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Illustrator Andy Park has given us a peek at some of his early concept designs for the titular villain in Marvel’s blockbuster sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron, posting the following images to his Facebook page…
“These are some initial passes done for the big baddie, Ultron. What a crazy fun project to work on,” states Park. “I don’t get to do the more robotic designs that often here given our resident robot experts in Ryan Meinerding, Phil Saunders, along with Josh Nizzi and Josh Herman. But when I do get a chance I just savor the moment. Too much fun!”
Avengers: Age of Ultron is out now and sees Joss Whedon directing a cast that includes Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Mark Ruffalo (The Incredible Hulk), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Don Cheadle (War Machine), Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill »
- Gary Collinson
"These are some initial passes done for the big baddie, Ultron. What a crazy fun project to work on," Avengers: Age of Ultron artist Andy Park says on his Facebook page about the following pieces of artwork. "I don't get to do the more robotic designs that often here given our resident robot experts in Ryan Meinerding, Phil Saunders, along with Josh Nizzi and Josh Herman. But when I do get a chance I just savor the moment. Too much fun!" Do you think these designs are better than what ended up in the sequel? As always, be sure to let us know your thoughts in the usual place. 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, Don Cheadle, Paul Bettany, James Spader, and Samuel L. Jackson and hits DVD and Blu-ray this year. »
Although Anderson has only been hired to pen a draft for the script, there’s a possibility that he could direct the movie as well. The director has written few movies without also helming the projects.
Downey is onboard to play Geppetto in the tale about a wooden puppet who wants to become a human boy. He’s been developing the project for some time, but recently revived interest, given Disney’s surge of live-action retellings of animated classics and fairy tales.
Disney has already struck box office gold with “Alice in Wonderland,” whose sequel “Alice Through the Looking Glass” is slated for 2016; “Maleficent”; and “Cinderella. »
- Justin Kroll
There’s certainly a lot of excitement about next year’s Phase Three-launching Captain Amercia: Civil War. Not only is it adapting one of Marvel’s most acclaimed story arcs, but it’s also bringing together pretty much every character from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as well as introducing Spider-Man!
However, the wall-crawler won’t be the only new addition to the McU in Civil War, as Chadwick Boseman is set to make his debut as T’Challa, a.k.a. the Black Panther, aheaqd of his solo movie in 2018. Speaking to Birth.Movies.Death, Marvel chief Kevin Feige has offered up a few details about the Wakandan’s role in the threequel, and why they decided to introduce him in the movie.
“[Black Panther] is a role that he is still in the beginning phases of taking on, it’s a mantle he is only beginning to take on because his father is older… »
- Gary Collinson
Captain America: Civil War picks up where Avengers: Age of Ultron left off, as Steve Rogers leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. After another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers while they try to protect the world from a new and nefarious villain. Captain America: Civil War stars Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Chadwick Boseman, Emily VanCamp, Daniel Brühl, Frank Grillo, William Hurt, and Martin Freeman, and is set to be released on May 6th, 2016. More of this artist's work can be found by clicking below »
"It is a role that he is still in the beginning phases of taking on," Feige told Birth Movies Death. "It's a mantle he is only beginning to take on because his father is older."
Boseman will debut in the film which - if it follows the thrust of the Civil War comic - will see Tony Stark and Steve Rogers going to war over their conflicting views of superheroes' roles in America.
"The reason we introduced him in Captain America: Civil War is »
Since the announcement of the massive cast of Captain America: Civil War (that includes the likes of Iron Man, Black Panther, Spider-Man and the rest of the New Avengers), many fans were starting to worry that this would not be a “Captain America movie”. Well fear not, because Kevin Feige is putting those worries to rest.
“Certainly at the end of Civil War it’s a whole new ball game,” Feige told io9. “What’s fun about Civil War though is, as you know from the comics, it’s a very simple story. And it really has to be, to accommodate that many players. It’s very much a Captain America movie and it’s very much a sequel to The Winter Soldier in ways I don’t think people [will expect]…. It’s a very simple structure that allows you to have these amazing character interactions in a way that I don’t think becomes overwhelming. »
- Luke Owen
Naturally, 2014 box office runaway train "Lucy," from director Luc Besson, has a sequel in development. Besson's wildly entertaining Scarlett Johansson vehicle grossed over $450 million worldwide including $126 million stateside, making the cult Euro auteur attractive to Us studios. (While "Lucy" was released stateside by Universal, production took place entirely abroad.) Allocine has the story here. EuropaCorp trumpeted the news of a "Lucy" sequel at the recent CineEurope film expo held in Spain. The company also unveiled plans for a sequel to "Colombiana," the 2011 Besson-scripted crime thriller starring Zoe Saldana as a scorned assassin. Directed by Olivier Megaton and released in the Us by Sony, the film flopped here and overseas. But the franchise could work with Saldana, boosted by "Avatar" and "Star Trek" and "Guardians of the Galaxy," on board; a "Lucy" franchise, meanwhile, would lean heavily on »
- Ryan Lattanzio
In addition to famous twins like Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Benji and Joel Madden, and the Mowry sisters, there are a number of celebrities that you may not have known are part of a pair. Ashton Kutcher, Scarlett Johansson, Gisele Bündchen, and even Vin Diesel have twin siblings - and while some of their other halves keep a low profile, others have a place in show business as well. Keep reading to see 15 stars that you didn't know had a double! Source: Getty, Bauer-Griffin Online, and Pacific Coast News Online »
Written and directed by Luc Besson, Lucy starred Scarlett Johansson as a reluctant drug mile who acquires extraordinary abilities after absorbing a volatile experimental drug and sets out for revenge. Produced on a budget of $40 million, the film was a big hit around the globe, grossing $458.9 million wordwild.
Besson had previously stated that Lucy 2 was “unlikely”, but it seems the the success of the first film has convinced him otherwise. At this point, there’s no word on whether Scarlett Johansson will return, although you’d have to expect the sequel would hinge on her involvement.
- Gary Collinson
“Day One”, a story inspired by AFI student Henry Hughes’ own service in Afghanistan won the BAFTA U.S. Student Film Award at a gala presentation at the Annenberg Center in Beverly Hills on Thursday night. Separately, DePaul University student Zoe Lubeck’s animated film “Lucy” (about her dog, not the Scarlett Johansson sci-fi) took home the Special Jury Prize presented by Aka. Also Read: The ShortList Film Festival Announces 2015 Dates, New Original Film Prize BAFTA La’s Chantal Rickards with jurors Michael Sheen and Edgar Wright at the Wallis Annenberg Center on Thursday night. (David Buchan/Getty Images) The »
- Mikey Glazer
During the company's presentation at CineEurope 2015 earlier today, filmmaker Luc Besson' EuropaCorp announced they are moving forward with sequels to last year's Lucy and 2011's Colombiana. Luc Besson wrote and directed Lucy himself, while co-writing the script for Colombiana with Robert Mark Kamen, which was directed by Olivier Megaton. It isn't clear if Luc Besson plans on writing or directing any of these projects himself, or if he is seeking new filmmakers. If both of these sequels move forward, we can surely expect to see Scarlett Johansson and Zoe Saldana reprising their roles as Lucy and Cataleya, but we'll have to wait and see.
The news of Lucy 2 moving forward shouldn't come as too much of a surprise, since it was one of last year's biggest surprise hits, taking in $458 million worldwide at the box office on just a $40 million production budget. Scarlett Johansson starred as a woman who »
You'll need to save up a lot of money to assemble the entire roster of Hot Toys Avengers: Age of Ultron figures, but as with the rest, it's hard to resist this one! Packaged with a light up Mjolnir and a number of other accessories, the 1/6 scale figurine is incredibly detailed, and you can check out a full gallery of images below. Will you buy this one? As always, let us know your thoughts below... 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, Don Cheadle, Paul Bettany, James Spader, and Samuel L. Jackson and hits DVD and Blu-ray this year. »
A year ago Besson himself was asked "Lucy" sequel prospects to which he replied "I don't see how we can do [a sequel]. It''s not made for that." Looks like someone found a way.
Also on the way are "Shut In" with Naomi Watts, "Nine Lives" with Kevin Spacey, "The Lake" with Sullivan Stapleton, and "Escobar" with Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz which are all due next year. The Dave Bautista-led "Warrior's Gate" and Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne-starring "Valerian" are also due in 2017. »
- Garth Franklin
Last year, despite minimal fanfare, Luc Besson.s imaginative spin on femme-fatale ass-kickery, Lucy became a $458 million global sensation. Yet, those imaginative events in the film also seemingly rendered it a one-and-done affair. However, a recent presentation from Besson.s production company reveals that a sequel is, indeed, in the works. At the CineEurope convention in Barcelona, Spain, the presentation for Besson.s Paris-based EuropaCorp unveiled a number of their upcoming titles. However, in a rather understated, but nevertheless intriguing final side-note, a Lucy sequel was reportedly revealed to be part of that cinematic lineup. That, unfortunately was the extent of the revelation, with the tide of speculation now left adrift, wondering if star Scarlett Johansson will be returning for the fantastical follow-up. While Besson was not on hand to further expound on the exciting admission, it does come to represent no less than a complete 180 degree turn from his »
EuropaCorp, the largest film studio in Europe, revealed its upcoming schedule today, and it includes the news that both Lucy 2, a sequel to Luc Besson's super-brained Scarlett Johansson film from last year, and Columbiana 2, a follow-up of the 2011 Zoe Saldana vehicle, are in development. A Lucy sequel seems like a no-brainer — it was one of summer 2014's biggest sleeper hits — but the Columbiana news comes as a slight surprise, as the film was little-loved upon its release and is almost forgotten now. But, hey, in this new post-Furiosa world, anything is possible! Male stars have been making crappy action franchises for years — when the world has room for Columbiana 7: Bogotá Drift, we'll know equality has truly been achieved. »
- Nate Jones
Say what you will about Luc Besson, but the guy knows how to craft a kick-ass action heroine. At CineEurope 2015, his production house EuropaCorp unveiled a packed slate of upcoming films, and included in the roster were a pair of sequels to two of Besson’s most successful female-driven action-thrillers: Lucy and Colombiana. That’s right – despite Scarlett Johansson’s psychokinetic badass ascending past human form at the end of Lucy, and Zoe Saldana’s revenge-minded assassin slaying the man responsible for her parents’ murders, both characters are gearing up for more carnage-heavy adventures.
It shouldn’t really come as a surprise that Besson is interested in Lucy 2 and Colombiana 2 – both films were solid performers at the box office (especially Lucy) and starred actresses who are becoming more bankable by the week – Johansson is a proven draw for audiences with Marvel fans in her pocket, while Saldana recently led Guardians of the Galaxy »
- Isaac Feldberg
As soon as it was revealed that the third Captain America film would follow the beloved “Civil War” storyline, everyone understood the incredible magnitude of the Joe and Anthony Russo-directed tentpole. Civil War is essentially an Avengers-sized event, complete with dozens of familiar faces from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man and the entire Avengers lineup formed at the end of Age of Ultron. Even more surprising was another announcement: that William Hurt would be reprising the role of General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross, last seen in The Incredible Hulk (not really considered canon in the McU given Edward Norton’s quick ouster from the title role).
Nevertheless, Hurt is getting back into uniform to play Ross, who will again be on the trail of the Hulk as the Civil War heats up – though the actor has told IGN that fans can expect to see a very »
- Isaac Feldberg
While the cast list for Captain America: Civil War released a few weeks back confirmed that the movie would be pretty much Avengers 2.5, with Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, and other members of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes all making an appearance, I think we were all surprised at the inclusion of William Hurt’s General Thaddeus ‘Thunderbolt’ Ross, not seen since 2008’s The Incredible Hulk, a movie I’d say we all thought was pretty much forgotten in the grand scheme of the McU (though the Abomination does get a mention in the first of the Marvel One-Shot series of shorts). And it seems the actor is pretty happy to be returning to the fold, saying in an interview with IGN, “I loved playing Ross the first time, because I was able to try and create an ego as big as the monster he was chasing. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
Bibb didn’t specify which Marvel project she’s working on, but Captain America: Civil War is the only one currently filming, so that’s likely the best bet. In the comics, her character was actually a reporter for the Daily Bugle, but her occupation was changed to Vanity Fair reporter for the McU because, at the time, Marvel didn’t have access to Peter Parker’s famed employer. Now that they do, perhaps Everhart will be working where she truly belongs? We shall see…
- James Garcia
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