Kenneth Lonergan's 'Margaret' hit DVD and VOD this week -- a film that languished in post-production limbo for six years as Lonergan was unable or unwilling to finish a cut with which he was satisfied. The film is a beautiful, oft-messy character study of a young woman and the effects of tragedy.
We are still three days away from the opening of 'The Avengers' on thousands of movie screens around the country (it's already opened in Europe to record-breaking box office), but some of the biggest buzz surrounding the movie comes from its portrayal of the Green Goliath himself, the Incredible Hulk.
So that leads to this question: should the Hulk get a third shot at his own solo movie?
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige recently said he didn't think that was going to happen, but the tremendous word of mouth on the character in 'The Avengers' -- it wouldn't be a stretch to say he steals the movie -- has prompted some other Marvel execs to perhaps rethink that. In an interview,, the head of Marvel's Consumer Products division (in other words, the all-important toys and merchandise) says that if the Hulk's popularity continues to soar as people see 'The Avengers,' a Hulk TV series will move forward along with a new movie in 2015.
Can the character carry his own big-screen blockbuster again?
We think the answer is no.
Mark Ruffalo has been a great actor who's had smaller parts in big movies and big parts in small movies, but it looks like 'The Avengers' is going to change all that. His latest project could be Bennett Miller's 'Foxcatcher' where he would be playing against Steve Carell and 2012's poster-boy Channing Tatum.
During the press conference today for 'The Avengers,' Robert Downey Jr. said that they would be filming one additional scene tonight. It was hard to say if this was a joke or not, but it seems that Mark Ruffalo has confirmed that there will be an additional scene added for the theatrical release. Or will there?
'The Avengers' has a release date of May 4 - close to a month away - so prepare to be bombarded with more images, product-placements, commercials and toys than ever before. Though the film should perform well regardless, it's still a make or break picture for Marvel Studios, and the film they have been building toward for at least five years, cinematically speaking. Here are some images of making that dream come true, including this one of Jeremy Renner performing in front of a green screen.