After a troubled production, does Justice League mark the start of a winning streak after the massive success of Wonder Woman, or should DC and Warner Brothers start all over again?
Now that there have been three different Supermen, three different Spider-Men, and five different Batmen, I guess it’s okay that Wonder Woman gets her own movie. The question is: does it finally set the DC Expanded Universe on the right track?
It’s that time of year again, where the major movie studios throw blockbuster films at moviegoers’ feet! However, with films like Logan, Beauty and the Beast, and Fate of the Furious releasing in the first third of the year, and future hits Justice League, Thor: Ragnarok, and The Last Jedi coming in the last two months, is summer still a special season for movies? Yes, and I’m about to tell you why.
As usual, I’ve listed the films I’m interested in seeing in their current order of release, as these dates are subject to change. At the end, I’ve included a short list of the films I’m iffy on and three that I’m avoiding like the plague. Click on the titles to see the trailers (if available) and here…we…go!
Back in March, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice took a beating from critics and while it made a ton of money, it wasn’t quite the runaway hit that Warner Brothers was expecting. All the film’s supporters said, “Well, just wait until Writer-Director David Ayer’s Suicide Squad! That will get the DC Extended Universe on track!” Yeah, about that….
It’s that time of year again—that time when blockbusters come out to play. However, in 2016, you’d be hard-pressed to see the summer movie-going season as any different from the rest of 2016 so far. February brought us Deadpool, March was Zootopia and Batman v Superman, (yes, despite the critical shellacking, it made money), and April has just delivered The Jungle Book. But during the summer months, these colossal movies will be coming at audiences every week.
As usual, I’ve compiled a list of the films I’m most looking forward to with some B-listers thrown in as well. The dates listed here are subject to change, but I’ve got all these films in order of release as of today. Click on the film titles to see the trailers. And as has been the case several times since I started the annual feature, it all kicks off with a Marvel movie…
In Episode 13 of The Crossover Podcast, Doug and Matt delve into the latest (final?) trailer for Captain America: Civil War before turning their attention to the DC side of the street. They discuss the latest news on the animated Killing Joke film and then respond to a couple of Collider articles ranking the films of Superman and Batman.
On Episode 12 of The Crossover Podcast, Doug and Matt talk about the big blockbusters headed your way over the next few months including Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Captain America: Civil War, (clearly, this was recorded before the final trailer for Cap 3 blew up the Internet). Then they turn their attention to the small screen and discuss the upcoming Season 2 of Daredevil on Netflix as well as the casting of Iron Fist. Finally, they discuss the dumpster fire that is the Gambit film as well as rumors that a certain classic Wolverine villain will show up in his next film.