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How many things are wrong with The Avengers: Age of Ultron? What was Amy Adams‘ favorite moment from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice? How does Deadpool and Cable pay tribute to Back to the Future? How many Marvel movies did Michigan State University pay tribute to in their halftime show? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »


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marvel studios updated calendar

Yesterday, Marvel Studios announced a bunch of changes and additions to their release calendar. Among the announcements were an Ant-Man sequel titled Ant-Man and the Wasp set for 2018, new release dates for Black Panther and Captain Marvel and three yet-to-be-announced Marvel movies scheduled for 2020. So the question I’ve been getting over the last 24 hours is this: What does Marvel Studios have planned for 2020?

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Robert California as Ultron

Even though NBC’s comedy series The Office faltered in the seasons that followed the departure of Steve Carell, one of the most peculiar and entertaining characters to arrive during this time was replacement boss Robert California, played masterfully by James Spader, who went on to become the titular villainous artificially intelligent robot in The Avengers: Age of Ultron.

But what if instead of recording all-new dialogue for the movie, Marvel Studios decided to just use lines delivered by Spader as Robert California? The result is an incredible mash-up where Robert California as Ultron may make the comic book villain a little more menacing that the real thing, mostly because you have no idea what the hell he’s talking about half the time. Read More »

marvel end credits sequence

Thanks to Marvel Studios, scenes that happen in the middle of or after the credits have become something more often expected than not when it comes to blockbusters with sequel potential. And along with those scenes, Marvel has made a habit of having stylish end credits sequences roll after the end of each of their movies. So how are they made?

For The Avengers: Age of Ultron, a motion graphics company called Perception was brought in to create the end credits sequence, and they’ve briefly detailed a few different ideas they had for the sequence with examples of each potential direction it could have gone. See the alternate Marvel end credits sequence options for The Avengers: Age of Ultron below! Read More »

Avengers Infinity Stones featurette

On October 2nd, Marvel Studios brings The Avengers: Age of Ultron to Blu-Ray and DVD, and with it comes a slew of new special features for fans to dive into, taking a look at the making of the blockbuster sequel. We’ve already seen the gag reel with your favorite superheroes messing up some takes, and now a new featurette has surfaced online from the home video release.

The featurette is called “Infinity Six” and it gives fans some background on the Infinity Stones in addition to recapping which ones we’ve seen in the Marvel cinematic universe (so far there have been four, with two more unaccounted for still). The video also features that quick credits clip fro Age of Ultron with Thanos finally deciding to get in the Infinity Stone collecting game himself.

Watch The Avengers Infinity Stones featurette below! Read More »

Marvel Black Hood Of Death Theory

I love wacky film theories. It doesn’t matter to me that the filmmakers most likely didn’t intend these interpretations, but I find it interesting the connections some people make within the movies they enjoy. It could be as ridiculous as a one line cue which leads some people to believe that Chris Pratt’s character in Jurassic World could be the young boy from Jurassic Park, how all Pixar movies exist within the same universe, that Stan Lee Is Playing the Same Character in All His Marvel Cameos, or even us trying to predict the future with a theory on How The Marvel Cinematic Story Might Connect Through Phase 3. Or it could be a much more well reasoned theory, like an explanation of why Top Gun is a deeper movie than you think.

Over the weekend I received an email from a /Film reader named Andy from the UK. He has a theory that all of the Marvel Phase Two movies feature a huge easter egg that we’ve all been missing: the black hood of death. This theory falls on the more ridiculous end of the spectrum but I still find the observation fun. And at very least, this shows that Marvel is over-using the black hood “in disguise” cliche in phase two. Hit the jump to read Andy’s Marvel black hood of death theory.

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How much did Robert Downey Jr make

A couple years ago, Robert Downey Jr. hinted that he might be done with superhero movies once he hit age 50. That birthday arrived this past spring, and thankfully Downey is currently filming a key role in Captain America: Civil War, leaving one more film in his latest contract with Marvel for an appearance in one part of The Avengers: Infinity War.

But Marvel Studios didn’t lock down the actor who turned Iron Man and Tony Stark into a big screen icon, launching their cinematic universe, without paying a hefty price tag. In fact, Downey just landed a spot on the annual list of the wealthiest celebrities as the eighth highest paid actor, and it all came from his paychecks for Captain America: Civil War and The Avengers: Age of Ultron. How much did Robert Downey Jr make? Find out after the jump. Read More »

How The Avengers: Age of Ultron Should Have Ended

The folks at How It Should Have Ended previously skewered The Avengers: Age of Ultron by poking fun at one of the trailers for the Marvel Studios sequel. But now that the full film has been out in theaters for over a month, and the team has had a chance to soak it in a few times, they’re taking aim at the whole enchilada.

While the gang usually takes a look at the ending of any given film and plays around with it, this time their imagined ending for The Avengers: Age of Ultron would have actually seen the movie ending in the first act.

Find out how The Avengers: Age of Ultron should have ended below!

UPDATE: They’ve now added Part Two to the series.  Read More »

LEGO Hulkbuster

If you’re a fan of both LEGO and Marvel, then you’ve likely enjoyed the two brands teaming up for a variety of LEGO sets inspired by both the comic books and the cinematic universe. However, sometimes the official merchandise for a particular brand can be a little disappointing. And there are some fans who just weren’t impressed with the LEGO set that recreated the Hulkbuster armor from The Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Thankfully, a LEGO and Marvel fan has taken it upon himself to build a different LEGO Hulkbuster, one that’s a little beefier and more worthy of battling Hulk. And there’s even a chance that you can get your hands on it. Check out the custom LEGO Hulkbuster after the jump! Read More »