Back in Feburary we gave our loyal visitors updates on all the upcoming film adaptations from Marvel, but in the movie business, things always move at a speed faster than sound. With that in mind, here’s what’s happened since our last update.
Thor is only a week away, May 6 to be exact, so the biggest news surrounding the God of Thunder are what people are saying about the film since it’s had early screenings and is currently playing overseas. So far, the reviews are positive, which they should be with the cast and director involved. There’s also been numerous trailers, including one featuring Hawkeye in the background, and even parodies, like the one above and another from Conan. Looks like Marvel is keeping up on it’s winning ways.
Principal photography for Cap has wrapped up, but director Joe Johnston recently shot a scene in Times Square, that’s in New York City in case you didn’t know, starring Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) and Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson). It’s being speculated that this footage will be the bonus scene following the credits of the film which will be released on July 22.
The granddaddy of them all has actually just begun production in New Mexico this past week. Director/writer/geek Joss Whedon gave us confirmation with a message he posted on his fansite Whedonesque, plus there’s that recently released pic from Marvel that can be seen above. But that’s not all. We also learned that Mark Ruffalo, who will playing Bruce Banner, will also be playing The Hulk…kind of. The use of motion capture, like what was done for Avatar, will be used for the big green machine. The actor described it best, “I walk in front of a monitor, and there I am as the Hulk. I raise my right arm, he raises it, but he raises it as a 250-pound right arm, with all that weight and mass.” But wait, there’s more. Chris Evans just informed MTV that Captain America will be wearing a new uniform for the super-hero team up. Finally, Paul Bettany (the guy behind the voice of J.A.R.V.I.S.) confirmed that he will be appearing in the film as well.
Oh yeah, we almost forgot to mention the viral campaign that Marvel began. Getting to the point quickly, you have an opportunity to join S.H.I.E.L.D. Awesome.
While everything is moving along with Thor, Cap, and The Avengers, Wolverine has run into a roadblock. It turns out that director Darren Aronofsky has left the project. No word yet on who will replace him, but that’s a huge loss for the sequel to 2009′s X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
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