What’s Going on at Marvel?


If you’re into comics, then you already know that Marvel is synonymous with high quality entertainment. Yes, there have been some misses along the way, but when it comes to potential; no company in comics comes even close to Marvel. Therefore, you’re going to want to know the latest news and when it comes to Marvel, there is plenty of it.

The first thing you need to know is that Marvel is coming out with several new releases on the big screen in the near future. One of them is called Ant-Man. Not much information has been revealed, but there were secret viewings at Comic Con, and there has also been released footage of Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas on set together. If they’re both in the movie, that’s a good sign; these are big names that have a history of taking on successful projects.

Another Marvel movie due out soon is The Avengers: Age of Ultron. The only clue we have here is a shot of Elizabeth Olsen as the Scarlet Witch. Olsen did make a comment to some magazine sources that the Scarlet Witch is a “messed up” character. This is perceived to mean that the Scarlet Witch is disturbed, manipulative, and pure evil. Those adjectives are the norm for movies based on comics, so fans are hoping there is something a little out of the ordinary when it comes to the Scarlet Witch. Aside from Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Olsen hasn’t been involved in many top-notch movies. Perhaps she’s destined for movies filled with action and fictional characters. The Avengers: Age of Ultron is currently in post-production.

Sticking with movie news, there are many rumors going around that Marvel will released X-Men ’92 in the summer of 2015, which will be based on the X-Men characters of the early 1990s. This is supposedly the company’s way of drawing Generation Xers back into the Marvel universe thanks to the power of nostalgia. Time will tell if this approach is effective.

Moving over to actual comics, things have changed. Digital formats are now outselling physical comics. Currently, Marvel’s #1 digital seller is Ms. Marvel, which is based on Kamala Khan, a teenaged superhero. This character is unique because she’s a shape-shifting Pakistani American – that’s something you don’t see every day.

Whether you’re into digital comics, the more classic physical versions, or movies, Marvel is on the move once again. Fasten your seatbelts and enjoy the ride.