Saturday, October 10, 2015

Quickie: Newly-Announced Movies Guess

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This week Marvel Studios announced four new movies:  Ant-Man and The Wasp and 3 untitled movies in 2020.  I wasn’t going to do this at first, but I decided to write a quick post with my idea of what those three untitled movies will be, as well as what I think Ant-Man and The Wasp will be about.

Ant-Man and The Wasp, July 6, 2018

I think this movie will be an adaptation of the story arc in the comics in which Janet went to the Microverse.  In the comics, Janet nearly exploded during the Secret War against the Skrulls when she used re-designed Pym Particles that turned her into a “bio-bomb.”  However, Janet was actually transported to the Microverse, where she lived for a few years before Thor, Iron Man, Captain America, and Giant-Man saved her.

I suspect that in the movie, Scott’s Ant-Man and Hope’s Wasp will take the place of the Avengers in shrinking down to enter the Microverse and search for Janet.  One of the villains could be the Lord Gouzar character who served as the villain for that comic book arc.

I also think that Cassie Lang will be involved and will start experimenting with Pym Particles herself, setting her up to become Stature in the near future.

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New Avengers, May 1, 2020

This movie will kick off Phase 4 of the MCU, in which the Marvel Universe will deal with all the destruction and mayhem caused by the Infinity War.  However, an equally-important theme of Phase 4 will be the repopulation of the Earth’s heroes.  As such, what better way to kick it off than with a team of “New Avengers,” new heroes (teens and twenties) who were inspired to become heroes after watching the Avengers fight and defeat Thanos?

Most of these characters would be entirely new to the MCU, though at least a couple would be surviving Avengers serving as mentors and leaders for the new heroes.

Infinity Watch, July 10, 2020

After the defeat of Thanos, it will be important for the heroes of the universe to decide what to do with the Infinity Stones and Infinity Gauntlet.  This movie will focus on Adam Warlock (or Vision, if he’s taking Warlock’s place as “resident dude with an Infinity Stone in his head”) putting together a group to protect the Infinity Stones and prevent them from falling into the wrong hands.

Nova, November 6, 2020

I wasn’t entirely sure what to put in this slot; I also considered a different new hero such as Blue Marvel, Black Captain America, Ms. Marvel, and the like.  Ultimately, I definitely think that at least one of these 2020 movies will be a solo film for an entirely new hero because that will run the least risk of spoiling anything for Avengers: Infinity War.  You’ll notice that this is really the only movie title which gives a hero’s name; the other two are team flicks without any team members listed.  That is intentional, as announcing movie titles can spoil who survives Infinity War; that’s kind of what happened with Avengers: Age of Ultron.

In this movie, the Nova Corps would have to rebuild following the devastation wrought by Thanos.  Among other things, they would tap into the Nova Force and use it to give their officers the various abilities we know from the comics.  Alternatively, this movie could introduce Richard Rider or Sam Alexander (or both) as new Novas based on Earth who need to figure out their new powers.


So that’s my guesses for the four newly-announced MCU movies.  Sorry it’s so short on details; it’s pretty much just something I came up with in an hour.  What do you think?  What are your guesses for the new movies?  Let me know in the comments!

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