The most recent export from the Marvel rumour mill landed last week, when news circulated concerning the format of The Avengers 3. Allegedly, the last part of the trilogy is to be split into two films. It’s not a huge shocker, as a lot of established blockbuster franchises have enacted the same idea as it brings in twice as much revenue for essentially one movie. However, the evidence against that scenario quickly piled up. With Downey Jr., Evans and Hemsworth clutching expiring contracts, it seems highly improbable that the film will be split.
Now, Badass Digest has word from a source that Marvel’s plans for Avengers 3 are of an entirely different calibre. According to their report, Marvel intends to use the third movie to pack in a host of new superheroes. This means that Avengers regulars like Tony Stark, Thor, Captain America, Hulk and so on will take a backseat. But why would their biggest draws sit this one out? To establish a new roster of superheroes, introduce them to the cinema-going public, and set them up for their own series of spinoffs.
Here’s an excerpt taken directly from BD’s report:
Imagine an Avengers 3 without Thor or Captain America, maybe without Black Widow. It’s a movie where the secondary characters from the MCU get to stand up and prove their worth, possibly even setting up their own spin-offs. With Guardians Marvel has shown that their brand is the star, and by the time we get to A3 clearly people will be on board with the entire universe. Keep Iron Man – Robert Downey Jr’s renegotiated contract seems to specify Avengers 3 as his next film – and you have a new launching pad for characters to take over from the current big guns.
When you consider it, this does make sense. The leading actors are all keen to bow out of their commitments once their contracts are up, and there’s been a lot of talk concerning a massive event taking place during the movie. This would certainly be a huge change, leaving out the existing line-up and roping in fresh leads. If Marvel are keen to nurture the future of their empire, this looks like a perfect way to achieve it.
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