Hello friends, and hope you had a happy weekend!
I think this was the first time I totally forgot to write an update post for the weekend, lol. Which is okay, since it gave me time to finally go see Dr. Strange, which I’ll get to momentarily.
First, books. I’ve been reading Brotherhood by Mike Chen, about Obi-Wan and Anakin just after the start of the Clone Wars. It’s really quite good, with alternating chapters from Obi-Wan’s and Anakin’s points of view, as well as a couple of other characters. Obi-Wan is investigating a bombing on Cato Neimoidia, while Anakin is on a supply mission with some younglings. Obi-Wan meets Asajj Ventress for the first time, as she is sent to investigate the bombing on the Separatist’s behalf, and I have a feeling things aren’t going to go well. Anakin must help a youngling (called Initiates in this book, a term I’ve never heard before) deal with her reluctance to connect with the Force, as it brings up feelings of dread and pain caused by the war. And we’ll finally find out what that “business” on Cato Neimoidia actually was!
It’s hard to believe, but the Obi-Wan Kenobi series will be airing in a few short (or maybe long?) days! I feel like I’ve been waiting for this show forever, lol.
In the hype leading up to it, I’ve been enjoying the photos and the article in the latest Vanity Fair magazine (online, I haven’t bought it yet, but I hope to soon). The article was full of juicy tidbits about the various projects in the works. I’m hoping for some more Andor hype in the coming months, since it’s supposedly coming out in August, I believe, and we haven’t seen much at all. Mando S3 is slated for late 2022/early 2023, while Ahsoka will drop sometime in 2023. Good things coming in the Star Wars world!
And in Marvel, I’ve finally seen Dr. Strange and the Multiverse of Madness, and it was as wild and crazy as I thought it would be. But also super fun. I love how it brings together some other Marvel franchises, like X-Men and The Fantastic Four, and probably some other ones I’m unaware of. That’s the beauty of the Multiverse–you can do anything, lol. SPOILER ALERT, but Wanda turns out to be the villain here as the Scarlet Witch (not sure why I was surprised at this), and while she went WAY overboard, I did still feel kind of sorry for her. As a mom, I understand the desperation and the lengths you’d go to in order to be with your kids, but damn. Also, the Dark Hold had, well, a dark hold over her. America Chavez seems to be an important addition to the Multiverse going forward, and it will be interesting to see what role she’ll play. Dr. Strange himself remains my favorite character in Marvel (besides Loki), and he didn’t disappoint here. Strengths were tested, lessons were learned. And eyeballs were added to, lol. Anyway, I still prefer the origin story over this one, but a solid enjoyable movie.
I think that’s it. What’s been entertaining you? Let me know in the comments and we’ll talk about it!