ALL OUT WAR!

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            It’s all out WAR! In what seems like a slap in the face to DC/Warner Bros, Marvel/Disney announced their upcoming five year plan, yesterday in Los Angeles. With DC announcing their two part Justice League movie helmed by Zack Snyder, less than two weeks ago, Marvel threw down and announced the mother of all storylines AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR parts 1 and 2. This will mark the first time that an Avengers film will have a direct sequel.

 
gauntlet ‘Infinity Gauntlet’ is by far one of the most memorable events in Marvel Comics history. The beloved story arc from 1991 written by Jim Starlin will hopefully influence and help the Marvel cinematic universe convey this tremendous storyline. With Marvel’s summer smash hit “Guardians of the Galaxy” the audience was given a real introduction to the “Mad Titan” Thanos. He’s a god like being whose power hunger leads him on the path to collecting infinity stones for ultimate power. A lot of rumors circulating in the last few years assumed that specific items such as the tesseract, and Loki’s staff might be infinity stones (though in the comics they are referred to as infinity gems). Infinity War will finally reveal the infinity gauntlet in all its glory. Right now it is unclear as to which characters will be returning to the franchise, but with a title like this we can definitely assume that Mr. Josh Brolin will be returning as the baddy Thanos. Uproxx.com’s Dan Seitz reported Marvel CEO Kevin Feige saying, “Hulk will be in all the Avengers films. He added that the reason no solo movies have been announced for Hulk or Black Widow is because they are being reserved for the Avengers movies.”

In addition to INFINITY WAR being announced Marvel announces nine new films that will be coming out through 2019. Several sequels are on that list including Captain America: Civil War (May 6th, 2016); Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (May 5th, 2017); Thor: Ragnarok (July 18th, 2017); Avengers: Infinity War, Part 1 (May 4th, 2018); and Avengers: Infinty War, Part 2 (May 3rd, 2019). If that wasn’t enough, Dr. Strange (Nov. 4th, 2016); Black Panther (November 3, 2017); Captain Marvel (July 6th, 2018); and Inhumans (November 2nd, 2018). When rumors first started circulating that movie adaptations of Mark Millar’s ‘Civil War’ and Jim Starlin’s ‘Infinity Gauntlet’ my first reaction was, “Marvel doesn’t have enough characters to fill out those storylines.” Well once again Marvel has gone above and beyond with their plans to overhaul their cinematic universe. Though Avengers: Infinity War part one wont be hitting theaters till May 4th, 2018, its predecessor Avengers: Age of Ultron lands May 1st, 2015.

 

 

Morgan Rodner

Senior Columnist

www.thecineverse.com

 

 

Thanks to my sources listed below.

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