Marvel’s Marvel and DC

***Following is the list of Marvel and DC movies I wouldn’t miss after COVID-19 is over.

Suicide Squad 2: Suicide Squad is one of the most underrated superhero or rather the supervillain movies of all-time, and it has always deserved to be considered a classic. It was strange that it wasn’t that big a hit, and people were not intelligent or creative enough to immerse themselves in the beauty of that flick. Now, with the second part of this movie coming up for release, one can be sure that the aesthetic beauty on the screen can only get better, and there is the certainty of those anti-heroes whom we are going to love more than anything else. There is nothing better to watch than Margot Robbie as the psychotic Harley Quinn. Then we have John Cena here too, and we know that this is going to be big. We will still miss Cara Delevingne as the Enchantress.

Morbius: Jared Leto who was the Joker in Suicide Squad is now Morbius, the man who gains the superhuman abilities with a thirst of blood to go with it, making him a vampire hero with a dark side. This one can make one fine anti-hero movie which can go through the same seriously, without having the dumb side like Deadpool did. These are the times when vampires have the advantage over others, and with the releasing date shifting to 2021 from 2020, this one can be the lesser known superhero making it big after COVID-19. Yet, the thing about vampires is that you have to make it good, and there is the change that some unnecessary elements can come in, like we had seen in Twilight and its sequels. If done well, this one from Marvel can be one fantastic work with this man in the lead.

Black Widow and Doctor Strange 2: Scarlett Johansson’s Natasha Romanoff is one of the best female superheroes, and is clearly a step ahead of the overpowered superheroes like Captain Marvel. The same more or less reminds us of Batman who also thrives so well without the superpowers. A movie focusing completely on Black Widow was something much needed. At the same time, Doctor Strange is one character that goes beyond all superheroes, having a special place among the Avengers. He has also required a sequel, and with the sequel to Black Panther not really seeming to be a reality during these days, it is the sorcerer who can keep this franchise more interesting – no more Captain America and Iron Man demands that for most of the fans.

Eternals and The New Mutants: The tale of these creatures from outer space living on Earth and trying to defend them makes us interested in Eternals. To add to the same, most of us don’t have any idea about what the film is about, as they are not the usual superheroes whom we know about. The New Mutants is supposed to have released already, but the movie didn’t reach here as our theatres are still closed – it is a really a disappointing thing because a lot of people would have wanted to watch it on the big screen when COVID-19 was over. All those powers coming together would have been a treat on the big screen in 3D, but we will miss that. Even though the rating are not that great, we know that our audience have appreciated certain movies better than the North American movies.

Thor 4: Among the Avengers, there is no superhero who can have so many tales like Thor, as Asgard and the other worlds have so many things in store for sure. Thor: Ragnarok might have been the best the superhero movie featuring one hero from Marvel, just like Aquaman can boast of having a similar status from DC, as far as the last few years are concerned. With the turn of events happening related to these superheroes, there can be some interesting events related to this particular immortal. We can also be certain about the fact that we will have more visual splendour in store here. After all, the world is not the same after what Thanos did, and Asgard has also changed its place. Even the hammer has made way for the axe, and you know that innovation is to come up here.

Venom 2: The present version of Venom is actually better than Spider-Man, when we have a closer look at the characters, their quality and maturity. As the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the date of this one’s release to 2021 too, we can’t wait to see the next symbiotic human, Carnage, unleashing himself against Venom. It is always good to have an anti-hero who is not foolish and ridiculous as Deadpool. And in working with that role, Venom is a successful work. Unless we have more mutants from X-Men becoming anti-heroes in their own style, Venom will remain Marvel’s classic anti-hero, with further additions in this version which could connect nicely to other superhero tales from Marvel.

The Flash and Wonder Woman 84: The two movies from DC are of much interest, as the latter has us waiting for Cheetah, a lady villain suitable for Wonder Woman. We can only hope that the character as well as the costume provides what we need to see on the screen. Meanwhile, The Flash has always required a movie, and with that speed, one needs to see what all can be done, different from the limited idea which we had in the television series. As one feels that Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman have been stealing the show a little too much, and only Aquaman has stood in the way against the same, we need the fastest human on Earth to make an impact.

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***The images used in this blog post are from the Facebook Pages of these movies.

TeNy

2016: The Third Quarter

The third quarter of 2016 might still undergo some changes, but I am going through with the available release dates of these movies, and putting them in the third group of three months, which are July, August and September. There might be other additions here, but I will provide some information about what to expect here with the movies from which I have the most expectations. Make sure that you have read the post about the first quarter as well as the second one, before going on to read this one, if you need to know about them all, especially about those releasing earlier and seeking your presence at the theatres.

Suicide Squad: Here we have an antihero team from DC Universe on the mission. The one person I am looking forward to with this one is Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn. Jared Leto is the Joker and there is Will Smith as Deadshot. Meanwhile, Jai Courtney plays Boomerang and Cara Delevingne is Enchantress. There are others who add to the super-villains here. With all these antiheroes around, Suicide Squad is going to be an experience different from the superhero movies around. Suicide Squad is known to be a team of super-villains in presently prison who agree do risky missions to gain reduced prison sentences (Batman won’t be too happy about that) – it will be very interesting to see how this one will turn out as we can be sure that it will be given the eighteen plus certificate here, and I am detecting many cuts along with it; what we will end up seeing might be kind of weird.

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Ben-Hur: Based on the 1880 novel by Lew Wallace, this one becomes the third adaptation of the story which has been considered a classic. The first movie was a silent 1925 flick, and the second one of 1959 is the movie that we know more about. The latter was nominated for a total of twelve Oscar Awards and won eleven of them, only Titanic in the year 1998 and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King in the year 2004 matching this total. It had also become the second-highest grossing film of that time coming right after Gone with the Wind on the list. It was one of the earliest Hollywood movies which I watched with my family. This version is also going to be something epic, not doubt about that. I would love to see how the new special effects and technology will help this new version to make it a great experience in the theatres.

Star Trek Beyond: I haven’t known much bout Star Trek during my childhood, and unlike Star Wars, this was a new thing which came to me with Star Trek: Into Darkness in the year 2013, and it was only after that which I watched its predecessor. But after watching these movies, I had become a big admirer of the series, and have looked forward to the next movie. This one looks different from the trailer, and if you have gone through it, there is a lot more action around here with big fights and explosions. This time, they will be left on a planet where most of the action happens. I am not really surprised with bigger action sequences, as this is directed by the same man who directed Fast and the Furious series from one to six. After playing and completing Mass Effect, the big space RPG action game, I have decided not to miss a movie in space; after all, I did love Jupiter Ascending in 2015 too!

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The Purge 3, Patient Zero and The Space Between Us: The Purge returns with the third installment in the franchise following The Purge: Anarchy. The twelve hour period when all kinds of crime including murder are legal, should always attract the viewers because the moments of thrills will be everywhere around. We are looking forward to what this new entry in the franchise brings! Game of Thrones‘ own Margaery Tyrell, Natalie Dormer will be there in Patient Zero with Matt Smith, as humanity struggles to battle another pandemic outbreak which could lead to human extinction. Meanwhile, The Space Between Us deals with inter-planetary romance in a future when people exist here and there. I am looking forward to seeing how this one is going to work out as a movie.

The Legend of Tarzan: We haven’t heard much about this one for quite some time except in animation. The novels from Edgar Rice Burroughs might be among the first ones of its kind which I have ever read. The books were available in Malayalam, but I don’t have them anymore. I still keep looking for them, but I feel that I might have lost them while shifting home – it is such a shame. I was looking at the illustrations of the novels online, and these English versions have different covers – what I read were colourful ones! Well, this movie will bring some of those memories back. This one has Alexander Skarsgård as Tarzan, and they lovely Margot Robbie is there as Jane. This is not really the origin story of Tarzan as this is more like his return to the jungle.

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Ice Age: Collision Course, Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur and Mechanic: Resurrection: Yes, you have read it right – The big animated ranchise is returning to us after Ice Age: Continental Drift. It took me some time to come to know about it and the trailer has already released; we don’t get much of the Hollywood news here, do we? Well, it has been too much of a gap after Ice Age: Continental Drift, and we really wanted this one. This should be the biggest adventure for the team. Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur will be the kind of medieval adventure that we were waiting for – it should come in the right way this time. Meanwhile, Jason Statham will return to what he does the best (after being The Transporter which he no longer does), as Mechanic: Resurrection brings another action thriller continuing the story of its predecessor.

***The images used in this blog post are from the Official Facebook Pages of the movies mentioned here (Suicide Squad, Star Trek Beyond and The Legend of Tarzan).

TeNy