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SHIELD Movie To Follow Avengers

Posted in Geek Films with tags , , , , on May 15, 2010 by Geek Tv

We may well be completely Marveled-out by the time The Avengers has finally been and gone. But that’s a nine-picture deal that Samuel L Jackson has signed with the House of M to play Nick Fury, the head honcho of Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division (in the films – it stands for something else in the comics). Talking to Radio Big Boy, Jackson has confirmed that “The Avengers starts shooting sometime next year, and after that there’ll be a big SHIELD movie.”

SHIELD is the – sometimes sinister – espionage agency, running out of an enormous helicarrier, which employs super and non-super agents, and has a nifty line in android replacement technology. It’s anyone’s guess which plot from the comic’s 45 year history might be ripe for adaptation (post your ideas below). 2004’s Secret War arc would be a strong contender, but does result in Fury going mysteriously AWOL, which would rather negate the “starring Samuel Jackson” plan.

It’s also unclear which of the organisation’s 3000 agents might take centre-stage alongside Fury, although Jackson hints that “War Machine will turn up a lot” in future Marvel instalments. We guess we might also expect to see Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow and Clark Gregg’s Agent Coulson returning for duty.

All speculation at this point, but one thing’s certain: the days of David Hasselhoff in the eyepatch are long gone.

source: http://www.empireonline.com/news/feed.asp?NID=27884

Joss Whedon To Direct Marvel’s ‘The Avengers’

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on April 14, 2010 by Geek Tv

Deadline New York reports that Marvel Studios is moving ahead with Joss Whedon as director of The Avengers. The site says he is now in final negotiations to helm the action adventure scheduled for a May 4, 2012 release. The film would feature many of the lead actors involved in Marvel Studios adaptations right now, including Robert Downey Jr. (“Iron Man” films), Chris Evans (Captain America), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury) and more. Paramount Pictures will distribute the film.

Source: Deadline New York
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