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Talkin’ These Marvel Movies

July 17, 2012

This past weekend and on Monday have been the best days of any comic book fan ever. Everything we wanted to know about from Marvel talking about their upcoming “Phase 2″ of movies to some big surprises, that wasn’t unveiled till today.  Now I was a bit disappointed that there wasn’t any news on Assassins Creed, no news  on any DC Comic/Warner Bros. film slate. Though Marvel Studios still had plenty of good news all around starting with…….

Marvel released the new title cards for Thor 2, Captain America 2 and Ant-man, also our first look on how the Guardians of Galaxy would look the new titles are Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, also Guardians of the Galaxy.

Yes they are only title cards but, man these are awesome! For Thor there isn’t any news on the story besides the fact that they go in production in August. In other Marvel news apparently The Hurt Locker actor Anthony Mackie has joined the cast as Falcon for the Captain America sequel, which will be directed by the Russo brothers. In the comics Sam Wilson was a former social worker turn costume vigilante, who eventually worked with Captain America after answering a false newspaper ad looking for a hunting Falcon. While the Ultimate comics version of the Falcon is a S.H.I.E.L.D. and scientist. Though if the casting of Anthony Mackie is true, then this would put an end to the rumors of the actor and Marvel in negotiations.

As for Guardians of the Galaxy, well Marvel release our first taste of what they are going to look like seen below, is the group painting and the second picture is a snap shot of Rocket Raccoon in all his little bazooka glory:

Small raccoon (alien) BIG bazooka, so far no casting have been going down yet, though Guardians of the Galaxy goes into production next year. Also Ant-Man also goes into production next year(lets take that grain of salt shall we?)

Now producer and Marvel Studios Co-President Louis D’Esposito, discussed the Ant-Man test footage and the possibility of Ant-Man being filmed early 2013, now that would put Ant-Man at a 2014 release at the earliest, 2015 the latest. Plus we have the actual test footage of Ant-Man below:

Okay the footage was taken away at the last minute, but hey! We have naked women and that ain’t bad, right?

As for Iron Man 3….The Mandarin will indeed be in the movie and that Sir Ben Kingsley will play him.

Mandrin1.jpg 

Now the Mandarin and his ten rings have been hinted ever since the first Iron Man movie, including in the sequel Iron Man 2, when the Ten Rings and Justin Hammer broke Ivan Vanko (Mickey Rourke) out of prison. Iron Man 3, directed by Shane Black and starring Robert Downey Jr., Don Cheadle and Gwyneth Paltrow comes into theaters May 3rd, 2013.

[sources: Marvel.com and comicbookmovie.com]

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