AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Story Details Revealed; Ultron is Tony Stark’s ‘Bad Son’

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Hopefully you haven’t had enough Avengers: Age of Ultron yet because there’s still more information about the film coming in.  So far today we’ve told you about Paul Bettany‘s rendition of Vision and a bit about how Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) will fit into the film, but now we’ve got a little more on the main antagonist, James Spader‘s Ultron, and some rather spoiler-heavy story details as well.

It’s a little surprising that so much Avengers news is hitting just about a week before Marvel’s San Diego Comic-Con panel, but perhaps all of this information will pertain to and possibly enhance the footage they’re planning to show in Hall H on Saturday.  Hit the jump for more.

More AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Images Reveal Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, and a Party in Avengers Tower

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It’s unofficial Avengers: Age of Ultron day, folks.  Fresh off our first look at the villainous robot Ultron and comments from Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige about the Joss Whedon-directed sequel, a batch of new Avengers: Age of Ultron images has arrived.  These photos reveal new Avengers additions Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), the triumphant return of Science Bros (aka Robert Downey Jr. and Mark Ruffalo), and a little get-together in Avengers Tower with a surprise guest.  With Comic-Con on the horizon we can expect plenty more Avengers 2 goodness in the week to come—or even more later today.

Hit the jump to take a look at the new Avengers: Age of Ultron images.  The film also stars Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, James Spader, and Don CheadleAvengers: Age of Ultron opens in theaters on May 1, 2015.

First AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Image Reveals the Villainous Robot; Joss Whedon Explains Ultron’s Motive and Origins

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San Diego Comic-Con 2014 is imminent, but the goodies have already begun to be unveiled.  In this week’s Comic-Con issue of Entertainment Weekly, the first Avengers: Age of Ultron image is revealed in the form of a rather tantalizing cover that gives us a first look at the titular robot baddie.  Played by James Spader via performance capture, Ultron’s origins are actually rooted in Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark, as he invents the artificially intelligent robot as a sort of replacement hero given his reluctance to keep donning the Iron Man suit.

Hit the jump to check out the full image and for much more info on Ultron and the plot of Age of Ultron straight from director Joss Whedon and Downey Jr.  And click here to see even more new images from Avengers 2.

What Will We See at Marvel’s Comic-Con Panel This Year?

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The madness of San Diego Comic-Con is upon us, and that means it’s speculation time.  Marvel is always a highlight of the event, and this morning the studio “announced” that its Hall H panel is set for Saturday from 5:30-6:30pm.  I say “announced” because the official description of the panel is as follows: “Marvel Studios President and Producer Kevin Feige and special guests will provide an inside look at the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe.”  That’s incredibly vague, but not altogether surprising given that Marvel loves to keep things under wraps.

However, even though no official Comic-Con announcements have been made, we actually have a pretty good idea of what the panel will entail.  Much more after the jump.

THE JUDGE Trailer: Robert Downey Jr. Goes Dramatic, Plus the Film’s First Poster

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Warner Bros. has released the first The Judge trailer for director David Dobkin’s (Wedding Crashers) upcoming thriller/family drama.  Robert Downey Jr. plays an attorney who returns home for his mother’s funeral only to learn that his estranged father (Robert Duvall), a judge who suffers from Alzheimer’s, has been accused of murder.  The trailer starts out with RDJ at his Starkiest, but takes a left turn away from the arrogant individualist to more of an everyman with daddy issues once the hook of the story comes in.  It’s got a touch of schmaltz to it, but it’s also refreshing to see Downey Jr. putting in work outside of the superhero/action-adventure franchises.

Hit the jump to check out the first The Judge trailer.  The film also stars Vera Farmiga, Vincent D’Onofrio, Jeremy Strong, Billy Bob Thornton, Dax Shepard, Leighton Meester, Ken Howard, David Krumholtz, Balthazar Getty, and Denis O’HareThe Judge opens in theaters on October 10th.

Robert Downey Jr. Defends His Father in New THE JUDGE Image

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Warner Bros. has released a new The Judge image from director David Dobkin’s (Wedding Crashers) upcoming thriller/family drama.  Robert Downey Jr. plays an attorney who returns home for his mother’s funeral only to learn that his estranged father (Robert Duvall), a judge who suffers from Alzheimer’s, has been accused of murder.  The film marks a departure for Dobkin, who has worked primarily with comedic material like The Change-Up and Fred Claus in the past.  Moreover, the pic marks the first project for the Team Downey production shingle from Downey Jr. and his wife/producing partner Susan Downey.  I’ll be interested to see exactly what kind of tone The Judge strikes, and I imagine we’ll be seeing a debut trailer sooner rather than later.  For now, this image finds Downey Jr. and Duvall looking mighty serious.

Hit the jump to check out the new The Judge image.  The film also stars Vera Farmiga, Vincent D’Onofrio, Jeremy Strong, Billy Bob Thornton, Dax Shepard, Melissa Leo, Leighton Meester, Ken Howard, David Krumholtz, Balthazar Getty, and Denis O’HareThe Judge opens in theaters on October 10th.

Robert Downey Jr. Sells Supernatural Horror Comedy Pitch CLOAKED to Warner Bros.

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Though Robert Downey Jr. is one of the most in-demand actors at the moment, he’s also developing original properties of his own.  Deadline reports that Downey and his wife/producing partner Susan Downey have sold an original horror comedy pitch to Warner Bros. called Cloaked, based on an idea by Downey himself.  The duo will produce through their Team Downey banner, and Safety Not Guaranteed and Jurassic World scribe Derek Connolly has been tapped to pen the screenplay.  While story details are under wraps, Cloaked is described as “a supernatural horror comedy in the vein of An American Werewolf in London” with an equal amount of scares and laughs.

It’s unclear if Downey also plans to star in the pic, but he likely won’t make a firm decision until the script is finished.  Downey is currently in London filming Avengers: Age of Ultron and he’ll be seen later this year in the dramedy The Judge opposite Robert Duvall.

Science Bros. Reunite in Mark Ruffalo’s Set Photos from AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON [Updated]

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In the multitude of seemingly infinite memes, I quite enjoy this one taken from the end of The AvengersRobert Downey Jr. and Mark Ruffalo had fun chemistry with Tony Stark playing fast and loose and Bruce Banner going humble and reserved.  And you can’t keep a good pair of science bros. down as Ruffalo has tweeted a couple images from set of Avengers: Age of Ultron.  Obviously, these images aren’t revealing, but they’re still fun, and hopefully we’ll get more as production continues.

Hit the jump to check out Ruffalo’s Avengers 2 images, which includes an image of a Black Widow prizefighter robe (make it merch, Marvel).  The film also stars Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, James Spader, Paul Bettany, and Thomas KretschmannAvengers: Age of Ultron opens May 1, 2015. [Update: Downey Jr. has gotten in on the fun as well, sharing a photo of his own from the set that amusingly highlights the Avengers assembled.]

Robert Downey Jr. Shares First Official Image from the Set of AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

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The first Avengers: Age of Ultron image has now landed online…officially.  Yes, onlookers previously snapped shots of Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen filming an action sequence from the Marvel sequel a few weeks ago, and we’ve recently seen a few videos featuring Captain America, but today the first official image from the set has arrived courtesy of the one and only Robert Downey Jr.  The actor started up a Twitter account recently, and today he took the opportunity to provide a “sneak peek” at Avengers: Age of Ultron with a snapshot that also includes executive producer Jeremy Latcham.  There’s not really much to see, as both are wearing reflective vests likely due to the hazardous nature of the scene that was being filmed, but it serves as a fun “heads up” that the actor might be regularly sharing images from the Avengers 2 set.

Hit the jump to check out the set image.  Written and directed by Joss Whedon, the film also stars Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, James Spader, Paul Bettany, and Thomas KretschmannAvengers: Age of Ultron opens in theaters on May 1, 2015.

First Trailer for Jon Favreau’s CHEF Starring Sofia Vergara, Scarlett Johansson, and Robert Downey Jr.

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Open Road Films has released the first trailer for writer/director Jon Favreau’s new film Chef.  Favreau plays Carl Casper, a man who starts up a food truck business in the hopes of reestablishing his artistic promise after he loses his job as a chef, all the while trying to reconnect with his estranged family.  The movie looks really good.  I like what it has to say about keeping to one’s artistic integrity instead of pandering, and I not only agree with the blurb about not watching the movie on an empty stomach; I wouldn’t watch this trailer on an empty stomach.  The food looks absolutely delicious.  The story also comes off as charming and funny, so that’s nice too.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer.  The film also stars Oliver Platt, Bobby Cannavale, Sofia Vergara, Scarlett Johansson, John Leguizamo, Dustin Hoffman, and Robert Downey Jr.  Chef opens May 9th.

Reason 1285 Why Robert Downey Jr. Is Awesome: Invited a Bunch of Kids Over to Watch CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER on His Birthday

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If you’re Robert Downey Jr. and your birthday is the same day Captain America: The Winter Solider gets released, what do you do?  If you answered have a ton of kids over to watch the movie with you, congrats: you win.  Every time I think Downey can’t get any cooler, he does stuff like this.

While I know at some point he’s going to stop playing Tony Stark/Iron Man, I don’t know what Marvel is going to do.  He wholly embodies the character and he’s taken ownership of it completely.  I hope Downey continues to play Tony Stark for a very long time.  Hit the jump to check out a great photo of this very special Robert Downey Jr. Captain America: The Winter Soldier screening with a bunch of kids.

SXSW 2014: CHEF Review

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Jon Favreau very clearly has something he’s eager say in his latest directorial endeavor, Chef, but there’s no harm in letting him use the film to express his feelings when he’s doing so in a highly entertaining and motivating manner.

Carl Casper (Favreau) is a talented chef working in a popular Los Angeles restaurant. The problem is, it’s not his restaurant and the owner is afraid of losing a good thing so demands that Carl push creativity aside in order to maintain their clientele with the familiar menu. When a popular food critic calls Carl out for playing it safe and sticking to the same old dishes, Carl loses his temper in the midst of a packed night and winds up an Internet sensation. Trouble is, Internet infamy doesn’t equal job opportunities and now, the only way for Carl to clear his name and get back on his feet is by taking the plunge and finally trying to do things his way – in a food truck.  Hit the jump for my full review of Chef from the SXSW Film Festival.

Watch: Jon Favreau Unveils CHEF Posters Designed by Robert Downey Jr. for SXSW Debut

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While filmmaker Jon Favreau has been dabbling in big-budget studio fare for the past few years, his next film returns him to his indie roots.  Favreau wrote, directed, produced, and stars in Chef as a chef who loses his job and opens a food truck with his ex-wife (Sofia Vergara), his friend (John Leguizamo), and his son (Emjay Anthony) in order to recapture his artistic promise.  Favreau enlisted some of his friends to appear in the film as well, including his Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr., who has also contributed some original artwork to the pic.  In anticipation of the film’s premiere at SXSW, Favreau has unveiled a video in which he and Downey Jr. display some festival posters that RDJ designed for the film.  They’ll be giving away some signed posters at screenings and around town if you’re attending the festival in Austin, so be sure to keep an eye out.

Hit the jump to watch Favreau and Downey Jr. unveil the posters and crack a few jokes in the process.  Chef opens in theaters on May 9th.

First Images from THE JUDGE Starring Robert Downey Jr. and WINTER’S TALE Starring Colin Farrell; Plus New THE LEGO MOVIE Images

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As 2013 winds down to a close, Warner Bros. has unveiled some new images from a few of its 2014 titles.  The debut image from director David Dobkin’s (Wedding Crashers) dramedy The Judge shows Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall face-to-face, as Downey Jr. plays a man who returns to his hometown when his father is suspected of murder.  The film opens on October 10, 2014.  Additionally, the first image from writer/director Akiva Goldsman’s fantasy pic Winter’s Tale highlight’s the film’s lead romantic duo played by Colin Farrell and Jessica Brown Findlay.  The story revolves around a thief who breaks into the home of a bed-ridden young woman and ends up falling in love with her, but as we saw in the debut trailer it also involves a significant time jump.  The film will hit theaters on February 14, 2014.

Finally, Warner Bros. has also released a few new images from The LEGO Movie, which opens February 7, 2014.  Hit the jump to check out high-resolution images from all three aforementioned films.

Robert Downey Jr. May Play Both Pinocchio and Geppetto in Ben Stiller’s PINOCCHIO

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While Robert Downey Jr. may not ever lead his own standalone Iron Man film again, it appears that he plans to stretch his acting chops quite a bit in the near future by possibly starring opposite…himself.  Downey has been developing a new take on Pinocchio for some time now, and though he was initially working with Tim Burton on the pic, we recently learned that Downey had lined up his Tropic Thunder director Ben Stiller to take the helm instead.  The assumption has been that RDJ would be playing the role of Geppetto, but a new report suggests that Downey might also be playing the role of Pinocchio.  Hit the jump for more.

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