Posts Tagged ‘joss whedon’

The First AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Images Reveal the Villainous Ultron

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

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Ahead of the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con we are being treated to all sorts of morsels of information and images for upcoming movies. In this week’s Comic-Con issue of Entertainment Weekly, the cover is actually the first Avengers: Age of Ultron images showcasing Ultron and what looks like some backup behind the robot (played by James Spader via performance capture). There is also some images of the cast in action!

Ultron’s origins are thanks (but no thanks) to Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark the magazine reveals; in Age of Ultron, Stark invents the self-aware, self-teaching Ultron as a way to keep himself from having to put on the Iron Man suit and for the rest of the Avengers team to take some time off.

Talking with EW, Robert Downey Jr. said the beginning of Age of Ultron sees Tony Stark just wanting to take a break:

“What you said about abdication is apt, but I think it’s also about recognizing limitations. The downside of self-sacrifice is that if you make it back, you’ve been out there on the spit and you’ve been turned a couple times and you feel a little burned and traumatized.”

Whedon on Ultron:

Ultron lacks the human touch, and his superior intellect quickly determines that life on Earth would go a lot smoother if he just got rid of Public Enemy No. 1: Human beings. “Ultron sees the big picture and he goes, ‘Okay, we need radical change, which will be violent and appalling, in order to make everything better’; he’s not just going ‘Muhaha, soon I’ll rule!’” Whedon says, rubbing his hands together. “He’s on a mission,” the filmmaker adds, and smiles thinly. “He wants to save us.”

Avengers: Age of Ultron stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, and Mark Ruffalo.

The film opens May 1, 2015, check out the new images below:

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Stars React to STAR WARS VII

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

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Star Wars: Episode VII has people talking; from rumors to facts and every tidbit the Internet throws at us – it’s being talked about.

Total Film has made a compilation of reactions from various stars and filmmakers, giving their thoughts and answers on whether or not they’d like to be a part of the Star Wars universe or not, some were even asked if they would return.  Here from the likes of Joss Whedon, Jason Statham (I like his honesty), Eli Roth, Nicholas Hoult, Jai Courtney, Mark Wahlberg (I imagine he doesn’t get a lot of things), Michelle Williams, and Melissa McCarthy.

TODAY’S LINKS: Beverly Hills Cop, Before Midnight, S.H.I.E.L.D., James Bond Day and More

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

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  • Eddie Murphy is teaming up with Shawn Ryan (The Shield) for a Beverly Hills Cop TV series. [THR]
  • Are Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy Shooting Before Sunrise/Before Sunset sequel Before Midnight in Greece right now? [indiewire]
  • ABC orders S.H.I.E.L.D. pilot from Marvel; Joss Whedon will co-write and possibly direct. [deadline]
  • Seth MacFarlane will host the Saturday Night Live season premiere (September 15), Joseph Gordon-Levitt returns on September 22 and Daniel Craig will host on October 6.
  • First clip from animated feature Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 1 [YouTube]
  • Watch the alternate opening to The Avengers. [yahoo]
  • Global James Bond Day Announced for October 5. [comingsoon]

Jackie Chan goes full stunt suit in this trailer for CHINESE ZODIAC where Chan reprise his role as Asian Hawk (Armour of God, Operation Condor).

Book Review: Joss Whedon: The Complete Companion: The TV Series, the Movies, the Comic Books and More

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Joss Whedon: The Complete Companion: The TV Series, the Movies, the Comic Books and More: The Essential Guide to the Whedonverse

“Into every generation a writer is born: one celebrity geek in all the world, a chosen one. He alone will wield the strength and skill to fight the TV networks, the actors, and the forces of darkness; to stop the spread of their evil and the swell of their number. He is the Whedon.”

The Whedon I am speaking of is Joss Whedon. The creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along, Dollhouse, comic books, and not to mention he is directing the new Avengers movie out this Friday! Now his list of accomplishments don’t begin or end there. Thankfully our friends over at Titan Books have just released Joss Whedon: The Complete Companion.

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THE AVENGERS Trailer #2, Now With More Avenging!

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

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Here is the new trailer for Marvel’s The Avengers, the movie was written and directed by Joss Whedon, opens May 4, and stars a lot of pretty looking people.  There will be explosions, big set pieces, and a lot of extras running for their lives.  Will there be a decent character-driven story?  I still can’t tell.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer. The film stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Cobie Smulders, Stellan Skarsgård, and Samuel L. Jackson. The Avengers opens in 3D on May 4th.

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Trailer For Morgan Spurlock’s COMIC-CON EPISODE IV: A FAN’S HOPE

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

fans-hopeMorgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) along with Stan Lee and Joss Whedon seem to have put together a nerdtastic documentary about Comic-con and the fans who gather by the thousands each year in San Diego, California to attend the world’s largest comic book convention.

His camera was rolling in 2010 on Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope and by the looks of the trailer he’s decided to stay behind the lens and let Kevin Smith talk, that’s unfortunate.

Have you ever imagined a place where Vulcans and vampires get along? Where wizards and wookies can be themselves? Welcome to Comic-Con San Diego. What started as a fringe comic book convention for 500 fans has grown into the pop culture event of the year that influences every form of entertainment, now attended by over 140,000 strong. COMIC-CON EPISODE IV: A FAN’S HOPE- a film by Morgan Spurlock explores this amazing cultural phenomenon by following the lives of five attendees as they descend upon the ultimate geek mecca at San Diego Comic-Con 2010.

Watch the trailer below:

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THE CABIN IN THE WOODS Obviously Has Young People Being Picked Off One By One

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

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The Cabin in the Woods has been floating around for years; shot in early 2009 the horror film was directed by Cloverfield screenwriter Drew Goddard and co-written by Goddard and Joss Whedon.  I’ve heard it puts a spin on our typical “kids in the woods” movies and is basically worth watching.  So where you been Cabin?  Remember MGM was poor?  Yeah that’s why.

The Cabin in the Woods provides a new twist on the classic young-people-stranded-in-the-woods horror trope.  A group of college kids spend a weekend at a mysterious cabin in the woods.

Lionsgate picked up the film a few months ago, and has given us a trailer for the movie, a little too revealing of a trailer if you ask me.  You didn’t?  So watch it below and leave me be:

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Today’s Links: ‘Sherlock Holmes 3′, ‘The Dark Tower’ on HBO, Steve Jobs Biopic, ‘Harry Potter’ DVDs To Be Pulled and More

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Today's LinksA collection of links from across the web that may be film, TV and or entertainment related.

  • Sherlock Holmes 3 gets a screenwriter. [hollywood.com]
  • Producer Brian Grazer says $45-50 million budget cut means ‘The Dark Tower’ will happen. [playlist] Getting HBO series? [mtv]
  • Joss Whedon secretly directed adaptation of ‘Much Ado About Nothing’. [muchadothemovie]
  • Metallica developing 3D feature film with Charlotte Huggins. [loudwire]
  • Eric Bana to play Elvis Presley in ‘Elvis Presley & Nixon’. [thr]
  • Matt Damon and Ben Affleck developing Whitey Bulger Mobster Biopic. [deadline]
  • Sony Wants Aaron Sorkin to Pen the Steve Jobs Biopic. [latimes]
  • Warner Bros will pull ‘Harry Potter’ DVDs out of circulation December 29 2011. [ew]

The Avengers Teaser Trailer, Meh

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

The AvengersFor those of you who missed The Avengers Comic-Con teaser trailer here it is.  Not much going on except the smooth sounds of Samuel L. Jackson, and even that won’t get me to see this movie.  Sorry to be so blunt, but there is no other way to put it; this movie along with Thor and The Hulk bore me to no end.  Comic book based movies need to take a good 5 years off at least.  OK, on with it.

The Avengers will be released May 4th 2012 (good lord was this teaser necessary?) and will be directed and written by Joss Whedon.

UPDATE: If the video doesn’t work, try this:

Click to watch.

Joss Whedon To Direct The Avengers

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

the avengersFanboys/girls, sit down;   take a deep breath.  Joss Whedon , the man who brought Buffy and Firefly to TV is going to be bringing us The Avengers to the big screen.  I wish I could pump you up more, but I find this news to be beyond me.  I don’t see how this type of all out superhero movie will ever be made without gigantic screw ups and controversy, especially with the cast.  Will the cast playing these even be the people who already played them in previous Marvel films?  My prediction now is this is going to be a fail, OK now to bring it up again.

The movie will bring together Captain America, Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, and Nick Fury along with a handful of other lesser known heroes in order to create the comic book blockbuster to end all blockbusters. The release date has already been set for the first week in May 2012.

The only feature film Whedon has directed to date is Serenity, I don’t know where I was going with that.  It’s a decent film, but seemed limited to what The Avengers needs to be the biggest hero movie ever made.  Whedon has some X-Men experience, as well as extensive work for other companies, including comic book versions of his own TV products.

Does he got what it takes Citizens?  Would you rather the news been about this?