Kevin Feige Talks GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, THOR 3, CAPTAIN AMERICA 3, DOCTOR STRANGE, Casting Josh Brolin as Thanos, Comic-Con Plans, and More

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With director James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy opening August 1st, over the weekend, Marvel and Disney held a huge press junket here in Los Angeles.  While I’ll be posting my video interviews with the cast next week, I wanted to share my exclusive interview with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige today.  During our wide-ranging conversation he talked about making Guardians of the Galaxy, how much of the film was planned before James Gunn signed on, the great soundtrack, deleted scenes, whether we could see an extended cut in theaters before the Blu-ray release, and more.

In addition, we also talked about casting Josh Brolin as Thanos and if he signed a multi-picture deal, why they didn’t show the post-credits scene at the press screenings, the untitled Marvel movies being released through 2019, the studio’s Comic-Con plans, the fact that Marvel knows who will be playing Doctor Strange but the contract isn’t signed yet (if the person does sign by Comic-Con he’ll be announced on Saturday), the status of Thor 3 and Captain America 3, the chances Robert Downey Jr. returning for Iron Man 4, and more.  Hit the jump for the interview and click here to read some going tweets about Guardians of the Galaxy.

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.

Joss Whedon Talks AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON’s Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch; Reveals Whether They’re Friend or Foe

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And the Avengers: Age of Ultron goods just keep on coming.  After yesterday’s image debuts, this morning brought news concerning Paul Bettany’s version of The Vision in the Marvel sequel.  Now, continuing Entertainment Weekly’s extensive set visit coverage, we have thoughts from writer/director Joss Whedon and new additions Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson on the characters Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver.  Whedon reveals which side we find the brother-sister duo land on and discusses their unique family dynamic, while the actors further talk about their iterations of the comics characters.  Hit the jump to read on, though be aware there might be minor spoilers (that will likely be revealed in the trailers anyway).

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Origin Story for Vision Will Stay Close to the Comics [Updated]

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With EW pumping out so much info about Avengers: Age of Ultron, I’m wondering if anything other than footage will be left for the people who camped outside for twelve hours to get into Hall H for Marvel’s Comic-Con presentation.  Yesterday we learned more about the plot of the movie and got nine new images including a first look at the film’s villain, Ultron (voiced by James Spader).  EW’s Comic-Con issue also contains more about the movie including the story behind one of its new characters, Vision (Paul Bettany).  For those who don’t know, in the comics Vision is an android created by Ultron, and while he was intended to fight the Avengers, he eventually teamed up with the superhero team to battle his creator.

It looks like the Avengers: Age of Ultron Vision origin story isn’t going to stray too far from the source material.  Hit the jump for more, and click here for Joss Whedon‘s thoughts on Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch.  The film also stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Elizabeth OlsenAvengers: Age of Ultron opens May 1, 2015. [Update: We've added quotes from Downey Jr. regarding The Vision to the article as well.]

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.

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige Talks AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, Avengers Tower, Iron Man vs. Hulk, and More

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Yesterday, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige talked a bit about Ant-Man and hiring Peyton Reed to direct.  Today, after screening two minutes of behind-the-scenes footage from Avengers: Age of Ultron, Feige spoke with IGN about the highly-anticipated film.  The reel included director Joss Whedon talking about Avengers Tower, and there was also some pre-viz of Iron Man fighting Hulk.  Feige elaborated on both of these aspects.

Hit the jump for more, and click here to get a first official look at Ultron and learn new plot details.  The film stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, and James SpaderAvengers: Age of Ultron opens 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.

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Preview Footage Teases Hulk vs. Iron Man Fight and Avengers Tower

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Though we’ve learned to expect the unexpected when it comes to Marvel’s Hall H panels at San Diego Comic-Con, there will be 5,000 very, very angry fans if the studio doesn’t show anything from Avengers: Age of Ultron next weekend.  Last year Marvel showed a reel of incredibly impressive footage from Guardians of the Galaxy even though they had only been shooting for a week, so given that Avengers 2 is towards the tail end of its production schedule, it’s a safe bet that we’ll see something from Joss Whedon’s highly anticipated sequel.

But it won’t be the first time that footage from the pic has been screened.  Recently over in the UK, Marvel showed off a short reel from Age of Ultron.  A writeup of what was shown has now landed online, giving fans a tiny glimpse at what to expect from the follow-up.  More after the jump.

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.

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Rumors: The Look of Ultron, Avengers Tower, the Costumes, and More

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Almost ever Marvel movie thus far has changed up the heroes’ costume.  They’ve ranged from major changes like the Mach XVII armor from Iron Man 3 to subtle ones like Black Widow’s catsuit from Iron Man 2 adding color to the belt buckle in The AvengersAvengers: Age of Ultron will continue this tradition with new additions to the outfits that will provide more of a team dynamic.  JoBlo reports that all new costumes will be adorned with the Avengers “A” logo, including “Hulk’s ‘extendable’ pants (dark purple in color) that expand and shrink with his Hulk/Banner transitions.”

Hit the jump for more details on the Avengers: Age of Ultron costumes, the Avengers Tower, the Quinjet, and the look of the film’s big bad, Ultron (voiced by James Spader).  The film stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, and Mark RuffaloAvengers: Age of Ultron opens May 1, 2015.  [Minor spoilers ahead]

AVENGERS 2 Story Details May Reveal the First 20 Minutes of the Film

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We still have a little under a year to go before the highly anticipated Marvel sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theaters, but before we’ve seen a frame of footage, it appears that plenty of plot details from the pic have already landed online.  Thus far, we really don’t know much about writer/director Joss Whedon’s follow-up.  The villain is Ultron (played by James Spader), he presumably does bad things, the Avengers must assemble, and Hydra will likely play some role in the film.  However, a new report that has been corroborated by a couple of other outlets purportedly reveals the events that occur in the first 20 minutes of the movie.

Though much of what is revealed here will likely be spoiled by the marketing campaign for the film (we saw plenty of the third act from The Avengers in the trailers), if you want to remain completely fresh, turn back now.  This is your official SPOILER WARNING.  Read the Avengers 2 spoilers at your own risk after the jump.

Mark Ruffalo Says Hulk Is “Bigger, More Complex” in AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

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The Avengers provided the best big-screen adaptation of Bruce Banner/Hulk thus far, but he was evenly spaced out with the other Avengers.  But when The Hulk was let loose, he was a scene stealer.  He was so good that he reignited talk of wanting another stand-alone Hulk film.  While Marvel has yet to announce plans to give Hulk his own movie again, he will be getting a beefed up presence in Avengers: Age of Ultron according to Mark Ruffalo.

“[My role's] even bigger than last time,” says Ruffalo, “and it’s more complex and it has more layers and a bit more arc.”  Hulk is so much more than smashing.  Hit the jump for more.  The film also stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, and James SpaderAvengers: Age of Ultron opens May 1, 2015.

How Much Thanos Will We See in Marvel’s GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY?

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Ever since that puzzling mid-credits sequence in The Avengers, fans have been wondering when we’d see that big purple alien guy return in a Marvel movie.  Thanos, as he’s known in the comics, is one of the principal villains of the Avengers, wielding an enormous amount of power and wreaking havoc on essentially the entire universe.  Fans were sure that Thanos would return as the “Big Bad” for The Avengers 2, but instead writer/director Joss Whedon settled on the robot Ultron as that pic’s chief baddie.  We know that Thanos will make his on-screen return with this summer’s space-set Guardians of the Galaxy, with Josh Brolin filling the role, but we’re still unclear on just how much of a factor Thanos will be in the Marvel pic.

However, a new report has shed some light on exactly how much Thanos we’ll see in Guardians of the Galaxy and what kind of role he’ll play in the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron.  If you don’t mind mild spoilers for Guardians, hit the jump to learn more.

Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson Talk AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, Working on the Accents, Thoughts on the Set Photos, and More

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Trying to get any cast member on Avengers: Age of Ultron to talk about the movie is like getting blood from a stone.  They discuss the film so carefully you almost feel like they’re being followed around by a sniper with a tranquilizer gun just in case something slips.  But when you get an interview with not one but two Avengers at the same time, you have to at least try.

At the press day for Godzilla, Steve spoke with Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson.  In Godzilla, they play husband and wife, but in Avengers 2, they play siblings Scarlet Witch (Olsen) and Quicksilver (Taylor-Johnson).  The two spoke about the upcoming superhero film as delicately as they could, and touched on joining the cast, feeling like the new kids on the block, working on the Eastern European accents, working with Joss Whedon, their thoughts on the set photos, and more.  Hit the jump for what they had to say.  Avengers: Age of Ultron opens May 1, 2015.

Joss Whedon Talks AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON and Making “Everything a Robot Never Is”

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In the comics, the villain Ultron has lots and lots of powers, and I doubt all of them will be making it into Avengers: Age of Ultron.  But beyond his superpowers, there’s the question of his personality.  Writer-director Joss Whedon is clearly relishing the chance to bring this unique baddie to the screen, and he spoke with Empire about the experience.  “I’m having a blast with Ultron,” Whedon said. “He’s not a creature of logic – he’s a robot who’s genuinely disturbed. We’re finding out what makes him menacing and at the same time endearing and funny and strange and unexpected, and everything a robot never is.”  When Whedon lays out the character like this, it makes me even more excited that they got James Spader to do the voice.

Hit the jump for more on what Whedon had to say beyond talking about the Avengers 2 villain.  The film also stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Thomas KretschmannAvengers: Age of Ultron opens May 1, 2015.

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