While talking with TooFab (via The Hollywood Reporter), Stan Lee suggested that amongst the candidates likely to get films, “they’ll probably do the Inhumans.” While Lee may not be too involved with the inner workings of Marvel Studios, it’s always entirely possible that he’s sneaked a peak at the big board Marvel chief Kevin Feige uses to map out the various phases of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. So if a big screen version of Black Bolt likely? Maybe. A better question: will we ever see the Hulk tell him that he wants to hear Black Bolt scream?
‘Cause, you know that’d be awesome.
Release Date: TBA
THOR: THE DARK WORLD
As we reported here at CBR yesterday, a couple of new character posters appeared focusing on the women of the film. For various reasons, I like the one featuring Jaimie Alexander’s Sif, myself:
The other features Natalie Portman as Jane Foster in what appears to be some armor. Speculate as you will. In the meantime, Portman tells SciFiNow that “it will be exciting when there is a central female character which I think is coming-I have heard is coming.” Curiouser and curiouser. Of course, she might be speaking of the “Agent Carter” series we talked about yesterday.
Starring Chris Hemsworth, release date: November 8th, 2013
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER
As MTV News notes, the website for the film is already open with an interesting musical accompaniment that they’re pretty sure is new work from composer Henry Jackman. Click through to hear it for yourself and peruse the usual gaggle of stills and information.
Release date: April 4th, 2014
AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.
According to Marvel‘s official plot summary of episode three, Ian Hart has been cast as Dr. Franklin Hall. That name may mean something to you … perhaps you know him better as “Graviton?” It is unknown if his alter ego will factor into the story. Meanwhile, BlackFilm notes actress Ruth Negga booked a recurring role on the show, though they do not known the nature of the part. Feel free to guess, though.
And lastly on the S.H.I.E.L.D. front, Joss Whedon discusses the origins of the show in the following video interview with Marvel (via Superhero Hype):
Premieres: September 24, 2013
And while it seems like everything is coming up Marvel, DC does have success in the form of “Arrow” and GreenArrowTV has a few stills from the premiere episode. Here’s a shot of Summer Glau as
Returns: October 13th, 2013
IRON MAN 3
Just in case you missed it, “Iron Man 3” director Shane Black discussed the film at a special screening in Hollywood Tuesday night and CBR caught some of his comments. While he mentioned the classic “Demon in a Bottle” storyline was discussed and dismissed, Tony’s addictive tendencies still factored into the story he and writer Drew Pearce chose to tell. “The addictive quality of Tony’s obsessive need to keep building suits and suits and suits, and reinvent himself by literally making 42 different versions of himself that he can then tinker with,” said Black. “Similar to [Killian], externalizes all that evil inside of that perfectly sculpted body that he’s now got. He’s still corrupt inside, but he projects it outward onto this Mandarin character. They’re all projecting their innards onto various facades.”
On DVD/Blu-ray:September 24th, 2013