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“We’re in preproduction on a movie called ’Iron Man 3’ right now. We’ve got a great director called Shane Black who’s taking the reins,” Feige said, discussing the possibility of future Marvel movies, specifically intergalactic offerings “Inhumans” and “Guardians of the Galaxy.” “It’s the first of what we refer to Phase Two of this Avengers Assemble talk, which will lead to an ‘Avengers 2.’ Those movies will be a part of that.”
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I realize "summer movie season" starts earlier and earlier each year, but has it ever started before May 1?

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Christian wrote:

: I realize "summer movie season" starts earlier and earlier each year, but has it ever started before May 1?

Fast Five was released on April 29 last year, and it opened to over $86 million -- does that count? (Admittedly, May 1 did fall on that weekend, on the Sunday...)

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It amused me.

Me too, and I think its extreme silliness makes it almost supra-political. In the first 'serious' moments, I was marveling at what a bad actor he is. Then I realized he'd completely taken me in.

I'm kind of curious, though, now that I mention it.)

I am too and about the Politics forum.

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Official title: The Avengers: Age of Ultron.

 

if you're like me, Wikipedia to the rescue!

 

Ultron's origin is apparently tied up with Ant-Man, although the Ant-Man movie isn't supposed to come out until after the second Avengers.

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Avengers: Age of Ultron, unscrambled, is Avengers Goal: Fortune.

That's excellent!

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Who will play Ultron? Who, indeed, will Ultron even *be*? SPOILERS ABOUND, of course.

In possibly related news, Joss Whedon talks to Entertainment Weekly about the possibility that he might kill a major character in this movie.

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Who will play Ultron? Who, indeed, will Ultron even *be*? SPOILERS ABOUND, of course.

In possibly related news, Joss Whedon talks to Entertainment Weekly about the possibility that he might kill a major character in this movie.

 

Oh wow, wow, wow. I could totally see...

Bettany as the voice of Ultron and even portray the character of Vision, given they're not going with the Ultron-as-Hank-Pym-creation version.

 

And killing a major character? Hawkeye and Black Widow are easy choices. So would be the two new players: Quicksilver or The Scarlet Witch. But I could see them killing off Cap - there is president for that from the comics - or even Iron Man (RDJ is contracted for Avengers 3, but that could be a flashback scene/sequence for all we know and would be a damn good way to pass the baton off from an aging actor and deliver a solid emotional punch to the Marvel cinematic universe).

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Oh.  I don't know anything about the comics and I don't always manage to see all these films, but I just heard that this film is the 2001: A Space Odyssey / Terminator plot-line of the Marvel universe.

 

In other words, Ultron is basically Marvel's version of HAL or Skynet.  Is that right?  With Whedon writing the script, that should be interesting.

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Tyler wrote:
: The trailer has leaked. (It was supposed to debut during Agents of Shield next Tuesday.)

 

And it uses a song from Pinocchio! Because Marvel is Disney now. Oh, synergy.

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But it uses that song oh so well. Who ever dreamed we'd hear that song sung by James Spader in an imitation of Tom Waits singing "The Ocean Doesn't Want Me Today"? So awesome. And the lyrics to that song have very interesting implications for the story.

 

But the rest of the trailer? Ugh. Why not just call it Transformers 6? Synergy indeed.

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