With Phase Two of Marvel’s planned movie universe expansion well under way now (at least from a production standpoint), elements are starting to emerge from the new movies, including Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians Of The Galaxy. Take a look at some apparent concept artwork for both films below (the one feature Captain America and, er, the Winter Soldier is from Cap and the rest are from Guardians).
All the pics are pretty exciting, with Cap clearly up against a resurrected Bucky Barnes as the Winter Soldier and, even more intriguing, a look at the world of the Guardians. There’s a clear Star Wars influence going on here, particularly in that image of them gathered together.
A video of the Phase Two preview went up briefly on Tuesday before it was yanked by Marvel. But screengrabs remain, showing Thor in London with some buses, Natalie Portman up in Asgard and his hammeriness, you know, putting the hammer down. Also, a closer look at Edgar Wright's Ant-Man teaser reel (as shown at Comic-Con last year...)
As we know, Phase Two kicks off on April 25 with Iron Man 3 (see the latest TV spot below, in which Tony Stark calls out the Mandarin with destructive results), followed by Thor: The Dark World on November 1, then Captain America: The Winter Soldier on April 4 next year, Guardians Of The Galaxy on August 14 and finally Avengers 2 some time in spring 2015.