5/06/2013

Future Marvel Movies


Well, Iron Man 3 hit theaters last Friday, and I just saw it. It met my expectations perfectly, and is basically on par with the first Iron Man. But with the successes that the Marvel movies have had for the past 5 or so years, I can't help but wonder when that's going to end. However, I'm going to try to be positive and see what new wonders the future of the Marvel movies will give us.

They've announced a huge chunk of movies that will be coming out in rapid succession up until 2015, Most of which are sequels; Thor: The Dark World, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and Avengers 2. There are some other movies coming among those, with Guardians of the Galaxy and Ant Man. I'm sure they'll all be financial successes, especially with some of the info revealed about them as of late, but I can't help but wonder, what will come after?

I doubt they'll make an Iron Man 4, considering that Robert Downey Jr's contract for the movies recently ended, and I can see Tony Stark possibly being killed off in Avengers 2. Like, unless RDJ really wants to continue the role, I see no more future when it comes to Iron Man outside of a reboot in about a decade. I can see Thor and Captain America getting third movies, and maybe Avengers 3 can incorporate Ragnarok, straight from the Norse mythology that Thor and his realm come from. Obviously, Hulk needs another movie to himself after what a hit he was in Avengers (seems extremely likely, since Mark Ruffalo is signed on for more movies). And maybe there can even be a movie just for Black Widow and Hawkeye (along with the rest of SHIELD, potentially) to have their chance to shine.

When it comes to Amazing Spider-Man, hopefully they won't just reuse the villains used in the Raimi films without giving them major makeovers. With the Osborns appearing in the next movie, it appears highly likely that one of the Goblins will be appearing in ASM3. Out of the Spider-Man villains who still have yet to make an appearance, I would hope that either Mysterio, Scorpion, Chameleon, Hydro-Man, Carnage, or Vulture. Hopefully, The Lizard/Dr. Connors can make more appearances as an ally to Spider-Man. Also, regarding that Venom movie that never got finished, they need to pull that shit out of Development Hell and give us some fangasm-inducing awesomeness. I know I'd see it every day it's in theaters.

Regarding other Marvel characters, I can't think of much others. Obviously, Deadpool needs his own movie, which is thankfully in development. The X-Men movies have been doing fairly solid, with a new Wolverine movie coming soon. Hopefully, reboots for Daredevil and Fantastic Four will be coming soon. Other than that, nothing much else to say. Here's to high hopes for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

HBM, signing out.

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