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After months of anticipation, audiences are finally getting to see Iron Man, the Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Black Widow and Hawkeye together on screen again. The Avengers: Age Of Ultron is setting the stakes even higher with a very global scale and a villain as iconic as Ultron putting humanity at risk of extinction. It will also mark Joss Whedon’s second and final time directing the Avengers for the big screen.
Delivering one of the highest grossing films in history with The Avengers, Joss Whedon proved to the world what fans of Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Firefly already knew. He is a master storyteller, able to juggle rich characters, balancing drama, humour, action and horror in equal measure.
He also demonstrated that he isn’t afraid to kill off a good character, something that didn’t surprise fans of his shows. Across Buffy The Vampire Slayer, »
- Baz Greenland
Director: Joss Whedon
Running Time: 141 minutes
Synopsis: Tony Stark (Downey Jr) creates the ultimate artificial intelligence in an attempt to defend the world. Sadly the AI decides the only way to protect the world is by destroying the human race. The Avengers team must join forces once more in an attempt to stop it from achieving its goal.
Joss Whedon has always been good. Some might know that he was the (uncredited) master behind Keanu Reeves mega-hit Speed as well as adding the best bits to Alien Resurrection. Then came Buffy, Angel, Firefly and Serenity; passion projects that saw him enter the circle of worship to many a TV geek. None of us were prepared for what came next though, his comic book caper The »
- Kat Smith
ABC’s reported Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. spinoff is going the Mr. & Mrs. Smith route.
S.H.I.E.L.D. stars Nick Blood and Adrianne Palicki — who play ex-husband-and-wife duo Lance Hunter and Barbara “Bobbi” Morse, Aka Mockingbird — are being eyed to headline the offshoot, per our sister site Deadline.
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Story elements yet to come in S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s second season will lay the groundwork for the prospective series, but there won’t be a “planted spinoff” episode, per se.
The project is being penned by S. »
For those Buffy fans still wearing their claddagh rings and watching season 2 on a constant loop, here’s a fun reminder that costars Sarah Michelle Gellar and David Boreanaz still love each other in real life. Gellar, who played “The Chosen One” on the cult classic Joss Whedon vampire drama, turned 38 on Tuesday, April 14, and her birthday didn’t go unnoticed by her former on-screen love. — Sarah Michelle (@SarahMGellar) April 15, 2015 Boreanaz, 45, who played the moody, tortured vamp Angel, tweeted, “Happy Bday @SarahMGellar Hope the [...] »
Steven S. DeKnight has worked on some celebrated TV programs over his career. He's written for "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and held different producer titles for "Angel," "Dollhouse" and both "Spartacus" incarnations. Now, he's earning critical acclaim for his contributions to "Marvel's Daredevil" which debuted on Netflix last week. Thanks to show creator Drew Goddard and DeKnight, this version of the classic hero is a far cry from the tepidly received 2003 movie that starred Ben Affleck as the Man Without Fear. Netflix's "Daredevil" is the darkest, bloodiest and most grounded Marvel Studios creation yet. And yet, as with most great "Daredevil" stories it features an inevitable showdown between Matt Murdock in his alter ego as Daredevil (Charlie Cox) and Wilson Fisk a.k.a. The Kingpin (Vincent D'Onofrio) as they both fight to transform a pretty upscale neighborhood of Manhattan (O.K., it's still pretty un-gentrified because of all that destruction in "The Avengers, »
- Gregory Ellwood
Read More: Review: 'Marvel's Daredevil' Season 1 Brings Us as Close to 'The Wire' as Marvel Can Get Steven S. DeKnight, who created the "Spartacus" empire for Starz after serving on the writing staffs of nerd-friendly series like "Smallville," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Angel," isn't the official creator of "Marvel's Daredevil" — he took over for fellow Joss Whedon acolyte Drew Goddard. But he brought more than enough comic book savvy to the series, as well as an Asian cinema-influenced knack for violence and an appreciation for the variety of stories to be found within the superhero "genre." Below, he tells Indiewire about what, exactly, a "PG-15" rating means, what Joss Whedon taught him about making genre TV work for the masses, and whether — in the mix of discussion about the other Marvel series which will follow "Daredevil" — if he was planning for Season 2. I just want to start »
- Liz Shannon Miller
Read More: Review: 'Marvel's Daredevil' Season 1 Brings Us as Close to 'The Wire' as Marvel Can Get Steven S. DeKnight, who created the "Spartacus" empire for Starz after serving on the writing staffs of nerd-friendly series like "Smallville," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Angel," isn't the official creator of "Marvel's Daredevil" — he took over for fellow Joss Whedon acolyte Drew Goddard. But he brought more than enough comic book savvy to the series, as well as an Asian cinema-influenced knack for violence and an appreciation for the variety of stories to be found within the superhero "genre." Below, he tells Indiewire about what, exactly, a "PG-15" rating means, what Joss Whedon taught him about making genre TV work for the masses, and whether — in the mix of discussion about the other Marvel series which will follow "Daredevil" — if he was planning for Season 2. I just want to start...
- Liz Shannon Miller
Closing in on its 40-year anniversary, The Rocky Horror Picture Show is about to undergo a transformation. In order to commemorate an extraordinary existence – it holds the title of longest theatrical run of any movie – a two-hour live event is heading to the small screen.
This newest iteration hails from Fox, who is revamping the cult classic musical for what’s being described as “a reimagining of the campy horror feature.” On board to usher this live extravaganza to the screen are High School Musical‘s Kenny Ortega, who will direct and choreograph the reboot, with Buffy/Angel alum Gail Berman and original producer Lou Adler both tapped to executive produce.
Per Deadline, the reboot “is expected to stick faithfully to the text and the score of the original but greatly reimagine the story visually.” That overview certainly offers Ortega a wide berth to re-appropriate the source material and hopefully »
- Gem Seddon
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Maybe the second most anticipated movie of the summer is Jurassic World, in part because Hollywood’s newest, biggest star, Chris Pratt, gets the chance to headline yet another blockbuster. But if you watched the trailer some weeks ago, you might’ve noticed how grim, self-serious and decidedly not Andy Dwyer/Starlord-esque charming and funny Pratt’s character was.
The first sigh of relief came this week when the first clip for the film was released this week, which you can watch above. Pratt is playfully flirting with Bryce Dallas-Howard in the scene, hinting at why the two of them never had a second date. Charming and funny? Maybe. Badly written? Arguably. Cliche? Probably. But is it sexist?
- Brian Welk
We have entered the age of "Event TV". Fox is prepping to remake the cult classic film The Rocky Horror Picture Show in a two-hour musical event special. Kenny Ortega (Highschool Musical, Hocus Pocus) is set to direct the reboot alongside Gail Berman (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel) as executive producer. Lou Adler, who executive produced the original film, is also on board. Tentatively titled The Rocky Horror Picture Show Event, the special has a cast-contingent order at Fox. My gut reaction to this is - wow, that's going to be a disaster - but I'll reserve judgment until a cast is announced. The fact that they've got Adler on board is promising, and Ortega certainly knows how to direct musical performances. Plus, this is the guy who gave us Newsies and Hocus Pocus, two of my generation's great cult classic. If they nail the casting, it could turn out »
- Haleigh Foutch
Here’s one to file under ‘rumour’ until we see an official statement from someone involved. However, as it originates from a reputable source like Entertainment Weekly, there’s certainly a chance there’s a truth to it.
The rumour we’re talking about? That would be the existence of an Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. spin-off, a story that EW posted last night. They’re claiming that S.H.I.E.L.D.’s exec producer Jeffrey Bell (Angel, The X-Files) and writer Paul Zbyszewski (Lost, Hawaii Five-0) are working on a top secret project that will spin-out from Marvel’s tent-pole TV project.
Perhaps this shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise, seeing as Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. has always done a more or less decent trade in ratings. »
Tomorrow marks the release of Marvel’s small screen Daredevil reboot, which will hit Netflix in its entirety. The first of five touted shows crafted by the two content pioneers, its imminent arrival may have sparked interest elsewhere in TV land. According to the latest word from Entertainment Weekly, ABC is planning an Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. spinoff series in the near future.
The as-yet untitled series hails from S.H.I.E.L.D. executive producer Jeffrey Bell (Angel, The X-Files) and series writer Paul Zbyszewski (Lost). Both are said to be writing the show with an eye to executive produce. It’s believed that the only way the show will be guaranteed a pilot – and the all-important greenlight – if if network brass are happy with that provisional script. Should that transpire, the series is expected to air concurrently to the flagship show, which will enable showrunners the chance for crossover episodes, »
- Gem Seddon
Fans of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. should be pleased to hear that the show may not be going anywhere anytime soon. In fact, the franchise looks to be expanding. EW reports that Marvel is currently developing an Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. spinoff series for ABC as well. Executive producer Jeffrey Bell (Angel) and S.H.I.E.L.D. writer Paul Zbyszewski (Lost) are behind the proposed spinoff, but plot details are being kept firmly under lock and key in Odin’s vault. Apparently there won’t even be a backdoor pilot for the spinoff this season (ie. an Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode that sets up the new series), but elements from upcoming episodes will pave the way for the spinoff. In fact, by the end of the season, EW says the spinoff’s concept should be clear. [caption id="attachment_440129" align="alignright" width="360"] Image via ABC[/caption] The report cautions that a third season of »
- Adam Chitwood
Corporate synergy talks.
Because even though Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. just a week ago tied a series low in the demo, ABC is reportedly eyeballing a spinoff of the sophomore drama.
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According to EW.com, which first reported the news, the project is being penned by S.H.I.E.L.D. executive producer Jeffrey Bell (whose writing credits also include Angel and The X-Files) and co-exec producer Paul Zbyszewski (Hawaii Five-0, Lost).
As for what/who it will entail, story elements yet to come during S.H.I.E. »
With Marvel chugging along on the small screen with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. looking likely to get a third season and Agent Carter potentially coming back for a second, eyes are turned towards Netflix debuting Daredevil's first season tomorrow. But, ABC is looking to expand their offerings to a third show that would be a direct spin-off from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. Entertainment Weekly revealed that the spin-off is being developed by Shield executive producer Jeffrey Bell (Angel, The »
- Alex Maidy
Entertainment Weekly reports that Marvel and ABC are planning to launch another series featuring characters first introduced in Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Which characters? No idea, as all plot details etc are still under wraps, but we do know that S.H.I.E.L.D exec producer Jeffrey Bell (Angel, The X-Files) and series writer Paul Zbyszewski (Lost) are involved. Plus, apparently some story elements that are still to come on S.H.I.E.L.D. this year will be used to "lay the groundwork for the potential new series". Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D has never been what you'd call a ratings monster for Marvel, but the show has definitely improved in terms of overall quality so this should be seen as welcome news by most fans. The site also reckon that a third season for the flagship show is "pretty much guaranteed". So, what »
On the eve of Netflix kicking off its Marvel franchise, ABC has another superhero trick up its sleeve. The network is teaming with Marvel to develop an Agents of Shield spinoff, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. As first reported by EW, the potential spinoff hails from Shield exec producer Jeffrey Bell (Angel, The X-Files) and series writer Paul Zbyszewski (Lost). Read More Comic Book Critical Mass: Inside TV's Biggest Bet The concept remains under wraps but it is not expected to be a back-door pilot and air as a stand-alone episode of the flagship series the way
- Lesley Goldberg
On the eve of Netflix's "Daredevil" series launch, ABC is doubling down on its Marvel connection and is reportedly developing a spin-off to "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.".
The new show is Not expected to include a back-door pilot within the "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." program itself like quite a few other shows do, including rival DC series "The Flash" which was partly setup by a two-part "Arrow" second season episode.
Yet, story elements within the remaining episodes of the second season of "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." are said to be laying some basics for the concept of the new show which could premiere either this Fall, or mid-season ala "Agent Carter" earlier this year. That decision won't be revealed until the television upfronts next month.
- Garth Franklin
The last few years, some network TV executives have tried to do away with the pilot process, ordering shows straight to series based on a script, or even an idea, rather than spending a lot of money filming a pilot episode before deciding whether it's good enough to order to series. This is essentially like deciding to build a house on land that hasn't been surveyed yet and hoping that it'll hold the structure. The results have gone about as expected: "Hieroglyph"(!) was pre-canceled before a second episode was filmed, NBC decided to sell "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" to Netflix rather than have to cancel it after three episodes aired, and other straight-to-series orders have been delayed, or similarly pre-canceled, or (as in the case of Fox's "Weird Loners") sent off to die quietly. Netflix has had more success doing away with pilots, but that's in part because no one but »
- Alan Sepinwall
Reboots, videogame adaptations, and a few long awaited sequels are all due for release next year
Now that Fast & Furious 7 has formally opened summer blockbuster season 2015 up, it's time for us to take our traditional look at the big movies gracing multiplexes this time next year.
2016 is set to be a pivotal summer, too. There are big movies in both the DC and Marvel cinematic universes. Warner Bros is looking to launch the first of six King Arthur movies, whilst Universal may get cracking with its classic monster cinematic universe. And - yep - we may even get the world's first great film based on a videogame.
Summer blockbuster season 2016 stretches from March through to August, and here's what treats are lined up. Please note, we've gone with Us release dates, for the purposes of this feature, as that's where most of the films will debut first.
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