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2:00 PM on 07.29.2014

Here's Avengers: Age of Ultron's San Diego Comic-Con panel

The lucky few who went to San Diego Comic-Con got to see a bit of Avengers: Age of Ultron, and while we won't get any of that footage officially for awhile, here's a look at the rest of their Comic-Con panel. Notable bits in...

Nick Valdez


6:00 PM on 07.28.2014

Avengers: Age of Ultron props tease Hulkbuster, Ultron and more

Avengers: Age of Ultron caused quite a big hubub over at San Diego Comic-Con last weekend as it confirmed a few things. Namely Vision has density shifting powers, Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch are indeed mutants, Josh Brolin ...

Nick Valdez

1:00 PM on 07.10.2014

Here's a Guardians of the Galaxy trailer featuring Michael Rooker

I'm going to be upfront with you all. I have not seen this trailer for myself. In trying to keep as much mysticism toward the first original Marvel film in years as possible, I've only seen the first two trailers as later on...

Nick Valdez

2:00 PM on 06.18.2014

Marvel "entertaining the idea" of a new standalone Hulk film

Usually I don't like to write about every little Marvel news bit under the sun (because there's always tons), or every quote from every actor, but I love me some Hulk. With crazier Marvel heroes like Ant-Man and Doctor Strang...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 06.02.2014

Josh Brolin is Marvel's new Thanos in Guardians of the Galaxy

Have you gotten a look at one of the trailers for Guardians of the Galaxy? Awesome, right? Has that huge cast sunk in? Add another huge name to that list, and to the Marvel Comic movieverse. We've known for a while that Thano...

Nick Valdez



Review: Captain America: The Winter Soldier photo
Review: Captain America: The Winter Soldier
by Nick Valdez

Captain America: The First Avenger is my favorite film out of the Marvel line up (which is why I claimed this review). Captain America has always been my personal favorite Marvel character due to a mix of that cool Saturday morning cartoon aired on Fox Kids, his stance during the Civil War comic event, and how fun he is to play in the Marvel vs. Capcom series. Beyond that, Steve Rogers has always been a character that spoke to me personally.

When stripped of the Americana facade and super human strength, you have a stagnant man within a world that's constantly changing around him. A real fish out of water. In a post-Avengers world, when it seemed like we'd finally get an America movie that delivered on the promise of the first, we're left with The Winter Soldier

That's not to say it's devoid of entertainment. Captain America: The Winter Soldier is like a wiffleball bat; a fun toy with no real weight to it. 

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4:00 PM on 03.20.2014

Avengers: Age of Ultron concept art shows off Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch

With the Avengers: Age of Ultron releasing a year from now, the wait has been seemingly unbearable for concrete news that isn't in the form of skimpy teaser videos. With ABC's "Assembling A Universe" Age of Ultron specia...

Nick Valdez



First trailer for Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy photo
First trailer for Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy
by Nick Valdez

Update: New images as well, giving us a better look at Del Toro's return as The Collector (you may remember him from the closing credit sequence of Thor: The Dark World.)

Guardians of the Galaxy is Marvel's riskiest, yet enticing property. It's their most comic book-y movie by far. Sure we as an audience have grown to accept Robert Downey Jr. schmoozing it up with a green rage monster, defrosted super patriot from the 50s, and a woman, but are we truly ready for a buff Chris Pratt, green Zoe Saldana, friggin' Batista, a motherf**king Vin Diesel tree, and a Bradley Cooper voiced raccoon? Not to mention all of the other humongous stars (Karen Gillan, Benecio Del Toro, Michael Rooker, John C. Reilly, and even Glenn Close!) joining the Marvel universe?

I sure hope so. 

The James Gunn directed Guardians of the Galaxy is next film in Marvel's Phase Two lineup (following Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier). Are you ready? I know I am. Guardians of the Galaxy opens August 1st. 

[via Jimmy Kimmel Live] 

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11:00 AM on 02.07.2014

Paul Bettany will play the Vision in Avengers 2

I think we all assumed that with Ultron being the big bad in Avengers: Age of Ultron that the Vision was going to show up. After all Vision is an android created by Ultron for evil, but turns good and he's awesome so the...

Matthew Razak



Second trailer for Captain America: The Winter Soldier photo
Second trailer for Captain America: The Winter Soldier
by Nick Valdez

Captain America: The First Avenger was my favorite pre-Avengers Marvel movie, and by the looks of this second trailer for its follow up, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the sequel is going to be as good or better than the first. The second trailer has quite a bit of new footage mixed in with some old, but it has more of Anthony Mackie's Falcon so it's a winner in my book. But I would be remiss if I didn't mention that this second trailer possibly spoils a few of the film's big scenes. 

If you want to see less footage, but still want to be impressed by what you see, the Super Bowl spot is under the jump. And in the gallery you'll find a load of posters and images we weren't able to get to. Captain America: The Winter Solder waves the Star Spangled Banner April 4th. 

[via Marvel UK]

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3:00 PM on 01.10.2014

Images of X-Men's Quicksilver leave fans to speculate

With two new images surfacing for X-Men: Days of Futures Past showing off American Horror Story's Evan Peters as Quicksilver and Nicholas Hoult return as Beast, comic book fans have gone into ultra specula...

Michael Jordan





9:00 AM on 01.02.2014

First official image of Guardians of the Galaxy is great

Guardians of the Galaxy is quickly shaping up to be my most anticipated film of the year. While I may have begun feeling fatigue from comic book movies as 2013 provided lots of brilliant, non-comic book films, I think I'm rea...

Nick Valdez

12:00 PM on 12.23.2013

Vin Diesel is officially Guardians of the Galaxy's Groot

Four months back Diesel had let this cat out of the bag, yet nothing was confirmed until now. Joining Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Benecio Del Toro, Michael Rooker, Dave Bautista, John C. Reilly, and Bradley Cooper is Vin Diesel...

Nick Valdez

6:00 PM on 12.13.2013

Don Cheadle will star in Avengers: Age of Ultron

Bleeding Cool is reporting that Don Cheadle will reprise his role as Col. Rhodes in Avengers: Age of Ultron, a story which has been corroborated by Badass Digest's Devin Farachi. The extent of Cheadle's involvement has not be...

Mike Cosimano



First trailer for Captain America: The Winter Soldier photo
First trailer for Captain America: The Winter Soldier
by Nick Valdez

Now that Thor: The Dark World is getting ready to hammer down theaters in November, it's Captain America's turn to shine as Captain America: The Winter Soldier hits next year. Set a few years after the events of The Avengers, Cap (Chris Evans) learns that his old fashioned heroics and patriotism are out of place in SHIELD's new cynical world. As he's confronted by his past (and the titular Winter Soldier), can Captain America cope with this new era? 

As Captain America's my favorite Marvel hero, and since the first Captain America is still the best Marvel film, I can't wait to see what Winter Soldier brings to the table (despite the overly packed teaser). Captain America: The Winter Solder gets all America on ya April 4th next year. 

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8:00 AM on 10.04.2013

Samuel Jackson confirms Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch?

A few months ago Elizabeth Olsen was in talks to join the cast of The Avengers: Age of Ultron, but it was never confirmed as "in talks" could mean a lot of things. But in an interview with the Wall Street Journal (as he was t...

Nick Valdez



Comic Con teaser for The Avengers: Age of Ultron is nice  photo
Comic Con teaser for The Avengers: Age of Ultron is nice
by Nick Valdez

Back when The Avengers 2 officially became The Avengers: Age of Ultron during the San Diego Comic Con earlier this year, the lucky jerks in attendance were treated to a brief teaser revealing the title and the film's titular villain (who's going to be portrayed by James Spader, no less). Now thanks to the magic of marketing (the Iron Man 3 Jarvis smartphone app), the teaser has been officially released to everyone! 

Now let's all be sad this isn't releasing until two years from now. 

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James Spader cast as Ultron in Avengers sequel photo
James Spader cast as Ultron in Avengers sequel
by Hubert Vigilla

James Spader has been cast as the mighty mechanical menace Ultron for The Avengers: Age of Ultron, which is slated for May 1, 2015. Spader's got a long history of playing great scuzzy characters on film and television, and he should make a solid Ultron in this upcoming film.

Ultron is a major Avengers villain, and it'll be interesting to see what his origin is in these films. In the comics he was created by Hank Pym (Ant-Man/Giant Man), though Pym apparently does not play a role in these films. Perhaps Ultron will be a Tony Stark creation instead.

How do you feel about James Spader as Ultron?

After the cut, James Spader in an immortal moment from the film Tuff Turf, which co-stars Robert Downey Jr. Wait... Maybe this is the true origin of the cinematic Ultron.

[Marvel Comics via The AV Club]

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5:00 PM on 08.22.2013

Elizabeth Olson in talks for Avenger's Scarlet Witch

Today is the day we get news about superhero movie castings. Earlier it was Bradley Cooper possibly taking on Rocket Raccoon and now it's Elizabeth Olson being in final talks to play the Scarlet Witch in The Avengers: Age of ...

Matthew Razak

7:00 PM on 08.09.2013

Second Thor: The Dark World trailer shocks and awes

Thor wasn't the greatest Marvel movie ever, but it wasn't the worst either. It made some good choices (Tom Hiddleston), it made some odd choices (Natalie Portman), but it was overall entertaining. With the second and more el...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 07.22.2013

Here's a video of Marvel's big Comic-Con 2013 panel

Rather than lumping all of the neat tidbits of information from Marvel's Comic-Con panel last weekend into several different posts, here's a video of the forty minute panel from Emergency Awesome. It doesn't include the teas...

Nick Valdez



Robert Downey Jr. signs deal for The Avengers 2 & 3 photo
Robert Downey Jr. signs deal for The Avengers 2 & 3
by Logan Otremba

For a little while now, Robert Downey Jr.'s future as Iron Man has been up in the air. There was news that he may leave the role completely, which fueled speculation about who could possibly replace him. For a lot of people, the line between the character of Iron Man and the actor are fairly blurred. But it seems that Downey and Marvel have finally reached an agreement.

Marvel.com confirmed that Downey will return as Iron Man for The Avengers 2 and The Avengers 3Iron Man 4 does not appear to be a part of the deal that was made.

Check out the press release regarding the deal after the cut.

[Marvel via IGN]

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