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Marvel Studios Skipping Comic-Con 2015 Says ‘Guardians’ Director James Gunn

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by Mike Sampson March 9, 2015 @ 8:34 AM
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Nobody — and we mean nobody — does Comic-Con quite like Marvel. In 2006 Marvel Studios held their first ever Comic-Con panel (announcing the Captain America and Thor movies) and has returned every year since. They've ruled the roost with dynamic, exciting presentations that mix showmanship with big announcements. But, that's all about to change. Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn confirmed last night that, for the first time in nine years, Marvel Studios is skipping Comic-Con.

The New ‘Star Wars: Episode 7’ Trailer is Ready and Here Is a Detailed Description

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by Mike Sampson March 6, 2015 @ 9:17 AM
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As we all breathe a sigh of relief that Harrison Ford appears to have suffered no life-threatening injuries in yesterday's plane crash, we can turn our attention to more trivial Star Wars matters: namely the new Star Wars: Episode 7 trailer. We had previously reported that the new Star Wars trailer will be in theaters with Avengers 2 and will make it's public premiere at Star Wars Celebration in mid-April. Now comes word that the new trailer is ready and a lucky few have reportedly already seen it. The good news is they were kind enough to pass along a brief description.

‘Avengers 2’ Trailer: It’s Time to Stand and Fight!

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by Mike Sampson March 4, 2015 @ 11:30 AM
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The new Avengers 2 trailer has arrived online early after Marvel tweeted out a call to their fans to tweet using the #AvengersAssemble hashtag. Officially premiering on Thursday with the series premiere of American Crime on ABC and in theaters with Cinderella, you don't have to wait any longer to see the biggest and best Avengers 2 trailer yet.

‘Avengers 2’ Unveils a New Captain America Character Poster

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by Mike Sampson March 3, 2015 @ 11:32 AM
Marvel
As we get closer and closer to the new Avengers 2 trailer (which debuts on ABC this Friday), we've got yet another character poster from the film, this time focusing on de facto leader, Captain America. But, is this our last poster, or are some of the new members of the Avengers going to join the fun?

Chris Evans Says the ‘Avengers 2’ Ending Pulls Out All the Stops

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by Mike Sampson March 3, 2015 @ 9:52 AM
I just sat down with Chris Evans, in full Captain America costume, on the Avengers: Age of Ultron set. After just the first question, Evans says, “I can’t tell you that.” Okay... The next question is equally as innocuous; something about the current “group dynamic” of the Avengers, or whatever. Evans pauses and glances behind him at a Marvel publicist, who shakes his head. “I don’t think I can tell you that either.”

Jeremy Renner: ‘Avengers 2’ Will Reveal Some ‘Wonderful Secrets’ About Hawkeye

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by Mike Sampson March 3, 2015 @ 9:42 AM
We prodded Renner for some details, and he wouldn't divulge much, but did promise some “wonderful secrets” about Hawkeye's past, including his relationship with Black Widow. (Remember, she was wearing the Hawkeye “arrow” necklace in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.) He also teases his new Stark Industries tech, being a “grump” and what exactly Hawkeye thinks when he sees Vision.

New ‘Avengers 2’ Trailer to Premiere With ABC’s ‘American Crime’

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by Mike Sampson March 3, 2015 @ 8:12 AM
Marvel
Last week, when Robert Downey, Jr. revealed the Iron Man character poster for Avengers 2, he also teased a “big announcement” in 8 days, which would be this upcoming Thursday. We're still a few days away, but we might have our strongest hint yet at what this big announcement is. Last night, ABC ran a promo last night revealing that the third and final Avengers 2 trailer would air on Thursday night during the series premiere of American Crime.