New Concept Art And Info For Marvel’s Phase Two Released
Iron Man 3 kicks off Marvel’s Phase Two. While it doesn’t really come out here in the states until later tonight, Phase Two is officially well underway. Tony Stark started the first phase, so it’s only fitting that his battle with the Mandarin kicks off the next big step for Marvel Studios. EW got the rundown on all of the big Phase Two films when they chatted with Kevin Feige. They also revealed a new Thor still as well as some impressive concept art for Guardians of the Galaxy and Winter Soldier. All of these movies are leading up to Avengers 2 in a big way according to Feige: “There are things in [Iron Man 3], in the next Thor movie, and particularly in the next Cap movie that will drastically change the landscape between Avengers and Avengers 2.“
Marvel is officially releasing the images and info tidbits, so don’t think they’re spoiler-y. Read on for updates on all the movies:
Thor: The Dark World:
Alan is bringing a grittier, more visceral, more textured patina to the designs of the worlds, and to Asgard in particular. It’s less to chase either Game of Thrones or Lord of the Rings — because you’re not going to catch up. But part of the fun of Thor over the other characters is he doesn’t have to stay on Earth. We visit a few of the other realms in this new movie
Captain America: The Winter Soldier:
We weren’t going back to World War II. Cap cannot travel in time. So while Tony can go home to Malibu and Thor goes up to Asgard and Hulk can sort of ride the rails, Cap was stuck. So Cap does stay with S.H.I.E.L.D. because he has nowhere else to go. But he’s not necessarily comfortable there. As you might imagine, somebody who’s spent 70 years in ice, frozen, wakes up and has to fight a bunch of aliens with a bunch of weirdos—he is trying to figure out what his life is.
Guardians of the Galaxy:
Feige confirmed both Saldana as Gamora and Dave Bautista as Drax
Guardians takes place within the continuity of the [other movies] but it’s on the other side of the universe. We’ve always wanted to do a space movie. I’m obsessed with Star Wars, I’m obsessed with Star Trek.
It’s a huge story on a massive canvas. We can take it to all those crazy places as long as all the characters respond in an emotionally truthful way. That’s why I believe people are going to respond to Chris Pratt and to an alien Zoë Saldana—because they did respond to that one time before [with Avatar]. And to a tree and a raccoon who, it is certainly our intention, will steal the whole movie.
When it becomes a cameo or Easter egg, [audiences] become less interested in it. If we’re going to add new characters, there’s going to be a reason and they’re going to be a major part of the movie. What’s fun is that the roster shifts. It was always the intention to have a storyline that brought in, obviously, new bad guys and potentially new heroes.
While it’s officially the first movie in Phase Three, we did get a little info on Ant-Man:
Feige stated that casting would get underway toward the end of this year. They’ve had several names in mind, but since the movie has been in the works since Iron Man 1 those actors have came and went.
Frankly, now we have to re-write it to put it a little bit more into the [Marvel Cinematic Universe] because it was written before it existed.
You can read the rest of EW‘s Phase Two update by clicking here. What do you think about those new pieces of concept art? Hopefully we really do see Bucky catching Cap‘s shield in mid-flight. Which movie are you looking forward to the most?
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Source : EW