The San Diego 2022 Comic-Con took place recently, causing many fans to take time off work, whether that’s at a company like Provider’s Choice Scribe Services or even an accounting firm, and get ready for all the new announcements from their favorite properties.
Here are some of the biggest reveals of the 2022 San Diego Comic-Con.
Upcoming MCU Projects
Marvel made a ton of announcements at Comic-Con this year. For starters, they’ve announced several upcoming TV series for Disney Plus, including Spider-Man: Freshman Year, Marvel Zombies, Dare Devil: Born Again, I Am Groot, Loki season 2, and more.
On top of all that, they’ve given us their entire timeline for phases four through six of the MCU, plus the beginning of phase seven. In addition to their TV series, we’ll also get films like Guardians of the Galaxy 3, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Blade, Antmann and The Wasp: Quantumania, Fantastic 4, The Marvels, and more, plus the next upcoming Avengers films, title Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars.
It seems like Marvel has no intention of slowing down in the coming years.
Walking Dead Spin-Offs
Walking Dead fans have been early tuning in season after season since the show first premiered on AMC back in 2010, but after over a decade it is finally coming to a conclusion. The final season is finishing up its third and last part, where it will bring many of the characters’ journeys to a conclusion.
That being said, there are several spin-offs in the work, which the series hasn’t been a stranger to in the past with the likes of Fear the Walking Dead and The Walking Dead: World Beyond. After the original series ends, we will also be given a Daryol and Carrol spin-off as well as a Maggie and Negan spin-off. The series will also be replacing their previously stated Rick Grimes films with a six-episode mini-series that wraps up his and Michone’s journeys.
Dwayne Johnson Talks Black Adam and DC
While Marvel has been hitting home run after home run, DC has been on a bit of a losing streak lately. What with the recent Amber Heard and Ezra Miller controversies, Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill leaving DC, and the recent announcement that the “Snyderverse” would be coming to a close, it might seem as though DC has given up.
However, they’re not quite done yet. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has been in the works to get a Black Adam film off the ground for years now, and it seems as though we’ll finally be getting it soon. On top of that, we’ll also be getting a sequel to Aquaman, Shazam, and The Batman. He appeared in full costume and spoke at some length about the current DC Universe and how it could go forward.
Here’s to the Future
With all the news from the recent Comic-Con event, it seems as though fans will have plenty to look forward to in the future regarding Marvel, DC, and The Walking Dead universes. Some things are coming to the end, and others are just getting started, but we’ll have lots of great content for many years to come either way.
Fans have been captivated by the Marvel Cinematic Universe ever since Iron Man premiered way back in 2008, bringing in superhero nuts and general moviegoers alike. While the studio has still pumped out several adored films in the past couple of years since the mad titan Thanos was defeated, there has been a noticeable drop in viewer interest.
This could be due to a number of factors, such as the following:
It’s fair to say that the MCU seems to have fallen into a formula for most of their films after over a decade. Fans have become aware of this formula, and while it didn’t bother many for a long while, it started becoming more noticeable after a few films didn’t fair as well.
This recycled formula has led some fans to grow bored with the stories Marvel has continued to churn out and instead look elsewhere for entertainment, whether that be another form of media or even getting outside and enjoying the beauty of your very own custom backyard, courtesy of a company like Hiner Outdoor Living.
Formulas aren’t inherently bad, but when the elements that make up the formula don’t come together, you’re left with disappointed fans.
The issue that many fans have been having with the recent Marvel films may not even have to do with the quality of the films, but how many are being thrown at them. The superhero genre has become saturated with plenty of different film and television franchises in general, but Marvel in particular has been giving audiences products straight from the conveyer belt.
Not only do we get an average of four films a year, but now with their Disney Plus shows, there’s just too much to keep up with. Want to know what’s going on in the newest Doctor Strange movie? Well, you better have watched the Wandavision show or you’re going to be lost.
When the focus is quantity instead of quality, fans can get burnt out pretty quickly.
All Wrapped Up
Another portion of fans have called it quits on the MCU because they feel as though it was wrapped up nicely with the end of Avengers: Endgame. Many thought it was the perfect way to end a franchise that had been going strong for a decade, but since many of the actors’ contracts came to an end or their characters were killed off, it felt like the right time to leave.
Everything after Endgame feels like a bit of an epilogue, and while there have still been a few great films to come out of the studio, there were plenty of people that decided to jump ship after what felt like a perfectly wrapped franchise.
No End in Sight
These are just a few of the reasons why some fans are done with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, at least for now. There doesn’t seem to be any end in sight for Marvel, and even if the quality does begin to dip, there’s bound to be a few diamonds in the rough, even if we’re still watching them after another decade.
Marvel adventure Guardians of the Galaxy has topped the North American box office in its debut weekend, taking $94 million.
Guardians of the Galaxy, which stars some of the lesser-known characters from the comic book universe, knocked science fiction thriller Lucy off the top spot.
The space adventure’s takings set a record for a film opening in August.
Get On Up, a biography of the soul singer James Brown, debuted in third with $14 million.
The Guardians of the Galaxy ensemble casts includes Zoe Saldana and Chris Pratt plus the voices of Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper.
Guardians of the Galaxy has topped the North American box office in its debut weekend, taking $94 million
The film also secured the third biggest opening of 2014, coming just behind the $95 million debut of Captain America: The Winter Soldier in April and the $100 million launch of Transformers: Age of Extinction in June.
A Galaxy sequel is already set for release in 2017. Marvel’s next films are the The Avengers: Age of Ultron and Ant-Man, starring Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas. Both movies are due for release in 2015.
Marvel comic book adaptations The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and X-Men: Days of Future Past have also enjoyed success this year.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier has topped the US box office for a third week.
Starring Chris Evans, Robert Redford and Scarlett Johansson, Captain America: The Winter Soldier made $26.2 million, beating avian animation Rio 2 into second place.
Heaven is for Real, the story of a young boy who claims to have visited heaven during a near-death experience, was number three over Easter weekend.
But Johnny Depp’s new sci-fi thriller Transcendence fared poorly.
Directed by Batman cinematographer Wally Pfister, Transcendence sees Johnny Depp playing a dying computer genius, who uploads his consciousness to a supercomputer and achieves a problematic digital afterlife.
After suffering poor reviews, the movie opened in fourth place, taking $11 million, a fraction of its $100 million production budget.
It is Johnny Depp’s third movie in a row to stumble at the box office, following last summer’s The Lone Ranger and Tim Burton’s comedy misfire Dark Shadows.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier has topped the US box office for a third week
“As we approach the summer movie season, box-office drawing power becomes more about the concept of the movie rather than its star,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for box-office tracker Rentrak.
“It may not have been so much (about) Johnny Depp, but audiences right now like brands that they know.”
The US top 10 also contained three movies with a religious theme. Following Heaven is for Real came biblical epic Noah at 9, and God’s Not Dead at 10.
God’s Not Dead, about a religious freshman college student who debates with his professor on the existence of God, has made $48 million over the last five weeks, even though it is playing in far fewer venues than the blockbuster fare at the top of the chart.
North American box office Top 10:
Captain America: The Winter Soldier ($26.6 million)
Rio 2 ($22.5 million)
Heaven is for Real ($21.5 million)
Transcendence ($11.2 million)
A Haunted House 2 ($9.1 million)
Draft Day ($5.9 million)
Divergent ($5.75 million)
Oculus ($5.2 million)
Noah ($5 million)
God’s Not Dead ($4.8 million) Source: Rentrak [youtube 7SlILk2WMTI 650]
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