Marvel Mutterings: Avengers, Ant-Man, Capt America & Fantastic Four

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

This week: the Avengers are having a Vision, a new Cap-Am poster for the over-60’s, Ant-Man finds an Elf and Dr Doom is not for turning!

Avengers: The Age of Ultron: Iron Man’s “voice of Jarvis”, Paul Bettany is being touted to play The Vision in the upcoming Avengers sequel. Apparently Bettany was spotted at Shepperton Studios (where the film is set to go into production next month) on Monday. Originally created by villain Ultron using the body of the original, android version of the Human Torch (know your Marvel lore people!), the Vision is an emotionless “Synthezoid”, akin to the “Mr Spock” of Marvel’s A-Team if you will. Bettany is already present in the Avengers universe of course, as the voice of JARVIS, Tony Stark’s AI butler; we think that as Marvel are already re-writing Ultron’s origin without Hank Pym, maybe they will re-write The Vision’s. Perhaps’ Ultron, or even Stark, will give sentience to Jarvis, this creating one of the Avengers’ key members? Or perhaps, The Vision’s creation, is a response to Jarvis going bad?!?

Ant-Man: Hobbit & Lost star Evangeline Lilly, is close to signing on as the female lead in Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man. Sources suggest that Lilly’s character could be a previously unseen daughter of Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and the love interest of Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang, and that it is not intended to be a one-off appearance. If that is the case, she’s got to be a shoe-in for the elfin-like Wasp…

Captain America: The Winter Soldier: There’s a new poster out for Robert Redford’s head of SHIELD, Alexander Pierce… maybe they’re trying to get your Auntie to come see the movie now…?


The Fantastic Four: In a startling piece of non-news, legend has it that 20th Century Fox were contemplating gender-swapping classic Marvel villain Doctor Doom for their upcoming reboot of The Fantastic Four. Well, responding on Twitter, director Josh Trank was quick to junk that rumour: “The THR gender speculation is also bullshit. Next.” Why would anyone believe that anything that radical… it would be like making Johnny Storm African-America or something…

Sources: The Daily Mail, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Twitter

GS Reporter: SilverFox

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