Just heard about the next batch of Marvel movies coming out in the upcoming years. Might I just say, once again, holy shit yes. I don't really have much else to add, so I'll just provide a direct quote from marvel.com:
You might want to be sitting down for this one, True Believers...Okay, you ready?

This morning Marvel Studios announced four new films slated for 2010 and 2011, including two Avengers-related movies!

With Iron Man's cinematic debut currently blasting through box offices throughout the country, fans can expect a second film to hit theaters on April 30, 2010! And a few months later in July, the mighty Thor himself will wield his enchanted hammer across the big screen courtesy of director Matthew Vaughn!

Pumped yet? You should be—and you haven't heard the best part! The summer of 2011 will kick off in style with a Captain America movie, followed just two short months later with the July-debuting Avengers!

Want the very first looks at how the Marvel movie universe is already tying together? Be sure you stick to your seats until the very end of "Iron Man"—yes, all the way through the credits! There's an extra special, extra exciting, extra scene guaranteed to thrill!

Plus, as first revealed at New York Comic-Con 2008, catch Robert Downey, Jr.'s cameo as Tony Stark in "The Incredible Hulk," smashing into theaters on June 13!

That noise you hear in the background is the sound of Marvelites the world over rejoicing, True Believer! So get ready, because these next few years are going to be one heck of a good time!
I don't think the Iron-Man sequel is any surprise to anyone who saw the movie. Actually, let me interrupt my own self with a question to you, the reader. Am I the only one who experienced the strange emotion of wanting to vomit and scream for joy at the scene where Rhodes looks at the other suit and says "next time"? Now, you may think I'm exaggerating there, but I'm not. The corniness of it literally make me throw-up in my mouth a little, but holy shit war machine. I can't imagine what would really happen if one were to puke while screaming, but I think it would likely not bode well for the cleaning crew. If anyone wants to make a video of themselves doing that and put it up on youtube, I'll be glad to send you a free WIFL T-Shirt.

Anyways, back to movies. Iron Man 2, no big surprise. Really, Avengers is no big surprise either. But what about Thor and Captain America?

Thor is already facing a 25/75 chance of flopping outside of the fanboy community. Don't get me wrong, I love me some Thor. I just don't think he's the kind of character that Joe Everyman thinks of when he wants to go see a Marvel-based flick. I know at least two people (Myself, and the late David "pookyface" Campbell) who would kill an adorable puppy (don't tell my girlfriend!) for a Thor movie, but is everyone else that dedicated? I guess, on the plus side, it means that he's probably going to be in the Avengers movie. Which means I can die a happy man.

The announcement of the Captain America movie was probably my biggest moment of fanboy rapture, though. Cap has always been my favorite character. And really the long, agonizing 3-year wait really has me hopeful. I'm hoping that 3 years will give them plenty of time to make it really good.

Oh also....

After a full two weeks of arduous procrastination, I finally broke down and ordered my copy of Ayre Force vol 1 from their website. According to my shipping choice, it will take 7-11 business days to arrive. So, I've decided to host a little countdown of my own, as DC's draws to a close.

I will be making a post a day-ish for the next 7-11 days*.

*this does not actually mean I'll do that, but you have to admire my idealism, right?

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