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12 April 2019 @ 10:25 pm
To boldly go...  
++ We're getting a sequel to Alicia Vikander's Tomb Raider movie! This is all I wanted after watching it in theaters. I honestly didn't think it would get a sequel because, sadly, these kinds of kickass woman movies don't always get the opportunity to grow into franchises that male-led ones do, especially if it's a video game adaptation (the Resident Evil movies got incredibly lucky for having been released when they did, and that got six movies which were all awesome). So I'm really happy that this is actually happening! Hopefully this will turn into a franchise, at least a three-part one to coincide with the reboot games they're based on.

++ In space news, we finally have the first official image of a supermassive black hole! While the image itself is a bit blurry, this is still pretty damn impressive and awesome since this is the first photographic evidence we have regarding the existence of black holes. The fact that this black hole is 55 million light years away and is pretty much bigger than our solar system is just mesmerizing and absolutely terrifying. And hopefully, there will be developments to help get a higher resolution of this black hole in the near future. Thank you Dr. Katie Bouman and the rest of the scientists of the Event Horizon Telescope project for making the unseeable possible.

++ I'm not going to lie, everything I've been reading about what Disney+ streaming will feature just doesn't interest me in the slightest, particularly the series with MCU characters. I think it's basically my indifference towards the MCU in general, but there's also this bitterness and worry about what will happen to the other Marvel shows outside of the Disney+ streaming that aren't necessarily tied with the MCU. We know what happened with the Netflix Marvel shows because of this whole thing, so I'm incredibly wary about Disney having so much control over these things now, and how much of this control will try to force other Marvel-based shows, not to mention the situation with the 21st Century Fox merger, to conform to their vision of things. idk. I just want more shows like Agents of SHIELD and Jessica Jones and Runaways and Cloak & Dagger, doing their own thing while still tied to the universe somehow without any interference from a big corporation and companies fighting over ownership of properties.

++ Hearing about how the Hellboy reboot isn't doing so well at the box office doesn't come as much of a surprise, though reading the behind-the-scenes tension and controversy is such a trip, even if unfortunate since that doesn't sound like a pleasant work environment at all. Regardless though, this is what happens when studios/the industry decide to screw over Guillermo del Toro in order to make a soulless reboot or sequel without his involvement or creative vision.
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Laura: The Winter Soldier: starviolateraindrop on April 13th, 2019 12:48 pm (UTC)
On my LJ I wrote that I'm looking forward to a lot of their content, but now that I think about it, it's really just the What If series (and I'm not 100% sold on it being animated) and Falcon/Winter Soldier. Disney does seem to realize that it's best to let Marvel do their thing. ABC and Hulu are owned by Disney anyway, so these shows shouldn't go anywhere. I'm still mad about the Netflix shows, but I do think that Disney+ won't change that much.

I haven't really heard anything about Hellboy apart from the fact that shooting was a disaster. Reviews also seem to be really bad.
Renée: Agents of Shield. Skye.rogueslayer452 on April 13th, 2019 05:03 pm (UTC)
I just remember reading a while back about how Disney+ wouldn't affect the Netflix Marvel series, and yet look what happened (though I'm convinced that's just Netflix cleaning house no matter what, they do that regardless of how successful a show is). And while I know that ABC/Hulu are owned by Disney and that the shows on those respective services probably won't be affected, that worry is still lingers about what might happen in the future.

I kinda figured the movie would be doomed from the start. I would much rather have Hellboy 3 helmed by GDT than a complete reboot, tbh, but the studios refused him that.
Laura: Daredevil: flashbackviolateraindrop on April 13th, 2019 06:01 pm (UTC)
Netflix cleaning house
That's I'm thinking, too. They wanted to get rid of shows they aren't producing themselves.

that worry is still lingers about what might happen in the future
I get that :/
It probably also depends on how well Disney+ will do considering how many streaming services are out there/will be out there soon.
Renée: Skye. Transformation.rogueslayer452 on April 14th, 2019 01:24 am (UTC)
It probably also depends on how well Disney+ will do considering how many streaming services are out there/will be out there soon.

Yeah, and even though supposedly the monthly fee for Disney+ is lesser than Netflix, the fact that we're having these ridiculous streaming wars is going to backfire tremendously. On who is anyone's guess, but having so many streaming services out there is not going to bode well for most people, because even if you have one or two things someone wants to watch it's not like most are going to sign up for every single one. And Disney+ doesn't have a whole lot of content that seems worthwhile unless you're really an avid lover of the MCU movie characters.
Profiterole: Loveless - Soubi_profiterole_ on April 13th, 2019 01:24 pm (UTC)
It's great news for the Tomb Raider sequel. :-)
Renée: Inara Serra. Smile.rogueslayer452 on April 13th, 2019 04:51 pm (UTC)
I truly didn't think a sequel was in the works, so I was very surprised to learn the news yesterday. But I'm very happy about it! :D I love me more Lara Croft in any form.
Naomi: Daredevil Karen shootingfrelling_tralk on April 13th, 2019 10:24 pm (UTC)
Honestly I haven’t been that excited for Disney+ either, at first it sounds like they have a ton of content, but at the same time it’s all pretty niche. Most of the original shows being developed seem to be Star Wars or Marvel, they have the Simpsons, they have the classic Disney films, and that’s mostly it. I keep hearing that it will be really tough competition for Netflix, and yet at the moment I’ve not heard of any content that really interests me, as opposed to the many very varied dramas and comedies that you can find on Netflix. It’s absolutely got a ton of content if you’re a big fan of The Simpsons, Star Wars, or Marvel superhero films, or I guess a kid that’s into Disney films, and I appreciate that those all have massive audiences, but there’s still a ton of potential subscribers being left out in the cold there?

I would be excited if they offered Daredevil a new home even, but it’s all got to be family-friendly apparently, so I just don’t see that many single adults wanting to subscribe to it year round. Even with the Marvel movies, there are still only going to be so many times that people want to sit down and watch them each and every month. They need a better variety of tv shows as well imho if they want to attract as many subscribers as possible, and it sounds like Disney are drawing the line at any kind of gritty adult content, that puts Netflix at a massive advantage imo
Renée: Peggy Carter. Undercover.rogueslayer452 on April 14th, 2019 01:15 am (UTC)
I keep hearing that it will be really tough competition for Netflix, and yet at the moment I’ve not heard of any content that really interests me

Yeah, since supposedly their monthly fees are less than Netflix they seem to want it to be a rough competition. But it's true that there's not really that much content. The Marvel stuff seems to be limited series only, and with other things that might not really interest a whole lot of people. This is why all this streaming war nonsense is frustrating, because you could have a few streaming services that have a lot of material on there for everybody, but now that companies are wanting their own damn services and not wanting to share and it's going to create a huge problem.

They need a better variety of tv shows as well imho if they want to attract as many subscribers as possible

Yep, at this rate it's basically just going to be the Disney Channel 2.0, where there's little variety and only one specific demographic in mind, aka "family friendly" oriented.
lynnyloulynnylou on April 14th, 2019 02:59 am (UTC)
I haven't seen the new Tomb Raider yet. It's on my to watch list which I think seems to get longer all the time. LOL Have you seen Wonder Woman yet? That is a great movie about a kick ass movie.

I am fascinated with the black holes pictures. It just amazing to seen. I hope to see more about it in the future.
Renée: Elena Gilbert. Magic.rogueslayer452 on April 14th, 2019 03:50 am (UTC)
Yes, of course I've seen Wonder Woman! How could I have not? I saw it when it came out in theaters, and it was absolutely amazing. I can't wait for the sequel. Just like how I can't wait for this Tomb Raider sequel that was just announced. :D
lynnyloulynnylou on April 14th, 2019 04:00 am (UTC)
I know your not really into MCU but you should see Captain Marvel if you haven't it was awesome! She really kicks ass in that movie.
Renée: Skye. Transformation.rogueslayer452 on April 14th, 2019 05:58 am (UTC)
Oh believe me, I intend to watch Captain Marvel as soon as I can. I haven't yet due to scheduling, but I've been pretty excited about since it was announced! :D
orangerfulorangerful on April 14th, 2019 04:01 am (UTC)
oh yay, I really enjoyed the Tomb Raider movie. I mean, it was a lot like the new game, but it did everything I wanted it to. :D Hope the second one is just as fun.
Renée: Cara. Warrior.rogueslayer452 on April 14th, 2019 06:46 am (UTC)
Whenever I see people criticizing the new Tomb Raider movie saying how it was "too serious" in comparison to Angelina Jolie's versions, I keep thinking like, well no duh, Angelina's was more based off the character than the actual games themselves while Alicia's is clearly based off of the reboot games, which are more serious in tone and story. Also, both movie franchises are fun? Like, can't we just have some amazing entertainment of a woman kicking ass?

Anyway, excuse this rant due to seeing so many articles now belittling this new sequel announcement just got to me. I'm just really hyped for this sequel because I just want more Lara Croft.

Edited at 2019-04-14 06:46 am (UTC)
orangerfulorangerful on April 14th, 2019 03:46 pm (UTC)
LOL no need to apologize! I've been in full rant mode this weekend ever since the new Star Wars trailer dropped and one of the people I follow on Twitter made some comment about "apologizing to fans" and how they are "tanking the Skywalker story". I don't usually get into debates online, but when I do, it is about the TFA trilogy.
hamarakissahamarakissa on April 14th, 2019 09:55 am (UTC)
So happy about a sequel happening!

Yeah... Disney + :\ I agree I wish shows could just do their own thing, but I don't think that's what's going to happen :(
Renée: Agents of Shield. Skye.rogueslayer452 on April 14th, 2019 08:41 pm (UTC)
It makes me so happy and relieved! :D

We just don't know what is going to happen, since Disney now owns Marvel and we know that they're very much a stickler when it comes to control nowadays. I know that maybe the shows on other networks and services owned by Disney (ABC, Freeform, Hulu) are probably going to be safe, but again we never know what they might try to attempt in the future.
stolenglimpsestolenglimpse on April 15th, 2019 03:38 pm (UTC)
Oh, that black hole... I didn't know it was really a thing. I've seen it show up "attached" to Snoop Dog, smoking, last week. It just shows how much I do not watch/read/listen to the news at all.

I haven't even seen the new Tomb Raider. Is it good?
Renéerogueslayer452 on April 15th, 2019 09:41 pm (UTC)
Well, to be fair a lot of memes have sprung up from the image. I've mostly just seen various Eye of Sauron jokes, lol. But yeah, it was everywhere when the news first broke out and it's kind of a big deal if you're into space/science, which I am. I mean, when I heard about the Opportunity rover a few months ago I cried.

I, personally, really loved the new Tomb Raider movie. It's fun and entertaining, Alicia Vikander does a fantastic job in the role, and it does follow a bit of the reboot games with some of the story. Even if you're not familiar with the reboot games, it's still easy to follow.
stolenglimpsestolenglimpse on April 15th, 2019 11:21 pm (UTC)
Oh yes, I think I saw one about the Eye of Sauron too.

I'm far from a space/science nerd (not calling you a nerd or anything!) or whatever but it is still pretty interesting anyway :)

Cool. I might end up seeing it at some point.
Renée: Firefly. Simon Tam.rogueslayer452 on April 16th, 2019 01:39 am (UTC)
Oh no, that's totally fine. I am a nerd. That is far from an insult. ;)
stolenglimpsestolenglimpse on April 16th, 2019 02:10 am (UTC)
Cool then! :)
L: homemeringues on April 17th, 2019 08:43 am (UTC)
It's so wicked cool we finally have an image of sorts of what a black hole actually looks like! They truly are so intriguing and terrifying at the same time.
Renée: Elena Gilbert. Magic.rogueslayer452 on April 17th, 2019 08:15 pm (UTC)
It just makes me hope for what the future is going to be when it comes to this kind of stuff, y'know? The technological advancements can only help us see and understand our universe, to go further beyond what we know and explore things we haven't been able to before. I want us to go further out into space, into the universe, and discover the unknown.

(Yes, I am geeking out over space, idc, I just love space! :D)
haebin: ygrittehaebin on April 17th, 2019 12:18 pm (UTC)
I am so conflicted about Hellboy. I love the first two movies. It is sad that Ron Perlman isn't 'Hellboy' but at the same time the trailer didn't look that bad.
But all the reviews I've read weren't good. :/
Renée: Elementary. Joan Watson.rogueslayer452 on April 17th, 2019 08:11 pm (UTC)
Trailers can often be deceptive and misleading, unfortunately. :/ I mean, I thought Suicide Squad looked amazing based on the trailers and, well....look what happened, lol.

I'm just pissed that the studios never gave GDT a chance to make a Hellboy 3 that he wanted to do, didn't even bother to give him the money even though the first two were good and got praise, and then after he'd moved on they jumped at the chance to make a complete reboot. It's kinda what they did with Pacific Rim, too, ruined something amazing for the sake of money.
giallarhorn: myka beringgiallarhorn on April 17th, 2019 01:44 pm (UTC)
In complete fairness, we're looking at a stellar body that's further out than we can imagine doesn't emit any light, and only seeing its shadow effect so it's gonna be blurry XD

I've heard AoS is ending this season, so it might not have to worry about the streaming anyway? Runaways and C&D seem to occupy their own slice of the universe apart from MCU, which is sorta what AoS managed so...tossup?
Renée: Agents of Shield. Skye.rogueslayer452 on April 17th, 2019 08:01 pm (UTC)
Of course. I've just seen some complaints about how it's not what people imagined it which, to be fair, we've only seen digital renderings of what we believe it would theoretically look like. But now that we know it's possible, and that we have the algorithms to make it so, I'm hoping that someday we'll get an even clearer picture despite it being millions of light years away.

It's actually been confirmed that Agents of SHIELD will be ending next season, since it was already renewed for a seventh season before season six has even premiered. So it'll be either next year or the year after that where it'll officially end, depending on the number of episodes they'll have. As far as Runaways and Cloak & Dagger, while they're not directly tied with the MCU they do reference it here and there to make sure it's still connected somehow. Not as much as AOS, since they've been contractually bound to coincide with the MCU since the beginning, but it's still kinda there regardless.