Check out this info on Avengers 2, Batman V Superman, Captain America 3, and Doctor Who… read on faithful readers… (Images are links to Amazon products)
Avengers: Age of Ultron
If you want to mix words with hopes, in a semi-recent interview Joss Whedon said he wanted to make this movie harder to make than the last one and Chris Hemsworth has been noted to saying that in this latest chapter, we’ll see more dynamics between characters, including how well (or not?) Thor and Hulk are getting along.
Here’s a little story (spoiler?) for A2:
Events in Captain America 2 influence events in Avengers 2 to some degree, with regards to how Bucky is in the wind after events in Cap 2. It’s a mention point of Steve’s (Rogers).
Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice
RUMORS: In the upcoming Batman vs. Superman movie, Bruce Wayne has supposedly been running his operation very quietly for 30 years leading up to the time frame that this movie takes place. The bat cave has a memorial of sorts with a tattered Robin suit in the middle of it.
Also, Wonder Woman has also been operating in secret for the last thirty years also, behind the scenes. I can’t wait to see what they have in store for us, if these rumors from Badass Digest are true. [badassdigest: where-does-batman-begin]
SPOILERS: Behind the scenes video of Batman v Superman, “Bruce Wayne” on the Metropolis set
It’s early in the development stages but news bits about Captain America three suggest that the story will be picking up a few years after events in The Winter Soldier.
Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes are going to have a complicated, if not strained relationship and the theme of politics and power will be in play because of who Cap is at heart.
With the new incarnation of Doctor Who coming up, you might want to expect a darker sense of humor and they’re trying to pitch the upcoming season with the new actor and a scarier kind of story.
Peter Capaldi, who is the new doctor, calls his character more alien than we’re used to. We’re also not going to be seeing the huge story arcs we became accustomed to in previous seasons, that range over an entire season.
The story arcs were a draw for me. That a single entity continued to not only show up was enticing. And after the fact, as you looked back, you could see the influence the evil entity had in episodes despite not being called out blatantly. I loved that.
But this is Moffat. His style doesn’t always agree with me up front, but when I catch an episode of Who, I can’t help getting drawn in. (I still haven’t figured that one out yet.)
Wait, you ask (I know it, you are asking…), hasn’t Capaldi appeared in previous Dr. Who episodes?
First off, Capaldi is dang busy actor, with 77 different television gigs (jobs on different series, whether it be one-ups or recurring) and has been in 31 movies over the years. But he has been in the Who spin-off, Torchwood.
In response to this quandary, I think the showrunners have a very pragmatic reply that just says, yes, yes, he did. So what? (OK, I’m paraphrasing.)
“Truthfully I don’t think it’s something you have to resolve because audiences do understand that the same actor can play different parts.
When Peter Capaldi turned up in Torchwood, Russell said he had a plan in his head on why he looked like the guy in The Fires of Pompeii. So I emailed him and said what was the explanation and does it fit with the new Doctor? And it sort of does.
So in a very low-key way we’ll address it. It won’t be a major deal because in the end people know the real reason is he’s played by the same actor.
What’s really worrying me is Karen Gillan in The Fires of Pompeii. That’s just inexplicable – I’m going to get to that eventually.”