This is probably the most fun superhero movie I’ve ever seen, in the best possible way.
It doesn’t even feel like a superhero movie. Most of the time it has a Star Wars feel to it, or the vibe you get from a cool and comedic space action movie. I’ll get to tone in a bit, but the comedic and action blend is what made the characters in this movie so great.
This isn’t going to be a ‘News’ announcement because you guys have heard by now that last week Marvel announced new release dates through May 2019. Now, I’ve waited until Comic-Con was over to see how many were announced and the grand total was zero! So it seems safe to do a speculation post on what I think will be released on these dates and why. Keep in mind, if you’re reading this, say, a week from now, then I’ve probably already been proven wrong. It’s like a March Madness bracket, I’ll say the first date is such movie then next week that will be proven wrong and it’s all undone. My point is that these are just my thoughts and my speculation, I’m not expecting to get any of these dates right, so just sit back and enjoy with me!
First, a recap on the movies we already know and when they’re confirmed for.
The Avengers: Age of Ultron is due out on May 1st, 2015.
Ant-Man is due out on July 17th, 2015.
Captain America 3 is due out May 6th, 2016.
Now there are eight (8) release dates through May of 2019 and I’ve been going back and forth on whether or not May 2019 will be Avengers 3 or not… For the sake of this article I’m going to put Avengers 3 at the end, but I do think having it earlier is also a safe guess.
If I didn’t stress it in my review of the first Interstellar trailer, I am so excited for Interstellar. I don’t remember mentioning this, but it is my single most anticipated movie of 2014. Guardians of the Galaxy was number 2 (and I’ll see tonight if it lives up to the hype), but I am so excited for this movie. It is actually the lock screen background on my iPod Touch. Yeah, I’m excited and now we have a new trailer for Interstellar that only raises my excitement!
This trailer aired at Comic-Con last week and I’m so thankful that it was released to the public unlike some other trailers… (Avengers Age of Ultron, I’m looking at you.) Regardless, I’m surprised that this movie was promoted at Comic-Con because from the look of this trailer and the professionalism of Christopher Nolan, this looks more like an Oscar film.
I’m kind of surprised this move is only four months away, yet we’re just now seeing footage from the film. Yeah, those Peeta and Snow promotional videos don’t count.
Regardless, I was up at midnight on July 28th, and I was on Facebook when the official Hunger Games page posted the first teaser/trailer to Mockingjay Part One.
I’ve heard a lot of people say that Mockingjay is the installment of the Hunger Games that least needs two parts, and I agree with that, but… I do like the direction this is taking. After I saw Catching Fire, my friends and I were talking and speculating about Mockingjay Part One, and I was telling them all EXACTLY what was going to happen. The first part would be a grittier and darker, more political movie, and the second part will be an all-out rebellion against the Capitol. It will be somewhat like the final two Harry Potter movies, only I imagine Mockingjay Part One will mix HP7 Part One with other material like Affleck’s The Town.
Over the past week I have been doing an insane amount of posts regarding DC. Dark Knight Trilogy reviews, Wonder Woman photo reviews, Batman vs. Superman teaser reviews (feel free to check those out…), but there wasn’t a lot of MAJOR Marvel news coming out of Comic-Con. Before you all jump at me, yes I know there was an Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer, which I have not seen. I also know that a sequel to Guardians of the Galaxy was announced, which I’ll talk about in my Guardians of the Galaxy review on Thursday. I also know that Joaquin Phoenix is probably Doctor Strange, but until I get confirmation, no thanks. This piece of news, however, is confirmed and it’s something that I think is very interesting in general.
So a few months back it was announced that Disney and Netflix were teaming up to bring us four (4) new Netflix shows based on Marvel superheroes (or superhero teams) which would be set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The first of these is a show based on the superhero Daredevil who has only been on screen before in 2004’s Ben Affleck-starring Daredevil (piece of crap). Since that was the turd that it was, it was only a matter of time before Marvel tried to reboot it, and I think a serialized platform is the way to go with this character. Superheroes on TV are starting to takeover superheroes in movies because there are so many more stories to tell, TV is a better way of telling them. Plus, Agents of Shield wasn’t anyone’s favorite show, so Marvel had to find a way to get back in the game, and a superhero at the focus was a great choice, especially Daredevil who many fans already know about.