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Andy Serkis on his Avengers: Age Of Ultron work

26 November 2014 11:04 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Andy Serkis has been chatting about refining Mark Ruffalo's Hulk, and helping with Ultron on Joss Whedon's The Avengers sequel.

It's long been known that Andy Serkis has been working on Joss Whedon's upcoming Avengers: Age Of Ultron. As well as taking on a small, unspecified role in the film, Serkis' motion capture studio is also doing performance capture work for the film.

But what does that work involve specifically? "We did some work on Ultron", Serkis told Empire. "On the development of Ultron before James Spader came on board. In terms of movement styles: was he gonna be human-like? Was he going to be robot-like? So we worked with a bunch of different people, from body-popping experts to dancers, to this guy called Neil who’s nearly eight feet tall".

Hello to you, Neil.

Andy Serkis also worked with Mark Ruffalo, to help him perfect his performance as Hulk. »

- simonbrew

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'Avengers 2': Andy Serkis Helped Create Ultron And A Better Hulk

26 November 2014 1:05 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

When Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theaters next year, fans will get to see two different aspects of Andy Serkis' work. The actor/motion capture artist has an on-screen role in the Marvel Phase Two sequel, and while he was briefly spotted in the official trailer released last month, it still isn't clear who he is playing. He also worked on the motion capture aspects of the sequel, through his company The Imaginarium. The actor recently shed new light on his Mo-Cap work for the sequel in an interview with Empire. Take a look at what he had to say about developing the look of Ultron, before James Spader signed on.

"We did some work on Ultron. On the development of Ultron before James Spader came on board. In terms of movement styles: was he gonna be human-like? Was he going to be robot-like? So we worked with a bunch of different people, »

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Andy Serkis Details His Involvement In Avengers: Age Of Ultron

26 November 2014 8:59 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Though we’ve seen the full-length trailer several times by now, it’s still unclear which character Andy Serkis will be playing in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Nevertheless, given the actor’s reputable skill in a mo-cap suit, he has also been on set advising the superhero sequel’s key players in the art of performance capture, and Serkis himself outlined his contribution in a recent interview with Empire.

“We did some work on Ultron. On the development of Ultron before James Spader came on board. In terms of movement styles: was he gonna be human-like? Was he going to be robot-like? So we worked with a bunch of different people, from body-popping experts to dancers, to this guy called Neil who’s nearly eight feet tall…”

Unsurprisingly, given his eye-catching work on the 20th Century Fox’s Planet of the Apes films, Serkis also had a thing or two »

- Michael Briers

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"Avengers: Age Of Ultron"- 'Ulysses Klaw' and 'Vibranium'

26 November 2014 5:37 AM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek actor, motion capture artist Andy Serkis, reportedly playing Marvel Comics'  'Ulysses Klaw', arch-enemy of the 'Black Panther', from director Joss Whedon's upcoming Marvel Studios' feature "Avengers: Age of Ultron":

"...'Ulysses Klaw' first appears in flashback in Marvel Comics' 'Fantastic Four' #53 (Aug 1966) as a physicist working in the field of applied sonics. 

"Designing a sound transducer to convert sound waves into physical mass, Klaw steals the metal 'vibranium' - a substance known to exist only in certain meteoric deposits in the small African nation of 'Wakanda' - to power his device.

"In doing this, Klaw comes into conflict with the Wakandan ruler/superhero 'T'Chaka', whom Klaw murders in cold blood. T'Chaka's adolescent son 'T'Challa', who followed his father to watch him combat the invaders, then attacks Klaw as the 'Black Panther' to avenge his father, maiming him by costing the villain his right hand. »

- Michael Stevens

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"Avengers: Age Of Ultron" - The Mighty 'Thor'

25 November 2014 7:31 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Take another look @ actor Chris Hemsworth as Marvel Comics' hammer-swinging Norse thunder god 'Thor', on the set of Marvel Studios' "Avengers: Age Of Ultron":

"Avengers: Age Of Ultron" is based on the Marvel Comics superhero team the 'Avengers', produced by Marvel Studios and to be distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

It is intended to be the sequel to 2012's Marvel's "The Avengers" and the eleventh installment in the 'Marvel Cinematic Universe' (McU).

The new film is scripted and directed by Joss Whedon and features an ensemble cast that along with Hemsworth, includes Robert Downey, Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, and James Spader.

"Avengers: Age Of Ultron" is primarily shot at Shepperton Studios in Surrey, England, with additional footage filmed in Italy, South Korea and various locations around England.

"...'Age Of Ultron' reportedly »

- Michael Stevens

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Sweded Trailer for Avengers: Age Of Ultron

25 November 2014 7:20 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

The trailer for Joss Whedon’s Avengers: Age of Ultron has gone through the sweding process, thanks to Dumb Drum, and it looks as ridiculous as any sweded trailer would. I enjoy watching these videos because you get to see how creative people can get when they are forced to turn big budget special effects into absurd low-budget effects using homemade materials. I’ve gotta say that I love the cardboard Huklbuster armor they built for this.

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Avengers Assemble, Puss in Boots, Muppets: BBC reveals Christmas movies

25 November 2014 5:29 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The BBC has confirmed the movie highlights for its Christmas TV scheduling with a host of major terrestrial premieres.

Avengers Assemble, the 2012 Joss Whedon superhero epic, which stars Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston and Samuel L Jackson, is the biggest film coming to the BBC this winter.

Rik Mayall tribute, McIntyre Christmas Show join BBC's festive lineup

Other films premiering over the Christmas period include DreamWorks' Shrek spin-off Puss in Boots, Jason Segel's The Muppets, and the third Madagascar movie.

The Hugh Grant and Martin Freeman 3D stop-motion animation The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists is another family film airing.

Other movies coming include John Carter, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, Quartet and Albert Nobbs.

The BBC outlined its 2014 Christmas schedules today (November 25), which include Mrs Brown's Boys and Miranda specials, a festive Call the Midwife and the return of Bruce Forsyth for a special Strictly Come Dancing. »

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Avengers Assemble, Puss in Boots, Muppets: BBC reveals Christmas movies

25 November 2014 5:29 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The BBC has confirmed the movie highlights for its Christmas TV scheduling with a host of major terrestrial premieres.

Avengers Assemble, the 2012 Joss Whedon superhero epic, which stars Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston and Samuel L Jackson, is the biggest film coming to the BBC this winter.

Rik Mayall tribute, McIntyre Christmas Show join BBC's festive lineup

Other films premiering over the Christmas period include DreamWorks' Shrek spin-off Puss in Boots, Jason Segel's The Muppets, and the third Madagascar movie.

The Hugh Grant and Martin Freeman 3D stop-motion animation The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists is another family film airing.

Other movies coming include John Carter, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, Quartet and Albert Nobbs.

The BBC outlined its 2014 Christmas schedules today (November 25), which include Mrs Brown's Boys and Miranda specials, a festive Call the Midwife and the return of Bruce Forsyth for a special Strictly Come Dancing. »

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Mark Ruffalo Talks Hulk-ing Out For Preschoolers On Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon

25 November 2014 4:38 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

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 features: Director: Joss Whedon Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America Chris Hemsworth as Thor Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/The Hulk Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye Samuel L. Jackson »

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Michelle MacLaren Officially Set to Direct Wonder Woman

24 November 2014 4:14 PM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Art by JPRart

Last week we learned that Michelle MacLaren was in talks to direct Wonder Woman for Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment. Today it has been made official! The deal is done, and I think she's a great choice! If you're not familiar with MacLaren's work, she has worked on high profile shows such as Breaking Bad, The X-Files, The Walking Dead, and Game of Thrones

Gal Gadot will reprise her role as Wonder Woman, who will first be introduced in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. There are no confirmed details on what the first Wonder Woman movie will be about, but there have been rumors that it will be set in the 1920s and be the first in a trilogy of standalone films. The report does say that the director's "deal culminates an on-and-off again dance with the Amazonian princess." So she will indeed be back to direct multiple films. »

- Joey Paur

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Andy Serkis on bringing Hulk and Ultron to life through motion capture for Avengers: Age of Ultron

24 November 2014 2:44 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Andy Serkis is best known for his motion capture roles, such as Gollum in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, Kong in King Kong and Caesar in Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Most recently, Serkis has been brought on board Avengers: Age of Ultron to help the cast with motion capture through his studio Imaginarium. Serkis also has a live action role in the film, with speculation suggesting that he is playing the Black Panther villain Ulysses Klaw, but his main responsibility was working with James Spader and Mark Ruffalo on their motion capture work as Ultron and The Hulk.

“We did some work on Ultron,” Serkis tells Empire with regards to Imaginarium’s involvement with Age of Ultron. “On the development of Ultron before James Spader came on board. In terms of movement styles: was he gonna be human-like? »

- Thomas Roach

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Andy Serkis Talks About Bringing Hulk And Ultron To Life In Avengers: Age Of Ultron

24 November 2014 7:15 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Andy Serkis' The Imaginarium works with visual effects companies on motion capture, and their upcoming projects include huge movies like Avengers: Age of Ultron and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Talking in the latest Empire Magazine, the Dawn of the Planet of the Apes star revealed that it was Ultron and The Hulk that the studio worked on in Joss Whedon's upcoming superhero sequel, and shed some light on what exactly went into bringing both characters to life. "We did some work on Ultron. On the development of Ultron before James Spader came on board. In terms of movement styles: was he gonna be human-like? was he gonna be robot-like? So we worked with a bunch of different people, from body-popping experts to dancers, to this guy called Neil who's nearly eight feet tall..." As for Mark Ruffalo, it sounds as if he'll be voicing the Green »

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Across the Shared Marvel Universe

23 November 2014 9:55 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Commenting on the Critics with Simon Columb… 

Variety’s Maane Khatchatourian covers James Gunn’s Facebook comments regarding shared movie universe building:

“The director implies that franchises like “Star Wars,” “Iron Man,” “The Dark Knight” and even “Transformers” and “Twilight” are in the clear because they were conceived as single films and only grew into movie series following audience demand. “But these days studios are trying to grow trees without a strong seed,” he wrote. “Execs and producers and sometimes even directors are focused on the big picture, without perfecting the task directly in front of them — making a great movie.”

Read Gunn’s full comments here.

It is interesting how James Gunn, director of Guardians of the Galaxy, has criticised the one thing that ensured the success of his film. Of course, had Guardians of the Galaxy been produced by a different studio without the connections to the Marvel universe, »

- Simon Columb

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Geek Deals: Guardians Of The Galaxy, Batman, Robert Downey Jr. And More

22 November 2014 11:45 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

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"Avengers: Age Of Ultron" - More 'Captain America'

20 November 2014 10:10 AM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Take another look @ set footage of  'Captain America' (Chris Evans) from the South Korean set of director Joss Whedon's Marvel Studios production' "Avengers Age of Ultron", currently in post-production: 

The film is scripted and directed by Joss Whedon and features an ensemble cast that also includes Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen and James Spader.

Note the stylized 'A' of the "Avengers" logo is now emblazoned on the left shoulder of the updated 'Captain America' costume.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Avengers: Age Of Ultron"... 

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- Michael Stevens

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"Avengers: Age Of Ultron" - Prelude

18 November 2014 4:00 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek Marvel Comics' "The Avengers: Age Of Ultron Prelude" supporting director Joss Whedon's upcoming "Avengers" sequel, currently in post-production:

The compilation is written by Will Corona Pilgrim, Roy Thomas, Kuet Busiek & Brian Michael Bendis, with illustrations by Joe Bennett, John Buscema, George Perez and Bryan Hitch.

"...'The Avengers' make their explosive return to the big screen this spring, and we’ve got everything you need to prepare right here! First, relive the historic first meeting between Marvel’s mightiest heroes as Loki’s plot to gain ultimate power sparks a worldwide manhunt, a vicious battle against the invading 'Chitauri' in the heart of New York City and the founding of the mighty 'Avengers'!

"Next, thrill to an all-new 'Infinite'-style adventure in the 'Marvel Cinematic Universe'! What world-shaking threats have the Avengers battled since their last film?

"And can anything prepare them for the looming peril »

- Michael Stevens

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Does Marvel Appreciate Their Fans More Than DC?

18 November 2014 11:53 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Marvel is clearly kicking DC's ass when it come to their comic book movies, and I think they will continue to do so. DC is sure to make some great upcoming movies, but I don't think they will be as good as what Marvel is accomplishing. Marvel just has a better grasp on their stories and the universe they've created. This isn't the only thing Marvel is great at, though. They also show a respect for their fan base and they know how to treat them.

GeekTyrant.com was launched at the same time Jon Favreau's first Iron Man film was released, and my very first post was a review of that film. In a way, Marvel was the catalyst for what GeekTyrant would become. I think that’s all thanks to Favreau and his love for the fans. That guy knows what he’s doing when it comes fan interaction, »

- Joey Paur

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"Avengers: Age Of Ultron" - More Set Images

18 November 2014 5:44 AM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Take another look @ images from the recently wrapped set of the "Avengers" sequel, "Avengers: Age Of Ultron", including actress Elzabeth Olsen as 'Scarlet Witch', actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson as 'Quicksilver', plus stunt doubles for 'Captain America', 'Thor' and 'Iron Man':

Scripted and directed by Joss Whedon, the new film features an ensemble cast that also includes Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen and James Spader:

"...'Age Of Ultron' reportedly opens immediately after the 'Baron Von Strucker' post credit scene in 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'. 

"'The Avengers' as a team attack the 'Hydra' cell run by Strucker. 

"He has the staff of 'Loki', 'Chitauri' weaponry and the corpse of a 'Leviathan'.

"'Quicksilver' and 'Scarlet Witch' fight alongside Strucker against the Avengers...

"...Scarlet Witch using her powers to cast »

- Michael Stevens

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Joe And Anthony Russo Are Likely Candidates To Replace Joss Whedon For Avengers: Infinity War

17 November 2014 9:36 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Since Joe and Anthony Russo took control of Captain America: The Winter Soldier for Marvel with aplomb, the directing duo have become hot favorites to take Joss Whedon’s place once the filmmaker steps down after next year’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. As such, this would put the Russo brothers in the director’s chair (or chairs) for the studio’s much-anticipated ensemble piece, Avengers: Infinity War.

That’s according to a report published by Deadline, who recently revealed that Rush‘s Daniel Bruhl has signed on to star in the pair’s upcoming Captain America: Civil War. Here’s what the outlet had to share on the matter.

“The Russo are building up their Marvel cred with this all-star outing, and I keep hearing they will step up to the ultimate Marvel all-star team and take the reins of The Avengers franchise from Joss Whedon, possibly with that »

- Michael Briers

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Russo Brothers Rumored to Direct 'Avengers: Infinity War'

17 November 2014 8:25 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

It kind of makes me sad that Joe and Anthony Russo are now elbow deep in the Marvel machine. If you watch their directorial stuff on "Community", you know they are capable of tackling many different styles, genres, and tones. Their first step into the Marvel world, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, was terribly bland. I cannot blame the Russos for that. They tried to add flair, but I was just very bored through most of it. Well, it made over $700 million worldwide and was a critical success, so Marvel is sure to keep them around. They are already directing the third film in the series, Captain America: Civil War, which just cast Daniel Bruhl as its villain, and Deadline is reporting they are rumored to be taking the reigns of the Avengers series from Joss Whedon for Avengers: Infinity War - Part 1 and Part 2. That last film is set »

- Mike Shutt

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