Night Cap: ‘Avengers 2’ in 2015, ‘Fast 6’ Set Rocks, New Release Dates and ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Want Cookies


The Avengers 2 in May 2015I know most of you have plans, but it’s time to change them. On May 1, 2015, Marvel and Disney will release The Avengers 2. I guess the only question now is whether or not it will be shot in IMAX 3D at 48 frames per second, though many are already speculating on the film’s potential subtitle from The Infinity Gauntlet to The Revenge of Thanos. Man, the mind reels at the possibilities.

Meanwhile, a logline for the other Marvel superhero team-up, Guardians of the Galaxy, has arrived telling us the film with a crime-fighting talking raccoon will center on a U.S. pilot who ends up in space in the middle of a universal conflict and goes on the run with futuristic ex-cons who have something everyone wants. I bet that “something” is cookies, because everyone wants cookies. [It’s on the Grid]

On top of the release date announcement for The Avengers 2, several other films were either dated or moved around the schedule. The bulk of the films below belong to Universal outside of David Chase‘s Not Fade Away which will be the centerpiece at the New York Film Festival and moved back a couple months as a result.

Otherwise, Universal moved the Keanu Reeves starrer 47 Ronin once again as the film was actually supposed to hit theaters this year, was moved to early 2013 and now won’t come out until Christmas next year. Whatever it takes to get it right I guess.

The Rock tweeted out this picture of he and Gina Carano on the set of Fast and the Furious 6 writing, “‘Beast & the Beauty’… Me & my FAST 6 partner in ass kickins (and fun).” The film hits theaters on May 24, 2013. [The Rock]

J.J. Abrams goes out on a limb and tells The Los Angeles Times, “It is preposterous and embarrassing that movies cost what they do.” After having made Mission: Impossible III and Star Trek for $150 million each, Abrams made Super 8 for a reported $50 million, but with Star Trek 2 just around the corner it seems like a weird statement to make if you’re just continuing to make and produce big budget movies.

Abrams added, “I am as interested in and obsessed with what can be done in the feature world for a price as anyone at any studio. I feel like it is incumbent upon filmmakers today to treat it like their own money.” Now this is the more important part, make the movies with the big money, but be mindful of it. One thing I have respected about Abrams is he gives the appearance of not moving forward with a picture until he is 100% confident in it, otherwise we’d already be watching trailers for Trek 2 if not awaiting its Blu-ray release. [Los Angeles Times]

James Mangold is currently directing The Wolverine and as a result has taken to Twitter to keep fans up to date. Well, one thing he did in the process was cite a few films he “thinks about” as he’s making The Wolverine. Here are the tweets:

The Wolverine hits theaters on July 26, 2013.

John Goodman has reportedly been tapped to play a villain role in The Hangover Part III said to be in the same vein as the character Paul Giamatti played in Part II. [Variety]

Prometheus Blu-ray ArtInformation on almost 35 minutes worth of deleted scenes that will be featured on the Blu-ray release of Prometheus have come available with titles giving you a hint at what you can expect.

  • Arrival of the Engineers (2:31:16)
  • T’is the Season (00:58:05)
  • Our First Alien (00:42:08)
  • Skin (00:42:14)
  • We’re Not Alone Anymore (1:22:01)
  • Strange Bedfellows (2:57:01)
  • Holloway Hungover (1:25:04)
  • David’s Objective (00:23:12)
  • Janek Fills Vickers In (3:27:07)
  • A King has His Reign (3:40:12)
  • Fitfield Attacks (2:01:24)
  • The Engineer Speaks (4:06:06)
  • Final Battle (5:30:04)
  • Paradise (5:05:19)

The release date for the disc has not yet been announced, but you can preorder it from Amazon here. [Bleeding Cool]

Finally, Raiders of the Lost Ark is set to hit IMAX theaters starting September 7 for one week and a trailer and poster have been released as a result.

Raiders of the Lost Ark IMAX poster

Photo: Paramount Pictures