Let’s be clear: That’s not as in a new movie in the Avengers film franchise. The Avengers: Age of Ultron is already under way, and Avengers 3 is planned as well–none of this is news.
No, apparently an unnamed source at Disney seems to be suggesting that the New Avengers comic series–which is connected to, but different from The Avengers as moviegoers currently know them–will be getting its own film sometime in the RELATIVELY near future.
Here’s what Disney’s shadowy informant had to say:
It’s so incredibly early in the process, but unless Robert [Downey Jr.] makes an insane deal with these guys, they’re going with New Avengers.
Robert Downey Jr. has committed himself to two more Avengers films, but hasn’t said whether he’d do any more. Plus he’s stated publicly that he’s getting a little weary of playing Iron Man, and he’ll be 53 years old by the time Avengers 3 is scheduled to be released. Ergo, it’s not hard to imagine that by then, Marvel may well be ready to take the franchise in a new direction.
A Doctor Strange movie is said to be coming out–and he’s part of the New Avengers, so that’s one way to lead into such a development in Phase 4.
Just so we all know what we’re talking about, the New Avengers series follows the Avengers: Disassembled story arc in the comics, in which the team gains the services of Spider-Man and Wolverine, and eventually breaks up. After which they are “reincarnated” as the New Avengers (at least, this is how I have come to understand it).
Odds are, the Disassembled arc will not be used in the movies as the film rights to Spidey and Wolvie are owned by Sony and Fox, respectively–not Marvel. However, there are any number of other ways the Avengers could break up and re-assemble in the films.
Keep in mind, it’s impossible to know if The House of Mouse’s anonymous squealer was referring to the New Avengers–or just a new Avengers film. Unleash The Fanboy asked this person directly, and got this response:
Well, you’ve heard the recent casting announcements. They’ve got a ton of great guys. Paul Rudd. Michael Douglas. Aaron Taylor-Johnson. Whoever they choose for Doctor Strange and the other new guys in Phase 3. They’ve got a lot of great guys to lead the new phase of the team. But that’s all I say. It’s really early.
And that’s as far as their source would go. So even if there IS any truth to these whisperings, nothing is confirmed–and, like all rumors, we advise you to take this with one big-ass grain of salt.
Source: Unleash The Fanboy