Friday, 5 June 2009

Avengers Assemble - Thor, Cap, Hulk, Ant Man

On the Live for Films blog, there's a very interesting interview with Marvel Master Kevin Feige. He chats about the AVENGERS movie and who we might see in there; specifically commenting on how THOR will be done. If you're a huge comic book geek like me, you'll go slightly hyper while reading.

They seem to know what they're doing and the film has the potential to be the biggest and best superhero movie of all time. It's guaranteed to play heavily on the Ultimates comic series. Is it a coincidence that in that series, Nick Fury looks just like Samuel L Jackson and they even say that he would play Fury in a movie of their lives......and....guess who's playing Fury (as we saw in IRON MAN) - Sam Jackson. Make no mistake, I'm confident Marvel have been planning this movie for a long long time - a good 10 years. That's why it's going to be huge.

At the very least, it looks like we're going to get Robert Downey Jr, Sam Jackson and Ed Norton in the same film so that'll help matters. But what do you think about the possibility of Will Smith playing Cap? Here's a segment of the interview:

I think it's going to be very much a Marvel superhero movie, but I think to the movie audience it's going to expand that definition more and more. Again, we've got a forty four year old guy who's going to be a superhero in a movie and he puts on an armored suit. That didn't necessarily mean superhero to people. In that same way, I think, someone who's got superpowers coming to Earth and dealing with other character from his realm will come off very much as a big ass superhero movie. But it's going to expand that definition, I hope, in a way.


Our movies aren't about saving the world. Iron Man doesn't save the world. Hulk doesn't save the world. Captain America, a little bit. But it's not about these comic bookey “I will save the world” things. The Avengers is about saving the world because there's no other reason for characters that powerful to band together. So I think the scope and the scale will feel like a much bigger thing. So whatever you had seen - whether Starscream was your favorite character or Megatron is your favorite character or Soundwave is your favorite character - you're going to see the experience of that epic thing together. I think it'll be the same thing. Clearly I hope it'll all work. I hope that people will, like they've done with the comics for years and years, argue about who their favorite is and who would win in a fight and all of that fun stuff.


It'll be big. It'll be something that no single hero can handle.

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