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Ranking the weeks comic book movie reveals

It felt like this was a week where studios with comic book properties decided to reveal character from said properties. I’m not complaining, after all, it is the week DareDevil came out and the first showing of Avengers, so other studios took that chance to get themselves a little buzz.

5. Justice League Cast Reveal

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Coming in at number 5 is a cast picture without anyone actually in costume, which is cool, but it doesn’t beat the rest of the reveals this week. However it does have Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, AKA Adibisi, AKA the man who I hope will end up winning the Game of Thrones, then tipping his crown to the side. He will be playing Killer Croc, and if he channels some of that Beware the Batman Killer Croc, then we’re in for a treat. This picture also made everyone ask where is Jared Leto, which is  the first time that has happened.

4. Jared Leto as The Joker

And here he is taking the picture and channelling the classic Killing Joke cover. Yeah so his hair is gone, which is a shame, because it looked mad soft, but it is what it is. I’m cautious about this film, however I am looking forward to it, probably a bit more than Batman vs Superman, feel like with this one they can let loose a little bit.

3. DareDevil costume

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I’ve written before about how i don’t actually hate Affleck’s DareDevil film, but this series looks like it takes it to another level (I haven’t had a chance to start it yet.) But part of me feels like this costume doesn’t actually suit him, I’m sure it looks better on screen but in this image, just not feeling it.

2. The Thing

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Despite the lack of eyebrows, The Thing looks really good. I have this weird feeling, and it’s probably completely wrong, that this has a chance to exceed expectations, which isn’t too hard considering expectations for it are so low. I didn’t hate the trailer, it had an epic sci fi feel, while I would prefer a more light hearted take on the characters, you can’t write off something based just on the trailer, well you can, that’s kind of the point of trailers, but yeah, I’ll check it out.

1. Vision

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Along with positive reviews for his part in Age of Ultron, this week has been a week of Vision. Marvel has kind of kept him under wraps until very recently, but we got a proper look at him this week, and what a look it is. Taking enough of the comics without looking too cartoony, this shot Vision and the hype around the first responses saying he is the person to look out for has me really excited, which I obviously already was, because it’s Avengers.

Marvel announces phase 3 films including Black Panther, Captain Marvel and Inhumans films. What a time to be alive.

Oh my God. Come home from work to this news. Forget Civil War, DC and Marvel are fully at war. Couple of weeks ago we got the announcement of the DC films, now we know Marvel’s plans.

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Captain America: Civil War: May 6, 2016

Rumours were true, we’re getting Civil War, Marvel tried to throw people off the scent by first calling it Serpent Society. Black Panther will appear in the movie. More on that later

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Doctor Strange: November 4 2016

No announcement on casting, we’ve all heard the Benedict Cumberbatch rumour though.

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Guardians of the Galaxy 2: May 5th 2017

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Thor: Ragnarok: July 28th 2017

Please give us Beta Ray Bill, the world is ready for it now

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Black Panther: November 3 2017

Yes! Yes! Yes! Finally it’s coming, he is being played by Chadwick Boseman.

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Captain Marvel: July 6 2018

Kevin Feige has confirmed it’s Carol Danvers.

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Inhumans: November 2 2018

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Avengers: Infinity War

Part 1: May 2018

Part 2: May 2019

Speaking of which

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What a time to be alive.

 

Marvel fans, can we stop the Rocket Raccoon/Wonder Woman jokes

I love Marvel movies. I’ve seen them all in the cinema. I own them all on DVD, well except Winter Soldier, which is currently in my mum’s possession after I unsubtly hinted that it was coming out and my birthday is coming up. But loving something doesn’t mean you have to overlook their flaws.

Now with the recent success of Guardians of the Galaxy, a joke keeps being made on comment sections around the world “Marvel made a film with a Raccoon before DC could do Wonder Woman,” and while there is truth to that, that statement doesn’t really mean anything.  There are a few reasons I think this, firstly, Guardians of the Galaxy isn’t a Rocket Raccoon film, it’s an ensemble one. I don’t deny that making that film was a risk for Marvel, it easily could have flopped, there was no heavily pushed Guardians of the Galaxy merchandise out there before the movie, and bar a couple of appearances in animation, Guardians of the Galaxy was very much a niche comic. But in the other hand, this is Marvel, who have enough of  a brand name that anything they attach will make heads turn,  coupled with the heavy promotion the film received, how much of a risk was Guardians of the Galaxy really, Marvel were very careful to not have heavily tie into their other movies, so if it had of flopped, it wouldn’t have affected their ongoing story being told. I expect the next one will probably feature a cameo from someone else (there are Hulk rumours going around) now that they know they are successful. But can we make a comparison between the success of Guardians of the Galaxy and DC apprehension towards making a Wonder Woman movie.

Marvel still haven’t made a female lead superhero movie, despite the call of fans asking for a Captain Marvel movie or the popularity of Black Widow that could be turned into her own spin off. Unfortunately, in 2014, movie studios still see it a risk to cast a female lead in a superhero movie which is ridiculous. I mean Lucy just came out and was success and look who that starred.

Marvel also haven’t pulled the trigger on a Black Panther movie, another character that fans have been asking to see a movie adaptation of for years. In 2012, Louis D’Esposito, when asked about a Black Panther film said

“He has a lot of the same characteristics of a Captain America: great character, good values… But it’s a little more difficult, maybe, creating [a world like Wakanda]. It’s always easier basing it here. For instance, ‘Iron Man 3’ is rooted right here in Los Angeles and New York. When you bring in other worlds, you’re always faced with those difficulties.”

which at the time was kind of ridiculous seeing as we had already seen Asgard and since then we’ve more of the 9 realms in Thor the Dark World and countless planets in Guardians of the Galaxy. How is it possible to create planets and realms that don’t exist, but it is difficult to create a country, yes it is a fictional country, but based on a real continent here on Earth. It boils down to the fact that like the case of a female lead, studios are scared to cast a POC in a main role, especially a superhero role.

And recently there was news that Sony plan on making a female superhero movie planned for 2017. So if Sony successfully make that movie can we start making “Sony can make a Black Cat movie but Marvel still can’t make a Captain Marvel movie.

Marvel recently announced dates for films leading up to 2019, with 3 movies a year starting next year, so there is a chance that we could see a Captain Marvel or a Black Panther movie within the time frame. But until then lets not fault DC for something Marvel still hasn’t managed to do.

And with the rumours that there may be a new Avengers line up after Age of Ultron, lets just hope there’s a bit more variety and it isn’t made up of majority white males.