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Marvel Movie Catch-up

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Comic-Con was last week, which means tons of movie news, especially for fans of comic books. To narrow it down some, let’s just look at what’s been going on with Marvel who is starting Phase Two (Phase one was every movie leading up to and including The Avengers).

Ant-Man

Everything Marvel chooses to put on the big screen seems to have worked. Now they can test it by making a movie on a guy who is small and can talk to, um, ants. Edgar Wright, the talented directed behind Shaun of the Dead among others, is set to take command and hopefully one of the original Avengers can find its way in theaters sometime in 2015.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Not only does Captain America have a official title (look above), it also has this fancy text and a release date of April 4, 2014. The title could possible delve into the Bucky story (remember his friend that SPOILER fell to his “death” in the snowy mountains), that sees him turn into an enemy for Cap. Another news is that Anthony Mackie is in negations to star as a new hero in the film universe: Falcon, Steve Rodgers new right hand man. Mackie is a superb actor, so the addition is quite welcome, not to mention to see how they show Falcon in the film will be very interesting.

Thor: The Dark World

Our favorite Asgardian isn’t left out either. Thor 2, is now titled Thor: The Dark World. Hitting theaters November 8th of next year, although it will be out one of its suspected villains. Mads Mikkelsen has had to drop out due to his tv work. The good news is, Zachary Levi, of Chuck fame, will be joining the cast.

Iron Man 3

No fancy subtitle for Tony Stark. Marvel is sticking with the minimalistic naming convention as Iron Man 2. Ben Kingsley is slated to play The Mandarin. And comic-con fans got a sneak peak when they showed off his new main suit. Less red? I’m not a huge fan, but oh well. Iron Man 3 will come out in May of next year.

Guardians of the Galaxy

Well, this one’s a head-scratcher. I myself am not familiar with the comics, but reading up on them, I find it might be difficult to take a big screen adaptation seriously. It includes a talking racoon and a giant tree. So, there’s that. August. 1, 2014 is when you will be able to decide for yourself. Check some concept art below.

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