It’s a Great Time to be a Fan!
Fans of science fiction and fantasy, rejoice! It’s a great time to fall in love all over again with these exciting genres, especially with all the new movies coming out. Our favorite classic comic book creators are competing to bring our favorite characters to life.
It started with Marvel. They have successfully developed a franchise that includes a number of heroes, in solo films, and in combining these costumed icons into group franchises, such as The Avengers saga. Their latest addition to the series, Captain America: Civil War is due out May 6th.
Perhaps following in Marvel’s footsteps, D.C. Comics is about to unleash its own franchise of superhero movies. Following the success of the reinvention of Superman in Man of Steel in 2013, D.C. is releasing Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice on Easter weekend this year. Henry Cavill will reprise his role as the son of Krypton, while a new addition to the franchise, Ben Affleck, will play the Dark Knight. Also appearing in this new movie, to the great anticipation of female fans, will be Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman.
This movie comes as a setup for another series of interrelated storylines, including solo movies with Wonder Woman and group franchise The Justice League, both set for next year. Will they be as successful in their bid for movie series as Marvel? Only time will tell, but it’s certainly an exciting time to be a comic fan!
For sci-fi lovers, this summer has us covered in sequels and franchises (not necessarily based on comic books but still gratifyingly watchable). The latest X-Men movie, Apocalypse, is coming in May, the sequel to Independence Day, Resurgence, is coming in June and both the third installment of the Reboot of the Star Trek universe, Star Trek: Beyond, and the remake of Ghostbusters are due in July.
I’m afraid I may be spending way more time than usual in front of the big screen this summer. Who’s with me?