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A few days ago we got our first look at some beautiful concept art that was created for Jon Favreau's The Jungle Book. It gave us a solid idea of the visual style and tone that the director is going for, and it looked perfect. It seemed to have that same feel as the animated film we all grew up with. Today we have a behind-the-scenes photo from the set of the film that Favreau posted on Facebook. It features the main human character in the story, Mowgli, who is drenched in shadow. The character is played by newcomer Neel Sethi.
The story follows Mowgli, a man-cub raised in the jungle by a family of wolves, who "embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery when he’s forced to abandon the only home he’s ever known."
- Joey Paur
With Mark Ruffalo's The Hulk not getting a solo movie (for now, anyway), many Marvel fans are very excited to see him back on the big screen in Avengers: Age Of Ultron. We already know The Hulk will have a bigger role in the upcoming film, and while speaking with IGN, Joss Whedon talked about the expansion of the character, and if he'll talk more in The Avengers sequel. His monologue about his childhood is very poignant and lacks pronouns. No. You know, the talking thing is »
- Jesse Giroux
For me, the greatest thing about having Joss Whedon working on Marvel films is that he isn't just a great director he's also a brillaint screenwriter. If he happens to notice that a scene, or a piece of dialogue, isn't quite working he can dash into his trailer and pound out whatever is necessary to make it work. It is that ability to work on the fly that makes the multi-talented Whedon the most powerful superhero Marvel Studios has in their stable. With that being said, it must be incredibly difficult for Whedon to not feel the pressure from fans to outdo The Avengers, which grossed $1.5 billion at the worldwide box office in 2012. Q: What was your head like going into this movie and what did you set out to do differently? Joss Whedon: The first one was raggedy. I was a raggedy man when I made that film. »
Welcome To Issue 76!
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: A mostly hack-free column (one link in there, but I get it out of the way quick)! First we update on the Spider-Man deal, then we talk through the plot of Avengers: Age of Ultron assuming the new Lego sets aren't lying to us.
Lots going on in the Marvel Universe this week, or at least the perception that there is a lot going on, because some set visit interviews from Avengers: Age of Ultron solidified some rumored plot developments and a Lego set for the film does what Lego sets do: have us wondering if we’re being sold cool brick guys or being told about the progression of action scenes in the film.
Then, there’s Spider-Man.
As the hackers »
Assembling a year-end top-10 list has always been a personal, even self-indulgent, ritual, a way of disguising a whimsical ranking of favorites as a carefully curated declaration of personal taste. At the risk of making things even more solipsistic than usual, let me begin by noting that the fraught relationship between artists and critics provided 2014 with one of its most compelling movie themes, with critics themselves — food critics, art critics, theater critics and, yes, film critics — figuring among the year’s most favored characters. And by favored, of course, I mean mocked, loathed and misunderstood at every turn.
In one of the most talked-about scenes in Alejandro G. Inarritu’s virtuoso backstage farce “Birdman,” a washed-up movie star named Riggan Thomson (Michael Keaton) comes face to face with a notoriously nasty New York Times theater critic, Tabitha Dickinson (Lindsay Duncan), who calmly informs him that she’s going to eviscerate his new Broadway play, »
- Justin Chang
Over the years, Marvel has done a ton of crossover comics, one of the most recent was The Avengers and Attack on Titan. It was short, but it was really freakin' cool. Affter doing a little research I came across six Marvel crossover comics that were ridiculous. The comic book publisher sure has some doozies over the years. Most of them offer some good, fun entertainment, while others simply sucked. Check out the list below:
Eminem/Punisher - Kill You
In 2009, Frank Castle and Marshall Mathers team up after the Punisher kills a bunch of Eminem’s bodyguards over a misunderstanding. After a concert, Punisher stops the limo from leaving so Slim-Shady and his entourage get out angrily to make him get out of the way. So what does Punisher do? He just automatically opens fire, killing many of them. After Eminem pistol whips Punisher, and an assassin named Barracuda »
- Joey Paur
It looks like Joss Whedon is once again going to blow Marvel fans away with the Avengers. The footage we've seen from Avengers: Age of Ultron looks insanely cool, but there's still so much more that has yet to be revealed. There are a bunch of interviews with the director from the set of the film that have surfaced, and in them he discusses a lot of different aspects about the movie, including the fact that he initially didn't want to do it! He explained to /Film,
"I didn’t actually want to make the film necessarily. I was ragged from the first one, and so I just turned off my brain. I was like, do not think of cool ideas for the next one. Just get through this. But after a few months when they talked about, um… This is now something that makes sense in my life; do I have anything to say? »
- Joey Paur
By this stage in the game, Marvel fans the world over have one eye trained on May 1, 2015 in anticipation of Avengers: Age of Ultron, but for a brief period in the early stages of development the sequel — or, rather, Joss Whedon’s involvement in it — wasn’t such a sure thing.
During a set visit over the summer months, the director spoke candidly with Collider and revealed that while he soon found ideas spewing out of him for the superhero follow-up, he initially had his doubts about picking up the megaphone and baseball cap once more.
I didn’t actually want to make the film necessarily. I was ragged from the first one, and so I just turned off my brain. I was like, do not think of cool ideas for the next one. Just get through this. But after a few months when they talked about, um… This is »
- Michael Briers
When Joss Whedon’s Avengers: Age of Ultron was filming in London last summer, I got to visit the set along with a few other reporters. Like most Marvel set visits, they let us talk to the entire cast and watch filming. While the production was guarded about what they were willing to tell us, we learned a ton of cool secrets behind what’s bound to be one of the biggest films of 2015. In The Avengers sequel, Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) reunite to stop Ultron (James Spader) from carrying out his sinister plan. The film also stars Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Paul Bettany, Don Cheadle,Andy Serkis, and Samuel L. Jackson. While on set, I participated in a great group interview with Joss Whedon. He talked about how making The Avengers »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
Shepperton Studios, Middlesex - Joss Whedon looked tired. And not just a little tired, either. He looked weary, deep down in his bones tired. He looked like he was ready to just fall down where he was and sleep for a week. I've seen a number of other directors in this state and it's always when they're near the end of production on one of these mega-movies. The pressure that's on these guys in enormous, and for Whedon, following up one of the biggest films of all time can't be easy. We sat in a small group facing Whedon in the Tony Stark lab, part of the Avengers Tower set, and asked him what his primary goal was walking into the sequel. "On the first one, I was a raggedy man when I made that film. It did take a lot out of me. Going in this time, I was like… »
- Drew McWeeny
The embargo has lifted (early) for another round of Avengers: Age of Ultron set visits reports and interviews, this time with writer/director Joss Whedon. According to Fandango, a number of journalists were on the London set earlier this year while Whedon was a directing a fight scene between Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and The Vision (Paul Bettany). "The cast is bigger," Whedon told the press. "The scope is bigger. We have more to work with. We have a bigger world to work with and a bigger world for [the Avengers] just to be in. Once they exist as a team, we have to deal with what everybody thinks about that, and what that means to the world. So it's not as simple as it was." Joss Whedon then reiterated that he had wanted Ultron to be the villain of The Avengers sequel even before he agreed direct the first movie. "Before I »
Joss Whedon is a superhero. A Marvel superhero, that is The writer and director behind Marvel's The Avengers helped alter the comic book-movie genre forever when his film went on to become one of the most beloved superhero movies of a generation, not to mention earn itself the distinction of being the third highest grossing movie of all time. And he did it all without even wearing a cape. Now he's back for the sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron (in theaters May...
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Joss Whedon is a superhero. A Marvel superhero, that is The writer and director behind Marvel's The Avengers helped alter the comic-book-movie genre forever when his film went on to become one of the most beloved superhero movies of a generation, not to mention earn itself the distinction of being the third highest grossing movie of all time. And he did it all without even wearing a cape. Now he's back for the sequel, Avengers: Age of Ultron (in theaters May 1,...
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When we saw Joss Whedon on the set of "Avengers: Age of Ultron" this past summer, he looked like he had been beaten up by the movie's robotic bad guy. Bags drooped under each eye, he moved slowly, looked gaunt, and, while giving his answers the characteristically snappy Joss Whedon delivery, the way that countless characters of his have talked over the years in various TV shows and movies, this time it sounded more forced and battle-hardened. We were inside Avengers Tower, which had been mostly destroyed by Ultron (you can see bits of this in the trainer) and it looked like Whedon was part of that collateral damage.
But who could blame him? This was day 72 of the shoot, and there was at least another month of principle photography left to go. He was tired. And he was also under an incredible amount of pressure. Last time out, Whedon's »
- Drew Taylor
While Marvel has delighted fans with the return of characters like Iron Man, Thor and Captain America in Phase 2 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a question that has been repeatedly brought up by fans is, "Where.s Hulk?" The green monster became a fan favorite after Joss Whedon.s The Avengers in 2012, and yet the film studio decided that he would be the only one of the four core team members without a solo movie sequel. Why? It turns out it was decided that he could be kept temporarily as a character unique to Avengers films. It was director Joss Whedon who let this interesting tidbit slip while we had the chance to talk to him this summer while visiting the set of The Avengers: Age of Ultron with a small group of other film journalists. The writer/director was discussing the use of Hulk in the movie and the »
The Circle: Tom Hanks wants to star in and produce a big-screen version of The Circle, a novel by acclaimed writer Dave Eggers, first published in 2013; James Ponsoldt (The Spectacular Now) wrote the screenplay and would direct. The book follows a woman who joins a large technology company that becomes increasingly oppressive. Hanks would play a mysterious colleague; he recently completed filming A Hologram for the King, also based on a novel by Eggers. [Deadline] Unexpected: As the first official photo reveals, Cobie Smulders (The Avengers) stars in Unexpected as a pregnant high school teacher who makes friends with a student who is also expecting. Together they deal with the prospect of balancing families and careers. The movie is inspired by the real-life...
- Peter Martin
This is, to put it plainly, one hell of a time to be a comic book nerd. All my favorite characters(*) are making the leap from the page to either the big or small screen. Marvel can seemingly do no wrong with its film output, turning an obscure and downright goofy property like "Guardians of the Galaxy" into one of the year's biggest and most beloved hits. TV's most popular comedy ("Big Bang Theory") has a comic book shop as one of its primary sets, and a main character often seen in Flash and Green Lantern t-shirts. TV's most popular drama series ("The Walking Dead") is based on a long-running comic book, and there are currently five other comic-based shows airing on the broadcast networks (ABC's "Marvel's Agents of Shield," Fox's "Gotham," NBC's "Constantine" and the CW's "Arrow" and "The Flash"), with more coming fast. (The CW has "iZombie" set for mid-season, »
- Alan Sepinwall
"Avengers: Age of Ultron" is based on the Marvel Comics superhero team the 'Avengers', produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, intended to be the sequel to 2012's "Marvel's The Avengers" and the eleventh installment in the 'Marvel Cinematic Universe' (McU).
"...with 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' destroyed and the 'Avengers' on hiatus from stopping world threats, 'Tony Stark' aka 'Iron Man' creates 'Ultron'...
"...a self-aware, self-teaching, artificial intelligence, who can assess threats and control Stark's 'Iron Legion'.
"However, his plan quickly backfires when Ultron decides that humans are the main enemy and sets out to eradicate them from Earth..."
Primarily shot at Shepperton Studios in Surrey, England, with additional footage filmed in Italy, »
- Michael Stevens
While Avengers: Age of Ultron will bring back some of Marvel's biggest heroes on screen, together first the first time since Marvel's The Avengers, including Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Captain America and Hawkeye, there is one character that fans have gotten more and more excited about with each new appearance. While not necessarily a superhero, S.H.I.E.L.D. agent-turned-Stark employee Maria Hill has become a valuable utility player in the McU, and star Cobie Smulders's has been able to continually bring something new to her performance. That path continues in Avengers 2.
Cobie Smulders recently chatted with EW about her latest turn as Maria Hill. She offers insight into the evolution of this popular character. She also praises the fact that more and more woman are bing introduced into these movies.
"There's so many pieces to this giant puzzle, and I'm happy that Maria Hill is one of them. »
Over the weekend it was announced that Legendary Pictures’ King Kong prequel had undergone a change of name to Kong: Skull Island, as well as having its release date pushed back to 2017, and now it has been revealed that J.K. Simmons (Spider-Man, Whiplash) has signed on to the cast of the monster movie.
Simmons will join the previously announced Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers, Thor: The Dark World) in Skull Island, which is being directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer) from a script by John Gatins (Flight) and Max Borenstein (Godzilla).
Kong: Skull Island is set for release on March 10th 2017.
- Gary Collinson
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