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There are two months left until Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theaters, which may seem like a painfully long time but is really nothing compared to the two years and ten months we’ve already been waiting for it. In the meantime, Marvel Studios is happy to tide us over with the occasional tidbit, like the new Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer promised earlier this week.

Joss Whedon returns to direct the superpowered gang, including Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk, and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye.

In addition, the latest trailer offers a good look at some of the Avengers’ new friends and foes, including Paul Bettany as Vision. Watch the new Avengers Age of Ultron trailer after the jump.

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Welcome to the 800th edition of Superhero Bits. Thank you so much for taking this ride with me and I’m hoping to keep doing it for 800 more. So what’s in this edition? How would you like to see Avengers: Age of Ultron with Robert Downey Jr.? What did the writer of the Civil War comics have to say about the movie? Just how funny is Ant-Man, really? Could Spider-Man appear in not one, but two movies before his 2017 solo film? Would Hugh Jackman be interested in appearing in Deadpool? What secrets does Clark Gregg have about the new episodes of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D? Want to see the coolest Kingsman: The Secret Service infographic ever? Read about all this and more in the 800th edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Robert Downey Jr Civil War Quotes

As much as we’re all looking forward to Joss Whedon’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, fans are already looking beyond that film. Specifically, they’re looking towards May 6, 2016 and Captain America: Civil War. Directed by the Russo Brothers, the film will feature two of Marvel’s most popular superheroes, Captain America and Iron Man, going head to head. The conflict not only kicks off Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it might even set the stage for the return of Spider-Man.

Though the title says “Captain America,” the inclusion of Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man is what makes Civil War so epic. He’s the biggest movie star in the world. And yet, in a new interview, Downey stresses that Civil War is “Steve’s story,” meaning Steve Rogers as played by Chris Evans. He also talks a bit about the conflict between the two characters. Read the Robert Downey Jr Civil War quotes below. Read More »

Avengers Age of Ultron Fight Fathead

Three months from now, Avengers: Age of Ultron will be in our rear view window. It comes out May 1 in the United States, and as is the case with any big film, a few days later we’ll all have overanalyzed the crap out of it.

At the moment, many questions remain about the film. Some of those are about to be answered as another batch of marketing is hitting. The first TV spot was just released and now Marvel has released sixteen new photos from the film. Some were in Empire last week, and some showed up in the trailers, but there are some great new looks at the Hulk, Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver and more here.

Check out the new Avengers: Age of Ultron pictures here, as well as the Hulkbuster and Vision and some cool posters courtesy of Fathead. Read More »

hulkbuster vs hulk in Avengers: Age of Ultron

Unlike a lot of other big 2015 releases, Marvel isn’t waiting til Sunday to unveil its first Avengers: Age of Ultron TV spot. It’s here right now, and it features a Super Bowl-worthy showdown between Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) and the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo). Not to mention appearances by Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Ultron (James Spader), and more.

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Robert Downey Jr captain america

News of Robert Downey Jr. joining Captain America three was massive. News that the film would be called Captain America: Civil War was even bigger. The post Avengers: Age of Ultron film will feature a war of ethics – and probably more – between Captain America and Iron Man setting up all of Phase Three. Plus, Downey’s addition was the key and most-difficult-to-secure piece to the whole thing.

In a new intervew, the actor talked about coming on board Captain America: Civil War and what it would mean for the film and his characters. Read the Robert Downey Jr Captain America quotes below. Read More »

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Last night, Walt Disney Pictures released the second trailer for Joss Whedon’s Avengers: Age of UltronYou can watch that trailer here, in case you haven’t seen it already. And for those of you who really want to take in all of the visuals revealed in the new Avengers 2 trailer, we have compiled a batch of high resolution images from the film to let you take in all the goodness one shot at a time, complete with an image by image analysis by me. Hit the jump to see over 60 Avengers 2 photos now.

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In all the excitement over the past few weeks, be it Star Wars trailers, Jurassic World trailers, the holidays or major studio leaks, it’s almost hard to believe 2015 is nearly upon us. It should be an excellent year filled with blockbusters the likes of which we have never seen. As time moves on though we’re going to be seeing lots and lots more of those blockbusters and, now, you can finally analyze Tony Stark’s new armor in Avengers: Age of Ultron.

This Age of Ultron Iron Man suit comes courtesy of everyone’s favorite high end collectible company, Hot Toys. They’ve released a ton of images of the Avengers: Age of Ultron Iron Man Mark XLIII suit which even comes with an Ultron accessory.

Check out the Avengers: Age of Ultron Iron Man suit below. Read More »

Steve McQueen Treatment Yucatan

In the late ’60s, when Steve McQueen (the actor, not the current director) was one of the biggest stars in the world, McQueen outlined a treatment for an action/adventure movie. “Outlined” may be too simple a word; in fact, there’s a 1700-page document from McQueen setting up the film. Now that outline is being turned into a script by Terry Rossio (Pirates of the Caribbean) called Yucatan, which is now a potential starring vehicle for Robert Downey, Jr. Read More »