Andy Park Reveals More Concept Art For Age of Ultron
Over the past couple of months, Marvel Studios concept artist Andy Park has been unveiling costume design mock-ups that he painted for Avengers: Age of Ultron. He has already unveiled designs he worked on for Vision, Ultron, Black Widow, and even a couple of Scarlet Witch designs. Although, judging by his Twitter posts, it seems as though he worked on multiple designs for Scarlet Witch’s final costume – which is showcased at the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron. As you can see below, the costume Park designed here is incredibly different from what we saw on screen. For one, this design would have seen the character with a head-piece, much like her comic book counterpart, and it would have forgone the long coat we see her in as she joins the new Avengers line-up.
Park also unveiled another costume design he worked on for Hawkeye. While this one clearly has some differences from what the character wore in Age of Ultron, the changes from the design to the final product are not as drastic as those on the costume designs for Scarlet Witch.
If you’re not already, be sure to follow Park on Twitter at the link below. He’s very active on social media, and usually posts a few pieces of concept art every month.
Source: Andy Park on Twitter.
F. Gary Gray Expresses Interest In Directing Black Panther
Back before the Russo brothers were announced as the directors for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, F. Gary Gray‘s name was on the shortlist to direct the project. He ultimately decided to pull his name out of consideration in order to direct Straight Outta Compton. While doing press for that film, Gray was asked about the possibility of directing a film like Black Panther, and he went on to answer that he’d love to direct a superhero film.
Of course, as you’re all aware, since Ava DuVernay decided not to direct the film, no other name has been attached to the project. However, it’s been rumored that we would get a director announcement relatively soon. With Gray having been on Marvel’s radar for The Winder Soldier, it’s very well possible that they’ve already approached him about Black Panther. D23 Expo is right around the corner, so if Marvel has indeed approached him already, it’s possible we’ll hear about it relatively during their presentation then.
Elizabeth Cappuccino Confirms She’s Playing Young Jessica Jones In The Netflix Series
Until recently, things on the Jessica Jones front have been pretty quiet. Over the past week, we’ve heard from executive producer Melissa Rosenberg about what we can expect from the show, and we’ve even gotten an official logo. (Finally!)
However, something that hadn’t been confirmed until recently was the casting of Elizabeth Cappuccino as a young Jessica Jones. Her name was listed on the IMDB page for Jessica Jones for a few months now, but given that IMDB is far from reliable, it was hard to be sure of Cappuccino’s casting. Now, the actress has taken to her Instagram page to confirm her role as the young Jessica Jones.
Jessica Jones will hit Netflix later this year.
Jon Watts Talks His Childhood Love Of Spider-Man
With Spider-Man director Jon Watts currently doing the press rounds for his upcoming release, Cop Car, we’re starting to hear more from him about the upcoming 2017 reboot. Just recently, he confirmed that they were only just beginning to start work on the screenplay, so there isn’t much to share regarding what we can expect from the new film.
Still, that hasn’t kept Watts from sharing his excitement over being chosen to direct the reboot for Marvel Studios and Sony. While speaking to Coming Soon, Watts explained how he’s had a love of the character since he was child, and how he’s been spending time catching-up on his comic book reading since landing the gig.
“I had this learn-to-draw Spider-Man comic book. There were some panels that were blank panels for you to fill in the rest of the story and then some that were just pencils for you to ink and then there were some that were already inked for you to color to decide if you want to be the penciler or the inker or the colorist or the writer. I was obsessed with this book. I would bring it to school every day until I had slowly filled up and colored every panel and then after that, it was the Todd McFarlane era, his run which was so cool. That’s when I was really into comics, but now it’s just been really great to hang out in an office and read comics all day, catching up on everything that I’ve missed.”
The still untitled Spider-Man reboot will hit movie theaters on July 28, 2017.
Source: Coming Soon.
John Ridley Teases His ABC Marvel Show
Ever since Entertainment Weekly reported that John Ridley (12 Years a Slave, American Crime) was developing a mysterious Marvel project for ABC, fans have been speculating what that project could be. For a while there, the rumors seemed to suggest that Ridley was working on a Ms. Marvel show featuring the incredibly popular Kamala Khan. While other speculations among fans included Cloak & Dagger and Blade.
Since April, things have been quiet surrounding the project. ABC has chosen not to discuss which character Ridley is working with, and Ridley himself has been silent regarding the entire announcement. That is until he appeared at this year’s Television Critics Association Press Tour for ABC’s American Crime. While he didn’t reveal what project he has been working on, or if he has finished a pilot script, he has stated that the rumors that have been circulating are definitely wrong.
“My only connection to social media is my lovely wife, who is dialed in, and I can tell you that 99.99999 percent of everything that was put on social media was so phenomenally off-the-mark,” Ridley said. “Not to be arcane, but the rumors are truly off-the-mark. But it’s in a fun way. I’m just glad to be part of the conversation.”
With ABC having expressed their willingness to bring more Marvel Television to their network, it’s possible that we’ll finally hear some official news regarding the project in the coming months.
Source: AV Club.
Constance Zimmer Reports To Set For Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.
It was announced last week that actress Constance Zimmer, who currently stars in Lifetime TV’s UnREAL, had joined the cast of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as “the head of a mysterious new government agency”. While Marvel didn’t announce the name of her character, going solely off of the description, it seemed to suggest that Zimmer had been cast in the role of Abigail Brand.
While we more than likely won’t get any kind of confirmation regarding her role until Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season three hits ABC next month, Zimmer took to Instagram this week to post about her first day on set.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season three premiers on ABC on September 29th.
Source: Constance Zimmer’s Instagram.
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