SAM JACKSON, ANTHONY MACKIE Talk AGE OF ULTRON Roles
In a Yahoo UK video interview with a number of stars from Captain America: The Winter Soldier, including Chris Evans, Scarlet Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Anthony Mackie, and Sebastian Stan, a few new details were revealed about next year’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, among them - don’t expect much in the way of contribution from The Falcon or Nick Fury when the Earth’s Mightiest Heroes battle Ultron.
“I’m just kind of passing by there [in Avengers 2] you know,:” says Jackson “I’m not doing so much, I don’t think.”
“Because, it’s another one of those ‘people who have powers fighting people who have powers’. That’s why I didn’t get to New York in The Avengers. There’s not a lot I could do except shoot a gun."
”Avengers 2 starts in two weeks and I haven’t got a phone call from anybody,” ads Mackie, “So I’m guessing I’m not in it."
: The video contains something of a spoiler for one of the credit sequences towards its end. Watch at your own risk.
AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Gets a Cellist
We also have news that another famous Whedon-verse alum will be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe and playing a role in Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.According to TVGuide.com Amy Acker, currently starring on Person of Interest, will be a guest star on an upcoming episode of the Marvel television series playing the role of Agent Coulson's previously unnamed cellist ex-girlfriend. The character, first mentioned in Marvel's The Avengers, was led to believe Coulson died in the Battle of New York. She was mentioned again in a recent episode of the series during the torture of Clark Gregg’s lead character as being distraught over the loss.
In other Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.news, at the recent PaleyFest the cast confirmed there would be a tie-in between the show and the upcoming Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Deadline.com says that Jeph Loeb, head of Marvel's television efforts and executive producer on the show, stated that "it wouldn’t surprise anyone if [events from Captain America: The Winter Soldier] were to happen in the show we’re talking about." Promotional materials for the film show major consequences for the S.H.I.E.L.D. organization, including the signature Helicarriers literally falling from the sky.