first_imgStay on target James Gunn Once Again Directing ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’Dark Phoenix Trailer Released & More Marvel Movie News While most of our attention is focused on Avengers: Infinity War, don’t forget there’s another Marvel Superhero movie releasing within a month of the big crossover. One that, even with a massive deal to buy the studio, Disney doesn’t own just yet. Deadpool 2 just put out its second trailer, and this thing is looking pretty good. We get a lot more details about the story from this one. We learn why Cable and Deadpool run up against each other. It involves a kid with mutant powers that Cable is trying to capture. To protect the kid, Deadpool assembles a team that, as he says, can carry their own franchise for the next ten years: The X-Force.The trailer is full of the self-aware, fourth-wall-breaking jokes that we loved so much from the first Deadpool, and also a ton of violence. Yeah, this is a red band trailer. They won’t be showing this one on TV. Everything we’ve seen from this movie so far makes it look just as fun as the first one. Ryan Reynolds continues to be perfect for the role, and there’s a ton of humor potential in forcing him to work with other superheroes.I’m also really happy that this is the tone they’re starting the X-Force with, rather than the ’90s dark-and-gritty Rob Liefeld creation it originally started as. From the looks of things, this’ll be just as violent as those earlier comics, but this one, with its focus on younger mutants, looks to be more in line with the more comedic, satirical Peter Milligan and Mike Allred run from the early 2000s. The one that turned the series into X-Statix. It also had a self-aware sensibility, parodying superhero comics tropes and making fun of X-Force fans’ reaction to the change. I don’t know that this series will go quite that far, nor will it make the X-Force/X-Statix into corporate media celebrity superheroes. By making their debut in Deadpool 2 though, they’re starting from a place of parody. Maybe whatever X-Force movie series that comes out of this will take some comedic cues from that era of the comics.That’s not the only non-Avengers Marvel movie coming our way either. Marvel is making an animated film called Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors that features Ghost Spider, Quake, Inferno, Ms. Marvel, Squirrel Girl, America Chavez, Patriot and Captain Marvel. And yes, some of the characters who feature in the live action adaptations will also be voiced by the same actors. Chloe Bennet will play Quake in this movie, and the four animated shorts that come with it, just as she does on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Likewise, Milana Vayntrub will play Squirrel Girl in Marvel Rising and the upcoming New Warriors TV show. Brie Larson will not be reprising her role as Captain Marvel for the animated, though. Instead, she’ll be played by Kim Raver.Marvel put out a press release announcing the four Marvel Rising shorts and the animated movie that also included a lineup of each character’s final designs. This is looking pretty cool so far.And yes, Lockjaw, the best Marvel character will be in Marvel Rising. Look at him. Look at the giant teleporting puppy. He’s such a good boy. He deserved so much better than Inhumans. Yes, he did!Honestly, all these characters together in an animated movie is really exciting. We’ll get to see Quake do more cool superhero stuff, Gwen Stacy will get into the action as Ghost-Spider, and I’m always here for some Squirrel Girl. Most exciting is Ms. Marvel, the star of one of Marvel’s best comics series currently being published. I can’t wait to see her in fully-animated action.Chris Evans in Avengers: Age Of Ultron as Steve Rogers/Captain America (Chris Evans) (Photo: Jay Maidment., Marvel)Finally, we have some Infinity War news we all knew was coming. While it’s still a complete mystery who lives and who dies, it’s becoming more clear that Chris Evans will be done after these next two Avengers movies. In a New York Times profile, Evans started to sound like he’s saying goodbye to the Marvel Cinematic Universe pretty soon. He says he has no plans to make any more appearances as Captain America after Avengers 4. The planned reshoots for the movie, which take place this fall, will be the last time he plays the role.“You want to get off the train before they push you off,” he says.At least that confirms that he will be in Avengers 4. Whatever happens in Infinity War, Captain America survives the initial battle with Thanos. That should give Cap fans some small comfort. He does make a good point though, and it’s similar to one Robert Downey Jr. has made in the past. They want to get out while these movies are still good. Before anyone can even think of getting tired of them. None of the original Avengers want to be accused of hanging around too long, or making the movie that kills the franchise. Better to get out now, and leave us forever wanting more.Not that the MCU shows any sign of getting boring or slowing down anytime soon. Marvel continues to make really good superhero movies. Even the ones that aren’t so good at least provide a base level of fun. That’s more than you can say for most studios. Maybe the original heroes getting out is Marvel’s best chance to prevent the MCU from getting stale. As we build toward Phase 4, which will feature a ton of new heroes and a new overarching story, it’ll be exciting to see where they go without the original six.center_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img

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