SDCC: Marvel Studios: “Guardians of The Galaxy” and “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” Panel

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Marvel Studios president and producer Kevin Feige, and many surprise guests, provide an inside look at the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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Kevin’s talks about what’s next after “Thor: The Dark World,” namely “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” He’s introduces directors Joe and Anthony Russo! Frank Grillo, a.k.a.Brock Rumlow, is also there, with Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), Sebastian Stan (Bucky/Winter Soldier), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), and Chris Evan (Captain America).

“Captain America: The Winter Soldier”

Chris is talks about how it gets better every time he puts the Cap suit back on. “It’s satisfying knowing that the movies are good.” He’s talking about how good it feels to be a part of such a quality enterprise. Steve is adapting to the modern world, where it’s harder to know what’s good and what’s bad than in the time period he’s from. Chris and Scarlett really share this movie, according to Kevin. We get to learn a lot more about the Widow and what her life’s like. Scarlet says the action in this movie is gritty, it’s very down to earth. Chris Evans describes Cap and Widow’s relationship as being “an odd couple”

Sam Jackson says Fury views Cap, Widow and the other as “co-workers, subordinates, tools of justice,” but that he cares about them. Him and Cap understand each other, they’re both soldiers. Sam says Nick Fury “has a pretty good idea” of what’s going on, and can usually suss things out if he doesn’t know something.

Sebastian Stan was very happy when he found out the Winter Soldier was going to be the heart of this movie. Kevin says they keep really close to the particulars of the character of the Winter Soldier from the original Brubaker story.

Everybody’s gonna get “the business” from Cap, Falcon and crew. “I have wings and guns.” says Anthony Mackie who plays Falcon. Mackie says Cap 2 is all about Cap and Falcon “handing out the business for 2 hours.

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Guardians of The Galaxy

Kevin’s talking about how they’ve been coming to Comic-Con since 2006. They’re constantly thinking about how long they can keep each movie franchise going, and he says that as long as it’s fresh and new, they can keep doing it. So they want to do new things, like Guardians.

“Peter Quill as Star-Lord is this guy who lives in space,” quips Pratt. He’s kind of a jerk, had a hard time as a kid, and now goes around space making out with hot alien girls and being a rogue. Then he finds something bigger than himself in the Guardians.

Zoe Saldana plays Gamora, the deadliest woman in the universe. Marvel gives the actors the chance to really embody a character. She describes Gamora as “an assassin from space”

Dave Bautista says he still can’t believe he got the job. Kevin says he really earned it after auditioning five or six times–audition processes for our movies can sometimes be very long. Dave says he broke down and cried like a baby when he got the part of Drax in Guardians of the Galaxy. He says he’s the “baby on set” in terms of acting ability, and goes onto the set every day looking to learn something new, and he’s very lucky to work with such talented people.

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! Karen Gillen will play Nebula.  She shaved her head for the part of Nebula! She took her wig off and threw it into the audience. Karen says “It’s liberating. I think everyone here should shave their heads.”

And the title of the sequel to Marvel’s The Avengers is “Avengers: Age of Ultron”!

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Jideobi is the Comic Editor at Analog Addiction where he writes all things comics and comic related(especially if X-Men). Also follow him on Twitter @Siphen0.

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