Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Spider-Man and X-Men in the Marvel Movie World

Spidey is in the clutches of Sony

X-Men is in the clutches of Fox

But it's often fun to think of what it would be like if the web head and the mutant team crossed over with our favorite multi colored comrades from the Avengers. I, for some time, pondered on the idea of an epic superhero crossover with heroes from all ends of the Marvel universe, but all that seems to be at the end of the river because of silly copyright disputes. Spidey and the X-Men have even appeared on shows like Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, but when it comes to motion pictures on the silver screen, it's something people have to pay tons and tons and tons and tons of money to make happen.

 Still, I love the thought of such epic crossing over and have decided to incept a scenario of what it would be like if the web slinger and the uncanny mutants of Charles Xavier had their place in a world filled with Stark Industries, vita rays, Asgardian magic, and super soldier serum. It was fascinating and still is fascinating to ponder about, so let's see just how things would be if such an unexpected occurence would occur. This is what Spider-Man and the X-Men would be like in the unfolding Marvel Cinematic Universe.

In the words of Doc Ock

Ladies and gentlemen, fasten your seatbelts!

Let's cross over the upcoming film, The Amazing Spider-Man and X-Men: First Class

X-Men: First Class

Now, I've heard rumors that the First Class sequel would be following the Days of Future Past storyline, which had a lot to do with time traveling mutants and mutants coming across their future selves, who warn them about upcoming events.

What if Sebastian Shaw and Emma Frost were from the future. After the events of X-Men: The Last Stand, Shaw and his "then" Hellfire Club terrorized the X-Men and during their use of dark magic, they resurrected Cyclops, who was driven insane by the recent loss of Jean Grey. Vowing to get back at Logan and the X-Men, Cyclops joins Shaw and they vow to start a war that will eventually result in the extinction of the human race. The X-Men, who are desperate to recruit new mutants to fight in the upcoming battle, come across new members of the team including an older Gambit, Thunderbird, and two time traveling mutants, Cable and Bishop. Meanwhile, Shaw gives into Cyclops' demands and resurrects Jean Grey, twisting her mind and making her truly evil like Cyclops.

A catastrophic war breaks out between both sides and mutants such as Colossus and Gambit are killed. All hope seems lost for the X-Men just as Magneto and his new Brotherhood arrives including members like Pyro, Spiral, Lady Deathstrike, Avalanche and the Blob. The Brotherhood teams up with the X-Men to fight Shaw and as Cable and Bishop fight Cyclops and Jean Grey, Cable reveals to them that he is their son from the future. Cyclops and Jean are shocked by the news and they reform with the X-Men to fight the Hellfire Club. As Cable attempts to fight Shaw and his minions, his time travel device malfunctions, sending Shaw and Frost (who has aged considerably since X-Men Origins: Wolverine) back in time to the early 1940s.

Shaw goes undercover as a German scientist named Klaus Schmidt (named after the Red Skull, Johann Schmidt). After hearing of Abraham Erskine's success in creating a "super soldier", Shaw begins experimenting on Jewish people being held at the concentration camps, particularly young children. He then comes across young Eric Lensherr, who he knows from the future, and Shaw intends to mold him and make him something of his own. He tries to test the boy and after Eric is unable to flip a coin with his metal moving powers, Shaw shoots and kills his mother, sending Eric into a violent rage.

Shaw begins experimenting on Eric, trying to make his powers stable and to his liking, but the newly christened Captain America arrives and fights off Shaw and his forces with his Howling Commandos by his side. He frees Eric from Shaw's bondage and Eric vows to get back at Shaw for what he has done to him, no matter what the cost.

Of course, I don't have to go into any further detail, because if I did, I would be describing the entire X-Men: First Class movie. But it was certainly intriguing to try and tie together the convoluted continuity of the X-Men film series with the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Now, let's move onto the wall crawler.

The Amazing Spider-Man

Now, I can't go into great description with this one because the movie isn't even out yet. But let's go into some light speculating with what we do know.

Peter Parker's parents are in the new revamp. Perhaps Peter's parents worked with Dr. Curtis Connors to try and perfect the super soldier serum, perfected by Abraham Erskine decades earlier. They worked with things such as cross species genetics, lizard's blood and of coarse, spiders. Peter's parents went as far to create an alien like substance that could completely envelope a human being and give them superior abilities and endurance.

But the government wasn't too happy with their findings and attempted to hunt them down. So Richard and Mary Parker went into hiding and placed Peter in the care of Richard's brother, Ben, and his wife May. Dr. Connors continued to try and find ways to make humans evolve and even attempted to try and cure cancer, plagues and lost limbs. The Parkers knew this and they knew that this would eventually lead Connors to loss his mind and terrorize the city. So when they left Peter with his aunt and uncle, they left him a suitcase which, as we all know, Peter finds in his teenage years. This suitcase, which Peter humbly observes, leads him to Oscorp, where he eventually stumbles across his father's abandoned "spider room". There, Peter is bitten by a genetically enhanced spider, the spider his parents always intended him to be bitten by. Of coarse, Peter becomes Spider-Man and he is able to fight off Connors when he eventually looses his humanity and becomes the nefarious Lizard.

The only one who knew of his parents' secret was Rajit Ratha.

Richard and Mary Parker went on to become agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. under the leadership of Nick Fury. Peter became a crime fighter and hunted vigilante.

As I stated earlier, this is just for fun, just to see what it would be like if Spider-Man and the X-Men were in the same consistency as Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and the Hulk. It surely is interesting if you think about it and I surely hope that one day, Spidey and the X-Men can play in the same Marvel ball game and be part of the same excellent kingdom we have come to adore through the Avengers. The possibilities are endless, and the sky's the limit, so keep believing and something splendid might come along, unexpected but splendid. As I said before, stories come in all shapes and sizes, but if we observe them carefully, we can come across many remarkable things, things we didn't see during the first glance.

This is the Storyteller signing out....

Monday, June 18, 2012

Avengers, A Continuing Character Study

When we last left the Storyteller, he was elaborating on the marvelous and magical entities in Joss Whedon's blockbuster flick, The Avengers. Now, he wishes to continue down the Avengers' yellow brick road and build upon another ensemble of the film's core key characters. Will he succeed in tackling these superhero celebrities or will he fall prey to Loki's cosmic ray of doom?

Let's find out......RIGHT NOW


A calculating trickster with a ridiculous helmet

An inhuman made to look human

He struggles to conquer a land far from his own

And come to truce with his mighty sibling

He will not throw in the towel nor will he let go of his enchanted staff

He has enchanted abilities like no other eminent god

And he has a alien armada, the Chitauri, to fall to his feet and obey nefarious commands

But he craves more, much more, more than meets a regular human eyeball

He will drag the whole universe down if he wishes

And he could even end the life of the one he once called brother

He's no Joker, but he sure plays games that could force others to the tombstones

Loki, you just don't want to crumble this cookie. He's fun loving and curious, but in a "bad-guyish" sort of way, and he thinks himself so mighty that he shrouds his head in a golden helmet equipped with long horns, horns as long as elephant trunks. He's got scheming eyes, a devilish smile, and a thirst for Avengers blood, but only the Hulk knows how to swiftly take out this meany

Black Widow

This red head is slick, swift and sassy

Even if she lacks the russian accent, she still pays the parking ticket

She's got moves that would make Spider-Man cry home to Aunt May

But she has a retched, horrid origin that she wishes not to speak of

It haunts her even when the villains taunt her about it

Nevertheless, she is an expert in making a pistol a pivotal tool in kicking Chitauri rump

And she has a way of using a chair to stomp the toes of nasty russian hostage holders

She loves mashing in the skulls of those who get in her path

And she performs it all in a smooth, black uniform in the heart of all S.H.I.E.L.D agents

She takes poop poop from nobody, not even the armored, patriotic, green skinned allies she fights aside of

Black Widow, just as a girl crime fighter should behave. She has more spunk than your average S.H.I.E.L.D. associates and she turns any household item into a weapon that makes baddies look like three year olds in diapers. She has methods with the guys and has quite a thing going on with our next Avenger hero.....


He's a blend between Legolus and Catniss Everdeen

Only he's not always a sweetie pie in the eyes of others

He's put under Loki's cosmic mind control spell

And forced to do mean, nasty, scummy, terrible, monstrous things

But he comes out of the trance like a rabbit in a rabbit hole

And he puts that bow and arrow to Chitauri tackling use

He glides from building to building and even climbs one or two with a swift hand

But he shoots arrows at villainous vermin

And when the day subsides, he chows down on delicious, mouth watering, delectable schwarma...whatever that is

Hawkeye, he's got sunglasses and a bow, and that alone makes him stick out like a stormtrooper at a Star Trek convention. He's got that smirk only Jeremy Renner could present and when he aims that arrow at enemy faces, they know of his threat and they know he is someone they don't want to play ball with. He's got vision like a soaring bird and reflexes like butter, and he's proud of the intense life he leads.

Nick Fury

He's Mace Windu with an eyepatch, and the mind behind S.H.I.E.L.D.'s collective operations

He's not afraid to SPEW HIS MIND, and he gets fire red when a plan goes down the crapper

He's got collections of weaponry, and a ship you can ride on both sky and water

But he's not taking doodoo from anyone, not even Loki and his Chitauri loving obscenity

And he forces those reluctant Avengers to band together like a rubber band ball

This eventually leads them down a road of gold, and he is overjoyed to have pushed them to the outer boundaries

He needs them to defend Earth and spare it's soil so the humans can live casually

And with high tech everything and a bit of Sameul L. Jackson's dynamism, he can get the barriers set straight and make you wish you were a chicken. You don't want to step upon this guy's already dirty shoes.

He might break you like decaying wood

Nick Fury, someone with extreme and infinite edge. He symbolizes a crumbling, disintegrating Earth that is willing to jump back on the trampoline and make a mark against the tyranny of outsiders. His organization makes the U.S. government look like a kindergarten tea party and there is no doubt all that computerized tech costed a ginormous penny, a penny the size of Hong Kong!

And now, some more minor characters that deserve spotlight

Agent Coulson

He's awesome and jammed packed with woop-butt at the same time

I always imagined him becoming the Human Torch or something like that

Maria Hill

She's always got a stern look on her pretty little face

But I guess she wants to get down to business

The World Security Council

Just a bunch of shadowy people with big voices

The Other

He really needs some facial cream!


He sure knows how to give a smile to the camera!

In a nutshell, the Avengers was as fun as a bowl of ice cream. It's chalked with iconic characters and settings no superhero flick should do without. I would even go as far to say that it's the...


It's everything I ever wanted in a film, especially a superhero film and whatever unfolds next in the Marvel Movie Universe, which is going down as one of the best franchises in history, there is no doubt in my pink brain that it will be served good and hot!


and go make me a sandwich

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Busy, It's Been...But I Have To Spew My Mind

When I found myself graduating from my area High School or delivering a speech in front of a curious, yet enchanted group of individuals, I couldn't possibly weasel in the time to collaborate on this magnificent memoir I have diligently incepted. Not to mention that my computer has been plagued by a mysterious complication for many eons. But now I have stepped through this entryway once more and I am prepared to face the curious, captivating obstacles of being a writer, a storyteller, and a mind expresser. It's not always an ice cream sundae with extra cherry sauce, but I get good kicks and sticks out of spewing words whether I spew them onto a computer screen or a piece of shriveled line paper. Opening my head like a lobotomy has as many thrills as a trip down the rabbit hole and I always find myself at ends I never thought I'd encounter in my journey, ends that can leave you with super sweet, sour and tangy feelings.

It can be a splendid ride.

When I was a boy with a diaper and a bottle with a yellow sucker on top, I was often taken to special spaces when I observed the works of Walt Disney, Dr. Seuss, Hanna and Barbera, and the Muppet Master Jim Henson. I savored greatly what they did and I often wonder what brought them to those imaginative and innovative points where their uncanny work left such gallant impacts. Then, like a massive cheeseball, it hit me over the head and left a swelling lump that continues to swell to this very day. They were brought to those imaginative and innovative points because they opened their minds and let what lied within soar out like a wild bird within a rusty cage.

They let their imagination and passions do the talking.

Imagine a world without Disney, or Seuss, or Hanna and Barbera, or Jim Henson. That would mean a world with Mickey Mouse, or the Cat in the Hat, or Scooby Doo, or Kermit the Frog and the Sesame Street gang. Luckily, that's not the case, and we continue to admire all these creatively powerful people who took us to lands lightyears away. And the reason they were able to transport us to lands lightyears away is because they cut open their minds and let things spew out....like glue in an Elmer's bottle. They had something cooking in those mind ovens and they wanted to take it out and share it with the people dwelling within the world. Their ideas were very much like cake. They whipped it up in their craniums, they baked it for a while, and then finally, they sliced it up and shared it with the whole world to eat and cherish.


If we didn't spew our minds and liberate whatever was lurking in there, it would be imprisoned for a very long time without ever being seen or heard by the eyes and hears of human beings. So, as I bring what I have started to a conclusion, remember this.

If you find something living in your brain, just let it out and see what happens. You never know what happens. This thing living in your brain can drag you to many exotic and interesting locations and it can certainly be met with elevated praise by those who consume it and observe it. Great brainchilds, great ideas spring from your very brain, and you can manipulate these brainchilds or expand upon them to your beating heart's content. These ideas, these offspring which we benevolently incept can lead us one step closer into the "impossible".

Get my drift?

I think I will close this up with the words of Fred Rogers, who has had a pretty popular Youtube video about him released recently.....

"You can grow great things in the garden of your mind"

Mr. Rogers was quite a character. He certainly is an inspiration to several souls, myself included.