Nerd Movie Update

There’s a lot of nerdy film stuff that I’ve been wanting to write about.  I realized that I could probably lump all of this into one blog post, and it will probably be easier to digest that way, too.

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier

The movie is awesome.  You can read my review here.  Sebastian Stan (The Winter Soldier/Bucky Barnes) has been signed for nine films total, so I imagine we’ll see him as Bucky sometime in the future.  I’m doubtful about him as Captain America (to those unaware, good-guy-Bucky is the current Captain America), but I could be wrong.  I’m intrigued for sure; his performance in the movie is top-notch.

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2

There’s a new trailer out, which you can watch below.  If you watch carefully, you’ll see a second-or-so clip of a shady figure walking in what I assume is an Oscorp lab.  Behind glass panels are Doc Ock’s arms and what appear to be the Vulture wings.  This further confirms our suspicions—the studio is pushing for Sinister Six.  I’d still like to see Spider-Man in an Avengers film (you can read why here) but that’s not likely to happen, so a Sinister Six development is pretty fantastic news.

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More DC Films

A recent New York Times article said more DC films are expected to be announced soon, with a Justice League film among them.  The Justice League movie is kind of a no-brainer, with a Batman vs. Superman film coming in 2016, which will include a Wonder Woman appearance, not to mention the fact that Ben Affleck has been signed for some 83 films as the caped crusader.  The other films will most likely be for individual members of the Justice League.  I’d expect a new Green Lantern and probably a new Batman film.  If we’re lucky the CW versions of Green Arrow and Flash will make it to the Justice League film, but I’m not holding my breath.  I’d still like to see a Titans movie, but the DC cinematic universe will have to develop some first.  We’ve barely got a head on this thing yet.  Here’s to hoping we do soon.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

The turtles aren’t aliens anymore.  That’s awesome.  I was pretty pessimistic about the film, but then a trailer was released and it’s pretty legit.  You can watch it below.  Many of my friends are still worried that Megan Fox will ruin the film, and that could be true, but I’m going to wait and see.  It’s possible that she could do better than everyone thinks, and if the turtles are done right (which it looks they are), it could still be a great film in spite of her.

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Transformers 5

In case you haven’t heard, the fourth Transformers has the dinobots.  I’m thrilled for this, as the dinobots are the transformers I grew up on.  While I’m disappointed that Shia LeBeouf won’t be back, Mark Wahlberg will star in this one, which is pretty awesome.  Hasbro also announced recently that there will be a fifth film in the series, slated for a 2017 release.  If we’re lucky, we’ll get Beast Wars for this one, but whatever comes of it, I’m sure it will bring with it amazing visuals.

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4 thoughts on “Nerd Movie Update

  1. NINE FILMS for Bucky???? That goes a long way to confirming my suspicions for an ultimate tie-in to some other franchises. Good summaries.

    • Definitely, although I’m confused as to how they’re going to fit nine in there. That is probably including the two he’s been in already, so seven more, but even that seems quite a stretch, unless they eventually make him Captain America, but I don’t see them doing that in the Marvel cinematic universe.

  2. It might also depend on what falls within the category of a “film”. If he makes an end-credit appearance, or a one-scene cameo, does that count? He’ll be in Cap. 3 for sure, perhaps Age of Ultron? Maybe they’re just planning ahead in generalities… who knows. Cool to imagine the possibilities though.

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