After the Holiday Break, Genre Film, TV and Comic fans have FIVE possibly historic developments/events coming up in the next TEN Days!
1.) "Agent Carter" (Above) This TV show has a lot riding on it. Among the stakes: Whether it can rejuvenate Marvel Studios Television on broadcast networks -after the middling numbers for "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."; if it can help be more "connective" tissue to the MCU; if it can provide further evidence that Marvel Studios should have more TV shows, and especially films, with female leads.
Oh, and Marvel Studios is hoping for a huge audience for the premiere, especially since....
2.) The Premiere Of The "Ant-Man" Trailer Will Occur, At Long Last, During The Premiere Of "Agent Carter"! Yes, millions will view the trailer days afterward on YouTube. But with typical Marvel Studios win-win synergy, they have made "Agent carter" a bigger deal and likely convinced more Marvel-ites to see her premiere by showing the first real trailer on a film a lot of people still have doubts about. By having what should be a sizable "Agent Carter" Premiere audience view the "Ant-Man" trailer, they i turn help millions get excited about the film immediately.
Which is great, since up until now, the diminuitive hero has been completely in the dhasow of another MCU that comes out two months before it...What was that film called again...
3.) The second "Avengers; Age of Ultron"trailer will be shown on January 12 during the College Football Championship Game. The second trailer will liely feature new footage and really create some buzz for a film that is now only 4 (!) months away! They couldn't have picked a better program/event to reach the maximum amount of people - save for the Super Bowl - and, especially reach their target demographic.
The reaction to this trailer will go a long way in determining if "Age of Ultron" can come close to, or surpass, it's record-breaking, juggernaut predecessor.
4.) It is almost a certainty at this point that "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" will pass "Guardians of the Galaxy" as the Top-Grossing 2014 film at the domestic box-office.
This, of course, will have repercussions. To have an installment of the same franchise be the top film two years in a row will HAVE to result in more films with female leads being discussed and green lit, for example.
5.) "Star Wars" #1 from Marvel will hit shelves. All million-plus copies..making "Star Wars" the first title in at least 20 years to hit that milestone and showing that The Force is indeed strong with Fandom in anticipation of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens
What do you all think? And which development do you think is bigger? Which one are you personally looking the most forward to?
Let me know below!