Ok so I am going to do my best to keep up with a little bit of San Diego Comic Con info. Sadly I am un able to attend this year. So obviously this is not going to be the first you’ve heard of this news, or if it is, thanks for coming here to get it. But I will do my best to give you a little insight on what I believe it all means, and where my opinions on what we got.
So today we got actually got a little bit of news today, and we kick it off with what I think is the most exciting, The Ant-Man concept art poster. Now keep this in mind, this is concept art. This isn’t a true poster. But from the look of it, I like it. You get Michael Douglas and Paul Rudd in the back, plus a pretty, Bad A looking Ant Man front and center. Ant Man is still a pretty big risk for Marvel. Much like Guardians of the Galaxy is going to be. Luckily it looks and sounds like Marvel has knocked it out of the park with Guardians. The hope is that even with all the drama behind Ant Man, if this concept art is any in indication of the tone the film will take, I for one, am very excited.
Next up, is CW’s Arrow. We have finally gotten our first look at Colton Haynes’ Arsenal costume. If you do not watch Arrow, you need! Arrow is, in my opinion, one of if not the best show on Television today. Haynes plays Roy Harper, who is training to be the hero we know as Arsenal and from the look of this, we are just about there. A lot of people have their opinions about the character, I for one actually enjoy his story arcs. And this costume, is awesome! It plays off of Stephen Amell’s Arrow costume very well.
We got some Spider-Man news. After what was a mixed reception to Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2, the internet blew up in speculation about what was next for the franchise. A lot of people feared their planned spin offs and sequels would be cancelled. Well luckily (in my humble opinion) that will not be happing. Sony announced that while yes The Amazing Spider-Man 3 has been pushed back to 2018, in its place, we will be getting the Sinister Six film on November 11 2016. This film has me really excited. While I enjoyed TASM2, I understand it had it problems. Sony does not have a very large gallery of hero’s to create a shared universe like Fox has with the X-Men and Fantastic 4, and WB has with all the DC property’s, and Marvel has done so perfectly with the Avengers. What Sony does have is Spider-Man’s rogue gallery. Which next to Batman is one of the largest and most interesting group of villains. The thought a villain centric film excites me. A movie where you are rooting against your main characters. I am excited to watch this develop.
In some other quick tad bits. Mad Max: Fury Road has released a new poster and image. This looks like it’s going to be a legit film. And we finally have gotten a logo for Warcraft starring Collin Ferrell. Pretty simple, and basic, hopefully this one does well. Along with Michael Fassbender’s Assassins Creed film this will do a lot for the future of video game movies (ZELDA!) Marvel has released two more conceptual art photos of Iron Man and the Scarlett which kicking some major robot butt. The marketing campaign for Age of Ultron looks to already be running and I love how it’s going. Finally the first image/logo for the Hitman film, another video game property, Agent 47 has been released. Exciting! Not much to tell from these photos other then they are all really cool!
Finally, last week Marvel announced 5 dates for upcoming Marvel films. None of which have been named. Today, a 6th was announced. May 4th 2018. So all together that gives us Avengers 2 on 5/1/15, Ant Man on 7/17/15, Cap 3 on 5/6/16, and untitled mystery films on 7/8/16, 5/5/17, 7/28/17, 11/3/17, 5/4/18, 7/6/18, 11/2/18 and 5/3/19. That’s a lot. Me personally, I think you got to assume the 1st is Dr Strange. Followed Guardians 2, followed Black Panther in 2017. Then you the new one which I will get into, Ant Man 2, and Thor 3 in 18, and finally Avengers 3 in 19. But what excites me about this separate date they announced, is Robert Downey Jr’s comments today. Downey said, “It’s down to Kevin [Feige, Marvel Studios president] and Ike [Perlmutter, CEO of Marvel Entertainment] and Disney to come to us with what the proposal is, and that’s on us to agree or disagree,” Downey said. “When things are going great, there’s a lot of agreement.” He continued with “It’s that thing of: Why give up the belt when it feels like you can barely get jabbed?” he says—then adds a caveat. “Most people are saying that right when they get knocked out.” So that leaves me to believe that May 4th 2019 will be Iron Man 4. I am in the camp that was not a fan of Iron Man 3, but I still trust in Marvel. Hopefully these comments mean a deal will be worked out, and Iron Man 4 is coming! Hopefully with Jon Favreau back in the directors.