Marvel head Kevin Feige and Avengers producer Jeremy Latchem  - the future of the marvel cinematic universe

Disney held an event at Hero Complex Gallery in Los Angeles on Tuesday night to celebrate the home video release of Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron (which hits stores and VOD on October 2nd 2015). They unveiled a new Tyler Stout print for the film, and Marvel head Kevin Feige and Avengers producer Jeremy Latchem were on hand for an extensive 26 minute question and answer session.

As with most of these Question and Answer sessions, the queries thrown at Feige began at the Avengers sequel but quickly diverted to the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including Captain America: Civil War, Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, The Avengers: Infinity War and Jon Watts’ Spider-Man reboot. Its so much that we’re going to divide this into two posts. This first post will focus on how Marvel plotted the Infinity stones in phase one and two and the upcoming phase three leading to The Avengers: Infinity War. Here is what is answered:

  • When will we see the final two Infinity Stones?
  • When did they know that they would start introducing the Infinity Gems?
  • Was making the Tesseract an Infinity Stone planned after the fact?
  • Will Avengers: Infinity War be an end of the story told thus far?
  • Has the entire story leading to the conclusion in The Avengers: Infinity War Part II been planned out already?
  • Were the Avengers: Age of Ultron visions a prediction of the future that could come in Infinity War?

After the jump you can check out the Tyler Stout Avengers Age of Ultron poster that premiered at the event. You can also watch the entire question and answer session captured on video. I believe I was the only one in attendance who was recording video, so while you might read some choice quotes elsewhere — this is a bit of an exclusive.

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Tomorrow is the day almost everyone at Comic Con is waiting for — we’ll be in Hall H for all of the movie studio presentations — Warner Bros, Legendary Pictures and most importantly, Marvel Studios. But in advance of Marvel’s panel in Hall H, something mysterious has appeared at the Marvel booth on the San Diego Convention Center show floor. Marvel Entertainment has posted a photo which shows a familiar object, the staff used by Tom Hiddleston’s character Loki. But the staff is situated inside a mysterious new device. Hit the jump to see the Loki’s staff display at the Marvel booth.

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Though three different actors have played Bruce Banner on the big screen in the past decade, only one can really say he also played the Hulk. When Mark Ruffalo appeared as the iconic character in last summer’s The Avengers, he was the first actor to actually portray the Hulk half of the character in motion-capture. (His predecessors Edward Norton and Eric Bana let the CG artists take over that part.)

The decision paid off, as fans enthused that Ruffalo’s Hulk was the best they’d seen in recent memory. Now a new video shows just how Industrial Light & Magic pulled off the trick. Hit the jump to check it out.

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One of the most heart-wrenching moments in last summer’s Captain America: The First Avenger came near the end, when (SPOILER ALERT, obviously) Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) promises Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) a date that he fails to make because he sacrifices himself to save the world. When he wakes up in 2012, their scheduled appointment, of course, has long since passed. But according to director Joss Whedon, the pair almost had a better-late-than-never reunion in The Avengers. More after the jump.

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At the rate we’re getting new clips from The Avengers, we’ll have seen the whole thing before it actually hits theaters next month. Today brings yet another new scene, which I think it may be my favorite yet. Robert Downey, Jr. demonstrates his trademark cool as Tony Stark, calmly and helpfully reminding Loki (Tom Hiddleston) how powerful the Avengers are — and how very upset they are with him. Watch the one-minute clip after the jump.

Update: Marvel’s also unveiled a cool new TV spot centered around Loki’s beloved brother Thor. Check it out after the jump.

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Kevin Feige Confirms Line-Up For The Avengers


Making a coherent Avengers film that somehow bridges the styles of the other Marvel universe movies probably won’t be an easy job for whoever gets the job. Fans of the comic series are fairly well prepared to see discordant arrangements of characters both crossover and team up, but for a mainstream crowd, the collage might seem a little jarring.

Kevin Feige, the man that Marvel has awarded with the tricky role of orchestrating the whole multi-movie shebang, has recently given an interview to SFX magazine here in the UK. As well as discussing how on earth they’re going to pull these disparate strands together, he also let slip the line-up of established characters we can expect to see in the Avengers picture.

…its three people, four including Hulk , five including Nick Fury – who you have seen before in other movies, coming together for the very first time.

That’s good to know. But will Edward Norton be returning to the role, or will Dr. Banner have to be recast again?

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