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January 22 2012

Jenny Agutter speaks about The Avengers. "I'm sworn to secrecy! I wasn't allowed a script until I got there, and when I did, I felt like a complete child being on big sets and a huge parking lot full of Winnebagos."

Not a tag I ever expected to see here. A welcome one, though.
I was as surprised as you. Very good casting choice, she was fab in Spooks.
She does let slip that two of these housed Spider-Man and Iron Man

Wait. Spider-Man? Surely a mistake.
Been a big fan of Ms. Agutter for years!
That sounds like a throwaway joke, and I'm pretty sure Spidey is the property of another studio. The awesomeness of a surprise crossover like that knows no bounds, but I doubt it will happen.
I have adored her since "American Werewolf in London" - so glad she's working in a big movie, let alone this one. If she doesn't have scenes with "Spider-Man," she may have misspoken about the identity of the trailer owner (it's not unheard-of for actors to mix up who and what is in scenes that they're not in themselves).

[ edited by Shapenew on 2012-01-22 19:20 ]
If only Joss let her wave a red petticoat...
The Spider-Man film rights are with Sony.

[ edited by Buffyfantic on 2012-01-22 19:26 ]
While this is a total surprise to hear about Ms. Agutter's apparent casting for The Avengers, I am quite in love with it...especially if its the role I'm thinking of...

Madame Agatha Harkness :D
I still don't have a clue who she is, but she was in "The Magic Door," as the Black Witch, with Tony Head, and played his wife in the short-lived series "The Invisibles."

According her imdb entry, she's playing "female council member" in The Avengers.
Long term if Sony wants to keep Spider-Man it makes sense. Marvel is making this, and nothing says "don't offer us an option to renew" quite like, "no Marvel, we won't LET you use your character which you created and let us option."

Although I won't rule out the possibility of a fake spoiler just for the sheer coincidence of talking about how secretive everything was and then dropping a major spoiler in the same interview.

[ edited by azzers on 2012-01-22 20:26 ]
I don't think it works like that.The deals with Sony for Spider-Man and Fox with X-Men,Fantastic Four and Daredevil is that they get to keep the rights to those properties indefinitly as long as they keep development going on films for them.That's why Marvel will probably never get those rights back.

With that being said,from what I read a while back is that Marvel has more of a stake in Spider-Man with Sony because while Marvel Studios don't own the film rights,they do have the Merchandising rights for the Spider-Man films.Sony gave those rights back as part of a deal.Where with FOX,Marvel Studios have no real rights for the X-Men other then the small distribuion fee FOX pays them.It's why you don't see much in promotion for the X-Men films from Marvel.

[ edited by Buffyfantic on 2012-01-22 20:37 ]
I laughed with glee at the remark about the green outfits. I am guilty as charged, along with a red outfit, and a full set of life clocks. Not to mention a full size theater poster framed on my den wall. I love Logan's Run. I am really looking forward to seeing her in Avengers.
For the life of me, I can't place her either. "An American Werewolf in London" is one of my favorites, but it still isn't rattling in the ole' brainpan. Whatever...

And quit using that "S" word! No, not "Spiderman", silly! Sony. Gives me the shivers just thinking about it. Eck!
Walkabout. Yep!
For the life of me, I can't place her either. "An American Werewolf in London" is one of my favorites, but it still isn't rattling in the ole' brainpan. Whatever...

And quit using that "S" word! No, not "Spiderman", silly! Sony. Gives me the shivers just thinking about it. Eck!

I was under the impression - and the article seems to support it - that Ms. Agutter played the nurse girlfriend of the main character - the title lycanthrope who keeps seeing his dead friend's mouldering corpse as a ghost - in An American Werewolf in London.

[ edited by BlueEyedBrigadier on 2012-01-23 02:22 ]

[ edited by BlueEyedBrigadier on 2012-01-23 02:22 ]
Wait what Spider wha???

Still crushin' on her from Logan's Run.
@Dana5140 - Yesssssss, Walkabout! We might just be betraying our age here though! :-)
catalyst- so true. But her nude scene aside, the movie was one of Nicholas Roeg's greatest, and was David Gulpilil's first film as well. I have this as a Criterion edition.
It was a good movie - and one of the first to show indigenous Australians as having a complex history and culture. Sadly the whole "go walkabout" concept (first really popularised in that movie) has been used in a discrimantory way in employment ever since - and before but much more rarely. Sad, but true.

Gulpilil has gone on to have a long career and has been widely recognised in Australia, receiving both an A.M. (Member of the Order of Australia) and Australian Centenary Medal for his efforts.
As I recall, that's a Bronze Star in America, an award men don't often collect. And, it's only granted by the Queen for Service to Country.

I feel small right now so going to hush my trap.
BlueEyedBrigadier, Madhatter, yes, Jenny Agutter is Alex Price, the female lead (nurse by profession) in "An American Werewolf in London." For those with *really* long memories, she was a child actress in "The Railway Children" and "A War of Children," among other projects.
She was also in The Invisibles with Tony Head. Which I never realised.
She was also in the film of Equus if you're into well-respected dramas (I'm not) and was in some things like The Snow Goose which I've never seen.

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