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

USE THIS FIRST

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…)

Avengers Re-Assemble! Roster Changes In ‘Age Of Ultron?’

- 08-28-14Comics, Film Posted by Aspry Jones

 

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The very spoiler-y folks at Badass Digest seem to have gotten their hands on a script for ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron.’ It concerns a possible movie roster change of the famous superhero group. In the comics, this was something the Avengers did pretty routinely. Makes sense that they’d address it in the films. This is an exciting concept that’s bound to ruffle some feathers. And something this big wasn’t thought up all willy nilly. It’s one of those grand plans Marvel bigwig Kevin Feige spoke of awhile back. Here’s the thing – if this info stays as part of the plan, who on the team stays and who goes? I have some ideas and I’m going to speculate about them. But Badass Digest says there’s one hero who’s a lock. And it’s someone we have yet to see on screen. Let the SPOILERS fly! (more…)

BEHOLD: First Official Image of Thanos from ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

- 08-01-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Sure, this thing already leaked thanks to a “butt-cam photo,” but now you can enjoy Thanos in all his high-definition genocidal glory thanks to the first official image of the Josh Brolin-portrayed character in Guardians of the Galaxy. Thanos doesn’t do much in the film, but his presence looms large throughout as the gang from Marvel are clearly setting him up to be the biggest of all bads in some future film or films. But if The Avengers offered a mere sip of Thanos, Guardians allows us one big gulp, and only one thing’s for sure: this is a guy you don’t want to cross (even though everyone seems to keep crossing him). (more…)

Expect ‘Avengers 3′ In 2018, Maybe A ‘Guardians’ Crossover Too

- 07-31-14Comics, Film Posted by Leo Johnson

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Avengers Age of Ultron is hitting theaters in 2015 and Marvel Studios has revealed other planned release dates for years to come. Of the planned dates, we only know a few confirmed films, like Ant-Man on July 17, 2015; Captain America 3 on May 6, 2016; and Guardians of the Galaxy 2 on July 28, 2017.

Naturally, one of the announced dates will have to be Avengers 3, but the question is which one? At SDCC, Kevin Feige, when asked about the date announcements, went on to say that we should probably expect 3 years between Avengers movies. (more…)

Leaked Butt-Cam Photo Of Brolin’s Thanos Chillin’ Out…As Usual

- 07-31-14Comics, Film Posted by Aspry Jones

THANOS SITTING AGAIN

Marvel’s ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ (ever hear of it?) is cutting through theaters like a giant pair of Infinity Scissors! Star Lord and his band of miscreant misfit friends try to save the universe because 1. They live in it, and 2. tyrant Ronan The Accuser is just too judgmental. You can’t let a guy with a name like that win. Yet, as grandiose as it all appears, at its root, the movie is all about seed planting for the much bigger picture: Thanos. I’m even posturing that every Marvel film before ‘Avengers 3′ is yet another building block for that one movie that’s gonna make us all cry tears of joy for years to come. That’s why it’s so “ooh” and “ahh” when an image of Josh Brolin’s Mad Titan character hits the web. And yep, you guessed it – he’s sitting down. (SPOILER) (more…)