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Marvel News! X-Men:First Class / The Avengers

A bumper Marvel related news article today!

First of all, Marvel.com released the first picture of Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy as Erik Lehnsherr and Professor Charles Xavier. The picture (below) shows the two mutants in their X-Men outfits hanging from the bottom of what is presumably the X-jet (in this film a modified SR-17 Blackbird) as Lehnsherr uses his powers on something offscreen; most likely a submarine as witnessed in the trailer. Interestingly, this shot sets up the future of the two characters well as Lehnsherr grows angry and hungers for power and Xavier can only worry about his old friend. It’s nice to see the suits not looking out of place or over the top.

 

Next up is an announcement from Mr. Joss Whedon who mentioned in an interview for the New York Times that production on The Avengers will begin next Monday (25th April) at an as yet undisclosed location. On Location Vacation is reporting that this location will be Universal Studios in L.A. even though set photos posted here show striking similarities with posters and props used on the Captain America shoot. It was previously announced that for a scene to be shot in August in Ohio two thousand extras have been hired. Whedon doing epic superheroes is something to be excited about!

Also in Avengers  news Zak Penn revealed during an interview with Collider that Whedon has the sole credit on The Avengers script. According to Penn who fell foul of fans after writing scripts for Elektra and Fantastic Four, Whedon was given complete control but he remains excited by what Whedon has done with it. Penn also mentioned that he was the one who pushed for Jeremy Renner to take the part of Hawkeye. You can read the full interview here.

X-Men: First Class will be released on 1st June 2011 and is directed by Matthew Vaughan who co-wrote the screenplay with Kick Ass  cohort Jane Goldman

The Avengers is due for release on May 4th 2012 which is a traditionally successful release date for Marvel and is directed by Joss Whedon.

 

Sources: Movieline | Marvel.com | NYTimes.com| comicbookmovie.com | On Location Vacation | Collider

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