The Massive Marvel Update

Marvel just gave away some details about their upcoming slate of films that certain comic fans might just be interested in. Iron Man 2, Captain America, Thor, and more on the inside.
By  · Published on June 8th, 2009

Hey unusually loyal readers! While Neil was off in upper Saskatchewan this weekend, and I was trying to clean up the mess I made in the office on Friday (who knew that a kiddie pool full of Margarita mix would be a bad thing?), our dear, dear, dear friend Alex Billington from was at the Produced By Conference where Marvel Studios gave a giant update about their comic properties – Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America, and Antman. Through the magic of the internet, and a little help from some old margarita I licked off the rug that ties the office together, I’ve condensed the information down into the important stuff.

SPOILERS are afoot.

Iron Man 2


The First Avenger: Captain America

Ant Man

Marvel is also announcing another movie for 2012 very soon. So it’s time to play the guessing game on that one. Fingers crossed for Black Panther.

So there you have it. What does it all mean? Probably a lot of what we already knew, although the character direction of Loki and the involvement of Bucky in Captain America is a bit fresh.

I think the thing I’m most excited about is having a character like Loki that can endure multiple films. He has the potential to be a destructive force along the same lines as The Joker, although it’s probably impossible for Marvel to go that dark with the character. He’s essentially a giant prankster with God-powers, so he could easily tear through stories causing havoc and changing the game for the heroes.

What say you?!

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