BREAKING MOVIE NEWS
Here on Hero Blend we have spent a ton of time talking about our intense anticipation for the upcoming The Avengers: Age of Ultron, but this week has seen that level of anticipation skyrocket even higher. Judging by the debut trailer Joss Whedonís 2015 blockbuster looks like it is going to completely shake up the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and itís going to send thousands of chills down your spine while doing so. Guys: There are no strings on Ultron. This is the time to panic!
The folks at Marvel Studios are well mastered in the art of the tease. Not only do they manage to maintain an air of secrecy around all of their projects as they move through production, but all of their trailers bring big thrills and leave fans always wanting more. The debut trailer for Joss Whedonís The Avengers: Age of Ultron fits this description perfectly. It now feels like we know a lot more about the film, but weíre also left with a bunch of burning questions.
The internet is nothing if not impatient. Even if you tell everyone that what they want is only a week away, that won't stop them from trying to get it early. As a result of this, the first trailer for Joss Whedon's The Avengers: Age of Ultron is now online.
Joss Whedon's The Avengers: Age of Ultron is guaranteed to be one of the biggest blockbusters of 2015, and as a result, many have been dying to get their first glimpse at the film. For the longest time it has been a mystery when we would be getting to see the first trailer, but that question now has an answer.
If you're like me (by which I mean weird and far too geeky for your own good), then you probably walked out of James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy this summer not only wanting to listen to the soundtrack over and over, but to get it on cassette tape. For those of you who felt this way, I have some pretty kick-ass news.
The Avengers: Age of Ultron is still seven months away from hitting theaters, but the blockbuster sequel has already broken new ground. Captain America: The Winter Soldier featured 2500 visual effects (VFX) shots, while Guardians of the Galaxy kicked it up a notch with 2750 VFX shots, but Age of Ultron is set to blow these two out of the water with even more.
As Joss Whedon's The Avengers cuts to black and begins its first round of end credits, there is a lasting image of the last surviving letter on the outside of Stark Tower: the letter "A." Given the chosen font, it was pretty obviously a nod to the fact that the building would wind up becoming The Avengers Tower - but as cool as that Easter Egg is, now there is a cooler story about the character (specifically about its current whereabouts).
This past summerís San Diego Comic-Con was a rather disappointing one for comic book movie fans. While many Ė including myself Ė had incredibly high expectations of big reveals, we were actually left learning very little big news. This past week, however, has been what I expected Comic-Con to be.
For the past 24 hours or so, we've been completely distracted by the news of Civil War brewing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe... but that doesn't mean we've completely forgotten about the Doctor Strange casting race. In recent weeks and months we've heard a constant stream of rumors about who will play the Master of the Mystic Arts, and while names like Joaquin Phoenix, Ethan Hawke and Keanu Reeves have been mentioned as potential candidates for the gig, Marvel has not yet revealed their choice.
Robert Downey Jr. has been in the superhero game for over seven years, and he shows no signs of stoping. Next year, Tony Stark will return alongside his fellow Avengers in Avengers: Age of Ultron, and it was revealed yesterday that Downey is in final negotiations to join Captain America 3. Although he still seeks other creative endeavors, these superhero movies mean a lot to him. Well, Marvelís at least. Other superhero movies, not so much.
There is now a massive threat looming over the Marvel Cinematic Universe. No, Iím not talking about Thanos, Iím talking about Civil War. Last night it was revealed that the massively popular 2006 comic book crossover will soon be coming to the big screen in the form of the MCUís Phase Three. We expect the consequences of the events to be tremendous, with at least some casualties. But who will be biting the bullet?
The Marvel Cinematic Universe is about to change is a massive way. As we learned earlier tonight, Robert Downey Jr. is now in negotiations to star in Joe and Anthony Russo's Captain America 3 - a film that is expected to launch big screen adaptation of the massive 2006 Marvel Comics crossover event known as Civil War. What you may not know, however, is that we have already started to see evidence of this brewing conflict in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Despite the fact that they had zero experience making blockbuster movies, directors Joe and Anthony Russo absolutely knocked it out of the park making Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Their action sequences were absolutely thrilling, they demonstrated a great sense of story and pacing, and they got amazing performances out of each and every actor.
With Marvel Comics revealing earlier today that they would be rebooting the famed crossover storyline Civil War, we immediately began speculating that the event would bleed into the goings-on in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We suggested that it was possible that Captain America and Iron Man would end up going toe-to-toe at some point down the line, offering up The Avengers 4 as a possibility. It turns out that we may have been way off. It turns out that Civil War may actually be starting in 2016.
If rumors can be believed, there is a real chance that Spider-Man could someday end up in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The webslinger has been forced to live outside the Avengers bubble the last few years thanks to the fact that Sony owns the rights to the character, but reports have suggested that barriers may be coming down in the near future.