Louis D'Esposito Talks THE AVENGERS Sequel, Thanos & GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
Commenting on Thanos' presence in the Marvel cinematic universe, co-chairman Louis D'Esposito also teases The Avengers sequel's roster, and Guardians of the Galaxy. Check it out!
Making more promotional rounds for Marvel's The Avengers Blu-ray and DVD release, the studios' co-president, Louis D'Esposito has delved more into future expansions of the Marvel cinematic universe. Teasing The Avengers sequel's expanded roster, D'Esposito also dots on the film that's expected to lead directly into that Joss Whedon-directed “2015 cinematic event,” Guardians of the Galaxy. He also comments on their prospective villain.
When Cine Premiere asked the Marvel co-chairman what character he would have liked to see in the original box office behemoth, D'Esposito said, “we discussed it at the time and I think in The Avengers 2 will see some new characters. We're currently working on Phase 2 and we have Iron Man 3 , Thor: The Dark World and Captain America: The Winter Soldier , so we returned to those franchises to enlarge them, but I think in The Avengers 2 will see one or two new characters.”
Regarding The Avengers' new threat, the original film's mid-credits surprise may have already revealed him to be the Mad Titan Thanos. However, after that was brought, D'Esposito could only say, “I think Thanos' presence keeps the audience interested. At the end of Iron Man, many did not know who was Nick Fury and many wondered who the patch. serves to generate interest and from there you can go ahead and tell their stories.”
Even if Thanos doesn't appear in The Avengers sequel, Marvel president Kevin Feige has hinted that the plum villain will be the centerpiece of the James Gunn-directed Guardians of the Galaxy movie. When asked about the 2014 interstellar superhero team-up, D'Esposito says, “In the development process we have many characters and stories are always planning and a concept that we thought we could use and would be unsatisfactory. Decided to do it. Not think there's a secret formula, as you know we have a Black Panther, Iron Fist, Luke Cage & more that we are developing and things & all you want to be made, but few [films] are made before others.”
As for the gun-toting Rocket Raccoon, D'Esposito said he “has the potential to give a good show.”
Marvel Studios already describes their highly-anticipated sequel to the No. 3 highest grossing film of all time, “Marvel's The Avengers,” as another “big cinematic event.” And expected to feature the reassembly of iconic Marvel super heroes Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye, Black Widow & Nick Fury taking on a new unexpected enemy, new additions to the superhero team up of a lifetime are possible.
Expecting reprisals from Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson, and directed by Joss Whedon from a screenplay by Joss Whedon, “Marvel’s The Avengers” sequel is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since. And set for release May 1, 2015, the film is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. In addition to the sequel, Marvel Studios will release a slate of films based on the Marvel characters including “Iron Man 3” on May 3, 2013; “Thor: The Dark World ” on November 8, 2013; “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” on April 4, 2014; and “Guardians of the Galaxy” on August 1, 2014.
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