ByReuel James, writer at
So, I'm more of a comic book movie fan, but I am no doubt a massive comic book fan. So the majority of the material will be reviews will be
Reuel James

So, this year is pretty hot for superhero films, observe;

Deadpool was, oh my life, amazing! (C+p this link to check out my review of the film >>

In one year we're getting (confirmed) two MARVEL FOX films, two MCU films, and two DCEU films, this years is making me very happy already.

For the ones that do, allow me to show you the most recent trailers and brief overviews for these films before I discuss what I want to discuss ;)

Feel free to skip this bit if you would like, scroll down to, well, you'll know it when you see it.

So, first off, we have:


Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) is a former Special Forces operative who now works as a mercenary. His world comes crashing down when evil scientist Ajax (Ed Skrein) tortures, disfigures and transforms him into Deadpool. The rogue experiment leaves Deadpool with accelerated healing powers and a twisted sense of humor. With help from mutant allies Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand), Deadpool uses his new skills to hunt down the man who nearly destroyed his life. (Came to us on February 12th)

Then we have:

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Short and sweet; Mankind faces a new threat as Batman (Ben Affleck) embarks on a personal vendetta against Superman (Henry Cavill). (Coming to us on March 25th).

Captain America: Civil War.

Political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability when the actions of the Avengers leads to collateral damage. The new status quo deeply divides members of the team. Captain America (Chris Evans) believes the heroes should remain free to defend humanity without government interference. Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) sharply disagrees and supports oversight. As the debate escalates into an all-out feud, Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) must pick a side. (World release date of May 6th)

X-Men: Apocalypse.

Worshiped as a god since the dawn of civilization, the immortal Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac) becomes the first and most powerful mutant. Awakening after thousands of years, he recruits the disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender) and other mutants to create a new world order. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Professor X (James McAvoy) and Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) lead a team of young X-Men to stop their seemingly invincible nemesis from destroying mankind. (coming on May 27th)

Suicide Squad.

Supervillains accept a secret government mission that will likely result in their deaths, basically. (August 4th I believe)

And then finally

Told you that you'll see it ;)
Told you that you'll see it ;)

What I want to discuss is how much the superhero movies have taken the cinematic world by storm. Now, but now you all know that I'm all about MARVEL, as is my sister, as is my dad. My sister stopped at the films, I got into the comics a bit more, and my dad was born into the comics.

What I don't understand is why or even how people boycott DC films by saying that they're so far behind, like what? Both Batman and Superman have been on the silver screen for literal decades, and a lot of MARVEL characters were, yes, inspired by the likes of their DC counterparts.

Fair play, my dad was born in this year:

1966, Adam West's Batman.
1966, Adam West's Batman.
A lot of remakes
A lot of remakes

But that's realistically because these two never seem to fail, but Marvel on the other hand>>>


I count 55 MARVEL films in total: 43 released, and I've liked 26 of them in all honesty, and have not seen 5 of them. DC on the other hand, well, that's a sh*t load of Batman films, and a sh*t load of Superman films.

MARVEL started getting good round about Blade and X-Men, and even X-Men messed up their timeline, and even Blade grew old, like literally, Wesley Snipes is 53 now. MARVEL was so broke that they had to start selling their characters to other studios; X-Men to 20th Century FOX for example, another being Spider-Man to Sony. But then again, DC had all of their characters and only made Superman and Batman movies, and the majority of them worked as well.

Marvel Cinematic Universe and DC Extended Universe.
Marvel Cinematic Universe and DC Extended Universe.

So now that both DC and MARVEL have established their separate extended cinematic universes... Well, MARVEL are killing it all over again, but in DC's defense, this could their equivalent Phase 1? Plus the fact that they have an amazing Flash/Arrow TV Universe going on, along with a Supergirl Universe, and let us not forget Smallville that will always be in our hearts. And if we turn our attention to the intricate casting that these studios have done:

They have done a marvelous job.
They have done a marvelous job.

And DC are definitely not doing too badly themselves with their comic book adaptation castings. I couldn't be happier as I get to watch a bunch of Superhero TV shows, and watch another bunch in the cinema, so that makes me a happy enough bunny.




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