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‘Avengers 2′ Will Have More Visual Effects Shots Than Any Other Marvel Movie

Marvel
Marvel

A few days ago, Marvel Studios' executive vice president of visual effects and post-production spoke at the Visual Effects Society Production Summit. Although most of her speech was industry inside baseball, she did drop one interesting factoid that should prove interesting to news-hungry superhero nerds: 'Avengers 2' will feature more special effects shots than any other Marvel movie so far.

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Robert Downey, Jr. Took Home the Giant “A” From the ‘Avengers’ Stark Tower

Avengers Stark Tower
Marvel

Robert Downey, Jr. reportedly made over $50 million for the first 'Avengers' movie, so if he wanted a giant "A" in his office (like the one seen on the side of Stark Tower at the end of the film) to celebrate the massive success of the film, he could've very easily just had a replica made. But, he didn't want a replica, he wanted a real thing. Or, at least that's what he joked to Marvel. So, imagine his surprise when he showed up at home and there waiting for him was the 30-foot tall "A".

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Comic Strip: Warner Bros. Announces A Slew of Superhero Movies While Marvel Plots a Civil War

DC Comics
DC Comics

ScreenCrush’s Comic Strip is a weekly roundup of the hottest superhero movie/TV news items. From Marvel to DC and points in between, if it pertains to costumed comic book heroes, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, Warner Bros. makes big superhero plans, Marvel wants to start a Civil War, and a certain actress may be playing a certain character in 'Batman vs. Superman.'

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Fury’ Rages Into First Place

Sony
Sony

Brad Pitt's new World War II drama 'Fury' opened at number at the box office and has officially defined what this October has been about: long, R-rated movies featuring huge movie stars bucking the usual trends and out-grossing their family friendly competition. Between this and 'Gone Girl,' it looks like grown adults are heading to their multiplex more than ever these days.

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‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Wants Tom Hardy for Villainous Title Role

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Getty Images

It's been a super busy news week in the world of superheroes, with Marvel and Warner Bros. seemingly courting a ton of actors for roles this week. But don't leave Fox out of the mix: they've got some big plans for 'X-Men: Apocalypse,' and those plans involve landing someone for the role of the titular villain. Could that someone be Tom Hardy?

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‘Doctor Strange’ Eyeing Colin Farrell, Joaquin Phoenix Still Possible?

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Getty Images

Here we go again! Another day, and yet another 'Doctor Strange' update: the latest news has Marvel adding one -- just one -- more name to the ever-growing list of possible stars to play the Sorcerer Supreme, while we've learned that at least a couple of actors haven't quite been crossed off that list just yet: most notably Joaquin Phoenix, who had previously been in negotiations with Marvel over the summer.

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’23 Jump Street’ Isn’t a Very Exciting Idea to Channing Tatum Yet

22 Jump Street

It may take a little more convincing to get Channing Tatum on board with this whole '23 Jump Street' idea. The end credits for '22 Jump Street' cleverly satirized Hollywood's obsession with milking franchises to the bitter end, seemingly a message from the writers and directors that they wouldn't be back for a third round -- that was, until the recent announcement that Sony is making a third film with directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller producing. But will Tatum be back for more?

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How ‘Ant-Man’ Star Paul Rudd Helped Adam McKay Rewrite the Script

Ant-Man

In the many months since director Edgar Wright parted ways with Marvel on 'Ant-Man,' it's been unclear just how much the project would change. With new director Peyton Reed on board and Adam McKay ('Anchorman') brought in to rewrite the script, things are back on track for the film to make its 2015 release date. And thanks to a new interview with McKay, we have a more clear idea about how much has changed between Wright's and Reed's versions of the film -- including how much star Paul Rudd helped shape the script.

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‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ and New ‘Deadpool’ Movie Will Share Continuity

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With 'X-Men: First Class' and 'Days of Future Past' essentially rebooting the franchise for the better, there's still hope for the recently announced 'Deadpool' movie. If you've been wondering how (or if) these films and mutants will cross paths or even share a timeline with all the time-hopping, we've got an answer, courtesy of 'X-Men' producer Simon Kinberg.

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The Wrap Up: The ‘Peter Pan Live’ Poster is Chilling Evidence That This Show Isn’t a Practical Joke

NBC
NBC

ScreenCrush wraps up the latest in movies and TV you might have missed. Today, gaze in wonder and horror upon the new poster for 'Peter Pan Live,' imagine a 'Pete's Dragon' remake starring Robert Redford, and prepare yourself for a new TV show about (you guessed it) Ebola.

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