With The Avengers, Free Comic Book Day, Brave, and The Amazing Spiderman all coming up on the horizon, a superhero post seemed appropriate.
May 4, The Avengers, comes out. This long-awaited film has been pushed back a few times, and from what critics are saying so far about the Joss Whedon directed film, the nerd community is buzzing with excitement. Since the release and success of Iron Man in 2008, Marvel has set up the releases for other Avengers character films such as Thor (2011), Captain America (2011), and Iron Man 2 (2010). Each hinted at The Avengers film, setting up the background and characters before the assembly under S.H.I.E.L.D. (Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division).
May 5, Free Comic Book Day, is the first Saturday of May every year. Comics and participating stores vary, based on your city but I highly recommend taking advantage of this day! A comic preview coming out that I, Rogue, am personally looking forward is Stuff of Legend. This fantasy comic is based around some stuffed animals who, when crossing over dimensions, become the real life version of their animals. The artwork is dark and detailed and I know just from what I’ve paged, through, I’m hooked.
June 22, Brave, Pixar’s next film focuses in on the young Scottish heroine Merida. Through causing controversy and chaos within the kingdom, the little archer princess seeks guidance from a witch who then curses her. The plot follows her quest to discover true bravery and break the curse before its too late.
July 3, The Amazing Spider-Man, another webslinging Marvel action movie, directed by Marc Webb will be coming out. Having had direction in some music videos by such stars as the Backstreet Boys and Green Day, and 2009’s film (500) Days of Summer, its no wonder Andrew Garfield (supporting actor in Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus and The Social Network) was caught in the Webb vision for the role of Peter Parker. As for the damsel in distress for this Spider-Man rehash? Mary Jane is being played by the red-head (edit: now blonde) comedian Emma Stone. Color me red, blue and skeptic all over.