Joss Whedon returned to make the sequel to The Avengers, but he’s also said that shooting Age of Ultron was “a nightmare,” and if it hasn’t officially been announced yet, it’s been pretty clear for a while that he would not return to direct the next Avengers saga, the two-part Infinity War in 2018 and 2019. The rumor for months had the Russo brothers, Joe and Anthony, replacing Joss after their very successful stint directing Captain America: The Winter Soldier and next year’s sequel, Captain America: Civil War, which will also feature Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man and lead directly into Infinity War. Now Badass Digest says the rumor is basically confirmed. Says site editor Devin Faraci:
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Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ventured off the beaten Hydra path in recent weeks to tackle supervillains and Inhumans, but with a new S.H.I.E.L.D. on the rise under Edward James Olmos, there’s no room for “Love in the Time of Hydra.” Check out the latest photos of Tuesday’s episode, along with an assembly of Avengers references in a new clip!
It’s a common complaint about modern movies: “They only made this to sell toys.” And sometimes, that’s actually true. But there was a time, not that long ago, when that concept didn’t even exist, and toys based on movies were barely an idea, much less a guarantee. Let’s take a stroll down memory lane (and by memory lane, I mean YouTube) and watch movie toys (and movie marketing) evolve through 40 years of vintage movie toy commercials, from Planet of the Apes to The Avengers.
Avengers 2 doesn't open for another few weeks, but deep inside Marvel headquarters they've already begun turning their attention to the next big movie: Captain America: Civil War. Frequently referred to as Avengers 2.5 because of the sheer amount of superheroes packed into this one film — Captain America, Iron Man, Black Widow, Falcon, Black Panther, Spider-Man and Hawkeye are all confirmed to star — the third Captain America movie might be the biggest superhero film yet. As Marvel gets ready to begin filming, a casting call has given us our first look at the film's plot.
We're all done with Avengers 2 trailers, but this new extended TV spot (which will air during the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament) has so much awesome new footage, it's almost as good as a full trailer.
Marvel’s Netflix Daredevil has kept reasonably reserved in promotion of its April 10 premiere, but the newest motion poster teases the whole gang, and even a few other superheroes to boot. Meet the full Daredevil cast, and see what Avengers might be lurking nearby in our latest look at Netflix’s man without fear!
Marvel’s Netflix Daredevil continues to drive anticipation toward the April 10 premiere, though fans have anxiously awaited a look at the formal costume, rather than the black stealth number Charlie Cox has been sporting in previews. To wit, a new motion poster sees Matt Murdock suiting up, while producers talk costume evolution over the course of the season.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. assembles its 13th Season 2 installment with “One of Us,” as Skye's father assembles a team of supervillains to gain vengeance against Coulson, while May recruits her therapist ex-husband (Blair Underwood) to help Skye keep her Inhuman abilities under control.
Now that all the Avengers 2 heroes have gotten their own character posters (OK, almost all — we're still waiting for Vision), it's time for the villain to get his due. Here's what may be the final of these set of posters with a shiny new look at Ultron.
There has always been a friendly rivalry between Marvel and DC Comics, and their devoted legions of fans. This has been true for the years and years of comic books and is just as much true now as both look to dominate the superhero movie landscape. But, that friendly rivalry may have gotten a little more heated over the weekend as Aquaman himself threw down his trident to let everyone know how he really feels: “F--- Marvel.”