Jul 25 2013

Movie News: ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’, ‘X-Force’ and ‘The Amazing Spider-man 4’

Movie News

Following all the revelations at the Comic-Con International in San Diego last weekend, there has been no sign of the rumour mill slowing down. In fact, it is fair to say that it has increased in the last few days, with all of the the studios that current own Marvel properties giving us hints to their next projects.

At Marvel Studios home base, the folks at Nerdist have been speaking with Avengers: Age of Ultron writer/director Joss Whedon about Scarlett Witch. We already know that there will be two of them (one in Fox’s X-Men: Days of Future Past), but the important question on everyone’s minds is what will she look like?

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.

So there’s a good probability (fans will get that) that Joss will go for The Ultimates look, which influenced much of The Avengers anyway, and Fox may choose the more classic costume. Either way, cosplayers win.

Speaking of Fox and X-Men, now that we know Jeff Wadlow will be directing an X-Force film, fans are desperate to know what version of the characters will be on screen. The team has had several line-ups over the years since its co-creation by Rob Liefeld, including a completely off-the-wall version that morphed into the X-Statix, a team of mutants that included the unidentifiable Doop.

Slash Film spoke with Wadlow and Mark Millar, Fox’s consultant on keeping all things comic booky and Marvel-lous. Millar said “People are going to be dissecting every name as it gets released. So it will be so cool when you have your five.”

Wadlow didn’t offer any more clues as to who those five people could be, but he added:

“I love the current incarnation, Uncanny X-Force. I love what Rob did in the ’90s. What’s interesting with X-Men, I mean they have an iconic lineup, so you know who’s going to be in that movie. But X-Force it’s like, ‘Who is it going to be?’ I love that people are guessing.”

Finally, while The Amazing Spider-man 2 is still almost a year away, talk has begun on The Amazing Spider-man 4. Having previously teased the appearance of the Sinister Six, director Marc Webb said the following in an interview with Crave Online when asked about a fourth film:

“Well, I think this was conceived of as a trilogy so there was a defined architecture to the story we were telling and we had sort of a rough outline of what was going to happen. 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.”