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Production has started on the second chapter of the film adventures of Captain America. We already had a glance at some of the concept art for Captain America : The Winter Soldier
There have been rumblings and teasers and hints and all kinds of goodyness being dropped over the last while about Phase II of Marvel’s plans. Following up an epic Phase I that culminated in the magnum opus that is Marvel’s The Avengers is no small task. It seems that the studio is up to the task as we are now getting images and a teaser video of the second phase found in the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One – Avengers Assembled Blu-ray box set just released.
Sure, you might be a little tired of hearing about us going on about Marvel’s The Avengers. Our over 30+ articles when the movie came out would make anyone run for the hills. However, this is The Avengers powered by the man Joss Whedon, so really, it’s never enough in our book.
The folks over at Screen Junkies seem to agree with a bit of a different spin. For the next installment of their highly popular web series “Honest Trailers” they have chosen the behometh that is The Avengers. And man is it awesome.
Basically, it takes all the criticisms of the film and whipped it up into trailer form. Even though The Avengers is one of my favourite movies all year, this trailer is a great watch because really, it’s not all that wrong.
What say you?
During the Walt Disney Conference Call, they Mouse House confirmed that Joss Whedon, the main reason that Marvel’s The Avengers was such a great movie, has signed on to write and direct the sequel to the third highest grossing film of all time. That is excellent news that has a legion of nerds breathing a sigh of relief.
With the brilliant success of The Avengers and all of the lead-up movies to it, during its panel for Iron Man 3 at Comic-Con Marvel released details and logos for the next phase movies that will inevitably lead up to The Avengers 2 and a possible battle with Thanos (or the beginnings of one because that is a pretty epic story.
So the next phase will obviously include Iron Man 3 as that is the next Marvel movie coming out with Ben Kingsley being the ultimate Iron Man baddie, the Mandarin and Guy Pearce as the scientist Aldrich Killian responsible for creating the nanobots that will be at the centre of the Extremis storyline (which is the basis of this big screen chapter of Iron Man).
While we are not sure of the order of the other movies, we now know the titles of them. The Guardians of the Galaxy movie has been announced. I would imagine this atypical storyline is being greenlit as it fits with the Thanos storyline and will be part of the puzzle leading to The Avengers 2 and will be released August 1 2014. We also have confirmation on the title of the Captain America sequel being Captain America : The Winter Soldier and the Thor sequel being Thor : The Dark World.
While the Thor sequel has very little details as to which way the story will go, the Cap sequel title should make a lot of the fanboys and comic-nerds happy as it pretty sums up where the story will go We should see the story had back to World War II where we will learn the truth about Cap’s sidekick Bucky. I would imagine that we then end up back to the present day in which the seemingly dead soldier is revived as a personality that isn’t exactly friendly to Cap. It is a very famous storyline and one that is integral to the Captain America canon so it’s great to see that is the direction that the studio is heading.
We also are getting the title treatment to Ant-Man which is now in the very capable hands of Edgar Wright. During the Marvel panel, some test footage was tested and very well received. From all indications, they are going a different route with this superhero franchise and so far all indications point to a very fun and special movie.
More as details as are announced. In the meantime, check out the titles below: