Let’s call it now: Avengers death list


Let’s call it now who among the heroes we’ll be seeing off in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Likelihood of them hitting the bucket in Avengers 3 “Infinity War” is kind of low, considering there’s still Avengers 4 next year. Just the same. Let’s call it now! 

Black Widow aka Natasha Romanoff

Death percent: 60%

It just makes sense that one of the first characters in the bigger universe will have an epic farewell. 

The Hulk aka Bruce Banner

Death percent: 100%

He’s going to die. No question. A full rage mode when Romanoff dies or a full on self sacrifice to save her. Also there’s always talk on how Banner tried to kill himself and the Hulk just prevented it. Maybe it’s time that his lonely path to come to an end.

Captain America aka Steve Rogers

Death percent: 100%

Chris Evans is done with his contract. He’ll either die and be reunited with Peggy, even though he’s kind of dating her granddaughter. Or he’ll somehow end the same way as the Red Skull. Where there’s a fraction of hope for Rogers to appear in future MCU films. That probably won’t happen. In any case when the fateful event happens, Sam Wilson aka the Falcon will take up the suit and Bucky will raise the shield. It’s going to be epic full of tears!

Drax and Nebula

Death percent: 50% each

Both Drax and Nebula have a bone to pick for Thanos. Drax blames Thanos for Ronan’s murder of his family. And Nebula for probably a lot of reasons: including but likely not limited to: Replacing body parts with machines. She did say in Guardians 2 that Thanos pulled out her eye. Ouch. Who wouldn’t want payback for that?

Loki

Death percent: 25%

Unless we get a Ragnarok 2, I can’t imagine Loki past all these craziness. I can’t even imagine a Thor movie without Loki. There’s a chance the Black Order will keep him close by where we can expect some small effort he’ll do some damage from the inside. Or, as soon as Thanos shatters the Tesseract to a acquire the Space Stone inside, he’ll punch Loki to infinity and beyond! (It’s a bad pun. Deal with it.)

Iron Man aka Tony Stark

Death percent: 10%

There’s a lot of tease that Tony will die considering that, he’s practically the MCU’s main hero thanks to the Iron Man movie that kicked off the entire MCU. There’s also the whole dad/mentor figure with Spider-Man and we all know the dad/mentor figure always dies. But I don’t know, there’s a lot of stuff Iron Man can be in for future MCU movies. He doesn’t his own movies since we can work on a transition with Ironheart aka Riri Williams, plus the whole Civil War II with Captain Marvel. Some production shots show Stark with a hole in hus shirt – an Arc Reactor? Was he probably killed off and then resurrected via being pulled put from another timeline? It kind of makes sense for retcon purposes. In any case, I don’t think Tony Stark will die permanently.

Vision

Death percent: 10,456%

He has the Mind Stone lodged into his skull and Thanos will get all the stones.

Few more days

Damn! Just a few more days to go and Infinity War will be hitting theaters! It’s going to be a huge event, something that we’ll never get to experience again. 

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A rock in a hard place…?


My wife and I saw the “Rampage” movie. It won’t win any awards: It’s noisy with a lot of stuff getting wrecked. And the closing scene was one big hole patched up with “Yeah, just take it.”

But you know what? This is a movie I’d go watch again in the future. Something when I’m bored or something to show my grandma when she’s bored. 

It’s a popcorn movie that’s helluva fun. Say what you will, but the casts’ performance was stellar. The Rock, aka Dwayne Johnson, hits all the right notes. I’ve always enjoyed his movies, even the meh-ish ones like “San Andreas.”


Speaking of movies: “Avengers: Infinity War” is going to premiere on April 25th. The countdown has began! 

Alone, I’d watch all movies again, but my wife and I don’t have the luxury of time. So I’ve narrowed down the watch list to these: 

Captain America: The First Avenger

Avengers

Thor: The Dark World

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Guardians of the Galaxy

Captain America: Civil War

Doctor Strange

Thor: Ragnarok

Black Panther

That’s still a lot. Basically I just chose the films where the Infinity Stones made significant appearances. Minor spoilers! That includes Black Panther, the final Stone, the Soul Stone, is located at Wakanda. It’s probably how the people there, or the chosen Black Panthers can communicate with the spirits of their ancestors. It’s also probably why there is going to be a big battle there with Thanos. 

“Civil War” is in the list because that’s the big “falling out” of the characters in the entire MCU.

Infinity War, here we go!



Innards of An Erratic Writer #2

It is, detestable, to have made very little progress over my WIP. Which is why I’m writing this, in high hopes once I’m through bitching about my self-worth as a writer, I can finally get my ass up and work at full capacity. Well, here goes…

Scar City managed a few edits, a full chapter haul, a few more edits, and nothing to move the story forward. At the very least, I’m seeing a clearer picture where this is all going and how to get there. The characters are revealing more about themselves and actually suggesting a few odd things that just might work. A friend suggested I do research on certain topics just to get a better grasp of the situation as things were quite similar to Scar. I did what she said, more thorough, and the outcome had me puking in front of a toilet until I turned into a half-witted cretin begging to die. Reality is indeed, a lot fucking stranger than fiction.

Tunnel Crow Town is worst. In a way, I’ve called for a hit on my protagonists and even though I know how they will get by this, I just can’t seem to set the scene right. So, I’ve skipped the entire first part and moved on the second part. It’s pretty weird, like missing an entire season of Lost, and you don’t want to go back yet because the current event is pretty darn interesting, regardless of the confusion. I’m just hoping it will just sort itself out eventually.

Bonsai‘s first chapter is a quarter from completion. I’m pretty much stuck at this point, I just have that one big battle in my head. I’ll probably just write that and be done with it.  And from four POVs, I’ve decided to cut one out, and save him for the sequel. And, yeah, next topic.

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I have shelved three new ideas that are on my must-do list. I’m very excited to get them done, one of them has a few quick chapters and so far, it looks good – I hope. Thus, this piece shall be code-named, Harry. Because one of the main characters is named Harry. He’s a 15-year-old kid that’s pretty messed up in certain ways, like, Dexter Morgan messed up, and his freakishly hot best friend is just as fucked up, like, Hannibal Lecter fucked up.  See how excited I am with this? Well, it’s not as macabre as how I just described it, it’s just a story about Harry and his father coping with the loss of a dearly loved woman.

The other two shelved are still mysteries to me. But I’ve got the basic idea how I want it to go. The first, will be a post-apocalyptic dieselpunk-slash-Fallout and will have all sorts of things in them like epic air battles with zeppelins and hovercrafts, gangsters, flappers, and possibly a Captain America – a loyal soldier who asks no questions, a patriot of the last surviving city, a symbol of hope and strength whose presence alone boosts morale so much, his men are willing to go on fighting even with chopped limbs and all that, plus he’s taking orders from a Red Skull. I’m pretty psyche with this one and filled half a notebook with brainstorm ideas, no solid story yet though, so yeah, this is sure to hit my priority list soon.

The second is basically an experimental novel. Have you seen Christopher Nolan’s Memento? Yeah. Something like that.

Argh. Remember my Itch post? See how destructive new ideas can be. Anyway, Alice in Chains, Alice Cooper, Slipknot, 30 Seconds to Mars, and My Chemical Romance, cycling through my raffle-won Sound Blaster. This thing is freaking loud.