Marvel Mutterings: Avengers 2 & Fantastic Four

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Whether it’s Fox, Sony or the Marvel stable themselves, here are the world-wide witterings!

Quicksilver talks Avengers 2 and Terry Crews wants to be The Thing (actually there’s a lot of talking around the Fantastic Four)!

Avengers: Age Of UltronKick-Ass star Aaron Taylor-Johnson spoke a little about his take on the super-speedy Quicksilver in The Avengers: Age Of Ultron, and this take seems far more in line with his classic Marvel Comics incarnation than Evan Peters’ take in X-Men: Days Of Future Past. “There’s years – over 50 years – of back story on him all there to use, and I like doing that. Him and his sister [Scarlet Witch] have been abandoned by their parents and their father, and they grew up in Eastern Europe defending and looking out for themselves and each other,” explained Taylor-Johnson. “His sister really is his guidance – emotionally she’s the one who looks after him, and vice versa. He’s very overprotective physically – he doesn’t want anyone touching her. He has real anger frustration – I like that.”

“I always thought it’d be quite funny if you saw him eating loads and people asked him why and he’d explain it’s because he’s burning so much energy all the time. Or ideas that you’d see him come back round – but he’s already nipped out and got his lunch somewhere else. He just got bored – his attention span is so fucking quick.” Expanding on how much of the character’s signature look will make it into the Avengers Assemble sequel, the star was uncertain.” “That’s what we’re in talks about really, right now – how I could become that character and not feel forced. I might not look right with white hair, and the accent may be wrong… it just doesn’t work like that.”

Fantastic Four: The Expendables and Terminator Salvation star Terry Crews has spoken up about wanting to play Ben Grimm, aka the Thing, in Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four reboot. “One character I always thought I could play is the Thing from Fantastic Four,” he told . “Another character I’ve always loved as a fan is Colossus. If there was a way to make that happen that worked, I would love to be Colossus.” Crews, who today voices Blade in Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man animated series, has been linked to rumours of playing Luke Cage, aka Power Man. However, he thinks that particular one is a dead-end.

“Some people bring up Luke Cage, but honestly I have to step out of that because Marvel’s never really expressed an interest in making it,” he added. “If Marvel hasn’t expressed interest in it, why should I? I’m interested in actually doing a character that’ll see the light of day; that’s one of the reasons I chose to do Blade here. I don’t want to be a part of something that’s going to sit on the shelf and never get made.”

And as Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four reboot nears production, casting is well underway and reports abound that Saoirse Ronan and Kate Mara (House of Cards) have been lined up for Sue Storm, while Kit Harington (Game Of Thrones), Jack O’Connell (Transformers 4) and Miles Teller (Divergent) are up for Mr Fantastic. To be fair Ronan has been linked to everything from The Avengers: Age Of Ultron to Star Wars: Episode VII so her naming isn’t too surprising. Michael B Jordan is the only actor currently shortlisted for Johnny Storm, but that could change. Simon Kinberg is currently giving the script a final rewrite.

Source: Total Film, Newsarama, Variety

GS Reporter: SilverFox

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