You may not know this unless youíre a hardcore Star Wars fan, but there is one particular violent act that occurs in just about every single film in the franchise: a character gets a hand or an arm cut off. What you may not know, however, is that Marvel Studios took a great deal of inspiration from this piece of trivia.
As many of you know, the first official footage for Snyderís Man of Steel sequel reached the internet early, stealing the thunder of this IMAX event. But Snyder had an ace up his sleeveÖ additional footage he always planned to tag on the end of the trailer that would be exclusive to this audience.
Though there are a lot of moving parts to juggle in the massive superhero extravaganza, paying attention to the little details Whedon and his actors brought to the characters and the action will make you appreciate their effort Ė and the movie Ė all the more.
If youíve ever seen a movie or TV show about Hollywood, chances are you know what a typical audition looks like. An actor gets called into a room where they must perform and try to impress a group that usually includes the projectís director, producers, and casting director. This wasnít how things worked behind the scenes of the new horror movie Unfriended, however.
To this point, the relationship between Marvel Studios films and television series has largely been a one way street: characters and storylines from the movies have affected shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Carter, though we have not yet seen those same shows influencing the stories on the big screen. But while this is the current status quo, we may soon see a shift.
Shortly after it was announced that the star of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo would play Tiger Lily for director Joe Wright in a Peter Pan prequel, internet outrage (whether real or imagined) erupted on the usual chats and forums. There was even a petition to get Mara replaced. The actress understoodÖ until she met with Wright and learned about his vision.
If youíre a Marvel geek, thereís a very good chance that you recognize the image to the left. Thatís because itís a still from an Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer released back in January, and has been the subject of endless speculation for months now.
When I sat down with Godzilla star Aaron Taylor-Johnson over the weekend on behalf of The Avengers: Age of Ultron (one example of the massive properties that has tied up Team Godzilla), I snuck in a question about the status of Godzilla 2, which right now carries a June 8, 2018 release date.
To this point, Paul Bettany has had a rather small overall role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Though he has been a part of the massive franchise since its beginning back in 2008, his part has long been limited to delivering exposition as the voice of Iron Manís digital butler, Jarvis.
Since arriving on the Hollywood stage back in 2008, Marvel Studios has become known for creating two very different kinds of post-credits scenes. There are the more epic ones that tend to make big reveals and tease future movies; and then there are the ones that are made to be a bit more silly and just add to the fun charm of the Marvel brand.
Exciting as it was when it was announced earlier this year that Spider-Man would be coming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the reveal also resulted in a schedule disruption for four of Marvel Studiosí upcoming projects. As it turns out, Spider-Manís inclusion to the MCU actually didnít really disrupt things all that much, and itís for a rather simple reason.
Joss Whedon brought his entire Avengers: Age of Ultron cast to the Walt Disney Studios lot in Burbank to promote the upcoming blockbuster and talk all things Marvel. When asked by a journalist what concessions Whedon asked Marvel to make during the Phase Two run up to the release of Age of Ultron, the director and Feige recalled two main things that Whedon requested.
Inside Out is like nothing youíve ever seen before from a Pixar movie, and thatís in part because of its animation. If it wasnít for Mr. John Lasseter, Inside Out might not have ended up with this unique style.
Because we donít really know where Tomorrowland might head, I wanted to know what Britt Robertsonís future in the movie might be. Tomorrowland is based on an original concept that may or may not spawn sequels. I decided to ask Robertson if they could tell more stories in this particular universe, if the movie sets the stage for additional adventures.
In the last few years, the Fast & Furious franchise has earned a reputation for its growing ensemble. As a result, each new sequel is expected to up the ante a little more, and fans are left wondering who the next big star to join up will be. Everyone has an opinion in this area, but if it were specifically up to Tyrese Gibson, there really would only be one choice: Matt Damon.
In every single Marvel Studios movie weíve seen so far, there has been a certain consistency to the hero costumes Ė and by that I mean that theyíre all made to look as awesome as possible. However, in the upcoming The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Elizabeth Olsenís Scarlet Witch and Aaron Taylor-Johnsonís Quicksilver definitely donít fit that mold.
Elizabeth Olsenís Scarlet Witch will not only be counted as one of the newest heroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Avengers 2, but she will also be presenting a whole new kind of power set.
We have already seen some ways in which the representation of Quicksilver in The Avengers: Age of Ultron visually will differ from the one in X-Men: Days of Future Past, but when May 1st rolls around it will be interesting to see how the two performances stack up next to one another.
When last we saw Naomie Harris as the new Moneypenny in Skyfall, she was taking a leave from the field and resigning to be the secretary to the new M (Ralphe Fiennes). If you thought that was it for the characterís adrenaline junkie lifestyle as we head into Spectre territory, donít count her out.
It has all been leading up to the Day of the Dead. Its Sam Mendesí fourth day of shooting the opening sequences of the new James Bond movie, Spectre, on location in Mexico City.