It has been known for some time that Marvel Studios has been considering giving Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow a solo film. During a press conference today to promote their latest release, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, studio President Kevin Feige revealed that developmental work is still underway on just such a project.
“I think the idea would be great,” he says. “We’ve got various outlines and ideas of where to take that. As Scarlett already said, there’s a big element that explores her back story in an upcoming Marvel feature. The question really is, ‘When will we take her out of the ensemble and have her do her own thing?’ As you saw in [‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’], as you’ll see in ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ she’s really the key to so much of the plot development.”
Opening internationally starting on March 26 and in North America on April 4, Captain America: The Winter Soldiermarks the third big screen appearance of Johansson’s Black Widow and also stars Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Redford, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Cobie Smulders, Frank Grillo, Georges St-Pierre, Hayley Atwell, Toby Jones, Emily VanCamp and Maximiliano Hernandez.
20th Century Fox is doing some serious forward-thinking as far as their portion of the Marvel Universe is concerned. The studio has just announced that James Mangold’s sequel to The Wolverine will hit on March 3, 2017 with The Fantastic Four 2 coming to theaters on July 14, 2017. They’ve also set a just-announced mystery Marvel project for July 18, 2018.
All of these dates are newly claimed territory on the release schedule and will follow the studio’s X-Men: Days of Future Past this May 23rd, X-Men: Apocalypse on May 27, 2016 (both directed by Bryan Singer) and Josh Trank’s The Fantastic Four on June 19, 2015.
There’s no word yet on what the mystery Marvel film might be, but the studio is also believed to be developing an X-Force film with Jeff Wadlow directing.
The studio has also moved Matthew Vaughn’s non-Marvel Universe comic book project, The Secret Service, even earlier from its originally-announced March 6, 2015 release to October 24 of this year. That will have it opening opposite the horror releases Ouija and Paranormal Activity 5. Ken Scott’s new comedy, formerly titled Business or Pleasure, is now title-less and will take The Secret Service‘s original March 6, 2015 date.
The new trailer for Bryan Singer‘s X-Men: Days of Future Past is finally here, and it’s pretty damn incredible. The trailer is just as awesome, exciting, and emotional as the first one, only it is completely packed full of new footage. I’m sure that you’re all going to love it! I’ve also included a new poster for the film that you can see above.
The trailer features our favorite mutant characters, including Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), Professor X (James McAvoy and Patrick Stewart), Magneto (Michael Fassbender and Ian McKellen), Blink (Fan Bingbing), Bishop (Omar Sy), Quicksilver (Evan Peters), and more.
A few photos from the set of Joss Whedon‘s Avengers: Age of Ultron have surfaced and they give us our first far off look of the villain Ultron, along with new photos of Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner).
If you don’t want to get a tease of what Ultron looks like pre-CGI, then I suggest you don’t scroll down to look at the other images. If you do look at them, realize that this is not going to be the final look of the character. As I’m sure you all know, there’s a ton of CGI work that needs to be done to bring him to life.
I’m pretty confident that we’ll get out first look at some footage from this movie at San Diego Comic-Con, so if you’re going, you don’t want to miss the Marvel panel.
20th Century Fox still plans on moving forward with that sequel to Prometheus 2, and they’ve hired Green Lantern scribe Michael Green to rewrite the script for it. Green also recently worked on the script for Ridley Scott‘s new Blade Runner movie. I can’t say I’m a big supporter of him working on this movie as Green Lantern had a terrible script.
The news comes from The Wrap, which also reveals that the movie will start production this fall and be released in March of 2016. Scott will start work on it when he is finished with his Moses film Exodus.
The report also give some details on what we can expect to see in the sequel, saying that the goal for Green is to write a sequel that is “much more alien-y and in line with the terrifying tone of past films in the franchise. Additionally, the sequel is expected to feature multiple ‘David’ androids, which means there will be more than one Michael Fassbender on screen at the same time.”