Mortdecai trailer

To put it mildly, Johnny Depp is not exactly at a high point in his career. He hasn’t had a solid hit since the last Pirates of the Caribbean movie, and his last three starring roles were outright flops. But on the bright side, he’ll have plenty of opportunities to redeem himself in the near future.

One of those chances arrives next February in the form of a goofy comedy. Depp plays the title character in Mortdecai, a roguish art dealer racing to recover a stolen painting that could lead to Nazi gold. The first Mortdecai trailer has just been released, and you can watch it after the jump.

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Avengers 2 vision powers

Paul Bettany took the stage with the rest of the Avengers: Age of Ultron cast today during Marvel’s panel in Hall H. But we didn’t see any significant shots of the character in the footage preview, and Bettany had little to say during the panel that lets us know what to expect from Vision. So all we’ve got on the character is that concept art shot above, and that ain’t much.

Today I took part in a small roundtable interview with Bettany, and there he dropped more than a few hints about how the character behaves in the film, and what we can expect from him in the context of action scenes. The best note? One of the character’s best powers is intact.  Read More »

Avengers 2 The Vision

Minor spoilers for Avengers: Age of Ultron below.

Tuesday, it was finally confirmed what we’d assumed for months. In Marvel Comics, Ultron is created by Hank Pym. In Joss Whedon‘s Avengers: Age of Ultron, however, he’ll be created by Tony Stark. His original purpose? To lead an army called the Iron Legion against the bad guys, in order to give the Avengers a rest. It does not go well. As for Vision, another character forever linked to these characters and played by Paul Bettany, his origin will be more traditional. Like in the comics, in the film Vision will be created by Ultron “to show he has the power to create life, too.” Read More »

Transcendence review

In his directorial debut, Christopher Nolan‘s longtime DP Wally Pfister serves up a dire warning about all the things that can go wrong when someone other than Christopher Nolan tries to make a Christopher Nolan movie. Transcendence is Inception, in spirit if not in plot, only without the heart, style, intelligence, or grace.

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Paul Bettany Vision

The trades reported it, Kevin Feige didn’t deny it and now Paul Bettany has admitted it. He’s playing Vision in Avengers: Age of Ultron. The voice of J.A.R.V.I.S., a  longtime Marvel Cinematic Universe mainstay, recently appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live to promote Transcendence. There, he copped to finally having to do more than one day of work on a Marvel movie, for the Joss Whedon project which is currently filming. Obviously he couldn’t give a lot of details, but hearing him talk about it is cool on its own. Check out the Paul Bettany Vision video and transcript below. Read More »

Avengers 2 The Vision

It has been reported that Paul Bettany will be playing The Vision in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Kevin Feige refused to officially confirm the character when Germain asked him this week, but it seems like a sure thing at this point. So who is The Vision? What do you need to know about this Marvel comic book character before we ramp up our excitement for Avengers 2? IGN has put together a five minute video that is acts on a primer. Watch it now embedded after the jump.
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The Avengers Group

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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Marvel-Comics-Vision

Here’s an interesting story. We have a pretty good idea that Ultron, the prime villain of Avengers: Age of Ultron, is birthed in some way through Tony Stark’s experimentation with armor and, likely, his AI-powered suits. But there could be another new AI character in the Avengers sequel: the outlandish-looking Vision. The character is a long-standing member of the Marvel Universe and a frequent Avenger, as well as the romantic partner of the Scarlet Witch, played in the film sequel by Elizabeth Olsen.

There’s been a lot of speculation about the possibility of Vision showing up, and now a new report says Paul Bettany is now set to play him in the film.

Update: The report is confirmed by Variety.

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