Some suggested options are to “disguise the change”, open up “new markets”, and make meat “socially unacceptable”. Potential interventions are familiar (in order of increasing compulsion): influencing nutritional labelling and dietary guidelines, 30-day diet challenges, taxing meat, and… removing meat from restaurant menus.
At first, the EAT-Lancet agenda seems to be a noble, academic endeavour. On second sight, however, it shapeshifts into a more ambiguous mix of honest scientists and researchers with an agenda, and of philanthropic ideologists and various vested interests. Moreover, the fact that the entire cluster is reassembling the remnants that were once developed by a Machiavellian oil businessman do not inspire confidence. Be that as it may, the pervasive influence of various industry platforms and Foundations, that have been funding this constellation over the years, have been criticised for directing policies toward quick-win methods. As such, they are pushing the system toward “market-based and techno-fix solutions to complex global problems”. Bill Gates-backed biotechnology efforts to produce fake meat and lab meat are telling examples.
Conclusion: what’s really going on?
The initial effect of the EAT-Lancet campaign seems to be not so much to promote animal welfare as to open up for “Big Ag” lucrative new markets and feed the hunger of governments for new tax bases. What start as academic and scientific debates become political arguments that are dangerously simplistic and may have several detrimental consequences for both healthand the environment. Of course, climate change is real and does require our attention. And, yes, livestock should be optimized but also be used as part of the solution to make our environments and food systems more sustainable and our populations healthier. But instead of undermining the foundations of our diets and the livelihoods of many, we should be tackling rather than ignoring the root causes, in particular hyperconsumerism. What we should avoid is losing ourselves in slogans, nutritional scientism, and distorted worldviews.
Frédéric Leroy, Martin Cohen
Frédéric Leroy (B) (@fleroy1974) is a professor of food science and technology, investigating the scientific and societal aspects of animal food products, writing in individual capacity.
Martin Cohen (UK) (@docmartincohen) is a social scientist whose latest book “I Think Therefore I Eat” (2018) takes a philosophical and sociological look at food science and argues for a more holistic approach to food and health debates.
https://www.scribd.com/document/397606855/Two-pager-Scientific-Evidence-on-Red-Meat-and-Health

http://www.zoeharcombe.com/2019/01/the-eat-lancet-diet-is-nutritionally-deficient/


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2018.10.01 14:32 Anonymous_1-2-3-4-5 MCU Movies Behind the Scenes Facts *Wanted to do this for fun* Day 20: Ant-Man and the Wasp

So i'm going to go on IMDB and look at each MCU movies behind the scenes facts and POST THE MOST INTERESTING ONES here, I will post each movie a day instead of what I did before where I did 10 posts, I will start with the first Iron Man and each day will be the next MCU movie after it, ending with Guardians 3, I will also do the Netflix Shows, Agents of Shield and Agent Carter

ANT-MAN AND THE WASP


1. Scott grumbles that just wearing a hat and sunglasses does not conceal your identity. This has been a running joke among fans, since several MCU characters have used this technique including: Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Black Widow, Winter Soldier, Scarlet Witch, Nick Fury and Falcon.

2. Langston Fishburne, Laurence Fishburne's son, played the younger version of his character, Dr. Bill Foster.

3. Paul Rudd really did learn close up magic for this movie. "I really did learn some of the magic. I haven't really kept it up. But then again, trying to learn to be really good at magic in a short amount of time is like trying to learn violin in a short amount of time."

4. The alien-looking organisms in the microscopic realm (on the way to the quantum realm) are water bears (tardigrades), which have been found in the most extreme environments on Earth including hot springs, glaciers, the top of the Himalayas and deep sea trenches. They can go dormant without food or water for decades and survive incredible temperatures, pressures, radiation, toxicity, and even several days in space.

5. This movie was announced three months after Ant-Man (2015) was released and, due to Marvel's packed Phase Three lineup, they had to move the release dates of Black Panther (2018) and Captain Marvel (2019).

6. Contrary to initial appearances, the Pym's laboratory building is not an actual building that can be shrunk to the size of a suitcase. On the contrary, that small size is the original size of the object. It has been built of brick construction pieces and miniature models of equipment such as AA batteries for a power source etc., and has been enlarged to a full-size building when the owners wish to enter it without changing their own size. The give-away is the extendable luggage handle that would have been impossible to install if the lab were an actual building. You can also spot other enlarged items such as a paperclip and a knob to adjust volume on a stereo set.

7. This marks the second MCU film after Thor: Ragnarok (2017) to have a female as the leading antagonist. However, in the comic books, the Ghost was male.

8. This was the twentieth film to be released by Marvel Studios for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

9. For the role of Janet van Dyne, Evangeline Lilly (Janet's daughter, Hope) had Michelle Pfeiffer on her wish list to play Janet, and Michael Douglas (Janet's husband, Hank) had expressed the desire to have his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones play Janet.

10. Ghost is male in the original comics and part of Iron-Man's rogues gallery, never actually crossing paths with Ant-Man. His powers also come from his suit rather than the Quantum Realm. He eventually became an anti-hero after joining a team of superhumans called The Thunderbolts.

11. This film replaced Marvel's Captain Marvel (2019) in the July 6, 2018, release date originally marked by Marvel Studios.

12. In the comics, the Ghost has never fought Ant-Man.

13. Agent Jimmy Woo actually has a long history in the comics -- the original character dates all the way back to The Yellow Claw in 1957, a short-lived series (only four issues) featuring a Fu Manchu Expy as the titular villain and, much more unusual for the time, a Chinese-American lead in FBI Agent Jimmy Woo... who would later return as a high-ranking S.H.I.E.L.D. agent and eventual team leader in the not-quite-as-short-lived Agents of ATLAS.

14. Director Peyton Reed stated in a recent interview that he went back and re-watched all of Michelle Pfeiffer's past movies just prior to working with her.

15. The Wasp becomes the second superhero title in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to be passed from parent to child. The first was Black Panther.

16. Reed was inspired by the films After Hours, Midnight Run and What's Up, Doc? for the look and feel of Ant-Man and the Wasp. While the first film was more of a heist film, Reed described this as part action film, part romantic comedy, and wanted this one "to be a little more of like an Elmore Leonard vibe where we have villains, but we also have antagonists, and we have these roadblocks to our heroes getting to where they need to be, and getting what they need for this mission." Regarding the opportunity for character development, Reed used the actions of Lang in Civil War to fuel potential tension between him, Pym, and Van Dyne since Pym is "very clear in the first movie about how he feels about Stark and how he feels about The Avengers and being very protective of this technology that he has."

17. Most of the shrunken cars seen inside the Hot Wheels Rally Case are not Hot Wheels made. Specifically, the purple Hyundai Veloster was actually a scaled car from Tomica Die-Cast.

18. First movie collaboration for Michelle Pfeiffer and Michael Douglas, who, despite both having careers that span more than three decades, have never worked directly together. The same is true for either Douglas or Pfeiffer and Laurence Fishburne.

19. Ghost's costume is based on the character's modern design from Thunderbolts, but still incorporates the hood that was part of the original outfit back in The '80s.

20. This film is Chapter Eight of Phase Three in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

21. Michelle Pfeiffer agreed to appear in the movie because she is a fan of the first Ant-Man.

22. Sharon Stone was considered for the role of Janet Van Dyne.

23. One of the movie's writers has stated that he believes Norman Osborn aka The Green Goblin, to be Sonny Burch's employer.

24. This is the second superhero movie based on Marvel property debuting in 2018 wherein the main actor (in this case, Paul Rudd) also has a writing credit. The first was Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool 2 (2018).

25. The metal suit that Hank wears when meeting Janet in the Quantum Realm resembles his comic counterpart's Goliath costume right down to the "Y"-shaped symbol on the chest.

26. At the start of November 2016, Reed said that the film's production would transition from "the writing phase" to "official prep" that month, beginning with visual development. Reed reiterated his excitement for introducing the Wasp and "really designing her look, the way she moves, the power set, and figuring out, sort of, who Hope van Dyne is as a hero". He also talked about sharing characters with other MCU films, stating his disappointment in the Giant-Man introduction happening in Civil War, rather than an Ant-Man film. Reed added that he spends "a lot of time" talking with the other writers and directors of MCU films, and that he and the writers on this film wished to maintain "our little Ant-Man corner of the universe. Because it's a whole different vibe tonally".

27. This was Michelle Pfeiffer's second comic book movie; the other was Batman Returns (1992) in which she played Catwoman. Her Batman co-star, Michael Keaton, played Adrian Toomes/Vulture in Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), which was also part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Michael Keaton's real name is Michael Douglas.

28. The film's title is not shown on screen until the ending credits.

29. This is Laurence Fishburne's third comic-book series after Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007) in which he voiced the Surfer, and the DC Extended Universe films, in which he plays Perry White.

30. Laurence Fishburne plays Dr. Hank Pym's rival colleague Bill Foster, who in the comics was the African-American superhero, Black Goliath. Michael Douglas who plays Dr. Hank Pym played a character named Bill Foster in the movie Falling Down (1993).

31. Hannah John-Kamen has stated she loved playing Ghost, and in fact would be open to reprising her again in a Thunderbolts movie.

32. The movie they're watching on the laptop at the "drive-in theater" is "Them!", a classic '50s sci-fi flick in which nuclear testing creates giant ants.

33. The "io" of the "Marvel Studios" logo has been turned into "10", since it came out the year of the MCU's 10th anniversary.

34. The second time that an Ant-Man film will be played in theaters as a direct follow-up to an Avengers film, which is Avengers: Infinity War (2018). Ant-Man (2015) was released months after Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015).

35. The word "quantum" is spoken 22 times in Ant-Man and the Wasp (including the post-credit scenes).

36. Regarding the film itself, it is the 20th entry of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film also marks the 55th anniversary of the first appearance of The Wasp back in June 1963.

37. Evangeline Lilly shared the first publicity still of Hope as Wasp on the 100th birthday of Janet's co-creator, Jack Kirby.

38. Hannah John-Kamen is the seventh Game of Thrones (2011) actor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe after Finn Jones and Jessica Henwick in Iron Fist (2017), Iwan Rheon in Inhumans (2017), Peter Dinklage in Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Natalie Dormer and David Bradley in Captain America: The First Avenger (2011).

39. They knew they wanted to feature another scene with Luis (Michael Peña) riffing a long story again but didn't want to repeat themselves. The idea of pitting him against Walton Goggins' villainous Sonny Burch and a truth serum, though, gave them a way into the scene.

40. Walton Goggins and Michael Peña previously acted together in the TV show The Shield as detective partners.

41. The flashback in the first film to Janet Van Dyne (Pfeiffer) on the missile never showed her face, but Reed told the casting and visual effects departments responsible for the barely visible eyes behind her mask that he wanted it to resemble Pfeiffer. "Michelle was always my dream casting for that role, and that was even before we knew we'd be making a second movie."

42. Lola VFX was responsible for the "young-ification", of Michelle Pfeiffer, Michael Douglas, and Laurence Fishburne.

43. Ghost was a baseline human in the comics who got his powers from the suit. The MCU version is an enhanced human who got her powers from an accident; the suit helps her manage them. Janet van Dyne is a complex example of the trope. In the comics she is a baseline human who later got additional abilities to shoot bio-energy blasts, but here is a baseline human who derives her powers from the suit. Initially, at least. Her time in the Quantum Realm has given her additional powers that she cited as being "evolution".

44. They weren't sure at first how to get across the ideas of quantum entanglement, but it came clear once they struck on the idea of Scott and Janet basically doing an All of Me (1984) -- Lily Tomlin is trapped in Steve Martin's body with Steve Martin. They had discussed having Pfeiffer perform the scene then have Rudd copy her, but everyone agreed that Rudd would be better simply creating it wholesale.

45. Hope's Wasp costume has bits of red on it along with the yellow/gold and black, unlike the contemporary Janet Van Dyne Wasp costume it was patterned after, as a reference to Janet's original red Silver Age Wasp costume and Hope's Red Queen costume in her initial 2000s Alternate Universe comic's appearances.

46. Laurence Fishburne is the third actor from The Matrix (1999) to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe after Hugo Weaving (Agent Smith, Red Skull) and Carrie-Anne Moss (Trinity, Jeri Hogarth).

47. This is Michelle Pfeiffer's third appearance in a movie that was a sequel, following Grease 2 (1982) and Batman Returns (1992). Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) is the fourth sequel for her.

48. Michelle Pfeiffer and Laurence Fishburne both appeared in DC Universe movies. Pfeiffer was in Batman Returns (1992) while Fishburne was in Man of Steel (2013) and the follow-up Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016). Actor Randall Park also shares the MCU and the DCEU, by starring as Agent Jimmy Woo in this movie and playing Dr. Stephen Shin in DCs Aquaman (2018). Another actor sharing the MCU and a DC series is Michael Cerveris, who appears as Elihas Starr in this movie and plays Professor Pyg in Gotham (2014).

49. The flashback exterior shot of the Pym house that opens the film, was originally filmed for the first movie.

50. Director Peyton Reeds biggest mandate regarding visual effects was, "photo-realism."

51. They considered doing the end credits in the form of a fake behind-the-scenes documentary designed like they were filming a Godzilla movie from the 50s "with people in suits stomping on model cityscapes." That shifted into a table-top version of the film's action.

52. The idea that Scott had some kind of encounter with Janet while in the quantum realm was suggested in the first film by way of a brief glimpse of a reflection on his helmet. It's unclear as to whether it's an angel, a blob, or Janet, but here it's confirmed that it was actually her.

53. This is basically a follow-up to both Anti-Man and Captain America: Civil War. When Reed first saw the latter his first thought was, "Ugh Hank Pym (Douglas) is gonna be pissed off and Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) is gonna feel betrayed!" This gave him an "in" for the starting dynamic between Scott Lang (Paul Rudd).

54. In the film, the father of Ghost is revealed to be Elihas Starr. In the comics, Starr is the villain known as Egghead, an evil scientific genius and archenemy of Ant-Man (Hank Pym.)

55. Cassie says she wants to be Scott's partner. In the comics, she became a size changing superhero, using the name Stature, who joined the Young Avengers after her father's death.

56. The mid-credits scene takes place at the same time as Avengers: Infinity War (2018), showing the implications of Thanos' actions. The majority of the film prior to that, however, takes place several days earlier (possibly weeks): it stands to reason that the final montage, showing Hank and Janet as well as Scott and Hope rekindling their relationships, takes place over at least a few days (not to mention Hank and Janet needing some time to build a miniature quantum tunnel).

57. In the comics, the Ghost and Sonny Burch were primarily enemies of Iron Man.

58. CAMEO: Stan Lee: When Wasp is firing shrinking disks at her pursuers, she accidentally shrinks the Ant-Man co-creator's car; Stan then says in response, "The 60s were fun, but now I'm paying for it" (thinking he's having an "acid flashback" - hallucinating from the drugs he used to use). Ironically, during the 60s, Stan was a huge opponent of recreational drugs, and even published such anti-drug messages within his comic books.
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2018.09.23 14:36 Anonymous_1-2-3-4-5 MCU Movies Behind the Scenes Facts *Wanted to do this for fun* Day 12: Ant-Man

So i'm going to go on IMDB and look at each MCU movies behind the scenes facts and POST THE MOST INTERESTING ONES here, I will post each movie a day instead of what I did before where I did 10 posts, I will start with the first Iron Man and each day will be the next MCU movie after it, ending with Guardians 3, I will also do the Netflix Shows, Agents of Shield and Agent Carter

ANT-MAN

1. At first, the film was meant to focus on the original Ant-Man, Hank Pym. However, Pym developed several personalities, one of whom abused his girlfriend, and producers decided he was not family friendly. Instead, the focus shifted to Scott Lang, with Pym as a mentor and supporting character.

2. When Paul Rudd told his nine-year-old son he was going to be Ant-Man, his son said, "Wow, I can't wait to see how stupid that'll be."

3. The Falcon's role in the plot came about after Adam McKay and Paul Rudd went to see Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) and fell in love with the character. They casually suggested working him into the plot, and Kevin Feige informed them that it would actually make perfect sense since Falcon was now living at the New Avengers compound as of Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015).

4. For the 1980s flashback scenes, de-aging VFX were used on the 70-year-old Michael Douglas and the 57-year-old Martin Donovan to make them appear younger, and aging VFX were combined with the wig and make-up 33-year old Hayley Atwell wore to make her appear older.

5. Michael Douglas celebrated his 70th birthday on set. As an homage to his on-screen character and to celebrate the milestone, the crew presented him with a birthday cake decorated in icing with ants crawling over a film reel.

6. Michael Douglas joked about his being made younger through CGI, saying he felt like doing a prequel to one of his younger films: "Seeing myself CGI-ed at the beginning of the movie thirty years younger was incredible! I had these little dots all over my face, and I'm looking at it and half way through the scene the picture it just appeared and there I was thirty years ago. Romancing the Stone (1984). I'm thinking I'm all for a prequel!"

7. According to Michael Douglas, the costume for Paul Rudd had to be altered because of his muscles. Rudd had gone on an extensive training and workout regimen in order to build the proper muscle size for a superhero, but Rudd had become so muscular, they had to soften his costume up.

8. While Edgar Wright was working on the film, he requested that Marvel refrain from using Ant-Man or Wasp until he had finished the movie, which is why they were absent from The Avengers (2012).

9. In addition to getting in shape with the help of a trainer and weights, Paul Rudd worked with a gymnast. Rudd said of using a gymnast, "I knew I was going to have to do rolls and flips and things like that. I just wanted to be as convincing as possible."

10. Posters for "Pingo Doce," the Brazilian soda company Bruce Banner worked for in The Incredible Hulk (2008), can be seen in the San Francisco scenes.

11. The laser sounds fired from Yellowjacket's suit are the same sound as the main gun on an AT-AT being fired in the Star Wars movies.

12. Michael Douglas explained why he took the role of Hank Pym, saying, "And most importantly, I did it for my children. They're so excited. I've finally got a picture that they are so excited about. Dad is cool. You have to understand, for most of my career, I've done so many R-rated pictures. They can never see any of my movies." *At the time of release of this film his children were 14 and 12\*

13. (at around 46 mins) Scott Lang suggests calling the Avengers to assist. In the comics, Ant-Man was an original Avenger.

14. Scott's brief work at Baskin-Robbins was originally going to be at Chipotle, but the company did not like their negative portrayal. The filmmakers considered Jamba Juice, then settled on Baskin-Robbins after realizing that the bright colors would be a funny contrast to the dark prison opening.

15. Director Edgar Wright, a big fan of Ant-Man, proposed the film to Marvel in 2003, describing it as "an action-adventure comedy; a cross-genre action and special effects bonanza." He had been developing the movie since then, shooting a test reel and hiring the cast, and was close to begin shooting the movie. However, in 2014, he dropped out due to "creative differences" with Disney, which had bought out Marvel Studios five years prior.

16. (at around 11 mins) Darren Cross jokes that the concept of a shrinking human sounds like a "tale to astonish." Ant-Man made his debut in the comic "Tales to Astonish" #27 (Jan. 1962). Darren Cross shrinks a chair as part of a demonstration; this was taken from the same comic, where the first thing Hank Pym shrank was a chair.

17. (at around 32 mins) Garrett Morris, who portrays a cab driver in the film, appeared as Ant-Man in the Saturday Night Live: Margot KiddeThe Chieftains (1979) sketch, which was the first live-action appearance of the hero.

18. Paul Rudd and stuntmen wore actual Ant-Man suits while Corey Stoll wore a motion-capture suit as Yellowjacket. This decision was made early on when creating and filming with a real Yellowjacket costume was found to be impractical.

19. At the beginning of the film, set in 1989, the Triskelion is being constructed. The building was S.H.I.E.L.D's main quarters in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014).

20. The shrunken-down scenes feature a great deal of dust mites, which was a deliberate move by the VFX artists to emphasize an insect's point of view (they see the world in greater detail than a human does).

21. Whilst filming a scene with Michael Douglas, Paul Rudd attempted to reenact the famous interrogation scene with Sharon Stone from Basic Instinct (1992). Rudd ultimately failed with the attempt, resulting in Michael Douglas saying "What are you? A f****** pervert?"

22. The size-shifting VFX (the outlines left by the body on shrinking/growing) were taken from the original "Ant-Man" comics, and was influenced by stop-motion and multiple exposure shots.

23. The VFX artists decided to incorporate techniques that would make this film different from other "shrinking" films and give an "experimental" look to the film. These techniques include macro photography (digital mattes of enlarged environments) and motion-capture. Trick photography was also employed: close-ups, aerial shots and long shots with wide lenses were the main techniques employed to get a good ambiance for Ant-Man in a giant environment.

24. Edgar Wright wanted the film to be completely stand-alone, with no references to the other films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This plan did not match the studio plan for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This, among other factors, led to Wright leaving.

25. Although Edgar Wright dropped out of the movie, a large portion of the script he wrote is still in the story.

26. According to Evangeline Lilly, Hope's role was much smaller in Edgar Wright's drafts. It was beefed up significantly during rewrites, with Lilly providing some ideas and input.

27. Paul Rudd worked on rewrites with Adam McKay. Michael Peña and Evangeline Lilly have said in interviews that many of the actors were consulted on their characters during the rewrite, which resulted in expanded roles.

28. (at around 46 mins) When Scott Lang tells Pym that their first move should be calling the Avengers, Pym responds by saying that they're probably busy making a city fall from the sky. This is a direct reference to the events in Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015).

29. On the day that they filmed the sequence of Cross shrinking a lamb, when they broke for lunch, the caterer just so happened to serve lamb chops. The cast and crew claimed it was an awkward meal.

30. The Yellowjacket armor is based on the G.I. Ant-Man armor from the "Irredeemable Ant-Man" comic. The suit's helmet also incorporates the facial features of Hank Pym's villainous robot Ultron.

31. When the role of Wasp (Hank Pym's lover and wife) was in the script, Rashida Jones and Emma Stone were considered for the part.

32. Paul Rudd and Adam McKay convinced Bobby Cannavale to do the film. Cannavale said, "They both called me and said, 'You've got to do this.' They called me before Marvel called." Cannavale felt that the big budget film's atmosphere felt more like an independent film, as he was able to improvise a lot with his fellow cast members.

33. The preview for the first teaser was ant-sized... Which is to say that it's almost completely impossible to tell what's going on in it. A human-sized trailer went up the next day.

34. According to the filmmakers, the main theme in this film is "passing the torch."

35. Corey Stoll describes his character of Darren Cross as a shadowy version of Hank Pym: "Cross is a guy who is not that dissimilar from Michael Douglas' character Hank Pym. A brilliant scientist, who is not ethically pure. The great thing about the whole movie is that everybody is in those shades of grey."

36. A sequence was filmed where Pym and Lang discuss the Ant-Man name. Lines from this exchange include "Lame, I know," "Iron Man was taken," and "Is it too late to change the name?" (Interestingly, Pym did adopt other monikers in the comics, including Ant-Man, Giant-Man, Goliath, Yellowjacket and Wasp.) These lines were featured in trailers and TV spots, but not the finished film.

37. The idea of a potential Ant-Man movie had been kicked around before Marvel had its own movie studio. Once the Marvel Cinematic Universe was founded, there were plans to include him in the Phase One films and be a member of the Avengers. Those plans fell through and he was supposed to have a film in Phase Two instead. The movie was then pushed back to becoming the first part of Phase Three, until it was decided that this movie would actually be the finale of Phase Two, after Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), and that Captain America: Civil War (2016) would lead Phase Three. In short, its release date didn't change so much as its classification.

38. Peyton Reed is a huge Marvel fan and seized the opportunity to direct a film in the MCU even if it meant stepping in at the last minute to take over a project previously helmed by Edgar Wright.

39. In the comics, Hank Pym's daughter Hope Pym (here she takes her mother's maiden name of Van Dyne) was a villainous character who acted out of resentment against her father. While that angle is present in this film, she is much more heroic and reasonable here.

40. Simon Pegg described Edgar Wright's script as 'daring, fun, funny and hugely exciting.'

41. In the comics, Hank Pym created Ultron. This movie is the next Marvel movie released after Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015).

42. Sean Bean, Pierce Brosnan and Gary Oldman were considered for the role of Hank Pym.

43. (at around 1h 45 mins) In the last scene of the film when Luis is telling Scott about a tip, the girl talking to the Sam Wilson/Falcon says, ''We got a guy who jumps, we got a guy who swings, we got a guy who crawls up the wall''. This is in direct reference to Spider-Man who made his debut in the MCU in Captain America: Civil War (2016).

44. Scott lives at the Milgrom Hotel. This was named after comic-book artist Al Milgrom.

45. During an interview with the film's star Paul Rudd on The Howard Stern Show (1990), Stern told Rudd he had tried - 15 years prior to the release of Ant-Man - to buy the rights from Marvel in hopes to translate it to the big screen.

46. Luis, played by Michael Peña, was based on a real friend of Peña, Pablo, who is a minor criminal and talks just as rapidly as Luis does.

47. Jessica Chastain turned down the lead female role of Hope van Dyne due to scheduling conflicts. She had previously bowed out of the role of Maya Hansen in Iron Man 3 (2013) for the same reason.

48. The first production to film in the sound stages at the new Pinewood Atlanta Studios. With the exception of Doctor Strange (2016), all of Marvel Studios' subsequent productions have been filmed entirely or in part at Pinewood.

49. While promoting Baby Driver (2017), Edgar Wright said he never watched the finished film, saying "It would kind of be like asking me, 'Do you want to watch your ex-girlfriend have sex?'"

50. Edgar Wright was responsible for casting Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, David Dasmalchian and Michael Pena.

51. (at around 1h 14 mins) When Luis is posing as a guard, he whistles "It's a Small World". Not only is Ant-Man small, which makes the song appropriate, but the song is originally from a ride (Small World) at Disneyland, which, like Marvel Studios, is owned by The Walt Disney Company.

52. Paul Rudd is the second Parks and Recreation (2009) cast member to be cast as a main lead in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, after Chris Pratt as Star-Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014).

53. Patrick Wilson was cast as Paxton. But after the movie was delayed, scheduling conflicts forced Wilson to drop out and Bobby Cannavale took the role. Wilson subsequently went onto appear on the DC Extended Universe's superhero films by voicing a role the following year as the President of the United States in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and co-starring in Aquaman.

54. (at around 1h 40 mins) If you watch closely as Scott shrinks towards the Microverse, you'll see a tardigrade on the right lower portion of the screen.

55. Adrien Brody, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Ewan McGregor were all in the running for the role of Scott Lang.

56. Most of Ant-Man's action scenes were shot normally with VFX around him. The exception was the fight with Falcon: Anthony Mackie had to mime the actions of getting beaten by Ant-Man.

57. Michael Peña was actually stumbling over his words during the "telephone game" sequence.

58. Edgar Wright himself selected Paul Rudd for the role of Scott Lang based on his natural charisma, which would make Scott likable despite being a criminal in-story.

59. Peyton Reed revealed that Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari were also writers of the movie and but had to remain uncredited due to the Writers Guild. Dave Callaham also did a rewrite before filming.

60. Edgar Wright's drafts did not include the Wasp, save for a mention from Pym.

61. Marvel executive producer Victoria Alonso exclaimed one morning during filming, "You'll never believe it! I found an ant in my bathtub, and I saved it! I was talking to it!"

62. The building that was used for the Pym Technologies exterior set stored records for the city of Atlanta and was also used as the news studio in Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004), which also starred Paul Rudd.

63. Atoms consist of mostly empty space, as proven by Ernest Rutherford in his gold foil experiment. Therefore it is theoretically possible to shrink or expand material, although the means to do so are far beyond present day technology.

64. The director of this film, Peyton Reed, was considered to direct Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), another Marvel Studios film, which was later directed by James Gunn. Reed was also attached at one point, to direct Fantastic Four (2005), a film adaptation based on another Marvel property, that was released by 20th Century Fox.

65. After this film was released, Hope Pym was introduced into the Marvel Comics as Nadia Pym ("nadia" is Russian for "hope"), daughter of Hank Pym and a Hungarian scientist.

66. Jordan Peele was originally cast when Edgar Wright was still director.

67. Editor Dan Lebental said that despite Edgar Wright's departure and Peyton Reed joining the project, the studio still held onto the original release date. This meant that the film's post-production team lost 10 weeks of time in the process to complete the film. Lebental said that it certainly accelerated the workload on the editing, sound, visual effects and 3D rendering teams with their team doing the final mixing sound before some of the hundreds of visual effects shots even arrived for them. Lebental said that this is a norm in the business but this was an extreme situation, given Wright's departure and Reed joining.

68. Mary Elizabeth Winstead wanted to play The Wasp.

69. In Edgar Wright's drafts, Darren Cross's alter ego would have been Nano Warrior, instead of Yellowjacket. The drafts also featured a car chase sequence.

70. Peyton Reed originally wanted Rick Moranis who's known for portraying Wayne Szalinski in the Honey, I Shrunk the Kids films in the film for a cameo.

71. Edgar Wright has said, that despite working on "Ant-Man" for a decade, and leaving the project on his own terms, he cannot bring himself to watch the finished product.

72. Adam McKay, Ruben Fleischer, Rawson Marshall Thurber, Nicholas Stoller, Michael Dowseand David Wain were considered to direct the film.

73. (at around 3 mins) Writers Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari appear briefly in the film, as two prisoners during Scott Lang's escape from the jailhouse. Barrer's father also appears in the film (at around 18 mins), standing at the bar during the Hope/Cross dinner scene.

74. Hank Pym, Scott Lang and Clint Barton are the only superheroes in the MCU to have offspring (as well as Frank Castle in The Punisher). Hank and Scott are also the only heros to lose their wives (Janet Van Dyne apparently died at the Quantum Realm and Maggie divorced Scott). Coincidentally, Hank Pym, Scott Lang, and Clint Barton have all used Pym particles in the comics.

75. David Wain was considered to direct after Edgar Wright left the project.

76. Ant-Man is implied to have the ability to manipulate his weight and mass to be light and heavy whenever he wishes. This came from the DC Comics hero the Atom, who serves as Ant-Man's counterpart: both are heroes with shrinking abilities, and both started out as scientists who passed their titles down to others.

77. Patrick Wilson was cast as William Crossnote, but he left the project after Edgar Wright's departure, citing a scheduling conflict.

78. Michael Douglas was later considered for the role of Doc in Baby Driver (2017), Edgar Wright's next film after dropping out of this project. Kevin Spacey was ultimately cast.

79. This is the second super hero movie for actor David Dastmalchian. He previously appeared in The Dark Knight (2008) in a minor role as one of Joker's henchmen.

80. John Slattery and Anthony Mackie have appeared in other Marvel movies but have never shared any screen time. In another film The Adjustment Bureau (2011) they both appear onscreen at the same time.

81. This is the second time that a film from the MCU was released in theaters in July since Captain America: The First Avenger (2011).

82. The plot has similarities to both The Mask of Zorro (1998) and Batman Beyond (1999) - an older hero trains a thief to be his replacement and settle an old score.

83. David Dasmalchian said getting cast in this film couldn't have come at a better time, given that his wife was pregnant with their first child and they only had $400 in the bank. Dasmalchian initially feared that his casting was in jeopardy when Edgar Wright departed the project as Wright had personally emailed the actor. But the fear came to pass as new director Peyton Reed was a fan of the actor after his work in The Dark Knight and Passengers.

84. Edgar Wright's draft had the X-Con security team with approximately 6 or 7 members as opposed to the three in the finished film. Janet Van Dyne was also absent from the story.

85. CAMEO: Stan Lee: (at around 1h 45 mins) the bartender who says a woman looks "crazy stupid fine."

86. According to Peyton Reed when it came to using Thomas the Tank Engine during the battle sequence on Cassie's train set, there were certain stipulations when it came to showing the character. Reed and the team met with the rights holders of Thomas and had to make a presentation. The owners stipulated that Thomas couldn't be depicted as doing anything evil, had to remain neutral and no character could be tied to a train track that Thomas was going to be on, as the owners were very protective. Reed was happy with using Thomas as it helped add to the personality of the film, and that the owners found the use of Thomas funny in the film.

87. Hank Pym wants Scott to use the Ant-Man technology to pull off a heist. In the comics, Lang stole the Ant-Man suit from Pym in hopes of pulling off enough heists to save his sick daughter; when Pym found out, he allowed him to keep the suit as long as he used it for heroic purposes.

88. Cassie Lang is delighted at her father's superhero career, even adopting an ant as a pet. In the comics Scott's daughter Cassie eventually dons the Ant-Man costume herself to become the heroine Giant-Girl (later Stature).

89. Yellowjacket in this film is a combination of Ant-Man villains Yellowjacket (a mentally unstable alter ego of Pym), Darren Cross (a villainous businessman and enemy of Scott Lang) and Eric O'Grady (an amoral and selfish person with Pym tech who also was the fourth Ant-Man).

90. Janet van Dyne (Wasp) ends up shrinking herself into a microscopic dimension and was presumed dead. This was her fate in the Marvel comic "Secret Invasion".

91. (at around 5 mins) Scott's Baskin-Robbins name tag says "Jack" which is understandable considering he was hiding the fact he was just released from prison. He then asks his co-worker "Darby" to take over at the register while he speaks to the manager. Jack and Darby are The names of Paul Rudd's children in real life.

92. The ending was supposed to have a showdown between Ant-Man and Carson, with Ant-Man defeating him and reclaiming the stolen sample of Pym Particles. The ending was changed to Carson escaping and presumably delivering the sample to HYDRA in order to set up Captain America: Civil War (2016).

93. (at around 13 mins) When Cross brings the Hydra agents into the room where the Yellowjacket suit is stored, one of them has part of a tattoo showing above his collar. It is the symbol of the "Ten Rings" terrorist group that kidnapped Tony Stark in the first Iron Man (2008) film.

94. (at around 18 mins) When Cross shrinks a board member and implodes him into a tiny blob, strawberry jam was used for the blob.

95. Another ending was filmed that is closure-related. In it Scott Lang tracks down and confronts Mitchell, who knew that Carson took the Pym Particles sample during the confrontation at the lab. It was filmed as a measure of ambiguity in the event it was needed. The producers eventually decided to leave it out as a future plot point in either of another tie-in or in the sequel.

96. When Scott is shrinking to microscopic size he appears to shrink into a forest. This could allude to the Microverse. In Marvel comics its a whole world on subatomic level.

97. Scott is able to enlarge some items in size during the film, including himself. This is a homage to Giant-Man, in the comics Hank Pym's superhero title due to him relying more on growing to gigantic size rather than shrinking.

98. The original opening that Edgar Wright wrote was to have a mini-adventure (in homage of Goldfinger (1964)) that the young Hank Pym would infiltrate Panama to retrieve a microfilm and confronted a Panamanian general by the name of Castillo. Jordi Mollà had filmed his scenes as Castillo but was cut. Peyton Reed admitted that while the standalone adventure was really cool, although filmed, it was disconnected after it was edited together. Reed eventually settled for the existing prologue which bookmarks the confrontation with Mitchell and Hank later on.

99. All the movie (closing film of Phase Two in the Marvel Cinematic Universe) shares many similarities with Iron Man (2008) (first film of Phase One in the Marvel Cinematic Universe):
-A revolutionary and technologically advanced crime-fighting suit is replicated (and modified to be more lethal), by a former friend/partner of the suit's inventor, who has ambitions to sell the technology to people with nefarious purposes, expressly against the wishes of the inventor.
-In an effort to protect this from happening, and protect someone he loves, the hero must use the suit beyond its expected capabilities to defeat the villain, resulting in the villain's death as his own suit is destroyed.
-The hero is endangered by the technology he uses (Obadiah extracts from Tony Stark's breast the mechanism that prevents the shrapnel inside his blood from arriving at his heart to kill him, and Scott Lang uses the special system of the suit to defeat Cross, reducing his size to enter in the Quantum Realm).
-The hero trains to use the suit with comic results (Tony Stark crashes sometimes while he constructs the first armor, and Scott Lang increases his size before the right time, crashing against the ground).
-A woman turns into the assistant of the hero (Pepper Potts for Tony Stark, and Hope Pym for Scott Lang).
-Love interest between the hero and his assistant (Tony Stark and Pepper Potts, Scott Lang and Hope Pym).
-Both movies also end with the implication that the heroes' actions have earned them consideration for joining the Avengers.
-The main villain of the movie is bald (Obadiah Stane in Iron Man, Darren Cross in Ant-Man).
-The villain dies by the suit he creates (Stark collapses Stane's armor, who falls to crash against the Arc Reactor of the laboratory, and Lang collapses Cross's armor, who vanishes in the Quantum Realm).
-Presentation of a hero for a sequel (War Machine in Iron Man, The Wasp in Ant-Man).

100. The climax, when Scott shrinks to sub-atomic levels and enters the quantum realm, is a tribute to the Disneyland attraction, Adventure Thru Inner Space. Open from 1967 through 1985, the attraction shrunk guests as they got smaller till they became the size of an atom. Hank warns Scott by saying, "It means that you would enter a reality where all concepts of time and space become irrelevant as you shrink for all eternity." This same quote is repeated when Scott is in the quantum realm, though it echoes, similar to the Paul Frees quote from the attraction, "They will be our only source of contact once you have passed beyond the limits of normal Mag-ni-fi-ca-tion"
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2018.07.15 19:01 GetFreeCash What was the best film you watched this week? (09/07/2018 - 15/07/2018)

The way this works is that you post a review of the best film you watched this week. It doesn't have to be a new release, just any film you have seen over the last seven days that you feel is worth talking about. Here are some rules.
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2. Please post your favourite film of last week.
3. NO TV SHOWS! No sporting events involving cups either.
4. ALWAYS use spoiler tags. Report any comments that spoil recent / little-known films (e.g. Solo, First Reformed, Hereditary) without using the spoiler tag.
5. Comments that only contain the title of the film will be removed!
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2018.06.18 02:39 hypodermicsally POSE/AHS 8 Live-Tweet Thread [Spoilers Ahead]

Please note that Ryan Murphy has now deleted all of his AHS 8-related tweets and replies.
Cordelia is still the Supreme... for now.
Sarah Paulson will play multiple roles.
Cordelia is in danger from the most evil witch of them all.
Sarah Paulson reveals that Emma Roberts will be reprising her role as Madison Montgomery.
Tonight’s episode of Pose contains an AHS 8 Easter egg.
Evan Peters teases the return of Kyle Spencer.
Omaze has partnered with AHS to reveal the title and plot of AHS 8 to a lucky fan.
Emma Roberts’ opening line in AHS 8 is “Surprise Bitch. Bet you thought you’d seen the last of me.”
Sarah Paulson teases that the first script for AHS 8 is one of the best she’s read to-date.
All witches have been asked back. This could allegedly include, but is not limited to, Jessica Lange, Jamie Brewer, Angela Bassett, Lady Gaga, Grace Gummer, Lily Rabe, Stevie Nicks, Taissa Farmiga, Gabourey Sidibe, Christine Ebersole, Robin Bartlett, and Leslie Jordan, in addition to Sarah Paulson and Emma Roberts
Madison Montgomery vapes. Yeah, it’s whatever.
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2017.11.27 12:44 FinnagainsAwake Susan Sarandon: ‘I thought Hillary was very dangerous. If she'd won, we'd be at war’ - by Emma Brockes (Guardian) 26 Nov 2017

Susan Sarandon at 71 is bright-eyed and airy, and perhaps shyer than she can publicly seem. When I walk into the room – a private members’ club in downtown New York, where she sits with a small dog at her feet – she doesn’t say hello or make eye-contact, giving what I suspect is a false impression of rudeness. It may also be that she is uncertain of her reception. For a long time Sarandon was despised by the right, her protests against the Vietnam war and US aggression in Nicaragua and Iraq making her the kind of target that, for progressives, is an affirmation of sorts. Her latest unpopularity, by contrast, comes exclusively from the left and is much tougher on Sarandon. “I’m not attacked from the right at all,” she will tell me. Instead, she is accused of not checking her white privilege, of throwing away her vote on a third-party candidate (the independent Jill Stein) during the US presidential election, and of recklessly espousing a political cause that let Trump in through the backdoor. Liberals in the US, it seems, can summon more hatred for Sarandon right now than they can for Paul Ryan.
Most infuriating of all, to her critics, is that she won’t admit her error. Sarandon’s very physiognomy suggests defiance; she looks indignant even at rest. She also looks a lot like Bette Davis, so much so that Davis herself, in her dotage, approached Sarandon to play her. That project never happened, but in the new eight-part Ryan Murphy series Feud: Bette and Joan, about the battle for Hollywood supremacy between Davis and Joan Crawford, Sarandon gets her chance. The two leads are terrific: Jessica Lange, by turns monstrous and pathetic as Crawford; Sarandon steelier, smarter, less obviously vulnerable. She sees a lot of similarities between herself and Davis. “We’re both east coast,” she says. “I didn’t consider myself a star; I was a character actor from the very beginning and not really sold as pretty, which is probably what’s allowed me to survive as long as I have. I have this broader phase.”
Sarandon is working well beyond the age at which women in Hollywood’s golden era could expect to carry on – “besides playing witches and bitches,” she says. The interesting thing about Feud is that it tells an unavoidably feminist story about two women who would have abhorred that particular term. A few years ago, Sarandon herself said: “I think of myself as a humanist because I think it’s less alienating to people who think of feminism as being a load of strident bitches.”
“And then suddenly it became OK to say feminist,” she says now. “That’s been very recent. There was a period when that wasn’t really happening. So now there’s been an opportunity to include men as allies. And I have to say, I remember going to the ERA [Equal Rights Amendment] march where there were 100,000 women and we were going around talking to senators for this vote and I got on the elevator, and the women were like: ‘We’re going to show them what the fuck we want.’ And I kept saying: ‘Calm down, that’s not the way we’re going to get things done.’”
You thought it was counterproductive to be that angry? “It was counterproductive, clearly. But that image of the shrill woman became the definition of a feminist for a long time. And women had a right to be angry, and to feel empowered. But that was just one glimpse of a fairly emotional and strident definition, and there was a period when young women didn’t want that label.”
And now? “It’s come back, and it’s gotten warped, especially with the election, where if you’re a woman you have to support Hillary Clinton.”
Now, of course, no one in Sarandon’s industry would get caught dead having a flaky opinion on sexism in Hollywood. Still, the actor is cautious. One gets the feeling that the Harvey Weinstein business simply isn’t very interesting to Sarandon, that there are other causes – the Keystone pipeline, fracking, oil and gas money in politics – that she considers more urgent. She is no apologist for the Weinsteins of this world, but she can, at times, sound positively libertarian about where the responsibilities of the women involved lie.
“There are a lot of people who did say no,” she says. “I think the big question here is that if Harvey Weinstein exposed himself to you when you were on a yacht in Cannes and you told everybody – this is Angie Everhart’s story – and everyone said: ‘Well, that’s just Harvey’ and it wasn’t a big deal – those are the people who are perpetuating it, too. Now, I’m sure there’s a lot of men who were much smoother at seducing than-” she bursts out laughing – “James Toback and Harvey Weinstein, who a lot of women felt very flattered to be sleeping with, even if they didn’t get the job. There’s just a culture, starting in the 60s and 70s, where there was a certain amount of liberation that made it possible for those things to happen without even seeing yourself as a victim.”
One of the questions currently being asked is whether what Sarandon describes – the inability of many women even to conceptualise themselves as victims – is a function of “liberation” or internalised misogynistic denial. For Sarandon’s part, nothing post-Weinstein has made her reassess her own past. “Certainly, I experienced both having people come on to me and being told that I wasn’t interesting enough to get a part, or sexual enough, once they found out I was married,” she says. She also admits she was lucky; that, unlike many of the women coming forward today, Sarandon’s resolve was never put to the test. “In my case, I just said no, in many clumsy, stupid ways, but the people didn’t push on. They didn’t show up in my room. They didn’t corner me, or batter me, or get on top of me. It was an invitation: ‘Yeah, why don’t you spend the night now that you’re here in the middle of nowhere on location?’ And I said: ‘No, I gotta get back to my room.’ But I didn’t feel super offended, because it wasn’t a thing that became super difficult.”
There were other hard things. “I remember another really famous actress saying to me: ‘Well, don’t have children because that’ll really change the parts that you’ll be available for. And you won’t work past 40 anyway.’ And a lot of that has changed. And a lot of women are assessing how they feel; were they victimised or did they feel that it was their own choice?”
There is no question, she believes, that there are more choices today and that this is slowly correcting the imbalance of power. “More and more women are able to greenlight their own projects. My last few films have had women directors – they’re not the big blockbusters, but I’m not sure those big blockbusters are very interesting to direct. But there is definitely more power in the hands of women than there was – the Reese Witherspoons, who are getting books, putting together projects, telling women’s stories. I think that’s where the difference is. The culture itself is ... it’s a tricky thing because you are selling yourself using sex, and your looks, for the most part. And I think that when you have these men in positions of power, they assume that [sex] goes along with it. And until you get women to have an economic power base – I mean, look at Brit Marling’s article [in the Atlantic], where she talks about being able to walk out of an uncomfortable situation with Harvey even though she hated herself for going in the first place, because she knew she could write and produce and direct. So when people see themselves as having their own power base, it becomes imaginable that you could turn somebody down and still survive.”
It is often overlooked that in 2001, Sarandon supported Hillary Clinton’s run for the Senate. There are photos of them posing chummily together, grinning. Then Clinton voted for the war in Iraq and it all went downhill. During the last election, Sarandon supported Bernie Sanders, then wouldn’t support Clinton after she won the nomination, and now all the moderates hate her, to the extent, she says, that she had to change her phone number because people she identifies as Hillary trolls sent her threatening messages. “I got from Hillary people ‘I hope your crotch is grabbed’, ‘I hope you’re raped’. Misogynistic attacks. Recently, I said ‘I stand with Dreamers’ [children brought illegally to the US, whose path to legal citizenship – an Obama-era provision – Trump has threatened to revoke] and that started another wave.”
Wait, from the right?
“No, from the left! ‘How dare you! You who are responsible for this!’”
I ask if she’s aware that Katha Pollitt recently called her an idiot in the New York Review of Books and she looks momentarily taken aback. “I’m flattered,” she says. These people are furious with you, I say.
“Well, that’s why we’re going to lose again if we depend on the DNC [the Democratic National Committee]. Because the amount of denial ... I mean it’s very flattering to think that I, on my own, cost the election. That my little voice was the deciding factor.”
Is it upsetting to be attacked?
“It’s upsetting to me more from the point of view of thinking they haven’t learned. I don’t need to be vindicated.”
But it’s upsetting that they’re still feeding the same misinformation to people. When Obama got the nomination, 25% of [Hillary’s] people didn’t vote for him. Only 12% of Bernie’s people didn’t vote for her.”
But she didn’t advocate voting for Hillary! Come on.
“Hmm?”
Didn’t she advocate voting for Jill Stein?
“I didn’t advocate people voting for anything. I said get your information, I’m going to vote for change, because I was hoping that Stein was going to get whatever percentage she needed – but I knew she wasn’t going to make the difference in the election.”
Does she have any sympathy with the critique that casting a protest vote is the luxury of those insulated from the effects of a Trump presidency? “It wasn’t a protest vote. Following Bernie wasn’t a protest.” Voting for Jill Stein was, by any definition, a protest vote. “Well, I knew that New York was going to go [for Hillary]. It was probably the easiest place to vote for Stein. Bringing attention to working-class issues is not a luxury. People are really hurting; that’s how this guy got in. What we should be discussing is not the election, but how we got to the point where Trump was the answer.” (We should also, she says, inching towards the space where the extreme right meets the left, be discussing how “you can’t judge by the mainstream media what’s going on in the country. How did we lose all our journalists and media?”)
Has she lost friends over all this? “No. My friends have a right to their opinions. It’s disappointing but that’s their business. It’s like in the lead-up to Vietnam, and then later they say: ‘You were right.’ Or strangely, some of my gay friends were like: ‘Oh, I just feel bad for [Clinton]. And I said: ‘She’s not authentic. She’s been terrible to gay people for the longest time. She’s an opportunist.’ And then I’m like: ‘OK, let’s not talk about it any more.’”
Still, I think while there was vast political error on both sides, the inability of Sarandon and her ilk to embrace the lesser of two evils permitted the greater of the two evils to rise. And yet I like Sarandon. It takes real courage to go against the mob. Her inconsistencies are a little wild, but in the age of social-media enforced conformity, I have never met anyone so uninterested in toeing the line.
Did she really say that Hillary was more dangerous than Trump?
“Not exactly, but I don’t mind that quote,” she says. “I did think she was very, very dangerous. We would still be fracking, we would be at war [if she was president]. It wouldn’t be much smoother. Look what happened under Obama that we didn’t notice.”
It seems absurd to argue that healthcare, childcare, taxation for the non-rich wouldn’t be better now under President Clinton, and that’s before we get to the threat of deportation hanging over millions of immigrants. “She would’ve done it the way Obama did it,” says Sarandon, “which was sneakily. He deported more people than have been deported now. How he got the Nobel peace prize I don’t know. I think it was very important to have a black family in the White House and I think some of the stuff he did was good. He tried really hard about healthcare. But he didn’t go all the way because of big pharma.”
It’s tempting to read some of Sarandon’s fervour as a reaction against her own family’s Republicanism – during the Bush years, her now 94-year old-mother was interviewed by Bill O’Reilly, and encouraged to speculate on where she went wrong with her daughter. (Sarandon’s mother would probably have voted for Trump, she says, but “I don’t think she got out to vote.” She smiles. “We didn’t facilitate that.”)
All of which makes the actor’s position on feminism more puzzling. Sarandon is close to her three children – Eva Amurri, whom she had with the Italian film-maker Franco Amurri, and Miles and Jack, her two sons with her former partner of 23 years, Tim Robbins, with whom she is reportedly on good terms.. It was her daughter, Eva, who as a teenager didn’t like the word feminism, says Sarandon, because “it seemed redundant to have to say you were a feminist”.
But it wasn’t.
“No, but she grew up in a house where she had a mother who earned her own money and was powerful and she’s in a progressive city, with other progressive kids – she wasn’t even exposed to the more Republican part of Manhattan. So she was in a progressive bubble. I think the secret is maybe now we have to just say no one is going to fix it for you. It’s up to you to fix it. You have the strength. You shouldn’t turn to be validated by anyone, male or female. You carry your power within you, and if you surround yourself with people who respect you, that will happen, be they male or female.” It is a strange statement from someone who believes that structural inequality requires political solutions. Earlier, she makes the point that Clinton’s refusal to back the $15 minimum wage, “tells you she’s not a feminist, when 50% of the households in America are headed by women.” Clinton espoused a $12 minimum wage, with scope to raise it to $15 in metropolitan centres, but that’s not the point. The point is self-validation doesn’t pay the rent.)
After the interview, we leave the club and walk towards the subway. “What was her name?” she says. “In the magazine?”
“Katha Pollitt,” I say. We part at the corner of Seventh Avenue and Sarandon disappears up the street, dog under one arm, hat pulled low, assistant at her elbow. “Will I get a load more hatred when this article comes out?” she shouts, looking back over her shoulder.
“Probably,” I say. I have a hunch she can take it.
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/nov/26/susan-sarandon-i-thought-hillary-was-very-dangerous-if-shed-won-wed-be-at-war
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2017.06.20 19:12 MsBluffy What's Going on in Columbia? June 20-25th

CONTENT COURTESY OF COLUMBIA CVB
 
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MOVIE GUIDE
47 METERS DOWN - Two sisters vacationing in Mexico become trapped in a shark cage on the ocean floor. As their oxygen starts to run out and with great white sharks circling them, the sisters must find a way to get to the surface alive.
ALL EYEZ ON ME -The true and untold story of prolific rapper, actor, poet and activist Tupac Shakur.
BAYWATCH - In this big-screen reboot of the popular '90s TV series, legendary California lifeguard Mitch Buchannon (Dwayne Johnson) is frustrated when a cocky, hard-partying Olympic swimmer named Matt Brody (Zac Efron) joins his beach-patrol team. However, the two men must learn to work together when they stumble upon a criminal conspiracy.
CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS: THE FIRST EPIC MOVIE - Two fourth-graders (voiced by Kevin Hart and Thomas Middleditch) hypnotize their principal (Ed Helms) in order to transform him into Captain Underpants, the superhero from their homemade comic book. The trio soon battle a new teacher at their school (Nick Kroll), who's secretly a mad scientist. This animated comedy was adapted from the series of children's novels by Dav Pilkey.
CARS 3 - To get back in the game, Lightning McQueen will need the help of an eager young race technician with her own plan to win, inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet, and a few unexpected turns.
EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING - A teenage girl (Amandla Stenberg) is unable to leave her home because she has an immunodeficiency that makes her allergic to almost everything. However, her life changes for the better when she begins to communicate with the boy next door (Nick Robinson), and their relationship eventually inspires her to venture into the outside world.
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: VOL 2 - Peter Quill and his fellow Guardians are hired by a powerful alien race, the Sovereign, to protect their precious batteries from invaders. When it is discovered that Rocket has stolen the items they were sent to guard, the Sovereign dispatch their armada to search for vengeance. As the Guardians try to escape, the mystery of Peter's parentage is revealed.
IT COMES AT NIGHT - A married couple (Joel Edgerton and Carmen Ejogo) and their teenage son (Kelvin Harrison) isolate themselves from the rest of humanity when a mysterious plague throws civilization into chaos, but their secluded existence is threatened when a young family seek shelter with them.
KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD - Robbed of his birthright, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy - whether he likes it or not.
THE MUMMY - A battle in the Middle East accidentally unearths Ahmanet, a betrayed Egyptian princess who was entombed under the desert. Now, a soldier of fortune must stop the resurrected monster as she embarks on a furious rampage through London.
MY COUSIN RACHEL - A dark and layered romance, My Cousin Rachel tells the story of a young Englishman (Sam Claflin) who plots revenge against his mysterious and beautiful cousin (Rachel Weisz), believing that she murdered his guardian. His feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling helplessly and obsessively in love with her. My Cousin Rachel is based on the novel by Daphne Du Maruier and directed by Roger Michell (Notting Hill, Le Week-End).
NORMAN: THE MODERATE RISE AND TRAGIC FALL OF A NEW YORK FIXER - Richard Gere stars as Norman Oppenheimer, a fascinating and desperate man who relentlessly hustles his way through New York City. His networking and scheming keep him afloat but rarely amount to much. One day, however, fortune seems to favor Norman. An Israeli politician named Micha (Lior Ashkenazi) lands in New York at a low point in his career. Sensing that Micha's friendship might later come in handy, Norman ingratiates himself by purchasing an expensive pair of shoes for Micha. Years later, Micha becomes Prime Minister of Israel. True to form, Norman is inspired to take advantage of his connection. Soon, he finds himself navigating a messy quagmire of his own making.
PARIS CAN WAIT - Diane Lane stars as Anne, a middle-aged woman who's looked after her inattentive Hollywood producer husband, Michael (Alec Baldwin), for 18 years. Anne and Michael are in France for the Cannes Film Festival. They plan on traveling to Paris together, but after chaos erupts on one of Michael movie sets, he's forced to leave. Anne joins Michael's charming business partner, Jacques (Arnaud Viard), on a freewheeling road trip to Paris. As she enjoys delicious meals, gorgeous sites and Jacques' company, Anne finds herself on a profound journey of self-discovery.
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES - Captain Jack Sparrow finds the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost pirates led by his old nemesis, the terrifying Captain Salazar, escape from the Devil’s Triangle, determined to kill every pirate at sea…including him.
ROUGH NIGHT - Ten years after graduating from college, five gal pals reunite for a wild bachelorette party in Miami to celebrate one of their own getting hitched. However, their friendships are tested when they must cover up the fact that their festivities accidentally caused the death of a male stripper.
TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT - The giant robots explore the history of Transformers on Earth in order to combat a new threat.
WONDER WOMAN - An Amazon princess (Gal Gadot) finds her idyllic life on an island occupied only by female warriors interrupted when a pilot (Chris Pine) crash-lands nearby. After rescuing him, she learns that World War I is engulfing the planet, and vows to use her superpowers to restore peace.
 
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2017.05.12 17:59 badpauly 5-12: Notable Insider Buys for the Week

These are insider buys of $10K or more reported to the SEC in the last 5 days. The SEC defines an insider as any officer, director or 10% shareholder. It is not illegal for these people to buy or sell their own shares. In fact, since most of them get paid in stock options, it is expected. However, it is illegal for them to trade on inside information that has not been made public. So for example if there are drug trial results that are bad and not public, insiders cannot dump shares. That said, many people have observed that insiders - in general - seem to have a good track record at timing their purchases.
Date Symbol Company Insider Shares Value
05‑12 NEWT Newtek Business Services Corp. SALUTE RICHARD J 800 13,720
05‑11 MCC Medley Capital Corp. Taube Brook 49,869 307,088
05‑11 CNBKA Century Bancorp, Inc. Filler James J 716 44,041
05‑11 GBLI Global Indemnity plc BROWN JOSEPH W 2,000 77,000
05‑11 NEWT Newtek Business Services Corp. SALUTE RICHARD J 800 13,496
05‑11 PODD Insulet Corp. Thomas Bradley A 3,000 116,077
05‑11 PODD Insulet Corp. Hopfield Jessica 2,580 99,783
05‑11 FSP Franklin Street Properties Corp. Hoxsie Kenneth A 3,000 32,576
05‑11 TST TheStreet, Inc. KRAMER LAWRENCE S 25,000 23,500
05‑11 AGRX Agile Therapeutics, Inc. Selman Renee 53,333 196,265
05‑11 CRBP Corbus Pharmaceuticals Holdings, Inc. Hochman David P 3,400 21,012
05‑11 FLT FleetCor Technologies, Inc. Gavrilenya Alexey 5,000 692,500
05‑11 KONA Kona Grill, Inc. Bakay Berke 50,000 241,720
05‑11 AGRX Agile Therapeutics, Inc. ALTOMARI ALFRED 10,000 35,100
05‑11 TWLO Twilio Inc. McGeever James 10,000 231,920
05‑11 EXC Exelon Corp. ROGERS JOHN W JR 3,000 100,710
05‑11 IESC Integrated Electrical Services, Inc. Gendell David B. 1,000 16,450
05‑11 NVAX Novavax, Inc. PHILLIPS BARCLAY A 25,000 20,950
05‑11 OPK Opko Health, Inc. HSIAO JANE PH D 10,000 69,300
05‑11 OPK Opko Health, Inc. HSIAO JANE PH D 10,000 69,200
05‑11 CERC Cerecor Inc. ARMISTICE CAPITAL, LLC 86,122 63,730
05‑11 CRBP Corbus Pharmaceuticals Holdings, Inc. CATLIN AVERY W 5,000 30,740
05‑11 PLSE Pulse Biosciences, Inc. Zanganeh Maky 15,000 312,540
05‑11 FSP Franklin Street Properties Corp. DEMERITT JOHN G 1,000 10,850
05‑11 RESI Altisource Residential Corp Ellison George G 10,000 142,380
05‑11 CERC Cerecor Inc. ARMISTICE CAPITAL, LLC 86,122 63,730
05‑11 ZFGN Zafgen, Inc. KIM DENNIS D 9,800 43,120
05‑11 PLSE Pulse Biosciences, Inc. DUGGAN ROBERT W 10,100 207,545
05‑11 CERC Cerecor Inc. ARMISTICE CAPITAL, LLC 86,122 63,730
05‑11 MCC Medley Capital Corp. Taube Seth 49,869 307,088
05‑11 KEYW KEYW Holdings Corp (The) SOPP MARK W 20,000 165,800
05‑11 SRG Seritage Growth Properties BERKOWITZ BRUCE R 44,800 1,788,416
05‑11 NVAX Novavax, Inc. Erck Stanley C 50,000 41,980
05‑11 NVAX Novavax, Inc. DOUGLAS RICHARD 200,000 185,780
05‑11 PLSE Pulse Biosciences, Inc. DUGGAN ROBERT W 7,500 161,378
05‑11 TEP Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP DEHAEMERS DAVID G JR 5,000 248,750
05‑11 CRBP Corbus Pharmaceuticals Holdings, Inc. Cohen Yuval 3,250 19,539
05‑11 CRBP Corbus Pharmaceuticals Holdings, Inc. White Barbara 2,435 14,905
05‑10 CERC Cerecor Inc. ARMISTICE CAPITAL, LLC 27,819 21,977
05‑10 CERC Cerecor Inc. ARMISTICE CAPITAL, LLC 27,819 21,977
05‑10 FRGI Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. FRIEDMAN BRIAN P 12,087 266,106
05‑10 TWLO Twilio Inc. Lawson Jeff 100,000 2,343,180
05‑10 BKSC Bank of South Carolina Corp. Walpole Eugene H IV 2,669 54,055
05‑10 SPAR Spartan Motors, Inc. CURRENT RICHARD R 5,141 46,269
05‑10 AREX Approach Resources, Inc. Gregg Vean J. III 10,000 29,960
05‑10 STOR STORE Capital Corp. Sklar Mark N. 5,000 101,680
05‑10 KITE Kite Pharma, Inc. JENKINSON PAUL L 450 32,656
05‑10 KITE Kite Pharma, Inc. JENKINSON PAUL L 3,000 217,770
05‑10 AREX Approach Resources, Inc. Wilks Brothers, LLC 100,000 296,710
05‑10 TKAI Tokai Pharmaceuticals, Inc. FLESHER GREGORY J. 58,959 589,000
05‑10 BKSC Bank of South Carolina Corp. Hassell Fleetwood S 2,669 54,055
05‑10 MTSC MTS Systems Corp. Hore David 5,000 257,750
05‑10 TKAI Tokai Pharmaceuticals, Inc. OCAMPO CHRISTINE 10,010 100,000
05‑10 TKAI Tokai Pharmaceuticals, Inc. TURKEL CATHERINE C. 11,111 110,999
05‑10 PLSE Pulse Biosciences, Inc. Zanganeh Maky 5,000 108,545
05‑10 NCT Newcastle Investment Corp. Tyson Alan L. 100,000 380,850
05‑10 BOCH Bank of Commerce Holdings BENNETT ORIN N 5,000 52,500
05‑10 BOCH Bank of Commerce Holdings Gibson Joseph 7,000 73,500
05‑10 BOCH Bank of Commerce Holdings Halfhide Jon 6,000 63,000
05‑10 BOCH Bank of Commerce Holdings Jimenez Samuel D 1,000 10,500
05‑10 BOCH Bank of Commerce Holdings MILES LINDA J 2,500 26,250
05‑10 BOCH Bank of Commerce Holdings Muttera Robert H 5,000 52,500
05‑10 BOCH Bank of Commerce Holdings SILBERSTEIN KARL L 4,500 47,250
05‑10 BOCH Bank of Commerce Holdings Sundquist James A 12,500 131,250
05‑10 BOCH Bank of Commerce Holdings Street Terence John 10,000 105,000
05‑10 BOCH Bank of Commerce Holdings TULLIS LYLE L 10,000 105,000
05‑10 BOCH Bank of Commerce Holdings Street Terence John 10,000 105,000
05‑10 MCC Medley Capital Corp. Taube Brook 49,869 308,749
05‑10 NVLS Nivalis Therapeutics, Inc. BVF PARTNERS L P/IL 6,217 14,583
05‑10 PAGP Plains GP Holdings LP ARMSTRONG GREG L 25,000 691,560
05‑10 PAGP Plains GP Holdings LP ARMSTRONG GREG L 75,000 2,072,902
05‑10 RCII Rent-A-Center, Inc. SPEESE MARK E 100,000 1,169,890
05‑10 NVLS Nivalis Therapeutics, Inc. BVF PARTNERS L P/IL 22,092 51,821
05‑10 TPX Tempur Sealy International, Inc. Nabi Usman 189,365 9,166,308
05‑10 STOR STORE Capital Corp. Long Catherine F. 4,905 99,988
05‑10 NVLS Nivalis Therapeutics, Inc. BVF PARTNERS L P/IL 33,691 79,029
05‑10 DKL Delek Logistics Partners LP Delek US Holdings, Inc. 1,800 56,865
05‑10 WMB Williams Companies, Inc. (The) Cogut Charles I 1,000 30,634
05‑10 KFS Kingsway Fin STILWELL JOSEPH 2,000 12,000
05‑10 PHF Pacholder High Yield Fund, Inc. Bulldog Investors, LLC 6,821 53,885
05‑10 TPX Tempur Sealy International, Inc. JAFFER REHAN 189,365 9,166,308
05‑10 IHIT INVESCO HIGH INCOME 2023 TARGET TERM FUND Norris Brian 2,500 25,000
05‑10 BKSC Bank of South Carolina Corp. Sharry Sheryl G 2,669 54,055
05‑10 MCC Medley Capital Corp. Taube Seth 49,869 308,749
05‑10 BTU Peabody Energy Corporation ELLIOTT INTERNATIONAL, L.P. 28,220 704,566
05‑10 BKSC Bank of South Carolina Corp. SASS DOUGLAS H 2,669 54,055
05‑10 OPK Opko Health, Inc. HSIAO JANE PH D 10,000 69,900
05‑10 BTU Peabody Energy Corporation ELLIOTT ASSOCIATES, L.P. 13,280 331,560
05‑10 OPK Opko Health, Inc. HSIAO JANE PH D 5,665 39,542
05‑10 OPK Opko Health, Inc. HSIAO JANE PH D 11,735 81,793
05‑10 OPK Opko Health, Inc. HSIAO JANE PH D 2,600 18,070
05‑10 OPK Opko Health, Inc. HSIAO JANE PH D 10,000 69,400
05‑10 OPK Opko Health, Inc. FROST PHILLIP MD ET AL 1,125,000 7,829,775
05‑10 TEP Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP DEHAEMERS DAVID G JR 26,016 1,296,377
05‑10 HZNP Horizon Pharma plc GREY MICHAEL G 10,000 94,800
05‑10 SXCP SunCoke Energy Partners LP Sun Coal & Coke LLC 16,700 294,167
05‑10 CNBKA Century Bancorp, Inc. Filler James J 900 56,349
05‑10 ACRE Ares Commercial Real Estate Corp Rosen Robert L 10,000 130,365
05‑10 IESC Integrated Electrical Services, Inc. Gendell David B. 3,000 49,620
05‑10 TUES Tuesday Morning Corp. BURMAN TERRY LEE 7,778 17,500
05‑10 CERC Cerecor Inc. ARMISTICE CAPITAL, LLC 27,819 21,977
05‑10 TUES Tuesday Morning Corp. BURMAN TERRY LEE 4,637 10,433
05‑10 TUES Tuesday Morning Corp. BURMAN TERRY LEE 5,731 12,895
05‑10 TUES Tuesday Morning Corp. BURMAN TERRY LEE 21,749 48,392
05‑09 KITE Kite Pharma, Inc. Nussbaum Ran 2,632 181,450
05‑09 NKSH National Bankshares, Inc. DENARDO F BRAD 485 20,006
05‑09 KITE Kite Pharma, Inc. Belldegrun Arie 17,000 1,165,690
05‑09 LSI Life Storage, Inc. Powell Paul T 700 51,128
05‑09 PWOD Penns Woods Bancorp, Inc. Grafmyre Richard A 500 19,655
05‑09 TREC Trecora Resources Upfill-Brown Simon H 5,000 56,550
05‑09 CTHR Charles & Colvard, Ltd. GOLDMAN NEAL I 25,000 22,000
05‑09 CTHR Charles & Colvard, Ltd. GOLDMAN NEAL I 25,000 23,000
05‑09 KITE Kite Pharma, Inc. BONDERMAN DAVID 46,185 3,179,375
05‑09 KITE Kite Pharma, Inc. BONDERMAN DAVID 3,815 267,622
05‑09 REV Revlon, Inc. PERELMAN RONALD O 200,000 4,093,260
05‑09 CNBKA Century Bancorp, Inc. Filler James J 200 12,600
05‑09 PQ Petroquest Energy, Inc. Jolly Joseph Gerard 20,000 45,690
05‑09 KITE Kite Pharma, Inc. Ruchefsky Steven B 1,400 97,300
05‑09 CIO City Office REIT Inc. SHRAIBERG STEPHEN B 2,000 24,472
05‑09 NVLS Nivalis Therapeutics, Inc. CONWAY ROBERT E 5,000 11,700
05‑09 CODI Compass Diversified Holdings SABO ELIAS 30,000 484,224
05‑09 STOR STORE Capital Corp. Donovan Joseph M 5,000 104,050
05‑09 KFS Kingsway Financial Services Inc. STILWELL JOSEPH 2,000 12,000
05‑09 FMCB Farmers & Merchants Bancorp Colombini Jay J 100 60,500
05‑09 UFI Unifi, Inc. LANGONE KENNETH G 12,500 352,625
05‑09 MAA Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. Shorb Gary 500 49,450
05‑09 JASN Jason Industries, Inc. SULLIVAN JAMES M 15,000 21,000
05‑09 IVR Invesco Mortgage Capital Inc. Lyle David B 1,600 24,896
05‑09 KIM Kimco Realty Corporation COVIELLO PHILIP E JR 2,500 48,654
05‑09 IVR Invesco Mortgage Capital Inc. Anzalone John 2,000 31,080
05‑09 RPAI Retail Properties of America, Inc. SARGEANT THOMAS J 1,800 23,058
05‑09 RPAI Retail Properties of America, Inc. SARGEANT THOMAS J 2,100 26,922
05‑09 AMH American Homes 4 Rent GUSTAVSON TAMARA HUGHES 462,123 10,264,260
05‑09 TPX Tempur Sealy International, Inc. Nabi Usman 220,635 10,677,675
05‑09 DKL Delek Logistics Partners LP Delek US Holdings, Inc. 1,017 31,556
05‑09 TPX Tempur Sealy International, Inc. JAFFER REHAN 220,635 10,677,675
05‑09 APO Apollo Global Management LLC TIGER GLOBAL MANAGEMENT LLC 255,900 6,930,028
05‑09 BTU Peabody Energy Corporation ELLIOTT INTERNATIONAL, L.P. 68,000 1,671,358
05‑09 BTU Peabody Energy Corporation ELLIOTT ASSOCIATES, L.P. 32,000 786,522
05‑09 ACRE Ares Commercial Real Estate Corp Arougheti Michael J 10,278 134,333
05‑09 HMHC Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company FISH LAWRENCE K 25,000 323,700
05‑09 SXCP SunCoke Energy Partners LP Sun Coal & Coke LLC 33,400 578,832
05‑09 SXC SunCoke Energy, Inc. Yeaw Gary P 10,000 80,800
05‑09 NOW ServiceNow, Inc. Donahoe John J 5,618 551,463
05‑09 PHF Pacholder High Yield Fund, Inc. Bulldog Investors, LLC 7,381 58,303
05‑09 CLFD Clearfield, Inc. Harding Roger G 1,200 17,040
05‑09 KITE Kite Pharma, Inc. Nussbaum Ran 3,520 243,478
05‑09 KITE Kite Pharma, Inc. Nussbaum Ran 2,651 183,370
05‑09 KITE Kite Pharma, Inc. Nussbaum Ran 1,029 71,176
05‑09 OVLY Oak Valley Bancorp Pelton Janet S 5,000 71,250
05‑09 CAPR Capricor Therapeutics, Inc. Musket David B 25,000 77,500
05‑09 CAPR Capricor Therapeutics, Inc. Manzo Louis 10,000 31,000
05‑09 RDUS Radius Health, Inc. BIOTECH GROWTH N V 50,000 1,796,480
05‑09 DDR DDR Corp. Otto Alexander 500,000 4,760,000
05‑09 DDR DDR Corp. Finne Thomas 2,000 19,080
05‑09 IVTY Invuity, Inc. Roberts Eric W 2,000 17,600
05‑09 WLDN Willdan Group, Inc. Holdsworth Raymond W Jr 1,000 31,700
05‑09 ACTG Acacia Research Corp. GRAZIADIO G LOUIS III 22,300 109,807
05‑09 ACTG Acacia Research Corp. GRAZIADIO G LOUIS III 15,200 74,846
05‑09 ACTG Acacia Research Corp. GRAZIADIO G LOUIS III 2,500 12,310
05‑09 TTF Thaifund, Inc. CITY OF LONDON INVESTMENT GROUP PLC 25,000 214,250
05‑09 TTF Thaifund, Inc. CITY OF LONDON INVESTMENT GROUP PLC 30,000 257,100
05‑09 LDF Latin American Discovery Fund, Inc. (The) CITY OF LONDON INVESTMENT GROUP PLC 31,900 348,348
05‑09 CERC Cerecor Inc. ARMISTICE CAPITAL, LLC 36,059 23,799
05‑09 CERC Cerecor Inc. ARMISTICE CAPITAL, LLC 36,059 23,799
05‑09 CERC Cerecor Inc. ARMISTICE CAPITAL, LLC 36,059 23,799
05‑09 IESC Integrated Electrical Services, Inc. Gendell David B. 1,000 16,500
05‑09 LILA Liberty Global plc LiLAC Class A Nair Balan 15,000 327,579
05‑09 FLT FleetCor Technologies, Inc. SLOAN JEFFREY STEVEN 2,000 268,853
05‑09 FLT FleetCor Technologies, Inc. Netto Armando Lins 750 100,083
05‑09 KMPR Kemper Corporation Green Mark A. 1,000 37,720
05‑09 HZN Horizon Global Corp. Kunselman Scott G. 2,000 27,940
05‑09 SRG Seritage Growth Properties BERKOWITZ BRUCE R 17,600 703,648
05‑09 PLSE Pulse Biosciences, Inc. DUGGAN ROBERT W 1,300 25,256
05‑09 PLSE Pulse Biosciences, Inc. DUGGAN ROBERT W 5,000 100,360
05‑09 PLSE Pulse Biosciences, Inc. DUGGAN ROBERT W 19,489 418,351
05‑09 FLDM Fluidigm Corp. COLELLA SAMUEL D 7,500 44,438
05‑09 MCC Medley Capital Corp. Taube Seth 49,869 341,149
05‑09 NVLS Nivalis Therapeutics, Inc. BVF PARTNERS L P/IL 21,797 49,869
05‑09 NVLS Nivalis Therapeutics, Inc. BVF PARTNERS L P/IL 14,274 32,657
05‑09 MCC Medley Capital Corp. Taube Brook 49,869 341,149
05‑09 PLSE Pulse Biosciences, Inc. Zanganeh Maky 33,760 680,500
05‑09 TACO Del Taco Restaurants, Inc. Aptman Eileen A. 26,010 337,347
05‑09 AREX Approach Resources, Inc. Wilks Brothers, LLC 100,000 265,330
05‑09 CAPR Capricor Therapeutics, Inc. CEDARS SINAI MEDICAL CENTER 1,145,161 3,549,999
05‑08 ACTG Acacia Research Corp. GRAZIADIO G LOUIS III 5,200 26,374
05‑08 CINF Cincinnati Financial Corp. Osborn David P 1,925 134,753
05‑08 CODI Compass Diversified Holdings Faulkingham Ryan J 3,000 48,602
05‑08 ABCB Ameris Bancorp McCague Elizabeth A 1,060 49,820
05‑08 OPK Opko Health, Inc. FROST PHILLIP MD ET AL 8,500 61,030
05‑08 JFC JPMorgan China Region Fund, Inc. Bulldog Investors, LLC 12,500 237,625
05‑08 OPK Opko Health, Inc. FROST PHILLIP MD ET AL 1,500 10,762
05‑08 TNAV Telenav, Inc. Francis Karen C 2,500 21,250
05‑08 REV Revlon, Inc. PERELMAN RONALD O 750,000 15,290,925
05‑08 SRG Seritage Growth Properties MCCLAIN JOHN 400 16,006
05‑08 SFNC Simmons First National Corporation COSSE STEVEN A 1,500 81,750
05‑08 DIN DineEquity, Inc. REBELEZ DARREN M 3,578 184,911
05‑08 TSC TriState Capital Holdings, Inc. Ruth Kim 5,000 123,661
05‑08 CSBB CSB Bancorp, Inc. LANG J THOMAS 325 10,725
05‑08 BRX Brixmor Property Group Inc. Taylor James M Jr 5,300 99,481
05‑08 LSI Life Storage, Inc. Barberio Mark G 150 11,172
05‑08 LSI Life Storage, Inc. Barberio Mark G 1,000 74,280
05‑08 RLI RLI Corp. RESTREPO ROBERT P JR 1,675 94,872
05‑08 PMTS CPI Card Group Inc. Arbabha Jay 7,500 21,675
05‑08 HRTG Heritage Insurance Holdings, Inc. Lucas Bruce 83,262 1,004,140
05‑08 ENTL Entellus Medical, Inc. Moen Brent 6,100 74,476
05‑08 UBFO United Security Bancshares MACKOVAK BENJAMIN 389,958 3,197,656
05‑08 SXCP SunCoke Energy Partners LP Sun Coal & Coke LLC 19,598 338,246
05‑08 MTOR Meritor, Inc. NEWLIN WILLIAM R 5,934 99,933
05‑08 ENTL Entellus Medical, Inc. Baltzell Joshua J 1,600 19,744
05‑08 GOOD Gladstone Commercial Corp. Cutlip Robert G 500 10,270
05‑08 MPB Mid Penn Bancorp, Inc. Abel Robert A 500 13,450
05‑08 CERC Cerecor Inc. ARMISTICE CAPITAL, LLC 50,001 32,501
05‑08 PBPB Potbelly Corp BASSI PETER A 8,650 99,216
05‑08 CERC Cerecor Inc. ARMISTICE CAPITAL, LLC 50,001 32,501
05‑08 ISNS Image Sensing Systems, Inc. Ehrich Richard A. 3,900 15,600
05‑08 ENTL Entellus Medical, Inc. WHITE ROBERT S. 10,000 122,400
05‑08 SRG Seritage Growth Properties BERKOWITZ BRUCE R 41,100 1,646,877
05‑08 CERC Cerecor Inc. ARMISTICE CAPITAL, LLC 50,001 32,501
05‑08 FCF First Commonwealth Financial Corporation Johnson Bart E 3,267 42,076
05‑08 SRG Seritage Growth Properties BERKOWITZ BRUCE R 500 20,130
05‑08 NOW ServiceNow, Inc. Donahoe John J 5,618 550,171
05‑08 HRZN Horizon Technology Finance Corp. SAVAGE JOSEPH J 7,000 78,918
05‑08 HMHC Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company FISH LAWRENCE K 42,364 551,622
05‑08 TAIT Taitron Components, Inc. WANG STEWART 36,000 36,000
05‑08 ACRE Ares Commercial Real Estate Corp Arougheti Michael J 19,722 260,330
05‑08 TAIT Taitron Components, Inc. WANG STEWART 40,000 40,000
05‑08 GLDD Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corp. Uhler Robert B 10,000 45,500
05‑08 BTU Peabody Energy Corporation ELLIOTT ASSOCIATES, L.P. 15,649 377,826
05‑08 BTU Peabody Energy Corporation ELLIOTT ASSOCIATES, L.P. 80,000 1,933,432
05‑08 BTU Peabody Energy Corporation ELLIOTT INTERNATIONAL, L.P. 33,253 802,854
05‑08 BTU Peabody Energy Corporation ELLIOTT INTERNATIONAL, L.P. 170,000 4,108,543
05‑08 APO Apollo Global Management LLC TIGER GLOBAL MANAGEMENT LLC 175,600 4,661,653
05‑08 TPX Tempur Sealy International, Inc. JAFFER REHAN 200,000 9,617,860
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2017.04.12 23:49 NightHowler253 Every Upcoming Marvel Cinematic Project Under Development.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is the hottest pop culture phenomenon on the planet. Since 2008, the franchise has seen 14 films gross a massive $10.9 billion at the worldwide box office, to say nothing of the impressive success of Marvel’s television wing, which has launched hit shows like Daredevil and Agents of SHIELD.

The future is looking bright for the MCU, with nine upcoming films scheduled for release, from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, all the way through Spider-Man: Homecoming 2. Marvel also has three untitled films scheduled for 2020, which may include a Doctor Strange or Black Panther sequel, or an unexpected new franchise. Moon Knight or Squirrel Girl, anyone?

Marvel TV is also firing on all cylinders. Despite Iron Fist’s less-than-stellar critical reception, Danny Rand is still set to return for The Defenders, which will unite all of Marvel’s New York City-based Netflix heroes – from Daredevil to Luke Cage. The Punisher doesn’t play well with others, so he will get his very own series. That’s just scratching the surface of Marvel’s TV plans, which also extend to the Freeform channel and beyond.

It’s easy to lose track of what’s on the docket at Marvel Studios, so stay in the know with Screen Rant’s guide to Every MCU Project In Development, and check out similar stories on Fox’s X-Men universe and Warner Brothers’ DCEU.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2

The next entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is the sequel to 2014’s surprise hit, Guardians of the Galaxy. Vol 2, as it is called, will continue the adventures of Star-Lord and company, as they embark on a quest to… Do something. Marvel has been surprisingly tight-lipped with the actual details of the sci-fi sequel, relying instead on good-will from the first movie and the promise of more fun antics with the colorful cast of characters (especially Baby Groot!), in order to not spoil the myriad revelations the film surely has in store for viewers.

That being said, Marvel has revealed lots of information in trailers and interviews. One trailer revealed that Kurt Russell’s character, Ego the Living Planet, is actually the father of Star-Lord, a.k.a. Peter Quill (Chris Pratt). What role he will play in the story, however, is a mystery. Another big scoop, revealed by writedirector James Gunn, is that none other than Sylvester Stallone will be playing a “small, but pivotal” role in the film, but he stopped short of announcing the name of Stallone’s character.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will include pretty much the entire (surviving) cast of the original Guardians, along with previously-mentioned additions like Stallone and Russell, and new characters like Mantis (played by Pom Klementieff), Taserface (Chris Sullivan), and Ayesha (Elizabeth Debicki).

The sequel will begin several months after the first movie, and is the first MCU film to be shot with the new Red Weapon 8K camera, which will widen the color palette of the MCU. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 comes out on May 5, so MCU fanatics won’t have to wait long to see what’s in store for Rocket Raccoon, Gamora, Yondu, and the rest of the crew.

SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING

Following Guardians Vol. 2 in May, July will see one of the most high-profile franchise reboots ever with Spider-Man: Homecoming. The original Sam Raimi Spider-Man films are among the most beloved superhero movies ever made (OK, maybe not the third one), and when the franchise was first rebooted in 2012, audience reaction was ambivalent, and the critical drubbing of 2014’s Amazing Spider-Man 2 was enough to kill the franchise.

Last year, a re-rebooted Peter Parker, played by Tom Holland, popped up in Captain America: Civil War, and the world fell in love with the friendly-neighborhood web-head all over again. Now, Spider-Man is back in a solo film, set within the playground of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Directed by Jon Watts (Cop Car, Clown), Spider-Man: Homecoming will see Peter struggling with the responsibilities of being a masked crime-fighter and a high school student. Spidey will be mentored by none other than Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and coming into conflict with The Vulture (Michael Keaton), who is described as a dark foil to Iron Man. The film will also feature The Tinkerer and Shocker; it’s expected that Tinkerer will be an associate of The Vulture, while Shocker might be the muscle, or he may be an additional, incidental villain for Spidey to fight.

Despite being set in New York City and taking on less of a “world-ending” tone compared to the larger Avengers films, Homecoming is not expected to feature cameos from the heroes of Marvel’s Netflix series, like Jessica Jones or Daredevil. However, Homecoming is already confirmed to have a Captain America cameo, so maybe there will be some other surprises in store when the reboot/spin-off hits theaters on July 7.

THE DEFENDERS

After conquering the silver screen and enjoying success on ABC, the Marvel Cinematic Universe made the jump to Netflix. The streaming giant hosted MCU versions of street-level heroes Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and the recently-released Iron Fist. Like The Avengers before them, these New York-based heroes will come together to fight a threat to the city in a Netflix miniseries event.

The Defenders is currently scheduled to be released on August 18th 2017. In addition to the main heroes of the four Netflix shows, the miniseries will feature much of their supporting casts, including Carrie-Ann Moss as Jeri Hogarth, Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson, Scott Glenn as Stick, and Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple.

While it is yet unknown exactly what will unite The Defenders to protect New York, the villain of the series will be played by Sigourney Weaver (Alien, Ghostbusters). Her character is called “Alexandra,” though whether she is an original creation or an adaptation of a comic book figure is unclear, and the truth will likely not be revealed until the series hits Netflix this summer.

INHUMANS

The Mutant-esque members of the Inhuman race have been part of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD since its second season, and it was originally expected that they would transition to the big screen in an Inhumans film, which had been dated for 2020. However, that film was eventually taken off the schedule, and the future of beloved characters like Black Bolt and Maximus was in doubt.

In November 2016, it was revealed that Inhumans was not dead, but would instead find life as a television series, produced by Marvel Studios with IMAX as a partner. The first two episodes are shot entirely with IMAX cameras and will debut in IMAX theaters across the country before premiering on ABC. Inhumans will be an eight-episode miniseries, and Scott Buck (Iron Fist) will serve as showrunner.

Anson Mount (Hell on Wheels) will star as Black Bolt, an Inhuman who is functionally mute, as the sound of his voice is powerful enough to generate shockwaves which can devastate landscapes and destroy cities. Meanwhile, Iwan Rheon (Game of Thrones) will play Maximus, the Loki to Black Bolt’s Thor. Ken Leung, Serinda Swan, Isabelle Cornish, and Ellen Woglom round out the cast of the sci-fi fantasy series.

Inhumans will debut in IMAX theaters on September 1, 2017, before airing on ABC starting on September 26.

THOR: RAGNAROK

Asgard’s God of Thunder is returning for another adventure, and he’s bringing a friend: The Incredible Hulk. This outer-space set entry in the MCU is taking Thor out of the safety zone of Asgard and into more Guardians of the Galaxy-inspired territory, anchored by a dazzling aesthetic which reads as a cross between 1980s sci-fi and Masters of the Universe.

Director Taika Waititi cut his teeth on unusual comedies which brought laughs and tenderness in equal measure, even in the unlikeliest of scenarios. To see Waititi’s potential to deliver a blockbuster like no other, see the hilarious and surprisingly heartfelt vampire mockumentary, What We Do in the Shadows. Waititi also directed the adorable Team Thor shorts which gave Asgard’s greatest champion a roommate… In New Zealand.

Ragnarok will see Thor stripped of his hammer, Mjolnir, and exiled to planet Sakaar, where he must fight in gladiatorial combat against The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) in order to escape in time to stop the destruction of Asgard. Tessa Thompson (Creed) and Karl Urban (Star Trek, Dredd) are co-starring as Asgardian warriors. While Loki (Tom Hiddleston) is set to appear in the Marvel threequel, the main villain of the piece is Cate Blanchett as Hela, the goddess of death and the underworld, who escapes from imprisonment with a thirst for vengeance against Asgard. Finally, Jeff Goldblum will appear as the Grandmaster, the hedonistic ruler of Sakaar and host of the gladiator games.

Thor: Ragnarok homes to build off of Guardians of the Galaxy’s visual language while rebuilding the identity of its title character. Will it succeed? Audiences can judge for themselves when the film releases on November 3, 2017.

THE PUNISHER

Frank Castle a.k.a. The Punisher is not expected to make any appearances in The Defenders, but fans of the character won’t have to wait long to see who he’s gunning for next, since The Punisher is becoming a Netflix original series, under the leadership of showrunner Steve Lightfoot (Hannibal).

Jon Bernthal earned critical praise for his take on New York City’s most violent vigilante in Daredevil season 2, and now he’s getting his own show where he can dispense his brutal brand of justice as the leading man. The new series will pick up where his character left off in Daredevil, on his way towards becoming a full-time vigilante. He’s not looking to save the city, or his soul; he’s looking to kill criminals, the scum of the Earth who deserve nothing more than a bullet to the head.

Deborah Ann Woll will reprise her role as Karen Page from Daredevil, though the extent of her role in The Punisher is unclear. Like his Daredevil episodes, Marvel’s Punisher show will likely take inspiration from the greater Marvel universe, as well as the Garth Ennis-penned MAX series. Paul Schulze (24, Rambo) will play duplicitous CIA agent Rawlins, an Ennis-created character, while Jason R. Moore has been cast as Curtis Hoyle and Ebon Moss-Bachrach will co-star as Castle’s analyst sidekick Microchip, two characters who go back to the 1980s comics.

One of the biggest casting coups was the announcement of Ben Barnes (Westworld) as Billy Russo, AKA Jigsaw. It’s unknown if he will be Jigsaw from the start, or if he will actually undergo his horrific transformation into the mutilated mobster within the show’s debut season.

BLACK PANTHER

To state the obvious: it’s about time.

Black Panther is the first black-led superhero film in modern times, and it’s hard to believe that it’s taken this long for one of Marvel’s most popular characters to finally get his due. But at least it’s actually happening, and Marvel has assembled an incredible team to bring the world of Wakanda to life. The film is being directed by Ryan Coogler, one of the hottest directors on the scene right now. After breaking out on the scene with Fruitvale Station, Coogler shot straight to the A-list with 2015’s Creed, a franchise revival which stood on its own two feet while simultaneously honoring what had come before.

The film will star Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa of Wakanda, better known as Black Panther, sworn protector of his people. The actor is reprising his role from Captain America: Civil War, and is also expected to appear in Avengers: Infinity War, as well as the inevitable Black Panther sequels. Ryan Coogler’s frequent collaborator, Michael B. Jordan, will be co-starring as Erik Killmonger; exiled from Wakanda years ago, he returns to challenge T’Challa for control of their home. The rest of the cast includes Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead), Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years A Slave), Forest Whitaker (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), and Angela Bassett (Chi-Raq), who is playing T’Challa’s mother.

Returning MCU figures include Martin Freeman as Everett Ross (from Civil War) and Andy Serkis as Ulysses Klaue (from Avengers: Age of Ultron). Interestingly, despite his character’s death in Civil War, John Kani is returning as T’Chaka, suggesting that Black Panther will feature flashbacks to earlier points in T’Challa’s life.

Black Panther currently has a release date of February 16, 2018.

AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR

Originally announced as Infinity War – Part 1, the third Avengers movie is still being shot back-to-back with its sequel, though the two films are not a two-part story. Avengers 4 remains untitled, and the “Part 1” subtitle has been dropped from Avengers 3. Both films are directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, the team behind The Winter Soldier and Civil War.

Infinity War will feature the largest cast of any Marvel film yet, even dwarfing the gargantuan lineup of Captain America: Civil War. Pretty much all of that film’s characters are expected to appear, as well as the Guardians of the Galaxy, Thor, Hulk, and, of course, Thanos. Kevin Feige has suggested that Thanos is the true main character of Infinity War, that the film will follow his quest for power while The Avengers are still reeling from the events of Civil War.

In terms of massive blockbuster motion picture events, Infinity War is almost guaranteed to be the biggest film of 2018; nothing can top it, except maybe its own sequel, but we’ll get to Avengers 4 in just a bit. For more on Infinity War, read up on Screen Rant’s comprehensive collection of every update on the super-sized superhero movie.

Avengers: Infinity War will release on May 4, 2018.

ANT-MAN AND THE WASP

The Wasp Prime in Ant Man Every Marvel Cinematic Universe Project Currently In Development

In 2015, Ant-Man came out just two months after Avengers: Age of Ultron, but still managed to eke out an impressive $519 million worldwide, despite its highly-publicized behind-the-scenes troubles and lesser-known superhero protagonist. Praise was heaped upon the movie’s visual style, punchy comedy, and the acting of Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lily, and Michael Douglas as the three leads.

The post-Avengers window worked wonders for the first Ant-Man, so the sequel, Ant-Man and the Wasp, will be released in a comparable frame, two months after Avengers: Infinity War, right in the middle of the Summer blockbuster season. Ant-Man director Peyton Reed entered the original film fairly late in the development process, so the sequel is his chance to develop an Ant-Man story from the ground up, to truly put his stamp on the character.

After being teased in the post-credits scene of the first movie, Ant-Man and the Wasp, as indicated by its title, will feature Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lily) suiting up as the Wasp, a superhero with the same shrinking power as her male counterpart, but also the awesome addition of flight… Like a wasp. Michael Douglas and Michael Peña will also reprise their roles in the sequel, which will find Scott Lang as a fugitive on the run after the events of Captain America: Civil War. So much for getting to spend time with his daughter, right?

Ant-Man and the Wasp is due to release on July 6, 2018.

CLOAK & DAGGER

While Marvel television has so far been exclusive to ABC and Netflix, that is about to change with Cloak & Dagger, which will air on the Freeform network, formerly known as ABC Family. The series will be set within the MCU, and it will follow the two titular teenagers as they discover their powers while maneuvering through their blossoming romance.

Cloak can create portals to the darkforce dimension and draw upon its power. He will be played by Aubrey Joseph (The Night Of). Meanwhile, Dagger, played by Olivia Holt (Disney XD’s Kickin’ It), has the ability to generate psionically-charged knives which she can use to literally drain the life force from her enemies. Andrea Roth, James Saito, and Gloria Reuben also star in the “Romeo & Juliet with superpowers” action/adventure/teen romance series.

Cloak & Dagger is currently expected to debut on Freeform in 2018.

CAPTAIN MARVEL

Like how T’Challa made his debut in Captain America: Civil War before starring in his own upcoming solo film, Carol Danvers, AKA Captain Marvel, will debut in Avengers: Infinity War before headlining her own adventure in 2019. Brie Larson has already been cast as Marvel’s other Captain, though the production of Infinity War is so tightly guarded that no images of Larson on set, let alone in costume, have been revealed. It’s possible that Carol Danvers will not be a superhero at all when she first appears in Infinity War, and that she’ll get superpowers at some point during that film, perhaps becoming something of a modern-day version of Captain America.

Meg LeFauve (Inside Out, The Good Dinosaur) and Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy, the upcoming Detective Pikachu) are the current screenwriters assigned to the Captain Marvel project, though no director or additional casting has been announced yet. It might be a little while yet before Marvel fanatics get any more juicy tidbits on the film, which currently has a far-off release date of March 8, 2019.

AVENGERS 4

The MCU may never end, not as long as fans keep on paying good money to keep Marvel Studios afloat, but things will be different after Avengers 4. It’s the final film in Marvel’s Phase 3, and is being touted as the culmination of everything they’ve been building towards since the first Iron Man way back in 2008.

Avengers 4 is just a working title, of course; the film was originally known as Avengers: Infinity War – Part 2, but it was changed by virtue of the fact that the two films aren’t direct sequels, according to Marvel Studios. The films are being shot back-to-back, however, and the budget of the two upcoming Avengers titles is rumored to be as insanely high as one billion dollars, which would make them probably the most expensive cinematic productions of all time.

Presumably, Avengers 4 will be the site of the final showdown between Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and Thanos the Mad Titan. But will it be the end of fan-favorite characters like Iron Man and Captain America? It’s too early to guess, and Marvel certainly isn’t telling. Audiences will just have to wait until May 3, 2019 to see how it all ends… And how it all begins; two months later, Peter Parker will swing back onto the scene with the sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming.

SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING SEQUEL

The fact that Spider-Man is appearing in the MCU is the result of down-to-the-wire negotiations between Sony and Marvel. Sony had been planning to use 2014’s Amazing Spider-Man as a springboard into additional sequels, as well as movies following the Sinister Six, Venom. However, after ASM2‘s relative under-performance ($708 million worldwide, while Sony was expecting at least one billion), the looming cost of a Spider-Man cinematic universe just wasn’t looking to be worth the effort; eventually, Sony struck a deal with Marvel, leading to Spidey’s appearance in Civil War and the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming. Tom Holland’s take on the masked webslinger will also appear in Avengers: Infinity War, but what’s in store for the character after that?

A sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming is currently scheduled to hit theaters on July 5, 2019, in the shadow of Avengers 4, but plot details are being kept under wraps, if they even yet exist at this early stage of pre-development. However, the early buzz is that the films will follow the Harry Potter formula, tracking Peter Parker as he progresses through his high school career.

One wrinkle in that plan is the possibility that Sony reclaims Spider-Man and doesn’t allow him back into the MCU; the Sony/Marvel deal expires with Homecoming 2, and it may have to be renegotiated to ensure a steady flow of MCU-set sequels; after all, Sony’s planned Venom spin-off is not currently expected to be part of the MCU, so what will happen if the script for that film calls for an appearance from the friendly-neighborhood Spider-Man?. Will Sony create its own version of Spider-Man to co-exist alongside the MCU’s version? This developing story has potential to get really confusing before it ends.

DAMAGE CONTROL

The wildcard on Marvel’s television radar is Damage Control. Originally announced in 2015 as a comedy series with a blue-collar perspective on the super-powered antics of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the series was to follow the employees of Damage Control, a clean-up crew who take care of the property destruction and other messes which inevitably result from a superhero battle.

Since that announcement two years ago, however, Damage Control has gone silent, and NBC’s similarly-themed Powerless picked up the slack and filled the same “superhero sitcom” niche.

Still, it might not be over for Damage Control; Spider-Man: Homecoming will feature the unit as a team assembled by Tony Stark, and they will come into conflict with Adrian Toomes, a.k.a. The Vulture, who also runs a salvage operation. Perhaps Vulture’s company will be put out of business by Tony Stark’s well-oiled machine, leading him to embark on a quest of revenge?

Perhaps Damage Control was cancelled when it was folded into Spider-Man, but maybe the series will get a second chance as something of a backdoor pilot within Homecoming. More information will surely come to light as Spider-Man’s July release date approaches.

NEW WARRIORS

One of the MCU’s most adorable characters is Doreen Green, a.k.a. Squirrel Girl, the super-powered teenager with squirrel-like features (including a fluffy tail!) and the ability to communicate with the woodland critters. Her unrelenting positivity is the key to her endearing popularity, and fans have been eagerly-anticipating her inevitable inclusion into Marvel’s cinematic universe.

At long last, they’re getting their wish with New Warriors, the second MCU television series in development for the Freeform network, which will also host the upcoming Cloak & Dagger. New Warriors has been in development since 2016, and the network just gave the show a ten-episode order, ensuring the series will arrive sooner, rather than later.

Like Cloak & Dagger, New Warriors will target the YA demographic of the Freeform network, and focus on the lighthearted adventures of the New Warriors, with a firm focus on the plucky Squirrel Girl, as well as five other members of the team. Over the years, the roster has included an eclectic mix of characters, including Sun Girl, Speedball, Namorita, and Slapstick. It’s currently unknown if any of these characters will appear in the series or what directions the story might take, but New Warriors is definitely one to watch.

MARVEL’S RUNAWAYS

Marvel Studios was working on a feature film of The Runaways way back in 2008, the year the first Iron Man hit theaters. Ultimately, the film was shelved, but the property is being revived as a television series; after conquering Netflix, Marvel is developing its first original series for Hulu.

Runaways follows a group of teenagers who take on a group of supervillains called The Pride. The catch? The middle-aged couples who comprise The Pride are all parents of the Runaways. If done right, the Hulu series has the potential to be a brand new take on the coming-of-age superhero story. The showrunners have a lot of experience in the teen drama genre: Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage made their bones on beloved teen shows Gossip Girl and The O.C.

It’s not 100% clear if Runaways will be part of the MCU or a stand-alone series. Marvel has been strangely silent on the show’s place within their cinematic canon, even when the pilot episode wrapped production in March. The show has yet to be greenlit for a full series order, but it’s reasonable to expect an announcement soon.

UNTITLED JOHN RIDLEY PROJECT

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In 2015, it was announced that John Ridley was developing a television series based on Marvel Comics for the ABC network. While the writer is most famous for writing the slavery drama 12 Years a Slave, he has plenty of experience in superhero television, having been a writer for animated DC-based projects Static Shock and Justice League.

It’s unclear which character or team Ridley is working on bringing to the small screen, but he seems enthusiastic about the prospect of telling a new story within the established status quo of Marvel’s masked heroes. Of course, the reason Ridley’s taken so long developing his top-secret Marvel project is that he’s one of the most in-demand television auteurs right now; American Crime is currently airing its third season, and his latest show, Guerilla, premieres on Showtime on April 16. Ridley won’t release details on his Marvel show until it’s ready, but, given his track record, it will almost certainly be worth the wait.

Which MCU film are you most excited for? Will Marvel Netflix ever crossover with the big-screen movies? Can we finally get a Moon Knight project off the ground? Sound off in the comments!

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2016.11.21 22:56 PayLeyAle Mormon Chat Time! Eternal marriage and families, and they have to go suddenly.

Now chatting with Jessica & Katelyn J Hello! Welcome to mormon.org! 10:22 AM
M Hi 10:22 AM I went to mormon church yesterday They said your church is the only true church? how is that?
J We are glad to hear that you went to one of our church services! Here is a video that explains why we say that: https://www.lds.org/media-library/video/2015-01-1030-jesus-christs-church?lang=eng 10:25 AM
K Please check it out and then we can talk more! :) 10:25 AM
M OK, watched it 10:27 AM
J What did you think? 10:27 AM
M so for 1800 years all those apostate churches brought billions of people to Jesus Christ as their lord and savoir 10:27 AM They have brought more people to Jesus then the mormon church has so why are they so much more sucessful at bringing people to Christ if they are apostate?
K We're not trying that none of those churches did any good, or that those people didn't truly convert to Christ. What we are trying say is that now all the ordinances and blessings of Christ's Church are available again, such as baptism by proper priesthood authority, eternal marriage, etc. 10:31 AM
J What Katelyn said is true! Because God loves us, he has always revealed light to His children! 10:31 AM
M "eternal marriage" why would you need that? 10:32 AM
K When a husband and wife are married for eternity, they are able to be with each other and their children as a family in the next life. It's not just a marriage that lasts forever, but a family. 10:33 AM
M so why would they not be a family anyways? I mean they are a family here, why would they not still be a family in the next life? 10:33 AM
J We believe that the family is ordained of God. It is the most important social unit in time and in eternity. God has established families to bring happiness to His children, allow them to learn correct principles in a loving atmosphere, and prepare them for eternal life. 10:34 AM
M so if you are eternally married does that mean you get to have sex in heaven and bablies? 10:34 AM ok, but we are a family here and most families are not Mormon but they are still famiies, why would that change in heaven?
J It means that you stay married to that person even after death. In a lot of marriage ceremonies they say "till death do us part". Eternal marriage allows for the marriage to continue after death, keeping the family together. 10:35 AM
M why do we get to be a family here, but not in heaven unless we are mormon? 10:35 AM
K It's not about being "Mormon" it's about being married by proper authority. 10:36 AM
M "til death do you part" is there so you can remarry. So if a mormon man marries several times are all those wives his in heaven as a eternal marriage? 10:36 AM Does anyone have the proper authority other then Mormons?
J We believe that you shouldn't have to remarry. We discourage divorce. We believe that once you choose a partner, you should choose to be with them for eternity. 10:37 AM
M so once again does that mean a mormon man who marries several times gets all those wives for eternity? 10:37 AM
K No, the priesthood authority of God is found only in our church. That's part of what we mean when we say we are the only true church. 10:38 AM No, that's not exactly how it works.
M so it is that you have to be mormon 10:38 AM tell me how it works for a man who has been married 2x
J Being married for eternity only can happen in the Temple of the Lord. We are sealed and make covenants with God. These covenants and this sealing binds a husband and wife together, with their family, in this life and in the world to come. Yes, you have to be mormon to enter the temple and partake of these ordinances. 10:38 AM
M so he can do that in the temple with more then one wife? 10:39 AM lets say the first one died
J If one wishes to divorce, he has to go through a temple divorce, voiding the first marriage. But we have to get special permission to do that. 10:40 AM
M I said the first wife died 10:40 AM and he marries a second wife
K If the first wife dies, he can be sealed to another woman, and then how things work out in the next life will be determined in the next life. 10:40 AM
M does he have both wives in eternal marriage? 10:40 AM
K Like I said, that will be sorted out in the next life. No one will be stuck in a situation that makes them unhappy. 10:41 AM We have to go help others now, but thanks for your time and questions.
M but if he is "sealed" then that pretty much means he will have 2 wives in heaven? 10:41 AM dont go, I have questions
J https://www.lds.org/topics/family-proclamation?lang=eng Check out this link! It will give more information on our views about the family. We have to go now. There are other missionaries online that you can chat with. 10:41 AM
M I did not mean to scare you away with these questions 10:42 AM
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2016.08.02 19:33 theahsfan American Horror Story: Museum

After a family tragedy, the wealthy Ellen Hughes (Connie Britton) and her outcast son, Noah (Evan Peters) travel across the country from Los Angeles to Massachusetts in order to start afresh; in a bid to appease her son's darker tastes, Ellen invests in a new project- The Morbidity Museum of Masscachusetts. A building renowned for its darkness, the museum was once used as an overflow hospital in the fourties, running in the family of the nefarious Carolyn Quartz (Jessica Lange); in her heyday, an actress- now, she is bound to her hometown in order to support her alcoholic daughter Kate (Sarah Paulson), who imbibes the darkness of the museum. Housing more than two hundered 'ungodly' exhibits, as seen through the eyes of the town's Mayor John Kidwell (Danny Huston) and his dying wife Elanora (Kathy Bates), the foul and morbid contents of the museum entail murder weapons used throughout the ages, cursed artifcats from throughout time, Freak exhbits and torture devices; the latest exhbibit and attraction, as taken on by the ambitious Gloria Cromwell (Angela Bassett), entails a tour through the recently unearthed catacombs running under the city- and also seemingly a good place for Carolyn to hide the bodies of her 'buisness partners', when locking them away in Sarcophogi is not an option. Working alongisde old Hollywood friend Elijah (Denis O'Hare), Carolyn doesn't just make her living through the curation of the exhibts, but through the illegal drug market. As the body count rises, supernatural forces are drawn to the museum, one of them posing as the mysterious Laurel (Lady Gaga), in an attempt to seduce the dark soul of Noah. 'American Horror Story: Museum' airs this October on FX, and please do not touch the exhibits.
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