Upcoming Films I Plan On Seeing
March and April are gearing up to be a great couple of months for comic book film and Disney fans. Four films are coming out over the course of those two months that I am very interested in seeing.
Hitting in less than two weeks on March 8, Captain Marvel will be the next entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film’s star, Brie Larson, has definitely courted controversy with her recent remarks, but I’m not going to allow her personal feelings to influence whether or not I see this film. I want to see it because 1) I know almost nothing about this character and 2) It’s coming out just roughly two months before another Marvel flick, Avengers: Endgame hits the big screen and I want to be completely caught up on the films. I actually missed Ant-Man & The Wasp in theaters and hated that I had to wait so long to see it. After seeing it, though, I wasn’t so disappointed. It was a fun movie, but it was considerably less entertaining than the first Ant-Man film.
Dumbo arrives on March 29th with an all star cast featuring heavy hitters such as Michael Keaton, Colin Farrell, Danny DeVito, and Eva Green. It also features Joseph Gatt in a smaller role. I’m a big fan of Gatt. He’s been in a ton of films and television shows as a secondary character, but he’s always done a brilliant job on the screen. I also met him a few years ago and he was the coolest guy in the world.
The film that I am perhaps most interested in is DC/Warner Bros.’ Shazam. Starring Zachary Levi as the Big Red Cheese, this film looks to be much lighter than every single DCEU film released before it and that’s a good thing in my opinion. The film releases on April 5th and it appears to have grabbed the attention of a lot of moviegoers and comic readers. Hopefully the film is a good one.
Finally, Avengers: Endgame will close Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While I don’t think that Captain Marvel‘s success or possible lack thereof will affect the box office for Endgame, I do believe that Endgame won’t draw numbers as big as the previous Avengers films due to Marvel burnout. It’s a real thing in my opinion, and I’ve noticed quite a few people suffering from it in recent years. I’ve experienced it myself (just read my review of Thor: Ragnarok if you don’t believe me).
Other films on the horizon that I’m looking forward to are the horror flicks Pet Sematary and The Curse of La Llarona, both of which are coming in April.
I plan on reviewing all of these films as I see them, so be sure to keep an eye on this blog for those posts. As always, thanks for reading. Let me know what you think about these upcoming films in the comments section!