Marvel Mutterings: Avengers, Ant-Man, Spider-Man, Dr Strange & Guardians

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

This week: we have been mostly following Comic-Con!

Ant-Man: And so, we got our first promo poster artwork:

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Spider-Man: Sony has dated The Sinister Six, a movie that features an all-star lineup of Spider-Man villains, for Nov. 11, 2016. In doing so, they also pushed back The Amazing Spider-Man 3 by two years to 2018, which pretty much messes up their entire schedule as Amazing Spider-Man 3 and 4 had already been dated for June 10, 2016, and May 4, 2018, respectively. “With Sinister Six in the hands of writer-director Drew Goddard, we feel extremely confident placing the film on a prime date in 2016,” said Doug Belgrad, president of Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group. Introduced back in 1964, the original Six members were Doctor Octopus, Kraven the Hunter, Mysterio, Vulture, Sandman and Electro, (already portrayed by Jamie Foxx in The Amazing Spider-Man 2). It is unclear which villains this incarnation will feature – possibilities include are the Green Goblin, played by Dane DeHaan in The Amazing Spider-Man 2; the film’s closing credits dropped Easter eggs that hinted at potential future villains for the franchise, e.g. Doc Ock’s mechanical arms & Vulture’s wings were seen in the background of one scene. The movie also introduced the Rhino (Paul Giamatti) in its last scene.

Avengers 2 – The Age of Ultron: Hayley Atwell has confirmed that Peggy Carter will be in Avengers: Age of Ultron – right after she’ll have been on TV in Marvel’s upcoming Agent Carter. The British actress is now getting ready to shoot the Agent Carter TV series – which follows the events of Captain America: The First Avenger and her Marvel One-Shot, but has apparently put in some screen time for Age of Ultron, as the actress was supposedly spotted on set. Atwell said that her inclusion in Age of Ultron came about during an evening with director & writer Joss Whedon. “We went out drinking one night and he was like, ‘You know, it would be great to write something for you,’”she says. “‘And I was like , ‘Yes, Joss, it would! It would be amazing!’”

Marvel also released a series of character based artwork across Comic-Con:

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The neat trick was pushing them all into one:

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Doctor Strange: Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige gave some insight into how Doctor Strange‘s sorcery could work in the the current Marvel Cinematic Universe: “Doctor Strange is a classic Marvel origin story,” said Feige, “because he’s got one of the best origins ever. And it is our opportunity to take a left turn into the supernatural. Now, what is the definition of ‘supernatural’? It varies. We like the idea of playing with alternate dimensions. [Doctor] Strange, in a very [Steve] Ditko, crazy astro-trip way, traveling through dimensions and traveling through other realms is something we think is very cool. And playing with perceptions of reality. I just watched the Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Cosmos series, which is amazing, and which may as well be an acid trip. It may as well be Doc Strange! It is a mind-bending [series], all based in physics and based in quantum mechanics, and we’re going to play a lot with the notion of that as an explanation for how the sorcerers do what they do.”  To the lay-man, quantum physics’ understanding of the behaviour of particles at a subatomic level, and how relationships between particles can often defy conventional understandings of physics,  could appear as magic or the supernatural?

Guardians of the Galaxy: Marvel has confirmed that the Guardians Of The Galaxy will return for a sequel, with Marvel confirming that they would be working on Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 for 28 July 2017. Writer-director James Gunn Tweeted that he’ll be returning to write and direct:

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And finally… Marvel gave us a re-cap video on Phases 1 & 2, leading up to Josh Brolin’s Thanos:

Keep the faith, true believers!!!

Sources: Comic Book Movie, Hollywood Reporter/Film,

GS Blogger: SilverFox

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