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Joss Whedon Wants To Do Star Wars, More DC & Marvel

We haven’t seen much of Joss Whedon following The Avengers: Age Of Ultron as Whedon took a break following the movie and its lukewarm reception. The good news is that it now seems as if Whedon is revitalized as he chats with Complex.com about DC, Marvel and even Star Wars. Regarding Star Wars, a while back …

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Watch: Avengers: Full House

Hey! It’s Avengers: Full House!

This is actually pretty good as it uses footage from the various MCU movies and gag reels and gives it the “Full House” approach.

Captain America, Iron Man, Thor and even Tom Holland as Peter Parker come together in the following ’80s/’90s sitcom parody put out by the Zack Ace YouTube channel. More Avengers are included as well.

Would you watch it?

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Suicide Squad Beats Out Captain America: Civil War & The Avengers 2

How about that?

Suicide Squad, despite the poor reviews, has again beaten out Guardians of the Galaxy, and now also beats out Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War and The Avengers: Age Of Ultron.

Following Suicide Squad‘s record breaking August and Monday screenings, now it’s learned Suicide Squad has broken the record for the Tuesday August box office.

Suicide Squad netted $14.27 million, which is actually up 9% from Monday. The number also passes Guardians of the Galaxy‘s first Tuesday and also beats Captain America: Civil War‘s $13.76 million, Avengers: Age of Ultron‘s $13.1 million and Batman v. Superman‘s $12.7 million Tuesday.

Suicide Squad is near $300 million worldwide:

U.S:        $161,087,183
Foreign: $133,300,000
Total:      $294,387,183

“Suicide Squad” is directed by David Ayer starring Will Smith as Deadshot, Jared Leto as the Joker, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, Jai Courtney as Boomerang, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag, Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, Adam Beach as Slipknot, Karen Fukuhara as Katana, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc, Jay Hernandez as El Diablo, and Scott Eastwood in an unknown role.

Synopsis:

It feels good to be bad… Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Supervillains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?

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Andy Park Concept Art: Nick Fury, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Ant-Man, Ultron

Fan-favorite Marvel concept artist Andy Park has posted more images on his official Instagram account.

This time we are treated to pics of Nick Fury, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Ant-Man and Ultron Mark 1.

Nice!

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Captain America: Civil War Trails Batman Vs. Superman For Thursday Advance Screenings

Round 1 goes to Batman Vs. Superman.

Captain America: Civil War opened last night with advanced screenings and brought in $25 million domestically, which is less than the $27.7 million Batman Vs. Superman did for its own Thursday night screening and less than last year’s Avengers: Age Of Ultron, which did $27.6 million.

Civil War is still expected to have a hefty opening weekend, close to or even surpassing $200 million, with some estimates stating $188 million.

My thoughts:

I saw the movie last night and honestly felt it was “okay.” It didn’t blow me away, though the airport scene was pretty solid. Similar to Batman Vs. Superman, I felt the story was a bit lacking (and felt the Civil War comic book was a lot better). It was pretty much a “popcorn” movie, not that there is anything wrong with that of course. I’ll also add Disney released way too much footage online, which is a reason – similar to Avengers 2 – that Civil War may come off as underwhelming for some. I also felt some of the camera work was off in certain places (some fight/action scenes seemed too fast and CGI wasn’t that good).

“Captain America: Civil War” is now in theaters directed by Anthony and Joe Russo starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Frank Grillo, Paul Bettany, Don Cheadle, Emily VanCamp, William Hurt, Martin Freeman and Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther.

Synopsis:

Captain America: Civil War picks up where Avengers: Age of Ultron left off, as Steve Rogers leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. After another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers while they try to protect the world from a new and nefarious villain.

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Joss Whedon Wants To Return To Marvel

A few months ago saw Joss Whedon make mention he was done working with Marvel, but now it’s learned the Avengers director may have just needed some time off.

While participating at the SVA Theatre in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood as part of the Tribeca Film Festival’s Talk series along with Hulk actor Mark Rufffalo, Joss Whedon mentioned that he isn’t close minded about taking on other Marvel projects down the road, and he hopes Marvel hasn’t quit on him either.

“It was just five years of my life,” Whedon told Deadline about working on both Avengers movies. “I took a two-week vacation for the first time in 25 years, except for the four month vacation where I wrote the Buffy musical. I set out to accomplish nothing.”

Ruffalo welcomed Whedon back into the fold.

“I begged him to do Avengers 3 and 4, Hulk 3, Thor 3 and Quasimodo, and he said, ‘I’ll never do it again,’” Ruffalo joked to the audience. “I was getting worried about you, but you’re back.”

“Yeah, I’m back,” Whedon said.

It’s noted Whedon’s next project (not Marvel) is currently being kept under wraps, but Whedon offered it’s “super good” and “a definite departure.” 

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Batman vs. Superman Ticket Sales Outpacing Deadpool, Avengers and Fast & Furious

Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman are not only set to kick each other’s butts, but by the looks of advanced ticket sales, the DC Trinity are going to take down Deadpool, Avengers and Fast & Furious.

Deadline reports the advanced ticket sales for Batman Vs. Superman are out performing Fox’s Deadpool (opening weekend $132.4M), Marvel’s The Avengers ($207.4M opening weekend) and Universal’s Furious 7 ($147.1M opening weekend) two weeks prior to its U.S. debut.  

It’s further said the advanced ticket sales figure is somewhere between $20-25 million, which is similar to The Dark Knight Rises ($25 million) that went on to have a $160.9 million opening.

As it stands, it’s estimated Batman Vs. Superman could open from around $140 to $160 million.

The current record-holder for advanced tickets is held by Star Wars: The Force Awakens with $50 million.

“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” has a March 25, 2016 release starring Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Ray Fisher as Cyborg with Callan Mulvey, Holly Hunter as Senator Finch and Tao Okamoto as Mercy Graves. 

Synopsis:

Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.

Batman vs. Superman international trailer:

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Captain America: Civil War Trailer Had 100 Million Views In 24 Hours


Captain America: Civil War Final Trailer
 

The new Captain America: Civil War trailer featuring Spider-Man is said to have hit 100 million views in its first 24 hours.

According to Disney (via EW), the trailer had 94.7 million views worldwide within 24 hours, which fan surpasses Age Of Ultron‘s then-record of 33.4 million.

As noted, the Marvel YouTube count from Friday afternoon saw more than 22 million views; the Marvel UK YouTube had close to 2 million views, and more than two dozen foreign language versions of the trailer are also available.

Marvel’s Facebook page recorded over 17 million views, with the Marvel Captain America Facebook page also having around 17 million. Add in Twitter as well, plus any other private or alternate site video displays (as well as PC and home viewings) and we can probably guess it’s north of 100 million.

As it stands, the current box office estimates for the opening weekend of Captain America: Civil War are around $160-170 million.

 
High-Res Spider-Man Image

“Captain America: Civil War” has  a May 6, 2016 release date directed by Anthony and Joe Russo starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Frank Grillo, Paul Bettany, Don Cheadle, Emily VanCamp, William Hurt, Martin Freeman and Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther.

Synopsis:

Captain America: Civil War picks up where Avengers: Age of Ultron left off, as Steve Rogers leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. After another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers while they try to protect the world from a new and nefarious villain.

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The Avengers: Age Of Ultron Now On Netflix In Canada

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The Avengers: Age Of Ultron is now available on Netflix through Canada.

It’s currently not available in the U.S. as of yet, but may be this Summer.

No worries though if you don’t reside in Canada as Ultron has you covered: You can use the Chrome Browser and the Hola extension to access it (obviously use at your own risk).

There is also a program called Smartflix.io, which can access Netflix content through different countries (again: use at your own risk).

In addition, if you live close enough, you can probably just cross the border.

(via Reddit)

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Watch: 11-Minute Marvel Phase 1 & 2 Featurette

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An 11-minute featurette from the Marvel Phase 2 Box Set has hit the net showcasing Marvel’s journey from Iron Man to Ant-Man.

The featurette features behind-the-scenes footage, video interviews and movie footage.

Check it out below.

The Marvel Phase 2 Box Set is now available and can be ordered through Amazon.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Tops Facebook Most Talked About List

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In the movies category, Star Wars: The Force Awakens has topped the Facebook list for most talked about film in 2015.

Following Star Wars in order: Fast & Furious 7; Jurassic World; The Avengers: Age Of Ultron; American Sniper; Straight Outta Compton; Fifty Shades of Grey; Mad Max: Fury Road; Magic Mike XXL; Pitch Perfect 2.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the only movie on the list that has yet to be released.

In the most talked about TV category for 2015: Game of Thrones; The Walking Dead; The Daily Show; Saturday Night Live; WWE Raw; The Simpsons; 19 Kids and Counting; Grey’s Anatomy; Last Week Tonight with John Oliver; Orange is the New Black.

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” has a December 18, 2015 release directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and Abrams. Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk are producing, and John Williams returns as the composer.

Actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong’o and Gwendoline Christie will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker in the new film.

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Watch: Marvel Phase 2 Gag Reel

Watch a new gag reel from the Marvel Phase 2 Box Set above.

The Marvel Phase 2 Box Set is now available and can be ordered through Amazon.

Special features from the Box Set have also been released including a Doctor Strange Featurette and a Black Panther Featurette Civil War featurette.

Contents Include:

• Marvel’s Iron Man 3 (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + Digital Copy)
• Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + Digital Copy)
• Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + Digital Copy)
• Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + Digital Copy)
• Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + Digital Copy)
• Marvel’s Ant-Man (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + Digital Copy)
• Exclusive Bonus Content Disc
• 1:1 Prop Replica of the Morag Orb and More!

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LEGO Marvel Avengers Open World Trailer

NEW LEGO Marvel’s Avengers Open World Trailer Showcases New York City & Addtional LEGO-ized Free Roam Locations

 

The NEW Open World Trailer for LEGO® Marvel’s Avengers introduces players to the expansive streets of open world New York City, as well as additional HUB environments from the Marvel Cinematic Universe to freely roam and explore. LEGO Marvel Manhattan is bigger and better than ever before with brand new characters and gameplay mechanics to utilise while adventuring through the sprawling concrete jungle. Hyper jump off skyscrapers with Hulk, use Quicksilver to speed run over water or even play as giant characters like the menacing Fing Fang Foom who can grow to the size of buildings.

The eight (8) open world and free roam locations include:

● New York City
● Asgard
● Barton Farm
● Malibu
● S.H.I.E.L.D. Base Exterior
● Sokovia
● South Africa
● Washington, D.C.

The thrilling adventure begins when LEGO Marvel’s Avengers launches on January 26, 2016 for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®3, PlayStation®Vita, Wii U™, Nintendo 3DS™ and PC.

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