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8:00 AM on 04.04.2014

Review: Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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 m...

Nick Valdez


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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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12:00 PM on 05.20.2013

Whedon confirms Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver for Avengers 2

While a rumor that Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver (Magneto's son and daughter, which means that mutants would exist within the Whedonverse) were joining the Avengers for UMAS: 2015 has been floating around the Internet for som...

Nick Valdez

11:00 AM on 03.25.2013

Robert Redford may join cast of Captain America sequel

Robert Redford is in talks to possibly join the cast of Marvel's upcoming Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Despite looking as gnarled as a tree root, Redford has kept busy these last several years directing and starring i...

Thor Latham

8:00 PM on 02.04.2013

Details on upcoming Hulk related movie action

Hulk was easily the biggest surprise coming out of The Avengers. After the multiple false starts he suffered the studio didn't think he was movie material, but he blew audiences away in the film. So when is Hulk's movie comin...

Matthew Razak

5:00 PM on 01.11.2013

New ILM Avengers reel shows off all of the movie's FX

Did you know The Avengers was nominated for an Oscar for achievement in visual effects? Who saw that coming? While I really hope it gets the Oscar (so we can have a comic book film be an Oscar winner), there is some steep co...

Nick Valdez

6:00 PM on 12.28.2012

ILM details how they assembled the best Avengers scene

It took 4 different greens screen setups, a good amount of animators and layerers, and about seven jaillion billion hours of mind numbing labor to amount to several seconds of awesome footage. The final battle at the end of ...

Nick Valdez