Monthly Archives: February 2014

Movie Trailer Premiere: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY!

By: Von Jared Omo

I have no idea who they are and I have to admit that I haven’t read the comic yet, BUT…this trailer looks AWESOME and it looks like it’s going to have the same humor, if not MORE HUMOR, than the first Iron Man movie. I only say that because that’s the only Marvel movie I can remember that had me cracking up in the theater and had me in awe when I first saw Tony take flight in his Mach 3. Anyway, without further ado…GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY!

Panda Discussion: Will Amazing Spider-Man 2 Depict The Night Gwen Stacy Died?

By: Von Jared Omo

DAMN! That’s all I gotta say about watching part 1 of The Amazing Spider-Man 2’s Super Bowl trailer. The end of that trailer really gets to me because I KNOW Gwen Stacy is going to die in the sequel. And if she doesn’t, well…it wouldn’t be a bad thing really. The movie itself would become…just like the Raimi’s trilogy where Peter gets the girl in the end. To be honest, I don’t want to see that again. I mean, if I wanted to watch a universe where Peter defeats his enemies AND gets the girl without making GREAT sacrifices, I’ll stick to Raimi’s Spider-Man. BUT…the thing is…I want to see Spider-Man taken to a dark place. A place so dark that we no longer recognize the Peter Parker we’ve seen in Amazing Spider-Man Part 1, but a Peter hellbent on vengeance (and no, I’m not talking about the “emo” Peter we saw in Raimi’s Spidey 3).

The death of Gwen Stacy was and STILL IS considered one of the most jaw dropping moments in Marvel Comics history, and I will continue to say that because that’s how I felt when I first read that issue. I couldn’t believe it. Here’s this character that I’ve grown to love while reading the comics and in an instant, she is killed by the Green Goblin. This is how the scene in the comics looked like: (Click on images to enlarge)

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According to Marvel Comics editor at the time, Roy Thomas, her death was caused by a broken neck from the whiplash during Peter’s attempt to save her, in which he used his webs to stop her from falling to her death, which was instigated by the Green Goblin.

Now, what strengthens the rumor that we might see Gwen Stacy’s death in Amazing Spider-Man 2 aside from the scene of her falling in the trailer and Peter catching her, is the outfit she is wearing in that scene. It is VERY similar to that depicted in the comic images above. Don’t believe me? Check out the screenshot from the trailer below:

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Believe me now? I hate to say it, but we may be saying goodbye to Gwen Stacy in the next Spider-Man film. And it’s such a shame, too. I LOVE EMMA STONE and I think the chemistry with her and Andrew is WAY better than that of Tobey’s and Kirsten’s. Maybe this is why Marc Webb scratched the idea of including Mary Jane Watson in this sequel and pushed her to part 3…which would make MJ look like his savior…or better yet, Peter’s salvation.

What do you guys think? Will we see the death of Gwen Stacy in the next Amazing Spider-Man film?

(All images courtesy of Marvel Studios)

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 SUPER BOWL AD Pt. 1!

By: Von Jared Omo

OMG! I just saw part one of the Amazing Spider-Man Super Bowl trailer, and it looks frickin’ intense! Along with a few new scenes, the end of the trailer teases at one of the most jaw dropping moments in Marvel Comics history. I won’t ruin it for you, but I’ll give you a hint…

Did Peter indirectly cause the death? Or was the time of death prior to when Peter tried to save her? YIKES! Enough reading, check out the trailer already and be on the lookout for part 2 of the trailer during the Super Bowl this Sunday February 2, 2014!

Source: YouTube

Random Panda News: MARK HAMILL DOES REDDIT AMA!

By: Von Jared Omo

I know, I know. I’m pretty late at updating about this…BUT THIS IS AWESOME! Mark Hamill aka Luke Skywalker did an AMA (Ask Me Anything) and he had the most awesome answers to some of the most interesting questions ever. Yes, yes…there were Star Wars questions (including questions on the upcoming JJ Abrams Star Wars movie!), which I won’t give away because the ruins the whole purpose of you reading the whole thing! So what are you waiting for? Click on that link below!

Heads up: The link below isn’t the whole AMA session. It highlights the BEST ANSWERS that Mark Hamill provided.

http://www.nerdist.com/2014/01/ama-recap-mark-hamill-loves-guacamole/

Another heads up: To view the full AMA session with Mark Hamill, click below! CHYEAH!

http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/1vvul8/mark_hamill_here_in_an_ama_far_far_away/