MCU News The Russos Tease Bucky Fans Brie Larson Lifts More

first_img James Gunn Once Again Directing ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’Dark Phoenix Trailer Released & More Marvel Movie News We always knew Brie Larson would make a fantastic Captain Marvel, but after this, she might be able to become a superhero for real. Becoming a superhero looks like hard work. I think I’ll stick to watching/reading about them.Elizabeth Olsen in Avengers: Age of Ultron (Photo via Marvel)With Infinity War and Avengers 4 changing so much about the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and the impending sale of 20th Century Fox to Disney, the possibilities are wide open. At this point, it’s not a question of if the X-Men will join the MCU, it’s when. And since the Avengers has a hero among its ranks that’s also part of the X-Men in the comics; it’s natural to wonder whether she’d jump teams when the sale goes through. According to actress Elizabeth Olsen, Scarlet Witch is probably staying where she is.In an appearance on Everything Iconic with Danny Pellegrino, Olsen said she didn’t think the addition of the X-Men to the MCU would override the story they’ve already told. “I don’t think so because we’ve gone so far to create a non X-Men universe backstory for my character. And now, it’s the reason I’m connected to the Vision, because the [Infinity Stone] in his head is the Stone that gave me my powers. So we really leap into the Stones,” she said.So though she’s a mutant in the comics, the movies have tweaked her story to the point where she’s not one in the MCU. Even if the X-Men do join the rest of Marvel’s superheroes, that’s not likely to change. But hey, at least they’d be able to say the word “mutant” again, instead of awkwardly dancing around it. Or trying to make Inhumans a thing again.Hayley Atwell in Agent Carter (Photo via Marvel)With all these contracts expiring, we naturally assume we’ll never see certain characters again. A whole bunch of the original movie Avengers are leaving the series. That’s a big deal, but it can be just as exciting to think about who’s going to stay. Remember, these movies are expensive moving comic books. Even characters we thought we’d never see again always have a chance of coming back. Like Hayley Atwell’s Agent Carter, for example.Though an elderly Peggy Carter died in Captain America: Civil War, Atwell isn’t so sure her time in the MCU is over just yet. In an interview with Parade, the actress was asked if an MCU comeback was in her future. She says it’s a possibility.“Because it’s a genre-specific superhero piece, I’m sure anything could happen. It’s such a huge world. I do think there’s something in the completion of the fact that they’re doing their back-to-back Avengers at the moment, which will complete an era, so I can’t see how that would be. But that’s what’s remarkable about Marvel is they keep going. Each film tends to further what they’re doing, so I wouldn’t rule it out,” she said.That’s the beauty of comic books. No one is ever truly dead. And even if they are, there’s always time travel and alternate universes. Or just a plain old flashback. Captain Marvel takes place in the 1990s, a good 20 years before Agent Carter dies. We know a slightly younger and more… eyeful Nick Fury will figure heavily into the movie’s plot. If he’s around, why wouldn’t Agent Carter be? Then there’s always the possibility of time travel. We Got This Covered speculates that Avengers 4 will take the superheroes back in time, and there are film sets that appear to show a World War II setting. If Carter were in that movie, she’d probably already know she’s making a comeback… but the secrecy of the MCU is such that she’d have to give a vague non-committal answer like that whether she was in the movie or not.We’ll just have to find out over the next two years of Marvel movies. Between Infinity War, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Captain Marvel and Avengers 4, we have a fantastic year ahead of us. #NewProfilePic pic.twitter.com/mFzzWyYocS— Russo Brothers (@Russo_Brothers) April 9, 2018Look at that. You see what they do to us? No context, no reference to what movie this image may or may not be referring to. Just enough to make our hearts stop while scrolling through Twitter. It’s a drawing of Bucky Barnes in the style of the character posters from Avengers: Infinity War. And he’s holding Captain America’s Shield. What could this mean?! It could be nothing. This could be a piece of fan-art that the Russo’s found cool, so they put it on Twitter because they knew it would mess with us like this.But it could not be nothing. It could be a hint. These are the directors of the next two Avengers movies. They are part of a very small group of people who know what’s going to happen next. And they love reminding the rest of us of that fact with vague non-hints like this. We know from the trailer that Captain American goes up against Thanos solo at one point. We’ve all scene that shot of Thanos slamming his fist down on Cap’s shield. And we know that Chris Evans is leaving after Avengers 4. It’s all but guaranteed there’s going to be a new Captain America when this is all over, and Bucky is a likely candidate. It’s happened in the comics. When Steve Rogers died in the Civil War arc, Bucky took up the shield.Of course the character’s appearance at the end of Black Panther led many to another theory. In that scene, a group of Wakandan kids called him “White Wolf,” the name of a different character in Marvel comics. One whose story aligns closely enough with Bucky’s in the movies that it’s plausible they’d combine the two. If that’s the case, it might make more sense for Sam Wilson to take on the Captain America name, as he did during the Marvel Now relaunch. And that was a really good run, so it’s no wonder fans want to see it replicated in the movies. If this tweet is a hint though, and Bucky is going to be Captain America, it would make sense if White Wolf just turns out to be the nickname given to him in Wakanda.Whatever’s going to happen, we don’t have too much longer to wait. At least some of our questions will be answered as early as April 27.Beyond Infinity War, another Marvel movie we can’t wait to see is Captain Marvel. Tiny details have been trickling out of Marvel Studios, but its star has been thoroughly documenting one aspect of the movie. Brie Larson has been posting videos of her training to Instagram. If you ever wanted to know just how much work it takes to become a superhero, her videos give you a small, intimidating idea. On Sunday, she posted a series of videos involving what looks like a crazy amount of weight. We’re so close to Avengers: Infinity War hitting theaters, we know we can’t expect much in the way of reveals. Not with the movie so soon. All that’s really left to do is see it at the end of this month. And still, because they love nothing more than watching us all freakout, directors Anthony and Joe Russo just casually drop little maybe-hints. Like this one that may point to a possible future for Bucky after Steve Rogers hangs up his shield. Voluntarily or not.center_img Stay on target Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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NCUA Targets Deutsche Bank in Securities Trust Suit

first_img in Daily Dose, Government, Headlines, News Share NCUA Targets Deutsche Bank in Securities Trust Suit Credit Unions Deutsche Bank Lawsuits NCUA RMBS 2014-11-12 Tory Barringercenter_img In a lawsuit filed earlier this week, the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) charged Deutsche Bank National Trust Company with negligence in its role as trustee for 121 residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) trusts, leading to the collapse of five corporate credit unions.NCUA’s complaint deals with credit unions U.S. Central, WesCorp, Members United, Southwest, and Constitution, all of which were involved in the purchase of $140 billion in RMBS between 2004 and 2007 and all of which closed after those securities lost value.As trustee for the securities, NCUA says Deutsche Bank National Trust Company failed to act properly to ensure minimal losses after the packaged mortgages proved faulty.”Trustees have the basic duty to protect, and Deutsche Bank National Trust Company failed to comply with the duties imposed by federal and state law,” said NCUA Board Chair Debbie Matz. “This failure harmed trust beneficiaries, including the corporate credit unions. NCUA will do all it can to pursue appropriate remedies and recoup the losses suffered by the credit union system.”In its complaint, NCUA alleges that despite evidence of potential problems with how the loans were originated and represented, Deutsche Bank National Trust Company failed to provide notices to certificate holders and also failed to “take timely action to force the repurchase, substitution, or cure of defective mortgage loans or otherwise preserve trust remedies.”The agency’s suit seeks damages to be determined at trial.The recently announced suit isn’t the first action NCUA has taken against institutions involved in sales of toxic securities. In the last few years, the association has gone after Barclays, Credit Suisse, JPMorgan Chase, Goldman Sachs, and others on allegations they disregarded origination standards and misrepresented the mortgages they packaged. Unlike those suits, the Deutsche Bank case focuses on the firm as a trustee rather than a securities seller. November 12, 2014 445 Views last_img read more

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