Towelites! It’s time once again to round up the latest news and rumors surrounding Marvel Studios’ Phase 2!


Well it looks like it’s official this time around, Vin Diesel has posted a pic to his official Facebook of him with a Groot bust that looks a lot like him! Director James Gunn then re-shared the photo on his Facebook and added the following comments to confirm Diesel’s role:


– “Vin Diesel is a super awesome dude, I can’t tell you how much I like this guy,”

-“I hope this [photo] puts to rest all the silly Thanos-Vin stuff which people just seemed to make up out of nothing.”

-“He said he wanted to do it and we said we were talking to him. Everything else was people guessing and thinking they knew what was going to happen.”

-“This was the bust we used for reference when shooting. It has changed slightly from this since we started animating him.”

-“I hope so because I’d hate to think I spent all this time recording him for no reason.”


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So what do you think Towelites?! Are you happy with the final word, or were you hoping that Diesel would be playing Thanos? Sound off in the comments!



Some rumors hit the web this weekend once again from the sometime reliable source Latino Review , it appears that we may see another famous Marvel villain show up in the upcoming Avengers sequel, Age of Ultron. The following rumor would have the appearance of Hydra villain Baron Von Strucker and here’s the lowdown of his involvement in the film:

in the film Quicksilver & Scarlet Witch work for Baron Von Strucker. So are they HYDRA or MASTERS OF EVIL? That I’m not sure about. I would guess HYDRA because it was already established in the first Captain America film.


Word has it that Von Strucker will only show up in the beginning of the film and not have a “big role” throughout the movie. Though it is nice to see this villain show up in the movie, I was really hoping that they would save him for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as he really isn’t that “big” of a baddie and no one really gives a crap about him, but he would be a name to throw around on TV. Two actors have their names loosely attached to the rumor and they are Dougray Scott (Hemlock Grove) and Marton Csokas (Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter), it is reported that Marvel has only expressed interest in these two and not for any particular roles. It’ll be interesting to see what role Hydra will play in the next Cap movie and where it will lead to from there!

Keep it tooned here to DFAT for all the latest news and rumors surrounding Marvel Studios Phase 2 films!



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