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2015 Box Office: Star Wars vs. Avengers
Two Franchises, One Winner
Question is: What movie will win over the box office in 2015?
The only answer is that we won't know until both movies are out of theaters and we can view the results.
However, that doesn't stop us from making guesses...
Which are you a fan of?
Round One: The Fans
Both Universes have fans backing them up, and there are even fans on both sides.
Take the poll to the right to weigh in.
But let's get to it, which fans are the best supporters?
First you must realize that the Star Wars Universe has not been touched since the original trilogy, the prequel trilogy did not help calm fans' appetites after horrors such as Jar Jar Binks or Hayden Christensen's acting.
But the Marvel Universe (speaking only of the movies) has been expanding since the first Iron Man came out and is just getting better. Fans of the franchise have movies coming out left and right for them to see, all with sneak peaks at the end of each film to further spike curiosity and encourage to see the next movie.
With that said, Star Wars fans could either emerge or hide in their caves until Star Wars: The Force Awakens comes out on Redbox, not risking the chance of spending money when Disney could ruin the movies more so than the prequel trilogy.
Or the fans will emerge and get in lines at midnight for the continuation of the beloved universe, the wait that has lasted since 1983, when Return of The Jedi was released.
Fans of Marvel will continue growing and we can only hope that the new Star Wars movie will ignite a flame in old and new fans.
Round Conclusion: You're missing the point! There's no throne, there is no version of this where you come out on top. Maybe your army comes and maybe it's too much for us but it's all on you.
Round Two: The Facts
Let us talk directors.
The Avengers have Joss Whedon, known for Buffy the Vampire Slayer and even animated movies like Toy Story. There's no doubt that the man is talented. Not to mention he knows the Marvel Universe having directed the first Avengers movie and has took part in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Fans love him and will most certainly follow him to the big screen, paying $12 or more for a ticket on opening night.
Star Wars has J.J. Abrams... Whom people either love or hate for many reasons. Although he's directed a lot of awesome movies and TV shows, his style is different in both good and bad ways. The use of lens flare in a lot of movies ruins the "feel" for most people, others say they're cool special effects. Needless to say, Abrams does know Sci-Fi having done the newer Star Trek movies.
J.J. Abrams is most known for producing movies (41 credited) and Joss Whedon is most known for writing (28 credited). Both men have their talents and both have nearly the same amount of movies directed, with Whedon having directed only one more movie than Abrams.
Now onto actors...
Avengers is bringing back the actors we know as the characters plus the addition of new actors to fill more roles of superheros!
But so is Star Wars. Don't forget that Disney managed to get the trio back together; Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher. Fans went crazy over this news because the three of them were perfect for the roles in the original trilogy, and will hopefully lead the way for new actors to take over this expanding Universe.
Although Avengers has actors more "current" and "hip", Star Wars is appealing to the older generation of original Star Wars fans while appealing to new fans by including Adam Driver and Lupita Nyong'o and many more.
Round Conclusion: Do. Or do not. There is no try.
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Official Avengers: Age of Ultron Trailer
Round Three: Universe vs. Universe
To the side you'll find the Trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron but not the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. That's because one has not been released just yet but fans can still speculate how the Star Wars Universe will be expanded based on information that has been released.
The Marvel Universe is using Age of Ultron to "break into" Phase 3. For those who don't know, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is being broken down in "phases". The first phase began in 2008 with the release of the first Iron Man movie. Phase two began with Iron Man 3, which brings us to Phase 3. Which actually begins with Captain America: Civil War.
But I like to think of the upcoming Avengers movie as a gateway movie into the epicness that Phase 3 will be bringing into the Marvel Universe.
Many fans think the same way, so the movie better be awesome.
The trailer makes it look awesome but there are complaints that it seems too dark, and if Marvel fans wanted dark and gloomy, they'd turn to the DC Universe instead.
Another complaint is that the trailer isn't as powerful as it should be (unlike the first Avengers movie), but it does provoke anticipation so I'll let it slide.
The Star Wars Speculation...
As far as the Star Wars universe goes, no one really knows what direction J.J. Abrams is going because there are countless options as far as villains and added characters.
Star Wars has always been about the balance between good and evil. So we can at least count on that and the Force being in the new movie, especially with the title being "The Force Awakens".
The next thing fans are most excited for is the trailer!
Round Conclusion: Yeah, takes us a while to get any traction, I'll give you that one. But let's do a head count here: your brother the demi-god; a super soldier, a living legend who kind of lives up to the legend; a man with breath-taking anger management issues; a couple of master assassins, and YOU, big fella, you've managed to piss off every single one of them.
Avengers: Age of Ultron is released on May 1st, 2015 and then Star Wars: The Force Awakens on December 18th, 2015.
So the final judgement day will come sometime in 2016, depending on how well the new Star Wars movie does in the box office.
We will continue then. Thank you for reading.
P.S.- We all know the real winner in 2015, the owners of both Marvel and Star Wars...Oh wait, there's not two separate owners...Disney owns both franchises! Silly me, I almost forgot.