HELLO WONDERFUL PEOPLE!
I really hope everyone is enjoying their summer to the fullest! Personally it has been pretty hectic with work as free time became quite a luxury! Nothing to worry about though. Come July, the world will still keep on spinning and superhero movies will keep on coming out by the dozen! 😀
Way back in November, I started this feature with the very first chapter and had a feeling that it would be nice to help compile a list of upcoming superhero movies that are soon going to hit the theaters (first trailers are already launched) and get people psyched for all the superhero goodies that both DC Comics and Marvel have in store for us!
I thought this feature also offered us a nice little wrap-up of not only what to get excited for on the big screen, but also for what you can all pick up and read to learn a bit more about these heroes before they blow your minds on the big screen!
*Thank you, Lashaan!*
Although there are thousands of different comics you could check out, I’m going to point you towards two particular volumes that could potentially tease you enough to get you running to your local comic stores (or the online shops) for more books and superhero fun! Of course, if you’re 100% new to the comic world and are about to take my word on these recommendations, I might have to warn you about potential spoilers in some of these stories as they sometimes are part of a continuity! Then again, if you’re pretty knowledgeable on these heroes, picking up these volumes will just be hella fun!
WITHOUT FURTHER ADO, LET’S DIVE INTO THE SUPERHERO WORLD!
Three reboots for this superhero on the big screen in one lifetime. One could say I’m lucky, but another could argue that the last Spider-Man duology (Sorry, not sorry, Andrew Garfield) just didn’t live up to our expectations. Now that Sony and Marvel finally talked it out and got our friendly neighbourdhood superhero integrated into the MCU, we are finally getting a Spider-Man movie that seems to be doing A LOT right! Yeh, they might have changed a couple of things compared to the canon (looks at Aunt May and her dazzling looks), but it might be all for the better! 😀
For this movie, coming out on the 7th of July, 2017, I’d recommend checking out Ultimate Spider-Man (Volume 1) Power and Responsibility by Brian Michael Bendis as well as Spider-Man vs. The Vulture by Stan Lee as they are both known and loved volumes related to our teenage superhero! The first one being a classic to acquaint yourself to Mr. Parker, and the second one being a collection of every encounter with the main villain of Spider-Man: Homecoming, The Vulture!
Out November 3rd, 2017, Thor: Ragnarok is another piece of the puzzle before the Infinity War. I’m going to be honest and tell you that Thor was not my favourite of the bunch. His first movie was the worse debut in my books and really failed to capture my love for it. The second movie did however become a bit more interesting and felt less like a soap-opera/sit-com. However, Thor: Ragnarok, without Natalie Portman, seems like what a Thor movie should’ve been like since the start. It’s also nice to see The Hulk sharing the screen with Thor on this one and adding his own planet story into the mix too!
For this, you should definitely check out Avengers Disassembled: Thor by Michael Avon Oeming to find out more about Ragnarok. I hear this is one of the new volumes that touches upon the subject while there’s also an older storyarc that initially introduces Ragnarok. You should also check out The Incredible Hulk: Planet Hulk by Greg Pak to know what on Earth is going on with The Hulk!
Out on November 17th, 2017, this is by far my most anticipated movie right now. I mean.. Come on. It’s the Justice League. ❤ While there’s still a lot of controversy and hate circulating around this movie, I feel like everything will still be unwarranted and that this will be an amazing action-packed superhero movie that will surely deliver on all fronts. The level of epicness is just too high for it to fail too hard.
What you should definitely read is Justice League (Volume 1) Origin by Geoff Johns, which I reviewed a while back, as it is honestly what the movie will draw a lot of inspiration from. You could also check out JLA: New World Order by Grant Morrison, which is another run with the almighty squad but written by a different mastermind. I don’t think the DCEU will be based on this adaptation, so Geoff Johns’ run is probably your best course of action!
Surely, the release of this trailer was a major surprise since the movie is still very far away from us (February 16th, 2018). The introduction of this character in Civil War remains one of the movie’s biggest highlight and this trailer just puts even more emphasis on the originality and uniqueness of this character’s universe. Both a king and a hero, this movie is sure to dive into a lot of dilemmas and deliver a solid action-packed movie with an epic cast to gaze at!
To read? You could go with the recent series by Ta-Nehisi Coates, Black Panther (Volume 1) A Nation Under Our Feet. This writer was also know for his book Between the World and Me. You could also check out Black Panther (Volume 1) Who is the Black Panther? by Reginald Hudlin.
Now that will be all for Chapter 2, but expect the next chapters to come with more exciting superheroes movies that are going to rule Hollywood!
Are you excited for these movies? How ready are you to watch these heroes in action? I’m hella’ pumped! 200%!
Share your thoughts with me so we can fanboy/fangirl together! 😀