Marvel Round Up: Loki Plays With Dolls, Whedon Talks Scarlet Witch, Coulson Is Tinkerbell And More
These past few days have been huge for Marvel fans. Marvel blew the doors off Hall H with their Comic-Con panel, and the shock waves are still being felt. It seems this week all the news is still Comic-Con related as new interviews and tidbits of info continue to trickle out. For that reason alone we have another edition of Marvel Round Up.
Let’s start things off by watching Tom Hiddleston play with dolls. The fan-favorite actor was handed some Thor: The Dark World action figures and told to act out the film. He does a pretty impressive job and really sells the Thor/Loki relationship. Take :58 seconds and watch this modern day masterpiece from Yahoo! OMG!
Joss Whedon recently chatted with the people at Nerdist for an hour long podcast. The chat was great, but it didn’t turn up any big Marvel news. His print interview with the site did turn up one interesting bit however. Whedon was asked if the Scarlet Witch would wear her trademark headgear in The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Whedon says she won’t, and it sounds like they may be going the Ultimate route for her costume:
No. She might wear a headband or something that might echo it. The guys at Marvel, the conceptual artists, are phenomenal, and they are so good at taking the essence of what works and interpreting it for the actual human body, and when they paint something you can not only tell how it’s gonna work on a person, you can even tell what fabric it’ll be. They are very specific, very talented. So I’m excited to see the designs. 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.
In the way of Captain America: The Winter Soldier news, the Winter Soldier himself (Sebastian Stan) talked to iO9 about his new hairdo in the film. He tells a story about how they decided on Bucky‘s new look. The actor does give us a little taste of the plot as it relates to his character. He also wrongly credits Ed Brubaker as the artist instead of the writer of Captain America, so go ahead and sharpen your pitchforks while you read this.:
You know what the funny thing is, we had the artist who drew Winter Soldier — Ed Brubaker — on set. I remember I was talking to him and I asked “why the long hair?” And he said, “the thing is we have long hair when you’re drawing comic books, [because it] things look more epic.” This was so funny to me because he was basically also explaining why superheroes have capes. The reason they have capes is because you can tell in a comic book that they’re flying. Or that there’s wind. So I said, “alright, so you’re telling me he has long hair because you wanted it for stylistic purposes.” It makes sense!
In the storyline basically Bucky sort of snapped a little bit. He went on a mission and he went missing for about a month, or so, in New York and they [the Russians] couldn’t find him. So he kind of walked around like a homeless person for a while. He was trying to figure out what he was doing and where he was. And during that process there was no one there giving him a haircut.
But in terms of the movie, I don’t care. You can’t approach something with “oh my god, how am I going to look with long hair,” you just do. I’m playing this part, this guy’s got long hair, I gotta have long hair. What are you gonna do. ?
In a little more serious news, the actor didn’t know if he would take up the Captain America mantle like Bucky does in the comics, but he does touch on the character’s fighting style in the film:
It’s actually kind of scrappy. The idea was this is the kind of guy who can kill you with a straw. He’s precise, he’s very specific with what he does. But the idea is that it’s messy. He’ll use knives… knives were always a big part of the character. There is a lot of knife work in the movie for sure. And overall brutality. He’ll kill you with whatever is closest.
And on our final stop of the Marvel Round Up train is the latest episode of Earth’s Mightiest Show. The latest episode of the YouTube show took place during Comic-Con. The first few minutes feature Joss Whedon and Clark Gregg talking about Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Gregg once again contributes Coulson‘s resurrection to the fans, at which point the host jokingly refers to him as Tinkerbell. It’s true when you think about it. Everyone made noise and clapped their hands so he was brought back to life. There are also some Guardians, Cap, and Avengers bits in there. Matt Smith also stops by for a hilarious story about his early days of Doctor Who and meeting Mike Tyson. You can watch that below.