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July 28 2017

Why Joss Whedon Might Never Have Directed The Avengers For Marvel Studios. When Marvel began its movie studio, it made a financial deal with Merrill Lynch which saw them use as collateral, the film rights to 10 intellectual properties, including the Avengers.

May 19 2017

Soundgarden's Chris Cornell, author/performer of song "Live to Rise", passes away at 52. TW: Suicide. The song "Live to Rise" was the first song written and performed by Cornell and alt-rock band Soundgarden, after they had re-formed in 2010. "Live to Rise" is the only song on the soundtrack inspired by "'Marvel's The Avengers" to appear in the film. The song played over the film's end credits. More...

May 14 2017

Powers Boothe,'The Avengers' and 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.', actor dies at age 68. Known for playing wealthy men of power, Boothe was a recent addition to the Whedonverse playing a World Security Council member in 'Marvel's The Avengers', and then a member of Hydra named Gideon Malick in 'Marvel's Agents of SHIELD'.

May 04 2017

'The Avengers' turns five today. Where does the time go?

April 10 2017

Thor: Ragnarok teaser trailer gets released. Find out what happens to Thor and a certain someone after the events of Age of Ultron.

April 07 2017

Why Black Widow is the most important character in the MCU. FiveThirtyEight's analysis of Scarlett Johanson's career makes the argument that Black Widow is the main protagonist of the Avengers' storylines. "While the tanks may run interference, the real work of saving the world is Johansson's".

March 15 2017

The Avengers' line that Tom Hiddleston will never forget. It is a good line. And don't forget that the movie is 5 years old in a couple of months.

February 28 2017

Scarlett Johansson briefly discusses the chances of a Black Widow movie, jokes about texting Joss. This MTV video interview is from the Oscars on Sunday night.

January 26 2017

An ode to the greatest hero yet to appear in any superhero movie. 'There are no men like me.' 'There are always men like you.'

January 23 2017

The inspiration behind Hawkeye's house in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Stuart Ellis, Atomhawk Principal Artist, says "Joss Whedon handed our Production Director an image of his own house as a point of reference and the design moved on from there". There's also some nifty concept art from various parts of the Avengers sequel to be seen.

November 05 2016

Twenty-five perfect shots from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. FilmSchoolRejects goes on a superhero visual journey.

August 14 2016

Avengers: Age of Ultron. An Analysis. Thorough examination of the themes, characters and 19th Century Philosophy (especially Nietzsche) presented in Age of Ultron. More...

August 11 2016

Tom Hiddleston discusses why Loki was cut from Age of Ultron. He made the comments yesterday in a Facebook Live chat with Variety. The chat in full can be watched here.

July 25 2016

Creators, fans and death threats: Talking to Joss Whedon and others on the Age of Entitlement. Hero Complex looks at the "changing relationship between those who create and those who consume".

May 19 2016

How Joss Whedon helped Shane Black get through Iron Man 3. He gave Shane some good advice about Marvel.

May 12 2016

Every Marvel movie definitively ranked. Both Avengers movies are ranked in the top 5. No real spoilers if you haven't seen Civil War yet, just a mention of some things that already appeared in the trailers.

May 05 2016

Elizabeth Olsen discusses Scarlet Witch's outfit in film vs. comic. She shares a small anecdote about her first meeting with Joss and his comments about the character's outfit. More...

April 18 2016

"100 Years/100 Shots"- a video journey through cinema. Jacob T. Swinney has compiled what he thinks is the best shot from each year in cinema. Find out which Avengers scene made the cut.

April 01 2016

Loki delivers the weather report on a local Chicago channel. Tom Hiddleston as Loki delivers a weather report on a Chicago channel. Needless to say, everything bad is due to Chris Hemsworth.

March 28 2016

Evaluating the financial performance of 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'. Deadline reckons the movie made $382M in net profit for Disney.

March 08 2016

'Avengers: Age of Ultron' gets nominated for six MTV Movie Awards. Fans can vote for their favourite nominees and the awards ceremony will be held on April 10th.

February 24 2016

Avengers: Age of Ultron and Agents of SHIELD get nominated for Saturn Awards. The movie got nominated for four awards and the tv show got one nomination.

February 18 2016

'The Avengers' is the best of the 44 Marvel movies to date. And the sequel came 9th in this Hollywood Reporter list.

February 17 2016

The 10 greatest VFX movies of all time. Avengers: Age of Ultron comes in at no. 7 in this list decided by the readers of Creative Bloq and 3D World magazine.

February 07 2016

Avengers: Age of Ultron takes home an Annie Award. The movie won in the "Outstanding Achievement for Animated Effects in a Live Action Production" category.

February 02 2016

Avengers: Age of Ultron and Agents of SHIELD get nominated for Kids' Choice Awards. The award ceremony will be broadcast on March 12th on Nickelodeon.

January 29 2016

Mark Ruffalo talks about The Hulk in Thor 3 and Joss. Among other things, he spoke about how Joss' departure from Marvel has affected him personally (which was kinda sweet).

January 28 2016

The 10 best superhero performances in movies. Three Avengers make the list.

January 26 2016

The first 15 minutes from Marvel's Lego Avengers game. The video includes the Lego reenactment of the Age of Ultron opening sequence and first few minutes of gameplay. Details for the game's DLC has also been unveiled, including Agents of SHIELD expansion, among others. And for curiosity sake, here's the very cute opening video for Marvel Tsum Tsum game app.

January 12 2016

Avengers: Age of Ultron gets nominated for three Visual Effects Society awards. The award ceremony will be held on February 2nd.

January 11 2016

'Age of Ultron' at the Academy's annual visual effects bake-off. Variety recaps the event where nominees for the Best Visual Effects Oscar are chosen. It's an enjoyable insight in the presentations that are shown.

January 09 2016

Joss Whedon's six biggest Marvel legacies. Comic Book Resources lists his contributions to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

January 03 2016

Pop culture media picks up on Joss Whedon's Marvel comments from two months ago. MCU highlights from Joss' Q&A at the Oxford Union on November 9th are getting reported on various sites today.

December 22 2015

Avengers: Age Of Ultron animatic reveals alternate bridge rescue scene. This was uploaded onto YouTube by Federico D'Alessandro of Westlawn Films, who provided storyboards and animatic sequences for Marvel films.

December 18 2015

Pre-order a life-size Iron Man 'Hulkbuster' statue from Avengers: Age of Ultron. This has to be the most expensive collectible we've ever had on the front page.

December 10 2015

The 14 best movie scenes of 2015. The gang trying to lift Mjölnir in Avengers: Age of Ultron comes in at number 2 on this Empire list.
Watch a new deleted scene from 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'. This can be found in the Marvel Cinematic Phase 2 Box Set.

December 09 2015

LEGO Marvel's Avengers - open world briefing video. The latest trailer for LEGO Marvel's Avengers introduces players to the expansive streets of open world New York City, as well as seven (7) other HUB environments from the Marvel Cinematic Universe to freely roam and explore. The game will be released on January 26th for PS4, XBox One, PS3, Wii U, XBox 360, PS Vita, Nintendo 3DS and PC.

December 08 2015

'Avengers: Age of Ultron' is on the shortlist for Best Visual Effects Oscar nomination. Twenty films in all are on the list. The nominations will be announced on January 14th.

December 07 2015

Unboxing the Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase Two Collection Box Set (Video). Announced back in July, this Amazon exclusive BluRay set is priced at $249.99 and will begin shipping when it releases on December 8.

December 01 2015

Trailer for "How to Avenge a Guy in 10 Days". It's the best Marvel Xmas movie ever.

November 24 2015

Captain America: Civil War trailer. It's finally out.

November 03 2015

'Avengers: Age of Ultron' gets nominated for People's Choice Awards. The movie got nominated in the 'Favorite Movie' and 'Favorite Action Movie' categories. Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, and Robert Downey Jr. got nominated in various actor categories.

October 23 2015

Avengers: Age Of Ultron - the clues in its deleted scenes. Den of Geek looks at what didn't get shown on the big screen.

October 16 2015

Deconstructing Age of Ultron: Language Transcended ... Almost. It's the second part of the PopMatters examination of the Avengers sequel.

October 11 2015

Deconstructing Age of Ultron: Good and Bad Language. An interesting read about the Avengers sequel.

October 07 2015

A behind-the-scenes look at creating the epic main-on-end title sequence for Avengers: Age of Ultron. A fascinating insight into how Perception came up with the Avengers sculpture that wowed everyone at the end of the movie. And check out the three alternate main-on-end title sequences as well.

October 05 2015

Tom Hiddleston reveals why Loki was cut from Avengers: Age of Ultron. Well that's a shame.

October 02 2015

Ten great reveals from Joss Whedon's Avengers: Age of Ultron commentary. The Age of Ultron Blu-ray and DVD are out in the States today and has picked out some interesting facts from Joss's commentary.

October 01 2015

A review of the 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Blu-ray. There is for the 3D version which is reviewed by High-Def Digest. There is a 2D Blu-ray review as well but there's more to chew over in the 3D review.

September 29 2015

Honest Trailers - Avengers: Age of Ultron. The guys at Honest Trailers believe Joss needs a hug.

September 26 2015

Watch the deleted Thor cave scene from Avengers: Age of Ultron. The Blu-ray and DVD of the movie are out in the US on October 2nd.

September 23 2015

Sean Maher stood in for Mark Ruffalo in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Yet another interesting titbit from Joss' commentary.

September 14 2015

Loki vs. Scarlet Witch? Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth Olsen debate 'Avengers' showdown. Both actors star in the Hank Williams biopic "I Saw The Light".
'Avengers: Age of Ultron' is out on Blu-ray/DVD in the UK today. Zavii were offering an exclusive Steelbook but that sold out months ago. So if you really want one, be prepared to pay a few quid extra on eBay.

September 11 2015

Disney Movie Anywhere has an exclusive Avengers: Age of Ultron feature. Bleeding Cool notes that if you get the movie on the DMA platform you get a bonus "Connecting the Universe" feature.

September 10 2015

The 'Angel' Easter Egg in 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'. Did you spot it?

September 09 2015

Why Avengers: Age of Ultron didn't have a Grey Hulk. Screen Rant speaks to VFX supervisor Christopher Townsend about why we didn't see Hulk turn a different colour as a result of Scarlet Witch's machinations.

September 08 2015

Avengers: Age of Ultron is out now on digital release. It's available at Amazon, iTunes, VUDU, Google Play and Disney Movies Anywhere.

September 05 2015

Explaining Scarlet Witch's distinctive movements on Age of Ultron. Jennifer White, Elizabeth Olsen's movement coach, talks to MTV News about training Elizabeth and what Joss' input was as well. There's also handy tips for mind bending.

September 04 2015

Watch highlights from the Avengers: Age of Ultron gag reel. Chris Evans is hilarious.

September 03 2015

Esquire mag's 10 Best Movies of the Summer for 2015. Avengers: Age of Ultron makes the list. It's a short blurb about the movie with a link to their original review from April.
Avengers:Age Of Ultron considered a failure by Disney? Bleeding Cool is reporting that sources are saying to them that Disney was disappointed with how the Avengers sequel performed. More...

September 01 2015

Titles and run times for the four deleted/extended scenes on the UK Age of Ultron Blu-ray. These were passed by the BBFC and each scene will have Joss Whedon commentary. More...

August 30 2015

'Designing New Powers' - an Age of Ultron featurette. This focuses on Quicksilver and The Scarlet Witch.

August 25 2015

Watch James Spader in his motion-capture suit for 'Age of Ultron'. The movie is out September 8th on digital HD platforms and Disney Movies Anywhere and released on Blu-ray and DVD on October 2nd in the US.

August 17 2015

Chris Evans wins Teen Choice Award for Age of Ultron. He won in the Movie Scene Stealer category.

August 16 2015

Best Buy has two Avengers: Age of Ultron Steelbooks for sale. There's an Ultron one and a Vision one.

August 04 2015

'The Avengers: Battle of New York' - the bystanders' story. It's the latest video in Machinima's Real Fake History series.
Mission impenetrable: are Hollywood blockbusters losing the plot? Phil Hoad decries the trend toward ever denser narratives in summer blockbusters.

August 03 2015

Editors from 'Avengers: Age of Ultron', 'Ant-Man', 'Guardians of the Galaxy' and 'Daredevil' on working in the MCU. This panel was from the American Cinema Editors' annual EditFest LA event, which happened last Saturday at The Walt Disney Studios.

July 23 2015

Trailer for the Avengers: Age of Ultron Blu-ray. Catch a glimpse of deleted scenes and the gag reel. The Blu-ray will be out in the US on October 2nd. New clips from the movie can be found at, and

July 20 2015

Norwegian site lists Age of Ultron Blu-ray extras. No huge surprises but it's nice to see that Joss will be doing commentary for the movie and the deleted/extended scenes. More...

July 17 2015

Bugs in the system. "From 'Ant-Man' to 'Thor,' why does Marvel clash with its directors?" An attempt to answer the question: "...why, in a world of friends and heroes, do Marvel directors so often walk?"
"Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase 2 Collection" Box Set to arrive this holiday season. The thirteen-disc box set will contain all of the movies from the MCU's Phase Two including 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' in BluRay and Bluray 3D, plus digital copy, and a top-secret bonus disc, all packaged in collectible, specially designed disc holders, filled with exclusive Marvel memorabilia. This set is already available for pre-order on Amazon. More...

July 13 2015

Whedon gives definitive comment about "Avengers: Age of Ultron" Director's Cut. During the NerdHQ Q&A, Joss explained why there wouldn't be a director's cut. More...

July 03 2015

What video game should Rocksteady Studios make next? EW suggests The Avengers or Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

July 02 2015

Composer Brian Tyler of Age of Ultron analyzes the music accompanying the title card. "The title card for Avengers: Age of Ultron comes up twelve minutes into the movie. Against a black background, the Avengers logo takes up almost the entire screen. You might expect a triumphant, heroic piece of music, but the film called for something more complicated."

June 27 2015

Avengers of Oz: Age of Tin Man. The parody we have all been waiting for!

June 24 2015

Jenny Agutter talks Avengers and the Logan's Run script she auctioning for charity. Proceeds from the auction will go to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. The link to the auction can be found here.

June 22 2015

Supreme Court Justice names "The Avengers" as her favorite film. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan is known in judicial circles as a pop culture nerd and to make a propos media references unfamiliar to the other justices. She names Joss Whedon's first Marvel film as her favorite film.
What's it like to be a second-unit director on Hollywood blockbusters? "John Mahaffie is a 40-plus year veteran of the film industry who worked his way up to become one of the world's leading second-unit directors for films requiring massive amounts of blockbuster action and CGI visuals. The A.V. Club spoke with him about filming Avengers: Age Of Ultron..."

June 17 2015

"Power Players" - the visual effects artists of Avengers: Age of Ultron. More great behind-the-scenes insights into the VFX used in the Avengers sequel.

June 16 2015

How The Avengers: Age Of Ultron should have ended. Part 2 found here because it's that epic.
Australia to get 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Blu-ray SteelBook. This will be out on September 16th according to the JB Hi-Fi site.

June 12 2015

Did you spot the Studio Ghibli cameo in Avengers: Age of Ultron? To be specific, an appearance from 'Castle in the Sky'.

June 07 2015

Avengers: Age of Ultron is now the fifth highest grossing film of all time. So far the sequel has taken $1.348 billion worldwide.

June 03 2015

(SPOILER) Rumour: How Martin Freeman connects Avengers: Age of Ultron with Captain America: Civil War. As ever, take this story with a pinch of salt until official sources prove or disprove it.

June 02 2015

Avengers: Age Of Ultron becomes 5th film in history to cross $900M internationally. Globally the movie has made $1.327B, making it the sixth biggest movie of all time (so far).

May 29 2015

Set designs of deleted scenes from Avengers: Age of Ultron. There's visuals for a Manhattan Park Memorial scene and a Wakandan mine as well. There's also 3D studies of the Quinjet and a Sokovian scene. Update Access to the site is now restricted.

May 27 2015

Hayley Atwell on Joss Whedon and how she came to appear in Avengers: Age of Ultron. If your German isn't quite up to scratch then English translations of the SerienJunkies interview can be found at Google Translate and Microsoft Translator.

May 26 2015

Triple hammer time: 'Age of Ultron' and screenwriting structure. An article from Mxdwn, covering a lot of the cool things that the Age of Ultron script does right. Lots of spoilers if you haven't seen the film yet.

May 19 2015

Part two of HitFix's in depth look at Age of Ultron. In this second article Drew looks at some of the choices he thinks went astray.

May 18 2015

Cinematographer Ben Davis on the camera choices for Age of Ultron. Studio Daily chatted to Ben about the cameras he used for the movie shoots.

May 17 2015

'Avengers: Age of Ultron' opens huge in China. It took $156.3 million in its first six days. At the US box office this weekend, the movie dropped to third place taking $38.3 million. So far the movie has made $1.143 billion worldwide, making it the 8th highest-grossing film of all time.

May 15 2015

Avengers: Age of Ultron crosses the $1 billion mark. It's now the 21st movie to do so.

May 14 2015

Part One of an in-depth look at Avengers: Age of Ultron. The first part of an in depth look at Age of Ultron from the ever thoughtful Drew Mcweeny. Spoilers for those who haven't seen it yet.

May 13 2015

Earth's mightiest monsters: The character arcs of Age Of Ultron. Badass Digest does a wonderful job explaining the delights you'll reap from a second viewing.

May 12 2015

The definitive feature on the VFX in Avengers: Age of Ultron. This is a fantastic fxguide article on how the VFX studios were chosen for Age of Ultron and how certain scenes from the movie were carried out. It's a great read.
Watch a FX reel from Avengers: Age of Ultron. Method Studios has released VFX breakdown images (with commentary) and a FX reel from their work on the Avengers sequel. Update: The link is no longer available.

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