With the new phase four of marvel movies commencing, new and old marvel fans mark their calendars for the upcoming releases in the year 2022.
Eternals was released on November 6th 2021. on The reviews were mixed but overall, the new characters and plot line added a great edition to the Marvel family. It also brought a sense of normal as it was released theatres before it was available on streaming services. The movie brought new people to cinemas and back to the old times where people would go to the movie theaters and split a bag of popcorn.
According to Variety Magazine, “For all the faults, the critical reviews and infrequent missteps, the hurricane that hit many fans in the wake of Infinity War and Endgame– which are respectively the only times I have heard people leave a cinema in devasted silence and then in tears- proves that no matter what the opinions of some people are, Marvel can bring a powerful, immersive story to life when they need to and box office results tell the true tale of how willing audiences are to accept what is put on screen.”
Eternals brought a star studded cast including Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, and a cameo appearance by Harry Styles in the post credit scene.Many wonder the future dynamics of these actors and how their chemistry will play on screen.
The next big movie brings many people’s favorite male actor back to the screen, Tom Holland, in Spider-Man: No Way Home. This movie might be one of the most highly anticipated movies with the release of the teaser tailer hitting almost 80 million views and the official trailer reaching 3 million views within the first couple days. The anticipation to see Doctor Strange and Tom Holland battle old villains from previous Spider-Man movies is through the roof. There is some speculation that previous Spider-Mans’s Andrew Garfield and Toby Maguire might make an appearance, but Marvel or Sony studios has neither confirmed nor denied this theory.
In an interview, Tom Holland comments, “[Spider-Man 3] would be my last one [under contract] so I’ve always said to them if they want me back, I’ll be there in a heartbeat. I’ve loved every minute of being a part of this amazing world. It’s changed my life for the better, I’m so lucky to be here. If they want me back, I’ll be there, if they don’t, I will walk off into the sunset a very, very happy person because it’s been an amazing journey.”
With the final movie of the Spider-Man trilogy coming out soon, we may not see our favorite Spider-Man on the big screen again. However, we will see the multi-verse that was teased in WandaVision and Loki unfold in the Doctor Strange in the Multiverse Madness. Benedict Cumberbatch along with Elizabeth Olsen will star as Doctor Strange and Scarlet Witch in which the plot will follow the WandaVision events.
But, not to fear because there are old favorites coming back on screen such as Chris Hemsworth in Thor: Love and Thunder with his co star Natalie Portman as Jane. After Avengers: Endgame, it looked like there would be no more of the original six avengers, but Marvel will squeeze every ounce out of the characters with prequels, sequels, and TV shows.
It has been confirmed that Taika Waititi will direct and write the new Thor movie as well as star as Korg who was introduced to the franchise in Thor: Ragnarok. Also, the heroes of Guardians of the Galaxy may have a small supporting role, so there will be more to see from the iconic duo Groot and Rocket. There is little to know about the plot and the rest of the cast, but there is still time until July 8, 2022, the set release date for the movie.
With all the movies coming up, there is a lot to look forward in this upcoming year, and hopefully unlike last year, there will be no delay with the releases.