If you’re going to Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con, you want to
remember the phrase “Penguinating is the power of positive creativity.” This
phrase is the key to getting a tiny Avenger figure from the Kinder Egg
collection. The first three people that say this phrase on Friday to us at the Penguinate
table (B91) will get a tiny Avenger.
These tiny Avengers come in their original yellow capsule
packaging. Possible Avengers include Groot, Black Panther, and Captain America.
They come with instructions for building and games that can be played using
“Avengers: Endgame” is one of the biggest movies of the year.
Celebrate the ending of Phase Three with a tiny Avenger. While most of the
Avengers are tiny, Ant-Man is life-sized. So, stop by the Penguinate table
(B91), say “Penguinating is the power of positive creativity,” and claim your
If you happen to win more than one Avenger and get a double
on Saturday or Sunday, you may trade your tiny Avenger for another. Only one Avenger
per person per day. Offer good while supplies last. We look forward to seeing
you at Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con 2019.
The problem with “Avengers: Infinity War” is the way it
ended and what we knew about the next Marvel movies. Basically, Thanos’ snap
eliminated the newest half of the Marvel Universe, including most of Ant-Man’s
allies, leaving the old heroes to find a way to avenge the snap, which would
fit in perfectly with what Tony Stark told Loki in the first Avengers film and
serve as a way to tie the franchise together.
However, the upcoming movie slate after Infinity War includes “Spider-Man: Far from Home” (eliminating the emotional impact of his demise in Infinity War), “Black Panther” (which could possibly give rise to a female Black Panther because T’challa was dusted), “Guardians of the Galaxy 3” (though James Gunn departure after a controversy left this in doubt, Kevin Feige says it’s still on; it could team Rocket with the Reavers and/or Nebula) and “Doctor Strange 2” (which at this point I don’t have an observations on, except its Benedict Cumberbatch, and Mysterio looks like he uses magic).
With all of these movies, and the stars whose contracts are
expiring – Chris Evans (Captain America), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Mark Ruffalo
(Hulk), Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow) and
Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye) – as well as the apparent good byes and statements that
some won’t be returning to the roles, there is no way for the Marvel Universe
to continue without a complete reversal of an entire movie. This seems like it
has all kinds of potential to go lame though that type of action has happened
before – most notably in the last episode of “Twin Peaks” season 3.
One twist for Endgame could turn the Marvel Universe on its head. What if all the characters that died were the ones to survive, and the audience saw the dusting from the characters’ who actually died point of view? This would mean Rocket died, which would make sense because it has already been stated that he doesn’t have a long lifespan as a raccoon. It would also mean that Bruce Banner is dead, but the hulk isn’t necessarily dead. This type of reveal would make it easier to accept the Nick Fury/Spider-Man alliance. It could be interesting to see how the old characters deal with the reality of their demise while the mirror splits back to the new characters who did actually survive.
At this point though, “Avengers: Endgame,” which releases on April 26, 2019, lacks the stakes that Infinity War had during its run. The new characters are going to come back, and no one will be surprised when the old characters die. Marvel has more creative people than me working for it, and just because the general outcome of the movie is known doesn’t mean it won’t be good. But because we already know so much about it beyond the movie itself, it may not be engaging, especially if Peter Parker comes back and is threatened with death again. He’s already got a movie coming out, and it has a trailer. (Check out other movie related posts.)