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'Star Wars: Episode 7' Will Hit IMAX Along With Every Disney & Marvel Action Tentpole Through 2015

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 20, 2014 10:42 AM
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J.J. Abrams,  'Star Wars'
With promises that he'll shoot on the fading 35mm film format, and employ a tasteful amount of CGI rather than bombarding our eyeballs with pixels, J.J. Abrams' "Star Wars: Episode 7" has one more trick up its sleeve: you'll be able to see it in IMAX.

First Look: Marvel Concept Art Reveals How Scarlett Witch & Quicksilver Will Appear in ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 19, 2014 11:45 AM
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Scarlett Witch: Concept Art
The Marvel Universe of comics has thousands of beloved characters and many of the A-list heroes have clocked time as members of "The Avengers." The sequel to Marvel's 2012 billion-dollar grosser, "The Avengers: Age Of Ultron" will boast at least two new major members from the comics: Quicksilver (played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and The Scarlett Witch (played by Elizabeth Olsen).

Kevin Feige Talks Hunt For ‘Doctor Strange’ Director, Scarlet Witch & Quicksilver Won’t Be “Inhumans” & More

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • March 14, 2014 10:17 AM
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Doctor Strange
With only a mere four massive franchise installments prepped for this year and next, Kevin Feige and Marvel have begun delving into one of the more mystical of their properties, “Doctor Strange.” Reports that Johnny Depp might play the titular superhero were quickly dashed, and a list of potential directors for the film has gained traction, with such names as Jonathan Levine (“50/50”), Scott Derrickson (“Sinister”), and Mark Andrews (“Brave”) in the mix. But while Feige has confirmed meeting those names, he’s also said they’re not as close to deciding as some might believe.

Charlize Theron Lines Up 'Everything Nice,' Idris Elba Joins 'The Jungle Book' & More

  • By Joshua Encinias
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  • March 7, 2014 2:31 PM
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Everything Nice Charlize Theron
If the Internet can’t convince Eon Productions to cast Idris Elba as James Bond, perhaps his new role can land him a villain gig in Bond 24. Elba is set to voice Shere Khan in Disney and Jon Favreau's take on “The Jungle Book.” Favreau will use live-action and VFX to bring the story to the screen. Expect to see this sooner than later as Disney is neck and neck with Warner Bros. with their own version of Rudyard Kipling’s classic.

Chris Evans Plans "Break From Acting" Once He's Done With Marvel, Baron Strucker In Multiple Pics & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 4, 2014 12:31 PM
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Captain America: The Winter Soldier
The Oscars are over which means that for better or worse, we're headed into blockbuster movie season, so prepare for lots of updates from the Marvel-verse. And indeed, a grab bag of bits and bobs have accumulated over the last few days, so let's just dive in.

Patrick Wilson Joins Edgar Wright's 'Ant-Man,' Marvel Plans 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' Teaser In March

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 27, 2014 3:54 PM
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Patrick Wilson doesn't do the blockbuster thing very often, and when he has — "Watchmen," "The A-Team" — the results have been mixed to say the least. But he's going to give it another shot, because when Marvel comes calling, you pick up the phone.

Ben McKenzie Is James Gordon In 'Gotham' TV Series & Ms. Marvel Rumored For 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 9, 2014 10:06 AM
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Ms. Marvel
On the small screen and at the multiplex, the comic book continues to make its presence felt and this weekend brings a couple of updates for fans of both DC and Marvel.

Paul Bettany Upgrades His Role, Will Play The Vision In 'The Avengers: Age Of Ultron'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 6, 2014 8:06 PM
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Well, well. Despite claiming that he'd never seen any of the "Iron Man" or "Avengers" movies in which he features as the voice of Tony Stark's helpful A.I. Jarvis, it looks like Paul Bettany is in it for the long-haul with the mega-franchise, because the reliable Baz Bamigboye at the Daily Mail is reporting that the actor is on board for "The Avengers: Age Of Ultron."

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."

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