QuickClick: Marvel Releases Full Phase Two Preview of Iron Man 3, Thor and Captain America Sequels and More
04.03.13 by Ryan
Yesterday, Marvel Studios released a short preview teaser of their Cinematic Universe "Phase Two" which starts next month with Iron Man 3 and will end with The Avengers 2 in 2015. The teaser included a little footage of Iron Man 3, but the full, nearly five minute "Phase Two" preview not only offers a longer look at Iron Man 3 (including interviews with Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Ben Kingsley and director Shane Black) but the rest of the "Phase Two" movies as well.
Behind-the-scenes footage is revealed from Thor: The Dark World, with director Alan Taylor (HBO's Game of Thrones) explaining that Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) will join Thor (Chris Hemsworth) in Asgard, while concept art from Captain America: The Winter Soldier is revealed and directors Anthony and Joe Russo discuss what's in store for Cap (Chris Evans) in the sequel. Even Guardians of the Galaxy gets a mention, with more concept art revealed and director James Gunn briefly talks about the "space epic" before the real treat of the "Phase Two" preview is revealed: a few seconds of director Edgar Wright's test footage for 2015's Ant-Man, all before Joss Whedon can end the preview with a brief update of what's happening with The Avengers 2.
Iron Man 3 opens on May 3rd and Thor: The Dark World will follow on November 8. Captain America: The Winter Soldier will kick off Marvel's 2014 on April 4th and Guardians of the Galaxy will follow on August 1st. 2015 will see Avengers 2 open on May 5th, followed by Ant-Man on November 6th, perhaps making it a more solo entry in Marvel's "Phase Two" and less of an Avengers tie-in, despite the character's history with the Avengers in the Marvel comic books. We'll have to wait a few years to find out.