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Biggest Unanswered Questions From The Captain America Trilogy

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At the conclusion of “Captain America: Civil War,” Tony Stark’s side wins the conflict, with many on Steve Rogers’ team taking the fall to allow him to save Bucky. The end of the film provides a capper on the proceedings as it shows Scott Lang, Clint Barton, Wanda Maximoff, and Sam Wilson being taken into custody and placed into a super-max prison called the Raft. 

Located below the ocean in the middle of the sea, the facility features some of the most advanced security technology, and its remote, underwater location makes it nearly impenetrable. Nevertheless, Captain America and Bucky are able to break in and free their teammates, teasing their next appearance in “Avengers: Infinity War.”

The nature of the Raft seems to lend itself to the idea that it could be home to the MCU’s most dangerous super-criminals. Though most early MCU villains were either killed, like Ivan Vanko, taken off-planet, like Loki, or mysteriously disappeared, like Red Skull, many have speculated about one notable baddie who could have been housed in the Raft: Emil Blonsky, aka the Abomination. While it’s not said in the film if there are any other prisoners in the Raft, we have to imagine that it wasn’t just built for the Avengers. It more likely was constructed for any super-powered, high-security risk individual, and Abomination certainly qualifies. With Blonsky appearing in the Disney+ series “She-Hulk,” we may finally find out if that was the case.

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The Eyebrow-Raising Price American Pickers Paid For Pillsbury Doughboy Models

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The Pillsbury Doughboy is an icon of American advertising. Everyone saw those commercials growing up, and the character’s been parodied in many different properties. To this day, the mascot is associated with getting a poke in the stomach and making his legendary giggle. Most people probably never thought about how they brought the Doughboy to life, but Mike Wolfe and his brother, Robbie, got to see the process up close and personal in the Season 23 episode, “Movie Magic Picking.”

In this installment, they visit the home of some Hollywood veterans who just so happen to have real-life models of the mascot they’re looking to sell. The collection consists of a series of Doughboy heads, as well as a body, that were used during stop-motion animation to bring the character to life. It’s an intriguing set, and Wolfe even mentions in the episode how there are people out there who collect advertising pieces, so he seems pretty confident he can sell the heads for a pretty penny. 

While the sellers originally asked for $2,500, they eventually settled for $2,250. Wolfe seems very happy to get his hands on the set, so much so that we wouldn’t be surprised if he let out his own little giggle when the cameras stopped rolling.

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Star Wars Trilogy from The Last Jedi Director Rian Johnson is Still Happening

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The next sentence will either be good or bad news for Star Wars fans, depending on which side of the sharp divide you fall down on when it comes to 2017’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Director Rian Johnson’s Star Wars trilogy is still happening. Speaking with Vanity Fair, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy revealed that Rian Johnson, who of course helmed the most divisive Star Wars movie of them all, will return to a galaxy far, far away. Eventually.

“Rian has been unbelievably busy with Knives Out and the deal that he made at Netflix for multiple movies,” Kennedy said, while revealing that Lucasfilm is still planning to go ahead with Rian Johnson’s proposed Star Wars trilogy.

While he may be busy, it certainly sounds like the plan is still to bring Rian Johnson back for more. As soon as he has some time, that is. Written and directed by Rian Johnson, Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the second installment in the Disney sequel trilogy, and brings Luke Skywalker’s peaceful and solitary existence to an end when he encounters Rey, a young woman who shows strong signs of the Force. Her desire to learn the ways of the Jedi forces Luke to make a decision that changes their lives forever. Meanwhile, Kylo Ren and General Hux lead the First Order in an all-out assault against Leia and the Resistance for supremacy of the galaxy.

The movie takes some major swings with the Star Wars franchise, subverting certain expectations in an effort to meet fan theories head on, and depicting characters in ways that many did not see coming. This resulted in divides among both critics and audiences (for context The Last Jedi holds a rating of 91% from the former and 42% from the latter on Rotten Tomatoes) and even within Star Wars fans themselves. While some were captivated by the changes and direction undertaken by Johnson, others felt that the movie could be nothing less than the first sign of the apocalypse.

Following such a divisive response, it was rumored for some time that any further plans featuring Rian Johnson had been scrapped. But, thanks to this new report, it sounds like that is far from the case, and instead the studio is simply waiting for the director to have some free time in his bust calendar.

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Unfortunately, we still have no idea what Rian Johnson’s planned trilogy will involve, though many suspect that it will be a sequel to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, following the mysterious force-sensitive broom boy last seen in The Last Jedi.

Thankfully, there is still plenty to look forward for Star Wars fans, including the release of Obi-Wan Kenobi later this month, further seasons of the hit series The Mandalorian, various spinoffs including a show centered on Ahsoka, and much more.

Director Rian Johnson is indeed extremely busy right now, with the filmmaker currently working on several sequels to his critically acclaimed whodunnit mystery, Knives Out. The first follow-up, Knives Out 2, is expected to land on Netflix later this year and stars an ensemble cast consisting of Dave Bautista, Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Kate Hudson, Madelyn Cline, Jessica Henwick, and Ethan Hawke.

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