For ten movies we’ve been waiting to see an entire movie of the Avengers being “The Avengers.” Sure, we’ve seen some crossovers. We’ve seen what the team could do when aliens invaded. We’ve even seen an alien pseudo-Avengers assemble in Guardians of the Galaxy. But up until Avengers: Age of Ultron, we haven’t seen what would happen if six amazing superheroes spent an entire movie together, working together.
For that reason alone, Joss Whedon‘s Avengers Age of Ultron is satisfying. Beyond that, it a falls a little bit short of its amazing predecessor. When compared to the first film, Age of Ultron is more even, constantly exciting and surprising. There are huge laughs, there’s drama, some real character development, and some absolutely crazy action. That consistency almost makes up for the fact the film lacks the “Wow” moments of the first movie and that brand new feeling we got the first time.
Nevertheless, Avengers: Age of Ultron is a blast. Read the rest of our Avengers Age of Ultron review below. Read More »
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Posted on Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 by Angie Han
Nothing against Peyton Reed‘s Ant-Man, but there are always going to be some fans wondering what Edgar Wright‘s Ant-Man could have been. His abrupt last-minute departure after years of development signaled irreconcilable creative differences, with many speculating that Wright’s unique sensibility just didn’t fit into the Marvel mold.
But Avengers director Joss Whedon suggests Wright’s Ant-Man (which he co-wrote with Joe Cornish) actually would have been perfect for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. According to him, it was the best and the “most Marvel” script the studio ever had. Read the Joss Whedon Edgar Wright Ant-Man comments after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 by Angie Han
Most of the Avengers: Age of Ultron marketing has, quite reasonably, focused on the franchise’s marquee superheroes: Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, and the like. But as the superpowered sequel nears release, Marvel Studios has released a batch of images that put some of the supporting players in the spotlight.
That includes Rhodey (Don Cheadle), Baron Strucker (Thomas Kretschmann), Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie), and Ulysses Klaw (Andy Serkis). Though the big names get some love too. After the jump, flip through the latest Avengers Age of Ultron images. Plus, check out another Avengers Age of Ultron clip and featurette.
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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 »
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 »
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The first screenings of Joss Whedon‘s Avengers: Age of Ultron took place Tuesday night for press in New York and Los Angeles. So, the big question, how is it? Sounds like it’s very, very good. Full reviews can’t go up until April 21 but, below, read an updated list of reactions to Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron.
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Marvel has finally revealed a character poster from Avengers: Age of Ultron‘s most mysterious character, Vision. Played by Paul Bettany, he’s created by Ultron using Tony Stark’s J.A.R.V.I.S technology. What happens from there, we don’t really know. Marvel and Disney have kept the character incredibly well-concealed. Case in point, this poster comes several months after the other Avengers: Age of Ultron character posters were revealed. We saw more toys of the character than actual full body images, so this is pretty exciting.
Below, check out the Avengers: Age of Ultron Vision poster and read more about the character. Read More »
Joss Whedon famously shot the post-credits “shawarma” scene for The Avengers was shot after the film premiered, and in general the post-credits scene has become a mainstay of the Marvel movie experience. We’ve heard that no post-credits scene had yet been shot for Age of Ultron, and assumed that it might come about as the shawarma scene did, very late in the game.
Now Whedon says there’s no Age of Ultron post-credits scene at all. There will still be something during the credits, but if you’re not the type to enjoy sitting around until after the union logos and copyright notice scroll by, you can go home early this time. Read More »
Posted on Monday, April 6th, 2015 by Angie Han
For all the talk about how Furious 7 officially marked the start of the movie season this year, April’s actually a pretty mellow month for wide releases. May is when the action really gets going, starting with Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Marvel has not been stingy about releasing footage for this highly anticipated superhero team-up. And while they’re bound to run out eventually, they’ve managed to squeeze out a little bit more for a final promo. Check out one more Avengers Age of Ultron trailer after the jump.
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