With each year’s San Diego Comic Con comes the major movie news and announcements as they happen. In the days afterwards, short bits of information from random interviews and smaller panel coverage make headlines.
Now though, one week out from the day the convention began in earnest, we’ve come to the end of the line and one final helping of soundbite scraps about various upcoming superhero films.
The Avengers: Age of Ultron
Joss Whedon says that the Scarlet Witch character in the upcoming “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” will have to undergo a bit of a redesign to work in a live action context:
Whedon says: “Obviously we want to echo the look that people know, but there’s the classic look and the Ultimates look, but you have to do it in a way that will work. But it can’t be too old school… she can’t wear a leotard.” [Source: Superhero Hype]
With Ultron’s storyline in “The Avengers” sequel being changed so that Hank Pym did NOT create that robot, fans began to wonder if the upcoming “Ant-Man” film would opt out of using the Pym character as well.
The film’s director Edgar Wright has shot down those fears, Wright confirmed that Pym will be in his movie . [Source: io9]
Vancouver has lost out on the shoot for the upcoming reboot of “The Fantastic Four” over at 20th Century Fox. The film’s production will now take place in Louisiana due to tax incentives in place.
The project marks the first Marvel-based Fox film to shoot in Louisiana, and will also be the home of the upcoming shoot for “Pirates of the Caribbean 5”. [Source: The Wrap]
Thor: The Dark World
The next trailer for “Thor: The Dark World” is set to debut online on Wednesday, August 7th as a part of YouTube’s Geek Week event.
It’s thought the trailer will be a cut down version of the footage screened during the Marvel Studios Comic-Con 2013 panel last week. [Source: Comic Book]
The Amazing Spider-Man 4
Elaborating on earlier comments, director Marc Webb says the fourth entry in “The Amazing Spider-Man” franchise will go beyond Spidey’s own story.
“I think [for] the fourth movie, what we’ve discovered is there are so many ancillary characters, that have enormous, cinematic potential that there may be other ways to exploit those characters, in a way that is exciting and fun and worthwhile. It might not just be a Spider-Man movie.” [Source: Crave Online]