Los Angeles (AFP) - Marvel has unveiled plans for a slate of new superhero films, expanding its already wildly successful comic book universe -- and breaking ground with its first solo black and female hero movies.
Marvel showed off its two new films for next year at San Diego Comic-Con late Saturday afternoon: "Ant-Man" and "Avengers: Age of Ultron." Fans had to wait until more than halfway through the panel for footage of the most anticipated movie of next summer, the "Avengers" sequel, but it was worth it.
Summer is when Hollywood studios roll out their heavyweight contenders and look for knockouts. There are 41 movies set for wide release between May and August this year, and the overall box office is expected to exceed last year’s $4.3 billion.
Hollywood is hoping that Friday's opening of 'Men In Black 3' will kick off a lucrative summer at the box office, a season that got going early with the tremendous success of the superhero action film 'The Avengers.'
The superhero film is the first blockbuster hit of the summer, but movie-inspired console games have a dubious track record."The Avengers" is the first blockbuster hit of the summer, with its muscular superhero roster of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and the Hulk not only saving the world but conquering the box office, with nearly $1.4 billion in global ticket sales to date.
I saw The Avengers over the weekend to a packed, rowdy, IMAX 3-D audience and I'm not the least bit surprised it raked in more than $200 million, setting a new box office record for a U.S. movie debut. Marvel's superhero action extravaganza fires on all cylinders. The story is fast-paced and engaging, the performances ...