You may recall there was a bit of a cliffhanger when Avengers Age of Ultron was coming together. It took a while to confirm Joss Whedon as the writer and director, but he was finally signed on, and is directing Ultron right now as we report this.
There’s a lot going on in the Marvel universe right now. The Guardians of the Galaxy trailer has gathered pretty strong buzz among fans, and apparently a title that’s been heavily rumored for Marvel’s phase three of movies is now apparently coming together: Doctor Strange.
There are many characters and stories to be told out of the Marvel universe, and the ones that revolve around the Avengers universe have been doing very well these days. The next Avengers movie, Age of Ultron, just started shooting in South Africa, and now reports have surfaced that Black Widow may have her own movie as well.
We just reported here on TGD that the role of the Vision for Avengers Age of Ultron has been cast, and he will be played by Paul Bettany. We were also trying to speculate when the movie would actually start shooting, but apparently it’s already underway.
Other than the JJ Abrams reboot of Star Wars, there’s one other movie that will be the most anticipated flick of 2015: Avengers Age of Ultron. James Spader is on board to play Ultron, and now Thomas Krestschmann is onboard to play Baron Wolfgang von Strucker.
Avengers The Age of Ultron is coming together for an early 2014 shoot, and there’s been much speculation as to who would play one of the most crucial characters, Scarlet Witch. Now it’s pretty much confirmed the role will be played by Elizabeth Olsen.
Avengers 2 The Age of Ultron, will start shooting in early 2014 for a May 1, 2015 release date. It’s going to be a heady year for genre movies, with the new Star Wars and Batman Vs Superman coming as well, but we at TGD will think the next Avengers will hold its own against the competition just fine.
When you’re a big time script doctor, it’s your job to come in and save the day when a movie’s in trouble. Only the top screenwriters in Hollywood get the chance to save a movie, and make $100 – 200,000 a week in doing so.
So the news has hit that Ben Affleck is going to be the new model Batman, and like they say in AA, we don’t have to like it, but we do have to accept it. Not long after this announcement came the news that James Spader will be playing Ultron in Avengers 2, which will start shooting in England early next year.
There’s quite a few filmmakers and storytellers who are the kings of Comic-Con, and Joss Whedon is certainly one of them. Not only does he have geek credentials for creating Buffy, Firefly, and adapting The Avnegers, but he’s also got the triple threat of Avengers 2 and 3, as well as the S.H.I.E.L.D. series coming up.
It’s been very difficult to keep details of a movie from leaking on the net, but in the case of many blockbusters, the filmmakers do the pre-emptive strike themselves and let the information out well in advance when the time is right. And when it comes to superhero films, the right time is Comic Con, where plot details for The Avengers 2 were revealed.
This news has come straight out of Comic Con, and frankly we’re surprised to read it, but apparently Batman will be appearing in the next Man of Steel film. We’re surprised because this has been a tough summer for blockbuster movies, and while Man of Steel has made money, $622 million world-wide so far, it hasn’t exactly been well received by the critics or the fans.
Robert Downey Jr. has had an incredible career resurrection. It didn’t seem like that long ago he was totally gone on drugs, and it looked pretty likely we were going to lose him.
Marvel has big plans for its superhero stable beyond Iron Man 3, which has been getting stellar reviews across the board, and is on track to make a ton of money this weekend.
There’s the old saying that every ride has to end, and for many movies, bands and TV shows, it’s always a good idea to go out while you’re still on top.
While a movie like The Avengers would never sweep the Academy Awards, the MTV Movie Awards is another story.
As amazing as it would be the have the kind of success as Joss Whedon and JJ Abrams, it must also be quite exhausting.
Like JJ Abrams, Joss Whedon is going to be a very busy man for the next couple of years.
Even though Stan Lee just turned 90, I wish I had half the guy’s energy. It’s truly amazing how busy the guy’s been these days, and it’s great that he’s not slowing down.
The Avengers was the cap off of what’s considered the first phase of Marvel movies.