For those lucky sods in the States who have managed to get their mitts on the mighty MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE: PHASE ONE Blu-ray Box Set, they've been enjoying the cool PHASE TWO teases contained within. But now the rest of us who are either a) living outside of the US and have to make do with this thing, or b) just can't justify dropping $150 on films they've already no doubt purchased separately, can enjoy some of these goodies. Well, in the case of the following video, 'enjoy' might not be the most appropriate word as the damn thing cuts us loose after a minute, just as we're getting into it. Perhaps Marvel will be kind enough to release the rest of the featurette online soon for us peasants to enjoy in full. After the video, we've got four great new pieces of PHASE TWO concept art, three from GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (loving the STAR WARS cantina vibe in the first!) and the final one from CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER, giving us our first glimpse of the titular adversary. And after those, a few more tidbits of Marvel Studios related malarky...
...With more GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY providing a better look at Rocket Racoon, various enviroments and ships; CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER art previews The Falcon; and stills from the ANT-MAN test footage gives us a closer look at what will likely be the costume used come 2015...
In further news from the MCU...
* ...it's being reported that AVENGERS 2 will begin shooting on UK soil early 2014, with the production heading to the legendary Pinewood-Shepperton studio. This will mark the third consecutive Marvel Studios picture to film there, following THOR: THE DARK WORLD and GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY. Must have got a discount for a job-lot.
* Clark Gregg has teased that the reasoning being Agent Coulson's "resurrection" will unlikely be answered in the S.H.I.E.L.D. pilot episode, and will instead provide more of a mystery to be played out during the series. Smart move.
* Following on from recent rumours, Robert Redford has now been confirmed as part of the CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER cast. As reported, he'll be playing a high-ranking S.H.I.E.L.D. agent.
* Still not sick to death of IRON MAN 3 trailers? Well here's the latest TV spot. (Seriously Marvel, that's enough now.)
MARVEL PHASE TWO Release Schedule:
April 25th 2013 - IRON MAN 3
Nov 8th 2013 - THOR: THE DARK WORLD
(TBC) 2013 - S.H.I.E.L.D.
April 4th 2014 - CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER
Aug 1st 2014 - GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
May 1st 2015 - UNTITLED MARVEL'S AVENGERS SEQUEL
MARVEL PHASE THREE Release Schedule:
(TBC) - ANT-MAN
(TBC) - DOCTOR STRANGE
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