Marvel Makes Huge Phase Three Announcements
Marvel held a press event today and somehow managed to exceed the hype with a ton of huge announcements in laying out the movie schedule through 2019. It's easily the most ambitious phase yet encompassing nine films that includes a two-part Avengers.
Captain America: Civil War (5/6/16)
Doctor Strange (11/4/16)
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (5/5/17)
Thor: Ragnarok (7/28/17)
Black Panther (11/3/17)
Avengers: Infinity War â€“ Part I (5/4/18)
Captain Marvel (7/6/18)
First Trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron
The first trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron leaked early today and in response Marvel officially released it - they had planned its debut to be during next week's Agents of SHIELD episode. The studio cleverly capitalized on the situation by, fittingly, blaming Hydra. Avengers: Age of Ultron is slated to release May 1, 2015.
Dammit, Hydra.— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) October 22, 2014
Marvel Studios presents "Avengers: Age of Ultron," the epic follow-up to the biggest Super H...
Paul Bettany Cast as Vision
Speculation that JARVIS, the artificial intelligence created by Tony Stark, would become Vision has essentially been confirmed by the casting of Paul Bettany. Vision will debut in The Avengers: Age of Ultron and Bettany has been the voice of JARVIS in the three Iron Man films.
The timing for the character also makes sense in that he been attached romantically to Scarlet Witch in the comics, who also will appear for the first time in the team-up sequel. Ultron is also expected to have been...
Aaron Taylor-Johnson Cast as Quicksilver in The Avengers: Age of Ultron
Marvel has finally confirmed the casting of Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick-Ass, Savages, and the upcoming Godzilla) as Quicksilver for the sequel to The Avengers. Taylor-Johnson had been rumored for months and even discussed publicly his interest in the role. Quicksilver joins Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) as the two central new characters appearing in the film.
The two are children of Magneto and have appeared as members of The Avengers in the comics. Due to a licensing quirk the character...
Elizabeth Olsen Cast as Scarlet Witch in The Avengers: Age of Ultron
News on the actress who will play the role of Scarlet Witch in the sequel to The Avengers has come from Samuel L. Jackson in a recent interview with Wall Street Journal. Elizabeth Olsen (who'll also be in the upcoming Oldboy and Godzilla) will play the role which is one of two new characters debuting in the film.
I donâ€™t think we begin shooting before March of next year. I know weâ€™re shooting in London, that James Spader is Ultron and going to be the bad guy, and that we added Ms. [Eliz...
James Spader Cast as Ultron for Avengers 2
At Comic-Con Marvel announced Avengers: Age of Ultron as the follow-up to the 2012 superhero team-up that became the third highest grossing movie of all-time. The story will mine aÂ recent 10-issue comic crossover featuring the return of Ultron and his attempt to take over Earth.
Now the studio has revealed that Emmy award winner James Spader will take on the role of Ultron. How he will play Ultron, a robot that some expected to be evolved from Tony Stark's Jarvis AI, remains unclear. Con...
The Avengers: Age of Ultron Announced
The title of the upcoming sequel to The Avengers was announced at the Marvel Comic-Con panel. The Avengers: Age of Ultron will release on May 1, 2015. It follows Thor: The Dark World on November 8, Captain America: The Winter Solider on April 4, 2014, and Guardians of the Galaxy on August 1, 2014.
Interestingly the story will be mining a recent 10-issue comic crossover which features the return of Ultron and the attempt made to take over Earth.
Vin Diesel also addressed rumors about hi...
Robert Downey Jr. Signs On for Next Two Avengers Films
Marvel has announced they have reached an agreement with Robert Downey Jr. on a two picture deal that will see him return as Iron Man (Tony Stark) but only in The Avengers 2 and The Avengers 3. As things stand now there will be no more Iron Man films.
Recent word had been that Downey Jr. was not just holding out for a better deal for himself - and unlikely to head up future Iron Man movies because of the toll they took physically - but to ensure other actors in the Marvel films would be c...
The Avengers 2 Will Include Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch
The latest edition of Entertainment Weekly has confirmed two new characters which will appear in The Avengers 2. Joss Whedon has written Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch into the screenplay. Though it is very early in the process and re-writes will follow it's interesting that at this stage they are going to be involved and a drastic shift away from them completely would seem unlikely.
Due to a licensing quirk the characters could be optioned into the X-Men films but Marvel has them availabl...
Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase Two Preview Trailer and Concept Images
The release of Marvel's Phase One limited edition Blu-ray set this week has brought with it some fresh new looks at "Phase Two". For Iron Man 3, which has shown off plenty in advance of its release next month, that doesn't mean much. But in regards to Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Thor: The Dark World, Guardians of the Galaxy, and even Ant-Man it represents either the first look at those films or completely new concept art to examine.
*Unfortunately the video has been pulled down...