So that was 2012 was it? Despite the apocalypse, there have also been some great (and some rather lacklustre) comic book movies released this year which have had fans cheering or heckling, and diehards yelling "That's not canon!" like the sad types that we are. As we are still prior to the impending end of the world (to be ushered in by the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse doing the "Gangnam Style" dance), I thought I'd take a look at the releases of the year and get some flame wars going once I slag off your favourite.
2015 is already shaping up to be a pretty big year for film, with release dates already pencilled in for The Avengers 2, Justice League, Ant-Man, Star Wars: Episode VII, and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2.
News this week confirms that Fox’s Fantastic Four reboot is set to join the already highly anticipated list, as it is given a 6th March, 2015 release date.
There's a saying: Go big or go home. Justice League is already struggling to play catch-up with Marvel's slate, so they had to take that expression to heart. It appears they did, as rumours of Justice League's plot indicate the superhero team-up flick will go very big indeed.
It seems that Sirs Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellan won't be the only X-Men alumni to be returning for upcoming franchise entry Days of Future Past with a host of familiar mutants rumoured to be returning.
The new Man of Steel trailer is here.
Whatever you thought of The Amazing Spider-Man (personally, I thought it wasn't the Spider-Man I grew up with, but it was a valid reinvention and a sturdy foundation for a new franchise), I am sure we can all agree that Martin Sheen's Uncle Ben was one of the absolute highlights. In fact, I would say it is the one area that Marc Webb's reboot betters Sam Raimi's original trilogy.
Good news! Sheen has confirmed that he will be returning to play Uncle Ben in The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
Those last two news stories were excessively negative, so here's some positivity we can all agree on: Henry Cavill has a handsome, handsome face.
Since Warner Brothers announced Christopher Nolan would be producing the upcoming Man of Steel, there has been much discussion over the similarities between his own Batman Trilogy and Zack Synder’s version of Superman.
Nolan has been doing some press for the Blu ray release of The Dark Knight Rises and was asked by the guys at The Playlist whether Man of steel fits into the same universe as Batman.
Joss Whedon is one busy chap, that's for sure.