Erasing any lingering doubt about the inclusion of Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch in The Avengers 2, Joss Whedon explains why he finds the characters interesting, and confirms Iron Man is indeed in the script.
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Robert Downey Jr.’s multi-picture deal with Marvel Studios helped make the Iron Man franchise and The Avengers into blockbusters. But with his contract fulfilled, the actor’s future as Tony Stark is now in question. So where does Marvel go from here?
Writer/director Joss Whedon denies a report that he’s making $100 million as part of his deal with Marvel for The Avengers 2, saying, “that number is nuts.”
The Marvel Cinematic Universe may look a bit different in future films as contract demands from Robert Downey Jr. and the cast of The Avengers could lead to new actors donning the now-familiar costumes.
The “brother-sister act” writer/director Joss Whedon teased for The Avengers 2 is indeed Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch, although an evasive Marvel Studios president cautions the script “could change six months from now.”
Joss Whedon teases that The Avengers 2 will feature “a brother-sister act,” suggesting Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver will appear in the sequel to Marvel’s $1.5 billion blockbuster.
Revealing he had the idea for The Avengers 2 before he’d even finalized the story for the original film, Joss Whedon, discusses his consulting role at Marvel and finishing the pilot for Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..
Discussing his approach to making the sequel to The Avengers, writer/director Joss Whedon says, “If I am going to dedicate three years of my short life to this then I want to do something that I have never done before.”
The Avengers star Mark Ruffalo stamps down rumors, and dashes a few hopes, saying Marvel has no plans for an Incredible Hulk standalone movie at the moment. The character next appears in the 2015 Avengers sequel.
Just in case there remained any doubts, The Avengers writer/director Joss Whedon calls rumors about a Planet Hulk movie as part of Marvel’s Phase 3 “nonsense.”
A new report contends the Hulk will be launched into space by the end of The Avengers sequel, setting up the character’s third solo movie, an adaptation of the 2006-2007 Marvel comic-book storyline “Planet Hulk.”
“I think that probably the audiences are tired of Loki being the bad guy,” Tom Hiddleston says. “Maybe the Avengers need somebody else to fight. But I’d love to be part of it again.”