The shock wave that
was felt around the movie world. It was subtle, and missed by most people since
it was tucked away like an after thought. If you left before the credits rolled,
like most people did…. you missed it. Then the release of The Incredible
Hulk did it too. You know what I’m talking about, that commercial, with
Him in it. Saying the same thing Sam Jackson said to him at the end of
IronMan. It was
five words that made every comic book fan squeal with delight.
“We’re putting together a team”.
It’s that Holy
Shit moment you’ve always thought would be cool, but no one would have the balls
to do it, because….well because its just not done that way. Well the fans have
spoken, and Marvel is listening.
It’s a done deal that Marvel will be
making The Avengers featuring their most prominent superheroes on the same
silver screen (or dare I say digital screen) for the first time. Now the
question on everyone’s mind is who? Who will be the featured heroes?
Man director Jon Favreau, who is developing a sequel to be released in April
2010, says Marvel's plan is "to team up the heroes for The Avengers,
which is made up of all of the Marvel heroes they have the rights
And which characters do they have the rights to
Favreau says the team's lineup has changed throughout the years,
"but the ones Marvel is talking about now are Captain America, Hulk,
Thor, Ant-Man and Iron Man. I would love to see that."
it is…the best of the best Marvel has to offer on one screen! Even just reading
it, doesn’t allow you to appreciate how spectacular this can be!
Feige, Marvel Studios' president of production, confirms that he's working
toward the day when "heroes can cross into each other's adventures
and occasionally team up if there's a foe too great for any one of them to
He and screenwriter Zak Penn (X2: X-Men United,
Elektra, X-Men: The Last Stand, The Incredible Hulk) are uniting to get Avengers
in theaters by summer 2011.
The story continues to give you each here
that will be featured and lists his origin, and release date for the film. I
always strive to make things easy for my readers so you can either click here to
go to the link, or I’ll just list the names below. Either way, its going to be
fun the next few years for comic books world
Release date: Solo film to be released
June 4, 2010 Screenwriter: Mark Protosevich (I Am
Legend) Origin: Disabled medical student Donald Blake
discovers a mighty hammer that transforms him into his alter ego, the Norse
warrior Thor. Lee recalls meeting years ago with Fabio, the romance-novel cover
boy, about playing the part. "Someone brought him up to my office to see if he
could play Thor," Lee says. "Visually, he would have been good, but in those
days we weren't even in a position to do a movie." Lee says Thor "will have to
be someone big and strong and kind of blondish. And there should be a nobility."
Solo film, but timing not yet available Director: Edgar
Wright (Shaun of the Dead) Screenwriters: Wright and Joe
Cornish Origin: Biochemist Hank Pym can alter his size as
well as communicate with and control insects. Ant-Man creator Stan Lee recently
had lunch with Wright to discuss the direction of the film. "There's never been
a hero like this in the movies," Lee says. "I did one comic book called The Man
in the Ant Hill about a guy who shrunk down and there were ants or bees chasing
him. That sold so well that I thought making him into a superhero might be fun."
The First Avenger: Captain
date: Solo film to be released May 6, 2011 Origin:
Captain America made his debut in 1941 as lowly U.S. Army Pvt. Steve Rogers. "We
had him peeling spuds," creator Joe Simon recalls. "The government shot him up
with a super-serum, which made him the first of what was to be an army of
superheroes." Simon and comic-book artist Jack Kirby, who died in 1994, created
the character during World War II as an all-American adversary to Adolf Hitler.
"We were a war-consumed nation, just like today," he says. "Hitler was a comic
foil for our character, and every comic sold out that first year." Simon now
suggests that Osama bin Laden might be an appropriate foe for Captain America to
pursue. But Captain America more likely will take on his most famous adversary,
the Red Skull — a Nazi (later turned Communist) introduced by Simon in Captain
America Comics #1.
date: Not intended as a solo film, but
character will appear in The Avengers universe in summer
2011 Origin: Lee introduced the character in 1963 in the war
magazine Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos. "It did very well," Lee says. "But
after a couple of years, I got bored with it and wanted to kill it. Years later,
I got a lot of fan mail asking, 'What happened to Sgt. Fury?' In those days,
there was a popular show called The Man from U.N.C.L.E., so I brought Nick back
as a colonel for S.H.I.E.L.D.: Supreme Headquarters, International Espionage,
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