Coming Attractions: Marvel Announcements from SDCC

San Diego Comic Con, SDCC as most call it, is a hugely anticipated fan event. It’s the place where, among other things, a lot of big announcments are made. This year is no expection, and the folks at Marvel did a lot of talking about forthcoming projects. We got some character confirmations, specific release dates…

Firestarter

Since I’m a fan of Stephen King in general, and particularly enjoyed this story, I went to go see how they did with the remake, and I have to say I was impressed and enjoyed it.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is the 28th film in the MCU, and another impressive addition to the narrative of the larger universe. While most of the movies can be watched on their own, this one has some stronger ties to past projects. In my opinion, essential viewing before this one is WandaVision, with Spider-Man: No Way Home and the first Doctor Strange movie very helpful to understanding many of the references.

Moon Knight: Summon the Suit

Now we’ve met this incarnation of Steven Grant, and gotten at least a glimpse of Marc Spector, Moon Knight, and Khonshu. We’ve met Arthur Harrow, a very unusual villain, and gotten an idea of the problems facing all of them.

Morbius

After several delays, Sony’s Morbius finally made it into the theater. After even more delays, I got a chance to see it. The really short version of this review is that it’s good, but not great. For a bit more in depth commentary, read on.

The Batman

After a bit longer than I’d have liked, I finally got to see “The Batman.” I’ve been reading comics since the 80’s (yes, I’m old) and Batman is among my favorite characters.

Batman Soul of the Dragon (Quick Thoughts on TikTok)

Batman Soul Of The Dragon is so many things. It’s a spy movie, a martial arts movie, a ’70s movie… Or maybe it’s just all those things tossed in the wonder, added something else entirely. What we really could have used was another 5 minutes of run time. Anyway, if you have HBO Max, Batman…

Spider-Man: No Way Home

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has done a lot of things that have never been done before, from the intricacy of the world-building to the range of characters and types of stories. It’s also in contention for the longest-running movie franchise and has been of overall amazing quality. Spider-Man: No Way Home, continues both those trends.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife

many years later, there’s a new movie. I was excited from the first time I saw the trailer, especially since it continued from the first one and seemed to have a lot of nice nods to, and respect for, the original