Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens was a great film! New imagery and vision by a new director brought Star Wars to a new generation. This film has similarities to the New Hope film, lets begin:

  • At the beginning of both films the Empire is searching for information in a invasion type manner against civilians believed to be apart of the Rebellion. In the New Hope, the Empire was searching for plans for the Death Star while in The Force Awakens, the Empire is searching for a map with Luke Skywalker’s location…
  • The main character in this film named Rey also originated on a desert type planet like Luke. Both characters are showcased as excellent pilots. Rey became more in tune with the Force way before Luke..
  • Finn and Rey escape the desert planet in the Millennium Falcon like Luke and Obi-Wan, but this time, the escapees where the pilots of that ship…
  • The ultimate threat of the Empire once again is a planet size weapon capable of destroying other planets. In the Force Awakens, this weapon was the size of an actual planet, with atmosphere and an Earth like landscape. The weapon on A New Hope was the size of a small moon. In both films, the Empire’s weapon is tested on planetary systems connected to the Resistance, a demonstration of their destructive power……

There were differences that left the movie interesting. Interesting enough to leave fans wanting the following films of this trilogy. Let’s begin: 

  • Han Solo is killed by his son, who happens to be the main villain of this film. Rey becomes Chewbacca’s new companion….
  • The villain Kylo Ren is the grandson of Darth Vader. His behavior is that of the early Anakin Skywalker…
  • Finn was apart of the Empire as a Stormtrooper, then later joined the Resistance…

Is the Sith Order gone or is this a new wave of the dark side? Will we ever see Luke Skywalker in action in the future? What will become of Finn?Star Wars The Force Awakens is a great beginning to a new era of Star Wars and a must see for everyone! 

 

 

Loki

loki5Loki is a villain with many aliases, which all stem around deception. Loki has become a physical manifestation of his feelings towards his origins. Believing to be a son of Odin, only to find out he’s the son of  Laufey, King of Jotunheim. The Frost Giants are sworn enemies to the throne of Asgard. Being lied to his entire life left Loki with little regard for being honest and truthful.

imageUpon learning his origins, Loki knew that this was the true reason he could not ascend to the throne of Asgard. Since Thor is naturally to become King, Loki desired to have Thor eliminated and take control of Asgard on many attempts. But why go through the trouble of becoming King of Asgard when he would naturally ascend to the throne of Jotunheim?

Loki has also made his big screen appearance with Thor, Thor: The Dark World and The Avengers. Actor Tom Hiddleston was chosen to play the God of Mischief and is rated A1 among comic fans for performance. Tom is set to play Loki for other upcoming Avengers films like many of the other main cast members. Will Loki play a role in the Infinity War movies since he wasn’t apart of the storyline Infinity Gauntlet? If so, will he fight with his brother Thor as an Avenger or join Thanos to take down his brother once and for all?

new lokiLoki is not the only one to test Thor’s hand or make attempts to claim the throne of Asgard. Doctor Doom has also tried to claim Asgard for himself with great failure. Do you think Doctor Doom is a worthy match for Loki? Who do you think would win in a match up? To be Continued….

loki 4Comic Multiverse fan favorite artwork of Loki goes to DeviantArt artist Rhinoting.

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Blade


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Vampires exist in the Marvel Universe. From their kind emerged Eric Brooks aka Blade the DayWalker. Vampires are envious of Blade for being a hybrid between human and vampire. Blade dedicated his life to slaying vampires for they are the reason he was created and they are responsible for the death of his mother. With the aid of his right hand Whistler, Blade sweeps fear through the underworld of the undead up to Dracula himself…

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With all their strengths, Blade is viewed as the perfect vampire.He lacks all vampire weaknesses: sunlight, garlic, silver, and holy symbols. His only weakness is the vampiric thirst for blood. Could Blade have the ability to turn humans into daywalkers?


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In the Marvel Universe, Blade is found battling/partnering with other Marvel Heroes such as Wolverine and The Punisher. One of Blade’s vampire encounters was with Spiderman himself. The power of the vampire blended with natural powers of Spiderman created a Carnage like menace against Blade. What type of threat would Wolverine become if he became a vampire? Or could he be turned, since he has the healing factor? What of The Punisher? Could he be a match for Blade if he was a vampire or would he fall like many others?

Blade transitioned from the comic book to live action film, portrayed by Wesley Snipes. Blade is Marvel Comics first live action R-rated film. This movie was also was a blueprint to upgrade the character from the 1973 comic book version. In the movie UnderWorld Evolution, Selene is granted the ability to survive sunlight and silver. Could she be a perfect partner for Blade against the undead? Do you think this would be an excellent film featuring these two characters?

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Comic Multiverse fan favorite artwork of Blade goes to the DeviantArt artist Severianhero. Excellent Works! Follow this Artist!

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Captain America: Civil War

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MOVIE REVIEW!!!

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Captain America: Civil War is the biggest film among the character’s two films: The First Avenger and The Winter Soldier.This film brought in $678.4 million on its first weekend possibly because Civil War felt more of an Avengers film, with for the exception of Thor and The Hulk. Their absence from the film can only suggest that during this cinematic battle, they were on Asgard, a spoiler for the upcoming film Thor: Ragnarok. This Civil War film is based on the comic book stories leading up to Captain America battling with Iron Man. What makes this year in comic films exciting is iconic characters in battle with each other thus introducing new characters into the cinematic universe. Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice is another film in which the iconic characters of DC Comics battle on screen, also heavily based upon comic stories. The cinematic version of Civil War shows how a team of heroes can be split apart by governmental influences and personal loyalties to friends. Which side did you choose? Which live battle sequence did you favor between Dawn of Justice and Civil War?

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Black Panther‘s feature in this film is his big introduction to the cinematic universe. 17 years ago, Wesley Snipes had set his sights on bringing the Black Panther to the big screen. Since its derailment, Wesley’s success for Marvel Comics came with the Blade film series. Actor Chadwick Boseman portrayed the African Prince of Wakanda. His costume design was superior, able to withstand high-caliber bullets without flinching. Could his costume be much stronger than Iron Man’s? The Black Panther’s fighting style and physical feats brought the warrior in a live action sequence perfectly. Battling both Captain America and Bucky took little effort for the warrior. Black Panther was able to damage Captain’s shield with his Vibranium claws and Thor couldn’t dent the shield with his own hammer. Black Panther has his own solo film, released in November of 2017. Was Civil War a perfect introduction for Black Panther or could fans have waited for his solo film?

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Spiderman also made a big appearance in this film. Spiderman is portrayed by Tom Holland this time around and is played as Iron Man’s understudy. Fans were able to see Spiderman in action with other heroes other than himself. His adolescent behavior and physical feats, much like in his other films, were a crowd favorite. Iron Man created a new version of Spiderman’s original costume, but with new enhancements, notably the new mechanical eyes on his mask. In the comics, Iron Man created the Iron Spider Armor for Spiderman and not his famous red and blue outfit. Since we have seen this original version of Spiderman’s costume many times in other films, would Spiderman’s entrance in this film have been even monumental if his armor was create instead? Will Tony Stark appear in Spiderman’s upcoming film? Will Tom Holland take the crown as the new Spiderman?

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Another crowd favorite was the return of Ant Man in the cinematic universe. His solo film became a big success for Marvel Comics and his cameo in Civil War help bridge his on screen appearance until his next solo film. In Civil War, Scott learn to manipulate his suit even further thus creating Giant Man. It is confirmed that the Avenger films are leading up to the Infinity War Movies. Ant-Man was not apart of the comic book series Infinity Gauntlet, but will this be one of Marvel’s many changes by including him?

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Wonder Woman Movie Review

This 2017 feature of Wonder Woman did $504.9 million in profits, with many mixed reviews which led to the slow-growing sales. Wonder Woman is the second hero of the Justice League to have a solo movie. This film starts out in the present day,  sometime after Superman’s funeral in Batman V Superman. Lex Luthor knew of Diana’s presence and chronological age through a photo taken back in World War 1. This film deals more with that time period instead of the present day.

The original photo was later obtained by Bruce Wayne and given to Diana as a gift of good faith between the heroes. The audience is taken back in time where Diana is growing up on Themyscira. Beginning from an early teen, Diana is secretly training to become a warrior against her mother’s wishes. When this was later found out, Diana was admitted to further training, only on the conditions that her training will be harder than what any Amazon has faced. Later, Themyscira is accidentally discovered by the opposing teams of the current world war. Upon receiving information on the world war, learning the deaths of millions especially woman and children, Diana concluded Ares is the main culprit to the world issues. Diana chose to leave her home hoping to defeat Ares, thus ending world conflicts forever. What Diana learned after Ares’ defeat was mortals could no longer be influenced by the Gods of the past and had the free will to decide peace or war among themselves.

Diana’s mission to defeat Ares was reminiscent of Captain Rogers during his crusade against the Red Skull. In the cinematic timelines of DC and Marvel Comics, Captain Roger’s heroic past was during World War 2 while Diana was in the first World War. Captain America is a biological experiment that was able to dominate the battle field. He turned the tides of the war, seemingly destroying the infamous Hydra, thus spreading his name worldwide. Wonder Woman is a demigod warrior, who easily prevailed during battle because of her powers passed down from the Gods. Her love for the innocent kept her actively involved through the decades protecting the freedoms of the innocent.

After the release of this film, Batman V Superman seemed to flow nicely with the story line of Wonder Woman. Diana took witness of the rise and fall of Superman, an alien with similar strength levels to her own. Batman was someone Diana is impressed by because as a mortal with no powers, his commitment a world hero is common with her core beliefs. More than likely, Batman reminds Wonder Woman of Steve Trevor, a mortal soldier willingly to put his life on the line for the innocent. As such, Diana helped Bruce find the meta humans that were found in Lex Luthor’s computer files. Diana grouped herself with exceptional men once before to take down Ares, now she will do so again. This time the threat is coming from deep space and her band of warriors are standalone heroes like herself that will unite together in the upcoming Justice League movie. Was Wonder Woman educated about universal beings in Themyscira or will this become a whole new experience for the Amazon to face? What are your thoughts for this Wonder Woman release? Leave your comments below and Check Out Side Show Collectibles for exclusive statues of Wonder Woman!!!

 

 

Yoda

Yoda is introduced on film as an old creature, training Luke in the ways of the Force. Yoda is notably popular among the Star Wars franchise for his wisdom and backwards speech. As the Star Wars Universe expanded, its revealed that Yoda was once the Grand Master of the Jedi Council, the ruling body of the Jedi Order. Yoda has trained thousands of Jedi throughout his lifetime and even inadvertently caused the destruction of his legacy by allowing Anakin Skywalker to become a Jedi.

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Yoda has taught many lessons about the universe, one being to overcome the fear of lost. Fear leads to the dark side of the force and fear also destroys potential, possibilities, and positive things to happen in one’s life. Yoda taught that embracing change and courage will bring balance to oneself, which also allows the Force to continue its natural flow through all living beings. The law of attraction, which is explained in the documentary The Secret, is similar to the Force and the esoteric mentality of the Jedi. What we bring into our lives is the outer manifestation of our inner thoughts, whether good or bad. In the end, we all are connected within the universe by energy or the Force…..

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Is it possible that Yoda could become a Green Lantern officer or even a guardian? Yoda exiled himself during the Jedi Purge to continue his Jedi training. With training, Yoda is able to achieve immortality by preserving his consciousness and becoming an astral form of the Force. Many comic fans would agree that Jedi would embody the Blue and Green Lantern Corps because of their pure nature within the Force and their mission to protect the universe against evil ( dark side/ sith). If Yoda became a Guardian of the Universe, his powers would increase tenfold and even create an improved Jedi Order that would closely resemble the Lantern corps of today…

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Comic Multiverse fan favorite artwork of Yoda goes to the DeviantArt artist: Alisaryn.

 

Iron Man

newironman7Iron Man is one of many popular characters within the Marvel Universe. As Tony Stark, he is CEO of Stark Industries. This aids Tony’s crime fighting persona with advanced technology and weaponry. Tony has created suits of armor able to adapt to harsh environments such as space and deep-sea. Tony has even created armors strong enough to battle The Hulk and Thor. With his technological and intellectual dominance, Iron Man is second in command within the Avengers.

iron man 3Tony Stark manages to maintain control over his creations to prevent any war and political conflicts. On the other hand, the armor would be of good uses as well. NASA for instance, could use the armors to replace the space suit. Modern day space suits impedes the progress of astronauts to certain degrees. For example, lack of head and body mobility along with limited life support and jet pack fuel.

astronironmanIron Man is special to Comic Multiverse because of its crossover with Green Lantern in the amalgam universe: Iron Lantern. What are your thoughts on this crossover story? Do you think Tony’s technology could benefit perfectly in another universe like Star TrekWhat type of impact would the armors have on Starfleet? Or what future would S.H.I.E.L.D have with Star Fleet’s technology? To be continued……

iron man 4Iron Man has made its début from comic book to movie screen like many other films, giving fans an excellent insight on its evolution in imagery. The Iron Man movies are a big success in the Marvel Universe, with Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark. Robert and Huge Jackman are two actors that has continuously played their characters throughout the years since their first films. Do you think all actors should do the same, or do you believe change is sometimes a good thing in character development, as its done in the comics?

Many comic fans have debated on who is the best hero between Iron Man and Batman. Both characters have many similarities and differences that could weight in the true victor. Who do you think would win in that match up?  To be Continued...

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Comic Multiverse fan favorite artwork of Iron Man goes to DeviantART artist, codename: BossLogic. Excellent Work and crossover concept! Also follow Boss Logic at the website : http://bosslogicinc.com/.

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Silver Surfer

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Before becoming the Silver Surfer, Norin Radd was like many adventurers with the desire to attain knowledge and explore the unknown. Do you think it was a blessing or a curse to become a herald to Galactus? Norin’s eagerness for knowledge and exploration ultimately manifested into the opportunity for him to travel the cosmos and discover its secrets. On the other hand, Norin is to travel the cosmos for eternity. He will live pass the life times of all companions he encounters through time. Silver Surfer will suffer eternal loneliness.

imageThe Fantastic Four defeated Galactus, preventing him from consuming the planet. It was the Surfer who brought Galactus to Earth. After encountering the Fantastic Four, Norin became an agent of good, believing his powers can be used for protection instead for assisting destruction just like the super team. The Silver Surfer’s separation from Galactus is similar to Spawn breaking from his servitude to Malebolgia. The difference between the two free agents is that the Surfer became a pure hearted hero as Spawn brought about justice in dark evil methods.

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Since Silver Surfer has the power cosmic at his disposal, his power level has brought interest to many crossover battles. Such battles can be seen between the Green Lantern and Thor. The reason for these match ups is because the Green Lantern and Thor also wield powers which originate from universal entities. Silver Surfer has even caught the attention of villains who want to control his power such as Thanos and Dr. Doom. Even though both villains failed in complete control, this shows that the Surfer or his powers is not completely invulnerable to manipulation.

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The Silver Surfer was first introduced to the Marvel Universe through the Fantastic Four comics. After this success, The Surfer’s own adventures then became a successful comic series. The Surfer was also featured in the Rise Of The Silver Surfer, the second movie of the Fantastic Four. Will the Silver Surfer also receive his a solo film? If the upcoming Infinity War movies are actually stemming from the Infinity Gauntlet storyline, then Silver Surfer will need to make his return to the movie screen for he plays a major role in the comic stories…

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Comic Multiverse fan favorite artwork of Silver Surfer goes to DeviantArt artist Eamonodonoghue.

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Wolverine


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Why is Wolverine a Fan Favorite? Because of his mutant ability to regenerate his physiology if injured or poisoned. If humans had that ability, there wouldn’t be fear of death or worry about disease. Just think what the sports world would be like. Second, the adamantium skeleton would make it difficult to severe limbs or crush him. Wolverine has survived falls that will kill any normal human, and even recovered from deadly explosions such as one caused by the mutant Nitro, which only left his adamantium skeleton remaining. Involved in many wars and living in the wilderness as a wild animal, Wolverine is an ultimate survivalist with the help of his mutation.

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Wolverine was apart of many military organizations throughout the years. His government training led over to him joining super teams but his most notably team is The X-Men, who protect humanity against threats mainly those who were born mutants much like himself. Wolverine is primarily a loner because he knows in the end, he will outlive anyone he becomes close to.

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Throughout the years, Wolverine battled many characters. The most famous battles would be with his rival Sabertooth, The Hulk and even comic fans have discussed a match up with Darth Maul. Do you think a fighter such as Wolverine, master of all fighting forms, can take on Darth Maul, a master user of the Force?


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Wolverine made his way to the big screen with the X-Men trilogy. Next was his solo films: X-Men Origins: Wolverine, The Wolverine and Logan. Even though the clip below is not far from the comic book, most comics book films seem watered down for proper audiences. Unfortunately,  Marvel has seem to become more suited for children, maybe because of the fact Marvel is now under the Walt Disney Company. Was Hugh Jackman an excellent candidate to portray Wolverine? The game clip from X-Men Origins: Wolverine shows the true example of Wolverine uncut the way fans would love to see him..

Comic Multiverse fan favorite artwork of Wolverine goes to DeviantART artist, codename: djinn-world. Excellent work!


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UnderWorld: Blood Wars

Kate Beckinsale returns as Selene in UnderWorld: Blood Wars. To date Blood Wars grossed 78.1 million worldwide, pulling in negative reviews from The New York Times and Rotten Tomatoes. UnderWorld is a horror story of the greatest supernatural creatures battling through the centuries for dominance and survival. Van Helsing is another film Kate Beckinsale worked on in which vampire and werewolves share the same script. Let’s review each film leading up to Blood Wars, for this is the fifth film in the series..

The first UnderWorld was released in 2003, in the action/horror category as Blade was closing his film series in 2004. UnderWorld’s impact was big enough to become a solid foundation for the future films. Selene is a death dealer on the hunt for werewolves,  in belief that they  killed her family centuries ago. In this film, the lycans/werewolves, are searching for a human with a unique strain of DNA that will allow the two supernatural species to blend successfully. This union will create a new hybrid immortal, stronger than both the vampires and werewolves. The wanted human is Michael Corvin, who is a direct descendant of the immortal gene. Michael is eventually bitten by both species. He takes on a dark blue appearance with the vampire dominance compared to the next film where his face takes on more of the lycan species.

It was revealed to Selene that it was not the werewolves who slaughtered her family but her coven vampire elder Viktor. Upon killing Viktor, Selene along with Michael are wanted among the UnderWorld.

Evolution is the next movie in the series where Marcus, the first and most powerful vampire is awaken. This movie is a mix between the past and the present for we see the beginnings of the vampire and lycan race. Alexander Corvinus is introduced to the story as the source of the immortal virus. Through the events of the first film, Marcus is mistakely awaken with lycan blood thus transforming him into a hybrid. Unlike Michael’s hybrid form, Marcus is able to take on a batlike appearance, making him more powerful than his normal vampire state. Through the blood memory of the of the lycan and Kraven, Marcus set out to free his brother from centuries of captivity. After witnessing the change  lycan blood did for him, Marcus believed vampire blood could turn his twin brother William into a hybrid as well, with the chance of  him transforming back to human form once again. Evolution reveals the importance on why Selene’s family was killed for they built the prison William was held in along with its location. With these key events, Selene, Michael and Marcus was eventually led to Alexander Corvinus. Marcus seemingly kills Michael, then impaled his own father for the key to his brother’s prison. Before dying, Alexander offers his blood to Selene turning her into a carrier of the original immortal virus. Selene’s strength increased pass any elder and gained the ability to survive in sunlight once again. Upon William’s freedom, the brothers were confronted by Selene and Michael. Michael was able to overpower and kill William because of his hybrid state, a form William failed to receive in time. With her new powers, Selene brought Marcus to his death along with his brother. Selene and Michael are now the last two immortals with the original virus, is it possible that Selene could become a hybrid as well? Is it possible, through his blood, Alexander could have resurrected Lucian, Amelia and Viktor when he was examining their bodies?

The UnderWorld series went into the past with the Rise of the Lycans. This film expanded on the origin of Lucian and the love affair with Viktor’s daughter Sonja .We discovered Lucian was the first lycan, able to revert back and forth from his animal state, unlike the werewolves William created. With this discovery, Viktor used Lucian to create more lycans like himself as daytime guardians for the vampires, in the manner like slaves. As Lucian grows up under Viktor, Lucian also grows close to Sonja. They are secretive lovers for some time, up to Sonja becoming pregnant with Lucian’s child. With this, Viktor ordered Sonja’s death in front of Lucian, for he forbade the blending of the species. With the help of the survived lycans and the werewolf horde, Lucian acted his revenge on Viktor, nearly killing him and destroying his coven. Viktor, the hibernating Marcus and Ameila, and the historian Tanis, were the only survivors of the retreat. One confusing point was Lucian and Sonja is not of the original Corvinus bloodline. Since their blood was mixed within the child, Sonja and the fetus would not have survived either way right? Also, why wasn’t a sequel made for this film? The sequel could have been a backstory of when Kraven misled the coven into believing he slain Lucian. This backstory would also show Viktor eliminating Selene’s family thus making her a vampire. That story didn’t make it to the big screen and could have been a great addition to the series.  Hopefully we will see this film in the future………

Awakening is the next movie to follow Evolution, where the humans became aware of the lycan/vampire species, declaring termination on sight. Selene and Michael is captured among all the other immortals. The importance of their apprehension was confusing for how would anyone know of their increased powers, when all the witnesses were deceased? Awakening revealed that Selene and Michael had a child named Eve, who was the first born, perfect hybrid. Eve is linked to her parents where they can locate one another with mental eyesight. The lycans are studying Eve’s genetics to find complete immunity from all forms of silver. Along the way, a new hybrid lycan is created using the original blood of Corvinus, much like Selene’s transformation to Corvinus blood. Would William have taken on this monstrous hybrid appearance as well if he received blood from his father Alexander? Selene gains a new ally named David, who replaced Michael in the male lead role to Selene. In the ending of the film, the mental link that Selene and Eve saw is believed to be Michael finally escaping his captives.

Blood Wars is next in UnderWorld timeline where the lycans have driven the vampires down to extinction. In Awakening, it was believed both species were suffering extinction but really the lycans had the winning side. Marius is the new lycan leader, with enhanced lycan abilites. In the end of Awakening, the audience believed Michael was escaping his icy prison when really he was being abducted by Marius and his men. Marius gained his new powers by draining the blood from Michael then creating a serum from it. David is revealed to be Amelia’s son, thus making him the heir of the Eastern Coven. Selene gains additional abilities from the Nordiac Coven, in the process killing Marius and avenging Michael. Eve finally is brought in the ending of the film for she was still mentally linked to Selene even though Selene was not linked to Eve. Through all the events of UnderWorld, Selene becomes a powerful elder. Will Michael ever return to the UnderWorld franchise? Producer Len Wiseman claimed there is a 6th film in development, what could be the story plot for this film? Will Selene’s powers increase even further? What will become of the Lycans now that two of their most powerful leaders have fallen? Blade was rumored to become a crossover feature for UnderWorld but was declined. Do you believe Blade could bring back the high interest in the UnderWorld franchise or would he hurt it even further?