Captain America: Civil War – Who Will Oppose Spider-Man?

spdeycwCaptain America: Civil War – Who Will Oppose Spider-Man?  

The biggest news in superhero cinema thus far in 2016 was probably the reveal of the new Spider-Man. You can see the reveal at Entertainment Weekly, but suffice it to say Spidey dramatically swung into action at the end of the latest trailer for Captain America: Civil War, stealing Captain America’s shield and cheekily greeting his fellow superheroes. It marked the first time, despite two prior Spider-Man film series, that this particular hero has been seen in connection to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

But of course, the answer to millions of fans’ question – what will the new Spider-Man look like – only led to more questions. How big of a role will he have? Is he going to go through multiple costumes? How does Tony Stark get connected to him? And most importantly: who’s going to oppose him?

With the possible exception of Batman, on the DC side of things, Spider-Man has a comic history littered with more significant bad guys than most any other superhero. Indeed, you can probably count more noteworthy Spider-Man villains than all other significant Marvel villains combined, which makes the question of the new Spidey’s primary opponent all the more vital. But which villain could be used with this new version of the character, and will we see him in Civil War?

The primary candidate might be Venom. This is a character who’s certainly among the most famous Spider-Man villains, as well as one who could have a nice natural niche in the MCU. To begin with, Marvel has already unabashedly embraced the outer space aspects of its comics; we’ve seen alien interference in Earthly activities, and given that Venom is basically a combination of a wicked alien liquid with a human host, this character would follow suit. It’s also worth mentioning that in the Civil War comic stories, Venom at one point joins the Thunderbolt team that begins to battle the Avengers (a possibility for future Marvel films). For what it’s worth, there’s also been a possible indication through Marvel video games that Venom could be on his way. In the Marvel: Contest of Champions app, Venom has gained a presence relatively similar to that of Ultron in the months surrounding the release of Avengers: Age Of Ultron.GreenGoblin_1Another interesting possibility is Norman Osborn/Green Goblin, who’s been used in both prior Spider-Man series. For his part, Osborn actually led the Thunderbolts at one point in the aftermath of the comic Civil War, so an introduction of the character now may make sense. Osborn is also part of the same advanced science world Tony Stark lives in, which could give him an easy point of entry given that we know the new Spider-Man will be befriended by Stark. And not unlike Venom, the Green Goblin also has a presence in gaming, most notably through a Betfair Casino game called Spider-Man: Attack of the Green Goblin. Situated in the 25-line slot machine section of the site’s gaming selection, it’s the only one of many Marvel-themed casino experiences to specifically invoke a villain. That may not be the kind of direct indication we sometimes get from games like the aforementioned Contest Of Champions app, but it does speak to the popularity of Green Goblin vs. other Marvel villains.

That pretty much covers the two biggest Spider-Man villains, and perhaps the two likeliest options. Other possibilities might include Rhino, who was teased but never fleshed out in the Marc Webb Spider-Man series; Vulture, who was rumored to be in line as the villain in Sam Raimi’s fourth Spider-Man movie, before that series ended; The Lizard, another very popular Spider-Man bad guy; or even Kingpin, aka Wilson Fisk, who was portrayed wonderfully by Vincent D’Onofrio on the first season of Daredevil. But the likeliest choice outside of Venom and Green Goblin may actually be Mysterio, one of the most bizarre villains of the Spider-Man comics. It would be a completely original cinematic decision, a unique take on Spider-Man, and perhaps most importantly, it would introduce a sort of supernatural, mystic villain in the very same summer that Doctor Strange – a mystic superhero – is being brought into the MCU.

It may be that none of these characters are introduced just yet, and Spider-Man’s primary opposition in Civil War will simply be Captain America and his team. But if there is a villain specifically meant for the wall-crawler, one of these guys is a good bet.

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Sigurd and Fafnir the Dragon

Sigurd and Fafnir the Dragon
Sigurd was the son of Sigmund, a warrior who died in combat with Odin. As Sigmund lay there dying he gave the shattered pieces of his blade to his wife and promised them to his then unborn son. He made a prophecy that if his son were to carry the blade then he would be the greatest warrior of them all.

Sigurd’s mother was smart, she married a chief after her husband died and Sigurd lived in style while he trained to become a grand hero. The sword of his father was reforged and when Sigurd became a man grown his assistant, Regin, who was a dwarf living in exile, said that he should ask his step father for a horse of his own to help him become a hero.

On Sigurd’s way to the great Hall where men and their fathers and father’s fathers had ruled since before anyone could remember, a strange old man stopped him. This old man was actually Odin in disguise, he had watched over the boy out of remorse for making his mother a widow.

Odin convinced Sigurd to come with him instead, and Odin told him to drive the horses towards an icy river and the one that swam across would be the one he chose. This was a good plan and so Sigurd did it and he chose the horse that swam across. The horse was a descendent of Sleipnir, Odin’s own horse.

On the following night Regin informed Sigurd that in order to become a hero he must slay a dragon. Sigurd said that he wouldn’t know where to look for a dragon, but Regin knew.

Regin was the youngest of three brother Dwarves, who came from a rich family. But his eldest brother, Fafnir, had become sick with greed, so much so that he was cursed to become a dragon who then killed the rest of his family, except for Regin of course who escaped. Regin told Sigurd he would take him to the dragon and let him take the wealth and become a hero as long as Sigurd would let him have the heart of the beast to eat.

Sigurd agreed and the two set off. After several weeks they finally came to Fafnir’s cave. It was a ferocious battle and Sigurd was badly wounded but he eventually killed Fafnir after a three hour battle.

Sigurd and Regin made camp in the cave but Sigurd was restless. He decided to surprise Regin by cooking the heart up for him while he slept as a sign of gratitude. But as the heart cooked the grease popped and burned Sigurd’s finger. He sucked on the wound to reduce the swelling but even the taste of dragon’s heart has magical properties. Sigurd could now hear the speech of birds

The birds outside the mouth of the cave were talking. “Poor Sigurd,” they said, “He has no idea that his beloved Regin plans to betray him after he eats the heart and becomes strong enough to kill Sigurd.” Sigurd was enraged, he drove his sword through his assistant’s chest and ate the heart out of spite. He left the gold for he realized it was cursed to give him misery and woe and continued in his quest to become the greatest hero.

The moral of the story is that you don’t always know who you can trust when greed is involved.

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Which Universe Are You From? The Berenstein Bears Phenomenon

Which Universe Are You From?
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We live in the A Universe.
Previously, we lived in the E Universe.

Can you tell the difference? Take our Quiz below.

Very few people can tell the difference immediately, but many of us remember enough to make the change interesting. Some people refer to these vague memories as ‘glitches in the Matrix.’ Others call it The Mandela Effect, but today more are calling it The Hadron Effect.

The Mandela Effect was discovered in 2006 by author/researcher Fiona Broome, when she realized a large group of people had specific memories of Nelson Mandela dying in prison in 1980. Here in the A Universe, Mandela died in 2013, long after being released from prison, after even being elected President of South Africa.

The discovery of our ‘A’ Universe occurred upon the realization that we were previously living in a parallel ‘E’ Universe when many people noticed the changed spelling of renowned children’s books The Berenstain Bears. (The Berenstein Bears existed in Universe E) They call it the Berenstain Bears Conspiracy.

Leading research website Wikipedia, as of this writing, refuses to acknowledge that The Hadron Effect, The Mandela Effect or Berenstein Bears Conspiracy have ever happened.

The Berenstain Event was mistaken as The Butterfly Effect or possibly Time Travel in 2011:
“At some point between the years 1986 and 2011, someone traveled back in time and inadvertently altered the timeline of human history so that the Berenstein Bears somehow became the Berenstain Bears. This is why everyone remembers the name incorrectly; it was Berenstein when we were kids, but at some point when we weren’t paying attention, someone went back in time and rippled our life experience ever so slightly.”

In 2012, there was a Parallel Universe Theory, presented by Reece. OR maybe it was a higher part of the collective consciousness.

In reality, the evidence of the change in Berenstein/Berenstain A/E Universe probably occurred in the late summer/ early fall of 2006, about the time that Pluto was downgraded to a ‘dwarf planet’ and the Tevatron Fermilab particle accelerator (the Large Hadron precursor) was doing heavy experimentation.

Other notable differences:

  • We have a dilemna. Or is it dilemma?
  • Kale did not exist in the E Universe.
  • Time seems to move much faster in our universe.
  • The E Universe has a second R in ‘Sherbet.’
  • We have Norwhals. EU had Gopthems.
  • There was no Krampus Christmas demon in Universe E.
  • In our A Universe, Men’s Wearhouse is the men’s clothier. UE has/had Men’s Warehouse.
  • The E Universe had the famous snack Cracker Jacks, we have Cracker Jack.
  • In the A Universe, chartreuse is red, not yellow. Vermillion is red, not green. Amber is yellow, not red.
  • In the E Universe, South America was closer to a straight line with the United States’ west coast. In our A Universe it is about a thousand miles closer to Africa.

The most disturbing thing, as that it may have happened before, according to these variations on 30s film and vaudeville stars Laurel & Hardy’s catchphrase:
“That’s another FINE mess you’ve gotten us into”
“That’s another NICE mess you’ve gotten ME into
“HERE’s another nice mess you’ve gotten me into.”

You can explore the phenomenon yourself!
Choose which answer sounds more familiar or correct to you (no looking for answers!)
The number you remember is your ‘E Universe Quotient’ – the closer your score is to 100, the greater your affinity for the old E Universe.

(after you click ‘results’, scroll back here to see your results!)

Welcome to Universe A or E Quiz



1) When did the American colonists declare independence from England?

2) Was Pepsi the Choice for the ‘new’ or ‘next’ generation?

3) Have you ever read...

4) What does the Swiss Flag Look Like?

5) Was Albert Einstein directly involved in the development of the Atom Bomb and the Manhattan Project?

6) Where would you find a chicken sandwich?

7) Do you recall Dorothy wearing the red slippers at the end on the Film 'The Wizard of Oz,' telling her (and you) that it wasn't just a dream?

8) What does The Bible say about the lamb?

9) In what year was Mariah Carey born?

10) Did Anne Rice write Interview with A Vampire or Interview with The Vampire?

11) How does a spoon full of sugar help the medicine go down?

12) Do you recall seeing the Henry VIII Painting, with a Turkey Leg in his hand?

13) Who did famous model Iman marry?

14) What is the brand of Peanut Butter you recall?

15) Was the fictional character Doctor Dolittle or Doctor Doolittle?

16) Where did Fortune Cookies originally come from?

17) Did Niccolò Machiavelli say?

18) Which is the quote Shakespeare’s Macbeth: "Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble" or "Double, Double, Toil and Trouble"?

19) How tall was Napoléon Bonaparte?

20) Who tells you that 'Only YOU can prevent Forest Fires"?

Be sure to click Submit Quiz to see your results!

Don’t take our word for it, look up the correct answer for the A Universe on Google!

“In the Steven Spielberg movie E.T., why is the alien brown? No reason. In Love Story, why do the two characters fall madly in love with each other? No reason. In Oliver Stone’s JFK, why is the President suddenly assassinated by some stranger? No reason. In the excellent Chain Saw Massacre by Tobe Hooper, why don’t we ever see the characters go to the bathroom or wash their hands like people do in real life? Absolutely no reason.”

“ Worse, in The Pianist by Polanski, how come this guy has to hide and live like a bum when he plays the piano so well? Once again the answer is… no reason. I could go on for hours with more examples. The list is endless. You probably never gave it a thought, but all great films, without exception, contain an important element of no reason.”

“And you know why? Because life itself is filled with no reason. Why can’t we see the air all around us? No reason. Why are we always thinking? No reason. Why do some people love sausages and other people hate sausages…”
– Lieutenant Chad, in Rubber

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Nostradamus Born on December 14, 1503

NostradamusMichel de Nostredame (December 14 1503 – 2 July 1566) is usually Latinized to Nostradamus, was a French mystic who published collections of prophecies that have since become famous worldwide. He is best known for his book Les Propheties (The Prophecies), the first edition of which appeared in 1555. Since the publication of this book, which has rarely been out of print since his death, Nostradamus has attracted a following that, along with the pop culture press, credits him with predicting many major world events, although most are open to interpretation. He is ofton misquoted.

For example, Nostradamus did NOT write (regarding 9/11):

In the City of God there will be a great thunder,
Two brothers torn apart by Chaos, while the fortress endures,
The great leader will succumb,
The third big war will begin when the big city is burning.

Possible Spellings of his name: Nostradomus, Nostrodamus, Nostradamas, Nostradamos, Nostradomas, Nastradamus, Nostradamous, Notradamus, Nostradomis, Nostradamis, Nostredamus, Nostadamus, Nostrodamas, Nostra Damus, Nostrdamus, Nostradumus, Nostrodomis, Nostrodamos, Nostradameus, Nostradmus

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December 7 In Pop Culture History

07December 7 in Pop Culture History
1732 – The Covent Garden Theatre Royal (now the Royal Opera House) was opened on London.

1787 – Delaware became ‘The First State’ to ratify the US Constitution.

1869 – American outlaw Jesse James committed his first bank robbery in Gallatin, Missouri.

1909 – Leo Baekeland of Yonkers, New York, received the patents for a thermosetting artificial plastic which he called ‘Bakelite’ (patent #942,699)

1932 – The first gyro-stabilized ship to cross the Atlantic, the Conte di Savoia, arrived in New York City.

1941 – Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, USA attacked by Japan.

1946 – A fire at the Winecoff Hotel in Atlanta killed 119 people.

1960 – Coronation Street, the longest running TV soap opera in the world, began, on Granada Television.

1982 – Murderer Charles Brooks, Jr. was the first criminal executed by lethal injection, in Texas.

1984 – City Heat & 201 debuted in theaters.

1988 (Earthquake) Armenia, killed more than 60,000 people, with over 500,000 homeless.

1990 – Edward Scissorhands was released in theaters.

1995 – The Galileo spacecraft arrived at the planet Jupiter on it’s mission to study the planet and it’s moons.

2001 – Ocean’s Eleven, starring George Clooney, opened in theaters.

2002 – In Amsterdam, Netherlands, two Van Gogh paintings were stolen from the Van Gogh Museum. The two works were “View of the Sea st Scheveningen” and “Congregation Leaving the Reformed Church in Nuenen.” They were found, along with the thieves shortly after the heist.

2007 – The Golden Compass debuted in theaters.

2008 – Leverage premiered on TNT.

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December 6 in Pop Culture History

06December 6 in Pop Culture History
1790 – The US Congress moved from New York to Philadelphia.

1830 – The U.S. Naval Observatory, one of the oldest scientific agencies in the US, was established as the ‘Depot of Charts and Instruments’ in Washington, D.C.

1850 – Hermann von Helmholtz (1821-94) announced the invention the ophthalmoscope, to the Berlin Physical Society. It enabled doctors to see directly into a patient’s eye.

1865 – The 13th Amendment to the US Constitution, officially ending the institution of slavery, was ratified.

1877 – Thomas Edison demonstrated the first sound recording, his reciting of ‘Mary had a Little Lamb’, at his Menlo Park, NJ Laboratory.

1883 – “Ladies’ Home Journal” began publication.

1884 – The Washington Monument was completed.

1906 – The first aerial photographs of Stonehenge were shown at the Society of Antiquaries. They were taken from a hydrogen balloon by 2nd Lieutenant Philip Sharpe of the Royal Engineers’ Balloon Section.

1907 – The Monongah Coal Mine Disaster killed 361 coal miners. It was the worst mining disaster in American history.

1933 – A federal judge ruled that James Joyce’s book, Ulysses, was not obscene

1947 – Everglades National Park in Florida was dedicated by President Harry S Truman. His “S” didn’t stand for a name.

1957 – Vanguard rocket carrying the first US satellite blew up on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral, Florida. It rose about four feet and collapsed.

1964 – Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer debuted on NBC. The holiday tradition moved to CBS in 1972

1969 – Meredith Hunter was killed by ‘guards’ at the Altamont Music Festival.

1991 – Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country was released in theaters.

2002 – Winona Ryder was sentenced to 36 months of probation and 480 hours of community service after stealing more than $5,500 worth of merchandise from a Saks Fifth Avenue store in Beverly Hills, California. He also paid restitution and a fine.

December 6 in Pop Culture History was contributed by Pop Culture Fun Facts.

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