Posts Tagged ‘Marvel’

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After the emotional gut punch that’ll likely occur in May’s Infinity War, Marvel fans will be treated to more light-hearted fare this summer with Ant-Man and the Wasp.

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The sequel to the 2015 hit finds Scott Lang (Antman) struggling to adjust to civilian life after his role in Civil War. When a new threat arises from the anti-capitalist mercenary Ghost (played by Hannah John-Kamen), Lang’s mentor Hany Pym (Michael Douglas) enlists his daughter Hope (Evangeline Lilly) to assume the mantle of The Wasp to even up the odds. The history of Wasp will get further backstory courtesy of Michelle Pfieffer, who plays Janet Van Dyne, the wife of Hank and the original Wasp who was lost to the Quantum Realm years ago during a botched mission.

I wonder if the Giant Pet Ant will make an appearance this time around. We’ll find out when Ant-Man and The Wasp hits theaters on July 6.

 

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Let the brutality begin. After arguably stealing the show in Daredevil season 2, Frank Castle returns to NYC looking for revenge on those responsible for the murder of his wife and children. That hunt leads to a grand conspiracy which Castle must take apart while staying one step ahead of the police.

As evident from this clip, we can expect this to be the most violent series Marvel has ever produced.

The release date is still confidential, but we can confirm the series will be out before the end of 2017.

 

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The King of Wakanda sure knows how to make an entrance. Earlier tonight, fans were treated to a teaser trailer giving us a first look at the much-anticipated Black Panther film. We get glimpses of all the main antagonists: the potential usurper Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan), the villainous “Master of Sound” Klaw in the opening (Andy Serkis), and the powerful Man-Ape (Winston Duke), seen yoking up a hapless victim. We should also note another adversary in usual ally W’Kabi, who is seen walking at Killmonger’s side (Daniel Kaluuya of Get Out fame).

On the heroes side, the ladies are well represented. We see the return of the statuesque Ayo (Florene Kasumba), who you’ll remember from Civil War when she warned Black Widow to move. This time, we see what happens when someone doesn’t get out of her way. Also on hand and ready for battle from Panther’s Dora Milaje (personal female bodyguards) are Nakia (Lupita Nyon’go) and Okoye (Danai Gurira), his gray-haired mother Ramonda (Angela Bassett), and daughter and heir to the throne Shuri (Letitia Wright), who comes to battle equipped with twin hand cannons.

In other words, we might have a game-changer on our hands concerning Marvel. Just from the teaser, this feels entirely different from all the previous films. The ideas of preserving cultural identity and fighting off exploitation look to be central themes. And unlike previous heroes, Panther is very unique in that he also has to do battle politically on the international stage.

Black Panther hits theaters on February 18.

Spiderman

That first superhero gig is always tough. In the third trailer for Spiderman: Homecoming, we find Peter Parker embarking on his first crime-fighting excursions and seeking to validate his worth to mentor Tony Stark (Iron Man). The danger increases and we’re left wondering if Spidey is in way over his head when nearly killed by The Vulture.

Spiderman: Homecoming hits theaters on July 7.

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Is third time the charm? Look, if we’re honest, we can admit that the Thor movies haven’t exactly set the world on fire. Sure, they’re tolerable, but they’ve always felt like holdovers and nonessential while we wait for the big dogs (Captain America, Iron Man).

Thor: Ragnarok might change that. Reportedly, the storyline will factor heavily into Infinity Wars via this film’s focus on the Reality Gem. The tone, from the font of the title to the musical selections, shows a strong influence from Guardians of the Galaxy. We have a sinister villain in Hela (Cate Blanchett), marking the first time in the Marvel universe we see a woman possessing this type of cosmic power. And finally, parts of the well-received Planet Hulk comic storyline will get to play out in this movie.

No confirmation yet on the release date.

 

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The return of our favorite web-slinger draws closer. The second trailer for Spiderman: Homecoming is masterful in giving fans a clear look at the motivations of the franchise’s newest Spidey in Tom Holland.

We find out that young Spidey is continuing his mentorship under a wiser Tony Stark (Iron Man), who seeks to prevent his apprentice from repeating the mistakes he himself made in Civil War. Spiderman’s first test comes from the ruthless Vulture (Michael Keaton), who threatens everything Spidey holds dear and forces the teenager to grow up quickly.

Homecoming hits theaters on July 7.

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As if you needed any more reason to be excited, Marvel Studios has released this first look mini-doc on the process of creating Avengers: Infinity War. Stars Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Tom Holland (Spiderman) and Chris Pratt (Star-Lord) give their thoughts, as well as the producer Kevin Feige and writer Christopher Markus.

The tentative release date is May 4, 2018.