Posted on Tuesday, June 28th, 2011 by Germain Lussier
Film Journal has a great feature on the head of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige and in it he talks a lot about the MCU or Marvel Cinematic Universe. Here are some choice quotes about the next two movies after Captain America. First, on The Avengers:
With The Avengers, we’re mimicking what comic-book publishers have been doing for years and years. We’re making a big crossover event that brings all of these characters together to face something incredible and epic.
And here’s Feige on Iron Man 3, which is still being written:
Audiences will see that Tony Stark is going back into his own world. There will be acknowledgements to the events of The Avengers and the character journey he took there, but he’s not going to be having tea with Thor and calling Nick Fury every five minutes.
If you’re really into Hollywood insider stuff, The Hollywood Reporter has a great analysis of why Warner Bros. is seriously struggling with moving forward with Green Lantern 2. There are great pros and cons for both sides. A great read.
In an interview with Comic Book Movie Vic Armstrong, legendary stuntman and stunt coordinator on Marc Webb‘s The Amazing Spider-Man, talks a little bit about the practical effects work in the movie and the use of CG to enhance that. Here’s a sample, head there for more:
I did a shot a few weeks back, on Spider-Man, where we had to jump over a 20 foot gap between skyscrapers. He does a somersault in the air as he’s going over the 20 foot distance, lands in a somersault, gets up and runs off – we had an 8 inch pad and an Air Ram. We did the shots, and I asked the guy what he needed next, and he said just give me a clean path, take the pad out, take the Air Ram out, nothing left, and we shoot a path like that, and then they can replace where the pad was with the roof – it’s a fantastic bonus in that respect, but what I don’t like is movies that use it AS the movie. It becomes a cartoon. When the landscape and all the objects in the landscape are totally CG, I lose interest instantly – there’s no drama, there’s no jeopardy. It’s a terrible thing used too much, and overused.
While shooting The Avengers, stuntman Jeremy Fitzgerald had to react to getting hit by an arrow, probably shot by Hawkeye. During his fall, he tore out a piece of the scalp. TMZ has more info and the full image of the one above. Click it to see.
Christopher Nolan has something epic planned for The Dark Knight Rises but he’s not sure he can pull it off. According to a British news site (via io9) he’s got a huge stunt planned that would require shutting down a major highway. This should be considered a SPOILER so if you don’t want to read, skip to the next story.
The movie crew desperately want to film this. It’s a key section of the film. Batman is on board a plane that is hurtling to the ground. The script says he takes control of it and lands it on the road while it’s on fire. People are going to love it. It’s a tremendous challenge.
Speaking of The Dark Knight Rises, Batman News reports they had a little mishap on the set recently.