The Marvelous years ahead
It’s no secret on this blog that I am a Marvel comic book geek. So I’m excited at the new pathway into the Marvel Universe that the Iron Man films have opened up. When you combine that with the X Men films that are lining up behind Wolverine you’ve got a pretty full calendar over the next couple of years. Here are some provisional dates for your diary:
Thor: 20th May 2011
We got a tiny taste of this at the end of Iron Man 2. He’s probably the least well known of The Avengers, so I didn’t expect him to get his own movie so soon, but what do I know? Not one of my favourite characters, but then neither was Iron Man ’till the movie came out. Looking forward to being converted. Kai has got one of the first released pics over at The List for you to take a look at.
X-Men First Class: 3rd June 2011
I am a huge X Men fan but to be honest I’m not that bothered by this film. The absence of Wolverine is a major downside in my opinion, and to be honest I don’t really care about the teen dramas of Cyclops and Storm. Having said that, I’ll probably end up seeing it, and as we don’t have any trailers or anything yet they still have a chance to completely change my mind. Hope so.
Captain America: 22nd July 2011
Alternating with the X Men, we’re back with The Avengers. This guy is a bit of a household name whether or not you know who he is. Although Ross McG does think he’s Captain Planet. My only concern with this one is that Chris Evans is cast. (For Brit readers: not that one, the other one). Which means Human Torch and Captain America are the same person. Not only does that mess with my head, but I didn’t really like Evans in Fantastic Four. So he’s got some ground to make up.
If that character double up wasn’t enough to make my head spin, the defection of Ryan Reynold’s to the DC camp to play The Green Lantern as well as Deadpool is a real shocker. However, this film is most likely going to be awesome. We didn’t get much Deadpool in Wolverine, but we got just enough to leave us wanting more. And this should be good.
Wolverine 2: 2011
We left him in a bar in Japan (or not depending which stinger you had). A lot of you out there weren’t convinced by Wolverine, but personally I can’t wait for another helping. Expect more indestructible fighting, but this time with samurai swords.
The Avengers: 4th May 2012
They might throw in another Hulk movie first, but RDJ’s cameo was probably enough set up to finally get the team together. This is the big finish, but it could also be the beginning of a whole new series of films. With an infinite number of cross over characters. Exciting stuff.
Iron Man 3: 2012
Will it come before or after The Avengers? Not sure. But more Tony Stark is always a good thing in my world.
And that’s the cinema sorted for the next two years. Good times.