Check out whose joining Captain America 2, who has shown up to take over the directorial chair on the latest X-Men movie, and a cool, non-movie bit of news from the Winter Olympics and a luge team uniform!
S.H.I.E.L.D. Agents Join Captain America 2
Word on the street is that the Captain America Sequel, titled Captain America: The Winter Soldier has landed a few cast members we already are familiar with.
The cast now has Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson and Cobie Smulders on board, all reprising their SHIELD agent roles.
Another cast member added included Frank Grillo who has joined the cast as the character Crossbones.
Chris Evans returns to the franchise as Steve Rogers/Captain America.
X-Men: Days of Future Past
The newest X-Men movie that’s coming out, X-Men: Days of Future Past, lost it’s director and Fox had to go find another director. I figured it would be a great time to branch out with the creative team and bring new life to the franchise. I’m not sure if it’s because no is interested or the track record, but Fox decided to bring Bryan Singer back into the mix as director of X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Bryan did write X-Men: First Class and that was a great take on the franchise, but is Bryan the right guy for this job?
He directed the upcoming movie, Jack the Giant Slayer, and directed X-Men and X2. He also directed Superman Returns. But then, one huge boon to his resume is his directorial spin on The Usual Suspects.
So we’ll see how this turns out. It should be fine. Right? maybe?
X-Men: Days of Future Past is due out in July of 2014 and reported cast on board include Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy and Jason Flemyng (Azazel).
Off The Wall Cool Genre News
Valiant Comics is sponsoring the U.S. Olympic Luge team for the 2014 Winter Olympics. That in itself is cool, but what takes it to the next level is that the comic company contributed to the design of the teams uniforms.
It’s being said that the team members uniforms will be sporting the look of Valiant’s character, X-O Manowar.
That seems cool for genra fans. Now let’s see how this sentient armor helps out the Luge team!