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There’s no shortage of monsters and supervillains coming our way this summer, but Sentinels and Decepticons have nothing on the behemoth that is Godzilla. And based on the trailers we’ve seen so far, Godzilla the movie may tower over most of its peers in terms of quality, too. The ads have been nothing short of fantastic, and today’s Godzilla extended look video is no different. Watch it after the jump.

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Marvel revealed some concept art from Joss Whedon‘s Avengers: Age of Ultron during Tuesday’s ABC special. It includes Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Quicksilver, Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch, a battle between the Hulk and Tony Stark’s Hulkbuster armor, and more. Check out those images, and some new looks at Ant-Man and Guardians of the Galaxy, the images below. Read More »

‘Godzilla’ Teaser Trailer

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Monsters director Gareth Edwards is the man entrusted by Toho, Legendary, and Warner Bros. to revamp Godzilla — or more properly, to bring him back to speed as the giant nuclear monster that owns the hearts of moviegoers. Edwards said this week, ”To me, he’s like a force of nature, like the wrath of God or vengeance for the way we’ve behaved… I want it to be epic. I want to get the hairs on the back of your neck up.”

You’ve probably seen the proof of concept Godzilla trailer that debuted at Comic Con a couple years ago, as it has done the rounds as a high-quality bootleg. But here’s something much better: the full trailer, which features the cast (Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, Sally Hawkins, David Strathairn, Bryan Cranston) but even better shows off the monster of the title.

The hairs on the back of your neck might just stand up when you see a squad of soldiers diving to meet the monster in what looks like a suicide mission, and that’s just the beginning. This is a teaser that really tries to tease, and that suggests it isn’t just playing a marketing game. This looks like a horror movie, which is just as it should be. Check it out below.

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Quicksilver Scarlett Witch

Marvel Studios finally confirmed what we’ve known for some time. Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen are joining Joss Whedon‘s Avengers: Age of Ultron, opening May 1, 2015. They’ll play the brother sister duo of Quicksilver and Scarlett Witch, who might have a bit of a problem with how The Avengers are doing things. Read the full press release below.

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Casting for a couple of the biggest movies of 2015 is a slow and secretive process; it’ll probably be a while longer before we have hard and fast confirmations of the casts for films like Star Wars Episode VII and Batman vs. Superman. But Avengers: Age of Ultron is a different story. Joss Whedon’s film is set for May 1, 2015, and will shoot starting early next year, reportedly around March.

We already know some of the returning cast, and we know that James Spader will play the title villain and Aaron Taylor-Johnson will play the mutant hero Quicksilver. (Except that the film can’t call him a mutant, because that right is reserved for Fox and the X-Men franchise, in which the same character will appear played by a different actor, Evan Peters, in X-Men: Days of Future Past.)

We’ve known that Elizabeth Olsen (Martha Marcy May Marlene, Godzilla) was likely going to play Quicksilver’s sister, known in heroic circles as the Scarlet Witch. Now the actress has spoken just a bit about the role — not enough to give anything away about the film, but enough to let us know for certain that she’s in it. Read More »

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Update from Editor Peter Sciretta: The Wrap has confirmed that Aaron Johnson is signed to play Quicksilver in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Original story follows.

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Kick-Ass 2 Showdown

The two major things missing from Kick-Ass 2 constitute the two major problems with an otherwise decent sequel. Those things are Matthew Vaughn and Jane Goldman. Vaughn, who directed Kick-Ass in 2010, is an incredibly talented director. Goldman, who wrote the first film, is a fantastic screenwriter. They both return as producers this time around, but their respective duties have taken over by Jeff Wadlow, the director of Cry_Wolf and Never Back Down. Wadlow has an obvious passion for this material and does an admirable job at times. Without Vaughn directing Goldman’s words, however, Kick-Ass 2 never comes close to the energy and smarts of the first movie.

That said, fans of the original will enjoy all the new characters, the many tense/violent situations, and the uptempo, fun pacing. Kick-Ass 2 doesn’t reach the dizzying heights of the first movie, but in the realm of flawed sequels, it’s pretty entertaining. Read More »

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Which actor just joined Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.? Want to see a new deleted scene from Iron Man 3? When does Aaron Taylor-Johnson think he’ll do Kick-Ass 3? Is he still in talks for Avengers: Age of Ultron? Do Batman and Superman have an issue over who should get top billing in their new movie? Which mutant almost made their way into The Wolverine? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

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