From Captain America to Batman v. Superman: Superheroes Are Taking Over

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Forget about Hillary vs. Bernie. Never mind Trump vs. Carson. The real action online is in a slew of geek-tastic movie trailers that are dropping faster than late-Autumn leaves.

Last week saw the release of the latest trailer for Captain America: Civil War, a movie that may as well be titled Avengers 3. As with most trailers, the cuts are quick, the action is lightning-fast, and you are compelled to watch it over and over and over again (Holy crap—it’s Black Panther! No! What happened to War Machine? And just what the heck is up with that crazy shield duet that Cap and Bucky are playing on Iron Man’s noggin?).

 

 

And then, just as our hearts were starting to resume their normal pace, came the trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Clark meets Bruce! Superman in a standoff with the Dark Knight of Gotham! Good Lord—Lex Luthor unleashes Doomsday! Who will save us now? (I’m glad you asked, because right on cue—there’s Wonder Woman! And finally, the Trinity is assembled, right there on your computer screen).

 

 

Pair all this up with the mind-blowing Flash/Arrow crossover playing out on TV (along with the upcoming Legends of Tomorrow series), and you have superheroes joining forces and cavorting all over pop media. The geeks have officially inherited the Earth, and it’s truly a good time to be alive.

 

Michael Ruscoe is a writer, teacher, and musician living in Southern Connecticut. He is the author of the novel, "From the Stray Cat Files: You’ll Do Anything," the anthology, "Baseball: A Treasury of Art and Literature," and numerous educational texts. An instructor at Southern Connecticut State University, Ruscoe is also lead singer and songwriter for the indie band Save the Androids! In his spare time he earns karma for his next life by ardently following the New York Mets. The proud father of two children, Ruscoe also cares for and supports a pair of goldfish, who, in all honesty, are not very good conversationalists.

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