‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Trailer Leaks! [UPDATE: Official Trailer and Poster Released]

- 10-22-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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It’s only one of the most anticipated movies of 2015. It’s also one of the most anticipated movies of the decade. Fans at San Diego and New York Comic Con have been lucky enough to see some of this already, but the wait was soon to be over, as last night it once announced that the next installment of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. would feature the premiere of the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer. Of course, as these things go in the modern age with the internet and all – Surprise! – this puppy leaked early. So if you have no impulse control and an itchy clicking figure, dig in now for your first look at the all new adventure of Marvel’s premiere super-team.

UPDATE: Marvel has thrown up their hands and gone ahead and released the official trailer, along with first official poster.

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Marvel Does Altruism By Creating Hearing-Impaired Heroes

- 10-21-14Comics Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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One of the first comic books I owned as a Spider-Man adventure that doubled as a powerful lesson about drug abuse and just saying no. Even in the regular comic books, there were public service messages amongst the action and the ads, like a particular Colgate ad I remember that featured Captain America teaming up with an anthropomorphized toothbrush and toothpaste to fight tooth decay. Lesson learned. Comics have the power to do more than be movie franchise fodder, and every now and then we remember that. To wit, Marvel is teaming up with the Children’s Hearing Institute of New York to create two brand new superheroes who can save the world while being hearing impaired: Sapheara and The Blue Ear. (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…)

The RadioBastard Podcast RUNS PODCAST-TOWN

- 10-19-14Featured, Nerd Culture Posted by Jeremy R! Hudson

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Here at RadioBastard, we pride ourselves on providing an entertaining, economical and culturally enriching experience for you, our loyal listener. To accomplish this, our engineers work tirelessly to fill the program with celebrity impressions and other silly voices that would get a beginner stand-up comedian exiled from the chuckle hut circuit. We also offer the kind of cracker jack insight into the latest in entertainment “news”, human oddities and taco happenings that can only be achieved by two grown men who are woefully under-prepared, over-confident and absent all fucks. They have no f**ks to give, thus they do not give a f*ck and they are passing that f**klessness on TO YOU!

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Will The Russo Brothers Be Thrust Into a Marvel Civil War?

- 10-14-14Comics, Film Posted by Jed Harris-Keith

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Unless you were frozen in ice and in a state of suspended animation yesterday, it was difficult to miss the news that Robert Downey, Jr., Tony Stark/Iron Man himself in the Marvel Studios’ Avengers family of movies, will appear in Captain America 3: Title TBD. What’s more, his appearance will help to ignite a series of events that will result in a superhuman Civil War, based on the Marvel Comics storyline that pitted superhero brother against superhero brother over support or opposition of the Superhero Registration Act. While this news is big enough on its own, the appearance of Tony Stark in Cap 3 has sparked rumors whether the movie’s directors, brothers Joe and Anthony Russo, will have a wider role in Marvel Studios’ cinematic playground moving forward. (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…)

* Updated RDJ Roundup: ‘Iron Man 4′ Talks, AOS TV Cameo, & MOAR!

- 10-08-14Film Posted by Aspry Jones

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One night I was flipping channels and landed on a movie called ‘Putney Swope.’ It was directed by a little-known Hollywood player named Robert Downey Sr. Before that, it had never dawned on me to even Google who RDS was. I’m sure at the time, he was respected for his work and mild contributions to the industry. Kinda like Howard Stark. Sure, Stark’s known as being a brilliant industrialist who made bank and held fun expos, but his son Tony? Now, there’s a man of outrageous accomplishments. Robert Downey Jr. is indeed Tony Stark – in spirit, comparative achievements, and in how his career overshadowed his dad’s. Keep going for interesting bits of news concerning our resident actor, billionaire, playboy philanthropist, and all-around cool guy. (more…)

How to Make Movies the Marvel Way – A New College Course

- 09-23-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Since the rise of Marvel in the 1960s there’s been books, courses and comic con panels about making comics the “Marvel way,” but with the success of Marvel Studios and the Marvel Cinematic Universe, perhaps its time we start talking about making movies the Marvel way, and wouldn’t you know it, the annals of American higher learning is answering the call. That’s right nerds, starting in the summer of 2015, if your a student at the University of Baltimore, you too can learn all about the art of making Marvel movies, from a purely educational perspective of course. Now, the U of B ain’t exactly one of your top ten institutions for higher learning, but if you want to learn about comic book movies, maybe it should be. (more…)

Marvel Releases Official ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Plot Synopsis

- 09-15-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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Marvel released the first official plot synopsis for Joss Whedon‘s Avengers: Age of Ultron earlier today. Don’t worry though, there’s not any smoking gun here. Nothing that spoils everything unless you’ve been on an Amish retreat in a remote ice cave in Antartica. It does set up the frame-work in which we can begin to speculate like demons though. Take a look after the jump. (more…)

No More Man in the Iron Suit? Robert Downey, Jr. Says No Plans For ‘Iron Man 4′

- 09-08-14Comics, Film Posted by Jed Harris-Keith

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It could be argued that Robert Downey Jr. is as busy as billionaire Tony Stark, the Marvel Comics character who moonlights as the Avenger Iron Man that Downey, Jr. portrays on the big screen. For that  reason, it’s understandable that he might be reluctant to assemble with his fellow Avengers and play  Stark in future movies once his contractual obligations are finished.

While in Toronto promoting The Judge, his upcoming film with Robert Duvall that hits theaters next  month, Variety posed the question to Downey, Jr. whether a sequel to last year’s Iron Man 3. Fans  of Stark’s turn as one of the founding Avengers might feel like they’ve been hit in the gut with one of  Stark’s repulsor rays when they read his rely. (more…)