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Avengers: Age of Ultron comes out on DVD and Blu-ray later this week, and while we all jauntily marched to the theater back in May to watch it, we eagerly anticipate the home video of release of the film to get a look at those deleted scenes. Everyone’s been pretty upfront that the original cut of Ultron was much longer, and watching the movie it’s easy to note that it’s missing a few things that were cut for brevity. So now we’ll be able to check out what was cut out, and one of those scenes in question is the one included below. (more…)

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Remember this image? It’s not exactly the most engaging piece of movie poster art, but it did tease well that all our favorite heroes were going to be together, and in one place, fighting the good fight in The Avengers. By comparison, the sequel, Avengers: Age of Ultron, will feature more heroes, more action, and more edge of your seat excitement, but can all that be delivered on one, singular poster image? Well, don’t think that Marvel Studios won’t try. Submitted for your approval today, is the official movie posted for Age of Ultron, and within this simple image is more than just a hint of our heroes in action. The fine print also suggests who and what might have a more substantial part in the story. (more…)

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Empire has a new spread on Thor: The Dark World featuring some beautiful images from the film. Directed by the talented Alan Taylor (Game of Thrones, Sopranos, Hell, this guy has directed episodes of some of my favorite television series, way to many to name), Thor: The Dark World stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, Idris Elba, Rene Russo, Stellan Skarsgard, Kat Dennings, Jaimie Alexander, Ray Stevenson and newcomers Christopher Eccleston (Malekith), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Algrim) and Zachary Levi (Fandral).

The Empire spread, as always, has some interesting quotes about the movie:

“You know, we are killing Asgardians in this movie,” says director Alan Taylor inside. “It turns out immortality isn’t all that it was cracked up to be.”

Explains producer Craig Kyle, “Asgard at the beginning of the first film was at a time of peace. Now our guys have been fighting for over a year, constantly. It’s a time of war.

“When the Bifrost was broken at the end of the first film, Odin had to conjure a lot of dark energy and go through a lot of personal sacrifice to try and get his son back to Earth. And it was a one-shot deal. If Thor didn’t succeed, without the Tesseract he couldn’t have got back again. And in our film, finally the Bifrost has been rebuilt, but during that time, when the cops were largely cut off from the rest of the universe, you had miscreants that came in from outside the Nine Realms, pillaging and destroying and causing havoc. So that’s what our guys have been doing now – trying to put all these fires out across the Nine Realms.”

Sounds like there is trouble in paradise for the Asgardians. This time around there should be plenty of action. My only question about the pictures is, “Who is that rocky headed guy Thor is laughing with or at?”

Check out the gallery below and let us know what you think in the comments section. Will you be in a theater seat November 8th when the movie opens?

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With just about two months until the November 8th premiere of Marvel StudiosThor: The Dark World we should see a lot more clips, interviews, and other production treats soon. Let’s start the whole thing off with a new trailer! It’s got everything we’ve been waiting for as the $h!ts about to hit the fan in good old Asgard as those dastardly Dark Elves do Malekith’s dirty deeds.

Everyone is back for this sequel, Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi ( The new Fandral), Tadanobu Asano and Jaimie Alexander with Rene Russo and Anthony Hopkins as Odin.

I’ve got to say that IMHO and from what I’ve seen, Tom Hiddleston is going to steal the show in this movie. I can’t wait to see more of Loki and Thor, plus Loki and all the other cast of characters. And don’t forget Odin’s wife Frigga, it looks like she might get a great scene to throw down against some Dark Elves.

Take a look and let us know what you think about the trailer below.

Via: Coming Soon

Official ‘Thor 2’ Plot Synopsis Revealed

I’m fairly sure, anyone that reads Nerd Bastards, or keeps up with comic book movie news, knows the premise of Thor 2. Evil elves fuck shit up… Thor and crew realm hop and save the universe from going to hell.

Reading an official plot synopsis at this point seems, well, rather pointless. Still… if you want read it, we got it.

The plot outline was revealed today at New York Comic Con.  As suspected, it confirms the Alan Taylor-directed film will include all of Norse Mythology’s Nine Realms, and a glimpse of the villain(s).

Official Synopsis:

Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World” continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel’s “Thor” and “Marvel’s The Avengers,” Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos…but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.

Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano and Jaimie Alexander with Rene Russo and Anthony Hopkins as Odin, “Thor: The Dark World” is directed by Alan Taylor, produced by Kevin Feige, from a story by Don Payne (credit not final) and screenplay by Christopher Yost and Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely (credit not final) and is based on Marvel’s classic Super Hero Thor, who first appeared in the comic book “Journey into Mystery” #83 in August, 1962.

“Thor: The Dark World” is presented by Marvel Studios. The executive producers are Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Stan Lee, Victoria Alonso, Craig Kyle and Nigel Gostelow. The film releases November 8, 2013, and is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Actually, having read that, I think Thor 2 might just be the biggest solo film since Iron Man 1. Just get rid of Jane Foster and we good!

Hooray! It’s another new clip from Joss Whedon‘s The Avengers. 

Mark Ruffalo visited The Graham Norton Show and brought along a new clip from Marvel’s super hero extravaganza. This is an extension of a scene that we’ve seen in a few trailers in which Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) is trying to persuade Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) into joining the team. Check out the clip  below and tell us what you think. I can’t promise we’ll actually read your comments though. See we at Nerd Bastards have refused to indulge in any clips, features or comments that would spoil our desire to have fresh viewing experience.  I hope you understand.

Written and directed by Joss Whedon, Marvel’s The Avengers also stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgard, Cobie Smulders and Samuel L. Jackson.

Source: Coming Soon

For weeks we’ve been sifting through tons of The Dark Knight Rises spoiler footage and now it seems to be The Avengers turn. Currently filming in Cleveland, doubling for New York City, we’ve got photos of Chris Evans in the updated, modern Captain America suit, a glimpse of a weapon that could hint to the villain and big explosions.

To spare those sick to death of the spoiler overload this summer, the gallery of goodness is behind the cut.

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Paramount recently gave certain members of the press and critics an early screening of Kenneth Branagh’s Thor. Sadly, we didn’t get invited to the party. Apparently members of the press complained about that ONE time we got a popcorn bucket blow job from that hot girl in the front row. Ha, they were just jealous. *Note: like we would be so lucky. We got banned for bringing in some outside JuJuBees They’re real sticklers about the “NO OUTSIDE FOOD” policy.

Here’s a sampling of early reviews, which basically put this myth and magic film in the good, not great comic-to-screen adaptation category. Apparently Chris Hemsworth breaks out in the title role, and the film’s earth-bound sections are its weakest. Something along those lines anyway.

Keep in mind that these are only early reviews of Thor and are no way the thoughts and expressions of the Gods of Asgard or Nerdbastards.com, we’re waiting for May 6th to thunder it’s arrival.

[Warning: Links to quoted sources may or will contain spoilers, so if you don’t want Thor ruined for you before it’s release avoid these links.]

How does Thor stack up to other Marvel Heros?
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As usual we’re bombarded daily with tidbits of news about the biggest, brassiest super hero movies making their way to a theatre near you. How can you possibly keep track of all the goodies? No need to worry, Nerd Bastards is here to make sure any little detail about your favorite comic book flick doesn’t get lost through the cracks in the web.

In today’s round-up of super hero news we’ve got an interview with Michael Fassbender; Matthew Vaughn and Bryan Singer discussing X-Men: First Class sequels; some mild spoilers about The Avengers; more legal troubles for Warner Bros. over the ownership of Superman and Diane Lane had a chance to read the script, but only under intense supervision.

Just click the jump to enter the realm of spoilery goodness!

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