The theatrical release for Marvel’s second chapter in the Avengers saga has been set. The film will open May 1, 2015. At this moment I am very excited for this movie. Over the course of two plus years my opinion may change, but I doubt it. I can see myself now flying to the theater in my hover car, because my jet pack is in the shop. Oh the many changes we will experience before we get to see this block buster sequel.
The world will end…or it won’t:
The Aztecs, the Maya, that dude with the cardboard sign in front of the mall they all say the world will end 12/21/12. Numerous books and terrible straight to DVD movies have foretold of great disasters that could end life on this planet before this cinematic masterpiece debuts. Unless of course you factor leap year.
We will have a new president…or we won’t
On November 6th 2012 Mitt Romney and Barack Obama will square off in the least interesting election to date. When we see the Avengers 2 one of them will be President and the other one will not.
All of the Avengers characters will have solo films…except the Hulk…and Hawkeye.
Thor, Captain America and Iron Man will all appear in solo outings in the years leading up to the Avengers 2. I would love to see some kind of Nick Fury film in the interim. The last attempt was a made for TV film starring David Hasselhoff. If you have not seen it do yourself a favor-Don’t.
Technology from Back to the Future 2 will still remain unavailable
The second installment of the Back to the Future franchise showed us an impossible future filled with exciting and exotic versions of everyday items. The year was 2015!! While some of these are expected to be available by 2015 (auto lacing Nike tennis shoes, 2015 mustang) some are no where near ready. I’m looking at you hover board!
The DC and Marvel Comic Universes will be rebooted 368 more times.
In an effort to encourage new readers the two biggest comic book publishers will make drastic changes to tried and true characters(as apposed to creating new ones…seriously when was the last new hero introduced? 1974??). Expect more heroes coming out of the closet and more time traveling paternity confusion than a whole season of The Maury Povich Show.
A lot may happen in our world in the next 2 years. Will there even still be movie theaters? Will all content be delivered to some type of box attached to our heads? Will we all finally rise up against $8 buckets of popcorn and $20 3d movie tickets? Who knows. What I do know is this- As long as there is a new Avengers movie on the first of May 2015, it’s gonna be a great day!