The Week in Spandex - Man of Steel, The Avengers 2, Iron Man 3, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Justice League, Booster Gold, Wonder Woman, The Incredibles 2 and more

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
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Go To Black: The Making of Iron Man 3

Trevor Hogg chats with visual effects supervisors Christopher Townsend, Erik Nash, Bryan Grill, Alessandro Cioffi, Guy Williams, Matt Dessero, Venti Hristova and Vincent Cirelli; animation supervisor Simone Kraus, previsualization supervisor Todd Constantine and postvisualization supervisor Gerardo Ramirez about their work on Iron Man 3. Beware there are spoilers....

“Marvel is a fun and passionate group to work with,” states Christopher Townsend who went from being the visual effects supervisor responsible for Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) to Iron Man 3 (2013). “Their type of films allow for visual effects to be played in a varied playground. It’s great.” The native of Britain jokes, “I keep on coming back for more punishment!” A change behind the camera took place in the third instalment of the franchise which launched the Marvel Universe into the realm of cinematic blockbusters. “Marvel is always keen of eyeing and working with not fans or run of
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Gumdrop (2012) Short Film: Kerry Conran, Stephen Lawes, Venti Hristova

Gumdrop Short Film. Kerry Conran, Stephen Lawes‘ Gumdrop (2012) short film stars Venti Hristova and is a Wigs creation. Gumdrop‘s plot synopsis: “The 27-year old Bulgarian actress has appeared in films with Fred Astaire and Charlie Chaplin, and now she’s auditioning for a new film with someone called TikTok…A robot’s life story emerges during [...]

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Must Watch: Quirky & Funny Short Film on Robot Actress 'Gumdrop'

Sure we've met cute and charming robots like Wall-e, Johnny 5, and more, but now it's time to meet Gumdrop. The 27-year old Bulgarian actress has appeared in films with Fred Astaire and Charlie Chaplin, and now she's auditioning for a new film with someone called TikTok. Voiced by visual effects artist Venti Hristova (who sounds like a dead wringer for Kristen Schaal), Gumdrop is one of the most cute and endearing robots I've ever seen, and this short film from Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow director Kerry Conran is totally worthy of a feature length version, diving into the life of Grumdrop. Watch it! Here's the short film Gumdrop from Wigs, brought to our attention by reader Matt Grossbart: Wigs, a scripted drama channel on YouTube created by Black Swan producer Jon Avnet and Albert Nobbs producer Rodrigo Garcia, premiered the short and the talent behind the effects
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