I don’t actually believe this for a second, but it’s a slow day so far, and any M.O.D.O.K. news is great news. So here you go: Captain America: The First Avenger and Captain America 2 co-writer Christopher Markus is thinking of a way to make the Cap sequel very interesting. Namely, he’s talking up the idea of casting Peter Dinklage as wacky Marvel villain M.O.D.O.K., aka the Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing. Read More »

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Captain America: The First Avenger is one of the most successful films of the summer, and a better Captain America movie than I think many people expected to see. The film will get a semi-sequel in the form of The Avengers, which next year will show what happens when Cap is integrated into the modern world after being accidentally frozen and assumed dead during World War II.

But a proper sequel to the film is being developed as well. Questions have been fired at Cap director Joe Johnston, Marvel president Kevin Feige and screenwriters Chris Markus and Stephen McFeely: what’s the story in the second film? Will it be a WWII tale, a modern thing or some blend of the two? And will we see the return of sidekick Bucky Barnes, who in the print comics continuity becomes a character called The Winter Solider?

Answers to those questions have been tentative at best. A new interview with Markus and McFeely has them talking a lot about possibilities for the sequel, but you’ll have to do a lot of informed reading between the lines to draw hard and fast conclusions. Read More »

Who is the latest cast member revealed in The Amazing Spider-Man? Where and when will The Wolverine begin shooting? What two characters do the Captain America 2 screenwriters want to be in the movie? Want to see some spoiler images of vehicles in The Dark Knight Rises and The Avengers? Read about all of this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

We’ve talked a bit recently about the fact that Marvel Studios’ post-Iron Man 3 plans have been unknown to the general public. We’ve known that Thor 2 is a 2013 release, and the news late last week that Brian Kirk is likely to direct Thor 2 helped solidify Marvel’s slate a bit. And now Disney has staked out two mystery Marvel movie release dates for 2014. As it planted those flags, Disney also claimed another 2014 date for a new Pixar film. A few more details, and some speculation, are after the break. Read More »

Hey, you know that Wonder Woman series we’ve all been worried about? One lucky comic book fan actually got to watch an early cut of the pilot, and from the sounds of it, most of our fears are totally justified. After the jump, highlights from this first, very early review, plus quotes about The Amazing Spider-Man from Martin Sheen (a.k.a. Peter Parker’s dear Uncle Ben) and future plans from Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige.

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We’ve known the direction the Marvel Studios slate will take for the next couple years: Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger this year, then The Avengers, then Iron Man 3. After that it’s all up in the air. Hints have been dropped about a Captain America sequel (will it take place in WWII or the present?) and of possible other new films focusing on characters like Dr. Strange.

Now Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has confirmed a couple of different films in development, and even gives a tiny bit of detail about the direct sequels to this summer’s movies. Read More »

Even before movie audiences get see Steve Rogers injected with a super serum and become Captain America, Marvel Studios  already has writers working on his next adventure. Stephen McFeely & Christopher Markus, who wrote the upcoming Captain America: The First Avenger, are currently working on a script to a sequel that will take place after audiences have seen Thor, The First Avenger, Joss Whedon’s The Avengers and Shane Black’s Iron Man 3. However, according to a recent interview, that doesn’t necessarily mean the story will take place in modern times. It could take place during World War II. Read the quotes after the break. Read More »

Once upon a time, studios would wait for the opening of a film before throwing money at a sequel. But things happen a lot faster now. Rapturous reception for a trailer to one film might be enough to kick-start real development on a sequel, for example. That may be the case for Captain America: The First Avenger. The film did well at Comic Con, where one costume test and one sequence were shown. But the general public didn’t get a look at footage until this past Sunday. And the response was quite good. Read More »

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