Posts tagged Samuel L. Jackson
Earlier this year it was first revealed that Paul Bettany, best known in the Marvel world for voicing J.A.R.V.I.S., Iron Man/Tony Stark’s (Robert Downey Jr) helpful A.I. system, will be playing The Vision in Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron.’ In the comics, The Vision was originally a Golden Age character, yet his back-story was altered later on to be an android created by robotic villain Ultron (James Spader). Initially battling against the heroes, he becomes a hero, and even gets into a romantic relationship with Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen). At this moment in time there’s no information regarding how the Vision will factor in the ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ plot.
For what I believe is the first time, Paul Bettany has talked about the role publicly during an interview for ‘Transcendence’ on “Jimmy Kimmel Live”. Asked about The Vision’s powers (in the comics they’re pretty wide ranging) in the upcoming film, Bettany said, “Oh I can do all sorts of things, but I’m not allowed to really talk about them and what we’re going to do because there might be a Marvel agent in the room who will actually wrestle me to the ground and fire me…It’s very exciting for me, but everything is a double edged sword, right? Because I was playing J.A.R.V.I.S. for years and my job was i would turn up at a recording studio for 45 minutes, do all my stuff, and then they would give ma huge bag of cash and then I’d go home. Now it turns out they’ve found me out and they want me to actually do something!”
Less than 24 hours ago Marvel Studios official confirmed that they will open ‘Captain America 3′ on May 6th, 2016, where it will face off against Warner Bros. Pictures’ tentatively titled ’Batman vs. Superman.’ Bloomberg.com has today received word from Warner Bros about the potential 2016 comic book movie showdown. “It doesn’t make a lot of sense for two huge superhero films to open on the same date but there is a lot of time between now and 5/6/16,” Dan Fellman, president of domestic distribution for Warner Bros. “However at this time, we are not considering a change of date for ‘Batman vs. Superman.’”
First rumored last month, Marvel have just officially announced that ‘Captain America 3′ will land in cinemas on May 6th, 2016, where it will face off against Zack Snyder’s ‘Man of Steel’ follow-up, ‘Batman vs. Superman.’ The second ‘Captain America’ film, ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier,’ has been received fantastically by fans and critics alike, and to date has gone onto to gross a hefty $303,300,000 million at the global box office. In the US, the film debuted this past weekend to a new April opening record with $96.2 million.
Marvel Studios and Disney claimed the date first before Warner Bros. Pictures slotted the pushed back ‘Batman vs Superman’ from 2015 to the same May berth. This would undoubtedly create the biggest superhero box office showdown in history. Shooting schedules and post-production could always impact the current blueprint, however. Also, Marvel and Disney have a their second untitled movie set to open that summer on July 8th, so there is room to maneuver. Marvel films have all but owned the first weekend of summer for the past decade to enormous success, so it was somewhat surprising when Warner Bros announced in January that it would open the ‘Man of Steel’ follow-up on May 6th, 2016 as well.
Scarlett Johansson Talks ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’: “These Characters’ Relationships Become Even Muckier”
Out and about on the promotional campaign for ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier,’ Scarlett Johansson opened up to Moviefone about what we can expect from Black Widow in ‘The Avengers’ sequel, ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron.’ “I think all of these characters have dark pasts. A lot of us are superheroes that didn’t choose to be. My character is a mercenary to begin with and was sort of put into the Widow program. She’s had a dark past, and she’s just beginning to discover how her past affects her when we see her in “Cap 2.” I think she’s had to dehumanize in a way, obviously, as anyone in that position does just to be able to accomplish the things that she’s had to. But now she’s like, “Wow, I actually have nightmares about this stuff.” She’s starting to realize, Wow, I’m a product of what I’ve done in some way. And I think, in “Avengers 2,” it’s about time that our past comes back to haunt us in some way –- all of us, I think, in one way or another.”
With ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ out now in the UK and set for a April 4th bow in the US (just a couple of hours), Mondo have debuted their special posters for ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier.’ By artist Rich Kelly, details for the above poster are as follows: 24″x 36″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 435. Printed by D&L Screenprinting. $45. The details for the below variant poster: 24″x 36″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 225. Printed by D&L Screenprinting. $70. Hit up Mondo on Twitter for the on sale announcement. These posters will be available online at a random time on Friday, April 4th.
Without exaggerating one bit, I audibly exclaimed ”YES!” to myself was when it was recently announced that Disney and Pixar are officially developing a sequel to ‘The Incredibles.’ And while very little is known about the long-awaited film, except for the fact that ‘The Incredibles’ creator Brad Bird is writing, Digital Spy asked Samuel L. Jackson about the film, and whether his character Frozone is returning. “Every time I run into Brad (Bird) he always tells me Frozone is going to be part of whatever’s going on, so I have to believe that. I guess they would be the Incredibles without Frozone, but I think Frozone would be a wonderful, wonderful addition to what’s already there. I’m just looking forward to seeing what Jack-Jack turned into.” You can check out the video of Jackson’s comments below.