Superhero Buzz: ‘Justice League,’ ‘Thor: Ragnarok,’ ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

As everyone deals with the aftermath from Comic-Con, three intriguing stories have developed. Here’s what we know.

Justice League

Superman (Henry Cavill) doesn’t have a mustache in Man of Steel or Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (top), but he will have one in Justice League. Don’t worry, though, it’s only temporary; in fact, we may never even see an official photo.

Cavill has been busy for several months filming the globetrotting sixth installment of the Mission: Impossible series, for which he grew a mustache. It was expected that his role would be completed by now, according to Variety, freeing him up to film reshoots on Justice League this summer.

That has not worked out, however, so Cavill has been filming additional scenes for Justice League while keeping his mustache, since he’s still required for Mission: Impossible 6. Cavill’s mustache in Justice League will be digitally removed in post-production.

Justice League opens in theaters on November 17.

Thor: Ragnarok

Thor: Ragnarok

Received with thunderous acclaim at Comic-Con, it’s rather surprising to hear that 80 percent of the dialogue in Thor: Ragnarok was improvised by the cast, according to director Taika Waititi. He also told MTV: “My style of working is I’ll often be behind the camera, or right next to the camera yelling words at people, like, ‘Say this, say this! Say it this way! I’ll straight-up give Anthony Hopkins a line reading. I don’t care.”

Thor: Ragnarok is set for release on November 3.

Avengers: Infinity War

Captain America: Civil War

Joe Russo (Captain America: Civil War, above) says that Avengers: Infinity War might be the longest Marvel movie yet. Russo, who is codirecting the new movie with his brother Anthony Russo, told Collider: “The current cut is over two and a half [hours]… It’s certainly gonna be a film that lives in the two and a half hour, two and a half hour-plus range.”

Russo explained why the lengthy running time is necessary: “We have to, I mean it’s a culmination event. We’ve gotta take 10 years of storytelling in this Marvel narrative experiment that’s been going on since Iron Man, and we have to take all these disparate tones, disparate themes, motivations, and we have to pull them together in a unified narrative and write the final chapters of the book. There’s no way you could do that with all these characters in under that running length.”

Avengers: Infinity War will open on May 4, 2018.


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