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February 11 2014

'Avengers: Age of Ultron' is now filming. Production has started in South Africa today.
Top Gear behind the scenes with Tom Hiddleston. He was the star in the reasonably priced car. More...

February 08 2014

(SPOILER) First rumors on the Vision's costume. Unconfirmed details on Paul Bettany's character outfit. Always good to speculate.

February 07 2014

(SPOILER) Avengers 2 - Ms. Marvel to appear? El Mayimbe at Latino Review has a scoop on The Avengers sequel (not the Paul Bettany news). More...
(SPOILER) Paul Bettany joins the Avengers 2 cast. And we don't mean as Jarvis.

February 01 2014

Whedon's Avengers heading to Johannesburg. There was discussion last year that the movie would be shot in South Africa.

January 26 2014

Info on European and Asian filming locations for The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Rumour has it the movie's location shoots will be quite global.

January 25 2014

Joss Whedon on Avengers: Age of Ultron - Godfather 2 is my 'guiding star'. A brief video interview with Joss from his recent French visit. ComicBookMovie.com has a transcript of his remarks.

January 19 2014

Mark Ruffalo on Avengers: Age of Ultron - "It's better, it's cooler, it's more awesomer". He talked to MTV News briefly about the sequel and said that Bruce Banner "gets to do such great stuff".

January 15 2014

Thomas Kretschmann cast in The Avengers: Age of Ultron. He'll play a new villain for Earth's mightiest heroes to face.
Scarlett Johansson talks about the Avengers 2 script. No plot points or anything, she just gives her thoughts on the script. More...

January 09 2014

(SPOILER) Joss Whedon involved in the idea for the 'All Hail The King' Marvel One-Shot. Joss's role is revealed in the idea behind the Marvel One-Shot included on the Thor The Dark World Blu Ray. More...
Kevin Feige explains why Ultron was chosen to assemble The Avengers. More...

December 20 2013

(SPOILER) Latino Review has spoilerish scoop on Avengers:Age of Ultron. Latino Review has a pretty big spoiler scoop if true. Update - HitFix has more information.

December 12 2013

Colonel James Rhodes reported to be part of Avengers 2. Bleeding Cool also says that Simon McBurney may be in the movie.

December 08 2013

Ben Davis reported to be the Director of Photography for Avengers 2. He's worked on Guardians of the Galaxy, Kick-Ass and Stardust.

November 28 2013

Elizabeth Olsen discusses Scarlet Witch with AOL Moviefone. In this Q&A, she describes Scarlet Witch as, "a messed up lady." Olsen also said, "I hung out with Mr. Whedon recently." She also has to rely on her brother for comic book info as she has never read comics.
The Avengers: Age of Ultron script is finished according to Mark Ruffalo! He tweeted the news the other day.

November 25 2013

Marvel announces that Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson are in The Avengers sequel. This official announcement will come as a surprise to absolutely no one.

November 15 2013

Elizabeth Olsen on her role in 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'. She talks about her 'damaged' character.

November 11 2013

Elizabeth Olsen confirms she is The Scarlet Witch in Avengers: Age of Ultron. She talked to MTV about working with Aaron Taylor-Johnson and complimented Joss as well.

November 10 2013

'Thor: The Dark World' takes $86.1 million at the US box office. The movie has taken $327.1 million worldwide.

November 08 2013

Cobie Smulders on Avengers: Age of Ultron. "I hope I'm in Avengers 2. I didn't get my invitation yet. Well, actually, they know I'm in it but they don't know to what degree I'm in it."

November 05 2013

Loki talks to some kids. He wants their opinion on superheroes in this Comedy Central promo for Thor: The Dark World.

November 04 2013

The Avengers makes The Guardian's top 10 superhero movies list. "In retrospect, you could also read the movie's teamwork premise as a metaphor for Whedon's own career-long problem with Hollywood: how to achieve a lasting result when everything threatens to be watered down by committee decision-making? Here, at last, he finally cracked it."

October 30 2013

(SPOILER) Kevin Feige explains Joss' involvement in Thor: The Dark World. The article is spoilerish for some scenes from the movie.
The Avengers: Age of Ultron reportedly adds Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Quicksilver. Welcome to the 'verse, ATJ!

October 28 2013

Joss Whedon talks about the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It's a red carpet interview from the Thor: The Dark World premiere.

October 27 2013

Chris Hemsworth questions shirtless scene in Thor: The Dark World. He says it was Joss Whedon's idea.

October 24 2013

Kevin Feige on Joss for 3rd Avengers film. "It's still being determined." More...
Trailer for Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Looks good.

October 23 2013

(SPOILER) Empire Magazine's review of Thor: The Dark World. "As confident and assured as its lead character, Marvelís great run continues".

October 22 2013

Serenity: Joss Whedon's dry run at The Avengers. Badass Digest has a look at the similarities between the two movies.

October 19 2013

Chris Hemsworth interview. Includes a reference to Joss Whedon's contribution to the first Thor film.

October 03 2013

(SPOILER) Samuel L. Jackson reveals who is playing the Scarlet Witch in Avengers 2. "I know we're shooting in London, that James Spader is Ultron and going to be the bad guy, and that we added Ms. [Elizabeth] Olsen". Spoilers for Tuesday night's episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..

October 01 2013

James Spader discusses juggling 'The Blacklist' and 'Age of Ultron'. Sounds like there may be some overlap in production.
Scarlett Johansson comments on comic book movies, Black Widow and Joss. This is from a promotional interview for her new movie 'Don Jon'.

September 30 2013

James Spader on playing Ultron - "I think it'll be a lot fun". More comments from him about the Avengers sequel can be found in this interview with Inquirer Entertainment.

September 26 2013

The Avengers: Age of Ultron Comic-Con footage appears online (in HD). First high quality version of this teaser footage that premiered a few months back.

September 19 2013

Second Marvel tv series rumoured to be in development. According to Deadline's Nellie Andreeva, "I hear the company is working on a concept for a potential TV series inspired by Agent Carter, a one shot, which will be featured on the upcoming Blu-ray release of Iron Man 3".

September 17 2013

Win a chance to work on the set of 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'. All you have to do is make a Dorios ad. The good news is that it's a worldwide competition.

September 13 2013

That's not what it looked like onscreen! Fifty comparisons between the concept art for Marvel's movies and what showed up in the finished film - including several scenes from The Avengers.

September 11 2013

Joss Whedon on why he cast James Spader as Ultron. Marvel's 'The Watcher' quotes Joss as saying "He's the guy to break The Avengers into pieces."

September 04 2013

An open letter to Joss Whedon on female superheroes. Celeste Mora describes ladies she'd like to see in future Marvel films/Avengers 3.

September 02 2013

The Avengers has won a Hugo! It won for Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form. Sadly this means The Cabin In The Woods did not win. The link goes to the livestream for now.

August 29 2013

James Spader is Ultron in Avengers: Age of Ultron. New casting info from Marvel.

August 26 2013

Joss discusses the possibility of killing an Avenger. Excerpted from his recent interview with Entertainment Weekly.
Watch some very cool Avengers animatics. These storyboard scenes reveal what The Avengers looked like in the early drafts of the movie (there's The Wasp for starters).

August 23 2013

Vote in SFX's "Top Superhero Movies Of All Time: 2013 edition" poll. Last year, The Avengers took first place. Will the movie keep the crown this time round?

August 21 2013

'Avengers 2' scoop: How Ultron will differ from the comics. "As a character I love [Ultron]," Whedon says, "because heís so pissed off."
Elizabeth Olsen rumoured to be in the running for Scarlet Witch in Avengers 2. Bleeding Cool says Saoirse Ronan has passed on the role.

August 20 2013

"Ant-Man" director, Edgar Wright, discusses why Ultron won't appear in his film. Of course, Ultron will be featured in The Avengers 2 instead.

August 07 2013

New Hollywood: entertainers on the rise. Tom Hiddleston is on Entertainment Weekly's list of 50 "talents changing Hollywood for the better."

August 06 2013

Tom Hiddleston: No Loki in 'Avengers 2'. Tom Hiddleston confirms to EW that Loki won't be in the sequel. "I think keeping it fresh and new is good for The Avengers even though it's a shame for me."

August 03 2013

The Avengers 2: Joss talks Ultron, Thanos, and an X-Men crossover. Highlights from a recent interview in Total Film magazine.

August 01 2013

(SPOILER) Casting call notice for The Avengers: Age of Ultron includes possible new plot information. Specifically regarding the origins of Ultron in the film.

July 30 2013

Joss Whedon talks Avengers 2 villain Ultron. Total Film puts online a snippet from their Joss interview that appears in an upcoming issue.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson says he's met Joss Whedon for Avengers 2 role. He's hotly tipped to play Quicksilver in the sequel. ETA: Bleeding Cool has some quotes from Aaron talking about Quicksilver.

July 27 2013

What we know (and what we think we know) about The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Vulture sums up the information that has been circulating around.

July 25 2013

Marvel Chief Kevin Feige talks Avengers: Age Of Ultron. His thoughts behind the title and Loki as an ongoing bad guy.

July 24 2013

"Thorsday" - A Rebecca Black Friday Parody. In celebration of the upcoming release of "Thor: The Dark World", Gemeni (Lisa and Gina Gomez) parody Rebecca Black's "Friday" to chronicle a Thursday in the life of a Thor and Loki fangirl. Mentions of Firefly, Joss Whedon, the Avengers Shawarma scene plus references to Buffy and the Buffy actors. More...

July 21 2013

Joss talks Age of Ultron. He talks about how they are just using the title and not adapting the recent Ultron storyline from the comics. How the film will be darker than the first and how he is enjoying writing Hawkeye in the group dynamic this time around. He also says Hank Pym will not be in the film. More...
The Avengers 2 gets a title: "Age of Ultron". Joss revealed it at the end of Marvel Studios panel at the San Diego Comic Con in Hall H. More...

June 27 2013

Joss Whedon on Avengers 2 - "Think Steel Magnolias but not so steel-y". Fun interview conducted at last night's Saturn Awards. In another interview from the night, Joss joked that Twelfth Night would be shot as a Vine.
The Avengers and The Cabin in the Woods win at The Saturn Awards. The Avengers won "Best Science Fiction Film", "Best Supporting Actor" (Clark Gregg), "Best Director" and "Best Special Effects". The Cabin in the Woods won "Best Horror/Thriller Film". Pics from the event which include Joss with Clark and Joss with Amy and J. August can be found here.

June 24 2013

"The Avengers" now streaming on Netflix Instant. Now every major Joss Whedon-helmed project is available. Netflix's purpose has been fulfilled. More...

June 20 2013

Robert Downey Jr. signs on for Avengers 2 and 3. Marvel.com has the news.

June 18 2013

Joss Whedon talks Avengers 2. Empire Magazine realises the benefit of summarising the juicy bits from their recent podcast with Joss. Especially this lovely quote, "I have scenes where someone says 'Science the sciency science'".

June 17 2013

No Loki in The Avengers 2. Joss confirms Hiddleston's character will be sitting this one out.

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...

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