Yesterday, Marvel Studios released a short preview teaser of their Cinematic Universe "Phase Two" which starts next month with Iron Man 3 and will end with The Avengers 2 in 2015. The teaser included a little footage of Iron Man 3, but the full, nearly five minute "Phase Two" preview not only offers a longer look at Iron Man 3 (including interviews with Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Ben Kingsley and director Shane Black) but the rest of the "Phase Two" movies as well.
Behind-the-scenes footage is revealed from Thor: The Dark World, with director Alan Taylor (HBO's Game of Thrones) explaining that Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) will join Thor (Chris Hemsworth) in Asgard, while concept art from Captain America: The Winter Soldier is revealed and directors Anthony and Joe Russo discuss what's in store for Cap (Chris Evans) in the sequel. Even Guardians of the Galaxy gets a mention, with more concept art revealed and director James Gunn briefly talks about the "space epic" before the real treat of the "Phase Two" preview is revealed: a few seconds of director Edgar Wright's test footage for 2015's Ant-Man, all before Joss Whedon can end the preview with a brief update of what's happening with The Avengers 2. watch the preview >> Posted 04.03.13 by Ryan
If you weren't one of the die-hard fans who helped The Avengers set the new midnight screening box office record for a superhero movie — raking in $18.7 million to narrowly defeat the previous record holder, The Dark Knight, which took in $18.5 million during its midnight screening back in 2008 — and you didn't see it last night, then you might want to turn back now because we've got the dirt on the post-post-credits scene. [Oh, and if you're going to see The Avengers for the first time today or tomorrow, be sure to stick around until the very, very end of the credits to see what we're talking about and then come back to read what it was all about.] get the dirt [SPOILER ALERT] >> Posted 05.05.12 by BrentJS
Next month, screenwriter Joss Whedon and director Drew Goddard's horror movie The Cabin in the Woods will finally reach theaters after spending three years on MGM's shelf after the studio's financial woes resulted in bankruptcy. "It wasn’t just us," Goddard told EW. "It was The Hobbit, it was James Bond. If they’re taking a while [to deal with those projects], we know, 'Oh, it’s going to take us a while.'"
That's still a long time to keep a movie's secrets under wraps, but that's what's happened. Intended as an alternative to "torture porn" horror movies like the Saw and Hostel franchises, Cabin in the Woods is now being distributed by Lionsgate, the same studio that launched said franchises. "It is actually perfect that it’s them," Whedon said of Lionsgate. "Not despite the fact that they’ve released some of the movies this is a reaction to, but because they have. Cabin is an insane frolic in some ways, but it is a horror movie. Their passion for horror is a great match."
And they also follow advice. Prior to Cabin's premiere at the South By Southwest Festival, Whedon made a special warning video against spoiling the movie, leaving the studio to reveal new photos and a new preview clip that promote the movie without spoiling it. watch the clip and check out the photos >> Posted 03.27.12 by Ryan
The Avengers release is less than six weeks away, and no one knows that better than Marvel Studios. To keep its superhero team-up movie in the public eye, the studio recently released an IMAX TV spot and several rounds of new photos of "Earth's Mightiest Heroes" in various forms of repose.
The latest "reminder" from Marvel is a new featurette that explains how Marvel decided to make The Avengers by looking back at the entire Marvel's "Cinematic Universe." The clip includes footage from 2008's Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk through to last year's Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger. There's also commentary from writer-director Joss Whedon and producer Kevin Feige, as well as stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, and Chris Evans. watch the featurette >> Posted 03.26.12 by Ryan
After the release of three limited edition posters of Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Captain America (Chris Evans), and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), there are now more posters for the upcoming comic book adaptation The Avengers. Conceived as a gift to those who attend the 12-hour marathon of the movies that comprise the "Marvel Cinematic Universe" and all lead up to The Avengers, the new posters show the other characters from the movie — Thor (Chris Hemsworth); Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) and the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo); S.H.I.E.L.D. Director Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders).
For those keeping track, there's no poster yet of S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) or the team's adversarial target, Loki (Tom Hiddleston). see the full posters and Whedon's interview >> Posted 03.13.12 by Ryan
The full schedule of events for the 2012 South By Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival has just gone live on the official SXSW website and the long-delayed horror movie The Cabin in the Woods will open the festival with a Friday, March 9th, screening, in advance of its April 13th theatrical release. This continues the trend of SXSW to open with commercially-oriented fare, with Source Code and Kick-Ass opening the 2011 and 2010 festivals, respectively.
Directed by Cloverfield scribe Drew Goddard, from a script by The Avengers writer-director Joss Whedon, The Cabin in the Woods was shot back in 2009, but its release was delayed several times — first for a 3D conversion, then because of MGM's financial woes — before finally getting picked up for distribution by Lionsgate. The movie follows five friends into the woods where they stay at a remote cabin and discover...something deadly. Chris Hemsworth, Jesse Williams, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz, Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Brian White and Kristen Connolly star. more about The Cabin in the Woods >> Posted 01.17.12 by BrentJS
News surrounding Marvel's upcoming superhero movie The Avengers has been quite slow ever since the first trailer was released in October, leaving Marvel, and parent company Disney, to keep The Avengers in the public eye by recently announcing that the movie would be released in 3-D (something that was widely known since the start of production was announced in April). Writer-director Joss Whedon responded by publicly stating that the movie won't be "obnoxiously 3-D".
Finally, more from the movie's cast is being revealed, as individual Avengers actors do press for other movies they are appearing in. While discussing the American remake of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgård (who ironically did not appear in the 2009 Swedish adaptation) discussed his return in The Avengers as Erik Selvig, the character he portrayed in Thor, in an interview with Moviefone. After his appearance in the post-credits scene in Thor, Selvig is likely going to be used as a pawn in Loki's (Tom Hiddleston) evil trickery, but, however Selvig appears, Skarsgård says it won't be for too long.
more on The Avengers from the Avengers >> Posted 12.26.11 by Ryan
Of course I am [in The Avengers]. But not very much... it's a small role. I have normal clothes and only show up briefly because people with funny costumes — that's going to be the core of it... There's a lot of people in The Avengers And I was thinking, "How on Earth are you going to get all of those superheroes in a movie and have room for them and still have a story that actually moves forward?" And, also you have to satisfy a lot of actors with at least reasonable material.
Before teaming up for The Avengers, Chris Hemsworth and Joss Whedon worked together on the horror movie The Cabin in the Woods. For a time, it looked like the flick was going to be stuck in movie purgatory with MGM's bankruptcy, but it finally got a release date (April 13), and last week we saw the first poster. Now, we finally get to see the first trailer for the movie. And it's just as awesome as you would think a horror movie co-written and produced by Whedon would be.
If while watching the trailer you think Hemsworth looks a little younger than he did in Thor, it's probably because The Cabin in the Woods was shot in 2009. Knowing Whedon is behind the project, no one should expect a paint-by-the-numbers, attractive-young-people-trapped-in-a-spooky-cabin kind of movie. And the trailer does a perfect job of proving that. This movie promises to turn the genre on its head. watch the trailer >> Posted 12.05.11 by Chris
The upcoming comic book adaptation of The Avengers is a mere seven plus months away, but it's never too early to start promoting. With production on the movie finished, the seemingly endless amount of set photos taken from the Cleveland and New York locations are now at an end. Entertainment Weekly has revealed a photo gallery of nine official photos from the movie and has photoshopped the superhero team — Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Captain America (Chris Evans) and Bruce Banner, a.k.a. the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) — onto its cover.
Besides the photos, which sees the team in action as well as behind-the-scenes with writer-director Joss Whedon. EW has also revealed individual portraits of the team members, including new details on each character as revealed by the individual actor. read the new character details >> Posted 09.30.11 by Ryan
Last month, parts of downtown Cleveland was transformed to look like New York City's 42nd Street for Marvel's upcoming production of the The Avengers. As seen in several recent set photos, writer-director Joss Whedon and his cast and crew have moved the production to the real New York City, where the intent on creating chaos coming from the superhero team's as-yet-to-be-officially named adversaries continues.
The Cleveland shoot was described as setting the stage for "some kind of battle," which included extras running from a series of explosions, and, once The Avengers set up shop in the actual 42nd Street, the explosions and running was captured again in some new "spy" videos. The difference? A little less flames (we're guessing that's because it's cheaper to blow up Cleveland than New York City). watch the videos >> Posted 09.06.11 by Ryan