Small tidbits on the happenings and preparation for Phase II of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Crossbones and Falcon are pumping up for Winter Soldier while Mark Ruffalo reveals he received some very interesting news from Joss Whedon regarding Hulk.

With the Man of Steel trailer arriving this past afternoon, today was definitely a Warner Bros./DC Comics day. But here's some love for the MCU and all you Marvel fans. There's a few minor updates on Hulk and Thor: The Dark World and some lighthearted fun as well from Frank Grillo who will play Crossbones in Captain America: The Winter Solder and from Clark Gregg, the man behind the indomitable Agent Coulson.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is a shared film universe consisting of superhero film adaptations based on characters and concepts from Marvel Comics. Phase I of the MCY saw Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, and Captain America: The First Avenger share themes, items and concepts before culminating in 2012's The Avengers. A risky endeavor, the MCU has proved a success with Marvel's The Avengers currently ranking as the third highest-grossing film of all time. The MCU is guiding by Marvel top executives including Kevin Feige, Jeremy Latcham, Victoria Alonso, Brad Winterbaum and Joss Whedon.

The concept will continue on in Phase II, which currently has a film slate of Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy and The Avengers 2. Ant-Man is currently rumored to kickstart Phase III

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JoeMomma29 - 12/11/2012, 5:42 PM
JoeMomma29 - 12/11/2012, 5:42 PM
Wow I was first!!! Do I win a prize or something?
rockerdude22 - 12/11/2012, 5:44 PM
Nice to see some Marvel news today, too!

Wonder what that text Ruffalo talked about said. Would be awesome if it meant a Hulk solo film for him, but who knows!
Luminus - 12/11/2012, 5:46 PM
@JoeMomma29: Yes, it means everyone who comes in here gets to analyze, criticize and dissect your comment. >:)
oneshadythug - 12/11/2012, 5:46 PM
yes u win a prize joemomma29. we just need your credit card details first.....
BANE5000 - 12/11/2012, 5:47 PM
i want those posters, anyone know where i can get them besides buying the Phase One collection?
Temple - 12/11/2012, 5:55 PM
Cool chart, I just watched the MOS trailer and it was brillant. It'll defientely be movie of the year for 2013, but I'm looking forward to seeing all the CBM movies. Can't wait for Winter Soldier tho, its gunna gooood.
GodzillaKart - 12/11/2012, 5:58 PM
@fettastic:hahahahahaha! I'm with you, but my wife is in web design and tweets all the time. She sent me a great link of a guy who had set up some keyboards outside and covered them in stale bread. The birds started tweeting.
marvelstudios - 12/11/2012, 6:00 PM
I'm so looking forward to see Frank Grillo in Captain America.
THORGodOfThunder - 12/11/2012, 6:03 PM
SageMode - 12/11/2012, 6:07 PM
A Joss Whedon-written Incredible Hulk sequel would be BADASS. Hopefully thats what the implication refers to.
jmagic181 - 12/11/2012, 6:09 PM
I think iron man 3 will be the movie of next year Because y'all have to remember its being realase in china
SageMode - 12/11/2012, 6:12 PM

Climbing aboard.
PersonaPostOvo - 12/11/2012, 6:15 PM
YESSS! Vision!

Ant-Man kickstarting Phase 3? Ugh. Longest wait ever.

Waiting for Black Panther as well. How come that was never addressed at all at Comic-Con.
kamberlin22 - 12/11/2012, 6:25 PM
ComicBoyWonder - 12/11/2012, 6:25 PM
That "what has the world come to" moment when someone says a movie will be the best movie of its release year, based on the first trailer for it.
TheMightyTroy - 12/11/2012, 6:27 PM
I wish I could read the timeline

keen to see a new Hulk movie with Ruffalo so hopefully thats what his tweet means, he's most likely talking about Avengers 2 but.
DEATHbyEXILE - 12/11/2012, 6:38 PM
Bread - 12/11/2012, 6:43 PM
I wanted Jason Stathem to play crossbones :(
JatevinM - 12/11/2012, 6:51 PM
I really hope Clark Gregg comes back in some capacity.
marvel72 - 12/11/2012, 6:53 PM
the hulk was incredible in the avengers,marvel should of greenlight a sequel while he was the most talked about character of the avengers.

phase 3

-the incredible hulk 2

-the defenders

NoAssemblyReqd - 12/11/2012, 6:59 PM
AVENGERS 2 Prediction: IRON MAN "dies" or is sucked into another dimension along with one or more other Avengers, and these characters are not seen again until AVENGERS 3. The remaining Avengers (Thor? Cap?) get sequels, while new Avengers-to-be fill out the rest of Phase 3.
laughterman26 - 12/11/2012, 7:04 PM

proof through story.

- people were talking about paul bettany as jarvis being adapted into the vision.

- i then said, i like the idea of coulson being adapted as the template for the vision.


then i was like. yeah but im not to sure about it.

then someone asked kevin feige and then it skyrocketed.
laughterman26 - 12/11/2012, 7:06 PM
but then someone said it was going to be something fox would do and i was like awwwwwww. feelings and ideas hurt
TheGambitFreak - 12/11/2012, 7:28 PM
Cap is gonna get his ass kicked! WOO HOO!!!!!!!!!!!
Inhuman - 12/11/2012, 7:44 PM
the incredible hulk 2 should be planet hulk. the way they can do that is have the hulk battle thanos in the avengers 2 and towards the end of the movie have thanos transport him to another planet but to the audience it seems like the hulk was disintegrated and died but the secret ending to the avengers 2 actually shows the hulk waking up on a distant planet and thats how planet hulk begins for phase 3
Inhuman - 12/11/2012, 7:47 PM
phase 3 will most likely look like this

the incredible hulk 2
thor 3
doctor strange
captain america 3
black panther
the avengers 3
Inhuman - 12/11/2012, 7:49 PM
i have a feeling that the iron man mark 8 is going to be the template for ultron since its acting on its own. guarantee you ultron is the villain for the avengers 3
LFANCH - 12/11/2012, 8:05 PM
I would love to see some ultron leading the masters of evil in avengers 3. they already have a few villians they could use for it and by the time phase 3 avengers rolls around they'll have many more. Superhero-supervillian war.
TheGambitFreak - 12/11/2012, 8:28 PM
@smartell511 The Mustard Gold/Crimson Iron Man suit is the mark 47, not 8.
Kayo - 12/11/2012, 8:30 PM
hell yessssssssssss!.......can't wait to see the trailer for Thor 2.
Inhuman - 12/11/2012, 8:48 PM
ah ok got it thanks. yea thats what i meant the mark 47 lol
pOoPEE - 12/11/2012, 8:51 PM
I reckon what Ruff means is that the hulk is getting lots more dialogue as he only said two words in the Avengers
Funsize - 12/11/2012, 9:04 PM
Cant wait to hear about some GOTG news!!! I wonder how that audition's going.
Fogs - 12/11/2012, 9:24 PM
Hehehe Clark Gregg is a joker. But Ruffalo's one is really interesting.

@fettastic and @godzillafart - I gotta tell ya I was very anti twitter about 2 years ago. But now I see it's awesome because you choose what you want to know about. Definitely better than facebook, where everyone is super smart, funny and can't have a meal without posting [frick]ing pictures of it.
JoeMomma29 - 12/11/2012, 9:46 PM
@ PeterDarker saying I will remain a virgin is like insulting 90% of the fans on this site!

Anyways we are all like little virgins getting great news like this on some upcoming projects for Marvel!

Happy11 - 12/11/2012, 9:47 PM
No way would planet hulk work on the big screen, the comic was great but the cartoon was boring I thought, also I've only watched it once and haven't wanted to watch it again usually that's a sign. Whereas I've watched the hulk vs loads. But I loved the incredible hulk movie, I don't want the hulk in outer space or putting sentences together, I want him savage fighting other gamma monsters. Before I get accused of marvel bashing hulk is my second favorite cb character of all time, he's my favorite marvel character.
mgeoff88 - 12/11/2012, 9:47 PM
It sounds like Cap and Crossbones are going to have some great fight scenes. I can't wait!!!

That tweet from Mark Ruffalo is really intriguing. I know that's probably for The Avengers 2 and not for TIH2.

I really hope Marvel Studios gives us a TIH2.
Happy11 - 12/11/2012, 9:49 PM
And @joemomma you just insulted yourself no one else.
DioFoRio - 12/11/2012, 10:17 PM
any news on Sebastian Stan?
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