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The Marvel ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Movie Trailer Debuts

The Marvel ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Movie Trailer Debuts

The Marvel ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Movie Trailer Debuts

Marvel’s Avengers is the 3rd biggest movie ever at the domestic box office. This, to me, is silly, but the direction that our moviegoing and moviemaking society have headed. On one hand, I get it. It’s based on a comic book, has enough big name actors both old and young to appeal to  a wide ranging audience (in theory). On the other hand, it’s a fookin’ comic book movie, which we’ve been seeing turn out with greater frequency in Hollywood for years. Alas, there is no point in resisting it (or so I am told). Here is the brand new, Marvel Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer. The Avengers 2 if you will. Enjoy.

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‘Batman V. Superman 2′ Update: DC Looks At Marvel’s Success in Movies; Adjusts Aggressively

‘Batman V. Superman 2′ Update: DC Looks At Marvel’s Success in Movies; Adjusts Aggressively

‘Batman V. Superman 2′ Update: DC Looks At Marvel’s Success in Movies; Adjusts Aggressively

DC Comics, owners of such superheroes as Superman, Batman and Aquaman have been pushing forward aggressively with a schedule of films ready to assault audiences over the next half decade. They just announced an adjustment to the release date for next years Batman V. Superman 2 by pushing it forward from May to March 25, 2016. That will follow shortly on the heels of next years debut of Batman V. Superman. Check out deadline‘s excerpt below for more on the aggressive moves in releasing. A ton of movies (11 by my count!!) from this universe will be coming soon:

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice has been moved up on the release date schedule from May 2016 to March 25, 2016. The move is part of Warner Bros’ road map for its DC franchises with dates just announced for nine untitled DC pics as well as two “untitled WB event film” slots that take the DC Comics series of movies into 2020. Somewhere in there will by the already announced Justice League tentpole, the superhero mash-up that will be WB’s answer to Marvel’s Avengersjuggernaut. The release strategy for the DC titles calls for two pics in 2016 and 2017, bumping up to three in 2018, two more in 2019 and three in 2020.

Batman V Superman‘s second release date move also avoids a showdown with Disney/Marvel’s Captain America 3, which had staked out the same May 6, 2016 date.

Among the DC subjects likely part of this rollout include Wonder Woman and Aquaman. Both are set for Justice League alongside Ben Affleck’s Batman and Henry Cavill’s Superman. Gal Gadot plays Wonder Woman and Jason Momoa is on the docket to play Aquaman. Zack Snyder is set to direct.

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Movie Pictures: Chris Evans, Downey Jr. in ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ First Pics

Movie Pictures: Chris Evans, Downey Jr. in ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ First Pics

Movie Pictures: Chris Evans, Downey Jr. in ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ First Pics

Thanks to EW and Deadline, the debut of the first pics for the upcoming Avengers sequel is upon us. Here we see the cover image with Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man and Chris Evans’ Captain America for Marvel’s soon to be epic blockbuster, Avengers: Age of Ultron. The duo stands before a battlefield laden with enemies. Have a look at the image for yourself and prepare to reach new heights for your anticipation for the sequel to the original box office smash (a movie that actually kind of sucked in truth). Enjoy.

Avengers Ultron pic

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New ‘Batman Vs. Superman’ Movie Title and Logo Revealed

New ‘Batman Vs. Superman’ Movie Title and Logo Revealed

New ‘Batman Vs. Superman’ Movie Title and Logo Revealed

The upcoming Batman vs. Superman film and subsequent planned Justice League movies are getting a lot of hype on the Internet these days and I suppose rightfully so, considering the massive success of The Avengers and Marvel Universe’s “equivalent” popcorn entertainment movies. Recently, director Zack Snyder dropped the first Batman and batmobile image, with Ben Affleck in full Dark Knight wardrobe and a redesigned ride (that looks a little different from Christopher Nolan’s version at first glance). Now, we get the official title of the new movie: Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice and the official logo which blends both the superheroes logos into one (when you factor in the reboot of Superman with Henry Cavill). Let the hype machine begin and tell us what you think of the new logo and title. Intrigued?

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice picture

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ScarJo Wrecks Sh*t Up in Matrix-Like ‘Lucy’ Movie Trailer

ScarJo Wrecks Sh*t Up in Matrix-Like ‘Lucy’ Movie Trailer

ScarJo Wrecks Sh*t Up in Matrix-Like ‘Lucy’ Movie Trailer

Scarlett Johansson is, if she hasn’t already, blowing up. The Avengers is one thing. Making an appearance opposite Chris Evans in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, a continuation of that is another. But now, we see the first Lucy trailer, from The Fifth Element director Luc Besson, which pits her into a unique situation where she captures the use of the full capacity of the human mind (or close to it). The original Oldboy‘s lead is the lead villian with Morgan Freeman a scientist who looks to be an asset to Lucy, based on the trailer. This one is coming in August, which is usually/used to be the death knell for movies, but by the looks of this, it seems to be that September is the new August. Have a look at the full video below. Looks pretty good to me. Enjoy.

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Chris Evans Returns in Marvel’s ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ Preview

Chris Evans Returns in Marvel’s ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ Preview

‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ Preview

The Marvel comic to superhero film universe is certainly one of, if not the, biggest and most valuable film franchises ever to grace the screen. Their oeuvre spans The Hulk to Iron Man to The Avengers, and includes Captain America. Chris Evans, the lead in Captain America: The First Avenger, recently announced a possible desire to leave acting behind in the not too distant future – after he finishes his Marvel contract, which is set to include a few more movies. For Captain America: The Winter Soldier, he returns to fight bad guys in another epic action saga.

Three years ago Captain America was one of the best reviewed, but perhaps not the most successful at the box office, of the recent Marvel films fed to the public. In my eyes, the film was decent, solid for what it was, but nothing worth remembering. The First Avenger movie earned $176m domestic against a $140m budget, although it recouped big biz overseas banking another $193m for $370m worldwide. That sounds great until you compare it to The Avengers, which bankrolled a whopping $623m domestic and $1.5b worldwide. Captain America’s first film stands at #7 in earnings for Marvel’s movies, not bad you’d think, but out of only 8 pics in the current universe, it had to be viewed as a bit disappointing. So, what will become of The Winter Soldier set to debut this week?

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Cappy Flexin’ in the intersection

Fortunately, the film is off to a fast start internationally, having earned $75m at the turnstiles already. The Winter Solider, which pits Captain’s Steve Rogers against Soviet forces (and isn’t Russia vs. America all the rage again for the first time in 30 years?), could be bigger this time around. The storyline is one thing, but adding Scarlett Johannson’s sexy Black Widow appeal straight from the Avengers to the top line and introducing Anthony Mackie’s Falcon to the universe should broaden the appeal. This time around, The Winter Soldier should see greater returns with the marketplace clamoring for this type of action.

Samuel Jackson’s Nick Fury and Robert Redford’s legendary acting street-cred add the possibility of a few older ticket buyers and crossover appeal. Reviews aren’t bound to do much damage one way or another, as they didn’t really boost the first film much as it was. Inflation in ticket prices and more IMAX opportunities should lead to greater grosses, we shall see. If you are partaking in the film, enjoy it to the fullest and feel free to report back on your thoughts.

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One Sheets This Week: Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson in ‘Captain America: Winter Soldier’ Movie Posters

One Sheets This Week: Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson in ‘Captain America: Winter Soldier’ Movie Posters

One Sheets This Week: Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson in ‘Captain America: Winter Soldier’ Movie Posters

Captain America: Winter Soldier is the follow up to the first Captain America movie and the most recent Avengers Assemble film, which was one of the highest grossing films ever made. The film is due to drop on April 14th and will undoubtedly be one of the biggest films of the year at the turnstiles. Here we have multiple movie posters from the film, some character posters, one sheets with all of the key players, promos of just the tattered shield and more. You can see ScarJo and Chris Evans (a one-time pair off-screen) in their various forms here. Sam’s Nick Fury and Anthony Mackie’s Falcon also included. Thanks to IMP. Enjoy.

Captain America Winter Soldier movie poster

Captain America Winter Soldier movie poster

Captain America Winter Soldier movie poster

Captain America Winter Soldier movie poster

Captain America Winter Soldier movie poster

Captain America Winter Soldier movie poster

Captain America Winter Soldier movie poster

Captain America Winter Soldier movie poster

Captain America Winter Soldier movie poster

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Who should be the next Batman?

Who should be the next Batman?

Who should be the next Batman?

As modern superhero films go, nothing seems to live up to either The Dark Knight or sequel The Dark Knight Rises. The Iron Man trilogy was fun, while Avengers Assemble provided enough entertainment, but the two most recent Batman movies stand out as classics of the genre. Could there be another reboot in the pipeline?

If there is, there’ll be intense speculation about who will be next to take on the challenging role of playing the Caped Crusader. While another Batman film might taint our memory of The Dark Knight, there’ll be some names mentioned that might seem just right for the part. In a recent survey conducted by Ladbrokes Games, 15.9% said they wanted Ryan Gosling over any other actor.

Flavour of the month?

Gosling’s been all over cinema screens lately. He’s appeared in so many box office blockbusters lately that it could seem inevitable that we all become a little tired of seeing him. However, he does seem suited to action films, and would seem like a realistic successor to Christian Bale – buff, but not too brawny. Whether he’ll still be a box office draw in the next few years is open to question though.

gosling batman

The next two choices in the survey were Michael Fassbender and Jake Gyllenhaal, who like Gosling, are famous but not too famous. This is where the casting for the largely dreadful Batman films of the early 90’s went wrong – George Clooney as Batman didn’t really work for most fans, while someone like Bale was a perfect fit.

Cape-worthy?

Fassbender was all over cinema screens until recently. Perhaps he’s taking a little break right now, but a stint as the new Batman would be just the thing to catapult him to further stardom. He probably wouldn’t make a believable superhero though – his physique might not be right for the role.

As for Gyllenhaal, he would be a slightly unusual choice, but that’s what people said about Christian Bale! He’s won awards before, and he’s underrated as an actor, especially when considering his performance in Brokeback Mountain, so he might be a worthy successor to Bale.

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