You have to feel somewhat sorry for the fans of DC. Despite being home to the worlds two most popular superheroes, Batman and Superman, and despite Warner Bros. owning the production rights to the DC universes entire line-up of characters, and despite having enjoyed great success recently with British director Christopher Nolan's realistic take on the Batman universe, the sub-par critical and commercial performance of the Justice League movie has all but killed DC and Warner Bros. plans for their DCEU. Consisting of seventeen movies, a plethora of one-shots and a wide selection of serials (TV shows), Marvel Studios' own cinematic universe shows little signs of stopping despite president Kevin Feige relating in an interview with Vanity Fair that 2019's Avengers 4 will act as a finale to the MCU. Following the success of Thor: Ragnarok and the forthcoming Black Panther movie (February 16th, 2018) starring Chadwick Boseman in the title role, Marvel Studios' next big installment in their much coveted shared universe will be Avengers: Infinity War, due for release May 4th, 2018.
In the ensemble extravaganza, fans will see S.H.E.I.L.D.'s team of heroes, Peter Quill's band of space pirates, and a selection of other heroes face off against the titular titan Thanos, portrayed by Josh Brolin, whose almost omnipotent presence has cast a shadow throughout the entire MCU. Following Vanity Fair's recent article which showcased the new look of some of the heroes a teaser trailer has dropped, revealing that the trailer for Avengers: Infinity War may be released sooner than most would think...
Okay, the teaser doesn't actually show anything new, but it's chronicling of the MCU up to this point is bound to pull on the emotions of fans and is sure to build up the hype for the movie, which should give movie fans more to talk about than the imminent death of the DCEU and the barrage of theories surrounding Star Wars: The Last Jedi. We are hopeful that the Avengers: Infinity War trailer will be huge, but let's hope that the movie itself will be much better than 2015's somewhat disappointing Avengers: Age of Ultron.
More about Thor: Ragnarok (movie)
Thor, held captive on the planet Sakaar without his hammer Mjolnir, must win a gladiatorial duel against an old friend—the Hulk—in order to return home to Asgard in time to stop the villainous Hela and the impending Ragnarok, the doom of the Asgardian civilization.
Directed by Taika Waititi, Thor: Ragnarok's release date is November 3rd, 2017.
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