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Young Avengers movie rumored to be in the works

Published: 7/Nov/2020 18:23

by Emma Soteriou


It’s rumored that a production company has been set up for a Young Avengers project.

As Marvel continues to expand the MCU, speculation has arisen about what is next in line for the world of superheroes.

Though some thought Avengers 5 could bring back some familiar faces, with the new wave of heroes taking over from The Avengers including Captain Marvel and Spider-Man, there are others that think a completely different group will be taking the lead: the Young Avengers.

Kate Bishop, Speed and Wiccan
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Hawkeye, Speed and Wiccan in Young Avengers.

Will there be a Young Avengers movie?

Fans have been introduced to a fair few possible Young Avengers characters in the MCU, most notably Cassie Lang, who we met in the Ant-Man movies.

In the Young Avenger comics, she appeared as Stature – the youngest in the group – but according to new rumors, it seems the project will be leaning more towards 2013’s comic storylines.

These comics included Kate Bishop as Hawkeye, Wiccan, Speed, Kid Loki, Hulkling, Miss America, Noh-Varr, and Prodigy.

Based on a fairly loose theory, Murphy’s Multiverse believes a newly created Marvel production company could give away a connection to the Young Avengers.

One of the companies is called Blueberry Waffles Productions which ties into a comic scene, where the group visit Joe’s Diner and Kid Loki asks for blueberry pancakes.

Blueberry Waffles in Young Avengers
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The Blueberry Pancakes scene

Though not exactly the same, the site has said that “waffles are just pancakes with abs”, so it could be worth taking a note on.

Not all of Marvel’s production companies link to the comics but this could tie in well, with other characters already expected to arrive in the MCU soon.

Kate Bishop will make her debut in the Hawkeye series planned for late 2021 and Wiccan and Speed – who are reincarnations of Wanda’s twins – could make an appearance in WandaVision.

It may be a few years off, but it definitely seems that the arrival of the Young Avengers is a direction Marvel plans to go in over the next few phases, introducing even more characters into the growing MCU.


Bizarre Pokemon Journeys episode goes viral for “cruel” Blaziken scene

Published: 2/Dec/2020 0:57

by Brent Koepp


A November episode of the Pokemon Journeys anime went viral after fans discovered it included a bizarre scene featuring Blaziken. The strange sequences force the Gen III ‘mon into a “cruel” situation that has left some viewers disturbed.

Pokemon Journeys made its debut in Japan in November 2019. The latest anime in the long-running series follows protagonist Ash Ketchum and new character Goh as they travel across the game’s eight regions.

An episode that aired in November 2020 has made waves online after a scene featuring a bizarre food contest went viral. Fans of the Nintendo property were left unsettled after a Blaziken is forced to eat his own species – well, sort of.

Screenshot from Pokemon Journeys anime.
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The Pokemon Journeys episode featured unusual food in it.

Bizarre Pokemon Journeys scene goes viral

In the November 27 episode of the Pokemon Journeys anime, Ash and Goh both participate in an eating contest. The competition has Trainers seeing whose ‘mon can consume the most food in the shortest time possible.

However, things took a cruel turn when the final dish served was a cuisine in the shape of Torchic. Blaziken’s appetite quickly turned sour at the thought of eating something shaped like his own species.

The Gen III character then stood up and quit the contest after shedding a tear. The incredibly strange cannibalism-like dilemma went viral after being uploaded to Reddit on November 30.

Blaziken was dominating the food eating contest but then.. from pokemon

While the Torchic are technically a dessert item, the scene left some fans feeling disturbed or sympathetic towards the Pokemon’s plight. “I feel you Blaziken, being forced to eat your kind is cruel,” one fan wrote. Another user exclaimed “Who’s the sick b****rd that decided to try to make a Blaziken eat Torchics?”

Pokemon fans react to the disturbing anime scene on Reddit.

Despite only having aired in Japan, the scene quickly spread online as the community found it both be hilarious and creepy. Popular artist ‘popemadara‘ made a comedic drawing that went viral on Twitter that depicts other Pokemon in the same dilemma as Blaziken.

While it’s true that people eat human-shaped edibles called gingerbread men, the Torchic food item was disturbingly detailed. If nothing else, the situation showed that the Fire-type monster has a softer side.

Pokemon Journeys is currently still airing in Japan, however North American viewers can catch the first half of the series now on Netflix which is broken up into Part 1 and 2.