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The new Marvel Studios’ endeavors are unique in the film world in that they feature separate movie franchises, such as Iron Man, Captain America and Thor, yet all of the movies contribute consecutively towards one overall storyline. The so-called “first wave” of Marvel movies culminated in all of the major characters from previous films landing on a film called The Avengers. There are now plans for a second round of Marvel movies, which include some of the following.
Iron Man 3 (May 2013)
Iron Man 3 opened in early May and isn’t showing signs of slowing down any time soon. It’s already breaking records at the box office, and its drawing nominations even early on. The Iron Man series with Robert Downey Jr. remains one of Marvel’s most successful film franchises. This particular installment is a good example of the running storyline that jumps from movie to movie, since in Iron Man 3, Tony is dealing with fallout from the events of The Avengers movie related to bad dreams. The film explores themes of vengeance and rebirth.
Thor: The Dark World (November 2013)
This one comes out in November of 2013, and it’s a sequel to the popular Thor movie, with actors like Anthony Hopkins and Natalie Portman. The movie will reportedly involve the dark world known as Svartalfheim, and the denizens there who target Jane Foster.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (April 2014)
Captain America is a figure that’s been in the American mythology since World War II, and the most recent reboot was quite a hit. This particular movie will likely involve Steve Rogers, AKA Captain America, hunting down a soviet Assassin known as the Winter Soldier, who may be Bucky Barnes. This character fell to his death in the first Captain America movie, but there’s a storyline in the comics that involves him being brought back by the Soviets using bionic limbs and cryonics technology. At this point, it’s pure speculation regarding whether the movie will use the same storyline, but it seems likely.
Guardians of the Galaxy (August 2014)
Guardians of the Galaxy will involve the exploits of a U.S. Pilot who gets caught up in a space conflict that involves some ex-cons with futuristic characteristics. At this early point, not a whole lot is known about what the movie will exactly entail, but there has certainly been a lot of speculation. The movie will be number 10 in the ongoing reboot that started in 2008. The pilot and the ex-cons manage to get their hands on something that’s very important, apparently, and huge factions in the galaxy end up chasing them as a result. Either way, more science fiction movies of high quality are almost always a plus.
Avengers 2 (2015)
Not much is known about this movie at all at this point, except that Joss Whedon is coming back, which is a real bonus. He also directed the first Avengers movie, which was a box office sensation. Robert Downey Jr., Scarlet Johansson, and many other actors from the first movie are reportedly on board as well.
This is a guest post by Lindsey Mcmahon. She likes to travel, play and read in her free time. Her interests are entertainment, television, parenting and health but she is constantly extending her field of view to incorporate interesting news suggested to her by her readers. She currently works for Direct TV Deal.