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Friday, June 16, 2017

What's up next for superheroes in the Movie Trailer Park?

Granted, summer is the big superhero movie season and we've had plenty of offerings in this category already(with Spiderman: Homecoming on the horizon) but looking ahead to the next big thing goes along with the territory.

For example, the release of a teaser trailer for Marvel's Black Panther has gathered a lot of excited buzz and deserving so, despite the fact that the movie is scheduled for February of 2018.

After seeing this iconic character featured in Captain America:Civil War, many were hoping for him to have his solo film hit screens sooner rather later and fortunately, that wish is being granted.

The bare bones of the plot has T'Challa(Chadwick Boseman) return to his kingdom of Wakanda in order to face some deadly opposition from exiled Erik Killmonger(Michael B. Jordan). The supporting cast is made up of seriously stellar stars such as Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o, Angela Bassett,Forrest Whitaker and Get Out's Daniel Kaluuya. I have to admit that for a teaser, this brief glimpse at Black Panther packs a hell of a punch that makes me wish the movie was out right now:

 Meanwhile, November is shaping up to add some super powered movie magic of it's own. DC's Justice League plans to be in theaters before Thanksgiving, even with a last minute switch in directors(due to a personal tragedy in Zack Snyder's life).

For those of us eager for more Wonder Woman, she is a major part of the film as Batman calls upon her first to start up a band of superheroes to save the day from  Steppenwolf(Ciaran Hinds), a general of the intergalactic warlord Darkseid, seeking some deadly hidden objects here on Earth.

Along with Wonder Woman, we get Aquaman(Jason Mamoa), The Flash(Erza Miller) and Cyborg(Ray Fisher). Yes, Superman is still dead but probably coming back from the beyond in some form as Henry Cavill is listed in the credits. I just don't know about this one,folks.

As happy as I am about the quality of the Wonder Woman movie, not to mention a childhood fan of the Justice League, this really looks like a rushed together affair. It would have been better to give some of the newer characters their own movie,particularly Aquaman, before shoving all of them together.

 Hopefully, this will be more like Wonder Woman than Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice(on the other hand, Jesse Eisenberg's Lex Luthor is making a return here as well and in the words of Charlie Brown-ARGGGHH!):

Marvel, of course, is not to be outdone here and in early November will have Thor:Ragnarok at a multiplex near you. Since Thor was nowhere to be found in the last Captain America/Avengers team-up, this can be seen as a "things I did last summer" story.

Turns out he had a lot on his plate as Asgard is under attack from escaped death goddess Hela(Cate Blanchett) and has taken his hammer. Trapped on a warrior planet run by the Grandmaster(Jeff Goldblum) with the aid of henchwoman Valkyrie(Tessa Thompson), Thor is forced to battle for the amusement of the crowds with his first opponent being the Hulk.

Yes, the "Planet Hulk" classic story line has been grafted into this film and from what I see, it looks like a good fit. Doctor Strange is also supposed to show up and Loki will be joining in on the fun as well. Now, this is a Thanksgiving film feast worth waiting for!:

With such goodness coming our way, it goes to show that simply reserving superhero movies for the summer is not an entertainment absolute. Any good genre can work the whole year round,although timing is an important consideration as Deadpool demonstrates in the teaser for his next movie, which should be wicked fun to look forward to next year:

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