Ever since The Avengers debuted in theaters May 2012 and ran away with our hearts (and our money), Marvel’s been working relentlessly to keep up with the high demand for other Marvel movies.
Thor: The Dark World is obviously up next in a long line of Marvel movies to come, followed by Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy. After that, we’ll see our heroes assemble again in 2015 for The Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Besides all that, here are a few updates on Marvel’s cinematic universe:
– Guardians of the Galaxy
Recently, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige spoke a little about Guardians of the Galaxy in Empire’s latest issue and I touched a little on that last month. However, what I didn’t touch on was what Feige had to say about the comparisons of GOTG to Star Wars:
“We’re not making this to make Marvel’s Star Wars. We’re doing this to explore the other side of the existing Marvel Universe. The fact that Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) is a human from our time, that he carries a personal cassette recorder with him, already it’s very different. It’s not a long, time ago in a galaxy far, far away, it’s now in a galaxy far, far away.”
Moving on, Chris Pratt (who plays Peter Quill/Star-Lord) was also happy to recently announce that GOTG is about two thirds through when it comes to principal photography.
Here is his humorous tweet below:
– Loki the Onion
As in Loki’s layered and complicated and all (in case you’re giving me the side-eye for that one).
“Loki has a very complicated relationship with Thor. He is an agent of chaos without equal in the world he inhabits. He knows his true nature. He knows he doesn’t belong in the family of Asgard, and he’s locked away in the beginning of the film in the deepest, darkest recesses of the dungeon as public enemy number one… Lo and behold, Asgard needs his help. That’s going to be a very complicated allegiance.”
Hiddleston also commented about how Loki might still have beef with the Hulk:
“I do feel like there’s some unfinished business between Loki and the Hulk. I feel like he didn’t get a fair fight.”
– Adding to the Roster: Falcon to Join The Avengers?
If you’re involved in a Marvel movie and your character happens to have a couple of cool powers or a bangin’ skill set, people are bound to ask you whether or not you’ll be joining The Avengers and the latest person to be asked this question is none other than Anthony Mackie (who will be playing Falcon in Captain America: The Winter Solider):
“I’m under contract for a bunch of movies but I don’t know if Avengers 2 is one of them. You’ve got a bunch of guys that get paid to go to work with their friends and have fun every day. Why wouldn’t you want to be a part of that?”
Mackie also spoke to Total Film (via The Global Dispatch) about his initial reluctance-turned excitement for the character. While promoting his recent movie, Pain & Gaine, he explained how he had felt nearly “invincible” and despite looking a little cartoonish, he was soon on board for the idea.
It appears, dear Anthony that you have not seen the classic red and white tights.
-Good Guy Thor (Chris)
It’s no secret that after Thor: The Dark World, Chris Hemsworth will have completed exactly have of his six-picture deal with Marvel Studios! However, don’t fret, Thor/Hemsworth fans. When asked about whether or not he was getting sick of the godly role, Hemsworth told THR in an interview that he wasn’t and that he appreciated the opportunity:
“No, as long as I get to squeeze in other things and do stuff in between that inspires me, which I’m managing to do. To be part of something that people love — whether it’s Thor on his own or Thor in The Avengers – is a chance you get once in your career, if at all. I’m not going to complain about it, certainly, but it’s a challenge each time you do it because you don’t want to fall into just Thor, just being a two-dimensional character.”
Two cheers for Chris Hemsworth!
Anyways, You can definitely read more about this aforementioned interview here.
-Marvel Talks Female Superheros:
Louis D’Esposito, Marvel Studios Co-president and director of “Item 47” and “Agent Carter” One-Shot, recently spoke to the likes of Screen Crush and CS about the likelihood of a female superhero franchise being launched anytime soon (read more about the Agent Carter One-Shot here):
“There’s obviously a drumbeat that is banging louder and louder that we want a female lead superhero. We have strong female characters in our films from Black Widow to Pepper Potts to Peggy Carter and you never know. Maybe there’s an offshoot film with one of them. Or Captain Marvel, you know?”
Eh. It’s not the best answer, but we’ll take it for now.
Anyways, we want to hear from you! Which upcoming Marvel movie are you most excited for? Better yet, which Marvel character would you like to see on the big screen? Let us know in the comments below!
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- Marvel Movie News: Captain Marvel, Falcon, Guardians & Loki (screenrant.com)