“I would like to see us [X-Men] fight them [Avengers], though. I’d like us not to team up. I’d like to see us fight them and, you know, annihilate them, as we surely would.” -James McAvoy
OMGGGGG SOMEONE ACTUALLY MADE GIFS OF THIS PROMPT. McAvoy seriously just needs to get a tumblr already so he can be in the fandom as fully as he clearly desires.
oh my god yes Mcavoy is a fanboy of his own show yes
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The Read podcast is always great but Kid Fury and Crissles’ discussion of what’s happening in Ferguson, Missouri is especially powerful. Skip to the 39 minute mark and listen the rest of the way through.
I took my little brother (who falls on the autism spectrum) to see Guardians of the Galaxy and after this scene he lit up like a Christmas tree and screamed “He’s like me! He can’t do metaphors!” And for the rest of the film my brother stared at Drax in a state of rapture.
So for the last 6 days I have heard my brother repeatedly quote all of the Drax lines from the movie verbatim (one of his talents), begin studying vocabulary test words, and tell everyone he knows that people with autism can also be superheroes.
Now I am not saying that Drax the Destroyer is, or was ever, intended to be autistic. All I am saying is that it warmed my heart to see my brother have an opportunity to identify himself with a character known for his strength, badassness, and honor. And that is pretty damn awesome.
So while I adored Guardians of the Galaxy as a great fun loving film with cool characters I can do nothing but thank Marvel Studios and Dave Bautista for finally bringing a superhero to the screen that my little brother can relate to.