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You know, we could get used to this whole "casual dropping of casting news in press releases thing" the blockbusters are trying out lately. Last week, we had the dramatic Batfleck announcement, and this morning, Marvel just happened to mention that James Spader would play the title baddie in the much-anticipated "Marvel's The Avengers" sequel, "Avengers: Age of Ultron." Get More »
When Marvel unveiled its surprise announcement at the end of its lengthy panel at San Diego Comic-Con last weekend, it felt like something of an anticlimax, and not just because Tom Hiddleston had just been on stage moments earlier in fully Loki regalia (wouldn't have been more exciting if he had come out dressed as his character from "War Horse?") Joss Whedon, the balding, brilliant whiz behind the $1 billion-grossing "Avengers," trotted out on stage in what appeared to be hand-me-down sneakers, to announce the title of the "Avengers" sequel, due in theaters in 2015. The movie would be called "The Avengers: Age of Ultron."
For those who were not born with a lifetime subscription to Starlog Magazine, the puzzlement sent in almost immediately. Who (or what) is Ultron? Why is this a whole "Age?" How long is this movie supposed to be? For those of us who own a complete set of limited edition "Battlestar Galactica" commemorative plates and can name all of the different jaegers in "Pacific Rim," there were even more questions: Is this based on the recent Brian Michael Bendis-scripted comic book series (that shares the same name)? And wasn't Ultron, an evil robot overlord, developed by Hank Pym aka Ant Man, but doesn't the "Ant Man" movie come out after the movie formerly known as "Avengers 2?" Get More »
If you read the title, you'll know right away that this post is super spoileriffic, so proceed to read at your own risk!
Don't say we didn't warn you.
For real now... This is your last chance to look away. Get More »
Not to be topped by Warner Bros.' big reveal that there will be a Superman/Batman duo movie released in 2015, Marvel took center stage to close out Saturday night's San Diego Comic-Con programming by dropping a bomb of its own: The second installment of "Marvel's The Avengers" will be called "Age of Ultron."
In a surprise move, "Avengers" director Joss Whedon took to the stage after an hour-long presentation of footage and cast discussions with "Guardians of the Galaxy," "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" and "Thor: The Dark World." Get More »
In today's installment of Hugh Jackman keepin' it real, the "Wolverine" star thinks it's high time the current big three among superhero studios — that'd be Warner Bros., Sony Pictures and 20th Century Fox — pass around some kinda olive branch and make nice so that he can play with Iron Man and Spider-Man and all the other cool kids, too!
Yup, in a new sit-down with Collider to promote his latest turn as the adamantium-filled fighter, hitting theaters on July 26, Jackman laments all the mine-mine-mine stuff going down between the three comic-to-movie heavyweight champs of the industry right now ... especially since it means he can't flex his "X-Men" claws alongside the likes of "Iron Man" and "The Amazing Spider-Man." Get More »
Doth our eyes deceive, or is this latest picture from Vin "Secrets Slip Like Water" Diesel a super clear indicator of what he's been chatting it up with Marvel about?
After teasing everyone late last month about his not-so-hush-hush studio summons, the very viral Vin Diesel updated his Facebook last night with a new Marvel-ous pictorial update of himself standing before an "Avengers" comic poster featuring, prominently, the Giant-Man... a character who's also sometimes referred to as the Ant-Man. Aha!
Admit it — when you watch the various Hollywood blockbusters that turn some of your favorite childhood toys into a big-screen extravaganzas, this is what you're picturing in your head.
You no doubt remember the action figure poster we conjured for "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" earlier this spring. Reworking the latest cinematic Yo Joe adventure as a showcase for our old toy collection made it the first movie with swivel-arm battle grip. Now, we're taking that several steps further and reimagining several Hollywood action tentpoles trading the flesh-and-blood actors for plastic.
Think about it: They don't eat, need breaks or demand $20 million paychecks. We could be on to something here.
Well, well, well. Look who's up and avenging on this fine Thursday afternoon.
Robert Downey Jr., Iron Man himself, has signed on for two more "Avengers" movies, Marvel confirms. The studio must be more than pleased to have their Tony Stark in place: Downey's last two outings for the studio, "Marvel's The Avengers" and "Iron Man 3," have scored big at the box office. "Iron Man 3" just crossed the $400 million domestic threshold, still selling tickets a month after its initial release. "Marvel's The Avengers" occupies the number three slot for all-time gross, raking in more than $623 million domestically. Get More »
Contract negotiations are ongoing to bring Robert Downey Jr. back for "Marvel's The Avengers 2" and a possible fourth "Iron Man" film, hot on the heels of both franchise's previous installments cracking the $1 billion mark at the worldwide box-office. But nevertheless, Robert Downey Jr. is so identifiable as Tony Stark/Iron Man, right? Don't take our word for it. That's what Joss Whedon said recently. "Iron Man" and "Iron Man 2" director Jon Favreau agrees. Even Marvel honcho, Kevin Feige, must love him in the role, whether he has to replace him or not.
But whether grownups think RDJ "is" Iron Man matters naught to little tikes. Case in point: a cute faux-hawked 1-year-old thought he was going to meet Iron Man and burst into tears when all he got was plain ole Robert Downey Jr. Get More »
Underneath the green body paint, shredded muscles and shredded(er) purple pants, The Hulk has an identity crisis. Marvel's big green guy has been played by three boldface names in the past decade: Eric Bana in 2003's maligned, Ang Lee-directed "Hulk," Edward Norton in Louis Leterrier's 2008 "The Incredible Hulk" (one of the earliest of Marvel's Phase One pictures) and, finally, Mark Ruffalo's affable portrayal of Bruce Banner in last summer's "Marvel's The Avengers."
This trio, however, could have been just two: Leterrier revealed that he originally had his eye on Ruffalo, not Norton, to play the Hulk. Get More »