Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Marvel Studios Updates

From ComingSoon.net:

"Marvel Entertainment reported its First Quarter earnings today and gave a few updates on its upcoming movies during the company's quarterly conference call. Iron Man II is, of course, already filming for a May 7, 2010 release, but Marvel said this morning that the Kenneth Branagh-directed Thor is scheduled to start filming in the First Quarter of 2010. No formal offers have been made to actors, though they said that casting announcements are likely the next few months. Thor is targeted for a May 20, 2011 release.

Marvel added that The First Avenger: Captain America, to be directed by Joe Johnston, is scheduled to start filming in the summer of 2010 for a July 22, 2011 release. In an interview with Empire magazine, Marvel's President of Production Kevin Feige talked about The Avengers as well: 'Zak Penn is already on board The Avengers [as writer] and he's spending a lot of his time looking into what we're doing with Iron Man, Thor and Captain America, seeing how we're tying it all together. And he's beginning to outline the script now – he'll be doing that over the summer." The Avengers is coming to theaters on May 4, 2012.

Huh. Let's hurry it up fellas! It's gonna take more than one Tony Stark photo from Iron Man II to satisfy me!

Let's see what Sam Rockwell has to say about his role in Iron Man II as Justin Hammer.

From ComingSoon.net:

"Sam Rockwell talked to MTV and revealed that his character, Justin Hammer, will be a bit different than in the comics: 'They wanted to go with a rival for Tony Stark who is closer to his age, and make him American,' Rockwell told MTV News of the new look for the Marvel villain."

I've only seen him in issues of Ultimate Spider-Man. He was a Southern man, it sounded like and helped to create Doc Ock for some odd reason.

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