This isn’t the beginning of the end, just because Nerd Bastards is talking about a star’s pregnancy doesn’t mean we’re devolving into a gossipy star-f#@%ing website, but what we propose here is a completely legit question: How might Scarlett Johansson‘s recently revealed pregnancy affect the shooting of Avengers: Age of Ultron? I mean, it’s not like Ultron‘s the sequel to the third biggest movie of all time, and it’s not like director Joss Whedon previously said that Johansson’s character, Black Widow, plays a very big/important role in the film. Actually, it’s a lot like that, so what will happen? (more…)
The Avengers is, without question, the best superhero movie. (In my opinion, anyway.) It had heart, sentiment, flashy set pieces, humor, a sense of danger and suspense, characters who grew and evolved; basically, everything fans love from comics thrown up on the big, silver screen. The Avengers is the bar all superhero movies since have been measured against. So… how will its sequel, The Avengers: Age of Ultron stack up? (more…)
For The Avengers: Age of Ultron, writer/director Joss Whedon has a lot of proverbial plates that he’s going to have to keep spinning. Not only are there the original six Avengers and S.H.I.E.L.D. characters like Nick Fury and Maria Hill involved so far, but the sequel will add the villainous robot Ultron and rumored new Avengers, Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch. So when we’re talking about 11 characters minimum in the film, it’s going to be tricky for any one of them to take the spotlight.
But in Whedon we trust, right? And according to the filmmaker, he’s going to give a couple of members of the team their fair due in the upcoming superhero sequel. If you’re a fan of either the Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) or Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), this one’s for you. In an interview with Nerd HQ, Whedon said that the Widow is going to play a big part in the sequel:
While Captain America: The Winter Soldier is filming in Cleveland, Ohio, we’ve got some set pictures and video clips for y’all. You’ll catch a few peeks of Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson, their stunt doubles, a flipped bus, a car on fire… y’know, the usual.
Hit the jump to see the goods. Or, well, you know what I mean; we’ve already seen “the goods.” (*cough*ScarlettJohanssonpictures*cough*).
The announcement that legendary actor/director Robert Redford will take up a role in Captain America: The Winter Soldier was met with intrigue. Who might the Sundance Kid be playing in a Captain America movie? Well, Comic Book Movie’s SPINOFF blog was able to go to the source and ask Redford himself during a press roundtable for his new thriller The Company You Keep.
So what happened? Well, SPINOFF asked Redford to confirm if he was playing a high-ranking member of S.H.I.E.L.D. as previously reported. “Well, the head of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” Redford replied. “The head of S.H.I.E.L.D.”
So why would the man that starred in Three Days of the Condor, The Sting, The Candidate and The Natural want to boss around Captain America, Nick Fury et al? “The Captain America thing is just a very simple thing,” he said. “I wanted to do something different. I wanted to do something just to be different. Something bold, different. And that felt like a good thing to do. That was it, nothing more to it than that. Well, it’s bold in terms of expectations, I guess.”
It certainly is bold. Who would have guess that an actor as classy as Robert Redford would get involved in a superhero movie. I guess it just goes to prove how far the genre’s come, huh?
Captain America: The Winter Soldier will start filming later this year for an April 2014 release. The film will be directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, and star Chris Evans, Sebastian Stan, Toby Jone, Cobie Smulders, Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Mackie, Emily VanCamp, Frank Grillo, Max Hernandez, and Samuel L. Jackson.
More news as it develops.
Source: Comic Book Movie
While Captain America: The First Avenger wasn’t the stunning “marvel” fans expected, many people liked the connection between Steve Rogers and British agent, Peggy Carter. Chris Evans and Hayley Atwell both played their roles wonderfully, but with Cap’s forced cryogenic freeze and revival in the 21st century we never got to see what could have been – and we never will.
Viewers of The Avengers deleted scenes will know Peggy is alive and well, just a little old for Rogers. He might not want to show her his bald eagle is what I’m getting at. Unless Hayley is willing to undergo some prosthetic facial work for Captain America: The Winter Soldier her cameo is non-existent and will require recasting by directors Anthony and Joe Russo. According to TimeOut however, Atwell will have no part in The Winter Soldier whatsoever.
Now this isn’t due to casting issues or scheduling conflicts with Atwell, she simply will not return. Hit the jump for her response.
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Now that Sony is finally working on a CG animated Popeye film we’re left to speculate just what Popeye is going to look like, hopefully it’s like this. Created by Lee Romao, this version of Popeye is the furthest thing away from Robin Williams live action film of the early 80s’ and well suited for what Sony should be going with now. Hey Sony, if your reading this, hire the man. [Geek Tyrant]
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Today, we here at the elite Nerdbastards news collective of the motherland bring you more information concerning the upcoming Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Since the movie is still in its early stages, Marvel Studios is putting together a cast. And though very few have as-of-yet been positively confirmed, there are a few front-runners that are looking very likely.
The two main roles they need to fill are that of the female lead and, of course, a nasty villain for the Captain to square off against. Several names are flying around, but some stand out above the rest.
As far as the female lead goes, it’s looking very much like Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) is the favorite. She’s thought to be in contention for the role of Sharon Carter, niece of Peggy Carter from the first film. Though that too is still a rumor, the fact that Sharon is one of Captain A’s main love interests in the comics makes it one of those rumors that might actually be true.
When it comes to the main villain, there are two familiar faces contending in the final rounds. Josh Holloway of Lost fame and the almighty Game of Thrones bastard, Nikolaj Coster Waldau. No word on what their role will be quite yet.
These folks will be joining Anthony Mackie as The Falcon and a returning Scarlett Johansson as the Black Widow.
There is one individual who will not likely be making a return, however – Hugo Weaving as The Red Skull. Not that they planned on bringing him back immediately, but Weaving has expressed his opinion that he’d rather not play the classic Captain America villain ever again.
Or, in his own words:
I [signed a multi-picture deal] for Captain America. I think the tendency, with those films, would be to probably not bring a villain back. They might for The Avengers, but I didn’t think I’d be in CaptainAmerica 2 or 3. I don’t think Red Skull will be there. And it’s not something I would want to do again. I’m glad I did it. I did sign up for a number of pictures and I suppose, contractually, I would be obliged to, if they forced me to, but they wouldn’t want to force someone to do it, if they didn’t want to. I think I’ve done my dash with that sort of film. It was good to do it and try it out, but to be honest, it’s not the sort of film I seek out and really am excited by. As an actor, to do all sorts of different films is great. It stretches you in different ways. But, I increasingly like to go back to what I used to always do, which is to get involved with projects that I really have a personal affiliation with.
Oh well. Although Weaving did a decent job in the first flick, who really wants to see the same villain pop up over and over again, especially where there are so many more stories to tell in the Captain America universe?
Check out the Captain when he finally makes his way back to the big screen again on April 4th, 2014.