So we have already announced:
2014: Guardians of the Galaxy
2015: Avengers Age of Ultron and Ant-Man
2016: Captain America 3 and (what everyone expects) Dr. Strange
Now it’s gonna get tricky.
2017: Thor 3 is pretty obvious. I’d say the second film is Black Panther.
2018: A new Hulk movie, followed by the Inhumans that have been teased forever.
2019: Avengers Infinity Gauntlet
I really hope Runaways gets in there though.
Comic Cons before Marvel NOW: Man, I can’t wait to see what they announce at this panel.
Comic Cons after Marvel NOW: No, i don’t want to look. I know they’re gonna try to piss me off.
Civil War - A story where a bunch of heroes caused a villain to go boom in a Connecticut town. It killed over 600 people. The Government wanted all Superheroes to sign up to be Government employees who would be part of a militia. Iron Man was all like okay, Captain America was like FUCK THAT, and thus superheroes either went with Cap or Tony over the matter. Lots of hurt feelings were had.
Secret Invasion - Skrulls are like shape shifting aliens and be all like “Hey! Let’s invade Earth!” So, it’s pretty much “Hail Hydra” except these aliens could be anyone.
Infinity Gauntlet - Thanos is like “Hey Death!” (Cause Death is like a boney chick in the Marvel Universe) “Why don’t you love me?” So Thanos gathered these gems that do crazy shit and starts causing mass destruction to impress Death (Including wiping half the life out of the universe). Heroes tried to stop Thanos (They actually fail)
Annihilation - Big ass bug man from another dimension goes “I’MMA GONNA BLOW UP THE UNIVERSE WITH MY MASSIVE BUG ARMY!” Shit is awesome and nuts.
Inhumans - Guys who suck in this mist and get powers and live on the moon. Their leader can’t talk or else shit goes boom, his wife has crazy hair, their dog is massive, and Crystal is hot.
Thunderbolts - Bad guys who decide to become good guys. Venom, Bullseye and Green Goblin were on the team once.
Runaways - Kids who find out their parents are evil and runaway. One of them is a 10 year old girl who wears a lot of funny hates.
One More Day - We don’t talk about One More Day
One Moment in Time - We don’t talk about One Moment in Time
Avengers 200 - We don’t talk about Avengers 200
Ultimate Universe - A separate Universe that reboots all the marvel heroes post 9/11. It starts out pretty cool, milage will vary.
Ultimatum - WE DO NOT TALK ABOUT ULTIMATUM!!!
Avengers Arena - NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE LA LA LA LA LA I CAN’T HEAR YOU!
I’m starting to think there is some credit to this rumor. I mean, look at the Heroes in this cover. They look demonic and sinister, while the villains have a more heroic stance.It seems that the concept of Axis, reflecting (pun intended) the mirror image look on the covers, will see the Red Skull basically flip the traits of the heroes and villains…. so bad guys become good guys, and good guys become bad. They spin on their axis, hence the title.
I was able to buy trades of the Order and…
You know, why is it that so many Marvel fans keep going “LOL, you take this too seriously! Role with the punches!” with character deaths and ignoring continuity, but they all universally get raged filled at “Dancing Spider-Man” in Spider-Man 3.
NO SERIOUSLY! Why is it that Dancing Spider-Man is what makes them angry and the other shit is troll fuel?!
Marvel has beaten Harry Potter as the most successful film franchise.
It took one more movie for Marvel to do that!
So I guess Harry Potter still wins?
Battle of the Atom pictures (All X-Men)
War of Heroes (Marvel in general)
Have fun! Try to find some good ones.
They are throwing away the personal lives of the characters.
I mean, think back in the first Spider-Man films, or even the first Iron Man. We got a good look at these characters and the world they interact with. Note, the world they interact WITH, not the world they effect.
Too many times, it seems like these films and shows only focus on the heroes lives that they forget to flesh the world out.
For example, you got the cartoons that pretty much eliminate the civilian supporting cast. Even Pepper Potts is gone. Then you got Hulk with no Bruce Banner.
I mean, let’s talk Agents of SHIELD. Do the characters on this show have no personal lives? Does their entire existence mean that their lives off mission are just the six of them on that jet? Who are their friends and family off duty? What do they like to do off duty? Even Fringe was able to fit personal drama in, and that show is the same episode length as AoS.
I feel like the Superhero films of late are getting far to narrow in focus, when they should be keeping things global.
I usually mention how I get annoyed with the direction of Marvel stuff post Avengers movie. A good way to sum up my feelings was when my sister asked me “Which Avenger is your favorite” and when I started to list off some, she went “no, from the movie” and I just drew a blank.
Honestly, my problem with the current Marvel system is that it feels like it’s reusing certain characters too much that I start to get really tired of them. For example, I see Wolverine being put into too many roles that he starts to come off as a hypocrite. Black Widow seems to go back to Russia and Atone for her sins constantly. Hawkeye has to always have that one story that proves why he can keep up with the other Avengers (It’s like, every half a year), and Captain America is going through another loss of love ones that was similar to what he did with Bucky. Agent Coulson who everyone loves seems to have the whole plot of “How did he come back to life”, when all I can think about is “Why should I care because there really is nothing interesting to this character beyond the actor playing him”.
It gets really tired.
What I was hoping that the movies would do was bring more obscure characters to the forefront and just mix things up. Show that there’s a whole universe of characters that can be used! Iron Man 3 disappointed because it really didn’t bring much new to the table (except an excuse for Agents of SHIELD to have more fire powered people), and Thor 2, while exploring the other realms more (Granted, it was pretty much a wasteland) felt like it didn’t explore Asgard as much as they could. I mean, Darcy got more screen time than the Warriors 3 combined! And there’s still a mountain of Asgardians we haven’t seen!
That’s not to say the films don’t get me excited. I mean, Cap 2 is gonna be extremely awesome (and it’s a franchise with a lot of characters I love) and Guardians of the Galaxy is gonna be max hype! Another reason why those films have me pumped is that they’re bringing new characters in! Falcon, Sharon Carter, the nova corps and so on! That’s what I want to see the Marvel Movies do! Expand the universe, not just restate it!
It’s also why I’m disappointed with Agents of SHIELD. ”No, Asgardians are aliens”, “No, there are no Psychics”, “No there is no magic”, “No, there are no demons”. It’s like someone slammed their fist down and said “Everything must be SCIENCE!”, and that bums me out. Why limit your options when you can go bigger?
Really, I was hoping the movies would open more up, but I get disappointed with the upcoming roster of comic options. We have Avengers World that’s nearly identical to the Avengers book, we have Black Widow book that’s her going back to Russia and Atoning for her sins (Which Kelly Sue did this year in Avengers Assemble!), Guardians of the Galaxy is actively ignoring their expansive roster for more popular names for the sales bump, and now more hints that we’ll probably lose Mockingbird for a lineup of Hawkeye, Widow, Coulson, and Nick Fury Jr. I’m really tired of all that!
Ms. Marvel and New Warriors are the only books getting me excited because THEY ARE TRYING SOMETHING NEW!!!
I don’t know if this is going to be something I have to struggle with through 2015, but honestly, enough with the same crap over and over! EXPAND THE UNIVERSE, STOP SHRINKING IT!!! I don’t care about Wolverine turning bad guy, I don’t care about Cap’s man pain, I don’t care about how many times you can reference schwarma, just DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT AND NEW!!!
That’s my rant.