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Mark Ruffalo on future Hulk movies

You don’t need us to tell you that one of the many achievements of Joss Whedon’s The Avengers was just what it managed to do with the character of The Hulk. Ang Lee’s Hulk movie certainly has its fans, but it failed to take off in the way that Universal was hoping. Then there was the less ambitious but no more successful The Incredible Hulk, starring Edward Norton.

However, Mark Ruffalo’s take on the green ball of raging anger really connected, and so loudly appreciative was the response to him, that chat began almost immediately about a new standalone Hulk project. Recent rumours, now denied, then suggested that Marvel was weaving The Avengers 2 towards a new Hulk film.



Well, the current big screen Hulk, Mr Mark Ruffalo, has addressed the current round of rumours on his Twitter account. “A lot of folks have been asking about the Next Hulk”, he Tweeted. “The next time you see my Hulk it will be in the Avengers 2. No plans for standalone”.

He went on to add that “I am not giving up on another standalone Hulk. But it’s not in the works right now. One never knows what the future will bring”.

It’s easy to read too much into a Tweet, of course, but it’s interesting that he said that he’s not “giving up”. Does that mean he’s been pressing for a new Hulk film himself, we wonder?

The Avengers 2, featuring Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk, will be in cinemas in the summer of 2015.

Mark Ruffalo on future Hulk movies

You don’t need us to tell you that one of the many achievements of Joss Whedon’s The Avengers was just what it managed to do with the character of The Hulk. Ang Lee’s Hulk movie certainly has its fans, but it failed to take off in the way that Universal was hoping. Then there was the less ambitious but no more successful The Incredible Hulk, starring Edward Norton.

However, Mark Ruffalo’s take on the green ball of raging anger really connected, and so loudly appreciative was the response to him, that chat began almost immediately about a new standalone Hulk project. Recent rumours, now denied, then suggested that Marvel was weaving The Avengers 2 towards a new Hulk film.

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Joss Whedon Talks SHIELD Show


This weekend Joss Whedon attended the Streamys, one of the most made-up of all the shitty made-up awards shows, and while walking the red carpet gave some quotes to TV Line. The quotes were about his SHIELD pilot, which just finished shooting: 


  I’m excited about the show because it’s a very hopeful show. It’s not about murder, and it’s not about crime, and it’s not people looking into their own belly buttons. It’s about people who are trying to help each other, and that’s one of the things I loved about comic books. They had costumes and the villains were cool [but] they stood for something, and I like doing a show that does that.




He says that the show will be very true to the Marvel style, but not to expect many familiar faces to pop up - at least not at first. “Right now, I want to involve people in the characters that we’ve created for the show,” Whedon said, “and then we’ll worry about [the other stuff].”

What does that mean for Maria Hill, the character played by Cobie Smulders, who had been rumored to appear? According to Joss her schedule does not allow much time for her to guest star, “but if we can get a hold of her anytime, we will.”

The big unanswered question remains the involvement of Agent Coulson, played by Clark Gregg, who died in The Avengers. He’s on the show and we’ve been told multiple times that the show takes place after that movie. So what’s the deal? I guess we’ll have to do the unthinkable and WAIT FOR THE SHOW.

Joss Whedon Talks SHIELD Show

This weekend Joss Whedon attended the Streamys, one of the most made-up of all the shitty made-up awards shows, and while walking the red carpet gave some quotes to TV Line. The quotes were about his SHIELD pilot, which just finished shooting:

I’m excited about the show because it’s a very hopeful show. It’s not about murder, and it’s not about crime, and it’s not people looking into their own belly buttons. It’s about people who are trying to help each other, and that’s one of the things I loved about comic books. They had costumes and the villains were cool [but] they stood for something, and I like doing a show that does that.

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Source: tvline.com

Chris Pratt Is The Lead In GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

Six months ago I would have scoffed at Chris Pratt, the lovable dimwit from Parks and Rec, playing the lead in a Marvel movie, but after seeing Zero Dark Thirty I totally get it. Marvel wanted a combination of comedy and manliness for the lead human role in Guardians of the Galaxy, and his DEVGRU turn in ZDT proved that Pratt does that. He’s more than just a joker, he’s a guy you can buy delivering a doubletap in the right circumstances.

Pratt will play Star Lord, aka Peter Quill, a human astron(a)ut who finds himself in deep space alongside the divergent aliens that make up the Guardians of the Galaxy. I don’t know if Pratt’s going to be the only live action character on the team, but it’s possible - the rest of the group is made up of talking raccoons, sentient trees and big green people.

Is this casting happening now because Marvel needs a Star Lord to appear at the end of Iron Man 3? Rumors have Iron Man taking off into space at the finale of his third film and meeting up with the Guardians. We all sort of assumed he’d just be meeting a CGI character as part of the tease, but with Pratt locked in I wouldn’t be surprised if Peter Quill shows up at some point. Hell, maybe he’ll show up in the background of Iron Man 3, on TV or something.

What do you think? Is Pratt a good choice? I think he’s absolutely right for the slightly comic tone James Gunn’s movie will go for.

Chris Pratt Is The Lead In GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

Six months ago I would have scoffed at Chris Pratt, the lovable dimwit from Parks and Rec, playing the lead in a Marvel movie, but after seeing Zero Dark Thirty I totally get it. Marvel wanted a combination of comedy and manliness for the lead human role in Guardians of the Galaxy, and his DEVGRU turn in ZDT proved that Pratt does that. He’s more than just a joker, he’s a guy you can buy delivering a doubletap in the right circumstances.

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Source: mtv.com

Iron Man 3 extended Superbowl spot

Robert Downey Jr is a talented man. On the basis of this extended, minute and a half Superbowl promo spot for Iron Man 3, even when he removes his glasses there’s a substantive whooshing sound.

Elsewhere, we get a look at Ben Kingsley’s The Mandarin, there’s a brief glimpse of Don Cheadle, and there’s a sizeable plan in trouble.

Iron Man 3 arrives in the UK this April, with its US bow in early May.

Is The Most Requested Hulk Storyline Coming In Marvel Phase Three?

Marvel Studios never fails to surprise me with their balls. I never thought The Avengers could happen, that a bunch of standalone movies could crossover into a film, and yet they did it. I never thought we could get really cosmic villainy in a superhero movie, and yet Thanos is at bat for Marvel Phase Two. And I never thought a certain Hulk storyline would ever see movie screens, but if Latino Review’s very reliable El Mayimbe is right, his future adventures will be planet-shaking.

SPOILERS AFTER THE BREAK!



According to El Mayimbe, as seen in the video above, Hulk will be sent into space at some point in The Avengers 2. He’s deemed too much of a threat to keep on Earth, and so the Marvel superheroes bid him adieu. But just as happened in the comics, Hulk will end up going through a wormhole and will land on an alien planet. On that planet Hulk becomes a gladiator, rises through the ranks and eventually comes to be king. It’s a big science fiction Conan-type story.

But there’s more! El Mayimbe says that this Planet Hulk movie will lead into Avengers 3, which he claims will use the World War Hulk storyline - Hulk returns to Earth with his new alien allies and wages war on the heroes!

That’s incredible. If it’s true - and I believe that at the very least we’ll be seeing Planet Hulk - it’s another sign that Marvel Studios is willing to go big with their concepts and their stories. They’re not playing this safe. I wonder if having the beans spilled this early will impact what happens in Avengers 3 (and there will be, without any doubt at all, an Avengers 3. After that…). 

As a comic fan this sort of stuff makes me appreciate being around to see such huge stories, such crazy ideas, actually make their way to theaters. Enjoy it while it lasts.

Is The Most Requested Hulk Storyline Coming In Marvel Phase Three?

Marvel Studios never fails to surprise me with their balls. I never thought The Avengers could happen, that a bunch of standalone movies could crossover into a film, and yet they did it. I never thought we could get really cosmic villainy in a superhero movie, and yet Thanos is at bat for Marvel Phase Two. And I never thought a certain Hulk storyline would ever see movie screens, but if Latino Review’s very reliable El Mayimbe is right, his future adventures will be planet-shaking.

SPOILERS AFTER THE BREAK!

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Joss Whedon “would love to” return to Firefly

What’s that noise, you say? Only the sound of a million Whedonites crossing their fingers in the hope that the Buffy and Firefly creator’s latest pronouncement on a return to the space cowboy series doesn’t turn out to be much ado about nothing.

Since Fox cancelled Firefly in 2002, the postscript to many a geek prayer and birthday candle wish has been a revival of Whedon’s sci-fi western, and now the man himself has joined the chorus, reiterating his desire to, in his words, “get the old gang back together”.

Speaking to the Toronto Sun, Whedon said “It’s something I would love to do”, continuing, “Part of me is like, ‘God, it would be great when I finish Avengers 2 to do that’”.

"When I made Serenity, I said here’s one thing I’ll never do again - a movie based on something that some people know about and some people don’t, with tons of characters who all know each other and who you have to introduce. And then my second movie was The Avengers."

Referring to Firefly’s cancellation, Whedon admitted, “I’ll never really accept it. And I always, in the back of my head think, ‘What if I could get the old gang back together?’”.

However much we, or he, want that to happen, there’s the small matter of his current slate to get out of the way. On top of The Avengers 2, Whedon is heading up in-development ABC series Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D., after which point, who knows? According to the writer/director, he’ll be down-scaling after The Avengers sequel: “I suspect very strongly that after Avengers 2 the next thing I do will be a one-man show. Possibly one monkey.”

Unless that is, a certain franchise’s eighth or ninth instalment comes calling?

Joss Whedon “would love to” return to Firefly

What’s that noise, you say? Only the sound of a million Whedonites crossing their fingers in the hope that the Buffy and Firefly creator’s latest pronouncement on a return to the space cowboy series doesn’t turn out to be much ado about nothing.

Since Fox cancelled Firefly in 2002, the postscript to many a geek prayer and birthday candle wish has been a revival of Whedon’s sci-fi western, and now the man himself has joined the chorus, reiterating his desire to, in his words, “get the old gang back together”.

Speaking to the Toronto Sun, Whedon said “It’s something I would love to do”, continuing, “Part of me is like, ‘God, it would be great when I finish Avengers 2 to do that’”.

"When I made Serenity, I said here’s one thing I’ll never do again - a movie based on something that some people know about and some people don’t, with tons of characters who all know each other and who you have to introduce. And then my second movie was The Avengers."

Referring to Firefly’s cancellation, Whedon admitted, “I’ll never really accept it. And I always, in the back of my head think, ‘What if I could get the old gang back together?’”.

However much we, or he, want that to happen, there’s the small matter of his current slate to get out of the way. On top of The Avengers 2, Whedon is heading up in-development ABC series Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D., after which point, who knows? According to the writer/director, he’ll be down-scaling after The Avengers sequel: “I suspect very strongly that after Avengers 2 the next thing I do will be a one-man show. Possibly one monkey.”

Unless that is, a certain franchise’s eighth or ninth instalment comes calling?

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