All Aboard the Hype Train!

The second trailer for Avengers Endgame dropped Thursday morning and finds the team, sporting some new matching outfits, banding together for one final mission to do…something to Thanos.

Maybe put him in the corner and make him think about what he’s done?

The trailer looks back to pivotal moments in each of the remaining Avengers’ lives, giving weight to the long-held theory that the installment will find the superheroes journeying through their past to remedy the present.

The trailer ends with an appearance by Captain Marvel, meeting Thor for the first time, who tries to intimidate her by summoning Stormbreaker. She remains unimpressed, prompting him to proclaim, “I like this one.”

Me too buddy.

Also, are Captain America and Captain Marvel gonna start trying to pull rank on each other?

Endgame opens April 26th, that’s next month!!

Something, Something, Hype Train…Here’s the Civil War Trailer!

Neat!

Captain America: Civil War will see the Avengers turn against one another in a fight over government oversight. On one side is Captain America, who is told that the world can no longer tolerate his un-checked vigilantism but that’s not the way he sees it. On the other side is Iron Man, who views the limitations placed on them as what separates the heroes from the bad guys, and also want to punch Steve in his face.

The havoc of the past films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe seems seem to have left civilians anxious about these super-powerful dudes roaming the planet. And the government has drafted legislation that would require would-be heroes to prove their goodwill by working under strict oversight.

The movie is directed by The Winter Soldier filmmakers Joe and Anthony Russo. The story was inspired by the seven-part story-line written by Mark Millar in 2006-07 which pitted heroes against heroes in a crossover event that had the entire world of characters choosing sides behind either Captain America or Iron Man.

Gaze Upon the Skull of Pooh-Bear

Fans of the Hundred-Acre Wood rejoice! The skull of the bear that inspired A.A. Milne’s classic “Winnie the Pooh” stories is now on public display at the Royal College of Surgeon’s Hunterian Museum in London.

The skull belonged to Winnipeg, “Winnie” for short, a female black bear who lived at the London Zoo. Lieutenant Harry Colebourn of the Royal Canadian Army Veterinary Corps purchased Winnie when she was a cub from a hunter in Canada prior to World War I. He then brought the cub overseas with him to England, where she became the unofficial mascot of his regiment.

When Colebourn had to travel to France in 1914, he left Winnie in the care of the London Zoo. The zoo is where a little boy named Christopher Robin, author A.A. Milne’s son, met Winnie and became enamored with the silly old bear. He named his toy bear after Winnie and the rest is history.

Winnie died of old age in 1934. Her skull has been in the possession of the museum ever since, but this is the first time it will be on public display.

Museum staff saw the skull “with fresh eyes” when they recently reviewed some of the items in their collection. The skull’s unveiling also comes shortly after the publication of Finding Winnie, a children’s book about the true story behind Winnie the Pooh. The author, Lindsay Mattock, is also Colebourn’s great-granddaughter.