Marvel In Talks With Beyonce’ About Role In Their Cinematic Universe

As many of you probably know by now, music icon and reigning queen of R&B singer Beyonce’ is in talks to play a beyonce.fbucharacter in Marvel Entertainment’s ever growing cinematic universe. Marvel’s got so many “Phases” I can’t keep up but with the upcoming movies and television series, they’re going to need all the star power they can get because ten moves in five years is a lot of movies, not to mention Marvel’s Netflix series Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and The Defenders AND season 2 of Agent Carter and season 3 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. basically all tying together. There hasn’t been any report of which movie or series she’ll be seen in or which character she’ll play, but there has been a TON of speculation to the “Who, What, Where, and When”. The “Why” is already been answered. It’s Beyonce’. Why not?

And here, there’s no difference. We’ve pondered and been in deep thought as to which character(s) she will play and which character(s) she SHOULD play. There have been a few generic, mainstream-esque answers to the question, but there are a few characters on Marvel’s roster that should get some consideration for the upcoming movies set to come out. Sure, most comic book super Fanboys (and girls) and geeks will know as soon as her story name will be mentioned, but the average movie goers can be introduced to some pretty grounded characters with deep-roots in the MU that deserve some screen time.

Without further a-do, here are a few characters we think should get some mention for Beyonce’ and which movies they may end up in and in no particular order:

Medusa – Marvel’s Inhumans (2019)

From what I’ve read and been told, the synopsis for the Inhumans movie is they get mad so they decide to blow shit up. I completely made that up. No one knows the actual synopsis outside of it’s going to be the reason Black Bolt becomes a household name. Again, I completely made that up. But if the Queen B portrays the Inhuman queen in the movie, they’ll both be household names and more.

Medusalith Amaquelin, better known as Medusa, is the queen of the a race of beings known as Inhumans. With The Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver being introduced as Inhumans in Avengers: Age of Ultron the medusa.fbuterm has already been introduced (the term Inhuman was also mentioned on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. during the latter part of season two. If you haven’t see it yet shame on you). There’s a ton of backstory involving her, but what it will mean to the MCU we won’t know until the movie(s) come out. Powered with a skill set that is on par with Captain America, Medusa’s main asset, much like her mythological counterpart, is her hair. Medusa possesses psychokinetic manipulation that allows her to lift up to 1 TON and through her psychokinesis she can make her hair do amazing things. Even shuffle a deck of cards ( stole that one so what).

Medusa’s biggest claim to fame has been the better half of the King of the Inhumans, but she has also had many adventures involving the Fantastic Four.

Madame Web – Marvel’s Spider-Man (2017)

madamweb.fbuI’ll be honest. This movie has been a long time coming. Well, a Marvel Entertainment version has been anyway. This may be the most anticipated Marvel movie of all-time, because it’s coming FROM Marvel. No one knows how this movie is going to play into the current MCU, but I can tell you right now it will be pivotal. I believe that one unexpected angle that could be thrown in there is with Madame Web. Every hero needs it’s own version of Madame Web, even if it’s just to give them some kind of useful, riddle-laden, information that could lead you on the right path….. or be yours and the world’s demise. Or interesting conversation if nothing else.

Julia Carpenter is the second incarnation of Madame Web. Tricked into being apart of an experiment that gave her powers similar to Spider-Man, Julia was given the persona Spider-Woman, though she worked mainly on the West Coast. After being captured by the family of Kraven the Hunter, Julia was imprisoned with the original, but dying due to her injuries Madame Web. In her final act, she transferred her powers to Julia, causing her to become the new Madam web, but costing her physical eyesight in the process.

As Madame Web, Julia can see all the threads on the “Web of Life” and can be a voice of reason or a “physical conscious” for Peter to guide him morally in the right direction as Spider-Man. What teenage boy wouldn’t listen to Beyonce’ as a voice of reason and guidance?

White Tiger – Marvel’s Black Panther (2018) / Jessica Jones (2015)

avaayla.fbuWhile there’s no official synopsis of this movie yet, there has been speculation that this movie will involve T’Challa becoming Black Panther and King of the mystical land of Wakanda through his father’s brutal murder. On top of that, what we know officially about White Tiger is that she has no affiliation with Black Panther. But, you could always add a strong female character in a movie like this one.

Ava Ayala gets her power from a family amulet called the Amulet of Power and gives her the ability to become White Tiger. She has heighten levels in speed, strength, stamina, balance, agility, dexterity, endurance. coordination, and superhuman martial arts skills. She also has razor sharp claws. While she has no affiliation with Black Panther, she does have a connection with Luke Cage, Jessica Jones‘ husband through the Mighty Avengers street level initiative. Until the world ended in Secret Wars.

Captain Marvel – Marvel’s Captain Marvel (2018)

captainmarvel.fbuCarol Danvers is a strong female character within the Marvel Universe, and this role is not one to take lightly in my opinion. Involuntarily bestowed with the powers while being held hostage by the Kree Empire. While taking on the moniker Ms. Marvel, Carol proved through numerous battles alongside various Marvel team ups with the likes of the Avengers and Spider-Man that she was more than just a sidekick-type hero. During a battle with the Absorbing Man, Captain America gave called her Captain Marvel because of her leadership and the fact that he knew she would carry on the name of her predecessor Mar-Vell, the original Captain Marvel, without disappointment.

Captain Marvel possesses superhuman strength, speed, agility, reflexes, and the ability of flight. I’ll be honest, whoever plays her in a movie fans will love her. She very well could be the most relatable character in the Marvel Universe and I’m sure she’ll make an appearance in at least four of the upcoming movies.

Who do you think Beyonce’ should be in the MCU? Who should she play? Comment below and tell me your take.

Marvel Characters That Need To Make A Comeback Part III: Patrick of the Scarlet Spiders

Scarlet SpiderRemember Patrick? You know, the clone of Michael Van Patrick, aka MVP? Yeah. A lot of people don’t. Patrick was a part of a trio of genetic clones from MVP and were laced with traces of Peter Parker‘s DNA and donned a redesigned Iron Spider costume. They were Michael, Van, and Patrick, aka the Scarlet Spiders, aka the Shadow Initiative, aka Red Team(s) One, Two, and Three. Clones Michael and Van perished during different battles respectively during a few of Marvel’s Civil War tie-in story lines, and left Patrick as the lone clone standing. He eventually teamed up with the New Warriors on several missions, but eventually got put into Marvel’s version of character purgatory, or their (as I like to call it) “Negative Zone”.

There’s been a lot of new story lines featuring characters that are Spider-Man-like with Flash Thompson as Venom, Kaine, clone of Peter Parker as Scarlet Spider, a rumor that Peter Parker clone Ben Reilly is coming back, also a Scarlet Spider, the ever present Spider-Man of the future Miguel O’Hara, and recently Otto Octavious, the former Doctor Octopus, deciding to take Peter Parker’s life altogether and inserting himself in Parker’s brain and placing Peter in his dying body, and now making a name for himself as a more “Superior” Spider-Man. With all these story lines featuring spider-powered heroes, what happened to Patrick? Who knows if Marvel will decide to use him for another future story line? Patrick has appeared in a few stories since his inception, as recent as the Fear Itself story line, working as an operative of Captain America.

I’ll be honest…..I didn’t even know about MVP, the clones, or any of that storyline until a few months ago when I was looking into creating my own new version of the Young Avengers and was looking for possible team ups for my lead character, Patriot. Running across the New Warriors characters changed my perspective on everything I was working on. Finding out about MVP and what The Initiative did with him really opened my eyes. Great storyline.Scarlet Spider - Marvel Comics Database

How I Think Marvel Should Bring Patrick Back

A short time after he heals from his battle with Crossbones, Patrick finds a letter and two brief cases left for him by Baron von Blitzschlag. In the letter, Baron tells Patrick that he always thought him as being the strongest clone and the one most likely to success Spider-Man should anything happen to him. He tells Patrick that he should go out into the world and find his own way and learn to be his own man, whether it was being a hero or just living among average citizens, just live productively and always look to the greater good. In the first brief case is an unspecified amount money. In the second brief case is an alternate version of the Iron Spider costume with some color and schematic changes varying from the original. Patrick seems to have given up being a super hero, but decides to take it with him.

Several months have gone by and now going by the name Patrick Michaels, Patrick has established a pretty decent life for himself. He has built a reputation for himself as an online entrepreneur, lives in an upscale loft near Downtown New York, and seems to have found his niche in life. Patrick also sees the events that have taken place over the past few years and feels he could be doing more. He decides to don his new costume and make his place within the super hero community. He immediately feels the augmentation of the suit and appears to be faster, more agile, and stronger.

During a patrol of the city, a young man goes after an elderly woman’s purse (cliche’, I know). He apprehends the thief, but the thief refers to him as “another Spider-Man”. Patrick tells the thief that he in fact is not Spider-Man and he can call him Iron Spider. As he leaves the scene, he was witnessed by a familiar onlooker, Mary Jane Watson. She pulls out her cell phone and appears to want to call Peter Parker, but declines to do so. Leaving an indication that the two could end up forming a relationship in upcoming issues.

I believe a six part mini-series to get him acclimated back into the flow of the Marvel Universe would be a great start for him. With everything going on with the Spider-guys, now would be the perfect time to bring him in, instead of having to rehash a lot of older, and dead characters when there’s one alive and well with a suit that may be more superior than the new Spider-Man’s.

Superior Spider-Man’s New Costume

The new Superior Spider-Man or Ock-Spidey storyline has been an interesting one. I think with the new costume it will get even more interesting. Looks like Ock is finally getting away from the Peter Parker Spidey and finally in his own variation. Only time would tell when the tentacles from his octopus persona would come back and in Superior Spider-Man #15 you’ll get to see it for all it’s glory. But for now, check out these images of the NEW Superior Spider-Man costume.

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What do you think of Superior Spider-Man’s new costume? Do you like the new Spider-Man? Tell me what think in the comments below.