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Marvel Studios Adds Four Unknown Movies for 2024: What Will They Be?

Is Marvel fatigue a worry for Kevin Feige? Apparently not with Marvel Studios announcing yesterday four unknown movies that will release in 2024 with these dates: February 16th, May 3rd, July 26th, and November 8th.

While these films are unannounced I have already taken the liberty to fill in the blanks for the potential last two unannounced movies of 2023 and the four films in 2024.

Blade: 2023

In 2019, Marvel Studios announced that Blade was coming to the MCU with two-time Oscar-winning actor Mahershala Ali set to star in the film as the title character. Suffice it to say, I’m very excited to see him as this character and I think it’s absolutely perfect casting once again.

Now Blade also a writer and director signed onto the film; a Black female writer named Stacy Osei-Kuffour (she will become Marvel Studios’ first Black female writer.) Turns out she’s already had some comic book adaptation experience considering that she was one of the writers who brought the critically-acclaimed Watchmen to life on HBO Max.

And now, even though it hasn’t been entirely confirmed, indie director Bassam Tariq is reportedly set to direct the film.

It’s only a matter of time before we start learning more about this film and I have a feeling we will be seeing this movie in 2023.

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‘Black Widow’ Has Made Me Even More Excited for ‘Fantastic Four’

What was your favorite superhero growing up as a child? There are the obvious favorites; Batman, Superman, Spider-Man. My favorite superhero(s) as a child, however, were the Fantastic Four.

I remember watching Fantastic Four as a child and loving the family dynamic of the superhero team while being equally fascinated by their powers. Sue Storm, of course, was my favorite. I loved that she could turn invisible. I also loved Mr. Fantastic whose stretchy abilities made him so cool!

Upon recently revisiting this movie after so many years I could see all of the film’s narrative flaws as well as its overbearing cheesiness but there’s still a fondness I hold for these characters that has never wavered.

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Movie Review Flashback: ‘Fantastic Four’: More Like a Fantastic Disaster

I love superhero hero movies and I’ve seen a bunch of them. One such superhero flick that I hadn’t seen yet was the infamous reboot of Fantastic Four in 2015. You know, that movie that featured Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm three years before he would become iconic as Erik Killmonger, a role that much better suited him by the way.

I’ve got to say, I really enjoyed the first two-thirds of the movie. The plot was simple but effective, none of the characters were getting on my nerves, and when the moment finally arrived featuring Reed Richards, Sue Storm, Johnny Storm, and Ben Grimm obtaining their powers I loved the horrific aspect of it. My eyes were wide and I was like, “This is actually pretty good.”

And then the final third of the film happened.

Have you ever seen a movie that completely derails toward the end of the film? Well, Fantastic Four is one of those films. The climax, featuring Doctor Doom who goes from legitimately frightening to unbelievably drab with a plot that makes no sense and wasn’t at all set up by the first two-thirds of the movie, is just…bad. The dialogue is ultra-corny, Miles Teller’s acting feels wooden, as if he knows he’s part of a project that’s going to hell, the fight is boring and has no wow factor whatsoever, and Doctor Doom just…dies. It was so underwhelming.

Oh, and the movie concludes with the four heroes trying to come up with the name for their superhero team which just so happens to turn off before Reed Richards can say the words, “Fantastic Four.” So cliche!

I’m so disappointed. I was really digging this movie and then it just had to fall into pieces in the last twenty minutes. *sigh*

I’m giving this movie 70 out of 100 and 2.5 out of 5 stars. It was totally B+ material but just got really, really bad.

Oh gosh, I hope Marvel Studios makes the Fantastic Four movie one of the best superhero origin stories ever.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a great day.

‘Fantastic Four’: More Like a Fantastic Disaster

I love superhero hero movies and I’ve seen a bunch of them. One such superhero flick that I hadn’t seen yet was the infamous reboot of Fantastic Four in 2015. You know, that movie that featured Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm three years before he would become iconic as Erik Killmonger, a role that much better suited him by the way.

I’ve got to say, I really enjoyed the first two-thirds of the movie. The plot was simple but effective, none of the characters were getting on my nerves, and when the moment finally arrived featuring Reed Richards, Sue Storm, Johnny Storm, and Ben Grimm obtaining their powers I loved the horrific aspect of it. My eyes were wide and I was like, “This is actually pretty good.”

And then the final third of the film happened.

Have you ever seen a movie that completely derails toward the end of the film? Well, Fantastic Four is one of those films. The climax, featuring Doctor Doom who goes from legitimately frightening to unbelievably drab with a plot that makes no sense and wasn’t at all set up by the first two-thirds of the movie, is just…bad. The dialogue is ultra-corny, Miles Teller’s acting feels wooden, as if he knows he’s part of a project that’s going to hell, the fight is boring and has no wow factor whatsoever, and Doctor Doom just…dies. It was so underwhelming.

Oh, and the movie concludes with the four heroes trying to come up with the name for their superhero team which just so happens to turn off before Reed Richards can say the words, “Fantastic Four.” So cliche!

I’m so disappointed. I was really digging this movie and then it just had to fall into pieces in the last twenty minutes. *sigh*

I’m giving this movie 70 out of 100 and 2.5 out of 5 stars. It was totally B+ material but just got really, really bad.

Oh gosh, I hope Marvel Studios makes the Fantastic Four movie one of the best superhero origin stories ever.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a great day.

Will ‘Spider-Man 3’ Be the First Superhero Ensemble Film of the Trilogy?

Spider-Man 3 is set to arrive in theaters next November (unless COVID-19 continues to mess things up for the movie industry) and that means we will get to see the continuation of Peter Parker’s story as he now deals with his identity being exposed to the world. How will he deal with this new level of fame or animosity from villains who will want to claim their revenge? And just how many villains will be looking for a piece of Spider-Man?

I feel that it would be the perfect opportunity to introduce the Sinister Six to the world, maybe under the direction of their menacing boss, Kingpin. The Sinister Six comprises of Vulture, Doctor Octopus, Mysterio, Sandman, Electro, and Kraven the Hunter. Vulture and Mysterio have already been introduced in the MCU and they are surely looking for some sweet, sweet revenge. These other four antagonists would only make things that much more interesting. Continue reading Will ‘Spider-Man 3’ Be the First Superhero Ensemble Film of the Trilogy?

Should Joss Whedon Direct the ‘Fantastic Four’ Reboot?

Joss Whedon is one of the most recognized directors in Hollywood because he managed to bring to life something many Marvel fans probably thought they would never see on the big screen; The Avengers. He took six of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and made a quality film that still manages to impress to this day.

He only stepped away after Avengers: Age of Ultron received less than savory reviews and, being more than a little offended considering that he put a lot of heart and dedication into the movie, he couldn’t handle the pressure anymore. But now there are rumors going around that Joss Whedon could return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe to direct another ensemble feature: Fantastic Four.

I, personally, think this would be a great idea. He did SUCH a great job with The Avengers and I have a feeling he could really bring to life these four characters who rightfully deserve a film as good as the likes of The Avengers.

What do you think? Should he return to direct Fantastic Four?

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day.