‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Trailer Leaked? Marvel Says “Screw it! Let’s Air Additional Footage on Tuesday’s AOS!”

- 10-24-14Comics, Film, TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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One might think that the powers that be over at Marvel would have been as bummed out as the Avengers in the picture above when their big Avengers: Age of Ultron marketing crossover plan for this Tuesday’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode blew up in their faces. Nobody expected the trailer to be leaked almost an entire week early. At best we were hoping for a leak on Tuesday morning, wink-wink, say no more. We discussed what they might do in the trailer leak aftermath yesterday and it looks like we were right! (more…)

Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Trailer Is Out Of The Bag, What Should Marvel Do Now?

- 10-23-14Comics, Film, TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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Last night a lot of Disney and Marvel‘s marketing plans spectacularly blew up in their faces on the Internet. The original plan was to bolster Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.S.‘s lackluster viewer ratings with an exclusive first look at Joss Whedon‘s Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer. When a low res version of the trailer was leaked online, Disney and Marvel made the decision to release the high res trailer immediately. Now that the cat is out of the bag almost a full week before the scheduled tie in, will Disney and Marvel make another bold move and show fans different or additional footage during Tuesday’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.? (more…)

James Spader Clips Ultron’s Strings in New Interview

- 10-23-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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After last night’s leak, and eventual official release by Disney of Joss Whedon‘s Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer that was supposed to be aired for the first time next Tuesday during Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Avengers fans have a lot of new Avengery things to discuss. Just getting a good look at the big screen version of Ultron played by James Spader would have been more than enough for most fans in one week, but now we’ve also got a few interesting comments Spader made about Ultron in a recent interview. (more…)

Here’s A Rumor About Who Andy Serkis Is Playing In ‘Avengers 2: Age Of Ultron’

- 10-23-14Comics, Film Posted by Aspry Jones

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Hello everyone! Hope you all slept well. I assume you did, what with all the tranquilizing multiple orgasms going on across the planet, thanks to the leaked trailer of ‘Avengers 2: Age Of Ultron.’ I hope it was as good for you as it was for me. It was filled with tantalizing imagery and provided us with lots of questions (aside from why did Thor’s hammer bounce?)  Site Master Luke took to Facebook to immediately ask you all for theories on who Andy Serkis may have been playing in his split-second appearance. It continues to be a mystery, as he got more snarky answers than substantial theories. The internet is like that and you have to have a thick skin. But it will eventually do right by you, and some smart detectives were able to build on an existing idea thanks to that revealing shot of the motion-cap maven…
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First ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Trailer to Air During Next Week’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’

- 10-22-14Comics, Film, TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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While many fans might argue that there haven’t been enough Avengers cameos in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., it’s impossible to argue that Marvel is keeping their Cinematic Universe and Television Universes separate. Captain America: The Winter Soldier blew up Agent Coulson’s world right in front of him. Now it’s time for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to return the favor by airing the first trailer for director Joss Whedon‘s Avengers: Age of Ultron during next week’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode. (more…)

When Robert Downey Jr. Asks For A Vowel… You Damn Well Give That Man an ‘Avengers’ “A”

- 10-20-14Uncategorized Posted by Mark Poynter

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Here’s a fun fact. If you fully spell out Robert Downey Junior‘s name, the only vowel in the English alphabet missing is an “A”. You know, A-E-I-O-U-&-Sometimes-Y. Now word is making the Internet rounds that someone at Marvel felt that obvious hole in Robert Downey Jr’s life needed to be filled. Filled with that 30 foot tall Avengers “A” in the movie, the one pictured above. (more…)

Is Robert Downey Jr. Set to Co-Star in ‘Captain America 3’?

- 10-14-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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Word swept the Internet late last night that Robert Downey Jr. is in almost completed talks to join the cast of Captain America 3. This isn’t a cameo or flyby appearance, Captain America 3 is believed to be based on the Marvel Comics event Civil War which pitted Captain America against Iron Man over the Superhero Registration Act requiring all those with powers to register with the government. Looking at it from a fan’s perspective you’d think this would be a slam dunk, but apparently, not everyone at Marvel thinks RDJ should have such a large role in Captain America 3. (more…)

Who Wants To Read The Description For Marvel’s NYCC Retailer Panel ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ Teaser?

- 10-10-14Film Posted by Aspry Jones

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I haven’t been to a Comic Con in decades, so I think I’m about due. It would have been amazing to go to New York City’s this year, but I was busy being 600 miles away. Lots of things are supposed to happen that I’d love to have seen. Like the Daredevil panel. Plus, there are always awesome announcements. I wouldn’t be surprised if we’d found out who’s playing Luke Cage, Jessica Jones and Daniel Rand for Marvel’s Netflix productions. Maybe we’d get some goods about Doctor Strange. Or, more importantly, see the teaser for ‘Avengers 2: Age Of Ultron.’ Because, according to Bleeding Cool, somebody has seen it and has shared his impression with the rest of us. (more…)

Sigh. Sony Buys Million Dollar Pitch for ‘Robin Hood’ Shared Universe Series

- 10-07-14Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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A lot of words have been expended about Hollywood’s current pre-occupation with franchises and brand names. Originality has gone out the window, and with millions of dollars at stake and a risk-averse attitude at the top of many Hollywood studios, execs are doubling down on simple ideas and established stories and characters. Which is why we now have this: Sony Pictures has bought a pitch for a new movie series based on Robin Hood for seven figures. Yes, that Robin Hood, he of the Prince of Thieves, Men in Tights, or Rocket depending on the version you first encountered him in. Forget the fact that he’s been in the pubic domain since before there was copyright law, but why such a big price tag for a movie based on Merry Men and their leader? Well, in no uncertain terms, it rhymes with “Smavengers.” (more…)

Jeremy Renner Likes His Job And Doesn’t Want Extra Work Doing It

- 09-25-14Comics, Film Posted by Aspry Jones

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For a guy who was considered as getting short-changed in ‘The Avengers,’ Jeremy Renner gets to be as talkative as his costars. Mark Ruffalo wants an “environmentally themed” Hulk film, Chris Evans might/might not quit acting, Robert Downey Jr. hasn’t signed on for ‘Iron Man 4,’ Chris Hemsworth will hang up his hammer after the contract, and everyone but Scarlett Johansson is gunning for a ‘Black Widow’ movie. With less screen time than his pals, Renner’s Hawkeye played the quiet assassin on both teams. And he’s been vocal about his character ever since. From rumors of leaving the franchise, to being disenchanted with his initial role, Renner’s been a Chatty Cathy from jump. And today we hear that he’s gunning for even less screen time for Hawkeye. So to speak. (more…)