New Ultron origin?

The guys at Movie Pilot have come up with quite an interesting new origin story for Ultron, the main baddie from the new Avengers movie, after watching all the Marvel movies until now. In it, they are taking into account all that was said and done until now, including in here the recent Captain America: The Winter Soldier ( with Armin Zola’s algorithm), as well as the not yet released Ant-Man, which will star an older Hank Pym played by Michael Douglas.

So check out below this quite interesting and feasible origin story for Ultron:

After seeing Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and realizing that Hydra has been working within SHIELD since it’s creation, I determined that Ultron would be created from Hydra, however, not originally. Michael Douglas has been cast as Henry (Hank) Pym in 2015s Ant-Man, alongside Paul Rudd as Scott Lang. With this casting, I’ve speculated that Hank Pym, being an older fella, has been affiliated with SHIELD since it’s creation. In order for Marvel to stick to the original story with just a slight change, I think they should follow this lead.

Several years after the death of Captain America, Hank Pym and Howard Stark begin constructing new mechanical soldiers for the United States Army. However, due to expenses the operation is canned and locked away. Fast forward to modern day, where SHIELD has now shown itself to secretly be Hydra. Baron von Strucker, who we see in the mid-credit scene of Captain America, has his hands on many SHIELD crates that were unused or stolen. While looking through the crates von Strucker finds what looks like a 1950′s version of Iron Man. Using stolen SHIELD and Stark technology *cough cough JARVIS* Von Strucker upgrades the machine and powers it using the mind gem in Loki’s scepter (last seen in Strucker’s possession in The Winter Soldier) Finally, Hydra upgrades Ultron with his infamous vibranium shell, which was in SHIELDs possession since Captain America: The First Avenger.

In this new origin story, Zola comes with the algorithm which says what people are going to be a nuisance for the future ruler of the world – obviously, Ultron is going to use it and eliminate any potential threats.

So what do you think? Is this a course of action which could be taken by Marvel?

Fan made poster for Avengers 2

Fan made poster for Avengers 2

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Rogue will appear in X-Men: Days of Future Past

When Bryan Singer announced that Rogue has been cut out of X-Men: Days of Future Past, all the fans imploded. Then came the Empire covers, where Rogue was still featured. Now news have appeared that she will actually pop in the film, since she actually has a crucial role, although a little screen time.

While Wolverine is gallivanting around in the past with the X-Men: First Class cast, though, Kitty Pryde is injured, and her future hold on Wolverine becomes tenuous. In order to preserve the time travel bond, then, the X-Men must find Rogue, who has the ability to absorb any mutant power. Unfortunately, Rogue is being held prisoner at Xavier Mansion, which has been transformed into a Sentinel-guarded military base, and the mission to find and rescue her — an expensive, lengthy sequence that involves Professor X, Magneto, and Iceman (Shawn Ashmore) — was sliced from the film in post-production after Fox executives worried it would pad the running time to over two and a half hours. Rogue is still brought in briefly to absorb Kitty’s power and tend to Wolverine, but the machinations to get her there will now happen offscreen.

Even more, 3 other characters from the original franchise will return. One of them is almost certain to be Beast, played by Kelsey Grammar. Who do you think will be the others? Since Cyclops and Jean Grey were killed in Last Stand (and, as we have learned, this continuity will be kept), will it be Angel and Toad, or maybe Pyro?

Rogue in X-Men: Last Stand

Rogue in X-Men: Last Stand

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Batman vs. Superman update

We are all expecting to see Avengers: Age of Ultron. However, a more exciting news would be about the other superhero ensemble, about Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman – how crazy it would be if Zack Snyder would post on the internet a picture with DC’s holy trinity right now?

Because, as the director said in an interview with Forbes, the stand-ins have worn the suits and they look just amazing!

When asked how the idea of a Batman vs. Superman came to him, the director said, “I gotta be honest, it definitely was a thing that… after Man of Steel finished and we started talking about what would be in the next movie, I started subtly mentioning that it would be cool if he faced Batman. In the first meeting, it was like, “Maybe Batman?” Maybe at the end of the second movie, some Kryptonite gets delivered to Bruce Wayne’s house or something. Like in a cryptic way, that’s the first time we see him. But then, once you say it out loud, right? You’re in a story meeting talking about, like, who should [Superman] fight if he fought this giant alien threat Zod who was basically his equal physically, from his planet, fighting on our turf… You know, who to fight next? The problem is, once you say it out loud, then it’s kind of hard to go back, right? Once you say, “What about Batman?” then you realize, “Okay, that’s a cool idea. What else?” I mean, what do you say after that? …But I’m not gonna say at all that when I took the job to do Man of Steel that I did it in a subversive way to get to Batman. I really believe that only after contemplating who could face [Superman] did Batman come into the picture.

As you can clearly realize, Batman will eventually come to blows with Superman – which would be in our minds (considering the fact that we don’t know anything about the plot) quite an uneven fight.

The director then said, “we just went through Superman’s 75th, and it was very exciting… and to me, it was just really awesome. And the idea of having the Batman 75th and the Wonder Woman 75th together is kind of an amazing thing, too. The thing also that’s really fascinating for me is that, even just in the tests we’ve been doing, the costumes, right? You basically have Batman and Superman — and this is without Ben [Affleck] and Henry [Cavill] in the costumes, but just like the stand-ins, just testing to see what the costumes look like. And you have them standing there and they’re standing in the same shot — and then we have Wonder Woman, you know, all three of them in the same shot. Even just for a test, you really have to go, “Wow, that’s crazy!” Not only is it the first time that I’m seeing them, it’s the first time they’ve ever existed together on screen in a movie. And that’s kind of a huge deal. Even just Batman and Superman standing next to each other… [I]t’s kind of epic. You do sort of sense the weight of the pop culture iconography jumping out of its skin when you’re standing there looking at the two of them and Wonder Woman. It’s crazy. But it’s fun. I mean, I have the first photo, I’ve got it in my archive because I was like, “Okay, I better keep this, it’s gonna be worth something,” [laughs]!

So when are we going to get that big news, that epic picture with Bats, Sups, and Wonder Woman together? Given the fact that the film will be released in 2016, it won’t be too soon, although we all want to see it in July at the next Comic Con (although that is just wishful thinking right now).

To put it bluntly, Zack Snyder won’t tell us. But he is still teasing: “Unfortunately, I don’t even know the timeline… Because the movie takes place so far from now, it’s hard to know exactly. That all gets tied to marketing and strategies for the movie. It’s not just a free-for-all, which I’d love it to be. Because I take a picture of the suit with my camera– I’m actually staring at one right now in my office. And it’s just massive on my wall in my office and it’s epic, let me tell you! And I’m like, “God, I want to send this to the Internet immediately.” But I know I’m not allowed to [laughs]! I do value the sort of excitement of the way the film is [revealed]… the pieces that are released and sort of trickle out to everybody, and those reveals are exciting milestones for us.

DC's Holy Trinity

DC’s Holy Trinity

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Robert Downey Jr. is heading to the set of Avengers: Age of Ultron

While almost everybody has returned, in a way or another, on the set, Robert Downey Jr. hasn’t yet – although everybody now must have seen how intensely he is preparing for the role.

Robert Downey Jr, who said that Avengers: Age of Ultron is, “a very ambitious sequel. If you read it, it’s dense, it’s smart. Joss [Whedon] is a really smart guy,” was welcomed on Twitter by co-star Mark Ruffalo: “Hello Robert! Welcome to this strange new world!

The Hulk actor then added: “See you on set in a few days.” So this means that in a couple of days we will get a first look at the new Tony Stark and Iron Man, right?

Avengers: Age of Ultron is set for release on the 1st of May 2015.

RDJ in Avengers

RDJ in Avengers

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Pirates of the Caribbean 5 will be shot by the end of 2014

Johnny Depp’s Transcendence is just about to be released – however, the biggest news (considering the poor reactions the sci-fi flick has received) would be that Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales will be shot until the end of this year.

For now, Disney hasn’t yet green light the movie, in order to give Espen Sandberg and Joachim Rønning time to twitch the script. However, producer Jerry Bruckheimer is quite confident that the movie will be shot until the winter of 2014:

[I hope to] get that going by this fall or end of the year if everything lines up properly.

Johnny Depp will return in the role of Jack Sparrow, while Keith Richards is also supposed to appear as his father. Christopher Waltz has shown a great deal of interest into playing the villain of the movie, who will be the pirate Captain Brand.

Taking into account that after the first film the quality of the sequels has decreased, we aren’t sure if the producer will get his wish to come true.

Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow

Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow

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Sony confirms the post-credits scene for The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Unsurprisingly, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 also has a post-credits scene – what baffled everybody was what that scene contained. Don’t read any further, if you are not into spoilers!

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Sony has confirmed that these scenes will contain actually footage from X-Men: Days of Future Past, which has baffled all those who have seen the movie! Does this open the possibility of a crossover between the Spider-Man universe and the X-Men one?

In this scene will be seen, according to the studio, will be seen Mystique, Toad, and Havok speaking with William Stryker. However, there is a reason why a studio is actually promoting a movie coming from the competitors:

“The reason, Variety has learned, is that “Spider-Man” director Marc Webb had an existing contract with Fox Searchlight to helm another film following 2009′s “500 (Days) of Summer.” After “The Amazing Spider-Man” in 2012, Webb’s negotiations briefly stalled with Sony as he was caught in a tug-of-war with Fox. Eventually, Fox agreed to allow Webb to direct Sony’s “Spider-Man” sequel, but only if Sony would promote its “X-Men” film for free.”
Spider-Man and Wolverine - not going to happen

Spider-Man and Wolverine – not going to happen

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Paul Walker’s brothers will appear in Fast & Furious 7

After the studio declared that body doubles and CGI will be used in order to finish the shooting of Fast & Furious 7, a new statement released on the official Facebook page of the movie says that the actor’s brothers will also appear in the film.

Check out the statement below:

A Note to the Fans of FAST & FURIOUS

The FAST & FURIOUS saga is about family. The characters are connected by the bond of family, and it is how all of us who have worked together for more than thirteen years feel about each other. It certainly defines how we feel about our fans.

Our family experienced an unthinkable shock in November. We had to take time to grieve Paul, the brother we love and lost, and to figure out if we should move on with our film.

We came together and all felt the only choice was to continue. We believe our fans want that, and we believe Paul would want that too. Paul had already shot his dramatic scenes and most of his action for FAST & FURIOUS 7, and it’s among the strongest work of his career.

We have resumed shooting and now welcome Paul’s brothers, Caleb and Cody, into our FAST family. Caleb and Cody are helping us complete some remaining action for their brother and fill in small gaps left in production. Having them on set has made us all feel that Paul is with us too.

We are just under a year away from the release of FAST & FURIOUS 7, and this film is the most important we’ve ever done together. It will allow the character of Brian O’Conner to live on and let us celebrate Paul in his most defining role.

We wanted to take a moment to speak to our fans directly and thank you for the love and support you always show us as we resume our work.

The Walker Brothers

The Walker Brothers

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Fresh behind the scenes look at the Guardians of the Galaxy

Superheroes! Superheroes everywhere!

This year will be one of the greatest or one of the lamest, as far as the superhero genre is concerned, with two of its biggest movies being also two of the biggest gambles.

In the case of Guardians of the Galaxy, things are looking quite well, although you may never know what is going to happen. Check out below the latest behind the scenes look, with some of the main actors talking about their role in the movie and their characters.

The usual suspects

The usual suspects

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Channing Tatum is in talks to play Gambit

This seems like a wish coming true, especially for Channing Tatum who admits he has always been a fan of the X-Men thief. In an interview with MTV, the actor said that he has met with producer Lauren Shuler Donner for playing the character. Even more, he said that he is already working on his accent – so, for us, this already is a sealed deal.

Check out the excerpts from the interview below and tell us what you think: would you like to see the 33 year old star in the role of Gambit?

I met with ['X-Men' producer] Lauren Shuler Donner… I met with ['X-Men' producer] Lauren Shuler Donner. And I would love it. Gambit is really the only X-Man I’ve ever loved. I mean I’ve loved them all, they’re all great, but I guess from being down south – my dad’s from Louisiana, I’m from Mississippi, Alabama, Florida – I don’t know. I just related to him.” The actor then explained what attracts him to playing the character: “He’s just kind of suave… He’s the most un-X-Men X-Man that’s ever been in X-Men. Other than maybe Wolverine, who’s like the anti-hero. [Gambit is] a thief. He’s not even a hero. He’s kind of walking the line of grey… He loves women and drinking and smoking and stuff so he’s just a cool guy who happens to have a moral center.

He then added that, “I hope it [comes together]. You never know it’s a weird industry. If the stars align, I would die to play it. I’m already working on the accent. It’s crappy at the moment.

Gambit

Gambit

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