As well as the trailer for season one of Avengers Assemble, Marvel Studios and Disney have released the first half of the first episode for free on iTunes. It's available to download now - simply click on the image below to check it out - ahead of the premiere on Disney Xd May 26th. Be sure to take a look and then let us know what you thought of it in the usual place! »
The film star Tom Hiddleston, whose recent hits include War Horse, The Avengers, Midnight in Paris and Thor , will return to one of the smallest stages in London's West End, the Donmar Warehouse, to play the title role in Shakespeare's blood-soaked tragedy Coriolanus.
Hiddleston described it as "a play for our time", adding: "The fate of Coriolanus dramatises the conflict in the heart of every public figure: the war between integrity and popularity; the difference between military action and politics; the debate between public responsibility and private freedom."
He will play opposite Mark Gatiss, co-founder of the League of Gentlemen, who will soon return to television screens as Mycroft Holmes in the BBC series Sherlock, making his first professional appearance in a Shakespeare play. The production, opening in December, »
- Maev Kennedy
Earlier this month at the Iron Man 3 red carpet premiere, Joss Whedon teased that The Avengers 2 could potentially feature a brother-sister act. A few days and rabid speculation later, Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch were rumored to be the duo that would cause trouble for Earth's Mightiest Heroes in the 2015 summer sequel. Whedon put an end to the speculation in an interview with IGN stating, "You know, they had a rough beginning. They're interesting to me because they sort of represent the part of the world that wouldn't necessarily agree with The Avengers. So they're not there to make things easier. I'm not putting any characters in the movie that will make things easier." The quote puts to rest speculation as to who would be the Avengers'...
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As reported earlier today, Captain America: The Winter Soldier has finally kicked off its Cleveland, Ohio, shoot and more photos have surfaced online as well as video. Featuring a (seemingly) spoilerific scene involving Samuel L. Jackson's S.H.I.E.L.D. director Nick Fury, Washington, D.C.'s Metropolitan Police Department & Swat team, along with heavy machine gun-fire, check it out! “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” picks up where “Marvel’s The Avengers” left off, as Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and teams up with Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, to battle a powerful yet shadowy enemy in present-day Washington, D.C. Starring Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Cobie Smulders, Frank Grillo, Georges St-Pierre, Hayley Atwell, Toby Jones, Emily VanCamp and Maximiliano Hernández with Samuel L. Jackson and Robert Redford, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is directed by the team of Anthony and Joe Russo »
Kevin Feige, President of Production at Marvel Studios, has long been converting the comic house’s back-catalogue into box-office gold, with the recent successes of The Avengers and Iron Man 3 suggesting that audiences are more enamoured with the genre than ever. Giving EW a rundown on the status of potential future Marvel adaptations for Phase 3, Feige gave an update on the possibility of the following comic-book adaptations… On Doctor Strange: “I would love Strange to be a part of that only because he’s a great character. He’s...
- Matt Maytum
Having surpassed the $1 billion mark at the worldwide box office earlier this week, Marvel's Iron Man 3 is already one of the highest grossing films of all time, and it wouldn't be surprising if it's #1 for the year. Now, we have a potential release date set for the Blu-Ray and DVD release. According to Screen Crush, Iron Man 3 will be making its way to home video on August 27th. This is noticeably earlier than home release debuts of the first two Iron Man installments and Marvel's The Avengers, as all three hit shelves in September of their respective years. We don't have the cover art or bonus features for Iron Man 3 just yet, but the latter might consist of a short film featuring footage from the Chinese version of the threequel. Some behind-the-scenes features are also likely. Stay tuned to Cbm for more news on Iron Man »
Jeremy Renner is on daddy duty! The 42-year-old actor stepped out with girlfriend Sonni Pacheco and debuted their nearly 2-month-old baby girl, Ava, in L.A. on Sunday, May 19. During the family outing, The Avengers star appeared to be very hands-on, carrying his daughter's stroller down a flight of stairs and getting her car seat in and out of the car. Pacheco pushed the stroller, where baby Ava was resting comfortably under a pink blanket, and showed off her slim post-baby body in dark skinny jeans [...] »
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Robin Williams’ biggest commitment to series television since the days of “Mork & Mindy” highlights a 20th TV slate that is deep, even if not necessarily brimming with international star appeal.
Williams is teaming with another recognizable face, Sarah Michelle Gellar, in the single-cam, father-daughter workplace comedy “The Crazy Ones,” from the pen of a scribe with no small amount of global cachet himself: David E. Kelley.
Kelley’s star Stateside hasn’t shined quite as brightly of late — “Harry’s Law” (NBC) lasted only two seasons, while “Monday Mornings” (TNT) didn’t make it past one, and half-hour isn’t exactly where the “Picket Fences” and “Ally McBeal” creator made his bones, but a series starring Williams in an accessible setting is filled with worldwide potential.
A slam dunk for interest is the limited-series return of Kiefer Sutherland in “24: Live Another Day.” The condensed format »
- Cynthia Littleton
by Brett White
A rumor started floating around last week that Marvel was going to give Jeremy Renner the axe, leaving some purple Hawkeye boots to either fill or throw in the closet come "Avengers 2." This news hit me pretty hard, seeing as how I'm a very vocal supporter of Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye (and Hawkguy in general). But now there's an unnamed source saying that rumors of Renner's departure were greatly exaggerated! Aw yeah! So who has this exclusive story? It's... Perez Hilton? Oh... okay.
Listen, nothing against Perez Hilton, this is just the first time in Splash Page's lengthy history that we've reported on a story from that site, only because our world's rarely ever meet. But "The Avengers" is a big deal, and Renner being ousted would be a big story for any pop culture site. So if Perez Hilton has an unnamed source saying that Renner's good to go, »
- Splash Page Team
Warning: Spoilers Running Free.
Generally speaking, bad guys are bad guys because they want to do bad things and get away with them, so if you see one get caught in the middle of a movie it usually means they've got an ace up their sleeve. Lately we've been seeing this trend of the bad guy getting caught on purpose (capture, interrogation, threat, destruction, escape) in big tentpole blockbusters, and either every copy of Final Draft has a glitch that automatically pastes that into a script … or folks are getting lazy.
Seeing as how it's used once again in "Star Trek Into Darkness," let's cite five recent examples of this cliché in the hopes that we can declare a moratorium on it ... at least until it counts as nostalgia.
Culprit #1: 'The Dark Knight' (2008)
Mastermind: The Joker (Heath Ledger)
The Plan: Get caught while attempting to kill District »
- Max Evry
Production on Captain America: The Winter Soldier has moved to Cleveland, Ohio and they've started filming some more action-oriented scenes. Local news affiliate Wkyc posted this video taken from the set of the upcoming film that features a lot of police cars, S.W.A.T. officers, and gun fire. The sequel picks up where Marvel's The Avengers left off, as Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and teams up with Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, to battle a powerful yet shadowy enemy in present-day Washington, D.C. The April 4, 2014 release stars Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Redford, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Cobie Smulders, Frank Grillo, Georges St-Pierre, Hayley Atwell, Toby Jones, Emily VanCamp and »
Tom Holland ('Childs Play') is busy giving the big sell for his new upcoming Stephen King adaptation of 'The Ten O'Clock People'. The tale based on King's short story was all set to see 'Drag Me to Hell' and 'Jeepers Creepers' star Justin Long play the lead role. Unfortunately it appears that Justin's work rota currently means he's going to be unable to join the project. So step up 'Captain America' himself Chris Evans (below) to fill his boots. 'The Avengers' star is reportedly in talks to join the adaptation which Holland co-wrote alongside E.J. Meyers. Rachel Nichols ('Raze', 'P2') was also being lined up to star but whether that's still a role available for the hottie is yet to be officially confirmed. »
Following the success of Joss Whedon’s The Avengers last year, which fast became one of the most successful movies of all time, talk very quickly turned to a sequel, and what Whedon would bring to the table for The Avengers 2.
The Avengers was such a game-changing, bar-raising movie, and it’s difficult to imagine (until we actually see it in 2015) what direction Whedon will go for The Avengers 2. I have complete faith that he’s going to outdo even himself – not just in terms of bigger blockbuster moments, but in terms of bringing us a character-driven movie that is every bit as entertaining as its predecessor (see our top ten list of who we think may appear here).
One of the things we’ve all naturally been wondering is who will be showing up for round two, amongst the faces we’ve already seen in the Marvel »
- Kenji Lloyd
Our weekly round up of the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including Man of Steel, Justice League, Iron Man 3, The Avengers 2, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Wolverine, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Fantastic Four, The Amazing Spider-Man, Arrow, Booster Gold, Wonder Woman, Teen Titans Go!, Lego Batman: The Movie - DC Superheroes Unite, Avengers Assemble, Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H., Ultimate Spider-Man, The Incredibles 2 and more...
Seeing as Marvel has pretty much dominated the headlines these past few weeks (well, months actually), we'll start things off this week with the year's next superhero offering Man of Steel. With less than a month to go until its eagerly-anticipated release a full-on marketing blitz is imminent, and this past week saw Warner Bros. debuting three new posters, two TV spots, two new »
- Flickering Myth
Just days after shooting on-location in Washington, D.C., directors Anthony & Joe Russo will finally start filming Captain America: The Winter Soldier in their hometown of Cleveland, Ohio, tomorrow. Expected to last for four weeks, the shoot will involve explosions, a shootout and huge car chase sequence that'll close several streets and a major highway. Now, a few photos (via @KristenHLD) have surfaced showcasing set preparations and somewhat how the much-hyped Marvel production plans to have Cleveland double for Washington, D.C. (Metropolitan Police Department vehicles). “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” picks up where “Marvel’s The Avengers” left off, as Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and teams up with Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, to battle a powerful yet shadowy enemy in present-day Washington, D.C. Starring Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Cobie Smulders, Frank Grillo, Georges St-Pierre, Hayley Atwell, »
Location: New York, NY Timestamp: 0:01 Opening shot, we see a glimpse of Stark Tower in the upper right corner but it's now Avengers Tower as was hinted by the closing scene of The Avengers. I suspect we'll be spending a lot of time in New York but as you'll see in more shots to come, the show will travel all over the globe. Location: New York (probable) Timestamp: 0:15 The kid looking at the figures of Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow (guess S.H.I.E.L.D. has stepped out of the shadows) will show up again in another shot in the trailer. Standing behind that kid is J. August Richards. Is that his son, little brother, peer (it's possible if he's Rage). Location: Unknown S.H.I.E.L.D. HQ Timestamp: 0:31 The person circling Agent Grant (Brett Dalton), who we never get to see, that's the voice of Maria Hill »
Although technically performing lower than expectations in its first weekend of release, "Star Trek into Darkness" won the weekend in box-office income, earning $70.6 million. This was the only new release to crack the top 10, with returning blockbusters "Iron Man 3" and "The Great Gatsby" accounting for most of the rest of the weekend's ticket sales.
"Star Trek into Darkness" had been projected to make as much as $100 million in its opening, but the J.J. Abrams-directed sequel has only earned $84 million domestically for the period from Thursday-Sunday. This does beat the number-one movie on this same weekend last year -- when Joss Whedon's "The Avengers" took in $55.6 million -- but the comparison is misleading. "Avengers" was in its third week of release by that point, having already long passed the $100 million mark.
In second place for the weekend was "Iron Man 3," which earned an additional $35.1 million in its third week. »
Jeremy Renner has been reported to still be "part of the Marvel family".
"Our sources tell us that the recasting rumours are completely untrue and that he will indeed return to the silver screen as Hawkeye," said Hilton.
"And, though it had been reported that some comments Jeremy made pissed off the execs over at Marvel, we're told he's still 'very much a part of the Marvel family'.
"Not only that, but it sounds like we can expect to see Renner in the upcoming instalments."
Renner's future role in the shared cinematic universe was recently reported to be in question following negative comments he made about his part in The Avengers.
He is yet to be confirmed for an appearance in any of Marvel's Phase Two films.
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Iron Man 3 has grossed over $1 billion.
The Marvel Studios sequel has become the 16th film in history to pass the milestone, reports ComicBook.com.
As of Friday, the film had earned $311,404,000 in the Us and $698,900,000 globally for a grand total of $1,010,304,000.
With the film only on its third week of release, it is expected to continue moving up the chart.
Watch a trailer for Iron Man 3 below: »
Joss Whedon’s a pretty amazing writer when it comes to super-heroes. His too-brief stint on The Astonishing X-Men (and yes, I count 25 issues as too brief when the books were as fantastic as his were; try the motion-comic versions on various streaming services if you can’t get your hands on the books) almost a decade ago demonstrated showed that the guy was not only well-versed in comic book history, but he understood how to use that knowledge of characters and their respective histories and relationships to craft what is arguably the best X-Men run since Claremont/Byrne.
Then the man did the near-impossible by bringing Marvel’s The Avengers to the screen in a way that appealed to not only the geeks, but given its box office take, apparently athletes, basket cases, princesses and criminals too. Given the overwhelming number of moving parts in the script (like trying »
- Hector Fernandez
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