Stan Lee created an empire unseen in memory altogether. The Marvel universe has gone beyond comics, and sure DC Comics can also claim fame in this aspect as well, but not in the way that Marvel has.
The Avengers are not just a popular comic series, or nowadays a popular movie franchise, but it has become a way of life. Picking a favorite avenger, or opinion on the film’s franchise defines relationships and friendships, and could possibly break them. That is the level of popularity this company has established.
In terms of gaming this hasn’t been the case. As the Marvel franchise has stuffed it’s pockets in recent years, the gaming industry has felt a heavier effect from DC with the Arkham Batman video game series. That was until Marvel’s Spider-Man debuted on the Sony PS4 in 2018.
The game was an incredible example of how Marvel could easily slide into the role of being a game changer within the gaming industry. A lot of the crowd that are fans of the Marvel movie franchise are also huge gamer’s, so it was very surprising it took this long for Marvel to capitalize on this. There have been Marvel games in the past, but usually they are cash grab movie tie-ins that can easily be beat in four to six hours with little enjoyment.
So that leaves the question we all want answered, how great of a game can the new Marvel Avengers be? I have tried the beta for the game, honestly I did not come away completely impressed. Although, it did have some inspiring moments. But after all, it is just a beta, so I wont judge based off of this information. With that being said this game really does make one wonder what are we in for? Is this truly the ride we have all been waiting for as long time fans?
We can not truly know until we have our physical copy on hand (digital as well if that’s your gig) but the excitement seems to be rather reserved. This could be more or less because of how COVID-19 has sucked the life out of human society as we know it, or it could just be that we are not expecting much from Marvel.
With Spider-Man, we had gotten so many trailers and game images and hype that it was almost expected it was going to be a triple AAA hit. This can not be said for the Avengers game. Trailers and game play footage has been minimal. Square Enix who is publishing the game is a big-time player in the gaming industry, even much larger than Insomniac who published Spider-Man. So why is this? The virus can not be the reason, if anything being forced to be at home should be ever more the reason for this hype train to take off.
We are all wondering if this is a cash grab or a truly great game, and to be honest we have no idea what we are getting, but like many around the world who are so starved to play a Marvel game or get back into the Marvel universe, we can not wait to go on this adventure, hopefully the price of admission is worth the ride.
Warner Bros. Releasing Upcoming Slate of Films To Theater And Streaming [HBO Max]
Warner Bros. Studios has decided that its upcoming slate of films, beginning December 25th, 2020 through all of next year, will make their debut in theaters while simultaneously streaming on HBO Max. The decision comes on the heals of WB’s decision to release, ‘Wonder Woman 1984,’ in theaters and streaming on HBO Max.
Some fear this decision will expedite the death of movie theaters as a whole. While some fans have taken to social media to express their disappointment in not being able to experience films, such as ‘Godzilla vs Kong,’ in theaters. Many believe, a film like that and many others like it, can only be experienced on the big screen.
I'm still reeling from the news…I do not believe movie theaters will go away permanently and be erased from existence. I believe in offering everyone a choice and in these desperate times where there's still a pandemic to deal with, this is the right choice. pic.twitter.com/8JZbNLLlDt
— Matt Neglia (@NextBestPicture) December 3, 2020
Others have shared their excitement that Warner Bros. Is finally moving forward and setting the stage for other studios too follow suit. Which in turn means, we can start to expect more leaks, trailers, news etc.
Only time will tell how this move will effect the theater industry. Drop a comment, let us know what you think of these new developments!
Wonder Woman: 1984 | Official Main Trailer
Wonder Woman squares off against Maxwell Lord and the Cheetah, a villainess who possesses superhuman strength and agility.
Action, Adventure, Fantasy
December 25, 2020 (Theaters/Streaming)
Gal Gadot, Pedro Pascal, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Connie Nielsen, Kristen Wiig,
Justice League: Director’s Cut | Official [Color] Trailer – HD
by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists newfound ally Diana Prince to face an even greater threat. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to recruit a team to stand against this newly-awakened enemy. Despite the formation of an unprecedented league of heroes in Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and the Flash, it may be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Action, Adventure, Fantasy
2021 (HBO Max)
Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ray Fisher, Ezra Miller, Jason Mamoa
Fuelled by his restored faith in humanity, and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists newfound ally Diana Prince to face an even greater threat. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to recruit a team to stand against this newly-awakened enemy. Despite the formation of an unprecedented league of heroes in Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and the Flash, it may be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.