If you have enjoyed Thor this summer, you would be happy to know that there are many other superhero movies to be released this year and into the second. Marvel and DC seem to have understood the money making machine that the big screen is, and have a great lineup. There is Captain America, there is Green Lantern, and then there is the X Men: First Class and when we come to the DC lineup, we have the father of all superhero movies, Dark Knight Rises. Also, somewhere along the line we have Avengers. You see, Thor was made because they wanted to give a background to the Thor character in Avengers. If you are confused about who is who in which movie, this article should definitely help you. We begin with the oldest superhero, Captain America.
If you have seen the promos of Captain America, you would be wondering where the hi-tech gadgets and new costumes are. Well, Captain America is like almost a hundred to two hundred years old. Captain America was a soldier during the World War II, and he went through a somewhat similar program like Wolverine in the Weapon X series. He is one of the few superheroes who are isolated cryogenically, and is brought to life routinely to save the country, and the world.
Captain America went through the program because he is a great patriot, and is armed with a special shield. The shield has several superhero powers. One of them being able to move like a yo yo. In the movie, his arch enemy should be Red Skull, the answer to Captain America from the Nazis. Red Skull is the most dangerous and powerful soldier in Hitler’s army. So powerful and strong he is that Hitler himself gave him a special mask, a mask that is something very different from the grey and brown uniform of the Nazis. This is one of the first Marvel Movies where the superhero will fight against his arch enemy right in the beginning.
By the way, they are making Captain America and Thor before the Avengers because both of them will star in the eclectic superhero movie.
Green Lantern is another movie that is ready to be released. Green Lantern is an intergalactic superhero who is basically an intergalactic cop. He is the green lantern, because he has a green ring that gives him impossible powers in the entire galaxy. The initial green rings were magically powered, but today they are powerful technological marvels.
The Green Lantern was a black character for a long while, but somewhere along the line they turned him into a white character. The original DC collectible version has a black Green Lantern. However, the movie that is supposed to release in 2012 will have Ryan Reynolds as the titular character.
X Men: First Class
This movie is bound to increase the confusion that the people who have not read the books would have after they have seen the movies. Well, Magneto and Professor X, Max Eisenhardt and Francis Xavier, are not arch enemies. They are just two people on the same side who do not see eye to eye about their ideas of humans. There are so many supervillains and arch enemies that only want to rule the world that the fights between Magneto and Professor X would seem to be like the bickerings that close friends or brothers have – because they are just that.
Professor X and Magneto are the ones who made the X Men initially. The two met while working in a hospital in Israel and used to discuss what would happen if there ever was a Superhero uprising in the world. They finally created the first X Men. So, if you are planning to watch X Men First Class for Wolverine or Magneto or even Colossus, you would better be watching X Men 2 on DVD. This is the original origin movie of the X Men.
As for powers, we all know that Magneto can change and create magnetic fields that exist all over the world. In fact, in the X Men: Origins – Wolverine, it is aid that Magneto had wrenched out all the adamantium from his body for reasons unknown. Think about it for a moment.