After the unplanned leak of the ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ trailer, which broke records for views of the trailer online, Marvel improvised and aired a clip from the film during Tuesday’s episode of ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ If you haven’t seen it already, you can now!
Speaking of Marvel Promos During Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Viewers got their first look at the upcoming ‘Agent Carter’ miniseries during an Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. commercial break. If you missed it, you also missed another great episode of AoS! At least you can see the promo here.
Downey and Ruffalo on Avengers: Age of Ultron
In a recent interview, Robert Downey, Jr. summed up Joss Whedon’s approach to the theme of being destroyed by power in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
“He’s doing a bit of the Noam Chomsky approach Avengers in retrospect which I think is healthy,” said Downey, “and I think it also just opens up a whole other avenue of creativity for it, you know. That’s what I really notice is there’s a lot of dots that could have connected a certain way, but because there’s that theme of, “Could it be that we’re the problem and therefore a bad guy?”
Mark Ruffalo addressed the theme in the context of his role as the Hulk. “I mean the essential struggle that he’s having, throughout his life probably, but specifically in this, is that he does have that destructive side of him,” said Ruffalo. “That’s not gonna ever go away and you could live a little fantasy that that might be under control, but ultimately that might just be a fantasy for him. That conflict is always gonna be there–there might never be a resolve to that, because that power is really destructive.”
Chadwick Boseman Cast as Marvel’s Black Panther
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has announced that Chadwick Boseman will bring the Black Panther to life beginning with his role in ‘Captain America: Civil War,’ in theaters May 6, 2016, before starring in his own solo film, Marvel’s ‘Black Panther,’ on November 3, 2017.
“I’m blessed to be a part of this Marvel Universe, and to work with you both, and I look forward to making magic together,” Boseman said after taking the stage at a special event announcing Marvel’s Cinematic Universe Phase Three, with both Robert Downey, Jr. and Chris Evans.
“Black Panther and all of Wakanda is one of the most interesting characters in Marvel history,” Feige said. “He’s a bit of a prince, he may even become a bit of a king, but it’s all about how this isolationist country meets the world. Maybe it goes well, maybe it doesn’t.”
Cap and Iron Man Clash In Captain America: Civil War
In 2016, it’ll be hero vs. hero as ‘Captain America: Civil War’ erupts onto the big screen.
Chris Evans will reprise his role as Captain America, joined by Robert Downey, Jr. as Iron Man, and Chadwick Boseman as the Black Panther in the film.
The Civil War story, which pits Cap against Iron Man, causing Marvel universe heroes to take sides, popular in comics a decade ago, has long been rumored to be making its way onto the big screen.
The Avengers Head Into an Infinity War
The Avengers have defeated Loki, and in May, they’ll face Ultron, but nothing can prepare them for Thanos.
The Thanos battle will span two films, beginning with ‘Avengers: Infinity War Part 1’ on May 4, 2018, and concluding in Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Infinity War Part 2’ on May 3, 2019.
“We’ve always had a plan since Nick Fury broke into Tony Stark’s house and told him he’s part of a bigger universe,” said Feige. “Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 is the beginning of the culmination of everything that has come before.”
Captain Marvel Is Headed to Theaters
The super heroine will make her debut in Marvel’s ‘Captain Marvel’ on July 6, 2018, headlining the first female-led film from Marvel Studios.
“This Captain Marvel’s name is Carol Danvers,” said Feige. “This film has been in the works almost as long as ‘Doctor Strange’ or ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ before it came out, and one of the key things was figuring out what we wanted to do with it. Her adventures are very earthbound, but her powers are based in the cosmic realm.”