With Iron Man 3 being the first solo Marvel adventure to cross the billion dollar mark, Marvel have clearly proven themselves the new kings of summer, and so thoughts turn to the follow-up to their original smash-hit. The Avengers 2 is not due for release until 2015 but people just can't stop talking about it.
The extended Agents of SHIELD trailer is here and it's even better than that miniscule teaser.
After a 6 second Vine-flavoured tease of the Agents of SHIELD preview, we finally have the full thing.
Marc Webb has tweeted a particularly interesting new image from The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Our first official look at Paul Giamatti as Aleksei Sytsevich, AKA Rhino.
The news that ABC have commissioned a full series of Marvel's Avengers spin-off, Agents of SHIELD, is if you believed ABC hated making money.
Marvel are currently locked in negotiations with Robert Downey Jr. to see the Iron Man star return for a second and third Avengers movie and, while not confirmed, it is expected that a fourth Iron Man movie will be included in the deal. Given Downey Jr has single-handedly delivered Marvel the second biggest opening weekend of all time (behind Marvel's own The Avengers), it's clear that Downey Jr as Tony Stark is a big draw for audiences. Marvel should play it smart, and not their characteristic frugal, because they need Robert Downey Jr.
Beyond two more Avengers movies, The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Marvel are actively developing a reboot of their newly acquired Blade, along with the already rumoured Doctor Strange and Black Panther movies.
Iron Man 3 is conquering the world right now, kicking off Marvel's Phase Two in grand style, so thoughts naturally turn to the big end-game of this latest cycle from the super-studio.
After talking up a storm about Marvel's Phase Two, which has opened to great success with Iron Man 3's monster box office, Kevin Feige has more to say on Phase Three. Namely, that he still wants to get the master of mysticism, Doctor Strange, on the big screen.
Iron Man 3 continues to dominate the box office charts, all before even opening in several key markets, so Marvel Studios are enjoying the extra attention by unloading a stack of new developments from their upcoming slate.
A week ago Joss Whedon hinted at what new additions to earth's mightiest heroes he would be including in the sequel. Whedon said that his first draft of the script contained "two of my favorite characters from the comic book, a brother/sister act".