Iron Man 2 script & Avengers casting news

News 23 Jul 2008 - 10:58
Iron Man is nearly ready for action...

Louis Leterrier says new Avenger will feature in Iron Man 2 and Jackson, Downey and Norton set for Avengers in 2011

Louis Leterrier has revealed not only that Jon Favreau is currently writing Iron Man 2 with Robert Downey Jr., but that the sequel to the Spring blockbuster will feature a new character from the Avengers, after the brief appearance by Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury in the post-credits sequence of Iron Man.

Additionally Leterrier is reported to have said that 2011 will definitely bring Jackson, Downey Jr., Hulk actor Ed Norton and two other 'A-list actors' - presumably whichever A-listers get cast as Thor and Captain America in their respective upcoming movies that Marvel is also producing - together for the Avengers movie.

DoG source 'Mr Miyagi' spoke with Leterrier - who had just come from a meeting with Iron Man director Jon Favreau - at the Marvel Night at the Grand Rex in Paris in early July.

Current expected release dates are Iron Man 2 in 2010, Thor is pencilled in for 2010, Avengers in 2011 while The First Avenger: Captain America is due in May 2011 too.

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Last updated 23/07 15.16 GMT

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So, Iron Man, Hulk and Wolverine for the Avengers?
Dare I risk a punt and say that they'll add Spiderman to the mix, along with Captain America?
That seems most likely to little ol' me.

I so hope this is true because Newsarama are reporting that the guy who wrote Tropic Thunder is writing it!

Oh, and I doubt you'll see Wolverine or Spidey in the Avengers, since all X-Men stuff is with Fox and Spidey is with Sony. Unless something amazing happens in Hollywood then all we'll see is the characters owned by Marvel Studios (Iron Man, Hulk, Cap, Ant-Man, Thor.... perfect line-up really).

Cap is definitely a go for the Avengers, as is Thor. They've both got movies in development as we speak.

SeanFracture - That error has been corrected, thanks for pointing it out.

We will probably see a b-lister Avenger in Iron Man 2, somebody like the Vison, Ant-Man or Wasp, or of course we could see Paul Bethney as Jarvis rather than just his voice as Starks computer system.

Wait, who's writing Iron Man 2? Is it Louis Leterrier (as the main item states) and RDJ, or Jon Favreau and RDJ (as stated in the caption)? where does Justin Theroux figure into all of this?

Vision a b-lister? I guess so... but I'd love to see him in the Avengers movie.

Vision, Hawkeye, Scarlet Witch (even Jocasta, Jack of Hearts, Silver Claw or the Forgotten One) would be great to see on screen. - My casting Vision, Zachary Quinto.. if he can play the logic of Spock then Ultrons 'son' shouldnt be too challenging - Hawkeye maybe Josh Holloway and Scarlet Witch.. Megan Fox?

So, Iron Man, Hulk and Wolverine for the Avengers?
Dare I risk a punt and say that they'll add Spiderman to the mix, along with Captain America?
That seems most likely to little ol' me.

I so hope this is true because Newsarama are reporting that the guy who wrote Tropic Thunder is writing it!

Oh, and I doubt you'll see Wolverine or Spidey in the Avengers, since all X-Men stuff is with Fox and Spidey is with Sony. Unless something amazing happens in Hollywood then all we'll see is the characters owned by Marvel Studios (Iron Man, Hulk, Cap, Ant-Man, Thor.... perfect line-up really).

Cap is definitely a go for the Avengers, as is Thor. They've both got movies in development as we speak.

We will probably see a b-lister Avenger in Iron Man 2, somebody like the Vison, Ant-Man or Wasp, or of course we could see Paul Bethney as Jarvis rather than just his voice as Starks computer system.

Wait, who's writing Iron Man 2? Is it Louis Leterrier (as the main item states) and RDJ, or Jon Favreau and RDJ (as stated in the caption)? where does Justin Theroux figure into all of this?

SeanFracture - That error has been corrected, thanks for pointing it out.

Vision a b-lister? I guess so... but I'd love to see him in the Avengers movie.

Vision, Hawkeye, Scarlet Witch (even Jocasta, Jack of Hearts, Silver Claw or the Forgotten One) would be great to see on screen. - My casting Vision, Zachary Quinto.. if he can play the logic of Spock then Ultrons 'son' shouldnt be too challenging - Hawkeye maybe Josh Holloway and Scarlet Witch.. Megan Fox?

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