Back in February, it was announced that the voice of Tony Stark's personal A.I. system J.A.R.V.I.S. in the Iron Man movies and Marvel's The Avengers, Paul Bettany, would be taking on the role of Vision in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
The actor recently appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, where he talked a bit about the challenges of accepting the role. While he couldn't delve too deep into Vision's story or powers, he did hint that it is quite a change going from a voice actor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to someone who is needed on set.
"Oh I can do all sorts of things, but I'm not allowed to really talk about them and what we're going to do because there might be a Marvel agent in the room who will actually wrestle me to the ground and fire me...It's very exciting for me, »
Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier has had a second stellar weekend at the box office.
That makes it two worldwide weekends in a row at over $100 million and nearly half a billion to date as it continues to draw audiences internationally and in North America. With the success of directors Joe and Anthony Russo’s sequel , Marvel/Disney have officially announced Captain America 3 will open on May 6, 2016.
About two years have passed since the alien invasion of New York was repulsed by Nick Fury’s special team – The Avengers. The world is now well aware that extra-terrestrials, godlike beings and monsters may be lurking in the cosmos and that Super Heroes walk among us. The demand for protection of the world’s citizenry has reached a zenith. In response to the world’s justifiable fears, S.H.I.E.L.D. has expanded its presence to enhance the security of Earth. »
- Michelle McCue
News Glen Chapman 15 Apr 2014 - 07:09
Paul Bettany has been on the publicity trail for the incoming Wally Pfister movie Transcendence. As you might expect though, questions have been turning towards his casting as The Vision in Joss Whedon's Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Whilst on Jimmy Kimmel's show in the Us, Bettany was thus asked about his work in The Avengers sequel. "Oh I can do all sorts of things, but I'm not allowed to really talk about them and what we're going to do because there might be a Marvel agent in the room who will actually wrestle me to the ground and fire me", he said. "It's very exciting for me, but everything is a double edged sword, right? Because I was playing J.A.R.V.I.S. for »
We’ve known for a while now that Joss Whedon will expand the roster of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes for 2015′s Avengers: Age of Ultron, bringing in Godzilla duo Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen as mutant ‘miracle’ twins Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, while Paul Bettany is also set to add to his voice work as Jarvis by bringing life to The Vision. During an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the British actor has spoken a little about his new role in the eagerly-anticipated sequel…
“The [Vision] can do all sorts of things, but I’m not allowed to really talk about them and what we’re going to because there might be a Marvel agent in the room who will actually wrestle me to the ground and fire me. It’s very exciting for me but everything’s a double-edged sword because I was playing Jarvis for years. My job was »
- Gary Collinson
After voicing a key character in four Marvel Studios movies to date, Paul Bettany is finally going to be appearing in one of them as well. The British star of Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, Priest, Legion and the upcoming Transcendence plays the artificially intelligent companion known as J.A.R.V.I.S. to Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) in all three Iron Man films and The Avengers, but in The Avengers: Age of Ultron, he’s playing two characters.
Bettany was spotted two months ago leaving one of Marvel’s production offices where it was reported he underwent makeup and costume tests for the role of Vision – another Avengers character from the comics. It was a surprise bit of casting and something fans didn’t see coming after all of the new character buzz had been focused on newcomers Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Scarlet »
- Rob Keyes
News Simon Brew 14 Apr 2014 - 07:28
The film, which is due out in August, most recently had a mid-credits sting in Thor: The Dark World, which hinted at one or two things about the film. And whilst it's not expected to have too much impact on Joss Whedon's now-shooting Avengers: Age Of Ultron, there are threads to do with Guardians Of The Galaxy that will instead go further down the line in the Marvel cinematic universe. "We are definitely connected to Avengers 3", Gunn asserted.
Gunn was chatting to Entertainment Weekly, who also caught up with Zoe Saldana. Saldana describes the film's heroes as "the renegades. We'll come in drunk, »
Thomas Roach with eight predictions for the Marvel Cinematic Universe…
Through years of planning and a chain of successes Marvel Studios has delivered films that both excel at the box office and please their fans. Unlike the other superhero movies, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has all these characters existing in the same universe and crossing over into each other’s films – this started with Iron Man back in 2008 and the standalone films led to the first Avengers film which saw these extraordinary characters team up.
The success is trying to be imitated by Warner Bros. with the DC cinematic universe and Fox who have ambitions of a shared universe between X-Men and Fantastic Four – the only Marvel properties they own. Marvel Studios has definitely got it right though where the others fail. It is a great time for Marvel Studios and there is no sign of this slowing down any time soon. »
- Gary Collinson
Trevor Hogg chats with Kel Symons about movies, comic books and submerging himself with an swashbuckling tale…
“My mother was an Rn, and my father was a lawyer,” states Kel Symons. “Though I think my dad semi-secretly wished he’d become a writer; I know he was a huge movie fan and helped inform my taste for the same. My brother played music for a while, and did some acting, but mostly in high school. I’m told one of my uncles on my mother’s side wrote and directed local theatre, but I don’t really know them.” The object of affection for Betty and Veronica as well as the space opera staring Luke Skywalker were part of the childhood reading repertoire. “I wasn’t really allowed to read superhero comics growing up. I could only read stuff like Archie & Jughead, Richie Rich, and Scrooge McDuck – that sort of thing. »
- Trevor Hogg
(Cbr) Note: This post contains spoilers for "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." Things are really heating up on "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." as it barrels toward its season finale and pulls the show’s premise from the wreckage left by the final moments of "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." The connective tissue between the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s big and small screen exploits is stronger than ever before, and it’s about to get even stronger. Fresh off of a nine-year stint on the CBS sitcom "How I Met Your Mother," actress Cobie Smulders will return to television on April 29 as Maria Hill on "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." Fans last saw the character in the closing coda of "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," where she reluctantly took a job in Stark Industries’ human resources department following S.H.I.E.L.D.’s dismantling. The show’s producers have already teased that »
- Brett White, Comic Book Resources
Our weekly round up of the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including The Amazing Spider-Man 2, The Sinister Six, Venom, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America 3, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Daredevil, Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers, X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men: Apocalypse, Batman vs. Superman, Arrow, Batman: Strange Days, Son of Batman, Teen Titans Go! and more….
We’ve already seen Captain America: The Winter Soldier setting box office records, and now we’re just days away from the arrival of 2014′s second superhero offering The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which is due to open here in the UK on Wednesday ahead of a North American release on May 2nd. The Marc Webb-directed sequel is currently tracking a $95 million opening weekend in the States, which would put it roughly on par with that of The Winter Soldier. Flickering »
- Gary Collinson
News team…assemble! …What’s that? Oh, right, we’re not talking about Ron Burgundy and his anchormen friend this week, we’re talking about The Avengers! Ok, just one of the Avengers in his latest solo picture: Captain America: The Winter Soldier. (Of course, as Josh found out, Captain America isn’t actually the Winter Soldier. Oh well.) This week, Josh and Gabe are joined by Marvel aficionado and TV.com contributor Andy Daglas to talk about this new entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe starring Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Anthony Mackie, and Robert Redford. So yes, it’s a big episode full of discussions of dudebros, high-fiving at action movies, and co-star reunions. Oh, and there’s talk of post-credits scenes, because Josh couldn’t resist. And you shouldn’t resist either….to download this episode. (Obviously.)
The post Mousterpiece Cinema, Episode 139: ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier »
- Josh Spiegel
Talk to him. Or at least that's what Robert Downey Jr. encouraged the twitterverse to do this afternoon in his first-ever tweet today, which came with a photo of the Iron Man star holding a sign bearing his easy-to-remember, verified Twitter handle. "Talk to me, Twitter," he wrote after setting up his account with a self-assured bio reading, "You know who I am." And with that, let the epic wordplay begin! (Just so you know, Rdj, we're expecting a lot from you.) While The Avengers and two Iron Man sequels certainly didn't seem miss the boost from a star with a wider social media presence, Downey does have a new, somewhat smaller film coming out soon—and »
Captain America has come and gone. Now, it’s time for the great hordes of Marvel fans to shift their attention to the next film in Marvel’s two decades of future comic book films: Guardians of the Galaxy. It’s a film we really don’t know that much about. Sure, we have a trailer, but it’s a single trailer from a month and a half ago, and since then we’ve gotten so precious little. Just a “new clip,” if two seconds of new footage sewn onto half a stale trailer counts as a clip these days. And Nathan Fillion, hinting that he might have a line or two. “Check the credits,” he says, coyly. I’d check the credits if I could, Mr. Fillion. But I can’t, so instead I will languish away into a husk of my former self. But Entertainment Weekly has a big expose on Guardians of the Galaxy, and »
- Adam Bellotto
They say to keep your friends close and your enemies closer. But in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, it’s getting harder for the superhero to tell the difference. In the latest installment from Marvel Studios’ interlocked franchise, Chris Evans’ unfrozen genetically-enhanced warrior from the Greatest Generation is still unsure of his place in the world after helping to save it twice: once from the forces of Red Skull in 2011’s original Captain America, and again from an alien invasion in 2012’s The Avengers.
The Winter Soldier features an eponymous new villain — a bioengineered assassin with a mechanical arm—who »
- Anthony Breznican
The MTV Movie Awards are coming your way on Sunday. The nominations this year, particularly for Movie of the Year, were interesting. I don't know that the wins will be, though, because frankly it seems like another young adult adaptation is poised to dominate after we got a bit of a breather from that sort of thing last year. I have no idea what I'm doing here. Yeah, the public votes, but I imagine there's plenty of rigging going on, too. So against reason, I'll try to predict them anyway. Don't use them for your office pool or anything (if you happen to work in an office so chill as to have an MTV Movie Awards pool, that is). Just try to follow my logic below and feel free to tell me why I'm wrong in the comments section. Best Kiss Ashley Benson, James Franco & Vanessa Hudgens, "Spring Breakers" Joseph Gordon-Levitt & Scarlett Johansson, »
- Kristopher Tapley
With each new Marvel Studios release, fans are not only eager to dig into whatever solo adventure is on display, but also to see how the film connects to the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe as a whole. The recent Captain America: The Winter Soldier serves as a prequel of sorts to Avengers: Age of Ultron, setting up the story for Joss Whedon’s highly anticipated ensemble sequel. We still have one Marvel film left to go before Age of Ultron hits theaters in 2015, but it’s looking more and more like Guardians of the Galaxy will be more removed from the immediate McU than the other films—at least for now. In the latest issue of EW, Guardians writer/director James Gunn spoke a bit about the film, confirming that big baddie Thanos will indeed appear in motion-capture form, and teasing that the pic very much connects to Avengers 3. Read »
- Adam Chitwood
The first big box office battle of the pre-Summer Movie Season will take place this weekend when family favorite Rio 2 takes on Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Consider it the opening salvo in the war for box office supremacy that will unfold every weekend from here on out. Studios are putting out tantalizing TV spots for upcoming movies and touting the favorable reviews of critics in spots for movies already in theaters in an effort to attract your attention (and dollars). We know you don't have the time to watch enough TV to catch all of the spots and make an informed decision about what to watch, so we've gathered the latest spots here for your viewing pleasure. Pass the popcorn!
Dr. Will Caster (Johnny Depp) is the foremost researcher in the field of Artificial Intelligence, working to create a sentient machine that combines the collective intelligence of »
- BJSprecher Sprecher
After a quiet spell, the talk of Thanos is about to heat up once again. After the closing credits tease in The Avengers, many thought that we would be seeing the purple guy as the nemesis for what became Age Of Ultron. But, with Kevin Feige and Marvel having their future plotted through 2028, it seems that the plan is to save Thanos for a future film, but one that may be sooner rather than later. Guardians Of The Galaxy director James Gunn shared information about whether or not Thanos »
- Alex Maidy
The other two (which have also been scanned from the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly) offer up a look at Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana with the mysterious device they’re attempting to acquire before Thanos does, along with a very cool behind the scenes shot of Star-Lord heading into action.
Most interesting however is the fact that Gunn went on to reveal that Guardians of the Galaxy is “definitely connected to Avengers 3″, pretty much confirming speculation that that movie will be the culmination of everything that’s »
- Josh Wilding
We.ve seen a lot of absolutely gigantic blockbusters over the last five years, from the record-shattering performance of Joss Whedon.s The Avengers to Michael Bay.s summer hit Transformers: Dark of the Moon to Christopher Nolan.s Batman finale The Dark Knight Rises, but none of them have been able to come anywhere close to the high bar set by James Cameron.s Avatar. Released in December 2009, the film continues to hold the record as the highest-grossing movie of all time, pulling in $2.782 billion worldwide. We have been patiently waiting for sequels to arrive ever since, and while the filmmaking team behind the franchise has been taking its time, they have some absolutely gigantic plans for the future. Just like we.ve done for The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Batman vs. Superman, and many other major upcoming blockbuster movies, we have put together a special guide to help »
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