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Welcome to the Comic-Con edition of “Marvel Movie Mondays”. This is already going to break the rules a little because as most of you know, Comic-Con is the biggest movie event of the year for all geeks, whether comic book, fantasy or science fiction. As such, here’s the special Comic-Con edition that’ll include all the big announcements that have occurred over the last week, and believe me there are some HUGE announcements. Tell us what interests you the most!

Make sure to check out the previous edition of Marvel Movie Mondays, as you’ll be able to tell, the world of comic book movies and related adaptations is always in flux, and there will be plenty of things that were relevant or correct last week, that aren’t now. Special thanks to our friends at Screen Rant and Comic Book Movie for providing such excellent Comic-Con coverage (seeing as they were there) and being the sources I have quoted from most often in this article when it comes to recapping trailers or experiences that aren’t yet available for public consumption.


Marvel Phase Two Three

Marvel had a few big announcements during their presentation at Comic-Con, including showing some footage for several of their highly anticipated movies in development, not to mention giving The Avengers 2 its official title.

Aaron Eckhart Frankenstein

* Aaron Eckhart let slip that he has been talking with Marvel and that the two really want to work together on a future project. Eckhart is a strong actor, and suitable for many roles within the universe. Where would you like to see him placed? He commented on what it’s like to play comic book characters, specifically referencing Robert Downey Jr,’s crowd pleasing turn as Iron Man:

“I look at Iron Man and I go, ‘I would never have played that so well as Robert Downey Jr.’ Talk about trusting his instincts as an actor and making Iron Man something that I… I don’t look at Iron Man that way, I look at Iron Man or some other movie like that with so much… I’m too literal. I don’t have fun like Robert Downey Jr. does. So my sensibilities don’t go to that genre naturally.”

Agent Carter (& One Shot’s in general)

Agent Carter

On the release of the Blu-Ray for Iron Man 3 there will be a one shot short film focusing on Hayley Atwell‘s character Agent Peggy Carter from Captain America. This short will bridge the gap between Iron Man 3 and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Dominic Cooper returns as a young Howard Stark. Director Louis D’Esposito talks about the speedy production of Agent Carter and its plot:

“First of all it’s a period piece. You have three fight scenes as opposed to Item 47, where we just had basically one action scene. We had five days – one more day than we did on Item 47 but I think it’s double in size. And also the visual style of it, that requires time. So there was pressure on us. I have people looking over my shoulder, looking at the watch saying, ‘Come on, you’re costing us a lot of money!’”

“It’s a year since Cap plunged into the ocean. And in our mind, we said there’s a few SSR offices. If you want to relate it to now, it’s like the OSS, the precursor to the CIA. The SSR is the precursor to S.H.I.E.L.D. There’s some satellite offices in New York and right now their primary concern is getting Zodiac.”

There will be a few other surprise cameos and other Marvel heroes have been hinted at for future Marvel One-Shots.

* D’Esposito has also been talking about how each Marvel film will have their own One Shot on home release. He has expressed interest in using it as a medium to bring new characters into the MCU, but obviously they are limited due in funding. He says:

“We would love to, but it’s difficult because there’s a cost to that. If Iron Man is flying around doing something, that very costly. And first of all, what’s the story? Is it important that that superhero is in the story?

“I’ve been asked many times too, would you introduce new characters? That even proves to be very difficult, just from a cost perspective. What does the costume look like? Who is the actor playing it? A lot of R&D goes into it. We have a great concept department here, a visual development department, and it takes time.”

* D’Esposito admitted that he really wanted to make a One Shot about Loki, but it was too costly to make a One Shot based in the Asgard setting.

Ms. Marvel

* He has also confirmed that he would like to make a Ms. Marvel film, saying:

“Let’s just say I knew I was going to direct Captain Marvel [as a feature], right? And we knew who was going to play her. That would make it easy to introduce her first in a One-Shot. But that’s a plan that requires a lot of coordination. And I don’t know if really we … if I’ve been thinking that far ahead. It’s difficult enough to find something that’s enjoyable, that we can tell with the budget limitations and in the time we have. Introducing a lot of complicated variables might weaken that.”

* Other ideas that were suggested included a Dum Dum Dugan short film featuring a younger Nick Fury and, believe it or not, a Black Panther One Shot. Arguably a Black Panther production would run into similar problems that a Loki one would due to having to create a believable fictional setting that would largely need CGI and special effects (in this case, the fictional African island of Wakanda). Fans continue to hope and be vocal about their desire for a Black Panther movie in Phase 3, which already has at least two newcomers in the form of Ant Man and Doctor Strange.

Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. group shot

* The pilot was shown to fans in attendance and early responses were positive, citing the episode as “a ton of fun” and that it included a balance of over the top action and cool futuristic technology. Unfortunately, us normal people will have to wait until September on ABC to see it.

* There was a panel consisting of Marvel’s Head Of Television, Jeph Loeb as well as writers Jed Whedon and Maurissa Trancharoen; producer Jeffery Bell; cast members Elizabeth Henstridge, Ian De Caestecker, Chloe Bennet, Brett Dalton, Ming-Na Wen and Clark Gregg; and creator Joss Whedon. You can watch that in the video below:

* The panel session was brief, but it confirmed that the show will introduce new characters previously unseen into the MCU.

* The show is produced with a big budget for tv. No word on whether it rivals Game Of Thrones reported 8 million dollars an episode.

* The pilot episode does not reveal how Agent Coulson has been brought back to life. It will likely be a whole season arc.

Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Cobie Smulders

* The pilot episode will also feature Cobie Smulders reprising her role as Agent Maria Hill from the movies. She is currently tied up filming the last season of How I Met Your Mother, but once that is over she will likely be available for a recurring role in the show. Whedon said of her inclusion:

“I wanted very much to have Cobie in the pilot because as much as anyone else, she IS SHIELD. She’s cool and commanding and has the dry humor that plays so well with Clark’s [Gregg]. Also, if she’s in it, I get to hang out with Cobie,”

Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Classified

* During an interview Ming-Na Wen (who plays the mysterious character Melinda May) accidentally let slip that Firefly alumni Ron Glass (Shepherd Book) will also be featuring in an unknown capacity.

* The pilot episode will premiere on the 24th September on ABC. Will you be watching?

Thor: The Dark World

Thor The Dark World poster

* Rumour: There may potentially be a Guardians Of The Galaxy teaser as a post credits scene for this film. It would make sense, as it’s the only film that will also be set in the cosmos and Guardians is the only non-sequel in Phase 2 of the MCU.

Kurse toy

* Hasbro have released their new toy line-ups for Thor: The Dark World and spotted within them is a model for Kurse, a villain that we haven’t seen yet. Kurse is a wounded, noble Dark Elf who’s tricked by his leader Malekith The Accursed (Christopher Eccleston and the main villain of the film) who’s life is saved by Thor. Malekith takes the wounded soldier and transforms him into Kurse, deceiving him and saying that Thor made him this way. He is a savage and brutal warrior with magic armour and weapons, and will be a worthy physical opponent for Thor to tangle with.

* Tom Hiddleston commented on whether he thinks Loki needs to be redeemed:

“I don’t know if he’s self-aware enough to know about what he wants or what he needs. His raison d’etre, his epithet is mischief. He lives for it. He lives for rebellion and wickedness, guile and unpredictability. I think to betray that – to let himself down in that regard would be a self betrayal.”

* Tom Hiddleton showed up in his full Loki armour to introduce the new footage shown for Thor: The Dark World. See him here:

A description of the footage from an onlooker:

The footage begins in the middle of a battlefield. The Warriors Three are among those fighting. The rainbow bridge appears and Mjolnir comes through first. It hits one of the opponent soldiers and Thor is right behind it. He slams it against the Earth and soldiers go flying. Sif saves Thor from a spear at the last second. Over the hill a giant monster who looks like he’s made of clay approaches. He’s huge and angry. Nearly 20 feet. “I accept your surrender,” Thor grins. The beast refuses and Thor smashes him to pieces with the hammer.”Anyone else?” Thor asks.

The Marvel logo comes up and we’re in London. Jane Foster is there and Thor arrives via the bridge. “I gave you my word I would return for you,” he says. We see Jane in Asgard, exploring the wonder of it all. There’s a brief, “Holy s–t” line from Kat Dennings as Thor and Jane vanish via the bridge. There’s a brief, “Holy s–t” line from Kat Dennings as Thor and Jane vanish via the bridge.

Thor goes to Loki. He’s get in a prison cell with a big glass panel in front. “After all this time, you come before me, brother?” says Loki, “Why? To mock?” Thor says he needs Loki’s help. We see a hand reach for a broken mask, I believe it’s Malekith. “Your bravery will not relieve your pain,” a voice (I think Eccleston) says. “Your family and your world will be extinguished.” Loki sets off with Thor, Jane, Sif and the Warriors Three for a mission.

Jane looks at a monitor and says something about the fabric of reality being torn apart. Sif tells Loki that if he betrays Thor, she’ll kill him. Jane marches right up and slaps Loki in the face. “That was for New York!” she says. “I like her,” Loki grins. There’s a final shot of Thor on the ground, hurt, with Loki standing over him. He kicks Thor directly in the face. Thor reaches for his hammer, but Loki kicks his hand away.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Captain America The Winter Soldier Battle Concept Art

* Brothers and co-directors Joe & Anthony Russo discussed how Winter Soldier will tie most directly in with Age Of Ultron. On the subject, they said:

“There’s a very strong connection in the narrative between the events of the end of “Avengers” that drive this film — and there’s a very strong hand off to “Avengers 2″ at the end of this movie. And Kevin Feige’s whole thing is that this is the biggest bridge of all of Phase 2 movies; it really is. It does involve the most amount of Avengers of any of the films in Phase 2, and it has sort of a, you know, there’s a very big shift in the universe at the end of this movie.”

* Scarlet Johansson has been speaking about her relationship with Captain America and how it will change over the course of the film:

“Their working relationship becomes a more intimate friendship. They have some unexpected similarities – they both have their guard up, they have trust issues, and they’ve also both been working for ‘the man’ for their entire career. Through this unexpected friendship that forms, they both start to question what they want.”

* Chris Evans also spoke about his budding relationship with Natasha Romanoff:

“The relationship with Black Widow is interesting because she’s somebody who has always had the ability to compromise her morals, and see things in black and white.”

Here’s video footage of the two together:

* Whedon went on to talk about how distrust between characters and S.H.I.E.L.D. could cause the fracturing of relationships come Age Of Ultron:

“The first Captain America film is about being given the opportunity to serve. This movie’s more about what happens once you’re given the opportunity to serve, the ability to give yourself up to that, and the question becomes ‘What’s right?’ In the ’40s, it’s easy to say ‘Nazis are bad’. Today it’s a little bit harder to know, who am I serving?” It’s not about just doing the right thing, now it’s about ‘what is the right thing?’”

Guardians Of The Galaxy

Guardians Of The Galaxy new concept art

* New concept art has been unveiled that shows off a more accurate representation of how the main characters will look in the movie. See it above.

* The cast’s arrival at Comic-Con unearthed yet another villain role called Korath, a master hunter who works with Ronan The Accuser played by Djimon Hounsou.

* The beautiful Karen Gillan shaved her head for the role of Nebula.

* Some new footage was shown to audiences, although it was pretty basic due to the film having only just started shooting. It consisted of:

The footage begins with a wide shot of dark, alien world, with greenish-blue aesthetic. There’s a large structure, with walls and it seems to be some sort of temple that a hooded figure enters. From the interior shot we see it’s Peter Quill with his reddish brown trench coat as depicted in the image above. He’s entered to seemingly steal some artifact and just as he does, three mysterious figures also enter the structure with rifles.

They’re lead by Korath and aim to arrest him by first asking Quill to identify himself. Chris Pratt’s Peter Quill says “Star-Lord” and Hounsou’s alien pursuer Korath looks confused and says “who?” The tone is very different from the get-go than Marvel Studios production to date and very funny.

We then see a shot of what may be Quill’s wrist, with some sort of device on his arm and we’re now in prison on what’s likely a space station. The majority of the video is to introduce fans to the characters since the Guardians of the Galaxy comic is very obscure and entirely unrecognizable to the mainstream theater-going demographic..

We see hologram readouts on the the film’s five main characters and there’s a voiceover by John C. Reilly’s Rhomann Dey, a Nova Corps prison guard, describing each:

Drax the Destroyer – speaks for itself. He’s covered in red tattoos, and his skin appears to be flaking off in some parts. We didn’t see him with the armored-skin look or a vest like in the original concept art.

Gamora – a deadly assassin. She’s a brighter green and her eyes are much lighter. She stares ahead with a snarky grin on her face, clearly fearless.

Rocket Raccoon – has over 50 charges for theft and prison escapes. When it jumped from Gamora to Rocket on the line-up, it was very evident how short he is, but not as evident as his attitude when he spits on the ground.

Groot – a plant. He’s so tall, he slowly leans to the right and gets his head in the frame.

And “Star-Lord” who looks lost and comedically out of place.

We get another shot of Dey and we see he’s discussing this with another Nova Corps guard who asks “who calls him Star-Lord” and Dey says that’s just what he calls himself. The personality of each character is hilarious and comes through, even with there being no dialogue in the footage from anyone outside of Chris Pratt, Djimon Hounsou and the Nova guards.

Next we’re seeing Quill, handcuffed, being escorted through a part of the prison and he hears “Hooked On A Feeling” music playing in the background realizing it’s from his walkman. Some large alien is putting on the headphones and listening curiously and Quill repeatedly demands that he stop. For some reason, this really upsets him and he breaks off the line and begins charging the larger alien leading to a confrontation where guards put him down.

This moves into a sizzle reel of action bits, featuring physical moments and close-ups on the Guardians and a load of other varied aliens. The most notable highlights were Star-Lord’s mask – which is the same from the early artwork, him dual-wielding pistols, Gamora kicking ass, a cool looking spaceship leaving the atmosphere of some planet (possibly Xandar), and an angry Rocket Raccoon firing his gun while possibly riding on Groot’s shoulder.

We also get another shot of Quill on the line-up or in a cell as Rhomann Dey and the other guard talk and he’s slowly pretending to crank his hand and give them the middle finger as he apologizes and says he doesn’t know how that machine works. We see Dey explain to the other Nova guard that the five call themselves the “Guardians of the Galaxy” to which the other guard says “what a bunch of a-holes.”

The word on the street is this is a James Gunn movie through and through which makes me very excited indeed.

* Here’s a short clip from the panel:

* Gunn has said that Rocket Racoon is his favourite character in Guardians. In response to people’s skepticism of a racoon playing a main character in the MCU Gunn had to say:

“It’s not about creating Bugs Bunny in the middle of The Avengers. This is about creating a character that’s a little animal that was taken and experimented on and pulled apart and put back together again and implanted with cybernetics and he’s half-machine and half-raccoon. And he’s a gnarled, miserable, pretty-angry creature because there’s nothing else like him. And that’s [something] not easy to be.”

* Gunn says that casting announcements for Rocket Racoon and Groot will be coming next week.

* Gunn also went on to say that the primary antagonist for the Guardians will be Thanos, retconning the end of The Avengers slightly so that they can focus on “Earth’s Mightiest Villain”, Ultron. He says:

“We have Thanos. Thanos is the thing connecting us to the rest of the Marvel Universe at this point and in the future we’ll see what happens after this, but for right now, we’re connected to the rest of the Marvel Universe because we’re resetting the end of The Avengers.”

Star Lord Mask

* Above is a photograph snapped of Star Lord’s soon to be iconic mask and gear.

Nova Corps man

* This is a photograph of the uniform for the members of the Nova Corps. Likely it will be spruced up in post production, but it looks comic book accurate thus far.

* Thanos WILL appear in Guardians Of The Galaxy.

* Here’s some footage from the fan Q & A panel section:

* Each actor present spoke on what their characters are all like and what it was like to portray them. Here’s a rundown:

Star Lord/Peter Quill (Chris Pratt)
Star Lord

“Without blowing too much of his origin or anything like that, there’s a petulance to him. He hasn’t really been held accountable as an adult. He’s been able to be kind of free in space and do whatever he’s wanted to do, and that’s really fun because it means that he’s, like, slept with all these super weird aliens.

My favourite moment that I had was when I first donned my full wardrobe in the costume department. I put it on and I was just like, ‘Wow.’ All of the sudden my walk changed a little bit. That was pretty cool.”

Yondu Udonta (Michael Rooker)
Yondu Udonta

An alien archer in tune with nature – from a primitive species that represented Earth’s first colonization of another planet a thousand years into the future.

“There’s a lot of me in Yondu. When I first read the script, I noticed right away that there were some aspects of Yondu’s existence in this world that are close to mine. For example, there’s the tough love and attitude I have toward some of the other cast members.

In a lot of the movies I’ve done, I hardly ever do make-up [...] When I get mad, I get red. When I get embarrassed, I get red. When I get turned on, I get red – and I want the audience to see that as well! You know? In the character. So if the character’s getting mad, getting turned on, getting upset or something, you’d see that in the facial tones and the skin tones and that’s what I enjoy about acting – to be very subtle like that. I prefer to have no makeup at all – but not in this one!”

Gamora (Zoe Saldana)
Gamora Zoe Saldana

A deadly assassin and the last of her species. The adopted daughter of Thanos – who eventually turned against him after a brutal and violent upbringing.

“She turns green when she blushes, she turns green when she’s mad, when she’s turned on… [a joke in reference to Rooker's comments about acting]. What’s wonderful is that she has grown up in an environment that has misrepresented how she truly, truly feels inside, and she’s gonna discover that, hopefully.

I feel very excited to be joining the Marvel family of superheroes, and I do believe that the Guardians have bigger powers in a way. And if we were up against Captain America or Thor, we would totally kick ass.”

Drax The Destroyer (Dave Bautista)
Drax The Destroyer Dave Bautista

A silent, physical, green-skinned brute type, who (in the comic books) died as a human and was later resurrected as, essentially, a biological weapon with one purpose: to hunt down and kill Thanos.

“Drax the Destroyer is a pretty bad dude. He’s full of rage and full of honour. He’s very literal. The best thing about Drax is he’s hysterical without meaning to be. I think that’s what I love the most about Drax.”

[Acting] is new to me, but I still go to work and I’m a student at this and I’m not afraid to let people know this is new to me. I’m still learning and I’m not afraid to go up to people and pick their brains and ask for advice because to me, that’s how you get better. That’s how I got better at everything I’ve ever done – don’t be too proud to ask for help. I’m learning a lot every day on this project from the cast, from the director, from the crew–even the film’s producers. Just learning, learning. That’s what it’s all about.”

Korath The Pursuer (Djimon Hounsou)
Korath The Pursuer Djimon Hounsou

A Kree agent that develops superhuman tracking abilities thorough the implementation of cyber-genetics – becoming a feared intergalactic hunter.

“I play Korath, he’s a humanoid, but I want to highlight a story about my son: I have a four-year-old son and one day he looked up and said he loves all the superheroes from Spider-Man to Batman to Iron Man. He’s got all the costumes, and one day he looks at me, he says, ‘Papa, I want to be light skinned so I can be Spider-Man because Spider-Man is light skinned.’ That was a shocker to me so I’m extremely excited to be part of a Marvel universe so that hopefully it can provide sort of like a diverse outlook to superheroes or bad guys in those stories. It’s important for us to be part of that, and specifically for me.”

Ronan The Accuser (Lee Pace)
Ronan The Accuser Lee Pace

A Kree warrior. Ronan is a key member of the Kree, one of the alien races rumuored years ago to potentially be a part of the first Avengers movie. The Kree are enemies of the Skrulls, and Ronan is a super powerful judge, jury and executioner.

“He’s been around since 1967, in Fantastic Four number 65, so there’s a lot of stories that I’ve been able to research. I’m just really excited to make a villain that is complicated and that there’s a core of him that you can find something that you understand, you know? I don’t know, he’s pretty bad though He’s a bad dude.”

Nebula (Karen Gillan)
Nebula Karen Gillan

A villainous space pirate who used her fleet to attack various alien civilizations (and The Avengers) – and once claimed to be a descendent of Thanos. Nebula relies on keen battle planning and sharp combat skills (as well as high tech weaponry) to conquer her enemies.

“She looks pretty weird but one of the most interesting things about the character for me is her very strange and complex relationship to Gamora.”

The Collector (Benicio Del Toro)
The Collector Benicio Del Toro

The last surviving member of a highly-intelligent species, he was granted immortality from “Death,” and has the ability to see into the future. He collects actual beings – so that, in the event of intergalactic annihilation, he can reseed the universe with lifeforms.

“He collects things, like everyone does. I think it’s pretty cool that he’s got his own personal zoo.”

Fun fact: Director James Gunn claims that before Del Toro gave his answer about the zoo, the actor was actually going to say the weirdest aspect of The Collector is his hair.

The Avengers: The Age Of Ultron

The Avengers - The Age Of Ultron

* The Avengers sequel now has a title.

* Ultron is the Earth’s greatest villain, a cyborg created by Hank Pym (the original Ant Man) that goes rogue and starts taking over the world’s AI (including Stark’s butler, JARVIS). This announcement prompted large fan excitement for an introduction to Pym, which would make sense because an Ant Man movie is next on the agenda after The Avengers: Age Of Ultron.

Hank Pym Ant Man

* Whedon has since confirmed that they are changing Ultron’s origin and that Pym will not be involved. This seems like an odd missed opportunity, but then it is clear that they will most likely be altering his origins so that Stark creates him, giving him another reason to suit up again and fight. Whedon says:

“We’re doing our own version of the origin story for Ultron. In the origin story, there was Hank Pym, so a lot of people assumed that he will be in the mix. He’s not. We’re basically taking the things from the comics for the movies that we need and can use. A lot of stuff has to fall by the wayside.”

“We’re crafting our own version of it where his origin comes more directly from The Avengers we already know about. It’s a little bit darker than the other film because Ultron is in the house. There’s a science fiction theme that wasn’t there in the other one. Ultron is definitely something that evolves, so we’re going to get together a couple of different iterations. Nothing can be translated exactly as it was from the comics; particularly Ultron.”


As much as it is unfortunate that we won’t be seeing an Ultron that is completely true to the comics, the fact that we only find out about his Ant Man related origin later through flashbacks shows that you really can alter his origin for the purpose of a film and make it more personal, which is what they’re doing here.

* Aaron Taylor-Johnson has practically confirmed his role as Quicksilver in an interview when asked directly about it. He says:

“Oh, that’s um, I don’t think I can talk about that, but it’s definitely an exciting prospect…”

Interviewer: “That is. Have you been reading up on the character?”

“Yeah, it really is. [QuickSilver] has a really interesting character and background. In fact, my wife has just been out and bought the first ever cover, a really really old vintage one where it’s the first time Quicksilver’s ever been on the front cover.”

Ultron image 2

* Vin Diesel continues to stir up the pot by teasing about his as yet unannounced role in the MCU. There are many possibilities in characters that are still remaining to be cast, but considering that he is really excited for the role, it’s incredibly likely that if he isn’t playing Thanos or Ultron, then he will play The Vision, a half human, half synthetic created by Ultron that starts off as an adversary before having a change of heart and becoming one of The Avengers.

Last year, Diesel jokingly uploaded a picture of himself as The Vision to his social networks, saying that he would love to play the character. He quickly took it down, though fan reception seems to be accepting of this idea. Now that Diesel claims that he’s got what he always wanted, it stands to reason that he could indeed be playing Vision. Watch this space.

* UPDATE: Head of Marvel Production, Kevin Feige has categorically stated that there is nothing impending to announce with Vin Diesel. In his words:

“Well, here’s what I will tell you about Vin. And I’ll be very honest with you. We did a press day on the “Captain America” set last week or something. The very first question was, “So how did the meeting with Vin Diesel go?” I went, “Here’s the funny thing, it hasn’t happened yet. It happens at 3 p.m. today.” And they went, “Oh, really?” And it did and he came by and met. So, I’ll say two things: One, there’s nothing to announce with Vin. Vin is an amazing guy and an amazing personality.”

“No. It’s so far ahead it may not even exist. So, there’s nothing to announce. But, I love Vin and he’s an amazing personality. Look how much attention he’s gotten for a meeting. He’s incredibly shrewd. He’s got a Riddick movie that I can’t wait to see. And the “Fast & Furious” franchise, in addition to Vin, is a franchise I admire a lot for turning the sixth and next year the seventh into the biggest and most popular one. As far as a piece of it? Could someday we do a “Luke Cage: Hero for Hire” in that kind of vein. Totally.”

Ouch. Sorry Vin. Not this time!

Ultron image 3

* Whedon was recently asked what character he enjoyed writing most for the new Avengers sequel. He said:

“It’s very much a global Avengers film. A lot of the movie has to do with their place not just in America, but the world. Part of the fun for me, definitely this time around, is writing Hawkeye. He did get possessed pretty early by a bad guy and had to walk around all scowly for most of the movie so now it’s nice to actually have the character there and see him interact with the other guys.”

Jeremy Renner will be happy then, as he was dissatisfied with his character arc in the first film.

* Whedon was asked what female superheroes he’d love to bring to the screen and also why he wouldn’t be keen on integrating Ms. Marvel into the fold:

“Unfortunately, most of them are in the X-Men so Fox has the rights to all of them! I kind of have a thing for Tigra; I’m not gonna lie. I remember being an adolescent boy going, ‘She’s furry, but that should be gross and it’s kind of not. That’s hot!”

“I love The Wasp. I wrote a whole draft of The Avengers that was about The Wasp. Then they said, ‘Can you write an Avengers movie?’”
“You know, I do like a character whose powers are a bit more defined. Pietro and Wanda, I know what they’re able to do. With her, we have set rules for the film. With somebody that’s just awesome and flies around, and punches things…that actually makes our job harder! The easier life is for them, the harder it is for you.”

Whedon Singer Quicksilve

* Feige spoke up about there being two different versions of Quicksilver between The Age of Ultron and in Fox-Men: The Epic Time Travelling Clusterfuck. He basically said he doesn’t care:

“I can’t speak for Fox–I think Fox might do something–but we’re not prepared to do anything with that. It’s early days for us. We just know that there’s enough Quicksilver in the comics and there’s a reason that each studio has a right to that character is because he’s a certain way in the Avengers comic, he’s a certain way in the X-Men comic, and from what I know now, we’re treating him as very very distinct different characters.”