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Love Is Blind: Matt Thomas Proposed On Last Day, But Not For Marriage

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Matt Thomas and Danielle Drouin were one of the unseen Love is Blind romances. For weeks, we’ve been sharing bits and pieces of their unaired story. By now, our readers should be quite familiar with their romance. According to Danielle, Matt wanted an open relationship, and that’s what led to the breakup. According to him, their relationship just kind of fizzled out, and he went on to explore something else

Even before their relationship became really complicated. It was already pretty intense, because it started with a love triangle. Danielle found herself torn between Matt and Rory Newbrough. Eventually, she became engaged to Rory while on Love is Blind. 

Related: 'I Was Crying': Love Is Blind's Danielle Drouin Describes Seeing Rory For First Time

Danielle spoke to Screen Rant and shared the deep connections she felt with both men. With Rory the connection was instant, and with Matt it developed in a few days. Danielle felt “turmoil” while on Love is Blind because she didn’t know loving two men at once was possible. She shared that “I was going through an experience that I never felt before in my life. I have never had feelings for two men at the same time. I didn’t even know if it was even possible, but clearly it’s possible.”

The ultimate decision to pick Rory over Matt came on the last day. According to Danielle, Matt told her that he wasn’t going to propose. He wanted them to experience everything together (first kiss, first date, etc.) before jumping into a commitment. Matt wanted them to both leave Love is Blind together. 

Danielle had this response to him:

I told him that I needed to have my last date with Rory and talk to him. I couldn’t 100 percent tell him the same things that Matt was telling me because my heart was also still with Rory. I knew I owed it to Rory before I made any drastic decisions to leave.

She later became engaged to Rory. When Screen Rant spoke to Matt, we asked him about his decision to not propose to Danielle on his last day on the Love is Blind set. 

I did propose; I just didn't propose marriage. On Proposal Day, I walked in and said, ‘Danielle, I'm not going to offer you a ring today. I don't have any willingness to continue on with this experiment. But what I do propose is that we walk out of here together right now. And we buy a one way ticket to somewhere in the world and we start our lap around the globe.

He continued,

I had developed real feelings; I had told her that I loved her through a wall, and I believe that. But when it came to feeling strongly enough to propose to her, to say forever, I wasn't ready to do that without experiencing her with not just my ears, but I wanted to see her and smell her and taste her and touch her. I wanted to be sure, with all of who I am, that when I said forever I meant it.

Eventually, Matt would get his wish and end up dating Danielle in the real world. Unfortunately, they had different views on what their future should hold. Despite their romance ending, both have shared that they remain good friends, and credit Love is Blind with helping them develop stronger romantic relationships.

Next: Danielle Drouin Says Love Is Blind Experiment Led to 'Healthiest' Relationship Ever

Love Is Blind: Matt Thomas Proposed On Last Day, But Not For Marriage

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Matt Thomas and Danielle Drouin were one of the unseen Love is Blind romances. For weeks, we’ve been sharing bits and pieces of their unaired story. By now, our readers should be quite familiar with their romance. According to Danielle, Matt wanted an open relationship, and that’s what led to the breakup. According to him, their relationship just kind of fizzled out, and he went on to explore something else

Even before their relationship became really complicated. It was already pretty intense, because it started with a love triangle. Danielle found herself torn between Matt and Rory Newbrough. Eventually, she became engaged to Rory while on Love is Blind. 

Related: 'I Was Crying': Love Is Blind's Danielle Drouin Describes Seeing Rory For First Time

Danielle spoke to Screen Rant and shared the deep connections she felt with both men. With Rory the connection was instant, and with Matt it developed in a few days. Danielle felt “turmoil” while on Love is Blind because she didn’t know loving two men at once was possible. She shared that “I was going through an experience that I never felt before in my life. I have never had feelings for two men at the same time. I didn’t even know if it was even possible, but clearly it’s possible.”

The ultimate decision to pick Rory over Matt came on the last day. According to Danielle, Matt told her that he wasn’t going to propose. He wanted them to experience everything together (first kiss, first date, etc.) before jumping into a commitment. Matt wanted them to both leave Love is Blind together. 

Danielle had this response to him:

I told him that I needed to have my last date with Rory and talk to him. I couldn’t 100 percent tell him the same things that Matt was telling me because my heart was also still with Rory. I knew I owed it to Rory before I made any drastic decisions to leave.

She later became engaged to Rory. When Screen Rant spoke to Matt, we asked him about his decision to not propose to Danielle on his last day on the Love is Blind set. 

I did propose; I just didn't propose marriage. On Proposal Day, I walked in and said, ‘Danielle, I'm not going to offer you a ring today. I don't have any willingness to continue on with this experiment. But what I do propose is that we walk out of here together right now. And we buy a one way ticket to somewhere in the world and we start our lap around the globe.

He continued,

I had developed real feelings; I had told her that I loved her through a wall, and I believe that. But when it came to feeling strongly enough to propose to her, to say forever, I wasn't ready to do that without experiencing her with not just my ears, but I wanted to see her and smell her and taste her and touch her. I wanted to be sure, with all of who I am, that when I said forever I meant it.

Eventually, Matt would get his wish and end up dating Danielle in the real world. Unfortunately, they had different views on what their future should hold. Despite their romance ending, both have shared that they remain good friends, and credit Love is Blind with helping them develop stronger romantic relationships.

Next: Danielle Drouin Says Love Is Blind Experiment Led to 'Healthiest' Relationship Ever

Infinity War Writer Jokes He Only Returned For Red Skull Payoff

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Captain America screenwriter Christopher Markus has jokingly revealed the main reason he returned to pen Avengers: Infinity War was because of Red Skull. Markus, along with frequent co-writer Stephen McFeely, wrote Infinity War and its sequel, Avengers: Endgame. The Red Skull returns as the keeper of the Soul Stone on the planet Vormir, making his first appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since he disappeared after the events of Captain America: The First Avenger.

The Red Skull made his MCU debut in Captain America: The First Avenger, played by Hugo Weaving. His character is the founder of the evil organization known as Hydra, which has played a significant role in several MCU films. In the climax of the film, the Red Skull appears to be consumed by the Tesseract, which is later revealed to contain one of the precious Infinity Stones. Following the events of the movie, the iconic comic book villain wasn't heard from again, though that didn't stop fan speculation about how he could return. In fact, before Captain America: The Winter Soldier's release, there was a theory making the rounds claiming Robert Redford's Alexander Pierce could be Red Skull in disguise. However, that theory was quickly disproven once the film hit theaters, causing fans to wonder if the character would ever reappear.

Related: How Red Skull Knew About The Soul Stone And Its Rules

Avengers: Infinity War co-writer Christopher Markus (via ComicBook) jokingly revealed he only returned to pen the blockbuster film because of Red Skull. Markus shared this piece of information during a quarantine watch party for the film. When discussing Red Skull's return in the movie, he states, "Bringing him back was the whole reason I agreed to do this movie. Well, that and all the other reasons. But to get a chance to bring back the bad guy from our first Marvel movie and use him in the wrap-up was too satisfying not to do." The full Twitter post is below.

Markus and co-writer Stephen McFeely have been integral players in the MCU's success. The dynamic duo has written numerous films in the Marvel canon, notably all three Captain America films, Thor: The Dark World and the last two Avengers films, which brought the Infinity Saga to its explosive conclusion. Markus and McFeely also created Marvel's Agent Carter television show for ABC, which centered on Hayley Atwell's Peggy Carter. She's Steve Rogers' famed love interest and S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, who also makes an appearance in Avengers: Endgame. There's also a chance she'll return to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. for its 7th and final season on the network.

Since lending their talents to the first Captain America film, Markus and McFeely have had a firm grasp on the MCU's superheroes, fleshing them all out in wonderful ways. Their work on both Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame was truly impressive, weaving together a massive story that brought the Infinity Saga to a close in spectacular and heartbreaking fashion. It's hard to blame Markus for feeling particularly drawn to writing the film due to the return of Red Skull. In a beautiful way, it brought Captain America's story full circle as he made his graceful exit from the MCU. Though it's fair to assume Markus and McFeely could play a role in future Marvel films, fans can still enjoy their work and the return of Red Skull in Avengers: Infinity War.

More: Why Marvel's Red Skull Could Never Get The Soul Stone

Source: Christopher Markus/ComicBook

Thor’s Weirdest Costume Has NEVER Been Explained | Screen Rant

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The Mighty Thor has long been one of the most powerful beings in all of Marvel Comics, but he hasn't always had the keenest eye for fashion. The Odinson has a brand new look as Marvel's new Herald of Thunder, but one inexplicable costume definitely stands apart from the rest.

Based off of the original Norse God, Marvel's version of Thor made his debut in 1963's Journey into Mystery #83, with comic book legend Jack Kirby designing his original costume. As a result, Thor's design becoming instantly iconic. The metal helmet with wings, long red cape, black bodysuit with silver circles, and yellow boots would become Thor's most recognizable outfit. While Thor's costume has changed throughout the years, the 1990s made sure his wardrobe would be talked about for years to come.

Related: When Thor Fought Thanos, Who Actually Won?

During the late '90s the Thor flagship comic had been selling poorly, so Warren Ellis and Mike Deodato Jr. were brought on board to completely revitalize the character, and make him more accessible. One of the major changes made was altering Thor's costume to something more simplistic, removing the helmet, cape, and body armor, and leaving him with only black pants, boots, and silver gauntlets on his forearms. While the storyline itself would receive praise from fans and critics alike, the redesign removed many of the iconic fixtures of Thor's outfit. And with Marvel planning to reboot many of its biggest characters after the Onslaught event, Thor wouldn't see a return to his own comic for a few years. But one of his final appearances would feature one of his most... interesting designs.

Thor #502 was the final issue of Thor's ongoing series before it was renamed Journey Into Mystery: The Lost Gods. However, without any explanation, Thor's costume had changed drastically for this final appearance. Thor was no longer simply wearing pants, but a blue top (that failed to cover his pecs) blue pants, a blue helmet that showed his face, his signature red cape, silver boots, bands, and underwear on the outside. While many classic elements returned, the mixture of features was quite the change from his previous, more simplistic, design. There was no mention of a costume change in the previous issue, and other comics that featured Thor, such as Onslaught, still showed have Thor wearing his "pants-only" design. Furthermore, when Thor made his eventual return to comics, this costume was immediately replaced, with no mention of the change. So why was this costume used in the first place?

Given that the Thor comic had seen better days prior to this redesign, and that Marvel was undergoing massive changes with their publishing line-up, it seemed like no design was too radical for publication. Since the Thor comic was about to lose the titular character with issue #502, Deodato and Marvel probably decided it wouldn't hurt to use this costume for one issue, possibly to gauge how fans would react to the change.

While the redesigned costume seemed to go largely ignored at the time of its debut, it did make an appearance in other comics at the time, most notably the Marvel vs DC crossover that was going on at the time. Despite its limited use, the redesigned costume would be replaced with a more classic costume when the Thor title was relaunched in 1998.

It's a shame that this costume never really had a chance to shine, outside of a few comic books. While redesigns can often cause controversy among fans, the new costumes usually have at least a few issues to win over even the fans most reluctant to the change. Redesigns are a chance to try something new and change the status quo for even a brief period of time. In some instances, like Spider-Man's Symbiote costume, the design can go on to become a fan-favorite costume, or one of the most popular redesigns for the character. In other instances, when rtruly terrible superhero costume designs don't go over well with fans, the original costume is restored just as quickly as it left. In this case however, the new costume barely had a chance to win over anybody, and largely remains forgotten. Still, because of its interesting history, this redesign has to go down as one of the weirdest redesigns Thor fans ever saw.

Next: Thor Had a Son in Marvel Comics (And Then Killed Him)

Why Too Hot to Handle’s Francesca & Harry Should Join 90 Day Fiancé Cast

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The 26-year-old Canadian beauty Francesca and 22-year-old Aussie boy Harry met while filming Too Hot to Handle. As soon as they entered this dating reality show, they felt an intense connection between them. Fast forward a year, they are still going strong and want to spend the rest of their lives together. Considering their long-distance relationship and eagerness to be married, shouldn’t they be featured on 90 Day Fiancé?

When the duo entered the show, they were under the impression that like any other dating show, they would be encouraged to do naughty things with their sexy partners without having any real connection. They were forced to navigate a show designed to test their bodies as well as their hearts, and against all odds, remain a couple. As the concept of the show demanded, the young couple was able to connect emotionally, resolve their conflicts, and eventually develop a functional relationship. They couldn’t keep their hands off of each other even for a moment. They are hoping the time comes soon when they can put their hands on each other more often.

Related: Too Hot to Handle: Francesca Considering Online Marriage with Harry to Get Him to Canada

After the show ended, both were traveling internationally every two weeks to make sure they could spend some quality time. Now, with the coronavirus pandemic in the picture, they can’t visit one another as Harry is a native Australian, currently living in Southern California, and Francesca lives in Canada. The lovebirds are ready to have a virtual wedding so that they can be together. Many fans seem thrilled by this news. So, wouldn't it be a great idea for the couple to feature on another dating show during which they could end up marrying each other? We would definitely want them featured on the TLC reality show 90 Day Fiancé in which Francesca plays the role of a foreign partner while she visits Harry on a fiancé visa. 

It would be a win-win situation for show producers. The couple would get what they wanted, that's being married, and the viewers would get entertained. During the three-month adventure, the committed pair would explore their relationship further, and the audience will get a closer look at their personalities, homes, families, friends, and lifestyles. It would be pretty inspiring to observe the young couple overcome potential cultural barriers, conquer any possible family tensions, and then come out stronger than ever.

It would also be quite a pressurizing situation when the reality couple will have to cope with their disputes on-camera and simultaneously take a life-altering decision. We all know Harry doesn’t do well under pressure (remember when he lied about kissing Francesca?) At the same time, Francesca is not a confrontational person, she might just sit back instead of addressing and resolving a situation. Well, it’s gonna be a gripping moment for the viewers when it would be revealed that whether the couple finally decides to tie the knot or Francesca returns home. 

Next: Too Hot to Handle Fans Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber Reached out to Harry & Francesca

Too Hot to Handle season 1 is available to stream on Netflix.

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