Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Superheroes Three: Part 3, Marvel Cinematic Universe

So, here we go, Avengers Phase 2 is into full swing...

Iron Man 3 (2013)

See here, and here.

Thor: The Dark World (2013)

Meh, I'll wait for DVD.

Hyla saw it though.

So, that leaves...

...Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians Of The Galaxy, and Avengers: Age Of Ultron left to go.

Then, as a little spinoff thing...

Iron Man/Hulk: Heroes United (2013)

See here.

Marvel animation still has to iron out their kinks.
Animation is good, story/dialogue are still weak.
Getting better though...
An Iron Man/Captain America sequel is up next for that.
I'll give it a miss, unless I hear raves.
Probably won't.

Then, up next, for Phase three...

Ant Man, and Dr. Strange for sure.

Stan Lee has blabbed Black Panther, but Marvel Studios has gone into Yoga contortions to deny it, but we know after "The Dark Knight Rises", and "Star Trek Into Darkness", how the big-wigs will bald-faced lie right to our faces to keep a secret that doesn't need to be secret.
Frankly, I'm gonna trust Stan.

Also rumored is Inhumans.
Alongside that, a live-action "Planet Hulk", was rumored, and totally debunked, but the Inhumans thing stands unscathed.

Add on Avengers 3, and that fills all 5 slots.

Marvel has answered the criticisms that they don't have any standalone female superhero flicks, and remember, I bitched about that last year, and they just lamely said they can't squeeze it in to phase 2 or 3, that tells me the slots are filled.

So, fuck it, it's Ant Man, Dr. Strange, Black Panther, Inhumans, and Avengers 3.

But as for female characters, Avengers 2 has Black Widow, and Scarlet Witch, and there's token chicks in Guardians Of The Galaxy, and Inhumans.
And, hopefully, Ant Man will have Wasp.
I'll say it outright, it'll suck without Wasp.
She'd better be there.

But, for Phase 4, I'd love a Spider-Woman, or She-Hulk, or Ms. Marvel.
Hey, give Black Widow a spinoff movie, and it can be all chicks.
They wouldn't do that though, Hollywood is sexist, despite the face they try to show to the world.
And they think you and I are even worse.
Hollywood projects in more ways than one.


On to TV...

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013-???)

Um, I'll come right out with it without pussyfooting....boring.
I give a show 5 episodes to hook me, and I actually fell asleep at number four, and never went back.
I wanted to like it too.

And I'm not alone, it's not doing well.
Despite this, ABC has stubbornly ordered another season.

Well, let's hope some radical re-tooling, and/or snowglobe shaking happens next year.

Marvel also has lined up Netflix shows based on Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage, and then they're all going to join forces, and merge into The Defenders.

This will of course, unfold over several years.

So, hey, a Jessica Jones show, that's something.
It's no movie, but hey.

Aaand, that's all of it.

Tomorrow, the rest of Marvel.


Diacanu said...

Oh yeah, and like DC, Marvel is looking to pump up the slate with cheaper movies with B & C stringers.

Titles bandied about are Power Pack, The Runaways, Ms. Marvel (yes!), Dazzler, Ka-Zar, Cable, Night Hawk, and Vision.

And, even though it probably won't be Planet Hulk, they want to squeeze a standalone Mark Ruffalo Hulk in there somewhere.

But, all of that is grey and cloudy.

We'll know more in early 2014.

Diacanu said...

Wait a minute...that's a really bad staggering there.

Cap for spring, Guardians for summer....then we go all of fall and winter without a Marvel flick?

Shit, they'd BETTER be filling in the gaps with B-stringer movies!

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