SDCC ’13: Marvel Studios Live Blog – ‘Thor 2’, ‘Captain America 2’, ‘Guardians’, & ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’!
[Editor’s Note: That FOX panel sure did have a lot of surprises, didn’t it? I mean, WOW, the entire cast of X-Men: Days of Future Past showed up! … Now, here’s Manny with updates from what’s likely THE most anticipated panel of the convention. Will there be footage of Thor: The Dark World? Captain America: The Winter Soldier? What of the rumor there’ll be a reunion of Avengers old and new? Maybe, we’ll hear an announcement of a new Phase 3 movie? Doctor Strange? Captain Marvel? You’ll know as soon as we do! Once the live blog begins, refresh for updates.]
[UPDATE: This panel has now concluded. Thank you so much for following along, and a big thanks to Manny for live blogging Hall H. To catch up, you’ll find the full panel commentary below the cut.]
Oh snap @nerdist [Chris Hardwick] returns to moderate the MARVEL panel! CROWD GOES WILD WOO!
Kevin Feige on stage.
State of the Marvel from Feige.
LOKI [TOM] HIDDLESTON IN FULL COSTUME FOR THOR 2 HOLY SHIIT HIDDLES GINGER POWER.
Hiddleston is in full character. Loki insulting us all for being here all day. Theater at it’s finest. Haha.
Loki: “Where are you Avengers now?” YOU GUYS ITS LIKE THE AVENGERS LIVE. [We can only pray a video emerges before too long!]
LOKI IS PULLING A NEVERENDING STORY.
— Paul Shirey (@arcticninja) July 21, 2013
THOR 2 seems to be much darker than the first. Not nearly as goofy. Definitely more excited for it now.
Joe and Anthony Russo, Frank Grillo, Emily Van Camp, Cobie Smulders, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Samuel L. Jackson all on stage.
Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans, too. Scarlett looks radiant. Evans looks jcrew. Yes please forever.
Evans: “Marvel knows what they’re doing. It’s good to know there’s good product.”
Evans: “Cap is still dealing with the grey global world we live in. The 40s were very black and white.”
Scarlett: “Natasha and Cap have lived in real time, they have a partnership and a shorthand.”
Evans: “Natasha and Cap learn from another.” Dichotomies are sexy!
Jackson: “Almost everything that comes out of Nick Fury’s mouth is a lie. Sometimes he has to ask if hes lying to himself.”
Fiege: “Its not a surprise to fans who The Winter Solider is, but it is for Cap. That’s what’s important.” [I know who he is! I know who he is!]
Anthony Mackie: “I got wings and guns, and we’re handing out the business! Album drops next summer.”
OH SNAP CAP FOOTAGE.
Who can take on ten dudes in an elevator with one hand? CAPTAIN FUCKING AMERICA. [Yeah. That’s who!]
Also ROBERT REDFORD. ROBERT. REDFORD.
WINTER SOLDIER is a dark political thriller with tension and action to spare.
According to Feige WINTER SOLIDER will stick close to the Brubaker source material. Looks like it.
MEGA excited for WINTER SOLIDER.
Guardians is on day 13. VERY early days. BUT THEY ARE HERE TO SAY HI.
James Gunn, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Honsou, Lee Pace, Benicio Del Toro, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, AND CHRIS FUCKING PRATT.
They all came here JUST for today. Also Lee Pace and Chris Pratt. AY PAPI.
Chris Pratt says he got a tapeworm to get his new body.
Peter Quill [Star-Lord] is a guy who is kind of a jerk and makes out with alien girls, who finds a higher purpose for himself, says Pratt.
Saldana: “I’ve been blue once, why not try green?” Oh her latest role.
Bautista cried when he got the part because he was so excited.
Del Toro: Hasn’t started filming yet. Flew in from L.A., not London.
Djimon: “I just wanted to see how big Bautista was.”
Michael Rooker as Yondu! Djimon Hounsu as Koranth! Lee Pace as Ronan! Karen Gillan as Nebula! Beneicio Del Toro as the Collector!
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) July 21, 2013
KAREN GILLAN REVEALS HER NEWLY BALD HEAD FOR HER ROLE AS NEBULA. AMAZING. [WHAT! SHE’S BALD!?!?]
Gillian: “I hope I don’t look like an overgrown fetus, but it’s liberating (to shave your head).”
— Pat Loika (@patloika) July 21, 2013
Rooker: “Merle is in a better place now, let it go!”
BRAND HOT OFF THE PRESSES FOOTAGE.
GUARDIANS is very tonally different from most Marvel movies, irreverent and subversive, but it looks SO FUN. Pratt is pitch perfect.
Marvel is pulling an APPLE.
AVENGERS AGE OF ULTRON ANNOUNCED. OH SHIT GOT SO FUCKING REAL. BOOM THE END.
AND THATS IT YOU GUYS! Thanks so much for sticking with me!
[Whoa! Karen Gillan is bald! I still can’t get over that! Man, do I hope that Guardians footage leaks online very, very soon. And now we know The Avengers 2 is following Age of Ultron! Was this enough to top the Warner Bros. panel? This concludes our live blog. Thank you, Manny!]