Namor: the Sub-Mariner is one of Marvel’s oldest properties debuting in April 1939. However, his film rights have been with Universal. There have been a couple of rumors about a planned film, but they keep falling apart.
But now, according to Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada, the Namor rights have reverted to Marvel, meaning he can finally join the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In my opinion, Namor is cooler than Aquaman, maybe they’ll include him in future plans.
We are still a few years away from seeing a solo Captain Marvel film, but it was reported earlier this week by Variety that Brie Larson is in talks with Marvel to play the lead character. Now, thanks to BossLogic we have a picture of what she might look like as the interstellar heroine.
I’m excited for Captain Marvel, especially with someone like Larson involved. The studio is also in talks with a couple of talented directors to take on the project. Those directors are Jennifer Kent (The Babadook) and Niki Caro (Whale Rider, McFarland, USA)
Captain Marvel is set to be released on July 6th, 2018. What do you think?
I do this thing where I get very excited about something for a period of time and I dedicate a lot of time and attention to it. The problem is, I can’t sustain that attention over the long term, so I end up doing nothing instead of doing something with less than my desired level of detail and attention. However, this is not good either because then I don’t post anything with the time that I do have. Here’s what I want to do. I want to start posting shorter more pointed reviews.
I have been watching a good number of movies recently, kind of playing catch up and getting into the summer movie season. I’m putting together a list of them and creating draft reviews. I might post more mini reviews to social media as well. I have a feeling that more people might actually read these shorter reviews as well. What do you think? More short reviews of movies as i watch them or less and more thorough reviews? I value your input. Also, let me know what movies you have seen and give me your opinion of them. Submit your review here. Good films should start a dialogue.
So, another decade has come and gone. I’ve officially passed from twenty-something to thirty-something. This is supposed to be one of those milestone birthdays… the big 3-0. But as I have spent the day contemplating my life thus far and my plans for future decades I am struck by how profoundly commonplace this day seems.
Despite having a gaggle of friends turn up on Facebook and other social networks to wish me good tidings, we had an average Saturday. Morning filled with our bi-weekly library and grocery shopping trip, home for lunch and an afternoon nap. Then as a bit of a special treat, Teresa and I went out to eat and then walked around Target aimlessly. I picked up a Redbox and enjoyed a movie after coming home.
Actually, that date night provides an interesting microcosm for my life as a whole. I have always tried to enjoy the simple pleasures. Teresa and I have been married for more than 10 years and I genuinely enjoy spending time with her. I don’t care what we do together. I also love good food and drink and am easily entertained. But most profound is the wandering metaphor. I feel as though I have spent 30 years wandering through life. I still don’t feel as though I’ve arrived.
I don’t think I’m in bad company though. King Solomon said in Ecclesiastes that there is nothing better for a man than to eat and drink and enjoy his lot in life. And the Apostle Paul admitted that he hadn’t attained the goal. But we share the same ambition, pushing ahead reaching for the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
So what is the plan for the next 30 years? There will always be another career move, or hobby, or bill to pay. I might succeed in business. I might follow my dreams. I might fail horribly. However, all of those things might describe me, but they do not define me. I could feel empty as I look back on 30 years with nothing to show for it, however I’m not defined by the things I have or have not done. The gospel defines me. When Christ died on the cross, he made me new and replaced my fallen identity with his righteousness. When he rose he gave me new life, not this meaningless existence. I no longer live my life alone under the sun, now I live through Christ under the rule and reign of God my king.