HOT TOYS! Get Yer Incredibly Accurate Hot Toys ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Toys Here!

- 12-19-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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We all know that some of the worst movie spoilers end up coming from the very toys that movie ‘s producers are hoping will sell like crazy. This time around, while we are seeing the new and improved Avengers Age of Utron uniforms, there’s nothing that we haven’t seen in the trailer. It’s just a much closer look.

Hot Toys recently revealed its incredible new line of Avengers: Age of Ultron figures at the Toy Soul Convention in Hong Kong. These toys might set you back a pretty penny, but the detail is beyond incredible verging on incredi-balls. Yes, I went there, you might not agree, but once you’ve laid your eyes on these your collector’s soul is going to start beating very fast. (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…)

Directors Promise ‘Captain America 3′ Will Change the Game Again

- 09-10-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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One of the great successes of Captain America: The Winter Soldier is that it managed to continue to build the Marvel Cinematic Universe without really drawing attention to it. Instead, it managed to expand the scope of the Marvel-related films, introduce new characters familiar to comic book readers, and challenged the characters we already had met with a shocking truth the upset everything they thought they knew. In essence, Winter Soldier continued building the world by essentially destroying a pretty big piece of it. Delivering such a gobsmack was a big risk that turned into an even bigger reward for Cap 2 directors Anthony and Joe Russo, whose success with the film was evident in the way that Marvel awarded them the helm for Captain America 3 before The Winter Soldier even opened last April. In a new interview, the Brothers Russo made it clear that they’re not about to rest on the laurels, and are prepping another big game change for the MCU in part 3. (more…)

The RadioBastard Podcast Journeys With A Turkey’s Dream In Space

- 09-04-14Featured, Nerd Culture Posted by Jeremy R! Hudson

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You came back! This time on RadioBastard things get a bit weird, Jeremy and Jason face-off against AJ and Paul (aka Apple Jax and Saul) from the Gobbledygeek Podcast in a test of wits and endurance as they all banter about the prospect of joylessness in the DC Movie Universe, Jimmy Olsen’s legs, the latest Doctor Strange rumors, a Hunger Games theme park and more!
This time on the show: (more…)

Hawkeye Might Be In ‘Captain America 3.’ Maybe Not, Though. So, Yeah.

- 08-25-14Comics, Film Posted by Aspry Jones

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Clint Barton made his first comic book appearance as Hawkeye, playing a reluctant villain in Tales Of Suspense back in 1964. He met the Black Widow and together they tried to steal some tech from Tony Stark, but Clint would soon decide against the criminal life and go straight. A year later, he joined the Avengers and eventually commanded his own team of West Coast Avengers. Though he never made it to the top shelf in the aisle, he was always prominent among ace cards like Captain America and Thor. His cinematic debut was a cameo in ‘Thor’ as a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent played by Jeremy Renner. Renner reprised the role in the incredible blockbuster hit ‘Marvel’s The Avengers’ and that was the last we saw of Hawkeye. We’re planning on seeing him again in ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron,’ but will it stop there until ‘Avengers 3?’ Renner doesn’t think so. (more…)

Joss Whedon Wraps ‘Age of Ultron’ Like a Gangsta

- 08-07-14Film Posted by Rush Urbalejo

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Marvel is just winning all over the place this week. Fans (and likely the studio heads) of the comic book publisher/movie studio cheered when the ridiculous box office numbers for Guardians of the Galaxy were reported on Monday; they cheered even more uproariously when Warner Bros. flinched with respect to the release date of Batman v. Superman, which was also held by Marvel’s Captain America 3 until yesterday when WB decided to change dates. Still, with all of this excitement, Joss Whedon managed to up the still take it to the next level with this simple tweet: (more…)

SDCC14 ‘Avengers Age of Ultron’ Roundup: Black Widow’s New Ride & Hawkeye, Quicksilver, & Vision Posters

- 07-25-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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The Avengers: Age of Ultron news continues to trickle out of SDCC14 as the show progresses. We’ve got a better look at Black Widow’s (Scarlett Johansson) new ride, and the Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Vision (Paul Bettany) posters. Those posters form a huge banner depicting the Avengers fighting Ultron’s droid army. Find out what they look like when pieced together! (more…)

Feige Promises Extra Dose of Hulk and Hawkeye in ‘Age of Ultron’

- 04-03-14Comics, Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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Although the first Avengers film had plenty of action and was loads of fun, a couple of things that some feel it didn’t have enough of were The Hulk and Hawkeye. Aside from the travesty that was the 2008 Incredible Hulk film, neither of these two characters has gotten a movie of their own, despite cries from fans. Now, it appears as if Marvel Overlord Kevin Feige has heard the wail of the masses, proclaiming that both characters will see expanded roles in the new Avengers: Age of Ultron. (more…)

More from the ‘Age of Ultron’ Set – Close-Ups of Ultron, Hawkeye, Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch

- 03-24-14Comics, Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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It’s that time of year folks, when the rain begins to slow, the flowers begin to bloom and the folks at Disney/Marvel shoot the next big Avengers flick. Earlier today we had some sneaky video from the Avengers: Age of Ultron set to show you. And now, a closer look at what we can expect from some of the film’s characters. Scroll down to check out the close-up pics of Ultron, Hawkeye, Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch. (more…)

‘The Avengers’ Animatics Reveals Hero Missing from The Battle of New York

- 08-26-13Comics, Film Posted by Brent Cook

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Joss Whedon has mentioned it before, but we finally have visual confirmation that early animatics and scripts for The Avengers did in fact feature the female superhero, Wasp. Among other major changes from the animatics, it seems Wasp was cut completely from the film, and only seemed to have a minor part as it was, along with a more comic-like costume for Hawkeye, and the fact that Loki was sent the “wrong army.”

In addition to the early write up of the “Avenger Assemble” scene, there are also a few other animatics; one demonstrating a different introduction of Iron Man, that used some of the same scenes as the Iron Man- Thor fight scene (the tree spot, in particular), another putting Tony in the opening “tunnel collapse” scene, and the last is a slightly altered version of the scene between Stark and Loki in Stark Tower.



These scenes are definitely Iron Man centric, so I understand why they were cut from the final script, but these are fun watches nonetheless. It’s clear that the best of each clip made it into the movie, but it’s always fun to wonder how the movie would have turned out, had they actually included these scenes in the movie. Do you see anything that you wish would have been used in the final film?