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First Look At 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron': Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver, And Hawkeye


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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.

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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.

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Is Joss Whedon The Best Screenwriter And Director Of All Time? His Five Best Projects


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Joss Whedon isn’t just a screenwriter and director. For his fans he has become an icon of his own distinctive genre. He is inventor of the Whedon world, where girls kick ass and everyone is born with an innate knowledge of pop culture.  With The Avenger: Age of Ultron the talk of the town, we take a look at our five favourite Joss Whedon projects and what it is that makes them quite so unique.

Toy StoryDid You Know Joss Whedon Was A Screenwriter on Toy Story?

5. Toy Story (screenwriter)

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Sarah Michelle Gellar And David Boreanaz Together Again! But Where Are The Cast Of Buffy Now?


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We practically fell off our chair with excitement when we saw that Buffy and Angel, sorry, Sarah Michelle Gellar and David Boreanaz have recently been reunited! Sarah tweeted a pic of her and her old co-star/onscreen soulmate (Buffy & Angel 4eva), also posing with Emily Deschanel, David’s current co-star.

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We’d love to believe that this meant a new Buffy movie in the works, but we don’t want to get our hopes up too much. Especially since Buffy creator/genius Joss Whedon is currently writing and directing the next Avengers movie, Avengers: Age of Ultron, which is due to come out in 2015. We understand you probably have your hands full, but Joss, if you’re out there, #BringBackBuffy!

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Confirmed - Elizabeth Olsen On Board For 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron'


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Well, it’s basically confirmed, because Samuel L. Jackson said it, and he’s Samuel L. Jackson. Elizabeth Olsen will be making her super hero movie bow with Avengers: Age Of Ultron when it comes out in 2015. She’ll be playing the Scarlet Witch.

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L. Jackson confirmed the news while talking about his cameo in a recent episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Marvel’s TV version of the comic book franchise, which airs on ABC. During the interview, an ever-candid Samuel divulged some previously unconfirmed casting news.

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Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D Suffers H.U.G.E Drop In Viewers


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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D viewers were treated to a cameo from Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury in the second episode on Tuesday night (October 1, 2013), though 34% of those who tuned in for the premiere missed the appearance.

Agents of SHIELDClark Gregg [center] as Agent Coulson in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

ABC had hoped to avoid the annoying post-premiere ratings drop though it wasn't to be and Shield delivered 8.4 million viewers - still massive for 8pm, though a huge drop from last week.

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Marvel's 'Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D' Set To Take Over Television


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The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D have been a crucial element to the Marvel film universe for the past several years, they first appeared in 'Iron Man' (2008) after the credits and have since been featured in the first five Marvel movies which culminated in the release of 2012's superhero epic 'The Avengers'.

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Clark Gregg will be returning as Agent Coulson

'The Avengers' depicted a gathering of Marvel superheroes that was orchestrated by the S.H.I.E.L.D to defeat Thor's half-brother Loki, from subjugating Earth. The 'Agents of S.H.E.I.L.D' act as a peacekeeping organisation but in the new television series, there will be no superhero task force, so how will they still defeat the forces of evil?

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James Spader Confirmed As Main Villain In 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron'


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After weeks of speculation, James Spader has emerged as the man to take on the part of Ultron in the upcoming sequel to 2012's massively successful The Avengers. The star of the NBC series The Blacklist and Steven Spielberg's Lincoln was chosen ahead of a host of other potential candidates to portray the super-powered, armoured, robotic super villain.

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James Spader will portray the super-villain Ultron

Marvel announced Spader's casting on Thursday (29 August), thus completing the list of main stars for the feature length film. Already, the film's two new additions have been cast, with Elizabeth Olsen signed on to portray the X Men hero Scarlet Witch, with Kick-Ass star Aaron Taylor-Johnson due to portray her brother, Quicksilver. Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow are all due to return, and even The Avengers villain Loki (Tom Hiddleston) could appear in the film too.

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Bradley Cooper To Play Rocket Raccoon In 'Guardians Of The Galaxy'?


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Marvel studios have two highly anticipated superhero ensemble films coming out in the next few years, with Guardians of the Galaxy and The Avengers 2: Age of Ultron heading to the big screen in the next two years. With casting for both movies almost under wraps, the Disney-owned company is just adding the finishing touches to the films, including finalising the full cast; enter Bradley Cooper and Elizabeth Olsen, who are the latest names to be strongly linked with a role in one of the films.

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Bradley Cooper and Elizabeth Olsen are both in talks with Marvel to star in their upcoming films

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Cooper is in talks with Marvel Studios to voice the character Rocket Raccoon in the Guardians of the Galaxy movie, whilst Olsen is in discussions with Joss Whedon and co. to play the villainous Scarlet Witch in the sequel to The Avengers. Olsen's involvement was first announced by Bleeding Cool on Tuesday (20 August) before being confirmed by THR, with Cooper's involvement with GotG being first announced in Latino Review on Thursday (22 August). Marvel have made no comment on the potential appointments just yet.

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Joss Whedon Discusses Humanising Machines For 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron'


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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.

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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." 

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Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D Promises To Be More Than Avengers Spin Off


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The critics got a first glance at what Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D looks like yesterday, (Sunday Aug 4) when they were treated to a special screening of the first episode. And those same critics got to grill producer Joss Whedon afterwards.

The show - created for ABC by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen – is set in the same universe as creations like Iron Man; it contains the super-human criminals that S.H.I.E.L.D will have to battle each week and takes place after The Avengers’ Battle of New York.

"Every week it's not going to be some new hero," Whedon explains. "There could be a device, there could be a mystery.” The show will focus on characters who aren’t blessed (or cursed) with superpowers, rather it will look at the intricacies of teamwork and how the group work together to bring down the threat.

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Joss Whedon Says He Will Film 'Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.' His Way


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In the superhero show where none of the main characters have superpowers of their own, the upcoming Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. already looks like it has executive producer Joss Whedon's distinctive fingerprint all over it. The filmmaker discussed his upcoming project with fellow executive producer Jeffrey Bell and co-star Clark Gregg, who plays the back-from-the-dead agent Phil Coulson in the show and in the Marvel movies, and during this talk Whedon promised that he will remained as involved in the project as much as he can, hopefully ensuring that the series will be well worth a watch.

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Whedon wants the series to appeal to those who haven't seen the Avengers movie too

Whedon, who directed and co-wrote the pilot for the series, said at ABC’s S.H.I.E.L.D. panel in Beverly Hills on Sunday (4 August) that the show will look to focus on those ignored in the major movie epics, such as The Avengers, as it will concentrate on the fictional government agency S.H.I.E.L.D. - which stands for Strategic Hazard Intervention Espionage Logistics Directorate - and the agents it has working the field alongside their super-powered allies. And despite his involvement in the follow-up to the massive success that was 2012's The Avengers, which is titled The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Whedon claimed that he will try and have maximum impact and involvement on the show.

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Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Gets Rave Reactions At Comic-Con


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Anticipation for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D has been building up since the very first announcement for the show was released and one of the big milestones along the way was this Saturday’s panel held in Ballroom 20 at Comic-Con, which was set to feature exclusive preview clips from the upcoming series. When it was announced, earlier this week, that Avengers actress Cobie Smulders would be making a substantial appearance in the pilot, excitement sky-rocketed. Little did the eager Avengers/Marvel/Joss Whedon fans know however, that the preview went above and beyond its billing, treating attendees to a preview screening of the first episode in its entirety.

While we'll have to wait awhile for the full episode, you can catch the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. trailer below.

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What We Learnt From This Years San Diego Comic-Con: Full Round-Up Of Events


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At the Mecca of Geekdom - the San Diego Comic-Con International - the annual Comic-Con kick started in front of an eager audience this Thursday (July 18), with the our-day event already revealing some rather juicy pieces of information about what future films and TV shows have in store. Here's what we know so far, following the first two days of geeky gossip at the annual gathering.

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Smulders appeared in the 'Agents' pilot

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was one of the biggest talking points of the firsts two days, as ABC's Avenger's spin-off was discussed by a panel including Avengers director Joss Whedon and Agents... star Clark Gregg. Gregg discussed the miraculous recovery of his Avengers character Agent Phil Coulson, who was 'killed' by Loki in the first Avengers film only to return in time for his own starring series. Revelers got more than just a frank talk, as they were treated to a world premiere of the pilot episode for Agents..., which featured fellow Avengers star Cobie Smulders and was directed by Whedon. For those of you who weren't at Comic-Con, the series premieres on September 24.

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Firefly Flies Again As Mobile App - Fans Still Await New Series Of Cult Sci-Fi Show


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While dedicated fans wait patiently (or not so patiently in some cases) for a new series of Firefly, then can satisfy their cravings with a new mobile game, set for release on both iOS and Android in 2014. The announcement was made at San Diego Comic-Con, VG247 report. 

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Andy Gore, CEO of QMXi and Quantum Mechanix Inc. said of the announcement, “At QMx, we know firsthand how great and powerful a franchise Firefly is and how mighty the Browncoats are.” The Browncoats is the affectionate name of Firefly fans, after the Independence fighters in Joss Whedon’s popular TV show, which was controversially cancelled after just one season.

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Comic-Con 2013: 10 Things You Really Don't Want To Miss


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Geeks of the world unite, for San Diego Comic Con 2013 is finally here. The cast and creators of your favorite cult television shows and movies are descending on the Californian city to tease new series', reveal casting details and give away tons of free stuff.

This place is like Glastonbury - it's impossible for you to see everything you want to see - so you're just gonna have to accept the inevitable clashes and focus on our Top 10 events that you really don't want to miss.

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'Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D' To Hit Comic-Con With Bear McCreary As Not-So-Surprise Guest


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More news around Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which is bound to get Marvel fans amped up for the upcoming series – this weekend at Comic-Con, Bear McCreary will be introduced as the composer for the ABC series’ pilot episode. The composer’s new assignment is in no way unsuspected however, as McCreary has been a genre favorite for years now – the genre being high-budget TV productions with grand, swooping, ominous themes. Think along the lines of The Walking Dead score. Actually, think exactly that, since The Walking Dead is, in fact, one of McCreary’s best known projects, alongside sci-fi series Battlestar Galactica.

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McCreary enjoyed the challenge and the opportunity to work with Joss Whedon.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, McCreary had this to say about his approach: “I like to bring something unique to every project I take on, something that can immediately hook the audience and tell them what show or film they’re watching, or game they’re playing. The furious tremolo strings at the beginning of The Walking Dead main title, or the heavy percussion of Battlestar Galactica are great examples. At first glance, I was nervous that Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. would be difficult to approach. … It ties together a cinematic universe that spans years of characters, storylines and scores by talented composers. The instant I saw the pilot, I connected immediately with the characters.”

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Joss Whedon Reinvents Shakespeare With Stunning 'Much Ado About Nothing'


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Joss Whedon proves he is more than just the guy behind The Avengers with Much Ado About Nothing, a 2012 independent romantic comedy film based on the William Shakespeare play of the same name. The movie stars Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof and Nathan Fillion and premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival. It has gained stunning reviews ahead of its North American theatrical release this week.

Generally considered to be Shakespeare's finest comedy, the story follows two pairs of lovers, Benedick and Beatrice and Claudio and Hero. The former couple are witty and often proclaim their disdain for love, while the latter are young, perhaps naïve and infatuated with one another. Critics fell in love with the Whedon's reimagining of the play, "Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing is both a palate cleanser for the director and a small but savory treat for Shakespeare-starved audiences," said Kenneth Turan of the Los Angeles Times. Lou Lumenick of the New York Post agreed, writing, "Joss Whedon's fresh and cheeky adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing is a minor miracle - the first filmed Shakespeare comedy in decades that's actually funny." The Hollywood Reporter called it "one of the funniest Shakespeare films in ages," while Andrew O'Hehir of Salon.com said, "It definitely possesses that Whedon-esque nerdy energy, fizzing with humor, eroticism, booze and more than a hint of danger."

Shot in just 12 days, primarily at Joss Whedon's own residence in Santa Monica, California, the black-and-white movie hits selected theaters in the U.S. on Friday (June 7, 2013).

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Joss Whedon Won't Make 'Avengers 2' Without Downey Jr. And That's A Fact.


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Iron Man himself Robert Downey Jr is yet to sign on to appear in Avengers 2, it has emerged. Contractual negotiations between Marvel and the actor have been complicated by the fact that the third movie in the Iron Man franchise became the fifth highest grossing movie in history, just $100 million short of The Avengers.

Pretty much everyone - including Marvel - assumed Downey would be turning in for work on Avengers 2 given the huge success of the first film, though nothing has been signed. In conversation with the Daily Beast, director Joss Whedon made it clear he would not begin production on the sequel without his leading man, saying, "He is Iron Man. He is Iron Man in the way that Sean Connery was James Bond. I have no intention of making Avengers 2 without him, nor do I think I'll be called upon to do that," he said, unequivocally adding, "I don't think it's in my interest, Marvel's interest, or his interest, and I think everything will be fine. But I know that this is Hollywood and you roll with things. You have to be ready for the unexpected. But I loved working with Robert, and everybody knows he embodied that role in a way no one else can."

Of course both Whedon and Downey Jr would make an ABSOLUTE FORTUNE from Avengers 2, though the actor's standing as (probably) the most bankable star in the world right now is muddying a deal. Nevertheless, Whedon remained upbeat, saying, "I think everything will be fine."

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Joss Whedon To Bring His Own Twist To Modern Update Of Much Ado About Nothing


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Joss Whedon has already etched himself into geek folklore with his work on the spectacular movie version of The Avengers and the über popular TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly, however the movie-maker is so much more than a fanboy's best friend as he looks to prove in his re-telling of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing.

The filmaker sat down for a chat with the The Daily Beast along with the film's star Clark Gregg to talk Much Ado About Nothing, with the chummy pair discussing the unusual filming method adopted by Joss for the film, working with some of his long-time regulars (like Clark) and how his life has changed since The Avengers, making his latest film's back-to-basics approach all the more enjoyable.

The whole film was shot at Joss' own home, with the Toy Story screenplay writer enlisting the help of his friends and former co-workers for the black and white film. He said, "So I had this party and was like: "Hi, how are you doing? What are you doing for, say, the next three weeks?" I had to get all my ducks in a row before going forward."

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The First Full 'Agents Of SHIELD' Trailer Promises Action By The Bucket Load


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Anyone else's heart break after Clark Gregg's Agent Coulson died on The Avengers? Well good news if it did because Agent Coulson didn't really die and Gregg's character is taking a staring role in the new ABC series Agents of SHIELD. But wait, there's more good news, because the first full-length trailer for the Marvel movie spin-off series has been released online, and it looks awesome.

Set in the same universe as it's movie brethren, Agents of SHIELD (which stands for Strategic Homeland Intervention Enforcement and Logistics Department) will follow the not so super agents who work behind the scenes and side by side with their super-powered heroes in a post-Avengers set world. As well as Gregg, the cast also features Chloe Bennett (Nashville), Iain de Caestecker (Adam Barlow on Coronation Street), J. August Richards (Angel) and judging by a clip from the trailer, we might also have Coby Smulders' Agent Maria Hill on board too.

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ABC Ditches Dancing For Joss Whedon's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D [Trailer]


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ABC will consolidate its tired looking dance competition Dancing with the Stars into one solitary evening next season, opening up its Tuesday schedule for Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D an exciting new project from Avengers director Joss Whedon. The move was announced to advertisers at the Lincoln Center on Tuesday (May 14, 2013) after ratings for 'DWTS' continued to fall.

Sharing continuity with the Avengers franchise, 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D' revolves around the character or Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) who oversees many of the division's field operations. Whedon has already confirmed Coulson is alive in his character, despite his apparent death in The Avengers movie. Elsewhere, Ming-Na Wen plays Agent Melinda May, an ace pilot and weapons expert, while Brett Dalton plays Agent Grant Ward, a talented but asocial man in his early 30s. Chloe Bennet plays civilian recruit Skye, a computer hacker described as "bubbly and goofy."

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Joss Whedon Hints At Quicksilver And Scarlet Witch For 'The Avengers 2'


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Joss Whedon has hinted that the brother-sister comic book duo of Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch could feature in The Avengers 2. "I've got these two characters, two of my favourite characters from the comic book, a brother-sister act," he told Yahoo at the Iron Man 3 premiere, "They're in the movie."

Though he didn't directly reference Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch - and other siblings in the Marvel Universe include Aurora and Nothstar - the brother and sister are considered the most likely characters. Andrea and Andreas von Strucker, the villains collectively known as Fenris, are also twin brother and sister. There had been some speculation as to whether Marvel owned the rights to Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver (given that they're essentially X-Men chatacters) though during an interview with Hey U Guys, studio boss Kevin Feige said, "It's a little complicated. If they want to use them in an X-Men movie they could, if we want to use them in an Avengers movie we could. So that's that then.

Despite originating in the X-Men stories, the characters have actually played a central role in many of the biggest Avengers storylines. The question now is of course, who will play the brother sister team? Ryan Gosling? Mila Kunis? Is there anyone left who hasn't yet played a comic-book hero in either X-Men or The Avengers?

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Joss Whedon’s Much A Do About Nothing – A 12 Day Film


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What do you do when you have a little time off between shooting The Avengers? Well, there’s only really one person qualified to answer that question, but he doesn’t have to. Will Whedon decides to shoot a low budget version of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing in his Italian home.

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Joss Whedon at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival

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Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing Has A Shiny New Trailer (Video)


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The latest reboot of Much Ado About Nothing – directed by Joss Whedon – has a classy trailer for everyone’s perusal. It features lots of jazz, selected lines from the film and is shot in black and white. Watch it now.

This “indie” Shakespeare film was shot primarily at Whedon’s own home, features many of his close friends, and was made on a tight budget. It was actually filmed in less than 12 days in 2011 in-between The Avengers schedule, and was handed a special presentation at the Toronto International Film Festival 2012. It was also selected as the closing night film for the Glasgow Film Festival 2013. Alexis Denisof who starred in the Buffy spin-off Angel and worked with Whedon on The Avengers also stars. Other reboots of the classic Shakespeare comedy include BBC TV shows in 1984 and 2005, and a 2001 Hindi film called Dil Chahta Hai, which was a loose adaptation.

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When Don Pedro arrives in Messina with his officers Benedick and Claudio, they meet with the Messina Governor Leonato and Claudio subsequently falls head over heels for his daughter Hero but is too shy to court her. Benedick makes it clear that he will never be married, sharing a similar feeling with Leonato's niece Beatrice with whom he strikes up a fiery relationship. While Don Pedro goes about tricking Claudio into wooing Hero and getting Benedick and Beatrice to confess their love for one another, his bitter brother Don John goes about trying to break up the peace in the group with his own callous plotting. Will a string of nasty lies destroy all harmony in the beautifully blossoming courtships, or will love be strong enough to hold it all together?

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Joss Whedon's 'Romney Endorsement' Notches Up 1.8 Million Views


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Joss Whedon's satirical endorsement for Republican Mitt Romney has notched up 1.8 million views on YouTube. The man behind The Avengers released the video over the weekend, claiming Romney has "the vision and determination to cut through business as usual politics and finally put this country back on the path to a zombie apocalypse."

Users had watched the parody over 800,000 times during its first 24 hours online, with over a million checking it out since. Though clearly joking, Whedon remains serious throughout - adding to the comic effect. "Romney is ready to make the deep rollbacks in health care, education, social services, reproductive rights that will guarantee poverty, unemployment, overpopulation, disease, rioting: all crucial elements in creating a nightmare zombie wasteland," he said. We're guessing this all went down a storm with the young, hip, liberal, Walking Dead watching Obama fans and Whedon is the latest Hollywood-type to come out in favour of the President, who now looks likely to secure a second term in office. The viral video shows Whedon in his home going about his normal routine, which turns out to be him making previsions for the impending apocalypse. The video has perhaps become more apt given Hurricane Sandy's devastating path through America's East Coast this week.

Last week, humorist John Hodgman tweeted a link to a video that imitates a History Chanel special on Mitt Romney's presidency (set in 2016). It shows American at war with Iran and a new economic collapse. 

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New York Comic Con 2012: Clark Gregg’s Agent Coulson Will Return In S.H.I.E.L.D.


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Marvel Comics were responsible for one of the highlights of New York Comic Con 2012: the appearance of Clark Gregg AKA Agent Coulson.

The head of Marvel Television took to the stage at the comic book convention, to update fans with the latest developments in the land of Marvel TV and that included the news that Agent Coulson lives on!

Clark Gregg is the first actor to have been cast in Joss Whedon’s forthcoming movie S.H.I.E.L.D; the news had the gathered throng chanting “Coulson, Coulson, Coulson,” to demonstrate their love both for the character and of course, for the actor that has played the role in a number of Marvel movies, including Iron Man, Thor and Avengers Assemble as well as the Ultimate Spider-Man TV series. A trailer of some of Coulson’s finest moments, revealed the words “An Honest Man. An Honorable Man. A Man of S.H.I.E.L.D… We thank him for his bravery.” By the time the trailer has scanned to his death scene, it read “We remember his Legacy. Always. Rest in Peace, Agent Phil Coulson 1969 - 2012.” By the time the trailer had drawn to a close, Gregg looked to be crying, according to the report from comicbookresources.com.

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The Avengers Review


Excellent
Like four action movies mashed into one, it's often difficult to know where to look while watching this busy blockbuster. It takes a while to get going, but once writer-director Whedon hits his stride, the film rockets through a series of frantically entertaining set pieces.

When mischievous Loki (Hiddleston) steals the tesseract from top-secret agency Shield, director Nick Fury (Jackson) and his sidekicks (Gregg and Smulders) call in their superheroes: Tony (Downey), Steve (Evans), Natasha (Johansson), Bruce (Ruffalo) and Clint (Renner), better known as Iron Man, Captain America, Black Widow, the Hulk and Hawkeye. And Loki's brother Thor (Hemsworth) also turns up. But calling them a team is misleading, as they find it tricky to put rivalries and mistrust aside to save the world from Loki's apocalyptic plan.

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The Cabin In The Woods Review


Excellent
The script for this horror romp is almost too inventive, cleverly combining clashing genres and playing hilariously with a range of cliches while thoroughly grossing out the audience. It's certainly a riot of fun to watch, even if it's not actually that scary.

Taking a break from her pre-med studies, Dana (Connolly) heads off to a mountain cabin with her flatmate Jules (Hutchison), their stoner pal Marty (Kranz) and Jules' muscle-jock boyfriend Curt (Hemsworth), who has invited his friend Holden (Williams) as a possible date for Dana. But they have no idea that two sardonic businessmen (Jenkins and Whitford) are managing an elaborate underground operation during which they are manipulating everything about the cabin. And it starts to become clear that, to save the world, all five young people must die in the correct order.

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Nick Fury is the director of law enforcement and espionage agency S.H.I.E.L.D, which deals with superhuman threats. One day, an unexpected enemy targets global security and safety. The problem is made known to Nick, who decides to assemble a team of the world's strongest superheroes to tackle this problem. starts looking all across the globe.

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