By Kenny Gulley
Growing up in LA, where movies are made, I have become a huge fan of cinema. Of late, Marvel and DC Universes have been big blockbusters on the Big Screen, bringing all of our childhood heroes to life. Unbeknownst to the non-comic fan, many of these characters are created with very deep backgrounds built on tragedy, revenge, philosophy and the like. Many times this doesn’t translate very well into the Theatre; as the audience seeks fun fast paced action for some 120min or so. This of course is dependent on the Director. Despite all of Marvel’s winning ways on the Big Screen, The Dark Knight is still king (in my opinion) in capturing the deep background and philosophies of the villain and hero.
But, Im not here to talk about the Dark Knight. Surprisingly, what I want to write about is a line that struck me in the movie Iron Man 2. This line, while in error, is what I think the world views as correct about God. Yet, simultaneously, it is an amazingly glorious account for the uniqueness of Christ.
When our hero Tony Stark sat down with the imprisoned Ivan Stanko, Stark claimed ”No, the reason I’m alive is because you took a shot, and you missed.”
“If you can make god bleed, people would cease to believe in him, there will be blood in the water, the sharks will come. All I have to do is sit back and watch as the world consumes you.”
(Photo via Marvel Wiki)
Marvel Unveils Phase 2 Films And Guardians of The Galaxy Concept Art
At the Marvel panel at SDCC 2012, Marvel announced Phase 2 of their films and announced a couple of films that have been heavily speculated. Much to no one’s surprise it’s been announced that Ant-Man will be getting his own film with Edgar Wright directing, but no date has been set for the film. ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ has firm release date of August 1, 2014. The team will consist of Starlord, Drax the Destroyer, Gamora, Groot and of course Rocket Raccoon.
It was also revealed that Ben Kingsley is indeed playing The Mandarin in ‘Iron Man 3’ and that ‘Captain America 2’ will focus on the Winter Soldier storyline that brings Bucky Barnes to the modern era as a soviet super assassin.