- With a cast the likes of Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård , Samuel L. Jackson, Marvel Films The Avengers will make history one way or another May 4th 2012. The fact we have a epic Marvel team up film with a $150 million dollar budget, unprecedented ensemble cast for a comic book film and a director that really is one of the biggest “Fan Boys” working in Hollywood today, is all kinds of miracles upon voodoo upon black magic. A decade ago even the idea on how to do one film like that was just impossible to even think of it being done right. After X-men 1 and 2 it seemed that we might get a really great epic film in X-Men 3, with the Dark Phoenix strongly hinted at the end of number 2. Of course after Bryan Singer left the project with no direction or helmer, 20th Century Fox decided finally on director Brett Ratner to take the reins to meet the release date that was already set. Instead of delaying the project to work on story and script, Ratner went to camera with no real completed script and ended up with the shit storm extraordinaire X-Men:Last Stand. You can really tell he never read a comic in his life, total and utter Bullshit.
- So after that and the second Fantastic 4 film, I figured the major epic Marvel story lines were doomed to be handled by people who don’t even care about comics, the fan base, the characters or worst of all, the story. This is why I have the highest hopes for director Joss Whedon’s Avengers film, He really cares about the story and understands it. The trailer looks pretty epic with lots of one liner jokes. Not showing much but defiantly a great introduction teaser for those that are unfamiliar with the Ultimate Marvel comic universe.
- May 4th 2012 can’t come soon enough for me.
- Till Next Time. Stay Tuned