Thursday 30 October 2014

SPECIAL: MARVEL Phase 3 Line-Up - Part 2

Continuing yesterday's post of my thoughts on the Phase 3 Line-Up from Marvel...

Thor: Ragnarok (July 28, 2017)

          This is probably my most anticipated sequel in Phase 3, simply to see Loki back in the mix again. Now Ragnarok is a very significant event in the comics: it is the apocalyptic battle which ends up with the destruction of Asgard, and one of the trigger is due to Loki's actions. While fans would be familiar with the word, general audiences may not be, hence Kevin Feige's word that Marvel will educate the world on the meaning of "Ragnarok" (presumably through future films) until when the film arrives.
          Kevin Feige also explained that the word Ragnarok essentially means "the end of all things", so it really does feel as if the future is grim for Asgard and all the Nine Realms. More excitingly, is that he further claimed that this story arc will change the Phase 3 the way that The Winter Soldier did for Phase 2, so expect it to be something big. 
          And seriously, Loki (Tom Hiddleston) should be reason enough to go see this movie.

Black Panther (Nov 3, 2017)

          Black Panther is a character long overdue in the cinematic universe. It's among the fans' favourite, and has significant presence in the comics universe. The character brings diversity to the world of MCU, but is a very welcome one. And if pulled off right, I think the people would love this character, as he's easily relatable and not overly superpowered. And in fact, we already have an actor in the awesome Chadwick Boseman (while we're still waiting for confirmation for Doctor Strange), and he's set to be introduced in Captain America: Civil War, before gracing his own film the following year.

Note: There was a film scheduled for May 4, 2018. But as Kevin Feige skipped it temporarily during the announcement, so will I. I will discuss about it in the final part.

Captain Marvel (July 6, 2018)

          Similarly, this could almost be said as a character that is long overdue in the MCU, and again is similarly bringing diversity to the roster, being the first female Marvel superhero to have her own standalone film. Lots of alter-ego have taken the mantle of Captain Marvel in the comics, but for this film, Marvel is taking the character Carol Danvers, also known as Ms. Marvel. An interesting character, as Kevin Feige said, is of Earth origins but have adventures as far as the cosmos, so it will bring a new kind of movie for the MCU. Not one of my most anticipated films to come as of now, but I have been proven wrong before, and I have complete faith in Marvel that they will pull off another amazing movie with this superheroine.

Inhumans (Nov 2, 2018)

          The 20th film in the MCU, and much like the 10th (Guardians), looks to be yet another wildcard. Guardians of the Galaxy was a gamble that paid off unbelievably well, and that gives the confidence for Marvel to not only bring a sequel, but bring another group of cosmic-based characters with different personalities & settings. General audiences will have little to no clue as to who these characters are, and so it's again up to Marvel to introduce them, and make them awesome in the eyes of the world. I felt that way with Guardians, but apparently, not with Inhumans, as I've had the privilege of knowing them once before. Still, here's hoping it can be great & appealing to not just the fans, but to everyone.

One last post for the remaining two films, and a general thought on Phase 3...

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