Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer Online Release.
My take: The fanboy and fangirl world held their collective breath and pressed "play". What they saw calmed many of their fears. A trailer for Star Wars that truly looks like an updated, unique Star Wars film. Did the horrors of the prequels actually make this feel more worth the wait…?
Avengers: Age of Ultron Doing Reshoots.
My take: Either a good sign or bad, reshoots to add more action into a superhero movie can't be a bad thing. However, if the film was originally going for a more cerebral vibe than biff bam pow, these reshoots may dumb it down too much. In any case, this could be the calm before the storm film, or the Empire Strikes Back of Marvel movies.
Suicide Squad Cast Announced.
My take: Likely touted by DC exec's as a potential "sleeper hit", the surprise cast includes Will Smith as Deadshot and Jared Leto as The Joker. This will eventually get packed with loads of additional guest characters, most likely and become a cluster-you-know-what soon enough.
Marvel Doubles Down on Mutations.
My take: Marvel Studios is playing a double-ended war. They are passive aggressively trying to get their properties back, while slowly replacing "mutants" with "Inhumans" in the MCU. If, by some miracle, the mutants return to their ranks, a simple line of dialogue could retcon anything they'd set up with no problem and they'd have both properties to play with. As a fan of the MCU, I wish them luck!
Star Wars Rebels Already Replaced?
My take: Disney already knows that this series will end, as well as what will take it's place on TV. Considering how amazing the recent trailer was and how moderately well done this show has been, I love that they have something up their sleeve. I wouldn't be shocked to see a live action Ezra show up in a future feature film.
Secret Wars Map Detailed Out.
My take: Marvel's major 2015 event may not be a full re-boot but certainly appears to have the intentions of cleaning house. Instead of multiple universes colliding (as DC likes to do), Marvel's universes/timelines are being put on an easy-to-imagine, single planet. It seems that Dan Slott's Spider-Verse may be setting our brains up for keeping track of multiple versions of characters as this story could be an all-out brawl like we've never seen.
DC is Such a Tease.
My take: Teen Titans? Wally West? Stephanie Brown? The JSA? Ugh, if only I weren't so nostalgic! I can, sadly, see myself losing my salary to DC and Marvel's huge events in 2015. I'm so excited to see the post-Crisis characters I grew up with again that I'll be reading with bated breath to see the ultimate outcome. Don't break my heart, DC.
Batman: Arkham Knight Trailer Prt.1 and 2.
My take: Having been a little disappointed with the gameplay of Gotham Origins, I'd like to see the kinks worked out in this game before release. I have no problem waiting. The video graphics look great, of course, so hopefully gameplay will be smooth and fun. The addition of the Batmobile will likely replace the "dream" sequence levels of previous games and looks like a pretty slick level or two.