I wasn’t even aware that it was Stan Lee narrating at first. I was moved when the music started at 0:36 seconds. Then the sight of Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther happened, and I was reminded of the emotionally taxing mess that was 2020.
Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman, and particularly the first movie, along with its incredibly thrilling Comic-Con trailers are the reason that DC will always have a small piece of my heart. The largest part of my comic book movie appreciating heart, however, that’s allocated to Marvel Studios superhero movies because they get so many things too right to fail at being my favourite.
That’s not to say that I consider every movie/series Marvel makes perfect. Their trailers, action sequences, the music they use and how much sense the execution of their universe makes strategy-wise is the most impressive to me. And that’s just me writing as someone who’s never read a Marvel comic book, or any comic book for that matter. I simply love movies as ‘the perfect amalgamation of all the arts’ that movies are.
To think that the above three minutes and ten second celebration has even more Marvel stories and characters for me to discover gives me much to look forward to. Even if I don’t love everything released, I know I’ll find something memorable. How can I not with two of my favourites, Salma Hayek and Angelina Jolie as fresh additions to the Marvel family?
Of all the Avengers movies I’ve seen so far, the action sequences I remember most fondly take place in Captain America – The Winter Soldier (2014). Specifically, the Nick Fury vehicular chase sequence and the epic elevator scene that follows soon after. Just thinking about it recently had me interrupting my writing session to click on Disney+ to re-watch the scene. Only, I ended up watching the whole movie and liking it even more than the first time. I also properly noticed Robert Redford’s character; how well written it is. No wonder he said yes to the part.
There are only two months to go until my first visit to the movie theatre for a Marvel film. It will probably be my second cinema visit in 2021 because the first movie on my list is A Quiet Place Part 2, which comes out a month earlier. Which movie will mark your return to the theatre?
Black Widow, July 9th, 2021
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, September 3rd, 2021
Eternals, November 5th, 2021
Spider-Man – No Way Home, December 17th, 2021
Doctor Strange – In the Multiverse of Madness, March 25th, 2022
Thor – Love and Thunder, May 6th, 2022
Black Panther – Wakanda Forever, July 8th, 2022
The Marvels, November 11th, 2022
Ant-Man and the Wasp – Quantumania, February 17th, 2023
The Guardians of the Galaxy – Vol 3, May 5th, 2023
Happy Film Loving