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…)

Joss Whedon, Ron Moore and MOAR Talk About What Makes a Showrunner in New Book

- 09-03-14Books, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Along with the rise of this Golden Age of TV, is the arrival of the celebrity showrunner. The job of a showrunner is to, as it says, run the show, and it’s been part of TV since TV began, but quick, name the person that ran Gilligan’s Island or Magnum P.I. And now try to name the showrunner for Orange is the New Black or Breaking Bad. Exactly. Well, a new book is attempting to put the rise of the celebrity showrunner cast into context, and break down what it takes to be successful in the business, and as a taste of the new book has been posted on the web in the form of an except that asks a couple of key nerd icons: What does it take to be a good showrunner? (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…)

‘The Avengers’ Bromance You Didn’t Know About: Hiddleston & Whedon Sitting In A Tree…

- 07-31-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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The Internet fell in love with The Robert Downey Jr. & Mark Ruffalo Science Bromance after The Avengers film hit theaters, but there was a second bromance brewing. A secret love that dare not speak its name. One that we’ve just become aware of, that might be even more magical, The Whedon & Hiddleston Email Bromance. (more…)

The RadioBastard Podcast’s San Diego Comic-Con 2014 Review/Recap/Recovery Show

- 07-30-14Featured, Nerd Culture Posted by Jeremy R! Hudson

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It’s San Diego Comic-Con hangover season and Jeremy and Jason are here to welcome you to the 3rd Annual Bastard-Con™ where we talk about all the big Comic-Con news that was(n’t)! Are you into King Kong vs. Godzilla vs. obscure French Sculptors, Mad Max vs. our once dim expectations and the curious relationship between Batman‘s glowing eyes and a popular 1990s Seal music video? Good, this is the show for you and in addition to those things, we also talk about more things, like: (more…)

SDCC14: New Thor & Hulk ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Posters – Now Completed Banner

- 07-26-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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We’ve been posting the Avengers: Age of Ultron banner posters as they’ve hit the Internet, and as predicted, the last two, Thor and Hulk, went online this morning. That’s the entire Avengers gang, Iron Man, Captain America, Black Widow, Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver, Thor, Hulk, Hawkeye, and the surprise inclusion of the Vision. Check out each individual poster, and how they all fit together. (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…)

James Gunn SMASH ‘Planet Hulk/Guardians of the Galaxy’ Movie Rumor!

- 07-21-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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The Planet Hulk movie rumor has taken on a life of its own on the Internet. Whedon, Feige, and Ruffalo can’t do an interview without someone asking about the possibilities. You can imagine then, what happened when an alien character species from the Planet Hulk storyline showed up in James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy early production stills. You’ve got it. The Internet grabbed hold and ran like the wind with it. Gunn has commented about the subject before, but never with the vehemence of his latest attempt to smash the Planet Hulk movie rumor forever. (more…)

Joss Whedon Talks Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch and Ultron…OH MY!

- 07-18-14Comics, Film Posted by Aspry Jones

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Joss Whedon has been working his tail off. He helped James Gunn cast Thanos for Guardians of the Galaxy. He’s constantly hounded by the press and has somehow found time to tweet layouts for new Buffy The Vampire stories. On top of all that, he’s been uniquely committed to the Avengers from day one, having completely trashed Zak Penn’s initial Disney draft and started from square one. The man is a machine and geeks everywhere are giving him all the just due love he deserves and he keeps paying back in dividends. With all he’s got to do, you’d think he’d spend his free time hanging out by the pool sipping margaritas. Instead, he powered on and talked movies with Entertainment Weekly. The topics ranged from J.A.R.V.I.S. To Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch. (more…)

‘Avengers’ Photos Bonanza – More Official Pics from ‘Age of Ultron’ Plus Avengers Tower Deets

- 07-16-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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It’s been raining Avengers: Age of Ultron news this week! Following up on the release of it’s Avengers cover, including the first ever look at Ultron himself, earlier today, Entertainment Weekly has released a further eight photographs featuring stills from the film and behind the scenes glimpses at the production. Below you will see nothing terribly spoilery, just some Avengers in action, a couple of new frenemies and a surprise guest. Let’s take a look at your first official set of production photos from the Avengers sequel.  (more…)