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 - Japanese poster|
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
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
|Captain America: The Winter Soldier - concept art by Ryan Meinerding|
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|
|Vin Diesel - via Facebook|
"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 FilmAlso 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 X-ForceMovie.com 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 - 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?'"