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These articles first appeared on Movie Pilot between Jan 2016 and Dec 2017. Follow me on Twitter @Farrow91
It's nearly a year since the first Fantastic Beasts movie came out, and it's also exactly a year until the next installment is set to be released. To mark the occasion, Warner Bros. has release a whole load of Fantastic Beasts 2 goodness online, including a brand new cast photo, title and synopsis. Merlin’s beard!
The awe-inspiring trailer for Avengers: Infinity War has been released, and it’s already set the internet on fire. The hype is understandable though, because Infinity War truly feels like something special. Its arrival in theaters will mark the tenth anniversary of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and it will culminate a story that was first hinted at during the credits of The Avengers back in 2012. And of course, among all the epic action on show, Infinity War will also be a film with plenty of character beats as these iconic superheroes finally come together.
Whether heroes are uniting such as in Justice League, or simply doing the best they can like Spidey in Spider-Man: Homecoming, comic book movie fans have had plenty of awesomeness to enjoy in 2017. But out of these fantastic films, what scenes have plucked at our heartstrings the most? Which moments have given us goose bumps, or made us laugh and whoop with glee? Here are seven fan-favorite superhero scenes of the year!
You mad bro? In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the God of Mischief may be played by fan favorite Tom Hiddleston, but if he held the title in real life, he’d be getting a run for his money! His Avengers co-star Robert Downey Jr. is famous for his red carpet ribaldry; and now he has now taken it to another level.
At the time of writing, it is the 24th March 2016, and if you are reading these words on, or shortly after the aforementioned date, then you’re probably aware that the general release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) is imminent.
The internet was stunned when Jodie Whitaker was announced as the new face of Doctor Who in July, and speculation about the show only increased when the new TARDIS team was disclosed a short while ago. Now, everyone is talking about Who once again, since the Thirteenth Doctor’s brand-new costume and TARDIS have finally been revealed. And no, there’s nary a black hoodie in sight.
It's safe to say that Thor has a lot to contend with in Thor: Ragnarok. Not only is Thor mourning the loss of Mjölnir, he also has to survive the Grandmaster's arena, grapple with Loki's sliding scale of morality, and try to prevent the destruction of Asgard. But even with all of this going on, the film also deftly paves the way for the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and it even manages to clean up some discrepancies in Thor's cinematic past.
Released to widespread acclaim, Thor: Ragnarok is pleasing audiences everywhere with its beautiful visuals and its screwball tendencies. However, it turns out that Thor: Ragnarok contains one of the most sobering subplots in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so much so that we are forced to reconsider the God of Thunder's movie series as a whole.