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Marvel Studios’ Hawkeye | Moustache Trailer Reaction

It seems that Marvel has come up with a way to get us in the Christmas spirit early, this year. That's right; the trailer for their new show Hawkeye  has arrived, and if it's anything to go by, Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) will be bringing the festive cheer. For me, the announcement of a Hawkeye  show was a welcome one. I figured it was about time the most unappreciated Avenger got some love. In fact, I never understood why he is so unappreciated. He's a fun character, and Jeremy Renner plays him brilliantly. I also figured his show would be something of a low key affair, especially when compared to the Marvel  shows that have gone before it. So I was delightfully surprised when the trailer arrived and I finally got a glimpse of the merriments to come. After all, what's more festive than a Christmas adventure in New York? Photo Credit: Entertainment Weekly On the face of it Clint is doing his best to lead a better life, making up for lost time with his family and undoub

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings | Average Guy Movie Review

For ten years Shang-Chi (Simu Liu) - the son of The Mandarin (Tony Leung), keeper of the Ten Rings - has been running from his past, trying to escape the life his father intended for him. Unfortunately that past has now caught up with him, endangering the lives of those he cares about. Now he must return home, face his father and learn the secrets of his family. If there's one thing that Marvel is good at, it's taking lesser known comic book characters and turning them into major players. Clearly they haven't lost their touch because Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings  is everything fans love about the MCU and so much more. Whilst keeping things very much rooted in this world, Destin Daniel Cretton has carved out a new piece of the epic film franchise - one steeped in asian culture and mythology - to bring us Marvel's first Asian superhero.  It seems insane to think that just a few years ago Simu Liu tweeted Marvel about Shang-Chi, and now he's playing the ne

Black Widow | Average Guy Movie Review

After the events of Captain America: Civil War , Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson) is on the run from everybody, and looking to simply disappear. But the arrival of a strange package leads her back to an old life, forcing her to not only consider her future but also to confront her past, and the 'family' she once knew. The word that springs to mind when watching Black Widow  is 'cathartic'. This movie has been a long time coming, desired by both fans and filmmakers alike. After having appeared as a co-star in several solo outings, as well as being part of the team in all of the Avengers movies, both Johansson and Romanoff are more than deserving of a movie to call their own. So the question is; was it worth the wait?  Marvel have taken an interesting approach with this one. Instead of making a straight up prequel/origin story - although it is technically a prequel - we are presented with a more modern story, but one that harkens back to certain pivotal moments in he

Marvel Studios’ Eternals | Moustache Teaser Reaction

The first trailer for Marvel Studios' The Eternals  has landed, and while it doesn't give all that much away, it does promise something a little different to what has gone before it. If you haven't seen the trailer or just want to watch it again, you can check it out below. This trailer leaves me more curious than excited, which in a way feels the wrong way round. Normally I'm just excited to see where the latest Marvel adventure is taking us. It is nice, however, to see an upcoming instalment of the MCU on the horizon that I know next to nothing about.  There really isn't much here to work with. The trailer establishes that these long-living, superpowered beings exist. They have been living on Earth for quite a while - having arrived on a ship that looks like a giant, flying slab of granite - and have influenced but not interfered with humanity in order to see us develop. Oh, and they're not so hidden as to be unaware of what's going on in the world/galaxy.

Shang-Chi And The Legend of The Ten Rings | Moustache Trailer Reaction

So the first trailer for Shang-Chi And The Legend of The Ten Rings is here - appropriately dropped on Simu Liu's birthday - and as you'd expect with Marvel, it promises to be another exciting instalment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. More importantly, it opens up an entirely new culture to this superhero universe, presenting audiences with the MCU's first Asian protagonist. You can check out the trailer below. In terms of plot it looks like Shang-Chi (Simu Liu) walked away from his life and his family over a feud with his father, Wenwu (Tony Chu-Wai Leung) A.K.A. The Mandarin. Now, ten years later, Shang-Chi finds himself being drawn back into that life he has tried to forget, as a series of killers begin hunting him down. But was he ever really out of it? Was his father simply watching from afar, waiting for the right moment to draw his son back into the fold? Firstly, it's worth noting that unlike in previous MCU entries, we're not talking about an imposter, th

Jimmy Woo Spin-Off? Yes Please!

I think it's fair to say - even though we're only half way through the season - that WandaVision has been a rather successful endeavour for Marvel Studios. The team behind the show have certainly set the bar high for those working on the other upcoming Marvel TV shows, maybe even the movies too. But one of the more surprising outcomes of WandaVision is the possibility of Randall Park's FBI Agent Jimmy Woo getting his own show. Stephen Ford (Teen Wolf, Private Practice) has expressed interest in creating a spin-off show for the FBI agent, described as "Like a fun X-Files". Given the character's comic book history, and Randall Park's quirky performance, the possibilities for a show like this are endless. Which is probably why the idea quickly grew in popularity, so much so in fact, Ford is apparently writing a pitch for his idea. Ford first shared his idea on social media on 30th January: Hear me out: An entire Disney+ show about Jimmy Woo just working weir

Moustache Lockdown Streaming Survival Guide Part 13 | WandaVision

  Finally the roll out of Phase 4 of the MCU has begun, but not as originally planned. The first to arrive is one of Marvel's new streaming shows - and not the one they planned to debut first. The first two episodes of WandaVision are here, it's the first major Marvel property to be released since Spider-Man: Far From Home back in 2019, and the mysterious show is putting a strange new spin on the Marvel Universe. The MCU is back! Don't forget to check out the rest of our Moustache Lockdown Streaming Survival Guide by clicking here . After the events of Avengers: Endgame, it is unknown what has happened to Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen). Now we see her living with Vision (Paul Bettany) as a married couple in the suburbs. The only problem is their new life together seems to be a TV show, one resembling classic American sitcoms. And someone is watching. But will they be able to figure out what's going on before it's too late, and more importantly... will they want to

Dates for Phase 5 of the MCU may have been Leaked

After unveiling Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe at Comic Con last month, it's believed that plans for Phase 5 will be announced at D23. But have some of the release dates may have already been leaked? A pretty good line up! Charles Murphy ( @_CharlesMurphy ) - someone who is known for revealing accurate info - has tweeted possible release dates for two upcoming movies. According to Murphy (which "could be subject to change"), Black Panther 2 will arrive in cinemas on 18th February 2022, and will be followed by Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 on 6th May 2022. These dates are similar to the movies that preceded them, Black Panther was released on 13th February 2018 and GOTG Vol. 2 on 27th April 2017. Both movies had a lot of success in their respective slots, so it makes sense that Marvel would attempt to continue that success with future instalments. It has also been confirmed by James Gunn, that he won't be working on GOTG Vol. 3 until after he'