Scarlet Witch Concept Art From Age of Ultron
It’s been nearly three months since Avengers: Age of Ultron hit theaters. Since it’s release, artists have been able to show off concept designs they did for Marvel for the countless characters that appeared. This past week, Marvel artist Andy Park shared the above photo, showing off Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch.
— Andy Park (@andyparkart) July 30, 2015
Source: Andy Park on Twitter
Chloe Bennet Unveils Her Daisy Johnson Look
Once it was revealed that Chloe Bennet‘s true identity was Daisy Johnson (Quake) and not Skye, many wondered if she would make the physical transformation to look more like her comic counterpart. Bennet teased a change coming to her hair earlier this week and then fully revealed her new look. The new style is not as short as in the comics but is a nice compromise between her original character and who she is now.
Source: People Style Watch.
Michael Douglas Is Not Signed On For More Marvel Films
Ant-Man hit theaters just a few weeks ago, and while the box office returns haven’t been very big so far, it has been well-received from audiences and critics alike. This has led people to wonder if Marvel would make a sequel (We have a few ideas how that could be done). Should a sequel happen, many would want to see more of the original Ant-Man, Hank Pym, but oddly enough, Michael Douglas does not have that assurance of returning.
“I’m not signed up to anything more. I’ve learned a whole lot and would look forward to more if it comes my way but if not I’ve enjoyed the experience. Now that I understand a bit more about Hank Pym too. I think in this one I had to carry a lot of plot and exposition. In the next one I hope things get a little more bizarre… the Quantum Realm!”
Source: Yahoo! UK.
Daredevil Season Two Adds Martin Ahlgren As The Cinematographer
Season 2 of Daredevil has already made a change in showrunners, and they have now added a new cinematographer. Martin Ahlgren has reportedly joined the show and is coming off great success with House of Cards. The first season had some great shots and look but hopefully Ahlgren can help take it to the next level.
Ahlgren has reportedly signed on to become the cinematographer of Daredevil Season 2, which is currently in production. Ahlgren has previously worked on the STARZ original series, Power, as well as the comedy special, Aziz Ansari: Buried Alive. Ahlgren has also directed several commercials and music videos, including Kanye West’s Power and Cruel Summer.
Source: Movies Coming Up.
Night Nurse May Appear In Doctor Strange
When Rosario Dawson first joined the MCU, her description seemed to fit the bill of Night Nurse, before it was revealed she was Claire Temple. Night Nurse appearing in Daredevil could have helped link it to upcoming properties but we now know that Steven DeKnight and the team were not allowed to use her.
DeKnight says the only big time they were restricted in #Daredevil was using Night Nurse’s comic name (Linda Carter) due to movie plans.
— Eric Goldman (@TheEricGoldman) July 28, 2015
— Linda Ge (@lindazge) July 28, 2015
It was reported this week that Rachel McAdams has got an offer from Marvel for a role in Doctor Strange. Thanks to the above tweets and speculation, it is possible that this is the character McAdams could be playing, not Clea like a majority have thought.
Rosario Dawson Confirmed For Jessica Jones
The only disappointing part of the first season of Daredevil, was the amount of time Rosario Dawson was in it. She quickly became a fan favorite character and when she signed on for a larger deal, we were hoping she could be the link between all the Netflix shows. That appears to be the case as Jessica Jones showrunner has confirmed her appearance.
Jessica will have company in the strong female character department, though, as Rosenberg confirmed one major Daredevil crossover. “I think I’m allowed to say: Rosario Dawson will be dropping in,” she revealed.
Marvel previously announced that Dawson had signed a deal that would have her return for Daredevil’s second season, as well as make appearances in any of the four Defenders series. But now it’s official! Rosenberg added, “Smaller characters that populated that world will be popping in.”
Source: ET Online
Cobie Smulders Talks Maria Hill And The MCU
Cobie Smulders first appeared as Maria Hill at the end of Phase 1 in The Avengers as the right hand to Nick Fury. She has since had multiple appearances on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as well as recurring roles on the big screen. Based off her recent comments, we should see more of Maria Hill as the MCU moves forward.
Well, you’re now Maria Hill in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Is it nice to have that sense of job security? That you’ll at least be employed for the next X number of years?
It’s very secretive. They like to keep the surprises for the audience so they don’t reveal a lot of information—even to the inner circle. But it is nice! It’s very cool to be a part of the world, and a part of this ongoing story that’s happening. Normally, you walk into a movie, have a script, and then you’re done with it, or at the most you’ll do a sequel—maybe. But with the Marvel world, they’re doing television, they have merchandise like crazy, and Lego video games. It’s cool to be a part of all of it.
Will we see you pop up in Captain America: Civil War or the Avengers’ Infinity Wars films?
That’s really sweet that you asked me, but I can’t talk about that. I’ll get in trouble!
Source: The Daily Beast.
Sebastian Stan Comments On The Ant-Man Post Credits Scene
Post-credit scenes have been a staple for Marvel movies since Nick Fury stepped out of the shadows at the end of Iron Man. After the credits rolled for Ant-Man we got our first look at Captain America: Civil War and were teased with “The Accords”, how Ant-Man will factor in, and what has happened to Bucky Barnes since saving Captain America’s life. Sebastian Stan spoke briefly about the scene and how things aren’t as clear as they may seem.
“I think [what Bucky was caught in was] more of a vise,” he told BuzzFeed on Sunday. “But it would never happen at his own hand, by his own doing.”
“In terms of that scene in Ant-Man, I’ve seen some of the ideas people have about it and I would just say that whatever you’re seeing on the surface, it’s not as obvious as that.”
Source: Buzz Feed.
Steven S. DeKnight Open To A Marvel Return
Steven DeKnight ushered in the Netflix side of the MCU after taking over as showrunner on Daredevil. Unfortunately, he will not be back for the second season thanks to the quick renewal and prior agreements. He is however interested in returning, should his schedule clear up.
Do you hope that you can get back to Marvel and do another show?
I would love to work with Marvel again. When I left, I was joking about, “Ah, maybe I’ll be back for ‘The Defenders,’ and do some stuff on there.” But it really all depends on schedule.
If they decide to spin The Punisher off into his own standalone series, is that something that you’d be like, “Jeph, I need to come back and do this.”
Oh, I’d love to if my schedule was open, yeah. Yeah. Because I thought when they cast Johnny [Bernthal] as Frank Castle, I thought it was brilliant casting, and I would love to work with him. But I’m very — I’m so glad it’s in such good hands, and I can’t wait to see what they do.
Can you talk a little bit more about what you said about Rosario Dawson’s character, how Marvel had plans for [original “Night Nurse”] Linda Carter in the movies, so you shifted over to Claire Temple? Is it that they have specific plans for that character down the line, or is there like a big pool of characters that they say you can’t use, just in case?
No. I’m not 100 percent sure. All I know is that the original Night Nurse that we were talking about, we had her name in the script, and it came back as possible they were going to use it. They weren’t sure at the time. I’m not sure if they ever moved forward with that on the feature side. So we just switched to another character that was very much, kind of the same realm as Night Nurse.
Source: Comic Book Resources.
Melissa Rosenberg Talks Jessica Jones
When we meet Jessica Jones in her own series later this year, she will not dawn a costume or showcase her powers as often as Daredevil did. We will get to learn about her past life as a hero and get glimpses of what made her the superhero she used to be, and maybe one day will be again.
“We’re going to hit on that! We’re going to hit on it!” Rosenberg smiled coyly at the Summer TCA Press Tour. When we pressed her for details — like whether it will be in flashbacks, à la Matt Murdoch’s origin story in Daredevil — she would only tease that they’re “glancing off it.”
“She doesn’t fly but she can jump many stories, and she lands really badly, which is why she doesn’t do it too often,” Rosenberg says. “And the less you see it, the more believable it is. There will be flights in every episode and they’ll get bigger and bigger and bigger but that’s not my priority. That’s not the nature of the story. This show is more character driven than anything like a scene in that universe.”
“We’re using some pretty obscure characters, so we’re taking them all over the place,” she said while discussing Marvel being supportive of their creative process. “We have to be cognizant of the mythology and the world.”