Alexandra Daddario and More Up for Marvel’s JESSICA JONES Netflix Show; LUKE CAGE Contenders Revealed

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While production is currently underway on Marvel’s first Netflix series, Daredevil, the studio is now working on putting together its next show.  There will be four separate Netflix series in all, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage, followed by an Avengers-style team-up miniseries called The Defenders.  The Jessica Jones show is next after Daredevil, and with Melissa Rosenberg (Twilight) onboard to spearhead the 13-episode drama, Marvel is currently testing actresses to lead the series.  Moreover, Luke Cage is poised to make his first appearance in 6-7 episodes of Jessica Jones, so testing for that character is underway as well.

Find out which familiar names are up for the roles after the jump.

Marvel Releases Official Phase 3 Timeline Image

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You may remember seeing glimpses of a full timeline of films for Marvel’s upcoming Phase 3 slate during the studio’s big unveiling presentation, but you’d be forgiven for forgetting seeing as how Marvel Studios dumped a lot of big news that day.  Not to worry, because Marvel has now officially revealed the Phase 3 timeline image, which might come in handy when trying to keep track of all the superhero movies we have on tap.  Ant-Man was originally supposed to kick off the next phase, but that film has now been moved under the Phase 2 banner as sort of a post-script after Avengers: Age of Ultron.  The real Phase 3 festivities begin on May 6, 2016 with the release of Captain America: Civil War, which pits Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man against Chris Evans’ Captain America, with Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther and Daniel Bruhl’s unnamed villain also in the mix.

Check out the full Marvel Phase 3 timeline image after the jump.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Blu-ray Trailer Features Footage From AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

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With the upcoming release of Guardians of the Galaxy on Blu-ray, Marvel has released a trailer highlighting not only the film, but the special features contained on the disc as well. Among those you’ll find some deleted scenes (like today’s spat between Gamora and Nebula), a behind-the-scenes look at the film with writer/director James Gunn and an exclusive look at Avengers: Age of Ultron. The newly released trailer has a few seconds of footage from that film as well.

Hit the jump to check out the Guardians of the Galaxy Blu-ray trailer.  The film hits shelves on December 9th, and stars Chris Pratt, Dave BautistaLee PaceGlenn CloseBenicio Del Toro, Zoe Saldana, Karen GillanMichael RookerJohn C. Reilly and Peter Serafinowicz and features the voices of Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel.  Click here and here for more clips from the Blu-ray, and click here to pre-order.

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Extended Trailer Shows Off New Footage

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The very first Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer has been available for three weeks now, but it’s still not getting old so even though we’ve already seen a good deal of the material featured in this extended edition (possibly many times over), it’s nearly impossible not to get completely swept up in the action and that wildly catchy rendition of “I’ve Got No Strings” all over again.  But, of course, it is an extended edition so there is some new material in the mix as well, most of which comes in the beginning of the piece.

Hit the jump to check out the Avengers: Age of Ultron extended trailer for yourself.  The film opens on May 1, 2015 and stars Robert Downey Jr.Chris EvansScarlett JohanssonChris HemsworthMark RuffaloJeremy RennerJames SpaderElizabeth OlsenAaron Taylor-JohnsonPaul BettanyDon CheadleAndy Serkis and Samuel L. Jackson.

James Gunn Teases GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 3; Discusses Doing Certain Things “the Marvel Way”

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Marvel only announced Guardians of the Galaxy 2 during the big Phase 3 reveal a couple of weeks ago, but that doesn’t mean director James Gunn isn’t considering a possible third film.  Gunn just revealed that while working on the first Guardians of the Galaxy he was also gearing up for Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and “perhaps even beyond that.” Per usual, it’s not a sure thing until Marvel deems it so, but considering Guardians of the Galaxy is currently the highest earner of the year and is an all-around fantastic film, at this point, a third go-around seems possible.  Hit the jump for more on that and Gunn’s experience making the first film.  Guardians of the Galaxy is due on DVD and Blu-ray on December 9th and Guardians of the Galaxy 2 hits theaters on May 5, 2017.

First Footage from ANT-MAN Revealed; Plus New Behind-the-Scenes Footage from AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

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Last night, ABC aired the television special Marvel: 75 Years, From Pulp to Pop!, which aimed to inform viewers of the history of Marvel Comics.  In the spirit of synergy, the special was tied very closely to Marvel Studios’ output as it premiered the first clip from the upcoming TV series Agent Carter, and it also provide a look at the very first Ant-Man footage featuring Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas.  It’s a dialogue-free behind-the-scenes tease, but it does give us our first look at Scott Lang and Hank Pym together in the Peyton Reed-directed film, and also provides a brief snapshot of Rudd’s Lang approaching the Ant-Man costume.  Marvel also threw in a little behind-the-scenes footage from Avengers: Age of Ultron for good measure, and now both clips have made their way online.

Watch the Ant-Man footage after the jump, along with a new look at Avengers: Age of UltronAnt-Man opens in theaters on July 17, 2015, while Avengers: Age of Ultron arrives on May 1, 2015.

First AGENT CARTER Clip: Peggy Meets Jarvis in Extended Look at Marvel’s New ABC Series

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ABC unveiled an extended look at its second Marvel series this evening during a television special recounting the history of Marvel, and now the lengthy Agent Carter clip has been released online for those that missed it.  The bulk of the footage consists of a clip in which Hayley Atwell’s Peggy Carter discusses a secret mission with Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper), after which she engages with Stark’s butler Jarvis (James D’Arcy), who serves as the basis for Tony Stark’s computer system in the modern day MCU.  The direction and blocking in the clip is oddly stilted and more than a little cheesy, but I’m intrigued by the show’s promise of exploring gender politics in the post-World War II workplace.  Moreover, the final sequence in the clip showcases some solid action from Atwell’s character.

Take a look at the extended Agent Carter clip for yourself after the jump.  The show also stars Chad Michael Murray, Enver Gjokai, and Shea WhighamAgent Carter will air on ABC Tuesdays starting in January 2015.

Who Is The Vision and What Does He Do? An Introduction to One of AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON’s New Additions

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If you can say anything about Avengers: Age of Ultron, it’s that it’s certainly not lacking for new characters.  While the film introduces the menacing Ultron to the world of the Avengers and the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we’re also getting three new additions to the MCU in the forms of Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, and today’s topic, the Vision.  The Vision, much like Ultron, is a robot, but unlike the big bad of the sequel, he ends up on the side of angels, working alongside the Avengers to put a stop to Ultron’s nefarious schemes of wiping out humanity.  Who is this ghostly hero, what are his abilities, and how will he be changed for the movies from his comic book origin?  Hit the jump for a breakdown of one of the newest additions to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

TOP 5: NIGHTCRAWLER, Marvel Phase 3 News, First Look at TERMINATOR: GENISYS, STARRY EYES Trailer, My Favorite Halloween Movie

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After months of anticipation dating back to Matt’s Sundance review, I finally had the opportunity to check out The Babadook this week and it didn’t disappoint. Writer/director Jennifer Kent‘s film doesn’t just deliver consistent scares. It’s as moving and emotionally taxing as anything I’ve seen from the genre in years. Anchored by terrific lead performances from Essie Davis and Noah Wiseman, the pic is a grueling look at fear, resentment, and a single mother’s inability to cope with the constant presence of the two. From a horror perspective, The Babadook is extremely effective throughout as Kent delivers suspense, tension, and terror with deftness I wouldn’t expect from someone making their feature debut. Thematically, the film separates itself from the pack in the way it challenges viewers to acknowledge a piece of the human condition that is best kept latent, but exists nonetheless. Make no mistake, this is a scary film. Still yet, I would recommend The Babadook even to those who typically shy away from the genre due to the unique way it tells a touching story of a mother and son learning to live with loss.

My weekly recommendation out of the way, this week’s Top 5 features interviews for and Matt’s review of Nightcrawler, a ton of Phase 3 news from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the first look at Terminator: Genisys, a trailer for the horror film Starry Eyes, and write-ups for some of the staff’s favorite Halloween movies. Keep reading for a brief recap and link to each of the above.

THE COLLISION: Episode 109 – Marvel Phase Three and Facing off against Warner Bros./DC Comics

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This week on The Collision, we talk about the massive announcement regarding Marvel Phase Three.  We look at what the plan implies, what was left behind (poor Ant-Man), how enthusiasm for the future makes us forget the present (Avengers: Age of Ultron looked like an afterthought after the Phase Three announcement and that movie hasn’t even come out yet), the inevitable clash with Warner Bros./DC, marketing to fans, and more.  As always, we finish up with our recommendations.

Click here to listen to the new episode of The Collision, click here for the previous episode (“World War II Films and Fury“), click here to add the podcast to your RSS, and click here to find us on iTunes. To keep up to date with The Collision, you can follow us on Twitter at @MattGoldberg and @AdamChitwood.

Watch Video from Yesterday’s Marvel Event Including Downey and Evans Welcoming Boseman, and Kevin Feige’s Q&A

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Yesterday, we brought you plenty of stories regarding Marvel’s big event where they laid out all of Phase Three, announced Chadwick Boseman was playing Black Panther, and provided details on other upcoming movies.  Now video from the event has gone online, and you can watch these announcements in full along with Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige‘s Q&A.

Hit the jump to check out the videos along with links to all of our recent Marvel coverage.

First AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Clip Features an Avengers Party and Hammer Shenanigans

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Disney has released the first Avengers: Age of Ultron clip from writer/director Joss Whedon’s highly anticipated Marvel Studios sequel.  The clip debuted earlier tonight during ABC’s new episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., where the first trailer was set to premiere before it leaked last week.  Age of Ultron sees the titular Avengers battling a force of their own invention, as Tony Stark’s new robot Ultron gets a mind of his own and decides that humanity is in need of wiping out.  This clip is essentially what was shown at Comic-Con this summer, and it shows that despite the serious tone of the trailer, there’s still plenty of fun to be had.  In the clip, the Avengers are letting off steam in the form of an Avengers party in Stark’s penthouse, as they each take turns trying to lift Thor’s hammer.  Shenanigans ensue.

Watch the first Avengers: Age of Ultron clip after the jump.  The film stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, James Spader, Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Paul Bettany, Don Cheadle, Andy Serkis, and Samuel L. JacksonAvengers: Age of Ultron opens in theaters on May 1, 2015.

First AGENT CARTER TV Spot Reminds Us That Hayley Atwell Is the Right Woman For the Job

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Things have been strangely quiet out of the Marvel camp today so I figured I would slake the thirst you’ve been accumulation over the past few uneventful hours with the first Agent Carter TV Spot.  If you’re not watching Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.  I imagine it’s refreshing to get your first glimpse of his character since Captain America: The Winter Soldier.  Other than that it’s sort of hard to get a bead on the narrative thrust, save for the show’s period setting.

Check out the Agent Carter TV Spot after the jump.  The show stars Hayley Atwell, Dominic Cooper, James D’Arcy,  Chad Michael MurrayEnver Gjokai, and Shea Whigham.  Agent Carter debuts on ABC in January of 2015.

Marvel Says No Black Widow or Hulk Standalone Films in the Works

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Marvel Studios announced a number of new additions to the Marvel Cinematic Universe earlier today, but it also confirmed a couple of characters that won’t be getting their own movies anytime soon.  The studio has long talked about the possibility of a standlone Black Widow movie starring Scarlett Johansson, but Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige was always non-committal about the prospect.  The same can be said for Hulk, who was successfully rebooted in The Avengers thanks to Mark Ruffalo and Joss Whedon.  The character was a standout in the 2012 superhero team-up movie, and fans began asking when we might see a new Hulk movie from Marvel.  Feige made similar comments about that prospect, saying it was a possibility but that nothing was in the works at the moment.

And now, on the cusp of new Marvel films like Ant-Man, Doctor Strange, Captain Marvel, Black Panther, and Inhumans, Feige says there will not be a Black Widow movie nor a Hulk movie anytime soon.  More after the jump.

Check Out Images from Today’s Marvel Event Featuring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, and Chadwick Boseman

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You’ve no doubt perused some of our coverage from this morning’s Marvel event, with announcements ranging from Avengers: Infinity War to the casting of Chadwick Boseman in Black Panther, but now Disney has released official images from the event if you want an even closer look at what went down.  The centerpiece was Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige bringing Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, and Boseman out to the stage, all of whom will star in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War.  Evans and Downey Jr. were good sports about the event, “duking it out” in front of the crowd of onlookers in reference to the Civil War storyline which pits Cap against Iron Man.

Take a look at some of the Marvel event images after the jump.  Captain America: Civil War opens in theaters on May 6, 2016.

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