Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Marvel Phase 3

So Marvel announced "Phase 3" of their film universe, whatever that means. It's just a bunch of sequels. Anyway, they announced a bunch of them so I figured I'd share my thoughts:

Captain America 3: Civil War
The picture says Serpent Society, but apparently that was all a ruse and it's actually subtitled Civil War. I wish they had stuck with Serpent Society because I felt the Civil War storyline was one of the worst moments in the history of comic books. Awful story, betrayal of the characters, etc. But, anyway, the first couple Cap movies were good so I imagine this one will be as well.

Guardians of the Galaxy 2:
Sure. Who wouldn't be excited for this one?

Black Panther
I'll be the one white person on the internet to say it: I don't care... not because it's about a black character, but because it's about a boring character. Not every Marvel character is worthy of a stand-alone film, and I've never much character for his solo comic stories. Chadwick Boseman is decent casting, but he doesn't really have the gravitas needed, in my opinion. Remember 15 years ago when Wesley Snipes was in talks to play the character? Now THAT would've had me excited.

Captain Marvel
Again, no interest. At first I got excited because I thought it was about Mar-Vell, the defected Kree warrior called Captain Marvel. But it's not. It's about this new character about whom I know nothing. I don't even know much about the original Captain Marvel. I'm sure it will be great and I'll see it, but at this point I have no interest.

The Avengers: Infinity War Parts I and II
I'm on board for this one. More Thanos? Basing two films on what is arguably the greatest epic in comic book history? My only fear is that they'll fuck it up, but judging from what we've seen so far, I remain hopeful. I'm very excited for these.

Dr. Strange
Again, I'm going to be the only person on the internet to admit two things: I don't care about Dr. Strange and I think Bennedict Cumberbatch is overrated. I like the character, and he's a fine actor, I just can't get excited about this movie. I'm sure I'll see it, but the casting of Cumberbatch just leads me to believe he's going to turn Dr. Strange into that same character he has played in every other movie he's been in. I mean, what is there to say about an actor who made Khan boring?

I swear to god I'm a comic fan -- Marvel in particular -- and I love these movies... but no interest in this one. Boring characters so it will either be a boring movie, or something incredibly unfaithful.

Thor 3
Yeah, ok. I loved the first one, tolerated the second one, but both were fun enough to have me interested in a third, at least as a rental.


saintsaucey said...

Carol Danvers has been around for years under several different names. I know she took up the name of Captain Marvel recently (last 3 years) before that she was Ms Marvel

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Justin Garrett Blum said...

Thank you for saying exactly what I was thinking about that Doctor Strange film. You know I love me some Doctor Strange. That casting leaves me with the suspicion they're going to mess it up. Ben C. is not at all the actor I would have pictured in that role.

And yeah, Khan sucked and his performance was at least partially to blame, so I'm clearly not in love with him, though generally, I like him okay.

Mugato said...

I'm still hanging in there with the Dr. Strange movie. As for the rest, you are right on. I was excited for Captain Marvel but now that you tell me it's not Mar-Vell ... sucks. And Civil War sucks too. Don't know if you like DC, but I heard they are making a Suicide Squad movie. Suicide Squad????

saintsaucey said...

Suicide squad isn't a bad choice but Id be happier with the secret six (by gail simone) also I love that you call him ben c. Took me a minute to figure out who that was. I don't hate the guy but I don't love him nore do i get the love either. Also i didn't hate his Khan but I hated the fact that they lied to us who he was playing.

Mugato said...

Hmmm. Never thought about that, but wow Secret Six would be pretty awesome.