THE AVENGERS 2
Last week, “Avengers 2” director Joss Whedon confirmed that the “brother-sister act” he teased in the current draft of the film are indeed Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch.
“You know, they had a rough beginning,” he said in an interview with IGN. “They’re interesting to me because they sort of represent the part of the world that wouldn’t necessarily agree with the Avengers. So they’re not there to make things easier. I’m not putting any characters in the movie that will make things easier.”
Whedon also discussed whether Iron Man would appear in the sequel, considering the events of “Iron Man 3.”
“Well, I feel like in ‘Iron Man 3,’ even though he said, ‘I’ve changed’ – he blew up his remote suits, but I don’t think anybody thinks he doesn’t have one anymore,” Whedon said. “The question is, if ‘The Avengers’ are called, does he show up? And the answer is, ‘Yes!'”
Opens May 1, 2015
MARVEL PHASE THREE
It may be a little early to start discussing Marvel’s Phase Three of films for its Cinematic Universe, but EW.com has an interview with Kevin Feige about the rumored movies on Marvel Studios’ plate, including Edgar Wright’s “Ant Man,” “Doctor Strange,” “Iron Man 4,” “Hulk,” “The Inhumans” and my personal favorite, “The Runaways.”
“It’s a matter of where it fits,” Feige told EW of “The Runaways.” “The way the business is working now, you either have really inexpensive, sort of surprise movies that can come out and be hits, but don’t cost much. Or you have the big giant summer blockbusters that really swing for the fences. Right now, we’re just swinging for the fences every time. Runaways sort of falls in between those, in a way. We just haven’t found where or how to do it… right now.”
STAR WARS: REBELS
The official Star Wars YouTube channel has posted an announcement for the newest “Star Wars” animated series. Called “Rebels,” the show takes place between “Revenge of the Sith” and “A New Hope.” Much of the staff from “Clone Wars” will return for “Rebels.”
STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS
MTV’s Josh Horowitz has posted a humorous email conversation between himself and “Star Trek Into Darkness” co-writer/producer Damon Lindelof, who answered a number of questions about the “Star Trek” sequel — including the challenge of tackling one of “Star Trek’s” most iconic villains.
“As for our friend Mr. Harrison (I am still uncomfortable even typing his true identity, so conditioned I have become to not do so), yes — there was a fair amount of back and forth as to whether to take on such an iconic character,” Lindelof said. “But it was never really a ‘Should we or shouldn’t we?’ as much as it was ‘We really have to do this but if we don’t get it right people are going to kill us.'”
Now in theaters
The official “R.I.P.D.” Facebook page has posted a new TV spot for the upcoming film featuring a few pieces of new footage.
Opens July 19
X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST
Bryan Singer is back on Twitter with some behind-the-scenes photos — this time, it’s a review of work with Peter Dinklage, though it doesn’t give any indication of Dinklage’s mystery role in the film.
– Bryan Singer (@BryanSinger) May 20, 2013
Empire Online spoke with actor Luke Evans about being cast in the lead role for the reboot of “The Crow.”
“I hope people will be able to sort of enjoy a new version of the story and allow a fresh set of eyes on it and not worry too much about it being exactly like the last one,” Evans told Empire Online. “Because I think there is a bit of a cult following to this. People have a sort of ownership of the original. But it’s been twenty years this year. It’s quite a long time since. I’m very happy about it.”
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2
Marc Webb took to Twitter teasing “The Future” as a part of his “Amazing Spider-Man 2” tweets. I have absolutely no idea what this one is about — maybe a post-credits scene for “Amazing Spider-Man 3?”
Opens May 2, 2014
Although “Red 2” has yet to release, Summit Entertainment has already begun development on “Red 3,” hiring “Red” screenwriters Jon and Erich Hoeber to pen a third film in the franchise. No other details about the project were revealed, but it’s assumed the film will continue the story of retired black ops agent Frank Moses, played by Bruce Willis.
Actor Michael B. Jordan spoke with The Huffington Post, addressing the rumor that he’s in talks to play Johnny Storm in Josh Trank’s “Fantastic Four” reboot, which would cast the African-American actor in traditionally white role. While Jordan said playing Johnny Storm “not real yet,” but he did tell the Huffington Post that he believes the Human Torch’s most identifiable qualities don’t have much to do with race.
“I’m all about breaking barriers and changing stuff,” says Jordan. “It’s 2013. We’ve got a black president. Times have changed.”
The BBC has released this incredibly entertaining behind-the-scenes interview for the “Doctor Who” 50th Anniversary special this November — the participants: Matt Smith (The Eleventh Doctor) and David Tennant (The Tenth Doctor).
50th Anniversary Special airs in November on BBC