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Meet Quicksilver & the Scarlet Witch in Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron first featurette

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Director Joss Whedon and Stars Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson introduce you to Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch in a new featurette for Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” According to Whedon these new characters are massively important in the Avengers universe.

Short, but sweet. May 1st can’t get here soon enough.

Plot synopsis below:

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First Look at Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron

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Thanks to the panel at San Diego Comic-Con and a recent issue of Entertainment Weekly we get to see some of the first images from “Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron” and a fantastic panel of the stars of the movie.

EW journeyed to the set on a day they filmed a pivotal early scene. The cover even offers the world its first look at Ultron, and inside you’ll find a brief synopsis on how he became the bad guy.

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There’s also a nice sidebar about how director/writer Joss Whedon creatively worked around Scarlett Johansson’s pregnancy, which was announced just prior to filming.

This issue of Entertainment Weekly is in stores now, or you can read parts of it and view never-before-seen photos online at ew.com.

From the Marvel panel at San Diego Comic-Con we were also treated to more photos from the movie.

Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron is due in US theaters May 1, 2015.

If you missed SDCC, like I did, you can watch the full panel from the con courtesy of Marvel

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Edgar Wright Parts Ways With Marvel over Creative Differences on “Ant-Man”

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On Friday, May 23, Marvel Studios and director/writer Edgar Wright announced that they had parted ways amicably over the vision of the upcoming Marvel movie “Ant-Man.”

The official release from Marvel reads:

“Marvel and Edgar Wright jointly announced today that the studio and director have parted ways on “Ant-Man” due to differences in their vision of the film. The decision to move on is amicable and does not impact the release date on July 17, 2015. A new director will be announced shortly.”

Dropping news like this, on the eve of a holiday weekend, one can only think the studio wanted the news to not be as noticed, but the fan backlash has already started. Many were excited to see his treatment of the character and are upset he is no longer involved.

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Marvel News Roundup – Life After The Winter Soldier

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There’s a lot of fun things going on in the world of Marvel, so let’s get to it.

Captain America opened up last week as number one in the box office (no surprise there). Opening with $92.6 million, the Winter Soldier now holds the record for the largest movie opening in April ever.

I don’t normally talk about rumors but this one is fun. At the St. Louis Comic-con, Nathan Fillion was asked if he would accept a role in Guardians of the Galaxy if he was asked. Besides being the epitome of a Joss Whedon alum, Fillion has also worked with Guardians’ director James Gunn on Castle. Here’s his response.

There was also a new clip from Guardians of the Galaxy on MTV.

The weekend of May 6, 2016 will be an interesting weekend at the box office. Marvel announced that Captain America 3 will open that weekend which is the same weekend as their Distinguished Competition’s Superman/Batman movie.Read More »Marvel News Roundup – Life After The Winter Soldier