Marvel Mutterings: Avengers 2, Fox on TV, Daredevil, Wolverine & Sinister 6

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

This week: Avengers update, Fox want to take their Marvel properties onto TV, Marvel’s Daredevil will join them, Jackman may not, and we see who’s in the Sinister 6!

Avengers 2: producer Kevin Fiege revealed that Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man had been on the back burner for so long that it was never intended Hank Pym be Ultron’s creator, as he is in the comic. “We changed, frankly, some of the MCU to accommodate this version of Ant-Man,” said Whedon. “Knowing what we wanted to do with Edgar and with Ant-Man, going years and years back, helped to dictate what we did with the roster for Avengers the first time. It was a bit of both in terms of his idea for the Ant-Man story influencing the birth of the MCU in the early films leading up to Avengers. It was two things – a story Edgar wanted to tell that we’ll see with Michael Douglas and Paul Rudd, and now we’re 11 films in, it’s looking at the characters we’ve already introduced who already have the technology and the brains to do…certain things.”

20th Century Fox: Fox has been talking about taking its wing of the Marvel universe onto television; writer/producer Simon Kinberg has been discussing developing the X-Men and Fantastic Four universes, stating “the serialised format of comic books is better suited to TV”. He also said he was interested in making an R-rated Deadpool film… “It makes sense to me,” says Kinberg of a movie adaptation. “Genuinely it’s early phases, early days, but if you’re gonna do a Deadpool movie, I think you’ve gotta do a hard-R, darker movie and he is the perfect character to do it with.”

Daredevil:  Past Netflix mutterings about series for  Daredevil, Power Man, Iron Fist, and Jessica Jones, are starting to take form, with the announcement that Marvel’s Daredevil will be getting his own TV show. Marvel chief creative officer Joe Quesada said the show will link with the Marvel Universe, but it will show the street-level noir side of it, so will still exist within the same world as S.H.I.E.L.D. and the Avengers. When asked whether Kingpin would be part of the Daredevil or Spider-Man universe, Quesada remained coy about the villain: “I’m not going to say who the villain is in our story,” answered Quesada.

Spider-Man / Sinister Six: Sony has released a gallery of villains who will appear in their Sinister Six film – in a rather unique way. If you “Shazam” the song that plays during the ending credits of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 it unlocks the bonus material: looking at the trademark equipment on show in the video, the line-up looks like Green Goblin, Rhino, Doctor Octopus, Vulture and Kraven the Hunter – the only debate is whether the mask that appears refers to either Mysterio or The Chameleon…. online consensus seems to favour the latter.

Wolverine: Hugh Jackman has been talking Wolverine 3, but it’s not a done deal for him; when asked where he wanted to take Logan next in Wolverine 3, he said, “I don’t know yet. We’re talking it through. I still am very ambitious for the character. And tonally I feel like we corrected the ship with the last one. But I feel we can still go further, in a way. If I did another one I’m 99.9% sure it would be the last, so that will inform what it is for me.” Discussing future possible storylines, he commented, “Well, of course we’re looking at Old Man Logan, because that may be the only option left at this point! [laughs] We are looking at a lot of different storylines. No one has jumped out. You can tell from my answer that we’re still working it out. I’m working with Jim Mangold, which is exciting. Jim came on board The Wolverine after Darren [Aronofsky] left, so he inherited it. And of all the things that Jim can do, one of the great things he does is develop scripts. I’m excited to see what we can come up with, but I haven’t signed on signed on. I’m genuinely at that point where unless it’s better than the last one I’m not going to do it.” When asked what constituted being as good as the last one, he responded, “If the script is as good? Hm. I don’t know if that will get me across the line, man. I think it has to be better. I can still see where we can improve on the last one. I love the intimacy of that story, I liked the small stuff, I liked that it was a little unexpected. I don’t want to get into specifics, because it just upsets people, but there are certain parts of that story where I felt we were predictable. And I don’t think you need to do that with Wolverine. What’s exciting is that you can make it a more interior story, and people actually prefer that. And that was good to show and convince everyone – especially everyone who green-lights the movies!”

Sources: Collider, ComicBook, SFX, Cinema Blend, Empire

GS Reporter: SilverFox

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