Well after Comic Con I dont think any news or RUMORS could shock our system, or could they?! Towelites it’s time once again to round up the latest news and rumors surrounding Marvel Studios’ Phase 2!!!
Since the name of the next Avengers film was announced, geeks have lost their mind! Even though Joss Whedon said that Hank Pym WOULD NOT be part of the mythos of Ultron in his sequel, Avengers: Age of Ultron. I think that it is a bit of the ‘ol misdirection and we will see Hank show up and he and Tony Stark will create Ultron. Someone we will be seeing is the Scarlet Witch, which leads me to think that Vision is in this one as well. So let’s see how long Whedon and Marvel can keep the details on the downlow! Speaking of Scarlet Witch she will not be donning the same headpiece that she wears in the comics. Joss Whedon spoke with Nerdist (hit the jump for the interview in its entirity) and revealed the following about Wanda‘s new look:
N: Okay, I have to ask an obligatory Avengers question; so will the Scarlet Witch have her head thingy in Avengers? I’m probably the only person who cares. I think the head thingy she wears is fierce.
JW:No. She might wear a headband or something that might echo it. The guys at Marvel, the conceptual artists, are phenomenal, and they are so good at taking the essence of what works and interpreting it for the actual human body, and when they paint something you can not only tell how it’s gonna work on a person, you can even tell what fabric it’ll be. They are very specific, very talented. So I’m excited to see the designs. Obviously we want to echo the look that people know, but there’s the classic look and the Ultimates look, but you have to do it in a way that will work. But it can’t be too old school… she can’t wear a leotard.
BUT apparently we will be seeing ALOT of the Black Widow, also according to Whedon. Speaking to Nerd HQ, Whedon said that both Black Widow and Hawkeye would have promient roles in the sequel. This not coming as a surprise at least for good ‘ol Clint Barton, since actor Jeremy Renner expressed his complete dismay about his role in the original Avengers film. Check out the interview below! Don’t you all want more Scarlet Johansson as Natasha Romanoff?!
“Natasha is a huge part of the sequel because you do want to concentrate on the people who don’t have their own franchises. Although she in Cap 2, [and] she’s great. She was the most fun for me because she’s not a hero, you know, and it’s something that I read—and I feel bad that I can’t remember who wrote the book—but it’s in one of the books explaining, ‘These guys are heroes, you are a spy. It’s a different thing—it’s a different skill set—and you don’t have their moral high ground or any of that good stuff.’ And that just makes her so interesting to me. So yeah, the stuff I’ve got going on with her in the second one is killer.”
Via: The Nerd Machine
One thing we can confirm todays is that for every dumbass out there that thought the sequel to Avengers would be anything like the recent mini-series, you were kinda wrong. Come on nerds we expect better out of you! Nonetheless, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige spoke with Empire about that a few other things including that the storyline would be adapted from YEARS of Avengers material! Oh and that Tony Stark would probably have something to do with the creation of Ultron…. duh. Catch it here!
Another character teaser trailer has been released for ABC‘s new series from Marvel Studios and Joss Whedon! I personally can’t wait for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to hit, it may be a great landmark in GEEKLY HISTORY! Check out some LEVEL 7 access to Agent Melinda May played by actress Ming-Na Wen (SGU)!
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is coming soon to your living room, while we still have wait until November for the next movie in Phase 2, Thor: The Dark World. Speaking of, look for the first Thor 2 trailer to hit the interwebs during YouTube Geek Week August 4th through the 10th!! Until then I leave you with this Towelites! WARNING: SPOILAGE MAY LIE AHEAD!
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