27 de julio de 2014

SDCC 2014: Avengers Age of Ultron y Ant-Man en el panel de Marvel Studios


El panel de Marvel Studios era el más esperado de la convención porque tener juntos al plantel de intérpretes siempre supone una atracción. Viendo solo los primeros instantes ya nos podemos hacer a la idea del simbolismo del evento. Solo hubo dos ausencias destacadas: la de Joss Whedon, debido a una intervención de rodilla, y Scarlett Johansson, en avanzado estado de gestación.

Pero allí estuvieron el "entertainer" Robert Downey Jr., Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Cobie Smulders, Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans, y las nuevas incorporaciones a la familia de los Vengadores: Elizabeth Olsen (Bruja Escarlata), Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Mercurio), y Paul Bettany (Visión). También estuvo presente James Spader, quien presta su voz a Ultrón. Y, casi al final, apareció Josh Brolin, que interpreta a Thanos a partir de Guardianes de la Galaxia. 


Kevin Feige, máximo responsable de Marvel Studios, ofreció al público un footage de la nueva película aunque, desgraciadamente, tardará en ser difundido a gran escala. La descripción del teaser es la siguiente:

We start on a city scape and the whole team is assembled in Avengers tower. They’re all hanging out. Drinking beer, joking, and Hawkeye tells Thor the whole no-one-can-grab-the hammer thing is “a circus side show.” He disagrees and Stark tries to pick it up. “If I lift it do I get to rule Asgard?” he asks. Yes, Thor says. He fails on a first attempt. “I’ll be right back.” He puts on the Iron Man glove. No dice. He and Rhodie try, both in their Iron Man gloves. Nope. Hawkeye fails. Banner tries and really exerts himself. Everyone gives him a look. Next up is Cap and he budges it which really gets Thor worried. However, having all failed Thor says he has a simple theory “You’re all not worthy.”  Just then a huge screeching sound. “You’re all not worthy.” Enter a brutally broken, almost zombie like metal being. It’s Ultron. “How could you be worthy? You are all killers. You want to protect the world but you don’t want it to change. There’s only one path to peace… your extinction.” Just then a bunch of other robots fly in and we get the Marvel Studios logo.

Ultron continues in voice over with a bunch of other images. “I had a vision … the whole world screaming for mercy.” People running away, escaping. “Everyone tangled in strings.” Banner all sickly looking on a place. “Strinnnngs.” Massive battle scenes, Hawkeye and others helping people evacuate. Banner in the snow, then a random hospital, Scarlet Witch on a bus, Thor smashing a tank. Then Tony Stark “It’s the end,” he says. “The end of the path I started us on.” Widow adds, “Nothing lasts forever.” We then see a screaming Hulk and the massive Hulk Buster armor. Black Widow on the Harley Davidson, Quicksilver running around, Andy Serkis as a human (!?!), more explosions, Iron Man flying by what looks like a prison and shooting some soldiers. Hulk throws a car at the Hulkbuster and then punches him through it. A quick shot of Widow and Hulk almost touching hands.
The whole time, a song has been playing about strings. It’s very eerie and morbid. Finally, we get a fully realized, metallic, 8 foot Ultron. Referencing his statement “There are no strings on me” as his clenching fist turns into the circle around the “A” of “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” The title card.
Then, after that, we see Cap’s shild broken, Tony Stark looking down at it, the camera pulls back and we literally see every member of the team laying on the ground in tatters on what may or not be Thanos’ tomb. They look dead.
Fuente: Slashfilm


La presencia de la Visión en la película suscita mucho interés y más sabiendo que es Paul Bettany quien la interpreta. Bettany había sido la voz, hasta ahora, de Jarvis pero está claro que Joss Whedon ha previsto varios cambios en la nueva entrega. Quizá uno de ellos sea que Tony Stark ha sido capaz de crear un Jarvis holográfico de apariencia humana. Bettany confirmó que los poderes de cambio de densidad, tan característicos de la Visión, se mantienen en el film.
Pocos detalles más fueron revelados. En cuanto al calendario de fechas previstas de estreno en las películas Marvel, Feige solo confirmó la secuela de Guardianes de la Galaxia. Verá la luz el 28 de julio de 2017 y James Gunn seguirá siendo su director y guionista. Nada sobre nuevos proyectos de la casa. Se hablará de Doctor Extraño más adelante.


Por otra parte, también hubo panel de la producción que abrirá la Fase III de Marvel Studios: Ant-Man. El director Peyton Reed, Paul Rudd (Scott Lang), y Michael Douglas (Hank Pym) comparecieron en el Hall H y fueron acompañados por Evangeline Lilly (quien dará vida a la hija de Pym), y Corey Stoll (que será Darren Cross alias Chaqueta Amarilla). El rodaje empieza el próximo 18 de agosto pero hace unas semanas se filmaron unas escenas que fueron proyectadas en la sala. Esta es la descripción:
The clip opens on a science lab. In contrast to the super-sleek ones we’ve seen at, say, Wayne Enterprises or Stark Industries, this one looks older and smaller, almost homey. The camera moves around the room, showing various flasks and vials, a jar with moving ants inside, and Ant-Man’s famous helmet.
Meanwhile, we hear Scott Lang and Hank Pym’s voices over the scene. Lang sounds hesitant: “Dr. Pym, you seem nice, but…” Eventually, he gets to the point: “I’m not a superhero.”
Pym makes it clear he doesn’t hold superheroes in high esteem to begin with. “You’re not an egomaniac,” he agrees. “Superheroes, what a goddamn joke.” Pym continues confidently over Lang’s protests. “I think someone already shrunk your balls,” he says. “It’s a small job.
The video then cuts to a city at night, with flashing lights and tall buildings in the background. We see a tiny figure in the Ant-Man suit, running across a rooftop. It’s Scott, and we can hear him speaking to Hank remotely. It sounds like Scott is on his first adventure, and Hank is instructing him in what to do.
A flying insect flies toward Scott and he tries to get on, but the damn thing won’t budge. Hank tells Scott to just jump, so Scott launches himself off the building… and he’s immediately caught by a flying ant. Scott rides it through a vent, as other insects follow. “Okay. I got this,” Scott says.
Fuente: Slashfilm