Marvel News On Iron Man, Cap & Beyond

Thor casting confirmed, & Ant Man news

First Showing attended a presentation given by Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige recently, and he dropped some hints about the progres of Iron Man 2, Captain America: The First Avenger and Ant Man.

As regards Iron Man 2, Feige said that the film would have a relatively simple plot, the better to focus on character, introduce new characters and widen out the mythology of the comic. It will also maintain the fairly light and funny tone of the original film. He also said that Scarlett Johansson's character Natasha Romanoff has "two sides", which implies that the Black Widow will not be an uncomplicated ally.

Feige confirmed the casting of Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston as Thor and Loki, and said that both are cast for multiple movies and "multiple franchises", suggesting that both could cross over between films. We're also heartened to hear that director Kenneth Branagh has reportedly banned any Shakespearean dialogue.

Feige also said that familiar Captain America sidekick Bucky would turn up somewhere in his film, and that Edgar Wright will deliver another draft of Ant Man as soon as he finishes Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.

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