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Joss Whedon on the scope of Avengers: Age of Ultron and its “unhinged” climax

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As Marvel steps up the publicity for Avengers: Age of Ultron with a series of character posters [check them out here], Yahoo! Movies caught up with Joss Whedon, during which the director discussed the scope of the hotly-anticipated sequel and its “unhinged” final act as Earth’s Mightiest Heroes take on the villainous AI and his army of Ultron bots.

Avengers: Age of Ultron got larger than the first film,” states Whedon. “I didn’t mean for it to get larger, but the climax that I pitched was completely unhinged and nobody said no, so that’s that… To me, adventure film is the best way to put it. Then science fiction, action, western, war, woman’s picture, horror movie … I’m not kidding; every single one of those things is in there.”

“You know they’re going to fight Ultron,” he continues. “You know Ultron has a tendency to build hundreds of Ultrons. »

- Gary Collinson

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New Avengers: Age of Ultron posters featuring Black Widow, Thor and Nick Fury

8 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Marvel has continued to crank up the marketing push for Avengers: Age of Ultron by unveiling three new characters posters for the film to add to the recently released one-sheets featuring Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk and Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man. Here’s Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow, Chris Hemsworth’s Thor and Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury

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 »

- Scott J. Davis

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Hot Toys’ Avengers: Age of Ultron Hulk collectible figure unveiled

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We’ve seen Captain America, we’ve seen Ultron, and now Hot Toys has given us a look at another of its upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron 1/6th scale collectible figurines in The Hulk…

 

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 is set for release in the UK on April 23rd »

- Gary Collinson

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20 Actors That Were Almost Cast In The Lord Of The Rings

16 hours ago | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

New Line Cinema

As well as being a landmark achievement in filmmaking, Peter Jackson’s The Lord Of The Rings has a genuine claim to the title of Greatest Movie Trilogy Ever. Individually, each movie is brilliant in its own right but together they created a critically-acclaimed cultural phenomenon, and the series will no doubt be essential viewing for cinema fans for generations to come.

In amongst the cutting edge-visual effects, pioneering motion capture work and stunning production design that became hallmarks of the series, one of the trilogy’s strongest aspects is in its casting. Opting against including any A-list names, the production instead chose actors that could embody Tolkien’s characters and grow into their roles over the course of three movies.

The approach paid huge dividends as the likes of Viggo Mortensen’s Aragorn, Ian McKellen’s Gandalf and Andy Serkis’ Gollum became cultural icons in their own right, »

- Scott Campbell

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The Hulk gets an Avengers: Age of Ultron character poster, new TV spot arrives

26 February 2015 10:51 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Yesterday we got a character poster for the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron featuring Iron Man [see here], and now it’s the turn of the Green Goliath to take centre stage in the latest one-sheet…

Meanwhile, a TV spot has arrived online, although sadly it doesn’t offer up anything in the way of new footage…

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 »

- Gary Collinson

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Rumour: Spider-Man could feature in Avengers: Age of Ultron

26 February 2015 4:32 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Well, that didn’t take long.

As soon as it was announced that Spider-Man had joined the ranks of the Marvel Cinematic Universe due to a cross-pollination deal between Sony and Marvel, speculation was abound that there would be rumours of an appearance of the wall crawler in Avengers: Age of Ultron.

As we said, it didn’t take long.

According to speculation from various websites, the poster for Avengers: Age of Ultron (which was released on Tuesday) reveals that Danny Elfman has provided “extra music” for the film. Now the speculation goes that Danny Elfman provided music for Ang Lee’s Hulk back in 2003, but more famously wrote the score for Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2 for Sony. Could this mean he has been hired to bring back his Spider-Man score for Avengers: Age of Ultron? Check out the poster below:

Of course, this is all rumour and speculation. »

- Luke Owen

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Iron Man and The Vision featured in new Avengers: Age of Ultron promo art

25 February 2015 1:06 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following today’s official Iron Man character poster [see here], some new promotional artwork from Avengers: Age of Ultron has arrived online, giving us another look at the Armored Avenger, as well as a new addition to Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in The Vision…

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 is set »

- Gary Collinson

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Iron Man poster for Avengers: Age of Ultron, big Marvel announcement in eight days

25 February 2015 9:33 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Yesterday we got a new poster for Avengers: Age of Ultron and today, thanks to Rdj himself, we have an Iron Man specific poster for the upcoming blockbuster.

Check out the poster below:

You've been good so here's a new #IronMan poster from @Avengers. & on the Dl, big announcement in 8 days… #getexcited pic.twitter.com/AdB1tTib7K

Robert Downey Jr (@RobertDowneyJr) February 25, 2015

See Also: Avengers: Infinity War – An accumulation, or continuation?

See Also: Joss Whedon talks not having Hank Pym create Ultron in Avengers: Age of Ultron

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

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The Jameson Empire Award Nominations 2015 - Imitation Game tops list

24 February 2015 11:32 AM, PST | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

'The Imitation Game' leads the way with six nominations for the Jameson Empire Awards. The World War II thriller starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley heads the race for the awards, and has been nominated in the Best Film, Best Director (Morten Tyldum), Best Actor (Benedict Cumberbatch), Best Actress (Keira Knightley), Best Thriller and Best British Film categories. Cumberbatch faces competition from Richard Armitage ('The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies'), Bradley Cooper ('American Sniper'), Eddie Redmayne ('The Theory of Everything') and Andy Serkis ('Dawn of the Planet of the Apes') for the Best Actor prize. Meanwhile, his co-star Keira Knightley is up against Emily Blunt ('Edge of Tomorrow'), Felicity Jones ('The Theory of Everything'), Rosamund Pike ('Gone Girl') and Alicia Vikander ('Ex Machina') for the Best Actress gong. Elsewhere, ' »

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Watch: Eddie Redmayne and Others Speak for SAG Foundation PSA

24 February 2015 11:17 AM, PST | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

SAG Foundation has released a public service announcement highlighting its many (free) benefits for SAG-aftra actors and their families, including access to recording studios, panels, and discussions, their children’s literacy program BookPALS, which brings actors into public school classrooms to read to the students, and more. “Up there on the screen, we can all fly, but down here on earth we need to be each other’s wings,” says Oscar winner and Backstage cover star Eddie Redmayne. The video stars Redmayne and his “The Theory of Everything” co-star Felicity Jones; “Orange Is the New Black” ladies Taylor Schilling, Backstage cover stars Uzo Aduba and Danielle Brooks, and Laverne Cox; Andy Serkis (“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” “Lord of the Rings”) doing his famous Gollum voice; Zach Braff (“Wish I Was Here”); the cast of “Black-ish”; Jenny Slate (“Obvious Child”); and others. “This year, the SAG Foundation celebrates »

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Imitation Game leads Empire Awards nominations

24 February 2015 9:50 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Benedict Cumberbatch drama leads the pack with six nominations.

The Imitation Game, the codebreaking war drama starring Benedict Cumberbatch, leads this year’s Empire Awards with six nominations.

The winners of the awards are chosen by readers of the UK film magazine, with blockbusters ranked alongside indie hits. The Best Film category includes Boyhood, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, The Imitation Game and Interstellar.

James Nesbitt will host this year’s ceremony in London on March 29.

The Jameson Empire Awards 2015 Nominations In Full

Best Newcomer — Male

Ellar Coltrane (Boyhood)Taron Egerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service)Daniel Huttlestone (Into The Woods)Jack O’Connell (Unbroken)Dan Stevens (The Guest)

Best Newcomer — Female

Sophie Cookson (Kingsman: The Secret Service)Carrie Coon (Gone Girl)Essie Davis (The Babadook)Karen Gillan (Guardians Of The Galaxy/Oculus)Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Belle)

Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy presented by MediCinema

Dawn Of The Planet Of The »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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New posters for Avengers: Age of Ultron

24 February 2015 9:34 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Here you go true believers! The first poster for the next entry in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, Avengers: Age of Ultron. Feast your eyes on a lot of heroes who don’t like their masks/helmets! I kid…

Update: Here’s an international version of the poster, shifting the spotlight onto Iron Man

It’s not anything we haven’t already seen but it is nice to see the marketing cogs turning. It’s not long now.

If you look very closely at the bottom you can see Anthony Mackie (Falcon) will be there too! It’s a great time to love comics!

What do you think of it?

Perhaps more importantly, what are Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver doing up there on the right?

Avengers: Age of Ultron is set for release in the UK on April 23rd and North America on May 1st, with Joss Whedon directing a cast »

- Chris Cooper

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‘The Imitation Game’ Leads Race for Empire Awards

24 February 2015 1:37 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — “The Imitation Game” leads the race for the Jameson Empire Awards, which is voted for by readers of film magazine Empire, with six nominations.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” and “Kingsman: The Secret Service” follow with four nominations each. “Boyhood,” “Gone Girl,” “The Theory of Everything” and “Interstellar” were all short-listed in three categories.

Five films have been short-listed in both the film and director categories: “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” “Boyhood,” “Interstellar,” “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” and “The Imitation Game.”

The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on March 29.

The Jameson Empire Awards Nominations

Film

Boyhood

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

The Imitation Game

Interstellar

Director

Peter Jackson (“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”)

Richard Linklater (“Boyhood”)

Christopher Nolan »

- Leo Barraclough

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The Imitation Game leads Empire Awards 2015 nominations

24 February 2015 1:01 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The Imitation Game leads the nominations at this year's Jameson Empire Awards.

The Alan Turing drama is up for a total of six gongs, followed by Kingsman: The Secret Service, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies with four nods each.

Benedict Cumberbatch, Andy Serkis and Richard Armitage will also contest Best Actor alongside American Sniper's Bradley Cooper and The Theory of Everything's Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne.

Academy Award nominees Keira Knightley, Felicity Jones and Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) are joined by Emily Blunt (Edge of Tomorrow) and Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina) in the Best Actress field.

There are also multiple nominations for Interstellar and Boyhood, with both Christopher Nolan and Richard Linklater on the Best Director shortlist opposite Peter Jackson, Morten Tyldum and Matt Reeves.

James Nesbitt will return to host the 2015 Jameson Empire Awards, which take place on Sunday, »

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Joss Whedon defends Spider-Man 3

23 February 2015 10:32 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

If there is one comic book movie that is oft-mocked and much maligned, its Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 3. Whether you hate their treatment of Venom, the fact it has too many characters or that dance sequence, it seems that almost everyone on the face of the Earth hates Spider-Man 3.

Apart from the man with the keys to the Marvel castle, Joss Whedon.

In an interview with Empire (who else?) magazine to promote Avengers: Age of Ultron, Whedon spoke about the difficulties of adding Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch into the mix without over-saturating the cast of characters, and used Spider-Man 3 as a comparison piece.

“They have an origin but it’s largely described,” the director said. “They’re already good to go by the time we’re up and running. You don’t want to fall into Spider-Man 3 territory – and I say that as a guy who »

- Luke Owen

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Digital Spy Alternative Oscars 2015: Nominees and winners

21 February 2015 1:30 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Watch the Oscar nominees talk to Digital Spy

11 amazing facts about the Academy Awards

It's that time again! For the fourth year running we're celebrating the snubbed and overlooked, the too commercial or not commercial enough, with Digital Spy's alternative Oscars.

Many great movies missed out on an Academy Awards nominations in 2015, so read on below to see who we think are the best of the rest.

Best Picture

The Babadook

Foxcatcher

Nightcrawler

Gone Girl

Guardians of the Galaxy

The Lego Movie

Under the Skin

Wild

And the Alternative Oscar goes to... Nightcrawler!

Materialising seemingly out of nowhere last Autumn, Dan Gilroy's directorial debut Nightcrawler hit the sweet spot between La noir thriller and razor-sharp media satire.

Buoyed by sensational performances from Jake Gyllenhaal (sociopathic as Lou Bloom) and Rene Russo and a moody James Newton Howard soundtrack, this story of ruthless ambition and fluctuating media morality says »

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Joss Whedon talks not having Hank Pym create Ultron in Avengers: Age of Ultron

20 February 2015 9:28 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

One of the biggest changes to the backstory of the evil Ultron in Avengers: Age of Ultron is that he’s created by Tony Stark and Bruce Banner, and not Hank Pym as depicted in the comics. This, of course, sparked some outrage from fans who felt that Ant-Man should be the guy to create this piece of A.I.

“Of all the heat I’ve ever taken, not having Hank Pym was one of the bigger things,” Joss Whedon told Empire about the decision not to have Ant-Man in the mix. “But the fact of the matter was, Edgar [Wright] had him first and by virtue of what Edgar was doing, there was no way for me to use him in this. I also thought it was a bridge too far. Ultron needs to be the brainchild of the Avengers, and in the world of the Avengers and the McU, »

- Luke Owen

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J.J. Abrams Talks Star Wars 7, Says Carrie Fisher's Daughter Billie Lourd Is ''Clearly Going Into the Stratosphere''

20 February 2015 9:24 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

It's no secret that filming for Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens is well underway, and as expected, fans are dying for secrets from the set.  Directed by J.J. Abrams, the forthcoming flick stars original castmembers Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels and Peter Mayhew and will also see newcomers such as John BoyegaDaisy Ridley, Adam DriverOscar IsaacAndy Serkis and Domhnall Gleeson.  Fisher is reprising her role as Princess Leia and her daughter, Billie Lourd, is on board to play a younger version of her character, and while you may not know the name Billie Lourd quite yet, it's safe to say Fisher's daughter is officially a »

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J.J. Abrams talks Star Wars: The Force Awakens rumours: “Some are true, some are false”

20 February 2015 6:11 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

From pretty much the very first moment it was announced that Disney had purchased Lucasfilm and were working on a new Star Wars sequel trilogy, we’ve been absolutely overwhelmed with rumours and speculation about the seventh episode in the blockbuster saga. Some of those would certainly qualify as major spoilers if true, and director J.J. Abrams has now admitted that some genuine plot details have made their way online.

“I can’t wait for you to see it,” said Abrams at the Irish Oscar Wilde Awards in Los Angeles (via the BBC). “It’s been a blast working on this and luckily we have an incredible post-production team. There are always challenges as you go but it’s been a complete kick to put this together. We did the best we can to preserve the story for the audience, but it doesn’t always work. There are a ton of rumours – some true, »

- Gary Collinson

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Samuel L. Jackson explains why he thinks Marvel is doing better than DC

20 February 2015 1:30 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Although he only has two more movies on his contract, Samuel L. Jackson remains the cornerstone of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and is set to reprise his role as Nick Fury in Avengers: Age of Ultron in April. And just like the Marvel characters looking to pick sides in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War, Jackson has chosen which side he thinks is doing better in the comic book movie world.

“I think Marvel has figured out a way to make those movies accessible to the public… DC hasn’t”, Jackson told MTV.

“The Marvel universe is huge,” he adds. “There’s thousands of characters that they can access and do stuff with… it’s been that way since we started reading comic books. Most of us that understand the comic book world know that you can cross-breed and do all kinds of stuff. They actually did a great job »

- Luke Owen

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