There are reports saying that Joaquin Phoenix of The Gladiator, and going crazy on David Letterman fame "has had discussions" with Marvel and director, Scott Derrickson about playing Doctor Strange in The Marvel MCU. Hopefully we'll find out more at Comic-Con during Marvel's panel tomorrow.
Just in time for sweeps, Marvel is bringing one of their big screen characters to the small screen to help out Coulson and his crew on Marvel: Agents of SHIELD. Back for her second appearance, and fresh off of the final season of How I Met Your Mother, Cobie Smulders will be donning the uniform as Agent Maria Hill once again on April 29th.
Audiences just saw Agent Hill helping Cap and The Falcon in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. How will her presence on SHIELD change after the events ending that particular summer blockbuster? Also, now the HIMYM is done, should we expect to see Agent Hill more regularly as Agents of SHIELD continues?
After the record-breaking weekend release of "Captain America: The Winter Solder" debuting with $96.2 million, the next film in the franchise has already been announced to hit theaters May 6, 2016. Before the untitled "Captain America 3" hits the big screen, you can see the patriotic super hero join the rest of Earth's Mightiest Heroes in Marvel's "Avengers: Age of Ultron" on May 1, 2015.
Amy Acker is regular name thrown around the Whedonverse. The actress has appeared in several Whedon projects including The Cabin in The Woods, Dollhouse, Angel and most recently, opposite SHIELD's own Clark Gregg in Much Ado About Nothing. Whedon fans rejoice, for Amy is set to join the cast of Marvel's Agnets of SHIELD for at least one episode as Agent Coulson's unrequited love, a cellist from Portland.
The character was briefly mentioned in The Avengers and was brought up when Coulson was strolling through Tahiti laden memories earlier this season. The cellist thinks he's dead, but he'll have to protect her from afar when a super-powered threat emerges.
We're right smack in the middle of Phase 2 of the Marvel Cinematic strategy. With Captain America: The Winter Soldier releasing in a couple of weeks, ABC aired an hour long special: Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe last night. Not a lot was shown, but some of the concept art is leaving me guessing about the rest of Phase 2 and even a little bit of Phase 3.