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Production on the anticipated 20th Century Fox adaptation of Deadpool just officially began last week as Ryan Reynolds and some of his co-stars revealed some photos from behind the scenes, mostly of the chairs they sit in on set during production. But now we finally get some good stuff as Reynolds has just taken to Twitter to post the first official photo of himself in wardrobe as Deadpool. And in perfect Merc with a Mouth fashion, he's posing on a bear rug in front of a fireplace, not unlike one of Jack's French girls from Titanic. At least we know that Deadpool will have his signature sense of humor for this feature film. Look!
Another day, another mutant adding to the extensive line-up in X-Men: Apocalypse. Even though Jennifer Lawrence seems to be departing the X-Men franchise after this forthcoming sequel, it sounds like there will be plenty other mutants to help carry the franchise without the presence of one of its biggest stars. Director Bryan Singer made another post to Instagram today to announce that newcomer Lana Condor would be taking the role of Jubilation Lee, better known as Jubilee. The character has appeared ever so briefly in the original X-Men franchise but has never been a staple of the X-Men team. Could that change?
Back when news of Captain America: Civil War first surfaced, there were rumblings that the sequel's directing duo, Anthony & Joe Russo, were already in talks with Marvel Studios to be at the helm of the next installment of The Avengers, which we've since learned will be a two-part event called Infinity War. And now, if a rumor at Badass Digest is to be believed, the Russo brothers, who also directed the stellar Captain America: The Winter Soldier, have closed their deal to direct both parts of The Avengers' next adventure coming in 2018 and 2019, with production shooting back-to-back in both 2016 and 2017.
Without a doubt, one of the most popular characters from the big screen in 2014 was Rocket Raccoon, the feisty, anthropomorphic creature with big guns and even bigger attitude in Guardians of the Galaxy. Bradley Cooper gave the character his signature voice, but a whole crew of people helped bring the little guy to life, and now a short little featurette from the visual effects company Framestore shows how they made it happen. From shooting on set with a stuffed raccoon or a guy in a blue unitard with Rocket's face on it, to pre-visualization and other visual effects, it's a quick progression of how we got the final product. Watch!
"The Avengers. How could you possibly stop me?" The whole team assembles in a new one-minute TV spot for The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Each character gets a nice little one-liner in this new look that is pretty much all new footage, including some awesome action beats with Thor (Chris Hemsworth) turning Captain America's (Chris Evans) shield into an even stronger projectile by hitting it into some of Ultron's robots with Mjolnir. We also get a glimpse at the scene when Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) decides to fight for the good guys, and also Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) shows off a Russian accent. Watch!
Since all the heroes have gotten their own posters for The Avengers: Age of Ultron (with the exception of Paul Bettany as The Vision), it's time for the title villain to take the spotlight. Ultron (voiced by James Spader) finally gets his own poster, and it's a familiar shot that we've actually seen in a couple of the trailers. It's one of the sequences where Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), who both got their own posters before the weekend, are still working with the villain. This should be it for the character posters, though we're betting Vision gets one after the movie arrives. Look!
It seemed a little weird that when the rest of the character posters for The Avengers: Age of Ultron were released before the third trailer arrived that Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) didn't get their own posters, especially since they were featured on the theatrical posters with the whole team. But it looks like they're just arriving a little late as the siblings each get their own poster. As we've seen in the trailer, they initially are working with Ultron (James Spader) and cause trouble for our heroes, but then end up joining them in the end. I'm interested to see what makes them turn.
The stars of Marvel Studios are turning out to be more like real superheroes than actors. Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt and Captain America franchise star Chris Evans made a couple stops at children's hospitals (photos here and here) after they made a charitable bet for the Super Bowl to help raise thousands for kids who need medical care. And now Robert Downey Jr. stepped into Tony Stark's shoes yet again, but not for a movie. Instead, he dressed up and appeared in character as the genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist to deliver an Iron Man fashioned prosthetic limb to a 7-year old boy named Alex. Watch!
We already know there's the Ultimate Marvel Marathon making a comeback at very select AMC Theatres and Regal Entertainment Group locations leading up to the debut of The Avengers: Age of Ultron. And now the former theater chain has just unveiled three limited edition prints that fans will be able to get their hands on. We know for sure one will be handed out at the double feature of The Avengers and its sequel, and we're assuming one will be handed out at the massive Marvel marathon, and the other one will go to fans who attend the first screening of The Avengers: Age of Ultron in the evening of April 30th. Look!
Following last week's third and presumably final trailer for The Avengers: Age of Ultron, one fan has decided to take all of the footage release so far (including the party scene from Avengers tower), and edit it chronologically. While there's not way for the editor, JohnnyB2K (via SlashFilm) to know for sure if this is correct at this point, it all makes sense when thrown together like this. There might be some discrepancies once we see how the film comes together at the beginning of May, but that doesn't change the fact this this just looks like a fantastic sequel with huge ramifications for the Marvel superhero team. Watch below now!
Marvel Studios has been the king of Comic-Con for years now, pretty much ever since the Marvel cinematic universe was announced to lead up to The Avengers. However, now that the blockbusters franchises have been established and fans are pretty much on board with whatever they churn out, it sounds like they're going to reduce their presence at the huge convention, starting this year. On his Facebook page, when asked about attending Comic-Con this summer, Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn said, "I'm not sure. Marvel isn't going so I'm not sure I will either." Wait, Marvel isn't going to Comic-Con?
You may remember that shortly after the Super Bowl last month, Chris Pratt made good on a bet he made with Chris Evans to stop at the Captain America star's charity of choice dressed as Star-Lord from Guardians of the Galaxy after the New England Patriots won the Super Bowl. But Evans also agreed to follow through on his side of the bet by stopping at the Seattle Children's Hospital suited up as the patriotic superhero as well. He posed with kids, letting them hold Cap's shield, and Pratt was there as well, handing out Captain America and Guardians of the Galaxy toys. Seriously, these two are the best. Look!
Even though we're still a little under a couple months until The Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theaters, it's probably safe to say our heroes will defeat the title villain before the end of the film (though we wonder if we'll lose some team members in the process). However, the folks at "Saturday Night Live" are ahead of the curve by predicting flawless victory for our heroes in a new sketch from this past weekend's new episode with Thor himself, Chris Hemsworth, as the host. And with the battle over, the God of Thunder is ready to party like a frat boy as he's interviewed live on the news, and he even seems a bit drunk already. Watch!
The cast of Captain America: Civil War is going to be so packed, it might as well just be another chapter for all of The Avengers. We already know that Robert Downey Jr. will be facing off with Chris Evans as Iron Man and Captain America butt heads in the most confrontational way yet, and Scarlett Johansson has also been confirmed to return as Black Widow along with Captain America: The Winter Soldier addition Anthony Mackie as Falcon. Plus, Chadwick Boseman will make his first appearance as Black Panther in the film, and Spider-Man is also supposed to show up too. Now we can add yet another Marvel hero as well.