With this summer's Avengers: Age of Ultron he's now appeared in seven Marvel Studios films, but Jackson has revealed to Collider that his next appearance won't be in next year's Captain America: Civil War.
"It’s an amazing amount of fun," Jackson said. "I finally met [comics writer] Mark [Millar], last year, when I was doing Kingsman, ‘cause he was on set one day, and I finally got a chance to thank him for making Nick Fury black and changing the whole dynamic. It’s really great to be the connective tissue between so many different characters in so many different films, that brings those guys together. But I’m not in Captain America 3. I can’t figure that out, but I’m not. I guess I’m still out there, trying to figure out what happened to S.H.I.E.L.D. and who these other people are."
More than likely Jackson is being saved for Marvel's upcoming two-part epic, Avengers: Infinity War. However, he is game for more rounds in the Marvel playground.
“Of course [I’m interested in returning], exclaimed Jackson. "I’m looking for a contract extension right now, yeah. I’m looking to re-up.”
Here's the scoop on Pym Particles:
Built by Hank Pym, the Ant Man suit is designed to give it's wearer extraordinary powers to shrink in size, grow in strength and communicate with ants.
The suit is powered by the legendary "Pym Particles", which shrink the distance between atoms.
Dr. Henry Pym originally discovered and isolated a rare group of subatomic particles, which have become known as the "Pym Particles", which could increase or decrease the size and mass of objects or living beings.
The Pym Particle shrinks the distance between atoms, or as we say decreases or increases "atomic relative distance." The Pym Particle is a "formula discovered by Dr. Henry Pym that is capable of shrinking atomic distance." Meaning it can shrink the distance between atoms while increasing their mass and strength.
The next evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings a founding member of The Avengers to the big screen for the first time with Marvel Studios' "Ant-Man." Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.
Marvel’s "Ant-Man" stars Paul Rudd as Scott Lang aka Ant-Man, Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne, Corey Stoll as Darren Cross aka Yellowjacket, Bobby Cannavale as Paxton, Michael Peña as Luis, Judy Greer as Maggie, Tip "Ti" Harris as Dave, David Dastmalchian as Kurt, Wood Harris as Gale, Jordi Mollà as Castillo and Michael Douglas as Hank Pym.
"Peyton Reed directs Marvel’s "Ant-Man" with Kevin Feige producing and Louis D'Esposito, Alan Fine, Victoria Alonso, Michael Grillo, Edgar Wright and Stan Lee serving as executive producers. The story is by Edgar Wright & Joe Cornish and the screenplay is by Adam McKay & Paul Rudd. Marvel’s "Ant-Man" delivers a high-stakes, tension-filled adventure on July 17, 2015.
"I knew it was going to get ugly," Trank said about the negative backlash from angry fans on the internet over changing the race of iconic comic book character Johnny Storm when he cast Jordan.
"I get it," Trank continued. "I have a lot of friends who are older than me who are comic fans and it's really hard for them to be on board with a change like that. 'Fantastic Four' has been theirs for longer than I've been alive. It hasn't been mine."
Kinberg addressed the debate over casting 5-foot-7 Jamie Bell to play "the muscle," Ben Grimm. "The change of Jamie as Ben being a smaller guy instead of a bigger guy, for example, was for a purpose," Kinberg explained. "It's more dramatic when that character becomes a huge rock creature – that's a bigger transformation. The notion of a working-class tough guy who's been pushed around by his bigger brothers his whole life seemed like a more interesting character than the guy who started as a football player and just ended up being 4 inches taller."
Trank, who himself has an interracial family, urges comic fans, creators and filmmakers to keep an open mind till they see the movie for themselves when Fantastic Four opens on August 7th.
"It only speaks to the greatness of any story that has been told for decades or centuries that people still want to tell that story," Trank said. "But you can’t just keep telling it the same way over and over again. And I think it only helps the world to be more honest with young kids, to show them the world that they go walk outside and see."
THR: How will you differentiate the DC Universe from what Marvel is doing?
Silverman: We have a great strategy for the DC films, which is to take these beloved characters and put them in the hands of master filmmakers and make sure they all coordinate with each other. You'll see the difference when you see Batman v. Superman, Suicide Squad, Justice League and all the things that we are working on.
THR: There were some complaints that the Batman v. Superman trailer was too dark. Is this a trademark of a DC superhero film in the post-Dark Knight era?
Silverman: There is intensity and a seriousness of purpose to some of these characters. The filmmakers who are tackling these properties are making great movies about superheroes; they aren't making superhero movies. And when you are trying to make a good movie, you tackle interesting philosophies and character development. There's also humor, which is an important part.
THR: Given the debate about the low number of female directors on studio films, how important was it that a woman direct Wonder Woman?
Silverman: We had a very intensive process looking at everybody. Patty and Michelle were really the ones who came to the forefront the first go-round, so when things didn't work out with Michelle, we all knew we had someone great who had expressed interest before. She came back and is doing a great job. But it was never about the best female director. She has demonstrated doing amazing work with female characters, such as in Monster.
THR: You've ruffled some feathers hiring competing writers to work on some projects at the same time, such as with Wonder Woman. What's the strategy?
Silverman: Every project is different. On some projects, we have multiple writers working together. In some cases, we put writers together who have never been a team together. And sometimes, there is only one writer whose voice is right. In the case of Wonder Woman, the right approach was to have writers pitching different scenes within the framework we created.
Aquaman, starring Jason Momoa, will focus on a reluctant ruler of the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, who is caught between land dwellers that are always polluting the globe and his own people who are ready to invade the surface.
Warner Bros. film chief Silverman said, "The Aquaman film will be a major tentpole picture for us and James’s span of work has proven him able to take on any manner of project, bringing his incredible creative talent and unique voice to the material."
Source: The Hollywood Reporter