Closely following the Scarlet Witch and Iron Man and Black Widow and Captain America and Quicksilver/The Vision and Hawkeye posters, Marvel has just set loose these new Thor and Hulk concept art posters and full group poster for ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron.’ The cast list for the enormously anticipated flick includes Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/Hulk, Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Don Cheadle as Rhodey/Iron Patriot, along with newcomers Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Quicksilver, Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch, Thomas Kretschmann as Baron Wolfgang Von Strucker, James Spader as Ultron, and Paul Bettany as The Vision. ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ opens on April 24th, 2015 in the UK and Ireland and May 1st, 2015 in the US.
First Trailer & 4 New Character Posters For ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ – Starring Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult…
Set for a 2D and 3D release on May 15th, 2015, the post-apocalyptic action film stars Tom Hardy as road warrior Max Rockatansky, Charlize Theron as a commander named Imperator Furiosa, Nicholas Hoult as Nux, Hugh Keays-Byrne as Immortan Joe, Nathan Jones as Rictus Erectus, Zoe Kravitz as Toast, Riley Keough as Capable and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley as Splendid. They are joined by supermodel Abbey Lee Kershaw as The Dag and Courtney Eaton as Fragile, both of whom are making their big screen debuts. Miller, who directed the previous three installments, returns to helm ‘Mad Max: Fury Road.’
With ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ set to hit cinemas shortly, Marvel Studios has announced a July 28th, 2017 release date for the sequel – which will again be directed and penned by James Gunn. The top-notch cast for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ which opens in the UK and Ireland on July 31st before opening in the US on August 1st, includes Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax, Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon, Vin Diesel as Groot, Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Michael Rooker as Yondu, Djimon Hounsou as Korath, Benicio del Toro as The Collector, John C. Reilly as Corpsman Dey, Glenn Close as Nova Prime and if recent reports are true, Josh Brolin as Thanos. Ophelia Lovibond, Gregg Henry, Marama Corlett, Emmett J. Scanlan and Enzo Cilenti co-star.
From Warner Bros. Pictures comes this official image of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman for ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.’ From ‘Man of Steel’ helmer Zack Snyder, ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ also stars Henry Cavill as Superman/Clark Kent, Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, Scoot McNairy, Ray Fisher as Victor Stone/Cyborg, and Holly Hunter in a role newly created for the film. Expect more news about ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ and further DC movies this weekend at Comic-Con.
From The Weinstein Company comes these two posters for Ned Benson’s ‘The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby.’ The romantic drama was actually crafted as two separate movies, each focusing on the entirety of a relationship between two people. One version, which they call “Him”, showed it from the husband’s (James McAvoy) vantage point, while a second film, “Her”, explored it from the perspective of the wife (Jessica Chastain).
The version released theatrically will follow the more traditional form, from both perspectives, and clock in at two hours. All three versions will be released by The Weinstein Company in some form this fall. “Them” will premiere in the US on September 26th while “Him and “Her” will be released about a month after in select art house cinemas. No word on international release dates as yet. The likes of William Hurt, Viola Davis, Bill Hader, Jess Weixler, Ciaran Hinds, Isabelle Huppert and Nina Arianda co-star.
With Marvel’s Saturday night Comic-Con panel sure to be chock-full with announcements and surprises, The Wrap are reporting that three-time Oscar nominee Joaquin Phoenix is being eyed for the role of Doctor Strange for the studio. While we don’t yet have an official release date for the Doctor Strange movie (I think an announcement this weekend is pretty much a certainty at this point), it was recently revealed that ‘Sinister’ and ‘The Exorcism of Emily Rose’ helmer Scott Derrickson is set to direct the film. With Marvel having two mystery “Phase 3″ projects set for July 8th, 2016 and May 5th, 2017, fans have long speculated that one of these films will focus on Doctor Strange. Of course, the studio announced earlier this week further dates to their schedule, so perhaps the Doctor Strange film is even further in the distance than those two aforementioned dates?