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By now you know the drill. As a new Marvel movie is released, Kevin Feige gives us news on what’s coming up next. The biggest Marvel film on the horizon is Avengers: Age of Ultron, written and directed by Joss Whedon. So during the press junket for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, out April 4, questions about all kinds of thing in regards to the sequel were posed to Feige. Below you can read about the following:

  • Hawkeye’s Phase Two whereabouts will be covered.
  • Hulk and Hawkeye will have a bigger role.
  • Agent Coulson could potentially appear.
  • Whedon will not rewrite the script because of Scarlett Johansson’s pregnancy.
  • Anthony Mackie’s Falcon won’t appear.
  • Feige comments on Paul Bettany as Vision.

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By now, you’d think fans of Joss Whedon’s TV show Firefly would come to peace with the fact it’s over. Yes, the show was unceremoniously cancelled in 2002, but Whedon made an unlikely film version for the fans three years later. Since then, almost all its stars have gone on to bigger and better things. And Whedon is now delivering his pop-culture savvy, whip-smart dialogue on a much larger scale. Yet the fans, collectively known as Browncoats, still hold out hope for some kind of return.

With quotes like the following, who can blame them? Though there is nothing at any stage of development, Firefly producer-writer Tim Minear recently said he “would never foreclose the possibility” of a comeback, and suggested a “limited series” on Netflix or something could work. Read More »

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Obviously, Ultron will be the main bad guy in 2015′s Avengers: Age Of Ultron. However back in December we’d heard rumblings that a second villain will also be part of the film. That second antagonist has now been confirmed. Thomas Kretschmann (TV’s Dracula) has been cast as HYDRA leader Baron Wolfgang von Strucker in the Joss Whedon Marvel super-film. Read More »

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As formidable a baddie as Ultron is, many have questioned how he and he alone will require the intervention of The Avengers. Turns out there might be a second villain joining Joss Whedon‘s highly anticipated sequel, Avengers: Age of Ultron. Latino-Review reports a casting call is going around Hollywood for a physically imposing white male in his 40s or 50s. Who is the character? Find out below. Read More »

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Joss Whedon has apparently decided he can’t fool audiences twice. While he neglected to even mention Don Cheadle‘s War Machine character in The Avengers, the character had a much expanded role in Iron Man 3. That means it’s now believed Cheadle’s Col. James ‘Rhodey’ Rhodes, also known as War Machine and Iron Patriot, will play a role in Whedon’s 2015 sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Below, read what purpose he could potentially serve, as well as a rumored role in the film for actor Simon McBurney. Read More »

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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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Unless something tragic happens in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, this probably goes without saying but, hey, we’ll say it anyway. In a new interview, S.H.I.E.L.D. operative Maria Hill — Cobie Smulders — says her character is coming back for 2015′s Avengers: Age of Ultron. Read the quotes below. Read More »

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