With the San Diego Comic Con in full swing, many studios have taken this time to reveal/announce new projects they are working on. I am going to go through the big ones, and talk about what I think of them.
Man of Steel Sequel
After the success of the first Man of Steel, it was clear that a sequel was going to be in production quick. Marvel had not hesitated to plan the next 5 movies in their cinematic universe including an Avengers sequel, and DC needed to step it up. Well as it turns out, they have. Recently it was announced that in 2015 a Superman/Batman movie will be released. No title or plot details were said, but everyone is speculating, naming it Worlds Finest, based on the comic where Batman and Superman star together. This is obviously the Batman reboot we have been waiting for after Chris Nolan made it very clear that his universe was done. This is a smart move on DC's part, seeing as Batman and Superman are the most common known superheroes, and getting them in the same movie will build up hype for a future Justice League movie. All that remains is who will play the role of Batman? Everyone has their own superstar they want to see put on the mask, but it remains to be seen.
Avengers: Age of Ultron
When Rise of the Planet of the Apes came out in 2011, it left itself lots of room to make a sequel, while still closing it off incase it wasn't successful. As it turns out it was, pulling in $480 million at the box office, so we all knew a sequel was coming. In May of 2012, it was officially announced with the name Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Set pictures have surfaced on Twitter, but not until SDCC did the first image of a full complete ape show up, and here it is:
As a first image, I think it looks great. We see Caesar looking older, some gray hairs showing up. You can tell that they are communicating, and about to fight a battle. Especially with the war paint on his face. I can assume that the staff he is holding is also a spear, showing his high status. This only makes me more excited.
Thank you for reading my discussion of the big things going on at ComicCon. Be sure to check out all of our reviews, we have 48 to date! See you next time!