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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 13 2015

Joss Whedon on why he'll never be finished with superheroes. Joss talks with io9 about Twist and the Black Widow controversy in Age of Ultron.
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...

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 20 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 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.

May 11 2015

Meet the crack team that designed the technology in Age of Ultron. This is an incredibly interesting Gizmodo feature on the rationale for the screens and interfaces used in the Avengers sequel. Did you realise that each character had their own colour palette?

May 10 2015

Avengers: Age of Ultron tops North American box offfice for the second weekend. The Avengers sequel took $77.2 million this weekend. So far the movie has made $875.3 million worldwide.

May 08 2015

17 ways Joss Whedon subverts Marvel and the Avengers in Age of Ultron. "The hallmark of any Joss Whedon joint, besides his usual lively ensemble banter, is the self-aware winks embedded within."

May 06 2015

Age of Ultron/Final Countdown dance video parody. Shot in LA's Meltdown Comics, this music video parody assembles a cast of cosplayers from Geek & Sundry and Nerdist School.

May 04 2015

Age of Ultron: How much screen time does each Avenger get? Big spoilers if you haven't seen the sequel. Vulture did a similar screen time article for the first movie.
Joss Whedon on the big moments in Avengers: Age of Ultron. This half hour Empire Magazine podcast interview with Joss is the nearest thing you'll get to a director's commentary until the DVD comes out. Some of Joss' comments you will have read before but there's a lot of new material here (pairings, what Joss fought to keep in the movie, the cut scenes, the actual length of the original cut, the last line etc). A transcript can be found here (you'll see a lot of websites recycling the comments made in this interview).

May 01 2015

Why Joss Whedon cut The Hulk's best scene from Age of Ultron. As to what the scene was, we may never know. In a related note, you can find out why Joss cut Loki from the sequel as well.
(SPOILER) Discuss Avengers: Age of Ultron (part 2). The movie is now out in the U.S. So if you have seen it, come tell us what you thought of it. More...

April 30 2015

(SPOILER) Age of Ultron: The most thoughtful film Marvel's ever made. Vox reviews Age of Ultron while noting its similarities to Firefly.

April 29 2015

(SPOILER) How last night's Agents of SHIELD episode was an Age of Ultron prequel. Zap2it, EW.com and Bleeding Cool discuss how the episode ties in with the Avengers sequel.

April 28 2015

Pixar's Inside Out characters watch Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer. Corporate synergy at its most surreal.

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.

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".

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...

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 10 2015

(SPOILER) Age of Ultron: What you want to know - and what you DONíT. 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.

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...

March 19 2015

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

March 09 2015

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

March 05 2015

AMC announces mega-sized Marvel movie marathon. All 11 films will be presented back-to-back in theaters.

March 04 2015

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."

March 03 2015

New Avengers:Age of Ultron trailer to premiere on ABC this Thursday at 10 pm. Is it ok to squee now? 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.

February 24 2015

Theatrical poster for 'Age of Ultron' released. Marvel released its final one sheet for The Avengers sequel.

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.

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".

December 30 2014

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

October 30 2014

Paul Reubens does the Age of Ultron trailer voice-over. A funny segment from "The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon", this is weirdly fitting as Reubens was a cast member on the original Buffy, the Vampire Slayer movie.

October 23 2014

'Avengers: Age of Ultron' trailer officially released online by Marvel. This post was edited since what was once leaked and in poor quality is now officially available from Marvel in glorious HD.

August 20 2014

(SPOILER) Here is everything we know about Avengers: Age of Ultron. Vulture sums everything up.

July 28 2014

(SPOILER) Paul Bettany discusses playing The Vision in Avengers: Age of Ultron. He manages to sidestep most of the more direct questions about his character.
EW interviews the cast of Avengers: Age of Ultron. Mark Ruffalo and Robert Downey Jr. talk about their characters' close relationship (Links will not work on a mobile). More...
Kevin Feige talks Avengers: Age of Ultron and more. He heavily implies a 2018 release date for The Avengers 3.

July 24 2014

SDCC exclusive concept art for Age of Ultron. Marvel.com has unveiled these two fantastic posters. Update: Four more posters can be found here and here.

July 23 2014

Hayley Atwell confirms Peggy Carter will appear in Avengers: Age of Ultron. More Marvel Cinematic Universe synergy.

July 17 2014

(SPOILER) Why Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, and The Vision will fight the bad fight. More details about this trio of new Marvel Cinematic Universe characters.

June 13 2014

(SPOILER) Avengers and friends spotted on set today. Multiple Avengers actors were spotted on set today at the University of East Anglia campus in Norwich, UK and photographed.

June 06 2014

Mark Ruffalo on his 'bigger, more complex' Hulk in The Avengers: Age of Ultron. A preview of a recent interview Mark Ruffalo did with Total Film magazine.

May 14 2014

(SPOILER) What now for Hydra in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Den of Geek speculates how much Hydra will continue to impact Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Avengers: Age of Ultron, etc.

April 09 2014

Joss Whedon's direction for Avengers 2 inspired by The Winter Soldier? During the Empire magazine's film podcast, the Russo brothers reveal their work may have inspired Joss to make some changes for the anticipated sequel. Spoilers for Captain America: The Winter Soldier. More...

April 04 2014

Scarlett Johansson talks Age of Ultron. "Nothing's getting cleaned up and tied up in a big, red shiny bow in "Avengers 2." It's complex, and the universe is expanding even more." She also discusses Avengers and Captain America 2 among other things. Chris Evans also gave a interview with Inquirer about The Avengers sequel. "There's a real sense of comfort and confidence not just in Joss, but in the whole Marvel clan, a sense of comfort that what you are working on and what you are giving so much of yourself [to] is going to pay you back with a quality film."

March 31 2014

Captain America's new look in The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Production images show Cap's new suit.

March 20 2014

Disney to release The Avengers:Age of Ultron in IMAX. In other Avengers-related news, Scarlett Johansson gives a very brief video interview with IGN about her character's storyline in the sequel.

March 08 2014

Korean actress Kim Soo Hyun to star in 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'. Soo Hyun mentioned her involvement on Twitter. It was confirmed by Walt Disney Company Korea. Her character was described by Marvel as "a substantial supporting role".

February 27 2014

ABC to air Marvel special with 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' sneak peek. The docu-special promises to give viewers a "front row seat to the inception of Marvel Studios, the record-breaking films, the cultural phenomenon, and further expansion of the universe by Marvel Television." Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe will premiere Tuesday, March 18 at 8 p.m.

February 18 2014

Marvel announces that Avengers: Age of Ultron will film in South Korea. Joss and co are going all over the world.

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 09 2014

Kevin Feige explains why Ultron was chosen to assemble The Avengers. More...

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.

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.

August 26 2013

Joss discusses the possibility of killing an Avenger. Excerpted from his recent interview with Entertainment Weekly.

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 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 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...

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