qsilverepeters

It looks like the X-Men camp is rockin’ the boat. After confirmation that Joss Whedon is plugging in Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch into The Avengers 2, it was announced via Twitter today by Bryan Singer that he has cast American Horror Story breakout star, Evan Peters as Pietro Maximoff AKA Quicksilver in X-Men: Days of the Future Past. It was already noted that Quicksilver and his sister can both exist in Marvel Studios‘ Marvel Cinematic Universe and 20th Century Fox’s X-Men franchise. It is quite interesting that while Days of the Future Past is deep into preproduction, Bryan Singer has decided to plug the speedster into the film. Does it have anything to do with Whedon’s confirmation of Quicksilver’s part in Avengers 2? Who knows? Maybe Fox is making an attempt into riding the Avengers tidal wave of money. So, here’s what we know:

  • Marvel Studio can use Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch in their films as members of the Avengers BUT with no reference to their mutant origins or the X-Men
  • 20th Century Fox can use Quick Silver and Scarlet Witch in the X-Men films BUT with no reference to their affiliation with The Avengers.

It’s all pretty silly, isn’t it? It’s even funnier that Bryan Singer already made the mistake of associating his Quicksilver with The Avengers on Twitter (which he deleted).

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hawkeyerennerout

Oh man… Jeremy Renner might be joining Terrance Howard and Edward Norton in the “Booted from the Marvel Cinematic Universe” club. Currently, there is a lot of things in the works in Phase Two and Three in Marvel Studio’s master plan, but currently, Hawkeye is not on any of those projects. Every character in The Avengers has moved onto other films, but Renner seems to be the odd man out. Maybe it has something to do with Renner’s recent interview with Los Angeles Times Hero Complex where he addressed with disappointment in playing the role of Hawkeye.

At the end of the day, 90% of the movie, I’m not the character I signed on to play. I’m literally in there for two minutes, and then all of a sudden… All I could really work on was the physical part of it all, because that didn’t change. That was just the biggest challenge to overcome in playing the guy. Also, we’re pretty much introducing a new superhero character to everyone in a movie where there’s a thousand superheroes. So there’s not a lot of back story or understanding we can really tell about who Clint Barton is, or Hawkeye, and is he working for SHIELD or not. There’s a lot of unanswered questions, even for me. And I was OK with that. At least I was still in the movie. And I was glad for that.

Now, CBM has revealed (based on an unnamed source) that Marvel Studios wasn’t too keen on Renner’s comments and this has created rumors that Marvel Studios is looking to boot Renner and recast the role of Hawkeye. Personally, I don’t put too much into these types of rumors and Renner’s comments seems to be blown out of proportion. With the latest news of the possible addition of Black Panther in the MCU and the confirmation of the addition of Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver to the Avengers line-up, it is likely that some of the original Avengers will not return. I doubt Joss Whedon and Marvel Studios has any intentions on just adding to the team until it balloons out of control. Just like in the comics, members of the team do rotate in and out of the line up. I don’t think Renner’s future at Marvel Studios is in jeopardy, but I am very surprised that actors still put themselves into situations like this considering Marvel Studios history has proven that it is unwise. Even with Renner’s disappointment in Hawkeye, he has become a cinematic and comic cultural icon and is recognized in all corners of the globe. That is something money can’t buy. If there is any truth to this rumor, I would hope that Marvel Studios will drop Hawkeye from the MCU and recast the character for television on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. That show’s line up could use a character like “The Hawk”.

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shieldid00

Following the news last week that Joss Whedon’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been picked up for a full season by ABC, a handful of cool S.H.I.E.L.D. identification cards made it onto the Internet. Each card identifies each new character and their roles in S.H.I.E.L.D.. Also, another interesting bit that made it on the web is a surveillance image of Skye. The mention of “The Rising Tide” on the image suggests that Rising Tide may be a protagonist in the series.

BTW: Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, and Maurissa Tancharoen decided to put up a little Vine video showing his reaction once he heard that S.H.I.E.L.D. has been picked up.

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agentsofshieldtrailer

Following news that ABC has picked up Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. for next season, now we get a thirty second sneak peek at the series. From the looks of it, it is definitely “made for television” and much different from it’s big screen counterparts.

Clark Gregg reprises his role of Agent Phil Coulson from Marvel’s feature films as he assembles a small, highly select group of Agents from the worldwide law-enforcement organization known as S.H.I.E.L.D. Together they investigate the new, the strange, and the unknown across the globe, protecting the ordinary from the extraordinary. Coulson’s team consists of Agent Grant Ward (Brett Dalton), highly trained in combat and espionage, Agent Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen) expert pilot and martial artist, Agent Leo Fitz (Iain De Caestecker); brilliant engineer and Agent Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) genius bio-chemist. Joining them on their journey into mystery is new recruit and computer hacker Skye (Chloe Bennet). From Executive Producers Joss Whedon (“Marvel’s The Avengers,” ”Buffy the Vampire Slayer”); Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen, “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” pilot co-writers (“Dollhouse,” “Dr.Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog”); Jeffrey Bell (“Angel,” “Alias”); and Jeph Loeb (“Smallville”) comes Marvel’s first TV series. “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” is produced by ABC Studios and Marvel Television.

I’m still a bit concerned about a S.H.I.E.L.D. television show and how long it can sustain it’s viewership without the appearance of some of it’s big screen heroes, but knowing the brain trust at Marvel, I’m pretty sure I have nothing to worry about.

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shield

It’s official boys and girls. ABC has officially picked up Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.! S.H.I.E.L.D. will be produced by the team of Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, and Maurissa Tancharoen, Jeffrey Bell and Marvel TV’s Jeph Loeb.

Marvel’s Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. stars:

Ming-Na (ER, Eureka) stars as Agent Melinda May
Brett Dalton (Killing Lincoln) as Agent Grant Ward
Elizabeth Henstridge as scientist Agent Gemma Simmons
Iain DeCaestecker as tech expert Agent Leo Fitz
Chloe Bennet (Nashville) as the superhero obsessed, Skye
and of course…

CLARK MUTHA EFFIN’ GREGG AS THE ONE AND ONLY AGENT PHIL COULSON OF IRON MAN, IRON MAN 2, THOR, MARVEL ONE-SHOT: A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THOR’S HAMMER, AND THE AVENGERS!!!!

Expect Marvel’s Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. in ABC’s 2013-2014 Fall line-up.

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scarletwitch

The script for Avengers 2 is in development under the guidance of Joss Whedon and Marvel Studios and it was already confirmed that the current draft includes two new faces in the Avengers team in Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver. Now there is word that Whedon is interested in casting the siblings much younger than in the comics. One name that already made it’s way into the rumor mill is that the “prototype” for Scarlet Witch is none other than 19 year old Irish actress with the most insane eyes in Hollywood, Saoirse Ronan. Saoirse Ronan is one of those rare child actors that is finding success past their youth. Recently, Ronan surprised movie goers in Hanna and recently stared in Andrew Niccol and Stephanie Meyer’s The Host. Ronan is big in the smaller independent film world and has yet to land in a big blockbuster film. It is possible that this is just one of many rumors floating around and maybe this is just a tactic to recruit Ronan using Internet buzz. Regardless, with her acting chops and her stunning looks, this 19 year old will be an amazing Scarlet Witch.

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whedon100mil

There has been a lot of gibber-jabber about how much Joss Whedon will be making off of Marvel Studios for Avengers 2. Currently, the Internet has settled on $100 million dollars and if the Internet believes it, it MUST be true! Right? Well, I guess Mr. Whedon isn’t too fond with this rumor roaming around the Internet and decided to debunk the rumor himself on Whedonesque.

Hi guys.
I was going to let it slide, but I’ve got this sour taste in my mouth. (Mmmm, lemonade!). Some facts are not facts. I’m not going to go into the whole thing, but jeepers, I’m not getting $100 mil on Avengers 2. If I were, I would come on this site and laugh and laugh and laugh. I’m not making Downey money. I’m making A LOT, which is exciting. I’m not pretending to be a poor farmer, an Everyman, an ANYman. But that number is nuts. A few other things about me that have been “reported” that people should take with a grain of salt:
That I throw wild Hollywood parties where everyone is naked and dancing and wild and I remember to serve enough snacks.
That I can get a movie greenlit by sighing and staring into the middle distance.
That I ate a unicorn and made it winter for three years.
That I “can write.”
Well, that’s a load off. Sorry to get so personal — the whole thing’s a bit tawdry. But honestly, it bugged me. I’m off for a nice juicy steak. There’s a place downtown that does it with rosemary butter, it tastes just like unico — like a steak.
BYE-ee! J.

Hi guys.

I was going to let it slide, but I’ve got this sour taste in my mouth. (Mmmm, lemonade!). Some facts are not facts. I’m not going to go into the whole thing, but jeepers, I’m not getting $100 mil on Avengers 2. If I were, I would come on this site and laugh and laugh and laugh. I’m not making Downey money. I’m making A LOT, which is exciting. I’m not pretending to be a poor farmer, an Everyman, an ANYman. But that number is nuts. A few other things about me that have been “reported” that people should take with a grain of salt:

That I throw wild Hollywood parties where everyone is naked and dancing and wild and I remember to serve enough snacks.

That I can get a movie greenlit by sighing and staring into the middle distance.

That I ate a unicorn and made it winter for three years.

That I “can write.”

Well, that’s a load off. Sorry to get so personal — the whole thing’s a bit tawdry. But honestly, it bugged me. I’m off for a nice juicy steak. There’s a place downtown that does it with rosemary butter, it tastes just like unico — like a steak.

BYE-ee! J.

I really doubt that Whedon will be able to get $100 million just to write and direct Avengers 2, however once his job is done at Marvel Studios and moves on from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, I wouldn’t doubt that he would have racked up that much when it’s all said and done. Regardless, of the amount of his paycheck for Avengers 2, homie is about to get PAID.