It's become something of a tradition now to get trailers for the follow summer's big films in November and December. And it looks as if the promo for one of the biggest is going to shoot out of the traps first.
If reports are to be believed, Joss Whedon is putting together the first trailer for Avengers: Age Of Ultron, which is set to play alongside Christopher Nolan's upcoming Interstellar. Given that Interstellar is released on November 7th, that would put The Avengers 2 trailer just over a month away.
The news broke courtesy of a presentation given by Warner Bros in Russia, that was reported at Film Pro. Obviously, it's not been confirmed, nor would we expect it to be. But it does make sense. »
Even though Avengers: Age of Ultron is yet to be released, or even have its first trailer, many Marvel fans are speculating into what may be included in Avengers 3. Without a doubt Marvel is currently on a roll with their movies. They are both loved by fans and critics alike and making a splash at the box office. The trend with some successful movies at the moments in to split them into two. This allows the studio to make more money, which many people will call selling out but sometimes it can be justified. Sometimes a film can’t be long enough to explore everything the filmmakers want to explore so splitting the film in two helps.
Many people will go on to say that they disagree with Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows being split in two, »
- Thomas Roach
With Avengers: Age of Ultron set to bring the curtain down on Phase Two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe this coming May, it’s surely only a matter of time before Marvel Studios kicks off the marketing campaign for Joss Whedon’s hotly-anticipated sequel. And, if FilmPro is to be believed, we’ll be getting the first trailer for the film alongside the release of Christopher Nolan’s upcoming sci-fi epic Interstellar, which opens in theaters on November 7th.
The first teaser for 2012’s The Avengers was released in October on 2011, and with Marvel Studios set to have a presence at the New York Comic-Con in a fornight (which will include the unveiling of Marvel’s first Netflix series Daredevil), I personally wouldn’t be surprised if we see the first trailer for Age of Ultron some time in the next two or three weeks. But, we shouldn’t have »
- Gary Collinson
Easter eggs are little in jokes and references that only fans of a property will really recognize most of the time. A number of television shows feature them (Fringe has several, including a nod or two to The X-Files). Buffy and Angel, however, are just full of them.
That’s not surprising. Buffy and Angel’s writing team, and production company Mutant Enemy, were some of the most meticulous planners around, often plotting episodes (or at least plot points) years in advance. To put that in comparison, many shows are just write-as-you-go, down-to-the-wire productions with scripts coming in just weeks in advance of episodes shooting. And while Buffy had its share of last minute changes, the forethought of the writers was simply unparalleled in prime time television at the time (and for the most part, since).
A large part of that can be laid at the feet of »
- Jay Anderson
Will we see the first teaser trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron in late October or early November? That's what a new Russian website is claiming, as they confirm that the first footage from this highly-anticipated Marvel sequel will be attached to Interstellar, in theaters November 7th.
This, of course, has not been confirmed by Marvel or Disney. FilmPro Russian recently attended a Cinema Expo held in their country, where the information was revealed during a Warner Bros. exhibit. Translated, this is what they claim:
It has been speculated that Marvel and Disney are planning a marketing strategy for Avengers: Age of Ultron that is similar to the first Marvel's The Avengers. The full-length trailer for that blockbuster debuted in October of 2011, a year before the film's release. »
Marvel and the family of Jack Kirby have settled their long-running copyright dispute over characters he created for the studio. This comes just days before the matter was to be taken to the Supreme Court.
This is their joint statement:
"Marvel and the family of Jack Kirby have amicably resolved their legal disputes, and are looking forward to advancing their shared goal of honoring Mr. Jack Kirby's significant role in Marvel's history."
Jack Kirby was a 'work-for-hire' who helped Stan Lee create some of the biggest characters in the Marvel universe, most of which are now either raking in big bucks on the big screen or soon headed there. He held no rights to such famous works as Captain America, The Fantastic Four, Hulk, Iron Man, Thor, the original X-Men and a number of other characters both well-known and obscure.
The settlement between Disney, Marvel and the Jack Kirby estate is confidential. »
In the latest Fmtv’s Movie Newsgasm, Owen Rhys has a look at the recently announced Deadpool movie – possibly starring Ryan Reynolds – William Shatner’s invovlement in Robert Orci’s Star Trek 3, the latest update on the Power Rangers movie, Ridley Scott talks on Prometheus 2 And Blade Runner 2, Jeremy Renner teases a Hawkeye appearance in Captain America 3 and much, much more…
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…will star Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye) alongside regular cast members Chris Evans (Steve Rogers), Anthony Mackie (Falcon) and Sebastian Stan (The Winter Soldier). He will next be seen in Joss Whedon’s Avengers: Age of Ultron (official synopsis time…), the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When »
- Oliver Davis
Our weekly round-up of all the latest superhero news and talking points, including Gotham, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, The Flash, Arrow, Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain America 3, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter, Daredevil, The Defenders, Avengers Assemble, Big Hero 6, Deadpool, X-Men: Apocalypse, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Fantastic Four, Powers and more….
Fox got the new small screen superhero TV season underway this past Monday with the premiere of the hotly-anticipated Batman prequel series Gotham, which enjoyed strong ratings, pulling a 3.2 rating with adults aged 18-49, and 8.2 million viewers from its highly competitive time slot. The pilot episode seemed to have a lot of admirers, although Flickering Myth’s Anthony Stokes and Anghus Houvouras were both unimpressed – check out their reviews here and here. And looking ahead, we’ve got three promos for the second episode entitled ‘Selina Kyle’, which you can see here and here, »
- Gary Collinson
Rumour has is that Robert Downey Jr. will say goodbye to the character of Tony Stark after just two more movies, the first of which is next year’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, followed by a third Avengers film expected in 2017/2018. Many cannot imagine anyone else taking over the iconic role. However, President of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige has suggested that the role will eventually be recast and this will be a continual process as seen with long-standing franchies such as James Bond and Doctor Who. But Kevin Feige has also expressed the possibility of introducing new Avengers and phasing old ones out, giving characters a definitive ending and avoiding the need to recast.
Despite his immense popularity as Tony Stark, Robert Downey Jr. recently stated in an interview that as an actor playing a character, »
- Thomas Roach
One of the more exciting rumors going into the weekend is that of Marvel's proposed third "The Avengers" film being split into a two-part movie.
The move would follow a trend that has been common in the final entries of young adult film franchises of late such as "Twilight," "Harry Potter," "The Hunger Games" and "Divergent". Those that have been released so far have proven to be major money makers.
The rumor comes from Daily Marvelite who say they are "pretty confident of its content". It also seems a date may already be in mind.
Marvel announced an untitled movie for May 3rd 2019, which initially many thought to be "Avengers 3". Marvel head Kevin Feige then later indicated a third "Avengers" would be out in 2018. This would now suggest a third and fourth film are being targeted for a potential May 2018 and May 2019 release respectively.
The idea sounds quite plausible - »
- Garth Franklin
Avengers: Age Of Ultron - Directed by Joss Whedon ("Marvel's The Avengers"), the film returns its iconic cast, including Robert Downey Jr. ("Iron Man 3," "Marvel's The Avengers") as Tony Stark/Iron Man along with Chris Hemsworth ("Thor: The Dark World," "Marvel's The Avengers") as Thor, Mark Ruffalo ("Marvel's The Avengers") as Hulk, Chris Evans ("Captain America: The Winter Soldier," "Marvel's The Avengers") as Captain America, Scarlett Johansson ("Captain America: The Winter Soldier," "Marvel's The Avengers") as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner ("American Hustle," "Marvel's The Avengers,") as Hawkeye, and Samuel L. Jackson ("Captain America: The Winter Soldier," "Marvel's The Avengers") as Nick Fury. Joining the cast are Aaron Taylor-Johnson ("Godzilla," "Kick Ass 2") as Quicksilver, Elizabeth Olsen ("Godzilla") as Scarlet Witch and James Spader ("The Blacklist," "Lincoln") as Ultron. Set for release in the United States on May 1, 2015. »
A new rumor claims that The Avengers 3 is going to do what quite a few franchise sequels have pulled in the recent past. It will be split into a two-part movie.
This is a trend that started with the Twilight Saga, as the final book in the series was split into The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2. Harry Potter followed suit with The Deathly Hallows, and it has continued through such franchises as The Hobbit, originally planned as a two film prequel but turned into a three part epic, and Divergent. Anything to squeeze a little extra money out of a franchise.
Splitting The Avengers 3 into two parts is an interesting conceit, since its not based on a novel series, though it could be based on an expansive, existing storyline in the comics. And a good cliffhanger never hurt ticket sales. »
Jeremy Renner has, almost by accident, turned into a bit of a franchise slut. Not only does he play Hawkeye in Marvel.s The Avengers, but he also took over from Matt Damon as the lead in The Bourne Legacy, appeared as the titular male star in 2013.s Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, and is now part of the Mission: Impossible ensemble thanks to his turn as William Brandt opposite Tom Cruise.s Ethan Hunt in 2011.s Ghost Protocol. That.s quite a lot characters and work for an actor to keep track of, and during a rather frank and turbulent discussion with MTV, Renner went to great lengths to describe how his life got so cluttered. Apparently, we can blame Tom Cruise's persistence. Renner put pen to paper on his deal to appear as Hawkeye "a good year" before filming was due to start on The Avengers. So as »
Thanks to fun roles in Joss Whedon's The Avengers and Joe and Anthony Russo's Captain America: The Winter Soldier (and to a lesser extent Jon Favreau's Iron Man 2), Black Widow has been firmly and successfully centered as the female lead of the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe. But what you may not know is that there was actually a Black Widow movie in development long before Scarlett Johansson tried on her first pair of stingers... and it was killed by one of the uglier box office bombs of the last decade. Comic Book Resources has a full breakdown Black Widow's long flirtation with live action - which actually dates back to an attempted Daredevil/Black Widow television show back in the 1970s - but the more interesting details are about the Black Widow movie that nearly got made back in 2004. At the time, actor/screenwriter David Hayter »
Marvel’s expanded cinematic universe was one of the most ambitious experiments in movie history – bringing together “a group of remarkable individuals” into one big franchise. Under the astute leadership of Kevin Feige and the creative wisdom of Joss Whedon, this vision has expanded through two very successful ‘Phases’ – the second of which will conclude next May with Whedon’s Avengers: Age Of Ultron. Although it has had its flaws and hiccups along the way, it’s a series that just continues to improve, and is currently enjoying a stellar 2014 thanks to big performances from Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians Of The Galaxy. Here’s a list of my ten favourite moments from the McU… Honourable Mentions Loki Learns The Truth, Thor “You could have told me what I was from the beginning, why didn’t you? What… because I’m the monster who parents tell their children about at night? »
Speaking with MTV News about his upcoming film Kill The Messenger, the two-time Academy Award nominated Jeremy Renner spent a few minutes explaining how he got involved in so many action franchises after signing up to play Hawkeye in The Avengers. Following his first appearance as Hawkeye in 2011's Thor, Renner went on to star in Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, The Avengers, The Bourne Legacy, and Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters. He is also set to reprise his previous roles in Avengers: Age of Ultron, Mission: Impossible 5, The Bourne Legacy 2, and possibly in Captain America 3 & Hansel & Gretel 2. Check out the video below where he shares a story about how superstar Tom Cruise & director J.J. Abrams played a big part in recruiting him to the Mission: Impossible franchise and how that eventually led to him signing up for Bourne and Hansel & Gretel. Another interesting tidbit from the interview is that »
Take another look @ the 'Vision', a 'synthezoid' creation of the robot 'Ultron', as seen in a new promotional poster, behind-the-scenes image and statue, supporting director Joss Whedon's Marvel Studios' "Avengers" sequel, "Avengers: Age Of Ultron":
The 'Vision' character was created by writer Roy Thomas and illustrator John Buscema...
"...according to the original story, the robot 'Ultron' is the creator of the 'Vision'...
"...a type of android he calls a 'synthezoid'...
"...for use against Ultron's own creator, 'Dr. Henry Pym' aka 'Ant-Man'.
"Temporarily controlled by Ultron, the Vision rebuilds Ultron of indestructible 'adamantium' and battles the Avengers before regaining his self-control.
"The Vision also hooks up with 'Wanda Maximoff', aka mutant 'Scarlet Witch', with whom he later becomes romantically (?!) involved.
"The 'Solar Jewel' on the Vision's forehead absorbs ambient solar energy providing power to function...
"...also capable of discharging as optic beams, »
- Michael Stevens
Cool film stuff can be almost as fun as actually going to the movies. Think of a Batman cape, an Arnold Schwarzenegger action figure, or Goldeneye on the N64. Hell, the merchandising can often be more enjoyable than the actual film – remember how much fun the first few months of 1999 were before Star Wars: The Phantom Menace was actually released?
Yet, in the chase to make a quick buck out of devoted fans, some... let's just say less relevant, movie merchandise is churned out and flogged to the public.
Here then are 50 of the strangest (not ranked in order!) – expect action figures of obscure henchmen, 16-carat gold Twilight jewellery and some truly vomit-inducing burgers…
In Spider-Man 3, Peter »
The story of a hapless art dealer entangled in larceny on a globe-trotting scale will debut on January 23 as opposed to its original release date of February 6. That sets it up against the Jennifer Lopez thriller “The Boy Next Door.” In its previous perch, “Mortdecai” would have gone toe to toe with the Wachowskis “Jupiter Ascending,” the fantasy adventure, “Seventh Son” and “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water.” The film co-stars Gwyneth Paltrow and Ewan McGregor.
The studio seems high on the film and even hinted at the possibility for sequels on a February 2014 call with investors and analysts.
To make room for “Mortdecai,” Lionsgate will shift romantic drama “The Age of Adaline” from that January release date to April 24. The film stars Harrison Ford and Blake Lively and centers on a woman »
- Brent Lang
Jersey Shore star Mike ‘The Situation” Sorrentino and his brother have been indicted for failing to turn over $8.9 million in income taxes. [NY Post] Sources say Bethenny Frankel is officially broke. [Ok!] The Avengers‘ Jeremy Renner secretly married Sonni Pacheco and flashed his wedding band to prove it. [E!] Miles Teller said he only did Divergent for “business reasons” and is now backtracking on Twitter. [W Magazine]
I’ve never done a movie for “business” reasons. I’m proud to be a part of Divergent franchise and love all of Peter’s Princesses
— Miles Teller (@Miles_Teller) September 24, 2014
Jessica Simpson faces criticism after posting a picture of her husband Eric Johnson throwing their baby in the air. [Gossip Cop] North West makes her Fashion Week debut in style. [Elle] A naked woman trespassed into Keanu Reeves‘ home… »
- Taylor Ferber
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