Marvel News Round-Up: Spider-Man 2, Thor 3, Wolverine 4

marvel-logo1Whether it’s Fox, Sony or the Marvel stable themselves, the world-wide rumour mill is full of mutterings!

Spider-Man 2: According tComicBook.com,  Jim Carrey has been seen loitering on the set of Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2. The mad-cap actor, currently in KickAss 2, has been filming scenes set in the “Ravencroft Institute For The Criminally Insane”, whose comic book alumni include Electro, Doc Ock & The Vulture.

Rumour has it that he is being cast for a seedling bit-part as Cletus Kasady, the psychopathic & sadist serial killer who became the ‘host’ for Carnage, the off-spring of the symbiote Venom. All this would be to set the character up for a role in The Amazing Spider-Man 4 (not 3!), which has been teased for a May 2018 release.

So two questions: in 2018, Carrey will be 56 years old – unless there’s going to be a lot of CGI involved, isn’t he going to be a bit old to be playing a supervillain? Especially if they follow the comic books and cue it up for a Venom & Spidey vs Carnage storyline. Question 2: does anyone actually remember The Riddler from Batman Forever?!?

Thor 3: with Thor 2: The Dark World still to actually hit the screens, it’s reassuring to know that Marvel have such faith in their blonde demi-god. Reacting to Anthony Hopkins’ declaration that he’d like to continue as Thor’s father Odin in more films, Natalie Portman – who plays Jane Foster – has stated that a third film is already in planning. “Yeah, well I think they are going to make a Thor 3,” said Portman, “so I think Anthony will be pleased.” Well, that’s two characters we know who won’t be dying in Thor 2… thanks for the spoiler alert, Nat! 🙂

Wolverine: Hugh Jackman has been mute about committing to any more turns as The Wolverine after X-Men: Days Of Future Past – in fact he’s often stated that he’s amazed he’s managed 7 appearances so far. But according to the web, he’s going to be making that decision soon. Reports are that he has been offered $100 million (!) to reprise the role of Wolverine in 4 more “X-Men related” movies.

20th Century Fox maybe thinking that the character presence in Jeff Wadlow’s X-Force, will give the lesser known team some box office gravitas, although it does fly in the face of Marl Millar’s well-known apprehensions about over-exposing the character.

“Hugh has a big decision to make. It’s not every day an actor gets offered this kind of pay-cheque, but Hugh vowed never to lock himself into any multi-picture deals after X-Men,” a source is quoted. “He hasn’t given any kind of answer yet, so at least he’s considering it.” $100M right?!? So he’s going to turn his back on the character that made him? $100M right?!? I don’t think so!

Source: ComicBook.com. E! Online, National Enquirer
Reporter: SilverFox

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