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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).

Samuel L. Jackson Says Elizabeth Olsen Set For 'Avengers 2,' Paul Giamatti Says He's Back For 'Spidey 3'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 3, 2013 1:04 PM
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While there is still no official casting for "Avengers 2: Age of Ultron," probably because the movie is still a considerable time away from hitting theaters, it looks like Marvel is getting their ducks in a row. Unless something goes horribly wrong, Aaron Taylor-Johnson is pretty much set to play Quicksilver in the movie, with Elizabeth Olsen long rumored to play his sister, Scarlet Witch. Well, consider that rumor confirmed?

Watch: Official 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron' San Diego Comic-Con Teaser Trailer

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 26, 2013 1:29 PM
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You manage to snag a pass from the always faulty and troublesome Comic-Con site, you fly to San Diego, pay an outrageous amount for a hotel, dress up as Thor, line up for hours in the hope of gaining access for a spot in the Marvel panel presentation, you finally get in, the lights dim and all that struggle was worth it for....this?

Joss Whedon Says He Wants To Create Original Content When He's Finished With 'Avengers'

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • September 26, 2013 9:36 AM
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There’s no doubting the fact that Joss Whedon is pretty much on top of the world right now. After years of having varying degrees of success in television, once Whedon got his hands on “The Avengers” and helped it become the third-highest-grossing movie of all time, he’s suddenly become a very hot commodity, and a guru-like figure down at Marvel. He had enough success in the past to develop a cult-like following for himself, but now it’s a whole different ballgame. Now he’s got some serious responsibilities. He’s returned to television to help develop, and direct the pilot for, “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” and he’s got “Avengers: Age Of Ultron” on his plate as well. He’s booked solid for the next year or two.

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