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.
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.
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.
To the surprise of no one, Iron Man 3 was a huge hit this weekend. How huge? Well, how about the second biggest opening weekend in box office history?
JJ Abrams claims it’s “insane” to talk about his Star Wars movie this early in advance because the film's release date is still a two good years away.
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.
May 1, 2015 may seem like a long ways away from now, but it’s the date that’s already been set in stone for Avengers 2.
The question of whether or not Joss Whedon would be returning for the next Avengers film didn’t really feel like a cliffhanger.
It’s one thing making sure all the superheroes are locked up for a franchise, but the writers and directors are important too, and Joss Whedon is absolutely a key creative force for The Avengers.