The Age of Ultron is nearly upon us. Tonight’s episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. featured an announcement that the first glimpse of the Avengers sequel will come during next Tuesday’s broadcast. READ FULL STORY
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Coming off the success of Guardians of the Galaxy, everyone wanted to get their hands on Rocket Racoon and Groot figures, plushies, posters–basically anything that evoked the breakout characters. But Disney may face some competition with…itself, and that’s all thanks to Baymax in Big Hero 6.
At Disney’s New York Comic Con panel, several new scenes were shown from the film, which releases on Nov. 7. And while all of the titular heroes enjoyed some time in the spotlight, from the first to the last scene, the film’s robotic healthcare specialist Baymax stole the show.
Since Disney revealed its first animated Marvel film, Big Hero 6, the plump robot Baymax has been at the heart of the promotional campaign. His presence has steadily grown from trailer to poster to clip, and the upcoming release’s latest trailer isn’t just heavy on the Baymax love. It makes him the star.
“Will there be an Iron Man 4?” is the kind of thing Robert Downey Jr. is going to continue being asked until there is one.
Most recently, the actor has caused a stir by telling Variety, “There isn’t one in the pipe. No, there’s no plan for a fourth Iron Man.” So is it time to tearfully hurl our Officially Licensed Iron Man Movie Arc Reactor Prop Replica into the sea? READ FULL STORY
Big Hero 6, the first animated Disney film to pull from the company’s acquisition of Marvel, appears to be sticking to both its superheroic and animated roots by keeping things funny amid all the action. As first seen in the initial trailer, the amusing interplay between protagonist Hiro Hamada and his personal healthcare companion Baymax has been paramount to selling the film. The first full clip from Big Hero 6 is no exception, showing off a hilarious encounter between the two in Hiro’s bedroom.
In the scene, Baymax, who previously belonged to Hiro’s brother Tadashi, responds with excessive concern to Hiro’s minor yelp of pain. Impelled to help, however, Baymax presses Hiro to find out what’s wrong despite the young boy’s protests.
Marvel Studios is trying to bring Joaquin Phoenix in-network as Doctor Strange, the surgeon turned wizard warrior, whose existence was teased in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
The three-time Oscar nominee for Gladiator, Walk the Line, and The Master has been mentioned before as one of the contenders for the role of Dr. Stephen Strange, but Collider reported today that Phoenix is in final talks and sources close to the film confirm to EW he is their top choice for the role.
It’s Day 2 of the Ant-Man shoot, and it looks like things are going pretty rough for Paul Rudd’s character already.
In this first image from the film, which began principal photography in — you guessed it — San Francisco yesterday, Marvel Studios is sending a very specific message: from his pseudo-Rocky attire, to the far-off expression of weary concern, and the bandages over his right eyebrow … the hero of Ant-Man is a fighter.
And he looks like he just got his ass kicked.
As previously announced, Paul Rudd is playing the title character, also known as Scott Lang, in the Marvel Studios adaptation. Michael Douglas and Evangeline Lilly are co-starring, and the cast also includes House of Cards‘ Corey Stoll, Danny Collins‘ Bobby Cannavale, End of Watch‘s Michael Peña, The Dark Knight’s David Dastmalchian, Togetherness‘ Abby Ryder Fortson, comedian Gregg Turkington, and The Wire‘s Wood Harris.
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It’s been a good year for Marvel. Correction: It’s been a great year for Marvel. First, Captain America: The Winter Soldier opened huge in April and remains the biggest blockbuster of the year so far, outgrossing its 2011 franchise-starter around the world by 92 percent! Then, last week, Guardians of the Galaxy delivered a giant weekend, vindicating Marvel’s long-range plans for deep-cut superheros. The outside-the-box space epic is even ahead of Winter Soldier‘s box-office pace after five days. And if that wasn’t enough to celebrate, yesterday, Marvel received perhaps its most enjoyable gift of all: Warner Bros. announced that it was moving Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice off its May 6, 2016 release date, avoiding a potential opening-weekend showdown with the next Captain America sequel.
The news was met with hoots of derision: Warner Bros. and DC Comics had blinked. “Bawk bawk bawk!!!! WB is chicken!!!!” screamed the always eloquent internet. “Notice that they waited until one week after Comic-Con to make this announcement so they could avoid the mocking Marvel fanboy laughter,” sneered another EW commenter.
That Warner Bros. then immediately unveiled release dates for nine untitled DC superhero movies through 2020 didn’t exactly help matters. “There was a collective eye roll,” says an industry source familiar with Marvel’s thinking. “It’s almost like DC’s trying to create this fictitious PR war or this fictitious date war, but they’re coming to a gun fight with a knife. Guardians was Marvel’s 10th No. 1 movie, and it broke the mold. It’s a raccoon and a bunch of misfits. So Monday, of course, Sony comes out with their female superhero message, and then DC comes out with untitled dates until 2020—on the heels of Time Warner kicking Fox out of bed and announcing their earnings this week. Don’t think that’s all a coincidence.”
That might all be true, but here’s the thing: moving Dawn of Justice up to March 25—a month traditionally considered a box-office dead zone—might just be a brilliant maneuver. “There’s that perception [that Warner Bros. retreated], but I think at the end of the day, he who wins is just the one who’s smart,” says Paul Dergarabedian, a senior media analyst for Rentrak. “They’re going to have an incredible amount of playing time before the Marvel movie kicks off. Putting this movie on a non-conventional date is going to pay big benefits for Warner Bros., for the theater owners—who love films that have legs—and for the audience. [Customers] will have a really cool movie to go out and see in March.” READ FULL STORY
[Warning: This item contains Guardians of the Galaxy spoilers]
As everyone knows who stuck around to watch the Guardians of the Galaxy post-credit sequence, the film concludes with a scene featuring Benicio Del Toro’s Collector and Howard the Duck. But, according to Guardians director James Gunn, one person who may still be unaware of this is Del Toro himself.
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