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Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Director Explains Thanos’ Faceoff With Captain America‘Marvels’ Expands Marvel’s Podcast Universe The first teaser for Deadpool 2 is here and it’s somehow everything and nothing you’d expect it to be. There are shots from the movie here, but you don’t get to see much. Mostly, it’s quick cuts between characters and scenes that make you drool over how cool everything looks. There are some old favorites from the first Deadpool, and we get to see some newcomers in action for the first time. Sounds like a standard movie teaser, right? Well, that’s just a small part of it.Yeah, that’s a full minute and a half of Ryan Reynolds doing his best Bob Ross impression before we see a second of footage from the movie. Even the most predictable jokes land, and I’m pretty sure that’s because Bob Ross humor never gets old. There’s a lot to appreciate here. Reynolds’ comedic timing is still great, making even the most obvious dirty jokes come as a surprise. The fourth-wall breaking continues to be funny even after a movie that was absolutely full of it. It’s just such a constant barrage of stupidity that it can wear down even the most cynical exterior. The paint names alone are proof that the only thing funnier than one bad pun is an uncomfortable amount of bad puns.So what about the part where it shows clips from the actual movie? As brief as each shot is, there are a few things we can take away from it. Domino looks fantastic, but we already knew that. Negasonic Teenage Warhead is back and just as surly as ever. Dopinder makes an appearance as well, and it looks like he’s more than Deadpool’s cab driver this time around. He’s now part of Deadpools circle of friends and it looks like he’ll get to see some real action this time. You don’t get a badass spitting scene like that and not punch anybody.We also get only the briefest of looks at Cable, which makes sense. He’s been the most anticipated part of this movie since Deadpool‘s post-credits scene. It makes sense that the movie would keep its Cable cards close to the chest. All we see him do is jump on to a car, shrouded in shadow so we can’t even see his face, and grab a gun right at the end. The best look at the character we get is in Deadpool Ross’ finished painting. It’s the holiday meal Good Housekeeping poster we saw last week. The movie is looking like more Deadpool, and I think that’s exactly what I’ll be in the mood for in 2018.Sebastian Stan (Photo via Marvel Studios)Marvel Studios also has big plans for 2018. Avengers: Infinity War comes out in may, bringing together nearly everyone we’ve met in the last 10 years of Marvel movies. Yes, that includes Sebastian Stan’s Bucky Barnes. It couldn’t not, considering he was such a big part of Captain America: Civil War. During a panel at Rhode Island Comic Con, Stan spoke about what it was like on the set of Marvel’s biggest movie, Comic Book reports. Apparently, the secrecy around these movies is also frustrating on set. Especially because they don’t receive a full script. That can make an actor’s job difficult because they aren’t aware of what each scene is building towards or what came before it. At this stage though, Stan is used to it.“It’s not something you always deal with. I feel like you always kind of have a script. But I guess, what I would say is, because we’ve done these characters for a bit now, there’s a little bit of a telepathic kind of knowledge between us and the writers. And you kind of can sometimes guess where they’re going to take it, a little bit,” Stan said.Even with his experience, Infinity War, with all its moving parts and multiple characters, was especially difficult to work on with an incomplete script. “For example, this one was really hard, because we keep going in and out,” he said. “I go back there for a week, and then I leave for a month. And then I go back there for a few more days. So it’s a little bit out of sync. But it still hopefully adds up in the end.”We hope it will too. Not that we have much reason to be worried. Marvel has a great track record with superhero team-up movies. Now if only we could get a trailer…Anson Mount, Serinda Swan and Iwan Rheon (Photo: Screenshot via YouTube)Stan’s not the only one dropping references to future Marvel Cinematic Universe projects either. Inhumans aired its season (probably series) finale last Friday. Did you watch it? Statistically, the answer is no. If that’s the case, you missed an Avengers: Infinity War tease that connects the maligned series to the greater MCU. First, here’s the backstory you need to know: Black Bolt is the ruler of the Inhumans. Maximus wants power for himself, so he leads a rebellion to unseat Black Bolt, resulting in the royal family getting stuck on Earth. All caught up?In the finale, we learned that Maximus originally tried to get Black Bolt off the thrown by making him accidentally kill his parents. It would have worked, but Bolt stayed on the throne because of one event: The Genetic Council revealed that an enemy was coming who threatened the existence of all Inhumans. Out of a duty to protect his people Bolt remained on the throne. So, what enemy could that be? Well, Comic Book has some ideas. That could be setting up a conflict for a future season, but Inhumans is unlikely to get one. Whatever the intent, it will probably be retconned to refer to a future Earth-threatening enemy in the movies.Thanos is a likely candidate, considering no Marvel villain threatens all of existence quite like the Mad Titan. Had Inhumans been a bigger success, it would be easy to see this reveal as building up excitement for Infinity War. It would have been cool if Marvel was able to say that Thanos is such a big threat even the TV shows can’t ignore him. Of course, Marvel could have been thinking further ahead. Many fans have speculated that Secret Invasion will be the next big storyline for the MCU after Infinity War. The best case for that theory is that the Skrulls will feature heavily in Captain Marvel, which comes out in between Infinity War and Avengers 4. Secret Invasion is definitely a storyline that could play out on both the big and small screens. The movie superheroes could deal with the larger cause of the invasion while S.H.I.E.L.D. could handle individual alien impostors. That actually sounds pretty cool. I hope this is where the MCU goes.The most likely enemy though, is the Brood. The insect-like aliens recruit new members by laying eggs inside of them, and will more likely show up on TV than in the movies. The fifth season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has the team fighting insectoid aliens, so a crossover between the two ABC shows could have been the plan all along. With as poorly as Inhumans was recieved though, who knows if that’s still in the works? We’ll never know what the MCU would have looked like had Inhumans been the success Marvel so desperately wanted it to be. Even if it was mostly bad, these little universe teases are fun. It’s the one thing Marvel does consistently well no matter what the rest of the project looks like.