Superhero Movie News Mid-Winter Round-up

Man of Steel, Thor: The Dark World, The Wolverine, Iron Man 3

2013 is already shaping up to be another amazing year for superhero movies, and I thought it was a good time for a round-up of news stories that popped up in the last few days. Check the links below for info on movies in various stages of production, including Iron Man 3Thor: The Dark World, and Justice League. Which upcoming movie are you most looking forward to?

'Dark Knight' Star Joseph Gordon-Levitt Denies 'Man Of Steel' Cameo Rumor

It's been rumored that Joseph Gordon-Levitt (John Blake in The Dark Knight Rises) will don the cape and cowl and appear as Batman in Justice League and Man of Steel. Here's what JGL told MTV recently -
"I hadn’t heard that one. It just goes to show how much you can believe rumours… I don’t think you should believe in any of them. If there’s something I’m going to be in, I’m going to tell you about it.”   
Is JGL being truthful or is he saving a big spoiler for us?

'Iron Man 3' Brings Tony Stark Back To Basics

Marvel Studios' Big Kahuna, Kevin Feige, spilled a bunch of Iron Man 3 teasers this week. From the sounds of it, Tony Stark is goind to be tested like he hasn't been in his three previous movies.
"It's almost like post-traumatic stress. He (Stark) has retreated after the events of The Avengers into his workshop, where he's building advanced versions of his suits. He has [designed] a version of the suit that can latch onto him in individual pieces ... anytime, anywhere." 
'Iron Man 3' Gets IMAX Release

When Iron Man 3 opens on April 25 internationally and May 3 in the USA, fans in some lucky venues will be able to watch it full IMAX glory.

Toby Jones Confirmed for 'Captain America' Return

The latest actor to confirm his involvement in Captain America: The Winter Soldier is Toby Jones, who will reprise his role as Nazi scientist, Arnim Zola. Also on board for Cap's return - Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes, and Anthony Mackie as superhero, Falcon.

Is The Beyonder going to join the Marvel Movie Universe in 'Thor: The Dark World'?

Okay, this isn't exactly "news", but it's an interesting idea that Drew McWeeney put forward about a possible villain for Thor: The Dark World.

Hugh Jackman promises 'action-packed' 'X-Men: Days of Future Past'

One of the more exciting bits of news recently was he announcement that Hugh Jackman will return as Logan/Wolverine in X-Men: Days of Future Past. Jackman told The Daily Mail what he though of the movie's large cast of mutant heroes -
 "You wouldn't have enough room on the page after you've listed them all. Every other actor who's ever put on a superhero uniform will be in it. There's an element of time travel and, naturally, it will be action-packed."
The Wolverine Director Talks about Logan

Director James Mangold talked to Entertainment Weekly about the upcoming solo Wolverine movie, opening on July 26.

Shailene Woodley Talks about Playing Mary Jane in 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'

The sequel to 2012's The Amazing Spider-Man is rounding out its cast, and Shailene Woodley has nabbed the key role of Mary Jane Watson. Shailene couldn't give many details in this quick interview, but it's all we have until filming starts in the spring.

Alright, I know I neglected to mention a lot of interesting stories. Did any news from the superhero movie world catch your eye in the last few weeks?


  1. it's a good year for the super heroes... which and i always say "fingers-crossed" for the fans. the problem they don't make movies for fans, they make them for money... maybe they learned from the success of the anvengers, you can have both.

    1. Yeah I think Warner Bros. HAS learned from Marvel's success with The Avengers. Thanks for the comment Jeremy.


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