Chris Evans - Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr. and Jeremy Renner, stars of Marvel's 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' joined Marvel Entertainment executives to ring the Opening Bell at the New York Stock Exchange at NYSE Wall St New York . - New York, United States - Tuesday 3rd May 2016
Chris Evans, Anthony Mackie , Robert Downey Jr. - World Premiere of 'Captain America: Civil War' at Dolby Theatre in Hollywood - Arrivals at Dolby Theatre - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 12th April 2016
Robert Downey Jr., Anthony Mackie , Chris Evans - World Premiere of 'Captain America: Civil War' at Dolby Theatre in Hollywood - Arrivals at Dolby Theatre - Hollywood, California, United States - Tuesday 12th April 2016
Matt LeBlanc , Chris Evans - Matt LeBlanc and Chris Evans getting ready to set off on a journey to Brighton in open topped Reliant Robins for a Top Gear episode at BBC Portland Place - London, United Kingdom - Friday 19th February 2016
'Avengers' actors Jeremy Renner and Chris Evans have apologised for jokingly calling Black Widow a slut during a recent interview.
Jeremy Renner and Chris Evans have apologised for the derogatory remarks they made about Black Widow, the character Scarlett Johansson plays in the Avengers film franchise, in a recent interview with a UK entertainment website.
Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow in the Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Continue reading: Jeremy Renner & Chris Evans Apologise For Calling Black Widow "A Slut"
Marvel fans will love the action mayhem in this Avengers sequel, but everyone else will vividly feel the fatigue that has descended over this franchise. After the bright spark of originality in last summer's Guardians of the Galaxy, we're back to the same tired formula involving terrific actors battling for screen time in between gratuitous, brutal action sequences that are so digitally animated that they're technically cartoons.
The film opens in the middle of the action as Captain America (Chris Evans) leads Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye (Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner) to recapture an Asgardian sceptre. Tony then discovers that the sceptre could be useful for Ultron, his artificial intelligence project to create a global peacekeeping force. But this goes badly wrong as Ultron (James Spader) springs to life and decides instead to obliterate humanity to make space for his population of smart machines. So the team races from America to Africa, Korea and Eastern Europe, facing off against Ultron and his super-powered twin cohorts Pietro and Wanda (Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen), who of course defect to the Avengers. They also get help from a human-computer entity called The Vision (Paul Bettany).
Yes, there are a lot of characters in this film, and writer-director Joss Whedon is exceptionally good at giving each of them something to do, both dramatically and in the thick of the action. These brief moments of humour and emotional depth are what make the movie enjoyable, giving the solid actors some meaty material to play with.
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While other recent promotional interviews for 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron' have been interesting, none have been as funny or wacky as Chris Hemsworth and Chris Evans'.
When embarking on a franchise like 'The Avengers', it must help to get on well with your other cast members. In a recent interview with Chris Hemsworth (Thor) and Chris Evans (Captain America), the two actors displayed a hilarious friendship with one anther - giving a tiny glimpse into what it must be like on set with these guys.
Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth and Scarlett Johansson in 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron'
"Lovers, kindred souls, kindred spirits", said Hemsworth, while discussing the relationship between Thor and Captain America. Evans jumped in by revealing: "We wear necklaces with a little broken heart, and when we put them together." But when they tried to draw a comparison between themselves and another movie, they found themselves with different opinions.
Chris Hemsworth (Thor) and Chris Evans (Captain America) took some time to talk about the upcoming 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' in an interview. The two actors discussed how they continued to play their established characters in a new and interesting way, as well as explaining how they all felt that filming the movie was like attending a party. The two actors also explained their reaction to the arrival of new faces on the set, in the form of Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen, and how well they fit into the family dynamic that was going on at the time.
Continue reading: Chris Hemsworth And Chris Evans Avengers: Age of Ultron Video Interview
All the creatures of the animal kingdom are called to a meeting, only to receive some terrifying news. A great flood is on the way to engulf the land everywhere. Luckily, a human named Noah is building an ark to rescue the animals, but when it turns out Nestrians are not invited on to the ark, Dave and his young son Finny are forced to find a way to sneak on board incognito. Disguised with the help of a Grymp named Hazel and her daughter Leah, they make it to the boat safely... or at least some of them do. Leah and Finny have been left behind on a tall mountain, and the former can't think of anything worse than setting out on an adventure with her annoying and persistent tag-along.
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North Yorkshire Police have asked the BBC for a copy of the report that led to the 'Top Gear' presenter being dismissed on Wednesday.
On the same day it was announced that he had been sacked by the BBC after a ‘fracas’ with a ‘Top Gear’ producer, things could be about to get even worse for Jeremy Clarkson. Sky News confirmed that North Yorkshire Police has asked the BBC for its report in to the incident, and may charge him “where necessary”.
54 year old Clarkson was told on Wednesday by BBC Director General Tony Hall that his contract with the corporation will not be renewed. Hall is publishing the findings of the internal investigation, and has been asked by police for a copy of the report, leading to the possibility of an assault charge against the presenter.
Ex-'Top Gear' presenter Jeremy Clarkson riding around London
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The superhero duo made a special appearance as the result of a Super Bowl bet.
All thanks to a Super Bowl bet made in February, this Saturday 7th March the kids at Seattle Children’s Hospital were lucky enough to meet Captain America in the flesh. Chris Evans was accompanied by fellow superhero Chris Pratt, who is the star of another highly successful movie, Guardians of the Galaxy.
Chris Evans in his Captain America attire.
It was the pair’s second hospital visit after they placed a bet on which of their teams would win the Super Bowl in February. If Pratt’s team (the Seattle Seahawks) won, Evans had agreed to visit the Seattle Children’s Hospital dressed as Captain America, while if Evans’ team (the New England Patriots) were successful, Pratt had promised to visit Christopher’s Haven, in Boston, as his Guardians of the Galaxy character, Star-Lord. Despite the win by Evans and the New England Patriots, the two men kept up both ends of their bargain and visited children at both hospitals dressed as their superhero counterparts.
Continue reading: Chris Evans And Chris Pratt Surprise Kids At Seattle Children’s Hospital
Imagine your pre game pics being invaded by Star-Lord AND Captain America.
Chris Pratt and Chris Evans may have been rivals in the weeks leading up to the Superbowl, but the two Marvel stars have proved their best when working together, after taking part in ‘The Tonight Show’s’ ‘Celebrity Photobomb’ segment.
Chris Pratt has been helping Jimmy Fallon and Chris Evans with some epic photobombs
Seahawks fan Pratt and Patriots supporter Evans had been building up a friendly rivalry over social media after their teams made it to the Superbowl final. The two eventually made a bet that if the Seahawks lost Pratt had to show up at Evans' non-profit housing venture Christopher's Haven, dressed as Star-Lord. Then if the Patriots lost, Evans would have to pay a visit to a Seattle children's hospital dressed as Captain America.
Paul Bettany, who plays The Vision in the upcoming 'Avengers' movie, has been overwhelmed by the size of 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron' set and he's not the only one.
Paul Bettany was shocked with the size and scale of The Avengers: Age of Ultron set. The 43-year-old actor has previously had a role in The Avengers Assemble and the Iron Man trilogy as the voice of Iron Man's computer JARVIS but he plays the villain, The Vision, in the upcoming Avengers film.
Paul Bettany stars as The Vision in The Avengers: The Age of Ultron.
Actors Chris Evans and Chris Pratt have entered into a Super Bowl-sized bet for charity.
Seattle Seahawks fan Pratt, star of last summer’s success Guardians of the Galaxy, and New England Patriots supporter Evans, who plays Captain America, engaged in a friendly-natured war of words over Twitter on Tuesday night.
Chris Pratt will dress as Star-Lord and wear a Tom Brady shirt if his Seahawks lose
Continue reading: Captain America And Star-Lord In Super Bowl Bet
They've fought private military corporations, Nazi splinter-groups and a Norse god. Now, The Avengers assemble once again to celebrate their success. But when a new project from Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) reveals itself to be sentient and ready to bring the world to its knees, The Avengers are ready to fight amongst themselves while the threat of Ultron (James Spader) grows his strength, and gains allegiance from Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and the Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen). Meanwhile, Stark is seeing hostility from Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and The Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) while Captain America (Chris Evans) desperately tries to bring the team back together to stop the Age of Ultron.
Continue: Avengers: Age Of Ultron Trailer
After an interesting year for movies, television and music, the 41st People's Choice Awards are here to tell us who the world's 'Favourites' are.
It's that time of the year when the annual The People's Choice Awards role in, honouring the very best of popular culture in 2014. The 41st iteration of the ceremony saw a number of celebrities making an appearance to give, receive and pose with awards for categories ranging from 'Favourite Movie Actor' to 'Favourite TV Character We Miss Most'. So, yes, the net was cast pretty wide.
The Cast of 'The Big Bang Theory' at the 41st People's Choice Awards (Credit Frazer Harrison - Getty Images)
A lot has happened since the Battle of New York. The world was attacked by Norse God, Loki (Tom Hiddleston), causing a united force of tech super-hero Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr), reanimated World War Two super soldier Captain America (Chris Evans) and Loki's brother - the Norse God of thunder, Thor (Chris Hemsworth). Two years on, the Avengers have worked to defeat evil in Godly realm of Asgard, on planet Earth, and within S.H.I.E.L.D., the organisation that brought them together in the first place. Now, with Iron Man in retirement and S.H.I.E.L.D. in disarray, the world is suddenly threatened by Ultron (James Spader), a robot who seeks to destroy the Avengers now that he has been unshackled.
Continue: Avengers: Age Of Ultron - Teaser Trailer
'Avengers: Age of Ultron' trailer has leaked a week earlier - but what does it tell us?
The first trailer for The Avengers: Age of Ultron - likely to be one of the biggest grossing movies of all time - has been leaked online a week before its intended preview on TV. The clip was supposed to air during the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D television series but made its way online on Wednesday (October 22, 2014).
Is Iron Man sacrificing himself for Paul Bettany's character Vision?
The source of the leak is unclear, though Marvel appeared to do the smart thing and after making light of the situation on Twitter ("Dammit, Hydra), they released a HD version.
Continue reading: So Who Leaked The 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' Trailer?
The award show will be the culmination of a whole new range of programming across multiple platforms.
The BBC is launching a brand new music awards show with Fearne Cotton and Chris Evans (the Radio 2 presenter) as the inaugural hosts. The awards will be BBC’s biggest musical event after Glastonbury and are intended to unite BBC One, BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 2 and culminate in a big live event this coming winter.
Fearne Cotton is set to host the brand new award show in December.
The award show will be held on December 11 at Earl’s Court in London, where the best British artist and international artist awards, as chosen by a panel of BBC presenters and producers will be awarded the new honor. The song of the year winner will be determined by viewers and listeners, adding an interactive component to the show.
Fearne Cotton and Chris Evans will present the first ever BBC Music Awards.
Continue reading: Chris Evans And Fearne Cotton To Present First Ever BBC Music Awards
The creators of 'The Lego Movie' have hinted they would like the Marvel superheroes to appear in 'The Lego Movie 2.' Here's our pick of the top five that we'd like to see.
Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the writer/director dream team behind the hugely successful The Lego Movie have said that they would love to feature Marvel heroes in The Lego Movie 2. The sequel, which is provisionally set to come out in May 2017, will be directed by Chris McKay, rather than Miller and Lord.
The Lego Movie won over even the harshest critics to become one of the biggest films of 2013
Both have admitted it would be difficult to make it work with Marvel in The Lego Movie 2 because of legal issues. The Lego Movie was made by Warner Bros, so they were able to use all of the DC superheroes, as they are owned by Warner. Superman, the Green Lantern, Wonder Woman and The Flash all featured in the first Lego Movie, but would Marvel allow Warner to use their characters?
Continue reading: The 5 Marvel Superheroes We'd Like To See In 'The Lego Movie 2'
In a post-apocalyptic world where a deadly ice age has taken over the Earth, there are only a few survivors, all of whom have taken shelter in an enormous train propelled by perpetual motion. While the rich and powerful live in luxury at the front end of the locomotive, the poor have been forced to dwell at the tail with limited supplies by the dictatorial Minister Mason. During a routine deliverance of protein blocks, one tail inhabitant, Curtis, decides to round up a rebel army to invade the front, though no-one could have imagined the amount of bloodshed the ensuing revolt would trigger. In a bid to destroy the barbaric class hierarchy this new life has caused, Curtis plots a major act of disaster. It starts to look like the human race really will be the death of themselves.
Continue: Snowpiercer Trailer
Can anyone knock Captain America off the US box office top spot?
It seems there really is no defeating Captain America, as The Winter Solider has topped the US box office again for the third straight week, what's more the movie has now passed the $200million box office mark. Not fairing so well over the Easter holiday however was Johnny Depp, who is suffering another box office flop as Transcendence only managed to enter in 4th place.
Chris Evans reigns supreme as Captain America
This week, Captain America: The Winter Solider took on the star power of Johnny Depp whose new movie Transcendence opened to negative reviews. According to studio estimates, The Winter Solider took around $26 million at the box office, whilst Depp’s offering only managed $11 million, coming in on fourth place. Sadly for Depp, Transcendence marks his third box office flop in a row after The Lone Ranger and Dark Shadows.
This week's newcomer, "Transcendence", seems to be underperforming.
The weekend box office continues to offer no surprised this week, with the Johnny Depp starrer Transcendence looking like a flop and likely to take fourth place behind previous chart toppers. The real fight is once again between Marvel’s latest blockbuster, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and the animated hit Rio 2. The jungle adventure (that’s Rio, in case you’re one of the few out there, who haven’t seen either) is looking likely to take the top spot this week, by the minimal margin of $2 million over Cap.
Despite Johnny Depp's star power, Transcendence is barely making a ripple at the box office.
Rio 2 is predicted to make roughly $27 million over the three day period, while Captain America is predicted similar earnings to last weekend - $25 million, according to Variety. Winter Soldier has grossed almost $510 million worldwide ($175 million domestically), while Rio 2 has tallied $177.2 million ($53 million domestically) through Thursday.
Continue reading: Weekend Box Office Update: "Rio 2" Soars, "Transcendence" Flops
A strong second week saw the Cap' reign supreme
Captain America: The Winter Soldier fought off some pretty serious opposition to maintain its position at the top of the box office, while three newcomers usurped the majority of last week’s top 5. Box Office Mojo have the stats.
Chris Evans in Captain America: Winter Soldier
With Chris Evans reprising his role as the all-American hero, the critics have been kind to the latest instalment of Marvel’s imperious quest to move their properties onto the big screen. ‘Cap’ managed a hefty weekend gross of $41.3m, bringing its total domestic gross up to $159m and its worldwide total to a hugely impressive $476.7m.
The latest instalment from Marvel Studio's enjoys a second week as the No.1 movie in North American cinemas, earning $41.4 million.
Marvel's latest film adaptation, 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier', is still the main choice for cinemagoers in North America as it continues to reign No.1 at the Box Office after its record breaking opening last weekend.
Chris Evans returns in the starring role as the 'Captain'
The sequel to 2011's 'Captain America: The First Avenger,' and the ninth instalment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe earned an impressive $41.4 million in its second weekend of release, which now brings the film's domestic earnings to a total of $159 million.
Is another film capable of knocking 'The Lego Movie' off the number spot for highest-grossing movie of 2014? We think so...
The Lego Movie is sitting firmly atop the highest grossing movies of 2014 list, having raked in over $410 million. The animated film has been a huge hit with cinema goers and critics, although we’re not even half way through the year yet, there’s still time for it be knocked off the top spot.
The Lego Movie is currently the highest grossing movie of 2014
It looks as though Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which has only been on the big screen for a couple of weeks, could easily come along and steal its crown. It’s already taken over $308 million at the box office, which sounds impressive but still leaves it at the number three spot, $16 million behind 300: Rise of an Empire. There’s still time, Captain America.
Continue reading: Which Of These Movies Will Be The Biggest Of 2014?
There's one more Cap movie coming. In other news, still no Black Widow solo flick.
Attention Marvel fans! Captain America 3 is happening! It’s happening soon, in fact, as Marvel have just announced a release date for the third film. Who knew Cap could become such a global superstar! Given Captain America: The Winter Soldier’s record breaking box-office success, the studio has announced the first Avenger’s return for 2016. Marvel will release the as-of-yet-untitled Captain America 3 on May 6, 2016, according to Deadline. Fanboys and girls need not wonder why that date sounds familiar – this is also the release date for another high-profile superhero flick, DC’s Batman vs. Superman, the final title for which is alsp TBA at this point.
Who wouldn't want more of this?
If that’s not a challenge that Marvel have issued there, we don’t know what is. But it looks like the studio can afford to. Unlike DC, who only have one movie from their potential franchise released at this point (and a not-too-successful one at that), Marvel have been cranking out Avengers flicks since 2004 and frequently reaching the billion dollar success mark with them.
Continue reading: Captain America Gets Third Solo Movie Slotted Into The Marvel Schedule
The Marvel sequel performed extraordinarily well over its first weekend.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier has far exceeded opening weekend box office expectations by pulling off the awesome feat of becoming the biggest April movie of all time. The blockbuster sequel outstripped the sales of its predecessor, Captain America: The First Avenger, by 47% with $96.2 million taken domestically and over $300 million worldwide during its weekend debut, according to Box Office Mojo.
Chris Evans Reprises His Role As The Titular Hero In Marvel's Stunningly Successful Sequel.
Chris Evans reprises his role as Steve Rogers and his titular superhero alter-ego in the Marvel/Disney sequel. Having been forcibly enlisted in the superhero group S.H.I.E.L.D., he is tasked with battling a new and formidable foe, The Winter Soldier, alongside Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow.
The Marvel Studios movie eclipsed all competition at this weekend's box office after debuting No.1 and setting a new record for the month of April.
Marvel Studios' latest instalment, 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier', is proving to be hugely popular, not just among comic book fans, but all cinemagoers as it reigns No.1 at this week's North American box office, breaking the April earnings' record.
Chris Evans reprises his role as the 'Captain' in the sequel
The sequel to 2011's 'Captain America: The First Avenger,' and the ninth instalment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe earned an impressive $96.2 million, which beat the previous highest-grossing movie in the month of April (2011's 'Fast Five') by $10 million.
A behind-the-scenes video from the new superhero movie shows how the helicarriers were designed.
Prepare to step behind the scenes of Captain America: The Winter Soldier and delve in to the film's astounding visual effects, thanks to company Industrial Light & Magic and Wired magazine. ILM was tasked with updating the helicarriers in the superhero sequel. The helicarriers? You know, those gigantic airborne ocean liners with the neat propellers seen in The Avengers? Well, Winter Soldier has three of these babies, which took some serious effort to create.
'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' - It's Not All About The Dashing Chris Evans, You Know.
FXguide's Mike Seymour spoke to the visual effects company to find out what new details were added to the S.H.I.E.L.D. aircrafts, and how the effects team created a digital modeling environment for the epic helicarrier crash scene seen in the new Marvel blockbuster. As in most CGI-heavy movies, the special effects are best when you barely notice them, which involves hundreds of effects geniuses working tirelessly behind the scenes to make that explosion look as real as possible.
Check out the first trailer for the new thriller from the 'Léon' director.
The first trailer has been released for Lucy, the brand new thriller from French director Luc Besson and actress Scarlett Johansson. The Avengers star takes centre stage as the titular character in this gritty, futuristic, sci-fi adventure and plays a drug mule who finds herself accidentally given extraordinary superpowers by the bag she's transporting.
Scarlett Johansson Plays A Drug Mule Who Finds Herself With Superhuman Powers In 'Lucy.'
After being kidnapped in the Taiwanese city of Taipei, Lucy finds herself in a dangerous situation where a bag of mysterious chemicals has been placed in her stomach. As the drug leaks out she is gifted with superhuman strength and a massive intelligence boost, which enables her to defeat her captors.
This is the Marvel movie that divides the fans from the casual filmgoers, as the movies become more like a TV series in which the world is saved from disaster every week. While it's shot and acted to an unusually high standard, the script treats the characters like pawns to throw at each other rather than real human beings. So while it's hugely entertaining, there isn't a hint of actual tension or suspense.
Now settling into life in the 21st century, super-powered soldier Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) and his cohort Natasha (Scarlett Johansson) are horrified when the mysterious, seemingly indestructible Winter Soldier launches an attack on Shield Director Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) on the streets of Washington DC. Suspected of being on the wrong side, Steve and Natasha set out to find out what's up, drafting in angry veteran Sam (Anthony Mackie) and his whizzy flying-wings accessory. Meanwhile, Shield boss Pierce (Robert Redford) is carrying on with launching a wildly heavy-handed security system for America.
Marvel show-runner Kevin Feige works hard to make these movies fit loosely into the overarching mythology while standing on their own. But this is the ninth time these superheroes have had to save the world since 2008's Iron Man, and it's getting a bit tired. This chapter introduces a perviously unseen darkness in the evil agency Hydra, but the real innovation here is the use of gritty Bourne-style direction for the lucid action sequences.
Continue reading: Captain America: The Winter Soldier Review
The 32 year-old actor desires to become a director full-time once his Marvel contract ends.
In the near future Chris Evans will take off the cape and costume for the final time. The 32 year-old 'Captain America' star is already thinking about retiring from acting to take up a different role in the movie industry.
Evans as 'Captain America' in the forthcoming sequel
Evans recently opened up to Variety, discussing being part of the Marvel universe and other career paths he would like to walk down.
Continue reading: Chris Evans Will Walk Away From Acting After Marvel Contract Expires
The 'Age of Ultron' cast were snapped filming in Italy.
Last week we saw the Avengers: Age of Ultron brother-sister duo Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver in Marvel's concept art but thanks to newly released on-set photos, we have been able to catch a glimpse of Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor Johnson as their superhero alter-egos filming an action scene in Italy, via Getty Images/Comic Book Resources.
Elizabeth Olsen Settles Into Her Super New Role In Italy.
The brand new snaps also afford us the opportunity to have a gander at the sequel's main villain, Ultron, who appeared in pre-CGI form as a sinister looking silver robot. Hilariously, the actor performing the movements of the baddie was photographed wearing a thick puffer jacker underneath his high tech silver scales and helmet; a feature that will be digitally erased when it comes to editing.
Scarlett Johansson could be leading her own 'Black Widow' movies. Yes, yes, yes.
Scarlett Johansson has added her name to the list of those wanting a Black Widow spin-off movie. Considering the actress has starred as Natasha Romanoff and her alter ego in Iron Man 2, The Avengers and most recently Captain America: The Winter Soldier - we'd consider that a pretty strong recommendation.
Scarlett Johansson in 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'
President Kevin Feige recently revealed that Marvel Studios is developing early ideas for a Black Widow spinoff and Johansson backed those plans at the UK premiere of the Captain America sequel on Thursday (March 20, 2014).
Continue reading: Scarlett Johansson Urges Marvel To Develop 'Black Widow' Movie
Scarlett Johansson adds her voice to the rumours of a 'Black Widow' standalone.
Scarlett Johansson has openly addressed the rumour of a standalone movie for her Marvel character, Black Widow. The 29-year-old told reporters at last night's Captain America: The Winter Soldier premiere: "If you want to see a Black Widow spin-off movie, then I want to see it. We'll see. We will put the request in to Marvel tomorrow," via Digital Spy.
Scarlett Johansson Has Openly Embraced The Notion Of A Black Widow Spin-Off Movie.
Scarlett's embrace of her many fans' wish for her to take centre-stage in her own superhero movie echoes Marvel Studios' president Kevin Feige's announcement that Johansson's character is to be explored further in Captain America and The Avengers: Age of Ultron, and that a standalone movie may also be in the works.
Continue reading: A 'Black Widow' Spin-Off? "I Want To See It," Says Scarlett Johansson
Captain America: The Winter Soldier is going to be big. Very big.
Chris Evans is back as Steve Rogers for another Captain America fix and Marvel's sequel to the 2011 movie, The Winter Soldier, has scored strong reviews ahead of its release next week. Anthony Russo and Joe Russo's movie - also starring Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L Jackson and Anthony Mackie - left a couple of critics dishing out some huge, huge kudos.
Chris Evans as Captain America
"Takes the bold (for Marvel) step of reducing CGI spectacle to a relative minimum in favor of reviving the pleasures of hard-driving old-school action, surprising character development and intriguing suspense," said Todd McCarthy of the Hollywood Reporter.
The sequel to 'Captain America's' first 2011 instalment sees the All-American superhero partner with 'Falcon' to face-off against the menacing new adversary 'The Winter Solider'.
It is only a matter of weeks before 'Captain America: The Winter Solider' is released in theatres across the globe, and fans of the Marvel Comics superhero are very eager to see how 'Captain America' deals with his new foe, the unanticipated, highly dangerous 'Winter Soldier'.
Chris Evans reprises his role as 'Captain America'
Like the other Marvel Studio instalments since 'The Avengers' (2012), this sequel occurs two years after the events in New York City, and although 'Steve Rogers' is still struggling to adjust to the modern world, he is still heavily involved with 'S.H.I.E.L.D', even if he isn't convinced with certain aspects of their ethics.
Steve Rogers has awoken after a deep sleep lasting 70 years following his fight with Nazi adversary the Red Skull during World War II. Things are a lot different now, however, which is more than enough for him to contend with, but when he is forcibly enlisted in the superhero group S.H.I.E.L.D. by the morally questionable Nick Fury, he soon finds himself in immediate danger once again. Unable to trust most of the people around him, he finds comfort in his S.H.I.E.L.D. cohorts, namely Natasha Romanoff AKA Black Widow and Sam Wilson AKA Falcon. Together, the group set out to tackle the world's latest threat, but when one member of S.H.I.E.L.D. is targeted and attacked in mysterious circumstances, they start to wonder if they are getting the whole picture. With assassins on Rogers' tail incessantly, he starts to uncover the planet's real menace in the form of the legendary Winter Soldier.
Chris Evans, star of Marvel's 'Captain America', will take the role of Grand Marshal for the 56th annual Dayton 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Feb 23rd.
Chris Evans, who plays 'Captain America' in Marvel Studios' feature films, was named this year's Grand Marshal for the 56th Daytona 500 earlier this week.
One of America's prestigious sporting event will take place next Sunday (Feb 23rd).
The 32 year-old actor's duty will be to put his own twist on the signature command, "Drivers, start your engines."
The full trailer for Marvel's 'Captain America: the Winter Solider' has finally been revealed letting us in to more than a few of the major plot points for the upcoming movie. The trailer shows Chris Evans back in his role as Steve Rogers who is now time teaming up with Scarlett Johansson as the Black Widow. We also get a look at Samuel L Jackson reprising his role as Nick Fury, Robert Redford appearing as a a senior SHIELD official and Anthony Mackie as a new superhero called the Falcon who has the ability to fly. With the release of 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' just over two months away, it may be worth using this time time to brush up on your Captain America knowledge before enjoying this installment.
Chris Evans returns as Captain Amercia
Who is Captain America?
Ok you really should know this one, but just incase: Captain America aka Steve Rogers is a solider who is enhanced by the US government and turned into a 'super solider'. After crashing his plane in the Arctic, he wakes up in a fake 1940s hospital and after running out into Times Square he realises he's awoken some 70 years later.
Continue reading: What You Need To Know Before Captain America: The Winter Soldier
The cover of this month's Empire Magazine gets the fangirls/boys in all of us thoroughly excited.
New Captain America: The Winter Soldier poster! Sorry, excitement like this does not allow for proper grammar. But you get the idea, Marvel have released a new promotional image for the 2014 flick and it offers not only a good look at Captain America’s new suit, but also a full preview of the brand new villain – Bucky as The Winter Soldier.
In case the trailer wasn't cool enough, check out this new promo image below.
We run through our top 10 Marvel movies in light of 'Thor: The Dark World's' release. Disagree with anything? Let us know!
With the release of Thor: The Dark World in the U.S. this week, we thought we'd take a look back into Marvel's movie history and put together a list of its Top 10 finest moments. Ok so a couple of the movies weren't actually made by the studio, but all feature characters from the Marvel comics.
The Thor sequel pulled in $8.7 million over its debut weekend in the UK - more than four times the amount that it's nearest rival grossed - and with Ender's Game the vulnerable reigning champion of the stateside box-office, things are looking good for Tom Hiddleston, Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman this weekend. Read our Thor 2 review here.
So, relax, grab yourself a cool drink and mull over our list of the Top 10 Marvel movies. Do you agree?
Continue reading: Did 'Thor 2' Make Our Top 10 Best Marvel Movies?
Something for fans of the Cap to tide them over
This week saw Marvel up the ante by releasing a new trailer for Captain America: Winter Solder. And it’s no accident that USA Today should - a few days later -reveal a new story for the superhero.
Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America
Released in a comic book format, the new five-issue, Marvel miniseries adventure will be written by trusted steed, Rick Remender. It will be illustrated by Punisher: In The Blood collaborator Roland Boschi.
Following events during World War II and his confrontation with Nazi adversary the Red Skull, Steve Rogers awoke 70 years later to find that the world had changed almost beyond recognition. He is now reluctantly a part of superhero law enforcers S.H.I.E.L.D., led by Nick Fury who more than once makes Steve question the ethics of the group and epitomises the blurred line between good guys and bad guys. There are people he can trust though, namely Natasha Romanoff AKA Black Widow; a fellow S.H.I.E.L.D. spy who embarks alongside him on a mission to tackle the latest global threat. However, when a member of S.H.I.E.L.D. is attacked, they find themselves in mysterious circumstances and start to wonder if someone's keeping something from them. As Rogers fights off a myriad of assassins, the real threat starts to surface in the form of the Winter Soldier.
'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' is the sequel to 2011's 'Captain America: The First Avenger'. Based on the Marvel comics by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, it has been directed by Primetime Emmy-winning brothers Anthony Russo, Joe Russo ('You, Me and Dupree', 'Community') with a screenplay by collaborative writing duo Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely ('Thor: The Dark World', 'The Chronicles of Narnia', 'Pain & Gain'). It is set to hit the UK on March 28th 2014.
Chris Evans is back as the all-American hero, and the first official trailer for his return was released this week
Captain America: The Winter Soldier had its first official trailer go viral this week (24 Oct.) and whilst it gives us a reasonable look at what we can expect from the the return of Chris Evans as the first Avenger, there may have been certain elements that you could have missed in the action-packed preview.
The Winter Soldier trailer leaves plenty of questions
We get to see plenty of Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Samuel L Jackson returning as Nick Fury. In all it looks as though the film has a strong S.H.I.E.L.D. presence, but this doesn't give us a great indication of what the film might offer. As for the potential bad guys, it looks as though Robert Redford might have a few sinister ideas up his sleeve and the masked badass we see here and there might be his accomplice, but what does it all mean?
Since Nick Grimshaw took over from Chris Moyles, the Radio 1 breakfast show has lost 1 million listeners.
Nick Grimshaw may have gained some new fans and listeners since moving to the coveted breakfast slot at the BBC's flagship radio station, but overall, his move to the main slot has seen listener numbers plummet by a massive 1 million people. The drop in numbers gives the high profile spot it's lowest audience numbers in over a decade and has called into question the BBC's commitment to Grimshaw as a DJ.
Grimmy has lost a substantial amount of listeners
The 29-year-old successor to Chris Moyles, who left the Radio 1 breakfast slot last September after 12 years of holding down the morning fort, has seen audience figures fall to the same number as when Moyles arrived in the slot. The audience numbers for the breakfast show, then presented by Sara Cox, were at an all-time low, but were taken to new heights thanks to the popularity of Moyles. However this may not spell the end of Grimmy, as he was tasked with increasing the number of young listeners tuning in to the station, even if that meant sacrificing some of Moyles' older listeners. According to the new figures, compiled by Rajar, Grimshaw brings in roughly 5.58 million listeners through the week.
Continue reading: Nick Grimshaw Oversees Massive Drop In Radio 1 Listeners
James Spader has joined the cast of Marvel's Avengers. Spader will be playing the villain in the upcoming 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'.
James Spader has been cast as the villain in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Marvel announced Spader will be playing the evil robot set against the Avengers team in the upcoming sequel of the superhero film. Spader is best known for his roles in such television series as Boston Legal, The Office and The Practice.
James Spader has been cast as Ultron the robot.
In Marvel lore, according to Entertainment Weekly, Ultron is a robot intent on acquiring power. His qualities include super-strength, mind control, genius intellect and a coma ray. Considering he has these qualities and happens to be a robot may make this a difficult role to play for Spader. It has not been announced if Spader will be providing the voice or playing the role with the help of motion capture.
Continue reading: James Spader Joins Avengers Cast As Villain Ultron
Ultron will be the set against the Avengers in the 2015 superhero film. Producer Joss Whedon discussed with an American entertainment website how he humanised a robot with super-human strength and intelligence.
Joss Whedon has chosen Ultron to face The Avengers in the next movie. The hugely anticipated sequel to the 2012 block office sensation is due to be released in cinemas in 2015. Filming of the superheroes film will begin next year. Whedon has discussed how he intends to make Ultron, an omnipotent machine into a character who can interact, effectively, with the superheroes. According to Entertainment Weekly, Ultron is a robot intend on acquiring power, something he will most likely almost acquire before being foiled by the Avengers. His qualities include super-strength, mind control, genius intellect and a coma ray.
Joss Whedon at the premiere of The Worlds End in L.A.
Whedon, speaking to the entertainment website, said "I knew right away what I wanted to do with him, he's always trying to destroy the Avengers, goddamn it, he's got a bee in his bonnet. He's not a happy guy, which means he's an interesting guy. He's got pain. And the way that manifests is not going to be standard robot stuff. So we'll take away some of those powers because at some point everybody becomes magic, and I already have someone [Scarlet Witch, a new character] who's a witch."
Continue reading: Joss Whedon Discusses Humanising Machines For 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron'
Can we legitimately call 2013's Comic-Con a geeky affair?
Comic Con has always been the Mecca of the geek. Whether it’s showcasing the latest superhero movie, a Q&A session with a prominent comic book writer or a season reveal of the latest sci-fi franchise; it’s always been for geeks, by geeks. But what about this year?
Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man
The last decade has seen a rise in popularity of geek culture, culminating in the ever-popular U.S sitcom, The Big Bang Theory, featuring four lovable geeks and their supposedly ‘normal’ neighbor Penny. Sheldon, Leonard, Howard and Raj all eulogize Comic-Con in the show, and like many of so-called geeks who identify these characters, they collect innumerable fantasy and sci-fi object D’art.
Continue reading: Is Comic-Con Still Just For Geeks?
Much more involving than the usual hitman thriller, this film takes a deliberately personal approach to its characters that makes it unusually involving. Of course, since it's a film about mafia assassins, none of the characters are hugely likeable. But we're able to identify with them because the cast and crew help us see their souls. And of course, this kind of character brings out the best in Michael Shannon.
He plays Richie, who in the early 1960s has settled down with his new wife Deborah (Ryder) in New Jersey. She thinks his job involves dubbing Disney cartoons, but his projects are actually part of an illicit mob-run porn network. And when local boss Roy (Liotta) asks Richie to work as his henchman, Richie proves to be surprisingly adept at murder. This is mainly because he's so good at compartmentalising his life: keeping his family and work completely separate. But when things with Roy start turning sour, and Richie turns to a rival killer (Evans) for more work, Richie's two worlds begin to collide.
Based on a true story, the film is chilling in its matter-of-fact depiction of a family man who ruthlessly bumps off anyone who falls afoul of the mob. And as the clashes in Richie's life begin to escalate into something personal, the film cranks up the tension to unbearable levels. Shannon is mesmerising in the role, letting us see cracks in Richie's dispassionate surface as he's required to kill friends and colleagues (including Franco in a memorable cameo). So when his wife and daughters are threatened, he's like a tamed wild animal pushed into the corner. We know what he's capable of doing to protect them.
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Four celebs drive from Jon O'Groats to Land's End in a pink Rolls Royce, for charity.
Gary Barlow and Chris Evans make an unlikely driving team as they travel up and down the country in a pink Rolls Royce in a bid to raise £1 million for Breast Cancer Care. They are joined by James May, the Top Gear presenter and Brian Cox, the TV science bod. The four celebrities are driving from Land’s End to John O’Groats to raise £1 million for Breast Cancer Care.
The FAB1 Million Challenge kicked off this morning, with the celebs heading off in the Rolls Royce, after Chris Evans finished his TV show. They’re expecting to finish in Scotland at about 4am on Friday morning (April 19, 2013) according to the Metro and they’ll be stopping off in Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol and Glasgow. The Take That singer, Gary Barlow, said: “If we can raise £1million it will be amazing. The car is incredible. I can’t wait to drive it, I’ve been designated as the tour chef and I’m going to dig my camping stove out, give it a dust-off and bring some food with me. I’m hoping along the way we get lots of support from the country.”
The fundraising idea was thought up by Chris Evans, who explained that they plan to use the car after the trip to continue raising money for the charity, by making it available to hire. “FAB1 Million aims to raise a million pounds for breast cancer, it’s as simple as that,” explained the radio DJ. “You can hire the most famous Rolls Royce in the world as the icing on the cake to whatever special event you are attending, knowing that you are donating to a very worthy cause in the process. It’s a win-win situation.”
Date of birth
13th June, 1981
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