What Causes The Mandela Effect

The Mandela Effect

The Mandela Effect, Named after the mass confusion surround the death of Nelson Mandela, is the name given to the phenomenon of the mass remembrances of events that seemingly never happened. The theory began with the aforementioned Nelson Mandela who passed away in 2013 despite a hefty majority of people remembering him dying in an African prison in the 1980s. Since then the community surrounding the Mandela Effect has grown rapidly as more residuals are discovered and more theories arise as to just how this all can possibly be happening. Before we dive into some of those theories, let’s break down some of the most iconic and recent Mandela Effects that may affect you.

The Berenstain Bears

No, you didn’t read that wrong and no, that’s not a typo. The spark that lit the fuse is largely attributed to these childhood storybook bears. Most often remembered as the “Berenstein Bears” even the most detailed search through the archives will show these bears have always been named the “Berenstain Bears”. While some residuals of old TV Guides and VHS tapes have surfaced, no source that can be traced back to the production or company responsible for these books or shows ever show them being spelt with an “e”.

… A box of chocolates

Everybody and their mother is familiar with the cultural classic that is Forest Gump. Even for those who haven’t seen it (Do you exist?) there is one quote from the film that has surpassed pop-culture. Go ahead and say it to yourself, It’s the catchphrase, The Slogan, The repetend line through out the film. Dis you say “Life Is like a box of chocolates”? If so, You’d be wrong. I know what you’re thinking, how could this be can hear Tom Hanks say it plain as day. I urge you to go back and watch that clip on YouTube, listen closely and hear that iconic line… “Life WAS like a box of chocolates”.

Who’s the Fairest of them all?

Yet another pop culture classic, Snow White. Admit it fellas, you know the quite too. Ya know, that famous quote, “Magic Mirror on the Wall, Who’s the fairest of them all?” That’s right, No “Mirror, Mirror” in this reality. One of the absolute most baffling examples as that exact line has been seen quoted in Shrek as well as inspired its own spinoff of the same name. Yet in the Disney animated Snow White film “Mirror, Mirror” is never spoken. Stranger still, seemingly in the other languages the movie is translated in, that line DOES appear. Residual?

Down The Rabbit Hole

There is an ever-growing list of Mandela Effects that seemingly keep getting wilder and wilder. If none of these have made you question this reality, I encourage you to check out the following video on some of the most bazar Mandela Effects.

Youtube: WatchMojo

So How Can This Be?

As of now there are two major theories as the the reasoning behind the Mandela Effect phenomenon.

The Timeline/Paradox Theory

The first theory revolves around the possibility of a paradox involving the timeline we know to be our reality. And yes, before you jump to it, this theory well precedes Loki and the Multiverse. The theory goes that the world (our world that we have perceived in this reality) has actually ended, and not just once. However rather than physically ending the reality we perceive has merged into another reality causing a paradox, one where we retain the memories from our initial reality despite the subtle differences making these non-existent in the current one. Three notable points in history have been linked to this theory as three different points we have merged with three different realities. The First paradox event is said to be Y2K, originally thought to be “The end of the world” Year 0 would wipe all computer based intelligence ability to comprehend the actual year causing a reset. The second paradox shift is though to be the year 2012 when the Mayan Calendar predicted the end of the world. Lastly and most recently is the year 2020 which was considered to be the coming of days due to the unforeseeable and outrageous events the year hosted. While we can look back at these three fixed points as nothing more than hoaxes and false predictions, oddly enough there seems to be a spike in Mandela Effects following each of these years.

Simulated Reality Theory

Simulated Reality theory is the theory that it is very possible and even extremely likely that we currently live inside a computer generated simulation. The crux of the theory relies on the fact it would be next to impossible to answer this question without first being able to create a simulated reality of our own that perfectly mirrored our reality. However by doing so we also run the equal possibility of either creating the first simulated reality or being the last reality to do so. The Mandela Effect comes into play as the response to a “patch” of sorts. While a new reality or update to our current one could easily overwrite the code for a company like “Febreeze” so that the code reads it was actually always spelled “Febreze”, rewriting the code of near sentient, growing AI as a whole would be a lot more challenging. This would lead to peoples “false memories”. Memories of something that actually existed and was witnessed however was overwritten so that it seemingly never existed inside the current reality.

Closing Thoughts

This is just scratching the surface of the Mandela Effect theory. This ever expanding and ever growing phenomenon is one of my favorite things to discuss and monitor. I highly encourage anyone unfamiliar to look into some of the documented effects as I can almost assure you one of them will strike a chord. Let me know what your favorite Mandela Effects are and which ones sent you over the edge below, then be sure to check out more articles like this one right here!

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Spider-Man No Way Home: The Sinister Six

Spider-Man and The Sinister Six

Ever since the video of a video of an Adobe Premier file containing the next entry in the Spider-Man (Home) series was leaked, the internet has been a buzz about what the film may entail and if fan speculation will ring true. One of the biggest theories surrounding the multiverse film is the idea that the main antagonists will be a group of villains from the collective Spider-Man franchise based around the comic book’s Sinister Six.

Who are The Sinister Six?

First things first, who are the Sinister Six exactly? While there are many different variants and versions throughout the decades and series of comics, the core Sinister Six debuted in January of 1964 and consisted of their leader, Doc Oc, Kraven the Hunter, Vulture, Sandman, Mysterio (not Rey), and Electro. Later iterations if the group would include Norman Osbourne’s Green Goblin, Scorpion, Ned Leeds’ Hob Goblin, Lizard, and more. Spanning several eras of comics and multiple universes The Sinister Six has seen its fair share of variety over the years, but if this is the direction Marvel and Sony plan on going for the upcoming Spider-Man: No Way Home title later this year, who will fill the role of the Six?

Doctor Octopus

At this time, the only visually confirmed villain to join the MCU family and feature in the upcoming Spider-Man flick is Otto Octavius, portrayed by Alfred Molina reprising his role from the 2004 Spider-Man 2 movie directed by Sam Raimi. This casting choice has lead many fans of the series to believe what they had been speculating on to be true, as Marvel dives down the rabbit hole of the multiverse, this leaves the door of possibility wide open for the return of the past Spider-Men including Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield. While Otto serves as the head of the Sin. Six in the original comic, we are lead to believe that spot will most likely be filled by our next entry…

The Green Goblin

All but confirmed is Willem Defoe’s infamous Green Goblin from the same series. The Now Way Home trailer saw the use of a very familiar Pumpkin Bomb and an even more familiar laugh. Should Defoe’s Goblin be introduced into the MCU and this proposed Sinister Six, who better to take the helm than the on screen villain who started it all? For our comic accurate audience, The Green Goblin would lead the Sinister Six on a few different occasions but most notably during the formation of the Sinister Twelve.

Electro

Another seemingly locked villain is the return of Jamie Foxx’s Electro as Foxx may have spilled the beans earlier in the year promising a return to the role without the questionable Blue electric CGI. Foxx’s Electro would see the first introduction of the Andrew Garfield Amazing Spider-Man series into the multiverse. The presence of Electro is also heavily hinted at during the short trailer as we see several scenes of what appears to be an electrical storm, with classic yellow lightning nonetheless.

Vulture

Probably the farthest stretch for a return to the series is Michael Keaton’s Vulture from Spider-Man homecoming. We can’t rule him out because while the actor may be popping up on rival DC’s new Batman experiment, Keaton has not ruled out a return as the beloved Vulture. Filling in the Tom Holland era of Spider-Man villains, Vulture would be a much welcome and comic-accurate addition to the Six.

Sandman

Another villain fans have been piecing together based on trailer scenes is Thomas Haden Church’s iconic Sandman from the Raimi series. No one can say the original trilogy didn’t have phenomenal casting… well except Eric Foreman as Venom. Much like Electro, large Sandstorms and seemingly mountains of sand appear in the trailer even at one point being hit by a bolt of electric we can only assume was courtesy of Electro.

Sixth?

While the majority of these are still speculation, there is even more about the final lineup regarding a sixth member. Keep in mind while comic accurate references are always nice and have become more commonplace in the MCU, at the end of the day some divination from the origin isn’t the end of the world and not all comics can be seamlessly adapted to the big screen. We have a few proposed villains to fill out that sixth spot below, and we highly encourage you to let us know who YOU would cast for your Sinister Six.

Mysterio

Once again let me clarify, not Rey. Unlike some of the speculation surrounding previous entries, Mysterio is mentioned by name in the No Way Home Trailer. The only issue is, it’s mentioned in past tense as Peter Parker is questioned surrounding the Death of Mysterio. However there are no rules of time and space in the multiverse, we could 10/10 still see an appearance from Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio from a timeline before his death or even one where he is still alive. Canonically, Mysterio was a part of the original Sinister Six under Doctor Octopus.

Lizard

Another later meme bet of the Six, and another highly theorized addition to the lineup, some fans believe Lizard can be seen swiping at Peter during a brief scene in the trailer. While his role may not have been as Iconic as a Green Goblin or Doc Oc, The Lizard would see another entry from the Andrew Garfield era of the Spider-Man Franchise.

Scorpion

This one may come as a surprise but here me out. During the closing scene of Spider-Man: Homecoming we witness Michael Keaton’s Vulture being into his jail cell when he has an intriguing encounter with another inmate boasting a very recognizable scorpion tattoo. The two exchange some words about Spider-Man before the movie cuts to black. Could we finally be seeing the long-awaited debut of Scorpion? If Keaton decides to reprise his role as Vulture, I’d say the odds are significantly better, if nothing else than for a minor cameo role.

Hob Goblin

We spoke earlier about the use of Pumpkin bombs signaling the return of Defoe’s Green Goblin to the big screen. However, a few skeptics are saying this could be a ploy on Marvel’s part to reintroduce the Hob Goblin. While Harry Osbourne, the James Franco version, maybe a little unlikely due to some personal legal encounters, there is another Hob Goblin yet to be seen. Ned Leeds takes over the role of Parker’s best friend for the No Way Home Series but this character has a more significant role as well should the comics be any indication. Ned Leeds can be seen during the trailer under investigation for the alleged crimes Spider-Man has committed. We get a little more to this as we can hear Peter explaining how all of the publicity is hurting the people around him. Will this be the plot to lead Mr. Leeds in his endeavors against Spider-Man as the Hob Goblin? Hey, it’s comic-friendly!

These are just a few options of possible villains we could be seeing in the up-and-coming Spider-Man: No Way Home movie set for this Christmas. Let’s us know who YOU think should be featured in the film and what you thought of our list below! Check out more articles just like this one right here as well!

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Casting Johnny Cage

The 2021, R rated, Mortal Kombat adaptation hit the big screen as well as HBO Max on April 23, reviving mixed but majority positive reviews. The movie is targeted at long time fans of the video game franchise and dives into the lore behind the in game characters and events. Grossing a whopping $9 Million opening night and topping the box office. With the film being such a financial success, it’s only a matter of time before we are presented with a sequel. One character from the original beat ‘em up not feature in this new adaptation expected to make his debut in the sequel is Johnny Cage. Cage is an arrogant, and egotistical character from the Mortal Kombat franchise complete with leather jacket and douchebag sunglasses to boot. The question now is who will play this much beloved asshole in the film adaptation?

The Miz

For those unaware, who have more than likely been living under a rock for the last two decades, Mike “The Miz” Mizanin is a professional wrestler and two time Grand Slam Champion under the WWE banner. The Miz is also no stranger to the big screen, getting his start on MTV’s 10th season of The Real World before transitioning into his professional wrestling career where he has also found himself as the leading man of The Marine franchise, along with other films such as Christmas Bounty and Fighting with my Family. Following the release of Mortal Kombat The Miz took to Twitter, noticing the lack of one Johnny Cage, offering his likeness for the role.

Photo from The Miz on Twitter

Apart from his obvious acting and fighting chops, Miz bares a striking resemblance to Cage that is undeniable! Having been the perfect fit for the arrogant, egotistical, asshole fans love to hate for the better part of almost two decades now, Miz is seemingly the perfect for the role,Not to mention his apparent affection for the series, and fans seem to be rallying around this casting choice as well. Boss Logic, noted for making actor edits and adaptations for fantasy roles, even took to Twitter to post a non-edited picture of Miz claiming no edit was needed, “The guy is literally him”.

Photo from BossLogic on Twitter

Ryan Reynolds

The Miz is not the only person fans are creating buzz around however. The man responsible for reviving “The Merc with a Mouth” has been in heavy consideration amongst the Mortal Kombat fan base as well. Reynolds has proven he has the ability to play a natural, lovable jackass who is simultaneously a badass time and time again. Reynolds, never one to be left out of the loop on Twitter, took to the app amidst the speculation playing into the hype by posting a photo of himself as Cage to promote his partnership with phone provider, Mint.

Photo from Ryan Reynolds Twitter

While an announcement for the casting of Johnny Cage is nothing we should expect in the near future, we have to believe once casting begins for the inevitable sequel of Mortal Kombat, Miz and Reynolds have to be top contenders to fill the much anticipated role. Let us know who you think should play Johnny Cage in the comment section below and be sure to check out more related blogs right here! Don’t forget to tap that subscribe button to FINISH HIM!

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