The third and final part of my Marvel Phase 3 is here.
Avengers: Infinity War, Part 1: May 4, 2018
Joss Whedon and The Avengers are going big with a massive two part story. For one, a two part structure is a bit odd to me. Previous films with two part narratives like the Deathly Hallows have suffered in the storytelling department due to the lack of a conclusion in the first half. However, Avengers: Infinity War has one large advantage; it does not have to follow any specific source material. From the title, one can speculate that the film will deal with both Thanos’ Infinity Gauntlet storyline and the resolution to the Civil War storyline. My theory is that the first half will focus more on the Civil War story, while the second half will focus on Thanos and the Infinity War. However, all of this is just my fan speculation. Until the next Avengers and the rest of the sole films, we will not know anything for certain; however, maybe some characters like Doctor Strange, Black Panther, and even the Guardians will make an appearance in one of the films.
Captain Marvel: July 6, 2018
Captain Marvel will be Marvel's first film starring female lead. Captain Marvel is a character with a rather diverse and complex history in the comics. For one, the original Captain Marvel is actually a guy. In the original comic book story, Captain Marvel (real name Mar-Vell), is a Kree spy, Ronan the Accuser's race, sent to earth. After betraying the Kree, Captain Mar-Vell becomes a hero that often joins forces with the Avengers and other cosmic teams. However, the Captain Marvel that the film will focus on is Carol Danvers, a United States Air Force officer, who is caught in the explosion of a Kree device while working with the original Captain Marvel. She later gains some of Captain Marvel's powers and becomes Ms. Marvel.
Throughout the years, Carol Danvers has had many different names for her superpowered alterego, including Binary, Warbird, and, in the current comics run, Danvers has taken the mantle of Captain Marvel. With the heavy cosmic influence of the Kree in her origin story, the film is likely to feature a Guardians of the Galaxy like setting for at least a portion of the film. Also, I am curious as to how the creators are going to work the film's story in-between the events of the Infinity War story. Another theory is that she will also join the Guardians of the Galaxy at some point. Being so far away, anything could happen between now and 2018; however, a non-powered Carol Danvers is likely to show up in one of the upcoming films (maybe Rhodey's friend).
The Inhumans: November 2, 2018
The Inhumans is yet another cosmic story that is also connected to the Kree race. Many years ago, the Kree experimented on humans to create genetically altered super-soldiers. However, after a prophecy, the Kree abandon the Inhumans, which leads them to create their own kingdom secluded from the rest of the world.
The Inhumans are similar to the X-Men's mutant in that they are born with powers; however, the key difference is that the Inhumans' powers only come after being exposed to the Terrigen Mist. The Inhuman society is setup in a strict caste system with royal bloodlines and a person's position in society is determined by before you are born. Being a genetically different race than humanity, the Inhumans often do not trust outsiders, and, occasion, clash with humanity. The comic is often compared to Game of Thrones with the royal intrigue and such. More details about the Inhumans' origin and backstory can be found in the video below.
Currently, Marvel might already be sowing the seeds of the Inhumans. Since Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch in Age of Ultron cannot be referred to as Mutants, the rumor is that they are Inhumans. Another connection is with Agents of SHIELD, *Agents of SHIELD Spoilers* because, as recent episodes have alluded, Skye might actually an Inhuman or at least a Kree. *End Spoiler* Yet another theory is that the Inhumans will connect to the Guardians of the Galaxy and Captain Marvel in some way due to their cosmic origins.
Avengers: Infinity War, Part 2: May 3, 2019
Last, but not least, is Part 2 of Avengers: Infinity War. Well, there is not much to be said that I did not already say about the first part, except that it is going to be amazing.
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