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  1. I mean, that's true for the crossover elements obviously, Sony does not have the rights to Nick Fury, Tony Stark, etc but not the actual Spider-Man stuff from Homecoming and Far From Home, which are both Sony movies. It's not like they're forbidden from telling a story where J. Jonah Jameson reveals Peter Parker is Spider-Man among other things. It's not like they've lost the rights to Aunt May, Ned Leeds, MJ, or Flash Thompson.
  2. BTW, Sony has officially confirmed that Spidey is out of the MCU for now. I figure there will be more news in the coming days, but at the moment Sony still has a deal with Holland for at least one or two more movies, so it's safe to say a Far From Home sequel will retain much of the same cast with some obvious exceptions (like Samuel L. Jackson and Jon Favreau) and quite possibly most of the same behind the scenes people - Kevin Feige being the notable exception.
  3. I loved Far From Home. It's my favorite Spidey film now. But that deal is shit and Sony knows it. They're going to be just fine without Feige and the MCU connection.

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      So. In your opinion, how are they going to make a story with him ( Holland's spiderman) without said MCU connection. His identity being revealed is a part of the MCU. His growth as a character is tied to the MCU. So where do you think Sony can successfully make it work without refrencing his past

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      Peter's identity reveal was done by JJ and the Daily Bugle - both elements Sony has the rights to since they're part of the Spider-Man license. Tons of Spider-Man stories can be told with just his group of characters - they have for years. If Sony wanted to, they could go ages introducing characters like Black Cat, Kraven, Morbius, Carnage, Madam Web, Tombstone, Ben Reily, the Chameleon, Scorpion,  etc. - not to mention using characters featured in previous films like Doc Ock or Green Goblin. Even if this had happened after Endgame, a time skip would have been able to solve the issue of getting past Tony's death - but even that was wrapped up in Far From Home. The biggest thing is that we wouldn't see Happy and Shield but... it's not like they'd be forced to reference them. Peter can just do things in New York by himself. This actually would completely open up the possibility of Tom Holland's Spider-Man interacting with the spin-off movies they have planned, something that wasn't certain before (lots of people didn't like Venom, so I can understand why that isn't appealing for everybody - I personally liked it fine). But yeah, this is actually a really easy work around for Sony. And maybe it doesn't need to be permanent, just not reference the MCU stuff rather than actively contradict it and hope Disney plays softball at some point. 

  4. You say this as though the series was going to end after an Eggman victory. I'll use a Power Rangers analogy. The ends of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and Power Rangers Turbo have distinct major losses to the respective villains. For all intents and purposes those stories have a victorious villain ending. But Power Rangers was at least at that point a flowing narrative where the story kept going. The Rangers lost to Zedd and Rita, but bounced back against the Machine Empire. They were defeated by Divatox, but managed to defeat Dark Spectre, Astronoma, and the Alliance of Evil. Like with Power Rangers, the Sonic series is never ending, so it has the luxury to know when one story arc ends, another will inevitably replace it. Maybe Eggman gets a decisive victory and the status quo changes. But in the next arc, Sonic will still be fighting to get things back to normal, or confronting a different threat. No one here is likely to want "I want Eggman to beat Sonic and then that's the end of the series", they just want things to feel like there's a genuine back and forth without things always reverting to the status quo all the time. In the games it's expected due to the stand alone nature of them, beyond introducing new characters. But for an ongoing narrative focused on long term storytelling, people expect more variety in a number of ways.
  5. Please support the official release.

    Unless Netflix puts out a crappy version. Then just pirate the good version.

  6. 496.gif This is likely going to be me for the next like week. Banjo-Kazooie is one of if not my favorite game of all time. I'd play through the game a ton when I was younger and it's one of the few games my dad also fell in love with, along with a few other 3D platforms from the N64. These characters mean a lot to me, and even if it's not a new game just seeing them here makes me incredibly happy, like seeing an old friend doing well after having gone through some hard times.
  7. The first game is one of my all time favorites, in large part due to memories of playing it with my dad. I love Tooie as well, but never really got into any of the other stuff (I do own Grunty's Revenge and Nuts and Bolts, I just didn't get interested in playing them too much). 3-D platformers and collectathons are my favorite genre, so I'm probably easy to please when it comes to a potential sequel. I think what makes BK special is the solid gameplay mixed with cute designs, great music, and a quirky set of humor. A lot of those elements can be timeless in the same way Mario or Kirby are. The biggest thing that might need improving would be gameplay, but Mario Odyssey is a shining recent example of the 3-D collectathon being achievable in the modern era. So long as BK sticks to what works and only updates the aesthetics and gameplay up to current standards, I think you could have another fun adventure. Not getting too hyped right now though, could very well be nothing, or another spin-off thing, or just a remake of the first (two) game(s).
  8. Tarble doesn't fight, it's why he was cast off Planet Vegeta in the first place. Funimation licensed the Dragon Ball series through Toei, and therefore were able to get everything Toei owns - the shows, movies, and the tv specials. The direct to video/video game tie-in/Jump Festa stuff however is not controlled directly by Toei only, meaning that any attempt by Funi to license that material requires working something out with those that do, which for whatever reason they haven't been able to do. That's why Plan to Eradicate the (Super) Saiyans, Yo! Son Goku and his Friends Return, Episode of Bardock, and the other even more ancillary content has never been released or dubbed.
  9. Eggman has been regularly used as a Power character in stuff like Sonic Riders before, there's no reason they couldn't have had him be the Power member of the team and had Chaos or Infinite as the technique character. Zavok is in because Sonic Team wanted him in. Honestly, it makes sense. Like with the Wisps since Sonic Colors, Zavok has been around for soon to be six years now, and in that time continues to pop up in stuff like Mario & Sonic, Sonic Forces, etc. He's part of the tertiary cast at this point - maybe not the rest of the Deadly Six but he certainly is, more so than say the Babylon Rouges or Chaos at any rate. It would have been more neat if Egg Pawns could have been saddled with Eggman and Metal Sonic and we had him, Chaos, and Infinite as a non-story other villain team, but the roster was limited to 15 so here we are. Also, I like Zavok just fine, so I don't mind him showing up.
  10. Would they dare feature another design that's meant to be a surprise after how poorly received Sonic was? Like, if Knux is meant to be a cameo at the end of the movie in the hopes he'd hype people up for a sequel, and he looks awful... they have to be aware of that possibility, if not before certainly now.
  11. Finally got a chance to see the trailer. I'm going to take a while to decompress it, because surprisingly I didn't out right hate it like I thought I would. It's definitely bad and certainly nothing like Sonic, but there are moments in there I think work, though not enough to salvage it. Still, should give it a more thorough review later to be fair. Love the poster of Sonic running up the building by the way. Don't really like the rest of them, but that one is cool.
  12. I liked it. Omega was cute and I thought most of the other jokes with Knuckles and Shadow landed. Not nearly as good as the first one, but still enjoyable and hope they make more in the future. Though, wish we could have seen Team Vector and Team Eggman. Kinda weird how Mighty and Ray have gotten animated interpretations before Silver and Blaze. Never would have guessed that would happen before last year.
  13. I brought up Chiaotzu because after the 22nd Tenkaichi Budokai he was essentially an accessory to Tenshinhan's character. In his initial arc, Chiaotzu was quirky, got on Krillin's nerves, was dumb, was morally conflicted by what his friend wanted and what his master wanted, and had a somewhat unique move set and design (even if the Dodonpa was mainly there to introduce the connection to Taopaipai). After that arc though? He helps Tenshinhan find Dragon Balls, dies doing what Tenshinhan asks him to do, gets hurt off screen to motivate Tenshinhan, dies again to protect Tenshinhan, and worries about Tenshinhan fighting Cell. The closest he gets to being his own character is making the trip down Serpent Road with the others. Kale is distinct in that a lot of her actions during the Tournament of Power focus on her learning about and controlling her power, but it all centers around pleasing or keeping Caulifla to herself. I just don't find that interesting for a character that has the potential to become reoccurring, because it connects her too much to Caulifla and limits what she can do. Now, if she changes substantially that could work. And if she only appears in this arc and she doesn't get revisited often, then this being her story is fine. But I worry this is their introduction arc and that we can expect to see more of them and this is just her one schtick. I don't need her to be Caulifla's cheerleader/damsel in distress until she gets jealous - that's not interesting to me. Again I don't roll my eyes or anything when she's on screen, I just wish she had more agency.
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