Josh Brolin’s New Cable Photo Is Super Intense, Check It Out

Josh Brolin’s New Cable Photo Is Super Intense, Check It Out

 Needless to say the primary reason people will go see Deadpool 2 next year is to watch Ryan Reynolds continue breaking the fourth wall as Wade Wilson, but the sequel also has the added bonus of introducing Cable and Domino to the X-Men universe. There’s an especially high amount of anticipation for the live action Cable given the character’s popularity and his dynamic with Deadpool in the comics. The first pictures of Josh Brolin’s Cable dropped last month, and now we have a new look at the actor in character for a super intense moment.

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It’s anyone’s guess what’s happening in this photo that Josh Brolin posted on his Instagram page. Maybe Brolin is just doing his yelling exercises so he’s ready to channel Cable’s rage when the cameras are rolling. Maybe this is the moment when Cable sees how he looks after being infected with the techno-organic virus and appropriately freaks out. Maybe Cable’s just noticing that the barber cut his hair wrong. Whatever the reason, this picture serves as a good reminder of how different Cable is compared to Deadpool 2‘s eponymous protagonist. Unlike Wade Wilson, who spends most of his time cracking jokes and one-liners, Cable is a fairly serious character, so don’t expect him to help lighten the mood. Well, not purposefully, anyway. Knowing Deadpool, he’ll come up with a few ways to make the Cable the butt of a joke.

Josh Brolin will be pulling double comic book movie duty next year. In early May, he’ll appear in Avengers: Infinity War as Thanos, the MCU’s overarching grand baddie who he previously cameoed as in Guardians of the Galaxy and Avengers: Age of Ultron. But just one month later, moviegoers will see Brolin lends his talents to the Fox Marvel universe as Cable in Deadpool 2. Like his comic book counterpart, the live action Cable will hail from the future, although according to director David Leitch, Deadpool 2 won’t address the more convoluted elements of Cable’s origin. Still, part of me hopes that Deadpool makes a smart-ass comment about Cable’s connection to Cyclops in the same vein as that McAvoy/Stewart Professor X crack he made in the first Deadpool movie.

Deadpool 2 is just the start of Josh Brolin’s journey as Cable. As part of the actor’s four-picture deal, he’s expected to also appear in X-Force, which will once again pair him with Deadpool, Presumably fellow Deadpool 2 newcomer, Domino (played by Zazie Beetz), will also appear with these two in the militaristic mutant team’s movie, though that hasn’t been confirmed yet. As for how Cable and Domino will factor into Deadpool 2, that remains to be revealed, but with filming wrapping up next month, hopefully we’ll receive some plot information before the year is finished.

Deadpool 2 opens in theaters on June 1, 2018.

A Long-Dead Marvel Movie Could Get Revived For Phase Four

A Long-Dead Marvel Movie Could Get Revived For Phase Four

Power Pack comicsThe end of an era is fast approaching for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Avengers: Infinity War is kicking off the beginning of the end next year, and Avengers 4 in 2019 will not only conclude the MCU’s Phase Three, but will also be the culmination of what this franchise has been building to since its inception in 2008. But that won’t spell the end of the MCU altogether, as there are already a few movies planned for Phase Four. Now there’s word that Marvel is possibly considering reviving the long-dead Power Pack project as one of the entries of this upcoming slate.

Introduced in 1984’s Power Pack #1, the Power Pack team is made up of the Power siblings: Alex, Julie, Jack and Katie.In the comics, an alien nicknamed Whitey who had come to Earth to stop the quartet’s father, physicist Dr. James Power, from accidentally destroying Earth with his antimatter experiment. However, Whitey died before he could accomplish his mission and rescue James and his wife Margaret from being kidnapped by an alien faction, so he gave the kids his powers before passing. As a result, Alex, a.k.a. Gee, could manipulate gravity; Julie, a.k.a. Lightspeed, could fly via rapid forward propulsion; Jack, a.k.a. Mass Master, could control his own density; and Katie, a.k.a. Energizer, could disintegrate matter. With their new abilities, the Power children were able to save their parents and stop the antimatter test, and they officially became superheroes soon after. Outside of the comics, the Power Pack has appeared in The Super Hero Squad Show and in a live action TV pilot that was made in 1991 for NBC, but wasn’t ordered to series.

Power Pack isn’t the only family-friendly superhero movie which is reportedly in the works. 20th Century Fox is supposedly working on a Fantastic Four movie that would focus on Reed Richards and Sue Storm’s children, Franklin and Valeria. Throw in the upcoming Incredibles 2, Sky High 2 and Astro Boy, as well as Big Hero 6 (another Marvel Comics property) from a few years back, and it would appear that Hollywood is eager on providing younger superhero fans more big screen tales for them to enjoy.

 

6 Ideas Wonder Woman Kind Of Took From Captain America

6 Ideas Wonder Woman Kind Of Took From Captain America

 One of the biggest hits of the summer 2017 movie season was Wonder Woman, arriving a year after Diana of Themyscira’s live action theatrical debut in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and over 75 years after her first comics appearance. Earning critical acclaim from most moviegoers and earning over $813 million worldwide (making it the most successful cinematic superhero origin story), Wonder Woman has proven to be not just an enjoyable blockbuster, but also a truly inspirational tale. That being said, for those who’ve seen Captain America: The First Avenger, you can’t help but notice that the Amazon’s solo movie shares a lot in common with that MCU installment.

With the newly-released Wonder Woman epilogue delivering yet another similarity to Marvel’s 2011 movie about how Chris Evans’ Steve Roger became the Star Spangled hero, we’ve gathered up the main ideas that Wonder Woman grabbed from Captain America: The First Avenger, be it intentionally or coincidentally. First up, let’s get the obvious choice out of the way and discuss their notable time periods.

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Like many of the superheroes from the Golden Age of Comics, Wonder Woman and Captain America both debuted on the printed page as World War II raged. Most superhero movies usually move the main character’s origin story to contemporary times, but both Wonder Woman and Captain America: The First Avenger opted to spotlight their heroes’ rise to glory in a global 20th century conflict. For Captain America, this was especially important, as the catalyst for Steve Rogers being injected with the Super-Soldier Serum is because he was trying to enlist in the military during World War II. It’s not nearly as necessary for Wonder Woman’s origin to be set during a world war, but thankfully, the creative team behind the Amazon’s solo feature moved the action back a little over two decades to World War I. Not only did this help it stand out from Captain America: The First Avenger, but it also improved her origin since this time, she was jumping into a war that was bathed in shades of grey rather than a black and white affair.

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Present Day Bookends

Wonder Woman and Captain America: The First Avenger are period pieces for the most part, but they also had bookends at the beginning and end to show how our protagonists are faring in the present day. For Steve Rogers, this meant being freed from his life as a human popsicle after almost 70 years, though we wouldn’t get a sense of his adjustment to awakening in the 21st century until The Avengers. In Wonder Woman‘s case, Diana has been conscious and living in man’s world over the last century, and her movie’s bookends were used to subtly follow up her DCEU introduction in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and set up her return in Justice League later this year. Since both movies were set in cinematic universes, it was wise that there brief scenes at the beginning and end to connect to the wider mythologies without taking attention away from the main narrative taking place in the past.

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A Team Of Special Operatives

Both Wonder Woman and Captain America are talented in their own ways, but they still needed help accomplishing their respective missions. In addition to their respective partners/love interests (Peggy Carter for Captain America, Steve Trevor for Wonder Woman), both heroes also fought alongside a special team. During World War II, Steve Rogers was accompanied by the Howling Commandos, which was made up of some of the prisoners Steve rescued from the Red Skull’s lair, like his old pal Bucky Barnes and the mustachioed Dum Dum Dugan. Without the Commandos, Steve might never have vanquished HYDRA during the war. Wonder Woman‘s team didn’t have a cool name, but thanks to Sameer, Charlie and Chief Napi accompanying Diana and Steve Trevor across Europe, they were able to stop General Ludendorff and Doctor Poison’s sinister scheme, saving thousands of lives in the process. Both teams also continued to operate once their respective wars concluded, albeit without a superhero leading them.

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Villains Working Against The Orders Of Their Superiors

Both the Red Skull and General Erich Ludendorff were valued officers in the German military, but they both defied the orders to effectively enact their plans. For the Red Skull, that meant separating HYDRA for the Nazi party so he could fulfill his own plans for world domination using the power of the Tesseract. Then with Ludendorff, in contrast to his real world counterpart (obviously), he was obsessed with carrying on World War I despite his commanding officers wanting to agree to a truce with the Allied Powers, hence why he killed them and moved forward with trying to release his deadly gas to on the battlefront. Neither one of these antagonists were successful in their goals, and maybe if they hadn’t been so ambitious, they would have survived their respective wars. It’s doubtful, but not impossible.

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Someone Named Steve Sacrificing Himself On A Plane

Let it be officially proclaimed that if you make a superhero movie set in a 20th century war, you must have someone named Steve sacrifice himself on a plane. Though between Steve Rogers and Steve Trevor, the former fared better. Towards the end of Captain America: The First Avenger, Steve Rogers steered The Red Skull’s ship into the Arctic so its payload wouldn’t detonate in the U.S., and for decades, he was believed to have died. It was only in 2011 that he was found in a block of ice still alive, and the rest is history. Steve Trevor, on the other hand, appeared to truly perish in Wonder Woman when he flew the bomber carrying Doctor Poison’s gas to a safe distance and then detonated the chemical weapons. However, if the rumors about Wonder Woman 2 are to be believed, we may not have seen the last of Steve Trevor, whether he is somehow miraculously resurrected or returns as a vision/dream/hallucination to Diana.

Mother Box and Tesseract

An Alien Cube Which Contains Great Power

Technically this similarity doesn’t fully apply to Wonder Woman since it was only referenced in the epilogue on the home release, but it’s still important to address. In Captain America: The First Avenger, Red Skull used the Tesseract’s energy to power HYDRA’s weaponry, not knowing what this Infinity Stone was truly capable of. So this particular cube was integral to the plot. For the Wonder Woman epilogue, the Mother Box was only seen as an illustration when Etta Candy tasked Sameer, Charlie and Chief with retrieving it so it doesn’t end up in the wrong hands. This is one of the three Mother Boxes that’s been hidden on Earth for thousands of years, and since it was unearthed in Europe, this is likely the same Mother Box that Silas Stone will use to rebuild his son, Victor, a century later. So even though the Mother Box didn’t play a role in the Wonder Woman movie, its mention in the epilogue is noteworthy, as it teases what’s coming in Justice League.

MARIO, “NO LONGER A PLUMER!”

MARIO, “NO LONGER A PLUMER!”

Here’s a story from the “You Gotta Be Flushing Kiddin’ Me!” File… Mario is no longer a plumber, Nintendo says! What?!

Nintendo mascot and iconic video game character Mario is no longer considered a plumber, the company has announced.

Nintendo announced that Mario has left behind plumbing in a newly updated profile of the character located on the game maker’s Japanese site.

“All around sporty, whether it’s tennis or baseball, soccer or car racing, [Mario] does everything cool. As a matter of fact, he also seems to have worked as a plumber a long time ago…,” reads the profile as translated by Kotaku.

Previously, Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto described the character then named Jumpman in 1981’s Donkey Kong as a carpenter, before he was called a plumber with the release of Super Mario Bros. in 1985.

Fans on Twitter have poked fun at the announcement and shared their confusion on the matter.

“Then why is he dressed like one?!” James Marsh wrote about how Mario continues to look like a plumber.

“This actually made me think. Have any of the Mario games had a scene that involves you having to do actual plumber stuff?” added Izzy Galvez.

Nintendo’s next Mario game, titled Mario Odyssey, is set for to arrive for the Nintendo Switch on Oct. 27. The game features Mario navigating a number of imaginative worlds, including the realistic looking New Donk City. Fans will be able to use a new version of Mario’s signature red hat that now appears with eyes and is able to fuse Mario into enemies, giving the player control of a new set of characters.

Mario will always be a plumber to me. #plumber4life

JAMES WAN LOVES DOLPH LUNDGREN FOR AQUAMAN

JAMES WAN LOVES DOLPH LUNDGREN FOR AQUAMAN

JAMES WAN LOVES DOLPH LUNDGREN FOR AQUAMAN

James Wan is currently filming Aquaman in Australia and also has Annabelle: Creation coming out this week of which he is a producer (and the director on that, David F. Sandberg, is on Shazam).

While talking with THR, James Wan spoke about Dolph Lundgren who is playing the role of King Nereus and who teased filming for the character recently on social media.

“When I was in the process of writing this character [King Nereus] in the world of Aquaman, a friend of mine, [director] Mike Mendez, was working with him on one of his films, and Mike was just raving about how great Dolph was,” Wan offered. “And I thought ‘Oh my god, Dolph would be great for this role as well!’ So it kinda came about from that roundabout way.”

Fit for a king, James Wan noted Dolph Lundgren has a “regal” quality to him and feels he is a really good actor.

“He’s a really strong actor,” Wan continued. “I don’t think anyone gives him enough credit for how serious he actually takes his craft. He’s taking it very seriously on this film.”

Regarding filming Aquaman, James Wan said the films are really difficult!

“It’s a very technically challenging shoot to be on,” Wan said. “Working with water, and even the dry-for-wet sequences are very complex. … Our equivalent of two people sitting around chatting in the underwater world is super complicated. You have to think about CG with the hair, and how their clothing moves, how are they floating, what kind of rig we put them on and all that stuff. ”

Jason Momoa will also be appearing as Aquaman in November’s Justice League.

Aquaman has a December 21, 2018 release starring Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Orm the Ocean Master, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, with Temuera Morrison as Aquaman’s father, Thomas Curry, Nicole Kidman is playing the mother to Aquaman, Queen Atlanna, and Dolph Ludgren is King Nereus.

 

Why Kate Beckinsale Turned Down Playing Wonder Woman

Why Kate Beckinsale Turned Down Playing Wonder Woman

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If there’s one definitive, unquestionable bright spot in the DCEU right now, it has to be Diana Prince. Gal Gadot’s fierce Amazon has turned into an instant sensation among audiences, and the Wonder Woman movie has become a box office smash. The character experienced a long road to achieve this success, and many talented actresses turned down the role before she eventually came to life. One such actress was Kate Beckinsale, and The Only Living Boy in New York actress recently revealed that she turned down Wonder Woman because the version pitched to her didn’t resemble the current Diana, saying:

But the incarnations that I was seeing were…They weren’t this one [the 2017 film].

That’s something that a lot of people tend to forget when they think about the long development of a Wonder Woman movie. The project went through an intense evolution over the years, going through several permutations (even current Justice League and Batgirl director Joss Whedon took a shot at the story at one point) before the DCEU even came into existence. In that regard, Kate Beckinsale didn’t necessarily miss out on the role of Diana Prince, because the fan-favorite version of the character created by Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot wasn’t the version of the character that the Underworld actress would’ve played when she had the chance in the mid-2000s.

In that regard, it’s hard to imagine that Kate Beckinsale truly missed out on the role of a lifetime. The superhero genre was still coming into its own in the 2000s, and Marvel hadn’t even truly cracked the code yet. With female superhero movies like Elektra and Catwoman falling flat, it’s probably for the best that Warner Bros. and DC ultimately opted to wait until the genre could convincingly sustain a Wonder Woman franchise. Beyond that, with her work on projects like the Underworldfranchise and the Total Recall remake, Beckinsale has pretty firmly established herself as a bonafide action icon — even without Diana Prince.

Of course, Kate Beckinsale’s children also factored into her decision not to play Diana Prince. The actress continued her explanation to Yahoo Movies and explained that she wasn’t entirely eager to jump into the role at the risk of potentially embarrassing her kids, saying:

I don’t know if I was desperate to be in a leotard. I’d already done the rubber trousers. You have to take in that you have a child at some point and how much could you possibly embarrass them.

You can pick up a digital copy of Diana Prince’s first solo adventure on August 29, and the DVD, Blu-ray, and 4K editions of Wonder Woman will hit shelves three weeks later on September 19. For The Amazonian warrior’s next adventure, make sure to catch her in Justice League when the DC superhero team assembles in theaters on November 17.

As for Kate Beckinsale, make sure to check her out in The Only Living Boy in New York, which is now in theaters.

5 Ways Avengers: Age of Ultron Establishes Marvel’s Phase 3

5 Ways Avengers: Age of Ultron Establishes Marvel’s Phase 3

As the major climax in Marvel Studios’ Phase Two films, Avengers: Age of Ultron prepared audiences for the next four year’s worth of films. To help prepare you for the hailstorm of Marvel Phase Three movies, here are the biggest plot points introduced in Age of Ultron that establish the next chapter in Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The Superhuman Registration Act (Captain America: Civil War)

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The 2006 comic event Civil War showed the rift among the superhero community over a controversial law called the Superhuman Registration Act.  The official movie synopsis of Captain America: Civil War confirms that 2016’s threequel will feature its own version of the Superhuman Registration Act, created by the world’s governments after the Hulk and Iron Man destroyed an African City and Ultron partially decimated the fictional country of Sokovia in Avengers: Age of Ultron.

But we may have already seen the beginnings of the Superhuman Registration Act in Age of Ultron, when Maria Hill says that several governments were pushing for Bruce Banner’s arrest after his Hulk-out with Iron Man. Given the amount of damage that Hulk inflicted, it’s likely that his decision to go into hiding will have big consequences Captain America: Civil War.  

Captain America vs. Iron Man (Captain America: Civil War)

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The movie synopsis of Captain America: Civil War states that Captain America and Iron Man will split the Avengers into two opposing factions over the Superhuman Registration Act. Captain America and Iron Man already didn’t see eye to eye in Age of Ultron, with Cap holding Iron Man responsible for Ultron’s creation and Iron Man believing Cap to be naïve and overly idealistic.  The two even came to blows in the film after Captain America tried stopping Tony from uploading JARVIS into Ultron’s synthetic body (which ultimately created the Vision). Leaked concept art for Captain America: Civil War features Captain America and Iron Man rushing at each other with their fists raised, so even more fighting between the pair seems more than obvious. 

Ulysses Klaue (Black Panther)

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In Age of Ultron, arms dealer Ulysses Klaue loses both his hand and vibranium (the world’s strongest metal) supply to Ultron and the Maximoff twins.  Klaue is an updated version of the Black Panther villain Ulysses Klaue, so it’s almost certain that Andy Serkis’s character will appear in the 2018 Black Panther film.  In the comics, Klaw first encounters the Black Panther when trying to steal Wakanda’s vibranium supply, so a similar scenario seems likely for their cinematic counterparts.  As for Klaue’s missing hand, expect him to replace it with a high-tech vibranium device that controls and manipulates sounds waves, as he does in the comics. 

Asgard Goes to Hel (Thor: Ragnarok)

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When the Scarlett Witch starts playing mind games with the Avengers, she gives Thor a nightmarish look into his possible future. In his vision, Thor sees Heimdall and other Asgardians celebrating in the middle of a crumbling empire as animal-headed giants lurk in the shadows.   The subtitle of the next Thor movie, Thor: Ragnarok, references a Norse myth that describes the end of the world and the death of the Norse gods. Ragnarok was also the title of Marvel Comics’ story arc that killed Thor and Asgard, and removed them from their publishing line for several years.  The Ragnarok myth details the deaths of several characters that appear in the Thor films, including Heimdall, Loki, Odin and Thor himself.  As for the animal-like giants, could these be creatures from the realm of Hel, which Heimdall mentions as he attacks Thor in his dream?

The Infinity Stones (Avengers: Infinity War Part I, Part II)

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During his visions in the Water of Sight, Thor sees the Infinity Stones and realizes that someone has been trying to collect them for an unknown purpose.  The movie also confirmed that Loki’s scepter from the first Avengers movie contained the Mind Gem, which Thor later used to birth the Vision. While Thor doesn’t know who is after the Infinity Stones, the true puppet master, Thanos, appears during the mid-credit scene. Vowing to take a more direct approach towards collecting the stones, Thanos grabs the one weapon capable of harnessing all six stones; the Infinity Gauntlet.  

Past Marvel movies have introduced four of the stones (the Tessarect from Captain America: The First Avenger, Loki’s scepter, the Aether from Thor: The Dark World, and the Orb from Guardians of the Galaxy), leaving two unaccounted for.  It’s likely that  one of the stones will appear in the 2016 Dr. Strange movie, while the other will appear in either Thor: Ragnarok or Guardians of the Galaxy 2. An Infinity Stone would certainly be powerful enough to destroy Asgard, and the Guardians of the Galaxy could encounter another Infinity Stone during their next misadventure.  

What other ways do you think Avengers: Age of Ultron sets up future Marvel movies?  Be sure to leave your thoughts in the comments! 

The Walking Dead Cast Member Arrested

The Walking Dead Cast Member Arrested

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One of the cast members of The Walking Dead was arrested on Sunday, according to a report on FOX 5 Atlanta.

Based on a police report, Seth K. Gilliam, who plays Father Gabriel on The Walking Dead,was arrested for DUI, speeding and drug possession. Police officers reportedly pulled him over after recording his speed at over 100 miles per hour on Georgia Highway 74.

Atlanta News, Weather, Traffic, and Sports | FOX 5 Police say Gilliam had a blood alcohol reading of .107, and they also found marijuana in a cigarette pack in his car.

EXCLUSIVE The Flash Preview: Grodd Lives

EXCLUSIVE The Flash Preview: Grodd Lives

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The CW has provided ComicBook.com with an exclusive preview of “Grodd Lives,” the next episode of The Flash, which will air on Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

In “Grodd Lives,” Barry (Grant Gustin) must deal with the Reverse Flash’s (Tom Cavanagh) latest threat to a member of the group. To make matter worse, Dr. Wells unleashes Grodd on the city in order to distract Barry and the team. Joe (Jesse L. Martin), Barry and Cisco (Carlos Valdes) head down into the sewers to catch Grodd but the gorilla quickly gets the upper hand after he kidnaps Joe. Iris (Candice Patton) and Barry have a heart to heart talk. You can check it out below.

The “Grodd Lives” episode of The Flash was directed by Dermott Downs and written by Grainne Godfree & Kai Yu Wu. The “Grodd Lives” episode of The Flash airs on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 8 PM ET on The CW.

Avengers: Age Of Ultron Stan Lee Cameo Description

Avengers: Age Of Ultron Stan Lee Cameo Description

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What would a Marvel movie be without a cameo from Stan Lee? Well… I guess it would be The Wolverine. In any case, Stan Lee has mastered his cameo roles and seems to pop up at just the right time to provide comic relief for fans.

Such was the case in Avengers: Age of Ultron during a party at Avengers tower. The Avengers decided to kick back, drink, and celebrate the good times now that they had recovered Loki’s scepter and would no longer have so much pressure to fight the good fight every day.

Thor and Steve Rogers added to the fun when Thor decided to add 1000 year aged Asgardian liquor to their drinks, which Thor claimed was too much for any mortal to handle. World War II veterans in attendance didn’t want to hear about Thor’s concoction – they wanted to try it. Stan Lee posed as one of the vocal veterans, telling Thor that he could handle the drink. He fought in World War II, after all!

Cut to the next shot, Stan was wrong! A number of the World War II vets are passed out on the couch and Mr. Lee is carried out of the party, bidding farewell with an enthusiastic, “Excelsior!”