Rural, urban netballers on show at G.C. Foster

first_img Denbigh will start as the big favourites to advance to the senior final when they battle Knox at 12:30 p.m. They were easy 52-10 winners over Herbert Morrison Technical, while Knox edged Anchovy High 31-27. In the urban semi-finals, junior champions, Gaynstead High will face Norman Manley High at 1:30 p.m. before Queen’s face Camperdown at 2:30 p.m. Defending Senior champions Camperdown and Excelsior, who suffered their first defeat this season against Queen’s at the same venue last Thursday, will meet in a high power senior semi-final at 3:30 p.m. Former champions Queen’s and Gaynstead will close the day’s proceedings when they meet in the second semi-final at 4:30 p.m. BIG FAVOURITES History will be created at the G.C. Foster College today as for the first time both the rural and urban schoolgirls’ netball semi-finals will be played on the same day and at the same venue. Junior rural action begins at 9:30 a.m. with Holmwood Technical facing Manchester High before defending champions Denbigh High oppose first-time semi-finalists St Thomas Technical. Many-time champions Holmwood will be seeking another final berth among the seniors. They tackle Manchester High at 11:30 a.m. The team got a scare in their quarter-final match against Glenmuir winning 38-37. They will have to improve on that performance if they hope to advance as they will be up against a confident Manchester High team that blew away Thompson Town 46-19.last_img read more

MCU News First Photos of Captain Marvel a Drax Solo Film More

first_imgYes! Meet us here at noon ET. We’ve got something Marvel-ous in mind. — Entertainment Weekly (@EW) September 5, 2018Now if you’re anything like us, this announcement got you hyped. It sounded like they had something big. We’d seen set photos already, so there was clearly about to be some major Captain Marvel news coming our way. Maybe it was even a trailer! Dared we hope? Or at least a teaser. You know, some narration, and animated logo and maybe a couple of seconds of footage of Brie Larson in full costume leaping into action. Something like that. Nothing less could possibly warrant such confidence in their ability to “break the internet.” Right? God, we’re suckers.Noon ET came and went, and you’ll notice that the internet still works. There was no trailer or new information. What we did get was a magazine cover. Brie Larson appears on this week’s cover of Entertainment Weekly in full costume and to be fair, that’s actually a pretty big deal. This is the first time we’ve seen an official photo of Larson as Captain Marvel. It’s just not the web-altering reveal it was made out to be. Keep this up EW, and eventually we’ll stop falling for this stuff. Eventually.Rant aside, this is a seriously cool cover, and it confirms something we’ve suspected for a while: Yes, we will see Carol Danvers in her iconic blue and red suit. And she looks amazing. Seriously, look at this cover.Via Entertainment WeeklyIt’s perfect. It’s heroic and Larson looks so cool in this photo. Early set photos showed Larson in a green-ish flight suit similar in color to the Kree, the species of her mentor and predecessor, Mar-Vell. This image confirms that that won’t be her only suit in the movie. EW’s announcement also came with the first stills from the film. It just looks better and better with each one.Marvel Studios’ CAPTAIN MARVEL Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel (Brie Larson)Here’s Carol Danvers all suited up as she appears in the movie. Yep, still awesome.Marvel Studios’ CAPTAIN MARVEL L to R: Leader of Starforce (Jude Law) and Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel (Brie Larson)Here she is standing next to her mentor… the Leader of Starforce. OK, but we know he’s Mar-Vell, right? That was announced months ago. Why are they being so general now? In any case, there’s what Jude Law looks like as the Marvel hero.Marvel Studios’ CAPTAIN MARVEL Maria Rambeau (Lashana Lynch)Hey, Carol Danvers isn’t the only awesome lady in the movie. Here’s Lashana Lynch as Carol’s best friend and fellow fighter pilot, Maria Rambeau, call-sign Photon. Told you this movie keeps looking cooler with each photo.The rest of the set is on, and there’s quite a bit more. They have photos of the villainous shape-shifting Skrulls, and one of Samuel L. Jackson as a young-ified Nick Fury. It’s… a little unnerving, to be honest. I’m sure it’ll look fine when it’s not just a still image, though. It may not be the trailer we were hoping for, but these images are definitely still exciting. I just can’t get over how cool she looks.The magazine itself has a full story about the upcoming movie, including some interviews with the cast. They’ll probably publish more news and maybe some videos from the set this week too, so we’ll be on the lookout. Already, the way director Anna Boden describes the character makes Captain Marvel sound like a welcome addition to the MCU.“This is not a superhero who’s perfect or otherworldly or has some godlike connection, but what makes her special is just how human she is. She’s funny, but doesn’t always tell good jokes. And she can be headstrong and reckless and doesn’t always make the perfect decisions for herself. But at her core, she has so much heart and so much humanity — and all of its messiness,” Boden told the magazine.  Again, not quite “breaking the internet,” but it’s getting us hyped for this movie all the same.Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista) (Ph: Film Frame ©Marvel 2014)Elsewhere in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Dave Bautista continues to be the most outspoken member of the Guardians of the Galaxy. He’s been the most vocal about his desire for Disney to rehire James Gunn on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. He feels so strongly about it he’s not even sure he wants to be part of GOTG 3 anymore. Whether his contract allows him to make such a decision is unknown, but it’s not a great sign when one of your main actors is this disappointed.Even so, he still thinks there’s room for Drax in the Marvel Cinematic Universe outside of Guardians. While he was promoting his new movie Final Score, the topic of Drax came up in an interview with MTV International. He wants to see the character get a spinoff solo movie, whether he’s the one to star in it or not. If it isn’t him, it could be because of his hints at dropping out, or if it’s an origin movie, there could be a need to cast a younger actor anyway.“You know I really wish they would tell more of the story of Drax’s family. I think it’s a beautiful story and I think it’s been lost and overlooked a little bit,” Bautista says. “…Which is really why I really pushed and fought for the Drax standalone film, but I don’t think it’s ever going to happen. I really wish they would because I think there’s a story to be told there and I think the fans would really love to see that story, even if it’s not me portraying Drax, I just think it is an interesting story to tell.”It certainly would be. And once Marvel gets past Avengers 4, they’re kind of free to tell whatever story they want. Who’s to say they couldn’t do one-off origin movies for fan-favorite characters? Marvel doesn’t need to go the whole “Star Wars Story” route but a movie that showed Drax before he lost his family would be an interesting new look at the character. For now, we’ll see Drax again in Avengers 4 next May. After that, who knows? Guardians 3 has been shelved indefinitely while Disney looks for another director. Say, I wonder if Bautista has any ideas.Finally, New York Comic Con is fast approaching, and we couldn’t be more excited and scared all at the same time. Marvel just announced its lineup of panels for the convention, and it’s looking to be a special one. The studio may have skipped San Diego Comic Con, but they’re certainly showing up in force for New York. For Television at least. The beginning of October isn’t generally a time for big movie announcements, but it’s the perfect time for Marvel to show off what’s coming to the small screen.In addition to the return of the Marvel booth, which will have cast appearances, signings and other events, Marvel announced panels for some of their most anticipated returning series. Fans will get a look at Daredevil Season Three in the Theater at Madison Square Garden. That’s the convention’s biggest venue, so they’re making sure as many people as possible get in. Also coming to the same theater is the second season of Hulu’s excellent Runaways. For both, expect appearances by the cast, and probably a full premiere episode. If we’re very, very lucky, maybe we’ll even get a release date for Daredevil. They don’t clear out Madison Square Garden in between panels though, so it’s generally a good idea to get there early for these ones.Over in the main convention center, The Gifted will host a panel where they’ll show an episode from the second season. Yeah, I’m gonna make sure to get into that. Over the course of its first season, The Gifted turned into a surprisingly faithful X-Men TV series, even though the X-Men were nowhere to be seen. The show wasn’t afraid to bring in some recognizable heroes and villains from the comics, and I can’t wait to see what they do in Season Two.Marvel Animation will also make an appearance at the convention, with a panel featuring the cast and creators of Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors. The animated movie is one of the more intriguing non-MCU projects coming out. The panel will also include a screening of the movie, which is pretty exciting. There will be more news as the convention gets closer. We definitely have a busy weekend coming in October. This is bordering on Marvel overload, and I really wouldn’t have it any other way.We’ve got a list of every comic book TV show that’s in production, including all the Marvel Netflix shows. Learn how James Gunn’s dismissal could change Avengers 4. Catch the Captain Marvel preview that will lead into the upcoming film. Stay on top of all things MCU here. James Gunn Once Again Directing ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’Dark Phoenix Trailer Released & More Marvel Movie News Stay on target You know, we really need to retire the phrase “break the internet.” Wait, “retire” is the wrong word. We need to bury it so far underground nobody even thinks of trying to dig it up again. Not that it ever really meant anything, but it’s lost all hint of meaning now. It’s dead. It’s the title of a Disney sequel that contains a joke about what a better title would have been. If that was the phrase’s dying gasp, EW and Brie Larson just emptied a clip into its still-twitching corpse. 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