Age of Ultron featurette

Regardless of your feelings about Avengers: Age of Ultron, seeing the process of creation for a movie like that one is always fascinating. With so many moving parts to juggle, from actors and their characters and storylines to locations, effects, and all the post-production details, there are innumerable tricks and secrets to learn.

Yesterday we saw an Age of Ultron featurette showing some of the creation of Vision; today we have three more. One explains the effects that brought some powers to life. Two others explore how James Spader interacted on set with other actors including Mark Ruffalo, Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson. (One neat bit: during takes, they had to use balls mounted a couple feet above Spader’s head as an eyeline for the giant Ultron.) Watch all three below, and prepare to Marvel at Mark Ruffalo’s continued astonishment at the particulars of his job. Read More »

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Kick-Ass

Thirty-five million dollars. That’s all that separates the worldwide grosses of the first Kick-Ass, and its sequel, Kick-Ass 2. That doesn’t sound like a lot, but when neither gross is over $100 million, and each cost about $30 million to make, it’s a big percentage. Because of that, plans to continue the franchise either with a Kick-Ass 3 or Hit Girl spin-off have pretty much stalled. Fans still talk about the ideas, though, and so do the filmmakers.

Case in point: Kick-Ass director and sequel producer Matthew Vaughn. In a new interview, he suggests he’d like to do a Kick-Ass prequel, centering on Hit Girl and Big Daddy, as a palate cleanser leading to Kick-Ass 3. Sounds awesome right? Well series co-creator Mark Millar is less optimistic about those movies actually happening. Check out the Vaughn and Miller Kick-Ass prequel and sequel quotes below. Read More »

Quicksilver MCU future

Avengers: Age of Ultron brought several new characters into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But as of now, it isn’t entirely clear where all of those characters are headed next. In a pair of new interviews, actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson and director Joss Whedon discuss possible future plans for one of those newbies, speed demon Quicksilver.

Read their comments on potential Quicksilver MCU future plans after the jump. But do be warned that spoilers follow for Avengers: Age of UltronRead More »

age of ultron premiere photos

Monday night in Hollywood, The Avengers made the most of one half block. The cast went from Jimmy Kimmel Live where they played Family Feud, analyzed fan art and were interviewed, then walked across Hollywood Blvd. to the world premiere of Avengers: Age of Ultron at the Dolby Theater. But you don’t have to brave the crowds and traffic to see the madness. Below, we’ve got the Avengers Family Feud video along with some other Kimmel videos and a selection of the best red carpet photos from the premiere. Check them out below. Read More »

Robert Downey Jr Twitter Photos

Tony Stark might joke that he’s not the boss of the Avengers, but Robert Downey Jr. is certainly the leader. The actor was in classic form at the Avengers: Age of Ultron junket over the weekend and used his Twitter to document the whole thing. He took photos with almost all of his co-stars, joked about Captain America: Civil War, and basically just gave fans what they wanted – access to one of the most anticipated films of the year. Check out some of the awesome Robert Downey Jr Twitter photos below. Read More »

Elizabeth Olsen Avengers 2 interview

In June 2014, I visited the London set of Avengers: Age of Ultron. Over the last couple months we have posted our on set interviews with Mark RuffaloRobert Downey Jr, director Joss WhedonChris Hemsworth and Chris EvansThis morning we are posting our interview with Whiplash and Scarlet Witch, Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson. Here is a short snippet from Olsen explains her super abilities:

Yeah. So, I am able to go into someone’s head and make them see their almost like –I can feel and see what they feel and see, so it’s not just manipulating them. But what I love about her is that in so many superhero films emotions are kind of negated a bit but for her everything that someone else could feel, like their weakest moment, she physically goes through that same experience with them, which is pretty cool. So if they have a biggest darkest fear, I could see that. … I can control energy. I can manipulate energy. So that’s what the red stuff is that we’re playing with.

Read our whole Elizabeth Olsen Avengers 2 interview after the jump.

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Avengers quicksilver

In the past few weeks, we’ve seen lots of new footage from Avengers: Age of Ultron. However, only a few seconds of that has featured the latest character additions, Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver. A new featurette changes that with many scenes from the movie featuring the new heroes, played by Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson. We see each of them at work, interacting with the Avengers and how they each change the Avengers as a team. It’s a pretty great little sneak at the Joss Whedon film, which will be out in just over a month.

Watch the Quicksilver Scarlet Witch Age of Ultron video here. Read More »

Avengers age of ultron trailer analysis

This morning, Walt Disney Pictures released the third trailer for Joss Whedon’s Avengers: Age of UltronYou can watch the third Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer here, in case you haven’t seen it already. For those of you who really want to take in all of the visuals revealed in the new Avengers 2 trailer, we have compiled a batch of 65 high resolution screenshot images from the film to let you take in all the goodness one shot at a time, complete with an image by image analysis by Russ Fischer and myself (we also did this indepth over analysis with the second Avengers trailer).

We have a few questions: like who is the guy with the metal claw device and who is in that big mac truck that Captain America and Ultron are battling on top of? Hit the jump to read the Avengers Age of Ultron trailer analysis now.

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Avengers Age of Ultron Fight Fathead

Three months from now, Avengers: Age of Ultron will be in our rear view window. It comes out May 1 in the United States, and as is the case with any big film, a few days later we’ll all have overanalyzed the crap out of it.

At the moment, many questions remain about the film. Some of those are about to be answered as another batch of marketing is hitting. The first TV spot was just released and now Marvel has released sixteen new photos from the film. Some were in Empire last week, and some showed up in the trailers, but there are some great new looks at the Hulk, Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver and more here.

Check out the new Avengers: Age of Ultron pictures here, as well as the Hulkbuster and Vision and some cool posters courtesy of Fathead. Read More »