TV, Marvel, and Connecting the Dots

I’ve spent a fair amount of time thinking about what the Marvel Film Universe is going to look like now that The Avengers is over. Thanks to trailers we know that Tony Stark has some pretty heavy PTSD, and thanks to post credit glimpses we know that Thanos, the mad Titan, has an evil plan for Earth.

Of course as more details leak out about future projects I get more and more giddy. Last week we found out that Emily VanCamp of the awesome TV show Revenge has been cast as Sharon Carter (probably. We don’t know for sure that its Sharon but we can guess…) in Captain America: Winter Soldier. This is amazing news because A) Chris Evans and VanCamp will be a WASP-y All American Super Couple and B) Have you watched Revenge? Girl can kick some serious booty!

They just kind of match!

They just kind of match!

I was really very excited about this news is my point.

But that’s nothing compared to how excited I was this morning when it was announced that Chris Pratt was going to be fronting The Guardians of The Galaxy as Star-Lord. Pratt is funny, handsome and absurdly underrated thus making him a perfect addition to the Marvel universe of leading men.

Also any member of the Pawnee Parks and Recreation department deserves to be treated with the utmost respect.

Agent Burt MacNamara

Agent Burt MacNamara

One of the things that I’ve loved about the Marvel Film Universe is its incredible use of wonderful TV actors. When Clark Gregg, who I love, walked on as Agent Coulson, I think we can all say that this was the right decision on Jon Favreau’s part. Then along comes The Avengers, and those who don’t watch How I Met Your Mother began to understand how amazing Colbie Smolders is.

Now Emily Vancamp and Chris Pratt will join this list.


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