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 Kretschmann. Avengers: Age of Ultron opens in theaters on May 1, 2015.
When we last left the production of Avengers: Age of Ultron, we got a pretty good look at Captain America’s latest costume. Filming is still underway in Seoul, South Korea, and more video from the set has leaked online. These videos provide more images of Cap’s new outfit, and show Chris Evans‘ stunt double riding on the outside of a car, but in a very casual fashion. What’s does it mean? I have no idea, and neither does anyone else who isn’t working on the movie. But it’s fun to watch.
Hit the jump to check out the Avengers 2 set videos. The film stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, and James Spader. Avengers: Age of Ultron opens in theaters May 1, 2015.
Captain America has had a variety of costumes over just three movies, and he’ll be getting another one when it comes to Avengers: Age of Ultron. Filming is currently underway in Seoul, South Korea, and some unofficial video leaked online showing Cap’s new costume. It’s not too different from one he wears in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and while there are a few tweaks, there’s nothing drastic.
Hit the jump to check out the set video. The film also stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, and James Spader. Avengers: Age of Ultron opens in theaters May 1, 2015.
Earlier today, we posted unofficial video and photos from the Avengers: Age of Ultron shoot in Italy. What they boast in cool, they lack in clarity. Now we can update the collection with higher quality photos of the same scene to give you a clearer look at Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch, Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Quicksilver, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, James Spader (or his stunt double) in what we presume is Ultron, plus a bonus shot of director Joss Whedon. This photo leak could pressure Marvel to release official images soon, especially in the case of Ultron, who likely has some CG in his character design.
Hit the jump to check out the images. Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Paul Bettany, and Mark Ruffalo also star. Avengers: Age of Ultron opens May 1, 2015.
Avengers: Age of Ultron is currently filming out in the open in Italy, and so unofficial videos and images are leaking out. In addition to providing a look at Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), the scene shows people fleeing in terror, which includes explosions and the requisite appearances of “Man with Briefcase” and “Woman Holding Baby”. There’s also a metal humanoid, who is presumably the villain Ultron (James Spader) since you can see in one of the set photos they’re trying to cover him up with a black cloak in order to hide him until they’re ready for a proper unveiling. Since these photos have leaked, that attempt isn’t going so well. I’m also a little surprised there’s a practical Ultron on set since I assumed the entire character would be done entirely with motion capture and CGI. [Update: Check out higher quality photos here.]
Hit the jump to check out the images and video. The film also stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Paul Bettany, and Mark Ruffalo. Avengers: Age of Ultron opens May 1, 2015.
With Captain America: The Winter Soldier opening in theaters on April 4th, the press junket for the film was recently held in Los Angeles. Many, many outlets took part in the event, which means many people got to pick Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige’s brain. Some small bits of news, information, and trivia have trickled out as a result, and we’ve compiled them all in one tidy story. Briefly:
- The hunt for the Doctor Strange director is ongoing but the tone will be an infusion of Stanley Kubrick and The Matrix.
- Marvel will not be backing off its May 6, 2016 release date—now revealed to be Captain America 3—even though Warner Bros. recently slated Batman vs. Superman for the same weekend.
- The Avengers was sent back from the MPAA multiple times with an R rating.
- Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver will not be linked to Inhumans in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
- Sebastian Stan signed a contract for 9 Marvel films.
- An Avengers-related Easter Egg hidden in Captain America: The Winter Soldier has been revealed.
Hit the jump for details on the aforementioned news bits.
A few weeks ago, we reported that Avengers: Age of Ultron (no time for the definite article) would be shooting “key elements” in South Korea. According to THR, “parts of the film will be shot from March 20 to April 12 near the numerous bridges on the Han River that cuts through the heart of Seoul, including the landmark Jamsil and Mapo Bridges”. Specifically, shooting will take place in the upscale locations of Cheongdam Bridge, Teheran Boulevard, and Gangnam Station as well as Sangam DMC and Yongsan, the latter of which is home to one of the U.S. military’s bases. Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans will be shooting on location, but we don’t know if any other cast members will be joining them. Shooting has already wrapped in Johannesburg, and has now moved on to principal photography at Shepperton Studios in the U.K.
The film also stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, and James Spader. Avengers: Age of Ultron opens in theaters May 1, 2015.
With principal photography on the Marvel sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron set to get underway in just a few weeks, the recent news that actress Scarlett Johansson is pregnant had some wondering whether it would impact the production. Last week, we heard that Marvel planned on “fast-tracking” Johansson’s scenes as Black Widow, which would ensure that the actress could complete her portion of filming in a timely manner.
When Steve was speaking with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige recently in anticipation of the release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier (which also stars Johansson), the executive spoke about moving forward with Age of Ultron in the wake of this news. Feige said that while they have done a bit of rearranging with the shooting schedule, the script hasn’t changed one bit. Hit the jump for more.
When Marvel was preparing to release of The Avengers in 2012, it was the culmination of a hefty gamble on the studio’s part and not everyone was convinced it would work. The studio wanted to see if audiences would respond to a series of films set up like comic books, in which certain heroes would get standalone features and then all appear together in one massive team-up film, with everything taking place in the same universe. The gamble did indeed pay off and audiences responded overwhelmingly to The Avengers, as the result was the smashing of the opening weekend box office record and an overall worldwide gross of $1.5 billion; the Joss Whedon-helmed film now sits at number three on the all-time box office chart.
Marvel is deep into its Phase Two series of films now, and 2014 will kick off with the release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier on April 4th. While recently speaking with Chris Evans in anticipation of the film’s release, Steve also briefly discussed the highly anticipated sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron with the Captain America actor, and he revealed his reaction to reading Whedon’s script for the follow-up. Hit the jump for more.
Initial filming is currently underway on Marvel’s highly anticipated sequel The Avengers: Age of Ultron, and the production is so large that some of the actors aren’t even showing up until two months into production. That’s what Chris Hemsworth revealed this weekend while at Wizard World Comic-Con, where he briefly discussed writer/director Joss Whedon’s follow-up. While the actor obviously didn’t reveal any plot specifics—or anything of substance, really—he offered up some obvious yet still enticing nuggets about the superhero team-up and talked a bit about his shooting schedule. Read his comments after the jump.
Yesterday, it was reported that Scarlett Johansson is pregnant, which is wonderful for her and her fiancée, but will be a bit of a headache for filming on The Avengers: Age of Ultron. According to E! Online, the production is going to “fast-track her scenes” once she finishes her press tour for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and begins filming overseas on April 5th.
It’s the sensible move since production on a major blockbuster tends to go for months, and they don’t know when Johansson will start to show. It’s going to be difficult to hide a baby bump under the character’s catsuit, so unless Black Widow develops a predilection towards standing behind things, carrying boxes, and wearing frumpy sweaters, filming her scenes ASAP is probably the best way to go. The Avengers: Age of Ultron opens May 1, 2015.
All hail corporate synergy! Because Disney owns ABC and Marvel, next month the network will air a one-hour special, Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe, which “goes behind the scenes of the comic-media empire.” It basically sounds like an hour-long commercial for their own product, but I doubt fanboys will mind. The special will provide ‘a “sneak peek” of an undisclosed nature from next year’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron,” as well as new footage from Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy. There will also be some promotion of the deeply disappointing Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which will include footage from upcoming episodes.
Hit the jump for more. Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe will premiere Tuesday, March 18th at 8:00pm. Captain America: The Winter Soldier opens April 4th; Guardians of the Galaxy opens August 1st; and The Avengers: Age of Ultron opens May 1, 2015.
Filming began on Marvel’s highly anticipated sequel The Avengers: Age of Ultron last week in Johannesburg, South Africa on a sequence that will take place during the first 10 minutes of the film, but Marvel has announced yet another international shooting location for the superhero follow-up. Per THR, The Avengers 2 will be filming “key elements” in Seoul, South Korea, with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige noting that the country is the perfect fit for the film because it “features cutting-edge technology, beautiful landscapes, and spectacular architecture.” It’s unknown how long the production will be filming in Seoul, but the bulk of shooting will take place at Shepperton Studios in London, with the U.S. and Italy also serving as other filming locations.
Joss Whedon wrote the script and has returned as director for the pic, and the cast includes Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, and James Spader. The Avengers: Age of Ultron opens in theaters May 1, 2015.
Joss Whedon’s superhero sequel The Avengers: Age of Ultron has taken over the streets of Johannesburg, South Africa. Unsurprisingly, some early set video from the shoot has already leaked out. The one we’ll share with you today is a video of a stunt sequence from the film, sadly devoid of any of the costumed crusaders, but a closer look reveals that it’s likely that a certain big green Avenger is behind the chaos.
The Avengers: Age of Ultron opens on May 1, 2015 and stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Paul Bettany, and James Spader. Hit the jump to watch the video.
Black Widow’s (Scarlett Johansson) debut in Iron Man 2 was a bit underwhelming but Joss Whedon made her exciting when she got an increased role in The Avengers. She’s now one of the leads in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and it looks like the character is going to keep getting bigger as the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues. For The Winter Soldier, co-star Chris Evans tells Total Film, “Black Widow’s whole arc [in The Winter Soldier] is coming to terms with her history – that she’s been a spy, and spies aren’t necessarily trustworthy.” That sounds like a good arc, but it looks like it will only be a starting place for the studio’s plans.
Hit the jump for Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige talking about her part in The Avengers: Age of Ultron and where they might take Black Widow from there.