The ending to the epic extravaganza that was Avengers: Endgame left us with more questions than answers regarding what the future held for the heroes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including who (if anyone) would be a suitable replacement for the late, great Iron Man as the face of the franchise. I saw Captain Marvel's name brought up in a few different places, which I understood based off how successful her solo film was earlier this year, but she didn't feel well suited for the role in my opinion.
Spider-Man, on the other hand, definitely did, especially given his ties to Tony Stark from his first film in 2017 as well as their interactions in Infinity War and Endgame. It honestly only made sense for the torch to be passed to Peter Parker after the emotional passing of Stark at the conclusion of Endgame. If you saw Spider-Man: Far From Home (and if you haven't by now, why the hell not?), then you would know it certainly looked like Marvel was headed in that direction. Obviously, Iron Man wasn't technically in the movie, but he might as well have been considering there were so many references to him throughout.
Coming off last week's heartbreaking news that Spider-Man is out the MCU effective immediately, Spidey being pushed to the forefront of the MCU no longer appears to be a possibility.
For the first time in 15 years, the New York Mets clinched the National League pennant and advanced to the World Series in 2015, only to suffer a five-game loss to the Kansas City Royals. Despite the lackluster finish, the Mets had a fantastic season that year, boasting a star-studded roster featuring the illustrious likes of Jacob deGrom, Curtis Granderson, Matt Harvey, Lucas Duda and Noah Syndergaard. Although they were unsuccessful in taking home the title, they appeared to have a promising future ahead of them, especially if the nucleus of the team managed to stay healthy.
Unfortunately, it was all downhill for them from there, and they have yet to recover. So, what exactly went wrong?
Well, it's official. According to ComingSoon.net, Daniel Craig is set to reprise his role as James Bond to star in Bond 25 (a.k.a. the 25th film in the franchise). Of course, you might be thinking to yourself, "Wasn't that already implied?" It actually wasn't at one point, with rumors running rampant following the release of Spectre in 2015 that Craig was done with the 007 movies due to wanting to focus on other projects.
That was why it seemingly took so long for this announcement to be made, but I'm glad they waited for Craig to be available for filming as opposed to rushing the process and casting someone else instead. After all, as noted, this is going to be the 25th Bond film and thus it should be a big deal. I don't think this would be the best movie to introduce someone new as James Bond anyway, but there's nothing stopping this upcoming installment from being Craig's last in the role. That said, I surely hope it isn't.
I don't consider myself a "professional" writer by any means, but I'd like to think I know a thing or two about putting pen to paper and stringing words together well enough to create a compelling piece of work.
There are many, many questions I'm often asked by people I encounter regularly in regards to writing: Is it difficult for me? Why do I enjoy it and spend so much time doing it? When did my fascination with it start? Would I ever consider doing it for other people? The answer to that last one is no, by the way, so don't bother asking me to write (or "look over") your end-of-the-semester paper for you because I will vehemently turn your lazy ass down every single time.
Above all else, I'm asked what time of day is best for writing. Personally, I'm always writing, so the time of day doesn't matter too much to me and it obviously differs from person to person. But if I absolutely had to choose, I would go with the nighttime without hesitation. Hell, it's past midnight as I type this very sentence, and it isn't uncommon for me to write whole articles at a time before bed when I originally planned on writing a single sentence.
I'm not even going to pretend to know what I'm talking about when it comes to YouTube personalities and celebrities, but you had to have been living under a rock (or at least not be on social media) to not hear about the Logan Paul controversy that transpired earlier this week in what I would argue is 2018's first major viral story. If you don't know who Logan Paul is, you're not alone, because I know very little about him myself, aside from how he's a famous daily vlogger with over 15 million subscribers on YouTube.
He ran into some trouble during one of his most recent daily vlogs where he filmed himself in a Japanese forest that is infamous for hosting suicides. He would have had to have been a complete idiot to not be aware of that before entering the forest, so don't think for a second that the fact the camera was rolling was a coincidence. He knew he was bound to see something as long as he was in that forest, and ultimately, that was exactly what happened.