Marvel Mutterings: X-Men, Fantastic Four & Agent Carter

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

This week: Singer chats about X-Men Phase 2 Part 3, the Storm siblings Dad is cast in the Fab Four, and an Agent of Pre-SHIELD coming soon!

X-Men: Apocalypse: Yeah, we know DoFP hasn’t opened yet, but director Bryan Singer has already revealed that as the timeline creeps closer towards the original 2000′s X-Men, we look forward to seeing some young but familiar faces enrol for Xavier’s School For Gifted Youngsters. “My next goal is how did the X-Men come together? That story hasn’t been told yet, so [Days Of Future Past] is the inbetweequel,” said Singer. “It’s in between the birth of that relationship with Charles and Erik and the formation of the X-Men.” which means X-Men: Apocalypse is ripe to recast the iconic original characters Cyclops, Jean Grey and Storm. “Yeah,” Singer confirms, “exactly.”

In the meantime, check out this new clip from the next film:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pnrOJb_vwY&feature=player_embedded

Fantastic Four: Do you like your ribs? House Of Cards star Reg E Cathey has been cast in Josh Trank’s The Fantastic Four as the father of Sue & Johnny Storm, AKA Invisible Woman & the Human Torch. Starring alongside Kate O’Mara (also a House Of Cards cast-member) as Sue and Michael B Jordan as Johnny, Cathey’s character is referred to Dr Storm, described as a scientist. In Marvel comics lore, Dr Franklin Storm gave up medicine when his wife died on his operating table, and ending up on the wrong side of the law, he spent time in prison, before eventually being killed by the Skrull.

Agent Carter / SHIELD: ABC have confirmed a Marvel double-trick, confirming Agents of SHIELD Season 2, AND picking up the Agent Carter TV show for a full series – guess that one-shot was really succesful! Based around Hayley Atwell’s character from Captain America: The First AvengerAgent Carter will air between Agents Of SHIELD breaks, and the plotlines will inter-weave between the two – a neat trick given that they’re set 60 years apart. The series is described as “set in 1946 and peace has dealt Peggy Carter a serious blow as she finds herself marginalised when the men return home from fighting abroad. Working for the covert SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve), Peggy must balance doing administrative work and going on secret missions for Howard Stark all while trying to navigate life as a single woman in America, in the wake of losing the love of her life – Steve Rogers.”

Sources: The Hollywood Reporter, Sci-Fi Now, The Hollywood Reporter

GS Reporter: SilverFox

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