With all of the success of recent Marvel movies such as Iron Man and the Incredible Hulk there are big plans on the horizon. Over the course of the next year Iron Man 2, Thor and Captain America will lay the groundwork for a major superhero movie. Here today I want to talk about some of movie rumors going around concerning the future Avengers film set to come out in 2012.
Obviously there were already some hints dropped in both Iron Man and the Incredible Hulk about a potential Avengers movie in the near future. Well that has since been confirmed as Joss Wheldon has signed on as the director with Zak Penn writing the script. The Avengers movie rumors have slowly been turning into facts as more and more information has been released regarding the cast and plans for the storyline.
One of the biggest pieces of information fueling Avengers movie rumors was the casting of Captain America. In the comics the masked soldier was the leader of the group and a symbol of the greatness of the United States. He not only had impressive physical tools but all the characteristics of a great leader. For those reasons this role was thought to be extremely important for the success of both movies. It shouldn’t be a shock that many fans have been slow to welcome Chris Evans to the role. It’s hard to imagine him having a commanding presence over actors such as Robert Downey Jr. or Ed Norton.
There is a rumor going around here lately that addresses that very notion mentioned above of Chris Evans not having the acting chops to lead such a group. There is a belief out there that Iron Man will be the leader in the Avengers movie instead of Captain America. This would seemingly make sense seeing that Iron Man is already a motion picture success at the box office and his character is a wealthy character whose opinion already has some global clout. If you remember it was Tony Stark that went out seeking the Incredible Hulk for the group.
While we are on the subject what about the Incredible Hulk and that character being involved in the Avengers movie rumors. There are some people out there saying that Ed Norton may not be up for playing Bruce Banner in the movie. All the same the people at Marvel have claimed that the Incredible Hulk will be in the movie regardless of if they have Ed Norton/Bruce Banner on the cast.
The final piece of information concerning the Avengers movie rumors that I want to talk about is additional comic characters. There is a big rumor floating around that Olivia Munn has been cast as the Wasp. She has a small cameo in Iron Man 2 which has been changed several times and kept on the down low by many surrounding the film. Then there are also those saying that Nathan Fillion has been cast as Hank Pym or Hawkeye. It won’t be long before we find out whether these are all true or just in fact rumors.