With Halloween costume making taking up so much of my time this week, I neglected to report on some of the most exciting news in all of Geekdom. Marvel is putting out EVERY SINGLE MOVIE EVER! Well, not really, but they have definitely listened to their fans and have announced a slate that showcases diversity (Capatin Marvel is a woman in most comic iterations and Black Panther is the first black superhero to star in a mainstream comic ) as well as returning cinematic universe favorites Captain America, Thor, the Avengers (THREE NEW AVENGERS MOVIES!!) and Guardians of the Galaxy.
|Robert Downey, Jr., Chadwick Boseman and Chris Evans
at the announcement of the Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 3
Of course casting speculation is already running rampant. If you type “who will play” into Google, the first auto-complete suggestion is “Doctor Strange”. Benedict Cumberbatch was supposedly officially cast, until that was refuted by the bigwigs at Marvel. There is already a social media campaign to cast Battlestar Galactica’s Katee Sackhoff as Captain Marvel in a movie that isn’t even scheduled to be released until 2018. Chadwick Boseman is confirmed as Black Panther, as he will debut in Captain America: Civil War.
As comic fans do, even Super-Dad and I had our nit picks, personal favorites and praise for both confirmed and speculated casting choices. Could Katee Sackhoff really embody the “girliness” of Captain Marvel? Sackhoff is known for playing toughies and Carol Danvers definitely has a more fragile side historically. Cahdwick Boseman has definitely shown his acting chops with his lauded performances as James Brown and Jackie Robinson, but my first thought upon seeing a recent photo of him was “He’s going to have to bulk up”. Clearly these are “problems” that can be easily taken care of by talented actors and good personal trainers, but we’re geeks and it’s how we do, I personally, would love to see Beyonce as Captain Marvel, but I don’t think that’s going to happen.
Here’s the lineup:
- 5/1/15 – AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON
- 7/17/15 – ANT-MAN
- 5/6/16 – CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR
- 11/4/16 – DOCTOR STRANGE
- 5/5/17 – GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2
- 7/28/17 – THOR: RAGNAROK
- 11/3/17 – BLACK PANTHER
- 5/4/18 – AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR PART I
- 7/6/18 – CAPTAIN MARVEL
- 11/2/18 – INHUMANS
- 5/3/19 – AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR PART II
Who do you want to see play your favorite Marvel character? Let me know in the comments!