As Marvel hero movies become more popular with comic book fans and the average movie goers, more characters will be making their debuts. Here are some that are coming soon to a theater near you in the near future.
For several years Marvel has tried to bring the story of Hank Pym to the screen and now it looks as if finally the movie will happen. The movie has a release date of 2015 and now is going through re-writes to adjust it to the current Marvel movie timeline.
Ant-Man’s name when not in costume is Hank Pym and he has a superior intellect and is a scientist who discovers what in the Marvel Universe is known as “Pym Particles”. The particles allow a person to change sizes, and that is how Pym was also known as several different superheroes through the decades including Ant-Man, Goliath, Giant-Man, The Wasp and Yellowjacket (the movie will focus mostly on the Ant-Man persona). He has not been the best character as a role model as one of his most infamous moments was when he struck his wife (though he was having mental issues at the time). He is also known for having a few breakdowns, and he was also the creator of one of Marvel’s worse villains: Ultron.
Though he is small while he is Ant-Man (or Yellowjacket) he still has his normal human strength, but as Giant-Man or goliath his strength increases. As a very intelligent scientist he has created many gadgets, one of his helmet that allows him to communicate with ants and other insects. For more information on Ant-Man make sure to read “The Man in the Ant Hill”.
The Black Panther
he Black Panther is another character that Marvel has tried to make a movie for. It has been several years in the making and finally it is starting to look as if it will happen. The project is now in development, but there is no official release date as of yet.
The Black Panther is an on-and-off member of the Avengers, and his real name is T’Challa. He is a warrior and the king of the fictitious nation of Wakanda. His hero name is not really a hero name but the title given to the king of Wakanda. After T’Challa’s father died in battle, his uncle took the throne; at 19 T'Challa challenged his uncle for the title and won, becoming the new Black Panther. Though he has not been in the live action movies yet some of the material from Wakanda has. Vibranium which is an alien metal found in the Panther's home country, was the material used to create Captain America's shield.
The Black Panther was one of the first black comic book heroes and made his first appearance in the Fantastic Four #52 issue. His powers include the knowledge of every Black Panther before him, he has acute senses that let him see in pitch-black conditions, super hearing, he can smell fear in rivals, speeds higher than even the best athletes as well as superior strength, muscle and bone structure. His agility is also better than any athlete and for a while had clairvoyance.
Deadpool is a movie being produced by Fox and it has been a project that seems like a sure thing just to get cancelled the next week. It is very likely that a Deadpool movie will happen and although he was in the Wolverine movie, the representation was really bad and most fans were not happy about it. There is a script for a movie now so we are hopeful that the movie will become reality soon.
Deadpool’s actual name is Wade Wilson and he was part of the Weapon-X program (same as Wolverine). Wade volunteered for a procedure that would give him healing powers like Logan’s because he had cancer, and while the cancer is in remission, the experiment left him deformed and insane. He toes the line between good and evil, mostly being a mercenary for hire and killing because it is fun.
Though his story is dark, the reality is that Deadpool comics are some of the funniest ones as he keeps talking to the reader, breaking the 4th wall and getting into funny situations. His powers include rapid healing like Wolverine’s. He is also a talented marksman and is trained in close range combat. He seems to pull weapons or other items out of nowhere and is actually skilled enough to use Captain America’s shield just like Cap.
Deadpool is known as the “Merc with a Mouth” and he never shuts up which was one of the more disappointing things about the Wolverine movie where they sealed his mouth shut. In the movie he also had swords come out of his body like Wolverine’s claws, when in the comic books he uses real swords. It is necessary to get Deadpool in this list because what you saw in the Wolverine Origins movie did not do justice to the character.
While Rage will not have his own movie he is one of the heroes that will appear in the Agents of Shield TV show. Rage is a character that has super strength and like the Hulk, the angrier he is the stronger he becomes. He has been a part of the New Warriors team and the Avengers.
Rage has a list of powers which mostly derive from his strength. He has super strength, rapid healing, size manipulation, superior stamina and speed and is an expert in hand-to-hand combat.
His real name is Elvin Haliday and as a 12-year-old boy a racist gang attacked him. Scared he jumped into polluted waters and waited for the gang to leave. Before he could leave the water some of the Kingpin’s workers dumped even more chemicals into the creek which reached him. After the event Elvin healed rapidly and grew big to an adult body. Though he wanted revenge on the gang his grandmother convinced him to use his powers for good and he became a vigilante at the age of 14. Though he is now 6’6” he weighs 450 lbs.
For more information on Rage and to get to know him better check out his Avengers and New Warriors runs which started with Avengers #326.
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