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A Wonder Woman film is finally coming to screens in 2017, but according to the latest rumors, the film itself won’t take place in 2017 (or the present). Apparently the first Wonder Woman movie will take place in the 1920s.
In the film a man will arrive on Paradise Island, the home of Wonder Woman and her fellow Amazons, and his arrival will eventually lead Wonder Woman to leave the island and explore the world. The sequel will then take place in the 30s and 40s during World War II and the eventual third film will take place in the present day.
Some fans might wonder how Wonder Woman could have been around for so long without a mention of her in Man of Steel. I’m sure the films will have a way to make sure the continuity makes sense (at least I hope so).
The idea of Wonder Woman running around in times when women’s rights were much different than they are today would actually be really interesting. If done right, the films could really tackle something sorely missing in these superhero movies: a strong female character and her perspective of the world around her. And who wouldn’t want to see Wonder Woman possibly punching some Nazis, right?
Though Thanos only appears in a couple of scenes in Guardians of the Galaxy, his presence is ongoing throughout the entire film. Josh Brolin voices the character for the first time in the latest Marvel flick, and the actor seems to be very excited about portraying The Mad Titan. While promoting his film Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, Brolin talked extensively about his character Thanos, his relationship with Death, and more.
Brolin talked about how he had been offered roles in superhero films but always turned them down, until this opportunity came about. According to him, it was the guys making the movie (behind-the-scenes) who convinced him to take on the role.
“First and foremost, I have a really good friend who I’ve known for years who’s the co-president of Marvel, Louis D’Esposito. I knew Louis as a first AD, and he’s the one who initially called me, and then [producer] Jeremy Latcham. Then I talked to Kevin Feige, ultimately. But there’s something about them that’s so insular and so geeky and so real. I loved it — because I’ve turned down a lot of those types of movies. Not Marvel, but I’ve turned down a lot of those types of movies. When they started telling me the story about them getting together in Palm Springs, nine of them flipping burgers and talking about what Thanos was going to do and going, ‘What do you think?’ like, ‘Captain America’s going to show up here!’ Then, ‘Oh my God, what if the Hulk came in at that point?’ and all that — I love that sh**. I love it, because those guys are absolutely saturated with that world, and they love story. Another thing that I really loved is, they said that they didn’t use directors that did music videos and all that in the past. They would always look for people who had done stories. If you look at James Gunn’s oeuvre, he’s done even web series, but they’re all stories.”
He added that he didn’t only accept Thanos because “Marvel’s hot right now,” but because he saw himself as this “thing.”
“…Not that I’m ever 100-percent sure, but we had constructed this small thing, Kevin Feige and I and Robert, and going on-stage at Comic-Con. Then it became something else. Once I got on-stage, it sort of became its own improv. I knew at that point, because I saw the rivalry between Robert [Downey Jr.] and I, and I thought, ‘I get this. I suddenly really get it.’ So I feel like I’m more inside it than I was. It was more a display to me before that. It was more cosmetic. Now I think I’m starting to get who the guy is a little bit.”
Brolin also talked about Thanos’ relationship with Death and related it to his character in Sin City.
“His relationship with Death, who is actually the woman, I love that. You can take Sin City [in which Brolin plays a man obsessed with a dark-hearted woman] and pump it full of steroids, and then you have Thanos. I like that he’s motivated by that — not just motivated by destruction or death or this or that. He’s motivated by a very identifiable, human trait.”
Guardians is now in theaters and if for some strange reason you haven’t seen it, I suggest you run to the theaters right now. It’s fantastic.
In this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly, Marvel movie head honcho Kevin Feige casually dropped the news that the movie rights for the Punisher, Blade and Ghost Rider have returned to Marvel. Awesome.
Feige indicates he’s in no rush to make new movies for the characters, partially because Marvel has enough on their plate, and partially because no one’s really clamoring for the return of these characters thanks to their lackluster original movies (with the exception of Blade II). Add these guys to Daredevil, who Marvel also recently got back, and the Cinematic Universe got a whole lot more crowded.
While the Godzilla reboot was mostly met with a very positive response, some criticized a lack of action. However, it sounds like the iconic monster will very much be the focus in the sequel as you can see from the Tweets below. As well as confirming that Gareth Edwards will return to direct the follow-up, a teaser played by Legendary Pictures revealed a number of other monsters who will be joining him. Regardless of whether you’re a fan of the older movies, almost all of these names should be at least a little familiar and Godzilla will definitely have his hands (?) full whenever the movie is released. How do you guys feel about this news? Sound off below! — Legendary (@Legendary) July 26, 2014
— Legendary (@Legendary) July 26, 2014
Stan Lee has been talking about the popularity of superhero movies of late, and revealed that he shot his Avengers: Age of Ultron cameo last week.
Lee was speaking at the London Film and Comic Con, and DigitalSpy report him as saying “The movies have been great. We have been so lucky. We’ve got the best directors, the best special effects people and wonderful actors. People that had not been big stars before like the fellow who plays Thor. He’s wonderful. I was with him yesterday – I did my cameo of course. And Chris [Evans] who plays Captain America – he’s excellent.”
The comic legend also joked about Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, claiming “DC could probably make a lot more money with Superman and Batman if they announced that I’d have a cameo in it. People wouldn’t believe it – they’d have to go to the theatre to see it!”
Avengers: Age of Ultron hits screens in 2015, while the next Marvel movie – Guardians of the Galaxy – is out at the end of the month.