Loads of news has broken over the last few days as to possible plot lines, character casting, and sequel possibilities for upcoming Marvel movies. Here's the run down one by one:
Dailymail.co.uk are reporting that Paul Bettany (who plays the voice of J.A.R.V.I.S in the Iron Man movies) is joining the Avengers cast as the android and classic Avengers team mate 'Vision'. The character which in the comics world was created by Ultron (Avengers 2's bad guy) and ends up married to the Scarlet Witch may have his back story altered to fit the new movie version of events, but if this news is true then it fits that Tony Stark's advanced A.I. could and would take physical form, especially if Ultron is now a creation of Tony rather than Hank Pym/Ant-Man like in the comics. Great news if it's true.
News broke this week regarding Captain America: The Winter Soldier's direct "follow-on" storyline connection to Avengers: Age of Ultron and that we may be seeing Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch in the mid-credits scene (both of who will be having a major role in the Avengers sequel). It stands to reason that Cap 2 is the closest Marvel/Avengers movie to the upcoming release of Avengers 2 and each Marvel movie has somehow connect to the next one in line each time with a short mid or post credits sequence. Supposedly we're all going to be shocked and in awe of what they look like, which can only be good considering what we've seen coming from X-Men: Days of Future Past recently!
Latino-review.com have stated this week that they have insider information confirming that the final major role in Avengers: Age of Ultron will definitely be that of Carol Danvers aka Ms. Marvel. Although rumours have been rife that Ms. Marvel was going to be a part of the cast (and to honest she really had to be) this current rumour/spoiler only states that she's in it, but doesn't state how. In fact it's specifically stated that saying "how" she's in it would be a spoiler, so is it a cameo? Does she work for S.H.I.E.L.D? Is she an after credits pop-up? We'll have to wait and see. And who should play her? Yvonne Strahovski and Katee Sackhoff have been mentioned in the past. Both of those choices are fine by me!
Is Evangeline Lilly up for a major role in the Ant-Man movie? Rumours popped up online yesterday (via EW.com) that the LOST and Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug star is in the running for a role in the film and everyone has gone straight to the "is she playing Wasp" question. Obviously she'd a brilliant Janet Van Dyne, but hold on, she's way too young to be playing Michael Douglas' wife isn't she? Maybe, maybe not. Maybe the part is going to be remoulded to fit the film and she'll be Hank Pym's daughter and love interest of the new Paul Rudd Ant-Man, or maybe she's up for a different as yet undisclosed role. Either way having seen Lilly play Tauriel in The Hobbit 2 recently I can only be happy (and very much in love) with her and the news that she's possibly entering the Marvel movie universe!
Guardians of the Galaxy looks set to be a HUGE Marvel movie outing and it seems that such faith in the film has already been garnered that the sequel is already being planned for a 2016 release during Marvel's Phase 3 line up (via Joblo.com). I'm an absolutely massive GOTG comic fan and the first movie is something I simply can't wait for. Knowing that they're possibly planning a sequel too is just music to my geeky ears!