Spindrift: The Two Teams

As we all know Avengers: Age of Ultron came out. I’m not going to spend this whole article telling you what I did and didn’t like about the movie, instead I’m going to highlight a few things.

The first of these being the fact that apparently Iron Man 3 was just thrown under the bus in terms of canon in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. If you have seen Iron Man 3 and Age of Ultron you may know what I’m talking about if not be aware that there may be spoilers ahead.

Well if you are reading this far I’m going to assume you’ve seen both movies so let’s take a trip down memory lane to Iron Man 3. Remember at the end of the movie when Tony Stark destroys his Iron man suits and basically says he quits being a superhero for good (I’m going to go ahead and assume you do)? Now do you remember in the beginning of Age of Ultron when Tony Stark flies in and starts fighting with his Iron Man suit?

Yeah so do I.

So where did he get that suit from! Oh and not to mention he’s got the Hulk Buster. Not one piece of dialogue in this movie talks about Iron Man 3 and honestly that’s all it would’ve taken to make me happy but just leaving it out is sloppy and ridiculous. Also shouldn’t War Machine be the Iron Patriot? Maybe I’m wrong but I don’t remember him changing back. There should’ve been some sort of explanation to what happened but instead we just get a ginormous plot hole.

Anyways, lets travel away from the bad and move on to the good.

The action sequences in this movie are incredible and watching the Avengers interacting with each other is more fun than ever. The new characters like Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch just add to the fun.

It seems like as soon as the Avengers came out DC wanted to show off one of its teams: The Suicide Squad. Who’s the Suicide Squad? Think Avengers but made up of villains. Also this team is a property of DC so it only consists of DC villains. Some people were confused on why Joker wasn’t in the picture but that’s because he isn’t actually in the Suicide Squad, although his girlfriend Harley Quinn is a member.

So do I like the picture?


I love the picture.

This is another example of the DC universe showing off a dark movie that still has the qualities of the original characters. Of course this is only a picture were talking about so we can’t be sure how well the characters will actually come to life but I’m thinking they’re going to be pretty damn great. The characters that I think really shine in the pictures so far are Killer Croc, Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang, and Deadshot. This is one of the upcoming DC movies that I’m looking forward to most and the fact that Joker and Batman are also in the film gets me excited to see what they do to incorporate them into the story.

So overall the past week has been great for superhero/supervillain teams and fans of both Marvel and DC and it will hopefully only get better from here for the Marvel and DC cinematic universes.

The last thing I want to say is just a thank you to everyone who has been reading these articles. It means more than you know!