At San Diego Comic Con 2013, Joss Whedon announced that the Avengers sequel would be titled Avengers: Age of Ultron. Unlike the phase one Marvel superheroes, many people don’t know who Ultron is or how he may fit into this upcoming chapter of the story. IGN has put together a good video giving newbies a primer on the character, also giving some insight in how Ultron may be featured in the upcoming Avengers sequel. Watch the video embedded after the jump.
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Joss Whedon‘s role at Marvel Studios is that of an overseer. Visualize him hovering over all the projects, comes down from on high when needed to help save the day. He did this on Captain America: The First Avenger, and has consulted on everything since. Now Alan Taylor revealed the writer/director of The Avengers was called in to rewrite some troubled scenes during production of Thor: The Dark World as well. Read More »
The first piece of official casting for 2015′s Marvel movie, Avengers: Age of Ultron, was for the title character. Writer/director Joss Whedon turned to James Spader to play the all-powerful, hyper-intelligent robot, and the choice made a ton of sense. All through Spader’s career, in films like Pretty In Pink and Less Than Zero, his indie work in Sex, Lies and Videotape and Crash, and his popular TV work on Boston Legal, The Practice and The Office, he’s excelled at playing an icy, morally ambiguous character. Sometimes he’s a good guy, sometimes he’s a bad guy, but it’s rarely that simple.
So while the casting made sense, maybe you want to hear Whedon’s own comments on his reasons for casting Spader. A new Marvel video lets the director voice his thought process. Read More »
Posted on Monday, September 9th, 2013 by Angie Han
Seven years after X-Men: The Last Stand, Ellen Page has stepped back into her black leather suit to reprise the role of Kitty Pryde for X-Men: Days of Future Past. And she says she’d be happy to do it again, should Joss Whedon call.
The Avengers director has occasionally floated the idea of a Kitty spinoff movie starring Page, with no results to show for it so far. But should he ever get it off the ground, Page says she’d be “so thrilled” to get involved. Hit the jump to read her comments.
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Joss Whedon has chosen someone few people likely expected to play the main villain in Avengers: Age of Ultron. James Spader, who became a sensation thanks to Steven Soderbergh’s debut feature Sex, Lies, and Videotape, and who has played roles in a diverse slate of projects in film (Secretary, Lincoln) and television (Boston Legal, The Practice), will play the character. Official info is below. Read More »
Watching the films of some of our most revered filmmakers, it’s often difficult to point out exactly why their work is so much better than others. It’s when they discuss their work, how they did it and views on other films that we truly see where their genius comes from.
Joss Whedon did a long interview with Entertainment Weekly this week and lots of the opinions expressed there have been highlighted. The possibility of killing characters in Avengers: Age of Ultron and his problem with The Empire Strikes Back are two examples. Now a new quote has been called out where the director of The Avengers points at one specific scene in Steven Spielberg‘s 1984 film Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom as a perfect example of what’s wrong with not only cinema today, but culture in general. Read More »
What did Matt Damon have to say about buddy Ben Affleck being cast as Batman? Should Affleck consult Batman superfan Kevin Smith about the role? Will Ant-Man feel like an Edgar Wright movie? How has Joss Whedon grown from The Avengers to Avengers: Age of Ultron? In what way is Iron Man becoming more of a reality? Can the director of The Raid ever make a comic book movie? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
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