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June 10 2013

New York Times reports Stark Industries CEO to offer 2.5 bn relief package to NYC after alien invasion. Just one of the headlines on MediAvengers. A pretty well put together tumblr blog featuring fan made newspaper/magazine covers, articles, and blurbs set in the MCU.

June 07 2013

Marvel courts Aaron Taylor-Johnson for Quicksilver role in Avengers 2. According to Deadline Hollywood, Marvel want Aaron Taylor-Johnson to play Quicksilver, but there are scheduling issues so it might not work out. More...

May 29 2013

Mark Ruffalo on returning for 'Avengers 2': 'I'm there'. He tells Hitfix he's signed on for the movie.

May 28 2013

Joss talks to Empire Magazine about Avengers 2 and Star Wars. He mentions his excitement for the yet unnamed villain as well as not trying to "top" what he did before.

May 23 2013

Evan Peters cast as Quicksilver in X-Men:Days Of Future Past. Director Bryan Singer has confirmed the news on his twitter. Joss had already confimed the character for The Avengers. ETA: Hitfix sheds some light on the matter. More...
Saoirse Ronan talks about Joss Whedon and The Avengers. The Mary Sue asked her about that story of her being a prototype for the Scarlet Witch.

May 22 2013

Brilliant clues hidden in the background of movies. Tony's "That man is playing Galaga!" line may actually have deeper meaning.

May 17 2013

Avengers 2 to shoot in South Africa? This rumor bolsters the notion that Black Panter may be a superhero addition to the sequel.
Joss Whedon talks Quicksilver, the Scarlet Witch and Iron Man's roles in Avengers 2. This interview was conducted at this week's ABC upfronts. Spoilers for the end of Iron Man 3.

May 13 2013

(SPOILER) Mark Ruffalo says he will return in The Avengers sequel; addresses recast rumors. I'm starting to think that Deadline article was a bunch of go-se.
SteveVader101 dissects Joss Whedon's brain. This popular YouTube personality examines the unique brand of existentialism, feminism and humanism Whedon uses in his work. More...
The full S.H.I.E.L.D. first look TV spot is released. 'Nuff said.

May 10 2013

Saoirse Ronan rumoured to be the "prototype" for the Scarlet Witch in Avengers 2. Superhero Hype reports on the latest casting gossip for the Avengers sequel.

May 07 2013

The Avengers cast versus Marvel Studios. Deadline reports on the behind the scenes (probably now public) negotiations regarding the money the cast would get for the Avengers sequel. ETA Joss has commented on the article.

May 06 2013

(SPOILER) NPR on Tony Stark as the new Captain America. An interesting discussion of Joss's juxtaposition of the Captain and Tony Stark in Avengers and where Iron Man 3 takes that. More...
Joss Whedon talks about The Avengers and S.H.I.E.L.D.. This is the second part of an interview conducted with Joss at the Glasgow Film Festival back in February. Part one, which focusses on Much Ado About Nothing, can be found here.

May 05 2013

Joss, you beautiful badass. "Characters, characters, characters": a discussion of the directorial panache setting awesome Sir Jossome in a league of his own.
Kevin Feige talks Iron Man 3 and Avengers 2. He says that "the scenes that Joss has of just the characters sitting around and interacting are hilarious and are awesome and are moving and a notch or two above the first movie."

May 02 2013

The horrible secret behind every Stan Lee cameo. "The mustachioed strangers have been at the scene of every disaster and attack since superheroes started showing up."
Entertainment Weekly confirms Avengers 2 rumour. Remember last week when Joss dropped that bombshell of a hint about who might be appearing in the sequel? Well EW confirms who we all thought it might be. Though Marvel's Kevin Feige says "I'm not confirming or denying. The draft could change six months from now."

April 29 2013

Joss Whedon talks Robert Downey Jr. and teases the villain for The Avengers 2. This interview was done last week during the Iron Man 3 premiere in L.A.

April 25 2013

Joss on S.H.I.E.L.D.'s title change, Avengers synergy and Coulson's 'resurrection'. TVLine's Matt Mitovich interviewed Joss Whedon at the Iron Man 3 premiere.
Joss Whedon on Avengers 2 - "I have actually finished a draft, we're in a very good place". He was talking to Yahoo! Movies at the Iron Man 3 premiere. The interview is a cut above the usual red carpet interviews and there's a surprising hint about who might appear in the sequel.

April 23 2013

Watch the trailer for 'Thor: The Dark World'. Find out what happens next for The God of Thunder after the Battle of New York. ETA: Here's the trailer on YouTube.

April 18 2013

Mark Ruffalo reacts to "Science Bros". Mark Ruffalo received a activism award last night and was shown Bruce/Tony fan art for the first time;giggling quickly ensued. More...

April 16 2013

Disney Princesses as The Avengers. A slide show of "what if's". More...

April 15 2013

Writing Excuses discuss pacing in The Avengers. Brandon and co. over at Writing Excuses - a weekly 15-minute writing podcast - talk about pacing in stories, citing multiple examples from The Avengers. More...
Joss drops hint for Avengers 2. He spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about the sequel at last night's MTV Movie Awards.
The Avengers wins the MTV Award for Movie of the Year! Congrats to Joss for taking home the golden popcorn for movie of the year. Avengers also won for Best Fight and Tom Hiddleston won for Best Villain.

April 11 2013

Morris Chestnut has clarified that he's NOT in talks to play Black Panther. Scroll down the page to see his tweet.
Never-before-seen concept art for The Avengers and Thor. Absolutely mind-blowing artwork by Steve Jung -- I find his vision of Thor's Asgard particularly stunning. More...

April 09 2013

Will Black Panther join The Avengers? Actor Morris Chestnut seems to be in talks to play the character in the sequel based off tweets.

April 08 2013

Pic and synopsis released for 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'. Find out what's planned for Steve Rogers after his Avengers adventure.

April 04 2013

Enver's deleted scenes from "The Avengers". His character originally had a lot more to do. More...

April 03 2013

(SPOILER) Teaser for Marvel's Phase Two. This video taken from the 10-disc collector's edition of the Phase One movies contains clips and interviews about MCU's Phase Two, including some footage from Thor: The Dark World, Ant-Man, and Iron Man 3. Joss very briefly comments on the state of Avengers 2. More...

April 02 2013

'The Avengers 2' scheduled to shoot in the UK in early 2014. Screen Daily reports that the movie is "due to begin shoot at Pinewood-Shepperton in early 2014, with production due to get underway later this year."

March 28 2013

The Superhero Media Crossover Project. In which the characters from modern day superhero films get replaced with their '60s comic book counterparts. Visually it's quite impressive (via io9).
Pics of the "Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One" box set. The much delayed box set is finally shipping and one Hong Kong fan has taken a lot of photos of the briefcase box set and the goodies contained inside.

March 25 2013

Joss and Tom Hiddleston have talked about Avengers 2. Although it's not confirmed that Loki is in Avengers 2, Tom Hiddleston and Joss Whedon have talked about the second Avengers film. More...

March 22 2013

Ryan Reynolds thinks Joss Whedon does superheroes "right". Talking to Empire, Reynolds says: ""I believe that Joss Whedon is the guy that just nails it."

March 19 2013

(SPOILER) Marvel's Kevin Feige reveals Joss Whedon's reaction to the Iron Man 3 ending. "He goes, now what am I supposed to do now? What am I going to do in Avengers 2?" Spoilers for Iron Man 3 in the interview.
Jean-Claude Van Damme wants to star in Avengers 2. He says that he "read that Chris Hemsworth would like me to costar in "The Avengers 2" movie! Well, it would be fun to play one of these types of amazing comic book characters again."

March 09 2013

The Avengers gets eight nominations for Home Media Magazine Awards. It got nominated for "Best Theatrical Disc", "Best 3D Disc", "Best Box Art", "Best Blu-ray Movie Disc", "Best App", "Best Superhero", "Best Sci-Fi" and "Best Action".

March 06 2013

The Avengers gets nominated for four MTV Movie Awards. It got nominated for 'Movie of the Year', 'Best On-Screen Duo', 'Best Fight' and 'Best Villain'. Voting is now open for these nominations though registration is required.

March 05 2013

Joss denies Planet Hulk rumours for future Avengers films. His short statement to IGN shoots down Latino Review's previous report.

March 04 2013

'Avengers 2 digs into character relationships' says Joss. He also says he has the sequel's story fully outlined.

March 01 2013

Cabin and Avengers nominated for Empire Awards. Cabin is up for best horror, Avengers is up for five awards including best director and best film. More...

February 25 2013

Discuss tonight's Oscar Awards. The Avengers is nominated for Best Visual Effects and some of the cast (Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo) will be presenting an award.

February 20 2013

The Avengers and The Cabin in the Woods receive Saturn Awards nominations. There are several nominations for Joss Whedon, The Avengers and Cabin, as well as a somewhat surprising nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
Avengers and Cabin nominated for Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation. This award is given by the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America during the Nebula Awards weekend (May 16-19, 2013).
Building a digital New York for "The Avengers". A fascinating featurette from Industrial Light & Magic. The amount of detail in the CGI is astounding.

February 19 2013

Newsarama counts down the 10 Best Comic Book-Based Performances of All-Time. Several "Avengers" made the list.

February 17 2013

Joss Whedon wins the British Film Bloggers Circle's Best Director award. He was up against David Cronenberg (Cosmopolis), Michael Haneke (Amour), Leos Carax (Holy Motors) and Miguel Gomes (Tabu).

February 06 2013

The Avengers cast to present at the Academy Awards. Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo will be presenting at the Oscars. More...
The Avengers wins two VES awards. The movie won in the "Outstanding Created Environment in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture" and "Outstanding Models in a Feature Motion Picture" categories.

February 04 2013

"Does Barry Manilow know that you raid his wardrobe?" (video). A brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess and a criminal in 2012's superhero blockbuster.
(SPOILER) Latino Review has Avengers 2 and Avengers 3 spoilers. They might be wrong, they might be true. But find out in this video blog about how the end of Phase 2 leads into the start of Phase 3. Huge spoilers abound.

February 03 2013

The Avengers' Leviathan warships could have looked different. An Avengers concept artist blogs about how the initial design of the Leviathan monsters. More sketches can be found here.

January 25 2013

Both The Avengers and The Cabin in the Woods win Golden Tomato Awards. They win the the Comic Book and Horror Categories, respectively. Both films also rank in the overall wide release category.

January 24 2013

Kevin Feige: 'Avengers 2' has 'seven things' that are 'worth the price of admission alone'. We'll know more about these seven things in the upcoming Phase 2 movies.

January 18 2013

The Avengers and The Cabin in the Woods get nominated for Golden Reel Awards. The awards recognise sound editing and The Avengers got nominated in the "Best Sound Editing: Sound Effects and Foley in a Feature Film" category whilst Cabin got nominated for "Best Sound Editing: Music in a Feature Film".

January 17 2013

Samuel L. Jackson: Joss Whedon had me baffled. The Avengers star revealed "that it was only when he saw the film on screen and saw Joss had made a "visual comic book" that he understood the motivation behind the director's approach."

January 11 2013

Avengers 2 script should be done in a couple of months, says Whedon. "I've done the outline, I'm writing the script now." It's a nice red carpet interview video over on MTV News. He also talks about the SHIELD tv show which will be shooting soon.

January 10 2013

The Avengers gets nominated for an Oscar. As expected, it got nominated in the Visual Effects category. ETA: Jeff White, VFX supervisor at Industrial Light and Magic, comments on the nomination to The Hollywood Reporter.
The making of The Hulk. Another Avengers behind-the-scenes visual effects video courtesy of Industrial Light and Magic.

January 09 2013

The Avengers is nominated for the BAFTA for special visual effects. The nominees are yet to be confirmed.

January 08 2013

Jeremy Renner says Avengers sequel will provide more opportunities for Hawkeye. He also states that he has no hard feelings towards Joss for Hawkeye's story (or lack thereof) in the Avengers.
The visual effects of "The Avengers". Tying in nicely with the award nominations mentioned in an earlier post, Entertainment Weekly has more on ILM's work.

January 07 2013

The Avengers gets nominated for six VES awards. Hulk Punch gets a nomination!

January 05 2013

Screenwriter Todd Alcott on the structural virtues of The Avengers screenplay. Part 1 of a 17 part(!) appreciation of Joss' work as "a startling model of precision, density and propulsive narrative". More...

January 03 2013

Pajiba ranks 10 most rewatchable films of 2012 which include The Avengers and The Cabin in the Woods.
Christos Gage to pen Thor and Iron Man "Marvel Cinematic Universe" comics. Christos Gage, writer of Angel and Faith and Willow, is writing a Thor comic that bridges the first Thor film and Thor: The Dark World. Additionally, he is writing a comic that bridges together Iron Man 2 leading up to Iron Man 3. More after the cut. More...
The Avengers voted most overrated movie of 2012. A Los Angeles Times online poll voted The Avengers as the most overrated film of 2012.

December 31 2012

The 20 top grossing movies of 2012. This time last year pundits (and fans) predicted The Avengers would do well but few would have foreseen that it would make $1.51 billion worldwide.
The Avengers was the 5th most visited article on Wikipedia this year. On the English version of the site. Here is a breakdown of the other language versions of Wikipedia's top viewed articles this year. Does anyone here read Arabic? More...

December 27 2012

Behind the Magic: "Marvel's The Avengers" - Anatomy of a Shot. Remember getting that incredible head rush when seeing the "tie-in" shot for the first time? Well now you can find out how that scene was created thanks to this Industrial Light & Magic video.

December 26 2012

MTV's Splash Page's poll results for Top Five Supervillains of 2012. I'm guessing no one's suprised Loki is in 1st place?

December 24 2012

More concept art from The Avengers. There's character sketches and scenes from the movie.

December 23 2012

Listen to Joss Whedon's Q&A from earlier this week. This held after a special Avengers screening on Tuesday night and was hosted and moderated by Jeff Goldsmith. The full interview is now available on the latest episode of "The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith" podcast (iTunes link). Highlights from it can be found here.

December 21 2012

"The Avengers": One of the Most Disappointing Films of 2012? Screen Crave lists "The Avengers" as one of the top five most disappointing movies of the year and explains why.
'Why Joss Whedon is Hero of the Year' by Jane Espenson. "Being asked about the impact Joss Whedon has had on comic book movies is like being asked about the impact the moon landing had on moon exploration."

December 20 2012

Tom Hiddleston unsure if he'll be in Avengers 2. He tells MSN "I haven't spoken to Joss. He's definitely doing it. So I suspect not, only because I think that probably the audiences are tired of Loki being the bad guy. Maybe the Avengers need somebody else to fight."
Both CitW and Avengers are on io9's list of best scifi / fantasy movies of 2012. It's this time of the year where best-of lists keep popping up -- in this one, io9 picks The Avengers as the second best scifi / fantasy flick of the year. The Cabin in the Woods comes in 6th.

December 19 2012

Nick Fury wanted to eat at Los Pollos Hermanos? In this Samuel L. Jackson interview, he talks about how he almost made a cameo on Breaking Bad while filming The Avengers in New Mexico. As well as lots of stuff about his other recent projects! More...
Highlights from last night's Avengers Q&A with Joss Whedon. There was a Directors Guild of America special screening of The Avengers last night in Hollywood and Joss did a Q&A afterwards. Lots of tidbits to be had (including The Wasp being in the first draft of The Avengers, the second Avengers villain that never was and why Buffy Animated never happened). And there's more coverage at Slashfilm and SFX.

December 18 2012

"Joss Whedon is a god. The Avengers was just an incredible achievement." Nice interview with Chris Nolan's brother and a shout out to Joss which might put the whole TDKR vs. Avengers thing to bed.

December 16 2012

EW names Joss Whedon Winner of the Decade. In looking back ten years to see who was hot then (2002) and where they are now (2012), EW recognizes what Joss has accomplished in those ten years.

December 15 2012

Damion Poitier talks about playing Thanos in The Avengers. He's also appeared in Firefly, Angel and Dollhouse.

December 12 2012

Vote for Avengers for Best Movie at the People's Choice Awards. It has 13 nominations in total. Castle, Bones, HIMYM, Nathan Fillion, and Neil Patrick Harris are also nominated in their categories. More...

December 11 2012

The Avengers and Cabin get nominated for Critics Choice Movie Awards. The Avengers got nominated for Best Action Film, Best Visual Effects and Best Actor in an Action Film (Robert Downey Jr.) and The Cabin in the Woods got nominated for Best SciFi/Horror movie.
Mark Ruffalo tweets about Joss' plans for the Hulk. Tonight on Twitter, Mark Ruffalo sent out two tweets, one stating that Joss Whedon texted him yesterday with new ideas for the Hulk, and the second (found in the same twitter conversation) saying that it is unlikely that there will be a film focusing solely on the Hulk in the near future. More...

December 04 2012

Joss Whedon talks about his reaction to his most Marvel-ous year. This is part of Entertainment Weekly's "Entertainer of the Year" feature on Joss (and yes, the outline for Avengers 2 is done).

November 29 2012

The Avengers is one of the ten finalists for the Best Visual Effects Oscar. The five nominees will be announced with the rest of Oscar nominations on January 10th.

November 27 2012

(SPOILER) New interviews at Collider about the start of Marvel Phase 2. In the headline link, Kevin Feige talks about how Iron Man 3 relates to The Avengers. There's also a few nice tidbits about the tonality of Iron Man 3 here and an interesting interview with cinematographer Seamus McGarvey about (among other things) The Avengers and its sequel. More...

November 20 2012

Marvel's 'Phase One' box set, take two. The set will go back on pre-sale today and will be released on April 2nd. It will have a different case, as well as a Phase Two preview and deleted scenes from the Phase One films.

November 19 2012

Down In Front releases their commentary for The Avengers. Comprised of Teague Chrystie (Fringe), Brian Finifter (Apocalypse, CA), Michael "Dorkman" Scott (The Avengers) and Trey Stokes (The Abyss). Contains some adult language and a silly shout-out to Whedonesque. More...

November 18 2012

Jeremy Renner parodies The Avengers. As seen on Saturday Night Live.

November 14 2012

"Joss and I have been talking about Avengers 2" says Seamus McGarvey. The cinematographer said that Joss "has asked me to shoot it."

November 11 2012

Down In Front recording The Avengers commentary NOW! Click the link to go to the live stream and participate in the chat room.

November 06 2012

The Most Amazing and Inspirational Cosplay from Long Beach Comic Con 2012! You'll see some awesome Avengers costumes, and more!

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