Thor: Ragnarok and Justice League are set to hit theaters this fall. Thor: Ragnarok is pitting friend against friend, as Thor and Hulk are set to duke it out on Sakaar. Justice League unites 5 (hopefully 6) of our favorite DC characters in one film, to battle Darksied’s uncle Steppenwolf. Fandango ran a fan poll recently, and ranked the fall films of 2017 based off of the results. Who was number one though? Let’s find out!
After these two films ranked first and second, Blade Runner: 2049 (yes, the thirty years later sequel starring Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford) was ranked third, and Kingsman: The Golden Circle was fourth. Fifth place went to the recently released IT.
Our number two on the Fandango poll came as a shocker (well, to me anyways), but then again, not so much. Justice League comes in at number two. The reason I see it as a shocker is because, this is the first time we get to see them on the big screen together. Also, with the return of Superman coming at some point in the film, and the Green Lantern cameo theory flying around… How is this not number one? Then again, with the bad reviews of Batman V. Superman still stinging, it makes sense. Personally, I loved Batman V. Superman. Suicide Squad also was a much hated among film among critics and fans alike. Another DCEU film that I have a lot of love for. Then, Wonder Woman came and critically saved the day. She saved the day so much that the synopsis changed to aim more as a piggybacking off of Wonder Woman’s success. There was even news of reshoots to add more of Wonder Woman and Themyscira to the JL film. Still, this was not enough to put them at number one.
Thor comes in at number one. The reason it comes as a surprise, the other two Thor films really weren’t that great. The reason it doesn’t, the trailers are amazing, and Taika Waititi is a crazy good director. The visuals look far beyond anything we’ve seen in a MCU film, truth be told. Yes, it has drawn a lot of Guardians of the Galaxy comparisons in terms of style and visuals, but this is different. The Jack Kirby influences are so deep and intertwined into this film, you can’t help it. The artistry of the visuals we’ve seen thus far, are what we’ve needed in every Thor movie. We are truly getting the Thor film we deserve as fans. The other thing bringing Thor along to that number one spot, are the possible cameos and the features. Hulk, Hela, Doctor Strange, Grandmaster, Valkyrie, and the return of Lady Sif. I even wrote an article yesterday about the possibility of a Guardians cameo. The bar is set really high for Thor: Ragnarok. Especially now, with that number one ranking on Fandango. Fandango is one of the best movie apps around for tickets, giveaways, news etc., so this is gonna make Thor: Ragnarok that much more anticipated.
Hopefully, this kind of kills the Marvel V. DC fanboy wars for at least a few months. I doubt it will though, so more power to you guys! Do you have a film your anticipating this fall? Do you think Justice League should be ranked number one? Tell us below in the comments!
Source – Heroic Hollywood
Thor: Ragnarok is set to hit theaters November 3rd, 2017. Presale tickets are now available.
Justice League is set to hit theaters November 17, 2017
Thor: Ragnarok –
Imprisoned on the other side of the universe, the mighty Thor finds himself in a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against the Hulk, his former ally and fellow Avenger. Thor’s quest for survival leads him in a race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home world and the Asgardian civilization.
Justice League –
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s (Henry Cavill) selfless act, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) enlists newfound ally Diana Prince to face an even greater threat. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to recruit a team to stand against this newly awakened enemy. Despite the formation of an unprecedented league of heroes — Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and the Flash — it may be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.