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

Don Cheadle spoke with Wired during SDCC this year about how Iron Man 3 is a “techno-thriller”:

“Shane is obviously bringing his own flare to it, and the script that he and Drew Pearce wrote is very very different, but it still feels like…some things have to be paid off in the same way. [Iron Man 3] feels a little more scarily possible.”

Director Shane Black piped in with his own comments about his film:

“In fact I owe sort of a debt to [Jon] Favreau I have to carry on what he started without violating it — at the same time bringing sort of my own enhancement if I can. We had kind of a conundrum in that The Avengers opens up this huge skyhole full of inter-dimensional aliens, and you kind of look back and [think], ’Well, what do you do after that?’ Except go back to a sort of more gritty, intense kind of techno-thriller root. You just go in and you sort of wrestle…you gotta of jerk things around a bit, and mix it up so that there’s still more story to tell. And the way you do that is treat it like the first two [movies] were part of an ongoing story that hasn’t finished yet. The journeys are all mythic in a way we recognize from a lot of years…mythic superhero stories. Today’s world is so complicated that the simplicity of myth has come back around the desire, or need for people to feel and see that that’s unprecedented; given how just confusing the world is right now.”

 Actor Wang Xuequi (Bodyguards and Assassins) will portray Dr Wu, here are the first images to surface showcasing his character:

Last but not least today, the Japanese trailer for Iron Man 3 has arrived! Featuring some new footage!


Details on footage from Thor: The Dark World has surfaced on the interwebs courtesy of ComicBookMovie.com (spoilers ahead)

“In the preview, a voice-over is heard with the oath of the God of Thunder as the new supreme ruler. We see a clash between Thor and the enemy army, in a world that is neither Asgard let alone the Earth. We see Chris Hemsworth wielding his hammer and Tom Hiddleston as Loki first wounded without a helmet, with long, loose hair and then imprisoned; his anger increasingly desperate and irrational. Then there’s a scene later in which he is free again, but still furious.

Against the backdrop of a forest, in the middle of a clearing, among the dust, we in fact face off anthropomorphic creatures, but also a big “gorilla” krosan tusker: a rather alien fauna varies so, although not extreme in size (there are also some envoys/ambassadors of a people mysterious, with oval face and black eyes, elongated and sunken)

The rest of the images show glimpses of Asgard, with Anthony Hopkins as Odin and Natalie Portman in clothes that seem more like a princess; an Asgardian princess. In between, there are images of an epic battle on horseback, who seems to have left an epic cloak-and-dagger. The threat to the Asgardians is certainly a new alien race pale (now identified as the dark elves).

A black spaceship shaped irregularly looks like a serious threat to Asgard. More sequences show Natalie Portman then alongside Thor lying on the ground, probably overwhelmed in a clash.”

Ollie Moss, whose awesome book we reviewed here on DFAT, has created a beautiful promo poster for the film, though not finished here is a teaser of the piece that he created for the film crew!

Catch up with all the news and rumors from Marvel’s Phase 2 here!

Stay tooned 😛



VIA: ComicBookMovie.com