Marvel, Marvel, Marvel, you really enjoy making big news. This past week Marvel studios announced that they’re going to release eight movies in the next few years. With Avengers 2 coming out next spring and future movies such as, X-men: Apocalypse, The Fantastic Four, Antman, Deadpool, (just announced) The Gambit movie, and Spiderman 3 coming out these next couple of years, Marvel has granted every nerds their wet dream. So here’s a brief explanation of all the movies that are coming out.
Let’s start with “Captain America: Civil War” Release date May 6, 2016. Of all the movies this has to be the most interesting one of the bunch. To those of you that never read the book before, “Civil War” is about the superhuman registration act being imposed on vigilantes with super powers. After a battle that results in the death of hundreds (some were kids) the bill is created and the government is now calling for all hero’s to unmask and register. If they don’t, then they’ll go to jail. Of course this rule is opposed by some heroes from the community who want to keep their identities secret and are forced to live their lives underground. This leads to a split in the community where superheroes fight against each other. And in the middle of it all are Captain America and Ironman. Cap resents those that are opposing of it, while Tony Starks sides with the government and hunts down any vigilantes and imprison them.
Chris Evans once again plays Captain America with Robert Downy Junior playing Ironman. The movie probably won’t be accurate like the comic book; a lot of its main themes will probably be used. But one question that every comic book fan is probably asking right now is, will Captain America die like in the comic?
Next up is “Doctor Strange” with a release date of November 4, 2016. Doctor Strange was a gifted surgeon until he gets into an accident that takes away his ability to operate. Desperate, he sets on a journey where he finds a master sorcerer and he learns to become a sorcerer himself. Benedict Cumberbatch will play the role of the sorcerer supreme.
Probably the best movie to come out from Marvel is the sequel that many fans can’t wait to see “Guardians of the last galaxy 2” will be released on May 5, 2017. The crew is filled with a bunch of likeable oddballs and who can’t forget that amazing soundtrack. Probably the most memorable scene in the last movie is, Groot dancing to the Jacksons five song “Oh baby give me one more.”
One of the surprising movies that’s coming out is “Black Panther” on November 3, 2017. T'Challa is the Black Panther and is king to the most technological nation is the world, Wakanda. A genius and a ferocious warrior; this king is also a valuable member of the Avengers. Though not much is known about the direction of the movie, he will make a guest appearance in the Captain America movie. Chadwick Boseman will be playing him.
With all these movies such as the Avengers, Guardians, and the others that coming out are all going get tied up to “Avengers: Infinite Wars.” Thanos the mad Titan from the moons of Saturn has finally acquired all the Infinite gems (hint: go watch Guardians to see what it is) and has become an unstoppable God and is a threat to the whole universe. It’s going take the whole Marvel universe (heroes and villains) to try to stop him. Of all the movies that are coming out, this is the most exciting one. A movie as grand as this and a monster such as Thanos deserve to be split into two movies. Bring your IMAX glasses because it’s going to be worth it. Part one of this movie will be released May 2018 and the second one will be released May 2019.
“Captain Marvel” will be released on July 6th 2018. After surviving an explosion from alien technology, Carol Danvers is granted incredible super powers such as superhuman strength and flight and fights to protect the world from alien threats. Just like The Black Panther, she is also an Avenger and most likely has a huge role in “Avengers: Infinite wars.” Information about this movie is still on going.
And Finally “Inhumans” has been announced for a November 2nd 2018 release. Inhumans is about a race of humans that has evolutionary evolved when mankind was still in the stone ages and has separatde themselves from the rest of the world. They’re led by their king, Black Bolt whose voice can destroy worlds, and his Royal Family, such as his queen Medusa, Maximus the Mad, and the loveable teleporting canine Lockjaw. Not much is known about whose going star in it yet.
The next few years are going to be a special treat to comic book fans and new comers thanks to Marvel. Somewhere, out there, is a person putting away a crisp hundred dollar bill under their bed waiting for these movies to be released. Now they just need to release “X-men vs the Avengers” movie and every fan can rest in peace.