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Following yesterday's debut of two concept art posters from The Avengers: Age of Ultron, two more posters have debuted today, and it seems like there's going to be a whole batch of posters that will connect to show off a huge battle between Earth's mightiest heroes. Yesterday's posters showed off Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) and newcomer Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) but today we get Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Captain America (Chris Evans), all fighting a ton of Ultron's robots. And if you look at the Black Widow poster, you'll see part of Thor's hammer to the left and Hulk's big arm to the right. Look!
There's been a plethora of hype for The Avengers: Age of Ultron over the past week, but that's because we're about to see the first bit of footage from the sequel here at Comic-Con in San Diego. The movie won't arrive until next summer, but Marvel loves to hype up their future releases (as we've seen since they're staking out dates way ahead of time). But this is all good news for fans, because it means they can get their hands on some cool commemorative stuff like two concept art posters that were handed out at the convention today at Marvel's booth. These two feature Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) battling Ultron's army, and we think more are probably on the way this week. Look!
Briefly: Following this morning's news that Sony Pictures would release Sinister Six in November of 2016, followed by The Amazing Spider-Man 3 sometime in 2018, the folks at Marvel decided to take advantage of the opportunity to snag the May 4th, 2018 release date vacated by The Amazing Spider-Man 4. That would be a perfect release date for The Avengers 3 since it would be three years after The Avengers: Age of Ultron in 2015. After all, we talked about how there wasn't really a usual May release good for the sequel, amongst the slew of new release dates the comic book studio announced, until 2019. But if the May 2018 spot goes to The Avengers 3, then what's coming in 2019? At this point, we don't even know. Stay tuned.
The future timeline of The Amazing Spider-Man franchise and the planned spin-offs has been uncertain since the second film in the franchise didn't do quite as well as Sony Pictures hoped. Originally, The Amazing Spider-Man 3 was dated for June 10th, 2016, and the studio was figuring when they wanted to throw the spin-offs into theaters after that. But now Sony has decided to mix things up by setting The Sinister Six for release on November 11th, 2016 and then following it up with the third film in the primary franchise (likely summer) in 2018. But the vacated summer 2016 date won't be empty. Read on!
When a replacement direct was being sought for Marvel's Ant-Man following the exit of Edgar Wright, we mentioned that the filmmaker who ends up with the job won't have as huge of an impact as some might think. Why? Because at this stage in the game, the action sequences and pre-visualization of the film has already been completed, and they're not going to start over when it comes to that kind of work that Wright had already begun. And that's why, despite Yes Man director Peyton Reed taking over the job, the film's visuals will still have Wright's influence and style. So we suppose that's a bittersweet parting gift. Read on!
Back at the beginning of the month, a rumor swirled that predicted plans for the future of The Incredible Hulk within the Marvel cinematic universe. Obviously, the big guy will be an integral part of The Avengers: Age of Ultron, but what about after that? Will Marvel Studios give him another standalone film? Mark Ruffalo believes they're working it out, and then we got word that Hulk might end up crossing over with Guardians of the Galaxy in a sequel that would see the cosmic superhero team encountering the mean green machine. However, director James Gunn has now denied those rumors, but we're not surprised.
Without a doubt we'll be getting a whole slew of updates from Marvel Studios later this week when Comic-Con gets into full swing in San Diego beginning with the convention's preview night on Wednesday, July 22nd. And before the big show begins, we've got a tease of what we might hear about when Kevin Feige takes the stage in Hall H on July 26th. Marvel has just announced release dates for five new films to hit theaters from 2017 through 2019, but it's no surprise that no titles have been revealed for these projects. And they join two other projects that already had release dates announced, but no titles revealed. Read on!
Just yesterday, Michael Rooker got his own Guardians of the Galaxy character poster as the blue-skinned character Yondu. Shortly after, John C. Reilly and Glenn Close saw their characters from Nova Corps get the same treatment. And today, it's a trio of bad guys who each get their own character poster. There's Lee Pace as the main villain Ronan (who is being puppeted by Thanos), Karen Gillan as Nebula (who is a descendant of Thanos) and Djimon Housou as Korath (who we've seen dealing with Star-Lord in the trailers). That should be it for character posters, unless Thanos ends up getting his own sheet. Look!
Hot on the heels of this mornings reveal of Ultron on the new cover for EW, the first real photos from The Avengers: Age of Ultron have popped up. While they don't show more of the title villain, Captain America (Chris Evans) and Thor (Chris Hemsworth) look out of place in a normal house, Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) and Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) are doing science, Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) see some action in the woods and new heroes Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) are in some kind of trouble. Even Don Cheadle pops up to hang out! We can't wait to see the first footage of the film at Comic-Con! Look below!
Not too long ago, an image teased the silhouette of Michael Rooker as Yondu, an important character from the comic books on which the forthcoming Marvel Studios film Guardians of the Galaxy is based. Keen eyes might have noticed a quick shot of the blue-skinned character in the extended trailer that debuted last week, but now everyone can get a really good look at the character since director James Gunn has just revealed a new character poster featuring the man himself holding an artifact that we've seen Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) handling in pretty much all the trailers. Does it have something to do with the Infinity Stones?
We're bound to get a huge first look at The Avengers: Age of Ultron next week at Comic-Con in San Diego, but until then we have our first look at the titular villain and his robot army thanks to the new cover of Entertainment Weekly. James Spader plays the bad buy, but there's no site of him since Ulton just looks like an alien version of Iron Man. Speaking of which, the cover also features a glimpse at a new suit for Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and also his patriotic partner Captain America (Chris Evans). Expect some more images to surface soon and plenty more news tom come out of Comic-Con next week. Look now!
There's no doubt that Marvel fans and cinephiles were pretty annoyed that Edgar Wright had stepped away from the Phase Three comic book title Ant-Man. The Shaun of the Dead and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World director was a big part of the interest in the lesser known hero coming to the big screen, and due to some behind-the-scenes trouble with the vision of the film between Wright and Marvel, they parted ways. But the studio chose Yes Man director Peyton Reed to direct the film and keep the production on schedule for release next summer. Now Marvel head honcho Kevin Feige has opened up about the choice. More below!
Just last month we heard a rumor that The Amazing Spider-Man 3 might not end up arriving in theaters on June 10th, 2016 as Sony Pictures planned, even before The Amazing Spider-Man 2 arrived. Now it sounds like there might be some credence to that rumor as co-writer Roberto Orci has revealed that he's no longer involved in the third film in the rebooted Marvel franchise. This is likely due to the recent professional parting of the ways between Orci and his producing and writing partner Alex Kurtzman back in April, but a change like this puts the certainty of the franchise's release timeline into question. Read on!
There's been plenty of instances where sci-fi on film has informed technology in real life. Even though we may not be getting hoverboards in 2015, Back to the Future Part II still has inspired Nike to unveil power laces sometime next year. Now it's Iron Man that has inspired the United States military to build a tactical suit that is inspired by the work of Tony Stark and the high-tech suit that makes him a superhero. The Wall Street Journal (via The Verge) just unveiled a report about government plans for a project called TALOS, a suit that will be weaponized and bulletproof, not to mention increasing strength and perception. Read on!