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Sometimes, when you're busy it is easy to miss big superhero movie news when it comes out. Whether you are a big Marvel fan, or just excited about the new DC Cinematic Universe, there is plenty of news to go around. So here is a little recap for all of you who have just been too busy to keep caught up with all of the big superhero movie news.
For those of you who don't know. Back in the 90's Marvel almost when bankrupt. In an effort to keep afloat they started selling off the movie rights to some of their most popular characters. Characters such as The Fantastic Four, and The X-Men went to Fox, and Sony managed to get their hands on arguably Marvel's most popular character, Spider-man. This is the reason you have not seen our favorite "Web Slinger" fighting side by side with The Avengers. At least, not yet...
Marvel and Sony have come to a deal that basically gave the film rights for Spider-man partially back to Marvel. While the full details of the agreement have yet to be revealed. By my understanding, Marvel makes the movies, and Sony has "final creative control" over the character. Also, a majority of the profits made off the character will still go to Sony. But let's be honest, Marvel wouldn't rest the fate of who is probably going to be a key character in their Cinematic Universe in the hands of somebody else. Basically to sum it up, Marvel makes the movies, Sony makes the money.
But you're probably wondering when we're going to be seeing this new Spider-man on the big screen. Well it has been confirmed that he will be appearing in a film coming out in 2016. This will most likely be Captain America: Civil War, releasing May 6 of that year. Spider-man is a key part of that story-line and it would only make sense to have him there. Also, he will be getting his own solo film which will be released on July 28, 2017. This will be push back the release dates of other Marvel films such as Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, and The Inhumans, but not drastically.
Speaking of Captain America: Civil War. It seems like every day there is a new character confirmed to appear. As of now, the roster for the film is; Captain America, Iron Man, Black Widow, Hawkeye, The Winter Soldier, Falcon, Black Panther, Crossbones, and (as I stated above) most likely Spider-man. According to Anthony Mackie, who plays Sam Wilson (Falcon), "Captain America 3 is so far beyond Avengers 2.5". Directors Anthony and Joe Russo, who together directed the second Captain America, are also confirmed to return to direct this new adventure. They have also been confirmed to direct Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 in 2018, and Avengers: Infinity War Part 2 in 2019. This film is definitely going to be one to check out.
While no news of the new Doctor Strange film starring Benedict Cumberbatch has come out yet. The movie is set to release in November of 2016, so we should be hearing some new casting announcements soon. Also, you should be aware that Marvel is going to be releasing a bunch of Netflix Exclusive TV series in the coming years. The first one, Daredevil, is going to be released in under two weeks on Friday, April 10th
There isn't a terrible amount of Fox Marvel news. There has been quite a few casting announcements for X-Men: Apocalypse. Confirmed to be returning for the film are Jennifer Lawrence's Mystique, Michael Fassbender's Magneto, James McAvoy's Professor X, Even Peters's Quicksilver, and Nicholas Hoult's Beast. They will be joined by a bunch of newcomers such as Oscar Isaac's Apocalypse, Sophie Turner's Jean Grey, Alexandra Shipp's Storm, Tye Sheridan's Cyclops, Kodi Smit McPhee's Nightcrawler, and Lana Condor's Jubilee. Director Bryan Singer is set to return. X-Men: Apocalypse is to be released on May 27, 2016.
Coming out a few months earlier is the long awaited Deadpool movie on February 12th, 2016. Ryan Reynolds will be starring as the "Merc with a Mouth" Deadpool. He will be joined by Morena Baccarin as Vanessa Carlysle, T.J. Miller as Weasel, and Gina Carano as Angel Dust. Reynolds has also tweeted out this first picture of him in costume.
While it may seem like there was an abundance of Marvel news, there is also a decent amount of DC movie news that has come out in the previous months. So let's see what DC has got in store for us in the coming years.
While there hasn't been a lot of "news" for Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. There has been quite a few new images released featuring some of the characters we will be seeing. So far, they have released character portraits of Henry Cavill's Superman, Ben Affleck's Batman, Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa's Aquaman, and most recently Jesse Eisenberg's Lex Luthor. All of these can be seen below.
DC's other film coming out in 2016 is Suicide Squad, which is set to release on August 5, 2016. While no official pictures have been released, they have assembled quite the cast. It consists of; Joel Kinnaman's Rick Flagg, Will Smith's Deadshot, Jared Leto's Joker, Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn, Cara Delevigne's Enchantress, Jai Courtney's Captain Boomerang, and Viola Davis's Amanda Waller. Also cast in the film; are Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, who is rumored to be playing King Shark, Jamie Dodd, who is rumored to be El Diablo, and Jay Hernandez. Joe Manganiello is also rumored to join the cast as Deathstroke, but that has not been confirmed. Jared Leto has been teasing his look as the Joker releasing a bunch of pictures, giving us a look at the process of dying his hair green
So what do you think of all of this new comic book movie news? Did this recap help you to catch up? If so, would like to see more recaps in the future? Let me know by commenting on this post!
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