While it doesn’t hit US theaters until Friday, Avengers: Age of Ultron has already opened in select international markets. According to Screenrant, this has been Marvels biggest international film opening yet, outpacing the first Avengers by 44%.
Right now the film is on track to become the studio’s most profitable release, with major markets like China and the US still waiting to see the movie on the big screen, and this bodes very well for the franchise.
So, in short, Marvel’s done it again before they’ve even finished doing it. Here’s hoping this momentum continues with Ant Man later this year.
It’s been rumored for a while that Anthony and Joe Russo would be taking over the Avengers franchise, but it’s now been confirmed that the brothers have closed a deal with Marvel to take over the biggest centerpiece of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase 3.
Joss Whedon, who directed and wrote Avengers and the forthcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron, has stated that he was stepping down from the franchise several times, and with the success of the Russos’ Captain America films, they seem like the best successors. Whedon isn’t leaving Marvel, as Agents of SHIELD continues to hold up the television aspect of the shared universe.
The Russo Brothers got their start in television, where they helped put together two of the greatest comedy series of the last fifteen years (Arrested Development and Community). Considering how integrated the Captain America films have been to the entire Avengers franchise, they are really the best choice to carry on the torch.
The third full length trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron is here, and it’s pretty cool. Besides being able to see Quicksilver punch Captain America in the face, the trailer also gives us the first glimpse of Paul Bettany as The Vision — everyone’s favorite cyborg good guy in the film.
Paul Bettany, of course, has been the voice of the AI Jarvis in the Iron Man films, so it’s not exactly hard to figure out who builds The Vision in the film.
Anyway, check it out. As it’s a trailer, it is designed to look as awesome as possible.
This comes from Latino Review (so take it with a huge, boulder sized grain of salt), but there’s a chance Spider-Man might be in Avengers: Infinity War Part 1.
If what Latino Review says is accurate then the article linked above is fairly spoiler heavy – but that’s the big, important bit. The author claims that Sony and Marvel have come to a deal, and that while it’s too late to integrate Spidey into Civil War, the third Avengers film is the perfect spot for him.
Of course, Latino Review doesn’t exactly cite their sources on this one, so it could all be a giant pile of Malarky.
So I could say a lot of stuff about the new Age of Ultron trailer. I could talk about how it focuses on the Hulk and Black Widow. I could talk about how creepy the use of the Pinocchio “Got no strings” song is. I could talk about how James Spader can add just the right amount of creepiness to his voice.
Or I could just share the trailer with you and you could watch it for yourself.
On this episode of the podcast, we talk about Syfy returning to Sci Fi, the massive announcements in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, how GamerGate is ruining EVERYTHING, the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack coming out on cassette tape, and how Funimation is now releasing simultaneous dub releases.
So last week we got to see the first trailer for The Avengers: Age of Ultron and it was, in a word, phenomenal. Of course, since the film is so anticipated, once the internet got a hold of it you just knew some entertaining mashups would be produced.
And here are my two favorites so far.
The first is simply the Age of Ultron Trailer with the soundtrack replaced with Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On”… and it works spectacularly:
The second mashup is called simply “Age of Pinocchio,” and it combines footage from, you guessed it, Disney’s Pinocchio with the audio from the trailer… and Pinocchio will never seem creepier than this:
Have you guys seen any other great Avengers 2 trailer mashups? Let us know.
With the success of Guardians of the Galaxy, and the ongoing theory that Thanos (who has appeared in Guardians and the first Avengers film) will be the villain of Avengers 3, it should be no surprise that wild speculation has had the Guardians of the Galaxy appearing in the third Avengers outing.
Well, this seems to have come a whole lot closer to confirmed, as Dave Bautista (who plays Drax in Guardians of the Galaxy) has recently signed a contract in which not only will he appear in Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (as expected), but will play a “significant” role in Avengers 3.
No word on the rest of the Guardians cast yet, but one can assume that where one goes, the others follow.
The wait for news on Avengers: Age of Ultron has been very exciting. Marvel seems to have mastered the hype machine, we all know it. Despite this, its hard not to be excited for each new tidbit we get our hands on, but boy this is a big one! Aside from giving us a great shot of Tony’s new armor and Captain America’s fantastic new uniform, Entertainment Weekly’s Comic-Con Preview cover finally gives fans a clear show of what the film’s titular villain will look like.
He’s so comic-y it almost hurts. EW also revealed a bit of the plot including Ultron’s for those of you who are interested. Continue reading Entertainment Weekly Reveals the Face of Ultron→
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