Top 6 Comic Book Movies To Look Forward To in 2017 - GeekShizzle

Prepare yourselves for a massive comic book movie year featuring some of our most beloved comic book characters. Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash are set to grace the silver screen among the newish faces in 2017. Both DC and Marvel will be eager to set the tone for the next decade with some franchises wrapping up, some continuing the fight and some being rebooted.

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1. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2

The film based on the Marvel comic characters first published in 1969 are back for another kick ass adventure with Chris Pratt’s Peter Quill leading the charge. The original Guardians of the Galaxy was a smash hit with comic book movie geeks and critics alike, earning a whopping $770 million at the worldwide box-office. Will Vol 2 crack the record set by the first one as the most successful debut film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? We would like to think so!

SYNOPSIS: Trailer

“Set to the backdrop of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2,’ Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand”

CAST:

Chris Pratt … Peter Quill
Zoe Saldana … Gamora
Dave Bautista … Drax
Vin Diesel … Groot (voice)
Bradley Cooper … Rocket Raccoon (voice)
Kurt Russell … Peter Quill’s Father
Karen Gillan … Nebula
Benicio Del Toro … The Collector
Pom Klementieff … Mantis
Michael Rooker … Yondu
Sean Gunn … Kraglin Director

 

 

 

2. LOGAN

LOGAN

“Logan” is the official sequel to the 2013 film most comic book geeks would rather like to forget for lack of better words. We can look forward to what is promising to be a unique take on Logan’s life in a way we have never seen the popular character portrayed before. Boyd Holbrook will take on the role as the chief of security for a global corporation pursuing Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine (Logan) who is said to not make a comeback after this sequel. The story will be based on Mark Millar’s ‘Old Man Logan’ following Wolverine’s final days after surviving the extinction of the X-Men.

 

SYNOPSIS: Trailer

“In 2024, mutant births are severely in decline, and people aren’t sure why. A government-type operation is turning mutant children into killing machines. From this, Logan emerges as a mentor to a mutant girl, who has two claws instead of his three.”

CAST:

Hugh Jackman … Logan / Wolverine
Patrick Stewart … Charles Xavier / Professor X
Elizabeth Rodriguez … Gabriela
Doris Morgado … Maria
Boyd Holbrook … [villian]
Stephen Merchant – TBA
Richard E. Grant  – TBA
Eriq La Salle – TBA

 

 

 

3. WONDER WOMAN

WONDER WOMAN

The character created by educational consultant William Moulton Marston (which first appeared in All Star Comics in 1941) will finally grace the silver screen in her very own stand alone flick in 2017. Some of us still remember the TV series with Lynda Carter taking the lead as the titular character from 1976 to 1979 on ABC and CBS. Patty Jenkins replaced Michelle MacLaren (Breaking Bad, Game of Thornes and Walking Dead) as the director of the anticipated movie. Set during World War I we’ll get to see Diana (Gal Gadot), princess of the Amazons, as she becomes Wonder Woman!

 

SYNOPSIS: Trailer

“Wonder Woman” hits movie theaters around the world next summer when Gal Gadot returns as the title character in the epic action adventure from director Patty Jenkins. Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.”

CAST:

Chris Pine … Steve Trevor
Gal Gadot … Diana Prince / Wonder Woman
Connie Nielsen … Hippoyta
Robin Wright – TBA
Danny Huston – TBA
David Thewlis – TBA
Ewen Bremner – TBA
Said Taghmaoui – TBA
Elena Anaya – TBA
Lucy Davis- TBA

 

 

 

4. JUSTICE LEAGUE

JUSTICE LEAGUE

Warner Bros promised to bring our favorite group of superheroes together on the big screen several years ago with George Miller at the helm, but the project was cancelled in 2008 due to a lack of tax breaks and creative differences. We will finally get to see the Justice League on the silver screen for the first time as they unite to take on a “newly awakened threat”. The film takes place months after the events of Batman v Superman as we get to see Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash band together to take down the baddies.

SYNOPSIS: Trailer

“Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy.  Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat.  But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.”

CAST:

Henry Cavill … Clark Kent / Superman
Ben Affleck … Bruce Wayne / Batman
Gal Gadot … Diana Prince / Wonder Woman
Jason Momoa … Arthur Curry / Aquaman
Ezra Miller … Barry Allen / The Flash
J.K. Simmons … Commissioner Gordon
Willem Dafoe … Vulko

 

 

 

5. THOR: RAGNAROK

THOR: RAGNAROK

The sequel to 2013’s “Thor: The Dark World” is set to feature Chris Hemsworth’s Thor teaming up with Mark Ruffalo Bruce Banner a.k.a. The Hulk. Cate Blanchett also stars as Hela, a powerful sorceress and ruler of the realm of the dead; with Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, a warrior woman from Valhalla; Karl Urban as the villain Skurge; and Jeff Goldblum as The Grandmaster, one of the oldest living beings in the universe. Not much is known about the film so far but according to the Hollywood Reporter :”Thor’s return to Earth for the first time since the events of 2015’s Avengers: Age of Ultron won’t be a reason for celebration, although apparently he’s not coming alone”.” Few plot details known for the third Thor center around an alien planet and Cate Blanchett’s queen of the underworld.”

SYNOPSIS: Vacation Teaser Trailer

—TBA—

CAST:

Chris Hemsworth … Thor
Tom Hiddleston … Loki
Jaimie Alexander … Lady Sif
Tessa Thompson … Valkyrie
Cate Blanchett … Hela
Mark Ruffalo … Bruce Banner / Hulk
Jeff Goldblum … Grandmaster
Karl Urban … Skurge
Idris Elba … Heimdall
Anthony Hopkins … Odin
Benedict Cumberbatch … Stephen Strange / Doctor Strange
Sam Neill – TBA

 

 

 

6. SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING

SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING

We’ll have to see what Sony Pictures and Disney owned-Marvel Studios will bring to the table with an all new Spider-Man . We had the privilege of seeing the new Peter Parker for the first time when the character appeared in Marvel’s epic “Captain America: Civil War”. Tom Holland replaces Andrew Garfield who is not expected to reprise the character since he was booted out in “Captain America: Civil War”.

Marvel head Kevin Feige said:

“Marvel’s involvement will hopefully deliver the creative continuity and authenticity that fans demand from the MCU. I am equally excited for the opportunity to have Spider-Man appear in the MCU, something which both we at Marvel, and fans alike, have been looking forward to for years.”

Feige told Collider:

“In terms of the age of what we believe Peter Parker is, I’d say 15-16 is right. Some of my favorite Spider-Man arcs and Spider-Man stories, he’s in high school for a lot of it,” he said. “We want to explore that. That also makes him very, very different from any of our other characters in the [Marvel Cinematic Universe], which is something else we want to explore: how unique he is when now put against all these other characters.”

SYNOPSIS: Trailer

“A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Marvel Studios’ Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging superhero in Spider-Man: Homecoming.

CAST:

Tom Holland … Peter Parker/Spider-Man
Zendaya … Michelle
Marisa Tomei … Aunt May
Michael Keaton … [villain]  – TBA
Tony Revolori … Manuel
Robert Downey Jr. … Tony Stark / Iron Man
Michael Chernus … Phineas
Mason the Tinkerer [villain] – TBA
Jon Favreau … Happy

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