A few days ago I re-watched Kick-Ass. And since then I’ve had this craving for more superhero movies.
But like in all cases of waiting for something, that something never comes out soon enough. Especially with all the hints and teasers of what will happen in these movies, which make me less and less patient. So, I thought, I might as well take note of which superhero movies are coming to the cinema, starting from the end of this year and beyond.
Thor: The Dark World (November 2013)
The last one that will appear in the cinema this year — to be exact, next month — before the five months of waiting for the next movie.
In Iron Man 3 we have seen what’s happening in Tony Spark’s life following the events in The Avengers, so I can’t wait to see what’ll happen with the rest of the team. But what makes me really go frenzy is that, this time, Loki — who’s played the supervillain role in Thor and The Avengers — is going to work together with his brother. In the last few days the internet has been full of bromance speculation of the two. If you’re a fan you may make a high-pitched fan-girl scream right now.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (April 2014)
I wasn’t too happy with the previous Captain America movie, so the only reason I put this in the wishlist is to see what will happen to him after the events in The Avengers. Fingers crossed, may this movie be better than the first.
The Amazing Spiderman 2 (May 2014)
I love the first movie. Peter Parker’s new personality is much spicier than the all-around good-boy of the previous trilogy (which is epic, nonetheless). Also looking forward to any possibility of Spiderman crossover with another superhero. Fantastic Four is a good one — I heard Spidey’s first comic book appearance has something to do with his attempt to join Fantastic Four. True or not true?
Transformer: Age of Extinction (June 2014)
I don’t really follow the news updates for this movie, since I’m disappointed with Transformers 3. It was too full of damsel-in-distress scenes. The heroine (I’ll remember her name in a minute …) can do nothing but screaming and waiting to be rescued — unlike the previous two movies where she really take part in the events that are happening. Hopefully the fourth instalment will be better.
X-Men: Days of Future Past (July 2015)
The Wolverine is awesome. If you haven’t watched it, watch it right now. I can’t wait to see what Logan is going to do next, especially after what’s happened with his claws …
There’s also a rumour going around that Logan will die in this coming movie.
The Avengers 2 (May 2015)
I must admit, the first Avengers movie is epic. I was sceptical at first, since it was the first superhero crossover movie, but it turned out better than I dared to imagine. The downside, of course, if you want to enjoy it fully, you’ll have to watch the previous movies related to each of the superheroes. This graph sums it up pretty well: http://goo.gl/fp7se
Rumour is, Aaron Johnson — who in superheroes circle is known as Kick-Ass — is also going to appear as one of the new heroes.
Kick-Ass 3 (Unconfirmed)
It’s not known yet when the third instalment of Kick-Ass saga will appear, but the creator Mark Miller says it’s going to be the last one. Is this good news or bad news? Personally, I hate it when a movie ends so perfectly then a sequel appears and ruins the original ending. But on the other hand, if it ends here there will be no more Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl. So I’m not sure how I should react to this news.
Superman vs Batman (Unconfirmed)
Yet another attempt for a superhero crossover movie — at least, according to the rumours. Personally, I don’t like how Man of Steel turned out, but I do love The Dark Knight saga. The idea of combining the two into one epic movie — well, it’s something to die for.