THE AVENGERS 2
Did Joss Whedon just reveal that Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch are in “The Avengers 2?” During a video interview with Yahoo! Movies at the “Iron Man 3” premiere, the director mentioned a “brother/sister act” that’s in the movie. Of course, the most well-known brother-sister duo in The Avengers are Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch. It’ll be interesting to see how Whedon deals with their origins, though, as their father Magneto is still a character in Fox’s X-Men franchise.
While not strictly related to “The Avengers 2,” Comic Book Movie reports that “Item 47” director and Marvel Studios co-president Louis D’Esposito confirmed the next Marvel One-Shot will focus on a strong female character and debuts at Comic-Con International. D’Esposito’s remarks match up to comments made by Haley Atwell, heavily implying that the One-Shot gives more information on Peggy Carter.
AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.
“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” star Clark Gregg spoke with Crave Online about the completed pilot for ABC — and while it’s very likely the show will get picked up, Gregg did mention that Agent Coulson will likely stay dead if it doesn’t.
“I certainly would be sad if it didn’t [go to series] because I have a feeling it would mean that Coulson didn’t live anymore,” Gregg told Crave Online. “But yeah, I think we made a good pilot. Joss knows what he’s doing, and other writers, his brother Jed and Jed’s wife Maurissa are amazing. I think we’ve got a shot.”
IRON MAN 3
Comic Book Movie spoke with “Iron Man 3” star Guy Pearce about his character Aldrich Killian and the effects of Extremis.
Opens May 3
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2
Marc Webb has posted yet another tease for “Amazing Spider-Man 2” on Twitter, this time revealing a photo of Patient Zero, one of the spiders that presumably gave Peter Parker his incredible powers.
THE WALKING DEAD
According to International Digital Times, “The Wire” actor Lawrence Gilliard Jr. is currently in talks to join the cast of “The Walking Dead” for the fourth season in a new series role — likely Roy Stark, a new character for the upcoming season revealed earlier this year.
Airs Sundays on AMC
“Transformers 4” leading actor Jack Reynor spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about what to expect from the upcoming sequel/reboot.
“All I knew was basically, Michael was going to make ‘Transformers 4’ and we were going to chat about me being in it,” Reynor told THR. “We didn’t chat about making a fourth or any of the motives behind it. But personally, I think there’s a lot more to be done with it. There’s a whole new direction to take it in, and a lot more to explore in that universe, and I think we’re going to make a definitive step away from the previous movies, and this is going to be a lot of fun and I’m incredibly excited.”
Opens June 27, 2014
STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS
Moviefone has revealed two new character posters for “Star Trek Into Darkness” for Scotty and Chekov. Check them out below.
Opens May 17
“R.I.P.D.” producer Neil Moritz spoke with Collider about the challenges of getting the Dark Horse Comic film adaptation off the ground.
“It was one of these movies that came together and fell apart many, many times,” Moritz told Collider. “But I’ll never forget reading the script the first time. The first time I read the script I was like, ‘I have to make this movie.’ I just loved the relationship between those guys so much and I just loved the concept of the police for the dead…We had a number of combinations of cast that wanted to do the movie together but it just never came together right. When ultimately it started to get steam again, we got Jeff Bridges to play that role. To me, out of all the combinations that potentially almost did this movie, there could not have been a better combination than Jeff and Ryan. Jeff just embodies that character so much, it’s amazing.”
Opens July 19
G.I. JOE 3
IGN reports that “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick would like to bring back The Baroness for the third film in the franchise. IGN quotes the screenwriters as saying they’d like to “resurrect the Baroness like a zombie.” Baroness didn’t actually die in “The Rise of Cobra,” though. Regardless, it looks like Baroness might make a comeback in the third film of the franchise.
Yahoo! Movies has posted two new theatrical character posters for “Red 2” featuring Helen Mirren and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
Opens July 19