Before he loaned his voice to the genocidal robot Ultron in the latest Avengers movie, James Spader played the enigmatic CEO Robert California on The Office. And when you put Robert California’s words in Ultron’s metal mouth, the results are delightfully unhinged. »
On a list of the best things to come out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Tom Hiddleston’s portray of Loki has to be near the top. Over multiple movies, the adopted brother of Thor has wreaked havoc on Earth and Asgard but was sadly absent from Avengers: Age of Ultron. That wasn’t always the case, though. »
I was kind of hoping to write a review of the Avengers: Age of Ultron DVD/Blu-Ray that went something like, “If you were one of the people who didn’t love the Avengers sequel, this new DVD will change your mind.” Alas, I can’t write that, because it’s probably not true. »
Love it or hate it, there’s one thing everyone can agree on when it comes to Avengers: Age of Ultron. It’s absolutely packed. Packed full of plot, heroes, villains and that style is perfectly fitted to artist Tyler Stout. »
When Agents of SHIELD began, its first season revolved around building up towards the events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Now there’s another Captain America movie coming out next spring, and we can already see how Agents of SHIELD is laying some track down for it. Spoilers ahead... »
Avengers: Age of Ultron was pretty disjointed in places, but the disjointed-est moment had to be the scene of Thor thrashing about in that pool, hallucinating something-or-other, for no apparent reason. Now the full, original scene has shown up online, and it explains exactly what the hell Thor was doing... although… »
Just look at it. Look at that action figure and try not to hear a pithy remark from the voice of James Spader. This Ultron figure isn’t just amazing-looking, it’s here to snidely judge everything on your desk or toyshelf while doing so! »
Want to hear someone finish the famously absent last line of Avengers: Age of Ultron? How about Mark Ruffalo doing a spot-on Columbo impression? Would Stellan Skarsgård creepily hitting on his student make you laugh? Well, the Avengers: Age of Ultron gag reel has all that and more.
The Vision was by far the most secretive part of Avengers: Age of Ultron as we led up to its release. But now that he’s out there and we know where he fits in, Marvel is finally opening up about the creation of the character. A new video even equates him to a delicious summer beverage: the gin and tonic.
No matter what you thought of Avengers: Age of Ultron, there’s no arguing the perfect casting of James Spader as Ultron. Even though he’s playing a 9-foot-tall robot, the character still had that perfect, Spader smugness to him and it worked incredibly well. »
Summer movie season is based on the premise that filmmakers know what the public wants. Big production budgets feed into big marketing campaigns feed into blockbuster success—unless they don’t, through some failure of hit-movie theory or practice. The 2015 season produced some notable surprises (Mad Max) along with… »
Hot Toys’ Age of Ultron Hulkbuster was already a freakishly detailed and ridiculously impressive toy—and not to mention insanely expensive. Now it’s getting even more ridiculous, and that can only mean good things.http://toybox.io9.com/the-hot-toys-h... »
The Avengers sequel didn’t quite stack up to the original Avengers, from 2012—depending on whom you talk to, it was either a little disappointing, or a major letdown. But I’m willing to bet that the original, longer cut of the film fixes most of the biggest problems. And Marvel should put it in theaters now. »
Now that Ant-Man is out, Phase Two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is over. This slate of six movies began with Iron Man 3, and included some bold experiments (Guardians of the Galaxy) as well as huge upheavals. Now that it’s over, where do all our favorite characters stand? Let’s get you up to speed for Phase Three. »
Now that Ant-Man is in theaters, it’s time to fully discuss some of the bigger spoilers in the film. These involve Avengers, upcoming Marvel characters, new movies, past movies and more. Some you noticed, some maybe you didn’t, but we got the head of the studio, Kevin Feige, and director Peyton Reed to explain their… »
During the end credits of Age of Ultron, you may have noticed a giant statue of the Avengers fighting Ultron’s hordes (well, we hope you did, because it was the only thing shown then). But it turns this statue wasn’t just CG! It’s real, it’s beautiful, it’s at Comic-Con, and you can check it out right here. »
With the buzz swirling around the start of Comic-Con, it’s easy to forget Marvel Studios has their next big movie coming out just next week: Ant-Man. To help you remember, a viral video has come online setting up the new film and linking to the following one.
When Tony Stark tried to create Ultron in the second Avengers movie, his plan was to create a a series of robots that could police the entire world. But apparently he also had a secret agenda — to pay homage to a classic Studio Ghibli anime film directed by Hayao Miyazaki. »