More Marvel Movie Info From Kevin Feige!
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FirstShowing.net recently sat down with Feige for an in depth interview. Paramount asked that the first part of the interview, which Jman reported, be pulled down, but In lieu of that, here are some BIG reveals from 2nd interview...
On "Iron Man 2"
Apparently they're halfway done with shooting, and almost all of the dialogue is finished being shot, with the next six weeks dedicated to action. Feige talked highly of Rourke and Sam Rockwell's involvement as villains, he also dropped an interesting hint about Scarlett Johansson. He said her character has "two sides" - her entrance is as an assistant to Tony Stark, but she is later revealed to be a character named Black Widow. Sounds like Widow will be following her story arc from the comics and be betraying Stark after all.
Feige confirmed that Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston were OFFICIALLY cast in Thor. He spoke very highly about both actors, but focused more on Hiddleston, who plays the villain Loki. Feige explained that finding a classic villain that could be sustained over the course of many films and provide the hero with a challenge while also being a mirror of that hero himself was very tough. "Loki has those aspects." He also did say that Thor takes place on both modern Earth and other worlds like Asgard, confirming what we heard the other day about Donald Blake NOT being a part of the story and the setting be primarily Earth. And lastly, he said that director Kenneth Branagh would not let them use any classic Shakespearian dialogue like was often used in the comics. Sounds pretty Ultimate to me!
On "The First Avenger: Captain America"
Feige confirmed that it's "primarily" a period piece that takes place during WWII. He said they went and looked at Raiders of the Lost Ark, which he says he "didn't know" was a period piece when he was watching it. They want to make Captain America with the "same level of fun" as that. And in regards to director Joe Johnston, he said that this would be a little bit of The Rocketeer, lots of October Sky, and a little bit of the ship designs that Johnston did for Star Wars, alluding to how this is the perfect movie for him to direct. "It's the movie his entire career has been leading towards."
He also confirmed that Bucky Barnes would indeed be in Captain America. When asked if he'll appear, Feige said "it's a safe bet" that he'd be in the movie "in some capacity".
We know that Iron Man 2 is up next, then Thor, then Captain America, then The Avengers in the summer of 2012. Feige said that they're "ordered this way for a reason." And confirmed that Samuel Jackson and Scarlett Johansson as well as Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston are signed on for multiple movies or "multiple franchises," further extending that hint that Loki will be a villain who shows up quite often. Feige kept saying often that he'd love for audiences to have the same experience that comic book readers have - where characters make surprise appearances almost out of nowhere in issues they pick up.
Pretty cool news im sure you will agree! Lets hope we can keep these updates on the site this time!
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