The cast of James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy is just out of this world, and it was long suspected that the group would join forces with The Avengers to fend off the Thanos threat in The Avengers 2. But with filming expected to begin this month, and two more roles to fill, we won’t be seeing what Guardians of the Galaxy for quite a while.
Despite what we may think is going to happen, The Avengers 2 director Joss Whedon made it clear that there will be no such team up happening any time soon, no matter how awesome it looks in our heads.
He may be the face of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but Robert Downey Jr.‘s contract with the studio ended with Iron Man 3, and surprisingly enough, he is not signed on for The Avengers 2, at least not yet. Word is that Downey is renegotiating his contract to appear in the next two films, but as to the standalone Iron Man installments, that is still up in the air. Whether or not he will appear in any of the upcoming Avengers sequels remains to be seen, but The Avengers director Joss Whedon believes that Downey will return to reprise his role.
During one of the press rounds for his upcoming adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, Whedon spoke to Newsweek’s The Daily Beast about the matter and is confident that Downey will return.
When Joss Whedonannounced that Quicksilver and Scarlett Witch were to appear in The Avengers 2, it posed an interesting and legally pondering question. Could one character appear in two different franchises run by two different studios? In comic book lore, Magneto is the father of mutant twins, Quicksilver and the Scarlett Witch. Since the two are both mutants, they technically are a part of the X-Men property, which is also under the 20th Century Fox banner. However, the two are also members of the Avengers, which happens to be under the Marvel/Disney banner.
Now with Bryan Singer well into shooting X-Men: Days Of Future Past, he has made a stunning casting announcement. The director recently tweeted that Evan Peters will play Quicksilver, the mutant who is capable of running at superhuman speeds.
While attending the Hollywood red carpet premiere of Iron Man 3, Yahoo Movies caught up with Joss Whedon, writer-director of Marvel’s The Avengers to discuss the status of the highly anticipated 2015 sequel.
In the video, which you can see below, Whedon confirmed that he recently finished a first draft of the script for The Avengers 2, and that “we’re in a really good place.”
On Tuesday Disney released the mammoth, 10-disc Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One – Avengers Assembled Blu-ray set containing all six of Marvel Studio’s first blockbuster superhero adventures and a host of exclusive bonus features. The set also came with a special code that buyers could enter at the S.H.I.E.L.D. Mainframe website and view a video preview prepared by Marvel that offers some tantalizing glimpses at their upcoming Phase Two movies Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, and their first Phase Three movie Ant-Man.
Last night some enterprising individuals posted the video online but Marvel and Disney quickly exercised their legal superpowers and had it pulled. Fortunately for us they were not able to pull down a host of still images from the preview that survived. Some of them we posted yesterday before we knew for sure they were legit, but now we have a ton more to share with you.