Extended Behind the Scenes ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ GOTG Bonus Cut Video

- 11-11-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter


One of the bonus tracks on James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy DVD/Blu-ray release is this extended behind the scenes footage of Joss Whedon’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. You’d better get a look quick, there’s no telling how quickly Disney’s army of lawyers will pounce. (more…)

Marvel’s Hot on The Trail of Those Responsible For Leaking ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Trailer

- 11-06-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter


While fan response has been positive to Marvel‘s decision to “roll with it” when Joss Whedon‘s Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer, that was scheduled to premiere during Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was leaked online almost a week early, word around the Internet Water Cooler is that Marvel wants to continue to “roll with it.” Roll right over the person responsible for leaking the trailer and throwing a monkey wrench in Marvel’s cross promotion event with a ten ton Marvel steam roller. Marvel recently filed papers in a California Federal Court in an attempt to issue a subpoena on Google for information about the leaker. (more…)

Did You Catch a Vision Of The Vision Or Did You Blink And Miss It?

- 11-05-14Comics, Film Posted by Jed Harris-Keith


With all of the buzz around the Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver, and Ultron appearing in The Avengers: Age of Ultron, it might be easy to forget that the Vision, a fan favorite character from the Avengers comic books with deep ties to the film’s maniacal robot adversary, is also making his silver screen debut in director Joss Whedon’s sequel. That’s a shame because, as all of the concept art suggests, the Vision’s big-screen appearance looks to be stunning. However, if you watched Marvel: 75 Years, From Pulp to Pop! last night on ABC, eagle-eyed viewers caught a fleeting glimpse of the Avengers’ favorite synthezoid. (more…)

Joss Whedon Addresses Online Sexism as ‘A Chaotic Time’

- 11-05-14Internet, Nerd Culture Posted by Derek Robertson


Joss Whedon has made a career out of strong female-based characters and his feminist themes run strong in shows such as Firefly and Buffy The Vampire Slayer. We even have Black Widow teaming up with Captain America in The Winter Soldier and holding her own as part of The Avengers Team. So, who better than Whedon – honored in 2006 by ‘Equality Now’ for being a staunch ally to woman – to talk about the widespread misogyny that is rife on the internet (recently we witnessed the Marvel hiccup with Milo Manara’s variant cover for Spider-woman #1, and now with  #gamergate taking center stage as the current internet hot bed). The fact that this is still a very problematic issue – if not, worse – as it was back in the mid 2000s is a pretty jarring sentiment.

Recently Whedon made an appearance at an Equality Now event in Los Angeles, and what he had to say, offers a detailed insight into his origins as a feminist and his views on the recent state of affairs within the online community. (more…)

Joss Whedon Talks About ‘Age of Ultron’ Leaks and the Future of Marvel Movies

- 11-04-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson


Avengers: Age of Ultron is about all we’ve been able to talk about the last couple of weeks thanks to that awesome new trailer, with the exception of that brief break where Marvel Studios announced Phase 3. Avengers writer/director Joss Whedon‘s probably been pretty busy at the moment getting the movie ready for its release next summer, but even he’s not unaffected by current events, and he has some thoughts on all the recent leaks, news and considerations about all the latest Age of Ultron and Marvel Cinematic Universe news. In a new interview, Whedon discuss the sudden revelation that a couple Thor actors are appearing in AoU, his thoughts on the announcement of the Phase 3 slate, and other Marvel issues that have come up in the news. (more…)

Idris Elba & Tom Hiddleston Will Appear in ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ What Does This Mean For The Film & The Marvel Cinematic Universe?

- 11-03-14Comics, Film Posted by Michileen Martin


It’s clear that Avengers: Age of Ultron is going to cover a lot of ground in the Marvel Universe, literally and figuratively. Shots from the trailer seem to indicate there will be scenes in New York City, scenes in Europe, and flashbacks with a pre-Cap-sicle Steve Rogers. Ultron will be in the movie, along with probably Baron Von Strucker and possibly (and it seems really likely) Andy Serkis as Ulysses S. Klaw. How much more could you fit in one flick? Well according to actor Idris Elba who played Heimdall in Thor and Thor: The Dark World, at least just a little bit more. (more…)

Which Avenger is Worthy? A Crazy Thought About Why Black Widow Wouldn’t Try

- 10-31-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter


First we saw the leaked trailer for Joss Whedon‘s Avengers: Age of Ultron and then we got to see an extended version that included the scene above. Thor was having a bit of fun with everyone about how worthy they are. It’s a great scene that sets up a lot of interesting questions. We’ve saved you a seat on the Who’s Worthy Speculation Tour, click that seat belt and let’s get started (more…)

‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Trailer Gets the HISHE Treatment

- 10-31-14Comics, Film, Funny Videos Posted by Mark Poynter


You know a film is going to be huge when the folks over at How It Should Have Ended are making HISHE videos for the trailer. Joss Whedon should take this as a compliment really, usually a film has to hit the big screen before HISHE turns their humorous eye towards it. Avengers: Age of Ultron only had to show a short trailer to get the HISHE juices flowing. (more…)

‘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


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

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…)