The superheroes at the center of Avengers: Age of Ultron resonate so strongly with so many people because they’re so deeply entrenched in popular culture. Captain America, Iron Man and the Hulk were around for years before Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr. and Mark Ruffalo were even born. These aren’t just characters – they’re icons. And while serious comic book nerds know how much Earth’s mightiest heroes have changed with the times, taking a look back at what the likes of Black Widow and Hawkeye and the Vision used to look like is both entertaining and (dare we say it?) educational.
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There’s a lot to like about Avengers: Age of Ultron, but the coolest thing about it is the way it reclaims the comic book part of the phrase “comic-book movie.” Rather than using these characters to do something “edgy” or “adult” or “important,” or sanding down their quirkier edges to appeal to as broad and mainstream an audience as possible, Age of Ultron doubles down on its source material’s geeky origins.
We know that Tony Stark's Iron Man suit is powerful—when fully charged, it can lift over 100 tons—but, we probably didn't realize just how heavy it is. The original suit in the first ‘Iron Man’ movie weighed over 90 lbs. That's big, hot costume to have to act in all day. And, to think, it was almost not even Robert Downey, Jr. underneath all that armor. Find out which other actors made the cut, and a lot more, in the latest invincible installment of You Think You Know Movies!
Everybody knows by know of the Stan Lee cameos in the Marvel movies, and ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ is no exception. You probably also recognized the voice of Gary Sinise as the narrator of the Captain America exhibit at the Smithsonian in the movie. But, did you catch the blink-and-you’ll-miss-it cameo by ‘Avengers 2’ director Joss Whedon? Don't worry, we've got that, and a lot more for you, in the latest patriotic installment of You Think You Know Movies!
If the Super Bowl trailer for Captain America: The Winter Soldier didn't adequately whet your whistle for the new movie, then maybe a new batch of photos from the film will pique your interest.
Marvel has a new gallery of images (set to autoplaying music, you should be warned) that showcase not only Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America, but Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Anthony Mackie as The Falcon, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, and Sebastian Stan as The Winter Soldier himself. In fact, it's probably the best clear look we've gotten at the character. Check out the images (with no autoplaying music) after the jump!
It's been confirmed that a new trailer for Captain America: The Winter Soldier will air during the Super Bowl on Sunday. But for those of you who aren't quite that patient, or for anyone who won't watch the Super Bowl even for that (we hear you), Marvel has just released new set photos from the upcoming film, as well as character posters spotlighting Chris Evans as Captain America, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury. You can view them all, and maybe try to guess what exactly Johansson is standing on in that poster, below.
Like seemingly every year these days, 2014 will see its fair share of super hero films, with the most anticipated possibly being Captain America: The Winter Soldier and The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Both films had their first trailers debut recently, and now we're seeing more photos arrive online, with this latest batch spotlighting the Winter Soldier, Chris Evans as Captain America, Robert Redford as Agent Pierce, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Jamie Foxx as Electro and more.
Anticipation for Captain America: The Winter Soldier is running pretty high, and it's really not surprising why. Captain America: The First Avenger ranks among the more critically successful of all the films set in the Marvel cinematic universe, and so its sequel is certainly one that many viewers would be looking forward to. Further stoking excitement is the fact that, as it reportedly will heavily feature Black Widow and Nick Fury, it serves as a sequel of sorts to last summer's Avengers movie. The film is still six months away, but Marvel has just revealed the first teaser trailer for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which you can view below.
Rumors have been swirling around for a few months that Elizabeth Olsen, the non-twin who has earned some major cred in movies such as Martha Marcy May Marlene and the upcoming Oldboy remake, would be taking on the role of the Scarlet Witch in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Now, thanks to Samuel L. Jackson and some helpful parentheticals from the Wall Street Journal, we know for sure she'll be taking on the role of Wanda Maximoff.
So, what family obligation will you be ignoring to watch Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. tonight? Well, ComicsAlliance gives you permission to ignore the guilt: wedding anniversaries happen all the time; greatest moments in television history only happen once every fifteen years. To celebrate the newest greatest moment in television history, we hereby present our review of the original one: 1998's television film Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., written by David S. Goyer and starring the greatest actor in television history, the one and only David Hasselhoff. Read on if you can handle all the greatness.