Posted on Monday, April 29th, 2013 by Angie Han
That Thanos will play a part in the Marvel Cinematic Universe going forward is clear, and has been since we caught a glimpse of him in the post-credits sequence of The Avengers. Exactly how he’ll be worked into the films has been a bit murkier.
It’s assumed that the Mad Titan will appear in The Guardians of the Galaxy and The Avengers 2, but now Joss Whedon has suggested that he may not actually be the main villain in either. Instead, he’ll be “threaded” into the world as part of a larger arc. Hit the jump to read his comments.
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Either Joss Whedon is messing with us or he just let a huge piece of Avengers 2 information slip. The writer/director was at the premiere of Iron Man 3 in Hollywood Wednesday and was asked for an update on the highly anticipated 2015 sequel:
I have actually finished a draft and I’m redoing it now. I think it’s in really good shape. We’re in a very good place…I’ve been writing and meeting with actors and we’re starting to storyboard, all the preliminary processes. This is the part where it’s all still fun.
Sounds like the film is well on its way. But here’s the even more revealing quote. Whedon was asked about the process and slipped this little gem in:
I’ve got these two characters, two of my favorite characters from the comic book, a brother-sister act. They’re in the movie.
Could it be he actually let that info out? After the jump, read more about it along with some new set photos from Captain America: The Winter Soldier and a new image from Thor: The Dark World. Read More »
The Avengers will assemble once again early next year. Director Joss Whedon was at the MTV Movie Awards (accepting Movie Of The Year) and discussed his highly-anticipated follow-up to one of the most successful films of all-time. He said filming is likely to start on The Avengers 2 in February 2014, that he had the idea for the sequel’s story before the first film was complete and what happens to the characters next is going to be “awful.”
Whedon also talked about his excitement over Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., how difficult it is to keep Marvel’s secrets and a few other classic Whedonverse questions. Watch the interview and read some quotes below. Read More »
It’s no secret Iron Man 3 marks the end of Robert Downey Jr.‘s contract with Marvel. The actor has been vocal about it, the president of the studio Kevin Feige has talked about it, but everyone agreed concentrating on Iron Man 3 was the most important thing. That film is now done and hitting theaters in mere days. So talk once again turns to Downey’s future with Marvel. The actor’s charismatic turn as billionaire playboy Tony Stark is credited for igniting the massive success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and while he feels like an integral part of that universe Downey recently revealed he has an end in mind for his Marvel run.
In a new interview with GQ magazine, the actor said he’s had a ton of fun playing Iron Man and hasn’t decided anything for sure, but suggests about three more years is as far as he can go with the role, at least physically. After that, he’d like to direct and star in a Halloween-set thriller. Read the quotes below. Read More »
You may not know the names Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, but you know their work. They wrote the three Chronicles of Narnia movies, this month’s Michael Bay film Pain & Gain, and also a little film called Captain America: The First Avenger. From there, they went on to not only Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which started production this week, but to do a lot of work on Thor: The Dark World too. So they’re a pretty fantastic authority on Marvel’s Phase 2.
We spoke to the pair on the occasion of the release of Pain & Gain and, of course, inquired about their Marvel movies. We’ll run the enlightening stuff about Michael Bay’s movie closer to release, but Markus and McFeely had some very interesting, non-spoiler, thoughts on their two Marvel movies as well as how they relate to The Avengers 2.
The pair said that the biggest thing they had to do when writing a movie to lead into The Avengers 2 was make sure the character loyalties were in a specific place. They also discussed how writing on Thor: The Dark World was a different experience, how much The Winter Soldier had changed from its initial outline, and how the sequel will put Captain America in a totally new place. Spoiler alert – they really love working with Marvel and want to continue to do so. Read the quotes below. Read More »
The concept art and screen shots uncovered in the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One – Avengers Assembled Box Set were just the beginning. This video is The Avengers to those individual shots.
Below, watch a nearly five-minute video from the set that shows footage not only from Iron Man 3, but behind the scenes shots from Thor: The Dark World, and those concept art pieces for Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy. Alan Taylor, Anthony and Joe Russo, and James Gunn all discuss their upcoming films. Then, as a capper, Joss Whedon discusses The Avengers 2 (refered to as Marvel’s The Avengers Sequel) and some of Edgar Wright‘s Ant-Man test footage is shown.
Marvel fans, this video is beyond sick. Read More »
The Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase Two starts in just over a month with the release of Iron Man 3. It ends May 1, 2015 with the release of The Avengers 2, and a new report says director Joss Whedon will reassemble the team in the United Kingdom in early 2014 to get started on production.
Read more about that, see a Phase Two teaser video from the Phase One box set, and see some possible concept art from Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy, below. Read More »
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Joss Whedon said it’s “nonsense.” Mark Ruffalo said it’s “not in the works.” Yet the idea of a standalone Hulk movie, maybe even a Planet Hulk movie, keeps coming up. The rumor gained real traction when Latino Review said The Avengers 2 would set up a Phase Three standalone movie with Hulk on a planet by himself, setting up an Avengers vs. Hulk showdown in The Avengers 3. That rumor was then seemingly obliterated. However, both Ruffalo and Whedon have recently clarified their thoughts on the whole thing. They haven’t changed their tunes, but each – especially Ruffalo – has left the door open a bit.
After the jump, read what the director and star had to say about Hulk as well as Whedon’s thoughts on a DC Cinematic Universe, how S.H.I.E.L.D. is going and Star Wars Episode VII. Read More »