Superhero Movie News Roundup For The Week Of 7-7-13

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This week (June 7-13) featured lots of news about several movies, including The Wolverine, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. There's just no stopping the superhero movie onslaught, with Man of Steel setting box office records and new movies being announced almost monthly. There were even internet reports about movies that haven't been officially announced.

Read on for a quick recap of this week's stories.

The Wolverine 

The Wolverine - Japanese poster
As expected, this week saw a ton of promotional goodies for the Hugh Jackman starrer, which is set to open on  July 26. I posted a video on Tuesday that showed the spectacular fight scene on the Japanese bullet train, but there was much more. Later in the week, we were treated to several more clips and featurettes about the movie, including the two below.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

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I posted yesterday about Entertainment Weekly's cover story on the Spidey sequel. The current issue of EW is devoted to next week's San Diego Comic-Con, and it has lots of new pics of stars Andrew Garfield, Jamie Foxx, and Emma Stone. The issue went on sale Friday, July 12, and you can check out some highlights at EW.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier - concept art by Ryan Meinerding
New concept art surfaced this week via Entertainment Weekly, showing Cap battling his former comrade-in-arms from World War II - James "Bucky" Barnes aka Winter Soldier. If you look closely at the upper left you can also see Falcon in action.

We also got our first look at the official teaser poster for the flick (below), showing Cap's battle-scarred shield. Is this dark image a hint that Cap doesn't fair so well in this latest outing? The Cap sequel is scheduled for an April 4, 2014 opening.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier - official poster

Guardians of the Galaxy 

Karen Gillan, Lee Pace, Benicio del Toro - image via MTV
On Tuesday (7-9-13) Den of Geek announced that they know the characters that Karen Gillan, Lee Pace, and Benicio del Toro will portray in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. While it's still unconfirmed by Marvel, the names of the characters do fit into what we know about the movie at this point. Since this is kinda spoilery, if you want to know the names of the mystery characters, jump over to Capes on Tumblr.

Other News

Vin Diesel

Vin Diesel - via Facebook
On Tuesday (7-9-13) Vin Diesel met with Marvel Studios about an unnamed topic, and he posted the pic above to prove it. Diesel added the statement below to the pic -

"Marvel meeting today...
Only the people in the room can tell you what was discussed...
P.s. Thanks to Our page, for pushing to make it happen... you know I get tunnel vision with my work... and after that meeting today... wow!"

Is Vin Diesel close to joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe? No one's talking about the top secret details of the meeting, but speculation is rampant that Marvel will make a big announcement about Diesel at next week's San Diego Comic-Con International.

Marvel Short Film 

Also via Entertainment Weekly, we got a look at the cool, retro poster below promoting Marvel One Shot: Agent Carter. The Marvel Studios short film stars Hayley Atwell, who portrayed Peggy Carter in Captain America: The First Avenger. The film debuts at San Diego Comic-Con International 2013 and will be included on the Iron Man 3 Blu-ray (on sale Sept. 24).

Marvel One Shot: Agent Carter - Disney/Marvel


X-Force - Marvel Comics
THR reported that Jeff Wadlow will write and possibly direct a live-action adaptation of Marvel Comics’ X-Force. Earlier this year, 20th Century Fox reserved the domain and X-Force creator Rob Liefeld mentioned that a movie was in the works. Wadlow’s current movie - Kick-Ass 2 - is set to open on August 16. 

Kick-Ass 2 

Kick-Ass 2 - poster
Speaking of Jeff Wadlow's ultra-violent superhero flick...this week, Movie Magic magazine (as reported by CBM) delved into the evolution of Hit-Girl, as portrayed by Chloe Grace Moretz. Moretz explained to Movie Magic about the growth of Mindy McCready/Hit-Girl. 

"The obvious difference is that I'm older now, and the difference between 11 and 15, which is how old I was when we finished, is that you're a different person, obviously. 

What Jeff and I really wanted to improve was the real heart of it," says Moretz. "Because I wanted to show that this girl didn't have a father anymore and how much that affected her. She's really confused and going through the self-torture of, 'Am I killing people because this is what I was raised to believe was a good thing, or am I just murdering people?'"

Whaddya think?

I really could've kept going because there were other stories this week, but I thought I'd give you a chance to sound off. Did you spot any superhero movie news this week that deserves some attention?
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