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April 28 2015

Joss Whedon's doomed struggle: "Age of Ultron" and superhero cinema’s decadent phase. Writer for Salon asks if the superhero movie has reached "a decadent plateau, a long-term steady state of self-nourishing bigness and reverberant meaninglessness." More...

April 27 2015

Sesame Street's Aveggies in "Age of Bon Bon". Dr. Brownie, Onion Man, Captain Americauliflower, Black Bean Widow, Mighty Corn, and Zuchin-eye team up to save the world's vegetables from the evil Bon Bon.

April 26 2015

Avengers: Age of Ultron makes $201.2 million at the international box office. "It was the number one movie in all the territories in which it opened, representing 55 percent of the entire international market, exceeding the first installment in the series by 44 percent in today's exchange rate, according to Disney's calculations."

April 25 2015

(SPOILER) An on-stage chat with Joss Whedon and Elizabeth Olsen! A nearly half hour long interview (video) about Avengers: Age of Ultron. No major spoilers, so it's safe to watch unless you're planning on going in knowing nothing.
Avengers: Age Of Ultron: Extended Edition? A report claims that Amazon UK sent out an email saying an extended edition and an alternative ending will be included on Blu-ray and DVD. It should be noted that there is no mention of these details on the Amazon site itself.
(SPOILER) Twenty-two questions about Age of Ultron answered. A lot goes on in the sequel so if you missed some stuff then here's this handy Den of Geek article. Needless to say, if you haven't seen the movie yet then you will be horrendously spoilt for it.

April 23 2015

"Avengers" - Regisseur Whedon: "Dafur hat Gott Roboter und Zombies erfunden". "For that God Has Invented Robots And Zombies". Interview with Joss Whedon on "Avengers 2: Age of Ultron" in German news magazine "Der SPIEGEL".
Wall Street Journal on the Marvel method. Joss discusses relative payout on Dr. Horrible and Avengers 1 & 2.
(SPOILER) Discuss Avengers: Age of Ultron. The movie is out now in various parts of the world. So if you have seen it, come tell us what you thought of it.
(SPOILER) Rolling Stone goes in-depth with Joss Whedon about the creation of Avengers: Age of Ultron. Several questions are similar from what was covered in other interviews, but other subjects are also explored, including how many drafts of the script were produced. Beware spoilers abound. And with IGN, Joss ponders the possibility of Marvel Studios ever adapting the 'Planet Hulk' storyline.

April 22 2015

Age of Ultron tipped to make a fair bit of money this weekend. According to Deadline, "prognosticators are suggesting a wide range on the international opening, from a conservative $160M on the low end to $200M-plus at the higher end". Though the German box-office performance looks to be lower than expected due to the boycott by smaller cinemas.

April 21 2015

(SPOILER) Empire Magazine gives Age of Ultron four stars out of five. The embargo is lifted and there's loads of reviews to be had. Variety called the movie "a super-sized sequel with surprising amounts of soul". The Guardian loved it and said Joss' "script is a thing of wonder". The Telegraph says Age of Ultron is "a pop culture sugar-rush". ScreenCrush went with "it reclaims the comic book part of the phrase "comic-book movie"." SFX also loved it and said it's "the first genuinely frightening entry in the franchise". More...
Brian Tyler talks 'Ultron' score, working with Danny Elfman. The composer talks about the "Ultron" score, Elfman's involvement, working on franchise films, and using other composers' themes.
'Leaked' Spider-Man post-credits Age of Ultron scene is fake says Joss Whedon. "Speaking at the Avengers: Age of Ultron press conference in London, Whedon said: "Yeah that's not real. I don't know where that started. I don't know who came up with it."
Joss Whedon's astonishing, spine-tingling, soul-crushing Marvel adventure! Buzzfeed has put online an incredibly good profile of Joss and his time with Marvel.

April 20 2015

Scarlett Johansson would do a 'Black Widow' movie if Joss Whedon directs it. He "recently said Black Widow should star in her own film. "From his lips to Marvel's ears, I guess," Johansson said, laughing. "I'll do it if he'll direct it.""

April 19 2015

(SPOILER) Die Welt - Age of Ultron ist "Shakespeare plus Casablanca plus ganz viel Proteinpulver". English translations of the glowing review can be found at these Google Translate and Bing Translator links. Update The review is now offline.

April 18 2015

James Spader likes having dinner with Joss Whedon. There are a lot of these promo videos out there, but this one ends with a lovely quote: "I really love working with Joss. Joss is a wonderful, wonderful guy. And tremendous to spend an evening having dinner with."
Here's what Joss isn't doing next. Star Wars or Wonder Woman, more blank slate stuff, but some really nice quotes.
The Guardian profiles Joss Whedon. "I don't want to be done creating new universes."

April 17 2015

Throwback Thursday with the Avengers: Age of Ultron cast. #Gorgeous.
(SPOILER) A couple of Irish reviews for Avengers: Age of Ultron. says the movie "is pacey at its running length, funny when it needs to be, scary when it can be and not ashamed of what it is - an all-out comic-book blockbuster". And the Irish Examiner has some reservations but calls it an "enjoyable superhero feature, another impressive feat from Marvel". Update The reviews have now been removed due to the embargo.

April 16 2015

Number of movies left on The Avengers' contracts for the MCU. The article discusses how many more times we will see the actors in their current Avengers roles.
(SPOILER) How Age of Ultron handles destruction better than Man of Steel. Joss talks with Vulture about the amount of city leveling destruction in comic films and what that means for the heroes in his film.

April 15 2015

(SPOILER) 'Age of Ultron' score will be available on CD on May 19th. The score, composed by Brian Tyler and Danny Elfman, will have a digital release on April 28th by Hollywood Records. Spoilers for the score track listing.
Joss Whedon's star-studded 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' premiere is "a little surreal". The spectacle of Monday's Avengers: Age of Ultron premiere at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood was a heroic effort to match a movie of such epic proportions.
Yesterday's Avengers episode of Jimmy Kimmel reruns after tonight's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

April 14 2015

Joss Whedon and James Gunn on Female Superheroes and Hillary 2016. What they think will happen first: a female standalone superhero movie or a woman in the White House?
The Avengers are on Jimmy Kimmel Live. It looks like ABC uploads the episodes after 2 weeks. Various clips are available here.

April 13 2015

Watch the live stream of the Los Angeles red-carpet event for Marvel's "Avengers: Age of Ultron". Tonight, April 13, 2015 at 9:30 pm ET the stars and creators will arrive at the Dolby Theatre. A list of attendees can found here. And while you wait check out interviews with Joss and cast from Saturday's junket - beware spoilers. More...
Joss talks with Vulture about the difficulty of making Age of Ultron. "Is it perfect? It is not. Is it me? It's so baldly, nakedly me. To do something that is as personal as this movie is - on that budget, for a studio that needs a summer tentpole - is an extraordinary privilege."
Avengers: Age of Ultron runtime and UK rating are revealed. The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) lists the sequel as being 141m 6s long and gave it a 12A rating.
Watch an epic fight scene in this Age of Ultron clip. Clip 1 was shown during last night's MTV Movie Awards. Clip 2 shows a quieter moment. Clip 3 is a a group argument. Clip 4 is Spadertastic.

April 12 2015

(SPOILER) Highlights of yesterday's Avengers: Age of Ultron press conference. Most of the actors, Joss Whedon, and Kevin Feige were in attendance. More recaps and highlights can be be found at HitFix and Nuke The Fridge.

April 11 2015

Joss Whedon on why he's not directing Avengers: Infinity Wars. These quotes are taken from an Age of Ultron preview at
(SPOILER) Watch behind-the-scenes footage from Avengers: Age of Ultron. Plus there's a ton of on-set interviews to be had as well.

April 10 2015

(SPOILER) Age of Ultron: What you want to know - and what you DON’T. If you're even the tiniest bit averse to spoilers, this EW article is a case of 'here be dragons'. You have been warned, it's very spoiler-laden.
(SPOILER) First reactions to Age of Ultron hit social media. Marvel held a critic screening tonight in L.A. and N.Y. and the lucky viewers have been allowed to share their reactions on social media. The review embargo will end on April 21st at 2 pm pst. More...

April 09 2015

Age of Ultron tracking for HUGE opening weekend. Deadline reports that tracking suggests The Avengers sequel will have one of the biggest openings in film history and possibly reach $200M. Update: Marvel has released the character poster for The Vision. More...

April 08 2015

(SPOILER) EW's Avengers issue - Joss Whedon and Kevin Feige reveal a few more details. This shortened version of Entertainment Weekly's article for their current Avengers issue contains several comments from Joss and Kevin, mostly confirming plot details hinted at in the trailers for the movie. There are more details about how Ultron is created.

April 07 2015

Avengers: Age of Ultron won't have a post-credit scene. "There will be a tag, but there’s not a post-post-credit scene”. More...

April 06 2015

The final trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron. Not long now till the movie is out.

April 03 2015

Avengers: Age of Ultron Audi promo. Striking. Also tv spots 3 and 4.

April 02 2015

'Avengers: Age of Ultron' fun behind-the-scenes featurette. Saving the planet from super villains isn't always as serious as one would think.
Two new actresses confirmed for Avengers: Age of Ultron. It's unknown who they are playing, but they're big enough names to get rumors flying.

March 30 2015

Anthony Mackie on Age of Ultron - "By far the most stupendous film experience you'll have." He did a Q&A at the Emerald City Comicon at the weekend. The whole recap is well worth reading.

March 27 2015

(SPOILER) How Joss Whedon brought Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch to the Avengers franchise. A nice piece from BuzzFeed which includes an exclusive video about the twins. A lot of new details about these characters and a few scenes they're in.

March 24 2015

Russo Brothers reportedly to direct Avengers: Infinity War films. After months of speculation, Joss will reportedly hand the Avengers reins over to The Russo Brothers.

March 23 2015

Five surprise heroes for "Avengers: Age of Ultron". Comic Book Resources speculates about which Marvel characters might show up in Age of Ultron who have not be shown in promotional media.

March 20 2015

Joss Whedon on Avengers: Age of Ultron cast. Marvel's The Watcher Lorraine Cink interviews Joss Whedon. Whedon hints at members of the cast not seen in the trailers.
Captain America: Civil War synopsis is revealed. Found out how it ties in with Avengers: Age of Ultron and how it might possibly impact on a third season of Agents of SHIELD.

March 19 2015

New 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' extended tv spot. New footage. This looks fun.

March 16 2015

Marvel releases character poster for Age of Ultron's titular villain. Oh yeah.

March 13 2015

Age of Ultron character posters for Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver. Yahoo! Movies got the exclusive.
Composer Danny Elfman talks about filmography, 'Age of Ultron'. He mentions contributing to the score (go to 9:13), and incorporating part of Alan Silvestri's theme into a new "hybrid" theme.

March 11 2015

The 30 greatest superhero movies of all time. As voted for by Empire magazine readers. The Avengers comes in at No. 4.
Joss Whedon on world-building for Avengers: Age of Ultron. Marvel's The Watcher chats to Joss about the Avengers sequel.

March 09 2015

The Avengers celebrate victory over Ultron in this SNL sketch. Featuring Chris Hemsworth as Thor.

March 08 2015

(SPOILER) Awesome Interview with Chris Evans. Chris Evans talks about consistency in Cap's abilities, how awesome his Avenger costars are, and the focus more on relationships in the new movie, including Cap's emotions. Mild spoilers.

March 06 2015

Behind the scenes of Avengers: Age of Ultron with director Joss Whedon. Three part video from interviewing Joss Whedon, Jeremy Latcham, Jeremy Renner, and Prop Master Barry Gibbs.

March 05 2015

Joss Whedon on Avengers 2 - "I conceived it as a sci-fi horror movie'. This a great Q&A with Digital Spy. More...
AMC announces mega-sized Marvel movie marathon. All 11 films will be presented back-to-back in theaters.

March 04 2015

Third trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron is now online. Much new footage, dialogue, and an appearance by a new Avenger.
Joss Whedon: 'Avengers' sequel was a "nightmare" due to expanded cast. "Shoot me in the face! It is a nightmare. I long for the simple movies like Serenity! This is the hardest juggling act I have ever, ever tried to pull off."
(SPOILER) Hitfix interview with Chris Evans & Jeremy Renner from the set of AOU last year. Nice in depth piece, nothing too spoilery (I don't think) but tagged just in case. Lot's of love for that Joe Sweden bloke.

March 03 2015

(SPOILER) Yet another Yahoo! UK Avengers: AOU set interview from last summer. They talked with Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner who says of the film " There's a lot more action, a lot of new characters, and that makes it more complicated, but also there’s more intimacy in this one unlike the last one."
New Avengers:Age of Ultron trailer to premiere on ABC this Thursday at 10 pm. Is it ok to squee now? More...

March 02 2015

Robert Downey Jr. announces an Avengers charity contest. Proceeds benefit Julia's House, a children's hospice. More...

February 27 2015

(SPOILER) Collider interviews Chris Hemsworth. The site got a chance to talk with Hemsworth last summer on the set of the much anticipated sequel.
Samuel L. Jackson tweets 3 new 'Age of Ultron' posters. In addition to the Nick Fury poster, he also tweeted Thor's, and Black Widow's.

February 26 2015

(SPOILER) Age of Ultron ending is "completely unhinged" says Joss Whedon. Another fun set report from last year.

February 25 2015

Robert Downey Jr tweets new Avengers 2 poster. And teases a big announcement in 8 days. New trailer maybe? Update: Mark Ruffalo tweeted the Hulk poster.

February 24 2015

Theatrical poster for 'Age of Ultron' released. Marvel released its final one sheet for The Avengers sequel.
James Gunn on the bias against superhero films. He mentions Joss along with others at Marvel putting care into their movies while the genre is not taken seriously by some in the industry.

February 21 2015

The Avengers' legends revealed. Comic Book Resources explains the differences in countries rating systems and the Avengers release. Also, how the movie almost got an "R" rating in the US, twice.

February 20 2015

Joss Whedon talks Avengers: Age of Ultron. Yet another great set interview with Empire Magazine.

February 18 2015

Mark Ruffalo talks Avengers: Age of Ultron. It's another great interview with Empire Magazine.

February 16 2015

Robert Downey Jr. talks Avengers: Age Of Ultron. It's quite a substantial interview with Empire Magazine and quotes from it are appearing elsewhere.

February 15 2015

What would a Whedon-less Marvel movie world be like? Speculation on what will happen if/when Joss leaves the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

February 04 2015

(SPOILER) Avengers: Age of Ultron prelude digital comic book is now available. There's one particular panel from "This Sceptre'd Isle" that will get people talking. Head over to Newsarama to have a look (spoilers obviously).

February 03 2015

Avengers: Age of Ultron's UK release date brought forward by one day. The Marvel sequel will now land in UK & Ireland cinemas on Thursday, April 23. More...
(SPOILER) 25 things Digital Spy learned on the set of Age of Ultron. A very spoilery set report with Joss, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen and producer Jeremy Latcham. More...

February 02 2015

New pics from The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Marvel have released the pics that appeared in the latest issue of Empire Magazine. Spoilerish for dramatic poses, explosions and who Joss is talking to.
Marvel Cinematic Universe: 10 things that could prematurely end it. The potential pitfalls that Feige and co. need to avoid, according to the author.

January 29 2015

First TV spot for Avengers: Age of Ultron gets released. The movie is out in the US on May 1st.

January 27 2015

Joss Whedon 'very doubtful' for Avengers sequel Infinity War. His comments made in the latest issue of Empire Magazine are getting a fair bit of press. More...

January 26 2015

Empire magazine unveils its Avengers: Age of Ultron issue. It'll be out on the 29th of this month. Juicy excerpts from the Joss interview can be found here and here.

January 25 2015

(SPOILER) Andy Serkis' role in Avengers: Age of Ultron purportedly revealed. Schmoes Knows reckon they know who Andy will be playing. They also appear to have the lowdown on a new female character.

January 24 2015

Avengers: Age of Ultron is "the biggest thing Marvel's ever done" says Paul Bettany. "I just haven't seen anything that big, so it was like being a kid on a film set again".

January 13 2015

New Avengers 2 trailer arrives. The second trailer for Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron.

January 08 2015

(SPOILER) Description of the new Avengers 2 footage shown at CES. This was shown at Samsung's 'Night With Marvel' event.

January 03 2015

Details about 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron' tie-in books. There's an art of the Marvel Cinematic Universe slipcase, an art of the movie slipcase, a pop-up book, a reusable sticker book, a prelude comic book and a junior novel.

January 02 2015

New trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron to debut on ESPN. It will air during the College Football National Championship on January 12th at 8:30 pm.

December 30 2014

(SPOILER) Age of Ultron promo art reveals additional origin info for Ultron and The Vision.

December 27 2014

Bonus Point: The Avengers on PRI's Science Friday. A piece of dialogue from the Avengers is the bonus point question in a science in science fiction movie quiz on PRI's weekly broadcast '"Science Friday. More...

December 22 2014

Joss Whedon on artificial intelligence and Age of Ultron. Entertainment Weekly has a feature on the A.I. movies coming out in 2015 and includes Joss talking about Ultron.

December 19 2014

Preview of Marvel's The Avengers #1. It's a comic book adaptation of the first Avengers movie. This issue will be out on the 24th.

December 17 2014

IGN interviews Joss Whedon on the Age of Ultron Set. "There's something terrible coming that you'll love." ScreenCrush, moviefone, superherohype, HitFix, and /Film also have the interview with him about the film.

December 15 2014

Hot Toys reveals Iron Man's Mark XLIII armour from Avengers: Age of Ultron. It's a very well put together collectible figure.

December 09 2014

Scarlet Witch features in "Avengers: Age of Ultron" behind-the-scenes footage. A Guardians of the Galaxy Blu-ray extra features a clip of Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver from Age of Ultron plus commentary from Joss.

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