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Published On: Sat, Apr 17th, 2010

‘Avengers’ taking shape and Jonathan Mostow speaks on ‘Namor’ film project

A “Sub-Mariner” movie aka “Namor” made me snicker at first. The shallow character would be a super-hero version of “Species” or possible a “Frankenstein” tale, but never anything remotely interesting.

Well, then Universal hired Jonathan Mostow to write and direct the film.

Universal still holds control of “Namor” while Marvel pursues an “Avengers” climax to their growing universe. Collider.com just reported the latest on the film and Mostow’s commitment to a great script.

Mostow, director of “Surrogates” and “Terminator 3” said on camera that it’s tangled in a “shroud of secrecy” as it is in development.

Meanwhile Hayley Atwell (TV’s “The Prisoner”, Woody Allen’s “Cassandra’s Dream”) joins the cast on “The First Avenger: Captain America” as Peggy Carter. In the comic books, Peggy Carter is a French Resistance fighter that hooks up with Steve Rogers and his team of Invaders during World War II. Carter is the aunt of Sharon Carter, an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Rogers’ modern love interest in the current Marvel Comics continuity.

Joss Whedon will direct “The Avengers” and has been given unilateral control to tweek Captain America, “Ant-Man” and basically anything tied to the franchise. Edgar Wright, director of “Ant-Man” tweeted this week that he and Whedon have met:

“I just met Joss Whedon for the first time. Speculation commence!”

“Iron Man 2” director Jon Favreau speaks out that Cap and Thor make a cameo in “IR2”:

“I want it to be completely self-contained because a lot is going to happen between now and the next chapter. You’ve got ‘Thor,’ you’ve got ‘Captain America ‘ and you’ve got ‘ Avengers.’ I don’t know how all of that is going to impact this little handmade story of ours that we’ve been doing over the last two films…  You want to leave some things open, you know, to be like a food cache for them to set things up that can be paid off later and lean toward where we think things are going… But we can’t leave it like ‘Empire’ where you’re waiting to see it resolved. It’s not a cliffhanger. We had to tuck this whole story in. And that be said, we had like eight different storylines going and opened up the door, especially with both the good guys and the bad guys, for a larger story to be told. That’s just responsible filmmaking. But if you just watch this movie, it’s self-contained. It’s not like ‘Two Towers.’ ” – Favreau

An Italian website “BadTaste” confirms:

“One thing that will excite the public instead of enthusiasts is the extra scene that appears after the credits of Iron Man 2,” says the site, based on their source which they consider “100% secure.” But what will the scene consist of? “Well, we say that the scene will cover Captain America and Thor!”

Chris Evans as Captain America and Chris Hemsworth as Thor — it’s becoming a reality.

http://www.collider.com/2009/08/12/director-jonathan-mostow-provides-an-update-on-namor-flick-the-sub-mariner/

http://movies.ign.com/articles/108/1083707p1.html

http://www.comicvine.com/news/thor-and-captain-america-in-iron-man-2/140920/

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- Writer and Co-Founder of The Global Dispatch, Brandon has been covering news, offering commentary for years, beginning professionally in 2003 on Crazed Fanboy before expanding into other blogs and sites. Appearing on several radio shows, Brandon has hosted Dispatch Radio, written his first novel (The Rise of the Templar) and completed the three years Global University program in Ministerial Studies to be a pastor. To Contact Brandon email [email protected] ATTN: BRANDON

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