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Deadpool and The X-Force Takes on The Avengers

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Even though it is almost a given that Avengers: Infinity War is going to be a success, there is another franchise that is looking to take on the big group. This contender is Deadpool. He has his own group of people that he is forming. They are called the X-Force. Like one character in one of the Deadpool 2 trailers have pointed out, the name is a little derivative, but there are comics that are based on this particular group. Dealpool 2 has recently released a final trailer which has issued a challenge to the dead DCEU and the MCU.

One thing that Deadpool is known for is breaking the fourth wall, and this is not going to change in the upcoming movie. In the previous movie, Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool has made some sly references to another character that Ryan Reynolds has played. When referring to the suit, he has stated that he does not want the suit to be “animated” referring to The Green Lantern, which was released in 2011 as WB’s attempt to put together a DCEU. They have finally successfully started the universe with the slightly above mediocre, Man of Steel.

Deadpool is set to release a few weeks after Avengers: Infinity War. The only issue is that Infinity War is expected to run at least as strong as Black Panther. Therefore, it is going to be faced with stiff competition. Of course Deadpool is going to hold its own, but given that Avengers is rated so that people of all ages would be admitted to theaters to see it, Deadpool will likely fall just a little bit below Avengers, but it is still likely to be a success.

New Set Video from Shazam! Emerges

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After 40 years or so, Shazam! returns in live-action form. The classic 1970’s Filmation television series lingers in the mind of Generation X television watchers who can never forget Saturday morning entertainment. With the upcoming Shazam! movie from Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment, a new generation of fans can view the exploits of the unique hero. In a recent video taken on the motion picture’s set, Shazam played by Zachary Levi saves a bus of people from crashing. That’s one of the things all-powerful superheroes do best. Superman definitely comes to mind when fans create images of heroes performing such heroic displays.

The one drawback here is some may consider Shazam! to be a bit derivative of The Man of Steel. Actually, Shazam! started out as the comic book character Captain Marvel and was published by a rival company. What makes Shazam different is a young teen named Billy Batson turns into the powerful hero. He may physically become the adult-sized hero, but he doesn’t acquire the mind of an adult. The superpowerful hero retains the maturity of a young kid. That makes for an intriguing character and one who may connect in a unique way with young viewers in the audience.

Currently, the DC Extended Universe really needs a shot in the arm. The forthcoming Aquaman movie must be a big hit both financially and critically in order for the DCEU to regain lost ground. Sad to say, Superman and Batman suffered mightily through poorly-conceived DCEU movies. Shazam! could provide a new and successful franchise that leads audiences to forget the weaker entries in the DCEU. Wonder Woman definitely did well. The planned sequel to Wonder Woman won’t likely falter at the box office.

Shazam! could become the next hot franchise since the potential to appeal to kids is strong. Hopefully, the finished product lives up to its potential.