Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Captain Marvel, Black Panther, Inhumans Confirmed!



About a week ago we saw Warner Bros. and DC Comics unveil their slate of planned comic book movies to 2020, and there were some huge whoppers on that list. Not to be outdone, Marvel and Disney just released their slate of planned movies only hours ago.

For readers of this site and many other sites out there, the confirmations shouldn't really be much of a surprise, but it's nice to see that they've finally been confirmed. So let's do the run down here.


BLACK PANTHER

While I have to admit, I wasn't sure whether this character would get his own solo movie or just be a supporting character for other superheroes like Black Widow with Iron Man and Captain America, but it seems like the king of Wakanda will get both.

It was announced that Black Panther has been cast, and T'Challa will be played by actor Chadwick Boseman, who played legendary baseball hall-of-famer Jackie Robinson in the movie 42. Boseman has been cast as Black Panther to appear in Captain America: Civil War, a long side Chris Evans as Cap and Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man. 

Captain America: Civil War has been given the release date of May 6, 2016. Comic's first black superhero will also be spun off in his own franchise with a Black Panther movie that's been confirmed for a November 3, 2017 release date as well. Maybe a limited time to get in on the important Black Panther key issues before they go even more crazy from this latest news announcement. Rumors are also circulating from the recent Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer that Black Panther's ultimate nemesis Klaw was shown briefly in it.



CAPTAIN MARVEL

Ta-Dah! Surprised? I sure hope not. Carol Danvers as Captain Marvel as been on the rumor mill for a long time and Ms. Marvel #1 has been a hot comic as a result of it. Well, now it seems the ladies are finally gettin' some love from Marvel and Disney, and a Captain Marvel movie with Ms. Marvel as the titular hero will also have her own movie. 

Captain Marvel has been confirmed with the release date of July 6, 2018, and will rival Warners Bros. recently announced Wonder Woman solo movie. Unlike Wonder Woman, Carol Danvers has yet to be cast, but there's plenty of time for that. Not like there's a shortage of blonde-haired, blue-eyed actresses out there in Hollyweird, or a shortage of hair dye, contacts, and fake boobies.

Both female led movies are under huge pressure, and many fans already know that every female-led comic book movie has bombed hard with fans and general audiences. Then again, there are more female comic readers out there since then...a lot more...so let's hope the ladies support these characters so the studios will continue to churn out the female comic book movie goodness. 

High grade Captain Marvel key comics pertaining to Carol Danvers have surely been a hunt for before the news, but I suspect we'll see more high grade copies in the market shortly. If you're on the hunt for them, may want to click that blue link to find out what keys to be snagging up.



INHUMANS

Speak of the devil, and it wasn't too long ago I've been talking about the Inhumans and a possible Inhumans movie. Well, last news we heard, a script was being written for this flick.

Now it seems confirmed with a release date. Inhumans will join Marvel's cinematic universe and a stand alone flick has the release date of November 2, 2018 has been announced. 

Both the Inhumans and Captain Marvel will be spun off after the highly anticipated Avengers 3 movie, which has now been given the name Avengers: Infinity War Part 1. Yep, those who leaked out the news that the Avengers 3 movie will be split up into two parts were correct.

Also, it seems that Avengers 3 will not be the Civil War storyline that some tried to pimp recently and that the 2 part movies will indeed be based off the Infinity Gauntlet story line. Part two of Avengers: Infinity War Part 2 has the release date of May 3rd, 2019. 

Anyhow, looks like the royal family of the Inhumans are definitely part of the Marvel cinematic universe, and it looks like some Inhumans' key issues may see another hot boost in demand. The first appearance of Medusa, Inhumans, and Black Bolt have already been on the hot burner for quite some time.