Captain America: Civil War footage shown at Disney’s D23 Expo


Marvel Studios presented fans at Saturday’s D23 Expo with an exclusive preview of their first Phase Three movie, Captain America: Civil War. Marvel Studios boss kevin Feige was joined onstage by cast members Chris Evans and Anthony Mackie to promote the superhero epic.

The footage opens with Captain America, Black Widow, and Falcon dealing with Crossbones as the villain attempts to blow up a truck. During the fight, Crossbones tosses a magnetic explosive at Cap’s shield, and the hero throws it into the air so that the explosion avoids the crowd.


Marvels ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Official Trailer Released, “there are no strings on me!”



Robert Downey Jr to play Iron Man in Civil War plot Crossover Captain America 3


Exciting news from the Marvel front (as always). Robert Downey Jr is currently in talks to reprise his role as Iron Man in the upcoming yet untitled ‘Captain America 3’ movie. Whats even more exciting is the plotline is supposedly based on the Marvel Comics Civil War storyline (queue nerdgasms).

This news is rather surprising as Marvel supposedly had no plans to make a fourth Iron Man film, with many speculating as to whether Robert Downey Jr would be included in future films in the franchise other than the Avengers. But according to Hollywood industry title Variety the actor is reported to sign on to the upcoming Capt America movie with a reported pay of $40 million.

Marvel announced plans earlier this week to reboot the Civil War comic book series in 2015, which will presumably introduce viewers to the story leading up to Captain America 3. In the comic book series, Capt America is pitted against Iron Man after the US Government passes a superhero registration act that sees the two heroes fall on opposite sides. This leads to the Avengers splitting into two groups and battling it out.

The film is due in May 2016 and will be directed by Joe & Anthony Russo who helmed Captain America: The WInter Soldier.

New poster for Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ & plot details!

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On the front cover of the next issue of Entertainment Weekly you will find one of the coolest pictures ever…

That’s right the Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ has finally had some kind of official reveal ahead of this years Comic Con. Following on from the events of Captain America, SHIELD has been destroyed and there’s no one else for the planet to turn to when a new villain appears. EW states that following 0on from the events of Iron Man 3 Tony Stark has devised a plan that won’t require him to put on the suit of armour anymore, and should allow Captain America, Thor, Black Widow, Hawkeye and Hulk the time to get some much needed rest.


Tony’s solution is Ultron, a self-aware, self-teaching, artificial intelligence designed to help assess threats and direct Stark’s Iron Legion of drones to battle evildoers instead. The problem is Ultron (played by James Spader through performance-capture technology) lacks the human touch and his superior intellect quickly determines that life on earth would go a lot smoothers if human beings did not exist at all. The hard part about battling Ultron, as the cover image suggests, is that he’s not just a robot—he’s a program, capable of uploading himself and disappearing not into the Cloud. And he has a bad habit of rebuilding himself into stronger and more fearsome physical forms.

Much more information can be seen in the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly, for those of you that want more, Comic Con is just round the corner!

Whats next for MARVELS Avengers? What can we expect in Phase III?


MARVEL Studios Avengers ‘experiment’ has to be one of the greatest movie successes of film history. The risks they took bringing Iron Man, Thor and Captain America to the silver screen and then throwing them together in one epic movie paid off BIG TIME! With Thor’s latest adventure ‘Thor: The Dark World’ out this week, i thought it right to summarise what we’ve seen so far and what is yet to come for our superheroes.

Marvel plans on expanding it’s cinematic universe (MCU) slowly but surely in phases, with new characters but still keeping a huge focus on pre-existing ones like Iron Man, Thor & Captain America. At the moment we are half way through Phase Two, so far they have played out like this..

Phase One

  • Iron Man
  • Thor
  • Iron Man 2
  • Captain America
  • The Avengers / Avengers Assemble

Phase Two

  • Iron Man 3
  • Thor: The Dark World
  • Captain America: The Winter Solider
  • The Guardians of the Galaxy
  • The Avengers: Age of Ultron

So lets look at how our heroes circumstances have changed throughout Phase Two thus far.


Iron Man 

For me Iron Man 3 was a bit of a disappointment, despite getting a billion at the Box Office i felt it didn’t deserve it and only made so much because it was the first film to follow off of The Avengers – Despite this i still think Robert Downey Jr and the character of Tony Stark he has created is PERFECT!

Iron Man 3 concluded with Tony Stark not only destroying his suits but also having that piece of shrapnel that made him owe so unique from his chest – yes that very same piece of shrapnel we was told could NOT be removed in the first and second movie. This doesn’t leave much space for a standalone sequel for Iron Man but the new Avengers should hopefully give us more clarity on the character.

Rumours on the web regarding of Age of Ultron are to be believed it will be Stark who creates the android villain, which while not in line with the comic book storyline (Ant Man creating Ultron) it does give Stark’s character purpose to don the suit once more.

When the credits roll on Avengers 2 and Ultron has presumable caused Earth a HUGE amount of stress, it would make sense if Stark blamed himself and spiralled out of control, which would set him up for the characters infamous tale, ‘Demon in a Bottle’. This would make a good plot line for an Iron Man 4 and would also provide a stage from which Sam Rockwell could return as Justin Hammer.


Captain America

Captain America is probably the least successful of the three new franchises established in Phase One, nevertheless the film was pivotal in the build up to The Avengers storyline. The sequel entitled ‘Captain America: The Winter Solider’ will see the addition of Samuel L Jackson’s Nick Fury and Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow and focus heavily on SHIELD’s activities following the events in New York (from Avengers).

Seeing as the Cap is so die hard loyal to the USA and its principles it would be good to see him go against the government or its corruption? Certainly add a lot of excitement for a third movie.



Thors future depends entirely on the fate of his devious brother Loki in ‘The Dark World’ (you’ll have to see it to find out – BTW it is a BRILLIANT film). If he survives then he would most definitely play a pivotal part in a third Thor movie – particularly given the character’s popularity amongst fans – regardless of his villainous ways he is a HUGE FAVOURITE.

If not i’m sure there are other villains that can be brought up from the depths of the Nine Realms.. Also it has to be said that it is brilliant to see somewhere so local, aka London & Greenwich used as the epic final battle location of Thor!



Hulk is a tricky one, his films have failed to catch as wide an audience as the others but Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk in Joss Whedon’s Avengers was one of the best parts of the film. Marvel are still hesitant however and so for now at least there are no plans to create another film, although it will almost certainly be done in the near future (Marvel Phase Three?).

He has a ton of villains yet to make their way to the big screen, most notably The Leader whose origin was covered in the 2008 film when Tim Blake Nelson’s character came into contact with some gamma-radiated super-juice. However I’d take a look at the current “Indestructible Hulk” run of comics for the premise at least.


Guardians of the Galaxy

This is easily Marvels craziest film yet and HUGE gamble in my opinion. How ever in Marvels Phase plan Guardians of the Galaxy are of EXTREME importance for one core reason – Thanos, the crazed Titan seen at the end of Avengers Assemble credit scene. He will surely play a large part in the build up of Avengers 2.

The story will focus around the Infinity Gauntlet, which holds six Infinity Gems that when held at once affords its wielder control over all of reality – of course this means Thanos wants it.

The Others..

So who is left.. Avengers: Age of Ultron will introduce us to two new characters, Scarlett Witch and Quicksilver. Further additions to the Marvel film universe will be Ant-Man the film being directed by Edgar Wright and in pre-production for a 2015 release. With Edgar Wright at the helm it seems ‘Ant-Man’ will be closer to a comedy than any Marvel film before it, and it is rumoured the film may be a heist movie as well.

With the Ultron part out of the equation (it appears he will be Tony Stark’s creation instead), where this Ant-Man movie goes is really anyone’s guess, but in Edgar Wright it would seem to be in capable hands. Plans to bring Doctor Strange and Black Panther into the fold have been pretty much confirmed in recent weeks as well. Doctor Strange would introduce the mystical side to Marvel’s cinematic universe.

Beyond even that there’s the fact that Marvel Studios have regained the rights to the Daredevil and Punisher properties, both of which are likely to be thrown into the mix in the near future.

Whatever happens Marvel Studios are sure to make the journey one hell of a ride, recent rumors even point towards a potential deal whereby Spider-Man and X-Men could be added to future Avenger movies.. WOW!

Avengers 2: Age of Ultron | Tony Stark stepping back inside the suit? Return of Iron Man


After Iron Man 3 we’re left with a very different Tony Stark, and me and many others worried that that was the end of the super hero. However it looks as though he’ll be back to lead The Avengers once more, and he could be very likely climbing back into the Iron Man suit.

Iron Man is definitely the most identifiable Marvel super hero, the first Iron Man movie pretty much all of this possible, its success is the reason why we today have The Avengers, Thor and Captain America. However following the events of Iron Man 3 many have been left wondering in what capacity will Tony Stark return in the Avengers sequel. Marvel’s Co-President Louis D’Esposito has revealed that Stark will most definitely be back and be up to his old tricks too! Louis said:

“He’s leading the team with Captain America. I don’t know 100% where he’s at, we’re still developing the screenplay and Joss Whedon is writing furiously to get that finished. But obviously i’ve seen a couple of drafts. It’s hard for me to say at this point what (Tony) is doing and what his emotional mind set is. You can see where it was where we left him at the end of (Iron Man) 3 – he’s in love with Pepper, he’s made a grand gesture to blow up the suits at that point. But at the end, he can’t help himself and i think he will go back to tinkering – thats what he does best.” 

Since the villain was revealed as being the robotic Avenger nemesis Ultron there has been plenty of speculation as to his origins – popularly believed to be a creation of Tony Stark, but will it be linked to his AI Jarvis?

Obviously, we’re big in connectivity. You can see it in all our films. We try to keep that going. It’s one big Marvel cinematic universe and there will be some connectivity.” 

Exciting stuff, but it looks as though we’ll have to see how it all pans out. But at least we know that Tony Stark will be back and playing a major role. After all, he is Iron Man.