There’s lots of little Marvel Updates to share this week, so here we are with another batch of Marvel tidbits. This update will cover Iron Man 2, Thor and the Spider-Man reboot.
Some of the things we’ll touch on include the Thor characters Odin and Heimdall, a rumored villain and actor for the Marc Webb-directed Spider-Man reboot, Stan Lee, and some Iron Man 2 promotional updates.
Let’s get to it.
As we know, the talented Sir Anthony Hopkins is playing the mighty role of Odin and as such, he must sport a mighty hairstyle. According to Hopkins, Thor’s daddy looks like comedian/actor Billy Connolly.
“I’ve already grown a beard in preparation for the role, but when I put on my long wig on I look just like Billy Connolly. In fact I look so much like him I’m thinking maybe I’ll play Odin with a Glasweigan accent.”
I love Billy Connolly!
Source: Bleeding Cool
Iron Man 2 Web Surfing
For those excited for this summer’s epic arrival of Iron Man 2, its official website has recently been updated. It’s Screen Rant’s most anticipated film of 2010 so check it out:
A Big Sword Guards a Rainbow Bridge
Flicks and Bits spoke with actor Idris Elba who’s got a cool role in the Thor movie, playing the character of Heimdall, the guardian of the Norse gods’ BiFrost Bridge, a mystical bridge that connects the realms of Asgard and our Earth.
“Yeah man I`m filming that in Febuary, that`s gonna be excellent, I can`t say too much about it though, they`ve signed me to silence, it`s a big Marval comic, it`s exciting, I`ve got a big sword, a real big sword!”
Principal Photography began the previous Monday so with Elba set to begin in February, we can expect his character not to have too much screen time.
Source: Flicks and Bits
Spider-Man Reboot Rumor
If you didn’t already know, there is no such thing as a Spider-Man film without a stupid amount of rumors and speculation. Adding to this, Clive Owen is apparently rumored to play Kraven the Hunter although I’m not sure who or where this one was made up.
The Coventry Telegraph managed to ask Owen about this and he of course replied that it was the first he heard of it. Borinngggg.
Source: The Geek Files
Click to continue for Iron Man 2 Soundtrack info and a video of Stan Lee…
The Amazing Stan Lee
Stan Lee was interviewed recently on Access Hollywood and shared his thoughts on the Spider-Man reboot and talks a little bit about his cameo in Iron Man 2.
Source: Latino Review
AC/DC Rocks Out for Iron Man 2
As with the first Iron Man movie, AC/DC will be playing a part in Iron Man 2 and they’ll be releasing an Iron Man promotional soundtrack featuring a bunch of their hit singles to tie into the film’s release. Here’s the official press release sent to us earlier today:
Through a unique collaboration between Marvel Studios and Columbia Records, AC/DC’s music will be featured in Marvel Studios’ “IRON MAN 2,” the sequel to the 2008 blockbuster film. In addition, Columbia Records will release the album AC/DC: Iron Man 2 on Monday, April 19, 2010. AC/DC: Iron Man 2, features 15 classic AC/DC songs selected from ten of the band’s studio albums, ranging from 1976 to 2008. The complete track listing can be found below.
Pre-orders begin today, January 26th at Walmart.com for the AC/DC: Iron Man 2 CD and at Amazon.com for a deluxe version of AC/DC: Iron Man 2 – CD+DVD and two LP vinyl packages. The film opens internationally beginning on April 28, 2010. In the U.S., the film will be distributed by Paramount Pictures and is scheduled for release on May 7, 2010.
The debut video from AC/DC: Iron Man 2 is the AC/DC’s classic album cut “Shoot To Thrill,” which was filmed live last month in Buenos Aires during the band’s highly acclaimed Black Ice World Tour, the second highest grossing world tour of 2009 according to concert industry trade publication Pollstar. The video also incorporates exclusive footage from “IRON MAN 2” and debuts today worldwide. Check www.acdc.com and www.marvel.com for more information. “Shoot To Thrill” was originally recorded for the band’s 50-million selling album Back In Black, one of the best selling albums of all time.
“Jon Favreau’s vision and passion for AC/DC’s music blend seamlessly into this incredible film” said Steve Barnett, co-chairman of Columbia Records. “The music really underscores the high energy and excitement of the film.”
“Music is an integral part of the Tony Stark and Iron Man experience, and we are pleased that Columbia and AC/DC are taking part in the franchise’s phenomenon. Through this relationship, the band is delivering fans supercharged Iron Man branded music through all our combined consumer touch points, from the movie to retail outlets and even virally with the debut of the new video,” said Tim Connors, Chief Operating Officer, Marvel Studios.
AC/DC: Iron Man 2 Track Listing:
- Shoot to Thrill
- Rock ‘N’ Roll Damnation
- Guns for Hire
- Cold Hearted Man
- Back in Black
- If You Want Blood (You’ve Got It)
- Evil Walks
- Hell Ain’t a Bad Place to Be
- Have a Drink on Me
- The Razor’s Edge
- Let There Be Rock
- War Machine
- Highway to Hell
What do you think of these little Marvel updates?
Iron Man 2 opens May 7, 2010, Thor opens May 5, 2011, the Spider-Man reboot hits summer 2012, The First Avenger: Captain America hits July 22, 2011 and The Avengers is scheduled to debut May 4, 2012.