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Robert Downey Jr. is joining the fight for a Black Widow movie. But she's not the only Avenger he thinks deserves a shot in a solo adventure.
Before Guardians of the Galaxy came to steal our hearts and dominate the summer box office, Marvel gave us The Avengers, a movie stuffed to the brim with bonkers action sequences. But just in case you ever wondered what The Avengers would look like as an old-school, 8-bit video game, we've got you covered.
It's time to answer another burning question from the annals of the Marvel Cinematic Universe! This week, we answer the question of who we think would be the most (and least) worthy to wield the power of Thor's epic hammer, Mjolnir.
Above is a neat-o little video regarding the history of the onscreen Marvel universe, and the various nods and Easter Eggs regarding each film thus far - from the studio's first (Iron Man) to its tenth, this weekend's Guardians Of The Galaxy. Well, technically its eighth, since it stops before Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which doesn't hit Blu-ray/ DVD until September 9th.
Joss Whedon is well known as the emperor of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but before he claimed his throne he still had a fair amount of clout. At least, he had enough clout to demand the previous draft of the script be jettisoned in favor of his own.
Thanks to some unbridled critical and box office success, practically everyone in the world knows the big stars of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Iron Man, Thor, Hulk and Captain America (and the actors who play them) are all not only true blue household names, and the same can be said for their females leads and villains. But what about the supporting players of the big screen comic book world?
Mark Ruffalo, who is currently in production on Avengers: Age of Ultron, shared a few details about what Hulk fans can anticipate in the sequel.
Marvel Studios has been on a rather unprecedented run over the last few years, not only creating four $200 million-plus box office hits in the last two and a half years, but receiving consistent critical acclaim doing so. It’s the kind of success that’s actually good for both fans and the industry alike. In Hollywood, however, it always seems that incredible success is eternally paired with controversy.
Hardcore movie fans love to play the what-if game. What if Robert Zemeckis had kept Eric Stoltz in the part of Marty McFly? What if Molly Ringwald had taken the Vivian Ward role in Pretty Woman? And, of course, what if Lindsay Lohan had been cast in The Avengers?
Can you imagine what kind of box office success a film like Joss Whedon’s The Avengers would have had if it wasn’t PG-13, or how much different the marketing campaign might have gone? You might be surprised to find out that the MPAA actually did brand the superhero flick with an R for a short amount of time. And no, it wasn’t because Tony Stark told his version of the Aristocrats joke during the post-credits shawarma scene, but that would have been amazing.
Movie bloopers can be a mixed bag-- watching movie stars giggle together is usually a good time, but I usually can't help but wonder how much money is being wasted every time someone ruins a take by looking into the camera and winking. Whatever money got lost of the set of The Avengers when Chris Hemsworth couldn't catch his hammer, though, surely got made up at the box office-- which means you can watch this trailer, made up entirely of bloopers from the movie, with your conscience intact
Not only is it nice to get the opportunity to see three 3D movies in theaters for only $25, the purchase comes with some serious perks as well. AMC members who pre-order their tickets prior to November 7th will receive $5 AMC Stubs™ Bonus Bucks that can be used for future screenings at the theater, while everyone who attends the screenings will get one of two commemorative lanyards as well as...
Kevin Feige isn't as famous as Robert Downey Jr., and probably doesn't even make nearly as much money, but in the Marvel Cinematic Universe there's nobody more important. Feige is essentially the one brain that's mapping out the future for superheroes onscreen, the guy bold enough to think, way back in 2006, that Iron Man and Captain America and Thor could have not only their own movies, but unite for one big one.
In retrospect, last year was an absolutely amazing year for genre films. Both The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises exploded at the box office; The Hunger Games birthed a new beloved big screen sci-fi franchise, Skyfall ended up being one of the best James Bond movies in the history of the series...
The easiest and most simplistic answer is that they’ve hired the right writers and directors, geniuses like Joss Whedon, and given them the money to create special movies that have been hits with both critics and fans. Unfortunately, the truth is far more complicated than that.