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LB presents: The Marvel Cinematic Universe Thread

The Linebacker

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I thought rather than me making a new thread for every little detail released concerning the next 5 years of Marvel films, I'd merge them all into this one size fits all thread. Should be fun.

First of all, casting news (and therefore plot news) on Thor: The Dark World

According to Variety, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Oz, Lost) has joined the cast of Thor: The Dark World. He will play the roles of Algrim the Strong and Kurse.

Algrim first appeared in Thor #347 and was one of the most powerful of the dark elves. He is given the task of killing Thor by Malekith the Accursed (set to be played by Christopher Eccleston). He is betrayed by Malekith who tries to kill Thor by allowing both the god of thunder and Algrim to fall to their deaths. While both survived, Algrim developed amnesia from the event and is transformed into the much more powerful being Kurse.

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Big casting right here on both accounts, the cast for this film already looks brilliant.
 

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Never heard of this guy. Is he a huge star?
 

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Awesome news! He's always great.
 

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Is this guy African or what?
 

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Comic Book Movie reports that Thor: The Dark World will be shooting at Stonehenge according to Lucjan Kaliniecki's Twitter. Production begins in the first week of September with locations like underground tunnels in London, the woodland hills in Bourne Wood and Iceland.

Stonehenge is located in southwest England and is famous for being one of the world's last unexplained structures. It is believed to be over 5,000 years old. The landmark has appeared in many films and the fifth Doctor Who series finale.

It's unknown if Stonehenge will be featured in Earth scenes for the film or just one of the nine realms explored in the sequel. It has made several appearances in the comics, described as a "mystic place". At one time it was used for a portal. Meanwhile, construction continues on the set in Bourne Wood, Farnham. You can see photos here.

Here's a synopsis of the film: Exploring Thor's relationship with the Asgardian all-father Odin, as well earthbound companion Jane Foster, "Thor: The Dark World" follows the God of Thunder to The Nine Realms beyond Asgard and earth. And as his evil half-brother, Loki, returns for Asgardian justice, a new threat rises. Also rejoining Thor are his fellow Asgardians, Lady Sif, gatekeeper Heimdall and Warriors Three, as they encounter mythical Norse creatures among evildoers.

The film stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Jaimie Alexander, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano, Stellan Skarsgard, Ray Stevenson, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Rene Russo Alice Krige & Kat Dennings. Alan Taylor (Game of Thrones) will take over as director from Kenneth Branagh, who directed the first film. Don Payne and Robert Rodat wrote the script. The film will be released on November 8, 2013
I live pretty near Stonehenge, never been though. Seems like a good time to change that.
 

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According to Deadline, The Avengers has made $1.5 billion at the worldwide box office. The film made $619.5 million in the US, and an additional $882.3 million internationally. The film is the 3rd highest grossing film of all time, behind Titanic ($2.1 billion) and Avatar ($2.7 billion).
Justice League has got some big expectations if they wanna match the performance of Marvel. Holy shit.
 

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Marvel are kings period.
 

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thanks for adding so much

in older news that I just found out about
Anthony Mackie who was in the Hurt Locker and various other movies has been cast to play Falcon in the new Captain America...and for this I say Falcon Rules
 

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in older news that I just found out about Anthony Mackie who was in the Hurt Locker and various other movies has been cast to play Falcon in the new Captain America...and for this I say Falcon Rules
This does indeed rule.
Here's some news about the S.H.I.E.L.D TV series from Joss Whedon...

- Joss Whedon recently spoke about the new S.H.I.E.L.D. TV show, noting that the show will feature an all-new cast of characters. Here is what he had to say…

"It's new characters. It needs to be its own thing. It needs to be adjacent [to the movies] but you don't want to do a show where you're constantly going, 'Iron Man just left, but he was totally here a minute ago.' You want them to do their own thing…

…Well, what does S.H.I.E.L.D. have that the other superheroes don't? And that, to me, is that they're not superheroes. But they live in that universe. Even though they're a big organization, that [lack of powers] makes them underdogs, and that's interesting to me."

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Whedon with his head screwed on here. You ain't gonna be able to have the big Hollywood stars walking on every week, so why bring it up?
 

Castiel

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I dig it. An actual superhero show wouldn't be able to live up to the movies especially budget wise in any way, it would just seem kind of cheap like Smallville (which I love, don't get me wrong). Just agents? Interesting, not sure how it'll work.

I didn't know about Mackie as Falcon, that's awesome!
 

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Marvel’s Phase Two is already well underway with production on Iron Man 3 nearing an end and filming on Thor: The Dark World just getting started. The next film on the studio’s docket is Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and Chris Evans recently revealed that filming on the Cap sequel begins in March of next year. Though the title of the film gives fans a pretty big hint as to where the follow-up will go, we’re still pretty in the dark with regards to plot specifics.

Steve recently sat down with Evans at the Toronto Film Festival to talk about the serial killer drama The Iceman, and the actor talked quite a bit about Winter Soldier. Evans revealed that the film will get into a lot of stuff that was explored in cut scenes from The Avengers, talked about how far in advance he knew that the sequel would delve into the Winter Soldier storyline, and even teased a possible cameo in Thor 2. Hit the jump to see what he had to say.

Fans of the comics know that The Winter Soldier subtitle refers to a comics arc that finds a brainwashed Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) as the Russian assassin antagonist for Captain America. Steve asked Evans if he’s read the Winter Soldier storyline, to which the actor responded:

“Oh, I am fully up to date with my comics. I know all about it. Kevin Feige was talking about [Winter Soldier] when we were filming the first Captain America and well before The Avengers. During the first Captain America we were talking about potential futures and, you know, I don’t want to give too much way.”
Steve followed up by asking if Evans knows, hypothetically, where the third film might go, to which the actor slyly replied, “Maybe.”

Though Evans was remiss to get into plot details, he did reveal that much of Cap’s scenes that ended up on the cutting room floor of The Avengers is fodder for the sequel:

“The most I am looking forward to is exploring a little bit of Steve’s…they had all those deleted scenes with The Avengers because a lot of those scenes are for Captain 2, you know what I mean? It was good stuff, but it all felt like that was his story. It is a different movie. With The Avengers there was so much to cram in. Like I said, it was a long movie anyway. So I think making it any longer would have just been exhausting.”
We’ll see a lot of Joss Whedon’s deleted scenes on The Avengers Blu-ray, but one cut sequence that landed online a little early was wholly centered on Steve Rogers adjusting to the modern world. We saw him going through files of all his deceased friends and thinking about the still-alive Peggy, and the dramatic scene was a nice touch but it did feel like something that would be best explored in Cap’s own sequel:

“A lot of that stuff [that was cut] is for Captain America 2. That is his story. It is him trying to on a personal level adjust to the fact that everyone he knows is gone and the whole Peggy Carter of it all. There are a lot of things that he kind of has to come to terms with. So I don’t know. I am excited to kind of see flashes of the first Captain, if you know what I mean, and to see his memory of what we now know as an audience of who he was.”
thor-2-the-dark-world-chris-hemsworth-chris-evansIt’s no secret that Marvel has locked their actors down to appear in a large number of movies, and the studio makes full use of those contracts by having characters pop up in different films. Evans is locked for six, and he told Steve that he’d like to make a cameo in Thor: The Dark World:

“[Chris] Hemsworth and I even talked about that. I would love to do a little thing in Thor 2. It is obviously going to be tricky trying to work out the plot, the reason why I am not there to help him, and why he is not there to help me. But the best thing about Marvel is that, like I said, the movies were so good and we had such a good time making them.”
Obviously this is in no way a confirmation that Captain America is going to show up in Thor 2, but it’s nice to see Evans enthusiastic about playing around in the Marvel universe. Look out for Steve’s full 20-minute interview with Evans later this week. Captain America: The Winter Soldier opens on April 4th, 2014.

Getting better and better. They sign these guys to a 6 movie deal which is very good and long.
 

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Just watched the first on Blu-Ray, and he's right. In the extras they're already talking about Bucky's progression to the Winter Soldier being a god send for them plot wise (since the original Bucky was more of a "boy wonder" character).

There were a few hints in the first film towards Arnim Zola's robot form so I wouldn't be surprised to see him as the villain in this one.

And Joss said the scenes were Capt. explores his past were some of the best filmed for the Avengers and he was gutted to have to cut them, so if recycled they could really benefit this film.

Honestly, Capt. America easily sounds like the best film of phase 2 so far, but there's a long way to go.