3/27/15 Marvel News Mash-Up (Civil War, Captain Marvel, Who’s Leaving the Avengers?)

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Official Synopsis For “Captain America: Civil War”

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Shooting for “Captain America: Civil War” is scheduled to begin this April. Marvel has released the official synopsis for the film:

Following the events of Age of Ultron, the collective governments of the world pass an act designed to regulate all superhuman activity. This polarizes opinion amongst the Avengers, causing two factions to side with Iron Man or Captain America, which causes an epic battle between former allies.

There is definitely a few things to consider. First, how the synopsis is worded. The Avengers are going to do something really messed up in “Age Of Ultron” to have basically the whole world not have any trust in them. From the trailers you can see that The Hulk and Iron Man have a big battle in the middle of a city causing lots of destruction. I think that is part of it but probably the main issue has to be Tony Stark’s creation of Ultron. By doing so, Ultron creates an army looking to either enslave or destroy all of humanity. That he was able to create such a monstrosity probably results in the world not trusting him specifically, but also other super heroes.

In the comics, “Civil War” started slightly differently. A group of heroes called the New Warriors had their own reality TV show and in order to boost ratings they fought with an enemy whose demise resulted in the death of many children. Public opinion was very negative towards all superheroes and the government instituted a superhero registration act that would reveal all of their secret identities. Iron Man was on the side of the government and Captain America was against registration. The two formed opposite sides and became enemies. One hero that was caught in the middle of all of this was “Spider-Man.”

Now that Marvel is able to use “Spider-Man” in it’s movies, it is more than likely that Spider-Man will play a major role in “Civil War.” Even though there has been no official word that Spider-Man will be in the movie version of “Civil War,” most insiders have heard that he will definitely be in the movie. This means that Sony and/or Marvel will have to announce an actor who will portray Peter Parker and Spider-Man in “Civil War” and the upcoming “Spider-Man” solo film and probably fairly soon.

The Russo Brothers Will Direct “Avengers: Infinity: War Parts 1 And 2”

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This week The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that the Russo Brothers will direct “Avengers: Infinity War Parts 1 and 2.” The Russo Brothers directed last year’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and are also back to direct the sequel, “Captain America: Civil War.”

It seems like the Russo Brothers are Marvel’s go to directors now. On top of that, they recently secured a 3 year first look deal with Sony Pictures. My spider sense is tingling and saying that the Russo’s will have some say as to which actor will portray the next Spider-Man. Sony would not have approached the Russo’s if they were not impressed with their work on “Winter Soldier” and it is possible that they may direct a Spider-Man spin off or even be named as the directors of the new Spider-Man movie. When you think about it, they should have ample time between “Civil War” and “Infinity War” to direct the new Spider-man movie. That actually would fit in nicely with their schedule.

Will Captain Marvel Make Her First Appearance in “Avengers: Age Of Ultron?”

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Last year we found out that after “Avengers: Age Of Ultron” completed filming that some of the cast were asked back to shoot additional scenes for the movie. This led to a lot of speculation as to what, or who, could they be adding to the film. Back in October, Marvel officially announced the upcoming movies for Phase 3. One movie that was announced and stood out was “Captain Marvel.” Soon after that announcement, we found out about the “Ultron” re-shoots. Latino Review recently posted the following information on Instagram:

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Like the information above says, take all this with a grain of salt, but he is right when he says it is within the realm of plausibility that we will see her character sooner than later.

Source: Latino Review

Possible Roster For The Phase 3 “Avengers” Team

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This article is SPOILER heavy. Be warned that there are some big revelations, that may or may not be true, regarding the future of the Avengers proceeding the events that occur in “Avengers: Age Of Ultron.”

Screen Rant recently came across some information that reveals what the Avengers could possibly look like after the events of “Avengers: Age Of Ultron”

  • The Avengers will break up at the end of “Avengers: Age Of Ultron”
  • The Avengers 2.0 roster will consist of Falcon, Scarlet Witch, Vision and War Machine. They will be led by Captain America and Black Widow.
  • Thor returns to Asgard and this will set up “Thor: Ragnarok.”
  • Hulk is missing. Speculation is that he is on the AvQuinjet leaving Earth’s orbit. “Planet Hulk?” Or will he appear in “Guardians Of The Galaxy 2?”
  • Iron Man is “done.” Not sure if that means he officially quits the team which leads to his role in “Civil War.”
  • Thor, Hulk and Iron Man will not be in “Infinity War: Part 1” but will return for “Part 2.”
  • No mention of Dr. Strange, Captain Marvel or Black Panther as being part of The Avengers, yet.
  • Quicksilver may be dead at the end of “Age Of Ultron.” There are apparently two versions of the script that have leaked and one has him dying but one has him surviving. The rumor has been taking off recently because of the image from the trailer below shows all of the Avengers together battling Ultron’s army except Quicksilver is absent (or maybe he is just so fast that we cant see him).

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Source: Screen Rant, Superhero News, Badass Digest

First Look At Marvels’ “New York City” Themed Variant Covers

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As an ex New Yorker, I definitely appreciated these beautiful New York City themed covers for some of Marvel’s most popular comics. There will be 15 variant covers released that will showcase various New York City landmarks.

“New York has always been home for the Marvel Universe,” said Marvel editor-in-chief Axel Alonso to The Post. “We were born here 75 years ago. We’re proud to be New Yorkers and we just thought that this was a way to underscore that.”

Here are some additional New York City themed covers:

“Howard The Duck”

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“All New Hawkeye”

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“Guardians Of The Galaxy”

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“Hulk”

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“Ant-Man”

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“S.H.I.E.L.D”

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Source: Comic Book Resources

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Joe Hogarty

Joe moved from New York to Florida back in 1997. He currently resides in St. Petersburg and visits the parks frequently. His first visit to the Magic Kingdom was when he was 8 years old back in 1974. Joe originally originally started as a photographer for WDWNT and is now the host of WDWNT: Nerd Alert, our movie reviewer and reports the news for WDWNT. You can contact Joe through email at [email protected]

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