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Eerder werd al bekend dat Agent Carter Seizoen 2 over een maand van start zou gaan (5 januari 2016.) Dit werd echter bijgesteld door ABC, omdat de State of the Union (de jaarlijkse toespraak van president Obama, vergelijkbaar met de Troonrede van Willem-Alexander) tegelijk zou komen en de kijkcijfers zou verminderen. Agent Carter Seizoen 2 komt nu 19 januari uit en dit zorgt er ook voor dat Agents of SHIELD Seizoen 3 langer zal worden en de onvermijdelijke Civil War-crossover in een eerdere episode zal zijn, aangezien AOS S3 Deel 2 op 8 maart zou beginnen en er geen twee weken ruimte zijn ingebouwd voor eventuele uitloop van Agent Carter. We zullen zien hoe het veranderd gaat worden, maar ik heb er geen enkele problemen mee dat Agents of SHIELD langer door zou gaan volgend jaar. Thanks Obama!
Entertainment Weekly, mijn favoriete website :), bracht een special uit met een hele berg info over Captain America: Civil War en interviews met de cast. We weten nu officieel dat Spiderman in Civil War zit en waarschijnlijk ook een iets grotere rol dan een cameo heeft in de film, The Hulk zit niet in de film en Martin Freeman’s rol word voorlopig geheim gehouden.
In a scene from the trailer, Cap uses his supersoldier strength to grab on to the edge of a building and prevent a helicopter from escaping. (We don’t know who’s inside it, or why he can’t let it leave.) The governments of the world are up in arms over self-appointed superheroes causing havoc, and crashing this helicopter is exactly the kind of thing that makes Cap an outlaw. “We’ve saved the world but we also caused so much damage and cost lives and there are some people who think the collateral damage isn’t worth it,” Evans says.
This scene is set an an international intelligence operations center, with Sharon Carter (Emily VanCamp), in the background with Anthony Mackie’s Falcon and Chris Evans’ Captain America, and Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) on opposite sides of the glass. Carter, whose relation to his World War II flame Peggy Carter hasn’t been established yet in the films, became a love interest for Cap in the comics. “I think he’s looking,” Evan says. “You know, I think he’s certainly open to it. Sharon is obviously relevant, but … we don’t have to tie it up in one movie. So they have time.”
Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther. His real name is T’Challa, and he’s the brilliant warrior-prince from a fictional African nation where vibranium (the main ingredient in Cap’s sheild) is plentiful. “I think there’s perhaps a bit of a maverick there, and then there’s also a need to live up to traditions and his father’s legacy. And not even his father’s legacy, but the entire nation of Wakanda,” Boseman says.
There’s a lot of pent-up animosity between Cap and Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man, but it all explodes out into the open over Cap’s decision to protect his old friend Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan), who has apparently been deprogrammed as the assassin The Winter Soldier. “They do respect each other but they’re just very different men,” Evans says of Cap and Iron Man. “You do have those moments of connection, like at the end of Age of Ultron when I say, ‘I will miss you, Tony.’ There is a love and respect there … and that’s what makes this so tragic.”
Cap’s in trouble. Tony Stark is unhappy with the way Steve Rogers has been running the new Avengers – which he’s underwriting – and wants Cap to agree to operate under the new Sokovia Accords that dictate the activities of those with “enhanced abilities.” “He’s really trying everything from great earnestness to outright manipulation, emotional manipulation to try to get Cap to just make this, to swing the vote.”
EW goes on to describe a new scene where Captain America (Chris Evans) and Falcon (Anthony Mackie) are being escorted by Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) and Martin Freeman’s mysterious character. Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) meets them and after taking their gear says, “You guys want to take a seat? And try not to break anything while we fix this.”
They end up in a room with Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), who is on the phone with Thunderbolt Ross (William Hurt). Something very bad has happened, and Ross wants Cap and Falcon taken care of. Tony is saying, “No, Romania was not sanctioned by the accords …. Col. Rhodes is supervising clean-up… Yes, there will be consequences… Obviously, you can quote me on that. I just said it.” Here is the rest of the dialogue,
Stark: Secretary Ross wanted you both prosecuted. I had to give him something.
Cap: I’m not getting that shield back, am I?
Widow: Technically it belongs to the government. Wings, too.
Falcon: That’s cold.
Stark: Warmer than jail!
Stark then leaves the room with T’Challa, leaving his old friends behind. He is not acting very friendly at this point, and Downey loves it: I know! I’m loving it. He’s just stating a fact. I look at him like, ‘Oh, you and Falcon got a good thing going on, huh?’ He doesn’t really seem to give me the time of day. With Stark feeling replaced by Falcon in Cap’s life, when Cap delivers the “I wouldn’t do this if I had any other choice. He’s my friend” line, Stark’s “So was I” response is real. He is certainly frustrated with the position he has been put in. Alls I’m saying is ultimately he’s never been in a status position over Cap. It’s a crappy deal for Tony. It has been from the time he came out. I think he’s actually been pretty civil, all things considered. When he tries to bring lightness into the fact that he actually, at certain points, has the real upper hand; he just can’t help himself. Because it’s just been simmering for years and it’s very unrequited. The flip side to this is Cap’s perspective. His whole mission in Civil War seems to be protecting and saving his friends. Cap and Stark have had their differences but Evans says they were a very close pair.
I think they’re very different men but this is the beautiful thing about family. In a family you know you could hate your mother, you could hate your sister but you’re my family and we have to make this work. I like the end of Ultron, when I say, ‘I will miss you, Tony’ and there is a love and respect there.
Family, friend, or enemy, Stark has grown a lot since his first appearance in Iron Man. After all this time, he is finally embracing his childhood and seeing the good he can do as a result.
He’s thinking about where he went to school. He’s thinking about his folks. He’s thinking all this dough he inherited wasn’t really just meant for him and he should be trying to do something with it. He’s not a kid anymore. He’s thinking about the back nine.
Obviously he has this kind of tragic childhood where his folks die and all that stuff. He mentions it in the first film. He says, he never got to say goodbye to his dad.
I’d always felt that she (his mother) was a really cool kind of Ivy League rebel, an Eleanor Roosevelt type, you know? So that’s kind of what’s been on my mind with it.
With Bucky being the one behind his parents death, there will certainly be bad blood and probably why he comes to hate him so much. The big point for Tony is trying to convince Cap to switch sides. According to Downey, he’s willing to do whatever it takes.
He’s really trying everything from great earnestness to outright manipulation, emotional manipulation to try to get Cap to just make this, to swing the vote.
It’s a Captain America movie, not an Iron Man movie – but Tony Stark looms large throughout this third “solo” installment in the Steve Rogers story. “It just hit me yesterday, now that we’re six weeks in, that they were actually over his shoulder coming out of the elevator, not over my shoulder watching him come out of the elevator,” Downey says during EW’s set visit. “I was like, oh, that’s right, it’s his point of view.” Evans says he’ll happily return the favor if there’s ever an Iron Man 4: “I’d be happy to be in an Iron Man movie. We’ve been in so many movies together, the titles are almost, at this point, inconsequential. We all win!”
“I love our scenes together because I do think they feel a sense of responsibility. I think they’re both very selfless people,” Evans says of Captain America and Black Panther. “They want the right thing, no one’s irrational, no one has an inflated ego.” (That’s got to be a dig at Iron Man, by the way.) “They’re family-first people,” Evans says. “I think outside of the suits we’d be friends, Steve and T’Challa.”
Civil War will answer this question about Cap’s old friend, turned foe, turned … something else: “What have we gotten as a result of Bucky and the Winter Soldier,” says actor Sebastian Stan, who plays the robotic-armed assassin. “Here’s the guy when you merge the two. This is what came out. You know, he’s not entirely… to me it’s never really going to be Bucky Barnes again.”
Johansson told Entertainment Weekly that Black Widow sees herself as somewhat of a mediator between Stark and Rogers:
You know, I think she understands where everyone is coming from. And none of it really matters to her, you know? There’s a bigger problem at hand and she’s, I think, strangely, kind of the mediator. Which is not exactly how you would imagine her to be. But I think she really does see both sides of the coin and I think her strength is that she’s not personally involved.
Her understanding of both sides of the conflict between Iron Man and Captain America mean we’re likely to see Black Widow influence things from a distance, rather than diving straight into the action:
I think when you find her in Civil War, she’s looking to strategize her position, putting herself in a place where she is able to let the powers that be fight it out or whatever amongst themselves. She’s always a little bit on the perimeter so she can have a better perspective of what’s really going on.
She also spoke a little about the evolution of her character, and figuring out what she wants during Civil War:
I don’t think she’s ever aspired to become an Avenger. That’s not really a choice that she made. It’s kind of like the events in her life led her to that point and when we see her [in Civil War], she’s finally capable of making a choice for herself. Which is kind of a milestone in someone’s life when they’ve not really participated in the decisions that were made for them. She’s finally at a place where she’s going, “Okay, I actually kind of know what I want. And I think I kind of deserve it.”
Johansson also talked about her status as one of the most well known female superheroes on screen right now, and the close level of scrutinization that comes with that:
I’m happy that people scrutinize the Widow’s storylines and care about it and are invested. I’d much rather it be like that than have a kind of “meh” reaction. For me to have people say that would be, ouch, you know? Everything that I’ve done with the Widow, to me makes sense. It’s in line with active decisions that I’ve made for the character. I’ve been able to develop this character very closely with Joss and [Civil War directors Joe and Anthony Russo].
Johansson says that she had significant input into Natasha’s controversial romance with Bruce Banner, a.k.a. the Hulk.
“Of course. And what her motivation is for making the decisions that she does. I had a lot of conversations with Joss about what she sees in Banner. Or why is she, at this point in her life, able to be open in this way? We both followed that storyline with a lot of confidence that it was the right arc for my character up until that point.”
And a strong reaction – even one fueled by controversy – is better than no reaction.
“Yes, of course! That’s better than the mediocre reaction, definitely. We expect that. The character is so beloved. You can only hope that people are going have opinions about it, you know? She somehow ends up always on top, even if you’re not always in agreement with how she gets there.”
Marvel has never been clear about when it plans to use Spider-Man in its own universe. And the people at Marvel Studios are apparently contractually obligated not to talk about this publicly. Ask Chris Evans about it, and here’s what you get: “I can’t tell you anything about that. There are some things you remember from those list of no-no’s.”
Ask Sebastian Stan, the fearless Winter Soldier, about Tom Holland and he says: “I have no idea who Tom Holland is. I really don’t.” He might be lying, but he’s not smiling. A lot of fans already assume the character would turn up in Civil War because Peter Parker played such an integral role in the Mark Millar-scripted Civil War comic series. Hearing that, it sounds definite, right? Well, here’s the answer …
While visiting the set for EW, there was a particularly large battle going on involving many different characters from the film. Most of them, you know about already. But one, standing off to the side, was a stuntman wearing a very familiar red and blue suit that covered him from head to toe.
“Listen, if there was a cosplayer running around that set when you were there, I don’t know what to tell you,” Feige said. Fair enough. But then, during the very same battle sequence, just hanging around off-camera, Robert Downey Jr. comes strolling by. He’s laughing and talking with his arm slung over the shoulder of a young man who, if Feige is right, is doing some pinpoint Tom Holland cosplay – and wearing a full Spider-Man suit, except for the mask.
Later, in an interview, Downey just spills it: “[Don] Cheadle and I are just going, ‘Wow, dude, look at this.’ We’re now like the old guard, and our storyline carries real weight just because of our history in the [canon]. But we’re also looking around like, ‘Who thought that Falcon and Black Panther and Ant-Man and now Spider-Man…?’ I mean it’s like wow, this thing is just crazy.” (Leave it to Captain America, however, to try and save the day by keeping the secret hidden: “You never know with Marvel,” Chris Evans says. “Sometimes they shoot things and then don’t use them.”)
So, yes: Spider-Man is in Civil War. Which makes sense: Joe and Anthony Russo, the directing brothers who are making Civil War and are part of the overall Marvel Studios brain-trust, had a hand in selecting the new Spider-Man actor. “We did two screen tests with the character. We were pretty vocal about who we wanted for the part,” Joe says of Holland, praising his work in 2012’s The Impossible. “He’s fantastic. Amazing. It’s like Christian Bale in Empire of the Sun. Rarely do you see a kid carry a movie like that.”
The Russos also praised Holland’s physicality. “He’s also a dancer and a gymnast. He fits the part like you can’t believe,” Joe adds. “Another thing that we were really pushing for was to go young with the part. It’s the only way to differentiate it from what’s been done in the past. Get him as close as you can to the age that [the actor] is.”
Binnenkort word de epische MCU Phase 2 Bluray Boxset gereleased en er werd een hele coole Loki-scene die uiteindelijk niet gebruikt is voor Thor: The Dark World online gezet door Marvel Entertainment:
Het is nog even wachten op nieuwe beelden van Marvel’s Daredevil Seizoen 2, maar op Comic Con Experience in Brazilië werd al wel een scene tussen Daredevil in het rode kostuum dat we zagen aan het eind van seizoen 1 en Jon Bernthal’s Punisher vertoond:
Obviously due to heavy security, nobody in attendance was allowed to take photographs for videos, but the post describes the scene as best as memory allowed.
The teaser started on a scene where Matt, dressed as Daredevil (wearing the uniform from the end of season 1) walks on a room that looked like a refrigerator. The place was barely lit and had big slices of meat hanging from the ceiling. As Daredevil walks on that room (the camera focused only at him) we see that he’s searching for something as he stays quiet, slowly walking deep into the room, turning his head trying to hear something. At some point, something not show to the spectator grasps his attention.
Cherryvane goes on to say that Matt discovers that people are also hanging from the ceiling. After Matt finds one still alive, he begins to question him.
“Why did they do this to you?” In which the guy mumbles “They? It was just a guy.” Matt stays dead silent, camera focusing on him.
The scene changes and Matt finds a man with a sniper rifle on top of a building. It seems as though he’s never seen this man.
The man behind the gun is no one else but the Frank Castle. While Frank is readying his riffle for the perfect shot, unaware of his surroundings, DD appears.
Running on the rooftop, he jumps and kicks the gun, amazingly diving over Frank to stop him. They soon engage on a fight, but when it was getting interesting and intense as [hell] the scene was cut with the Daredevil logo and 2016 – NETFLIX
De derde Marvel/Netflix-serie Luke Cage is al een tijdje aan het filmen en de eerste setfoto’s zijn er!
Het duurt nog even voordat de Black Panther-solofilm uitkomt, maar er word al wel gezocht naar een regisseur. Er kwamen berichten naar buiten dat Ryan Coogler (de regisseur van de Rocky-spinoff Creed met voormalige Human Torch Michael B. Jordan en de oude Rocky Sylvester Stallone) in onderhandelingen is met Marvel over de regisseurspositie van de Black Panther-film die uitkomt in februari 2018. Het zal nog wel even duren voordat we echt bevestigd krijgen dat hij de regisseur is, maar het zou heel tof zijn als hij het zou worden, aangezien Marvel steeds meer op zoek gaat naar nog redelijk onbekende regisseurs en acteurs voor hun toekomstige films.
Tenslotte een nieuwe poster voor Deadpool en een banner van Archangel uit Xmen: Apocalypse die deze week werden bekendgemaakt:
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