Due to vacationing, the activity has not been the greatest here. However, we managed to fix some issues in the API, that was recentely discovered. The “next”-request sometimes lists upcoming tvshows/movies in incorrect order. This happens because the sort order is set to return data in “MCU Time order” instead of “Premiere Time order”.
In the next-request we’ve also added the ability to only show “next tv-show” and “next-movie” respectively, since we sometimes wants to know which movie is next in order, or just only next episode of a season.
One third fix we’ve also added to the API, is that IMDB data per episode (if season) is returned too, together with the main entry of the entire season (or movie). This caused a temporary performance issue that also has been fixed now.
We’re still working on a snapshot example (react), but since we’ve been a bit busy this has fallen out of the plans a bit. However, there’s a very minor view (currently categories only) in the API-webinterface. If you want to contribute and build a sample page, please feel free to do it and we may also present it in the API as a part of the documentation.
The first documentation for the MCU Timeline API can be found at the link below. Currently the API is completely open and available for anyone that wants to check it out! There is currently no demo, since the project is entirely new. There are however a “snapshot” of the content that resides in the database that the API uses, which can be seen at https://snapshot.earth616.org/. The snapshot is just a part of the API, and by using the API there will be much more data to reach.
Yesterday, the work with database migration was completed for the old timeline located here. The work now starts with documenting the API that is ready to get requests. It also has to be published and not only be in a development state. There is however a snapshot open to view already, which has direct access to the database list (outside the API) – where we simply just list the MCU timeline as is. This timeline has also newer entries and information than the manually documented at the prior site.
The API we’re building? Well, it’s gone very far already – as the matter of fact, most of the database requests are already in place – requestable. However, the data is till required to be there to make it all searchable. The plan is to keep on entering data into the database today/this evening, until all of the data from https://mcu.earth616.org/ is finished.
The API itself is still located at the test server but fully functional. The plans is to move it to a stable production service ASAP so it can be maintained online from now into the future.
Ever since the first movies with Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl I’ve been a huge fan of them, even if Mark Millar took them with him over to Image Comics once in a time. This interest grew when I also found out about the comics (since I’ve not been there since the start). So I also feel a bit sad over that we probably won’t see them in the Marvel Universe.
For a long time, there was an idea to continue with Kick-Ass 3, as the comics had more volumes to transform into film, but as I’ve understood it at the actual time, Chloë turned down the third movie, due to the outcome of Kick-Ass 2.
The comics however continued, and took a turn with “The New Girl” volumes, with Patience Lee taking over Dave Lizewski as Kick-Ass. Even those comics took me with storm, and I still look for traces of continuity here. But still, this is Image Comics property.
Today, however, I stumbled into this video regarding Tom & Jerry and an interview with Chloë this year, where they shortly discussed her role as Hit-Girl, and she stated that she actually “could see a Hit-Girl-Style reprise” again! Let’s really hope that this opportunity will come one day.
Since the API is built on returning data from a database, we’ve built a quick snapshot of the content. This is not the final result, but just a smaller snapshot of the content. Here you can also follow the ongoing migration work as the present timeline here, has to be migrated manually..
It sometimes feels like Marvel and Disney chose to take a break in may 2021. There are no new material, you think? However, after a little bit of digging it seems like it’s not entirely empty even if there are nothing bigger that have been announced globally – even if Cruella may be counted as one of the bigger premieres i may.
According to WhatsOnDisneyPlus, at least for the US watchers there are still ongoing legacy releases. Amongst some, “X-Men: The Last Stand” shoud arrive May 14 (next week). One thing that is less publicly known of is the series “Fury Files”. Some sites reports that this series was first released 2017, but by digging a bit deeper it also seems that this eventually is an entirely new production.
We’ve also reported about the M.O.D.O.K. series, that has its premiere in two weeks (May 21), even if that premiere may be limited to Star in US/UK only. In very short words, may 2021 seems to be – mostly – the month of legacy releases. Like Disney and Marvel finally closes their legacy.