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With just over a month left until Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theaters, there are still a number of rumors swirling around this highly-anticipated Marvel Phase Two sequel, and how it will set up the first Phase Three movie Captain America: Civil War. There has been plenty of speculation that the movie will end with a radically different Avengers team than in the first two movies, and today a report from Superhero News reveals exactly who those team members are. There will be plenty of Spoilers from here on out, so read on at your own risk.
The new Avengers team will be lead by Captain America (Chris Evans) and Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), with The Falcon (Anthony Mackie), Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), The Vision (Paul Bettany) and War Machine (Don Cheadle) rounding out the team. The site also "confirms" that another rumor, which claimed that Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) actually dies, »
The new season of Cinema Retro (Season 11) is here and the first issue, #31, has now shipped worldwide to subscribers.
Highlights Of Issue #31 Include:
Don L. Stradley's tribute to the first lady of kick-ass cinema, Pam Grier Steven Bingen presents our "Film in Focus": the modern film noir classic "Farewell My Lovely" starring Robert Mitchum- with exclusive insights from the film's director, Dick Richards. Howard Hughes looks at the making of the 1968 Western "Bandolero!" starring Raquel Welch, Dean Martin and James Stewart. Keith Wilton celebrates the glories of the long-gone widescreen process VistaVision. Cai Ross pays tribute to the late Ted Post, director of Hang 'Em High, Magnum Force and Beneath the Planet of the Apes Mark Cerulli takes a working vacation and visits some of the key Portugal locations for "On Her Majesty's Secret Service"and tracks down extras who appeared in the film. Jonathon Dabell looks back »
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Welcome To Issue 78!
If This Is Your First Time Here: Welcome! This is my weekly column where I talk about superhero movie news, rumors and speculation.
This Week: I've learned my lesson not to get excited on Twitter about things I'm in the process of reporting. But, I have the information I promised, because I promised.
Quietly he tweets this tweet, hyping his column next week, because he thinks he knows the fate of Spider-Man.
— Da7e Gonzales (@Da7e) January 11, 2015
January 11th was too early. And I had to sit on my hands through Golden Globe coverage which I know you guys don't care about, but the world does and I didn't want them to squelch my superhero movie news. And the worst part is the people that Do notice you hinting about stuff are Not the people you Want to notice you hinting about stuff.
If you know what I mean. »
We pay tribute to Brian Clemens, a screenwriter and producer whose work lit up 1970s cult TV and beyond...
Brian Clemens, who died earlier this week aged 83, was a highly respected screenwriter and producer both for TV and Film. He will chiefly be remembered for his work on The Avengers, The New Avengers and The Professionals but his credits were numerous and encapsulated a real golden age of cult, escapist television from the 1950s onwards.
Clemens was born in Croydon in July 1931. He spent his National Service as a Weapons Training Instructor. After spending time as a copywriter, he established himself as a scriptwriter - sometimes using the pseudonym "Tony O'Grady" - O'Grady being his mother's maiden name. He received his first commission from the BBC at the age of 24 - a thriller called Valid For Single Journey Only. He went on to write for many of the big TV »
British screenwriter Brian Clemens died over the weekend, his family confirmed to the BBC. He was 83.
As the writer and producer of series including “The Avengers,” “The New Avengers” and “The Professionals,” Clemens is lauded as one of the definitive writers of the British action-adventure television genre that exploded in the 1960s and ’70s.
Clemens also went on to write for U.S.-based shows including “Remington Steele,” “Perry Mason” and “Highlander.” His feature film credits include “The Golden Voyage of Sinbad” and “Highlander II: The Quickening.”
Brian Clemens had more great ideas than almost any other TV writer. His mantra was wonderfully simple – "Arse to chair, pen to paper". Rip.
— Mark Gatiss (@Markgatiss) January 12, 2015
Queen Elizabeth II of England distinguished Clemens in 2010 with the Order of the British Empire honor for his services to broadcasting and drama. »
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Screenwriter and producer Brian Clemens has passed away at age 83 in his native England. Clemens wrote scripts for some of the most revered British television programs of the 1960s and 1970s including "Danger Man" (aka "Secret Agent"), "The Avengers", "The Persuaders", "The Professionals", "The Baron" and "The New Avengers". Clemens also produced or executive produced several of the aforementioned shows. He also contributed single episode scripts for other popular shows including "Highlander", "The Protectors" and "Remington Steele". Clemens wrote numerous scripts for "Father Dowling Mysteries" and three "Perry Mason" TV movies in the early 1990s. A prolific writer, he also wrote screenplays for feature films beginning in the 1950s. His credits include "Station Six Sahara", "The Corrupt Ones" (aka "The Peking Medallion"), "See No Evil", "The Golden Voyage of Sinbad", Disney's "The Watcher in the Woods", "Highlander II: The Quickening" and the Hammer horror film "Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter »
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TV writer and producer Brian Clemens has died, aged 83.
Honoured by the Queen in 2010 for services to broadcasting and drama, he passed away on Saturday (January 10), his family confirmed.
Clemens also wrote and produced for Hammer Films, while also co-writing the story for Highlander II: The Quickening.
He was also involved in The Elstree Project, whose spokesman said: "Brian gave his support and time to The Elstree Project and is featured in our documentary film, through clips from the oral history interview he gave to us, as well »
Brian Clemens, one of the defining writers of British television in the 20th century, has passed away aged 83. Best known for his work on The Avengers and numerous other cult series of the telefantasy genre, he also scripted shows across the pond such as Diagnosis: Murder and created my own personal favourite The Professionals. Still shown on ITV4 to this day, it concerned the adventures of a pair of laddish hard men operating for fictional government department CI5, and put stars Martin Shaw and the late Lewis Collins on the map.
Born in Croydon, Clemens had his first short story published before hitting his teens and went on to write for television and film full time after a stint in advertising. He performed scribbling duties on a wide variety of programmes including Danger Man and Richard The Lionheart, but it was delivering the pilot episode of The Avengers that made his name. »
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