The rumors, it seems, are true. At this point, Marvel Studios plans to include Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver – mutants both – in The Avengers 2.
Says who? No less a source than writer-director Joss Whedon, who offered up a bit of insight on the pair of characters and their role in the sequel's story. Oh, and Whedon, for one, is a whole lot less concerned about the cinematic future of Tony Stark than many, many fans.
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In early November, there will be a week where you can see Thor: The Dark World in theaters on Friday, then catch the first Marvel Studios first live-action television series, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the following Tuesday night on ABC. Now, thanks to an extended trailer for the series clocking in at just under three minutes, you can get a much better idea of just what you'll be watching on Tuesdays starting this fall.
Pop quiz, hotshot. What's better than seven seconds of first look footage from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the upcoming ABC series that will take the phenomenally successful Marvel Studios universe to network televsion?
The answer is, of course, thirty-seconds of footage from Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
And that's exactly what we have for you today, by way of a TV spot.
Let's get this out of the way: This constitutes SPOILERS for anyone who has yet to see Iron Man 3. So if you're still holding off on seeing the latest Marvel Studios release – all of the latest Marvel Studios release – then bookmark this and return once you've thrilled to the third Iron Man solo adventure.
Of all the headlining superheroes in last summer's The Avengers, the one who made the biggest impression was smashing, brawling Hulk and his human alter ego, the always-angry Dr. Bruce Banner, played by Oscar-nominated actor Mark Ruffalo. While Phase Two in the Marvel Studios master plan includes sequels for Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America, everyone's favorite green rage monster has a less obvious onscreen future.
In an exclusive discussion with IAR, Mark Ruffalo himself has offered some insight on what's in store for Bruce Banner and his other, more destructive half.
There was never any real doubt that ABC wouldn't take Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. from pilot to series. It is, after all, directly related to the third-biggest movie of all time and a series of cross-pollinating franchises that have become a legitimate pop culture phenomenon the world over.
So though it was never in doubt, it's still nice to hear that ABC is indeed planning to have Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as a part of its schedule this Fall. Not only that, but the network is airing a sneak peak of material from the pilot this Sunday during the season finale of Once Upon a Time.
Not only that, but right now we have the first official look at the series' slick logo, as well as a shiny lineup of the principal cast in character.
Agent Coulson is/was/shall forever remain the quietly heroic heart and soul of S.H.I.E.L.D., and even, to a certain extent, Marvel's shared cinematic universe.
So it's with no small amount of happiness that fans of Clark Gregg and his signature character anticipate the live-action Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. television series alongside a roster of new espionage agents. The question of just how Coulson could return after (spoiler) getting straight-up shanked through the chest by a mischievous deity, has been on everyone's mind since Gregg's involvement was announced.
Speculation has included notions both wild and mundane, from the idea that Phil returns as Vision to the concept of a digital consciousness. But according to a new rumor, Agent Coulson's resurrection might just be a whole lot simpler.
The entirety of the Marvel Cinematic Phase 2 sneak peek featurette is pretty much pornographic in its hype-building, its explicit laying out of first look goodies from the next two years of Marvel Studios.
We're talking about reams of revealing behind the scenes footage from Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World, along with concept art and animatics from Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy. And the video even provides our first look at Edgar Wright's proof-of-concept test reel for Ant-Man.
Also, Joss Whedon reports promising things about The Avengers 2, even though it's early in the process of building the sequel.
Hey everybody, we've got a bumper crop of goodies from Marvel Studios' Phase 2.
These run from a featurette snippet focused on the first post-The Avengers effort, Iron Man 3, to a quartet of revealing pieces of concept art, and news on where The Avengers will actually shoot.
It's a safe bet that the Bard never anticipated a world in which the writer-director behind the biggest superhero movie of all time would be promoting an adaptation of one of his plays at an annual comic book convention in Anaheim.
But here we are, on the final day of WonderCon 2013. And here's Joss Whedon applying his famous loquaciousness to a packed Much Ado About Nothing panel in the Arena at the Anaheim Convention Center.
Ladies and gentlmen, boys and girls, Rogues of every stripe, WonderCon is here!
WonderCon is sort of like San Diego Comic-Con's bright and equally fascinating younger sibling, and the massive convention goes down in Anaheim, California from March 29-March 30.
Like its better-known brother, WonderCon is a dream, a nigh-unlimited smorgasbord of delicious treats for fans of comic books, movies, literature, animation, television, costumes, and anything that fits under the ever-growing umbrella of "geek stuff."
Of course, you can bet your butts that IAR will be on site in Anaheim reporting from the biggest panels such as Warner Bros. and Legendary Picture's unveiling of new footage from Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim. We will, in fact, be all over WonderCon like sprinkles on cupcakes, but the fact of the matter is that the Con is just too big for IAR to cover everything we'd like to. So, for your information and convenience, we've made our own schedule of events at WonderCon that ought to appeal to the Rogue in you.
Check out the official Comic-Con International three day WonderCon schedule by clicking right here. Since we spent all this time panning for gold, however, you might as well take a peek at our schedule presentation and see if anything in particular jumps out at you.