THOR: THE DARK WORLD
According to IGN, “Thor: The Dark World” actress Kat Dennings has gone back to set for reshoots on the November-releasing film. Regardless of what her reshoots will entail, it’s been previously reported that her character Darcy will have an increased role in the sequel.
“Yeah, yes. I mean I don’t know how they edit anything, so who knows,” Dennings told IGN. “I was careful in the first one to underplay everything in case they cut me out of it, but we’re about to do some reshoots, so we’ll see.”
Meanwhile, Jaimie Alexander has also noted that she’s back in Asgard for reshoots, though it may be entirely unrelated to Dennings’ return.
Working late in Asgard tonight. Kinda hard to take a nap in armor lol #ForAsgard
— Jaimie Alexander (@JaimieAlexander) June 16, 2013
Opens November 8
“X-Force” scribe Jeff Wadlow spoke with Screenrant about the focus of the upcoming film and some of his favorite characters from the team’s history.
“What ‘X-Force’ is – the way I talk about ‘X-Force’ is… ‘X-Men’ is about mutants, and not all the mutants get into the mansion,” Wadlow told Screenrant. “So I’m curious to tell a story about the mutants who don’t make it into the mansion.
“Look, I’m a huge Deadpool fan, who doesn’t love Wolverine — but obviously Cable is an iconic character we haven’t seen onscreen yet,” he continued. “I love Psylocke, Domino is an amazing character — it’s a long list of characters that have appeared in ‘X-Force’ — Colossus is in the current lineup… There’s a lot of really exciting characters that you can use in ‘X-Force’ that have been in other movies, that haven’t shown up, or maybe there’s ways to re-imagine them, even though they might’ve shown up in other films.”
AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON
Total Film discussed “Avengers: Age of Ultron” with director Joss Whedon in its latest issue, including when he decided to bring on one of the Avengers’ biggest arch-foes.
“I was pitching Ultron before I took the job on the first movie. I was like, ‘I don’t know if I want to do this, but for the second one, you should totally do Ultron.’ Because he’s been a thorn in their side as much as any other character over the years and particularly back in my history,” Whedon told Total Film. “He was great. He’s somebody who can juice things up and he’s a real problem for the Avengers. That’s not always easy to find. It’s not like the Vulture is really going to give them a hard time for 20 minutes.”
Meanwhile, a casting call dug up by io9 lends more credence to the rumor that it’s Tony Stark, not Hank Pym, who creates Ultron in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Marvel Studios and The Walt Disney Studios are now in pre-production on the upcoming sci-fi themed superhero feature film “The Avengers: Age of Ultron”, and casting directors are auditioning actors for starring, co-starring, and supporting roles. The film’s photo doubles and stand-ins for the starring actors, as well as general extras and featured background actors will be cast closer to the start of filming. The locations where outdoor principal photography will take place are in and around London, England. Indoor sound stage filming will take place at Shepperton Studios. Shooting begins in February, 2014.
In “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” Loki is gone and the new villain will be the evil robot Ultron, who has the ability to keep upgrading his own strength, making him extremely fearsome. Tony Stark/Iron Man becomes the unwitting creator of Ultron. The brother-and-sister team of Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch become the seventh and eighth members of The Avengers. Quicksilver has extreme speed, while Scarlet Witch can cast spells and has telekinesis ability. Black Widow and Hawkeye will be key figures in the film.
Finally, Aaron Taylor-Johnson spoke with MTV about the possibility of him coming on to the film to play Quicksilver.
Opens May 1, 2015
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER
Entertainment Tonight spoke with “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” cast members Samuel L. Jackson, Anthony Mackie, Emily VanCamp and Frank Grillo pre-Comic-Con panel, and the quartet discussed keeping secrets now that they’ve had the experience of being in a Marvel film.
Opens April 4, 2014
Chloe Grace Moretz spoke with Comic Book Movie about her return as Hit-Girl in “Kick-Ass 2,” how the character has evolved and more.
Opens August 16
Fan-favorite “Wolverine” comics writer Chris Claremont spoke with Vulture about his opinion on the recent “The Wolverine” film.
“The first two acts were kick-ass, and they set this up to be a really exceptional, different movie,” Claremont told Vulture. “It was like the film took this giant step forward. I liked that it focuses on the essence of who Wolverine is and what he does. Hugh Jackman is eloquent, and he owns the character at this point. It’s a surprisingly multidimensional performance. The third act wasn’t bad, per se, but it was a different tone. That moment he starts motorcycling up the 400 kilometers … he was almost riding into a different movie. It would be interesting to talk to Mangold and ask why they felt they had to go in that direction.”
Now in theaters
Access Hollywood has posted a featurette for “2 Guns” starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg, where the duo discusses whether they did their own stunts.
IGN has posted a red-band trailer for “2 Guns” in anticipation of its release this Friday. Check it out below.
The new Archie Comics animated series has been revealed. “It’s Archie,” developed by Archie and Moonscoop LLC, stars 12-year-old versions of the Riverdale gang. Check out art below.