October 31, 2014

What's Up in the Marvel Universe

There's a lot going on in the land of Marvel right now. I, for one, have been geeking out almost nonstop for the past week or so. A lot of this stuff is really awesome- for example, Marvel's first movies led by a woman and a POC have been announced. Also, the Age of Ultron Trailer has been released and it is perfection.

So let's take a look, shall we?


First off, the absolutely perfect Age of Ultron trailer I mentioned. Gaze at the glorious thing that is this trailer. Done? (I'm not kidding. You need to watch it.) Good.

First off, the creepy Pinnochio music in the background needs to be mentioned. *shudders* And poor Bruce on the jet.

But what I really want to talk about? BALLET DANCERS. If my memory serves me correctly, one of Black Widow's covers back when she was with the Red Room was as a ballet dancer. So does this mean that we get to see more backstory for Nat in the Cinematic Universe? Let's hope so.


Second, we got a full list of all the movies for Phase Three! For those of you who aren't IN the Marvel fandom and are more like casual bystanders, the Marvel movies are set up in "phases". Phase One was everything up to The Avengers, and Phase Two will include everything between Iron Man 3 and Ant-Man.

No Black Widow movie, unfortunately- but look what we do get! Carol Danvers AND Black Panther! DC did beat Marvel to the punch with Wonder Woman and Cyborg, but honestly, I'm not going to complain. I'm just happy that these two major companies are both starting to introduce more diversity into their films.

So, anyway, here's the list:

Today at the Marvel Studios press event, Captain America: Civil War was announced. Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr, and Chadwick Boseman will star as Captain America, Iron Man, and Black Panther, respectively.
Today at the Marvel Studios press event, Doctor Strange was announced. Benedict Cumberbatch is in final negotiations to star in the title role.
Today at the Marvel Studios press event, Guardians of the Galaxy 2's release date was announced to have been moved up, and the logo was revealed.
Today at the Marvel Studios press event, Thor: Ragnarok was announced. Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston will return as Thor and Loki, respectively, but no other details were confirmed.
Logo for Marvel's Black Panther movie that was announced yesterday
Today at the Marvel Studios press event, Avengers: Infinity War was announced. The movie will be split into two parts, with Captain Marvel and Inhumans released in between them.
Today at the Marvel Studios press event, Captain Marvel was announced. Plot and cast details are completely unknown.
Today at the Marvel Studios press event, Inhumans was announced. Absolutely no plot or cast details are known yet.

Pretty awesome, huh? I'm loving these gorgeous logos. Also, the introduction of Carol Danvers and the Inhumans means a future Kamala Khan movie is a possibility!


And, in miscellaneous-but-still-awesome Marvel news (yes, there's more)...

  • The Guardians of the Galaxy are getting their own animated TV show on Disney XD!First look at Marvel's animated Guardians of the Galaxy TV show
  • For those of you who haven't heard already, there's an alternate universe where Gwen Stacey got spider powers instead of Peter Parker. Well, Spider-Gwen (as she's been dubbed by fans) is getting her own ongoing comic series! Also, several other fantastic Marvel ladies, including Gamora, Peggy Carter, and Silk are getting their own series as well. Marvel announces several new female led and written comic series, including Gamora, Spider-Gwen, Silk, and Peggy Carter, along with a YA novel about Black Widow!
  • The new Thor series (starring a mysterious woman as the new Thor) has started off with a bang. 
  • And finally, the amazing Natasha Romanoff is getting a YA novel! It will be written by Margaret Stohl (author of the Beautiful Creatures series), and will come out in May 2015.

So, anyway, I hope I haven't missed anything (but I probably did)! What are you looking forward to the most?

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