Even this age of consistent big event movies, it’s hard to think of anything as big as Avengers: Age of Ultron. The first blockbuster Avengers was a minor miracle of form and function, taking three characters with their own film series, as well as a myriad of supporting characters, and brought them all together in a fun, action-packed and character-driven adventure that also reflected the specific voice of its filmmaker. Looking back, watching The Avengers unfold, Joss Whedon made it look too easy, which is why Ultron seems all the more susceptible to “sequelitis.” Age of Ultron is bigger, louder and even more stuffed with characters, references and action than the first, but while the endeavor seems at times to be getting away from Whedon, he does seem to achieve everything the movie needed, and wanted to do. (more…)
It’s not the Internet unless there is some online controversy to get all gabby about. Instead of the normal shenanigans from Miley Cyrus or ass-hatery from Kanye West, which we’ve all come to expect, this time it’s a couple of superheroes who have let slip a case of buffoonery.
During a recent Digital Spy interview Jeremy Renner and Chris Evans, the two Age of Ultron stars were asked how they felt about Black Widow pairing up with Bruce instead of Hawkeye or Cap (as many fans had hoped), and replied by calling her a “slut” and a “whore”.
Couple of guys said something stupid while trying to be funny, and how quickly the fan-boys turn on them – judging them as bad people forever.
Watch the video below and judge for yourself. (more…)
It’s the lunch hour, so why not make some time to get stoked about the biggest comic book movie of all time (to date): Avengers: Age of Ultron. The internet’s been exploding the last several days with new clips and promotion of the Marvel Studios film, which remains two very anxious weeks away from release. But perhaps your desire for superhero fun and excitement can be fed with the following clips. The stars of Avengers were very busy yesterday with red carpets and talk show appearances, while the studio is busy releasing new scenes, and new advertisements to convince fans who were already excited about this project mere minutes after 2012’s The Avengers ended, why they should be even more excited.
Following the reveal of Black Widow, Hot Toys has released a first look at the 1/6th scale Hawkeye Collectible Figure! The sharp shooting Avenger is specially crafted based on the image of Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye in Avengers: Age of Ultron, featuring a newly-developed head sculpt, new outfit, improved articulations for action poses, freshly designed bow and arrows, and a specially designed figure stand.
Not as good as the new Avenging Hawkeye figure, because there is no Pizza Dog. But it will be a must-have if you wanna complete your Avengers AOU collection. That, and who couldn’t do with a little more Jeremy Renner in their lives. He’s like a real life grumpy cat. (more…)
In the comic books, Hawkeye has been one of the longest serving Avengers and a constant presence on the team since the 1960s, he was even the leader of the West Coast Avengers. In the movies though, Hawkeye, played by Jeremy Renner, has kind of gotten the short shrift with a small appearance in Thor, then spending the balance of The Avengers under Loki’s control, and then having to get written out of Captain America: The Winter Soldier because of scheduling. Of all the Avengers, it’s Hawkeye who could really use some extra screentime, and it looks like he’s going to get it as the archer is joining the swelling ranks of Captain America: Civil War. (more…)
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…)
There is no argument that Jeremy Renner is a badass. Between his turn as William Brandt in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol and his brief but wonderful scenes as Hawkeye through several Marvel movies, to name just a few examples, Renner has more than proved his level of baddassery. When the fourth movie in the Bourne franchise, The Bourne Legacy, was announced and director Paul Greengrass (The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum) decided to step aside with series star Matt Damon immediately following suit, Renner seemed like the perfect choice to carry on the super spy torch. Unfortunately, while Renner did a fantastic job in his role, Legacy grossed almost $200mil less than its most recent predecessor. While this was in no way a franchise killer (Legacy still grossed over $276mil worldwide and a sequel is in the works), it did leave fans a bit nostalgic for Damon’s Jason Bourne. Well, a new report from Deadline suggests that fans of the series may have a bit to be excited for as it appears that Damon and Greengrass will be returning to the world of Bourne. (more…)
Jeez, can we get Avengers: Age of Ultron out of the way before we start hyping Captain America 3?
No. Alright then.
So while out promoting the upcoming home video and digital release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, co-director Anthony Russo, who filmed Winter Soldier with his brother Joe, teased some of the stuff they were looking at doing in the third part of the franchise, which is due in theaters in 2016. No specifics were offered (obviously), but one can sense a definite twinge of excitement in the director about what he and his brother have in store: the introduction of new characters, the redemption of old ones, and maybe *gasp* an ending? Read on…. (more…)
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…)
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…)