Marvel Films 2015: We can already hear the cheers and screams

In 2015 there will be three new Marvel films coming to cinemas: Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant Man, and the Fantastic Four reboot. We’re excited about the new Avengers film coming out but we’re wary about Ant Man and Fantastic Four. Here’s the basic info for the films, trailers, and a list of cast members. Our thoughts on all this are at the bottom, but after seeing all this tell us what you think.

1. Avengers: Age of Ultron (May 1st, 2015)

“With S.H.I.E.L.D. destroyed and the Avengers needing a hiatus from stopping threats, Tony Stark jumpstarts a dormant peacekeeping program, Ultron: a self-aware, self-teaching, artificial intelligence. However, his plan backfires when Ultron decides that humans are the main enemy and sets out to eradicate them from Earth, leaving it up to Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, the Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, along with support from Nick Fury and Maria Hill, to stop him. Along the way the Avengers encounter the powerful twins Pietro and Wanda Maximoff, as well as the familiar Vision.” (Wikipedia)

Here’s a list of characters you can expect to see in the upcoming film:

  • Hayley Atwell -Peggy Carter
  • Scarlett Johansson – Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow
  • Aaron Taylor-Johnson -Pietro Maximoff / Quicksilver
  • James Spader-Ultron (voice)
  • Tom Hiddleston-Loki
  • Chris Evans- Steve Rogers / Captain America
  • Chris Hemsworth-Thor
  • Robert Downey Jr.-Tony Stark / Iron Man
  • Samuel L. Jackson-Nick Fury
  • Cobie Smulders -Maria Hill
  • Elizabeth Olsen -Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch
  • Mark Ruffalo-Bruce Banner / The Hulk
  • Idris Elba -Heimdall
  • Jeremy Renner-Clint Barton / Hawkeye
  • Paul Bettany- Jarvis / The Vision

The video below is the same trailer from above but with an added bonus scene at the beginning where a few of the other members of the Avengers team try to lift Thor’s Hammer.

2. Ant-Man (June 17th, 2015)

“Thief Scott Lang must aid his mentor Dr. Hank Pym in safeguarding the mystery of the Ant-Man technology – which allows its user to decrease in size but increase in strength – from various new threats, and plot a heist that will save the Earth.” (Wikipedia)

“Armed with a super-suit with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.” (IMDB)

Cast:

  • Hayley Atwell -Peggy Carter
  • Evangeline Lilly – Van Dyne
  • Paul Rudd -Scott Lang / Ant-Man
  • Judy Greer-Maggie
  • Michael Douglas-Hank Pym
  • Corey Stoll -Darren Cross / Yellowjacket
  • Michael Peña – Luis
  • Bobby Cannavale -Paxton
  • John Slattery -Howard Stark
  • Wood Harris -Gale
  • Jordi Mollà -Castillo
  • T.I. -Dave

3. Fantastic 4 (August 7th, 2015)

Four young scientists achieve superhuman abilities through a teleportation experiment gone haywire. They must now use these abilities to save the world from an uprising tyrant. (IMDB)

When four people teleport to an alternate universe, which alters their physical form and grants them new abilities, they must learn to harness their abilities and work together as a team to save the Earth from a familiar enemy. (Wiki)

Cast:

  • Miles Teller-Reed Richards / Mr. Fantastic
  • Kate Mara-Sue Storm / The Invisible Woman
  • Michael B. Jordan-Johnny Storm / The Human Torch
  • Toby Kebbell -Victor Domashev
  • Jamie Bell-Ben Grimm / The Thing

Avengers is going to be great, the trailer looks amazing and you’ve got some great new heroes joining the group and a seriously phenomenal villain. The storyline looks wonderful and we’re dying to see more. Ant Man we question, we question the choice of Paul Rudd and whether or not he’ll be able to do Ant Man justice. The trailer felt very slow and makes it a bit hard to take Ant Man seriously (for now at least, we really do hope that the film proves us wrong). However we do get to see The Hobbit star Evangeline Lilly and Peggy Carter in this film.

Fantastic Four Reboot, *sigh* despite whatever issues the first two may have had or how true or not true to the comics they were we can all agree about one thing that they had right. One thing that the new film has ticked us off with… JOHNNY AND SUE ARE BLOOD SIBLINGS. We understand wanting to make the film diverse and we’re cool with that but for the love of everything they made Sue adopted! Johnny and Sue are blood siblings, I don’t care if they’re African American, Caucasian, Asian, Native American. I don’t care! Just so long as they are the same because they’re blood siblings!

And I know that it’s a big thing to take these superheros and do the younger version of them type deal like X-Men: First Class did. I’m not saying that’s a bad thing, personally I really loved X-Men: First Class but you can’t do that to every single one! Some characters are just supposed to be older. When I think of Reed from Fantastic Four I think of an older man with some grey in his hair. I really like Fantastic Four and I really want it to do well but I feel like they’ve already started out on a bad foot.

Again, I hope they prove me wrong and that this is an amazing film that can make me forget about it’s shortcomings.  *Sigh* okay, I’m done. So what do you guys think of these films? Living up to Marvel exceptions or do they feel lacking?

(Info came from Wikipedia and IMBD. All videos were taken from YouTube)

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