Joss Whedon

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I’m not sure if this a violation of franchise/franchisee confidentiality, but recently Joss Whedon, director of The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron, talked about Ant-Man. Before there was The Avengers, before there was even an Iron Man, Ant-Man was slowly gathering steam under the direction of Edgar Wright, the filmmaker most famous for the zombie comedy Shaun of the Dead. Wright’s years of toil were about to pay-off when, all of a sudden, he was out and Peyton Reed was in as Ant-Man director. Jesus wept, and so did the internet, because we were now robbed of the presumptive awesomeness of Wright’s Ant-Man. But Marvel Studios told us to chill, and now, Whedon himself is saying that from what he’s read, we’re right to miss what would have been Wright’s vision for the character. (more…)

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There was a big Avengers: Age of Ultron Press conference in London earlier today with a big chunk of the cast including director Joss Whedon, and thanks to HeyUGuys, we’ve got the full conference on video. For those of you that have never attended a press conference or roundtable, they are a collection of fantastic, boring, nutty, and confusing questions that tend to spark some pretty silly answers from the actors involved. Hidden amongst all those examples are a few questions and answers that offer some great insights into the characters and possible future projects. 
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Rumor hit the Internet  yesterday that the first five seconds of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer will be leaked by the film’s director Zack Snyder tomorrow at 9am. Just an hour before the Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim kicks off. Read on to find out why I’m personally excited about this as well as get more details on the trailer. Feel free to yell at me in the comments about how Batman isn’t that great. Fight me IRL, I don’t care. With any luck, this is going to be a bloodbath. (more…)

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Avengers: Age of Ultron launches into theaters in less than a month. While it will surely be the mega hit of the summer, there is a sense of nervousness that it won’t live up to its predecessor.

The general public will be able to decide its merits on May 1st. Last night, however, AOU went live in the form of a critics screening. While everyone’s full takes are embargoed until the premier, Twitter however, remains grounds for some early commentary. Fans will be delighted to know that the movie is apparently as awesome as everyone hoped. However, there are a few negative nellys that have called out some early suspected flaws.

Our friends and Cinemablend rounded up some early reactions from a handful of critics. Click on thru if you wanna see what all the early buzz is about.  (more…)

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Whether it was RDJs cameo at the end of The Hulk,  Thor’s hammer at the end of Iron Man 2, Howard the Duck in Guardians of the Galaxy, or the genius “shawarma scene” from the first Avengers, Marvel Studios has made sitting through those long credits bearable with their “post credit” scenes.

The Marvel movies have turned the post-credits scene into an art. The scenes are so well established that they’ve expanded them into mid-credits scenes, often offering two bonuses on every movie. It’s something extra fans can look forward to, and count on.

Avengers: Age of Ultron is the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. Sadly, it will not have a post-credits scene. (more…)

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It’s often said that Hollywood is Highschool with money. While that is mostly true, in the case of the cast and crew of Joss Whedon’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, it’s summer camp without the counselors (except not really). What is certain, is this rag tag crew of actors dressed as superheroes like each other a heck of a lot, and sure know how to have fun on set.

A new Avengers: Age of Ultron behind-the-scenes featurette shows what goofs and good times the likes of RDJ, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans and the rest of the AOU cast were having on set. (more…)

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Marvel and Disney slipped a couple of surprises into their Avengers: Age of Ultron premiere tip sheet for the press. That’s basically the announcement to the press about which celebrities will be available at the movie’s premiere, walking the red carpet and talking with press. Down the list of attending celebrities were two names included in the section that deals with those actually in the film that included two new names: Linda Cardellini (Freaks and Geeks), and Julie Delpy (Before Midnight). That means they are IN the movie, what roles might they be playing?

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Avengers: Age of Ultron is introducing some fairly heavy weight Marvel comic book characters to the Marvel Cinematic Universe starting with Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and the Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen). To help audiences get ready for all these new characters The Mighty-Marvel-Marketing-Powers-That-Be have put together this little intro video with director Joss Whedon. (more…)