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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A bit of advice from Ghostbusters applies to many actors accepting gigs as superheroes: “When someone asks you if you’re a god, you say YES.” That’s pretty much Paul Bettany‘s recollection of getting the offer to play Vision in Avengers: Age of Ultron, as recounted in this excerpt from a new Vision featurette on the upcoming Blu-ray.

But there’s also a second piece of advice that applies here, too, as summed up nicely in Ben Affleck’s anecdote about having a Batman conversation with Christian Bale: “Make sure you can piss in that suit.”

It takes a lot of paint, fabric, and rubber to make a mere mortal look like a superhero. Those costumes aren’t always comfortable, but it’s easy to overlook that detail in the excitement of taking the role. Fortunately, the Vision makeup process was pretty brief. The suit was even water-cooled, leading Bettany to quip that “it’s a little like being inside a gin and tonic.”

Check out the Vision featurette excerpt below for a lot more. Read More »

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Avengers: Age of Ultron is the gift that keeps on giving. As the supersized superhero saga heads toward a home video release, Marvel Studios has unveiled two bonus feature clips focusing on three exciting recent additions to the MCU: Ultron (James Spader), Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), and Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson).

Meanwhile, a fan has just unearthed an Avengers: Age of Ultron Easter egg which connects yet another new character, Ulysses Klaue (Andy Serkis), to a Marvel superhero we haven’t even seen yet, Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman). Discover the Age of Ultron Black Panther Easter egg, and watch the Ultron featurettes, after the jump.  Read More »

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It’s been a while since we got one of those “Hi, I’m a Marvel… and I’m a DC” videos, but creator ItsJustSomeRandomGuy hasn’t lost his touch, as evidenced by his latest video.

He’s got a lot to work with in the new installment, with both mega-franchises preparing to square off at the box office next year — Marvel with Captain America: Civil War, DC with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. And in between all the sniping, he even manages to get in a solid Fantastic Four dig. Watch it after the jump. Read More »

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You’ve already caught Avengers: Age of Ultron in theaters, or so we assume based on its massive box office haul. But soon you’ll get the chance to comb through it for Easter eggs in the privacy of your own living room.

Avengers Age of Ultron will come to home video this fall, as announced by Marvel Studios this fall, and it’ll bring a whole bunch of new goodies along with it. After the jump, get all the details and check out a promo. Read More »

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