As Joss Whedon gets closer to finishing the script for 'The Avengers 2' (officially titled 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron), the supporting cast of previous Marvel films are wondering whether they'll get a chance in the ring. For one, Cobie Smulders' Agent Maria Hill seems like a lock, and now the actress has stated that Marvel knows she'll return once again.
'Avengers 2' is coming! And, if you're reading this, chances are strong that you are one of the many people who made 'The Avengers' one of the biggest hits of all time and you're as excited as we are for the sequel, 'Age of Ultron.' Although we've already got a nice 'Iron Man' movie to tide us over and have a few others on the way, there's nothing quite like seeing all of the Avengers together in one movie, kicking ass and saving the world as modern cinema's biggest and craziest superhero team.
We still have three additional Marvel movies to go before we get to the next big Marvel superhero team-up, but you can whet your appetite for more epic superhero action by going over everything we know about 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron' at the moment.
Marvel recognizes Tom Hiddleston's Loki as a clear fan favorite of its superhero universe, with more and more of his followers petitioning (literally) for him to get his own solo movie. While the studio isn't done yet with Thor's trickster brother, we're left to wonder what future movies might have in store for him. Well, so does Hiddleston, and he may have already thrown out a story idea involving another comic book trickster, Enchantress.
Following the increasing success of the Marvel brand and 'The Avengers' films, the upcoming slate of Phase 3 movies has the fan world itching for details. With 'Guardians of the Galaxy' and 'Ant-Man' already in the works for Phase 2 and 3, respectively, what new superheroes could be hitting the big screen down the road? Perhaps 'Runaways,' but for the time being that's been put on hold, says the film's writer Drew Pearce.
Chris Hemsworth is a busy man. In addition to being the Marvel movie universe's Thor, the Australian actor has been promoting the upcoming Ron Howard drama 'Rush,' which sees him stepping into the role of Formula One racer James Hunt. However, no interview with Mr. Hemsworth could be complete without asking him about 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron,' but the God of Thunder himself can't spill any details. After all, he doesn't even have any details to spill. He doesn't even know who Ultron is!
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.
'The Avengers' may be a movie filled with gods, monsters, aliens, robot suits and super soldiers, but the character of Natasha Romanov (aka Black Widow) proves that you don't need to have superpowers to be in a lineup with the world's mightiest superheroes. A deadly Russian agent turned agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., the greatest spy in the Marvel universe has been a popular cosplay subject for years, and few have done it as well as this.
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.
In Marvel comics canon, the villainous robot Ultron is the creation of scientist/superhero Hank Pym (AKA, Ant-Man). So many fans raised an eyebrow when it was revealed that 'Avengers: Age of Ultron would see the team facing down the villain months before Edgar Wright's 'Ant-Man' arrived in theaters (and, that Ant-Man wouldn't be a part of 'Avengers 2'). However, there's a very simple reason why Ultron is making his first cinematic appearance in 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' and not 'Ant-Man' -- Wright never intended for Pym's nemesis to be in the film in the first place.