Marvel Mutterings: Venom, Daredevil, Avengers, Deadpool, Dr Strange & The Fantastic 4!

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

This week: Venom goes darker, Daredevil takes some Stick, The Avengers have a plotline, Doc Strange, The Fab Four & Deadpool all have a release dates…

Venom: Sony screenwriter Alex Kurtzman spoke on the Venom movie that he’s currently developing to spin-off out of The Amazing Spider-Man 3: “Well, Venom is sort of the flip side in that there are certain lines that Spider-Man won’t cross because he’s Peter Parker and Peter Parker will only do certain things, and Venom is an entirely different character. Venom, in a weird way, is the representation of every line that will get crossed. He’s a much darker character. I wouldn’t even really say more complicated because I think they’re both very complicated characters, but I think the attraction for me to Venom is the idea that you can do things that you can’t do with Spider-Man.”

Daredevil: Scott Glenn has been cast in Marvel / Netflix’s Daredevil TV series as Stick, the martial arts master who teaches Matt Murdock his agility & fighting skills. Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s head of television, said, “Stick is one of the most important figures in Matt Murdock’s life and Scott Glenn embodies all the qualities of someone so integral to this hero’s journey. There are few actors who could bring such the authenticity, gravitas and charisma to such a key role in Matt’s journey to become the super hero we call Daredevil.” Blind martial arts sensei Stick, was added to Daredevil lore by Frank Miller as the mentor to both Daredevil and Elektra, and like Matt Murdock, he uses his enhanced other senses to compensate for his blindness, and you may remember that he was played by Terence Stamp in that largely forgettable Elektra movie.

Daredevil’s TV show also now has a logo, which is very similar to the Marvel Knights logo, again raising hopes that with Ghost-Rider & Blade back in the Marvel stable, great things may be afoot.

Daredevil

Avengers: Walt Disney Pictures have release the official synopsis for the Avengers: Age Of Ultron:

Marvel Studios presents Avengers: Age of Ultron, the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time.

When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping programme, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.

Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron stars Robert Downey Jr, who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk. Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Samuel L Jackson as Nick Fury and Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, the team must reassemble to defeat Ultron, a terrifying technological villain hell-bent on human extinction. Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen, and Pietro Maximoff, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision.

Dr Strange: Marvel have already announced a release date for Doctor Strange, and you’ll be able to see it in cinemas on 8 July, 2016. The film is being directed by Scott Derrickson, and is due to start filming in May next year. Now… all they need is an actor for the lead… whilst there have been no shortage of names put forward (all pure speculation), this is the first time that we’ve heard anything that sounds just a little more credible: according to the interweb, Ethan Hawke is not only the studio’s final choice – but he’s actually already signed on and been cast in the role of Stephen Strange, the Sorcerer Supreme! A website reports: “Ethan Hawke is their new guy, having offered him the role on Friday. I hear Hawke accepted the job over the weekend, and things have quickly progressed into contract talks, with a six-picture deal being what Marvel is hoping to lock him into.”

Deadpool: 20th Century Fox have also confirmed a release date for the eagerly awaited Deadpool film, set for a 12 February 2016 release. However, in an unexpected, and yet not entirely unsurprising move, the studio announced that the film will be R-rated: “I heard from the director that they finally figured out the script, and it was right before this was announced, that they figured out, and you guys are all gonna hate this, they figured out how to make it PG-13. And therefore ‘not lose its soul,’ and that’s a quote, of the script so that they can make it.” If you’re not comfortable with that idea, think about the level of violence attributed to the “Merc with the Mouth”, and then ask yourself what the first Blade film would have looked like as a PG-13.

Fantastic Four: However, The Fantastic Four has been pushed back from a 19 June 2015 date to 7 August 2015…

Sources: MTV, Marvel, DeadlineSchmoes KnowThis Is Infamous,

GS Blogger: SilverFox

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