There is a lot of Marvel movie news hitting the Web right now, so we thought we'd lasso it all together into one handy little roundup for you guys.
Today we have a new image from Thor to share, news on the progression of Edgar Wright's (Scott Pilgrim vs. The World) script for Ant-Man, and a cool new Avengers fan-made poster that should get you psyched for the film.
Let's get to it.
New Thor Image
In anticipation of the San Diego Comic Con International next month, we're starting to see some promotional material leak for Kenneth's Branagh's adaptation of Thor. Recently we got a first image of Chris Hemsworth as Thor, and last week we got a look at the Thor set, which included glimpses of some supporting characters.
Today we have another Thor set image, this time showcasing actress Jamie Alexander as Sif, an Asgardian warrior who is also Thor's sweetheart. The image is a little blurry, but you'll get the idea.
If you look at the bottom right you can sort of make out Hemsworth as Thor. This looks to be a battle scene, and Alexander is sure looking ready to kick some ass as Sif. If you want to see more blurry images of Sif and Thor knocking heads, you can head on over to Coming Soon.
Back in April our own Rob Keyes was speculating on the release date for Marvel's Ant-Man movie. The miniature hero is supposedly going to get his debut in The Avengers before branching off into a solo movie, which is being written (and likely directed) by Edgar Wright, director of Shaun of the Dead and the upcoming comic book-themed Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.
Wright spoke with MTV recently and let them know that when he is done polishing up Scott Pilgrim (which has earned a big buzz thanks to some kick-ass trailers), he will go back to work on a second draft of the Ant-Man script for Marvel.
Ah heck, I'll let the man himself tell you the details:
I know I'm not alone in the opinion that Wright is the perfect guy to handle an Ant-Man movie. This is definitely a superhero movie that cannot afford to take itself to seriously, but still needs some kind of tension or conflict to make it work.
Wright has shown with movies like Shaun of the Dead (and to a lesser extent Hot Fuzz) that he is a master at poking fun at the movie genres he loves (horror, action, superhero) while still telling a good story in that genre - and that's exactly how Ant-Man needs to be done.
Expect size gags galore.
The Avengers Fan Poster
With every new bit of Marvel casting news we've been getting yet another fan-made poster for The Avengers. This latest one features the recent concept art of Chris Evans as Captain America and Chris Hemsworth as Thor, as well as the recently-announced casting of Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye. The Wasp is also included in the bunch (although the character hasn't been confirmed for the film), along with a fan-made image of The Hulk that was circulating awhile back.
All in all it's a pretty epic photoshop job:
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One can only hope the official Avengers posters turn out as epic as this...and have a lot less photoshopping.
That's it for our Marvel movie roundup - be sure to stay tuned for the big announcements that are sure to come as we edge closer to Comic Con.