When the original Iron Man came out, I don’t think anyone–especially Marvel–thought it was going to become what it did, which is basically the first cog in a giant machine known as Phase I. Phase I involved setting up a cast of characters that would be shoe-horned into each other’s movies and lead up to the eventual Avengers film. Well that happened and everybody made a dump truck full of money (despite the fact that no one really likes Captain America all that much). Which now brings us to Phase II, which begins in exactly one month when Iron Man 3 hits theaters.
In the above video, check out the cast and crew of these movies lay out their plans for what Phase II will bring to audiences. ANd while I’m hoping this is the last time Gwyneth Paltrow will be talking about being in a Marvel movie, from what we’ve gleamed from the trailer, it looks like she’ll be sticking around for awhile. Damn. And be sure to check out the entire Marvel release calendar for the next three years of your life after the jump. Read more… »
I may be the person on the planet (living or dead) who really did not enjoy The Avengers. There are way too many reasons to list off at the moment, but feel free to message me if you want to hear them in their full, misanthropic glory. What can’t be argued about though, is that director Joss Whedon was somehow able to navigate the hodgepodge of CGI nonsense to at least have the shots make sense, and not pull an Attack of the Clones on us.
The highlight of the effects in the movie (other than Hulk’s pants stretching to appropriate size) was the climactic finale through the streets, buildings and air of New York City. And in the video above, the ILM magic makers describe how they were able to make it seem like all the Avengers were fighting together outside Grand Central Station when not only were none of them in New York, but sometimes none of the actors were even there. Enjoy.
The Hulk stole the show in Joss Whedon’sAvengers adventure last summer. He provided comic relief, emotional resonance and packed an almighty punch too.
And now it seems like his efforts have been rewarded with the announcement that the big green beast will get his own movie after The Avengers 2 has been released. Will he manage to do okay by himself? History certainly isn’t on his side but it’ll be nice to see Mark Ruffalo get the chance, hopefully.
But what other films have been stolen by characters, who were then been rewarded with their own adventures? Check out the gallery for some of our favorites.
If you’ve ever wondered what Steve Rogers did after he became the first avenger, then you can stop wondering now and find out. It turns out that Joss Whedon had to cut a lot of scenes from The Avengers to keep it down to 143 minutes, and this poignant one featuring Captain America happened to be one of them.
Steve lost a lot of friends and loved ones while he was frozen in ice. With the exception of one, as you’ll see in the cut scene. This 3-minute clip basically shows Steve’s perspective of the world as he tries to adjust to modern life. Hit play to watch the clip above and keep your eyes peeled to catch a cameo featuring one of comics’ greatest living legends. Enjoy!
The release of The Avengers on DVD and Blu-ray has allowed us access to several scenes that Joss Whedon decided weren’t good enough for us on the big screen. An alternate beginning to the superhero opus recently hit the web which would have set up the rest of The Avengers as flashback and also showed us that downtown New York was completely destroyed by IronMan, The Hulk and Captain America’s actions.
It also showed us that Cobie Smulders’ S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Maria Hill had a problem with Nick Fury’s methods and that there was a divide between the two of them. Something that wasn’t apparent in the movie, probably because we were too busy staring at Smulders’ ass.
This isn’t the first time deleted scenes have emerged and changed the perspective of a movie, or in the case of Jackass and Anchorman just given us extra reasons to love it. Check out our list of the greatest deleted scenes of all time, starting with:
Robert Downey Jr. is cocky, egotistical, and an absolute ladies man. Not him per se, but when he’s playing Tony Stark aka Iron Man, that is.
Apparently, Downey is a pretty nice and down-to-earth guy, because he’s got everybody from director Joss Whedon and co-stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, and Mark Ruffalo singing him praises. Not just as an actor, but as Whedon puts it, the ‘leader of the band.’
Apparently, he’s that awesome because Thor himself calls Downey the ‘the Godfather of the Avengers.’ Hiddleston and Ruffalo also chime in about what a great guy Iron Man is. Check out the clip to see and hear the entire thing.
Remember that scene in The Avengers, when Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk jumped out of the S.H.I.E.L.D. hellicarrier and ended up smashing into a huge building down below? He emerged as a very exposed and confused Bruce Banner amid the rubble that the Hulk’s massiveness caused.
You might recall seeing Harry Dean Stanton standing over him then, dressed as a security guard who didn’t seem to be very surprised as seeing him or the mess that he had created. Instead, he asked Bruce matter-of-factly if he needed any clothes. (Obviously, he did.) And that was that, at least in the movie.
It appears that was part of a much longer scene where Stanton questions Bruce Banner about the Hulk and its existence. EW has just debuted the clip of the extended scene online and it’s interesting, to say the least. It also provides some insight into who (or what) the Hulk really is.
Stanton tries to push Bruce in the right direction, and asks the question that nobody probably knows the answer to:
Are you a big guy that gets all little, or a little guy that sometimes blows up large?
Check out the deleted scene in the player above to see how Bruce Banner responded to that and more. Enjoy!