It’s been a while since the early 2010 release of ‘Iron Man 2,’ and the theatrical debut of War Machine, played by Don Cheadle. The character and actor have long since been announced to be getting a spin-off, but it’s been a little while since there was an update.
Speaking to MTV, Don Cheadle gave just that, saying that in regards to the film, “They’re developing it now, they’re working on that. I think they’ve hired a writer, so we’ll see how it goes.” He adds that he’s looking forward to reprising his role, saying that “it would be a lot of fun.“
Cheadle also revealed a bit of information on the upcoming Marvel super hero collaboration, ‘The Avengers,’ directed by Joss Whedon. On a possible War Machine cameo, he said: “I don’t think he shows up. I think he’s kind of a lone wolf.“
Starring a slew of big name Hollywood actors who have or will appear as Marvel characters, from Robert Downey Jr. to Chris Evans, ‘The Avengers’ are teaming up for a May 4, 2012 release.
Keeping with the theme of Marvel films, James McAvoy, who plays Charles Xavier in ‘X-Men: First Class,’ sat down with CinemaBlend and gave a little insight into his character, as well as briefly mentioning the end scene of the film.
Beginning with his take on Xavier, and how he will develop on screen, he said: “You look at the kind of main, defining characteristics of Professor X, of Charlie Boy, and you go, ‘Alright, he’s selfless. He’s a saint. He’s sexless, it seems. He’s egoless. He’s all about other people. He’s all about bettering the world and mutantkind and humankind.’ And so you kind of try and flip that on its head. You don’t make him an evil person, or anything like that, but you make him ego-driven, women-chasing, he likes a good drink. He’s not the reluctant leader that you kind of want all heroes to be. He actually kind of wants to be in charge, you know what I mean? And all of those things, just to kind of show a journey. So by the end of the movie he’s some way towards becoming Patrick Stewart[‘s version of the character], rather than just having the same guy at the beginning. “
McAvoy then confirmed speculation that Wolverine, famously played by Hugh Jackman, will not be making a cameo in the prequel film.
He finished up by lightly describing the ending sequence of the film, and the reshoots that are being done. He said: “We doing a tiny little tweak on the very end, finale thing between me and Michael [Fassbender], who plays Magneto. And we’re doing, what else are we doing? It’s all little bits and bobs and things that we dropped or didn’t know we needed or trying to fix a little scene here or there or tighten up a scene here or there. We’re doing a little bit on a boat at one point, which is going to be fun; then a lot of underwater stuff last week, which I can’t really tell you what it’s about, but it’s quite exciting. Just bits and bobs really.“
From the director of fellow comic book inspired film, ‘Kick-Ass,’ ‘X-Men: First Class’ is coming to theatres this summer on June 3. After the influx of other media that has been released over the past week, the debut trailer is expected to arrive shortly.
Source: WorstPreviews, CinemaBlend