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Take another look @ images from the Norwich, UK set of the "Avengers" sequel "Avengers: Age Of Ultron" with Chris Evans as 'Captain America', Robert Downey Jr. as 'Tony Stark' and Chris Hemsworth as 'Thor':
It is intended to be the sequel to 2012's Marvel's "The Avengers" and the eleventh installment in the 'Marvel Cinematic Universe'.
Scripted and directed by Joss Whedon, the film features an ensemble cast including Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen and James Spader:
"...'Age Of Ultron' reportedly opens immediately after the 'Baron Von Strucker' post credit scene in 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'.
"'The Avengers' as a »
- Michael Stevens
Anthony Stokes on why Marvel movies will only get better from here….
After the massive success of comic book movies over the past few years, there has been a lot of talk about the superhero bubble bursting and that the trend will come to an end. For Marvel Studios, there’s also the issue that many of their lead actors contracts are coming to an end in the next few years. Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. specifically may not have many more Marvel movies under their belt, with Robert’s age becoming a factor and Chris Evans seemingly wanting to kickstart the second leg of his career doing more meaningful intimate projects. But fear not. Not only do I think Marvel will be just fine without their core Avengers, but they might do even better. Creatively at least.
In response to the question of whether the comic book movie trend is sustainable, »
- Gary Collinson
As we look in the rearview mirror of the summer blockbusters, September heralds the start of the fall movie season. Filled with Hollywood heavyweights and A-listers, here’s our Big list of the most anticipated movies coming to cinemas this autumn and during the holidays.
Our exhaustive list includes films that are playing at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival as well the ones that already have a theatrical release date. With the awards season on the horizon, we also added a few bonus films at the end to keep your eye out for in the months ahead.
Pull up a chair, grab a pen and paper and get ready for Wamg’s Guide to the 100+ Films This Fall And Holiday Season.
We kick it off with what’s showing in Toronto at the film festival that runs September 4 – 14.
- Movie Geeks
In this week’s Fmtv Movie Newsgasm, Owen Rhys reveals the latest Avengers: Age of Ultron details – specifically the involvement of Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye; an update on the next Bond movie’s (the 24th, if you’re counting) villain; what has officially become the highest grossing movie in the Us this Summer?; and which superhero duo took part in the Als Ice Bucket Challenge this week (donate at www.alsa.org/donate, by the way)? Clue: it wasn’t Bananaman.
So find out those Avengers: Age of Ultron details and more in the Movie Newsgasm…
Fmtv will be back next week with another installment of Movie Myths and Movie Newsgasm. If you haven’t already, you can subscribe here. See below for more information on the films discussed…
- Oliver Davis
In some cobwebbed region of my brain I have probably stored the information that J.J. Abrams once wrote a screenplay for a Superman movie for Warner Bros. titled Superman: Flyby of which McG (as well as Brett Ratner) was originally attached to direct, but I had completely forgotten it until this following audio essay by Mr. Sunday Movies popped up online (via Slashfilm). Now the essay goes into detail about the various stages of the screenplay (which is available right here) and how the story was meant to be played out, including Kryptonian kung fu, the death and resurrection of Superman and an idea where Lex Luthor is also Kryptonian. I don't know much about Superman lore and don't really care, but the plot of this thing sounds horrible. Apparently Josh Schwartz ("The O.C.") was commissioned at one point to rewrite Abrams' script and Robert Downey Jr. was considered as »
- Brad Brevet
News of Joaquin Phoenix (perhaps) taking on the role Doctor Strange is spreading like wildfire, and Marvel is looking past Thor, Captain America, and "Avengers 2" to the good Doctor! But who is Doctor Strange? If you're not a die-hard comics reader, Moviefone has everything you need to know about Marvel's Master of the Mystic Arts.
Who is Doctor Strange? Stephen Strange is a skilled but arrogant neurosurgeon who is only driven by money. A car accident cripples his hands, leaving him unable to work. Desperately seeking a cure for his handicap, he travels the world seeking out alternative remedies, until he finds himself in the Himalayas, under the care of a mystic old man, known as the Ancient One. After saving the Ancient One's life, Strange becomes his pupil and learns humility, wisdom... and a little thing called magic.
Throughout the years, Strange wields a growing arsenal of magic powers, »
- Eric Larnick
The arrival of any Robert Downey Jr. movie – well, these days anyway – is something of an event. We next see the man who is Mr. Tony Stark in director David Dobkin’s The Judge, which arrives in cinemas this October, and today we can debut a brand new one-sheet poster for the film.
In The Judge, Downey stars as big city lawyer Hank Palmer, who returns to his childhood home where his estranged father, the town’s judge (Robert Duvall), is suspected of murder. He sets out to discover the truth and along the way reconnects with the family he walked away from years before.
We get to see the film on 24th October, but you can check out the brand new poster below. Hit the links for the latest news and trailers for The Judge.
Source: Warner Bros. »
- Paul Heath
Empire's winter preview issue showcases some new photos from David Fincher's thriller adaptation of Gillian Flynn's bestselling novel "Gone Girl" starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike. Fincher calls it a date movie that will "end 15 million marriages," and we'll see for ourselves in early October. [Source: Empire]
Release Date Changes
Warner Bros. Pictures have moved up the release of the "Magic Mike" sequel by two days. The film is now slated for release on July 1st 2015.
The Jason Bateman-narrated "Beyond the Brick: A Lego Brickumentary" has been slated for an April 24th 2015 release.
The Grey Ghost
One iconic element of "Batman: The Animated Series" was The Gray Ghost, a TV superhero character played by an actor named Simon »
- Garth Franklin
The Marvel Cinematic Universe is a rapidly expanding entity that evolves and deepens with each successive entry the mega-franchise receives. After two fantastic Marvel Studios productions earlier this year, fans and general moviegoers can rest assured that the on-going series will continue to thrive and flourish for many years to come. Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians Of The Galaxy successfully demonstrated (once again) that the studio can consistently produce original material, that stands out against the fierce competition.
With that in mind, audiences are frequently looking ahead to what Marvel have in store for us next year and beyond with their future ‘phase 3′ releases that are currently lined up. Doctor Strange is an adaptation that has been name-dropped several times in the past by Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige. However, it is only recently that the film has finally started showing signs of life after spending years as »
- Ben Read
Ever since Joss Whedon announced that one of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes may not make it out of Avengers: Age of Ultron alive, fans have speculated that Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye would be the one to bite the dust. Out of the superhero team, Hawkeye’s been given the shortest shrift and the least amount of both screentime and character development, so killing him off wouldn’t really affect the larger McU that killing someone like Tony Stark or Captain America would.
Renner recently appeared on Larry King Live, and was asked point blank if he would die in Age of Ultron. His answer?
“No no. No, I don’t die. I think they want to keep [characters] around for a while.”
This jives well with Renner’s recent comments about Hawkeye possibility showing up in Captain America 3. Obviously, it could also be a case of misdirection, as the actor would »
- James Garcia
Chef has taken in nearly $30 million at the box office and has earned high praise from audiences, critics and top celebrity chefs like Mario Batali, Anthony Bourdain and Tom Colicchio. Chef was the opening night film at the 2014 SXSW Film Festival and was an official selection at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival where it took home the Audience Award. Chef was also the winner of the Audience Award at the 2014 Newport Beach Film Festival.
Read Jim Batts review Here.
Lauded by critics when it hit theaters in May 2014, Scott Bowles of USA Today called Chef, “One of the most heartwarming of the year. You need not be a foodie to appreciate the film’s reverence for a good meal. More surprising than the great culinary scenes are the moments between father and son. »
- Michelle McCue
Badass Digest reveals that, at the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America (Chris Evans) will assemble a brand new team of Avengers for Phase Three. While the site wouldn't reveal who this new team will include, one name that has been in every version of the script is Carol Danvers, a.k.a. Captain Marvel. However, now Marvel is "having cold feet" about bringing Captain Marvel into the Marvel Cinematic Universe this way.
The exact lineup of the new Avengers has not been finalized, and this scene was not shot during principal photography, which wrapped earlier this month. Marvel reportedly may pull Captain Marvel from this new lineup because they aren't sure if »
The three-time Oscar nominee for Gladiator, Walk the Line, and The Master has been mentioned before as one of the contenders for the role of Dr. Stephen Strange, but Collider reported today that Phoenix is in final talks and sources close to the film confirm to EW he is their top choice for the role.
Marvel did not immediately respond to request for official comment, but studio president Kevin Feige has long talked »
- Anthony Breznican
There are many fans of Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy," one of them being "Iron Man" star himself Robert Downey Jr. who heaped praise upon the sci-fi film whilst doing press ahead of the Toronto International Film Festival. He tells The Toronto Sun:
"Galaxy in some ways is the best Marvel movie ever. And it's odd for someone with - on occasion - an ego the size of mine to actually say that.
We're talking about how the Iron Mans and the Thors and the Captain Americas and the Avengers movies have afforded Marvel the opportunity to essentially take what was a third-tier, minor, kind of upstart bit of potential from one of their comic books series and say: 'Look!'
It's like you have a great quarterback, and his brother plays for another team, and then you say: 'Look, this is their second cousin and we think he has »
- Garth Franklin
"No, I don't die. I think they want to keep me around for a while."
There has been a fan theory circulating for quite some time that Hawkeye may meet his maker in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Hawkeye and Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow are the only two Avengers who don't have their own stand-alone movie yet, but that could change in the near future, since Marvel plans on keeping him around.
This comes just a few days after the actor hinted his character may surface in the Marvel Phase Three adventure Captain »
In an interview with the Toronto Sun, Robert Downey Jr., the star of Marvel’s “Iron Man” series as well as “The Avengers,” said he thought that this summer’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” is the best Marvel film to date.
“Galaxy in some ways is the best Marvel movie ever,” Downey Jr. told the newspaper. “And it’s odd for someone with — on occasion — an ego the size of mine to actually say that!”
Downey Jr., whose upcoming film “The Judge” will premiere at the Toronto Film Festival on Sept. 4, said he was impressed that Marvel was able to take a group of less well known characters from their comic books and turn them into a successful film.
“It’s like you have a great quarterback, and his brother plays for another team, and then you say: ‘Look, this is their second cousin and we think he has a »
- Kevin Noonan
We know some of your are waiting for Netflix, so if you still haven't seen Iron Man 3 yet, you may want to stop reading, because this story contains Major Spoilers.
One of the lingering mysteries left by Iron Man 3 is the true identity of the evil Mandarin. In the film, Ben Kingsley plays Trevor Slattery, an actor pretending to be the most dangerous terrorist in the entire world. He is soon discovered to be working as a media smokescreen for Aldrich Killian. The character went onto appear in Marvel One-Shot: All Hail the King, where he is incarcerated with a group of true sycophants. He is eventually blasted out of jail by a minion of the 'real' Mandarin. But who is the 'real' Mandarin?
In fact, he »
Robert Downey Jr.'s son Indio won't have his day in court just yet ... TMZ has learned his arraignment scheduled for Thursday was pushed back because the 20-year-old is still getting treatment in rehab.As TMZ first reported, Indio was arrested in West Hollywood back on June 29 after cops observed him smoking something out of a pipe while riding in the passenger seat of a car. Indio is facing charges of felony possession of a »
- TMZ Staff
Robert Downey, Jr. admitted some hard truths this week in Toronto.
Despite having a very obvious loyalty to the Avengers – if you’re living under a rock: he’s Tony Stark in JonFavreau’s Iron Man and its sequels – the actor admitted that James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy, the sci-fi opera with “a bunch of a-holes” is the best Marvel movie: “[Guardians of the] Galaxy in some ways is the best Marvel movie ever - and it’s odd for someone with, on occasion, an ego the size of mine to actually say that!”
“We’re talking about how the Iron Mans and the Thors and the Captain Americas and the Avengers movies have afforded Marvel the opportunity to essentially take what was a third-tier, minor, kind of upstart bit of potential from one of their comic books series and say: ‘Look!’” said Downey, Jr.
“It’s like you have a great quarterback, »
- Sasha James
Warner Bros. have released a new poster for The Judge, the upcoming thriller and family drama which sees Iron Man and Avengers Assemble star Robert Downey Jr. as a successful defence attorney who ends up battling it out with Fargo’s Billy Bob Thornton (in the courtroom) after he reluctantly returns home for his mother’s funeral.
It’s then that he discovers that his estranged father (The Godfather’s Robert Duvall), the town’s judge who now suffers from Alzheimer’s, has been accused of murder and is set to stand trial for the crime.
David Dobkin is directing the movie which marks the first project from Robert Downey Jr. and his wife/producing partner Susan Downey’s production company. The Judge is big departure for Dobkin compared to his previous work, and the recent trailer made it look a lot different to the likes of Fred Claus and Wedding Crashers! »
- Josh Wilding
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