By the twelve moons of Munnopor! ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ opens in theaters in less than five months! Five months! An we’ve still only seen a couple of brief teasers and a handful of images from the movie! Why, it’s almost like Marvel wants us to actually be surprised by the movie!
It’s no secret that Joss Whedon and Marvel have scheduled reshoots for ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ in January, as the studio typically schedules time for reshoots a few months after the principal photography is complete. And these reshoots usually involve filming the post-credits sequences, which tease future Marvel films. While it’s been previously rumored that we might see a Captain Marvel cameo in the ‘Age of Ultron’ post-credits scene, a new rumor suggests we might see a different hero: Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange.
If you buy ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ on Blu-ray or DVD tomorrow (as you definitely should and probably will), you’ll be treated to lots of bonus features, including some special behind the scenes footage from ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron.’ Some of that footage made its way online today, with director Joss Whedon giving us a sneak peek at the filming of the upcoming superhero super-sequel, featuring plenty of glimpses at Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch in action.
As successful as Marvel Studios has become, there’s still one thing we haven’t seen yet: a major movie crossover with other Marvel characters owned by different movie studios. Imagine Spider-Man and the X-Men fighting alongside the Avengers—it would be the biggest film ever. Unfortunately, as the rights to these characters all belong to different companies, we might not see such a crossover in the near future. However, in a new interview, Marvel comics creator and icon Stan Lee addresses the potential for a major multi-studio crossover, and it’s the most hopeful answer we’ve gotten yet.
While we’re still not entirely sure who Andy Serkis is actually playing on screen in ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ we do know that the actor returned to once again provide some of his excellent motion capture work in the sequel. And though he’s keeping his lips sealed about the role he’ll play in ‘Age of Ultron,’ he has spoken out about some of the motion capture support that went into re-teaming with Marvel’s Avengers.
Even though the upcoming third ‘Captain America’ movie is based on Marvel’s ‘Civil War’ mini-series, where the heroes of the Marvel Universe faced off with one another in a battle over their right to privacy, the ‘Civil War’ film still needs a villain for Chris Evans’ Cap and Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man (and new addition Black Panther, played by Chadwick Boseman) to face off with as well. Although they didn’t reveal the identity of his character, Deadline reports that Daniel Bruhl will play the guy to pester the feuding Avengers.
Although fans were more than happy that Marvel announced a 'Captain Marvel' film as part of its Phase 3 plans at last week's big event, we know we're not alone in saying that we're a little bummed that Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow still isn't getting her own solo film anytime soon. Don't get us wrong! We're grateful for a female superhero movie, but we can't help but imagine how awesome a 'Black Widow' movie might be. Well, thanks to 'Black Widow' comics writer Nathan Edmondson, we don't have to entirely imagine it, since he whipped up the first six pages of what her hypothetical solo adventure on the big screen might be like.
Just a little while after we reported the awesome news that Tom Hiddleston's Loki will be featured prominently in both 'Thor: Ragnarok' and both parts of 'Avengers: Infinity War,' we have another 'Avengers' and 'Thor'-related bit of news for you: Idris Elba has confirmed that not only will he be making an appearance in 'Avengers: Age of Ultron,' but so will the mischief-making Loki.
For a massive superhero film like 'Avengers: Age of Ultron,' we imagine it should take our heroes to some pretty epic places, and that the conflicts they face have a pretty wide-reaching effect. In an interview with Marvel's own The Watcher web series, director Joss Whedon discusses the global scale of his upcoming 'Avengers' sequel, the international locations where they shot the film, and hints that not everyone in the film is a fan of our beloved super-team.
The Marvel superhero Quicksilver is not a big deal. I say that as someone who counts the guy among his favorite characters. What can I say? His snotty superiority has always spoken to me on a profound...