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Rumor: Lex Luthor Is Basically Mark Zuckerberg With Tattoos & 'Captain America 2' Will Tie Into 'Avengers 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 6, 2014 9:20 AM
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Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Ah, the every churning comic book rumor mill, where fans go to nitpick movies that aren't even close to being released. And the last twenty-four hours has brought some info various points of chatter that should make comic heads interested. So let's dive in.

Villain Wolfgang von Strucker Has Been Found For 'The Avengers: Age Of Ultron'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 15, 2014 12:38 PM
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Thomas Kretschmann Dracula
Geez, it seems you can't turn around this week without hitting one Marvel casting announcement or another. And fresh off three new additions to "Ant-Man," the comic book studio has booked their bad guy for "The Avengers: Age Of Ultron."

Rogue Cut From 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past'; Baron Von Strucker Rumored For 'The Avengers: Age Of Ultron'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 23, 2013 12:30 PM
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X-Men 2 Anna Paquin
Even with the Avengers-izing of comic movies now de rigeur in Hollywood, it was bound to happen that with all the characters squeezed into Bryan Singer's "X-Men: Days Of Future Past," some of those cameos and appearances wouldn't make the final cut. And indeed, the first casualty from the movie has been revealed.

How The 'Avengers'-Izing Of Blockbusters Is Killing Movies

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • December 18, 2013 4:50 PM
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How The 'Avengers'-Izing Of Blockbusters Is Killing Movies
Is it enough to just make one movie anymore? In the wake of Marvel’s audacious world-building in an assembly line of completely indistinguishable adventure movies, the studios would answer no. What used to be one series of movies has become a web, one that involves various other series’ and offshoots of one particular brand.

Paul Rudd Dismisses 'Ant-Man' Rumors, Don Cheadle Suiting Up For 'The Avengers: Age Of Ultron'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • December 13, 2013 9:39 AM
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Iron Man 3, Iron Patriot, Don Cheadle
It's been quiet since October, when rumors surfaced that Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Paul Rudd were the frontrunners to play "Ant-Man" for Marvel and director Edgar Wright. Gordon-Levitt quickly denied the rumors as empty scuttlebutt, and now, on the promotional tour for "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues," Rudd has confirmed that the rumor was about as legitimate as Brian Fantana's account of first love.

For The 9000th Time, Elizabeth Olsen & Aaron Taylor-Johnson Are Confirmed For 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'

Seemingly confirmed repeatedly for the past few months, Marvel is now making it crystal clear in case you had any doubts, reservations or worries: Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen are the brother-sister superheroes Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch in "Avengers: Age Of Ultron." Read More »

Bob Iger Says Another Marvel Show Headed To ABC, Netflix Shows Will Hit Starting 2016; Cobie Smulders Returns For 'Avengers 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 8, 2013 3:32 PM
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It seems we can't go a few minutes without another morsel dropping about Marvel's next move in their efforts for total world entertainment domination. And so here's a few more nuggets about what they've got planned both on the big and small screen, from folks directly involved.

Interview: Kevin Feige On 'Thor: The Dark World,' Firing Carter Burwell & Reclaiming 'X-Men' & 'Spider-Man'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • October 30, 2013 4:11 PM
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Kevin Feige has made a pretty good case for being the most successful Hollywood producer of recent years. The 40-year-old President of Production at Marvel Studios started barely a decade ago, graduating from being Lauren Shuler Donner's assistant to associate producer on the first "X-Men" movie — the film that launched the 21st century wave of comic book film — and since then, has had some kind of role or credit on every Marvel-derived project.

'Kick-Ass' Star Aaron Taylor-Johnson Confirmed To Play Quicksilver In 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • October 30, 2013 3:35 PM
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Well, that was fast. Despite Marvel Chief Kevin Feige cautioning that "The Avengers 2" was some ways away, Joss Whedon had just started screenplay, and therefore the new characters of Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch could potentially not land in the final version of the script, casting is underway. And a frontrunner for the role of the speedster Quicksilver has already been found. The Wrap reports that "Kick-Ass" and "Savages" star Aaron Taylor-Johnson is the main actor Marvel is eyeing for the role. No decision has been made yet and no other actors in the running have been revealed.

Kevin Feige Speaks: 5 Things Learned About Joss Whedon, ‘The Avengers 3,’ Marvel’s Phase 3 Movies & More

  • By Edward Davis
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  • October 22, 2013 5:50 PM
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It’s likely impossible to avoid at this point, but in case you’ve been living under a rock, reviews for “Thor: The Dark World” have arrived (read ours here). That means related press for all the cast and hundreds of online journals grilling Marvel Chief Kevin Feige for morsels of details about "The Avengers" sequel and what the hell is going on with Marvel’s Phase 3 plans (as of right now, it’s a lot of carved out release dates with no movies actually announced).

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