Marvel Comics – Next Phase of Movies

The next set of movies coming out for Marvel looks solid.

First we have Iron Man 3:

It’s shaping up to be much better than Iron Man 2. The Mandarin (Ben Kingsley)  is confirmed to be the villain. That’s all I needed to hear. He is such a great actor and The Mandarin is Iron Man’s best villain period.

Next comes Thor: The Dark World

The Dark World is rumored to be referring to the realm of the Dark Elves. Does this mean that Thor will be up against Malekith the Accursed in addition to Wormwood, Bitterhand and Grendell? That would be awesome. Sign me up.

Next is Captain America: The Winter Soldier

The Winter Soldier refers to the return of Bucky Barnes (his body was also preserved by the cold) as a programmed Soviet assassin. The movie will also feature The Falcon played by Anthony Mackie (great casting). I’m interested how The Falcon will look and be brought “up to date”.

Last but not least is The Guardians of the Galaxy

Really looking forward to this one. It’s said to have the most recent roster of characters: Drax the Destroyer, Groot, Star Lord, Rocket Raccoon (who will no doubt be the fan favorite) and Gamora. Hopefully Adam Warlock will make an appearance with Thanos being involved in the main story. Here is the concept art for the cast:

This will all culminate with The Avengers 2. Will Thanos (possibly from The Guardinas movie) be the main enemy? Here’s hoping to that. Maybe an Infinity Gauntlet storyline? Awesome…

New Thor Trailer

Here is the second full length trailer for the upcoming Thor movie. I’m a little more impressed with this one. Some really nice stylistic shots (especially at 1:33 – the falling hammer toward the camera and at 1:57 where you see the shadows of Loki and Thor in the blast) with some better shots of Odin and Loki. Now I’m hoping that the new full length trailer for Captain America comes out soon…

Official Thor Trailer

Here it is. What do you think?

I think that some of the lines are delivered horribly (the “Earth” line especially). I’m hoping that they’re “holding back” what they have to offer next year and that this isn’t the best they’ve got…

I do have to say that the scene from the 2:00 mark got me a little giddy…