S3E2: What If Episode 2 Breakdown & Easter Eggs

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Welcome back Marvel fans! Last week we shared our breakdown and thoughts on episode 1 of What If. This week we can finally talk about the bittersweet episode 2, “What If… T’Challa Became Star-Lord? Ironically this is the funniest of the first 3 episodes but knowing it was Chadwick’s last role and what he wanted people to get from it… well we can’t help but tear up just thinking about it.

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So this is your spoiler warning if you haven’t seen episode 2 of What If…?

What If Episode 2 Breakdown

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We begin on Morag at a familiar rundown temple that houses the Orb. However, that isn’t Peter Quill but T’Challa, Prince of Wakanda. And not only is he this universe’s Star-Lord but he is also well known and loved, just ask Korath who fanboys all over the place.

How did T’Challa end up being Star-Lord? Well, what if Yondu outsourced the pickup of Ego’s child to Taserface and Kraglin? The result would be that they would pick up T’Challa instead of Peter because all Terrans look the same. Don’t be too sad for him, T’Challa is making the most of his time in the galaxy. He has saved countless places from destruction and even reformed a MAD titan. In fact one of those exploits ties into the Skrulls.

Related: What If Episode 2 Easter Eggs & Breakdown

Nebula is also changed and mostly whole. We like it. We also like the little flirtations that are occurring between her and Cha Cha. Sure we are all for Storm and T’Challa like in the comics but there is something very fun and intriguing about this pairing. Aside from them practically making heart-eye emojis at each other these two work together. They come up with plans even the others have no idea about.

Related: Best Quotes from Marvel’s What If

Enter a job to rob the Collector. Yes, that guy, the eccentric, powerful brother of The Grandmaster. In the first Guardians of the Galaxy, his tower houses much interesting flora, fauna, and Marvel Easter eggs. This time is no exception. There are quite a few awesome ones to spot, including a certain horned God of Mischief. Oh yeah, and Howard the Duck serves as a tour guide. Love it.

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What did you think of episode 2 of What If? What was your favorite Easter egg? Are you also sad that we won’t get any more of this T’Challa?

Most importantly, who is the best Star-Lord and why is it T’Challa?

Marvel’s What If is now streaming on Disney+.

S2E37: Loki Episode 4 Breakdown & Easter Eggs

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Loki Episode 3 was incredible, but it seems like Marvel pulled out all the stops with this episode. Our minds are officially blown. Once again, this is another episode of “I told you so,” with several confirmations of theories we had early on. However, we’re still, “WOW,” to use one of Owen Wilson’s favorite phrases. Are you ready for this Loki episode 4 breakdown?

This is your spoiler warning. We aren’t kidding.

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Mobius (Owen Wilson) in Marvel Studios’ LOKI, exclusively on Disney+. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.

Loki Episode 4 Breakdown & Easter Eggs

Episode 4 of Loki begins with Sylvie as a child on Asgard, playing in the Throne Room, when the TVA shows up to arrest her for crimes against the sacred timeline.

Renslayer is the Hunter who brings her in. Sylvie escapes the TVA during her hearing by stealing Renslayer’s TemPad and disappearing to some other place on the timeline.

Related: All the Easter Eggs from Loki You May Have Missed

Renslayer reveals to Mobius that the hostage C-20 is dead and theTime-Keepers are upset at how close Sylvie got to them; she orders Mobius to find the variants ASAP.

Related: Loki Episode 4 Easter Eggs and Breakdown

Back on Lamentis-1, the world is ending. Sylvie tells Loki, “The universe wants to break free, so it manifests chaos. Like me being born the Goddess of Mischief.”

She tells him how the TVA took her as a child prisoner but she escaped. Everywhere she went, she created a Nexus Event that signaled the TVA.

Loki and Sylvie are comforting each other in the last moments before Lamentis is completely destroyed, and it creates a timeline branch so strong it not only shows up on the TVA monitor, but it practically shoots straight up. Mobius arrives on Lamentis and takes the duo into custody.

Related: Best Loki Quotes

(L): Mobius (Owen Wilson) and (center): Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino) in Marvel Studios’ LOKI, exclusively on Disney+. Photo by Chuck Zlotnick. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.

Just as Mobius is about to send Loki through a Time Cell, Loki tells him the TVA is lying. 

The Time Cell sends Loki to Asgard, where he sees Lady Sif, and he’s stuck in a time loop at a moment where he has apparently cut part of Sif’s hair in a prank. Because it’s a time loop, when Loki tries to reason with Sif and get her to help him, she just kicks his butt…repeatedly. 

This moment is based on a story in Norse Mythology, not based on a scene we have seen in the MCU. Lady Sif, the wife of Thor, has her hair cut off by Loki. Thor threatens him until he can fix it. However, in the MCU, Sif needs no help from Thor.

Mobius retrieves Loki out of the Time Cell to determine the cause of the Nexus Event on Lamentis. Loki denies everything before deciding to tell him an elaborate made-up story. Mobius casually mentions Sylvie is dead to see Loki’s reaction; he seems taken aback before he dons his uncaring Loki mask he wears so well.

That brief look was all it took for Mobius to figure out it was two variants falling for one another that caused the spike in the timeline. Sylvie and Loki have feelings for each other and that kind of thing can cause pure chaos that breaks reality.

Loki tries again to implore Mobius that the Time-Keepers kidnapped all the TVA peeps from the timeline, the entire TVA is comprised of Variants, and their memories have been erased–memories which Sylvie can access through enchantment. 

In Renslayer’s office, she signs off on Mobius’ paperwork and he asks why she wouldn’t let him interrogate Sylvie. She claims to be protecting him. She then asks him if he could go anywhere and anytime where would it be? He never answers. He continues to ask about Hunter C-20 and you can tell he doesn’t believe a word out of her mouth.

TL;DR

Hunter B-15 took Sylvie back to Roxxcart to find out more about the memories she has after being enchanted. She’s ready to take down the TVA, too.

Mobius swapped TemPads with Renslayer when she wasn’t looking at knows C-20 remembers her whole life previous to the TVA–and Renslayer does, too.

Mobius tells Loki that he knows he was telling the truth about the TVA, and he wants to help Loki and Sylvie bring it down.

WOW moment 1: Renslayer stops Mobius in the hallway and PRUNES MOBIUS. She takes the variants up the elevator to stand before the Time-Keepers.

Hunter B-15 releases both variants from their collars.

Mother forking shirtballs.

A cosmic fight ensues. Sylvie vs Renslayer, Loki vs the Hunters. Sylvie throws her sword, lobs off the head of a Time-Keeper to find it’s a robot. So very Wizard of Oz-like.

Loki attempts to tells Sylvie about his feelings for her…it’s Loki, this is new territory.

WOW moment 2: Renslayer PRUNES LOKI from behind while he’s professing his love to Sylvie.

Sylvie isn’t playing and wants to know ALL ABOUT THE TVA from Renslayer.

Bruh, That Loki Post Credit Scene in Loki Episode 4

Welcome to Hel? Loki awakens to see four Loki variants staring down at him. Avengers Tower is in the background. It’s reminiscent of Battleworld created by the Beyonder in the comics.

Is this where all the pruned variants go?

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S2E36: Loki Episode 3 Breakdown & Easter Eggs

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Loki Episode 2 was amazing and all but Marvel keeps blowing our minds with this series. The Loki variants spend some quality time on Lamentis and we learn exactly what Sylvie is up to. She also confirms one of our theories and that always feels great. Are you ready for this Loki episode 3 breakdown?

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Loki Episode 3 Breakdown & Easter Eggs

Episode 3 of Loki starts off with Sylvie using her enchantment powers to get C-20 to reveal the location of the Time Keepers. Sylvie opened a door to the TVA using the stolen TemPad and attempts to locate the Time Keepers.

Renslayer finds both Sylvie (Lady Loki) and Loki by the golden elevators and before she can do anything, Loki opens another door and he and Sylvie escape. Sorta. They end up on Lamentis-1, which is about to be destroyed. Either they can work together to survive or they will both die.

Related: Loki Episode 2 Easter Eggs and Breakdown

It wouldn’t be Loki vs Loki if they didn’t try to trick each other. They get into some mischief with a widow before using their powers to get on board a train to safety. After a heart to heart which revealed Loki’s sexual orientation, Sylvie rests, and Loki drinks. A lot.

We didn’t know we needed to hear Tom Hiddleston singing a song in this episode but it was exactly what we needed. This is the kind of content that can heal the world.

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Related: Best Loki Quotes

Unfortunately, his performance draws too many eyes. A fight breaks out and despite their impressive fighting skills, they lose. Loki and Sylvie make their way to the Ark, a ship that will take them off-planet to safety. Unfortunately, it is destroyed.

They are now stuck on Lamentis. We have some theories on how they will make it off. What are yours?

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S2E35: Loki Episode 2 Breakdown & Easter Eggs

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Loki Episode 1 was amazing but we told you episode 2 was going to be even better. And now you know we weren’t kidding. From Pompeii and Ragnarok to a variant reveal, there was a lot going on. Are you ready for this Loki episode 2 breakdown?

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Loki Episode 2 Breakdown & Easter Eggs

The episode starts with the TVA tracking the bad Loki to 1985. Hunter C-20 and her team are killed quickly. Bad Loki takes C-20 hostage, which is a new move for the variant.

It is clear the TVA has no idea which Loki they are after. Hoping that Loki will be able to help, Mobius takes him to the scene. Loki stalls for time however allowing the variant to escape. Renslayer is doubtful Loki will prove useful but Mobius once again gets her to relent. We think she is still suspicious, don’t you?

Related: Loki Episode 2 Easter Eggs and Breakdown

After botching the earlier plan, Loki gets a job. He studies the files the TVA has on the variant, looking for anything they missed. Naturally, he decides he wants to know more about the TVA, and time itself. Classified. He does, however, get to read up on himself.

Related: Best Loki Quotes

This leads him to a theory that the bad Loki is hiding in apocalypses. To test this Mobius and Loki head to Pompeii moments before Mount Vesuvius erupts. Even though Loki causes chaos his theory is proven correct.

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With this new info, Loki and the TVA track down the variant hiding in a Roxxcart store in 2050. But when Loki corners the variant he learns just exactly who he is dealing with. Lady Loki. She opens a doorway and Loki follows.

We have theories on where they are headed. What about you? And if you are unsure who Lady Loki is don’t worry we have that info for you too.

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S2E34: Loki Episode 1 Breakdown & Easter Eggs

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The moment we have all been waiting for, Loki is finally here and he has a GLORIOUS purpose. Episode 1 included the TVA, Mobius, and the reason Loki isn’t reset for his crimes. Oh and just a revelation that a few someones may have died for nothing. Are you ready for this Loki episode 1 breakdown?

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Loki Episode 1 Breakdown & Easter Eggs

The episode started off right where we left Loki, escaping the Avengers in 2012 using the Tesseract. He leaves NYC and lands in the Gobi Desert, Unfortunately, the people living there don’t seem to care who he is but the TVA does.

Hunter B 15 and her Minute Men appear and arrest Loki for crimes against the sacred timeline. They use an interesting weapon against him, the Time Twister, which has some comic book origins. At the TVA Loki watches an instructional video featuring Miss Minutes that catches us all up on who the TVA is and what they do.

Long story short the Time Keepers created the TVA to guard the timeline after they saved it from a multiverse war. Throw in a few comic book Easter eggs and even a Disney Parks one and it was a very interesting video.

Related: Loki Episode 1 Easter Eggs and Breakdown

The Avengers botched Time Heist and their time traveling, which Loki figured out by the way, is dismissed by Judge Renslayer as something that was suppose to happen. Easy way out on that one Marvel but we aren’t mad about it. Time Travel is hard. For comic fans if Renslayer’s name sounds familiar it’s because Ravonna Renslayer just happened to be Kang The Conqueror’s lady love. Kang is the villain in Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantumania. Is Renslayer sus? We have some thoughts.

Related: WhiskynSunshine’s Loki Review

In order to show Loki the TVA is real, he sees events in his life that haven’t happened yet. We are forced to live through his saddest moments (rude) and cry as he cries. Loki escapes, naturally, and discovers a drawer full of… wait for it… INFINITY STONES. Excuse me TVA. We have some questions. Why didn’t you help the Avengers? Black Widow and Gamora died for nothing? And Vision? Wanda is going to want to have a chat with you.

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It ends with confirmation that our original theory about the Variant was true. They need Loki’s help because the dangerous Variant IS Loki. We can’t share about Episode 2 yet but trust us, it just gets even wilder from here.

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S2E32: The Bad Batch Episode 2 Breakdown “Cut and Run”

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Star Wars and Disney not only dropped an exciting 70-minute premiere for The Bad Batch but they also released episode 2, “Cut and Run” this morning. Now that the Batch are fugitives of the Empire, they must find a way to survive. The problem is the Empire is cracking down on its people and they have a curious child in tow.

Before we get into this Bad Batch episode 2 breakdown, this is your spoiler warning. The Bad Batch is now streaming on Disney+.

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Bad Batch Episode 2 Breakdown

The Bad Batch Episode 2 Breakdown

The Clone Wars intro is gone. Now the boys are fugitives from the empire and are responsible for a young clone – Omega. Clone Force 99 has made it to J-19 but unfortunately so has the empire.

They meet up with an old friend, someone you may recognize if you watched The Clone Wars. Cut also drops a hint that Rex has come and gone recently. Since Rex appeared briefly in the trailer, it is safe to say we may see him really soon.

Related: The Bad Batch Episode 2 Easter Eggs and Breakdown

With the increased presence of the empire, Cut and his family needs passage off the planet but the only way to do so is with chain codes. Unfortunately, he can’t get one since he is technically a deserter. That’s not an issue for the Bad Batch. Tech comes up with a great plan. But things never go as planned for our clones and they must fight their way out.

We are sharing our thoughts on episode 2 and where think the series is headed. Plus you can hear the full breakdown. Subscribe today so you don’t miss an episode!

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S2E31: The Bad Batch Premiere Breakdown “Aftermath”

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Happy May the 4th Be With You! As any Star Wars fan knows, this is an important day on our calendar. This year, Disney and Lucasfilm released The Bad Batch, the latest animated offering in the Star Wars canon.

Before we get into this Bad Batch premiere breakdown, this is your spoiler warning. The Bad Batch premiere is now streaming on Disney+.

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The Bad Batch Premiere Breakdown

Being a spiritual successor of The Clone Wars, The Bad Batch starts off in typical Clone Wars fashion. A narrator brings everyone up to speed on the latest happenings in the galaxy. Then it’s time for our Batch to do what they do best.

After they save the day the galaxy descends into chaos when Order 66 is enacted. All the clones around them proceed to react and eliminate the Jedi master in their midst. They also attempt to kill a young Padawan who Star Wars Rebels fans might just recognize.

Related: The Bad Batch Premiere Easter Eggs & Breakdown

Hunter and most of the Batch are confused by this new order and what life in the empire will mean for them. Crosshair however is more on the order following side and disagrees with Hunter’s methods.

They meet a new clone named Omega who reveals Kamino is no longer safe for her or the Batch. After a daring escape, the crew sets course for a planet to visit an old friend. Unfortunately, one of their own has turned on them. The fact that he is now working steadfastly for the empire will make for some epic drama down the road.

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S2E26: Falcon and Winter Soldier Finale Breakdown

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It’s here the moment we have waited and dreaded, the finale of Falcon and Winter Soldier. Episode 6, “One World, One People” gave us a ton of action, Sam in his new suit, and a few surprises. That one reveal though left us going really? This is what you went with Marvel? Are you ready for this Falcon and Winter Soldier finale breakdown?

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Falcon and Winter Soldier Finale Breakdown

Falcon and Winter Soldier Finale Breakdown

The finale begins with Karli making moves to stop the GRC vote. Sam and Bucky arrive on the scene where Bucky meets up with Sharon who snuck in using a little trick Black Widow loves. Karli planned to make the GRC flee the building so they could be kidnapped by the Flag Smashers. Sam figures it out and tries to keep it from happening. Unfortunately, he was stopped by Batroc’s interference. However, that gave us a chance to see his new suit and watch him kick some Leaper butt.

Related: Falcon and Winter Soldier Episode 6 Easter Eggs and Breakdown

Episode 6 felt like the third act of any Marvel film, packed with enough action to satisfy every hardcore fan. Sam not only got a new suit but he has fully accepted his new role as Captain America. When he saves a truck full of GRC members even the crowd is finally putting respect on his name.

Falcon and Winter Soldier Finale Breakdown

Bucky was finally thanked after he saved a group from burning up in a truck. It’s about time these two guys get the love they deserve. And I guess we do have to mention Walker decided to do the right thing…eventually. Of course, he is still a giant toddler and the proof of that is how he acts during his later meeting with Contessa Valentina. Speaking of our friend Val, we have some thoughts about her and Zemo.

Oh and Zemo? We told you so!

Related: Best Quotes from The Falcon and The Winter Soldier

In one of the most powerful scenes to date, Sam gives a speech while the world watches. In it he talks about how the governments need to change, they need to do better by the people they govern. And he knows what it’s like to struggle. He is aware of how people will hate him simply for being a Black man wearing the Stars and Stripes.

We cannot say enough about this scene. Seriously, just go back and watch it again.

Related: Sam Wilson’s Captain America Speech

Falcon and Winter Soldier Finale Breakdown

Falcon and Winter Soldier Finale Post Credit Scene

Sharon revealed herself to be the Power Broker earlier in the episode. In the post-credit scene, she gets her pardon and decides to use her newly gained power for evil. What are your thoughts? We have a lot.

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S2E23: Interview with Jon Levine: Working On Loki, Cobra Kai, and more.

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For the latest episode of the Geek Girls Universe Podcast, we sat down for an interview with Jon Levine your soon-to-be favorite friendly neighborhood TVA clerk. That’s right, Jon is part of the new series Loki.

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Interview with Jon Levine

One of the standout moments in the new Loki trailer was when Loki ended up in the TVA’s version of the DMV. Only instead of waiting forever for your number to be called, you have to verify everything you’ve ever said. Absurd. Yikes.

In the room we see an adorable cat, that may or may not be a Flerken, and the paperwork clerk in charge of getting Loki to sign off on an inordinate amount of papers. That clerk is none other than Jon Levine.

Related: Loki Trailer Breakdown

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We couldn’t wait to talk with Jon about his time on the Loki set. Naturally, we wanted all the details but we know how those pesky NDAs work. However, he shared what he could including what it was like working with the god of mischief himself. From what he told us, that scene is going to be awesome.

As with all our guests, we asked him about his favorite fandoms, characters, and movies, which included a little tangent about Taika Waititi because how can you not. Jon also talked about Cobra Kai, Flerkens, and a lot more.

About Jon Levine

Jon Levine is an actor and standup comedian who lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Jon has appeared in several films, TV shows, and commercials throughout his career as an actor. He has had roles on shows such as Cobra Kai and the upcoming Marvel Studios’ Loki

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As a stand-up comedian, Jon has performed in a multitude of standup shows across the country as the host, guest, and featured comedian, as well as numerous corporate and private events. Jon has been the emcee at Belushi’s Comedy Club in Fort Myers, the Comedy Zone Sunny Isles Beach, and the Improv in West Palm Beach.

Loki premieres on Disney+ June 11.

S2E20: The Weekly Bugle Vol 23 Loki Trailer, Space Jam, and More

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Welcome back to the Geek Girls’ Universe for The Weekly Bugle Vol 23. This week we are talking about the hot new Loki trailer, Black Widow footage, Space Jam, surprise Phase 4 cameos, and more.

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The Weekly Bugle Vol 23

The Weekly Bugle Vol 23

This past week we got a new look at Black Widow, Loki, plus the Space Jam 2 trailer. Bruce Campbell continued to tease a cameo in Doctor Strange 2 and we got confirmation about another Sam Raimi favorite.

And although we talked a bit about Sharon Carter and how she relates to the Power Broker in our Falcon and Winter Soldier Episode 3 Breakdown, we decided we should go into a little more detail. However, we want to hear your opinions. Who do you think the Power Broker is?

Black Widow Final Trailer

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The new Black Widow trailer was released to celebrate the set-in-stone release date of July 9. Finally, Widow is coming. We think it will feel like seeing a Marvel movie for the first time because it has been so long!

Related: Who Is The Taskmaster?

Not only did Marvel share a peek at young Natasha and a young Red Guardian but they revealed the best look yet of Taskmaster. Taskmaster is a very interesting villain and will prove to be a massive challenge for Nat. Not to mention we know some other Widows are running around. Good thing she has her family by her side.

Seriously though, Budapest needs to feature here. Somewhere…

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New Loki Trailer

Marvel dropped the new Loki trailer and in case you haven’t watched it do yourselves a favor and do that now.

Is that a Flerken we spy? Who knows but when we see a cat hanging out outside of Earth we automatically think Flerken. Loki is as charming as ever and clearly, has a thing or two up his sleeves. But you can TOTALLY trust him Mobius.

Bruce Campbell Cameo in Doctor Strange 2

A few months back Bruce Campbell tweeted about working on a movie in a city with some people and that it was great. The image he shared was of London where Doctor Strange 2 just happened to be filming. 

Then on April 1st (yes April Fools), he tweeted a piece of the supposed script where his character, the disheveled man speaks to Dr. Strange. He has been known to troll fans before, like last April when he teased a return of Brisco County Jr. However, with his other tweet and the fact Sam Raimi is working on this film…perhaps Bruce might actually be in the movie.

Another Sam Raimi connection also may feature in the film. The Oldsmobile Delta first appeared in the Evil Dead along with other films of his such as Drag Me to Hell, The Gift, and naturally the Spider-Man trilogy. Raimi somewhat confirmed the car would be in Doctor Strange as well saying “It is currently considering a small cameo. It Auto!”

Space Jam The New Legacy Trailer

Welcome to the Jam! The new Space Jam trailer dropped, and we had some thoughts. As fans of the original, this one looks like it is going to be a lot of fun. At the end of the day, Zendaya (who is voicing Lola Bunny) better get to sing! We need another anthem like I Believe I Can Fly but you know sung by someone who isn’t that one person.

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