Screen Junkies » Avengers: Age of Ultron http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:25:08 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Marvel Reveals Ultron In Advance Of Comic-Con http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/marvel-reveals-ultron-in-advance-of-comic-con/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/marvel-reveals-ultron-in-advance-of-comic-con/#comments Wed, 16 Jul 2014 19:17:21 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=263075 That's a pretty menacing robot.

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We’re a week away from San Diego Comic-Con 2014 and Marvel is already stealing the show by releasing the first official look at The Avengers: Age of Ultron titular android. From the looks of things, you won’t even miss Loki.

As suspected, Ultron’s origin has been adapted to fit better in the established cinematic universe that Marvel has been building. The robot that will kill us all is created when Tony Stark hatches a plan to outsource his superheroing so he and The Avengers can spend more time enjoying shawarma bro-hangs. However, you can’t give a robot James Spader‘s voice and expect it not to start acting full-tilt creepy. In its pursuit to protect humanity, Ultron reasons that humanity needs to be wiped out. What a dense robot.

The Avengers must band together once again to take out this man-made threat. And, because it’s Joss Whedon, presumably give Tony Stark a good ribbing too.

(EW)

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Andy Serkis Coaching Mark Ruffalo Through Hulk Mo-Cap. Is He Also Playing Thanos? http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/andy-serkis-coaching-mark-ruffalo-through-hulk-mo-cap-is-he-also-playing-thanos/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/andy-serkis-coaching-mark-ruffalo-through-hulk-mo-cap-is-he-also-playing-thanos/#comments Fri, 02 May 2014 17:53:26 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=261418 I can see it.

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Mark Ruffalo has enlisted Andy Serkis, the master of physicality and wearing ping pong balls, to help flesh out the motion capture aspects of his performance in The Avengers 2. Ruffalo recently tweeted the announcement with the assurance that the Hulk will be even better this time around.

It makes sense that Ruffalo and Marvel would want to lean on a heavyweight of the motion capture world as their films move more and more in this direction. It also makes sense seeing as Mark Ruffalo doesn’t seem to know how things work. Thank goodness he’s getting the help he needs. Now if he could bring in a coach to help him to SPEAK UP, RUFFALO! I shouldn’t need a listening cone to enjoy your films.

On a sidenote, it seems like a waste of a perfectly good Andy Serkis to have him around all that motion-capture equipment and not get a performance from him. Could he be playing Thanos?

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Scarlet Witch And Quicksilver Look Kinda Whatever On ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ Set http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/scarlet-witch-and-quicksilver-look-kinda-whatever-on-avengers-age-of-ultron-set/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/scarlet-witch-and-quicksilver-look-kinda-whatever-on-avengers-age-of-ultron-set/#comments Tue, 25 Mar 2014 16:01:00 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=260473 Black socks with sneakers?

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A first look at Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson‘s Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver on the set of The Avengers: Age of Ultron reveals their costumes are kind of whatever. While Joss Whedon was smart to ditch Scarlet Witch’s red pleather bustier and headdress in favor of whatever he could find in the Buffy wardrobe storage unit, what is going on with Quicksilver? The combination of June Squibb’s hair, the Under Armour shirt, and black socks with sneakers is just no. Tony Stark is going to have a field day with this guy.

Also spotted on set was Ultron. I think. I’d expected he’d be constructed with more adamantium and less North Face outerwear.  We can assume that he’ll either be imbued with CGI or this is one of those pictures of celebrities doing a horrible job of disguising themselves from the paparazzi. Nice try, Alec Baldwin. (SuperHeroHype)

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Paul Bettany Cast As Vision, Will Have To Do More Than An Hour’s Work On ‘The Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/paul-bettany-cast-as-vision-will-have-to-do-more-than-an-hours-work-on-the-avengers-age-of-ultron/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/paul-bettany-cast-as-vision-will-have-to-do-more-than-an-hours-work-on-the-avengers-age-of-ultron/#comments Fri, 07 Feb 2014 16:32:59 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=259187 He'll have to act with his face.

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Paul Bettany has had a pretty sweet ride as the voice of AI system Jarvis  in the Marvel films: show up in sweatpants, ask for a latte, say some science-y stuff, go home. Now there’s word that he’ll have to put in more than an hour of work as his role in Avengers: Age of Ultron has been upgraded. He’ll now have to act with his face as Joss Whedon has cast him as the Vision, an android who, in the comics, was created by the film’s central villainous android Ultron.

It’s unclear now if Vision will be a creation of Ultron or the result of a lazy Tony Stark’s attempt to make a really super weird looking robot butler. (Deadline)

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‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ Dog-Piles On The Villains http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/avengers-age-of-ultron-dog-piles-on-the-villains/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/avengers-age-of-ultron-dog-piles-on-the-villains/#comments Wed, 15 Jan 2014 21:53:53 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=258738 'Avengers: Age of Nazis' just didn't have the right ring to it.

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You can have two or three superheroes tops fighting an android. And since The Avengers is an entire team, it only makes sense that the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron is adding more bad guys for the heroes to throw things at. Dracula’s Thomas Kretschmann has signed on to play a secondary villain to James Spader‘s Ultron. Mostly because Avengers: Age of Nazis seemed more difficult to market outside of Europe.

He’ll play the evil Nazi, Baron Wolfgang von Strucker, who leads Hydra whenever the Red Skull is busy being sucked off into alternate dimensions. In the film, von Strucker is set up as a foil to Captain America who just really hates the sh*t out of Nazis.  Meanwhile, let’s assume that Iron Man and the Hulk will have their hands full fighting the robot while Hawkeye shoots arrows at the Hydra henchmen. It’s unconfirmed if there are roles for more villains in the film. If so, the guy from Grimm will surely be insulted if Marvel doesn’t call. (The Wrap)

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Elizabeth Olsen Is Scarlet Witch In ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/elizabeth-olsen-is-scarlet-witch/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/elizabeth-olsen-is-scarlet-witch/#comments Thu, 03 Oct 2013 15:52:46 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=257394 Samuel L. Jackson has deemed it so.

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We’ve heard rumors for the past few months that Joss Whedon and Marvel were aiming to get Elizabeth Olsen to join The Avengers: Age of Ultron once The Host and Hanna star Seahorse Ramen passed on the role of Scarlet Witch. Talking with The Wall Street Journal, Samuel L. Jackson revealed that, yeah, they’re going to do that.

Says Jackson, “I know we’re shooting in London, that James Spader is Ultron and going to be the bad guy, and that we added Ms. [Elizabeth] Olsen [who will play the Scarlet Witch], but I don’t know what she’s doing, if she’s on the inside or the outside. I haven’t seen a script.”

Jackson did not mention whether or not there were any roles available for Dave Coulier’s siblings.

 

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‘The Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ Comic-Con Teaser Trailer Is Finally Here http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/the-avengers-age-of-ultron-comic-con-teaser-trailer-is-finally-here/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/the-avengers-age-of-ultron-comic-con-teaser-trailer-is-finally-here/#comments Thu, 26 Sep 2013 20:53:44 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=257265 Robot fight!

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After several months of waiting, Marvel has officially deemed today the right time to reveal the Comic-Con Avengers: Age of Ultron announcement trailer to the non-mouth breathing public. It relies on sound bites from the first film, a logo, and no footage. Yet somehow it’s damn effective. I can’t wait to see The Avengers fight a robot version of James Spader.

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‘Avengers’ Sequel To Be Called ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ And Be About A Sassy Robot Named Ultron http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/avengers-sequel-to-be-called-avengers-age-of-ultron-and-be-about-a-sassy-robot-named-ultron/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/avengers-sequel-to-be-called-avengers-age-of-ultron-and-be-about-a-sassy-robot-named-ultron/#comments Mon, 22 Jul 2013 16:43:05 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=255898 I'm assuming Whedon will make him sassy.

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Okay, so this one is kinda curvy so pay attention. Joss Whedon announced at Comic-Con that his Avengers sequel will be titled Age of Ultron, which is also the name of a recent Marvel Comics series. But, the movie only shares similarity with the comic in title only. Ultron, itself, is the name of an evil, indestructible robot created by Ant-Man that hates the living shit out of the Avengers. Ant-Man will not appear in the film, rather he will be introduced in his own solo film so Ultron will have a different daddy this time. Whedon has commented, “We’re doing our own version of the origin story of Ultron … We’re crafting our own version of it where his own origin comes more directly from the Avengers we already know about.”

Which likely points to Tony Stark creating the robot with the intentions of it taking on his Iron Manning duties, have it go amok, and then deciding he’d better just continue to Iron Man because Don Cheadle can only do so much. Also, I have a feeling that Vin Diesel will play Giant Man. (MTV)

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