While Lou Ferrigno will forever hold a place in the annals of Marvel history for bringing the Hulk to life, he is far from a reputable source when it comes to the future of the character on the big screen. But, having voiced the big green guy in The Avengers and likely in The Avengers: Age Of Ultron, he may know a little something. In a recent interview with Flicks and the City, Ferrigno claims to know that Mark Ruffalo and Hulk will be getting a solo adventure, sooner than we thought. »
- Alex Maidy
Clark Gregg reprises his role of Agent Phil Coulson from Marvel’s feature films as he assembles a small, highly select group of Agents from the worldwide law-enforcement organization known as S.H.I.E.L.D. Together they investigate the new, the strange, and the unknown across the globe, protecting the ordinary from the extraordinary. Coulson’s team consists of Agent Grant Ward (Brett Dalton), highly trained in combat and espionage, Agent Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen) expert pilot and martial artist, Agent Leo Fitz (Iain De Caestecker); brilliant engineer and Agent Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) genius bio-chemist. Joining them on their journey into mystery is new recruit and computer hacker Skye (Chloe Bennet). From Executive Producers Joss Whedon (“Marvel’s The Avengers,” ”Buffy the Vampire Slayer”); Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen, “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” pilot co-writers (“Dollhouse,” “Dr.Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog”); Jeffrey Bell (“Angel,” “Alias”); and Jeph Loeb (“Smallville”) comes Marvel’s first TV series. »
Following the positive response to the Incredible Hulk in The Avengers last year, speculation ensued surrounding another solo adventure for the Jade Giant. There were even credible rumors of Marvel Studios adapting the Planet Hulk storyline and leading into a World War Hulk Movie. But of course several Marvel guys have since smashed those rumors. So, we don't know exactly what's in store for Mark Ruffalo's Bruce Banner and "the other guy" after assembling with The Avengers again in the 2015 Age of Ultron. Nonetheless, speaking with Flicks And The City recently, the original Hulk actor/bodybuilder Lou Ferrigno is pretty darn sure another solo movie is in the pipeline at Marvel: Lou Ferrigno most likely isn't in the know when it comes to Marvel's unannounced flicks, but the studio's president of production, Kevin Feige, did declare not too long ago that if there are plans for another Hulk movie, »
The Society of Camera Operators has announced the recipients of its Lifetime Achievement Awards for 2014. The Camera Operator Award goes to Chris Haarhoff, whose credits include Saving Private Ryan, Fight Club and Almost Famous. Other honorees are William Coe (Jersey Boys, The Avengers, J. Edgar), Lifetime Achievement as Camera Technician; Barry Wetcher (GoodFellas, Quiz Show, Sherlock Holmes), Lifetime Achievement as Still Photographer; and Jack Carpenter of Carpenter Camera Cars (Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Crash, The Matrix Reloaded), Lifetime Achievement as Mobile Camera Platform Operator. The society’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Service goes to Stan McClain, founder of Filmtools Inc., and the President’s Award for Lifetime Achievement will be presented to Leonard Chapman, founder of Chapman–Leonard Studio Equipment, for his support of the camera operator. The awards will be handed out February 15 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
Before I saw “Frozen,” Disney’s altogether splendid new animated feature, I couldn’t remember the last time I’d emerged from such a movie actually humming the soundtrack. Forced to guess, I’d say it was 15 years ago with “Mulan,” a modest charmer whose catchy central number, “I’ll Make a Man Out of You,” has earned a permanent spot on my workout playlist. “Frozen” is an achievement of a different magnitude — a welcome throwback to the Mouse House musical tradition in which every tune and lyric is delivered with full-throated gusto and a glorious absence of irony. When the youthful queen Elsa (voiced by Idina Menzel) sings “Let It Go,” free at last to unleash the icy enchantments that have kept her locked up since childhood, the result is as thrilling an anthem of liberation as “Defying Gravity,” Menzel’s signature number from the stage tuner “Wicked.”
As many have pointed out, »
- Justin Chang
‘Catching Fire’ box office: To surpass Iron Man 3 in North America? (photo: Sam Claflin as Finnick Odair in ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’) Thanksgiving was celebrated this past week in the United States. Although the American economy remains in a seemingly never-ending rut, Lionsgate has much to be thankful for, financially speaking: on the weekend of November 29-December 1, 2013, Francis Lawrence’s $110-130 million-budgeted The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth, added another $74.5 million from 4,163 North American locations according to studio estimates found at Box Office Mojo. Even if Lionsgate’s estimates are (once again) off by a couple of percentage points, that’s a remarkable hold for a sequel. In fact, Catching Fire was down only 53% compared to its first weekend, which included $25+ million from Thursday night and Friday midnight screenings. And let’s not forget that the Hunger Games sequel blew off »
- Zac Gille
Hot Toys has revealed their collectible action figure for Bruce Banner and the Hulk from Marvel's The Avengers. I wasn't sure if we would actually see Bruce Banner get his own figure, but here it is! Just a guy in a suit who you don't want to make angry.
Now Hot Toys is excited to present this widely anticipated 1/6th scale Bruce Banner Collectible Figure from the movie for fans to complete their Avengers collection. The movie-accurate collectible is specially crafted based on the image of Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner in the film, featuring the newly developed head sculpt, highly-detailed costume and accessories.
I loved Ruffalo in this role, and I can't wait to see him return as the Hulk! »
- Joey Paur
A new clip has been released from David O. Russell’s (Silver Lining’S Playbook) American Hustle, this time featuring quotes from the Bible (apparently!), business talk and Christian Bale sniffing Jennifer Lawrence’s nails…
Set in the seductive world of one of the most stunning scandals to rock the United States, the film tells the story of brilliant con-man Irving Rosenfeld (Bale – The Dark Knight), who along with his equally cunning British partner and lover Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams – The Fighter) is forced to work for a wild, unhinged FBI agent Richie Dimaso (Bradley Cooper – Silver Lining’S Playbook). Dimaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia that’s as dangerous as it is enchanting. Jeremy Renner (Avengers Assemble) is Carmine Polito, the passionate, volatile New Jersey political operator caught between the con-artists and police. Irving’s unpredictable wife Rosalyn (Lawrence – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire »
- Jazmine Sky Bradley
The world is much changed since Batman and Superman were created – so what qualities would define a 21st-century hero?
And so it begins. Those smart folks at Sony have worked out that it doesn't matter so much if every other Hollywood studio owns the rights to more superheroes on the big screen than you do – so long as you have the ingenuity to invent your own masked crimefighters to light up the multiplexes.
Earlier this week, the Japanese-owned company behind the Spider-Man films revealed that it is teaming up with Stan Lee, the nonagenarian comic book legend behind dozens of Marvel's best-known characters, to bring a new superhero to cinemas. Sony's Avi Arad, who produced all four Spidey outings, will take on the challenge of helping Lee transform the comic book movie landscape once again.
It all sounds rather exciting, even if Lee's contributions to the superhero pantheon in recent »
- Ben Child
Dr. Bruce Banner was one of the great highlights of The Avengers. Mark Ruffalo’s wonderful performance as the gamma radiated doctor has been well-received by fans and critics. Now Hot Toys presents this widely anticipated 1:6th scale Bruce Banner Collectible Figure from the movie for fans to complete their Avengers collection. The movie-accurate collectible is specially crafted based on the image of Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner in the film, featuring the newly developed head sculpt, highly-detailed costume and accessories. Features - Authentic and detailed fully realized likeness of Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner in The Avengers - Body with over 30 points of articulations - Approximately 30 cm tall - Eight (8) pieces of interchangeable palms including: - One (1) pair of fists - One (1) pair of relaxed palms - One (1) pair of open palms - One (1) right palm for holding Chitauri scepter - One (1) left palm for holding glasses Costume: »
"I admire her so much. It (the criticism) doesn't faze her. I think it probably did initially. She said, 'Mom, I'm going to get this all my life. This is how they see me'," eonline.com quoted Danner as saying.
"I feel she's just extraordinarily accomplished in every area and people don't like that, some people don't like that, people who are bored and sit on their a**es. »
- Shiva Prakash
Now that she's finally confirmed in the role of the Scarlet Witch alongside Godzilla co-star Aaron Taylor-Johnson's Quicksilver, Elizabeth Olsen has spoken about joining the line-up of Earth's Mightiest Heroes for Joss Whedon's The Avengers: Age of Ultron, revealing that we'll find a "psychologically damaged" and "messed up" Wanda Maximoff when the hotly-anticipated sequel arrives in 2015.
"I hung out with Mr. Whedon recently," Olsen tells MovieFone. "I'm really excited about this movie. I'm so excited about Scarlet Witch. I have had so much fun reading all about her and I am like learning new words that I had to look up on Wikipedia. I'm really enjoying it... I just love Scarlet Witch. I love her. It's so funny because I'm often talking about all these psychologically damaged people, but when you talk about Scarlet Witch... She is a messed up lady. She has got more shit to deal »
- Gary Collinson
Strange Tales #178-181, Warlock #9-11, Avengers Annual #7 and Marvel Two-In-One Annual #2
Writer: Jim Starlin
Penciller: Jim Starlin
Finishers/Inkers: Steve Leialoha, Joseph Rubenstein, Jim Starlin, Alan Weiss and Al Milgrom
Colorists: Jim Starlin, Glynis Oliver Wein and Petra Goldberg
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Even before Jim Starlin had gotten his creative hands on Adam Warlock back in 1975, the character had already been a god as the messiah of Marvel’s Counter Earth. Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby and used by Roy Thomas and Gil Kane as a Christ allegory (crucified, dead and resurrected to rid a world of evil,) Warlock already carried a lot of baggage with him. In his first issue, Strange Tales #178, Starlin rapidly recaps Warlock’s history before entangling the character in a tale of fate, destiny, death and religion. A Vietnam veteran, Starlin was obviously working out a lot of issues about culture and religion »
- Scott Cederlund
Further to our first report August 2013, Marvel Studios have finally confirmed actress Elizabeth Olsen ("Godzilla") as Marvel Comics' mutant the 'Scarlet Witch', in writer/director Joss Whedon's currently prepping 3D sequel, "The Avengers: Age of Ultron".
"I'm feeling really excited about Scarlet Witch because she's really complicated," said Olsen.
As Sneak Peek first reported May 2012 about the Scarlet Witch appearing in "The Avengers 2", the character and her brother 'Quicksilver' were part of the 'second generation' of Marvel's "The Avengers" comic book team. »
- Michael Stevens
Photos taken by mofmof_mania Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World” continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel’s “Thor” and “Marvel’s The Avengers,” Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos…but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all. Starring Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano and Jaimie Alexander with Rene Russo and Anthony Hopkins as Odin, »
Exclusive: Essential Killing partners Element, Ifb on board, targeting spring 2014 shoot.
Polish auteur Jerzy Skolimowski is preparing what he describes to Screen as a “catastrophic thriller” to shoot in 2014.
While production details are being kept under wraps, Skolimowski’s wife and regular creative collaborator Ewa Piaskowska confirmed that the production is aiming for a late April 2014 shoot.
The film is currently being produced under Skolimowski and Piaskowska’s Skopia Film banner, with Element Pictures currently on board as co-producer and an offer of backing from the Irish Film Board.
In its latest round of funding the Ifb pledged €150,000 production support to the project, which will also look to draw funding from other sources.
That film won three awards at Venice and was sold widely by HanWay, with Tribeca »
- email@example.com (Andreas Wiseman)
After Bruce Banner/The Hulk was already played by two different actors within five years of eachother, it’s safe to say that people were skeptical when Mark Ruffalo was announced as the third actor to play the character in Marvel Studios’ The Avengers.
Bruce Banner was previously played by Eric Bana in 2003′s Hulk and Edward Norton in 2008′s The Incredible Hulk, and although I think that both films are ludicrously underrated Mark Ruffalo most certainly won the audience over in The Avengers. After his terrific performance his interpretation of the character is widely regarded as the best by fans and critics alike. Ruffalo also made a memorable cameo in the post-credits sequence of this years Iron Man 3 making him the only actor to play Banner on film more than once.
Now everyone is wondering where Joss Whedon will take the character in his upcoming sequel Avengers: Age Of Ultron. »
- Ben Read
Skip To 0:30 Mark Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World” continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel’s “Thor” and “Marvel’s The Avengers,” Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos…but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all. Starring Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano and Jaimie Alexander with Rene Russo and Anthony Hopkins as Odin, »
Tune in to the full Comedy Bang Bang episode Friday, November 29 at 10pm Et/Pt on IFC with guest star Clark Gregg and special guests Josh Homme, Andy Kindler, Andrew Rannells and Harris Wittels. Special guest Clark Gregg (The Avengers, Iron Man) stops by Comedy Bang! Bang! and is excited to share the film set props he has collected throughout his career starring in some of the biggest Marvel movies. Surprisingly, host Scott Aukerman is not impressed and you can find out why below. Hosted by Scott Aukerman, (co-creator/director/producer, Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis; writer/performer, Mr. Show) and musical cohort Reggie Watts (Conan, Reggie Watts: A Live At Central Park, Jash.com), Comedy Bang! Bang! packs character cameos, sketches, »
- April Neale
• Will it be Superman vs Batman vs Wonder Woman in Man of Steel 2?
• Is Ben Affleck bulking up for Batman too soon?
Lee will work with producer Avi Arad, who has overseen four films about the masked crimefighter otherwise known as Peter Parker. Few details are available, but Arad is in no doubt that the 90-year-old co-creator of Spider-Man, the X-Men and the Hulk still has plenty of superhero magic at his fingertips. "He's as sharp as a Japanese cooking knife," said Arad. "His mind is as young as it used to be."
The nurturing of new »
- Ben Child
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners