Doddle Digest: Avengers: Infinity War and Captain Marvel

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS)

There’s been a lot of Marvel news going around this week! The studio is riding high with Black Panther which looks like it struck a chord with audiences and is on its way to being one of Marvel’s biggest films ever.

However, they’re not stopping there and the MCU will continue on. With several movies still on the way (and more definitely planned but not announced) there’s a ton of news for both Avengers: Infinity War and Captain Marvel. So lets do this in chronological order of film releases… and go with the big announcement to boot!

Avengers: Infinity War

Avengers: Infinity War may just be the biggest cast ever put together for a movie. I’m still unsure how they begun to write this film with so many characters — which makes me a tad bit worried — but now we’ll find out if the studio has pulled it off. Marvel has announced that the film will hit theaters a week earlier and is now scheduled to premiere April 27, 2018 instead of May 4, 2018. This was announced via a cute Twitter exchange between Robert Downey Jr. and Marvel Studios.

Image credit – The Wrap

Captain Marvel

What’s next for Marvel after Infinity War? Why, trip back to the 90s with Captain Marvel starring Brie LarsonGemma Chan has been cast as a villain, Kree scientist Minn-Erva — better known in the comics Doctor Minerva. Marvel origin films tend to pit the main character against a mirror version character, so while Minn-Erva may not be an A-list villain her power set is very similar to Captain Marvel’s.

Gemma Chan, the new villain for Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel Screenwriter Geneva Robertson-Dworet revealed a bit about the tone of the upcoming film. During a press junket for Tomb Raider (which she wrote an early draft of), she revealed that Captain Marvel became funnier as Tomb Raider became more serious. Here’s what she said via Entertainment Weekly:

Captain Marvel has a very funny voice, and it’s more of an action-comedy, more like what we were talking about doing in the first draft I wrote for Tomb Raider…. [but] that tone survived in Captain Marvel. I love funny female characters, so as Tomb Raider got more serious, I got even more committed to the idea of Captain Marvel being hilarious.

That’s not just me inventing that. Carol Danvers is one of the funniest comic book characters. She’s so sassy, she’s such a smartass, she won’t take sh— from anyone, and the comic books do an amazing job at capturing that voice, and it was important that the entire Captain Marvel creative team [kept to that].

To be honest, even if the character was extremely serious, there is no way that Marvel Studios would let that set the tone. Even the most dour Marvel films (looking at you Captain America: Civil War) has a healthy dose of comedy.

With Avengers: Infinity War, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Captain Marvel, the Untitled fourth Avengers film, and a Spider-Man sequel slated to close out Phase 3, we should start to ask questions about future Marvel movies. Currently, we’re pretty sure Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will be released in 2020 but that still leaves two potential slots available for that year. I would bet that those spaces would be filled out with Doctor Strange and Black Panther sequels with a third Ant-Man film and a Captain Marvel sequel slated for 2021. That leaves a slot for a brand new character or team to be introduced in 2021.

As for when we’ll learn what Marvel’s plans are for the future, well, that’s even easier to predict: San Diego Comic-Con. I would be shocked if they didn’t lay out films through to 2022 at that event.


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