Door Hidde Heikoop
In deze tijden van feestdagen en vakantie is er weinig concreet nieuws over de MCU (nog gelukkig nieuwjaar overigens), vandaar dit overzicht van van concept art, foto’s, info die werd onthult door de nieuwe showrunners van Marvel’s Daredevil en een groot interview met Kevin Feige over de Phase 3-films, waarin hij ook nog even tussen neus en lippen door onthult dat Doctor Strange tijdreizen gaat introduceren in de MCU en daarmee ook de geruchten aanwakkert dat de Eye of Agamotto in de MCU de Time Stone is.
Eerst nog even wat meta-marketing voor Deadpool, die op zijn eigen droge wijze reclame maakt voor het tijdschrift Empire (en awesome foto’s met Negasonic Teenage Warhead in een Xmen First Class-achtig kostuum!)
Dan eindelijk wat meer uitleg over Daredevil Seizoen 2 door de nieuwe showrunners:
Daredevil showrunners Doug Petrie and Marco Ramirez have revealed loads of new details about the Netflix series’ take on Elektra and The Punisher, but will we see that iconic skull logo? Jon Bernthal meanwhile weighs in on the pressures which come with taking on this role.
Season two of Daredevil will be taking things to the next level with the introductions of both Frank Castle/The Punisher and Elektra. According to Entertainment Weekly, we should expect to find ourselves rooting for the violent vigilante when the show begins and he sets out on a mission to take out New York City’s criminals. “Viewers watching the show will be rooting for this guy with a gun but we’re also going to force people — the way we force Matt — to second guess themselves,” showrunner Doug Petrie says. “Taking lethal justice into your own hands is in America in 2015 is tricky shit. We have not shied away from the rich complicated reality of Now. If you’ve got a gun and you’re not the police you’re going to incite strong feelings. We’re stirring the pot and we’re aware of the headlines where we live and we’re trying to get people to think.”
“He has a different moral code,” adds co-showrunner Marco Ramirez. “Matt is a devout Catholic — and you rarely see a character who’s a devote anything on TV. Frank has Hammurabi’s Code. It’s like letting a great white shark into the water.” Actor Jon Bernthal also weighed in on what he did to prepare for the role as the magazine seemingly confirms that he won’t be sporting that skull logo in a bid to remain incognito. “People have been coming up to me on the streets of New York saying, ‘Do not mess this up,’” the actor said before revealing that he spent months walking across the Brooklyn Bridge to the set of Daredevil in order to get into The Punisher’s “isolated and joyless” headspace. “This character has resonated with law enforcement and military. He’s brought the war home with him in the worst possible way. And the best thing about him is that if he offends you, he just doesn’t care.” That sounds like a pretty perfect take on the character, right?
Mike Colter, die waarschijnlijk ook in een paar afleveringen in Daredevil Seizoen 2 zal verschijnen, gaf een interview over de Luke Cage Netflix-serie:
“Luke Cage” star Mike Colter weighed in on what sets the show apart from its predecessors, when and where we might seem him don the character’s trademark yellow shirt, how the series leans into the current political climate and more during an interview with theLos Angeles Times.
When asked what he’d describe as “Luke Cage’s” defining trailer, he replied, “‘Luke Cage’ is going to have soul, it’s going to have intensity, it’s going to have dark parts to it. I think what’s going to make it unique is also the musicality of it. There’s going to be a musical taste that you found a little bit in ‘Jessica.’ It defines itself through sound that you can feel when you’re watching the scenes, whether it’s something that’s actually a song that they’re playing or actually just the pulse of the music that they choose thematically. ‘Luke Cage’ is going to define itself in that way, and it’s going to define itself in the locations that we’re doing. It’s no secret that you’re going to find Luke Cage uptown after the [‘Jessica Jones’] series is over, so the things that happen to him and Jessica will affect him. And then when you find him months later in Harlem, you’ll see him in a different setting. That’s going to be a setting that’s surrounded with different characters and different light all unto itself.”
As to whether or not Cage’s signature yellow shirt will make an appearance, he teased, “‘Jessica’ is her series. Anything that’s primarily ‘Luke Cage’ we want to save for Luke Cage’s series. I’m not saying that you’re going to see the yellow shirt, but if you’re going to see it, it’ll be in Luke Cage’s series.”
What’s more, “Luke Cage” will employ flashback sequences, just like “Daredevil” and “Jessica Jones” did. “There are flashbacks in ‘Jessica,’ and there are flashbacks in ‘Daredevil’ as well, so we should expect to see some flashbacks in ‘Luke Cage,'” Colter explained. Every series has used their flashbacks in a different way to tell a different part of the story.”
Colter also addressed how the show will tackle the current political climate, saying, “I’m very aware of the current environment that we’re in, especially in America, what’s going on with the police and what’s going on with these incidents. I’m acutely aware of it. This is not necessarily the platform to hit it head on. That being said, I really feel like Luke Cage is a timely hero right now. I feel like what we’re doing subtly — with the storytelling and how he is as a character — that’s going to be different than what you saw in ‘Jessica.'”
“We start with stereotypes — we start to judge people based off of their appearance — and those things we think may or may not be true,” he continued. “In exploring this character, we’re going to get a chance to see something that’s very unique in the sense that everyone goes through this. How you look is going to tell people who you are, but it may not be true, but you have to live with that and you have to then try to figure out a way to go on with your life.”
“It’s also about redemption. He’s a renaissance man, he’s trying to better himself and there’s something to be said about someone who’s always trying to make themselves better, trying to change. That’s what life is about, to me, anyway. That’s what life seems to be about for LukeCage. If you’re going to start in one place in life, you should end somewhere else. Life is about development and change and we should never be the same all the way throughout, or what’s the point in living? We should be trying to find some way to explore new things and learn every day. Even if we make mistakes, learn from mistakes and move forward, but it should never be about static. One position, we know everything, we’re never going to change. That’s just boring,” he added.
Kevin Feige over Doctor Strange, Black Panther en Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2
Get ready for things to get super mind-bendy. In an interview with EW, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige described the unusual superpowers of Benedict Cumberbatch’s sorcerer Stephen Strange, including his signature statement piece, The Eye of Agamotto.
Feige explained, “In this film, the Eye is a very important relic that can be quite dangerous if used in the wrong hands, because it has the ability to do any number of things, the most dangerous of which is, it can sort of manipulate probabilities. Which is also another way of saying, ‘screw around with time’ — which is part of our story.”
That sounds an awful lot like Doctor Strange might just introduce the most powerful infinity stone yet — possibly the time gem — a logical step considering the MCU is currently building towards the epic two-parter, Avengers: Infinity War, which will see the Earth’s Mightiest square off against Thanos and his almighty Infinity stone-encrusted gauntlet. And using magic as a means to introduce time travel to the MCU makes a whole lot of sense.
Feige also described a host of Doctor Strange’s abilities — or, at least, his eventual abilities. As an origin story, it’s likely that we won’t see Doctor Strange up to full power until the end of the film, and even then, it sounds like we won’t be getting the full picture of his powers.
Said Feige, “He does cast spells, which in the comics have very sort of tongue-twisty fun names. We don’t want to shy away from that, because that’s what makes Doctor Strange Doctor Strange. He has a Cloak of Levitation that allows him to fly, but he doesn’t fly like Superman or like Thor. It’s almost got a consciousness of its own, this cloak, which, again, gives us a superhero with a red cape — which we’ve seen a few times — but allows us to do it in a wholly unique and wholly original way. He can create these mandalas of light that he can use as shields and he can use as sort of weapons. He can create portalas that will open before your eyes that he can step through and go to other places around the world. And frankly, even in this film, we’ll only touch upon what a lot of his powers are.”
When Tilda Swinton was confirmed to be joining the cast of Doctor Strange as The Ancient One, many wondered just how she would do so. The character is traditionally male in the comics and since Swinton has played a man before, there was thought that she could do the same thing with Marvel.
Swinton has even gone on record saying she is unsure how she will play the character, but does it really matter if she plays it as a man or a woman? Well, according to Kevin Feige, it does not. He spoke with Entertainment Weekly about the complexities of the role where he said,
Look, she’s a chameleon in everything she does. She has this amazing [ability to] harness of this androgynous sense. So, we use the term ‘her’ and ‘she’ in the film but, other than that, it’s very androgynous. Because it doesn’t matter.
While The Ancient One may be referred to as “she” or “her” in the movie, it will not be so cut and dry for the audience. Even Swinton, who is playing the role does not know the answer.
I wouldn’t know how to answer that one. I think it’s all in the eye of the beholder.
The idea to make The Ancient One a woman was something that came up during the pre-production stage for Doctor Strange. It was not a decision made after casting Swinton, but her name was quickly thought of when the idea arose.
We’re never afraid to change. In the comic books, Jarvis is an elderly butler. In the movies, he’s an A.I. system which becomes Paul Bettany’s Vision. We are always looking for ways to change. I think if you look at some of the early incarnations of the Ancient One in the comics, they are what we would consider today to be quite, sort of, stereotypical. They don’t hold up to what would work today. Also, within the storyline of the comics, and our movie, ‘the Ancient One’ is a title that many people have had. We hit very early on on, What if the Ancient One was a woman? What if the title had been passed and the current Ancient One is a woman? Oh, that’s an interesting idea. [Clicks fingers.] Tilda Swinton! Whoah! And it just hit.
While Chadwick Boseman will make his debut as Black Panther/T’Challa inCaptain America: Civil War on May 6th, news about his own solo film is still mostly speculation. We’ve got the star and a release date (February 16th, 2018) right in the middle of Black History Month, a smart move by Marvel highlighting the character’s unique place in comic lore. But as for co-stars and crew, we’ve only heard rumors.
We may see Ernie Hudsonplay the role of T’Chaka, T’Challa’s father and the previous King of Wakanda and Black Panther. And it seems like a fairly sure thing that Ryan Cooglerwill be directing. But with the release date so far in the future, we’ll probably have to wait a bit longer for any concrete news as filming isn’t likely to start until 2017.
Nevertheless, with Panther’s live action debut mere months away, Kevin Feige did speak a bit about the character and his upcoming film in the latest issue of Empire.
“This one is important,” said Feige. “Not only do you get an unbelievable lead character, but you also get all of Wakanda which is a whole new setting and culture to explore.”
After confirming that the cast of the film will be predominantly African-American, Feige went on to discuss the themes of the film and how it will position Black Panther in the evolving Marvel Cinematic Universe.
“It’s a big geo-political action adventure that focuses on the family and royal struggle of T’Challa in Wakanda, and what is means to be a king. T’Challa’s story is very important to us as it links to the next Avengers films, which is why we brought it forward.”
The “next Avengers films” Feige is referring to are of course the two parts ofAvengers: Infinity War which will release on May 4th, 2018 and May 3rd, 2019, respectively. That means Black Panther will be the direct MCU lead-in to the first part of what’s sure to be one of the most epic blockbusters of all time. With Feige’s comments on moving up the film (from its original July 6th, 2018 release date, putting it after Infinity War), it seems that Black Panther and Wakanda will play a large role in the future of the MCU. This could mean everything from a spot on a post-Infinity War Avengers or the inclusion of an Infinity Stone (possibly the final one to be discovered) in his film.
Feige over Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2, het vervolg waar veel mensen ook zeker naar uitkijken en de nieuwe MCU-Spiderman in samenwerking met Sony en de derde Thor-film Thor Ragnarok:
In the latest issue of Empire (via CBM), Kevin Feige talked about all three of the 2017 films, giving brief updates on what we can expect from each of the properties. As for what we can expect in terms of who makes up the Guardians, Feige says,
There’ve been many different incarnations of the Guardians over the years in the comics and we’ll catch a glimpse of additions over the course of the movie.
Thanos popped up in different points of Guardians of the Galaxy so his appearance in the sequel would make sense. Based on Feige’s comments, it appears doubtful he appears, and for good reason.
I wouldn’t look too hard in that movie for Thanos
The next time we see Thanos he will not be messing around. It was be, ‘Oh, that’s why they’ve been teasing this villain for five years!
While the Guardians are battling whatever cosmic threat James Gunn has thought up, Tom Holland will be the lead in the new Spider-Man reboot. We have heard this will be a grounded take on the character still in high school, but that does not mean it can not be as big as other Marvel films.
It’s going to be as big and spectacular a Spider-Man film as has ever been made. But it’s a Peter Parker story and has more opportunity to be focused on the story of a 15-year-old kid going to high school.
When the title was announced for Thor: Ragnarok, the third Thor movie, fans were excited for what it could mean. However, according to Feige, we should not be expecting the end of Asgard.
I don’t think people will read into that title alone [regarding] what the movie’s going to be. It’s going to be, perhaps, as totally different from the two prior Thor movies as Winter Soldier was from the first Captain America. We want to take it to new places, we’ve got new characters that will show how big we’re swinging on this. And we have a Hulk.
Yes! We finally have official confirmation from Marvel that Hulk will be in Thor: Ragnarok, even if Mark Ruffalo has confirmed it himself. The two previousThor movies have had a decent amount of the story take place on Earth, but that does not seem to be the case with the next installment.
The film takes place within the cosmos primarily which is to say, frankly, very little Earth.
Yes please, geen Jane Foster en Darcy meer, maar eindelijk een Thor-film die zich in Asgard en de ruimte afspeelt.
Dan nog even een overzicht van alle concept-art en speculaties daaromheen:
In July of 2013, Jeff Wadlow, the writer and director of Kick-Ass 2 (2013), was hired by 20th Century Fox to pen the screenplay for an X-Force movie, which he would possibly helm as well.
Over the past two years, Wadlow has stated that his team would be a five-member lineup. He never confirmed which characters it would consist of, though, he did say he was a fan of Deadpool, Wolverine, Cable, Psylocke, Domino and Colossus.
In that same span, X-Force creator Rob Liefeld praised the script numerous times, calling it “beyond impressive” and revealing that the best part is that it shows the “camaraderie between the team as they learn to cope and trust one another!” Liefeld also divulged that Cable and Deadpool were in it. However, the latter does not appear in the artwork seen below.
The assumption was that Fox would focus on the X-Force movie once X-Men: Days of Future Past was released. Which by the way, included Warpath (played by Booboo Stewart), a founding X-Force member and mainstay. But before X-Force could get a greenlight, it was put on hold when Deadpool test footage leaked online and the overwhelmingly positive reception it received caused Fox to fast-track it.
With all of that out of the way, I came across artwork that professional conceptual artist Gregory Semkow collaborated with his friend Jeff Wadlow on that features the “team’s lineup in the script.” A script that Semkow described as “freaking badass.”
Based on the art below, Wadlow’s X-Force would include Cable, team leader and son of Cyclops; Domino, skilled marksman, hand-to-hand fighter with probability-altering powers; Warpath, Native American with super-strength and heightened senses; Cannonball, possessor of jet propulsion and force field abilities; and the final member of the team is a bit of a mystery.
I’m referring to the female on the left wearing a hoodie. She has a streak of gray/silver hair that would indicate she’s Rogue, but it is hard to believe Rogue would wear fingerless gloves. Perhaps it’s Hope Summers or a toned-down version of Psylocke.
UPDATE! Gregory Semkow has informed me that the hooded mutant is in fact: Feral!
Van de X-Force-film weten we eigenlijk nog steeds niet veel, maar wat wel nu weten na het onthullen van onderstaande foto is dat Magneto’s krachten gaan verbeteren door Apocalypse en Olivia Munn (Psylocke in Xmen Apocalypse) onthulde ook nog een foto van haar personage:
Olivia Munn is posting her top 5 moments of 2015 to her Instagram account, and at 4 is being cast as Psylocke in X-Men: Apocalypse, so we have this new shot from the set featuring Munn in full costume.
The Iron Man 2 actress added the following caption, describing this seemingly pretty ruthless take on the character. “She’s a telekinetic telepath who chooses to kill with a sword because she wants to do it up close and intimate and killing from afar just seems too easy and no fun.”
DC DINSDAG EN DC DONDERDAG
NIEUW FILM VRIJDAG NIEUW
STAR WARS ZATERDAG