Marvel’s Red Carpet Characters: Behind the Silver Screen

Marvel Studios have made many movies over the years. They have investment strategies, and certain ingenious contracts. I, being the good person that I am, took the time to explain anything and everything you might need to know about the upcoming Marvel movies.

VOCABULARY:

Dead = not going to happen, Spin-Offs = Movie(s) about a side character from a  franchise, (Fox) and (Sony) and (Marvel) and (DC) = From that studio.

20th Century Fox

  • Fantastic Four
  • X-Men

Sony Pictures

  • Spider-Man

Marvel Studios

  • EVERY OTHER MARVEL CHARACTER

These are the Marvel characters that have been lent to other studios. That means that Marvel has a contract with these studios that they have to make a movie about these characters every (insert number) years, and they have to make more than a certain amount of money. If they don’t, the characters come back to Marvel and Marvel can do what they want with them. Also, while the characters are being lent, Marvel cannot do anything with them.

Now, to refer to the calendar, on August 7th, 2015, Fox is going to make a superhero movie with the Fantastic Four, since they “own” those characters. This movie has to get a lot of money to uphold the contract with Marvel. The problem is, they have cast the Human Torch as an African-American character. That is bad because it is igniting the flames of more racial stereotypes. The stereotypes are: Invisible Woman, the woman that no one pays any attention to who has a slightly diminishing personality, thanks to society. Human Torch: The hot-headed idiot who doesn’t know his own strength, and doesn’t follow the teams rules, and gets into misadventures. The Thing: The stupid guy who doesn’t know his own strength, and is stupid, being the brawn, not the brain, of the team. And the only non-racial stereotype in the Fantastic Four is the genius scientist Mr. Fantastic. They did not make Mr. Fantastic African-American. I ask, Why Not? So does an entire portion of the internet.

Again, to refer to the calendar. On March 25th, 2016, DC will be releasing a new movie: Batman V.S. Superman, Dawn of Justice. You may not know, but DC has an Avengers-type thing called the Justice league, which has Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Aquaman, Green Lantern, and Martian Man Hunter. As it’s subtitle states, the new movie is what many think will be the ‘dawn’ of the Justice League. The movie will most likely end with Batman and Superman bonding together, and forming the Justice League. BTW, NO IDEA HOW THEY ARE GONNA MAKE THAT COOL. DC has moved the date of this movie around SO much that this is the 3rd (and hopefully final) date. DC has been moving the movie around so much because they want to avoid the Marvel movie coming out. They want to avoid that because then everyone will go to see the Marvel movie, and forget about the DC one. Basically, they acknowledge that Marvel has a MUCH wider fan-base.

 

2015:

May 1: Avengers: Age of Ultron (MARVEL)
July 17: Ant-Man (MARVEL)
August 7: Fantastic Four (Fox)

2016:
February 12: Deadpool (Fox)
March 25: Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (DC)
May 6: Captain America: Civil War (MARVEL)
May 27: X-Men: Apocalypse (Fox)
August 5: Suicide Squad (DC)
October 7: Gamit (new addition) (MARVEL)
November 4: Doctor Strange (MARVEL)
November 11: Sinister Six (Sony)

2017:
March 3: Untitled Wolverine sequel (Fox)
May 5: Guardians of the Galaxy 2  (MARVEL)
June 2: Fantastic Four 2 (UNKNOWN)
June 23: Wonder Woman (DC)
July 28: Thor: Ragnarok (MARVEL)
November 3: Black Panther (MARVEL)
November 17: Justice League, Part 1 (DC)
(unspecified date): Untitled Sony female Spider-Man spin-off 
(unspecified tentative date): Sony Venom: Carnage Spider-Man spin-off (rumored to be dead)

2018:
March 23: The Flash (DC)
May 4: Avengers: Infinity War, Part 1 (MARVEL)
July 6: Captain Marvel  (MARVEL)
July 13: Untitled Fox Mystery Marvel film
July 27: Aquaman (DC)
November 2: Inhumans (MARVEL)
(unspecified date): Amazing Spider-Man 3

2019:
April 5: Shazam (DC)
May 3: Avengers: Infinity War, Part 2 (MARVEL)
June 14: Justice League, Part 2 (DC)

2020:
April 3: Cyborg (DC)
June 19: Green Lantern (DC)

That is the calendar of the movies that will come out until 2020.