Artist Tyler Stout creates some of the most impressive, amazing and sought-after movie posters in the world. You know his work through Mondo, where he’s designed beautiful posters for Akira, Guardians of the Galaxy and the original Star Wars trilogy. Recently he was commissioned by Marvel to illustrate an Avengers: Age of Ultron poster that would be made exclusively to the cast and crew of that film. In a world of extremely rare posters, this one — unless you’re Robert Downey, Jr., Scarlett Johansson or Joss Whedon — might be one of the rarest. But, we’ve got one right here that we want to give away to one of our lucky readers.
Avengers: Age of Ultron
There are so many characters and so much going on in Avengers: Age of Ultron, making it Marvel’s biggest film to date. But there was one character who was sorely missed: Tom Hiddleston’s charismatic villain Loki, who didn’t have so much as a cameo appearance in the film — not that they had much room for him. As it turns out, Loki was in an earlier cut of Age of Ultron, but Joss Whedon removed his brief cameo in post-production.
Now that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 3 has kicked off the Inhuman invasion with a bang, and Jessica Jones busts up enough bars to cross Daredevil’s radar, Marvel TV has never stood taller against its cinematic brethren. Crossovers haven’t exactly been a two-way street however, even as Kevin Feige calls it “inevitable,” with a kingly big bad in mind for our new Spider-Man.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has spent the past eight years and 12 movies slowly setting the stage for a showdown with Thanos, the ultimate villain of the Marvel comic books, in Avengers: Infinity War. And as any comic book fan will tell you, Thanos’ most famous plan involves collecting the six Infinity Stones, creating the Infinity Gauntlet, and dominating the entire universe as a god-like being. If that sentence sounds a little confusing, don’t worry. A new featurette is here to offer you a much-needed assist.
Joss Whedon once said that there “aren’t a ton of Easter eggs” in Avengers 2, saying “It’s so hard for me to make a movie, especially this movie, I don’t spend a lot of time going, ‘You know what else would be hilarious?!’” But, it turns out that Whedon just couldn’t resist himself and for those paying very, very close attention, you’ll notice a clever nod to the Buffyverse.
Earlier this year Marvel revealed their full upcoming film lineup through 2019, including plans to team up with Sony for a Spider-Man reboot, allowing the web-slinger to crossover into the MCU. During that big Marvel presentation, the studio also showed a teaser for Avengers: Infinity War, featuring the big bad Thanos in possession of all the Infinity stones. That footage leaked online and gave fans a very blurry look at the teaser, but you’ll be able to see a legitimate, high-res version of it when Avengers: Age of Ultron hits Blu-ray.
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, Ron Perlman tries to will Hellboy 3 into existence, Avengers: Age of Ultron releases a few more featurettes, and The Rock taunts Superman.
One of the most appealing aspects of the films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is the feeling that you’d really like to hang out with these characters. And if not the characters, you’d certainly settle for the actors and actresses playing them. They certainly seem like a fun bunch, and they never seem more fun than in the gag reels that accompany the home release of every film. In fact, don’t even worry about an Avengers: Infinity War movie or what-not. Just give two hours of these people goofing off on the set, please.
It’s been a few months since the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron, but Marvel isn’t done providing us with new materials from the film. The blockbuster sequel is hitting DVD and Blu-ray in a little over a month, but you can check out a clips from one of the bonus features right now — as well as a little Black Panther easter egg you might have missed the first time around.
Last week we put it to you, the readers of ScreenCrush: What was the best movie of summer 2015? What was the worst movie? Who gave the best performance? What were the overrated and underrated movies? What movie most deserves a sequel? And what summer 2016 movie are you most excited to see?