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The Avengers: Age of Ultron

Earlier, the long-anticipated Justice League trailer dropped for the upcoming DC Extended Universe movie. The action-packed movie is expected to unite Aquaman, Cyborg, and The Flash under Wonder Woman and Batman’s leadership as a new threat is emerging. The trailer was awesome and hit all the necessary chords needed to spark interest in the DCEU after such films as Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad weren’t as well received as expected. It looks like Aquaman is going to steal the show and once again Battfleck is still awesome! Each member of the Justice League looks to have their moments to shine and have awesome moments for the upcoming fi;m.  If you paid attention today to the internet, everyone was loving it!

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Any film is bound to come under criticism when it is released and the internet has made it so much easier for people to share their views. Regardless of the subject matter, you can’t please everyone. Directors, actors, characters and the studios take criticism from audiences and critics alike but it is very rare that the writer and director finds criticism for their own film. Well, that is the case as Joss Whedon sat down with Mark Ruffalo at the Tribeca Film Festival and discussed Avengers: Age of Ultron among many other things. (more…)

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Talk about a dead pool! Yes, as proof of his cultural assimilation, Deadpool was been nominated for eight MTV Movie Awards as announced this morning by the so-called Music Television. Only Star Wars: The Force Awakens did better with 11 nominations, but both films will face-off against Avengers: Age of Ultron, Creed, Jurassic World, and Straight Outta Compton for Movie of the Year when Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart host the 2016 awards show next month. And on top of the usual categories like “Best Fight” and “Best Kiss”, MTV is also injecting some reality into this year’s program. Want the full list of nominees? Look below. (more…)

Whedon Promises No ‘Age of Ultron’ Director’s Cut

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Around the time of the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron, there was a lot of discussion about what was left out of the movie. According to director Joss Whedon himself, the original cut was in the neighborhood of three-plus hours long, nearly an hour longer than the finished film that came out in theaters this past May. There was some nattering that Marvel Studios made Whedon make significant cuts, and there was more discussion about the a potential director’s cut coming with the Age of Ultron DVD and Blu-ray later this year, but Whedon begs to differ with all of that. In fact, at San Diego Comic Con last weekend, he denied everything.  (more…)

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We knew it was coming, how could the folks behind How It Should Have Ended not take on the biggest movie of the summer? In fact, it seemed so big that HISHE have, for the first time, created multiple HISHE videos for Joss Whedon‘s Avengers: Age of Ultron. Here’s part one.

Oh.. and for those of you wondering.. the SPOILER WARNING is kinda implied. I mean how could there not be spoilers in this video? C’mon.

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A while back, there was a kerfuffle on the Avengers: Age of Ultron press tour. Stars of the film, Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner were asked about Scarlett Johansson‘s relationship with Bruce Banner (a.k.a The Hulk). “She’s a slut” said Renner, when referring to the character. He and Evans proceeded to laugh at the sophomoric remark.

Couple of guys said something stupid while trying to be funny, and how quickly the fan-boys turned on them – judging them as bad people forever. The stars had to go on the record several times to apologize for the remark – citing they did not intend to offend anyone, and blamed the exhausting nature of the press tour for the unnecessary comment.

Actor Chris Pratt became aware of the Avengers media fiasco, and knowing that the Internet will cannibalize on just about everything, has made a preemptive apology. For what? Well, nothing yet. Likely he will, at some point, suffer from foot-in-mouth syndrome.

Figuring it’s better to be safe than sorry, Pratt posted an apology Facebook page, for just about anything and everything.  (more…)

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They say it’s never better than the first time, and it turns out that that’s kind of true for Joss Whedon and his foray into blockbuster filmmaking. Not for the first time, Whedon is talking about the difficulties in making Avengers: Age of Ultron, and the difficulties in trying to top himself while improving himself after the smash hit that was 2012’s The Avengers. With then one movie under his belt, Whedon became the second most successful director in terms of box office take of a single movie of all time. For his encore, he took on the hotly anticipated sequel to the superhero movie, which wasn’t just facing the crush of expectation left over from The Avengers, but of the other four Marvel Studios movies released in-between Avengers adventures too. In that case, it’s pretty understandable then that in Whedon’s case, two was enough. (more…)

Kevin Feige Declares That The MCU Will Never Go Dark

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Given that the theme of DC’s upcoming films seems to be darkly darkened darkness, it’s great to hear Kevin Feige declare that the same won’t be happening within the MCU. There will of course be plenty of tense, high-stakes moments and scenarios (as seen in Age of Ultron and no doubt Civil War), but it won’t be turning into the gloomy broodfest that DC is getting their rocks off to nowadays. That’s not to say that they’re wrong to go down more of a dark route, especially with properties like Batman, but I can’t help but wish they’d take some time to have a little fun with their characters too. Marvel, bless their dorky souls, excel in this area with their big, fun, exciting films.  (more…)