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When Marvel released the Age Of Ultron trailer I thought we had peaked on Marvel news for a while, but NOPE.
At a conference in LA Marvel announced their whole Phase 3 lineup and it is sublime. So much so I’m not even sure where to start… I mean, Infinity Wars?!?! So much YES! We knew it was coming from the appearance of Thanos and then the Infinity Stone in Guardians but to have a date and a two part Avengers film is a nerds dream come true.
From the above you can see all the events and dates Marvel are promising us these delights. We have all the new cinematic characters plus more ongoing series to see us right through to 2019. Chadwick Boseman has been officially cast as Black Panther with a rumoured casting of Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange. No word yet on any casting for Captain Marvel or The Inhumans.
Oh and Civil War! Again, it’s been rumoured for a few weeks but to actually see one of Marvels (arguably) greatest events played out in live action is going to be incredible. I think most long time nerds would agree if we go back to 2005 or so when Marvel first started making moves to build their cinematic repertoire we didn’t anticipate anything on the scale of the universe they have built to date. And I’m not convinced they’re planning on slowing down even past phase 3.
With the introduction of Doctor Stange, Captain Marvel, Black Panther and the Inhumans they’re essentially starting new sub franchises. I really would not anticipate Marvel setting these new characters up for Infinity Wars just to let them fade out beyond 2019.
In fact they have almost everyone lined up here for The Illuminati. For those unfamiliar with The Illuminati it consists of a secret group of greatest minds in the Marvel Universe – Iron Man, Doctor Strange, Black Panther, Black Bolt and Reed Richards (but Marvel don’t currently have the cinematic rights to the Fantastic Four). One of The Illuminati’s greatest achievements was getting rid of Earths big green problem The Hulk, he was just a little too angry for their tastes. Hulk had a big adventure in the galaxy and subsequently came back and showed them how angry he could really get. So a couple of opportunities for phase 4 in there.
Infinity Wars could also be a good opportunity for Marvel to get in some fresh actors for existing roles. The whole premise of the Infinity Gauntlet is that it can control space, time and matter. Leaving them wide open to change actors for space time reasons.
And now I’ll put away my tinfoil hat and I’ll leave you with RDJ and Chris Evans facing off in preparation for their Civil War fisticuffs.
First things first. The trailer:
Over the last few weeks the subject of mental well being has been on a lot of people’s lips. What do words like depression, stress and anxiety mean? How do you help someone who suffers and how do you ask for help if you suffer yourself?
We’re not really sure if Ryan Reynolds is still attached to Deadpool, but this is AWESOME none the less. There was some speculation that he’d left the project but according to Cinema Blend as of March this year the director Tim Miller has Ryan Reynolds ready to go! I know there were a lot of Ryan Reynolds nay sayers out there but he absolutely nailed it here.
Shhhhhhhhh, can you hear that?
Yes! There it is! It’s the sound of another rip in the fabric of our dimension. The Kaiju’s are making another trip to the big screen and you can bet we’ll hear the roaring engines of a few Jaegers when they arrive!
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We knew it was coming. And here it is.
Does this live up to your expectations? Or were you expecting something a little… higher budget?
It seems to be channeling that “Supernatural” vibe. I have a horrible feeling that this is going to be a complete wash out though. It just seems a little… off kilter.
I hope I’m wrong.
Writer: Garth Ennis
Artists: Darick Robertson, Russ Braun, Peter Snejbjerb
Issues: #1 – #72, Herogasm #1 – #6, Highland Laddie #1 – #6, Butcher, Baker, Candlestickmaker #1 – #6
Books: The Name of the Game; Get Some; Good for the Soul; We Gotta Go Now; Herogasm; The Self-Preservation Society; The Innocents; Highland Laddie; The Big Ride; Butcher, Baker, Candlestickmaker; Over the Hill the Swords of a Thousand Men; The Bloody Doors Off
Woah.. It’s hard to put into words a series like THE BOYS. There’d be lots of swear words, and body parts. The words ‘Mature Content’ doesn’t begin to describe what lies within its pages. I hereby advice all those who may be upset or offended by extreme violence and adult themes to turn away now, and lose out on one of the most original superhero titles of a generation.