Marvel Studios sprung a super secret event on us and are kicking out incredible news as I write this. By the time I got to the stream, I saw them announcing an official title for ‘Captain America 3’ and other news concerning stuff fans have been dying to hear. Right off the killer slate of DC/Warner Bros. film schedules and their announcement of an upcoming ‘Batman V Superman’ teaser/trailer, Marvel is not to be outdone. Capitalizing on their record-breaking leak/release of ‘Age Of Ultron’s’ trailer, instead of hitting the breaks, they are hitting the gas. And hitting all the right damn notes in the process. Let’s discuss! And keep watching for more posts from us as Marvel spills the goods!
I’m going to leave this photo up as a reminder of Marvel’s little happy fun time at my expense. At the top of their announcements, they said the next Cap film will be called ‘Captain America: The Serpent Society,’ which would have featured a gallery of snake-themed baddies, blowing our freakin’ minds. All the villains out of nowhere, making up a cadre of evil that heroes would have to immediately adjust to, would have been too much awesome. But then they ha ha’d and hee hee’d, saying they were just playing and officially announced the film with the subtitle ‘Civil War.’ For the noobs, I’ll let the internet explain things about the popular comic book storyline:
“The plot of the series follows a framework storyline in which the U.S. government passes a Superhero Registration Act ostensibly designed to have superpowered characters act under official regulation, somewhat akin to police officers. However, those opposed to the act, led by Captain America, find themselves in conflict with those in support of the act, led by Iron Man, with Spider-Man caught in the middle. The events of the series touch upon themes of liberty, moral responsibility, and civil order, with good-intentioned superhero characters finding themselves upon different sides. The series received polarizing reviews but was a commercial success, spawning many media adaptations.”
No word whatsoever on that report about Sony hooking Marvel up with access to the use of Spider-Man, but my fingers are crossed. Marvel has canceled the ‘Fantastic Four’ comic and won’t make new mutants for Fox to bank off of with their X-men film rights. The book industry is becoming very MCU-centric in their plans, with the long-term movie efforts centering on who they still have rights over. This storyline should play nicely off of the movie universe animosity shared by Captain America and Iron Man. I’m looking forward to how this damn thing is playing out, but for now, I gotta get back to the Marvel event. Excelsior!
Via – Newsarama