‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Bonus ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Clip: Is Anyone Worthy?

- 10-29-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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When the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer scheduled to premiere last night on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was leaked a week early, Marvel decided to just go with it. Releasing the Official trailer later that day and blaming the leak on Hydra. That left fans to wonder what Marvel would do for that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. spot. Now we know they tagged the SDCC 2014 Marvel Panel footage to the new trailer. (more…)

‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Trailer Leaked? Marvel Says “Screw it! Let’s Air Additional Footage on Tuesday’s AOS!”

- 10-24-14Comics, Film, TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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One might think that the powers that be over at Marvel would have been as bummed out as the Avengers in the picture above when their big Avengers: Age of Ultron marketing crossover plan for this Tuesday’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode blew up in their faces. Nobody expected the trailer to be leaked almost an entire week early. At best we were hoping for a leak on Tuesday morning, wink-wink, say no more. We discussed what they might do in the trailer leak aftermath yesterday and it looks like we were right! (more…)

Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Trailer Is Out Of The Bag, What Should Marvel Do Now?

- 10-23-14Comics, Film, TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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Last night a lot of Disney and Marvel‘s marketing plans spectacularly blew up in their faces on the Internet. The original plan was to bolster Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.S.‘s lackluster viewer ratings with an exclusive first look at Joss Whedon‘s Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer. When a low res version of the trailer was leaked online, Disney and Marvel made the decision to release the high res trailer immediately. Now that the cat is out of the bag almost a full week before the scheduled tie in, will Disney and Marvel make another bold move and show fans different or additional footage during Tuesday’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.? (more…)

James Spader Clips Ultron’s Strings in New Interview

- 10-23-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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After last night’s leak, and eventual official release by Disney of Joss Whedon‘s Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer that was supposed to be aired for the first time next Tuesday during Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Avengers fans have a lot of new Avengery things to discuss. Just getting a good look at the big screen version of Ultron played by James Spader would have been more than enough for most fans in one week, but now we’ve also got a few interesting comments Spader made about Ultron in a recent interview. (more…)

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…)

Exclusive Look at ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Included in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Blu-Ray

- 10-03-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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In a move that many might call an oversell, Marvel has decided to ramp up fan’s desire to own a blu-ray copy of director James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy to eleven with the inclusion of an exclusive look at Joss Whedon‘s Avengers: Age of Ultron. That’s right, we’re breaking out the This is Spinal Tap jokes before the page break. It’s not like you really needed another reason to go out and buy Guardians of the Galaxy on DVD/Blu-ray, but Marvel figured that it might take another little nudge to get you off the couch December 9th to buy a copy. Of course most of you will probably just order it through Amazon and wait for the UPS guy to show up at your door.. There’s a catch though, it’s only available in the blu-ray version. (more…)

What Does Marvel Studios Have Up Its Cosmic Sleeve for ‘Avengers 3′

- 09-29-14Comics, Film Posted by Jed Harris-Keith

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Marvel Studios’ The Avengers: Age of Ultron won’t even hit theaters until next May and already rumors and speculation have begun to swirl around the third installment in the Avengers series of films. While  everyone seems excited to see Earth’s Mightiest Heroes take on James Spader’s Ultron, the teases of Thanos and the Infinity Gauntlet that have been sprinkled throughout Marvel’s films since the first Avengers movie have had fans wondering when we’ll see the Mad Titan wreak his own unique brand of havoc across the galaxy.

According to The Daily Marvelite, when we do finally see Thanos, his presence might be enough to split the third Avengers in two. (more…)

James Spader Told Jimmy Fallon That Ultron Could Dunk A Basketball Without Jumping.

- 09-22-14Comics, Film Posted by Aspry Jones

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If you’d told me back in 1986 that James Spader and Robert Downey Jr. would be boss characters in a SECOND ‘Avengers’ movie, I’d have had to toss cherry Slurpees on your head from the mall balcony. There’s just no way you can predict things things. As perfect as Spader is for the role of Ultron in the new ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ blockbuster extravaganza (calling it already), I still see him as that douchebag Steff from ‘Pretty In Pink.’ Screw Robert California, Alan Shore and ‘The Blacklist.’ That dude is Steff! And Steff was on ‘The Tonight Show’ the other night talking to Fallon about Comic Con. And according to him, director Joss Whedon’s version of Ultron is like one of those giants from ‘Clash Of Clans.’
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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…)