And as the story grows, it feeds back into the game. When one of those Planeswalkers, Gideon Jura, died in that new novel, Wizards of the Coast released a set of eight new cards commemorating his life and powers. The company called it a “Signature Spellbook”—classic Gideon-related cards with new art. You see how this works, right? The game can generate and absorb story. “A game mechanism is a kind of cosmology, whether you want to recognize it,” Kelman says. “We want to create a cosmology that honors the game mechanisms without literalizing them.”
What stood out at Marvel’s Hall H panel at Comic-Con was the attempt to unify them all into Phase 4 when they could exist on their own. Giving shows to heroes of movies past is a great idea. Trying to keep them as part of any Phase when the Infinity Saga is over, though, seems odd. It could just let the movies be movies and the shows be shows.
So we get 5 movies in theatres and 5 shows exclusively on Disney+ between now and 2021. This makes sense, in a way that the previous shows on other platforms hinted to the main Cinematic storyline they have no more. They don’t need to be subtle anymore, they can now deepen the main characters in full blown series on their own platform.
But like the article states, the content seems to go all over the place. Will there still be an Avengers-like main storyline in which everything comes together? Or don’t they need it anymore? If there is going to be one, and you follow the hint at the end of Endgame, it will be in Falcon&Winter Soldier. But that’s a series, not a movie.
And Disney+ will be a beast that needs to be fed with a load of content to keep subscribers aboard, and Marvel Studios will be one of the biggest suppliers. Whether that’s a good thing remains to be seen.
Last year Google Maps introduced a feature that allowed users to locate bike-sharing stations in New York, and see how many bikes are available directly within the app. This week it expanded that feature to include 24 cities across 16 different countries.
Brussels is in there with Villo!
It will be bingeable.