So much for those rumors that Paul Bettany (as Jarvis) would be playing Ultron... Marvel announced today that Joss Whedon has cast the maniacal, villainous robot in 'Avengers 2: Age of Ultron' but instead of Bettany (who has voiced Jarvis in all three 'Iron Man' films and 'The Avengers'), we'll instead get...James Spader?
Every major film goes through an extensive development process where it is continuously rewritten and rebuilt until it everyone feels it is ready to go before the cameras. This means that many of your favorite movies were, at one point, completely different than the finished product. This definitely applies to 'The Avengers,' but we're only just now starting to understand the extreme evolution Joss Whedon's film took on its way to the big screen.
New animatics from early in the film's development have popped up online and they give us a look at a completely different version of the film, including glimpses of the Wasp, a character who was completely cut from the movie.
'Avengers' director and current Marvel Studios creative head muckity-muck Joss Whedon has a knack for killing off beloved characters. You need to look to further than 'Buffy,' Firefly,' 'Angel' and, of course, 'The Avengers' for evidence. But, as he prepares to shoot 'Avengers 2: Age of Ultron' in a few months, will Whedon take things up a notch and, gulp, kill one of the Avengers?
Though there is a sense of rivalry between the DC and Marvel movie universes (or at least jealously, which seems the only reason Warner Brothers was so desperate to make 'Justice League'), the people behind these films have no ill will towards their supposed competitors. 'Avengers' director Joss Whedon -- after a day where many disparaged the casting of Ben Affleck as the new Batman -- has thrown his support behind the filmmaker-turned-crimefighter.
Our excitement for Marvel's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' hasn't abated since the announcement in May, or the world premiere of the pilot episode at Comic-Con 2013, though most new trailers and photos have shown us what we've already seen. That all changes with 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.''s latest trailer, serving up a world premiere of new footage not seen in the pilot, we promise!
Ever since the title 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron' was revealed by Marvel and Joss Whedon at Comic-Con 2013 last month, there's been a lot of talk of how this epic villain will be handled for his big-screen translation. Now it seems we've gotten some (vague) answers from Whedon himself, who opened up about the difference between comic book Ultron and movie Ultron.
Lending 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' creator Joss Whedon the reins to 'The Avengers' placed Whedon's trademark wit all over the Marvel universe, something soon to return to its TV roots in Marvel's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' on ABC. And while Whedon's influence and past Whedonverse stars will be present for ABC's superhero-adjacent drama, what surprising connection to 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' has Joss revealed 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' to have?
Yesterday's latest Marvel's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' promos gave us increased spotlights on both our beloved Agent Coulson and new "Rising Tide" super-hacker Skye (Chloe Bennet), though the feature lacked a bit for new information. Now, the latest "Level 7 " profile on our 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' has hit the web, introducing what may be the most Whedon-y character yet.
Late last night brought the news that yet another cinematic Marvel heavy-hitter had interest in joining Marvel's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,' but there are still plenty from the team we've yet to formally meet! The latest to receive the spotlight in advance of the September 24 premiere is mysterious "Rising Tide" hacker Skye (Chloe Bennet), whom Agent Coulson will need in order to complete his team.
'Avengers' fans the world over were recently saddened to learn that Tom Hiddleston's fan-favorite fiend Loki wouldn't make an appearance in 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron' after 'Thor: The Dark World,' but that doesn't mean the "Asgardian Mussolini" couldn't put in appearance in Marvel's upcoming 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' TV series on ABC! So, what does Hiddleston have to say about the prospect of Loki popping up for some small-screen mischief?