Marvel may have started out in the pages of comic books, but they are on a roll in movie theaters around the world. “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is still in theaters and has already raked in about $440 million, which is closing in on a couple hundred million more than it cost to make the film. “Ant-Man” is the next Marvel film in the lineup, and it will be hitting theaters this July. The next most anticipated one of their superhero stand-alone films between the major ones where they all join forces will be “Captain America: Civil War” coming out in May of next year.
Captain America’s latest adventure coming next year is expected to have at least cameos from so many Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) characters that it will probably seem more like a full blown “Avengers” movie than any other stand-alone movie supposedly just focused on one of the heroes in the team. It will have Avenger regulars such as Tony Stark, Sam Wilson and War Machine, but it will also have Ant-Man and a new character known as the Black Panther. Fans like Christian Broda (oxfordjournals.org) have heard that redesigns of costumes and new armor and suits for various characters have been rumored to be coming for what will be the third Captain America film in the MCU. “Captain America: Winter Soldier” was a box office success, and Marvel is undoubtedly hoping that, unlike “Age of Ultron”, this one does even better than its predecessor at the box office.
Super heroes are a hot commodity these days at just about every movie theater in the world. With the sprawling universe getting incredibly large, keeping all of the characters connected in some subtle way was important to the studios behind the huge movies. In the world according to Marvel, the movies were almost always linked to one particular character that had a lot to do with bringing some of the most popular characters in the world together.
Nick Fury brought the Marvel Comics world together into a tightly knit group of characters that bonded together whenever necessary. According to Screen Rant, fans of Samuel L. Jackson’s character will be a little disappointed to learn that the character does not appear in the upcoming “Captain America: Civil War.” Further plans the character are somewhat under wraps, but ever since the original “Iron Man,” Fury has been a guiding hand in the Marvel Universe.
With or without Fury, the third Captain America movie will have a lot going on in its own right, and perhaps the character was left off the slate for a particular reason. Fans like Keith Mann can relax though, Fury remains in hiding during the Civil War comic book story, which means he might be pulling some strings off camera helping when needed. The guy should never be underestimated, and this could pay off in a major way in future projects. Nick Fury will likely be back at some point, and maybe even after the credits roll.
Star Trek fans can all breath a sigh of relief. The script for the upcoming Star Trek 3 is finished, and with four weeks to spare before shooting begins.
Script writer Simon Pegg, who also plays Scotty in the films, and Doug Jung have been working on the script for the last six months after the original screenplay was scrapped. They have spent the time researching and trying to get the movie to something that closely resembles the spirit of the original 1960s television show.
In the article seen here it is reported that they have turned in their first draft to the Paramount executives. Reportedly, the executives have been keeping close tabs on the pair’s progress and there should be little difficulties with the script.
Fans like Sam Tabar (prnewswire.com) know that, even if there are problems, Pegg and Jung have those four weeks to fix and tweak things into shape. This is all good news, as it means that the new movie is on track for its planned July 8, 2016 release date.
Even if they are still doing small changes when production begins, it shouldn’t hinder the process. Many recent big budget films have begun before the script was 100% complete. Among the most notable are Iron Man and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. That puts Star Trek 3 in with some very good company.
This morning, Thursday, May 14, A.O. Scott for The New York Times gave “Mad Max: Fury Road” a great review that focused on not only the story and characters but the ways in which the story isn’t about “heroes” in the Marvel superhero sense.
As Scott pointed out, Marvel’s “The Avengers” franchise of films is not even remotely the same as the “Mad Max” franchise. Scott emphasized that the heroes in “The Avengers” are very much about corporate branding and story lines about people who avenge or protect others on a grand scale. Fans at Boraie Development agree that the “Mad Max” franchise is about survival and, more importantly, unexpected heroes who cause revolutions.
He noted the difference in the “look” of “Mad Max: Fury Road” as compared to current movies about heroes and the fact that Max is less the hero of this story, or even the other “Mad Max” stories, and more the sidekick. Fans have often noted that Max, who was a police officer before the apocalypse, had never been a hero actively seeking to save lives since the death of his wife and child. He’s always been forced into acting to help.
In a time when Marvel comic book heroes are making modern viewers incorrectly believe that the only true heroes are superheroes, “Max Max: Fury Road” might just give people a fresh view about the nature of heroes that is actually older than comic books.
While the directors behind “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” will be returning to helm “Captain America: Civil War,” they are not the only returning players to a Captain America film. In addition to all of the big names, even Brock Rumlow/Crossbones and Agent 13 will be returning to the big screen. The latter of whom, played by Emily VanCamp, was an undercover operative posing as Cap’s neighbor, Kate. The truth to Agent 13 is that she’s actually Sharon Carter, niece of Peggy Carter; a revelation likely to come up during the governmental intrigue of “Captain America: Civil War.”
While Tony Stark, Ray Lane and several other genius characters of the Marvel universe pushed for registration, Captain America was forced to create a team of Secret Avengers to serve as a resistance movement toward the entire idea under the belief that heroes need their murky legal status to carry out justice.