We certainly haven't had any shortage of Avengers: Age of Ultron details over the past few days, including Ultron's plans for world annihilation, and Vision's origins. A new report from Entertainment Weekly's Comic-Con issue includes new details regarding Vision's colorful appearance, Robert Downey Jr.'s thoughts on Paul Bettany being cast as Vision, and Joss Whedon offering more details about the twins Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen).
While it isn't known when fans will get their first look Vision in the movie, Entertainment Weekly was shown test footage of Paul Bettany's make-up on the set, which they described as follows.
"While his face seemed to be a little more on the purple side of the spectrum than orange, the overall look of the synthezoid has a slightly more technological edge than the original 1968 introduction. He's a bit more Borg and a little less Crayola."
It's possible »
Yesterday, it was revealed that the villainous Ultron (James Spader) in Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron is planning to wipe out all of humanity, after being created by Tony Stark to lead a robotic intergalactic police force known as the Iron Legion. Today, we have more details regarding this highly-anticipated sequel from Entertainment Weekly's Comic-Con 2014 issue, which offer new insight into the creation of Vision (Paul Bettany), how director Joss Whedon is handling Scarlett Johansson's pregnancy on the set, plus new details about how Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) fit into the story.
Marvel made the somewhat surprising announcement in February that Paul Bettany is playing Vision in Avengers: Age of Ultron, along with voicing Tony Stark's J.A.R.V.I.S. in the sequel. This report reveals that Vision's origins will stick closely to the comic books, with Ultron designing Vision, described as, "a synthetic, »
Okay, so in no way are these anywhere near as remotely exciting as yesterday’s official first look images, but thanks to The Daily Mail (via Cbm) we’ve got a few set photos from Avengers: Age of Ultron, which feature Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, a couple of Scarlett Johansson’s stunt doubles, and some guys in mo-cap suits hanging around on the UK set. Oh, and there’s a big explosion in there too…
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 »
- Gary Collinson
More details have surfaced regarding Ultron in Joss Whedon's Avengers: Age of Ultron. The news comes from EW, and they also have a scene description from the film. If you don't want to know any more than you already do about this Marvel flick, then I suggest you stop reading now.
As previously reported, Tony Stark is the man who creates Ultron, and he builds it to help give the Avengers team some much needed time off. What's interesting about this is that Stark gives Ultron elements of his own personality, but it chooses to display the negative side of it and focuses on Stark’s cynicism. Ultron embraces rage instead of compassion. Chris Hemsworth explains,
“It’s not the good version that could’ve come from [Stark's] intellect and personality. It’s the bad son.”
The magazine offers the following information:
The Avengers sequel begins with Stark’s latest »
- Joey Paur
Hot off the news that Marvel will be shaking up their comic book universe by making Thor a female character, Cco Joe Quesada announced on the The Colbert Report last night that Sam Wilson (Aka, the Falcon) will be taking over the role of Captain America – making him the first African American to wear the stars and stripes.
Sam Wilson will take over the mantle in October.
The character first debuted in 1969′s Captain America #117 and was the first African-American superhero. By 1971, he had become a co-title holder in Captain America and the Falcon which lasted until 1978 when Cap went solo again. He has been a fixture of The Avengers and The Mighty Avengers and was recently portrayed by Anthony Mackie in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Quesada’s appearance on »
- Luke Owen
How I Met Your Mother: E4, 8.30pm
The sitcom comes to an end after nine seasons, as Ted (Josh Radnor) at long last finishes his story.
The gang reunite for Ted's wedding with The Mother (Cristin Milioti), and Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) experiences a monumental event in his personal life that leads him to change his ways. Also starring Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders and Alyson Hannigan.
Glee: Sky1, 9pm
New Directions travel to Los Angeles and compete at Nationals, attended by former member Mercedes (Amber Riley). They dedicate their performance to the late Finn. »
It’s been a busy week of news for Avengers: Age of Ultron. We were lucky enough to see some footage from the movie [read the report here] and yesterday we got our first look at Ultron [see here] and we got out first set of stills [which can be seen here]. And now, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly again, we have some plot details from the mouths of Chris Evans (Captain America) and Chris Hemsworth (Thor).
“A lot of times when Ultron starts talking, it’s beautiful,” explains Evans. “It’s really intelligent stuff. He’s out to do the things he wants to do because he’s disgusted with X, Y, and Z. You could probably sit down with Ultron and have a really intelligent conversation. He could blow your mind with his views.”
The magazine even reveals a bit of dialogue from Ultron himself:
“I know you’re ‘good’ people. I know you mean well… but you just didn’t think it through… »
- Luke Owen
Earlier today, we showed you seven new photos from Marvel's highly-anticipated Phase Two sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron, along with our first look at the villainous Ultron on the cover of Entertainment Weekly. Now we have new details about how Ultron was created and why he becomes the biggest threat this group of superheroes have ever faced.
In the Marvel comic books, Ultron was created by Hank Pym, a.k.a. the original Ant-Man, but the villain's origin is being altered for this Marvel Phase Two sequel. Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) is the one who creates Ultron, a sentient robot described as being, "all-consuming in his quest for knowledge" who is also programmed to feel emotions. He was designed to give Tony a break from his Iron Man duties, leading a "planetary police force" known as the Iron Legion, which is made up of other robots who resemble the »
He had missed the finale of the Marvel Studios showcase, which revealed the Avengers sequel would be subtitled “Age of Ultron,” with a plot centered on that fearsome artificial-intelligence whose robotic face looks like a grinning metallic vampire skull.
Given the studio’s intense devotion to secrecy, both he and Scarlett Johansson had no idea who they’d be battling the next time the Avengers reunited.
It’s okay »
- Anthony Breznican
Recently, Entertainment Weekly dropped this new,official movie pic from the upcoming "Avengers 2: Age Of Ultron" super hero/action flick, and it gives us a new look at Chris Hemsworth aka Thor and Chris Evans aka Captain America in close up action, and they appear to be pretty intense and serious in this scene. As for the movie, it stars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, James Spader, Cobie Smulders, Thomas Kretschmann, and Paul Bettany. The new flick will bring the Marvel Universe's biggest heroes together again to face one of their biggest villains, with "Marvel's The Avengers" director Joss Whedon returning to write and direct the sequel. It's due to arrive in theaters on May 1st, 2015. »
Just mere minutes ago, EW teased its upcoming Comic-Con 2014 issue with a first look at Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man and Captain America, flanked by Marvel's latest villain Ultron. This magazine cover is now accompanied by the photos that will be included inside the issue, offering our first official look at Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Here, we see twin miracles Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, after already being introudced to them via set photos earlier in the year. Not only do we get a peek at Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen in costume, we also get our first look at returning cast members Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), best pals Chris Hemsworth and Chris Evans (Thor and Captain America), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), and Don Cheadle (Iron Patriot). We also get a nice shot of the Science Bros. hard at work (Robert Downey Jr. and Mark Ruffalo). There is »
After screening some footage in London yesterday [read our report here], Marvel Studios has just given us our first look at the villainous Ultron in Avengers: Age of Ultron [see here], and now thanks to Entertainment Weekly, we’ve also got the first batch of official stills from the eagerly-anticipated sequel…
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 Witch), James Spader (Ultron), Thomas Kretschmann (Baron Strucker) and Josh Brolin (Thanos).
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- Gary Collinson
EW has our first look at Marvel's next big villain Ultron on the cover of their latest magazine, which offers a first look at the Phase Two sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron. Also featured on the cover are our first look at Chris Evans, returning as Captain America, and Robert Downey Jr., back as Tony Stark (aka Iron Man). Take a look and then read on for more information.
Avengers: Age of Ultron begins with our core group of superheroes tired from their previous solo adventures, and they now live in a world where S.H.I.E.L.D. has been destroyed. A new menace looms in the shadows, one that could destroy the earth with its bare hands. Meet Ultron, the latest big, bad Marvel villain.
Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Tony Stark, had this to say about the upcoming sequel, which will have a strong presence at Comic-Con 2014 next weekend, »
It’s been a busy couple of days for Avengers: Age of Ultron news. Yesterday saw the first bits of footage being shown (read our breakdown here) and producer Kevin Feige has also been talking about Avengers Tower (which you can read here). But here’s the big one – here is our first official look at Ultron courtesy of the cover of Entertainment Weekly.
The magazine also gives some insights into the movie’s plot – confirming that Tony Stark will create Ultron:
“For better or worse (trust us, it’s worse), his Tony Stark has devised a plan that won’t require him to put on the Iron Man suit anymore, and should allow Captain America, Thor, Black Widow, Hawkeye, and the Hulk to get some much needed R&R as well. His solution is Ultron, self-aware, self-teaching, artificial intelligence designed to help assess threats, and direct Stark’s Iron »
- Luke Owen
Behold: Ultron. The title character of Marvel's "The Avengers: Age of Ultron" has been revealed on the cover of the Entertainment Weekly's new Comic-Con issue, and it sure looks like Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Black Widow, Hawkeye and Hulk will have their hands full with the robotic savior-turned-menace and his minions. Ultron (played by James Spader via motion capture) is an artificial intelligence who is created by Tony Stark in order to help The Avengers...until something goes wrong. Writer-director Joss Whedon has said that the sequel will alter the character's storyline and some of his abilities from the original Marvel Comics, although Ultron's movie look is pretty faithful to his usual comic book self. Take a look at the EW cover below, featuring Ultron in between super-pals Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) and Captain America (Chris Evans): In other news, it looks like Cap's costume has »
- Dave Lewis
Yesterday we brought you a breakdown of the footage we saw for Avengers: Age of Ultron and how Joss Whedon called Avengers Tower “the most beautiful set” he had ever worked on. In an interview with IGN, Marvel producer Kevin Feige talked about it a little more.
Warning – spoilers for the end of Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
“Last time we saw Stark Tower, from The Avengers, it had gotten beat up a little bit thanks to Hulk and thanks to Loki and the Chituari, and Pepper and Tony were standing over a table looking at plans,” Feige said. “That’s where we pulled out and all the letters had fallen away except the ‘A’ in Stark. So what they were doing was retro-fitting for The Avengers. And that’s what we see in this next film.”
- Luke Owen
Kevin Feige has been in the news a lot lately, with Guardians of the Galaxy on the eve of its release. Yesterday, we heard about the first footage from Avengers: Age of Ultron, which the Marvel Studios President and producer previewed during a U.K. press event. He also spoke about Peyton Reed taking over directorial duties on Ant-Man, and a full 20 minute video of his Q&A later hit the internet. Now, IGN has spoken with the man, going more in-depth into potential spoilers about the upcoming Avengers 2. He explains that Tony Stark is fully funding the whole operation, and that Stark Tower has gotten a much-needed facelift after S.H.I.E.L.D. bit the dust in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Here, he discusses the renovations, and why the name change,
"Last time we saw Stark Tower, from The Avengers, it had gotten beat up a »
Marvel’s Avengers: Age Of Ultron is being written and directed by Joss Whedon, and features favorites from the first Avengers film as well as new Marvel characters never before seen on the big screen. Avengers: Age Of Ultron will bring the Marvel Universe's biggest heroes together again to face one of their biggest villains and will feature the return of Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Clark Gregg, Don Cheadle and Cobie Smulders in their respective roles from previous Marvel Studios productions. Emmy Award-winning actor James Spader will play the film's central villain Ultron. The film will also introduce Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen as the brother-sister duo Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, as »
- Pietro Filipponi
Marvel’s Avengers: Age Of Ultron is being written and directed by Joss Whedon, and features favorites from the first Avengers film as well as new Marvel characters never before seen on the big screen. Avengers: Age Of Ultron will bring the Marvel Universe's biggest heroes together again to face one of their biggest villains. The film will feature the return of Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Clark Gregg and Cobie Smulders. Emmy Award-winning actor James Spader will play the film's central villain Ultron. It will also introduce Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen into the franchise as the brother-sister duo Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch as well as Thomas Kretschmann as the villainous Baron Wolfgang »
- Pietro Filipponi
Marvel Studios President and producer Kevin Feige held a Q&A session after a Guardians of the Galaxy sneak preview in London, where he surprised fans with a two-minute sizzle reel from Avengers: Age of Ultron. Radio Times was on hand for the event, and described some of the epic fight scenes that were shown, including a showdown between two Avengers.
Back in March, Marvel Studios revealed a few pieces of Avengers: Age of Ultron concept art, which included the new Hulkbuster suit worn by Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.). Part of the footage shown includes a fight between Tony in his Hulkbuster armor and the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) himself. Although it isn't quite clear why they are fighting, the site described the armor as follows.
"Known as the 'Hulkbuster' in the comics, it looks like Stark's normal red and gold armour after hitting the gym, and is almost the size of the Hulk himself. »
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