‘Avengers 2′ Featurette: Meet Quicksilver & Scarlet Witch

Mar 27, 2015 by Brian Gallagher

When Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theaters this May, the sequel will include all of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes from Marvel’s The Avengers, along with plenty of new faces as well. The studio has released a new featurette that showcases Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen). Director Joss Whedon says that these “super siblings” are “massively important new characters,” and we also see new footage that shows how they were orphaned at just 10 years old. Elizabeth Olsen also reveals that Scarlet Witch “messes” with the Avengers‘ heads so much that they have to all go away together and come back as a unit.

Chris Evans adds that it takes the Avengers awhile to “understand who can be trusted and who can’t, and who’s on our squad and who isn’t.” It has been widely rumored (SPOILER WARNING!) that Avengers: Age of Ultron ends with a new team of Avengers assembling, including, Scarlet Witch, although there are various reports about whether or not Quicksilver actually survives. While we don’t get any answers in this featurette, it does include plenty of never-before-seen footage, to prepare yourself for this highly-anticipated release on May 1.

Take a look at the featurette below to learn more about the powerful brother and sister team of Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch from Avengers: Age of Ultron. In addition, we also have two new photos of these siblings from this Phase Two sequel. How do you think Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch will alter the team dynamic for the Avengers? Let us know what you think below.

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Avengers: Age of Ultron comes to theaters May 1st, 2015 and stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr., Elizabeth Olsen, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Cobie Smulders, Jeremy Renner. The film is directed by Joss Whedon.

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‘Terminator Genisys’ Extended TV Spot Has New Footage!

Mar 27, 2015 by B. Alan Orange

The original 1984 Terminator kicks off with Kyle Reese being pursued by cops through a department store. That iconic scene, where he steals a pair of Nike sneakers and a trench coat, gets an unexpected twist in the latest look at Terminator Genisys. Paramount and Skydance have released an extended international TV spot for the action thriller, and it brings some never-before-seen footage and a lot more action! Along for the ride is original star Arnold Schwarzenegger, who reprises his role as the legendary T-800 from the future. He is joined by Emilia Clarke as Sarah Connor, Jai Courtney as Kye Reese and J.K. Simmons as a cop who gets embroiled in this classic sci-fi saga.

When John Connor (Jason Clarke), leader of the human resistance, sends Sgt. Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) back to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke) and safeguard the future, an unexpected turn of events creates a fractured timeline. Now, Sgt. Reese finds himself in a new and unfamiliar version of the past, where he is faced with unlikely allies, including the Guardian (Arnold Schwarzenegger), dangerous new enemies, and an unexpected new mission: To reset the future…

This latest look at the hybrid reboot/sequel offers new scenes featuring Detective O’Brien, who confronts Sarah about her complicated past, which saw both of her parents dying at the hands of Skynet. She is protected from this massacre by a T-800 who eventually becomes her foster parent. We also get to see more of the T-1000 in action, as Arnold Schwarzenegger goes to war against the future. Check out this awesome footage, then be sure to reserve your ticket for the July 1 release today. You’re guaranteed that this 4th of July, there will be some spectacular fireworks!

Terminator Genisys comes to theaters July 1st, 2015 and stars Emilia Clarke, J.K. Simmons, Jai Courtney, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Matt Smith, Jason Clarke, Byung-hun Lee, Douglas Smith. The film is directed by Alan Taylor.

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‘Ninja Turtles 2′ Lands Model Alessandra Ambrosio

Supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio is playing herself, the love interest of Will Arnetts Vern Fenwick in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2.

Mar 27, 2015 by Brian Gallagher

Supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio has signed on to star in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, playing herself, who is the new love interest for Will Arnett’s Vern Fenwick. Both Alessandra Ambrosio and Will Arnett were spotted at a recent Los Angeles Clippers vs. New York Knicks game together, where they were shooting scenes for the sequel. It isn’t known if production has fully begun yet, or if the production just took advantage of the game to shoot a few scenes for the sequel. Several Los Angeles Clippers players such as DeAndre Jordan, J.J. Redick, Matt Barnes, Austin Rivers, and Spencer Hawes also shot a scene for the sequel.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles stars Alan Ritchson (Raphael), Noel Fisher (Michelangelo), Pete Ploszek (Leonardo) and Jeremy Howard (Donatello) are expected to return as the turtles, along with Megan Fox (April O’Neil) and William Fichtner (Eric Sacks). No story details have been released at this time for the sequel. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 has already been given a June 3, 2016 release date.

Dave Green (Earth to Echo) is directing from a script by Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles writers Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec. Michael Bay is producing through his Platinum Dunes company. Alessandra Ambrosio, best known as one of the Victoria’s Secret Angels, had a minor role in 2006′s Casino Royale, and she will next be seen in Daddy’s Home alongside Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell. She has also appeared in episodes of Entourage and Gossip Girl.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 comes to theaters June 6th, 2016. The film is directed by Dave Green.

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‘Avengers 2′ Iron Man Mark VII Stealth Figure Unveiled

We kicked off this week with a look at Hot Toys new Hawkeye action figure from Avengers: Age of Ultron. Now, fittingly, we end it with one of the coolest dolls offered in this latest line-up. Yes, its our first look at Tony Stark’s Iron Man Mark VII Stealth Armor. Though, it should be noted, there is nothing to indicate or confirm that we’ll actually get to see this armor, which allows Tony to travel undetected under the cloak of night, on the big screen in Avengers 2 when it opens this May.

The Iron Man Mark VII Stealth Mode collectible figure is the latest addition to Hot Toys upcoming action figure line for director Joss Whedon’s anticipated sequel. The highly detailed doll features multiple layers and various shades of metallic and matte black color with digital camouflage design, translucent black chest armor and articulated flaps on back of legs, Stark Industries decals at various parts of the armor, LED light-up functions, interchangeable armor parts, and a specially designed dynamic figure stand.

In Avengers: Age of Ultron, Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, but things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure. Hot Toys will release Iron Man Mark VII Stealth Mode in the second or third quarter of 2015, but unlike the other figures in this series, it will debut exclusively at Hot Toys Avengers: Age of Ultron Exhibition shows in Asia. We’ve also included a full gallery for all the action figures revealed thus far, which includes Hulkbuster, Captain America, Iron Man, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Hulk and the villain Ultron:

Iron Man Mark VII Stealth Mode Premium Figure Includes:

Authentic and detailed likeness of Mark VII in stealth mode

Specially applied multiple layers and shades of metallic and matte black-colored painting with digital camouflage design on armor

Translucent black removable chest armor and articulated flaps on back of legs

Approximately 30 cm tall

Over 30 points of articulations

LED-lighted eyes and circle-shaped Arc Reactor on chest (white light, battery operated)

Stark Industries decals on various parts of the armor

One (1) pair of interchangeable forearm rockets

One (1) pair of interchangeable wrist guards for posing with repulsor firing palms

Three (3) pairs of interchangeable palms including:

One (1) pair with movable fingers and light-up repulsors (white light, battery operated)

One (1) pair of fists

One (1) pair of repulsor firing palms with light-up function (white light, battery operated)

Two (2) sets of interchangeable shoulder armors (normal & missile styles)

Articulations on waist armor which allow flexible movement

Fully deployable air flaps on the back of the armor

Accessory: Specially designed dynamic figure stand with Mark VII nameplate and movie logo

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Avengers: Age of Ultron: Toys

Avengers: Age of Ultron comes to theaters May 1st, 2015 and stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr., Elizabeth Olsen, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Cobie Smulders, Jeremy Renner. The film is directed by Joss Whedon.


‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ to Feature First LGBT Character?

A new rumor claims that Moff Delian Mors, the first Star Wars LGBT character, may be included in the Star Wars spinoff Rogue One.

Mar 27, 2015 by Brian Gallagher

Earlier this month, we reported that the first LGBT character will be introduced into the Star Wars canon through an upcoming novel entitled Lords of the Sith, written by Paul S. Kemp, which is set to debut on April 28. It was revealed that the character is a lesbian Imperial leader who tries to prevent “absolute failure” after making a string of crucial mistakes. Today we have a new unconfirmed report from Cinelinx that reveals Moff Delian Mors may actually surface in the first Star Wars spinoff, Rogue One.

The site reports that LucasFilm’s plans for Moff Delian Mors could include a big screen appearance in one of the spinoffs, with their sources “under the impression” that the spinoff in question is Rogue One, and possibly in the live action TV series that is currently being developed. The Lords of the Sith novel is set between Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith and the Star Wars Rebels TV series, and there have been reports that Rogue One will take place “around that same timeline,” which is before Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope. As of now, the only cast member confirmed for Rogue One is Felicity Jones, although nothing is known about her character. Australian actor Ben Mendelsohn is reportedly circling a lead role, but that has not been confirmed.

Moff Delian Mors is believed to be a character that, if used in both the Rogue One spinoff and the live action TV series, could connect the worlds from the movies, TV show and the books all at once. We’ve known for quite some time that all of the new Star Wars novels will be considered canon, so it would make sense to bring characters from these books to both the big and small screens. However, it isn’t known how large a role Mors may play in Rogue One or the proposed TV series. What do you think about these new updates? Would you like to see the LGBT character Moff Mors in Rogue One? Let us know what you think below.

Rogue One comes to theaters December 16th, 2016 and stars Felicity Jones. The film is directed by Gareth Edwards.

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‘The Casual Vacancy’ Trailer: J.K. Rowling Comes to HBO

Mar 27, 2015 by Brian Gallagher

The ghost of Barry Fairbrother is watching over the residents of Pagford U.K. in a new trailer for J.K. Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy. The four-part mini-series will air over two nights, with the first two parts airing Wednesday, April 29 and the last two hours debuting Thursday, April 30. The Casual Vacancy centers on Pagford, a seemingly idyllic English village with a cobbled market square and ancient abbey. Behind the pretty façade however, is a town at war: rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils. Pagford is not what it first seems.

At the Parish Council meeting the subject of Sweetlove House and its legacy arises. Howard Mollison, the Chairman, heads up the faction who want to see an end to the legacy; the thorn in his side is Barry Fairbrother, who makes an impassioned speech outlining the importance of the legacy, and the services it provides. For now, Barry has won the argument. When Barry dies suddenly, Pagford is left in shock, and the empty seat left by Barry on the parish council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the village has yet seen. Three candidates are soon lined up: Miles Mollison, Howard’s son; Colin Wall, Barry’s friend; and Simon Price, Barry’s half-brother.

The cast includes Michael Gambon, Keeley Hawes, Rory Kinnear, Monica Dolan and Julia McKenzie, and introduces Abigail Lawrie. HBO Miniseries presents in association with BBC a Bronte Film and Television Production; executive produced by Neil Blair, Paul Trijbits and Rick Senat; directed by Jonny Campbell; written by Sarah Phelps; produced by Ruth Kenley-Letts. Take a look at the latest trailer before The Casual Vacancy debuts on HBO next month.

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‘Downton Abbey’ Ending After Season 6

There is a press conference shortly that will announce Season 6 as the final season of Downton Abbey. Please note a few things. Gareth Neame, Downton Abbey executive producer and Managing Director of Carnival Films, will make the announcement on the long-rumored end.

From the release announcing it:

“Millions of people around the world have followed the journey of the Crawley family and those who serve them for the last five years. Inevitably there comes a time when all shows should end and Downton is no exception. We wanted to close the doors of Downton Abbey when it felt right and natural for the storylines to come together and when the show was still being enjoyed so much by its fans. We can promise a final season full of all the usual drama and intrigue, but with the added excitement of discovering how and where they all end up…”

The drama is the most nominated British show in Emmy history with 51 noms. Last season’s Season 5 which ended on March 1 was seen by 25.5M viewers.


‘Suicide Squad’: ‘Aquaman’ Connection Revealed?

Amanda Waller might be keeping something in her trophy case that connects Suicide Squad to Batman v Superman and Aquaman.

Mar 26, 2015 by B. Alan Orange

Though Suicide Squad is not necessarily tied directly into Justice League, we know that it is part of DC and Warner Bros.’ expansive cinematic universe. So, many believe that this third film in their planned series will somehow connect to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. While it has been widely rumored that both Ben Affleck’s Bruce Wayne and Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor will make appearances at some point, Latino Review is back with yet another rumor that claims the movie will also tease a connection to Aquaman. It seems that Amanda Waller, who brings this group of super villains together for an impossible mission, has had her own run in with the legendary Atlantis superhero.

In a recent interview, Viola Davis called her Amanda Waller a brutal badass. That may be true if this latest tidbit proves to be accurate. According to El Mayimbe, Waller is keeping something in her personal trophy case that is very near and dear to Arthur Curry’s heart. He reveals:

RT! #suicidesquad #skwad HUGE #RUMOR #SPOILER #WARNING Sources tell me in the lower levels of the prison where #AMANDAWALLER keeps all the SUPER POWERED META HUMANS, she has inside a trophy case – #AQUAMAN’s TRIDENT as seen in the recently released still with #JasonMomoa! How did she come into the trident’s possession? What happened to Aquaman in #BatmanvSupermanDawnofJustice? The plot certainly thickens! Very cool nonetheless. Love me a good mystery. #trident #DC #dccu #dccomics #dc movie #SCOOP #SUPERPOWEREDMETAHUMANS #BatmanvsSuperman”

if this is indeed true, it sounds like nothing more than a fun easter egg set up by director David Ayer. It doesn’t sound like it will have an immediate affect on the story being told in Suicide Squad, which follows a group of deadly assassins trying to clear their name by embarking on a deadly government sanctioned mission. But it certainly sets up some implications about Amanda Waller and her search for ‘metahumans’. And it could impact future storytelling. How did the Trident get there? And how will Aquaman get it back. Did Jason Momoa‘s Aquaman lose the Trident in a battle seen in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice? We’ll all have to wait until 2016 to find out!

Suicide Squad comes to theaters August 5th, 2016 and stars Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Jai Courtney, Joel Kinnaman, Cara Delevingne, Viola Davis, Jay Hernandez. The film is directed by David Ayer.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice comes to theaters March 25th, 2016 and stars Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons. The film is directed by Zack Snyder.

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