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All The 'Avengers Assemble' For Battle In Comic-Con Posters For 'Age Of Ultron'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 26, 2014 12:17 PM
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Avengers: Age of Ultron
With "Guardians Of The Galaxy" set to open next week, Marvel's promo machine is going to start pivoting to their 2015 offerings, "Ant-Man" and "The Avengers: Age Of UItron." And given the expansive cast of the latter, it's no surprise that they've chose to drop two Comic-Con posters, highlight both the heroes and the villains of the tentpole sequel.

Who Are They? Joss Whedon Says 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' Features 4 Prominent Female Roles

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 25, 2014 5:26 PM
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  • 8 Comments
Avengers, Age of Ultron
If there is anybody who has mastered the art of showing everything and nothing at the same time, it's Marvel. Indeed, they are already starting the promo train for next year's "The Avengers: Age Of Ultron," with first look photos and posters galore. And yet, they don't really reveal any big secrets behind the highly anticipated film. So all we can do is speculate, and Joss Whedon has given fans something to think about.

Benedict Cumberbatch Says Dr. Strange Didn’t Pan Out, James Gunn Talks Potential ‘Avengers’/Guardians’ Crossover

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 24, 2014 6:08 PM
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Marvel, Comic-Con 2014
It’s Marvel’s world and the rest of us are just living in it— at least when it comes to Comic-Con. The superhero studio juggernaut hasn't even presented anything yet (not til Saturday), but they’ve dominated the buzz and conversation down at the marketing tradeshow that is San-Diego Comic-Con. Firstly, they announced a sixth release date last night now that “Amazing Spider-Man 4” is no longer slotted for May 2018 (Marvel scooped up the empty date immediately). Then they’re garnering rave reviews for “Guardians of The Galaxy,” and they’re stealing a lot of thunder with just teaser posters for “Avengers: Age Of Ultron” and “Ant-Man.” Suffice it to say if anyone wants to unseat Marvel as the kings of Comic-Con this year, they’re going to have to start working harder.

Robert Downey Jr. Talks 'Iron Man 4,' Plus Kevin Feige On Namor, Return Of Mandarin And Quicksilver In 'Ultron'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 23, 2014 2:39 PM
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Iron Man 3
As the Marvel-verse expands, so too does the frequent speculation about what movies will come next, which characters will return and how they'll be incorporated. But undoubtedly, the highest paid actor in Hollywood, Robert Downey Jr., can be credited with much of the comic studio's success. Frankly, if it weren't for "Iron Man" not only being successful, but become a major franchise in its own right, Marvel likely wouldn't be where they are today. But still, he's coy about whether or not "Iron Man 4" will happen.

Hayley Atwell Returns For 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron,' Joss Whedon Says Heroes Face "Darker, Weirder, Tougher World"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 22, 2014 3:31 PM
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Captain America: The First Avenger, Peggy Carter
The curious thing about the Marvel-verse is that the more it expands, the more strings need to be tied together to keep it all connected. And one strand that Marvel is continually threading belongs to Hayley Atwell's Agent Carter. First featured in "Captain America: The First Avenger," she returned in old-age makeup for "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." And now the actress confirms she'll once again make a Marvel movie appearance, this time in "The Avengers: Age Of Ultron." And she can credit alcohol for helping make that happen.

Kevin Feige Says Marvel May Now Release One Sequel And One New Franchise Each Year, Also Denies 'Planet Hulk'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 21, 2014 4:46 PM
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Marvel Studios
"Here we are now, 14 years since the first Marvel movie I worked on. At that point it had been eight years and for about those eight years people had been asking ‘How much longer gonna last?’ ‘When are people gonna get tired of these movies?' And my answer always was ‘People only get tired if a whole slew of terrible ones come out’. And it was our job to make sure that doesn’t happen," Marvel honco Kevin Feige said last week. "If there are other people out there interested in that not happening as well, I’m all for it!" And while there have been patchy superhero movies (see Sony's "The Amazing Spider-Man" for example), for Marvel at least, they've kept the quality level mostly consistent, so why not continue?

First Look: Captain America, Thor, Black Widow & More In 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 16, 2014 12:58 PM
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Avengers, Age of Ultron
After saving the world a couple of times already, you would understand if the folks in The Avengers might want to take a break, maybe kick their feet up and go on a Netflix binge. But can a hero really take a day off? That's the question that seems to underscore the forthcoming "The Avengers: Age Of Ultron," which is gearing up for Comic-Con by taking the cover of the latest edition of Entertainment Weekly.

Andy Serkis Lands Role In 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 2, 2014 5:26 PM
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All it takes is one quote for fanboys to start adding up things that aren't there. "The Imaginarium is the performance capture consultant, and I’m playing a role [in both 'Star Wars: Episode 7' and 'The Avengers: Age Of Ultron']. On ‘The Avengers,’ I’ve been working closely with Mark Ruffalo," Andy Serkis told Variety recently. "I’m not at liberty to mention [the role]. But it’s all the same to me. I’ve never drawn a distinction when playing a role, whether it be live action or performance capture. Acting is acting. It’s just basically what you wear to the set that’s different." And somehow from that, some sites start speculating that Serkis was playing The Hulk in Joss Whedon's super sequel or doing all the performance capture. Um, not quite.

Who Are The Remaining Unused Marvel Characters And Could They Make A Viable Movie?

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • June 25, 2014 3:32 PM
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  • 26 Comments
Marvel Characters That Could Be Movie
What people forget is that while the WB flexes their muscle, Marvel still has a ridiculously untapped listing of characters, both over at Disney as well as other studios like Fox, Universal and Sony.Marvel’s always going to outnumber and outmuscle them in some ways. The WB can only work on making their movies successful on their own terms.

Discuss: Is 23 Super Hero Movies Over The Next 4 Years Too Much?

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • June 13, 2014 1:40 PM
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Marvel Vs. DC
A simple, but terrific (and possibly frightening) observation has been made by our friends over at Rope Of Silicon: over the next four years, if everything goes according to plan for every studio, we're going to see twenty-three (count ‘em) super hero films. Because, as you know, the comic book movie arms race is officially on.

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