Vision

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Civil War’s latest trailer made huge waves in the global nerd scene. Coupled with Robert Downey Junior‘s recent consideration of giving up his iconic Iron Man role means that Captain America: Civil War needs to give us the biggest, meanest, most over-the-top MCU pow-wow yet. The cast and creative team seem to be taking all this performance anxiety rather well, all things considered, what with their recent teases and some of the behind-the-scenes hijinks that we’ve been hearing about…

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Ant-Man may have marked the end of Marvel‘s Phase Two, but now that everything is released on video, including the the limited edition, Amazon exclusive, Phase Two Blu-Ray box set, it really feels like we’re officially in Phase Three. Before you know it, we’ll be posting articles and reviews about the newly released Captain America: Civil War, talking about how amazing it was. But life is too short to be rushing into Phase Three. Let’s take a moment first to enjoy some of the moments in Phase Two. Especially as some new material and sneak peeks into the future were just released with the Amazon exclusive Blu-Ray set. Perhaps the most exciting new material is a deleted scene from Avengers: Age of Ultron where Thor and Vision have a prolonged fight. Let’s watch, shall we?

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Secret Wars is coming! If you’ve been following the developments in Marvel Comics over the last couple of months, then you know that this latest big event miniseries is being billed as Marvel’s biggest and eventiest miniseries ever put to the printed page, and easily bigger than last summer’s event, whatever that was. (Seriously, what was it again?) Anyway, Marvel’s been teasing us the last couple of days about who’s going to make the cut when the Avengers are re-formed and re-united post-Secret Wars, and if the rumors are true, then the creative team had all the Marvel Universes to choose from. So who ended up making the cut? (more…)

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Amazingly, were nearly four months away exactly from the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron, the eagerly anticipated follow-up to the third most successful movie of all time, The Avengers. Here at Nerd Bastards, we cover all the angles for a major release like this, even during the holidays, so when we get word of new art work for the movie, or insight into the plot, we’re all over it. Today, you get both. First, we resolve some of the mystery around the origins of two of the major new characters in the film, and we’re not talking about the “miracle” twins we met at the end of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Also, you better believe there’s going to be a lot of merch coming out along with Age of Ultron, and below is a look at some of the art work from those efforts. If you’re desperate for new Avengers news, then Christmas has come late for you right now. (more…)

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The summer has brought us a lot of Avengers: Age of Ultron news in the forms of first looks at the new costumes for the returning heroes, and first looks period for new characters like Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen). But one new character’s been left mysteriously out of the mix. Perhaps because he falls into a bizarre nebulous area where it’s a new character played by an actor already familiar to the Avengers world, and the Avengers audience. So let’s cut to the chase: where is The Vision, the android character played by Paul Bettany? Is this him? (more…)

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The Avengers: Age of Ultron news continues to trickle out of SDCC14 as the show progresses. We’ve got a better look at Black Widow’s (Scarlett Johansson) new ride, and the Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Vision (Paul Bettany) posters. Those posters form a huge banner depicting the Avengers fighting Ultron’s droid army. Find out what they look like when pieced together! (more…)

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The last few days we’ve been caught in an avalanche of new details and official releases about Avengers: Age of Ultron, yet, in the midst of everything we know about the film, both new and old, there’s one new character we haven’t heard that much about, the android Vision. The part’s been cast, so we know he’ll show up in the film, and we also know that Vision’s origins are tied with Ultron’s, which makes his inclusion in the film not so surprising. But now, for the first time, we’re learning that movie Vision, and comic book Vision will have very similar backgrounds. (more…)