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08 June 2009  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  |  Source: First Showing

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 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.

For more on the upcoming Marvel Studios slate, head on over to First Showing at the link above. Otherwise, get discussing these developments below.

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But when are we gonna get Jason Statham as Iron Fist? He he he. So. Avengers line up. Who would you choose? I'd go for Iron Man, Cappy Yank, Hank Pym (as giant man), Wasp, Hulk (as a liability), Thor, Luke Cage, Hawkeye, Spidey (sigh) and Wolverine (sigh again...) all fighting against... Erm... Hydra and Ultron? Because the Avengers bad guys are shite... More

Posted by jimoakley666 at 10:28 on 09 June 2009 | Report This Post

found the first Iron Man very entertaining and will give this one a go to but would rather see a film about the Norse god Thor then a Marvel camp man. More

Posted by Geosolus at 09:36 on 09 June 2009 | Report This Post

Very odd seeing Branagh directing Thor. More

Posted by John Firth at 23:33 on 08 June 2009 | Report This Post

Can't believe you left out that in the coming months they're announcing another movie for 2012 in the coming months! I salivated when I saw that!!! My bet, since it ain't Ant Man. Is that it's Nick Fury. With the smaller potential for Hulk 2 or Wasp. Who else could it be? More

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