Marvel Mutterings: Avengers, Phase 3, Fantastic 4, Guardians & Agent Carter

This week: Phase 3 poster, extended Avengers 2 trailer, the Fantastic 4’s storyline (POTENTIAL SPOILERS!?), Guardians dancing and Agent Carter get’s Whiplash (well his Dad anyway)!

Marvel Phase 3: Stan’s boys just released the sweetest poster…

Phase3

Interestingly there is no mention of next year’s Ant-Man, indicating that the diminutive hero must be the last part of Phase 2….

Guardians of the Galaxy: with the Blu-Ray release imminent, Marvel are dropping gag-reel sweeteners to loosen that cash in your wallet:

Avengers 2: an extended trailer for Avengers: The Age of Ultron

Agent Carter: continuing the rich Marvel tradition of interweaving their many characters and story-lines, Marvel will link Agent Carter with Iron Man 2, announcing that Anton Vanko, father of Ivan Vanko aka Whiplash, will make an appearance in the series. Anton Vanko is the second Phase One “dad” set to appear on the show, the first being Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper), the father of Tony Stark, and whom Ivan Vanko chiefly blames for his own father’s downfall. Vanko, who will be played by The Americans star, Costa Ronin,

Fantastic Four: Given all the creative casting touches that director Josh Trank has done with the Fab 4 in his The Fantastic Four reboot to mark it aside from Marvel’s Phases, it would now appear that Dr Doom’s lore is now to get the Trank-treatment… Toby Kebbell said recently, “The only thing I can tease you about is what I worked on most was the voice because nobody—even in the cartoons, when I was watching them I was like, ‘So where’s he from?’ There’s a mild change and I’ll tell you because of our history: He’s Victor Domashev, not Victor von Doom in our story. And I’m sure I’ll be sent to jail for telling you that. The Doom in ours—I’m a programmer. Very anti-social programmer. And on blogging sites I’m ‘Doom’. The thing I really concentrated on for Doctor Doom — or just ‘Doom,’ as we’ve got him — was the voice. Even on the animated series, they never got his voice what I imagined it to be when I read the comics as a little boy… What I spent the majority of my time doing was not just being a fan, but being a bit of [a] pedant and making sure I got exactly what I always wanted to see.”

*SPOILER ALERT* – according to the pretty reliable ComicBookMovie.com, this is the new origin story / film plot-line:

Reed is a genius convenience store clerk with Ben. Reed’s parents don’t care about him, and Ben’s dad is abusive. They’re good friends and have each other’s backs. Reed writes a paper for community college on teleportation that attracts the attention of Dr Franklin Storm, CEO of the Baxter Building research centre.
Storm has a son, Johnny, and an adoptive daughter, Sue, whose father, Storm’s old partner, died in an experiment gone wrong. Johnny and Sue are party kids, and Sue is particularly disdainful of science. Reed and Sue don’t get along at first.
Victor Doomashev is a anti-social Eastern European computer programmer and hacktivist who calls himself “Doom”. He hates the 1%, particularly Storm, whom he claims corrupts science for profit.
Storm uses Reed’s paper to complete some equations on a machine to access another dimension, the N-Zone. Reed invites Ben to watch the machine being turned on. Sue and Johnny are also there. Doom manages to hack into the Baxter Building’s servers and use a computer virus to damage the machine, which explodes. Reed, Sue, Johnny and Ben are exposed to otherworldly energy and become mutants with powers that they can’t control.
Storm takes them to the Baxter Building and creates containment suits for their powers. They begin to train. Reed and Storm also begin developing a way to revert the accident. Sue blames Reed for everything, but they eventually become friends and then a couple. Ben can switch off his powers when he’s not in danger. Johnny changes colours based on heat intensity, and Sue has some borderline telekinetic thing. Reed is pretty much Reed.
Doom finds out that the four have acquired powers and becomes angry it’s not him, so he comes up with a plan to break into the Baxter Building to access the N-Zone through the rebuild machine. As a distraction, he reprograms a bunch of stolen military drones, the “Doombots”, to attack the building. The four come together as a team for the first time and save people.
Doom activates the machine and gets technopathy powers or something, basically energy blasts and making machines obey to him, and a fight ensues. The machine goes critical, and, in order to prevent it from exploding and destroying the city, the four push into it and Storm shuts it off.
There’s a countdown before it reaches critical mass. Inside the N-Zone, the four battle Doom again, and manage to leave him trapped there after he disfigures himself soaking up too much power. The Four manage to escape, but Ben gets the blunt of it to protect Reed and can’t switch back.
The machine is destroyed, Doom is gone, the four have learned to work as a team, and Reed vows to find a cure for Ben. And it ends there.
So… how much do you hate / like that?

Sources: ColliderComingSoon,

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