Tag Archive: the Avengers

Joss Whedon has stepped in for Zack Snyder as the director of “Justice League.” Not only is he reportedly making the movie lighter in tone, but he may be changing the ending.

Potential spoilers are ahead.

According to /Film, the movie has been altered to focus on Steppenwolf as the main threat. Reportedly, before Steppenwolf was more like the Silver Surfer, heralding the coming of Darkseid.

Justice League stars Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), Ben Affleck (Batman), Jason Momoa (Aquaman), Ezra Miller (the Flash), Ray Fisher (Cyborg) and a host of others.

Here’s the brand new trailer for “Thor: The Dark World”.

The film stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins and more!

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

Vin Diesel already starred in “Fast and Furious 6” and is returning to the world of Riddick with “Riddick”. But could he also join the Marvel film universe? Diesel tweeted that he was taking a meeting with Marvel, but didn’t know what for. Now before “The Avengers” came out from Joss Whedon, there were rumors that Diesel would play Vision. Then there were rumors he’d play Vision in Edgar Wright’s “Ant-Man”. But, and this might be wishful thinking, wouldn’t it be cool if he played Kingpin in a DareDevil remake?

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

Tony Stark to sell HTC phones?

Not exactly. But Robert Downey Jr. will be. RDJ signed a $12 million contract to appear in upcoming ads for HTC. One would think that Iron Man would fit selling the HTC One, but plans are for RDJ to appear as himself. RDJ also signed a contract with Disney/Marvel to appear in “The Avengers 2” and “The Avengers 3”. He earned $50 million from “The Avengers”.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

I can’t wait for this film. Scarlett Johansson has joined “Her” from director Spike Jonze (“Where The WIld Things Are”). From firstshowing.net:

Her is about Theodore, a lonely writer purchases a newly developed operating system (not unlike iPhone’s Siri) designed to meet the user’s every needs. To Theodore’s surprise, a romantic relationship develops between him and his operating system. This unconventional love story blends science fiction and romance in a sweet tale that explores the nature of love and the ways that technology isolates and connects us all.

The film also stars Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams and Rooney Mara. Johansson will voice the operating system.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

Trailer for “Snowpiercer”

Here’s the first trailer for “Snowpiercer”.

The film from director Bong Joon-ho stars Chris Evans (“The Avengers”, “Captain America”). It looks pretty crazy.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.


Del Toro not playing Thanos?

Here’s another surprise. Benicio Del Toro reportedly is not playing Thanos in “Guardians of the Galaxy”. Instead the latest reports have him playing the Collector, an immortal who collects powerful objects and beings, including trying to “collect” the Avengers in the comics. Hm, he seems like a  pretty…silly villain from the outside looking in. But whoever he is playing he’s joining the likes of Zoe Saldana, Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, John C. Reilly and more.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

Bryan Singer has confirmed that Evan Peters will be playing Quicksilver in “X-Men: Days of Future Past”. If you’re confused, that’s likely because Joss Whedon said Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch would be in “The Avengers 2”. Marvel’s Kevin Feige explains how this can happen:

“There’s a specific arrangement with those two characters that would allow us to use them with ‘Avengers,’ but not discuss or reference their mutant or Magneto-related lineage. They can use them as mutants and as Magneto’s relatives, but cannot have anything to do with ‘The Avengers,” Feige told Super Hero Hype. Peters joins  Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Peter Dinklage, Omar Sy, Halle Berry, Daniel Cudmore, Fan Bingbing and Boo Boo Stewart.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

The summer’s first blockbuster has reached a major milestone. “Iron Man 3” became the 16th movie to cross $1 billion on Thursday after 24 days with more than $700 million of that coming from foreign markets. This is Marvel’s second movie to cross the threshold. “The Avengers” became the highest non-James Cameron movie ever last summer. Disney now has six billion dollar movies. “Iron Man 3” stars Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Ben Kingsley and more.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

Scarlett Johansson is caught up in the Marvel universe after last summer’s “The Avengers”. But soon she’s going behind the camera for the first time, directing an adaptation of “Summer Crossing”, the first novel by Truman Capote. Are you excited to see Johnasson work behind the camera?

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.