Superhero Round-Up: AVENGERS 2 confirmed, KICK-ASS sequel moves forward and Iron Man 3 gets Rebecca Hall


With THE AVENGERS taking home over $700 million worldwide since it launched, this week has brought an onslaught of superhero news, so let’s jump right into it.

First up, Disney head Bob Iger went out of his way to shock the world, announcing that AVENGERS 2 is actually in development. I know, he really went out on a limb, but it’s good to finally know.  Okay, all joking aside, it is nice to know that while we’ve all assumed it, Marvel and Disney don’t appear to be resting on their laurels. Obviously, the first AVENGERS film hints at a much more interesting universe building than originally thought, and with films like ANT-MAN and DOCTOR STRANGE on the horizon, things are definitely looking to broaden on the Marvel feature film front.

Marvel’s next film, IRON MAN 3, just got a whole lot more interesting, as Variety reports that Rebecca Hall has joined the cast of the upcoming film. Shane Black will helm the film from a script he also co-wrote, and the film will find Hall playing Maya Hansen, a fellow scientist of Guy Pearce’s character, Tristian Aldrich, who creates a virus entitled Extremis. Following the Warren Ellis storyline of the same name, this will be one of the most intriguing comic book movies in quite some time, as it will be the first step towards the new AVENGERS sequel.

Finally, KICK-ASS 2 is coming at us. Deadline is reporting that the original film’s cast is eyeing a return here, with director Jeff Wadlow aboard to direct. And that’s the sound of my fleeting interest. I honestly didn’t like the original film, and with the guy behind NEVER BACK DOWN set to helm, consider my interest in this project almost non-existent.


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Joshua Brunsting

About Joshua Brunsting

Born in the tiny Michigan city known as Holland, and raised in the even smaller city known as Saugatuck, I have been a film geek for the majority of my life, and have known film was my passion ever since the final frame of THE LION KING. I’m a romantic with a thing for 60’s pop music (preferably French), John Keats poems, and an even bigger thing for film noir. Currently a Journalism Major at Grand Valley State University, I am using my love of film, and my deathly, ninja-like, skill behind the keyboard to slowly take over the world. When I’m not writing about or watching film, I’m listening to music, particularly from the likes of TV on the Radio, Best Coast, and Semi Precious Weapons. I play the ukulele, and I also have a deep and intense love for Gustavo Santaolalla and Ennio Morricone, but then again, who doesn’t. I was drum major for my high school marching band for two years, I’m one of the four people who actually watched Dollhouse, and my favorite film of all time is Godard’s BREATHLESS. I’m a wannabe screenwriter, a wild thing, a nerd, a geek, and most importantly, I’m a lover of film. Oh, and I want to be Captain Planet when I grow up.
  • Ronnie

    Well, Josh, thanx for your input regarding Kick Ass 2, but your “interest in this project” means nothing to me.  Only the entertainment inside info you provide on this site is all I care about.

    • AlamoComplainer

      If you want passionless writing go somewhere else, Ronnie.