Thursday, January 7, 2016

A Theory About the Second Funeral in Captain America: Civil War

I hope you enjoyed the Sherlock special, I certainly did, and immediately started working on a post which I fell asleep during. Here is a bit of news, however. As of today, you can purchase The Abominable Bride on iTunes, and it will be available to order via Amazon on DVD and Blu Ray January 12. Yea, that's pretty cool! I can't believe it's so fast! Anyway, there are some huge questions the film leaves us with (Why is Mycroft so fat? Why does the bride say, "You!" before killing people? Why does Molly dress as a man? What's the "list" Mycroft is really after from Sherlock? Among many others). 
Several films open this week, but I'm not interested in any of them. I'm still sick, probably until next week at least, which gives me time (still) to finish Spectre, which is truly a masterpiece, as well as the Sherlock episode that was so much fun. Next weekend, however, I am determined to get to see 13 Hours: the Secret Soldiers of Benghazi. In the meantime, just to let you know that I haven't kicked the bucket yet, here are the latest trailers that have been released. First is the highly anticipated The Conjuring 2: the Enfield Poltergeist from returning director James Wan:
Long-time readers will recognize the importance of the children's toys being used: the idea of "possession" is that, for those who have "possessions," as in, material objects, property and other goods belonging to them, they will in turn be "possessed." We tend to think of children's toys as being innocent, but the film wants to instill in us that the desire to own and possess toys begins and is encouraged at a young age (according to the socialist position). The film Annabelle, on the other hand, while about the same topic, was written and directed by a different group, and that film demonstrated how toys teach and instruct children on how to behave and what is expected of them. The second trailer for High Rise with Tom Hiddleston has been released, and now, I'm thinking this is probably going to be more pro-socialist rather than my initial viewing of only the first trailer.
Now, it's possible, and I do hope so, that I am also wrong about Zootopia (please, note, however, that incorporating "utopia" into a title is begging for a political interpretation,.... thank you. For noting that).
Okay, I'm worn out. There was a rumor that The Jungle Book had released a new trailer today, but I haven't been able to find it. This next bit is some news regarding Captain America Civil War, and it's the last of the post, but containing potential spoilers; if you don't want to have any idea of what is going to happen (this is just my conjecture) then stop reading now, otherwise, go ahead.
One of the new looks at Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Stephen Strange. According to a brief synopsis being released, Strange, a neurosurgeon, loses the use of his hands after a surgery accident. He travels to Tibet and encounters the Ancient One (Tilda Swinton) who gives him great wizardy powers to fight against evil. Dr. Strange will be released Nov. 4.
News has leaked that Captain America 3: Civil War begins with a funeral and ends with a funeral; we knew, when filming basically began, that Agent Peggy Carter, Steve Rogers' love from the first film, passes away, and that's the opening funeral (which will have incredibly deep symbolic ramifications for the film). It is being speculated that the funeral ending the film will be that of Captain America himself, given that, in the comic book version, Steve Rogers does die in the Civil War series. I would like to suggest another possible person for whom the final funeral might be held:  War Machine.
Here is the supposed funeral booklet for the start of the film. Part of what I am going to base my theory off of, that it's not Steve Rogers' turn to die just yet, is that Chris Evans has signed a six-movie deal with Marvel. Captain AmericaThe Avenges, Captain America Winter Soldier, The Avengers 2 Age Of Ultron and Captain America 3 Civil War tallies to five films (and no, I'm not counting that three-second cameo in Thor: The Dark World where Loki has just been released from the dungeon by Thor and pretends to be Captain America for a few brief, hilarious seconds; if that was one of the "movie deals," either Evans got took, or Marvel paid out a huge sum for that cameo,...). So, my point is, while we know that Sebastian Stan, who plays the Winter Soldier, aka, Bucky Barns, has signed like an 8 movie deal contract with Marvel, Chris' contract is running out, but it's not out yet. Yea, it's possible that the "movie contract" is only to appear in a flashback or something of that order, however, that, again, would be a pretty shady film deal. For fans as well as for Evans. So, I am going to predict that Steve Rogers makes it out of CA3, but probably doesn't make it out of The Avengers 3: Infinity Wars Part 1.
Rhodie (Don Cheadle) is seen in the trailer lying on his back with Tony Stark holding him and Stark looking pretty dismal; while it's possible Rhodie just has a black out session, it's possible that he's also dead. The purpose of Civil War mirrors that of Ragnarok, which Thor will be undergoing: to purge the heroes as deeply as possible so they will be as strong as possible to face Thanos. Could we really expect there to be a smooth transition for Bucky Barnes becoming an Avenger?
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