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Superhero News Roundup: Is It Cold In Here Or Am I Just Iceman? More Mutants Join Days of Future Past

By Jodi Smith | Industry | January 28, 2013 |

By Jodi Smith | Industry | January 28, 2013 |

Marvel wants to assure you, the comic book loving public, that you will not have to live without superhero movies at any point in the near future. Marvel is rolling out their Phase Three, which sounds vaguely ominous, and promised Ant-Man and Doctor Strange will get their own movies.

Of course, Phase Two isn’t quite here yet, with Iron Man 3 opening in May, Avengers 2 in 2015, and probable 2013 or 2014 release dates for the Thor and Captain America sequels. This means we will have lots of time to speculate about who might play Doctor Strange and Ant-Man. Any picks? I choose … Jason Isaacs for Doctor Strange and Alan Tudyk for Ant-Man.


“S.H.I.E.L.D.” has already promised more Agent Coulson. Now comes the whisper of Cobie Smulders popping up as Maria Hill in the series. Basically we know that “HIMYM” will not interfere with her appearance on “S.H.I.E.L.D.” and everything is in talks at this moment. Smulders appearing on the show would not surprise me in the least, especially if they want to pull in the biggest audience possible by promising movie favorites in the mix.

Did you read about January Jones saying that she will likely not appear in X-Men: Days of Future Past? Then everyone giggled and elbowed the person next to them, saying, “I wonder why not?” followed by some sort of lewd gesture referring to allegedly boning one’s married director. Plus, she sucked, but that’s not as fun to point out. It looks like Rose Byrne’s Moira MacTaggert won’t be appearing either, though that may change.

We do know that Ellen Page’s Kitty Pryde, Shawn Ashmore’s Iceman, and Anna Paquin’s Rogue will be appearing in the time-jumping sequel. Bryan Singer tweeted the news and thanked Brett Ratner for not killing off the characters in that movie that people say happened but I refuse to acknowledge in the X-Men universe. People are taking this to mean that Singer’s sequel ties all of the previous trilogy’s storylines together with the new trilogy. How can that be? Will there be one timeline with everything super f*cked from Ratner and then the Singer timeline has to prevent that bullsh*t? Or was Singer just being facetious? (Yeah, this is pretty serious.) I hope he doesn’t try to retcon that Last Stand crap. He’ll need a bigger movie to do that.


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Jodi Smith is a Senior Reporter, Film & Television at Pajiba. You can email her or follow her on Twitter.