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In reply to an earlier post on 15 Jan 2014 16:31:54 GMT
Its only one person with some mental issues, dont worry about it

BTW I think They will make a Hulk standalone movie in Phase 3 and I think Ross will be back for that as maybe Red Hulk. I can see the Leader and Abomination back also. But who knows?

Posted on 15 Jan 2014 23:18:07 GMT

More exciting news from Marvel Studios! Back in December, we heard a rumor (via Latino Review) that Marvel would be adding another villain to the mix in the upcoming THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, in the form of HYDRA leader Baron Wolfgang von Strucker.

Today, rumor has become fact, as THR announced that German actor Thomas Kretschmann (NBC's DRACULA, KING KONG, TRANSSIBERIAN) has signed on for the role.

Obviously, Ultron (to be played by James Spader) will be taking center stage as the film's main villain, but THR also noted via Twitter that Kretschmann's deal is for several films, so don't be surprised if we hear rumblings of von Strucker popping up in other stories as well.

Posted on 15 Jan 2014 23:20:04 GMT
Scarlett Johansson spoke with Parade about her upcoming reprisal of Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow in Joss Whedon's upcoming AVENGERS sequel, offering her perspective on its script.

I think the script is dark and it's dry, it's got this amazing one-liner, glass-cutting sense of humor. Obviously the script is very cerebral. It doesn't lose that exciting comic book aspect that people enjoyed in the first film, but it's smart and it feels like the next installment. It doesn't feel like a rehashing, it feels like these characters are moving forward, plotlines are moving forward. It's deep and I think that's why people really respond to the Marvel universe, because the films are fun and exciting and have all that flashy stuff, but there's a gravity to them. People can expect that gravity this time around."
...says Johansson, in an interesting piece which also discusses her current voice performance in Spike Jonze's HER. The part about hearing from Siri's rep is pretty funny - CHECK IT OUT.

Johansson's assessment of the A2 script complements Whedon's own characterization of the work. With such descriptions, it's easy to imagine the AVENGERS sequel as `THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK of the Marvelverse.' If this is, indeed, the case, one thing's for certain: A2 will have a more clearly defined ending than that film (see his thoughts on EMPIRE HERE).

The next AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON opens May 2015, returning Robert Downey Jr. to the Tony Stark/Iron Man role he performs so brilliantly.

Posted on 15 Jan 2014 23:56:33 GMT
This was why it was such a stroke of genius getting Whedon on board. He knows how to make fun and excitement have a gravity and depth to it. Whoever pulled Firefly needs a punch in the face and then waterboarded. I'm gutted Whedon's not involved with the Star Wars sequels but this is definitely the next best thing. Also hopefully his cache in Hollywood will rise so he can do pretty much what he wants afterwards.

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Jan 2014 00:18:27 GMT
He could still do one of the sequels. JJ is only signed for one, there's a growing sense that Disney may want a dif director for each movie.

I still have hope that Whedon will get one of them.

It's a fools hope though

Posted on 17 Jan 2014 10:42:58 GMT
Last edited by the author on 17 Jan 2014 10:46:25 GMT
A Wonder Woman early days TV show (Another early days TV show?) has been cancelled indefinitley now, by same team who did Arrow and who are planning the Gotham early years show as well.

I dont think this would have been huge, WW and Women Heroes in general are far less popular with the young boys demographic.

Yes its a slow news day

Posted on 17 Jan 2014 11:03:55 GMT
From Latino-Review

Orci, when asked about whether or not all of the previously-announced Spider-Man films would center on the titular hero or if some were placeholders for spin-off films, had this to say:
"There were three superheroes I loved when I was a kid: Superman, Wonder Woman and Spider-Man. I think it's such a popular character, and when I see my friend's kids, I remember why somehow, it sinks into kid's brains. So no, I think with Spider-Man 4, the intention is for it to be `Spider-Man.'"
When IGN asked the writer about what approach they were planning on taking with a Sinister Six film, and how they would attempt to get audiences to follow a story anchored by villains, Orci replied:
"That's the discussion we're having right now; how exactly do you do that, and how do you do it without betraying the audience and making them all mean? Drew Goddard [Cabin in the Woods] is going to be writing that one, so it's kind of his problem. [Laughs] I'm kidding. We're all working on each other's stuff. So we want to be true to it, but there are some antiheroes in this day and age. There's been examples of that even on TV - Vic Mackey on The Shield, one of the great antiheroes of all time. There are ways to milk that story. Audiences have seen everything. They've seen all the good guys who never do anything wrong. Is there a story in seeing the other side? That's the challenge, and that's the fun. I'm not sure how we're going to do that yet."
When the conversation turns to Venom, Orci gets notably dodgy. He's asked, nearly point blank, if they're going to go with Eddie Brock or Flash Thompson, and his answer seemingly implies it might be neither:
"I think they're ready to have things shaken up. I think we've all seen everything. You've seen everything. You can probably predict the ending of most things even better than a general audience, but a general audience is still pretty good at it. They can see it all coming. So we have to shake it up. You can't just keep telling the same stories every day."
When IGN points out how gutsy, and unorthodox, the decision to focus on villains is, Orci concurs and explains why:
"One of our old sayings always is `Whatever you're afraid of, go there. Follow the fear. Don't turn away from the fear.' So what you're saying is exactly the reason why we're doing it. Like, let's try and challenge ourselves. Do we think of ourselves as ballsy? No. We're the luckiest guys in the world. There's no courage involved in this. [Laughs] But thank you for saying so. But you're raising the correct point, which is head towards the difficult stuff."
On the subject of Oscorp, and how it's seemingly the "root of all evil" in this new Spider-Man franchise:
"Yeah. Oscorp plays an important part in how our villains get created, obviously, in the first one. So because Peter becoming Spider-Man came out of that, rather than saying, `And then this alien came from space,' or whatever, they're doing human-hybrid, weird stuff at Oscorp. That's where Gwen Stacy works anyway as well. So the idea of it representing the good and the bad of science, that it can do great things, but it can also mess you up and do weird things and transform people - as all science can be used for good or bad. So it's nice to have that organizing principal, but it wasn't like, `We must keep it at Oscorp.' It flowed naturally from the story development."
A big topic of discussion for many fans is the sheer number of characters, so he was asked how the writers handle introducing new characters:
"The way we do it is to make sure that their presence is based on a character thing that necessary for the theme of the movie. You can't just throw somebody in there to show up and make it harder on Spider-Man. The stories that we have for these guys, they're tragic villains, you're going to find out, a little bit. It's not as simple as "Evil dude shows up." Jamie Foxx has some very touching scenes. As long as I can describe their stories and character terms, then I feel like it's okay. If you can't, then you know you're having them crash-land out of nowhere, and what's that about?"

Posted on 17 Jan 2014 11:27:38 GMT
I just announced this exclusive scoop on Twitter (@LatinoReviewMFR). It's a small kill, so I wasn't initially going to publish an article on it, but here's a little something: All eyes lately have been on Michael Douglas, Paul Rudd, and the seemingly soon-to-be-signed Michael Peña, but there is another actor all ready signed up for Marvel's Ant-Man. That would be TV vet and Pacific Rim co-star, Clifton Collins Jr. The veteran character actor has also appeared in Star Trek, and clearly has a good working relationship with director Edgar Wright, as evidenced by his uncredited role as a vegan police officer in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.
As of now, I don't have which role he is specified for- which is one of the reasons I didn't initially bring it to the site. But, being that I know my readers love all-things Marvel, figured you'd want to know everything possible. Ant-Man has become quite the hot production these last few days, eh?

Posted on 17 Jan 2014 15:27:00 GMT
AndyBSG says:
Anyone else who thinks the rumours that Johnny Depp has been approached to play Dr Strange are terrible?

The only person I really pictured in the role is Patrick Dempsey but I most certainly don't think Depp is a good choice.

Also, a little poll for people. Out of the super hero movies coming out which one are people most looking forward to and which one are you least expecting to deliver?

Captain America: Winter Soldier
X-Men: Days Of Future Past
Amazing Spider Man 2
Avengers 2
Superman V Batman
Ant Man

Posted on 17 Jan 2014 15:43:48 GMT
As you're all probably acutely aware, over the course of the next two years, we're going to be treated to two incarnations of Pietro Maximoff, aka Quicksilver. He will appear in X-Men Days of Future Past and then again in The Avengers: Age of Ultron. You also probably know that the two projects will have nothing to do with each other, since they're being produced by different studios, so there'll be no joint continuity. He'll be played by different actors, and depicted in different ways.
It looks like both projects, though, want to hype their versions of Quicksilver, because Bryan Singer just released a (*cough* God Awful *cough*) first look at how his appearance, as played by Evan Peters, in DoFP. Have a look, at your own peril...

See photo on Latino Review

I...I just....I'm speechless. I know @elmayimbe is flipping out on twitter about how terrible he looks in this picture. I'm going to go ahead and assume this is just a bad photo, and that the lack of context is more to blame. Maybe he just walked out of an Awesome 80s, Pleather-themed party?
Over on the other end of things, Marvel honcho Kevin Feige's interview with SFX Magazine is making the rounds, where he talks about including the Maximoff and his sister Wanda, the Scarlet Witch, in the sequel to The Avengers. Despite a small outcry about how they're a strange inclusion since, despite their comic book alliances, the characters are mutants and the children of X-Men`s Magneto, Feige assures us that their placement in Avengers will be handled very seamlessly and naturally.
"It's always a balance with any movie, not to overwhelm it with too many story elements. Certainly when it comes to comic book movies, you can fall into the trap of having too many villains and in the case of team-based movies, having too many heroes. But what Joss has in mind to bring those characters into the story happens in a very natural fashion over the course of the story. It's also the tradition of the Avengers to switch up the roster every now and again and to have new characters coming in. It's just part of the fun, but we wouldn't have included them if it had just been a case of `Oh, we want two new figures, two new costumes.' It very much flows with the story that Joss is creating."
So today is a big one for Quicksilver in the spotlight. Which version do you currently have the most faith in? The Peters one pictured above, or the yet-to-be revealed Aaron Taylor-Johnson incarnation?
Sound off!

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jan 2014 15:50:55 GMT
In order for me personally

Avengers 2
Cap AM
X men
spidey 2
ant Man
Superman vs Batman

I should say Batman and Superman are up there as my favourite heroes, but I don't like the sound of what I am hearing or the feeling I am getting about what they are doing, as you'd see by my posts on here.

However I shall watch them all with my son and probably enjoy them all.

Posted on 17 Jan 2014 15:55:24 GMT
X men news this time

Latino again

Despite a report last month from Vulture stating the opposite, it would now appear that Bryan Singer hasn't yet been confirmed as the director for X-Men: Apocalypse. In a chat with Entertainment Weekly, Singer revealed that he and Fox are only in talks:
"I'm co-writing the story and I'm producing it. I'm negotiating to direct. We're in the process. We're trying to figure it out, schedules. My desire would be to direct it."
While no one knows for sure what the hold-up is, aside from Singer mentioning scheduling, another reason why he hasn't signed on the dotted line could be that Fox wants to wait until it sees the returns from X-Men: Days of Future Past. As has been widely reported, the next X-Men flick is the second most expensive film Fox has ever produced, after Avatar. While they definitely have faith in Singer, they also might recall what happened last time he was entrusted with a massively-budgeted film- Superman Returns, which was the last time Singer was given over $200 million to play with. That film underperformed for Warner Bros, and proved to be a non-starter for a new series of films.

As Fox begins to ramp up their X-universe in hopes of competing with Marvel Studios, they may want to be a little conservative until they see if DoFP is a bonafide moneymaker.
Regardless, Singer is clearly very involved with the two productions, and EW asked if he was going to use DoFP to segue into Apocalypse. "I'm still deciding that. Something that happens in this movie causes what's going to happen in that movie," says Singer.
On the topic of the themes and ideas he has in mind for X-Men: Apocalypse, Singer revealed the following:
"It will also address historical mutant-cy, meaning the deep past, mutant origins and things like that. It's something that's always intrigued me when we think about our Gods and our history and miracles and powers."
X-fans are certainly aware of the fact that Apocalypse is considered the first mutant, so this approach shouldn't come as a surprise.
You've got to hand it to Singer- He's never afraid to use these larger than life, fantastical universes to tell very human, very grounded stories. He likes to use the comic book trappings as metaphors and analogies, similar to how the books themselves were usually a response to something that was happening in real life at the time of their creation.
I, for one, hope he stays on for X-Men: Apocalypse.

Posted on 17 Jan 2014 15:56:14 GMT
Actor Evan Jonigkeit has revealed who he'll be portraying in X-Men: Days of Future Past. While attending the premiere event of Lena Dunham's Girls, Jonigkeit told MTV that he'll play a younger version of Toad in the upcoming sequel.

Jonigkeit told MTV that he was a huge fan of the comic books, and was excited to play Toad, who hasn't been seen since the original X-Men movie in 2000.

"I found out the storyline of my character, who is Toad. X-Men fans will know that Ray Park played him in the first movie, so it's a generation story of how he came to be. It's really cool."

But Jonigkeit didn't reveal everything. He didn't say what his character would look like, but hinted that "the aesthetics of the character are much different."

"It's darker. I would say it's a darker tone."

Posted on 17 Jan 2014 15:59:11 GMT
I dig Scarlett Johansson. Besides being BAD as all hell in Don Jon, she seems like a cool around the way New York City girl. Check out the interview she did with Darren Aronofsky for Interview magazine.

Anyway, so what is up with her part in Captain America: The Winter Soldier? She gave an interview yesterday to Refinery29 and confirmed that the movie takes place two years after The Avengers.

You have the Captain America sequel coming, too, right?
"Yes. This film is in real time. It's been two years since [the characters] appeared, and now both are agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. fighting in the streets. We are not superheroes flying side by side. They help each other because we are fighting in a similar way. It's a working relationship."

What caught my attention though was when she discussed intimacy with the super soldier. Check it out.

How far will your friendship go?
"By a series of unfortunate encounters, they will be in a situation in which their friendship becomes more intimate. They share many similarities because they live on the defensive without relying on anyone. Also, the two have been working for the government throughout their professional careers. With their friendship they begin to question what they want and what is their true identity."

*SPOILER ALERT* Sorry cool kids, according to my sources who read the script, all Black Widow and Rogers do is make out. Nothing more. That is kind of messed up because remember folks, Steve Rogers is still a virgin. All he did was make out with Agent Peggy Carter back in the 1940s. The guy has been in suspended animation for 70 years, he's going on missions with this bad Russian agent looking all cute and sexy in that black spandex, and she doesn't even give him at least a hand job. That's foul man. She should take pity on Rogers and take one for the team. My two cents. What about yours? Chime in below.

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jan 2014 23:49:36 GMT
Avengers 2 - I think this'll be pretty much loved across the board. It'll hammer the box-office imo.
Batman vs Superman - I have more hope for this than Cam (though I get where Cam is coming from). It wont be perfect but it'll be big have good visuals and an interesting underlying story but I don't have 100% faith in Snyder to pull it off.
Amazing Spiderman 2 - This will be a good sequel to the first film imo. I think the first is nicely toned and hopefully the second will continue.
Captain America: Winter Soldier - I'm not big fan of the first film, but I get why people like it. I think this'll use the wave created by the central character's role in the Avengers.
Ant Man - It's Edgar Wright doing Ant Man, it'll be cool if nothing else. Paul Rudd is a likable actor and it'll have a cool visual style.
X-Men: DofP - I'm not sure about this film. It feels like the X-Men franchise has splintered, some good, many not so much, all competing against a storm of really good comic book adaptations and franchises since the first X-Men film was made. I wish they'd not got Singer directing and gone a different route if I'm honest. I like the first X-Men films but I think The Usual Suspects was an anomaly, the point where his career spiked, but while not hating his other stuff I can't say I love it either.

Isn't Singer also lined up to direct X-Men: Apocalypse? I guess that might change if the next film bombs.

Posted on 18 Jan 2014 09:02:37 GMT
When AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, STAR WARS EPISODE VII, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 5, and BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN a.k.a. MAN OF STEEL 2 were all set to open during Summer 2015, it looked like it was lining up to be too colossal for all four to survive (let alone anything else that would be released that season). But J.J. pushed EPISODE VII back for rewrites and more extensive preproduction, PIRATES 5 retreated to 2016 for some extra breathing room, and now, BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN has been pushed back a year to May '16 in order to "help fully realize the vision". Taking its previous release date of July 17th, 2015 is Joe Wright's PAN, getting pushed back 3 weeks from its original date, June 26th.

This follows a mysterious post earlier today on that claims the real reason for this delay is that Ben Affleck injured his leg, making the ass-kicking required for the role an impossibility. Whatever the reason, pushing back production will probably cause a delay for Affleck's next directing gig, his adaptation of Dennis Lehane's LIVE BY NIGHT.

More than anything, it spreads out that stacked summer enough for some of that year's other tentpoles to have a fighting chance, namely ANT-MAN (which had been scheduled to open 2 weeks after MOS 2). However, now it goes up against the second of two currently untitled Summer 2016 Marvel movies (possibly DOCTOR STRANGE), which drops that very same date. I can't imagine Warner flinching and moving this one around again, so I'd look for some release date shuffling from Marvel in the coming weeks.

It hurts that we're going to have to wait another year to watch these juggernauts go at it, and my excitement for Summer 2015 has deflated just a smidge, but whatever. If this ends up benefiting the script and the scope of the film due to more extensive pre-production, then this development is a win-win all around.

Now, let's see if this is all a big move to get JUSTICE LEAGUE up and running sooner than later...

Posted on 20 Jan 2014 15:59:03 GMT
From Latino review

I'm sure the real news here, if this is legitimate, are the details of the person trying to sell the X-Men: Days of Future Past script. However, the more interesting details are those being offered by implied intellectual property thief about how the movie begins.

This from Radar Online, I just copied and pasted it, because we're all in that moral grey area now, aren't we?:

According to the script, which Radar was provided by a source who was looking to sell it to a media publication, the film opens in futuristic Moscow, where buildings are crumbling in smoking ruins.

Series newcomer BooBoo Stewart, formerly of Twilightfame, gets the first line of ominous dialog as James "Warpath" Proudstar: "They're here," he tells Blink, played by another newbie, Chinese actressBingbing Fan.

Suddenly, the duo are whisked though a portal to "a vast bomb shelter under the Kremlin," the script explains.

"Shelves are full of food, the floor full of bunks, all inhabited by a band of mutant refugees," and there's a shrine to fallen mutants in a distant corner.

As Blink and Warpath emerge in the room Blink tells the gathered mutants, "Time's up."

Suddenly, "MASSIVE DEEP SHOCKWAVES echo from above," the script reveals. "Dust falls. Something is coming. Something terrifying."

That's where the description meant to bait Radar into paying left off, but one can assume that Sentinels are coming, right?

Also tacked on to the Radar article in a lighter, literally grey-area, font, they add:

Radar did not pay the source, who identified themselves as a film staffer, for the material. The individual said he was one of up to 100 people who had access to, in all, at least 400 printed copies of the document.

That's some shady business for a guy who is a "film staffer."

But, taking this report at face value, the most interesting thing seems to be the insinuation that someone is trying to profit off leaking the X:DOFP script. Because we can't really be shocked at the simple revelation that the movie might begin with two new mutants in the future

Posted on 20 Jan 2014 16:09:19 GMT
From....Latino again...

In the interest of full disclosure, the Hulk depicted in The Avengers was more than I could handle. I freaked out. I nerdgasmed. I lost my mind. As a fan of the character, who has waited since childhood to see Hulk get a proper big screen depiction, there were two moments in The Avengers where I cheered so loud in that sold out theater in Times Square that my brain shut off. I have myself a headache, and momentarily blacked out. TWICE!!

Both moments were towards the end of the film, after fully buying into Mark Ruffalo's great portrayal of Bruce Banner/Hulk. The first was the "I'm always angry" shot where he transforms and punches that giant...bug...thing into a crumpled mess. The next was the now-infamous "Puny God" Loki-rag doll smash. To borrow a wrestling term: I marked out. I marked out hard.

I, while definitely an extreme example, was not alone. Many fans cite Hulk as one of the best parts of that movie, and so all eyes have been on the sequel- The Avengers: Age of Ultron- to see how they're planning to handle the MVP of the first film. In a recent chat with MTV, Ruffalo says fans have nothing to worry about. While there aren't any current plans for a standalone The Incredible Hulk movie, he assures us that "he gets to do such great stuff" in Ultron.

On the script itself, Ruffalo echoed the recent sentiments of co-star Scarlett Johannson, and added his own two cents: "I would say that it's better, it's cooler, it's more awesomer. It's a little bit darker, but also really has Joss Whedon's incredibly, witty and sly sense of humor."

Posted on 20 Jan 2014 16:59:19 GMT
Last edited by the author on 20 Jan 2014 17:00:11 GMT
id like to see another Hulk movie, but i guess its hard to think of a story you can do with the Hulk by himself. It would just be the usual military wants to capture him set up and then go ..... Or after the Avengers is he now is accepted not hunted so then where do you go?

So maybe its best just leave him to be the star of the show in The Avengers again.

like everyone I was really impressed with Ruffalo in the Avengers, especially after being initially disappointed with the fact Edward Norton wasnt reprising his role ( I loved his Hulk movie).

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jan 2014 17:20:12 GMT
I think a movie with the leader and/ or red hulk should happen in phase 3

But marvel don't care what I think lol

Posted on 21 Jan 2014 22:01:10 GMT

CBM has a buncha information regarding what's happening with that MAN OF STEEL `sequel' project.

I put `sequel' in quotes because...the more I hear about this film, the more I'm becoming convinced that this isn't as much a `sequel' to MAN OF STEEL as it is a staging point for...something else. We've suspected (maybe even known) this is the case for some time, but...with the recently announced substantial delay of `MOS2's' release...with persistent rumors swirling that WB will be launching a JUSTICE LEAGUE picture in close proximity to (or even concurrently with) 'MOS2'...with Wonder Woman and whomever else now in the mix for `MOS2' (many rumors of other characters as well) has to wonder if Batman or Superman will even figure into whatever title is eventually announced for this project by the time it comes around. I'm not being literal here, although the thought has crossed my mind.

But, yes, `MOS2' could certainly be both a sequel and a launch platform - and it probably is. My hunch is that the film was delayed to better configure it as a launch for...whatever comes next. I have no knowledge of this...just a hunch.

The whole of CBM's article is HERE - and offers more information. Do treat these bits as RUMORS until further illumination is provided.

Here are a few bullet points...

** Joaquin Phoenix has the lead villain role if he wants it.

** Superman will have more of a shorter, KINGDOM COME haircut. The new cut will include the "S" curl.

** The project was not delayed due to Ben Affleck having sustained an injury, as has been rumored. Delay may be due to budget issues, and whether or not to inject Wonder Woman's home (Themyscira) into the mix.

** Back-to-back shooting of MOS2 and the official JUSTICE LEAGUE movie is being mulled. [[Might this be a logistical reason for the delay?]]

** WB intends to use substantial cliffhangers to bridge their DC universe films. MOS2 will have such a cliffhanger, bridging it with JUSTICE LEAGUE.

** Short films for lesser-known DC characters will feature at the end of each DC universe film.

So, what do you think? It's all fascinating and exciting at the very least. Does it feel like WB is going for `too much, too quickly?' here? This isn't meant to be a value judgement as much as a legitimate question...a question which may not be altogether fair without knowing which JL characters will feature in either 'MOS2' or the actual JUSTICE LEAGUE movie. Can introducing JLers into (presumably only part of) MOS 2 and in JUSTICE LEAGUE itself feel in any way organic? I mean, Marvel took a number of films to flesh-out the personalities we'd see in AVENGERS - 'twas one reason the movie worked so well.

Come what may, I do wish them the best. There's much richness to be mined in the DC verse, and I'd love to see some of its denizens on screen - many for the first time ever. And, yeah, I think there's plenty of room for perpetual DC and Marvel in theaters...especially if they're both handled wisely.

Posted on 22 Jan 2014 10:44:03 GMT
Ben Dean says:
Agreed that Mark Ruffalo was really impressive as the Hulk. He is the first actor to ever play both Banner and the Hulk and I think that helped both sides work better and flow better from one to another.

However I do think Baur is right and he should just be left in the Avengers. It's a tough character to do a film about by himself, either you need the space afforded by a long comic arc to do a study of how the character is effected (not possible in a two hour film) or you are stuck with a cliche "army try to capture him, possibly with a bad guy" scenario which they've tried twice and neither really hit the mark

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jan 2014 11:02:48 GMT
Last edited by the author on 22 Jan 2014 11:04:51 GMT
I thought Incredible Hulk was ok, they just got the action a bit wrong and never made Hulk quite powerfull enough IMO. Abomination was done well, but he should not have been made to be bigger than Hulk, i.e. Hulk was too small and not Hulky enough.

If you take that movie and injected some Whedon esque humour and had Ruffalo and Whedons Hulk in that movie it would have been great.

They also started the leader, so it would be a shame to not have that character realised or see any more Ross. I think the Leader is the perfect Villain for Hulk, pure intelligence and cunning versus no intellect and brute strength, but also it gives Banner something to do other than running and hiding.

They could do a Gamma world story and introduce Doc Samson, and absorbing man and bring back abomination, have the Military have to turn to Banner for help, because they simply dont understand the Leaders grasp of Gamma technology.

They could even bring in the Grey Hulk if they so desired, though that would take more than 1 movie to accomplish IMO.

I think they dont know whether to keep him as the Avengers secret weapon, or use him in a movie on his own.

But for me they have always failed to make a fantastic Hulk movie, that does not mean its impossible...also...No More Iron Man movies, I doubt there'll be a third Cap Am movie, there will be a Thor 3 because the Loki story needs to be resolved.

They could bring Tony Stark into a Hulk movie, maybe even develop the Hulk Buster and use it to try and build Tony's fear of the Hulks capabilities which ultimately in the comics leads to he and other Avengers sending Hulk into space as they cannot control him or defeat him. Then you could potentially make a Planet Hulk story line? Though it does not have to go that way.

Loads of possibilities for one of Marvels outstanding characters and more popular now than ever before because they got him right in Avengers, and he will be as powerful and big in Avengers 2/3

Maybe they wait till Phase 4 though once the Avengers Trilogy is finished, or just leave him for Avengers, but that would be a shame IMO. W know Abomination and the Leader are out there as TIH is considered Canon.

Posted on 22 Jan 2014 11:14:42 GMT
From Latino

Just rumour, but it fits with some other things, personally sounds very meh to me, but we get no context from this

here you go

The poster even closes by saying: ¡°My source is someone from the art department that supposedly got canned (apparently a bunch of them were fired). I confirm nothing. Just passing along what I heard. Take it with the proper amount of salt.¡±

So I got on the internet and sent a few e-mails. I can¡¯t find the group or grouping of people working for Warner Bros or Syncopy Films that has been ¡°canned.¡± What I do know is that some union contracts allow workers on a production like Batman Vs. Superman to cease working on the project if it doesn¡¯t meet a certain trigger date and moving the film to 2016 has opened that window.

Overall, I can¡¯t confirm that there was anyone fired, but I can confirm some people have moved on.

And before we get to the meat, let me remind you that one of those things that moved on might very well be the draft of the script the below rumors are from. If they¡¯re from anywhere.

What Bobby found lines up with some of the stuff I¡¯ve heard, and we have this whole new ¡°Rumor¡± category on the site that I should really stand up for.

WARNING ¨C Intense possible SPOILing OR just some fun bullsh going down:

Let¡¯s have some fun, shall we?

¡öThe villians are Lex Luthor and Metallo
¡öBatman forms a UN type deal to stop Superman from destroying another city
¡öAquaman is in it, but not called Aquaman. He¡¯s there because the world engine in the ocean did something to the fish
¡öWonderwoman poses as a Wayne Enterprises investor to retrieve an item that belongs to her people.
¡öLex Luthor is in the shadows a lot, a manipulator. Not much face time with Superman.
¡öRobin betrayed Batman at some point, leading to a falling out between them
¡öThe Batcave was super cool looking, and the mobile looked similar to Burton¡¯s
¡öLois is investigating Lex.
¡öMetallo ¡°kills¡± Clark
¡öThe Daily Planet is bought by Lex Luthor for PR purposes
¡öAt the end Superman is living in exile, and the Justice League is an government approved superhero team.

Posted on 22 Jan 2014 11:21:46 GMT
From Variety

this sounds awful to me, sorry but a black Johnny Storm and white Sue Storm?

WTF, and all the actors so young, Sue and Reed should be quite a bit older than Johnny

At least when this fails miserably Marvel will get it again and can build it into phase 5 or something.

Here it is

We know that Josh Trank's reboot of Fantastic Four for 20th Century Fox recently was undergoing a re-write by X-Men Franchise scribe Simon Kinberg. Apparently that process has finished and the Fantastic Four that will be pre-produced is ready to cast it's remaining 3.

As expected, Michael B Jordan is Johnny Storm, the Human Torch and will be brought in to chemistry test with potential Invisible Women like Kate Mara and Saoirse Ronan. Kit Harington, Miles Teller and Richard Madden are the front runners for Reed Richards with the internet buzz machine seemingly favoring Teller as recent rumors that he's landed the role of Dan Ackroyd in the John Belushi biopic. Then again, Teller is also part of the Divergent YA series, and co-star Shailine Woodley has been recently using the trilogy of films as an excuse for bowing out of the Mary Jane role in Sony's Spider-Man franchise. So will Teller actually have the time to lock into a part that is supposed to join the X-Universe?

The important thing is 20th Century Fox will have a casting decision on it's hands come the end of January and we'll all hear between now and June 19th, 2015 when the Fantastic Four return to the screen.
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