Thomas Kretschmann confirms multi-picture Marvel deal

News Simon Brew 4 Mar 2014 - 07:11

Avengers: Age Of Ultron will be just the beginning for Thomas Kretchsmann's journey into the Marvel cinematic universe...

This one's not a massive surprise, given the way that Marvel Studios goes about its business, but it does have some impact on the now filming Joss Whedon's Avengers: Age Of Ultron. For cast in that movie has been Thomas Kretschmann, which was already known. He's down to play Baron Wolfgang von Strucker in the film, the leader of HYDRA.

It had previously been reported that Kretschmann had signed on for more than one film, but the man himself has now confirmed that. "I have a multi-picture deal", he told B.Z. Berlin. "Which means I will not only appear in the second part [Avengers 2] but they're planning with me for a longer period of time".

What those exact plans are remains a mystery for now. But he did drop a story about his first day on the set of Avengers: Age Of Ultron. "I was overprepared; then on the set I went up to Joss Whedon, who passes for a genius, and said 'this is my first day, this is huge, please have patience with me, I'm a bit nervous'".

Production of Avengers: Age Of Ultron moves to South Korea next we understand, having already shot for a week or two in South Africa.

More news on the film as we get it...


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Good for him! I'm glad there'll be more than just Loki in continuity. Now bring back the Leader!

I have the sneaky suspision that SHIELD's The Cleavoyant is actually The Leader. Before the show aired the makers said that they where planning to pick up some forgotten storylines from the Phase 1 movies. The Leader from 'The Incredible Hulk' is such a storyline.

I've been hoping for exactly that, but I never heard that phase 1 loose ends thing. That makes it seem much more likely. They mentioned Emil Blonsky in the last episode, like he's frozen in Barrow, Alaska. Poor Barrow. First vampires, then the Abomination! Thing is, if the Clairvoyant is the Leader, will Hulk and Banner ever appear on the show? Or will Leader make the jump back to film? I assume Coulson will again at some point. And I hope they use the same actor

That would actually make a lot of sense. If The Clairvoyant isn't actually a psychic, s/he would need precise calculations to predict the future and SHIELD's movements to a great extent. The Leader's enhanced intellect and brain-power would definitely be an asset in that regard.

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