This is probably the greatest day of my little nerdy life. As a Marvel fan since birth and a proud, card-carrying nerd, today’s #MarvelEvent was nothing short of miraculous. According to Marvel head honcho Kevin Feige, who staged a super-secret press conference today to make the announcements, comic movie fans can look forward to Doctor Strange, Black Panther, and Captain Marvel (all of which were hinted at in the last Captain America movie) as well as Captain America 3: Civil War (OMG), Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Thor 3: Ragnarok, and the two-instalmen Avengers: Infinity Wars. AND to top it all off, a 2019 Inhumans movie. And they even showed a clip of Thanos with the Infinity Gauntlet. *swoon*
I’m already starting to work on my Carol Danvers costume.
DC, of course, already announced a slate of movies, probably because they knew their so-far-pretty-bland fare can’t compete, making the only thing in their arsenal the appeasement of cultural critics, being the first to announce a female-led and minority-led film. DC’s news today wasn’t that they were building a powerhouse cast for the Justice League, but that, as a thank you to the legislators who voted in the Michigan Film Initiative boondoggle, that cost the state a half a billion while giving us only a few half-hearted romantic comedies as reimbursement, they cast Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow in Batman v. Superman.
Awesome. Good work DC. You’re just something else.