BY JOSEPHINA GARZA
ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR
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You can’t go anywhere these days without hearing something about Marvel Studios. Sitting now in the beginning of April, Marvel fans are practically foaming at the mouth for any and all information pertaining to the new movies that are still in their line up. 2018 is proving to be one of the biggest years for Marvel as they have five movies coming out.
Coming out of February Marvel made a lot of people happy with Black Panther. Currently, worldwide it’s sitting at 1 billion in movie sales and still continues to climb. Marvel has certainly set the bar high for it self. By showing the diversity of Hollywood today, Marvel is sure on it’s way to greatness.
Next on Marvel’s big blockbusters, is the highly anticipated Infinity War. This movie is a culmination of 10 years of storylines being brought together. Iron Man, released in 2008, has stared the ball rolling and introduced the world to a new set of possibilities for movies, from epic space battles, city-wide evacuations and even civil war among the best superhero’s in comic history. With 18 movies to Marvel’s label, Infinity War, is one of the most highly anticipated movies of 2018. Release for Infinity War is slated for April 27.
On June 6: Ant-Man and The Wasp hopes to continue the momentum and bring a more comedic role in the Marvel cinematic universe. Picking up right after the events of Captain America: Civil War, Fans will get to see how one of the more comedic Ant-Man deals with life after something so serious and dividing in this cinematic universe.
Fourth in the lineup, Fans stand at the ready as Marvel teases Venom. Though the trailer is like a psychological labyrinth, many do not know how to feel about it. Mixed views have always followed the Spider-Man universe, Venom being one of Spider Man’s greatest villains and most loved, many find they don’t know how to feel. Will it be good? Will it fall like the last few Spider-Man actors? Come October we will find out, so fingers crossed and minds open for anything.
For the final film of the year, we have Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Now this one doesn’t fall under Marvel’s banner as Sony still owns the rights. But given that Sony has let Marvel barrow the rights for the movies like Spider-man Homecoming and Venom. It gets a special recognition. Not only for giving us one more Spider-Man movie but for giving us a different Spider-Man hero, Miles Morales, an Afro-Latino teenager. Miles Morales will be making his big debut come December.
Marvel has stepped up. They’ve managed to bring about 10 years of Robert Downey Jr as Tony Stark and Chris Evans as Steve Rogers. Amazing space adventures from Wakanda on Earth to the middle of Knowhere, an intergalactic space station at the edge of the universe. From stunning visuals and diverse character development, Marvel has proven that they are not to be underestimated, outdone, or looked over.