looking ahead in the great superhero movie rewatch

We’re almost at the end of 2018, and I have some fun plans for the final week in “4-Color to 35-Millimeter: The Great Superhero Movie Rewatch” over on Tor.com.

First off, next Friday, the 21st, I’ll do the most recent X-film, X-Men: Apocalypse, having done X-Men: First Class and X-Men: Days of Future Past the past two Fridays.

Then on the three weekdays between the holidays — Wednesday the 26th, Thursday the 27th, and Friday the 28th — I’ll be looking back at some 20th-century films I overlooked in the rewatch: Red Sonja, the 1985 film that debuted Brigitte Nielsen’s film career (she’s a comics character on a technicality, which I get into in the rewatch), Dick Tracy, the 1990 film produced, directed by, and starring Warren Beatty, and the three Men in Black movies from 1997, 2002, and 2012.


After that, we dive back into the regular rewatch. We kick off 2019 with phase 2 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe: January and the first two weeks in February will cover Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers: The Age of Ultron, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Ant-Man. We’ll polish off February with Michael Bay’s two 2010s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies.

In March, we’ll get silly with Deadpool and Deadpool 2, then spend the rest of March and most of April with the DC Extended Universe: Man of Steel, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman, Justice League, and Aquaman. The last week in April will be the 1940s Dick Tracy movies, which I discovered while researching the 1990 film, and which will make an interesting change-of-pace after the DCEU.

May will continue in the hard-boiled vein with the two Sin City movies, and then we go with a couple of standalones: the 2015 Fantastic Four and the 2018 Venom. Bridging May and June will be the two Kingsmen movies, and then we dive back into the MCU through the rest of June, all of July, and most of August: Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Doctor Strange, Black Panther, Ant-Man & The Wasp, Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2, Thor: Ragnarok, Captain MarvelAvengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame.

After that, we’ll see. By then, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, New Mutants, and a new reboot of Hellboy should all have been released, so they’ll likely be next. Either way, though I’ve got plenty to keep me busy through the end of next summer………………..


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