For months now, just who will play superpowered siblings Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver in Avengers: Age of Ultron has been pretty much a foregone conclusion.
But actors in talks don't always become the actors who play the parts, so Marvel Studios has officially announced that Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson are set to appear in the Avengers sequel.
Two of what are guaranteed to be the biggest comic book movies of the next two summers, X-Men: Days of Future Past and Avengers: Age of Ultron, will feature different takes on the same character.
Marvel Studios head honcho Kevin Feige – he of the ever-present baseball cap and the teasingly coy non-answer – is talking about this strange tale of two Quicksilvers.
Scheduled to open in theaters on April 4th, 2014 is the highly awaited sequel to Captain America: The First Avenger entitled Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The film is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo (You, Me and Dupree), and stars Chris Evans (The Iceman) as Steve Rogers/Captain America, Scarlett Johansson (Don Jon) as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, Samuel L. Jackson (Django Unchained) as Nick Fury, Cobie Smulders (Safe Haven) as Maria Hill, Anthony Mackie (Pain & Gain) as Sam Wilson/The Falcon, Emily VanCamp (Norman) as Agent 13, Sebastian Stan (The Apparition) as Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier, Frank Griillo (The Grey) as Brock Rumlow/Crossbones, Hayley Atwell (The Sweeney) as Peggy Carter, Dominic Cooper (The Devil's Double) as Howard Stark, Toby Jones (The Hunger Games) as Arnim Zola, and Robert Redford (All Is Lost) as Alexander Pierce.
IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Cobie Smulders to talk about her work on the new comedy Delivery Man, which opens in theaters on November 22nd. While we will run that portion of the interview closer to the film's release date, we wanted to share with you now what she had to say about Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The popular actress talked about her upcoming Marvel sequel, not appearing in much of the recent trailer, the size of her role in the film, not having any scenes with Robert Redford, not even having a chance to meet the legendary actor, how much fun she had shooting the pilot for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and possibly returning to the series before the end of the season.
For months now, Aaron Taylor-Johnson has been associated with a supporting superpowered role in Avengers: Age of Ultron, but Marvel Studios hadn't locked him down.
Now, however, it seems that the Kick-Ass star is finally on board to play Pietro Maximoff, also known as Quicksilver.
Between Iron Man 3 on Blu-ray and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., this week has already seen a whole mess of Marvel Studios content, but Joss Whedon is up to his old loquacious ways.
The director of the third biggest movie on record (not adjusted for inflation) has shared some new insight on Avengers: Age of Ultron, as well as thoughts on The Avengers, his future involvement in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and the danger of ubiquitous reboots.
Oh, and the teaser video that announced the title of the Avengers sequel at San Diego Comic-Con is now online, too.
Buff dudes in comic book movies are a dime a dozen, but two new posters for Thor: The Dark World put the fairer sex first, giving both Natalie Portman and Jaimie Alexander front and center.
It's a Thor: The Dark World buffet worthy of an Asgardian diner!
Not only has director Alan Taylor revealed that The Avengers writer-director Joss Whedon put his prints on several scenes of the Thor sequel, but he's also talking about the visual differences between his take on the God of Thunder and its predecessor. And for the visual learners out there, Marvel Studios has also dropped a slightly tweaked extended trailer for this November's cosmic romp.
Just because Avengers: Age of Ultron is considerate enough to declare its villain right in the title doesn't mean there isn't plenty of mystery surrounding the robotic menace.
In discussing the casting of James Spader as Ultron, loquacious writer-director Joss Whedon hasn't just given a bit of insight on what Spader is bringing to the role, but how the villain will be realized onscreen.
Looks like we'll be getting Edgar Wright's first superhero movie early, as Marvel Studios has kicked up Ant-Man from November 2015 to the dog days of summer 2015.
Long scheduled for November 6, 2015, Ant-Man is now set to bring Hank Pym to theaters on July 31, 2015.
Less than a day ago, we reported a rumor that a familiar Marvel fixture would play the villain in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Marvel Studios has put its foot down on that rumor by announcing that, in fact, the always excellent James Spader will bring Ultron to life in Joss Whedon's sequel to The Avengers.