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

Published 5 years ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 4:27 pm,

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Leading up to and throughout the Christmas holidays, a bunch of fun little tidbits about Marvel Studios’ upcoming movies popped up online so we’ve gathered them all here for you to keep in the loop and give you your fix of Thor, Iron Man 2 and The First Avenger: Captain America.

In this Marvel news round-up we talk about the Thor rehearsals, an actor who just missed out on playing the Mighty God of Thunder, the production start date of a certain American Captain, a neat new look at Mickey Rourke’s Whiplash and some rumors are shot down.

Check it all out after the jump.

The First Avenger: Captain America is set for a June production start! As we know, the Captain America origins films is slated for release in July of 2011, the same summer as Thor which kicks off that season with a May release. With Thor currently in rehearsals and starting principal photography in just a few weeks, we’re happy to see Captain America moving forward.

This news come from director Joe Johnston in the art department for The First Avenger: Captain America and you can check out his latest project, The Wolfman, in theaters February 12, 2010.

Let’s hope for some casting announcements soon!

Source: Fangoria


Alexander Skarsgård, an actor I wrote about a lot as a supporter of his candidacy for the role of Thor, talks about how close he really was to getting the role.

He reveals that he auditioned for it many times and the he is very humbled by the fact he was in the running for so long and even considered for that high profile of a role. Skarsgård can be seen as one of the stars of HBO’s True Blood series and for Thor, you’ll have to settle for his father  Stellan having a role in the movie instead.

Although I liked Alexander for the role, I can’t argue about the selection of Chris Hemsworth who I think will own the role in the Kenneth Branagh-directed Marvel Studios production.

Source: The Playlist


With Iron Man 2 kicking off summer 2010 with an early May release, we can expect a ton of toy merchandising to come with it but none will be as good as this custom Whiplash figure made by “Sabretooth” on the Figure Realm website.

Made with real fabrics for his jumpsuit, this recreation of Mickey Rourke’s race-stopping attire is made with real fabrics.

iron man 2 custom whiplash figure Marvel Movie Tidbits: Thor, Iron Man 2 & Captain America

Head to the site for other pics of this figure and more of an Iron Man and War Machine figure he built.

Source: Figure Realm

Continue to Page 2 for Thor rumors, Jude Law, Chris Hemsworth and more!

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  1. “from 2009’s best movie, Dragonball Evolution”

    I love how there was absolutely no need for any kind of indication that this was a joke for every one of us who read this to KNOW it was a joke, lol. Poor poor Dragonball… :-D

  2. so that pic with the guys fighting which one is the guy that played kirks dad?

  3. The guy in the blue shirt.

  4. Marvel have a perfect opportunity to take advantage of the actors they have infront of them.

    James Hemsworth IS Kirk. Enough said. He should be a front runner for Captain America. America has already accepted him as a strong american man (despite the fact most dont realise hes australian!)

    It was not the most beneficial idea casting him as Thor, of which i think he will do a great job ( the trekkies haven’t killed him yet ) but it would make far more sense to have casted Alex Skar as Thor, Chris Hemsworth as Captain America.

    The fact is, Appearance matters. and these guys appeal to both of the roles.

  5. Not much Cap news yet is disappointing.

  6. The Cap and Thor releases are only a few months apart. A few months ago we had a great deal of news on Thor (Director, lead, script tidbits, casting, etc.).

    This all points to delays in Cap production.

    My prediction? Cap is either delayed until xmas, or the whole thing is already worked out and kept very tight-lipped, top secret.

    Funny thing is, Cap is the leader, his movie should be even more important than Thor. Sorry Thor fans, but its true. Captain America HAS to be perfect, or Avengers won’t work.

  7. Not sure why marvel has iron man and Thor scheduled for may. Iron man should be in may, Thor in June and Cap in July. Thor coming out in may could hurt iron man at the box office or possibly help it. Not sure.

  8. @M-Cat

    What are you talking about? Iron Man 2 comes out in May 2010. Thor comes out in May 2011.

  9. @ken j i know right

  10. Drew

    2011? Oh I thought it was coming out in 2010. That sucks. I have to wait that much longer for it.

  11. By the way, that caption under the Hemsworth showdown pic is an actual Thor quote :)

  12. I wonder if they’ll include a cameo for frog thor, or even beta ray bill (yeah right!)

  13. I’m also wondering what Stan Lee’s cameo will be.