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DISH OF THE WEEK #79 – MARVEL AND THE AVENGERS

So here’s what I do with an unexpected weekend off.

This is going to be a first.
I like to do the occasional Dish of the Week but I also do the occasional (very occasional) Dishette of the Week.
I have decided to incorporate the two because it doesn’t matter if the dish in question happens to be male or female. Why should I separate? In fact I think it makes me a little lazy in that I rarely write a Dishette of the Week.
So now I will have no excuse.

I have chosen to do a whole host of Dishes for this one.
As this week sees the finale to the Marvel Avengers movies as we currently know them with the release of Avengers: Endgame, I am listing ALL the Dishes involved from day one!

This is going to be quite a long post and heavy on pictures!
I have probably missed out a few because there are so many.

So! Going through the films in CHRONOLOGICAL order, so please don’t start telling me that they are out of order.
I know.
I’m running with storylines and where they all fall together chronologically.
So I will start with….

1 – Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

This film introduced us to Chris Evans and Sebastian Stan and I can’t believe that neither of them have ever made it to my Dish of the Week!!
An oversight that is now rectified.

Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes
AKA Captain America and the soon to be Winter Soldier.

I mean, just look at these noodles! Who couldn’t love them.

2 – Iron Man (2008)


Technically the first of this Marvel franchise and an introduction to Robert Downey Jr as Tony Stark, the Iron Man himself.
Robert has made it to my Dish of the Week in the past, at number 42, and that can be read HERE.

I said it back then and I’ll say it again, Robert was born to play Tony Stark!!

Iron Man also introduces us to the first of my Dishettes. Gwyneth Paltrow plays Pepper Potts. Tony’s Right hand and eventual lover. The only woman who can truly control him! This woman takes no shit! She also dons the Iron Man suit occasionally.

3 – The Incredible Hulk (2008)


A stand alone Hulk movie made before the introduction of Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner, this one starring Edward Norton.
However, my dish is going to have to be Mark Ruffalo. He is such a sweetie and I can’t understand why they are yet to make a Hulk movie with his portrayal of the Hulk. The character has been developed so much during the last 22 Marvel films that he could quite easily carry a stand alone movie.

4 – Iron Man 2 (2010)

5 – Thor (2011)

Not one, but two Dishes and a Dishette in this one. Both Dishes have had previous entries on my Dish of the Week. Chris Hemsworth’s entry can be read HERE, and Tom Hiddleston’s can be read HERE. Both blogs apparently very short and sweet.

Chris Hemsworth plays the God Thor and Tom Hiddleston plays his brother Loki in this Marvel franchise.
Chris is just perfect as the tall muscular God Thor, but Tom has been the surprise hit of the franchise with his amazing portrayal of Loki.
It’s funny to think that Tom actually originally auditioned for the part of Thor. I’m so glad he didn’t get it, Loki is just delicious!
Natalie Portman, the next of my Dishettes, plays Jane Foster, the scientist who discovers and falls in love with Thor.

If you needed any convincing about just how good, and popular, Tom Hiddleston is as Loki, then just look at this video of Tom when he attended the San Diego Comic con back in 2013 in full costume and character and watch how he plays with the audience.

6 – Avengers: Assemble (2012)

Now we’re getting serious.
I’ve already mentioned a lot of this cast already with Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston, but this film now throws us Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye and Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow.

AND BEFORE YOU SAY ANYTHING……

Black widow was actually introduced to us back with Iron Man 2

and Hawkeye was fleetingly introduced to us during Thor.

It was clear from day one that Scarlett Johansson was going to be absolutely kick ass as Black Widow and Hawkeye became a firm favourite with fans, although his character has been somewhat held back a little, but it is widely believed that this character will come to full fruition during Avengers Endgame.

7 – Iron Man 3 (2013)

8 – Thor: Darkworld (2013)

9 – Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

This filmed turned Sebastian Stan into the Winter Soldier and an absolute, rip roaring hotty!!

10 – Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 1 (2014)

The surprise hit of 2014 was Guardians of the Galaxy, and for me, this one delivered a Dish, 2 Dishettes and a special mention as he is not an Avenger.

When Chris Pratt danced into the opening scenes to Come and Get Your Love by Redbone, he danced into the hearts of millions all over the world.
He also had two kick ass women to work with, with Zoe Saldana as Gamora and Karen Gillan as Nebula.

Chris Pratt has actually made it to my Dish of the Week twice before. One can be read HERE, and the other can be read HERE.

My special mention goes to Lee Pace, who played Ronan, the bad guy and definitely not an Avenger. Lee has already made it to my Dish of the Weeks previously, and that can be read HERE.
I have liked Lee Pace since way before this film as I mentioned in my blog. Underneath all the Ronan makeup is a very handsome man.

11 – Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2 (2017)

12 – Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

They just keep coming.
This film throws us Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch and (if only too briefly) Aaron Taylor Johnson as Pietro Maximoff / Quicksilver.

It also gives us Vision, played by Paul Bettany. Paul had been the voice of Tony Stark’s computer, Jarvis, since day one, but he finally gets physical form in the form of Vision in this Avengers movie and he falls in love with Wanda. I’ve always loved Paul Bettany, but he didn’t strike me as a hero type until I saw him as Vision!

13 – Ant Man (2015)

Another surprise hit for Marvel was Ant Man with the title character being played by the ever cute Paul Rudd. A joker both on-screen and off. Just how is he 50 years old!!

This film also introduces us to Hope Van Dyne, who later becomes the Wasp, played by the gorgeous Evangeline Lilly.

14 – Captain America: Civil War (2016)

15 – Spiderman: Homecoming (2017)

I couldn’t wait to get to this one!
After years of various re-boots of the Spiderman franchise, they’ve finally hit the nail on the head with Tom Holland as Peter Parker.

The baby of the MCU at just 22 years old. Sweet, innocent, cute, blabber mouth. Cannot be trusted to keep plot-lines a secret so doesn’t get given whole scripts to read. He literally has no idea what he’s filming until he sees it on-screen!

This Youtube video perfectly demonstrates Tom’s inability to keep a secret and the lengths his co-stars go to to help him keep quiet!

But I think this video is where I truly lost my heart to Tom Holland. What a mover and a little hottie. This young man is going to go a long way and he’s going to mature nicely doing it.

16 – Doctor Strange (2016)

When this one was announced, I was very unsure of what to expect. Seeing the stills and the trailer before the film itself, I really didn’t know if I was going to like Doctor Strange. Turns out, I loved it! But then why wouldn’t I?
Benedict Cumberbatch doesn’t put a foot wrong. I’ve loved this guy for years anyway, and now I have more of a reason to love him.
He has also been on my Dish of the Week list in the past and that can be read HERE.

17 – Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

Chris Hemsworth went from hot to banging hot for this one!

Ragnarok also introduces us to another kick ass lady, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie.

I’m also putting another special mention in here with Karl Urban.
I have loved Karl since seeing him portray Judge Dredd back in 2012.
In this he plays Skurge the executioner who turns out to be quite the hero.
He has made it to my Dish of the Week posts about 5 or 6 times in the past, and a couple of them can be read HERE, and HERE.

18 – Black Panther (2018)

Right! We’re on the home straight now.
Black Panther was a huge hit for the MCU…..but….. and please don’t hate me for saying it, but this one is probably my least favourite of all the films listed here today.
I just didn’t enjoy it. I felt they were trying to do just a bit too much with it and it really bugged me.
That said, it did give us plenty of eye candy and kick ass women with Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa/Black panther, Letitia Wright as Shuri and Danai Gurira as Okoye to name just a few.

19 – Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

20 – Ant Man and the Wasp (2018)

21 – Captain Marvel (2019)

OK, so chronologically, she should be second, but hey ho! The first female avenger to get her own movie.
Brie Larsen as Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel, showed us that women can truly be kick ass and do it in a costume that is not over sexualised.

22 – Avengers: Endgame (2019)

So here we are. The culmination of the last 21 films.
The bringing together of the WHOLE of the MCU…. literally.
Without giving anything away, the film is amazing. Totally NOT what I was expecting. It certainly didn’t go in the direction I thought it would. It was funny, it was sad, it was exciting and it was a fitting end to the MCU as we currently know it.
It is certainly NOT the end of the MCU.

More hotties will be posted as we find out about them.
I have no doubt that Tom Holland will get a post all of his own at some point.

LET’S APPRECIATE WHAT’S COMING

As I sat here enjoying a coffee and contemplating college work the inevitable happened.
I started to trawl the internet.
I flicked through my FB account, scrolled through the nights Tumblings and ended up on Youtube.

I wanted to bring your attention to a few things that are on the horizon.
A couple of them not too far away.

The closest one being Child 44. Due for release next week.
Not only does this film star Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman and Noomi Rapace but it also stars Joel Kinnaman!! alongside an old fellow castmate from Easy money, Fares Fares.
As stated on IMDB, this is a film based on the first of a trilogy by Tom Rob Smith and set in the Stalin era of the Soviet Union. The plot is about an idealistic pro-Stalin security officer who decides to investigate a series of child murders in a country where supposedly this sort of crime doesn’t exist. The state would not hear of the existence of a child murderer let alone a serial killer. He gets demoted and exiled but decides, with just the help of his wife, to continue pursuing the case.

The next is Avengers: Age of Ultron
Due out the week after Child 44 and a film I know is highly anticipated by many.
However, let’s take a moment to contemplate the following….
Forget Robert Downey Jr, forget Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth, forget Mark Ruffalo and Jeremy Renner….. let’s take a moment to appreciate that Paul Bettany finally gets to make an appearance.
He has been the voice of the faithful ‘Jarvis’ accompanying Iron Man on all his adventures and now, because of Ultron, he becomes ‘The Vision’
I for one, cannot wait to see Paul like this!

Paul Bettany 1

And finally, the cast read throughs have started for next year’s Suicide Suad.
DC’s attempt at keeping up with the Marvel Juggernaut.

Suicide Squad

 

With Will Smith attached to the project it should hopefully do quite well.
Oscar winner Jared Leto (although not in this photo) is also in it as The Joker, but if you look closely at the top left of the photo, you’ll see my man Joel Kinnaman with a nice big grin on his face!
He is playing Rick Flagg, who I believe may be the leader of the Squad.
We’ve got a bit of a wait for this one as it’s not due out until August next year.

And now, I really must get this college work done.

 

THIS WILL HAVE TO BE ADDED TO THE COLLECTION

Less than 15 minutes before I leave for work.
I must remember to get Marjorie out of bed before I go.
She was part of the Production Crew with her Media Studies group at Rock Challenge yesterday.
Good news is they won this round and are through to the finals in Portsmouth in June!!
Unfortunately they didn’t get home until half past midnight and she’s been told that anyone who doesn’t make it into school this morning will lose their place on the team!!
Not very fair on the poor kids but that’s life!
Marjorie is not good at getting out of bed at the best of times but it’s going to be even harder on just 6 hours sleep!

Anyway, this is just a quick blog to say….
HOW AWESOME IS THE NEW AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON POSTER?!!!

Age of Ultron

I think that will have to be added to my movie poster collection in the living room.
Just have to decide what poster to replace!!!

DISH OF THE WEEK #53 – TOM HIDDLESTON

Lets get back on track after a really frustrating afternoon.
I promised myself I wouldn’t stress over things so much this year but when you’re dealing with morons it really does test the limit sometimes.

Anyway, before all that started, I had decided on who Dish of the Week was going to be.
So here we go.

He is another British actor who is taking hollywood by storm.
Tom Hiddleston.

Tom Hiddleston 01

He was in War Horse but I know him best as ‘Loki’ in the ‘Thor’ and ‘Avengers’ movies.
He plays Loki sooooo well!! He is so deliciously bad.

Tom_Hiddleston_02

Today however, I saw him in something that firmly cemented him into the sexy catagory.
This is just absolutely adorable!!

There, I wish I could say more about him but apart from his Loki character I really haven’t seen him in much.
But there’s plenty of time!

DISH OF THE WEEK #29 – CHRIS HEMSWORTH

Dish of the week number 29 has taken me a little time to warm to.
I don’t know why really. He’s everything I love about a great looking man.
He’s tall at 6’3, he has beautiful blue eyes, a wonderfully deep smooth voice and he’s incredibly built!

My first encounter with him was in the recent re-boot of Star Trek where he had an on screen appearance of about 10 minutes as George Kirk, the father of James T Kirk.
In the build up to the new Avengers movie it was his appearance as Thor that really sealed the deal for me.

So here he is, all 6’3 of him. Chris Hemsworth.