At the time of writing, we are just one month away from the release of Thor: Ragnarok. In this day and age, it’s rare that a child doesn’t know who Captain America or Black Widow are – a big change from when this knowledge was exclusive to comic book nerds & gaming geeks. With huge story arcs coming to a supposed close within the next five years, such as Iron Man & Guardians of the Galaxy, one question comes to mind:
Where will Marvel go from here?
The eighteenth entry in the franchise takes the narrative to the lush jungles of Wakanda, a beautiful blend of futuristic technology & thriving nature. Hot off the heels of Captain America: Civil War, the mysterious figure that quickly became a fan favourite of MCU fans is leaping back into our cinemas with an epic tale of action-packed liberation. Starring Chadwick Boseman as the man behind the mask, this cult classic feline hero is being given a new lease of life under the masterful directorship of Ryan Coogler.
Among the plethora of new shows & movies that Marvel are releasing in the next five years, Inhumans sticks out as an oddity among well-established names. Featuring a diverse cast including Ken Leung & Iwan Rheon, this eccentric adventure involves a massive teleporting dog, a protagonist that cannot actually speak, and even Medusa herself. While it may not be the most popular of Marvel’s upcoming releases, it’s definitely the most interesting.
For the first time in the series, a woman will step into the main protagonist role on the big screen. Regarded as “one of the most, if not the most, powerful heroes in the MCU” according to Kevin Feige (critically acclaimed filmmaker responsible for the likes of The Avengers & Guardians of the Galaxy), this origin story is gearing up to be one of the most spectacular pieces of cinema the Marvel universe has ever seen.