Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 3 Poster

Just in case you aren't suffering from superhero fatigue syndrome, here is a lovely little poster from the folks at Marvel to show just exactly what your diary will be looking like from May 6, 2016 to May 3, 2019. This is phase 3 which will kick off after we've had Avengers: Age of Ultron and Ant-Man in 2015. The poster features a whole bunch of new characters, some of which I've never even heard of but hey, if you can make a success out of the barmy Guardians of the Galaxy, I guess you can afford to take a few risks.

Captain America will be facing off against Iron Man in Civil War, the Guardians will be back as well as the Avengers in a pair of films titled Infinity War and also Thor returns for round 3. I can't imagine the pay cheques these guys are getting. Fair play to you Chris' Evans and Hemsworth. Enjoy it while it lasts.

Added to the Marvel roster are Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Doctor Strange and the Inhumans who sound like fun. So we have a black guy but still no women. Do Marvel even have any women superheroes?

As a very moderate fan of superhero films, this poster kind of makes me want to hide under a blanket until the superhero storm is over. I suspect that until 2019, cinemas are just going to be filled with a revolving door full of Marvel, DC and Disney's Star Wars films; all of which will be disposable fun but are hardly likely to change your life.

And just imagine how big the Marvel Cinematic Universe boxset is going to be one day when this is all over (if it ever is and if we even have boxsets anymore).


So who doesn't give a shit and who is on the edge of their seat?

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