In the past few years, there hasn’t been a fantastic blockbuster to pass by without bearing the name of Marvel Studios attached to it. The world welcomed and embraced some of Marvel’s greatest superheroes, as Thor, Iron Man and Captain America have their own franchises now, while The Avengers broke the barriers and the records becoming not only a box-office hit, but an icon for the superhero movies.
And since Marvel and Disney have this monumental goal of changing the fate of the entertainment industry forever, they are aiming for higher mountain tops as we speak. The Avengers managed to cash in $ 1.449 billion world-wide, having actually no competition in the superhero department, as the only other two movies which made more money that in are James Cameron’s Titanic and Avatar.
But let’s see what Marvel has in store for us these days. The cinema world is revolving around Thor: The Dark World, released on 8th of November 2013, a movie continuing Thor’s adventures from the first movie. It already managed to become a box-office success since its premiere week-end, cashing in almost double the money in comparison to the first Thor movie. This successful sequel was very much acclaimed by the critics, considering it much darker, much more packed with action, while Tom Hiddleston is said to deserve his own franchise in the character of Loki.
The next two big projects Marvel is planning to shake the world with are, of course, Guardians of the Galaxy, a production many people are expecting with their hearts pumping in their chests, as Marvel will reveal the adventures of Star-Lord, Drax the Destroyer, Mantis, Rocket and Gamora among others. And if you heard the rumors about Vin Diesel negotiating a part in this movie with the studio’s executives, the best news is that he got to lend his voice to Groot and share the movie credits with Benicio Del Toro and Glen Close. The blockbuster is set to be released in August 2014.
One of the movies the fans are waiting for just too long is Ant-Man, said to be released in 2014 (but so far we have no intel on the director or the cast), but until then, we will also be waiting for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which will follow Captain America’s adventures after the events he took part of in the Avengers. Chris Evans will once again suit up and save the world from the diabolic plans of a former Soviet assassin.
But Marvel is not going to win the entire cinema world, as Marvel Television together with ABC Television plan to bring us on the small screen four new TV series involving Marvel’s characters, including Daredevill, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and Jessica Jones. You should check your Time Warner Cable package and get familiar with the Marvel’s universe and characters presented in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. available on ABC (developed in the same Avengers Universe), as the game will definitely change starting with 2015. Marvel and ABC plan to release besides these new four 13 episodes long series a fifth project involving a mini-series based on the Defenders.
In other words, Marvel is bringing their own universe to conquer ours. With giant silver screen projects and with unprecedented TV collaborations, the world of superhero stories seems to belong to them entirely.