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Identifying Bast and Sekhmet in Captain America: Civil War, The Black Panther Movie Lore

27 May

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By Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)

Most people who love the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) will have seen Captain America: Civil War by now. While long-time comic book readers may grin at the conversation T’Challa has with Natasha (Black Widow), not everyone is going to understand the reference made about how two Egyptian goddesses figure into his belief system. What he said also reveals a potential story direction for his solo movie. The detail is not that much of a stretch to interpret in the context of this movie either.

As T’Challa explained, “In my culture, death is not the end. It’s more of a stepping-off point. You reach out with both hands, and Bast and Sekhmet, they lead you into the green veld where you can run forever.”

In what I first understood from his statement is that his father’s spirit freely roams the Earth. But there’s a deeper context not many viewers may catch on to. Bastet (her full name) is a peaceful goddess, a divine protector of cats. She represents grace and affection. There is no need for violence unless provoked. She can be used as an instrument of vengeance. In the earliest references to this figure in The Pyramid Texts, she is there to guard, if not protect, the king.

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It’s a Good Time for a Marvel Nerd: Dates Announced up to 2019 & Thoughts!

28 Oct

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Marvel Comics Entertainment is telling the world why they are indeed mighty today. At a special event in Hollywood’s El Capitan Theater, this company teased press and fans alike with trailers, speeches and title cards highlighting what “Phase 3” of their films will entail, leaving some fans who can’t be there for real deciding to follow this event through streaming media and twitter reports. Some may well have thought Phase 2 blitzed by too fast even though it hasn’t.

This studio has announced dates to all their movies up to 2019. The list is as follows:

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The Avengers 1st Trailer: I’ve Got No Strings

22 Oct

By James Robert Shaw (The Wind up Geek)

The first trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron is finally out.

Things look bleak for the Avengers in this first trailer, some internal squabbling is taking place and the moral of the team of heroes are at an all-time low.

In this trailer we get to see the Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver, Iron Man’s Hulkbuster armour, and a very creepy Ultron.

And with this darker version of Leigh Harline and Ned Washington’s “I’ve Got No Strings” accompanying the trailer, I’ll probably never look at that song number in Walt Disney’s Pinocchio (1940) the same way again.