Weeks before Comic-con, Marvel has exhibited several changes within familiar comic books. On Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at ABC’s “The View,” Marvel has announced that Thor, Norse god superhero, will be a female. Read on to learn more about this scoop.
Following on this announcement, the company reveals on an episode of “The Colbert Report” that Steven Rogers, a.k.a. Captain America, will now be replaced. Rogers, who will be retiring, will be passing his shield onto Falcon, who most fans happen to know as African-American,Sam Wilson. Falcon was portrayed by Anthony Mackie in the film “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.”
With these changes, it was logical to assume that a big change might occur in the “Iron Man” series. Announced via Entertainment Weekly, Superior Iron Man will send the Avengers to San Francisco, with Stark sporting an all-new white armor. Superior Iron Man might share story similarities to Superior Spiderman, wherein Peter Parker’s consciousness is replaced by Otto Octavius, the villain more known as Doctor Octopus.
“Like the Superior Spider-Man, Superior Iron Man is a character that’s hard to root for,” said Axel Alonso, Marvel’s editor-in-chief, as published in Entertainment Weekly.
For now, these changes will only affect Marvel’s comic books, but questions rise as to how these changes would affect famous movie franchises such as “Captain America,” “Thor” and “Ironman.”
After “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” in 2015, Chris Evans, who portrays Captain America, is set for two more movies with the company. Current Thor, Chris Hemsworth, has three more movies on his contract. Meanwhile,Robert Downey Jr., who plays Tony Stark, has not committed to appearing in any movies after the third installment of in the “Avengers” series.
Other Marvel titles that are franchised into movies include “Ant-Man” and “Doctor Strange.” Paul Rudd has signed to play Hank Pym in the insect-themed superhero “Ant-Man.” The film is set to open in summer 2015. Furthermore, the “Doctor Strange” movie is to be directed by Scott Derrickson.
For now, fans must settle for the upcoming “Avengers” movie, “The Avengers: Age of Ultron,” wherein new characters are set to appear, such as twins Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, to be played by Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and the humanoid robot, the Vision, to be played by Paul Bettany. The movie opens in theaters on May 1, 2015.
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