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With the Marvel cinematic universe again reaching a milestone adventure with The Avengers assembling for the sequel The Avengers: Age of Ultron, it's time to revisit all of Marvel Studios' films leading up to this point again. Back in 2012 when The Avengers hit theaters, all of Phase One was given a marathon leading up to the release of the first big screen superhero assembly. And now, with even more movies on the roster, The Ultimate Marvel Marathon is happening again at AMC Theatres and Regal Entertainment Group theaters beginning on April 29th and leading into the April 30th debut of The Avengers sequel.
"Here we all are, with nothing but our wit and our will to save the world. So stand and fight." Even though the trailer wasn't supposed to premiere until tomorrow, Marvel fans were given the chance to unlock the latest look at The Avengers: Age of Ultron early by way of Twitter. After thousands of tweets using the hashtag #AvengersAssemble were tossed around, the new trailer has arrived, and it's a big one. There's tons more action on display and some incredible shots, especially that one of the entire team jumping through the woods. And yes, there's finally a shot of Paul Bettany as Vision in there too. Watch below!
Just yesterday we reported the rumor that Cabin in the Woods writer and director Drew Goddard was being lined up to write and direct the first film in Sony Pictures' new Spider-Man franchise. As of now it's just a rumor, so perhaps there's a chance that someone else could take the gig. The Wrap reports that Anthony & Joe Russo, the directing duo behind Captain America: The Winter Soldier and the forthcoming sequel Captain America: Civil War, have just struck a new first-look deal at Sony Pictures that will begin in April and last for three years. Sounds like it could be the perfect gateway for them to direct the new Spider-Man.
After finding out this morning that the next trailer for The Avengers: Age of Ultron will be arriving on Thursday, March 5th (that's the big announcement that Robert Downey Jr. teased last week), the posters for the Marvel sequel are still being churned out. Yesterday, Jeremy Renner got his own poster as Hawkeye and today it's Chris Evans as Captain America standing heroically. We're betting Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson will get their own posters (or maybe they'll both be on one) before the new trailer arrives, and then that'll be the whole team (Vision probably won't get his own poster yet). Stay tuned for more.
Following a tease last week from Robert Downey Jr. about a big announcement coming eight days from last Wednesday, it sounds like we finally know what Marvel Studios has in store. A tease on television has revealed that a new trailer for The Avengers: Age of Ultron will arrive on Thursday, March 5th during the series premiere of ABC's new drama series "American Crime." Since ABC is owned by Disney, it's not surprising to see synergy at work here to get as many eyes as possible on one of their promising new midseason series. The question is just what kind of new footage we'll see in this new trailer. Maybe Vision?
This is moving fast. Our friends at Latino Review are reporting a big scoop that apparently Disney/Marvel are keen on hiring Drew Goddard for the new set of Spider-Man movies. If you recall, a few weeks ago it was confirmed officially by Marvel that Sony & Disney have partnered up and agreed to share rights to the Spider-Man character. This means that Spidey can appear in the current Marvel Cinematic Universe (and rumors are he'll appear in Captain America 3: Civil War, if not sooner) and that Spidey will also get a new series of movies (throwing out everything established by Marc Webb with Andrew Garfield) following his re-introduction. They don't have a scoop on any casting just yet, but it sounds like Goddard will be taking over the new Spider-Man movie since the Sinister Six project (that he was also attached to) has fallen apart.
Up next in the series of character posters for Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron is Hawkeye, played by Jeremy Renner. The actor revealed his new poster via his on Twitter account, @Renner4Real, and only added "the official #Hawkeye character poster." We're now only two months away to the release of Age of Ultron, which means the clock is ticking down and we're getting closer and closer by the day. I dig the new spray paint red logo, which seems to be a US-only thing. Other character posters for Thor, Black Widow, Nick Fury and Hulk have appeared already. Stay tuned for the rest+more updates on Ultron as we get closer.
Perhaps in preparation for the weekend, when people take a bit of a break from the internet to get some fresh air, Marvel has just unveiled three characters poster for The Avengers: Age of Ultron to follow Iron Man and Hulk earlier this week. We're still waiting to hear what this big announcement may be that Robert Downey Jr. teased on Wednesday, but maybe it'll coincide with the return of "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D" next week. In the meantime, you can check out the posters featuring Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), and stay tuned for more. Look now!
Following yesterday's character poster featuring Iron Man ready for battle in The Avengers: Age of Ultron, it looks like we're gong to get a new character poster everyday leading up to whatever big announcement Robert Downey Jr. teased yesterday. This time it's Mark Ruffalo revealing a poster for The Hulk, who is pretty angry as usual, fighting at the same castle location from yesterday's poster. If you haven't yet, make sure you check out what both Ruffalo and Downey had to say about the future of Bruce Banner and Tony Stark, especially since the science bros are going to duke it out on the big screen. Look!
If yesterday's new poster for The Avengers: Age of Ultron didn't do anything for you, maybe a new character poster featuring Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man will tickle your fancy. In the background, we see one of the locations glimpsed in the trailer, which is believed to be tied to Baron von Strucker (who Thomas Kretschmann played in the credits sequence of Captain America The Winter Soldier). In addition, when Downey debuted the poster on his Twitter and Facebook pages, he added a messaged that teases some kind of big announcement coming in eight days. Could it be an Iron Man sequel or something else? Look!
Unless you've been living under a rock or you just don't care, you've probably heard that Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios reached a deal to share Spider-Man so the character can enter the cinematic universe of The Avengers while still having his own film franchise that's controlled by Sony and produced by Marvel. Shortly after the news broke, it was revealed that a younger Spider-Man was desired this time, and we had some suggestions as to who should play the wallcrawler. Names like Dylan O'Brien and Logan Lerman were said to be in early consideration, but we might see a completely different approach. Read on!
After Alexandra Shipp, Sophie Turner, and Tye Sheridan were cast as young versions of Storm, Jean Grey and Cyclops respectively, we didn't think X-Men: Apocalypse would have many more younger versions of familiar mutants joining up with James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult and Evan Peters from X-Men: Days of Future Past. But director Bryan Singer added one more young mutant to the mix as he revealed that Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Let Me In star Kodi Smit-McPhee will play Nightcrawler, the blue-skinned, teleporting mutant from X2: X-Men United.
Just last week, we learned that MMA fighter turned actress Gina Carano would join Ryan Reynolds for the anticipated big screen adaptation of Deadpool. At the same time, it was reported that the metal mutant Colossus would also be involved in the X-Men spin-off, but we didn't know if franchise star Daniel Cudmore, who played the character in X2: X-Men United, X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men: Days of Future Past, would be back to play the character. Now the actor himself has taken to Twitter to clarify that he will not be part of Deadpool, meaning a new actor will be cast as the strong, Russian mutant. Read on!
We're still about two and a half months away from the debut of The Avengers: Age of Ultron in theaters, and across the pond, Empire Magazine has thrown the hype machine into overdrive with their latest cover issue focusing on the Marvel Studios sequel from director Joss Whedon. And since the big highlight of the teaser trailer and theatrical trailer so far has been the face-off between Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), who better to talk to then the Science Bros. themselves? Both Downey and Ruffalo talked about what's happening with their characters in the sequel, and what's in store for the future.