Joss Whedon

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Joss Whedon. Now that I have your attention, let’s talk about Avengers: Age of Ultron, which, as I’m sure you already know, comes out in a theater near you in just over two months time. Apparently, some of you are a little miffed that Whedon in his infinite wisdom decided to tweak the titular villain’s origin for the film by making him a creation of Iron Man Tony Stark as opposed to using his comic book creator Dr. Henry Pym. Well, it turns out that Whedon feels your pain. Ultron’s origins was one of many questions addressed by Whedon in an interview done during the production of the Avengers sequel. (more…)

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Marvel recently released a new digital comic, Avengers: Age of Ultron Prelude – This Scepter’d Isle (Say that five times fast), that lays it all out for anyone speculating about how Marvel will handle Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Scarlet Witch’s (Elizabeth Olsen) origins when translating them from the comics to the big screen in Joss Whedon‘s Avengers: Age of Ultron. Gotta warn you, there be spoilers ahead and if you want to stay blissfully unaware… don’t click-through. If you do, it’s all on you. (more…)

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Marvel may not like sharing casting news until the ink is dry, but once things are rolling along, they certainly don’t mind sharing. This time Marvel has released a new set of Avengers: Age of Ultron production stills, most of which we’ve seen variations of before, but you know Marvel, there’s always some little nugget in there somewhere for fans to find, Ohh and Ahh about, and speculate to their heart’s content. Can you find it? (more…)

Our First Avengers: AoU TV Commercial Is Here!

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The first television spot (well, one that isn’t exclusively attached to Agents of Shield) has been released. The 30-second clip consists nearly entirely of previously seen footage from the initial two trailers – so in other words, nothing new to see here. You’re bound to see this on the Superbowl and then have it, as well as a number of other spots/cuts, shoved down your eye sockets between now and May first. Because, we’re all puppets… tangled in strings… STRINGS…

The spot shows scenes like Ultron crashing the Avengers’ party, Hulk facing off against Iron Man in Hulk Buster Armor, and explosions! Check it out below:
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Who will direct the two-part conclusion to our live-action saga starring Earth’s Mightiest Heroes? Last I heard, ‘Winter Soldier’s’ the Russo Brothers were at least helming part 1 of ‘Avengers: Infinity War.’ Suddenly, that doesn’t seem to be the case, as there are new questions about Joss Whedon returning. Questions so tough that he had to cross legs with Empire Magazine for a little chit chat about this and that, and oh yeah…dude, are you directing these movies or what? We’ll see exactly what he said after the jump, but from the cheap seats, it kinda reminds me of that time when Peter Jackson said he was tired of Middle Earth. Yeah, you see where I’m going with this. (more…)

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It’s almost long forgotten and borderlines on myth at this point, but did you know that Joss Whedon had once been hired to write a Wonder Woman script? This is way before Gal Gadot was cast as the Amazonian Princess in Batman Vs Superman and whatever the heck DC/Warner Bros. has planned for their hopeful solo movies. Whedon’s Wonder Woman – or WWW for short – came before Whedon evolved into something of an unofficial “showrunner” for the Marvel cinematic universe.  Joss Whedon both understands how to write a female protagonist, as he demonstrated with Buffy, but he also had a rather successful run on the Wonder Woman comic. So WB snatched him up for Wonder Woman (2005), had him write a script, and even considered him to direct. But thanks to the piss poor performances of both Catwoman and Elektra, which were released around the same time, the project got shelved.  (more…)

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Marvel Studios just released the second trailer for Joss Whedon‘s highly anticipated sequel, Avengers: Age of Ultron. You want action? Well, you got it! This trailer is fully loaded with action galore. More Hulk and Hulkbuster Iron Man duking it out, more explosions, more haunting music and more of James Spader tickling your spine with fear as the robot overlord Ultron! (more…)

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There’s a story about how the normally jovial and kind-hearted Ian McKellen lost his cool in the first days of filming The Hobbit trilogy when he looked around the set and realized he was acting against a bunch of photos of actors attached to sticks standing in for dwarves. In case you’ve never tried it, acting with a bunch of faces on sticks isn’t easy, as acting against inanimate objects because of modern film technology is sometimes cumbersome to giving a human performance. But what if the character you’re playing isn’t human? Motion capture technology is the method that director Joss Whedon chose to bring the titular villain to life in Avengers: Age of Ultron, and according to Whedon, the outfit and the technology actually helped actor James Spader get in touch with his inner-robot. (more…)

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After Mark Ruffalo‘s superb performance playing the Hulk in Joss Whedon‘s The Avengers (2012), his incarnation as the green-monster-with-anger-issues became a fan favorite; leading to the ultimate question “When will Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) be getting his own film.” Thusly, when Marvel Studios started rolling out Captain America, Iron Man, and Thor standalone movies, the Hulks absence from Marvel‘s release schedules became more apparent. Mark Ruffalo has appeased fans slightly by promising that the Hulk has a much bigger role in The Avengers: Age of Ultron, but will this suffice? It actually turns out there is a reason the Hulk has not been included in Marvel’s scheduling for a solo outing in the Cinematic Universe, and although you may be disappointed at first, it’s actually a really cool reason. We will leave you to judge for yourselves. (more…)