Avengers assemble! Marvel superheros to take over Hollywood in 2019

This year will get a marvellous start in the genre with Marvel Studios' first female-led film 'Captain Marvel'


Entertainment Desk January 19, 2019
PHOTO: THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

"Hope begins with a hero" - it's not something that only the makers of Captain Marvel believe in.

Joe Russo, co-director of Marvel Studios' Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War, had also emphasised on the need for superhero films. And, this year will get a marvellous start in the genre with Marvel Studios' first female-led film Captain Marvel.

PHOTO: MARVEL.COM PHOTO: MARVEL.COM

"I think these characters represent something to everyone who watches the films. You see a certain part of yourself in these films and root for the characters that you identify with," Joe had earlier said to the media.

As per a report in Independent, Marvel-character movies have been winning the hearts of many and breaking box office records over the years. Going by fans' enthusiasm on social media, it looks like the superheroes will continue to rule.

Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, the Brie Larson starrer will hit the screens on March 8.

PHOTO: FILEPHOTO: FILE

"I did nine months of just training and three months of stunt training with the stunt team where we spent two hours every day, five days a week," the actor said in an interview. "It wasn't until we started shooting and I started doing all my own wirework, stunts and flips and stuff that people were like, 'You know, nobody... now we'll tell you; nobody actually does this.' I was like, 'Huh.' But I love it. It definitely makes things more complicated in certain ways because I can be taking a lot more naps than I am."

Fans will get a reason to cheer louder as Anthony and Joe Russo's directorial Avengers: Endgame will release on April 26.

PHOTO: MARVEL STUDIOS PHOTO: MARVEL STUDIOS

It took as many as 22 superheroes to battle it out with one supervillain Thanos and still face defeat in last year's Avengers: Infinity War. The Mad Titan had to just snap his fingers to wipe out half the universe.

At the end of last year's Avengers, Nick Fury, played by actor Samuel L Jackson, had sent a message to Captain Marvel just before his own demise.

In an interview, he told Entertainment Tonight: "She's (Captain Marvel) pretty much the strongest character - in terms of someone with powers are able to do things - in the Marvel universe. So, for Carol Danvers to be that person and for Brie to become that person, it's gonna be a dynamite thing."

SCREENGRAB SCREENGRAB

He further added, "I mean, (the Avengers) are up against some really, really tough odds right now - we saw throughout '...Infinity War' - so now we know that we need something that's as powerful as Thanos."

Fury will also "hijack" Peter Parker's summer vacation in Europe in Spider-Man: Far From Home, for which actor Tom Holland will again don the red-and-blue suit to play the high-school superhero Spider-Man.

SCREENGRAB SCREENGRAB

X-Men: Dark Phoenix and The New Mutants are also due for release in 2019. There's speculation that these films could be the final movies set in the current X-Men universe.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix will be helmed by Simon Kinberg.

"It's very loyal in a lot of ways... The movie, emotionally, is very loyal to the original source material. It's loyal in that it's centered on Jean's transformation from Phoenix to Dark Phoenix, and that transformation involves a cosmic force that comes from outer space, and that there are alien characters," he said in an interview.

Have something to add to the story? Share it in the comments below. 

COMMENTS

Replying to X

Comments are moderated and generally will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive.

For more information, please see our Comments FAQ

E-Publications

Most Read