Kevin Feige: Hulk and Hawkeye Will Have Bigger Roles in 'Avengers' Sequel
After previously saying that "Avengers: Age of Ultron" will give more depth to Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow, now producer Kevin Feige says Mark Ruffalo's Hulk and Jeremy Renner's Hawkeye will have bigger roles in the sequel. It's apparently Marvel's way to make up for not making solo films for those characters.
"I would love to do [Incredible Hulk 2] with Mark Ruffalo," he told Joblo. "But part of the fun of 'Age of Ultron' was saying, you've seen another Iron Man adventure before, you see another Thor adventure and another Cap adventure, but we haven't seen the Green Goliath again. So that was important in the characters you haven't seen - Hulk being one of them and Hawkeye being one of them - Ultron will make up for it. They have very big parts in 'Age of Ultron'. "
"Avengers 2" did a filming that involved Hulk's destruction scenes in Johannesburg, South Africa. After that, they stopped by Italy to shoot scenes with Renner, Aaron Johnson's Quicksilver, and Elizabeth Olsen's Scarlet Witch. After leaving Europe, the crew visited South Korea where Chris Evans' body double was spotted on set.
The storyline is still unclear, but Feige said, "I don't want to give too much away but it is very much a continuation of this story line and sort of going back into 'The Avengers' fold. Steve is now torn between is he just a soldier? You know there is a scene in 'Winter Soldier' where Anthony Mackie asks, 'Well what would you want to do if you are not a soldier anymore?' and part of his journey in 'The Avengers' is to answer that question."
"Age of Ultron" is scheduled for a May 1, 2015 release. Robert Downey Jr. returns as Iron Man, Evan as The Cap, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury. Jackson once said his character would have a reduced role in the upcoming sequel, but he would love to see the S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent getting his own solo film.
"I'd love to do a Nick Fury film," he told Moviefone. "It would be interesting to find out what they think his development was. I often think about his relationship to Cap. He's sort of ageless. Right now I'm not real sure, because, you know, the Nick Fury I remember was a guy with a patch in World War II or whatever. So how old is this dude? And why is he still around and so vital?"
There have been some rumors about which character Marvel is targeting for big screen adaptation in the next phase. One of the reports suggesting the studio is eying Dr. Strange is fueled by "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" which is due April 4. [SPOILER ALERT!] Dr. Strange gets a shout-out in the film, as HYDRA, the terrorist organization that challenges Captain America, names Stephen Strange as a possible threat.
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