Since today marks the release date of Fifty Shades of Grey on Digital HD and is also apparently Jamie Dornan’s birthday, a new behind-the-scenes clip has just been released. Check it out!
The next installment of Avengers Age of Ultron is out in theaters today and it’s more than amazing. It has a little bit of everything in it. It begins with the Avengers all working together to retrieve Loki’s staff which was probably stored in some Agents of Shield facility but when Hydra took that down in Captain America The Winter Soldier we have no idea who has what when it comes to top secret alien weapons. And that’s when we meet Quicksilver and The Scarlet Witch. They seem mysterious and really bad and for most of the movie they are. Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as Hulk and Chris Evans as Captain America. Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Don Cheadle as James Rhodes/War Machine, Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, Stellan Skarsgård as Erik Selvig and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, the team must reassemble to defeat James Spader as Ultron, a terrifying technological villain hell-bent on human extinction. Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Pietro Maximoff, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision.
The way the characters are all brought to life in this amazing movie just blows my mind. They are all integral to the plot and you see a side of each one of them that they want to keep hidden. The Scarlet Witch uses her powers to try and tear up the team and they unravel at the seams quite quickly. Written and directed by Joss Whedon and produced by Kevin Feige, p.g.a., Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963. And it seems to just get better and better with each movie and storyline. It’s full of action as I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. I’ve always been a huge fan of Hawkeye and this movie makes me love him even more!
When I said there was something for everyone in it I meant it. There are explosions for the men and dads out there. There is humor for those that want to laugh. There is even a bit of romance between two unlikely characters. You definitely see that this team is held together by a string a very thin string so who knows what’s going to happen to lead into the next movie. Avengers: Civil War. Just get your but out there and go watch this movie!
Both of my kids loved this movie. Miles said it was going to give him night mares but it was totally worth it and Zoe said that it was SUPER GOOD.
Avengers Age of Ultron is funny, there is a lot of humor in it.
Getting a spoiler out of Marvel is absolutely impossible. They are not ones to give any secrets away. But that didn’t stop us from trying!!!! The mommy and daddy bloggers sat down with Kevin Feige to chat about Avengers:Age of Ultron and to see if we could get scoop on anything new coming out. This is what we got, starting with why isn’t there a teaser at the end of the credits of Avengers Age of Ultron. I didn’t know there wasn’t one so made my kids sit until the end of the movie. Next time I’ll find out before hand so I don’t sit there for seven minutes, however, I will say I saw some pretty interesting groups of people listed and thanked in the credits so it wasn’t all bad. It was just really hard for my kids. So now you know…..anyway this is what Kevin had to say:
Why is there no end-credit scene? What’s the story behind that?
KF : Why is there no end-credit scene? There is a mid-credit scene, as we call it. We’ve always said there is no hard rule that there must be something after the credits. Joss was a firm believer that we shouldn’t do something that seeming like we were ‘aping’ a scene at the end of it. His version of the story really culminates at the end of the film and with the mid-credits. Everything we were thinking of just felt like an add-on that wasn’t worth doing. That’s one of the reasons why he wanted to get it out there so people didn’t sit there for seven minutes and go What? (LIKE I DID)
Q : Are we going to see Spiderman make an appearance in Avengers: Civil War?
KF : Well, uh, you’ve heard the announcements- we’ve teamed up with Sony to bring Spidey into our universe and, and doing a new Spidey film in 2017, but I think we’re being less than specific about, about where we’ll, where we’ll see him first.
Q : In general, sometimes people dread spinoffs and sequels, but how does it feel to actually have a fan base that can’t wait for the next release from Marvel?
KF : Uh, well, it, it feels great, obviously, and I, and I do think it’s, you know, spinoffs, and things like that are, uh, when you’re dealing with certain properties, I think I need one thing and can, and can somehow get a bad connotation of meaning. Oh, there’s something that had a little story potential that was interesting, so now, now they’re gonna try to build the whole big story about it. Well, at Marvel, their big story is about everyone that go back, you know, fifty years and, and through hundreds of comic issues. And what’s really exciting is that, you know, the comic fan base was one thing- it’s the solid foundation of, of everything we do, but now it’s increased dramatically with the film base and with the film fans, um, and, uh, it, it gives us a certain amount of pressure and sleepless nights to, to deliver on expectations, each time, but it’s, it’s also knowing that people are so excited for, for what’s next. We want each of them to stand alone whether you’ve seen the other ten films or not. We believe each film works as a beginning, middle, end into and unto itself. And we worked very hard to do that. All we’re interested in is making one singular great movie at a time.
Q : Do you have, somebody in the Marvel Universe that you really want to bring into the stories or anything that you haven’t yet?
KF : I used to say Guardians of the Galaxy to that question. I used to say Vision to that question; I used to say Falcon; I used to say Doctor Strange a lot and, uh, obviously we’re deep into that with Benedict Cumberbatch now. Uh, we start filming in November. So it’s really been, it’s really been amazing. Now, it, it does come down to, you know, individual and specific characters, but if I say too many of them, it’ll give away exactly what we’re doing with Guardians 2 or with the future ones. But it is a testament to the, to the Marvel comics, uh, and how deep its bench is that there’s still hundreds of great characters that we haven’t even touched yet.
See the man will not give away any secrets his answers are so calculated.
I will give you one teenie tiny spoiler in the video below:
See Avengers Age of Ultron in theaters tomorrow May 1st.
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Marvel fans have a lot to look forward to this spring…and not just because of a certain movie that’s coming out! Comic book lovers can also turn to the small screen for Marvel’s Daredevil, a new Netflix Original Series. The show, which stars Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock, debuted on April 10th – check out the trailer below:
If you can’t get enough Marvel, here’s a few other great titles you can stream this month:
- LEGO: Marvel Super Heroes: Maximum Overload
- Iron Man: Armored Adventures
- Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.
- Marvel’s Iron Man & Hulk: Heroes United
- Marvel’s Avengers Assemble
- Iron Man & Captain America: Heroes United
Have you been watching the new Daredevil series? What else are you streaming?
Joss Whedon the man behind the story for Avengers: Age of Ultron created an amazing story and made a fantastic movie full of action and humor.
Whedon, who has been working on all of the Marvel ﬁlms following Marvel’s “The Avengers,” explains his approach to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. “Being the Marvel consigliore for the last few years has been really fun,” says Whedon. “In doing so it’s important to keep that sort of Marvel ethos of ‘Yeah, we’re lovable and yes we’re messed up; we’re funny when you don’t expect us to be and we’re serious when you don’t expect us to be.’ But at the same me always make sure that each ﬁlm and in particular ‘The Avengers’ ﬁlms has its own stamp.”
Continuing, Whedon says, “The ﬁrst thing you have to do if you’re looking at an Avengers sequel is ﬁgure out what you’re going to do with all of these characters. In this ﬁlm, I’ve got a lot more characters! The Avengers are a really dysfunctional team, and I liked the idea of seeing them actually act as a team and how it shows how much they shouldn’t be a team.”
He talked about how it as very difficult giving everyone enough screen time but the plot helped. Of course Ultron, The Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver needed the time for plot development, everyone else it had to make sense and it was good that they are all able to play off of each other so well.
WHEDON: The, the good thing they worked so well against each other, so when you’re giving somebody their moment, it’s usually with somebody else. It’s usually playing against somebody else, either arguing with or having fun with or teaming up with and so, um, they do sort of, you know, it, it creates its own little web, so it’s difficult, but it’s not like you’re telling, it’s not Magnolia where you’re telling all these separate stories that are just vaguely intertwined. It’s, you know, they’re, they’re doing some of that job for me. BY the way, if it was Magnolia, it would be the best movie ever made, but I can’t reach for the stars, people. I’m just a man.
During the interview with Joss someone asked him about the iconic shot of the Avengers jumping in slow motion, which was pretty kick a$$ if you ask me.
WHEDON: We just caught it by accident, you know. I hadn’t even said action yet. They were just clowning around and somebody had a phone, so that was great. That shot, that was the last shot we got finished, ‘cause it’s, it’s over a minute long and, you know, I wanted to create some frames that were just unabashedly comic book frames that were, that would speak to our love of, of the thing and um, uh, and that one took, you know, longer to create than anything else.
And to dial in and, but it was important to me to have that right away, like first up in the movie. Um, to say, not to say, and now we’ve got to get everybody back together and let’s go find them, now we find Captain America and he’s digging in a trench and now we find, and uh, instead just go boom, we’re back. This is what you love. Are you having fun? Good. Now we’re going to tear it apart.
What was the hardest scene to shoot? Do you have one that sticks out?
WHEDON: Um, there, uh, I would say probably after the first attack by Ultron. Um, everybody’s in the lab kind of trying to figure out what’s going on. Uh, we referred to that as the WTF scene and um, uh, and uh, it was just very difficult for me to uh, put, to put together. It’s hard to explain why. I, there’s something about the way the light in the room, I just, I could not find the focus of where everybody should be and how they should move and Robert had to do something really difficult which was start laughing in the middle of this
WHEDON: Um, there, uh, I would say probably after the first attack by Ultron. Um, everybody’s in the lab kind of trying to figure out what’s going on. Uh, we referred to that as the WTF scene and um, uh, and uh, it was just very difficult for me to uh, put, to put together. It’s hard to explain why. I, there’s something about the way the light in the room, I just, I could not find the focus of where everybody should be and how they should move and Robert had to do something really difficult which was start laughing in the middle of this scene, as sincerely like, become a little unhinged.
And getting there and sort of making that work, that was one that I, that I, I struggled with. I struggled every much with the party scene. The after party scene, um, which is uh, I, I actually, we shut down during shooting uh, early one day because I was just, I started shooting it and I hated everything I was doing and then I, I was like what, what, what should I do? What’s wrong? And then I realized, wait a minute. Didn’t I just make an entire movie where people sit around and drink? Wasn’t that Much Ado About Nothing? Ohhh, and then I called. I was like give me some, I need cards, I need beers.
Anyway, I get all these things and we’ll do it all handheld and we’ll just let them go and as soon as I remembered how to shoot a party, um, it became a party.
Age of Ultron is a fantastic movie and will be in theaters this Friday May 1st.
What is it like being an Avenger?
It can’t be anything less than amazing right? New comers Aaron Taylor Johnson & Elizabeth Olsen joined the list of amazing actors in Marvel’s newest movie Avengers Age of Ultron. They are very talented actors and were hand picked by Kevin Feige and Joss Whedon. So they didn’t have to go through crazy auditions…….
OLSEN : We, we actually didn’t have an audition process. It was we both met with Joss separately. You met with him before I did I think and we were about to Godzilla when we both met. I don’t remember when I met with him but I met with him at some point. You met with him before. We finished filming Godzilla and then we both that summer got a phone call that was like you guys got the parts and we’re like whoa, okay and that was kind of it. It was really crazy and exciting and Aaron and I were really excited that we got to work with each other again more so because in Godzilla we, if you’d seen it we didn’t really get to work with each other as much, yeah.
JOHNSON : Yeah, I mean ‘cause stepping onto the set seemed kind of, you know, it was such a big ensemble. It felt kind of daunting, you know, to step on with Lizzy who we already had that kind of work relationship which made it feel a lot more comfortable.
Did you spend a lot of time actually running or was it all special effects?
JOHNSON : Yeah. That was pretty much what I did all day long. You know, it was like if in doubt, run. Yeah, all the special effects is sped up. I would, uh, we’d shoot the scene like if Lizzy was in the scene I’d run up to her. We’d shoot that. We did the dialogue and then we’d have to do a plate afterwards where she’d step out and I’d do the run up and then they would speed that up. It’s like a plate shot. But yeah, even though you wouldn’t really know because it goes so quick. But yeah, all the running where there’s a blur it was me behind it.
And for the Scarlet Witch, what was it like acting and creating your characters special affects.
OLSEN : Well, you know what it’s actually really fun because a lot of people have stunt doubles and my stuff is like a dance kind of and so I can’t have like a stunt double come in and do that. so I was like always doing everything whereas, you know, I even had to do like a triple flip back kick situation but I always got to be in control over my, my characters body movements which was cool and, and it was fun because there’s no blueprint to how Scarlet Witch moves ‘cause you just see these like awesome finger, hand gestures and these circular red things.
And so I would basically — I worked with a movement coach and she and I watched Joss’s version of Scarlet Witch and that was really enjoyable to watch ‘cause he would do the motions and we would interpret it into our own thing but it was really fun. I mean I — it was really fun to work with the dancer on something like that and it adds a different element to the fighting, a different visual element to the fighting. And it also felt, you know, a little funny because you’re like I’m not making contact with anything, like literally zero contact. So, you just kind of trust that you’re gonna put a robot where my eyes or something, you know. Yeah. There’s a lot of trust that goes in when you have special effects that I wasn’t used to and then after seeing the movie I was like aha, now I’m comfortable.
She goes on sharing how a love of Marvel and advice from Joss also helped…..
OLSEN : Well, I’m a fan of Marvel already and then Scarlet Witch so basically I don’t know — I didn’t know who she was before hand and the Joss was telling me about her and then we both asked for a lot of research on our characters and they gave us every, every comic book page that both of our characters have ever been on basically and it was this huge stack. And I think she’s one of the coolest characters in the entire universe of Marvel I think largely because of the House of M series because she’s this, she’s the most powerful person in the entire universe, X Men and Avengers combined. I think she’s really nuts too and I like the — I mean I just find her to be really …
Aaron Taylor Johnson also shared how he brought Quicksilver to life
JOHNSON : There’s like a lot to play with.
OLSEN : It’s a lot to play with because it’s a lot of psychological stuff to play with instead of just it being physical.
JOHNSON : I guess, you know, I was really excited about, you know, obviously they have really cool super powers but I was really, uh, really wanted to explore who the character was behind Quick Silver and Pietro was kind of our main goal and Wanda as well to kind of bring it back to the origins and it was based in someplace in Eastern Europe to we wanted to embrace that kind of accent and I really wanted to have this same kind of look from the comic books and yeah just kind of, came of together as well.
I mean Quicksilver, you know, wouldn’t — he needed Scarlet Witch because they’re very much, you know, they balance off each other. They’re twins and they’re very much ying and yang in the way their personalities are. He might be quick, you know, in speed so he’s kind of quick in temperament I think, you know, in a kind of way and hotheaded and impatient and all those things I wanted to kind of play around with and especially balancing against her kind of more thoughtful, slower, more emotional sort of nurturing side with him, so and always drawn really close together connected.
So it kind of, it kind of gave us a sense of like insecurity when they went with each other or kind of vulnerability. All they had was each other. So we kind of played around with everything that we could, you know, visually see, what we could read and that was kind of fun. And Marvel really opened to suggestions and ideas and wanted to, you know, do those characters justice so it felt very collaborative very early on.
You can see their amazing acting skills in Avengers Age of Ultron May 1st.
I’m looking forward to only a few movies this year. One of them of course is the much anticipated Star Wars…right who isn’t. But at the top of my list right next to that movie is Tomorrowland. Why? Because the actors in it. It’s a family movie with some of my favs!!! And I’m lucky enough to be on my way to the press event. YES!
I don’t have my official interview list but I did see that the official press junket includes:
- George Clooney (“Frank Walker”)
- Britt Robertson (“Casey Newton”)
- Tim McGraw (“Ed Newton”)
- Hugh Laurie (“David Nix”)
- Raffey Cassidy (“Athena”)
- Brad Bird (Director / Producer / Writer)
- Damon Lindelof (Producer / Writer)
- Jeff Jensen (Story By)
So the likelihood of me getting to interview George Cloony is pretty high. Watch this featurette and then if you have any questions you want me to ask the talent just let me know!
I’m hoping to get a glance at Hugh Laurie, just being honest here but it’s on my actor bucket list. This movie is going to be a ride into what the imagination can still bring to the table! So join me and my blogger friends as we bring you first hand into that world of imagination!
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TOMORROWLAND opens in theaters everywhere on May 22nd!
I’m having so much trouble finding a place to begin to explain how amazing it was to be in the room with Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth. They were the last interview of the day for the mommy bloggers and it felt like they were never going to come in. We could hear them outside the door laughing and joking with each other and it felt like an eternity because we couldn’t wait for them to come in. In actuality it was more like only five minutes but hey there was anticipation guys, it was Chis Evans and Chris Hemsworth!!
See, those eyes staring at me, oh yep we would have waited forever to interview them!
I’ve also been thinking who would win in a battle between Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth, I mean Captain America and Thor? The most rugged man and the most sexy? I of course would pick Captain America but my daughter would pick Thor. I’ve always found Thor to be a little arrogant but I might be persuaded. Let’s make the decision at the end of the interview shall we?
What is your favorite battle scene from the movie?
CHRIS EVANS : In my favorite one I wasn’t even in, the Hulk Buster and the Hulk. I mean that’s my favorite one.
CHRIS HEMSWORTH : I haven’t seen that scene. I haven’t seen the movie. But from the trailer what looked cool was the kind of tie in shot between all of us. And at the very beginning of the film where it cuts from each of our individual fight. And it looks like it’s one big tracking shot. I mean, that kind of, that blew my mind as to how they even did that. Yeah.
Ok, so they picked the same answer that’s no help! Let’s see what question two was.
Who was your favorite super hero as a child?
CHRIS HEMSWORTH : Superman was mine.
CHRIS EVANS : I grew up with –. I mean when you’re a kid you kind of like what you’re given to play with. So I had a Spiderman toy and so that was kind of my thing. I never really watched Spiderman comics but he was my guy. He was battling ninja turtles a lot.
With this question the winner has to be Chris Hemsworth because Superman is better than any ninja turtle but again this is still undecided because in my house ninja turtles are really popular. So who is winning right now? I think Hemsworth is ahead. The next question he answered with flying colors so he gets extra points.
Q : A little boy who is a victim of bullying. He has a question for you. He wants to know if you think it’s okay for a boy to have long hair?
CHRIS HEMSWORTH : To have long hair?
Q : Uh-huh, because you’re Thor.
CHRIS HEMSWORTH : Of course it is. God, yeah. Absolutely. My dad had long hair for years. In fact, was asked to play for a football team, invited down to a big league in Australian football. It was quite a big opportunity. And the coach said, yeah, cool but you’ve got to cut your hair because he had a ponytail. And he said no and walked away. And gave up that dream and did something else, honestly.
CHRIS EVANS : Wow.
CHRIS HEMSWORTH : And what was really kind of impressed me –. And he, I think part of him sort of says, I should have just cut my hair. But, you know, moral point and I think absolutely. God, why not? What is the issue there? And I think people who –, if anyone is narrow-minded enough to and limited in their thinking to think that that is an issue or you know, then they’ve got the problem. And you wait, in a few years’ time that kid will understand that that other kid has larger problems, you know?
CHRIS EVANS : Anytime I see a kid with long hair I’m like, that kid is so much cooler than anything I have ever was.
CHRIS HEMSWORTH : Girls love long hair so tell him that.
Finally the kicker that wins the battle of the Chris vs Chris is this last conversation.
Q : Do you ever kind of go into character speak? God-speak every so often?
CHRIS HEMSWORTH : Just when things need to get done. No. Just when the lights go off, yeah. Honey.
CHRIS EVANS : Best answer ever. There’s no answer that is going to be better than that one ever. I was going to make a horrible joke about like putting the cap back on the toothpaste. That is so much better. Oh man, I’m not Thor. There it is. That’s the best answer of the day.
CHRIS HEMSWORTH : Honey, let’s bring the thunder. Too far? Too far?
CHRIS EVANS : Oh, Jesus.
CHRIS HEMSWORTH : Let’s make it rain in here.
CHRIS EVANS : That’s phenomenal. God. What’s Cap speak? Uh.
CHRIS HEMSWORTH : Let’s talk about this.
Yep!!! and with that Thor has won me over. Sorry Cap, but I’m sure even you understand. Boy scout or a God? You can see Thor and Captain America battle it out in the movie Avengers Age of Ultron May 1st.
In honor of Earth Day, I wanted to share this new interview with Dr. Jane Goodall about the new film Monkey Kingdom which hit cinemas this week. See it before April 23rd, and Disneynature will make a donation in your honor to Conservation International – you can learn more about it here.