The latest on The Avengers
Comic Book Movie has this article putting pieces together and coming up with speculation that the Avengers may be fighting a giant sea creature named Leviathan at some point, and that Namor may also be involved in the story, albeit in a minor role. Salt at the ready…
Tom Hiddleston (Loki) tells MTV News that his character is going to be more “gangster” in The Avengers, which could mean just about… what? What happened between his falling into the cosmos at the end of Thor and his somehow being connected with Dr. Selvig? [More at Muveez]
Curtains for Coulson?
Clark Gregg has addressed the rumors that his character, S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Coulson, meets his demise in The Avengers. Since he’s in talks for Iron Man 3, it’s unlikely he’s going to get killed off in the team-up movie (unless they happen out of chronological sequence, which is unlikely). Fans of Joss Whedon know that it’s typical of the director to kill off a popular character, so there’s a chance someone’s going to die in this movie.
Screen Rant has these photos showing Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye and Scarlet Johannsen as Black Widow.
Coming Soon (via SuperHero Hype) has a compilation of a few more set shots, including what looks to be a map for debris and props.
And here’s a video of production in downtown Cleveland from August 15, featuring ‘splosions and police shooting up at something (Skrull ships?):
Comic Book Movie has these set pictures, showing Captain America (Chris Evans) battling a mo-cap stuntman with an alien weapon.
Speaking of Jeremy Renner, he and Samuel Jackson recently wrapped shooting at NASA’s Space Power Facility at Plum Brook near Sandusky, Ohio. In a press conference, co-producer Jeremy Latchman talked about the project and the fact that NASA would like to partner with more productions.
IFC has 10 very good questions about the upcoming film, including some thoughts on Nick Fury’s longevity and the inclusion of Wasp and Ant Man.
Disney, which now owns Marvel (for those of you still under that rock…), dropped footage at the recent D23 convention instead of loosing it on the fans at Comic Con this year. Included: a confrontation between Loki and Nick Fury, and a bar scene where Tony Stark does a head count of heroes surrounding Loki. The memorable line: “We have a Hulk.”
Also at D23, Cobie Smulders, the new S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Maria Hill, told MTV about her “geek out” moment on set. Plus, who has the higher rank, Hill or Coulson? [More at Reelz]
“Access Hollywood” has a number of videos about the movie here, including interviews with many of the cast members. [Access Hollywood]