The Avengers vs. Justice League – who will win?

Marvel have just announced their superhero movie slate from now until the third Avengers instalment. Along with Warner Bros’ DC Comics announcement, we can now see how the big ensemble movies of each franchise face-off

November 17th 2017 Justice League Part 1
May 4th 2018 Avengers: Infinity War Part 1
May 3rd 2019 Avengers: Infinity War Part 2
June 14th 2019 Justice League Part 2

Warner Bros. have managed to flag Justice League Part 2 as the last movie between the two. This is a position that could be potentially fatalAvengers could come and blow the bar sky-high while Justice League is waiting in the wings, making the prospect of Justice League Part 2 uninviting, or worse – seem tame in comparison.

If we aren’t all sick of superheroes by 2019 we might be sick of split movies. Avengers may escape this inevitable swell of public-opinion against the multi-part-ers, sneaking in before Justice League: Part 2 rolls around a month later.

One of the interesting Marvel announcements was for Captain Marvel - their first lead female superhero.
One of the interesting Marvel announcements was for Captain Marvel – their first lead female superhero.

Click here to see a list of the of recent movies that have been split (as well as a list of old movies that should have been split!)

What are interesting are the dates chosen for Justice League. Booked for November 2017 and June 2019, there is a whole 20 months between Part 1 and 2. Compared to the Avengers’ 12 months (and the usual 12-month gap of other famous multi-parters) it seems positively sluggish.

Never mind the fact that releasing such a huge Superhero blockbuster like Justice League Part 1 in November and not Summer is potentially unwise.

The reasoned Marvel approach of two May releases seems to look like the solid schedule of the pair, ensuring audiences will not lose interest or get confused over the dates.

It also must not be forgotten that Marvel have earned their fan-base for over a decade come 2019, while DC will have only been aiming to impress for a meagre 3 years. This may be a factor when audiences choose whom to squeeze their remaining superhero enthusiasm towards.

Between now and June 2019 there will be at least 25 comic-book movie releases. Don’t ask me which or when – being able to muster energy for Black Panther in November 2017 is about as likely as me becoming an actual panther.

It’s begs the question: Will we still be interested in superheroes come Justice League Part 1 in November 2017, never mind Part 2 in 2019? Not forgetting the two Avengers movies in between. If the answer is no – we won’t care, then it looks as if both franchises will be losers.

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Why the Warner Bros Comic-Book Movie Slate is Stupid…

If you haven’t heard, Warner Bros. made an announcement about the movies they will release between 2016 and 2020. Swot up on it all in our Quick Commuter’s Guide HERE.

So basically they wanted to tell us all that they will be continually hammering us with comic-book movies for the coming six years. It’s ludicrous, and here’s 3 reasons why:

1/3: Who the hell cares? It’s Twenty-FRICKEN-Fourteen, never mind 2016 or 2020! One wonders whether they will still be alive in 2020 never mind paying to go see Green Lantern for heaven’s sake.

2/3: This announcement is SO 2010. Marvel pulled this stunt ages ago and are ALREADY following it through with The AvengersIron Man 3, Captain America etc. The difference is, by the time Marvel have finished releasing The Avengers 3 we may not yet, as an earthly society, have 1) Died or B) Got SO sick of comic-book movies that we would rather examine our own prostate for the duration of their over-long running times.

The Avengers showing us how it's done.
The Avengers showing us how it’s done.

3/3: They are trying to create a buzz about far less-loved characters. It’s easy for Marvel – they have Spiderman, Iron Man, Thor, Hulk – all the child favourites. Sure, Warner Bros’ DC Comics have Batman and Superman (and lord knows they are exploiting them to the max), but beyond that the best thing they have is Wonder Woman. Who is essentially Superman but a woman. #Variety.

Is it just me or is it embarrassing, awkward, no – darn-right RUDE to lay out before us a jumble of meaningless titles, dates and characters, expecting us to be able to muster even a molecule of excitement for an apocalypse in 2016, never mind a movie about The Flash in 2018.

Convince us to spend our money first, like Marvel did. After all, they are basing these plans on the assumption that WE will provide the box-office-busting numbers to fund them. So the least they could do is show a bit of manners. 

Do you agree or can you not wait for Green Lantern in 2020? Let the world know via @MovieMasticator

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The Quick Commuters Guide to Warner Bros’ Announcement

Overwhelmed by Warner Bros’ LONG announcement? Look no further.

They announced the movies they will release between 2016-2020. Their announcement was in 3 parts. Comic-Book Movies, Other Movies, and TV.

Part 1: Comic-Book Movies

Batman vs Superman

Batman vs Superman sequel in 2016. Both characters will star in Justice League Part One in 2017 and Part 2 in 2019; Warner Bros’ answer to The Avengers.

7 other comic-book movies announced with characters the general moviegoer may not recognise. Here are the main three you should know:

  • Wonder Woman (2017)
  • The Flash starring Ezra Miller (2018)
  • Green Lantern (2020)

Part 2: Other Movies

Lego Movie

Three Lego Movie spin-offs/sequels:

  • Ninjago (2016)
  • LEGO Batman Movie (2017)
  • The LEGO Movie 2 (2018)

Harry Potter spin off series Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will be three movies in 2016, 2018 and 2020.

Part 3: TV

Friends will be available on Netflix from January 1st.

The rest of the TV section was basically bragging about what they produce.

Got more time? Click here to read why this entire schedule is a bit stupid…