We knew that Marvel has longterm plans for their movie universe, but we didn't know they were this longterm. It turns out that they're not just thinking about 'Iron Man 3,' 'Thor: The Dark World,' 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier,' 'Guardians of the Galaxy' and the second 'Avengers' movie -- they're already thinking about a third 'Avengers' movie...and the major role The Hulk will play in the coming films. The following news will be nothing new to comic fans, but casual viewers should know that this is pretty major SPOILER territory.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
At the end of the first 'Captain America,' Steve Rogers was awoken in a modern world, meaning his date with Peggy Carter had long since passed its expiration date. Well, our Cap is still a red blooded America male, and Peggy is an elderly woman, so it's good to know that the sequel 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' gives him a new love interest. And word is that role is going to Emily VanCamp.
Anthony Mackie is on a roll. The actor has appeared in eight movies over the last two years (including the just-released 'Gangster Squad'), and has four more due out in 2013. In 2014, he'll play in front of his largest audience yet as The Falcon in 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'.
Mackie recently revealed a few minor but exciting details about his character and you can read all about them after the break.
As the world knows already, character actor Frank Grillo was recently cast as the villainous Crossbones in 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier.' These days, when you're lucky enough to find yourself in a Marvel movie, it seems as though you're gearing up not just for one flick, but for two or three. (Unless you're Hugo Weaving.) So does that indicate that Grillo's Crossbones will be making an appearance in a certain mega-gigantic-super-sequel that is scheduled for a May 1, 2015 release?
Yesterday, we reported that Frank Grillo had been cast in 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' as the villainous Crossbones. We learned that news through Variety writer Marc Graser's Twitter feed, but the actual article, published later, drops a few tidbits that should prove tantalizing to Marvel fans...especially those wondering if any 'Avengers' characters will be making an appearance.
'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' begins production in early spring, and Marvel's not wasting any time with the casting. The studio is hard at work to find the perfect actor for the role of Cap's newest foe, and they've started by testing Frank Grillo -- but just which villain is he testing for?
Hugo Weaving was fantastic as villain Red Skull in 'Captain America,' and the end of the movie left his future in the Marvel movie-verse uncertain, leaving us excited about his possible return. And now that return is seeming less likely, as Weaving says he's not interested in reprising the role.