The right people are in the right places seemingly and it’s the originating company in charge of the franchise, using people who want to work as a team and who know the source material better than anyone. We’ve been seeing and hearing plenty of that in recent months with Thor director Kenneth Branagh getting a lot of praise from Marvel executives for his efforts and due diligence spent on learning Marvel’s comic history and working with those who will be involved with the other upcoming Marvel films.
With the Thor movie getting a lot of attention recently with a plethora of casting announcements as well as a production schedule set up, we’re expect to hear news soon on what’s going on with Captain America as it opens not long after Thor. There’s major things happening in the Cap comics at the moment and there’s speculation that it could be tying into some major movie announcements.
Conveniently, San Diego Comic-Con is just around the corner so we’ll expect a massive presence there in both Marvel’s comics and their films – There will no doubt be some major revelations during that the event.
While everything seems on the up-and-up with Marvel, they’ve still only really done two films themselves and this will be a real test for them, starting next May with the release of Jon Favreau’s Iron Man 2.
Tying all of these major blockbusters together and the vast histories of the characters is a difficult task and Penn’s not ignoring that fact.
"It's hard to make a good movie… We all have the best intentions, and it still might suck."
Well, X-Men 3 sucked so he’s not too far off. Let’s hope while working for Marvel Studios and working with some of the amazing talent behind Iron Man and Thor that this movie won’t be a massive disappointment.
I have high hopes and I'm excited for each of the upcoming Marvel movies, with Thor being my most anticipated at the moment.
What do you think of Zak Penn being given the task to write the Avengers movie and can this movie live up to the hype that will precede it? Which Marvel film are you most looking forward to?
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Iron Man 2 hits theaters on May 7, 2010. The following summer, Thor opens May 20, 2011 and The First Avenger: Captain America opens July 22, 2011. Last but not least, we have the Avengers kicking off the following summer, May 4, 2012.
Source: Sci Fi Wire