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As we head into the weekend, the dust still hasn't quite settled from the early leak of the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer, which has broken records as the most downloaded and watched trailer of all-time! As hardcore fans continue to pour over the footage, one thing is clear, the villainous Ultron is a highlight of this first look sneak peek at what may very well be next summer's biggest movie. Perhaps even the biggest movie of all-time! Still doing press for the return of his hit series The Blacklist, James Spader has now offered new insight into the motion-capture process on this Marvel sequel.
In the latest issue of Total Film, James Spader offers a look behind-the-scenes as he describes climbing into his motion-capture suit for what promises to be one of the great Marvel movie performances. Having to be covered from head-to-toe in dots was a fantastic experience for the actor. »
The next few years don’t look too good for the movie version of Marvel’s Tony Stark, as played by Robert Downey Jr. Rumors about 2016’s Captain America 3 put him at odds with Chris Evans’ sentinel of liberty, and the trailer for next summer’s Avengers: Age of Ultron teases that his break with the rest of the team might be coming sooner than expected. For comic book fans, none of this comes as a surprise. Tony Stark turned against the rest of the Avengers? We’ve seen that before. In fact, we’ve seen that a lot. In a fictional universe that
- Graeme McMillan
Following the excitement of the first trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron, some new concept art has arrived online from the hotly-anticipated sequel, showcasing the titular villain in all his fearsome glory…
Marvel Studios presents Avengers: Age of Ultron, the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.
- Gary Collinson
Sebastian Stan is on his way to becoming just as much of a household name as his Captain America co-star Chris Evans. After his badass performance as the titular badguy in The Winter Soldier, it looks like his stock went up considerably. Just yesterday we brought you the news that the actor had joined the immense cast of Ridley Scott’s sci-fi adaptation, The Martian, and today he’s gone and signed onto another corking pic! Thanks to Deadline, we now know he’ll be joining Meryl Streep in Ricki And The Flash.
In the film, set to be directed by Jonathan Demme (Silence Of The Lambs), Stan will play Streep’s estranged son. The Oscar-winning actress will topline the movie as ageing rocker, Ricki, who plays in a local dive bar with her band The Flash. After a chat with her ex-husband (Kevin Kline), she decides she wants to »
- Gem Seddon
The ABC series had been set to debut a full-length trailer for the Avengers sequel on Tuesday (October 28), but the teaser leaked online earlier this week.
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Marvel Studios promptly brought forward the official release of a 2-minute teaser hours after the leak.
"On Tuesday's Marvel's #AgentsofSHIELD, see an Exclusive Scene from Marvel's "Avengers: Age of Ultron" at 9|8c on ABC!," the Marvel account teased.
On Tuesday's Marvel's #AgentsofSHIELD, see an Exclusive Scene from Marvel's "Avengers: Age of Ultron" at 9|8c on ABC! pic.twitter.com/iYr »
Sneak Peek more new 'screengrab' images from the teaser trailer supporting director Joss Whedon's "Avengers: Age Of Ultron", revealing 'Thor' (Chris Hemsworth), 'Iron Man' (Robert Downey Jr.), 'Hulk' (Mark Ruffalo), 'Captain America' (Chris Evans), 'Black Widow' (Scarlett Johansson), 'Hawkeye' (Jeremy Renner), 'Ultron' (James Spader), 'Scarlet Witch' (Elizabeth Olsen), 'Quicksilver' (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), 'Nick Fury' (Samuel L. Jackson) and Andy Serkis:
"...with 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' destroyed...
"...and the 'Avengers' needing a hiatus from stopping threats...
"...'Tony Stark' attempts to jumpstart...
"...a dormant peacekeeping program with 'Ultron'...
"...a self-aware, self-teaching, artificial intelligence.
"However, his plan backfires...
"...when Ultron decides that humans are the main enemy...
"...and sets out to eradicate them from Earth.
"...along with support from ' »
- Michael Stevens
The teaser trailer for Marvel's “Avengers: Age of Ultron” broke records racked up an astonishing 34.3 million global views in just 24 hours. The previous record holder was Marvel's own “Iron Man 3” with 20 million views in the same time frame. The “Avengers” trailer was “leaked” online Tuesday, but Disney made it official, releasing the trailer along with the film's poster. See Photos: ‘Marvel's Daredevil’ First Looks Released by Netflix (Photos) Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson and Mark Ruffalo star in the Joss Whedon-directed superhero sequel. The studio will release another exclusive look from “Avengers” at 9 p. »
- Gina Hall
While Hydra may have spoiled Marvel's plans to premiere the "Avengers: Age of Ultron" teaser on next week's episode of "Agents of Shield," the ABC series is promising something more to entice viewers. ABC and Marvel have revealed that more new "Ultron" footage will be unveiled during the october 28 episode of the series, Details are scare, but "Shield" viewers are being promised an "exclusive piece from Marvel's 'Avengers: Age of Ultron,'" which could be just about anything. The episode will also debut co-star Adrianne Palicki's full Mockingbird get-up. The teaser for the Joss Whedon-directed "Ultron" was leaked earlier this week, with Marvel responding humorously by blaming the fictional terrorist group Hydra. Once it was officially released, the clip went on to earn a staggering 34.3 million global views in 24 hours. "Ultron" features returning stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo and Samuel L. Jackson, »
- Dave Lewis
Earlier this week, we reported that the new trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron was set to debut during next week's episode of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. That all changed when the trailer leaked on Wednesday, causing the studio to officially release the footage six days early. Today, Marvel announced that even more new footage will debut during Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s new episode "A Fractured House", airing Tuesday, October 28 at 9 Pm Et on ABC. Take a look at the official statement from Marvel below, in response to the trailer being viewed over 34.3 million times in the first 24 hours.
"And because we believe that the best way to say thanks is to give you more, we're delivering new Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron action to your TV sets, two weeks in a row! Tune in to Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. this Tuesday, October 28 at 9:00 p. »
Having originally intended to give us our first look at Avengers: Age of Ultron during Tuesday’s upcoming episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Marvel’s plans were scuppered when the first trailer leaked online, prompting Marvel to release an official version. And, having shattered records with an astonishing 34.3 million views in just 24 hours (beating Iron Man 3’s previous record of 20 million), Marvel has now announced that it will deliver Two new teasers for the hotly-anticipated sequel, with ABC airing the first on October 28th during Agents of S.Hi.E.L.D., and the second on November 4th during Marvel 75 Years: From Pulp to Pop!.
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- Gary Collinson
"Avengers: Age of Ultron," is the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to the Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.
- Kellvin Chavez
Marvel Studios presents Avengers: Age of Ultron, the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure. Avengers: Age of Ultron stars Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Cobie Smulders, Paul Bettany, James Spader, and Samuel L. Jackson, and is set to be released on May 1st, 2015. »
After the unexpected trailer release this week, we sort of got the idea of what Avengers: Age of Ultron would look like. But what we didn't get was a super clear image of Ultron's final design in the film (most of the footage of him appears to center on his incomplete form). But now some concept art has hit that rectifies that issue. In the film, Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) reunite to stop Ultron (James Spader) “from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.” Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Paul Bettany, Don Cheadle, Andy Serkis, and Samuel L. Jackson also star in the sequel directed by Joss Whedon. Avengers: Age of Ultron opens May 1, 2015. Check out the concept art after the jump. »
- Evan Dickson
The inaugural BBC Music Awards will officially have at least twice as many performers as actual award winners. One Direction, Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, Calvin Harris, Clean Bandit and Paloma Faith were revealed Friday by the BBC as the first wave of performers at the first annual awards show, which will celebrate the best in music over the past 12 months and hand out just three trophies: British Artist of the Year, International Artist of the Year, and Song of the Year. The BBC Music Awards, hosted by British TV and radio personalities Chris Evans (so, not Captain America) and Fearne Cotton, »
- Tony Maglio
The Flickering Myth Podcast ain’t got no strings…
Originally announced to be released during Tuesday’s episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron was leaked online on Wednesday and released officially by Marvel less than 24 hours later. You can read the Flickering Myth writing and editorial staff’s thoughts on the trailer here and the Flickering Myth Podcast have their own thoughts as well as a discussion on the superhero movie genre as it currently stands.
Marvel Studios presents Avengers: Age of Ultron, the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. »
- Luke Owen
A mystery actress has been spotted in the first Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer.
The unidentified woman can be seen standing among the Avengers next to Thor.
Newsarama has identified the woman as potentially Korean actress Kim Soo-hyun.
Avengers Age of Ultron: 8 talking points from the first trailer
Avengers: Age of Ultron will be released »
One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, Calvin Harris, Paloma Faith and Clean Bandit will perform at the inaugural BBC Music Awards in London on Dec. 11, the U.K. public broadcaster announced on Friday. The U.K. public broadcaster first unveiled the new awards show, which will compete with the Brit Awards, earlier this year. Said Coldplay’s Chris Martin: "We’re really looking forward to the BBC Music Awards. It’s an incredible lineup and we’re honored to be part of it." Hosted by BBC radio and TV personalities Chris Evans and Fearne Cotton and broadcast live on BBC One from London’s
- Georg Szalai
As you’re no doubt aware, the trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron leaked ahead of its planned reveal during next week’s episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., with Marvel Studios subsequently releasing the trailer officially. In the trailer we got our first look at the villain Ultron in action, along with his chilling voice, and now actor James Spader has spoken to Total Film about the menacing AI bad guy…
“There’s a humerous aspect to him, which is something that drew me in from the very first conversation I had with Joss [Whedon],” Spader revealed. “In many ways he’s a child, this character, because he’s a brand new being who’s just come to be. And yet, through artificial intelligence, he has an incredible capacity for knowledge. So he’s a very powerful, smart child.”
Spader was asked about comparing the character of Ultron to Raymond Reddington »
- Thomas Roach
ABC's Agent Carter continues to hit the casting out of the park. The midseason "bridge" show has enlisted Nikita favorite Lyndsy Fonseca, Marvel announced on Friday. Based on the one-shot on the Iron Man 3 DVD, the drama, from showrunners Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas (Resurrection), stars Hayley Atwell and takes place a year after the events of Captain America: The First Avenger. It follows Steve Rogers' (Chris Evans) girlfriend Agent Carter (Atwell) as she builds her career as a secret agent while the hero is frozen in ice. See more Faces of Fall 2014 Fonseca will recur and play Angie Martinelli, an aspiring actress who befriends Peggy (Atwell). The role
- Lesley Goldberg
Just one day after Marvel released the first official trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron, following an online leak, the first promo art featuring a full look at the villainous Ultron (James Spader) has surfaced.
The image comes from Twitter user Galliettd, who found the art at Vk.com, although it hasn't been confirmed if this is official artwork or not. While it's certainly possible that this image isn't the real deal, Cbm notes that it is likely authentic, since it would be difficult to create such a high quality image between the time the trailer debuted last night, which gave us our first look at Ultron, and now.
The official synopsis released last month revealed that Ultron is "hell-bent on human extinction," a point which is made abundantly clear in yesterday's footage. Stay tuned for more details regarding Avengers: Age of Ultron as we get closer and closer to the May 1, 2015 release date. »
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