A couple bits of Marvel movie news have been dropped around the Web in the last few days, so we thought we'd pull them together for you in a nice quick breakdown.
Below you'll find an update from Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige on that alleged secret scene being added to The Avengers; a new Avengers featurette that centers on Scarlett Johansson's character, S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Black Widow; finally, news that The Wolverine will be headed down under to star Hugh Jackman's homeland of Australia.
The Avengers: Black Widow
The Avengers premieres in international markets this week, making the next few days truly the final stretch for all promotion materials (trailers, images, featurettes, clips, interviews, TV spots and early reviews). In that spirit, take a look at this latest featurette, which spotlights Natasha Romanoff - a.k.a. Black Widow - as played by Scarlett Johansson:
If you missed it, get a good look at Black Widow (pun intended) kicking ass in this clip from The Avengers:
The Avengers Secret Scene Update
When news dropped that a secret scene was being added to Avengers - a scene that not even those at the early press screening were able to see - fans went giddy. Would it be one of Marvel's super-secret post-credit "button scenes," which revealed a new direction for the Marvel movie universe? A special cameo a la X-Men: First Class? Or something else entirely?
Well, not wanting to get fans' hopes WAY up, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige offered a little bit of insight into the matter. Scroll down for Feige's words on the matter (as reported by Blogomatic 3000 (via Bleeding Cool)):
"I will tell you this... It was not a scene. It was not a scene. There’s little things. It’s been blown out of proportion. Which is fun, I like that things are blown out of proportion. Sometimes they’re true sometimes they’re not... There is the potential that there will be one little change. People might not even notice it. It’s not a big thing."
So... basically this "secret scene" is neither a scene, nor anything that secret. Bummer. Way to rain on our fan parade, Mr. Feige.
Of course, if it's any consolation, we DO know about one big secret revealed at the end of Avengers. Click the link to the left and read on at your own risk to find out!
The Avengers will be in theaters on May 4 (in the U.S.) 2012.
The Wolverine Filming in Australia
It was recently reported that the sequel/reboot The Wolverine will be headed down under to film in Sydney, Australia. 20th Century Fox's blockbuster superhero requel will reportedly add about $80 million to the local economy - money sorely missed when other films set to commence production in Australia (including Paradise Lost and Mad Max: Fury Road) ultimately hit brick walls because of budget.
The question that is already circulating the Web is: Does this new venue for the production (which was originally slated to film in Japan) mean that the story of the film will be something other than the Japan-set story of samurai code and personal demons, based on the famous 1980s Wolverine limited series by Chris Claremont?
Director James Mangold's latest words on the approach to Wolverine 2 indicate that the story - first written by Usual Suspects scribe Christopher McQuarrie and now being polished(?) by Die Hard 4 scribe Mark Bomback - is going to be the same as originally intended. Given their shared locations within the Pacific region, it's not hard to imagine that Australia will be able to double as a pretty good 1970s or 80s Japan - at least in terms of exterior terrain.
The Wolverine will be in theaters on July 26, 2013.
Source: Australia News