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THE INFINITY GEMS Theory

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Theory by Kennedy

Published 4/6/14

MINOR SPOILERS FROM THOR: THE DARK WORLD

When the arguably best superhero film of all time (so far), Marvel’s The Avengers, was released in theaters, it left audiences hanging at a cliffhanger. Specifically, this mid-credits scene cliffhanger.

The audience unfamiliar with Marvel Comics would be sitting at home, wondering who the mysterious blue-eyed purple dude was at the end of the film (or they just didn’t really care). But we comic book geeks know exactly who it was. It was Thanos, the Mad Titan.

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In the early 1990s, Thanos became one of the most powerful Marvel supervillains ever published. He was born into a beautiful race called the Titans, but was an outcast for his hideous wrinkly, purple complexion, making this his defining moment unto becoming evil. Later in his life, Thanos would fall in love… with Death. However, in the Marvel universe, Death was a physical being, like the mythological Grim Reaper, but Thanos saw her in the form of a beautiful woman.

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Notice in the mid-credits scene of The Avengers, when “The Other” tells Thanos that to try and fight the Avengers again would be “to court death”. That’s when Thanos becomes interested. He stands, looks at the Other, and smiles. Make sense now?

So back to the comics, Thanos wanted to do anything he could to woo Death into his arms. He assumed that he needed to become the most powerful being in the entire universe. Therefore, he makes it his goal to gather a collection of six mysterious cosmic elements called Infinity Gems. Each gem is able to control a certain aspect of the universe (Space, Mind, Power, Reality, Time, Soul). When all six of these are together and used by one person, they practically make that person a god. They are able to control, manipulate, and change anything they want in the universe. So Thanos builds a gauntlet, collects all these gems, placing them onto the gauntlet, calling it THE INFINITY GAUNTLET.

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And keep in mind, this is all because he is trying to get Death to fall in love with him. Eventually, an enormous collection of Marvel heroes (and even some villain) are gathered to try and stop Thanos and take away the Infinity Gauntlet. You can read this entire 1991 story arc called The Infinity GauntletHere is a look at the most epic battle that has ever taken place in the history of the Marvel universe.

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Looks insane, right? I mean that is practically everyone in the whole Marvel universe (Avengers, X-Men, Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, the list goes on). There’s even some cosmic forces who are unfathomably the most powerful entities in the whole universe present, yet are still defeated by Thanos and the Infinity Gauntlet.

The rumor is that this event will be the subject of the third Avengers film in Phase Three. Now, we highly doubt that it will be ALL of these guys who take part in the battle, because that would be impossible to film. Even so, the question on our minds is, how the hell are they going to make this movie?!

Before we get too far ahead of ourselves, we need to figure out the one thing that will make this event possible. The Infinity Gems. What are they and where are they? We can say for sure for half of the gems. As for the other half, that’s when the theories come in. Let’s get started.

THE INFINITY GEMS

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We’ve already seen three of these in Phases One and Two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The other three have yet to be accounted for. Let’s organize this in the order Marvel’s films have been and will be released.

SPACE

aka: The Tesseract

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Appeared in: Thor (post-credits scene), Captain America: The First AvengerThe Avengers

The Space gem (Tesseract) is a cosmic element that enables one to open portals in space that may then be passed through (as seen in The Avengers). It made its first appearance in Thor, when Nick Fury asked Dr. Erik Selvig to be the leading scientist to study it. We later found out the Red Skull stole it from a Norse church during WWII and proceeded to harness its power to use as a weapon. After the Red Skull was defeated, the Tesseract was lost and soon found again by Howard Stark, co-founder of SHIELD. This is how the Tesseract came to be in their possession. In future events, Loki would make a deal with Thanos: If Loki retrieved the Tesseract for Thanos, Thanos would allow him to take control of Earth, but Loki ultimately failed. The Tesseract is now stored in Odin’s vault in Asgard.

Pictures of the Space gem/Tesseract appearances in the films

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Thor (2011)

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Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

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The Avengers (2012)

MIND

aka: the gem in Loki’s staff, the Chitauri Scepter

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Appeared in: The Avengers

The Mind gem allows one to inhabit and control another’s mind, disabling them from making their own decisions and bowing to the possessor’s every will. So far, we have only seen the Mind gem once on screen, when it was given to Loki by the Other (whom Thanos probably gave it to give to Loki). Thanos allowed Loki to borrow the gem in order to build a small command of mind-controlled minions on Earth. Two of these minions included Hawkeye and Dr. Selvig. While Hawkeye acted as Loki’s right-hand man and bodyguard, Selvig, who had been studying the Tesseract prior, was used to unleash the Tesseract’s full potential in order to open a hole in space for Loki/Thanos’s army to pass through and enslave Earth. But as we already know, this plan failed. The Mind gem combined with the Space gem (thanks to Black Widow) is what ultimately destroyed the portal linking Earth and the Chitauri army. We are not sure what happened to the staff or the gem. My guess is that SHIELD has them in their possession to continue studying it, just as Dr. Bruce Banner and Tony Stark were studying it earlier in the film.

WARNING: THOR: THE DARK WORLD SPOILERS AHEAD!!!

POWER

aka: The Aether

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Appeared in: Thor: The Dark World

The Power gem is a cosmic element that has the ability to turn matter into dark matter. In case you aren’t sure what dark matter is, it’s pretty much everything that’s nothing in space, if that makes sense. Where a planet or a star would be matter, all of the empty black space surrounding it would be dark matter. In Thor: The Dark World, the dark elf Malekith had a goal to revert the universe back to its original, dark state, before it even was the universe. Before the universe was born, the dark elves were the only thing in existence, and they lived in the dark nothingness. After the birth of the universe, they were unhappy with its visibility, along with all of the new life it had created, so they wanted to change it back. The only thing that could do that was the Aether (the Power gem). After Thor defeated Malekith, the Asgardians took the Aether with them…though they did not keep it with them.

Instead, they took it to a different part of space, fearing that two Infinity Gems (or “Infinity Stones” as Volstagg calls them) in the same location would be too dangerous (the Space gem already being in Asgard). 

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So they left it in the care of Taneleer Tivan, the Collector. 

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One of the oldest beings in the universe, he is infamous for having a large collection of items he has gathered from every corner of the universe throughout his very long life. He promises to keep the Aether safe in his Collection, until they leave and he states, “One down…five to go.” The next time we will see the Collector will be in Guardians of the Galaxy, coming out later this year. (Fun fact about the Collector: In the comics, he despises Thanos, so perhaps he is trying to gather the gems before Thanos does. Whether he will use them, we don’t know, but I doubt he has them in mind for a good cause.)

So where are the other three gems? Now that we’ve gotten our facts, let’s get to our theories! Keep in mind, we could be completely wrong about this, but we have a bit of evidence to prove some of our points.

REALITY

aka: ?

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Will appear in: Guardians of the Galaxy

Pictured above are Gamora, Rocket Raccoon, and Star Lord. Star Lord appears to be holding some mysterious orb. Could this be our next Infinity gem? Take a look at the official synopsis for Guardians of the Galaxy.

"From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team—the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel’s "Guardians of the Galaxy" expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits—Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon; Groot, a tree-like humanoid; the deadly and enigmatic Gamora; and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand—with the galaxy’s fate in the balance.

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, which first appeared in comic books in MARVEL SUPER-HEROES #18 (Jan. 1969), stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, featuring Vin Diesel as the voice of Groot, Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, with John C. Reilly, Glenn Close as Nova Prime Rael and Benicio del Toro as The Collector.

James Gunn is the director of the film with Kevin Feige producing, and Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Jeremy Latcham, Alan Fine and Stan Lee serve as executive producers. The story is by Nicole Perlman and James Gunn, with screenplay by James Gunn. Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” releases in U.S. theaters on August 1, 2014.

In addition to “Guardians of the Galaxy,” Marvel Studios will release a slate of films based on the Marvel characters including “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” on April 4, 2014; “Avengers: Age of Ultron” on May 1, 2015; and “Ant-Man” on July 31, 2015.”

So it looks like our primary villain is Ronan the Accuser. This is how he looks in the comics.

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In the comics, Ronan was part of an alien race called the Kree. Although he considered himself to be a neutral figure, he often had unorthodox methods when it came to getting what he wanted. For instance, he…accused a lot of people and tended be a violent guy. In the film, it looks like he’ll be hunting down Peter Quill (Star Lord) in order to take this orb from him. Maybe he wants it for his own selfish reasons, or maybe he’s trying to keep it safe from the hands of Thanos. We won’t know until August 1st. But putting all that aside, why would we think this is the Reality gem?

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To be completely honest, we don’t know how this would tie in to the film’s plot. At least, not until we see it. We do, however, know what the Reality gem does. It basically enables you to change logic. For example, if you had control of it and you wanted to make up down, you could do it. You could make 2+2=5. The possibilities are infinite, hence why it is an Infinity Gem. So, does Ronan want this gem to always get his way when it comes to accusing and judging his adversaries, or does he just want to keep it out of evil’s reach?

TIME

aka: ?

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Will appear in:…Ant-Man?

After the first casting announcements of Ant-Man (Michael Douglas as Hank Pym and Paul Rudd as Scott Lang), people have been wondering if the two generations of Ant-Men will actually meet each other…in a different time. There has been a theory circulating the internet that the second Ant-Man will go back in time to the 1960s and team up with the first Ant-Man. If this is true, a very good possibility is that it will be done with the Time gem. The Time gem (obviously) has the ability to control, preview, and manipulate time. Although this theory is an interesting one, I don’t think this is what is going to happen.

The Time gem is an Infinity gem, meaning that it is one of the most powerful cosmic elements in the universe. Personally, I don’t think it would be used in one of the films only to travel back in time to meet a guy. It’s far too powerful to do something so simple. There is a recent comic book storyline that exists that features a great deal of time travel and time manipulation in it. The villain just “happens”to be Ultron, and the title of the arc also just “happens”to be…

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Oh, and the next Avengers film just “happens”to be titled…

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Now, granted, Marvel did say that they are not using the “Age of Ultron” storyline from the comics. I believe that. After all, for many issues, Wolverine and Invisible Woman are the main protagonists, whose characters’ rights are both owned by Fox (as of right now), but the main element in the story arc is time travel. Marvel, are you trying to tell us that one of the Infinity gems you still need to introduce is the Time gem, but you’re not following ANY of the story of the comic you named your next big movie after, even though it is a perfect opportunity for you to incorporate time travel? C’mon. Although Marvel says they aren’t following the storyline, they will probably borrow the concept of using Ultron and time travel together, and put it to use in their film, with the Time gem as the object of pursuit, adding yet another block to their cinematic universe. 

and finally…

SOUL

aka: Adam Warlock’s gem

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May appear in: Guardians of the Galaxy, or itssequel

According to the Marvel Wikia page, the Soul gem:

  • has a desire to collect souls
  • can attack another’s soul in various ways
  • can reveal information by peering into another’s soul
  • can trap souls inside itself in an idyllic world.
  • The gem’s wielder can access the memories and skills of those imprisoned within [limbo]
  • can revert beings to their natural state.
  • protects its wielder from soul-based attacks.

This infinitely powerful element is located in a very special and unique place. A place so epic and amazing. The Soul gem is…

On a guy’s forehead.

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Yesterday, there was a rumor that a sequel to Guardians of the Galaxy would be one of Marvel’s Phase Three films, along with Ant-Man and a few other unannounced films. This film could be our official introduction to Adam Warlock. Adam Warlock is a biologically engineered attempt to create the perfect human being. He has a green gem on his forehead (seen above) that happens to be the Soul gem. And guess what…In the comics, Adam Warlock was part of the Guardians of the Galaxy at one time. And guess what else…he’s Thanos’s arch nemesis. 

To change the origin of the gem would be crazy. That’s why we’re certain that Adam Warlock is bound to make an appearance in the MCU. Still need more evidence? In the comics, if Warlock is on the verge of death, he is able to regenerate inside a cocoon of his own creation.

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Ladies and gentleman, Thor: The Dark World presents…Adam Warlock’s cocoon.

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There it is. Sitting right in the Collector’s collection. Adam Warlock exists in the MCU and he will be coming…Coming to help defeat Thanos and take the Infinity Gauntlet, possibly developing the Infinity Watch.

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BONUS:

THE INFINITY GAUNTLET

Appeared in: Thor

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Is this the REAL gauntlet, or just a nod? After all, how could all of the gems be on it if they are scattered throughout the MCU? Perhaps it’s just a decoy.

What do you guys think? Do you have any theories about where and when the remaining three Infinity Gems will appear in the MCU? Send us a message starting with “INF:”!

THE FIRST AVENGERS: A prequel to “Marvel’s The Avengers”

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An idea by Kennedy

Published 4/5/14

In 2015, Marvel will be introducing Ant-Man to their Cinematic Universe. Much speculation has surrounded the film since it was announced at San Diego Comic Con a couple years ago, along with the announcement that “The Cornetto Trilogy”, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, and Spaced director, Edgar Wright would be directing.

Because the film had been classified into Phase Three of the MCU, people were curious as to how Ant-Man would be incorporated into the Avengers, considering he was a founding member in the comics. Recently, it was announced that the film would have two “Ant-Men”, one being the original and older version of Ant-Man, Hank Pym, and the other being his younger beneficiary, Scott Lang. Playing Hank Pym is the legendary Michael Douglas, while the hilarious and talented Paul Rudd will be playing Scott Lang.

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Apparently, Michael Douglas’s Ant-Man is rumored to be shown in flashbacks to the 1960s (when the original comics for the Avengers were first published), while Paul Rudd’s story will take place present day. Here is a look at an image of Hank Pym’s (Douglas) costume in the 60s, according to the film.

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So it appears that between the first era of Captain America and the modern era of Iron Man, there was indeed another superhero in the MCU. But was Ant-Man the only one? My guess is no. What you are about to read is the proposal for an idea, specifically for the Marvel Cinematic Universe and loosely based off of the comics. This is an idea for a prequel to The Avengers.

So who else in the Marvel Cinematic Universe would be bold enough to don their own alter ego as a superhero? Perhaps, it could be someone we’ve already been introduced to

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Howard Stark (played by Dominic Cooper in Captain America: The First Avenger) is the founder and lead mind of Stark Industries. He took a great part of the Super Soldier project during World War II, responsible for the creation of Captain America. In fact, after the project, Howard remained friends with Steve Rogers (Captain America) until Steve was apparently dead (though we know he wasn’t).

Afterward, Howard and others found the Tesseract at the bottom of the ocean and retrieved it. Not too long after, SHIELD was founded by Howard and others. We can only assume that the Tesseract was kept and protected by SHIELD, until they could figure out what to do with it. But does that mean that nobody would try to steal it and use it for evil for another 70 years? Seems unlikely.

Let’s say there were a few other baddies who were trying to get their hands on the Tesseract. Baddies who possibly had special gifts, whether they were defective super soldiers, evil scientists, or mutants (Oh yeah, we can’t say the “M” word in this universe). Being as primitive as SHIELD was when it was first created, it’s safe to say that they didn’t have the technology, skill, or power to defend it themselves. So wouldn’t there need to be a special team to not only protect the Tesseract, but the citizens of the world, just in case another World War was about to spark or something? For argument’s sake, let’s say nothing too serious happened until the 1960s. Between the late 40s and 50s, SHIELD was able to take care of things for the most part, with possible help from the Howling Commandos (Dum Dum Dugan, Union Jack, San Francisco Kid, Gabe Jones, Jacques “Frenchie” Dernier) from Captain America: The First Avenger. By the 60s, SHIELD is now a bigger and better organization, with more facilities and agents, but still no helicarriers. Picture something reminiscent of the Men in Black headquarters in the 60s, as seen in Men in Black 3.

Like his future son, Howard Stark was an ambitious adventurer (one might say a billionaire, genius, playboy, philanthropist). Maybe he had the seemingly crazy idea to assemble a team of special people who could do things no regular human being could. Maybe he assembled a first team of Avengers. Let’s take a look at the people he could have possibly recruited.

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Howard Stark (incarnation appeared in Iron Man 2)

First, let’s say Howard Stark appoints himself as the supervisor and leader of this team (kinda like Nick Fury does), but because it’s 15-20 years later, he’s an older and more experienced Howard Stark, who has been co-head of SHIELD for awhile now. He’s the tech-wiz and is a special asset to the group with all of the unique gadgetry he designs for his own use in battle or transportation. He would basically be Iron Man without the suit (not just flat out Tony Stark), if that makes any sense.

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Nick Fury (appeared in…a lot of Marvel movies)

Obviously, a Fury in the 60s would need to be portrayed by a younger actor. This could be SHIELD agent Nick Fury (not Director). Let’s say he’s in his early to mid twenties. He is still learning, we get to see him as a badass action spy, and he still has both of his eyes. We could even learn how he lost his eye (MCU-wise). Before Howard dies in the future, he appoints Fury as the new director of SHIELD. I think it would be cool to see Fury’s origin in this story.

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Joe Fixit/Gray Hulk (no appearances)

BEAR WITH ME ON THIS ONE. The gray-colored Hulk was the first printed version of the Hulk (seen above). Now, technically in the comics, the Gray Hulk is Bruce Banner, who we already know exists present day, and it wouldn’t make any sense for him to be around as the Hulk in the 60s. But what if this was an altogether different Hulk with a different origin. In a story by Peter David, Bruce Banner had different incarnations of the Hulk, depending on his subconscious. The Gray Hulk was a smaller and more intelligent Hulk, and for some reason, he only turned into the Gray Hulk at night. He eventually became part of the mob in Las Vegas as a tough guy enforcer, going by the name Joe Fixit.

Here’s how we could rework his story…

Joe Fixit is a completely separate guy. He has no relation to Bruce Banner. He lives in New York City and is part of the mafia (or maggia, if you want it to be closer to Marvel’s roots, as long as Sony doesn’t already own the rights to the name because of Spider-Man). Fixit is not his real last name. He gets the name from his buddies in the mob because he is known for “fixing” problems with violence, such as collecting payment from those who have borrowed from the mob. With all of the attempted recreations of the super soldier serum, the mob decides to buy one of the brands, black market. Joe volunteers to be injected, being that he is known as a “tough guy”. This is how he turns into the Gray Hulk (though no one ever refers to him as “Gray Hulk” or “Hulk”). Part of the effects of the serum is he only ever changes at night, which works out perfect, because that’s usually the time Joe carries out his “fixing” duties, enabling him to be more intimidating and dangerous. Eventually, for some reason or another, the mob decides Joe is too dangerous to be kept around, fearing that he may one day try and kill or overtake them, so they try to kill him when it’s daytime and he’s in human form. However, Joe survives, and he feels vengeful against the so-called family who betrayed him. Soon, he is picked up by SHIELD and convinced to join Howard’s team as a good guy, as Howard promises that he will get justice against the mob who wronged him. Just like Banner, Joe eventually learns how to control his transformations, allowing him to turn them on or off at any time, day or night. Obviously, this could be more refined, but again, it’s only an idea.

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Hank Pym/Ant-Man (will appear in Ant-Man)

Sticking to original Marvel Comics canon, we could make it so that Hank Pym actually was one of the founding members of the original Avengers. Obviously, this incarnation of Pym would need to be played by someone younger than Michael Douglas.

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Janet van Dyne/Wasp (?)

Those familiar with the comics will know, Janet van Dyne is the wife of Hank Pym. She also has the ability to shrink, but she can also fly, among other things. Notice how we used the original Wasp costume from the 1960s? That’s because recently, it has been rumored that my wife, Evangeline Lily is in talks with Marvel to appear in the upcoming Ant-Man as Scott Lang’s love interest. Many people are guessing that she will be the Wasp, but will also be the daughter of Ant-Man. Some people are also speculating that her name will be Janet van Dyne. Let me give a quick explanation how this could work with my idea.

Again comic book fans will know that Hank Pym’s idea of marriage could sometimes be… unethical. Hank has physically abused his wife on occasion. If I’m not mistaken, spousal abuse wasn’t uncommon in the 60s, so let’s say this: When Hank and Janet first joined the Avengers, they were a young couple. Throughout their time as the original Avengers, Hank and Janet have had marital problems, which eventually lead to Hank hitting Janet. Years later (70s), when the Avengers have retired, Janet becomes pregnant, and they have a daughter that Hank wants to name after his wife. Soon, Janet leaves Hank, in fear that the child will suffer the same abuse that she has. She takes back her maiden name of van Dyne. In the future (around the events of The Avengers: Age of Ultron) Hank and Janet’s daughter is all grown up, but Janet dies somehow. Janet (the daughter) has never met her father, so she sets out to find him. Eventually, she does, there’s a whole estranged father-daughter conflict in Ant-Man, and she eventually meets Scott Lang and becomes Wasp (wearing the modern yellow and black costume), joining the Avengers.

So this team would obviously have to be a secret to the world, and not as open and out there as the Avengers. Basically, secret Avengers, but not THE Secret Avengers (Marvel could do that in the future phases). I think this would make a great television series, but for something like Netflix, that way you can say and do more, and it won’t be watered down like Agents of SHIELD

Possible Villains:

Baron Zemo

HYDRA

Kingpin (Younger version)

Hammerhead

Taskmaster

Masters of Evil

Egghead

Boomerang

Possible Cameos:

Sharon Carter (older)

Tony Stark (kid)

Obadiah Stane (younger)

Arnim Zola

Sgt. Thaddeus Ross (younger)

What do you guys think? Would you want to see a prequel to The Avengers? How would you do it? Send us a message starting with “PREQ:”, and we’ll post it on our page!

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Who are THE FIRST AVENGERS? Read about them here on my new blog!
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schwabbilicious-deactivated2014 asked : Hi, I know you're not coming here anymore, but I'd like to wish you good luck on all your future endeavors! I think what you did is a wise choice and I hope everything goes well for you in Pennsylvania! (And don't leave us hanging, I for one would love to hear how everything turns out!) Good luck and may you have a wonderful new year!

Thank you for the kind words! I’m glad to know people are still thinking of me, as i still think of all you guys. Also, thanks for following the new blog. We really appreciate it! :))

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No, unfortunately not. Though I have a new blog that a friend and I are working on over at http://phase2andbeyond.tumblr.com

I’m going to be over there a lot, posting articles, and even doing some podcasts in the near future. You should come check it out!

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe has only just begun. Now that we are in Phase Two, we’re starting to understand how things work when it comes to twists and turns in the films. Join us over at “Phase Two and Beyond”, an independent blog dedicated to reviewing and theorizing the past, present, and future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as well as Fox’s X-Men, Sony’s Spider-Man, and Warner Bros. DC Universe, along with many others. If you are passionate about superheroes and comics, this is the blog for you. Come join us as we travel through…

PHASE TWO AND BEYOND!
Oh, hello again…and goodbye…again.

Hi. It’s been awhile. So I’m back in Pennsylvania. I’ve been here for almost two months now. Throughout these two months, I have been doing a lot of thinking. This thinking may shock you, so be warned…

I moved to Florida in mid July to work as a cast member at Walt Disney World. It had always been a dream of mine, and it was supposed to be the first step of pursuing a career as an Imagineer. For three months I was a cast member, and if I am being completely honest….those were the three most dreadful months of my entire life.

Thinking back on it now, I absolutely HATED being a cast member. So much of the Disney magic was ruined for me. I will not go into specifics, but it was nothing terrible, but they were things that affected me personally. On top of that, there were the financial issues I was having, as well as the fact I had no social life for three months straight.

Anyway, I’ve come to this conclusion: none of this is worth becoming an Imagineer. I had a certain vision (as I’m sure most people who have dreamed to work at Disney do) that this was the job I was meant for, but that was not the case. I fear that attempting to pursue imagineering will result in the same consequences as becoming a cast member did, only magnified by much more. Therefore, I have decided I don’t want to be an Imagineer, at least not full time…

Since I moved back to Pennsylvania, I manage to visit my friends from college in Philadelphia every now and then. Throughout that time, we have realized what a great collaborative team we are, and how many original ideas we come up with as artists. Specifically, we are working on a comedic television show based on our own experiences. I am very confident that we will be successful with our endeavors. To help us achieve our goal, I have decided to move back to Philadelphia for the Fall 2014 semester at the University of the Arts.

"But Kennedy, didn’t you say that school sucked?" Indeed, I did. What I SHOULD have said is that the film and multimedia programs suck. My two best friends and collaborators still attend the school and are much more happy than they were last year (one is graphic design, the other illustration). I think I would be happy too. I should clarify that I am not returning to the film or multimedia program, but rather the writing for film and television program. I would much rather focus on the storytelling than the story-filming. I’m not the most handy person when it comes to technology, and not to toot my own horn, but I’m a pretty awesome writer (so I have been told). Not only will I be working on this show with my friends, but also some projects of my own, such as other films, and even novels (yes, I am still working on my Haunted Mansion novel and my Journey into Imagination book series. I’m very excited for those projects).

I really want to make it clear that I don’t not like Disney or anything ridiculous like that, but I don’t like working there. I need to preserve the magic as I have my entire life. Disney is my sanctuary from the world that troubles me so very often. It is the place I can look forward going with my family every year or so. Although I didn’t have the best experience working there, it was still a great learning experience. I learned that I wasn’t going in the right direction as far as my future was concerned. I was much happier in Philadelphia. I am an impulsive person. I will go with the first thing that comes to mind. The first thing that came to mind earlier this year was “I am unhappy with my major. I should pack all of my stuff and move to Disney World”, which is basically what happened.

Although it’s not that long, you can learn and experience a lot in three months: I was alone and friendless, I had my heart broken by the one whom I thought was the girl of my dreams, and I found the right path I am supposed to go down. Now a word of advice, if I am even qualified to give any: no matter what problems or conflicts you face when trying to figure out what to do with your life, remember that you always have a choice. If you walk down a path that looks right for you, only to discover it leads to a dead end, do not fear. You can still turn around and search for new paths to lead you to your ultimate destination. I really want to thank all of you for your incredible support. I am sorry to say, this will be my final post on this blog. I have bigger things to attend to now.

Live long and prosper…yup. Star Trek. First and last thing on this blog that isn’t Disney-related. Take care everyone, and in the words of the one who started it all, “See ya real soon!”

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Today was my last day as a CM.

futureimagineer:

I just drew Ezra, one of the Hitchhiking Ghosts from the Haunted Mansion.  I drew it by hand and colored it in photoshop. I didn’t color every little space in because I was going for a playful feel in this drawing, if that makes any sense at all. I hope to work on Gus and Phineas sometime soon.

Reblogging for Halloween