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Well, that got dark.
“I’ve Got No Strings” from Pinocchio has never sounded more terrifying than in the background of the first trailer for Avengers: Age of Ulton -- and Pinocchio is a pretty scary movie, to be quite honest.
The trailer for the film was leaked, and Marvel had the best reaction:
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) October 22, 2014
James Spader is Ultron, replacing Tom Hiddleston’s Loki as the main antagonist in the next Marvel installment. We don’t know what Ultron’s motives are yet, but we’re sure his methods are effective. Just look at Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) curled up on the floor of the Helicarrier. These guys are scared.
Robert Downey, Jr. returns as Tony Stark -- in an Iron Man suit five times bigger than usual -- on May 1, 2015 inAvengers: Age of Ultron. Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, and »
- Sasha James
Earlier this evening the first teaser trailer for Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron leaked onto the internet. In a move that makes sense, but is still unexpected based on the way most studios handle leaks, they bypassed the chasing down of legal notices and getting leaks pulled from YouTube and just released the official version. What does this mean for me and you? It means we’ve got our first look at Avengers: Age of Ultron! Official, polished, and in glorious high definition. Overwhelming excitement is the appropriate reaction here. As you’ll see below if you haven’t already skipped to the embed below, we get our first good look at a number of things: the larger scope of Joss Whedon’s second crack at Avengers, the back story of Tony Stark being the creator of the film’s titular villain, the Hulkbuster armor (in a big way), plenty of Avenger team money shots, one »
- Neil Miller
The Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer came early, and Marvel has followed up by releasing the first official teaser poster with the tagline "Assemble 2015." 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 poster after the jump. Official synopsis: 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, »
- Brendan Bettinger
It’s the end of the day and we’re tired and just want to laugh and cure cancer. Fortunately for us, we can do both by watching this two part video for Stand Up To Cancer UK (and then clicking on the link to donate money). In the videos, every geek girl’s favorite comedian/actor/director, Richard Ayoade, and maybe a few geek girls’ favorite tennis player, Andy Murray, audition a variety of celebrities for various roles in a biopic about Andy’s life. Michael Sheen, Andy Serkis, Pharrell Williams, Ed Sheeran, and Britney Spears all appear, as do a slew of celebrities that you might need to be an anglophile to recognize. Dara Ó Briain! Noel Fielding! Dynamo!? Tim Henman…?
The whole thing is very fun, and Murray is a really good sport about all the shots Ayoade takes at him. And of course, Ayoade is his usual delightful self. »
- Mily Dunbar
The first Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer for writer/director Joss Whedon’s highly anticipated superhero follow-up has leaked online under a week before its official release. The sequel finds Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) teaming up once again to battle the devious robot known as Ultron (James Spader). This is very close to the footage that was shown at Comic-Con, save for a different final shot and an extended clip that was shown of the stories "Avengers Party." What's clear from this trailer is that the tone is darker, the stakes are higher, and the threat is seemingly more nefarious. Watch the trailer after the jump. Avengers: Age of Ultron also stars Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Paul Bettany, Don Cheadle, Andy Serkis, and Samuel L. Jackson and opens in theaters May »
- Collider Staff
Weta Digital is observing its 20th anniversary this year, but the celebration is low-key, because the team is too busy to rest on its laurels.
Top priorities include “The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies,” the culmination of 17 years and six films in the J.R.R. Tolkien canon; “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” slated to bow in 2016; and the upcoming “Avatar” films. Then on to other projects, both large and small.
Joe Letteri, the company’s director and senior visual effects supervisor, says, “If we can shoot it live-action, great. If not, we’ll do it digitally.” (Letteri is in the above photo, flanked by Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson.)
- Tim Gray
Thanks to fan site Making Star Wars, we’ve got a pair of new set photos from Star Wars: Episode VII, which – if you squint and look very, very closely – just about shows the white blur of an Imperial Stormtrooper. Check out the images, followed by a scene description below…
Some images are from the lot where they seem to be dumping a lot of trees, vines and rocks which I believe must be props, the other 4 are from the area around the blue screens, the castle/megaliths/ruins…and a Stormtrooper, well, just about.
Unfortunately they’re not quite as vivid as we’d have liked, but with a bit of zooming you should definitely be able to make out the Stormtrooper. There were 4 I think in this area, running through the explosions, I think I remember another 4 or so coming from the opposite direction, but that was not all… »
- Gary Collinson
As auditionees try to impersonate the 27-year-old with varying success, the It Crowd actor assesses their likeness while Murray peppers the criticism with self-depreciating comments.
Footballer Cesc Fabregas takes a dig at Murray by claiming he heard the casting call was for "the tennis world's biggest star" and assumed he was going to play Rafa Nadal, whereas Dara O Briain claims he misread the advert after aping The Pub Landlord, Al Murray.
The sketch is the first of two comedy clips featuring the tennis star that were recorded for the charity telethon. »
Industrial Light & Magic, the in-house effects company established by George Lucas in 1975, is still one of the leading forces in the industry and is responsible for working on some of the biggest movies over the past five decades. They are currently working on director Joss Whedon's superhero sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron and will begin working on Star Wars: Episode VII in just a few short weeks as principal photography wraps on J.J. Abrams sci-fi epic. Both movies are expected to push boundaries and break new ground at Ilm.
Disney's acquisition of Lucasfilm means Ilm will be working on more Disney movies, including all of those Marvel sequels and spin-offs that are planned throughout the rest of this decade. To celebrate, and for work purposes, the company has launched a new studio in London, and held a grand opening this past week. President Lynwen Brennan was there to speak with IGN, »
With a number of other iconic actors and actresses already set to reappear, including Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford, the return of Davis is sure to spark even more excitement around the Star Wars community.
The news has come directly from the Star Wars YouTube Channel and you can watch the amusing video announcement below…
- Alfie Nobes
With the overabundance of Star Wars: Episode VII leaks and rumors floating around, it is so incredibly refreshing to get a legit bit of news straight from the official Star Wars YouTube page, and via an especially amusing video nonetheless. Hit the jump to catch the must-see video announcing that Warwick Davis will return to the Star Wars film franchise for Episode VII. The movie hits theaters on December 18, 2015 and also stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Harrison Ford, Adam Driver, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Lupita Nyong’o, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Andy Serkis and Gwendoline Christie. Davis is the guy who portrayed Wicket in Star Wars: Episode VI – The Return of the Jedi and he also appeared in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace as Wald, the Rodian member of Anakin’s podracing pit team, Weazel, a Tatooine weapons dealer, and as Yoda in select scenes. What »
- Perri Nemiroff
Check it out below!
Star Wars Episoee VII stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Christina Chong, Crystal Clarke and Pip Anderson. J.J. Abrams directs the film, which arrives in cinemas on December 18, 2015.
Source: You Tube »
- Paul Heath
George Lucas’ special effect connoisseurs, Industrial Light and Magic, are a company that helped define some of the most memorable moments in the filmmakers original trilogy. And now, almost forty years later, the visual maestros have penned a deal to open a new studio in the UK in order to work on the rebooted Star Wars IP.
Speaking at the event, Kathleen Kennedy — current president of the Disney-owned Lucasfilm — spoke on the impact that Industrial Light and Magic can have on production, all the while offering a brief status update on Star Wars: Episode VII. As a matter of fact, Kennedy revealed that J.J. Abrams’ production is coming close to its curtain call, and is reportedly within three weeks of finishing.
Don’t get your hopes up just yet, though, for it’s after the director wraps primary filming that the special effects work begins — and given the scale of Episode VII, »
- Michael Briers
Industrial Light and Magic just celebrated the opening of its very first studio in the UK in preparation for post-production on Star Wars: Episode VII and during the event, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy offered a brief status update on the production. Apparently there’s only three more weeks left of shooting and from there, the new Ilm location will begin working on visual and special effects for the film. Star Wars: Episode VII is due in theaters on December 18, 2015 and stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Harrison Ford, Adam Driver, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Lupita Nyong’o, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Andy Serkis, Gwendoline Christie and more. Hit the jump for more on how the revival of the film franchise led to the opening of Ilm London. As reported by Digital Spy, Ilm wanted to open up in the UK for some time, but there was no guaranteed financial stability. The new Star Wars films, »
- Perri Nemiroff
Over the past few months we’ve been inundated with plot rumours for Star Wars: Episode VII, most of which appear to have stemmed from some alleged concept art that’s been doing the rounds. Well, said concept art has now surfaced online; check the images out below, but beware of potential spoilers…
Star Wars: Episode VII is set for release on December 18th 2015 and sees returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Kenny Baker (R2-D2) and Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) joined by Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis), Andy Serkis (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), Domhnall Gleeson (Dredd), John Boyega (Attack the Block), Daisy Ridley (Silent Witness), Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave), Miltos Yerolemou (Game of Thrones), Max von Sydow (The Exorcist), Christina Chong (24: Live Another Day) and »
- Gary Collinson
The casting directors searched local Gloucestershire schools to find boys with authentic accents and spotted Archie, who they described as "an exciting new discovery", despite the fact that he has no previous acting experience.
Archie will star as Laurie know as 'Lol' in the story which chronicles his journey from boy to man, first love, loss and family upheaval. Lol’s boyhood escapades take place in a rural world as yet untouched by electricity and cars - a place suspended between history and modernity.
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland graduate Emma Curtis »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (ScreenTerrier)
In this week’s episode of Fmtv’s Movie Myths, Oliver Davis reveals the truth behind one of the Indiana Jones franchise’s greatest scenes – the sword vs gunfight from Raiders of the Lost Ark (Harrison Ford)! Which will henceforth be known as ‘Indiana Jones and the Dodgy Tummy’. Watch the video below!
Fmtv will be back later in the week for the latest Movie Newsgasm, and loads more great content. If you’ve not done so already, be sure to subscribe to Fmtv here, and let us know your favourite film of the Indiana Jones franchise by leaving a comment below or over on our YouTube channel. Thanks for watching!
Harrison Ford will next be seen in Star Wars: Episode VII, set for release on December 18th 2015 and sees returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Kenny Baker (R2-D2) and Peter Mayhew »
- Oliver Davis
The New York Comic Con marked the true arrival of director Brad Bird's new film Tomorrowland upon the global conscience. While the picture won't be out until May 22nd, we hadn't seen anything from the film at all until the trailer and poster popped up at Nycc and Bird (along with co-writer Damon Lindelof) started doing press. During that press Bird was asked what it was like to have to turn down Star Wars: Episode VII in order to work on his new film with George Clooney. What's even more interesting about this exchange is that it seems like Bird was also up for Episode VIII if you break down the timetable of his comments. Hit the jump for more on Brad Bird and Star Wars: Episode 7, which J.J. Abrams is of course currently shooting. The film stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Harrison Ford, Adam Driver, Mark Hamill, »
- Evan Dickson
The popularity of a Dan Brown novel has nothing on Star Wars. As Evan correctly predicted previously, Sony Pictures has opted to shift the Inferno release date from December 18, 2015—opposite Star Wars: Episode VII—back nearly a year to October 14, 2016. Ron Howard returns to direct the third Dan Brown adaptation with Tom Hanks back in the starring role after 2006’s The Da Vinci Code and 2009’s Angels & Demons. The initial 2015 Inferno release date was set quite a while ago, so in reality the shift probably had more to do with scheduling rather than going head-to-head with Star Wars. Howard only recently completed post-production on his upcoming historical drama In the Heart of the Sea, and filming on Inferno won’t begin until next April after Hanks wraps his untitled Cold War thriller with Steven Spielberg. Finishing Inferno by next Christmas would’ve been a very tight squeeze. More after the jump, »
- Adam Chitwood
Star Wars Episode VII speculation, scenes, and cold, hard Star Wars Rebels facts highlight this edition of Star Wars Bits. Below, read the following: Star Wars Episode VII star Pip Andersen made a visit to Andy Serkis‘ Imaginarium Studios. Star Wars Rebels premiered Friday to 6.5 million viewers and is coming to New York Comic-Con. Star Wars […]
- Germain Lussier
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