MARVEL ROUNDUP: THE END OF THE AVENGERS, THOR, AND DAMAGE CONTROL?

Lots of news tidbits to chew on while we’re pondering where Jemma Simmons is stranded on ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,’ plus some teasers for ‘Jessica Jones,’ and a Marvel Cinematic...

Lots of news tidbits to chew on while we’re pondering where Jemma Simmons is stranded on ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,’ plus some teasers for ‘Jessica Jones,’ and a Marvel Cinematic Universe comedy.


Thor: Ragnarok

Taika Waititi (‘What We Do In the Shadows’) is in negotiations to direct the third installment of Marvel’s Thor movies, titled ‘Thor: Ragnarok.’


A.K.A. Jessica Jones

Released from Netflix: After a tragic ending to her short-lived Super Hero stint, Jessica Jones is rebuilding her personal life and career as a detective who gets pulled into cases in New York City. It’s time the world knew her name…

Official teaser trailer #2:


Avengers: Infinity War

Kevin Feige acknowledges that ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ is the final movie for the current crew of Avengers:

It definitely is an end to some version of the team that we’ve come to know in The Avengers. Who knows exactly what’s gonna happen yet in that film but I think this version of that team, and I think we hint to it at the end of ‘Age of Ultron,’ that the team will be a evolving. And one of the things that we love from the comics is that the roster is always changing. New people are coming onto the team. You can pick up an Avengers book 10 years later and you don’t recognize the people on the cover but the ideas and the ideals that make the Avengers the Avengers still exist and I think that’s part of what this culmination will be. We’re seeing this version of the team doing this thing to save the universe, the galaxy, however you want to put it, and then we’ll kind of see where that goes. You know? It’s not the end of the Marvel Cinematic Universe but I think it’s the end of part of it, for sure. We’re still trying to sort out which parts.


Damage Control

ABC has given the OK to making a pilot for Marvel’s ‘Damage Control.’

The potential comedy series follows the overworked, underpaid clean-up crew of the Marvel Universe, those who specialize in dealing with the unique aftermath of superhero conflicts. The Damage Control team is responsible for returning lost ray guns to their rightful owners, or rescheduling wedding venues after they’ve been vaporized in an epic battle.

The half-hour project is being developed by Ben Karlin (‘The Daily Show’), who will also write and executive-produce with David Miner and Marvel Television’s Jeph Loeb.

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