Are you ready to be Bourne again?
The Bourne Legacy, the first non-Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) movie based on the characters and situations created by Robert Ludlum, is due to hit theaters in less than two weeks. To help get you up to speed on
the new Bourne Aaron Cross (Jeremy Renner) and his mission to stay ahead of the kill squads sent after him and other Operation Outcome agents targeted for termination by Byer (Edward Norton), Universal has unleashed a huge selection of new promotional materials for the movie.
In addition to a new teaser poster that uses an image from the dramatic rooftop run scene we previewed last week and nearly a dozen new still images, four new preview clips have been released. Two of the clips demonstrate that Cross is every bit as badass as Bourne ever was, another shows that Operation Outcome scientist Dr. Stephanie Snyder (Rachel Weisz) can be colder and more detached than the man she has helped turn into a killer, and a fourth shows why Byer is not a man that you want to cross (no pun intended). check out the new images & videos >> Posted 07.23.12 by BrentJS
In most of the early promotion for writer-director Tony Gilroy's The Bourne Legacy, Universal Pictures seemed determined to make it clear to potential moviegoers that the Bourne franchise is continuing on without Matt Damon as rogue Treadstone operative Jason Bourne, rather than rebooting with Jeremy Renner. Apparently, the studio feels confident that the message is now clear because the three action-packed new TV spots for the movie that recently began airing are less concerned with connecting Legacy with the Damon-driven movies as they are in showing how Renner's Aaron Cross is smarter, stronger, and more deadly than Jason Bourne ever was.
The Bourne Legacy picks up after the events depicted in The Bourne Ultimatum, with the CIA scrambling to perform damage control by shutting down Operation Outcome, the successor to Operation Treadstone, by having the remaining operatives assassinated. Aaron Cross (Renner) doesn't take kindly to being discarded after committing his life — and his DNA — to Operation Outcome, so he goes on the run from the ruthless Byer (Edward Norton) and his hit squads, with Operation Outcome scientist Stephanie Snyder (Rachel Weisz) along for the ride. watch the new tv spots >> Posted 07.09.12 by BrentJS
Since The Bourne Legacy was first announced, fans have wondered how a franchise would continue without its star (Matt Damon) and director (Paul Greengrass helmed both The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum). According to Tony Gilroy, who wrote and directed Legacy and had a hand in writing all three previous Bourne movies, the answer he gave to Empire in a recent interview was to come up a new idea in an already established world.
will damon and renner team up? >> Posted 06.27.12 by Ryan
I had never spent one moment thinking about how to do a sequel to Bourne Ultimatum. I first came in for two weeks just to spitball. I had a very random idea...so we started with that and it got more and more exciting. All of a sudden I was staring at something that had a great deal of resonance and was soulful and uncynical and was also gonna kick ass. So that was good.
"You think that Jason Bourne was the whole story? There's a lot more going on here."
The first full-length trailer for The Bourne Legacy has finally been released online and it contains enough references to rogue Treadstone operative Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) that casual moviegoers will know that this movie is not a reboot of, but a continuation of, the previous Bourne movies. It also promises that there are plenty of surprises in store for even the die-hard fans of the series.
When Bourne said that he was no longer "Jason Bourne" at the end of The Bourne Ultimatum, he apparently meant it, because he's not on hand to save the day when genetically modified killers like himself start being targeted for termination in Legacy. Enter: Aaron Cross (Jeremy Renner), an agent of Operation Outcome, a black ops program that creates killing machines the way Treadstone did, but "without the inconsistency." Proving that he's more than just a programmable assassin, Cross rescues the beautiful scientist Stephanie Snyder (Rachel Weisz) during his globe-trotting quest to stay ahead of the ruthless Byer (Edward Norton) and his hit squads. watch the new trailer >> Posted 05.31.12 by BrentJS
Marvel's The Avengers is already a hit overseas, and isn't going to stop anytime soon. THR reports that the comic book movie adaptation could gross anywhere from $500 to $600 million after its US release this weekend, thereby outpacing all of its previous, individual superhero movies.
With new TV spots arriving on almost a daily basis, the latest is a slightly altered version of a previous spot. Even so, we're not afraid to admit that we're not tiring of watching Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), and (especially) the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) tackle Loki's (Tom Hiddleston) army in the movie's promotional footage. watch the TV spot >> Posted 05.02.12 by Ryan
After releasing not one but two preview clips in as many days this week, Marvel has suddenly become a touch more conservative with their latest promotional offerings for The Avengers, just as it started to look like fans were going to be able to watch the entire movie in one-minute-or-less clips. Instead, Marvel has revealed a batch of new images (via ComingSoon) that will seem slightly familiar to those that have been following the comic book adaptation closely.
There's a more close-up shot of S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders), still stuck behind monitors like she was in a pair of stills released last month. Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) is seen tied to a chair (much like she was in The Avengers's first preview clip) and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) is seen standing in his armor (or perhaps it's just his armor as it was depicted here). Don't worry, MTV has also released an action shot of Captain America (Chris Evans) leaping out of harm's way (though it may be just a screenshot from the movie's Super Bowl ad). Did we mention there are also some new character posters? see the images and the new posters >> Posted 04.19.12 by Ryan
The Avengers has so much potential to be a mega-hit — the superheroes of Marvel's Iron Man, First Avenger: Captain America, The Incredible Hulk, and Thor movies all "assembled" in one movie! — that it seems like everyone wants in on the action, from obvious merchandising tie-ins like coloring books, games, and toys to less obvious ones like cologne (we're not sure we want to know what the Hulk smells like, let alone smell like the Hulk).
The latest to get in on the action is the Wyndham hotel group, which recently launched the HotelsAssemble website. Through the site you can, of course, book a hotel stay, but you can also download a set of awesome wallpapers featuring the star-studded cast of The Avengers — the Hulk wallpaper offers our best look yet at Mark Ruffalo as the "jade giant" — and also play Avengers-themed puzzles and games, answer trivia, read digital comic books, and more. download Avengers wallpapers >> Posted 04.11.12 by BrentJS
We are now officially a month away from when The Avengers reaches theaters and Marvel is spreading the word with a new preview clip and a new TV spot.
Combining the collective efforts of every movie Marvel Studios has done so far — 2008's Iron Man, 2008's The Incredible Hulk, 2010's Iron Man 2, and last year's Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger — The Avengers assembles characters from each of those movies, as revealed in the latest TV spot. Titled "Team," the spot starts with Loki (Tom Hiddleston) firing on New York City, prompting Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) to declare "we are at war" and "we need a team." The TV spot then shows off each member of the team, revealing Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.) de-armoring into Tony Stark, Dr. Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) transforming into the Hulk, Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) strapping on his quiver of arrows, and ending with Captain America (Chris Evans) asking Thor (Chris Hemsworth) if he's "sure about this" — amongst other snippets of new footage. watch the TV spot and preview clip >> Posted 04.04.12 by Ryan
Kevin Feige has been producing Marvel's comic book movie franchises since 2000, when he was made the associate producer of X-Men. Feige was promoted to Marvel President of Production in 2007, just as the company became Marvel Studios and began launching what Feige has called "phase one" of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, starting with 2008's Iron Man and culminating with the upcoming The Avengers.
Juggling characters from 2008's The Incredible Hulk, 2010's Iron Man 2, and last year's Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger was clearly a daunting task for writer-director Joss Whedon, but Feige told SlashFilm during a set visit that Whedon kept his sanity by thinking about The Avengers as a "Part 1" instead of a sequel to several other movies. Therefore, each member of The Avengers will be re-introduced, from the well-known characters like Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) to the lesser known, like Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner). more about The Avengers, Iron Man 3, and Ant-Man >> Posted 04.03.12 by Ryan
The Avengers may be the biggest movie of the year, let alone the summer, but that doesn't mean it's the easiest franchise to jump into. Building from five prior movies with wildly varying backstories and tones means that it's easy for anyone to be lost. To solve this problem, we made a Cliff's Notes–style primer of the team members being featured in the flick in case you've missed some of the movies. But while compiling this, we were struck by how many of the dozens of Avengers members missed the cut. So alongside the A-Team, we put together a list of some of the more, frankly, disappointing superheroes who at one time or another were on the team, and why we're glad they didn't make the cut.
The Avengers primer >> Posted 04.03.12 by reelz