Entertainment Weekly unveiled the cover for their big Comic-Con issue today, and what else could that cover story be if not the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron. Front and center in that story is the big bad himself, Ultron. Robert Downey Jr. and Joss Whedon shared the character's retooled origin.
Remember how Iron Man 3 made a point about Tony not having to physically be in his Iron Man armors in order to use them? Age of Ultron expands upon this idea to give us our main villain. According to Joss Whedon, Ultron is an AI designed to direct the Iron Legion (which I suppose Stark's rebuilt since his showdown with AIM) towards recognized threats. So...J.A.R.V.I.S. 2.0? This also allows the Avengers, who Stark now bankrolls and headquarters in Star…
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A little over a month ago, I shared with you all a leaked image that supposedly revealed the character designs for the main characters of the upcoming Big Hero 6 movie, most of which significantly deviated from those characters' designs from the comics. Only a few hours ago, Disney and USA Today officially unveiled the character designs for those characters confirming the leaked image to be accurate, as well as revealing the film's official voice cast and some brief character descriptions.
And yes, they're a Sentai group.
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Hiro Hamada will be voiced by Ryan Potter, who, like Hamada, is a teenager of mixed Japanese and Caucasian descent. Given his age, Potter doesn't have too many credits to his name, his biggest role being the lead on the Nick…
For whatever reason, yesterday was a weirdly big day in superhero movie news, delivering three pretty big developments for three completely unrelated movies.
First up, Marvel, as they struggle to find a new director for Ant-Man, have found their director for a Doctor Strange movie in Scott Derrickson.
Derrickson is a director of horror movies, most notably Sinister and The Exorcism of Emily Rose, meaning that the Dr. Strange movie will most likely incorporate pretty heavy horror elements, and perhaps even be a lower-budget affair. It's also now very likely that the Dr. Strange movie will be either of Marvel's unannounced films slated for July 8, 2016 or May 3, 2017.
It should also be noted that Derrickson's directorial efforts have been met with te…
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I hope everyone caught the "Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe" special that aired last night in Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s regular timeslot. For those who didn't it was a pretty good recap of the history of the MCU from the production side, and and offered some unique insight into how this thing came together (like that Iron Man was a property no production studio wanted). But, for those of us eagerly awaiting the upcoming Phase 2 movies, the real good stuff came at the end when they started talking about Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Avengers: Age of Ultron. Here's what we got:
- Falcon is not a SHIELD agent, but a USAF pilot Cap brings on to his mission because he's an outsider.
- Alexander Pierce is the head …
Hasbro held their annual collectors' (sorry, have to) event this weekend, where toy collectors could get their first look at whatever action figures Hasbro would be producing this year. Among the relevant showcases were their toylines for the upcoming movies Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy. We already know about everything they showed off regarding the former, but the GotG showcase was a bit different. We still don't know all that much about the movie, so I guess I shouldn't be too surprised that the toyline is where we get our first look at Lee Pace's Ronan, Djimon Hounsou's Korath, and...well, just look
Ronan's look is a pretty faithful adaptation from the comics. The only real difference is that he's…
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