Marvel Movie Updates: Iron Man 2, Thor & Captain America

Published 5 years ago by , Updated September 25th, 2012 at 9:19 am,

Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow

Although we still don’t know whether or not Scarlett Johansson attempts and/or succeeds in pulling off a Russian accent as Natasha Romanoff (aka, the Black Widow) in Iron Man 2, we do know that she’ll be laying down the pain on her enemies.

In speaking with UK magazine SFX, she had th the following to say about what the best aspect of her character is:

“Kicking lots of ass. I wanted to give it everything I had.”

“I hate to see a movie where you don’t buy that a character is gonna beat the living s**t out of you. [Laughs] Believing that about yourself is almost as much work as looking like you could beat the s**t out of somebody.”

That’s cool, but do you speak Russian like co-star Mickey Rourke does for his Whiplash character? We’ll have to wait and see.

Source: Monsters and Critics


Fing Fang Foom in Iron Man 2

iron man 2 easter egg fing fang foom Marvel Movie Updates: Iron Man 2, Thor & Captain AmericaFing Fang Foom, the giant dragon-like monster of the Marvel Universe will likely be seen in Iron Man 2. If you know anything about this character, that statement may blow your mind but don’t fret, it’s just an Easter egg.

According to Iron Man 2′s lead concept artist, Adi Granov, he was tasked with designing Fin Fang Foom for a little appearance.

“This was my design for Fin Fang Foom for the Iron Man Viva Las Vegas book I was doing with Jon Favreau. But this image in particular was done for the IM movie and used as a billboard in one of the scenes where Iron Man flies past it. It’s very quick, but Jon wanted to have a kind of a cool Easter egg in there.”

Keep a close eye out for this in the film.

Source: Super Robot Mayhem

What do you think of these news items and what would you like to see from these films?

Iron Man 2 opens May 7, 2010, Thor opens May 5, 2011, The First Avenger: Captain America hits July 22, 2011 and The Avengers is scheduled to debut May 4, 2012.

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  1. Thanks for the update, Rob.

    I'm glad to see Marvel isn't going the superstar route for Captain America, and with the plans for “The Avengers” in mind, that really makes sense. If they have any hopes of affording Robert Downey Jr and other big names for that film (and still have money left over for all the required sfx to make it look good), then they gotta pick some young, relatively unknown guys for the other heroes. Still curious to see if they'll manage to get Edward Norton back as Bruce Banner/Hulk, and if they don't, then it will be interesting to see who Marvel gets for the part.

    I'm very excited about the “Captain America” film. Was one of my favorite comics as a kid. Suppose that's the one where I'm most likely to be disappointed, but we'll see.

  2. Fing Fang Foom looks wicked if that's how they go with it.

    I like the idea of an unknown for Cap. I think they're on the right track.

  3. Not trying to nit-pick, but I thought Thor got moved up to Spiderman's May 5th date? Was that just speculation given SM's hiccup?

  4. i wonder how thor is going to make an appearance in IM2, i bet it would have something to do with magic vs science

  5. Nice! I can always count on Rob to keep me up-to-date on Marvel movie news.

  6. :) Glad to be of service

  7. You're absolutely right Chiguy and I'm the one who reported it :|

    I grabbed the release dates while checking over my previous articles for some historical links. It's fixed now – thanks for pointing that out!

  8. They need to change Fing Fang Foom's name to just FOOOOM!!!(the sound of his fire)

  9. I don't see it happening. Thor won't be out yet so there will be no origin at that time. The only way we could see Thor in IM2, I think, is in his early years before he becomes a superhero I guess.

  10. I'll just call him FOOOM!!! Should be thought as some sort of Robot at first and then surprise the audience later showing that it isn't. He definitely needs to have something to do with the Ten Rings. As he should be extraterrestrial as well as the rings. Mandarin controlling FOOOM!! with the rings is the way to go.

  11. No worries, just looking forward to the film and can't wait, :)

    From all of the reports on the movie I've got a feeling this will be comparable to The Dark Knight.

  12. Heh as Scarlet said in an interview – if she had a Russian accent, then she wouldn't be a very good spy, now would she? I tend to agree :p

  13. That Valley guy from that tv series “Human Target” I thought would be a good pick for Steve Rodgers. What do you think?

  14. He has the look and isn't a bad actor at all. He would be a good choice.

  15. That Valley guy from that tv series “Human Target” I thought would be a good pick for Steve Rodgers. What do you think?

  16. He has the look and isn't a bad actor at all. He would be a good choice.

  17. The Avengers big three! Nuff said!!!!!