So what heck has been up with the upcoming Marvel Movies lately? We still haven’t heard too much about the Mighty Thor movie and we STILL don’t know who officially has been cast as Captain America! I have heard rumors of Will Smith, Brad Pitt and Leonardo Dicaprio but still no offcial confirmation of just who will de donning the red white and blue. Well I just stumbled upon some news about these movies last night on Firstshowing.net and it’s getting me pumped about these new feature films. he’s what they had to say:
“Marvel’s president of production Kevin Feige confirmed that Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston were officially cast in Thor. He spoke very highly about both actors, but focused more on Hiddleston, who plays the villain Loki. Feige explained that finding a classic villain that could be sustained over the course of many films and provide the hero with a challenge while also being a mirror of that hero himself was very tough. “Loki has those aspects.” He also did say that Thor takes place on both modern Earth and other worlds like Asgard, confirming what we heard the other day about Donald Blake not being a part of the story and the setting be primarily Earth. And lastly, he said that director Kenneth Branagh would not let them use any classic Shakespearian dialogue like was often used in the comics.
We already know that Iron Man 2 is up next, then Thor, then Captain America, then The Avengers in the summer of 2012. Feige said that they’re “ordered this way for a reason.” And confirmed that Samuel Jackson and Scarlett Johansson as well as Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston are signed on for multiple movies or “multiple franchises,” further extending that hint that Loki will be a villain who shows up quite often. Feige kept saying often that he’d love for audiences to have the same experience that comic book readers have – where characters make surprise appearances almost out of nowhere in issues they pick up.
But let’s get back on topic, specifically The First Avenger: Captain America. Feige confirmed that it’s “primarily” a period piece that takes place during WWII. He said they went and looked at Raiders of the Lost Ark, which he says he “didn’t know” was a period piece when he was watching it. They want to make Captain America with the “same level of fun” as that. And in regards to director Joe Johnston, he said that this would be a little bit of The Rocketeer, lots of October Sky, and a little bit of the ship designs that Johnston did for Star Wars, alluding to how this is the perfect movie for him to direct. “It’s the movie his entire career has been leading towards.”
One reveal Feige did make is that Cap’s sidekick Bucky would indeed be in Captain America. When asked by Boucher if he’ll appear, Feige said “it’s a safe bet” that he’d be in the movie “in some capacity.” Moving into The Avengers, he was asked if Cap would be involved right from the get go: “Yes.” Feige initially said that they talked about making The Avengers animated because it was so big and had so many characters (refer to this old article). But then he said “why don’t we wait” until they introduce the characters in their own movies and then have them all come together in a “surprise” manner in a big Avengers movie.
What was so great about listening to Kevin Feige talk is that I could tell he’s a fan and knows how to do things right. “Having an idea is one thing, bringing an idea to life is another,” he said at one point. His recurring message was that they only do things if they can do them right. As for other projects on Marvel’s slate, he did mention early on that Edgar Wright is currently finishing up another draft of Ant-Man for them to look at after he finishes Scott Pilgrim. Lastly, Feige also said that they’ll be announcing another new movie for 2012 within the next few months. It’s probably not Ant-Man, so who else could it be?”
So that sucks that there is still no word on who will be Cap-who do you all think it should be?