If the pattern of Marvel’s last couple team-based movies holds, Avengers: Age of Ultron will likely be a gigantic affair, in terms of production scale, promotion, and (hopefully) reception. And with Avengers 3 known to be in the pipeline for a likely 2018 release, expectations will run high for that film to surpass everything Marvel has done before it. So could Marvel follow in the wake of other studios and split the final chapter of this set of Avengers stories into two parts? It’s unlikely, but below we’ll discuss a report that claims exactly such a plan is under consideration.
Along with the two-film rumor, there’s a slightly more credible report floating around, saying that the Age of Ultron trailer will arrive with Interstellar.
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In Hollywood, nothing and no one is infallible. At some point, Marvel Studios will realize that. Some thought The Avengers would be a problem; others assume this summer’s Guardians of the Galaxy would be their first misstep. Neither was. The Edgar Wright Ant-Man controversy is the next speed bump and, after that, the big issue could be the fact that many of Marvel’s major stars are ending their contracts. Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Samuel L. Jackson, and others who signed multi-picture contracts, will finish those deals in the coming years, leaving Marvel Studios with some major questions.
Chris Evans is among those actors whose contract will soon run out, and he has become the most discussed of the bunch. The reason being his latest film, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, offered two potential people to take over the role. In a new interview, Evans talked about this possibility, along with the plot of Captain America 3 and his newfound love of directing. Read the latest Chris Evans Captain America news here. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 by Angie Han
Most people couldn’t dream of stealing scenes away from colorful characters like Star-Lord and Rocket Raccoon, but Drax the Destroyer isn’t most people. The hilariously literal warrior won us over in this summer’s Guardians of the Galaxy, with his dry delivery, tragic sob story, and badass moves. Now it seems Marvel’s hoping he’ll do the same in Avengers 3.
Rumor has it Dave Bautista is being set up for a major role in the upcoming threequel, which is expected to close out Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Hit the jump for all the details.
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The worst kept secret in the Marvel Cinematic Universe was identity of the actor playing Thanos. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige admitted years ago Thanos would be in Guardians of the Galaxy, and months before release news broke that Oscar nominee Josh Brolin would play the character. Even though the official announcement wasn’t made until Comic-Con, Feige and director James Gunn both talked at length about the actor before release.
But now that it’s officially official, Brolin himself can talk about it. And the fact he’s promoting Sin City: A Dame to Kill For makes that possible. One outlet in particular got the actor to open up about his new role and he talked about how it got it, what he plans to do with it, how far in advance he knows what’s going on and more. Read the Josh Brolin Thanos quotes below. Read More »
The mad Titan Thanos, a character who is among the biggest of Marvel’s big bads, showed up at the end of The Avengers. That set him as a potential antagonist for, well, just about everyone. Defeating the guy is no small task. But we don’t know when that showdown will happen, or how. We do know that Thanos isn’t likely to have much of a role in Avengers: Age of Ultron. And beyond that? It’s all open to question. But Marvel chief Kevin Feige described the basic idea behind the portrayal of Thanos so far. The key concept to keep in mind here is “Emperor Palpatine.”
Note: there are some Guardians of the Galaxy spoilers below.
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The instant Marvel Studios confirmed they were making a Guardians of the Galaxy movie, we all saw into the future. This new super team would eventually meet that other super team, The Avengers. How and when was the bigger question but with Guardians of the Galaxy finally hitting theaters this weekend, we at least now know it’s in the works.
In a new interview, Guardians of the Galaxy one and two writer/director James Gunn said he knows the plan for the eventual crossover but teased that it might not be a full compliment of team members on either side. Read the Avengers Guardians of the Galaxy crossover quotes below. Read More »
Five brand new untitled films weren’t enough. Marvel just made it six. After announcing five untitled movies in 2017, 2018 and 2019, Marvel Studios has just added one more date to the mix. They’ve taken the slot vacated earlier Wednesday by The Amazing Spider-Man 4 and now a new, untitled Marvel Studios movie will hit theaters May 4, 2018. That’s three years after Avengers: Age of Ultron, which itself is three years after The Avengers. So is May 4, 2018 the day we’ll see The Avengers 3? Let’s discuss below. Read More »
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