For those who haven't yet heard, The Wrap today confirmed after months of speculation that Aaron Taylor-Johnson will portray Quicksilver in Marvel's The Avengers: Age of Ultron.
So please bare with me as I think way to hard about the irony in this casting:
Quicksilver will be the second comic book character Aaron Taylor-Johnson will portray in a movie, the first being Kick-Ass (aka Dave Lizewski) in the two Kick-Ass movies. The first movie also featured Evan Peters, who will portray FOX's version of Quicksilver in X-Men: Days of Future Past, as Dave's friend Todd Haynes. Although Peters did not return for the sequel, his character becomes one of the many costumed vigilantes inspired by Kick-Ass. However, Haynes' identity of "Ass-Kicker" is a cl…Read more >
A few hours ago, Marvel confirmed on their own website that actor James Spader will be portraying Ultron, the villain in Marvel's The Avengers: Age of Ultron From their press release:
James Spader will face off against Earth's Mightiest Heroes as the villain in Marve's "Avengers: Age of Ultron," the sequel to 2012’s record-breaking "Marvel's The Avengers." The Emmy Award-winning actor will play Ultron in the Avengers' much anticipated return to the big screen from writer/director Joss Whedon. The film comes to theaters on May 1, 2015.
Spader earned three Emmy Awards for his role as Alan Shore on "Boston Legal" and "The Practice," and will return to television this fall in NBC's highly anticipated series "The Blacklist." Most recently Spader wa…Read more >
I was going to do something like this for The Wolverine closer to when it came out, but things got ahead of me. Sorry if this is too late for anyone.
The X-Men franchise, like most superhero film series, is no stranger to radically altering characters from the source material. While some of these changes work and others don't, the liberties taken with some of the characters in The Wolverine only serve to complicate matters and none of them really work out all that well.
More than anything, the way the film treated the Silver Samurai really bothered me. And I'm not just talking about the fact that he's a Gundam in this, but rather who the Silver Samurai is got to me. The film seems to go out of its way just to be coy about who the Silver Samurai is …
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Sure, we've seen the photos of Jamie Foxx on the set, but we haven't seen exactly what Electro will look like in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 once all the CGI effects are added. But now we have, thanks to the cover of Entertainment Weekly's Comic-Con Preview issue. So, let's break down, shall we?
- My gut reaction is that it looks like something out of Prometheus.
- On the other hand, the costume is similar to the character's design on The Spectacular Spider-Man, but with a blue and white motif rather than a yellow and green one.
- Pointless logo
- He doesn't look as much like Dr. Manhattan as the set photos would have you believe. Instead, he's got a Mr. Freeze look going for him.
- The character isn't entirely CGI. Good call, since it helps keep the cost down.…
I'm forced to recall this one movie I've seen, in part because it helps establish my position on Iron Man 3. It's this 1932 movie I've seen called The Mask of Fu Manchu. In this movie, Boris Karloff portrays the Fiendish Dr. Fu Manchu, who plans on using two artifacts associated with Genghis Khan in a plot to take over the world. It's not that bad a movie. It's well acted, it looks decent, and has some good special effects, especially considering the film is over 80 years old.
It is also one of the most racist movies I've seen. And I've seen Birth of a Nation. Fu Manchu's plan is specifically to encite the peoples of Asia and the Middle East to "Kill the White man", and end their dominion over the Earth. And he does this with the help of sever…Read more >