Superheroes will hopefully get people to pay attention to politics
By Shea O’Grady, Contributor
In light of the recent blockbuster success of The Fifth Estate, DreamWorks and director Bill Condon are said to be in deliberations with Marvel Comics to prepare a much-anticipated sequel to the film about Julian Assange’s WikiLeaks website.
The 2015 film will be called The Avengers: WikiLeaks and American Justice, and will feature the entire Avengers cast as they scour the globe on a hunt to find Edward Snowden. The storyline thickens further as the cast realizes that Snowden has not only leaked National Security Agency (NSA) secret documents, but has also stolen the Tesseract energy source that was so pinnacle to the original film’s plot. As expected, Avengers fans seem to be fraught with excitement. Although most haven’t heard of WikiLeaks or the NSA scandal, fans are sure to like anything with Robert Downey Jr. playing Iron Man.
This was expected by Condon, who told Entertainment, “We realized the general populous doesn’t care about the facts. After all, millions viewed our first film, which was basically just a fictionalized caricature of Julian Assange. When we spoke to viewers, we realized the first film didn’t have nearly enough firepower, special effects, or A-list celebrities. That’s why we are so excited to be speaking with the cast of the Avengers.”
So far, the film promises to be as big and loud as possible. The bar was set high with the last Avengers film, which created thousands of computer-animated aliens, so it is important for fans that the next film have even less substance and more effects.
With any luck, the team of Hollywood writers assembled for this project will make every effort to wrap up all of the details essential to the plot in the first 20 minutes and allow for the remainder of the film to be packed with incredibly stimulating and sensational fight scenes.
When asked his thoughts on the film, previous Avengers director Joss Whedon expressed concern about the new film living up to his latest endeavours in the Marvel franchise. He has asked Condon to correct many plot errors in the last Avengers film, and explain how the Hulk has learned to manage his anger. The film has run into trouble with the studio, however, after asking to spend one-third of the approved budget on Bluetooth earpieces. TMZ has reported that the film is slated to start filming in the summer of 2014.