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Posted on Tuesday, May 14th, 2013 by Angie Han
While Dwayne Johnson‘s plans to play DC’s Lobo were dashed earlier this year, he could still find his way to another superhero movie if Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige has his way.
I think yeah, I mean his name has come up in the past. I’m a gigantic fan of his, I think he’s an incredible – I might have met him once a long time ago, but I haven’t really met him. I don’t really know him – but I think he’s an unbelievable personality and an unbelievable sort of force of nature. He’s awesome in Pain & Gain, he was great in G.I. Joe, he’s really kind of an amazing human being. His Twitter’s always cool and he promotes the hell out of everything he does. I would love him to be part of the Marvel universe somewhere, someday.
Johnson would be a fun addition to the MCU, though Feige doesn’t say exactly how the actor might fit in. Johnson has previously expressed his interest in playing Luke Cage, though as far as we know there’s no Luke Cage project in the works right now. (Well, S.H.I.E.L.D. rumors notwithstanding.) Who would you like to see him play? [Collider]
After the jump, Dominic Cooper is returning for the Captain America sequel, and Mark Ruffalo talks The Avengers 2 and Iron Man 3.
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Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige took to Twitter Friday morning, as @Iron_Man, to answer some fan questions about Iron Man 3, which is currently in theaters. Most of them were the usual fan questions (“Who would win in a fight, Iron Man or RoboCop”) but he did give some insight into the upcoming films too.
For example, Feige said that we would see Extremis again in future films. He also said the reason S.H.I.E.L.D. couldn’t help Tony Stark in Iron Man 3 is because they were very busy, as will be revealed in future films, an obvious reference to Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Read More »
While Marvel movies are usually about one big name hero, there’s a lot of joy in the supporting characters. Two of the most intriguing ones, at least in Phase 2, are Don Cheadle‘s Colonel James Rhodes, aka War Machine/Iron Patriot, from Iron Man 3 and Anthony Mackie‘s Sam Wilson, aka The Falcon, in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Each are formidable fighters in their own right; they just happen to play second fiddle to Iron Man and Captain America.
And that’s where they’ll remain for now. In a new interview, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige said there are no current plans to develop spin-off films based on those characters. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, May 2nd, 2013 by Angie Han
It’s easy to forget how insanely ambitious Marvel’s Phase One plan seemed back in 2008, when the first Iron Man movie was all we’d seen so far. But now that the strategy’s turned out to be a smashing success, Marvel’s challenge will be to clear that high bar again in Phase Two.
Fortunately for them and for us, so far it looks like they’ll manage to do just that. Iron Man 3, which opens this weekend, is drawing strong reviews all over, and what we’ve seen and heard of Thor: The Dark World and Captain America: The Winter Soldier seems very promising. After the jump, check out a new image from the former, a bit of concept art from the latter, and Kevin Feige‘s comments on both.
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Quite a few notable set photos have arrived showing the creation of upcoming films featuring Marvel Comics heroes. One set shows the practical military outfit worn by Anthony Mackie as he plays the Falcon in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Another shows what appears to be a stunt double made up to stand in for Paul Giamatti as the Rhino in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. And a final video shows part of a confrontation between Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield) and Electro (Jamie Foxx) from the same film.
All the pics are after the break, in order to preserve secrets of each film for those who want to wait for at least an official photo or trailer reveal. Read More »
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