10/30/2014

Star Wars in the Snow - Photo by Thomas Dagg
Did you imagine Star Wars characters and vehicles all around you when you were a kid? Well, Thomas Dagg took his love of Star Wars and combined it with the  mundane moments in real-life and the results are amazing. Toronto-based photographer spent years compositing everything from Yoda to AT-ATs into black-and-white photos of every day life. When Esquire interviewed Dagg, he said that the photos are "very much an homage to my childhood, not just putting popular culture into photographs."



You can see more at his personal site Thomas Dagg's Blog.

Which is your favorite photo? Did you imagine Star Wars coming to life? What did you imagine?

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10/29/2014

Flash vs Tar Pit
Here are some awesome villains they need to add to the new Flash TV series. The Flash CW show starring Grant Gustin is now the most-watched show for the CW network in the channel's history because of its great characters, mind-blowing action and special effects.

Here's the official description:
 THE FASTEST MAN ALIVE IS BORN — Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) was just 11 years old when his mother was killed in a bizarre and terrifying incident and his father (John Wesley Shipp) was falsely convicted of the murder. With his life changed forever by the tragedy, Barry was taken in and raised by Detective Joe West (Jesse L. Martin), the father of Barry’s best friend, Iris (Candice Patton). Now, Barry has become a brilliant, driven and endearingly geeky CSI investigator, whose determination to uncover the truth about his mother’s strange death leads him to follow up on every unexplained urban legend and scientific advancement that comes along. Barry’s latest obsession is a cutting edge particle accelerator, created by visionary physicist Harrison Wells (Tom Cavanagh) and his S.T.A.R. Labs team members, Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker) and Cisco Ramon (Carlos Valdes), who claim that this invention will bring about unimaginable advancements in power and medicine. However, something goes horribly wrong during the public unveiling, and when the devastating explosion causes a freak storm, many lives are lost and Barry is struck by lightning. After nine months in a coma, Barry awakens to find his life has changed once again – the accident has given him the power of super speed. Thrilled with his new powers, Barry learns how to control them with the help of Dr. Wells and his team. However, keeping his secret from his best friend Iris (Candice Patton) is proving to be harder than he thought, especially when Joe’s new partner, Eddie Thawne (Rick Cosnett), catches her eye. When another meta-human attacks the city, it’s time to put Barry’s new powers, and himself, to the test. David Nutter directed the episode with story by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kresiberg and Geoff Johns and teleplay by Andrew Kreisberg and Geoff Johns (100).

A few weeks back we shared a list of villains that will be on the new Flash TV show. But there are some guys and gals missing. Some are long established villains and key players in the Flash's journeys while others are so awesome they need to be on the show.



1. The Top (Roscoe Neyle Dillon)


Roscoe "The Top" Dillon (Source)
First Appearance: The Flash #122 (1961)
Who is He? Dillon was a crook who learned how to spin fast enough to deflect bullets and, as a side effect, increased his intelligence to create a variety of trick tops.
What Does He Do? Besides his trick tops, Dillon's increased brain capacity allows him some telekinetic abilities.
Why Would He Be Great on Flash? The visual of him spinning around at super-speed would be a great complement to Flash's running and his trick tops would keep everyone guessing.


2. Mirror Master (Sam Scudder)




First Appearance: Flash #105 (1959)
Who is He? Sam Scudder discovered how to travel inside the reflection of a mirror. He uses his ability to control the reflections in mirrors to become a prominent members of the Flash's Rogues gallery.
What Does He Do? Besides being able to travel inside mirrors he can manipulate reflections to hypnotize people and turn invisible. He can also use mirrors to communicate and travel between parallel universes.
Why Would He Be Great on Flash? Visually he's a stunning villain, but his ability to be in multiple places at the same time makes him a hard man to catch. It would test the Flash's speed to the limit. Plus, having the funky backwards Mirror World would be awesome if they have the budget.


3. Trickster (James Jesse)




First Appearance: Flash #113 (1960)
Who is He? James Jesse created a set of flying shoes to keep himself from falling in his family's circus act. Realizing his inventive genius, he created an assortment of deadly gags to stay one step ahead of the Flash. He was a member of Captain Cold's Rogues until he joined the FBI.
What Does He Do? Trickster is a criminal mastermind and a mechanical genius. Among his toys are explosive rubber chickens and teddy bears, razor sharp yo-yos and a high-speed scooter.
Why Would He Be Great on Flash? Trickster's been compared to the Joker, but he's very different and could be a major villain if used right. Cast a comedic actor in the role and Trickster would be hilarious. Plus, if he joined the FBI he could even become a partner of the Flash. How funny would that be? Plus, being able to run in the air would make him hard to catch.


4. Murmur (Dr. Michael Amar)




First Appearance: Flash: Iron Heights (2001)
Who is He? Dr. Amar was a respected surgeon until he went crazy from his undiagnosed Schizophrenia and went on a killing spree. When he was sentenced to death it was discovered that his blood is resistant to toxins and poisons. After his trial, Dr. Amar cut out his own tongue and sewed his mouth shut to stop himself from ever saying anything that would let him be convicted again.
What Does He Do? Besides being a serial killer he is skilled at surgical techniques and devising pathogens.
Why Would He Be Great on Flash? Flash needs a good scary villain and there are few scarier than Murmur.


5. Peek-A-Boo (Lashawna Baez)




First Appearance: Flash #180 (2002)
Who is She? When Baez was a grad student at medical school her father needed a kidney transplant but her newly-discovered teleporting powers prevented her from donating hers. So, she tried to sneak into the hospital and steal one. Unfortunately, her powers accidentally created an explosion that destroyed the hospital.
What Does She Do? Peek-A-Boo has the ability to teleport short distances away, but he power has several unintended side-effects. She automatically teleports if anyone touches her and can create a dangerous implosion after she leaves.
Why Would She Be Great on Flash? Her ability to teleport away from Flash makes her visually interesting and challenging to stop. Plus, she's one of the few good African-American villains of Flash. Her medical knowledge and back story would make her a tragic villain which the Flash show desperately needs. Plus her roller-blades and natural hair look awesome.


6. Turtle-Man




First Appearance: All-Flash #21 (1945)
Who is He? There are actually a couple of villains named Turtle (or Turtle-Man). The first one suffered from an inability to move quickly and used Flash's speed against him by moving so slowly that it was hard for Flash (Jay Garrick) to slow down and fight him. The second one first fought the second Flash (Barry Allen) in Showcase #4 and displayed a slow methodical criminal method.
What Does He Do? While he has no super-powers, "The Slowest Man on Earth" is a criminal strategist and has an array of devices including a force field that can stop bullets.
Why Would He Be Great on Flash? While the idea of a turtle-powered super-villain sounds weak, Barry Allen has a tendency to be impulsive. Turtle Man could easily exploit this. For example, in the comics he projected a shadow against the wall to trick Flash into running into it.


7. Tar Pit (Joey Monteleone)




First Appearance: Flash #174 (2001)
Who is He? Joey's older brother was a drug kingpin, but he's the one that ended up in jail. While there he discovered he could transfer his consciousness to inanimate objects. He began using his power to wreck havoc outside of jail until he accidentally got mind stuck in a vat of tar. Deciding he enjoyed it he left his body behind in jail and named himself Tar Pit.
What Does He Do? In his new form Tar Pit is super-strong and almost invulnerable. His molten body is extremely hot and he can throw smoldering chunks of tar around.
Why Would He Be Great on Flash? Flash mainly runs on the roads and streets so having a villain that is made of the street should be pretty powerful. Plus, since he can't touch Tar Pit, Barry Allen will have to use his brain instead of his feet.



8. Rose and Thorn (Rose Canton)




First Appearance: Flash Comics #89 (1947)
Who is She? Rose had an imaginary personality that she would blame for bad things she did called "Rose". One day, on the island of Tashmi, she was exposed to the sap of a jungle root. After that, she developed an evil split personality. She returned home and switches back and forth between the two personalities. As Rose she's a normal person, but Thorn is a super-villain and a gang leader.
What Does She Do? When she manifests her "Thorn" personality she can control plants and move at fast speeds to avoid capture.
Why Would She Be Great on Flash? The idea of a split personality makes for great drama and the image of Flash getting tied up by plants is perfect. Plus, they have a lot of male villains for Flash, but he needs a good female villain too.



9. Shade (Richard Swift)


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First Appearance: Flash Comics #33 (1942)
Who is He?  An immortal Victorian gentleman who can control and manifest shadows. Back in 1838, the young man Richard Swift was involved in an unexplained event that killed 103 people but left him with amnesia. When he first appeared in the comics he had a machine that created darkness, but they later said that the ability to control darkness comes from his cane. He's been a major villain of the Jay Garrick and the Barry Allen version of Flash but, eventually, Shade became a hero.
What Does He Do? He can control darkness, make constructs (objects) out of shadows, travel long distances and is virtually immortal.
Why Would He Be Great on Flash? Tell us that seeing Flash fighting shadows wouldn't look cool. Then there's his moral ambiguity and tragic back story which should be great character development.




10. Doctor Alchemy (Albert Desmond)



First Appearance: Showcase #13 (1958)
Who is He? Another split personality villain is Doctor Alchemy, or Mister Alchemy as he was first known. Albert Desmond was the director of the Central City Police Department's Forensics lab where Barry Allen worked. He used his knowledge of chemistry and a special gun to commit crimes until he discovered the "Philosopher's Stone" which gave him the ability to turn one chemical element into another at will.
What Does He Do? While he has no natural superpowers, with the stone Mister Alchemy can transmute elements into anything he wants. For example, if Flash is running at him, he could turn the ground into water or the air into rock.
Why Would He Be Great on Flash? Since he's a forensic scientist and chemist like Barry Allen he basically becomes an evil version of Barry Allen. If they make him younger he could follow the same tragic path as his has. Plus, how cool would it be to watch him changing objects around?

Who do you think they should add to the list of Flash villains? Which one would be the easiest to do and why? Which would be the hardest and why?

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Black Panther (2017) - T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman)
Yesterday, Marvel had a big announcement. There were several gaps in the upcoming movie schedule and they filled it in with some new movies including Black Panther coming in 2017.

We talked about how it seemed DC has more diversity in it's movie schedule with Cyborg in 2020, but then, Marvel trumped them. The next superhero movie to star an African-American actor will be Black Panther in 2017. 

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige described Black Panther saying, "He's a bit of a prince, he may even become a bit of a king, but it's all about how this isolationist country meets the world. Maybe it goes well, maybe it doesn't."

Chadwick Boseman joined Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans on stage and said T'Challa "is kind of his own guy. I'm blessed to be a part of this Marvel Universe, to work with you both, and to make magic together." Feige said, "With Black Panther, what our little song and dance at the end was meant to signify, and I’ll just clarify it for you: he is definitively a big part of Civil War. We will meet him for the first time in Civil War, in costume." Boseman is best known for portraying Jackie Robinson in the 2013 film 42 and James Brown in 2014's Get On Up.

Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman as T'Challa, an African leader of the fictional country of Wakanda. He has enhanced senses, strength and speed and an arsenal of weapons based around "vibranium" technology. Wakanda itself is highly advanced and boasts sophisticated technology. According to Kevin Feige, Black Panther as a large part of Captain America: Civil War the next film in the Captain America series. Black Panther is the first mainstream Black superhero and was a member of the Avengers.

In other news, Captain Marvel will be coming out in July 6, 2018 and introduces the first female-led superhero film from Marvel Studios. Carol Danvers was given superpowers by the Kree and has superhuman strength, speed, stamina, and durability the ability to absorb and project energy and can fly.
Here’s the official Marvel Press release:
Fans have clamored to see Black Panther make the jump to the big screen in his own solo adventure, and come November 3, 2017 they’ll get just that!
As part of his presentation of the full slate for Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has announced that Chadwick Boseman will bring the Black Panther to life beginning with his role in Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War,” in theaters May 6, 2016, before starring in his own solo film, Marvel’s “Black Panther,” on November 3, 2017.
“I’m blessed to be a part of this Marvel Universe, and to work with you both, and I look forward to making magic together,” Boseman said after taking the stage with both Robert Downey, Jr. (Iron Man) and Chris Evans (Captain America).
“Black Panther and all of Wakanda is one of the most interesting characters in Marvel history,” remarked Feige. “Something I already showed you today contains an Easter egg that leads directly into ‘Black Panther.’ He’s a bit of a prince, he may even become a bit of a king, but it’s all about how this isolationist country meets the world. Maybe it goes well, maybe it doesn’t.” 
Plus, we’ve got your first peak at the Panther’s look with some special production concept art by Ryan Meinerding, which fans attending the Phase 3 event at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood received as a special poster giveaway!
Stay tuned to Marvel.com for the latest on “Black Panther” and the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as it develops!

Here are the new movies coming up:
  • "Captain America: Civil War" (May 6, 2016)
  • "Doctor Strange" (Nov. 4, 2016)
  • "Guardians of the Galaxy 2" (May 5, 2017)
  • "Thor: Ragnarok" (July 27, 2017)
  • "Black Panther" (Nov. 3, 2017)
  • "Marvel's The Avengers: Infinity War Part 1" (May 4, 2018)
  • "Captain Marvel" (July 6, 2018)
  • "Inhumans" (Nov. 2, 2018)
  • "Marvel's The Avengers: Infinity War Part 2" (May 3, 2019)


We couldn't be more excited about this news and are headed to Wakanda in two years!

Via /Film

What do you think of the upcoming movies? Are you excited to see Black Panther on the big screen?

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10/28/2014


Did you think the new Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer was missing Celine Dion? Martin Revelation Films thought so and set the new Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer with Celine Dion's hit "My Heart Will Go On" and created an emotional tribute to one of the most gut-busting trailers of the year. This song won Record of the Year for "Love Theme from Titanic" back in 1997.Celine Dion is from Canada. Since Cobie Smulders, who plays Agent Maria Hill, is also from Canada I'm sure she approves.



Here's the original song in case you want to relive the magic.


Via Screen Rant

What do you think of the trailer? Does it fit the trailer perfectly? What other song would work with this trailer?

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10/27/2014

The Hades Pit (2014) Kickstarter concept art

When was the last good sci-fi film you saw that starred a female lead? Tony Sebastian Ukpo from Rennes, France contacted us about an ambitious Kickstarter campaign to create an independent film with a "good female led sci-fi film of the same kind of calibre of Alien." The film will be shot in the U.S. and promises to be a cool action film inspired by video games like Nintendo's Metroid. He's done a number of major film projects like The Outsider: A Looper's Story (2012), Random 11 (2011) and Paris 60 (2012).

Here's the official description and promotional "sizzle reel":

The story starts with a young woman and her dog on their way to the countryside with her father, on a regular annual father/daughter retreat where he works as a Park Ranger. On this trip however, something is not right, signaled by the smoke coming from behind the abandoned factory on the way to their home. They pay no heed to it, and things slowly start to get stranger and stranger in a suspenseful build up to the fathers abduction from their home in broad daylight by large masked figures.

With all the communication posts down, and the nearby service station now manned by a fresh corpse, the daughter emerging from where she was hidden away by her father during the carnage, eventually takes matters into her own hands, heading with her dog towards the one place they must have taken him.

She finds an underground facility filled with weird sinister scientists, experimental creatures and an unlikely ally in one of the test subjects, and is forced to put a lot of her gaming instincts (She's a gamer) to use in a real world situation. With any luck, the little sizzle trailer below will go some way towards communicating that story, as well as giving you a good idea of the feel and look we are going for. 

The Hades Pit, An independent feature film: Sizzle Reel from Tony Stark on Vimeo.

Here's some concept art for the project:





Several celebrities have agreed to be attached to the project if it goes live like Bruce Campbell, Samuel L Jackson and Sigourney Weaver. Head over "The Hades Pit" Kickstarter page to learn more!

Hat tip to Rod Faulkner of the 7thmatrix.


Do you think we need more female-led science fiction films? Would you support a project like this? If you could adapt a video game property which would it be?
 
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10/25/2014

We loved Inception, a thoughtful and also exciting look at the world of dreams and reality. That's why we found Between the Lines: Inception so fascinating. It's an in-depth look at the history of surrealist cinema and the different references to classic films embedded in Inception. We have to admit, we're not die-hard film buffs, so a lot of this was new to us. Watch this short film to explore the influences and inspiration behind this classic sci-fi adventure.



What did you think of surrealism and Inception?

[Via io9]

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10/24/2014

Richard Nixon was the President of the United States from 1969 to 1974. For some, he's a bold president who worked to improve relations with China and oversaw the first successful moon landing. For others, Nixon is a symbol of corruption for his role in bugging political opponents, and covering up a break-in of the Democratic National Committee headquarters at Watergate. He died from a stroke in 1994, but his legacy lives on. Here are five sci-fi movies where Nixon played a vital role.

1. X-Men: Days of Future Past

In Days of Future Past, Wolverine travels back to 1973 to change history and prevent the rise of mutant hunting robot Sentinels. It's Nixon who sets the Sentinel program into action and unveils the Sentinel prototypes at the White House. But when Magneto takes control of the Sentinels, the Xmen have to save Nixon from assassination.

2. Watchmen

In an alternate 1980's, costumed superheroes change the course of history. Dr. Manhattan single-handedly wins the Vietnam War, giving Nixon enough support to get elected for four more years. Nixon's reign of terror continues unabated, the Watergate scandal is never exposed, and his nose is even bigger.

3. Doctor Who

In the two-part episode, "The Impossible Astronaut/Day of the Moon," the Doctor travels to the 1970's to investigate the mysterious Silence. There, he enlists the help of President Nixon, who's been getting mysterious calls from a little girl. Nixon sends an FBI agent to investigate and even brings in Area 51. 

4. Transformers: Dark of the Moon

So it turns out that the Moon landing in 1969 was really just a cover-up to investigate a crashed Autobot ship on the dark side. Yeah, that makes sense in Michael Bay's world. Nixon is there to congratulate the astronauts, and set the mission into motion. It's a brief but memorable scene for the fact we see a live Nixon in the same shot of stock footage of the real Nixon, and their movements don't match. Bay spared no expense on this one.

5. Futurama

In the year 2999, Earth has the technology to revive the dead or at least their heads. That's how Nixon ended up in a museum of presidential heads, and managed to steal Bender's body so he could get elected president of Earth. But he's gone ruthless and crazy, and continues his madness in the year 3000 with his headless vice president, Spiro Agnew. He is not a crook's head!

Which was your favorite Nixon?

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JOHNNY DEPP’S DUMB HATS, RANKED (via /Film)
How can Arnold Schwarzenegger play a 67-year-old Terminator? What are some of the birthplaces of superheroes? Why is Richard Pryor from Superman III one of the worst supporting characters in superhero movie history? What movie will have the most visual effects of any movie in history? Who is cast as playing Robin in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice? Read on to find out.

I'd love to hear what you think of the Internet's greatest moments in this week's "Geek Bits."

Links


10. Confirmation That Jena Malone Will Play The Carrie Kelley Version Of Robin In Batman Vs. Superman (Bleeding Cool)

9. The 10 Worst Superhero Movie Supporting Characters (via SuperheroHype)


8. Where Do MARVEL Characters Come From? (via He Geek She Geek)


7. James Cameron Told ‘Terminator Genisys’ Producers How To Fit In Arnold Schwarzenegger (via /Film)
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Cameron told Deadline
"I wasn’t interested in producing it or working on it actively, but I did want to put in a good word for Arnold. I pointed out that the outer covering (of the Terminator) was actually not synthetic, that it was organic and therefore could age. You could theoretically have a Terminator that was sent back in time, missed his target, and ended up just kind of living on in society. Because he is a learning computer and has a brain as a central processor he could actually become more human as he went along without getting discovered."

6. You can already buy the TARDIS' latest look (via io9)

This past weekend's episode of Doctor Who, Flatline , saw The Doctor's timeship display a new ability to protect itself from imminent destruction - Siege Mode, which turned the TARDIS into a teeny, nigh on invincible Gallifreyan cube. Now you can buy a Siege Mode TARDIS of your very own!

5. Ridley Scott’s ‘The Martian’ Adds Chiwetel Ejiofor and Sebastian Stan

Scripted by Drew Goddard and based on the book by Andy WeirThe Martian centers on astronaut Mark Watney (Damon) who is accidentally left behind on Mars by his crew. As he struggles to survive in space, the NASA crew on Earth scrambles to find him. Speaking to EW, Scott described The Martian as “quintessential Robinson Crusoe.” The film has also been described as a cross between Apollo 13 and Cast Away.

4. Female Director Wanted For ‘Wonder Woman;’ Here Are 5 Great Choices (via /Film)


3. Today is a good day to not die, but ogle this wonderful Worf figure! (via io9)


2. ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Will Have Most Visual Effects of Any Marvel Movie (via Screen Rant)
According to Marvel producer Victoria Alonso, ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’ will set a new record for visual effects shots in Marvel movies.

1. Hold On to Your Fez, Doctor Who: AMC Is Going to Run BBC America (via io9)


What do you think of this week's links? Which is your favorite Johhnny Depp hat? Are you ready to watch Doctor Who on AMC? Do you want Worf on your shelf? Which female director would you want for Wonder Woman?

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10/23/2014

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) - Ultron (James Spader)
What did you miss in the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer?

Yesterday, a leaked version of the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer got online, so Marvel decided to release a high resolution version of the trailer to get ahead of any negative feedback. It's pretty awesome and has a lot going on. Here's the trailer, in case you're not one of the 11,000,000 people who have watched it already in the last 17 hours.



Update: Added one more

If you're not familiar with the movie there's an FAQ at the end

*** SPOILER WARNING ***


Things You Missed


Here's what you probably didn't notice:

1. Pinocchio
During the trailer we hear a child singing "I've Got No Strings to Hold Me Down" which is a reference to the song from the Disney movie about a puppet that becomes a "real boy." The lyrics are "I've got no strings / To hold me down / To make me fret, or make me frown / I had strings / But now I'm free / There are no strings on me." It's a reference to Ultron feeling that he's under Stark's control, but is freeing himself. The first time we see what looks like Ultron he's connected to cables and is dragging them like a puppet. The trailer ends with the last line from the song, "I've got no strings to hold me."



You can watch a much less creepy version of the song below:


2. Secret Wars
We see a scene where Captain America's shield lies broken next to him. A model of the broken shield was shown at Comic Con. The first time the shield was broken was during the limited series Secret Wars back in the 1980's.

While the cinematic universe version says that it's made out of vibranium which is stronger than steel and weighs only one third as much. It's completely vibration-absorbent. The only catch is all the vibranium known is in the shield, so they can't make anymore. There is some speculation that Black Panther has a cameo in Avengers 2 and, if true, it would mean that Captain America has to go to Black Panther's homeland of Wakanda to get more for a new shield.

Note: German Lussier from /Film pointed out this could just be a dream by Scarlet Witch.



3. Nick Fury's Homeless Look
Samuel L. Jackson shows up as Nick Fury which is a reference to Captain America: The Winter Soldier. In Captain America 2 Fury fakes his death and goes undercover. And, in Agents of SHIELD, it's established that he's no longer head of SHIELD. His role isn't going to be very big in the movie. Jackson said it's just a cameo saying, "I'm just kind of passing by... Because, it's another one of those 'people who have powers fighting people who have powers'. That's why I didn't get to New York in The Avengers. There's not a lot I could do except shoot a gun."

4. Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch are Working with Ultron
When we first see the twins Pietro Maximoff and Wanda Maximoff they're part of a Hydra experiment, but it's clear from several scenes that they're working with Ultron. This matches the characters first appearance where they were working with Magneto as a part of the "Brotherhood of Evil Mutants" in X-Men #4 (1964). This was confirmed by Aaron Taylor-Johnson for Entertainment Weekly saying, “They’re on Team Ultron, which makes things really hard for the Avengers because all of sudden they’re dealing with powers that they’re not used to. With the [first] Avengers, everybody pretty much had the power of being able to punch somebody. And now we have a woman who can get inside your head and move objects, and a boy that can move faster than anything, and a robot [Ultron] who can self-replicate and is out of his mind. So all of sudden, it’s a darker, weirder, tougher world that they’re living in.”


We also see glimpses of them as part of a riot which might be a flashback to explain why they volunteered for Baron Strucker's experiment. They have a grudge against the Avengers. Joss Whedon said, “Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver hate them with a fiery hate…”




5. Black Widow Riding an Electric Motorcycle
Set pictures from Seoul, South Korea shoot for Avengers: Age of Ultron show Scarlett Johanson's stunt double riding Captain America's motorcycle. Harley-Davidson's made their first electric motorcycle and it's being showcased in the scene where she rides out of the Quinjet(?). Captain America always rides a Harley. In First Avenger he rode a 1942 Harley-Davidson WLA Liberator Army motorcycle. In Winter Soldier he rides a Harley-Davidson V-Rod, a 2012 Harley-Davidson Softail Slim and a Harley-Davidson Street 750.

6. Scarlet Witch Doesn't Have Control Over Her Powers
In several scenes (a bunch actually) she's seen screaming and using her powers when she's angry. This is a reference to her character's early days when she doesn't have much control of her powers. Taylor-Johnson said her powers are "psychological" while Elizabeth Olsen said, “The reason she’s so special is because she has such a vast amount of knowledge that she’s unable to learn how to control it. No one taught her how to control it properly. So it gets the best of her. It’s not that she’s mentally insane, it’s just that she’s just overly stimulated. And she can connect to this world and parallel worlds at the same time, and parallel times.” It looks like after working with the Avengers she gets control though.





7. Hulk and Black Widow Share a Moment
In one scene we see Hulk and Black Widow touch hands. She might be the only one that can calm him down in a rampage.

8. Captain America Goes Back to the 1940's
In one scene we see Captain America at some kind of function. He's wearing his outfit from the present, but everyone else is dressed in clothes from the past. Is it time-travel? Maybe. But it could also just be some kind of hologram or dream sequence. This is most likely where Haley Atwell, who played Agent Carter in Captain America and has her own upcoming series, appears. She confirmed she has a cameo in Avengers: Age of Ultron.




F.A.Q.



Here's a primer to cover a few of the well-known items.

Here's the official synopsis:
Marvel Studios presents “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, 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.

Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk.  Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, the team must reassemble to defeat James Spader as Ultron, a terrifying technological villain hell-bent on human extinction. Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen, and Pietro Maximoff, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision.

Who's talking? The voice we hear is Ultron (James Spader). He was created by Tony Stark to become a world-wide police force to protect the world. He gets a "god complex" and decides to take things into his own hands.

What's With All the Robots? Ultron is able to replicate himself and creates an army of evil robots at his bidding.

Who Are the Avengers? The movie stars Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Hulk\Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo), Captain America (Chris Evans), Natasha "Black Widow" Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson), Iron Patriot (Don Cheadle), Clint "Hawkeye" Barton (Jeremy Renner) and Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson).

What's with the Giant Iron Man? That is the "Hulk-Buster" armor that Tony Stark built as a modular add-on to his armor.





What do you think of the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer? Are you looking forward to the movie? Did you notice anything that I missed?

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