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Following a proper reveal of Paul Bettany as The Vision in a heavily Photoshopped image of all the heroes in The Avengers: Age of Ultron yesterday, the new character finally gets his own character poster. The design of The Vision is pretty fantastic, and I can't wait to see him in action, something we haven't see in the trailers despite a tease of the character at the end of the most recent trailer. I'm very anxious to see how he fits in with the rest of the superhero team, especially since he seems to be the most otherworldly superhero besides Thor (Chris Hemsworth). Just a few more weeks before we see him on the big screen. Look now!
Just last month, we got our first good look at the front of The Thing in an international banner for Josh Trank's comic book reboot of Fantastic Four. But the photo wasn't very good quality, so we're happy to point your way to three new photos from the late summer release, one that gives us a much better glimpse at Jamie Bell as the rocky hero. Honestly, he doesn't look too far removed from the version Michael Chiklis played in Fox's old Fantastic Four franchise, though he looks more jagged and less rubbery. In addition, there's a new photo of the team as astronauts, and Miles Teller as Reed Richards getting stretched a bit.
So far, we've only been given glimpses of Paul Bettany's new character Vision in The Avengers: Age of Ultron. It appears they're saving most of his action for fans to see in the big screen (could he be the scene staler like Quicksilver was in X-Men: Days of Future Past?). But now we finally have a shot of the pink and green superhero with all the rest of our Avengers and even the title robotic villain. The only downside is that it's one of the most heavily Photoshopped images I've ever seen, and it has so many perspective problems. In looking at this image, you'd have no idea Hulk was supposed to be bigger than any of them. Look below!
Last spring, Disney and IMAX had struck a new deal that including partnering on then forthcoming films like Maleficent and Guardians of the Galaxy, and yet to be released films such as Tomorrowland and Star Wars: Episode VII. Now the House of Mouse and the big big screen company have renewed their deal to last through 2017, and the roster of films included in the deal shouldn't be surprising to anyone. Unsurprisingly, it includes Star Wars: Rogue One and Star Wars: Episode VIII, and Marvel's upcoming Ant-Man, Captain America: Civil War, Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and Thor: Ragnarok. But those aren't the only Disney films that will get IMAX releases over the next couple years. More below!
On April Fools Day, we learned that 20th Century Fox's adaptation of Deadpool would absolutely be an R-rated comic book venture, and fans couldn't have been happier. And with production underway in Vancouver, more details keep surfacing online. You can find some set photos and videos around the web that we won't post here, but co-star Ed Skrein revealed something that we can highlight, and that's his role in the film. Complete with a picture of his on-set chair, Skrein revealed that he's playing the villain Ajax, who is one of the men responsible for Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) becoming Deadpool in the comics.
Ever since a credits scene at the end of Iron Man teased the arrival of The Avengers, it's become a staple of Marvel Studios' films to have some kind of tease after the movie is over. More often than not, especially recently, there have been two credits scenes: one in the middle and one at the very end. The middle one is usually a tease for something happening in the future, and the end one is usually just something fun. And with The Avengers: Age of Ultron arriving in a few weeks, fans are already wondering what we'll see this time. While we don't have those details yet, we do know that there will only be one credits scene.
There was a time when bringing something like Marvel's cinematic universe to the big screen was an insane and seemingly impossible idea. But that doesn't mean there weren't several attempts to bring The Avengers to the big screen for decades before it actually happened. Well, Vulture decided to commission editor Sleepy Skunk (who delivers year-end cinematic retrospectives that we feature) to create a trailer for The Avengers: Age of Ultron if it was getting released in 1995, and the result is just awesome. Complete with cheesy voiceover, the old Disney logo and video tape tracking issues, it's a fun little video. Watch it!
Unfortunately, the release of Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is still over two years away with Marvel Studios set to put the film in theaters on May 5th, 2017. And therefore, it'll still be awhile before the sequel to last year's satisfying sci-fi adventure goes in front of cameras. But the good news is that we at least know when the film will begin production. Speaking with Periscope (via Superhero Hype), director James Gunn revealed that the sequel will star filming in February of 2016 in Pinewood Studios in Atlanta Georgia (so not the same Pinewood Studios that Star Wars: The Force Awakens shot in last year). That's some good news!
With just a few weeks left until Marvel Studios unleashes The Avengers: Age of Ultron in theaters, we're starting to run out of new footage from the comic book sequel. That's just fine with us, because we'd rather save the good stuff for the theater anyway. But for those looking to see as much as possible from the milestone assembly of superheroes, a new TV spot has just showed up. While the first minute is pretty much all footage we've seen before, including the roll call of all the heroes, the last 30 seconds is all new footage with Captain America (Chris Evans) & Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) fighting Ultron together.
"We're fighting an army of robots, and I have a bow and arrow." We're just under a month away from the debut of The Avengers: Age of Ultron in theaters next month, and to keep the hype train rolling, two more TV spots have arrived with some new footage. In one of the spots, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) gets into some trouble with Ultron (James Spader), who is calling out the assembly of superheroes. And in the second spot, we get another roll call of our heroes, and a great line from Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) finally addressing how inadequately prepared he is to join Earth's mightiest heroes with his weapon of choice.
With one month until the release of The Avengers: Age of Ultron, you might be getting more desperate to see as much footage from the Marvel Studios sequel as you can. Well, thanks to the magic of marketing and product placement, auto brand Audi has delivered a new commercial for one of their cars that is chock full of footage from the next adventure for our superhero assembly, including some new shots of Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson). And once that main commercial is over, they also give a quick tease of Ant-Man (watch the full teaser trailer here), which arrives later this summer.
Every now and then, when a big movie gets released in IMAX theaters, a special commemorative poster is handed out to fans who see the first showing (hey, that's us!) on the massive screen. Usually, fans just have to be happy with what they get, but in the case of The Avengers: Age of Ultron arriving in just one month, you can vote for which poster you want to receive. IMAX has revealed four possible posters that will be given away at the first IMAX showings of the Marvel sequel, but only one will be the winner. Fans can vote on Twitter with specific hashtags for each poster or just comment on the Facebook post here. Look!
Last month, director Bryan Singer revealed some concept art from the forthcoming X-Men: Apocalypse, seemingly showing off the title villains ship and a shadowy figure. Now the filmmaker is teasing more of the mutant sequel, this time with a little less mystery. The artwork in question looks to be in a theater with a caged attraction, a winged man that must be none other than Angel. It looks like he's become a sideshow attraction of sorts, but we can't imagine he'll be there for long and will end up crossing paths with the X-Men. But will we get to see him become Archangel this time? That would be cool. Look!
Nearly a year ago, Hugh Jackman indicated that the sequel to The Wolverine (which we can basically say is Wolverine 3 if we count X-Men Origins) may be his last time putting on the claws as the nearly invincible mutant he's been playing since X-Men in 2000. But the next month, he pulled back the reins a bit saying he was less sure of that sentiment as time went on. Since then, he's been said to be in talks for the next solo Wolverine movie and even an appearance in X-Men: Apocalypse (though maybe not a key role like in Days of Future Past). Jackman was even quoted last month as saying he wanted to play Wolverine until he died. But a new post from the actor on Instagram seems to indicate otherwise now. Look below!