Marvel unleashed a ton of news yesterday, both in the movie realm and the All-New, All-Difference comics.
Hulk in the Civil War
Kevin Feige is making the rounds and touching everything. A few months back, Mark Ruffalo said that Robert Downey Jr was saying the Hulk is in Captain America: Civil War. Feige didn’t confirm nor deny this. Feige said that if the Hulk does appear, it’ll be minimal.
The Hulk was off planet for the Civil War; that was his time in the Planet Hulk story line. Rather than having the heroes shoot him out of the picture, he left the Avengers after the battle against Ultron. He’s pretty much been written out of the story for a little bit.
In the same Feige article, James Gunn said he’s been pushing Marvel to do the Runaways as a film. The story deals with 6 children who discover their parents are super-villains.
Seems like a great project for Gunn, but the article makes it seem like he won’t be directing. I’m hoping this is part of phase 4; BKV made one of the most original series in quite a while.
Guardians of the Galaxy 2
Movie Pilot has a theory about Starlord’s father; there are rumors that we have seen Starlord’s father in a movie already. They believe it’s Adam Warlock, who was seen in the first Guardians’ movie in a cocoon in the Collector’s Shop.
Can you really say he was in the movie even though it was just a cocoon? Do we know it’s Warlock in their?
Other than that, it’s a great idea. Comic fans are assuming that Warlock will show up in the Infinity Wars, as he’s a huge player in the whole Infinity Guantlet Saga.
According to Gunn has confirmed that is the name. He showed a copy of the script a few weeks ago and someone figured the title based off the spacing of what was seen; he could tell there were 4 characters missing from the picture.
I like the title since it ties to the music, which was a huge part of the movie and Starlord’s origin.
Feige also gave some details on the Black Panther; both T’Chaka and T’Challa will appear and they will be a fresh look at the 2 sides involved.
The Black Panther is an important part of this cinematic universe; there are not many minority characters and vibranium is a big part of the Marvel Universe. Plus it’ll be nice to see a bigger world in the movies (I know they’ve gone to different countries, but they have been small parts).
Captain America coming
Feige is everywhere. He mentioned Civil War footage will be a post-credit scene of Ant-Man. It’s apparently a scene that was shot for the Captain American sequel that didn’t fit with the movie but they wanted to show.
To go with that, there is also a mid-credit scene for Ant-Man. After pretty much nothing in Age of Ultron (a small mid-credit scene, albeit very cool), it looks like they could use this to attract people to the movie.
Back to the minority thing, Feige talked about casting on Doctor Strange, specifically potentially using Tilda Swinton as the Ancient One. I see what he’s saying about the role; there are many “Ancient Ones” in the history of Marvel, so having an English Woman as one shouldn’t be surprising.
Feige also dropped that Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum will be the location of his base of operations like in the comic. I don’t know much about Strange, but I remember his house is part of his appeal.
Lastly on the movie front, Feige denies Kenneth Branagh will not be directing the next Thor movie. I vaguely remember that there were issues between the director and studio, but I don’t think they were all that bad (like Edward Norton and Marvel).
I liked the first Thor, but I think it was more to do with the characters than the director. Of all the Marvel movies, the Thor franchise is probably the weakest.
All-New, All Different Titles
Marvel has listed all of the new titles. There is probably something for everyone. I’ll be picking up Uncanny Avengers, Uncanny X-Men, Extraordinary X-Men, Old Man Logan, New Avengers, Deadpool, and Guardians of the Galaxy. I’m on the fence about a few others.
You might notice Spider-Woman is pregnant; that could make for an interesting title.
Song of the Day
I’m going through a recent kick of early ’00s pop punk. Brand New was a band I like for their first album, Deja Entendu. A lot of their later stuff didn’t sit well with me. Expect Jude Law and a Semester Abroad: