The on-going war for bragging rights continues as Marvel and DC continue to duke it out, toe-to-toe, neck and neck for ultimate live-action comic book TV and film glory. DC is currently in the running following its most recent productions of productions for Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, as well as the developing TV universe between current shows like Gotham, Arrow and The Flash, and upcoming teleivison properties like Titans, Supergirl and Krypton.
Of course, Marvel wasn’t going to let all that slide, especially after having just announced what it has in store for their cinematic universe at least twice in the past month. So on Tuesday, they held an epic event to shut down all epic events
(at least for now), and it’s safe to say thay the fans are happy (seriously, I think one of them shit their pants – their words, true story). On that note, here it is, all nice and thick and whatnot:
slate would also be kicked off with the advanced May 5
announcement for director James Gunn
‘s ensemble rock-and-roll space hero thriller, Guardians Of The Galaxy 2
followed by actor Chris Hemsworth
‘s return in the title role of the July 28
installment of Thor: Ragnarok
, with scribes Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost writing the script. Actor Chadwick Boseman
‘s presence at the event also ended specualtion for his confirmation in the November 3
release of Black Panther
, much to the delight of fans after the appearance of the character Ulysses Klaw in last week’s Avengers: Age Of Ultron teaser
Blasting off the 2018
slate, Marvel then followed through with an announcement for the July 6
date for Captain Marvel
, in parallel to DC’s upcoming Shazam
film for which actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was confirmed to play the film’s anti-heroic villain, Black Adam
last month. Moving on with the big announcements of the day were updates for the two-part third installment to the Avengers
saga with Avengers: Infinity War – Parts 1
set May 4
and then May 3, 2019
, respectively, with the other Vin Diesel-hopeful starrer, The Inhumans
slated for a November 2, 2018
date in between; it has been reported that Marvel took an interest in bringing the Russo
brothers aboard to round off the 3.4 part Avengers finale, so details on this are still pending.
New banners are now online as well to announce the releases. As usual, these films will set the course for plenty of changes to come, turning the comic book genre into a pure, rich platform for bringing spectacular saga-storytelling to the big screen as a game changer in many ways. Its what some fans have wanted over years, and the number has increased tremendously. Marvel is heeding the call, so…you’re welcome, and more to come. In the meantime, check out the banners below, and stay tuned for more footage to go viral for the May 1, 2015 release of Avengers: Age Of Ultron, directed by Joss Whedon, and director Peyton Reed‘s July 17, 2015 release of Ant-Man!
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December 30, 2014 @ 5:02 am
Wow I just love watching marvel movies, The Avengers and Thor are most favorite movies of mine. I am eagerly waiting for the next season of “The Avengers “. Which are your favorite movies guys?