It seems when one Marvel puzzle piece is put in place, several more are added to the rumor pile. Last week, the comic studio announced that Daniel Bruhl had joined the cast of "Captain America: Civil War" in an unspecified role, and while speculation started on what that character might be, several more rumors shook out online. Over at Deadline, they kept the rumor going that Joe and Anthony Russo, the duo directors behind the Captain America movies, will helm the back-to-back shoot of the pair of "Avengers: Infinity War" films. With Joss Whedon's contract coming to an end next year, after his delivery of "Avengers: Age Of Ultron," certainly Marvel will be looking for a new guiding voice for their next phase of films. However, we wouldn't be surprised if they dump a pile of money at Whedon's door to keep him involved. Something to keep an eye on, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Deadline recently reported that Daniel Bruhl (Inglourious Basterds) has been cast as one of the villains in "Captain America: Civil War," which will add Robert Downey Jr as Iron Man to the cast. The same article mentioned that "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" directors Joe and Anthony Russo will return behind the camera. And that Marvel is so impressed with them, that there are already conversations about having them take over the "Avengers" franchise from Joss Whedon. It's unlikely that Whedon will be pushed out. It sounds like the helmer is considering moving away from Marvel and the company will need to find a replacement. Deadline says that this could happen with the next installments, "Avengers: Infinity War," which will consist of two movies shot back-to-back. »
According to a report by Deadline, the Captain America: The Winter Soldier directors will board the series for the double Avengers: The Infinity War movie.
The pair are also returning to direct the third Captain America film, based on Marvel's Civil War event.
Whedon recently shot the sequel, Avengers: Age of Ultron, which will be released in 2015.
The Infinity War, which will follow it, is expected to wrap up the threads regarding Thanos and the Infinity Gems.
Avengers: Infinity War - Part 1 will be released on May 4, 2018, with Part Two coming on May 3, 2019.
Captain America: Civil War will arrive in UK cinemas on April 29, 2016 and in the Us on May 6, 2016. »
Our weekly round-up of the latest news and talking points from the world of screen superheroes, including Avengers: Age of Ultron, Guardians of the Galaxy, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Avengers: Infinity War, Ant-Man, Captain America: Civil War, Thor: The Dark World, Doctor Strange, Iron Man 4, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Big Hero 6, The Fantastic Four, X-Men: Apocalypse, Spider-Man, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman, Gotham, The Flash, Arrow, Constantine, Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League and more….
We’ll kick off this edition of The Week in Spandex with Marvel Studios, and this week has brought us an extended trailer for the next instalment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Joss Whedon’s hotly-anticipated sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron. You can watch the extended trailer here, while the behind-the-scenes Age of Ultron featurette from the Blu-ray release of Guardians of the Galaxy has also arrived online, »
- Gary Collinson
Anthony and Joe Russo May Helm Avengers: Infinity War. Ever since the announcement of Avengers: Infinity War, people have though that Joss Whedon would return to direct the third Avengers film. However, Marvel seems to be leaning towards duo Anthony and Joe Russo to direct it. According [...]
Continue reading: Avengers: Infinity War: Anthony and Joe Russo in Talks to Direct Film »
- Mufsin Mahbub
Exclusive: Daniel Bruhl is set to play the villain role in the next Captain America: Civil War, the one that will also bring Robert Downey Jr. and his Iron Man character as central to the conflict of the new film. The third installment, to be directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, brings back Chris Evans and marks the debut of Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther, and Sebastian Stan, who’s back as The Winter Soldier and Anthony Mackie back as The Falcon. Samuel L. Jackson and Scarlett Johansson are also expected to take part. I have to say I’m disappointed with Marvel Studios, which took my inquiry as reason to rush up a press release on the inhouse website. I guess they’ve decided to leave virtues like honesty to the Marvel characters. So short sighted.
Bruhl had his breakout role in the U.S. with Inglourious Basterds and »
- Mike Fleming Jr
A lot of sites are trying to get into the scoop game, and while some are more reliable than others, the trades remain the most reliable source of information before we get an official press release. A little while ago, it was mentioned that Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War directors Joe and Anthony Russo were in talks to possibly helm the third Avengers movie (this was before it the two-part Avengers: Infinity War was announced). This information came from the same site that said James Gunn had landed the job, so it was taken with a pinch of salt. However, Deadline have now weighed in on the matter and reveal that, "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, »
General Talbot continues to hunt down both Shield, while Director Coulson attempts to rebuild the secret organisation. But that is put on hold as an powerful object is rediscovered, and another powerful adversary is unleashed by Hydra.
After the strong second half to what was generally seen as a not so good first season of the Marvel TV show, the heat is on for Agents of Shield to capitalise on the shot of adrenaline it has been given in the form of the ‘Hydra Uprising’ story (courtesy of Captain America: The Winter Soldier). And from what I saw in this opening episode of season two, I am hopeful that the show will continue to improve on that.
The opening scene helped make the show feel like it was becoming even more like the small-scale version of the Cinematic »
General Talbot continues to hunt down both S.H.I.E.L.D., while Director Coulson attempts to rebuild the secret organisation. But that is put on hold as an powerful object is rediscovered, and another powerful adversary is unleashed by Hydra.
After the strong second half to what was generally seen as a not so good first season of the Marvel TV show, the heat is on for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to capitalise on the shot of adrenaline it has been given in the form of the ‘Hydra Uprising’ story (courtesy of Captain America: The Winter Soldier). And from what I saw in this opening episode of season two, I am hopeful that the show will continue to improve on that.
The opening scene helped make the show feel like it was becoming even more like the »
We won’t get to see Ant-Man or Wasp palling around with The Avengers until, at the earliest, Phase 3 of Marvel’s cinematic universe. However, in this mashup trailer cut together by Smart Aleck Comedy, which uses footage from the much missed animated series The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes and the sound from the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer, we get to see both characters getting in the mix of battle. Wasp was actually supposed to be in Joss Whedon’s first Avengers film, making it far enough into the scripting process to be included in early animatic sequences made for the movie. Alas, she was ultimately cut from the script. Well, we can look forward to seeing Paul Rudd as Ant-Man and (almost certainly) seeing Evangeline Lilly as Wasp soon enough.
H/T: io9 »
- Eli Reyes
"I have a multi-picture deal," said Kretschmann, "which means I will not only appear in the 2nd part, but they're planning with me for a longer period of time..."
'Baron Wolfgang von Strucker', a former Third Reich officer, is one of the leaders of 'Hydra', an enemy of 'S.H.I.E.L.D.', the 'Avengers and the interests of the free world in general. He has been physically augmented to be nearly ageless and seemingly killed in the past only to return to plague the world with schemes of world domination.
Strucker is a skilled hand-to-hand combatant, swordsman and marksman. He is also »
- Michael Stevens
If Christopher Nolan is not the most popular, talented, influential or even interesting director working today, then he is certainly the most important.
The release of a Christopher Nolan movie, even one that “underperforms” at the box office like this week’s Interstellar, is by far the most fervently talked about work of art for several news cycles. Even in the face of constant barrages of Taylor Swift headlines, Nolan’s work is intensely debated and scrutinized in a way no other filmmaker receives for even one film, let alone all of them.
In fact, the wild, ranting, nitpick-y plot hole posts that were previously confined to IMDb message boards have this week migrated to real entertainment news sites. This one found 21 things that didn’t make sense about Interstellar, this one made objections to the science and plot on the whole, and this one found only 13. For whatever reason, »
- Brian Welk
Here's another one of those sign of the times moments. Overnight, a new extended trailer for Marvel and Joss Whedon's Avengers: Age Of Ultron was released. This includes new footage from next year's eagerly anticipated sequel, as well as a fair chunk we've seen before. We get a look - albeit a very brief one - at Andy Serkis for a start.
So what's the sign of the times thing? It's a Samsung exclusive. According to the blurb, we've got the electronics company to thank for this 'exclusive extended peek' at the film. It might be us, but we suspect that even without Samsung, this trailer may have happened anyway. But the firm can have a quick handshake anyway if it wants one.
Of more pressing interest is the trailer itself, »
Marvel just unveiled an extended trailer for "Avengers: Age of Ultron," which features about twenty seconds of new footage, including Iron Man fighting Hydra soldiers. Check it out below. Plot: When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and it is up to The Avengers to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plans. The new movie is once again directed by Joss Whedon and is set to hit theaters on May 1st, 2015. Trailer: »
Emmy Award-winner Michelle MacLaren, a producer of the incredibly popular TV series Breaking Bad and X-Files, as well as a director of The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, and NCIS, is reportedly in negotiations to direct the first blockbuster theatrical release of Wonder Woman (or any female superhero in recent memory), Variety reports. Joss Whedon was once originally attached to write and direct, but left the project due to creative differences. The film will star Israeli actress and model Gal Gadot in the titular role. No storyline or other details have been released. More news as it develops, here on Twitch!...
[Read the whole post on twitchfilm.com...]
"...in 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron', when 'Tony Stark' tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and 'Earth's Mightiest Heroes'...
"As the villainous 'Ultron' emerges, it is up to 'The Avengers' to stop him from enacting his terrible plans...
"...as uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure..."
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Avengers: Age Of Ultron"...
- Michael Stevens
Warner Bros. had no comment on this story.
Plot details of the Wonder Woman feature are unknown. It’s also unclear whether or not this will be an origin film since the Wonder Woman character will first make her appearance in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” which opens in March 2016.
Over the years there have been many attempts to produce Wonder Woman film adaption of the popular comic book character, with “The Avengers” director Joss Whedon most recently flirting with the project. »
- Justin Kroll
Warner Bros. and DC may have found their female director for the upcoming Wonder Woman standalone movie starring Gal Gadot. The studio has entered talks with Breaking Bad producer and director Michelle MacLaren, also known for directing episodes of two of TV's most popular series, The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones.
Plot details for this Justice League spinoff are being kept under wraps. It is not known if this will be an origin movie, as the character will first be introduced in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which hits theaters a year earlier in 2016. This is the first time Wonder Woman has ever been depicted on the big screen. There have been many attempts over the years to launch a Wonder Woman franchise, »
In the past, several of Marvel's films devoted screen time to setting up The Avengers. Which is great, as they helped establish the Marvel cinematic universe, which later led to the success of Joss Whedon's The Avengers. Last month, Kevin Feige announced Marvel's next big event after Avengers: Age of Ultron will be a two-part Avengers: Inifinity War (May 4, 2018 & May 3, 2019). Knowing that Thanos will play a large part in that led many fans to wonder how much of Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (May 5 2017) will be devoted to setting up the Infinity War. MTV: How much freedom do you have for “Guardians 2″ when the future of the Marvel Universe is planned out two years beyond it? James Gunn: I don’t feel beholden to that stuff at all. I think it’s really about the Guardians and what they are doing. We’re not subservient to the »
Marvel has been at the forefront of news over the past few weeks with its trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron and the announcement of its Phase Three movies. The first trailer for Age of Ultron has been out now for two weeks and now an extended trailer has arrived online. Check it out, complete with new footage…
Avengers: Age of Ultron is set for release in the UK on April 24th 2015 and North America on May 1st 2015, with Joss Whedon directing a cast that includes Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Mark Ruffalo (The Incredible Hulk), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Don Cheadle (War Machine), Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Paul Bettany (Jarvis / The Vision), Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Quicksilver), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet »
- Thomas Roach
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners