How Will Marvel Bring The XMen, The Fantastic Four & The Silver Surfer into the MCU?

wallpaper-1199506Well, I have some thoughts..

Invisible Woman by Artgem (aka Stanley Lau)

Invisible Woman by Artgem (aka Stanley Lau)

The simplest explanation is not always the most fun. Yes, you could say a school of mutants has always existed in West Chester, NY, but chose not to engage in any of the world threatening struggles– boring, (and also, very unlike the X-Men to ignore such threats). And the Baxter Building has been in the Microverse the whole time? –not buying it.

Captain Marvel by Artgem (aka Stanley Lau)

Captain Marvel by Artgem (aka Stanley Lau)

You could solve it easily with time travel, via the Infinity Gauntlet, with Captain Marvel resetting the entire universe, but one of things is not like the others– enter the XMen in an end credit trailer to the deafening screams of Marvel fans (I would be one of them), as Stan Lee begins reading a copy of the Daily Bugle with Fantastic Four on the front page. This is certainly scifi plausible and would be acceptable, but I have another theory..

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What if..

..during the final battle with Thanos, Scarlet Witch alters reality with her magic, destroying the Infinity Stones, ceasing Thanos to have ever existed, but also inadvertently alters the reality of the universe. The previously vaporized superheroes return and BOOM the XMen now exist, and have always existed according to everyone, except Wanda. Wolverine, Rogue and SpiderWoman (Jessica Drew) are standing beside their teammates, the Avengers, The Fantastic Four can be seen far away atop the Baxter Building, and far, far away, the Silver Surfer makes a deal with Galactus to save Zenn-la.

#want

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..to me, my XMen..

Top 10 Best Sci-Fi Superhero Geek Movies of 2015 But this one goes up to 11 ;) (also includes the worst of 2015, I’m talking to you Josh Trank)

The best sci-fi movies of 2015, includes indie films, superhero movies and creature horror with sci-fi themes.

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7Fhdje1.jpgStar Wars : The Force Awakens

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age-of-ultron.jpegAvengers : Age of Ultron

Mad_Max.jpgMad Max : Fury Road

The-Signal-Exclusive-UK-Quad.jpgThe Signal

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the-hunger-games-mockingjay-part-2-poster-jennifer-lawrence.jpgHunger Games : Mocking Jay, pt2

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also:

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Jurassic World (enjoyable adventure story & great cg dinosaurs, but bad acting with a poor plot)

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Other sci fi movies released in 2015 (for rental and streaming streaming, at home on the couch, almost anything will do, and some are “must-sees” for at home streaming, but would be unrewarding watching on the big screen):

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Insurgent

The Scorch Trials

Cinderella

The Lobster

Project Almanac

Victor Frankenstein

Self/less

Extinction

Infini

Z for Zachariah

Absolutely Anything

Hot Tub Time Machine 2

Vice

The worst sci-fi / superhero movie of 2015

Character-Banner.jpgThe Fantastic Four (Rotten Tomatoes gave it a whopping 4% rotten rating; even ‘Hot Tub Time Machine 2’ received a better rating. Josh Trank may be out of a job due to this fiasco. ‘Fantastic Four’ started out as a poor movie, not true to the comic books or the characters and was made worse by the movie company, 20th century fox, in an attempt to make it better. fail all the way around. do not rent or netflix, trust me, you would be better off, as a person, to watch ‘Spider-man, The Musical’).

Jupiter Ascending (actually, the latest film (and maybe the last film, because this one was so bad) theatrical release from the Wachowskis, would have been ok if they would have edited out most of the slow parts, keeping all the action, and editing it down to 1 1/2 hours, but as is, it’s way too long and boring, and really you end up not caring at all for the characters, especially after too many reverse plot twists).

Pixels (I remember a time, in the not too distant past, when Adam Sandler movies were actually enjoyable, fun and even funny. Peter Dinklage, whatcha doin’ in this movie?).

UPDATE: (Woops-just a rumor): Fantastic Four may be going back to Marvel (with movie planned for 2020)

UPDATE: this was, so very, very unfortunately, just a rumor. origin: Den of the Geek, but is it any worse than Bleeding Cool “Breaking the News” that the Batmobile was stolen off the set of Batman v Superman? I wanted to believe it was true, like so many others; it should be true. 20th Century made a statement today that clearly denied this rumor in no uncertain terms, “the movie rights to the Fantastic Four and all of its properties are still owned by Fox.” sad, but true. the below is the original post. until next time geek friends..

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Josh Trank’s horrible reboot did serve a purpose, now Marvel can make an awesome Fantastic Four movie, which is planned for year 2020, and now Marvel can incorporate the Fantastic Four into multiple movies along the way. more importantly, the movie rights to the Silver Surfer come along with the Fantastic Four. Marvel can FINALLY make an awesome Silver Surfer movie with Zenn-la, the Watchers, Galactus and so many other awesome deep space characters. and even more importantly, the movie rights to the SUPER SKRULLS come along with the Fantastic Four!! and yes, that means SECRET INVASION will happen!! Secret Invasion is one of the greatest comic book stories ever told and now Marvel can tell that story properly; (also Jemma Simmons / Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. may already be a Super Skrull).

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this rumor that Marvel has regained the movie rights to the Fantastic Four and other Marvel characters is courtesy of Den of the Geek, which explains was a deal between 20th Century Fox and Marvel, in exchange for Marvel allowing two new X-Men/ mutant related tv shows ‘Legion’ and ‘Hellfire,’ announced yesterday.

#FantasticFour final rant. with a 9% Rotten Tomatoes score and box office opening weekend earnings less than ‘Daredevil’ and ‘Green Hornet.’

although the new Fantastic Four reboot will never receive the “honor” to be named “the worst superhero movie of all time,” it will receive the title of “2nd worst superhero movie opening weekend,” (in modern history). the official numbers are in: 26.2 Million (according to Box Office Mojo). the only movie to do worse at the box office was the sequel to Ghost Rider, ‘Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance,’ with 22.1M; a movie you are better off not seeing. even the ‘Green Hornet’ did better than the ‘Fantastic Four,’ with 35M. ‘Daredevil’ even raked in 40.3M opening weekend. The 2005 Fantastic Four film made 56M it’s opening weekend and it’s sequel, ‘Rise of the Surfer,’ made a similar 58M. opening weekend box office results are really based on expectations; for example, ‘Superman3’ had a good opening weekend for 1983, but it was based on the expectations from Superman 1&2, and not Richard Prior. what even happened in that movie? evil dude was so rich he “never wore the same socks twice,” is all i got out of it. according to the movie studio, Superman3 did well, and Superman4 killed the franchise. actually, what really happened is no one trusted the Superman brand after Superman3;  (also Superman4 was even worse, like the writers didn’t care anymore). it’s too bad, as i loved Christopher Reeve as Superman/Clark Kent.

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in today’s movie market, almost everyone loves superhero movies and are willing to see many of them every year, unlike in years past. we are in an era of geek dominated movies, (which is frikkin amazeballz!) akin to the cowboy movies of the 50s and 60s. we, geeks and muggles alike, are willing to see more than previous generations if we get to see the characters we love. this has made movie makers lazy and more reliant on CGI/special effects and less on a compelling story. Josh Trank, the director of the ‘Fantastic Four’ reboot, has been blamed for his discouraging tweet the night before ‘The Fantastic Four’ hit theaters. it dissuaded some, but the real discouraging factor was the Rotten Tomatoes score of 9%. the rotten tomato score is a average based on all national critics. Josh Trank, who thinks he is great because of ‘Chronicle,’ and who will NOT, thank God, be directing Star Wars : Rogue One, tried to make himself look better by distancing himself from ‘Fantastic Four,’ and blaming the studio, 20th Century Fox, for the disaster. you’re not THAT good Trank, but you did have a different vision of the movie, which was a more modern, grittier sci-fi version, but was not at all related to the idea of the Fantastic Four and what they represent in the comics in any way. Josh Trank wanted to make a sci-fi film and use existing characters. unique is great, but forcing existing characters into a fixed idea is problematic. Fox wanted to use the standard formula for a superhero film here. there were many clashes between the two, but i post blame on the studio itself for rewriting scenes, last minutes changes and reshoots and even changing characters. one unanimous criticism from every reviewer is that the film lacks continuity and a story with clear direction; this is a clear result from studio conflicts and interference. would we have liked Josh Trank’s vision of the film? more so, yes, completely, no. also, the Fantastic Four sequel will not be happening. but remember when Bryan Singer did not do ‘X-Men3: Last Stand’ so he could steal Cyclops and make ‘Superman Returns?’ that was the worst X-Men movie ever, but they got Singer back eventually, on the creative team for X-Men: First Class’ and completely for X-Men: Days of Future Past.’ So there is hope for the Fantastic Four in movies. Bryan Singer could incorporate the Fantastic Four in future X-Men movies, as he previously hinted at, or 20th Century Fox could hire Fantastic Four writer Chris Claremont, Brian Michael Bendis or any writer who understands the characters and who can create a watchable story. Fox was obligated to make this Fantastic Four reboot; if they hadn’t, the movie rights would have reverted back to Marvel in 2017. will Fox let the Fantastic Four go back to Marvel now? nope, they will cling on as long as they legally can, which means X-Men movies most likely or another reboot in 8 years 😦 the planned Fantastic Four sequel premiere date July 14, 2017 has been replaced by Fox with a possible Deadpool sequel, even though Ryan Reynolds has said Deadpool will be his last superhero movie. this rebooted FF will not be in theatres on their own again, unless accompanied by mutants. (thank you twitter (& @SuperheroSteel) for expressing your Fantastic Four reboot angst this weekend, posts included here).FF_flashy_thingy

#FantasticFour Trank’s at the Box Office: Fox blames director Josh Trank’s discouraging tweet for latest superhero movie Fantastic Four tanking opening weekend

Josh_Trank_Fantastic_Four_tweeti wasn’t looking forward to Fantastic Four from the beginning; too soon for a reboot, but 20th Century Fox forced another movie because if they don’t keep producing Fantastic Four movies, then the cinema rights will revert back to Marvel. this movie is more of a power play than anything. but here’s what really went wrong: Josh Trank had an alternate vision for the reboot, different than the comics or what has come before in the previous Fantastic Four movies. Trank’s concept was more of a sci-fi film genre than a typical superhero film, even with thriller type scenes. nothing wrong with envisioning something new and giving us something to experience, in fact i encourage that. Trank chose a Fantastic Four reboot in the comics to draw from, ‘Ultimate Fantastic Four’ by Brian Michael Bendis. Trank’s vision, for the most part, was actually filmed, but that is not what we got this weekend. Fox studio execs meddled and reshot certain scenes, even renamed characters to make the film more like a generic superhero film, disparate from what Josh Trank had envisioned. what we were left with was 2 movies pieced together, with some strong story arcs and solid plot points, only to undermined by the next scene, taking the film temporarily in a new direction, and then back to it’s original scheme. in a lot of ways, the same thing happened to Ant-man. Edgar Wright’s vision was compromised and pieces were fit in to try to make Antman fit into a superhero movie scheme that studio execs like because they believe the standard makes money. unfortunately, they are right about the profit, but wrong about what makes a good movie. if it’s pg-13 with superheroes and humor, kids will love it; if it is original with an adult-centric, intellectually engaging plot, then grown ups will like it too. Ant-man was still a success, as the script was still mostly Edgar Wright’s vision, but not all that it could have been. The Fantastic Four, however, lacks clear direction and leaves audience members with an unsure feeling, like this one, “it had all the elements of other superhero movies, but i didn’t really like it and i can’t explain why; it was ok, i guess.” would Fox ever re-edit it more to Trank’s vision? will we ever see that version? i’m assuming that version will be better, but i can’t say for certain.

Character-Bannerthis Fantastic 4 reboot was intended to launch a series of films and begin integration between Fox’s owned X-Men movie franchise and the Fantastic Four. Fox even has a date for the Fantastic Four sequel. crossover plans are all but scrapped for now and no one knows for certain if Fox will continue on with the sequel. does this mean Fox will try to reboot the Fantastic Four again in 5 years just to hang on to the film rights? no one knows at this point.

635743760406688129-XXX-FANTASTIC-FOUR-JY-5626-72363214the concept of a superhero team was conceived by Stan Lee at Marvel in 1961 and was created largely by Jack Kirby. over the years, the writer of the X-Men comics, Chris Clarement wrote the “FF,” as he likes to call it. Chris Claremont has the written the script for the upcoming ‘Gambit’ movie for Fox. why not have Chris Clarement write the new Fantastic Four? or, 20th Century Fox, if you still want to green light a sequel, have comic book writer Brian Michael Bendis write it? it was his vision that created the comic that inspired this movie.

conclusion: wait for DVD / streaming, give Fox studio execs something to think about, but still see it.Josh-Trank-Fantastic-Four-Tweet_article_story_large

summer of sci-fi movies 2015 : upcoming sci fi blockbuster films ,

now playing:

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rating: not as good as the first one, but see it in theatres, watch it in 3d is optional.

ex_machina

ex-machina

an engaging A.I. / robot story that is more about .. just see it.

rating: see it in theatres

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arnold zombie movie.

rating: borderline: theatres vs wait for dvd. if you love everything zombie, then yes, see it in theatres; as a movie goes, waiting for dvd/watching it at home is fine.   may 8

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 infini

everything you’d expect from a good sci-fi film, spaceships, bio weapons, rescue mission..

rating: i want to see it. a weak theatre rating or a great dvd rating. a great time to kill theatre film, fortunately for us, the sci fi fans, we get it both on itunes and in theatres, at THE SAME TIME.   may 8

Mad-Max-Fury-Road-lovely-daymad max : fury road

the apocalyptic world we have grown to love, and bonus! no crazy mel gibson! although he would be a perfect mentally unstable villain in this world.

it’s a reboot, with that awesome car, the australian ford falcon, but with a new story.

rating: see it in theatres, unless the apocalypse scares you.   may 15

timelapse_movietimelapse

sci-fi / time travel / Ai/machine

rating: wait for dvd.   may 15

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dark star: h.r. giger’s world

h.r. giger created the ‘alien’ creature and many others.

rating: fascinating behind the scenes story about the top sci-fi creatures, but wait for dvd, not necessary to see in theatres.   may 15

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cowboys vs dinosaurs

not a sequel to ‘coboys vs aliens.’

rating: do not see in theatres. do not pay for a dvd/streaming rental, wait for netflix and only if you’re bored.   may 19

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rating: as good as it can be.. even with george clooney, but typ disney/family-friendly/non-adventurous storytelling.

rating: wait for dvd.   may 22

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not about superman & how he recharges his powers from the sun, about the father of the base jumping movement.

rating: if you love action sports, see it theatres w friends who also love action sports, otherwise, dvd rental.   may 22

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perhaps they tried to make this film a little too epic.. they failed, it looks more like ‘2012,’ a laughable disaster movie that’s too over-the-top to be believable; just add aliens, robots and godzilla, don’t pretend it’s a serious movie. also, not the sequel to ‘volcano’ (1997).

rating: the epic scenes will be best in the theatres, but as far as a movie goes, with things that make a movie good, like a good story, wait for dvd; unless you like to see california fall off into the ocean-traffic problem solved, but seriously, save your money.   may 29

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jurassic world

spoiler alert: the dinosaurs escape and eat people.

rating: wait for dvd. it will be better than jurassic park 2 & 3, but the plot is basically the same as the first one, the dinosaurs escape and eat people. the effects are definitely theatre worthy, just don’t encourage them to make 10 more of these, (they have plans to make two more right away, depending on ticket sales).   june 12

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rating: see in theatres, despite drastic story twists, and the new spelling of genesis.   july 1

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not at all related to the upcoming marvel superhero film, ‘ant-man.’

rating: it’s for kids, wait for dvd or not at all, unless you are a kid or a parent renting it for kids.   July 3

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aurora

a lower budget sci-fi with a great, but familiar story of A.I.’s deciding humans are the greatest threat to humanity/earth and “EXTERMINATE.EXTERMINATE.” 60 years later..a post apocalyptic world run by machines.

rating: wait for dvd.   july 7

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exactly what you’d expect from the title, the best part of ‘despicable me.’

rating: if love ’em, go see ’em, but for everyone else, waiting for dvd will be just fine.   july 10

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intriguing  sci fi thriller.

rating: interesting, but wait for dvd.   july 10

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ant-man

not as great as it could have been with edgar wright. also, Hank Pym is not the creator of Ultron in the movies ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ nor in ‘Ant-man,’ but does create Ultron in the comics.

rating: will not be another ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ but will try to replicate that style. will not be epic, but will be entertaining. see it in theatres.   july 17

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mr holmes

ian mckellen has to do something now that they gave magneto to michael fassbender 😦

an alternate take on sherlock holmes, well acted, good story.

rating: a great dvd rental.   july 17

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pixels

i used to like adam sandler movies..

 it’s ‘grown-ups’ ruining your favorite 80s retro video games.

rating: dvd (but only to see it for a giant pac-man eating san francisco), i would rather see ‘hot tub time machine 2,’ than this.   july 24

mission-impossible-rogue-nation-teaser-trailer-and-poster-is-out-mission-impossible-rog-317255mission impossible : rogue nation

tom cruise, jeremy renner. hopefully not like ‘jason born 4’ w jeremy renner.

rating: as with any great action film, seeing it in the theatre is always best. i really want this to be the best mission impossible yet, but i am not convinced : see it in theatres.   july 31

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another fox film with marvel characters. too soon for a reboot.

rating: will be good, but not great. wait for dvd. (if you must see every superhero movie in theatres, go for it, seeing the negative zone and anilhilus will be interesting. i will be seeing it in theatres).   aug 8

Fantastic Four teaser trailer explained review breakdown : with hidden easter eggs no one was ever expecting!

Fantastic Four teaser trailer explained review breakdown; the Fox reboot is based on the Marvel comic “Ultimate Fantastic Four,” and opens the door to the universe (and Multiverse) that is the Fantastic Four, not just a series of sequels, with potential X-Men crossovers. the Fantastic Four hits theatres Aug 7, 2015.

MV5BMjI4NTg1MTM1N15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNjQwMTAyNDE@._V1_Fantastic_Four_Logo_by_stanlydan (1)yeah, another reboot of Marvel characters not owned by Marvel; yep, too soon. i love how the trailer makes several points of stating, “from the studio that brought you ‘X-Men : Days of Future Past.'” yes, it was a good movie, but you left out the entire rogue sequence, and why wasn’t Storm the leader of the X-Men in the future? just because ‘Days of Future Past’ was a success, does not mean that we, the fans, have forgotten ‘X-Men : Last Stand,’ also known as, “the X-Men movie where they screwed of Phoenix,” or “the worst X-Men movie to date,” not including, ‘X-Men : Origins : Wolverine.’ yes, 20th Century Fox has screwed up a lot Marvel story lines and will not allow crossovers between Fox owned characters in Marvel movies, but i think they have finally listened to the angry fans; also, if the Fox owned Marvel characters, X-Men and Fantastic Four, are not successful in the movies, the studio would stop making movies and the rights would revert back to Marvel, so Fox does care a little of what the fans think, enough to keep their franchise moderately successful.

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hidden easter egg! type these numbers into url field “23.21.190.125”

that being said, the Fantastic Four trailer looks pretty good. it is always impossible to tell from a trailer, but it looks like there is a backstory, character development, discovery of super powers and an introduction to elements solely unique to the Fantastic Four. my two biggest complaints are the logo being square instead of the round one that has been used for 50 years, are they trying to fit a square peg reboot into a round hole expectations of what fans want? and that Reed Richards, “the smartest man alive,” is only 22; are they going to give him the traditional salt & pepper side burns? i understand Fox went with young actors so they could keep the cost down of paying for experienced actors, and also because Chris Evans, the first cinematic Johnny Storm, the Human Torch, is now Captain America, and getting the band back together would not have been possible. i felt that Ioan Gruffudd was the perfect Reed Richards; he really looked exactly like the comic book character. the new Reed Richards, Miles Teller, still looks like the party guy from ’21 & over,’ not the sometimes brooding, always thinking, genius that is Reed Richards. i know, acting, but the trailer did not disprove this for me. but if you read the Fantastic Four origin story, Ultimate Fantastic Four by Brian Michael Bendis, the Four do discover their powers as teenagers, while discovering the Multiverse, including the “N-Zone” (alternate of the “Negative Zone”), the Microverse, etc.

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Latveria?

i’m excited about the plot though and hope i can put these things behind me when i see it. Fox is starting to copy Marvel movies and creating a complex and intriguing cinematic universe, not just a series of sequels and reboots. this is their first attempt at introducing the expansive universe that the Fantastic Four lives in. yes, we will see the Four get their powers, but we will also see them get theirs powers through the introduction of alternate universes as part of the Multiverse, possibly the N-Zone (or Negative Zone, depending on which comic book origin story you go by), that alternate dimension, that contains nothing but bad things (like Nihil (N-Zone) or Annilius (Negative Zone)) and in that discovery, unleashes constant havoc upon the world; thanks Reed. it looks like this discovery is also how the five get their powers. yes, five, Dr Doom of course. we see Dr Doom as a child with a young Reed Richards, experimenting on their first teleportation device, and later, on the military funded, human teleportation device. we also hear his ominous voice over. we may even see Dr Victor Domashev (or Dr Victor Von Doom, in the comics) go to Latvaria, Dr Doom’s home country in the comics, at the end of this film, hinting at the plot to the sequel. yes, the sequel already has a date; June 2, 2017, rather optimistic for Fox.

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Miles Teller as Reed Richards

Reed Richards as Mr Fantastic

Reed Richards as Mr Fantastic

a young Victor Domashev & Reed Richards

(Victor von Doom in the comics)

Toby Kebbell as Victor Domashev (Victor von Doom in the comics)

Dr Doom unleashing a can of whoopass

Reed Richards with Victor Domashev

Reed Richards with Victor Domashev

The Human Torch & The Invisible Woman

The Human Torch & The Invisible Woman

Johnny Storm "flame on" becoming the Human Torch

Johnny Storm “flame on” becoming the Human Torch

Johnny Storm full on Torch

Johnny Storm full on Torch

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Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm with a badass muscle car, is that a camero?

Susan Storm

Kate Mara as Susan Storm, aka, The Invisible Woman.

Ben Grimm (not related to Nick Burkhardt, a Grimm)

Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm (not related to Nick Burkhardt, a Grimm)

Ben Grimm becomes The Thing

Ben Grimm becomes The Thing

the military funded "teleporter"

the military funded “teleporter”

ooops

ooops

low budget "teleporter" in the Baxter Building?

low budget “teleporter” in the Baxter Building?

the N-Zone unleashing havoc

the N-Zone unleashing havoc

comic book reference:

the origin story : Ultimate Fantastic Four by Brian Michael Bendis   ( click here to view the comic )

the Fantastic Four premieres Aug 7, 2015.

Upcoming Sci Fi Movies for 2015 :” 12 weird facts you didn’t know about 2015’s Must watch Sci-Fi movies

upcoming sci fi movies for 2015

Jan 9PREDESTINATION_27X40_R3MECH.inddPredestination

temporal agent Ethan Hawke travels through to stop crimes before they take place, so a lot like Minority Report. looks cool.

Jan 30bg_homeProject Almanac

another time travel movie. teens discover changing the past can cause unwanted ripples, Ray Bradbury was the first to name this “the Butterfly Effect,” not the weak movie with Ashton Kutcher.

Feb 61jupiterascending

Jupiter Ascending

the Matrix bros, now the Matrix bro & sis, movie, starring Channing Tatum & Mila Kunis. i’m worried; it was supposed to be released last year, as the big summer blockbuster, but they moved it to a january release, which is never good.

Feb 6seventh-sonSeventh Son

lots of fantasy creatures & magic, starring Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore & Kit Harrington/Jon Snow. based on the novel series.

Feb 13WhatWeDoInTheShadowsWhat We Do In The Shadows

a vampire comedy from the creators of Flight of the Conchords about 4 vampire roommates trying to get by in a modern world. the critics love it.

Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (i at least have to mention it)

Mar 6Chappie_612x380

Chappie

a reject robot, with AI (Artificial Intelligence) learns how to be human. from the creators of District 9 & Elysium.

Mar 13MV5BMjMxODYyODEzN15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMDk4OTU0MzE@._V1_SX214_AL_ Cinderella

Mar 20insurgentDivergent 2: Insurgent

(now what are the factions again?)

Apr 10ex-machina_poster

Ex_Machina

it’s not an anime, but an AI film from the creators of the 28 Days series.

May 1avengers_9avengers2_ultron  avengers_age_of_ultron_concept_art-wide ultron-sideshow-610Avengers 2: Age of Ultron

oh my god yes, ULTRON! one of the best villains in the Marvel universe. there are so many incredible things that are going to happen in this film, Scarlet Witch, Vision, another Quicksilver, Hulk-Buster Iron Man suit, and so many lead-ins to other Marvel movie story arcs. in this film, the origin of Ultron will vary drastically from the comic book. BREAKING NEWS: in the movie version, Hank Pym, the original Ant-man, is not the creator of Ultron, but instead, Ultron is found in the wreckage of a Chitauri ship, after the battle of New York. in the comic, Ultron is a computer program, akin to a computer virus, that has achieved sentience; an AI, Artificial Intelligence, capable of independent thought; yes, the 2014 Transcendence movie stole heavily from Ultron . Ultron deems humanity unworthy of life and becomes hell bent on eradicating all human life on earth. in an attempt to create new life in his own image, Ultron creates Vision, an android capable of feeling. much to the chagrin of every comic book fan, Joss Wheadon has chosen to ignore this, one of the greatest comic book stories in the Marvel universe, and gives the creation of Vision, out of the necessity of fighting Ultron, to the combined effort of Tony Stark and Bruce Banner. i can see how this makes for a better movie plot and seeds the plots of upcoming Marvel movies. it appears the government will be holding Tony Stark responsible for the creation of Ultron and will want to monitor all superheroes, forcing a Registration Act, thus beginning the story for Captain America 3 : Civil War. in the film, Ultron will create an army of lesser Ultrons. they will reach the advanced African technological country of Wakanda, and you know what that means.. YES! Black Panther will appear, seeding his upcoming solo movie. (more on Ultron here).

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Mad Max : Fury Road

it’s kinda like Burning Man peeps get Fast and Furious with guns & crossbows and fight over gasoline. it’s a reboot, without Mel Gibson (because he’s not cool anymore). Tom Hardy (Bane, from Dark Knight Rises) plays Max, with Charlize Theron (Prometheus, a Million Ways to Die in the West)) & Nicholas Hoult (Beast, X-Men Days of Future Past; Jack the Giant Slayer & Warm Bodies).

May22downloadTomorrowland

(it has George Clooney)

May 292012-Los-Angeles-Goes-Under

San Andreas

The Rocks kicks bedrock butt in this disaster film.

June 5boo-618FB.O.O.

please don’t be another R.I.P.D. yes, this is another film trying to be like Men in Black. it has Seth Rogen, so funny.

June 12_1392673279Jurassic World

SPOILER ALERT: the dinosaurs escape and attack people. so they bred a new dinosaur from the DNA of a T-Rex, a cuddlefish (it almost looks like an octopus) and a snake. what kind of Freakosaurus is this? the SyFy channel already beat them to the punch with this one, with ‘Sharktopus vs Pteracuda’ (a half shark/ half octopus battling a half Pterodactyl/ half barracuda). why don’t these movies win oscars? will Chris Pratt do a dance-off with the freak show Jurassic T-Rex? i hope so. will the next film be a tornado of mutant dinosaurs? Jurassicnado? why not? what bugs me most is that T-Rex or Tyrannosaurus Rex never lived in the Jurassic Age, that species died out long before and thrived in the previous Cretaceous Age. why not add the newly discovered Jurassic era Torvosaurus, a bigger and badder-ass (yes, that’s a word;) predator?

July 1terminator43Terminator : Genesys

YES! it’s a reboot of sorts with Emilia Clarke (Mother of Dragons/Game of Thrones). the premise is Kyle Reece goes back in time to save Sarah Conner, but when he goes back in time, what he thinks is going to happen, has already happened, and Skynet sends an asian T-1000 to kill them both, so now it’s like T2, & they try to kill Cyberdyne systems to prevent the Skynet from being created in the first place, also like T2. so just pretend T3 never happened and put the Batman Terminator as a distant memory. despite all this, it looks really cool & will keep us guessing, unless the hot tub time machine goes back in time and changes the script; can we still do that for T3?

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Minions!

July 172013_4_24_photo-dafb66526eb372b9ba33cfa8e7a4748a-1366754545-10-did-ant-man-become-battle-of-visionsAnt-man

despite all my reservations and disgruntlement after Edgar Wright left the project (Edgar Wright pitched the idea to Marvel, wrote, produced and was to direct it, until Marvel went behind his back & re-wrote the script), Ant-man may actually turn out to be a good movie. still not clear why this movie is releasing after the Avengers : Age of Ultron; Hank Pym (played by michael Douglas), the original Ant-man created Ultron. i guess they could do flashbacks, etc. the comics can vary from the movies and even the comics have varying plot lines and reboots, so i can’t really predict the plot, well, not too much. i do know this, in the comic, Scott Lang, Ant-man 2, (played by Paul Rudd) steals Hank Pym’s ant suit & uses it for crime, but then turns into a hero using the suit for good. the arch-nemesis of Ant-man is Yellowjacket. there is a lot of blogfusion (blog confusion) recently around the plot, some say Yellowjacket will be a separate villain, and others, including me, think along the comic thread of Hank Pym leaving the Avengers and turning into Yellowjacket. Scott Lang’s daughter Cassie Lang will be in the movie as well. not sure if Janet, Mrs Hank Pym, aka Wasp, will be in the Ant-man Marvel film, but hope so. yes, there are a lot of insect related characters in Marvel.  (see previous Ant-man posts: Ant-man May 27, Ant-man June 1, Ant-man June 8)

July 24Monaghan-Sandler-Gad-Dinklage-star-in-film-pixelPixels

Peter Dinklage, Adam Sandler and some other dude, all video game child prodigees, are recruited to save the world from the attacking mayhem of video game characters. video games are real dude. so like the 80s Starfighter movie and that South Park episode, where Kenny becomes the next keanu Reeves, but with Sandler and a mullet-wearing Dinklage, good times, good times.

July 24f6dr9u99od Pan

Aug 7Fantastic_Four_Logo_by_stanlydanFantastic Four

yep, another reboot. damn you Fox for owning the rights to Marvel characters. you guys can work together and still make money. if you did, your movies would be so much better and you would make even more money. but most importantly, working together, would mean characters could appear in Marvel movies so people would never ask, “So where was the Fantastic Four when the Chitauri invaded New York with Loki, guided by Thanos? were they napping?”

Sept 18scorchtrialsThe Maze Runner 2 : The Scorch Trials

am i the only who thinks the Maze Runner and Divergent are a little too similar to the Hunger Games?

Oct 2james-mcavoy-daniel-radcliffe-star-victor-frankenstein

Victor Frankenstein

Universal continues their monster run series with this Frankenstein reboot; it began with Dracula 2014. the Wolfman and the Mummy are next..

Nov 210_600full-the-hunger-games-mockingjay-part-1-posterHunger Games, Mockingjay part2

Oct 16Crimson-Peak-Fan-Poster

Crimson Peak

Guillermo del Toro supernatural thriller. please don’t be the Strain.

Oct 23the-last-witch-hunterThe Last Witch Hunter

Vin Diesel.

Nov 25Matt-Damon-Eyes-The-Martian

The Martian

Ridley Scott adapts Andy Weir’s best selling novel.

Dec 18theforceawakensStar Wars : The Force Awakens

also, live-action Pan and Cinderella films release this year.

this list will continue to be updated..

more minor sci-fi movies will be released in 2015, but have not been mentioned here.

stay tuned for what to watch on sci-fi tv, before tv seasons begins again..

Every Future Superhero movie ever : Upcoming Marvel & DC superhero movies thru 2020 (UPDATED!!)

Upcoming Marvel & DC superhero movies 2015 thru 2020 ( this is what we know so far..)  28 Oct 2014. (UPDATED: 7Jan2015)

Marvel has planned out superhero movies thru 2036, but hasn’t released the titles yet. DC is quickly catching up.

note that some of these dates have yet to be confirmed by the movie studios, or the date has been confirmed, but not the movie title for that specific, confirmed date. best-guesses for dates with confirmed dates have been used here, as noted,  based on clues from the movies studios or hints at comic cons. movie studios do change release dates, Batman v Superman & Shazam have both been changed. this list will be updated when more information becomes available. upcoming Star Wars, Harry Potter and other sci-fi related movies are not listed here, see corresponding blog posts.

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2015

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may 1   Avengers 2 : Age of Ultron  (Marvel)

july 17    Ant-man  (Marvel)

aug 7   Fantastic Four  [reboot]  (Marvel heroes/ Fox)

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2016

feb 12   DEADPOOL  (Cable will appear in this movie) (Marvel heroes/ Fox)

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march 25   Batman v Superman : Dawn of Justice  (will feature Wonder Woman, the Flash & Aquaman)  (DC / Warner Bros)

may 6     Captain America 3  : Civil War  (will feature Iron Man)  (Marvel)

may 27    X-men : Age of Apocalypse  (will feature Deadpool) (Marvel heroes/ Fox)

july 8     Dr Strange  (Marvel)

august 5     Suicide Squad (may include Harley Quinn) [was the Shazam release date] (DC / Warner Bros)

oct 7       Gambit  (Marvel heroes/ Fox)

nov 4     Dr Strange   (Marvel)

nov 11      Sinister Six  (Spider-man villains) (Marvel heroes/ Sony)

dec        Sandman  (DC / warner bros)  [this movie has now been canceled as of Oct 2014]

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2017

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march 3      Wolverine 3  [may include Deadpool. this may turn out to be the X-Force movie]  (Marvel heroes/ Fox)

may 5         Guardians of the Galaxy 2   (Marvel)

june 2       Fantastic Four 2    (was july 14)  (Spider-man may appear in this movie)   (Marvel heroes/ Fox)

june 23      Wonder Woman    (DC / Warner Bros)

july 28      Thor 3 : Ragnarok  (Marvel)

nov 3        Black Panther    (Marvel)

nov 10        Justice League, part1   (DC / Warner Bros)

fall/winter     Venom  [this movie has now been canceled as of oct 2014]  (Marvel heroes/ Sony)

fall/winter      Black Cat?   [unconfirmed]  (Marvel heroes/ Sony)

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2018

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march 23    The Flash   [was ‘Flash & Green Lantern’]   (DC / warner bros)

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may 4         Avengers : Infinity War, part 1   (Marvel)

may 4         Amazing spiderman 3  (Sony)

july 6          Captain Marvel   (Marvel)

july 13       [unconfirmed superhero movie title]  (Fox)

july 27       Aquaman   [was: Man of Steel 2]   (DC / Warner Bros)

nov 2         Inhumans    (Marvel)

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2019

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april 5       Shazam  [was Aug 5 2017]  (Warner Bros)

may 3        Avengers : Infinity War, part 2   (the Infinity Gauntlet is coming..) (Marvel)

june 14      Justice League, part2  [hoping to see ultimate villain Darkseid in this or future films] (DC / Warner Bros)

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2020

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april 3         Cyborg   (DC / Warner Bros)

june 19     Green Lantern  (Reboot)   (DC / Warner Bros)

Marvel has confirmed the superhero movies of Iron Man 4, Thor 3, and Black Panther, but has not confirmed their release dates; most likely Thor 3 will be the year before Avengers 3, (Nov 3 2017) and Iron Man 4 will be released the same year as Avengers 3 (July 6 2018) and will continue the plot established in Avengers 3 and Captain America 3; yes Iron Man will be appearing in Captain America 3. major things will happen in Avengers 3, major things. not every hero will survive (the destructive path of Thanos). Avengers 3 will be the culmination of everything Marvel has been building in all of it’s movies to date, and in Marvel’s soon to be released movies leading up to Avengers 3. we will see even more plot threads and hints of what is to come; more than just more Infinity Stones. too bad Marvel couldn’t lease it’s other superheroes from Fox & Sony for this epic cinematic event. Marvel is developing a Carol Danvers / Captain Marvel movie, much to the fans wild approval. Captain Marvel, (formerly Ms Marvel), in the comics, is a role model for girls and women everywhere. a strong female lead superhero movie is a much needed, and long awaited arrival. DC / Warner Bros has been saying for years that a female lead superhero movie just wont work; just this week, they changed their minds, because of the fans, and green-lighted the Wonder Woman movie. Marvel was also developing a Black Widow movie, which may include Hawkeye and her time at Hydra, but that is now on the back burner (update). who will be first to release a strong female lead superhero movie? Marvel with Captain Marvel or Black Widow or DC / Warner Bros with Wonder Woman? (update): it looks like DC will be first with Wonder Woman, June 23, 2017; Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers will be released on July 6, 2018. Marvel is also developing several other superhero movies for the immediate future and is developing every Marvel superhero and every major comic book storyline for the years to come, through year 2036. yes, ‘Secret Invasion,’ and other favorites, will be in film, so start looking for clues leading up to and beyond Avengers 3.

Marvel (update): Iron Man 4  Marvel has confirmed this as a movie and now has a contract with RBJ, Robert Downey Jr, but there are no more official Marvel movie dates for the next 5 years. Marvel only has one movie title for 2019, Avengers : Infinity War, part 2; i’m hoping we wont have to wait that long for Iron Man 4. Iron Man will be appearing in Captain America 3: Civil War, and of course, the Avengers 2 : Age of Ultron, Avengers 3 : Infinity War, part 1 & 2. if only only Iron Man had appeared in Captain America 2 : the Winter Soldier, catching Steve Rogers, just before hitting the ground, as he fell from the Helicarrier, if only..  Thor 3, now known as Thor : Ragnarok will feature one of the best story lines in the Thor comics. The Avengers : Infinty War, is, of course, about Thanos and the Infinity Gauntlet and the immanent destruction of, not just earth, but also the universe; spoiler alert: Captain America’s shield will pass to another. sad, i know, but both the Winter Soldier, Bucky Barnes and Falcon have carried Cap’s shield after Captain America was _________ in the comics.

Fox, who owns the cinematic rights to Marvel’s X-Men and Fantastic Four, has confirmed an X-Force movie, the X-Men spin-off. it has yet to be confirmed whether it will be X-Force or Uncanny X-Force from the comics, we the fans want to see Psylocke, Domino, X-23, Cable and Fantomex, and ArcAngel, and including Deadpool would be cool too. Unfortunately, Fox will not be returning X-Men or anything under the X-Men umbrella back to Marvel any time soon. Fox (and Sony) should at least strike a deal with Marvel to lease certain characters, so the Marvel movies can be more complete and true to the comics. for example, when an ominous foe threatens earth, every Marvel bands together to defeat them; ie, Thanos, Ultron, Kang the Conqueror, etc., instead of how it is now in the cinematic universe, where it seems like Spider-man & teh Fantastic Four were napping when Loki and the Chitauri almost conquered New York, and also as the X-Men watched it all on TV.

Sony, who owns the movie rights to Marvel’s Spider-man and all of Spiderman’s villains and cohorts, will be creating its own Spidey cinematic universe. Sony plans to launch a Sinister Six movie soon and plans to launch other Spider-man related films, although “officially” both the Black Cat movie and the Venom movie have been shelved for now. it’s obvious Sony has rushed the Spider-man movies before. this was blatantly obvious with Spider-man 3, great characters, but poorly executed. Spider-man 3 was merely a pre-cursor to the horror that was to come; the Amazing Spider-man movie. it was way too soon to reboot the franchise Sony. although Amazing Spider-man 2 was better than Amazing Spider-man, it was clearly rushed, with no clear story arc; and why were there 3 villains? and why did the movie have 3 endings? Sony was trying to set up it’s Spidey universe, hinting at future films, but it was poorly executed. rumor: Sony may have struck a deal with Fox and future movies may see an X-men/ Fantastic Four/ Spider-man crossover of some sort. Sony has confirmed Amazing Spider-man 3 and Amazing Spider-man 4, but not Andrew Garfield for Amazing Spider-man 4. Sony could be planning on killing Peter Parker, like Marvel did in the comics, and passing the web slinger role to Miles Morales / Ultimate Spider-man. we shall see.. (UPDATE Dec 2014): Sony may reboot the Spider-man franchise for Amazing Spider-man 3, due to conflicts with Andrew Garfield. please consider Sony, the fans will not stand for this, many still complain about the Andrew Garfield reboot. it’s too soon to reboot again; superhero fans and regular peeps will become disinterested and just stop going to the theatre. let Marvel show you hoe to use Spider-man, or at least lend him to Marvel.

DC / Warner Bros  (UPDATE)  has confirmed a solo Batman movie and Man of Steel 2, but has not confirmed their release dates yet. this post will be updated as new release are confirmed. Batfleck, Ben Affleck has signed an 11 movie deal to appear as Batman for DC / Warner Bros. Jason Momoa, ‘Kahl Drogo’ from Game of Thrones, (has been confirmed to play Aquaman in Batman v Superman : Dawn of Justice. Batman v Superman will also feature Wonder Woman, played by Gal Gadot, The Flash and possibly Cyclops, besides the obvious Batman, Ben Affleck, and Superman, Henry Cavill.

note: Marvel & DC are not the only companies who produce superhero comics. other comic book companies will soon be launching their own superhero movies. Valiant comics is one of these companies. If you haven’t read Valiant, start with X-O Manowar, he will be the 1st of many Valiant movies. there have been other non-Marve-DC superhero movies in the past too, like the Phantom, from the 90s, with Billy Zane, which is one of my favorite superhero movies of all time (story is more important than visual effects).