Avengers: Age of Ultron has only been out a week and we are already getting more and more information about future Marvel movies.
Captain America: Civil War has released an official synopsis and a cast list so big it might as well be Avengers 2.1. Of interest is that the new roster of Avengers is returning including both Vision and Scarlet Witch. Paul Rudd will also be reprising his role as Ant-Man in the movie. Also of interest is that Martin Freeman (Sherlock, The Hobbit trilogy) is joining the cast in a as of yet unannounced role. Apparently he and Bennidict Cumberbatch must do every franchise together. My favorite surprise casting is the return of William Hurt as General “Thunderbolt” Ross.
There’s even been some news surrounding the next two Avengers films which are still years down the road. Avengers: Infinity War Parts I and II will be the first films in Hollywood history to be filmed completely in IMAX/ARRI digital camera technology. The Russo brothers who are directing the two Avengers films will use the technology for certain scenes in their next MCU outing as well: Captain America: Civil War.
“The intent with the Infinity War films is to bring 10 years of accumulative storytelling to an incredible climax.” said the brothers. “We felt that the best way to exploit the scale and scope required to close out the final chapter of these three phases, was to be the first films shot entirely on the IMAX/Arri Digital camera.”
On the small screen, ABC has announced which shows are getting renewed next season. The good news is that both Agents of SHIELD and Agent Carter are getting new seasons. The bad news is that the rumored spin off show got dropped. But that’s mostly ok with me. With two movies coming out every year, two shows on network television and two more coming next year to Netflix (with more coming), that’s a lot of MCU – and this is coming from the guy who just watched all 11 movies in a row.
Looks like I might be shelling out a few more dollars in 2018 for the next Avengers movie. What about you?