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WandaVision Episode 5 Recap- SPOILERS

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THIS ARTICLE WILL CONTAIN HUGE SPOILERS FOR WANDAVISION EPISODE 5

DO NOT READ ANY FURTHER IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN EPISODE 5 OF WANDAVISION

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So assuming you’ve made it this far you’ve now seen episode 5 of WandaVision and you’re either thinking “who on earth was that dude that appeared at the end?” or you’re trying to contain your excitement about multiverses and about the X-Men.

If you don’t recognize him, the actor who appeared at Wanda and Vision’s door at the end of the episode was Evan Peters. He’s appeared in quite a few things including Kick-Ass and American Animals but what he’s probably best known for is his role as Peter Maximoff/Quicksilver in the X-Men films. He first appeared in X-Men: Days of Future Past, wowing audiences with the incredible scene in the Pentagon set to Jim Croce’s Time in a Bottle. He later appeared as Quicksilver again in X-Men: Apocalypse and Dark Phoenix and now the fact that he’s turned up in WandaVision as Pietro opens up so many doors for where the MCU could go next.

The big questions are ‘Is this real?’ and ‘How is this happening?’. We know that upcoming Marvel films such as Spider-Man 3 and Doctor Strange: in the Multiverse of Madness will both bring ideas about the multiverse into the MCU so perhaps that’s one explanation and we might soon see the rest of the X-Men appear but perhaps it’s just Wanda subconsciously bringing her brother back to life just in a different body now?

This cameo opens up so many doors for the MCU and since Disney bought Fox back in 2019, who knows who else we might see pop up in future episodes of WandaVision! Might we see Michael Fassbender return as Magneto? Or Patrick Stewart as Charles Xavier? What about Aaron Taylor-Johnson returning as Quicksilver from Age of Ultron? We’ll have to wait a few more weeks to see what the rest of WandaVision has in store for us but this week’s new addition is certainly a very exciting one.

Evan Peters’ surprise cameo was definitely the highlight of the episode but there were still plenty of other exciting things going on in today’s episode. We had Woo and Darcy referring to Endgame and talking about Captain Marvel and Scarlett Witch being able to single- handedly take on Thanos. There was Wanda and Vision’s kids growing up instantly, we got to see that Lagos and the events of the Captain America: Civil War opening are still on Wanda’s mind in the form of the advert for Lagos Paper Towels. They even got a dog called Sparky- the very same name as given to a dog created by Vision in the Marvel comics.

One thing I particularly liked about this week was the way the episode jumped from within the ‘Westview anomaly’ and the sitcom style to outside and into the real world. It had a really good mix of tones and styles that worked very well and I think lots of fans will like as some weren’t too keen on the sitcom style of the first few episodes.

WandaVision episode 5 was absolutely jam packed full of amazing moments and references to both the comics and previous Marvel films and as to where the series is going, we’re still not entirely sure but it’s definitely proving to be an incredible piece of television that is revolutionising the MCU and making us desperate for the next week’s episode.

Let us know what you think of WandaVision so far in the comments below.

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Lightyear – Official Teaser | Starring Chris Evans

Lightyear is an upcoming American 3D computer animated film produced by Pixar set to be released on June 17, 2022. The film is a spin-off of the Toy Story franchise. It will be Pixar’s 26th animated feature.

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Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Release Date:

June 17, 2022

Director:

Angus McLane

Cast:

Chris Evans (Voice)

Plot Summary:

The story of Buzz Lightyear and his adventures to infinity and beyond.

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Jungle Cruise Review | A Swashbuckling Family Adventure

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Despite being based on a ride at Disneyland that lasts less than ten minutes, the latest offering from the mouse house is surprisingly entertaining. Prepare to take a ride on this rip-roaring, swashbuckling adventure that’s full of fun and action.

Set in 1916, researcher Dr. Lily Houghton (Emily Blunt) and her brother MacGregor (Jack Whitehall) journey from London to the Amazon in search of an ancient tree with healing powers. The pair enlist the help of the questionable and untrustworthy skipper Frank (played by Dwayne Johnson) to lead them downriver on his sweet little boat called La Quila. Together, they’re thrust on an epic quest across the jungle in order to find the tree and change the future of medicine.

Along the way they encounter all sorts of dangers and supernatural forces lurking in the shadows including Jesse Plemons’ joyously delightful and deranged German aristocrat Captain Joachim who’s also searching for the mystical tree. Despite not having a ton of screen time, Plemons is an absolute pleasure to watch and looks like he’s having such a great time in the role.

Jungle Cruise is a delightful journey that blends a little bit of Pirates of the Caribbean with a smidge of Indiana Jones to create a really entertaining and exuberant adventure that’s fun for the whole family.

The entire film is a really excellent fusion of action and humour and it all comes together so well that you cannot help but have a good time with Jungle Cruise.  Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt play the two leads with a lot of charm and charisma helping to bring Disney’s Jungle Cruise ride to life. Johnson does this in particular through the wonderfully terribly bad jokes and puns that you can’t help but laugh at including the well-known ‘back side of water’ joke from the ride. You roll your eyes every time you hear one of his jokes but deep down you know they’re absolutely hilarious.

Whilst The Rock and Emily Blunt are both compelling and have great chemistry together, it’s Jack Whitehall that really steals the show. Despite Blunt and Johnson being right at the forefront of all the marketing materials, Whitehall has just as prominent a role in the film as them- unlike his last Disney part where he ended up on Frozen’s cutting room floor. Here, Whitehall plays an upper-class Englishman who’d much rather be in a nice luxury hotel somewhere than out on the river risking his life. But Whitehall brings so much humour and joy to the film, putting a smile on your face almost every single scene that he’s in.

But as well as the laughs, Jungle Cruise provides lots of action too. Director Jaume Collet-Serra is no stranger to the action film having made a number of adrenaline fueled adventures with Liam Neeson including 2014’s Non-Stop and The Commuter in 2018. The action in the film is a little darker and more adult and grown up than many other Disney films including a few jump scares thrown into the mix that helps it earn its 12A age certificate. It makes the film’s action scenes feel that bit more gripping than the usual Disney fare, but it still nonetheless retains its family feel.

Whilst it’s not exactly an entirely original film since it is loosely based on the theme park ride, it feels so refreshing to have something that’s not a sequel or remake coming from Disney and the result is an entertaining adventure that’s fun for the whole family.

As big budget films like this often do, there is a tendency for an over-reliance on CGI with a few iffy green screens here and there and some distracting computer-generated animals that can disrupt the flow of the scene at times. But even so, Jungle Cruise has secrets, it’s got curses and thrills and it proves itself so much fun as the characters go on the adventure of a lifetime. It’s packed full of heart and comedy, all propelled by a wonderful score from James Newton Howard.

Jungle Cruise is an adventurous and exciting quest that’s full of energy. From its fast-paced narrative to non-stop jokes and action, it really is a great time and it’s Disney at its best in a long time.

Jungle Cruise releases in cinemas and on Disney+ with Premier Access on July 30th.

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Disney + | Marvel’s: What If – Official Trailer

Exploring pivotal moments from the Marvel Cinematic Universe and turning them on their head, leading the audience into uncharted territory.

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Animation, action, adventure, fantasy

Release Date:

August 6, 2021 (Disney +)

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Various MCU actors/actresses

Plot Summary:

Exploring pivotal moments from the Marvel Cinematic Universe and turning them on their head, leading the audience into uncharted territory.

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