The 2015 is already shaping up to be an epic year, with Marvel‘s Sequel The Avengers 2 and DC’s Justice League tentatively set to arrive that summer. Little has been confirmed for Justice League, which is being written by Will Beall (Gangster Squad). A new report has surfaced today that reveals which superheroes will be present in this massive ensemble, including Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and Green Lantern. Everything indicates that Henry Cavill and Ryan Reynolds may reprise their roles as the Man of Steel and Green Lantern.
Nothing has been said about the presence of Christian Bale as Batman, Warner Bros still needs a Batman, whether Batman’s alter-ego is Bruce Wayne or is a willing stand-in.
A couple of weeks ago Frank Grillo was portraying the villain Crossbones in the sequel of Captain America, now it has been confirmed that the character actor will make an appearance in The Avengers 2.
Frank Grillo as Crossbones in three Marvel movies
The host of the Matthew Aaron Show reported that Grillo is confirmed to play Crossbones in three movies of Marvel Studios as well, the first one being Captain America: The Winter Soldier, followed by the Avengers 2 and finally Captain America 3. If this is true, and Crossbones appears in The Avengers sequel it doesn’t mean he’ll be the main villain, who’s rumored to be the Mad Titan Thanos.
In the comics story arc of House of M, Crossbones was a member of the Masters of Evil, which was led by The Hood. The Hood eventually went on to become a big part of Brian Michael Bendis’ Avengers run, and interestingly enough, sought the Infinity Gems, which have been rumored to play a part in the Marvel Studios movies with mention of Thanos. Along with the apparent Roger Wardell Marvel Studios Twitter scooper who also informed that the Masters of Evil would be featured in The Avengers 2.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier has a fair number actors reprising their roles in the film, though some are coming from other features. Sebastian Stan will come back after the first as Bucky Barnes, which is what the whole Winter Soldier angle is about, while some of the secondary stars of other films that had larger roles in The Avengers will be here, which makes sense as Captain America works with S.H.I.E.L.D. The recurring cast includes Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill who are all confirmed to be appearing in the new film.
The Marvel movie is being directed by Anthony and Joe Russo with an April 4, 2014 release date. The Avengers 2 assembles on May 1, 2015.
It was a revelation to see Thanos smiling at the end of The Avengers. Many fans knew what it meant to see the Mad Titan as the villain behind the Chitauri invasion upon the Earth.
Scott Porter interested in playing Nova
For a while it was Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios, who said that Thanos would be appearing in the 2014 Guardians of the Galaxy movie. So far actor Scott Porter talked about his love for Marvel Cosmic and his desire to play Nova or another Marvel Cosmic character.
Feige has only said that Thanos is in the movie, however he recently informed that the Mad Titan Thanos will also appear in The Avengers 2 as well. James Gunn has appointed as the director for Guardians of the Galaxy.
Jim Starlin, the creator of Thanos in the Marvel universe also stated the appearance of his creation in the upcoming movie Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) and The Avengers 2 (2015).