Marvel News: Thor Cameos, Avengers Story & More!

It's time for a Marvel News Round-Up! For the Marvel fans out there looking for more on their favorite upcoming superhero movies, we've gathered a few bits of information that have popped up in recent times on the web.

Today we'll look at what may be a Thor cameo in Iron Man 2, Mark Millar talking about the Avengers movie and how it may play off what he wrote in his Ultimates comics for Marvel, Anthony Hopkins talks Thor and last but not least, Stan Lee is finally going in to shoot his cameo for Thor!

First and most importantly, we have a picture which may reveal a cameo from Thor in Iron Man 2. It's very hard to tell and I don't know if I believe it myself, but from the Iron Man 2 footage released online yesterday, there's one quick shot when Tony Stark is walking through the prison where we see someone in the background getting their photo taken. Bad Taste believes this to be Chris Hemsworth who of course, is playing Thor.

Here's the screen from the video:

If Thor does have a cameo in Iron Man 2, it will be more than just a photo in the background so unless this leads to something else that happens with Hemsworth in the film, I'm not sure I buy it.

Source: Bad Taste

Mark Millar responds to question about Marvel Comics' Ultimates series and whether or not he was intentionally writing it as a possible pitch for the film adaptation of The Avengers.

"Well, they've already admitted they're doing it that way. Joe Johnston has said publicly, the Captain America movie is going to be the first issue of Ultimates, plus the origin story, and then the Avengers movie will be material from Ultimates #2-#13, and maybe Ultimates Volume 2. I'm not speaking out of school, they've publicly said this. And I'm flattered by it.

I literally don't see a cent, though, so it's not in my interests to try and make it a pitch, and convince them to base the movie on my thing. People have asked if I'm pissed off, but I just see it as a compliment. When you do work for hire, you have to realize you won't see money for that. If you've done a good job, and it reaches other mediums, then great.

I think what would make me unhappy is if I'd been like Jack Kirby or something, and only worked for Marvel, then saw them making billions and me only getting my pay 20 years before. That would be bleak. But that's why, hopefully, current creators realize that in the end, your stuff will be used, and you will not be paid, so be smart and do some creator-owned stuff. Ennis, Ellis, we all do it as well as our Marvel stuff."

Source: Den of Geek

Anthony Hopkins talks about his role in the upcoming Marvel Studios production of Thor and his interest in the dynamic of father-son relationships in reference to his character in the recently released Wolfman as well as playing Thor's father.

"I'm very interested in that relationship between fathers and sons... My father's relationship with me was cold. He was a hot-blood character but to me, cold. When I was young, he expressed his disappointment because I was bad in school and all of that. He didn't mean any harm, but I felt I could never meet up to his expectations."

Hopkins also talked about Thor director Kenneth Branagh and how he loved working with him. They have high hopes for the movie and Hopkins is very fond of the character he plays, Odin, ruler of Asgard and father of the title character and his nemesis, Loki. About the character of Odin, Hopkins said the following last week:

"He's a stern man. He's a man with purpose. I play the god who banishes his son from the kingdom of Asgard because he screwed up. He's a hot-headed, temperamental young man --- probably a chip off of the old block -- but I decide he's not really ready to rule the future kingdom, so I banish him. I'm harsh and my wife complains and I say, 'That is why I'm king.' He's ruthless, take-it-or-leave-it. Women are much more forgiving; men are not so forgiving. I know in my life, my karma is, 'If you don't like it, tough, move on.' And I move on. I'm a little like Odin myself."

Source: LA Times

A few hours ago, the legendary Stan Lee tweeted that he's finally going in to shoot his cameo in Thor. We knew for a long time this was coming and now we just have to speculate on who he could be playing.

"And wouldja believe I just got a call from the THOR set! They wanna shoot me on Thursday! (I hope they were referring to my cameo!)"

It's a tradition to try and have Stan appear in as many Marvel-based films as possible. If things go according to plan and if the other Marvel characters that Stan Lee has mentioned before as getting their own movies, we may see him on the screen many more times.

Stay tuned for a lot more Marvel news soon from Screen Rant.

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