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Kevin Hart will be honored with the Comedic Genius Award at the 2015 MTV Movie Awards, the cabler announced Monday.
Hart, whose comedy “Get Hard” with Will Ferrell is currently in theaters, will be recognized for his “bold and irreverent comedic style that has captivated audiences from his movies and sitcoms, to stand-up specials, award show performances and in front of packed arenas of fans,” according to MTV.
Amy Schumer is set to host the annual show, and confirmed attendees thus far include “Hot Pursuit” co-stars Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara, “Fast & Furious” star Vin Diesel, plus “Insurgent’s” Miles Teller and Trailblazer Award recipient Shailene Woodley.
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Back in February, it was finally confirmed that Andy Serkis' mystery role in Avengers: Age of Ultron is in fact the Marvel comic book character Ulysses Klaw, after he briefly appeared in the first two trailers. It was never known how large a role the actor has in this Phase Two sequel, but he revealed at the Empire Awards that he only has a cameo appearance. Here's what he had to say, adding that Joss Whedon is a lot of fun to work with.
"It was really minimal. It's a tiny role, a little cameo role. But I just loved doing it and it's a great character. Joss is just great fun to work with."
Ulysses Klaw's appearance in the second trailer was just one of several hints that Avengers: Age of Ultron could be setting up their upcoming Black Panther movie, which is slated for release on July 6, 2018. In the comic books, »
Avengers: Age of Ultron stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk. Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, the team must reassemble to defeat James Spader as Ultron, a terrifying technological villain hell-bent on human extinction.
Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen, and Pietro Maximoff, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision. Written and directed by Joss Whedon and produced by Kevin Feige, Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron hits cinemas on April 23rd 2015.
When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go »
- Phil Wheat
In June 2014, I visited the London set of Avengers: Age of Ultron. Over the last couple months we have posted our on set interviews with Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr, director Joss Whedon, Chris Hemsworth and Chris Evans. This morning we are posting our interview with Whiplash and Scarlet Witch, Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson. Here is a short snippet from Olsen explains her super abilities: Yeah. […]
- Peter Sciretta
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. Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as Hulk and Chris Evans as Captain America. Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support »
One facet that almost slipped through the cracks during the furore that is Avengers: Age of Ultron‘s marketing campaign was Anthony Mackie’s involvement — or lack thereof — in Joss Whedon’s much-anticipated sequel. Thankfully, there is a space at the admittedly crowded table for one Sam Wilson, and during a recent panel at the Emerald City Comic-Con, Mackie spoke about his part for the very first time, while also hinting at the relationship between Falcon and Steve Rogers for Captain America: Civil War.
Here’s what the actor had to say on the role, that friendship, and how Age of Ultron is akin to Disneyland for adults.
“With Falcon and Cap, what’s so great is there’s a mutual respect,” he started. “There’s a soldier respect. What’s great about Age of Ultron and [Civil War] is you get to see their relationship grow. Remember the first time you saw a 3D movie, »
- Michael Briers
What's so fun about talking to someone like Elizabeth Olsen about something as huge and important as "Avengers: Age of Ultron," is that it's clear she's not used to not be able to talk about stuff. The star, who famously starred in "Godzilla" last summer, which had an air of mystery but nothing like the behind-several-locked-doors secrecy of a Marvel movie, seemed genuinely befuddled, as the tried answering question after dweeby question without spoiling anything or getting herself (or others) in trouble. It was one of the more endearing qualities of a movie star made almost exclusively of endearing qualities.
In "Avengers: Age of Ultron," Olsen plays Scarlet Witch, a character more closely associated with the X-Men, but clearly a big part of Avengers lore as well. Her human name is Wanda Maximoff, the twin sister of Pietro Maximoff aka Quicksilver (played in the film by Aaron Taylor-Johnson). Instead of having powers involving punching, »
- Drew Taylor
Joining a team as closely knit and unforgettable as "The Avengers" has got to be something of a challenge, even for an actor like Aaron Taylor-Johnson, who has gamely appeared in "Kick-Ass" (and its follow-up) and last year's mega-successful "Godzilla" reboot. "Avengers: Age of Ultron," after all, is the sequel to the most successful superhero movie of all time, and one that stars a chummy group that includes Robert Downey, Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, and Jeremy Renner.
Add to that the additional pressure of playing Pietro Maximoff, aka Quicksilver, a super speedy Marvel character that audiences had just been introduced to the previous summer in Bryan Singer's "X-Men: Days of Future Past," and it sounds like a pretty daunting proposition. (He'll appear alongside his "Godzilla" co-star Elizabeth Olsen, who plays Quicksilver's twin sister, Scarlet Witch, as the two new kids on the block.) Not »
- Drew Taylor
Recently, Walt Disney Pictures and Marvel Studios dropped this new featurette/movie clip (below) for their upcoming "Avengers 2: Age Of Ultron" super hero/action flick, and it gives us new-look scenes at Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver in action along with short interview clips with their portrayers: Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson. It also features a couple new scenes with some of the other heroes too. Director, Joss Whedon, chimes in, and more. Check it out, below. The movie stars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, James Spader, Cobie Smulders, Thomas Kretschmann, and Paul Bettany. The film's official description, reads like this: "Tony Stark will try to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, and things will go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are »
During a lengthy piece over at Buzzfeed, Joss Whedon and Kevin Feige have been speaking about introducing the Maximoff twins Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch into the world of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the upcoming sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron, during which the director and producer commented on 20th Century Fox’s decision to include the silver-haired speedster in last year’s X-Men: Days of Future Past.
“It’s a unique scenario,” said Feige. “That’s the only character where that could happen, and it happened. We knew it would be very different based on the various interpretations of the character through the comic. It may as well be different characters.”
“Months after I started [on Age of Ultron], they were like, [Days of Future Past] just changed Juggernaut to Quicksilver. I’m like, ‘What?!’,” added Whedon. “There’s going to be an entire season of The Flash that’s gone on before my movie too, and what »
- Gary Collinson
[Last Updated March 29, 2015] There’s no denying that the most popular genre around these days is the superhero movie. Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy proved that comic book adaptations could be just as dramatic and heavy as non-genre films, Marvel Studios jumpstarted a massive interconnected series of superhero movies that were significantly more colorful and humorous, and audiences have been turning out to both kinds of superhero films in droves. With every major studio now working to turn its own comic book properties into the next big thing, it’s sometimes tough to keep track of what’s coming out when, who’s in it, and how it fits into the overall picture. Not to worry, though, because we here at Collider have you covered. Below, you’ll find a comprehensive guide of superhero movie release dates for every major comic book adaptation on the calendar, going all the way up to the year 2020. Moreover, »
- Collider Staff
In an interview with BuzzFeed, director Joss Whedon has confirmed that his new sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron will be one full minute shorter than Marvel's The Avengers, clocking in at a hefty 142 minutes (2 hrs and 22 minutes). The first cut of the movie was actually a full hour longer, but a lot of backstory was cut out. Especially some moments with Scarlet Witch, which helped better explain her powers. But we'll still get to see those powers in full effect. The director reveals that we'll get to see inside this team of superheroes' heads, as Scarlet Witch, played by Elizabeth Olsen, is capable of giving them nightmares. He explains:
"She can make you have a nightmare, is one way of putting it. Trip balls would be another one. That was something I very much wanted, because it meant we could spend a little time inside the Avengers' heads, either their »
We're rounding third base as we enter the climactic final act of Marvel's promotional push for Avengers: Age of Ultron. Which means we're going to be seeing a fireworks display of interviews, clips and more from this upcoming sequel. Today, we have word from Joss Whedon about his newest character Quicksilver, as played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson. Talking with BUzzFeed from the set, he reveals that he was never 'thrilled' about 20th Century Fox also getting to use the character in last summer's X-Men: Days of Future Past, which featured Evan Peters in his breakout role. For better or worse, the director promises that his Quicksilver is very different from what we saw in that movie, and should not be compared to The CW's The Flash either. About Fox getting there first, though, Joss Whedon says:
"I think there's room for more than one Quicksilver. But yeah, I was never thrilled. »
As if the return of Marvel’s Agents Of Shield wasn’t enough for us, those kind people at Marvel Studios have also ramped up the excitement for upcoming Avengers: Age Of Ultron with some new clips and interviews.
Giving an introduction to two of the latest additions to Marvel’s cinematic universe, this minute-long TV spot focuses on troubled twins Pietro (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen), or Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch as they’re better known.
Showcasing the pairs’ impressive talents and highlighting their tragic backstory, the featurette doesn’t give too much away (despite hinting at possible narrative points) but serves as a solid introduction to two of Marvel’s longest serving characters.
- Mike McCarthy
While it's speculated that Avengers: Age of Ultron will open with an attack on Baron von Strucker's castle, as the team liberates future members Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, there is still much we don't know about this raid, aside from some of the snowy images we've seen with Bruce Banner and Hawkeye tromping through the very cold Sokovian forest. Now, we have a couple of images from this action-packed set piece from the sequel. And it reveals not only a Hyrda tank but also Strucker's Hyrda army.
These images are from a kids' picture book, and they piece together events from early on in the movie. We see Chris Hemsworth smiling as Thor, ready for battle. Next, we see a tank as it patrols the Sokovian countryside, protecting a base that is more secure than any The Avengers have ever faced before. The place is surrounded by heavy security. We »
With Avengers: Age of Ultron less than a month away from its UK release, we should expect to hear plenty of comments from the cast of the hotly-anticipated Marvel sequel as its arrival edges ever closer. Times of India has been speaking to Robert Downey Jr. about the film, during with he offered up a few words on Tony Stark’s character leading into the sequel.
“With the first film, The Avengers, Tony was becoming a team player and with Iron Man 3, it was him transcending his dependency on the tech that’s keeping him alive. So I thought, ‘Ok, now what?’ But there’s all this unfinished business. There’s the matter of a certain wormhole that opened over New York and the imminent threat that still implies, so Tony has turned his attentions more toward a bit of a post-Reagan-era, Star-Wars-type notion and he likes to call it Ultron. »
- Gary Collinson
We’ve seen glimpses of Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) in action in the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailers, but Marvel UK just unveiled a brand new featurette called “Super Siblings” that gives us a far more in-depth look at the characters, especially Scarlet Witch. As someone who isn’t too familiar with the source material, I never really knew how powerful she was, but based on what we see in this promo video, she’s going to have an especially devastating effect on the Avengers. Check out the Avengers: Age of Ultron featurette below. The film opens in 3D on May 1st and also stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Stellan Skarsgard, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Paul Bettany, Anthony Mackie, Hayley Atwell, Idris Elba and Don Cheadle. Via Marvel UK. Here’s the official synopsis for Avengers: Age of Ultron »
- Perri Nemiroff
Earlier in the week it was reported by 'Bum Juice' scoop extraordinaire El Mayimbe at Latino Review that Carol Danvers had been cast for the Marvel Phase Three adventure Captain Marvel, and would be making her debut appearance in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Fuel was added to the fire when toy photos from the movie appeared online that included Captain Marvel in the line-up. While this rumor has been lingering around for awhile, Nerdist now calls it completely false, saying the character is not going to appear on the big screen this summer:
"A source close to production confirms that Captain Marvel will not appear in Avengers 2."
It is not known, however, if the first part of Latino Review's scoop is correct. Did Marvel already cast the role of Carol Danvers? If that is true, we haven't heard whom landed this coveted part in Marvel's Phase Three line-up just yet. »
Marvel's latest in-depth teaser hints that a key plot point of the sequel will involve Scarlet Witch using her powers to meddle with the minds of the Avengers.
"What's interesting to me is how connected she is and how grounded she is with the universe," the actress explains. "She messes with all of the Avengers to such an extent that they have to go somewhere and come back as a unit."
Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver made their first Marvel Cinematic Universe appearances in a »
Joe and Anthony Russo, the Marvel Universe’s sibling director duo, have opened Getaway Production at Sony Pictures, TheWrap has learned. The brothers named former Chernin Entertainment executive Mike Larocca as president. The Russos have a previously announced three-year first look deal for features at the studio, announced on the heels of Marvel and Sony’s partnership to introduce a new Spider-Man to the Marvel slate, before headlining his own solo film. Joe and Anthony teamed for the critically acclaimed “Captain America: Winter Soldier,” which far surpassed the first Chris Evans-starring project. After “Civil War,” which will feature »
- Matt Donnelly
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