Marvel has heard your please for a solo, female driven film and they are delivering with Captain Marvel. This version will not be played by The Rock, and it will be Carol Danvers who takes up the superhero moniker. I think I am more excited about this title than anything else because it will be a refreshing perspective for the MCU that will shake up the boys club. We can’t have all the heavy lifting put on Scarlett Johansson’s shoulders, and Captain Marvel has just the strength to do so. Many may be disappointed that there is no Black Widow movie, but I think we’ve gotten to know the character enough to the point that we don’t need a stand alone movie for her. Kevin Feige says Carol has been talked about for quite some time:
“This Captain Marvel’s name is Carol Danvers. This film has been in the works almost as long as Doctor Strange or Guardians of the Galaxy before it came out, and one of the key things was figuring out what we wanted to do with it. Her adventures are very earthbound, but her powers are based in the cosmic realm.”
Now the question is, who will play the superheroine?
Captain Marvel takes flight onto the big screen on July 6, 2018.
The 20th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, goes to a group of heroes that are lest known by many, but favored by the loyal. Delving deeper into the cosmic and unusual with Guardians of the Galaxy, Doctor Strange, Captain Marvel, and now the Inhumans, Marvel is certainly stretching the limits of its movie-going fans with this peculiar choice. Feige explains:
“We really do believe the Inhumans can be a franchise or a series of franchise unto themselves. They have dozens of powers and an amazing social structure. With our 20th movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we wanted to continue to refine what that universe is about.”
I don’t know much of anything about these characters other than what Wikipedia tells me, but they seem like a very eclectic bunch that will really test how loyal moviegoers are to the Marvel dynasty.
The Inhumans will appear in cinemas on November 2, 2018
And finally, in a two part conclusion, comes Avengers: Infinity War. Originally a six-issue comic book, limited series, Infinity War flips everything we know about the Marvel Cinematic Universe on its head. Not only will we see Thanos (Josh Brolin) in action using the Infinity Gauntlet, but a culmination of everything the MCU has been leading up to. Splitting this story up into two parts could only mean that they want to milk us for all we’re worth, or this story is so huge, it cannot be contained into one film. Feige goes on to say:
“We’ve always had a plan since Nick Fury broke into Tony Stark’s house and told him he’s part of a bigger universe. Avengers: Infinity War Part 1′ is the beginning of the culmination of everything that has come before.”
Now which heroes will be involved, they did not mention, but we can venture to guess it will be an epic coming together of most of our heroes. And hopefully by this time Sony and Fox will play nice and share Spider-man, Fantastic Four, and the X-Men. We could only hope.
You can watch part of the entire announcement here as other fan sneaked a video too:
Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 hits theaters on May 4, 2018 and Part 2 will conclude on May 3, 2019.
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And that is that friends. It will be a long, exciting, and marvelous next five years at the cinemas. Let’s all hope we’re alive by 2019 to enjoy it all.
Avengers: Age of Ultron will be in theaters on May 1, 2015 and Ant-Man on July 17, 2015
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