The March issue of Empire Magazine covers with Avengers. Thanks to my friend Luciana we’ve got HQ scans to add to the gallery! Enjoy.
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In development for some time, Warner Bros. Pictures appears to finally be moving forward with a big screen take on the harrowing true tale of the U.S.S. Indianapolis. TheWrap today reports that Tate Taylor, the director behind The Help and Get on Up, has signed on to helm. Robert Downey Jr. and his wife, Susan Downey, remain attached to produce the still-untitled film through their Team Downey. Their involvement was first reported back in 2011 and it is still uncertain whether or not Downey may be planning to headline as well.
Famously recounted on the big screen by Robert Shaw in Steven Spielberg’s Jaws, the real life story of the U.S.S. Indianapolis saw the vessel sunk by Japanese torpedoes in 1945 and the ship’s crew left for days to fend against starvation, hypothermia and some of the worst shark attacks in history. Of the nearly 900 men that survived the torpedoes, only about 300 survived what followed.
The big screen version will make use of dual narratives, relating the story through the eyes of 11-year old Hunter Scott. Scott, inspired in 1996 by the based-in-fact recollection of the ship’s demise in Jaws, set out to exonerate the vessel’s captain, Charles McVay.
The marvellous Marvel universe keeps expanding so fast – it’s a wonder any of them have time to get their spandex on and off.
No sooner have we been teased with the newest trailer for The Avengers: Age of Ultron, than the latest Captain America news comes in.
The third film in the franchise will be called Captain America: Civil War and will feature some of the Cap’s fellow Avengers pals.
Chris Evans’ earnest hero will be sharing the big screen once again with Scarlett Johnasson’s slinkily dangerous Black Widow.
Black Widow helped the the chiselled-jawed all-American soldier face his greatest adversary in their previous outing Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
The new film’s director Anthony Russo also revealed that The Winter Soldier himself (Sebastian Stan) will also make a return.
But the biggest news is the inclusion of another headlining hero.
Robert Downey Jr has already had top billing as Iron Man in his own blockbusting trilogy and had vowed that he wouldn’t return to make any more.
But he found a sneaky way around his rash promise by appearing in the Avengers ensemble, with four films in the series announced so far.
And it seems that he’s not had his fill of the Marvel universe yet.
Iron Man will appear in the new Captain America film and the director has warned that fans can expect sparks to fly.