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"Avengers: Age Of Ultron" - 'Black Panther'

5 hours ago | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Further to Marvel Studios filming certain sequences of "The Avengers" sequel, "Avengers: Age Of Ultron", in Cape Town, South Africa, reports continue to surface that Marvel Comics' superhero 'Black Panther' is introduced in the new film:

"The Avengers: Age of Ultron" hired South Africa-based background performer "extras" casting coordinator, J.P. van der Merwe for a shoot in Cape Town.

"...a lot of the sequel has to do with (The Avengers) place, not only in America, but in the world...", said the new film's writer/director Joss Whedon.

Filming in South Africa affords the Avengers an opportunity to seek out 'T'Challa' aka the 'Black Panther', whose homeland 'Wakanda' is the African nation whose main export is 'vibranium', a metal alloy that makes up the shield of 'Captain America', as well as sought by the villain 'Ultron' throughout various Marvel Comics.

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Int’l Box Office Final: ‘Guardians’ Now 3rd Biggest Marvel Movie Ever

16 hours ago | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

3rd Update, 2:45 Pm (Pt): Finals are in for Guardians Of The Galaxy, the No. 1 Bollywood movie this year stateside Bang Bang, director David Fincher’s thriller Gone Girl (which passed $100M stateside), the Denzel Washington action/drama The Equalizer, the animated The Boxtrolls, the Ya hit The Maze Runner, Luc Besson’s Lucy, Universal’s Dracula Untold, Fox’s sequel Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, Ice Age: The Meltdown In 3-D which debuted in China this weekend to $3.2M on 2,800 plays, and also its buddy comedy Let’s Be Cops. In addition, Warner Bros.’ just reported for its horror film Annabelle and the courtroom drama starring Robert Downey, Jr. and Robert Duvall The Judge, and lest we forget Paramount’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (which debuted strong in the UK this weekend) and Hercules which are still playing in 17 markets. Final tallies for stateside newcomers Fox »

- Nancy Tartaglione

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Marvel Gave Robert Downey Jr. the 'A' from Stark Tower in 'Avengers'

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Many lead stars of the big screen have taken mementos from the sets of various films they've worked on. It's a nice token to remember that specific time in your life. Sometimes they steal them, other times they pay for them, but sometimes the production company just decides to give them to the stars. However, we're betting that no one has a movie memento as cool as what Robert Downey Jr. received from the set of The Avengers, courtesy of Marvel. You might remember a certain "A" from the sign on the side of Stark Tower, mostly because it was the only letter leftover after the action in Manhattan. Well, Downey now owns that. Downey explained how he came into possession of the "A" from The Avengers to BBC Radio One (via THR): "On the last Avengers, there’s this scene where there’s this ‘A’ which is probably 30 feet tall, »

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'Captain America 3' Will Be Huge Teases Robert Downey Jr.

21 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Robert Downey Jr. caused a hailstorm of news this past month when he first confirmed Iron Man 4 was happening, and then recanted his statements. This eventually led to the announcement that Tony Stark will appear as a major character in Captain America 3, with Marvel setting up its Civil War storyline. Now, knowing the impact of his words, Robert Downey Jr. isn't saying much else.

Still out promoting his feature film The Judge, Robert Downey Jr. was asked if he could reveals a few more tidbits about his impending role in Captain America 3. All he can do is tease what we all assume. This movie is going to be 'huge'. Here is his exact quote when asked if he can say anything about the sequel:

"Yeah, that sounds very exciting. If I do, I'll just regret it... It's gonna be huge, whatever it is."

Sources claim that Robert Downey Jr. »

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Robert Downey Jr. Took Home the ‘Avengers’ ‘A’ After Asking For It as a Joke

22 hours ago | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

It’s not unheard of for actors to take home souvenirs from their projects — whether by stealing props from the set, buying them from the production company, or receiving them as gifts. But Robert Downey Jr.‘s memento from The Avengers definitely ranks up there in terms of uniqueness. Downey reportedly received the 30-foot-tall “A” from […]

The post Robert Downey Jr. Took Home the ‘Avengers’ ‘A’ After Asking For It as a Joke appeared first on /Film. »

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Marvel Surprised Robert Downey Jr With an Unexpected Gift

20 October 2014 5:45 AM, PDT | | See recent Worst Previews news »

Robert Downey Jr didn't have a long-term contract with Marvel like all the other actors who came after him. This is why the studio has been doing everything it can to keep him happy, including signing deals that earned him over $100 million for "The Avengers" and "Iron Man 3." In a new interview with BBC Radio One, Downey revealed that Marvel also gave him something he didn't expect, the huge "A" that hangs on the Stark Tower. "On the last 'Avengers,' there's this scene where there's this 'A' which is probably 30 feet tall, and I'm looking at it, and we're shooting in England, and I go, 'I need that in my office in Venice,'" he said. "About two weeks ago, a wheeler showed up. I'm like, 'What the heck is this doing here?' And they go, 'This is the 'A' you asked for.' And I go, 'They brought it? »

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"Ultron" To Boast Over 3000 VFX Shots

20 October 2014 2:21 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Marvel Studios executive Victoria Alonso was the keynote speaker at the Visual Effects Society Production Summit in Los Angeles over the weekend. During her talk, she confirmed that the highly-anticipated "Avengers: Age of Ultron" boasts over 3,000 visual effects shots - the most of any movie in Marvel history.

That tops the previous record of 2,750 VFX shots by the studio for this year's "Guardians of the Galaxy" and 2,500 for "Captain America: The Winter Soldier". In order to accomodate this load, between seven and twelve visual effects companies in five to seven different countries have been hired to work on the film currently in the midst of post-production.

With Warners setting the date for a standalone "Wonder Woman" movie, Alonso was asked when Marvel will make a female-lead superhero movie. She said (via MoviePilot):

"If it were up to me, it would be today. We have so much pressure internally for everything we do, »

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Marvel Just Gave Robert Downey Jr. The Most Awesome Gift Ever

19 October 2014 12:35 PM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

As Joss Whedon's The Avengers cuts to black and begins its first round of end credits, there is a lasting image of the last surviving letter on the outside of Stark Tower: the letter "A." Given the chosen font, it was pretty obviously a nod to the fact that the building would wind up becoming The Avengers Tower - but as cool as that Easter Egg is, now there is a cooler story about the character (specifically about its current whereabouts). Doing an interview with BBC Radio One, Robert Downey Jr. has revealed that Marvel Studios has actually gifted him the 30-foot-tall "A" last seen hanging on the side of Stark Tower. According to the actor's story, he originally requested it as a joke, but it was one that the comic book movie company took seriously and delivered on in a huge way. Said the Iron Man star, "On »

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Marvel Gave Robert Downey Jr. the Giant "A" From 'Avengers'

19 October 2014 9:12 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Apparently, Robert Downey Jr. has everything he could ever want, from A to … well, he definitely has the "A" part covered. The Iron Man star revealed in a BBC Radio One interview that Marvel gave him the 30-foot-tall "A" that appeared on the Stark Tower sign in The Avengers after he asked for it as a joke.  "On the last Avengers, there's this scene where there's this 'A' which is probably 30 feet tall, and I'm looking at it, and we're shooting in England, and I go, 'I need that in my office in Venice,' "

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"Avengers: Age Of Ultron": 'Scarlet Witch' Revealed

19 October 2014 6:37 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Take another look @ images of actress Elizabeth Olsen as Marvel Comics' mutant 'Scarlet Witch' on the set of director Joss Whedon's "Avengers" sequel, "Avengers: Age Of Ultron":

The Scarlet Witch and her brother 'Quicksilver' were part of the 'second generation' of Marvel's "The Avengers" comic book team.

They were originally recruited by 'Iron Man', under the leadership of 'Captain America'.

Created by writer Stan Lee and illustrator Jack Kirby, the Scarlet Witch debuted in Marvel Comics' "X-Men" #4 (March 1964).

She is the daughter of 'Magneto', twin sister of Quicksilver and paternal half-sister of 'Polaris'.

The character has featured in four decades of Marvel continuity.

Scarlet Witch starred in two self-titled limited series with husband the 'Vision' and as a regular team member in "Avengers". 

Scarlet Witch has also appeared in other Marvel-endorsed products including animated films, arcade/video games, television series and merchandise, »

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Marvel Visual Effects Leader Pushes For More Women, Tells Newcomers ‘Fill The Gap’

18 October 2014 1:38 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Victoria Alonso, Marvel Studios’ exuberant Evp of visual effects and post production, told a roomful of VFX industry leaders this morning that it needs to invite more women into the industry, and onto the stage. And for entertainment industry newcomers trying to find their way into the business, she had simple advice: “fill the gap.”

“I love the fact that you allowed a woman to talk to you this early in the morning,” Alonso told the mostly male audience. “It’s better when the room is 50-50 (male-female). It’s okay to let the ladies enter. They bring a balance.”

Alonso was speaking in a Q&A before more than 150 people at the Visual Effects Society’s Ves Summit on Saturday morning. The summit, being live-streamed online to Ves’s membership around the world, urged young women considering careers as digital artists to make it happen, but said one reason »

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'Avengers 2' and 'Star Wars 7' Effects Break New Ground at Ilm

17 October 2014 10:37 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Industrial Light & Magic, the in-house effects company established by George Lucas in 1975, is still one of the leading forces in the industry and is responsible for working on some of the biggest movies over the past five decades. They are currently working on director Joss Whedon's superhero sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron and will begin working on Star Wars: Episode VII in just a few short weeks as principal photography wraps on J.J. Abrams sci-fi epic. Both movies are expected to push boundaries and break new ground at Ilm.

Disney's acquisition of Lucasfilm means Ilm will be working on more Disney movies, including all of those Marvel sequels and spin-offs that are planned throughout the rest of this decade. To celebrate, and for work purposes, the company has launched a new studio in London, and held a grand opening this past week. President Lynwen Brennan was there to speak with IGN, »

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Scarlett Johansson Has Been Offered the Lead in Ghost in the Shell

17 October 2014 10:25 AM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Scarlett Johansson has already conquered the world of superheroes, and now she might be taking on anime. She's been offered the lead role in Ghost in the Shell, a popular manga series that DreamWorks is adapting into a live-action movie. The futuristic series follows public security officers who make up the police force in mid-21st-century Japan. The heroine, Major Motoko Kusanagi, is part human and part cyborg, making her a target to enemies. Johansson already knows how to kick butt thanks to The Avengers and Lucy, so this should be interesting . . . Source: Kodansha Comics, Getty / Gregg DeGuire »

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Scarlett Johansson Touted For Live-Action Ghost In The Shell

17 October 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

It was previously reported that The Wolf Of Wall Street's Margot Robbie was in talks to star in the upcoming live-action adaptation of influential Japanese anime Ghost In The Shell. Deadline has now reported that Robbie is no longer up for the role as she is being lined up for Suicide Squad and that Dreamworks has offered Us$ 10 million for Lucy and The Avengers star Scarlett Johansson to play the lead in the film. Rupert Sanders (Snow White And The Huntsman) will be directing and the script is written by William Wheeler (The Hoax, The Reluctant Fundamentalist). Plans are to shoot the film in 3D....

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Scarlett Johansson Has an Offer to Lead 'Ghost in the Shell' Instead

17 October 2014 7:46 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Though The Wolf of Wall Street and About Time star Margot Robbie was previously reported to be in talks to lead Ghost in the Shell, a live-action adaptation f the iconic Japanese manga of the same name set up at DreamWorks, those talks haven't worked out, and she's no longer linked to the project. However, in a report from Deadline about the actress closing in on a deal to star in Suicide Squad, with Ryan Gosling, Will Smith and Tom Hardy also circling, it's noted that Lucy and The Avengers star Scarlett Johansson now has an offer for $10 million to take the lead role instead. And that sounds like perfect casting. More below! The only downside is that the role feels a little familiar considering her action work as Black Widow in the Marvel cinematic universe. For those who don't know, Ghost in the Shell follows a female member of »

- Ethan Anderton

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Scarlett Johansson Offered Lead Role In Ghost In The Shell

17 October 2014 7:20 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

A little while back, we brought you the news that The Wolf of Wall Street’s Margot Robbie was eyeing the lead role in DreamWorks’ live-action rendition of popular manga series, Ghost in the Shell. However, now that the actress has entered talks to star in the recently-announced Suicide Squad film — along with Tom Hardy & Will Smith — the role has reportedly been offered to a certain Ms. Romanoff.

That’s right, according to Deadline, DreamWorks has turned its attention towards Scarlett Johansson, with the studio offering an alleged $10 million to secure the actress’ place in the long-gestating manga. Though the jury is still out on whether the Lucy star will sign on for the project, we assume she’ll step into the shoes of one Motoko Kusanagi.

For the uninitiated, Ghost in the Shell is best described as post-cyberpunk anime that follows Kusanagi — a cybernetic human that leads a law »

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Civil War: 6 things you need to know about Marvel's biggest crossover

17 October 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

If the rumours are to be believed, Captain America 3 will be based around Marvel Comics' crossover event Civil War, with Robert Downey Jr's Tony Stark/Iron Man expected to join Chris Evans in Joe and Anthony Russo's sequel.

For comics readers, the details of Civil War and its aftermath are well known, but for the uninitiated, here is what you need to know about the storyline and the way it could be brought to the big screen:

1. Marvel's mightiest event

While not the first of its kind, the 2006-07 line-wide crossover with its core series and tie-in miniseries and one-shots set the standard for the way such stories would be handled by Marvel (and DC) Comics for years to come.

Mark Millar and Steve McNiven's seven-issue Civil War series still dominates the list of bestselling comics of the 21st century. It launched a pattern of yearly »

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Johansson Is Offered ‘Ghost In The Shell’ As ‘Suicide Squad’ Assembles

16 October 2014 11:40 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Rupert Sanders is apparently targeting Scarlett Johansson for the lead role in Ghost In The Shell. It was earlier reported that Margot Robbie, of The Wolf Of Wall Street fame, was up for the part, but perhaps due to the success of Lucy and The Avengers, Johansson is the action star of choice. Although Robbie is still aiming for the DC adaptation of Suicide Squad which is looking to acquire Will Smith and Tom Hardy for the DC adaptation centred on super villains carrying out black op missions for the government.

Plans for a live action Hollywood version of manga/anime Ghost In The Shell have been in the pipeline for a very long time. First released in 1989, the film focuses on a division of police investigating cyber crimes. From the mind of Masamune Shirow, it was certainly before its time and went on to influence works such as The Matrix. »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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Exclusive Cool Video: Movie CliffsNotes - The Avengers

16 October 2014 5:27 PM, PDT | | See recent JoBlo news »

With Robert Downey Jr.'s The Judge opening last week, which was surely a result of the career road he built with his massive success as Iron Man, we are giving you the gist of the film that signifies the height of his stardom as the character, The Avengers, in a new Movie CliffsNotes. The film sits happily as the 3rd highest grossing film of all time, which ain't too shabby for someone who was once arrested with three bags of cocaine and a wonder woman outfit. The rest of the »

- Paul Shirey

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Scarlett Johansson Offered Ghost in the Shell!

16 October 2014 5:26 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Although Margot Robbie was said to be up for the role earlier this year, Deadline is now reporting that Lucy and Marvel's The Avengers star Scarlett Johansson has been offered the leading role in DreamWorks' live-action adaptation of the popular manga Ghost in the Shell. Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders will helm the feature from a script by William Wheeler, based on the series by Masamune Shirow. »

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