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In a recent chat with IGN, writer-director Joss Whedon spoke briefly on his enormously anticipated sequel to ‘The Avengers.’ Whedon had previously alluded to a brother/sister duo being in ‘The Avengers 2,’ which EW later said was indeed Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch. When IGN brought up the duo to the filmmaker, he confirmed they were the characters in question, explaining, “You know, they had a rough beginning. They’re interesting to me because they sort of represent the part of the world that wouldn’t necessarily agree with The Avengers. So they’re not there to make things easier. I’m not putting any characters in the movie that will make things easier.”
In a recent chat with Moviefone for ‘Now You See Me,’ Mark Ruffalo denied the recent rumors that some of the original cast of ‘The Avengers’ might not be coming back for the much-anticipated sequel due to contractual disagreements. Ruffalo reiterated that he signed a deal to play The Hulk/Bruce Banner for six movies altogether, and on the topic of recasting said, “I haven’t caught wind of any of that. I was surprised to hear it, because I don’t even think anyone’s really started negotiating yet.” “So there’s no reason to panic?” “No. [Laughs] Maybe people should panic, but I don’t see a reason to panic.”
['Iron Man 3' spoilers in this paragraph] Asked how his cameo as Bruce Banner came about in ‘Iron Man 3,’ Mark Ruffalo revealed, “We were doing the Academy Awards and Robert [Downey Jr.] said, “Hey, what do you think about coming and doing a cameo In ‘Iron Man?’” So he pitched the idea of the theme and I said, “I would love to do that.” So, ten days later, I’m on a plane to L.A. and we’re shooting that scene. It was a lot of fun. It was written, but we improvised a little bit and Shane gave us some adjustments. I haven’t seen it yet, though. Robert thought it would be a good cap to all of the rest of the Iron Man story.”
Kevin Feige Speaks On Iron Man’s Future In The Marvel Cinematic Universe, Edgar Wright’s ‘Ant-Man’ & More
Over the next three years Marvel has a lot in store for fans with their wave of “Phase Two” films: ‘Iron Man 3′ and ‘Thor: The Dark World’ in 2013, ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ and ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ in 2014, and the tentatively titled ’The Avengers 2′ in 2015. In a recent in-depth chat with Superhero Hype, the studios head honcho Kevin Feige shed some more light on the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
While it’s currently unclear whether or not Robert Downey Jr will reprise the role of Tony Stark/Iron Man after ‘Iron Man 3,’ Feige says that the character has a major role in ‘The Avengers 2.’ He also adds that they’re yet to decide on when we might see a fourth installment in the ‘Iron Man’ franchise. On Tony Stark/Iron Man’s role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe moving forward, Feige said, “…..I think people say that because we’re not developing “Iron Man 4.” Currently, as you may imagine, Iron Man is a big part of “Avengers 2” and that’s what we’re focusing on and what Joss (Whedon) is focusing on. So where we go after that remains to be seen, but certainly, “Avengers 2” being the next appearance, the next storyline for Iron Man. Do I think there will be another Iron Man movie? Of course I do. Who will be in that movie and who will be a part of that movie? Who knows? And how far down the line will it be? Will it be right after “Avengers 2,” will it be a few years after “Avengers 2”? Who knows? For as advanced as we are in terms of the advanced planning that we do, we’re already looking out to 2015, 2016 and that’s further than most people look out. Beyond that, we’re still not sure.”
A source has told EW that the twin characters Wanda and Pietro Maximoff (aka Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver) will be joining ‘The Avengers 2′, which writer-director Joss Whedon hinted at recently when he said he was writing a brother-sister duo into the movie. Kevin Feige maintains a poker face on that scoop, saying to EW: “I’m not confirming or denying. The draft could change six months from now.” Concerning which studio owns the mutant duo’s rights, Marvel president Feige said last year, “It’s a little complicated; If [Fox] wants to use them in an X-Men movie they could, if we want to use them in an Avengers movie we could.”
Joss Whedon’s full comment regarding Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver joining ‘The Avengers 2′ is as follows, “This is the part where it’s all still fun. It’s an evolution, and that goes on all through shooting and it never stops. I’ve done enough shows and movies to be comfortable with that. You do come to a point where we all agree …‘Oh, I’ve got these two characters, two of my favorite characters from the comic books; a brother/sister act. They’re in the movie, that’s exciting.”
Talking to Desde Hollywood at the LA premiere for ‘Iron Man 3,’ ‘The Avengers’ writer-director Joss Whedon shared some details about his 2015 sequel, seemingly revealing that while he does indeed have plans for Thanos, he may in fact be saving him for what he describes as “The Grand Finale”. Whedon says, “Thanos is more powerful. He’s not someone you just trot out and punch him. Like you did in the comics, you want him to be threading through the universe and to save the big finale for the big finale. He’s definitely a part of what I’ve got going on. The thing about The Avengers is, that they are very powerful, but they aren’t very stable. There’ll definitely be some people who are gonna shake them up in the next instalment!” Check out the video after the jump.
Over the next three years Marvel Studios has a lot in store for fans with their wave of “Phase Two” films: ‘Iron Man 3′ and ‘Thor: The Dark World’ in 2013, ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ and ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ in 2014, and the tentatively titled ’The Avengers 2′ in 2015. It was recently announced that ‘The Avengers 2′ is set to shoot at Pinewood-Shepperton in early 2014, with production due to get underway later this year. ‘The Avengers’ sequel marks the latest collaboration between Marvel and the Buckinghamshire hub, with the studio recently wrapping shoot at the studios on ‘Thor: The Dark World’ and gearing up for shoot on ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ this summer.
Speaking to Yahoo! Movies at Hollywood red carpet premiere of ‘Iron Man 3,’ ‘The Avengers’ writer-director Joss Whedon shared some details about his 2015 sequel, “I have actually finished a draft, we’re in a very good place. It’s going really well, eventually somebody will explain to me that it’s not. But I’ve been writing, meeting with actors, and we’re starting to storyboard and all the preliminary processes.”
Still on the topic of putting together ‘The Avengers 2,’ “This is the part where it’s all still fun. It’s an evolution, and that goes on all through shooting and it never stops. I’ve done enough shows and movies to be comfortable with that. You do come to a point where we all agree …‘Oh, I’ve got these two characters, two of my favorite characters from the comic books; a brother/sister act. They’re in the movie, that’s exciting.” The filmmaker continues, “You lock certain things in. But then there’s a certain fluidity when you’re working with Robert Downey Jr. He’s going to want to do something new on the day, and you’re going to want him to, because it’s going to be funny. So you always keep yourself open. I try not to think of it as topping The Avengers, I try to think of this as its own movie.”