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Elizabeth Olsen Confirms Scarlet Witch Role in Avengers: Age of Ultron

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Elizabeth Olsen has officially confirmed with MTV that she is playing The Scarlet Witch in the upcoming Avengers sequel, The Avengers: Age of Ultron. The news was confirmed last month via Twitter by Samuel L. Jackson, but this is the first time Olsen has spoken about the role.

In her interview with MTV, she spoke to the site about acting alongside Aaron Taylor-Johnson once again, whom she just completed Godzilla with a few months ago. Johnson is set to play her character’s brother, also known as Quicksilver.

“We get to play husband and wife, and we get to play twin brother and sister,” she said. “It’s also fun because even though in ‘Godzilla’ we play husband and wife, we don’t have a lot of scenes together. I just love him. I love his family. I love his kids. I’m so excited we get to work with each other more and to actually work with each other. I think it’s going to be fun.”

Avengers: Age of Ultron will hit theaters on May 1, 2015. Production is expect to begin in March 2014. The film is set to be scripted and directed by Joss Whedon and will see Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Cobie Smulders and Samuel L. Jackson reprising their roles from the first film, with Olsen, Taylor-Johnson and James Spader joining the cast in new roles.

Joss Whedon Talks Adversaries and Characters Within The Marvel Cinematic Universe

 

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Joss Whedon has done well to keep our interest in The Avengers sequel, The Avengers: Age of Ultron. He revealed in June that Tom Hiddleston would not be reprising his role as Loki in the film but Whedon gave good reason as to why the Marvel Cinematic Universe would not be repeating villains. Continue reading

James Spader Cast as Ultron in Avengers Sequel

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Robert California, or I guess you might know him as James Spader BDSM extraordinaire, has been cast in the lead villain role in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Spader will play the titular role of Ultron in the sequel that is expected to hit theaters on May 1, 2015.  Continue reading

Joss Whedon Talks Ultron Character Details

 

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Probably my favorite person in existence, Joss Whedon, is already giving away details about “Phase Two” in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the film, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, even though there are still three movies between now and then.  Continue reading

Whedon Confirms Agent Coulson Will Not Appear in Avengers: Age of Ultron

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Agent Phil Coulson, played by Clark Gregg, may have died at the end of Marvel’s The Avengers only to be somehow brought back for the upcoming TV series, “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.LD.” but Joss Whedon has officially confirmed that the character will not be the film’s sequel.  Continue reading

Joss Whedon Confirms Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, Talks Iron Man Returning

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A few weeks ago, rumors were swirling within that within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch would be joining the gang in the upcoming Marvel’s The Avengers sequel. Now, officially, writer/director Joss Whedon has confirmed that the characters will indeed appear. In a recently interview with IGN, he talked about the characters inclusion in the film and their involvement in the story.

Whedon stated,

“You know, they had a rough beginning. They’re interesting to me because they sort of represent the part of the world that wouldn’t necessarily agree with The Avengers. So they’re not there to make things easier. I’m not putting any characters in the movie that will make things easier.”

SuperHeroHype.com also exclusively learned that the Irish actress, Saoirse Ronan, is the “prototype” for the film’s version of the Scarlet Witch character. However, no official casting has been announced.

Whedon also spoke in the interview about the ending of Iron Man 3. Warning there ARE spoilers below this point.

“Well, I feel like in Iron Man 3, even though he said, ‘I’ve changed’ — he blew up his remote suits, but I don’t think anybody thinks he doesn’t have one anymore. The question is, if The Avengers are called, does he show up? And the answer is, ‘Yes!’”

Casting for The Avengers 2 is still coming together with many rumors flying around about potential actors being replaced. Regardless of who ultimately assembles for the sequel, Marvel’s The Avengers 2 hits the big screen on May 1, 2015.

Extended Trailer for Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Revealed

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“Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D.” which has officially changed its name to “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” has recently released an extended trailer for the series online. This latest trailer was released thanks to fan participation. After enough people used the hashtag “#CoulsonLives” on Twitter, the video has been unlocked and features brand new footage. Continue reading

The Avengers 2 Set to Film in the UK in Early 2014

 

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe continues onward. While we know that the finished product of Marvel’s The Avengers 2 is several years away, the studio is about to at least start work on the project. Screen Daily reported that production for the sequel is about to begin in Pinewood-Shepperton at the end of this year with filming expected to begin in early 2014. This will be the third film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to be filmed in that area with Thor: The Dark World filmed in and around the area and Guardians of the Galaxy is currently in production there. Continue reading

Joss Whedon’s “Much Ado About Nothing” Releases Official Trailer

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Could we love Joss Whedon anymore? No, I don’t think so. Whedon, who most recently is known for his work on Marvel’s The Avengers, has released the official trailer for his independent film adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing. The film, based on the classic comedy by William Shakespeare was both adapted and directed by Whedon and starred many of his actor friends from past projects.

The project was filmed in just 12 days entirely on location in exotic Santa Monica. The cast included actors who are already well know, some who are veteran Shakespeare performers and some that are completely brand new. It was shot in black and white by Jay Hunter. The cast features Amy Acker and Alexis Denisof as Beatrice and Benedick, the world’s least likely lovers headed for their inevitable tumble into love .The supporting cast includes Nathan Fillion as Dogberry, Clark Gregg as Leonato, Fran Kranz as Claudio and Reed Diamond as Don Pedro.

Kranz said regarding the secret project,

He shot that while he was on vacation,” says Kranz. “I remember he said he was going to go to Italy with his wife and kids, then all of a sudden he started to shoot a movie, which is crazy… He does a lot of readings at his house, he’s a great host. He always has people over, but he likes to have something to do, something specific. Sometimes he’ll read plays. One night we all read ‘A Mid-Summer Night’s Dream’. He called me one day and said he was thinking about doing ‘Much Ado About Nothing’, but filming it this time. That struck me as doing something handheld, with a Flipcam or something. Not something big with grip trucks, all of this equipment and stuff. But that’s what it turned into.”

Kranz also went on to explain how Whedon wanted the project to be different and natural between all the performers.

He turned his home into a movie set,” Kranz continues. “He had extras and all of that. We had no idea. But I think that’s what he wanted. He wanted us to go into it with a casual feel and to do Shakespeare like you’re not used to seeing. He didn’t want big production value or it to be over-rehearsed. I think he wanted it to be natural. It might be a bizarre benefit to it that we didn’t master the language. The other actors all came from different places so it was an eclectic group. It’s Shakespeare, the language is rich and dense… I think it could be this wonderful blessing that it feels intimate, alive and casual and fun. I hope that bleeds off the screen and will be refreshing for audiences. I haven’t seen it yet, but I trust Joss always and I think it’s going to be awesome.”

As Whedon says,

“The text is to me a deconstruction of the idea of love, which is ironic, since the entire production is a love letter – to the text, to the cast, even to the house it’s shot in.”

The film opens in North America on June 7 and in the UK and Ireland on June 14. You can see the trailer below: