In case you live under a rock or are maybe just less obsessed with any news coming out of Marvel HQ than I am, you may not have heard about Marvel’s presentation today. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige took the stage at Hollywood’s El Capitan Theater and gave us, yeah, some news that we have been expecting for a while, but it still set the nerd world into a tizzy. So much of a tizzy, that I don’t have words so I’m going to rely on GIFs.
Now just officially cast Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange and we’ll be in business.
Strange will be delving more into the supernatural than the other films from the studio and is yet another more out of left field pick for Marvel. I cannot wait. Just remember that only 3 months ago most of us were saying, “Guardians of the what?”
Speaking of that, they moved up the Guardians 2 release date to May 5, 2017. Who else can’t wait?
So. That’s awesome.
Now, for one of our oldies, but goodies…
And not only is Thor back, but his devious brother, Loki AKA Tom “Yes Please” Hiddleston.
They announced that Thor’s story would take a dramatic turn post Ultron, so I’m excited to see what happens with Hemsworth and Co.
Moving on to one of their bigger announcements…
This one has been long speculated by Marvel diehards due to little Easter egg hints throughout the previous films (for example, Captain America’s shield is made of Vibranium, an alloy native to Black Panther’s nation of Wakanda) and it sounds like there are more allusions to come in Ultron.
Also, they later announced that 42′s Chadwick Boseman will be taking on the title role and I don’t think they could have made a better choice. Boseman is a great actor and I am excited to see him in something other than a biopic.
Fans have long been clamoring for more diversity from this cinematic universe, so following Black Panther will be…
Who runs the world? My guess will be Carol Danvers. No casting announcement was made but I have faith that she will kick ass.
If nothing else, it is exciting to see such a change-up with the Avengers. Whether Captain Marvel and Black Panther end up being additions or eventual replacements, they should be fun additions to the team.
I admittedly don’t know a lot about the Inhumans, but I’m still excited. What I DO know is that they are the test subjects of Kree’s attempts to create a sort of super race, so this will obviously be more in the universe of Guardians, which for me just means epic amounts of awesome. Also, we have some pretty solid proof that Marvel does good “team” movies.
I knew this was coming but TWO PARTS! While many will see this as a gimmick to get more money, I don’t care. Gimme more. Heck, split both of those and make it four movies.
The “Infinity” subtitle implies that the big bad here will be Thanos and it will be the culmination of the infinity stones story line (so probably an appearance by the Guardians universe, as well).
After trying to fake out the fans with a misleading Cap 3 subtitle, Fiege revealed the real title card.
In other words Cap Vs. Iron Man.
We all knew this was coming but it will be pretty awesome to see this discord between Cap and Iron Man. Two words: Ep. IC.
Now the only problem is the waiting.