EW has dropped some new pics from Marvel’s upcoming movies, including a still of Chris Hemsworth looking heroic in Thor: The Dark World, plus concept art from Guardians Of The Galaxy and Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Marvel head honcho Kevin Fiege also has a few comments, saying “There are things in [Iron Man 3], in the next Thor movie, and particularly in the next Cap movie that will drastically change the landscape between Avengers and Avengers 2.”
On Captain America 2, he says, “Just as he’s given permission to let go of the past and to focus on the modern world… a ghost comes up.” That refers of the Captain’s old friend, Bucky Barnes, who’s resurrected, turned evil and becomes the Winter Soldier of the title.
Fiege adds, “We weren’t going back to World War II. Cap cannot travel in time. So while Tony can go home to Malibu and Thor goes up to Asgard and Hulk can sort of ride the rails, Cap was stuck. So Cap does stay with S.H.I.E.L.D. because he has nowhere else to go. But he’s not necessarily comfortable there…
“With the greatest generation in World War II, there’s a tendency to reflect on that period and say. ‘Things were black and white back then, and now it’s hard to know who the bad guys are.’ We wanted to play on that a little with Cap being uncomfortable with the way S.H.I.E.L.D., and in particular Nick Fury, operates. Fury certainly rides a line, sort of rides the shadows. He has, I think, lied to every character in every movie, though always for seemingly for the good.”
On the grittier, slightly more fantasy based Thor: The Dark World, he says, “It’s less to chase either Game of Thrones or Lord of the Rings — because you’re not going to catch up. But part of the fun of Thor over the other characters is he doesn’t have to stay on Earth. We visit a few of the other realms in this new movie.”
As for Guardians, he says, “We can take it to all those crazy places as long as all the characters respond in an emotionally truthful way. That’s why I believe people are going to respond to Chris Pratt and to an alien Zoë Saldana—because they did respond to that one time before [with Avatar]. And to a tree and a raccoon who, it is certainly our intention, will steal the whole movie.”
Fiege also has a few words about Ant-Man, saying that later this year they’ll be refining the script of the Edgar Wright movie to tie it into the Marvel cinematic universe.
Guardians Of The Galaxy
Captain America: The Winter Soldier