I can't find a thread about this subject as a whole, but if one already exists please merge. My thoughts on phase II of MCU...
I WANT A RUFFALO HULK MOVIE! This is my most wanted film of phase II Hulk being my fav Avenger and Ruffalo being the best incarnation of the character so far- both as Banner and Hulk. Marvel are being quite cautious about another Hulk movie because the previous efforts did not make as much money as they wanted but I really think Ruffalo Hulk connected with audiences and as such they would be more enthusiastic about another Hulk. As for film itself I’d like to see Hulk talk more, Doc Samson, The Leader… Rulk would be cool. He needs someone he can have a slugfest with.
Ant-Man, which looks like it will be the other 2014 film is quite tantalizing. Except I have not liked any of Edgar Wright’s previous films. Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz both thought they were much funnier than they actually were and Scott Pilgrim while better than those two felt like style over substance. Not really funny at all and basically just lame. That’s the other problem- these films while not actually funny, were aiming to be and that’s what worries me about Ant-Man. With Avengers Whedon got the balance of serious/laughs just right. But I’d hate for the gags in Avengers to influence subsequent Marvel films, particularly Ant-Man to be too comedy focused. Especially if none of it will even be funny like Wright’s previous work.
IM3- Here’s what I wanna see- Stark Tower being fixed up and more of what is inside it such as the 8 floors of R&D Tony tells Bruce about on the Hellicarrier. A Banner cameo would be SERIOUSLY COOL even if there was no Hulk, if it was just Banner and Stark working on something in the first part of the film. Ruffalo has signed for six films… so that must mean cameos right? Also I want Ben Kingsley to play Mandarin, and was it Extremis in which Tony had the liquid metal armor? Anyone think we’ll see that in IM3 or future films?
THOR 2- Is Antony Hopkins doing this? It will be lame if someone else is Odin. I’m hoping for more on the Thanos / Infinity Gauntlet plotline.
Cap 2- Chris Evans needs to buff up again. I hate to be critical of him because I bust my ass in the gym everyday and I know how hard it is to put on muscle mass, but in Avengers you could see the heavy bag scene was filmed at the same time of The First Avenger because he was more bulky there compared to the battle in Manhattan. He was still buff in the final battle, but you could tell he did not have the same bulk. I wonder if him and Hemsworth took steroids for the Cap and Thor films. It wouldn’t surprise me and I have no problem with that. Heck they all use to do it on the 80’s and 90’s. Whatever works. It’s funny because Ruffalo and RDJ don’t need to do any weight lifting for their roles, but Chris and Chris need to look jacked. Also I’d like to see Cap’s ears while in costume… Baron Zemo would be cool.
As for stuff like GOTG, Dr Strange, Black Panther etc… they would all be nice. But not at the cost of another Hulk film.