Maestro’s Picks – April 14, 2017

How goes it, readers?

In anticipation of a big year for comic book films, Marvel Studios surprised us with an unannounced Thor: Ragnarok teaser trailer Monday morning. I’ve already watched it a hundred times, and I’m not tired of it. Oh, and I had the exact same reaction Thor did when I saw the Hulk:

Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters November 3, 2017.

Keeping it rolling with the Marvel news, it looks like we finally have our Cable….drumroll………………………….Josh Brolin! THR first reported the casting, and it looks like Ryan Reynolds has confirmed it, with his usual Deadpool-style photoshop job. Some fans wonder how Brolin will play a role in both the Fox X-Verse and the MCU, where he plays Thanos. My two-cents are this: what the hell do you mean? He just plays two characters in two different cinematic universes. It has happened before, why is it so hard to wrap one’s head around? As for what I think of Brolin playing the telepathic warrior, I think it’s an excellent choice. He’s imposing, stern, and yet, has impeccable comedic timing. He will definitely hold his own against Reynolds.

And hitting the web today after it’s debut at the annual Star Wars Celebration, the first trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi! GLORIOUS, I TELL YOU! GLORIOUS!!!

Also making its big debut was the teaser poster, and what an ominous, mythical-looking poster it is:

Twas a short one this week, catch you in seven!

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