Marvel Mutterings: Captain America, X-Men, Deadpool

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

First trailers for Captain America: The Winter Soldier & X-Men: Days of Future Past, Ryan Reynolds talks Deadfool(!), and Disney has a new Thor attraction!

Captain America: The Winter Soldier: Following up on our last posting, the first full trailer is here, and it looked fairly awesome, except just about everyone I spoke to who didn’t like the new costume (I, myself am pretty nonplussed!); but we get a very verbal Black Widow, a crashing heli-carrier, and a sweet announcing scene with Bucky himself: http://marvel.com/videos/watch/2966/captain_america_the_winter_soldier_trailer_1

X-Men: Days of Future Past: But (and you have to hand it to Singer & Fox) single-handedly blowing Cap AM out of the water in the same week was the first trailer for the second installment of the X-Men… O-M-G – two Prof Xs, two Magnetos, a bullet-ridden Wolverine, all the regulars including Mystique, Beast, Rogue, Kitty Pryde & Iceman, an anything-but-impish Trask, and – oh my days – Cable. The only thing missing was the Sentinels, and they can tease that for a while. Are we potentially looking at the most epic Marvel-based film ever?: http://x-menmovies.com/

Deadpool: According to Ryan Reynolds, a Deadpool film is “tiptoeing forward”;“[In] its current iteration the movie’s actually very small,” said Reynolds. “There’s minimal impact to the studio, which is the way we’re kind of presenting it to them. We’re saying ‘Look, the budget is minimal. Therefore, can we do this the way it should be done?’ Which unfortunately needs a Rated R or it needs those elements.” “The script is probably available online, it leaked. But it’s very meta, I mean the character knows he’s in a movie, he knows he’s in a comic book. He names studio executives in the script. So, it’s kind of a risky property. But, you know, we’ll see. It’s actually, within the last couple of weeks, taken a few very, very small tiptoes forward.” In terms of timing, he commented, “In our lifetime? Yeah, I think so. I think if I were a betting man it’ll get made, eventually. I mean it’s just been developed to high heaven. It has great people around it, so we’ll see.” So, is that before or after Justice League, which looks a lot more solid right now, Ryan?

Thor: Okay, so not strictly film news, but Disney have now stolen a march on the Universal Studios parks (which currently has all the Marvel based rides) and opened a “Thor: Treasures of Asgard” experience within Innoventions (in Tomorrowland, neighboring Space Mountain) at the California, DisneyLand. Opening a week after the release of “Thor: The Dark World” the Asgardian-themed attraction, actually the second exhibit this year tied-in to a Marvel film (after “Iron Man Tech Presented by Stark Industries).

It’s the first time a Marvel character has been portrayed in-person at a Disney theme park, with Thor circulating throughout the park for photo-ops. And it appears to be a good Thor, too – the costume looks of high quality, with a suitable Hemworth-esque actor bringing the God of Thunder to life. “Treasures of Asgard,” in typical Disneyland fashion, is presented as an authentic experience within the Marvel Universe, rather than something simply there to cash-in on a new movie. It positions itself as an exhibition of artifacts organized by Jane Foster to promote Midgardian (Earth)/Asgardian relations. So the bulk of “Treasures of Asgard” is a museum-like showcase of “Thor”-related items, including Sif’s shield, Volstagg’s axe, Heimdall’s sword and Loki’s helmet, as well as relatively new items such as a dark elf Malekith’s mask.

The main event, however, is a chance to come face to face with Thor – via a narrator who explains that you are at the opening of the Bifrost, the portal between Earth and Asgard, with sound & lighting effects transporting theme park guests to the realm of the gods, and a door opens to Odin’s throne room. It’s a detailed representation, allowing for some up close & personal interaction with Thor, and a chance to lift Mjolnir!

The exhibition is scheduled to run until Jan 6th 2014, and allows for about 30 visitors at a time. Thor will be in the throne room for about six and a half hours each day, but the displays will still be available for viewing during his off-time. Thor: Treasures of Asgard opens at Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California on Friday, Nov. 1.

Source: Yahoo!, Comic Book Resources

GS Reporter: SilverFox

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