'The Avengers' might have been the biggest movie of 2013 (and one of the biggest movies of all-time) but Jeremy Renner is already hoping for more from 'The Avengers 2.' The actor, who's out promoting 'Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters,' admits he was disappointed with his role in the first 'Avengers' movie and is hoping for more out of 'Avengers 2.'
The Avengers: Age of Ultron
'The Avengers' wound up with a lineup of characters previously seen in the previous Marvel movies like Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America, Thor, Black Widow, Nick Fury and Hawkeye. But if writer/director Joss Whedon had gotten his away, another well-known superhero would've debuted in 'The Avengers' as a part of the team. Who was it and will it be someone we see in 'The Avengers 2?'
Back in September, Marvel announced that the "Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One — Avengers Assembled Box Set" would be delayed indefinitely due to an impending lawsuit over the design of the DVD case. With the legal issue behind them (and the DVD case redesigned), Marvel is ready to start taking pre-orders for the 10-disc set. And as an added bonus? You'll be the first to see footage from Marvel's "Phase 2" films.
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?
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.
We're still years away from an 'Avengers' sequel (we've got at least four stand-alone Marvel movies to get through first), but the rumors are already flying about which characters will join the roster in part two and who will play them. The current nugget floating around these here internet parts is that Emily Blunt is being eyed for the role of Ms. Marvel.
One of the breakout stars of 'The Avengers' was Mark Ruffalo and his turn as the Hulk. He was the third actor to take on the role, but between the actor and Joss Whedon's writing and directing, the character finally clicked. After the release, many people mentioned wanting a new Hulk movie, but if that comes to pass it's going to be a long wait.
This is what happens any time you play a superhero in a major comic book franchise: No matter the movie that you are trying to promote, you’ll have to answer a handful of questions about the superhero blockbuster that you eventually are going to film (even though cameras don’t roll for months, at the earliest).
Take Chris Evans, who plays Captain America in Marvel’s string of popcorn thrillers. He’s trying to talk to the media about ‘The Iceman,’ a serial-killer-hitman drama that he and Michael Shannon brought to the Toronto International Film Festival. But instead, he has to spend time talking to outlets about his Marvel future. And Evans talks. To his credit, he knows where his bread is being buttered these days. Movies like ‘The Avengers’ and the upcoming 'Captain America 2' allow him to do as many ‘Iceman’ movies as he’ll want for the foreseeable future.