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Some fun facts: In a "Blink" and you'll miss it Marvel TV appears to have planted a Kree seed in a scene of AoS with during a 1945-ish flash-back of Agent Peggy Carter leading the Howling Commandos: [url][/url] Dum Dum Dugan is wondering what is in the crates and artifacts that had just been taken into possession of the SSR which is a pre-cursor to SHIELD. At the 2:13 mark Dum Dum lifts the crate partially open and you can see what appears to be a body packed in ice and a strong hint of blue. No one ever looks inside at the scene but it might as well be the Alien corpse that is in the Guest House in TAHITI. It's hard to tell but the crate is body size or just about body size. At one point SHIELD also had all of the Diviners which were of Kree origin but along with the corpse SHIELD would have not have known what a Kree was or how dangerous they were or how they even got to earth. SHIELD was also in possession of the Monolith which was apparently a Kree invention that allowed them to move from planet to specific planet. Fury was in possession of the Monolith and knew about it but HYDRA didn't know about it. The point of all of this? The SHIELD/HYDRA penchant for "Compartmentalization" allowed for HYDRA to go undetected for 70 years within SHIELD but also allowed for Fury and SHIELD to collect all manner of secrets some known and unknown to HYDRA and SHIELD. Fury's secrets had secrets as well as HYDRA's secrets had secrets. Otter, are you sure you want to be attached to mistaking one Black actor for another Black actor?? I will readily admit to being an old school, OG, veteran of Marvel comics. In Iron Man Agent Coulson used the full name for the acronym of SHIELD because the name in print canon had changed a few times to match the times and the Charter:[quote]The acronym originally stood for [b]Supreme Headquarters, International Espionage and Law-Enforcement Division[/b]. It was changed in 1991 to [I]Strategic Hazard Intervention Espionage Logistics Directorate[/I]. Within the various films set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as well as multiple animated and live-action television series, the backronym stands for Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division. The organization has heavily appeared in media adaptations as well as films and shows that take place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.[/quote]The gist being that Coulson had to spell it out because of the evolving nature of the organization's mission would not have been descriptive as just SHIELD. Agent Phil Coulson: Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division. Tony Stark: Whew! God, you really need a new name for that. Agent Phil Coulson: Yeah, I hear that a lot. Again the point being it has always been called S.H.I.E.L.D. but it has stood for different things as it has evolved. Marvel is welcome to use that to cover their, ahem, plot-hole/mistake? If CM hits a billion or not is not relevant as the narrative has already been predetermined by those who now dislike Brie Larson, Disney and Marvel because of......."Reasons'. If it hits a Billion they will claim it should have been a $Billion plus but wasn't because they affected the outcome. It if hits a $Billion it was unearned because it is a Marvel film and Marvel sheep support Marvel blindly. If it hits a $Billion society is falling apart and crappy movies all make a lot of money now days. If it hits a Billion Disney bought the tickets and the media is in cahoots with the SJWs. If it hits a Billion.....fill in the blanks.... While the controversy doesn't help or hurt the box office for CM the controversy does change the conversation in the short term and the long term for Disney and Marvel. Marketing, Branding and Expectation are important to sustain a franchise and audiences eventually are swayed one way or the other. Just look towards Warner/DC and their media and product offerings as a close example. I never believed CM would reach the Billion dollar level just because it was a personal movie of self-discovery and not a traditional Action-Based Superhero movie. I think it will get very close though. Regardless of the box office amount the detractors will proclaim VICTORY!! The funny thing is she never said "White Men". She actually said:[quote]I don’t need a [b]40-year-old white dude[/b] to tell me what didn’t work about A Wrinkle in Time.[/quote]Tsk, Tsk, Tsk she didn't allow her target to be worthy of a specific gender station. She disparaged them by calling them "Dudes". That was just too funny to me. Guys and Gals Dude and Chick??? Dude and Dudette???? None of the anti-feminist outrage even focused on that which I already knew by then that it was manufactured as none of the [i]White Angry Bro(s)[/i] even bothered to read the entire quote. Not sure if they would have understood what she said anyway. Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha!!! True story, I had JUST watched this about 2 hours ago. It was on target and he took great pains to NOT call anyone out directly when he could have and should have. The amount of deceit in this continuing CM controversy is just, well, awful. It is a quote from the movie The Three Amigos (Steve Martin, Martin Short & Checy Chase) of which I am assuming, ahem assuming that PresidentAckbar, BubbatheGut and AckbartheHut are all the same person by the way. Lucky Day is one of the Amigos and had that quote. Basically all three of those individuals troll these boards incessantly and often one replies to the other in almost rapid succession. Not always, but occasionally. Oh, you're smart. You decided to ask. Smart people ask questions. Smart people know that there is always more that you don't know than you will ever know. Hmmm, my Facetious-O-Meter must not be working. I might also be a Skrull, you didn't consider that now did you? Oh well. I have no desire to masquerade as BillBrown or anybody for that matter. I'm true to my alias, Norrin Rad of Zenn-La. I think the key is separating the three characters that she is playing, Vers, Carol Danvers and Captain Marvel. As Vers she is hardly stoic but questioning, playful and quite self-assured. She's played as headstrong and overly confident. under her mentor (Yon-Rogg) she is trying to play as if she is in control of her emotions but you can see her humanness and human emotions continue to come though. Which is what Yon-Rogg always tries to subvert. On Earth she is unsure as Carol Danvers because she doesn't know Carol Danvers but through her flashbacks you see her smiling, joking, playful and determined. She's hardly reserved or playing introverted but she continues to show signs of self-assurance which is how Carol Danvers was as a pilot prior to the accident. Brie was quite skilled at navigating emotions on the road to self-discovery and it was all brought to a head through her interactions with Maria and Monica. Brie was never trying to be Captain Marvel she was intent on re-discovering Carol Danvers who becomes Captain Marvel. Most people complain that it wasn't much of a character arc but there was no need as this wasn't an origin story but an introductory story. In many ways she is acting constantly as a Soldier ala Steve Rogers. There is always "The Mission" that comes first. Room is an excellent movie and Brie Larson is outstanding as well as very good in Trainwreck opposite Amy Schumer. View all replies >