James Gunn Once Again Directing ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’Dark Phoenix Trailer Released & More Marvel Movie News From a guy who never knows when to quit, I’m glad you guys never did. Congrats #Avengers. pic.twitter.com/voJshTKx5E— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) April 29, 2018“No. Absolutely not. Go bother Prof. X. No,” the letter reads. That’s a Tony Stark response if we’ve ever heard one. If any X-Men characters were going to cross over (other than Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, which is a whole other confusing mess), it would be Deadpool. That probably doesn’t bode too well for the rest of them. Deadpool’s been called many things, but a great ambassador isn’t one of them. He has his own superhero-stuffed movie coming out anyone. Once Infinity War is done taking all the money, Deadpool 2 will be in theaters May 18.Marvel Studios “The First Ten Years” Class Photo (Via Marvel)Finally, we can’t talk about Infinity War and Ant-Man and the Wasp, without looking toward the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Particularly the still-untitled Avengers 4. After this past weekend, we have even more questions about that movie. Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige isn’t answering any of them, but he did answer others in an interview with Collider. Most interesting was his comments on the name of the next movie. Originally, it was going to be called Infinity War Part II, but they changed the name, and didn’t tell anyone what they were changing it to, because they wanted to keep the focus on this movie. That kind of backfired. Now, all we want to know is what the next one is called. And Feige says we might be underwhelmed by it.“When we announce the title I am not sure, but as I’ve probably said to you, it’s gotten completely blown out of proportion. It will just be a name, and the reason to hold it back was to keep the attention on Infinity War,” he said. All Feige would say for sure about the title: It’s definitely not called Infinity Gauntlet.Some have speculated Avengers: Forever, which is cute. I think it should be called Avengers Assemble. Just to really mess with Europe for no reason. Whatever it’s called Avengers 4 will be in theaters in just over a year on May 3, 2019. Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. The new trailer for Ant-Man and the Wasp just dropped. After Avengers: Infinity War, all I can say is he’d better have a damn good excuse. Gonna keep things spoiler-free in this post, but man! Just… what happened? Yeah, that movie’s all we’ve been able to think about, and we’re still not over… all of it. That’s why today’s trailer is coming at the perfect time. The first Ant-Man was a nice, light palate cleanser after the much heavier Avengers: Age of Ultron. It looks like Ant-Man and the Wasp is filling a similar role. Thankfully. We could all use a little lightheartedness right about now.Yeah, that’s the stuff. At first, it seemed like a weird decision to put this movie out after Infinity War. Especially since Ant-Man and the Wasp takes place before that movie. But after this past weekend, I’m glad we have this to tide us over until February when Captain Marvel comes out. And yes, it’ll be good to see what’s been going on with Scott Lang since Captain America: Civil War. AND WHY HE… you know what? We’ll find out soon. Hopefully.Let’s just focus on this movie, which looks like a ton of fun. The trailer is funny, and has some great-looking action in it. I’m loving Evangeline Lilly’s wasp already, and the way they work in tandem is so cool. Especially with their new ability to grow and shrink other objects. That car flip down a steep San Francisco hill is easily the best part of the trailer.You’d think a movie as stuffed as Infinity War would leave us needing a break from Marvel, but nope. I need more. Give me all of it. Shoot it into my veins! At lest we won’t have long to wait. Ant-Man and the Wasp arrives in theaters July 6.Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie (Photo via Marvel)As impressive as the sheer number of superheroes in Infinity War was, there were still a few glaring omissions. One we didn’t expect to be as big a deal is it’s turned into is Valkyrie. It’s not a spoiler to say that Thor’s run-in with Thanos’ ship at the end of Thor: Ragnarok doesn’t go well. That should be obvious to anyone who’s been paying attention. What follows might be considered a minor spoiler, so if you haven’t seen the movie yet for some reason, and still hope to go in blind somehow, skip ahead.Valkyrie is nowhere to be seen in the movie. Which is odd, considering she was on that ship at the end of Ragnarok. That’s pretty worrying, but it sounds like we have no reason to fear for her at this point. Co-director Joe Russo spoke at the University of Iowa, and one attendee recounted some of the things he said on Reddit. According to the Reddit post, Russo confirmed that some Asgardians were able to escape before Thanos started killing people. It sounds like Valkyrie was among them, because Russo says she is indeed alive. That lines up nicely with what we know about Thanos, too. He believes in balance, and achieves it by killing one-half of the people he attacks. It’s not hard to imagine that he let one half of the Asgardians live.Tessa Thompson, however, has a different explanation. Alluding to a Twitter account comparing the actress to adorable goats, Thompson tweeted a different take on Valkyrie’s fate. It turns out she was totally in the movie. Stay on target me in Infinity Wars. pic.twitter.com/g7fAjUcm95— Tessa Thompson (@TessaThompson_x) April 30, 2018Don’t know how we missed her, to be honest.Of course, some people were absent from the movie because there was really no way they were ever going to be in it. Disney may have reached an agreement to buy 20th Century Fox’s movie and TV divisions, but that deal’s a long way from being finalized. Until then, the Avengers and the X-Men are separated by a barrier made of lawyers. Even Thanos isn’t powerful enough to break through that. That didn’t stop one X-Men character (and the actor who’s basically become him at this point) from trying to cross over. Ryan Reynolds tweeted his congratulations to Marvel Studios on the success of Infinity War, which just had the biggest box office opening weekend of all time. Seriously, the movie made over $250 million in North America alone, and over $630 million total. In his tweet, Reynolds shared a response from Tony Stark to Deadpool’s application to join the Avengers.
Stay on target The New England Aquarium has a special volunteer: Meet Wilson Menashi, an 84-year-old man who’s known as the “octopus whisperer” at the Boston-based attraction.Menashi, who’s “armed with affection” for the aquarium’s octopuses, including Freya and Professor Ludwig Von Drake, is a long-time friend of the sea creatures, the Associated Press reported. Menashi, who retired from his chemical engineering job and started volunteering at the aquarium 25 years ago, has spent over 7,000 hours caring for the octopods.“I have been able to connect with them from the beginning. I do not know why,” Menashi told the Associated Press. “I cannot explain it, but I can connect with them.”Working with the octopuses isn’t an easy task either: Menashi, whose volunteer work includes designing puzzle boxes for the octopuses, rubbing their backs, and gently stimulating their arms, has to have a lot of patience and cater to each animal’s needs.Freya, who has 2,240 suction cups, is a 3-year-old octopus who weighs almost 40 pounds and has an arm span of 14 feet, which could easily kill a shark. However, she’s very calm with Menashi, who often feeds her fish treats.The octopuses also leave their marks of love as well. Menashi jokingly told the Associated Press that he often comes homes with “hickeys” on his neck and arms. However, they’re always 10 to 15 marks in a line next to each other, and his wife knows about his time with the octopuses at the aquarium.“Just being here has been, to me, a lifesaver,” Menashi told the Associated Press. “Gave me different interests and showed me the world is a wonderful place to be.”More on Geek.com:Two-Headed Lizard Surprises Keepers at Reptile Park in AustraliaPrehistoric Shark Species With ‘Spaceship Shaped Teeth’ DiscoveredBald Eagle Rescued in Missouri May Have Ingested Poison Watch: Dolphin Leaps Feet Away From Unsuspecting SurferNASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This Weekend