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Get to Know Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver in New “Super-Siblings” Avengers: Age of Ultron Featurette

AvengersAgeofUltronSCARLETWITCH(PCM) Marvel Studios released a new featurette for Avengers: Age of Ultron titled “Super-Siblings,” introducing the two new major characters to the Avengers: Wanda Maximoff aka Scarlet Witch, played by Elizabeth Olsen, and Pietro Maximoff aka Quicksilver, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson.

Director Joss Whedon introduces the new brother-sister team in the featurette, giving audiences a little information on their background and where they stand with the Avengers. Watch the new featurette below!

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.

Avengers: Age of Ultron, written and directed by Joss Whedon, stars Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye., Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill, James Spader as Ultron, Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch, Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Quicksilver, Anthony Mackie as the Falcon, and Paul Bettany as the Vision.

Avengers: Age of Ultron opens in 2D/3D theaters nationwide May 1, 2015!

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Ryan Reynolds Reveals Full Deadpool Costume in Seductive Fireside Pose

(PCM) Star Ryan Reynolds took to Twitter to reveal the full suit he’ll be wearing as Deadpool in a seductive repose in front of a fireplace on Friday.

The star tweeted out his picture with the caption: “With great power comes great irresponsibility #deadpool #officialsuit.”Deadpool_Full_Suit

He followed up that tweet with a joke about the luxurious bear rug he’s seen lying on, saying: “No bears were harmed in the making of this photo. Though many bears likely turned on.”

Reynolds then tweeted out a picture of a naked Burt Reynolds in almost the same pose, the picture that likely served as the inspiration for Deadpool’s costume reveal.

Along with the first full look at Deadpool, we also now have an official synopsis for the film:

Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, Deadpool tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

Ryan first took to Twitter in mid-February to reveal Deadpool’s mask.

Reynolds previously played Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, though the Deadpool he is currently starring in will have no connection to the 2009 X-Men spinoff.

Deadpool is being helmed by the creative supervisor of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and the director of the animated short, Rockfish, Tim Miller, from the screenplay by Rhett Reese (Monsters, Inc., Zombieland) and Paul Wernick (Zombieland, G.I. Joe: Retaliation).

Deadpool is slated to open in theaters nationwide February 12, 2016.

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Marvel Imposes Affirmative Action Avengers on Free Comic Book Day

(PCM) There is something going on at Marvel, and it’s all about the money. While it may appear the Disneyfication of Marvel has hit a higher gear by flipping superhero genders, races and sexuality, Disney isn’t behind the latest change. Money is behind it.

No one can argue that over the past few years the political correctness of comic books has become a hot topic with hard core comic book readers who are being looked over to appeal to the next generation of comic book readers. Yet if you think Marvel  is making changes simply because they want to appease the needs of a minority of readers, you are wrong to think that. Marvel isn’t that naive. Sure hiring writers that fit that agenda (Mark Waid, Mahmud Asrar and Laura Martin) help, but the bottom line is always money.

The latest change however is more in your face that ever.

Look at this upcoming issue of the Avengers. What do you see?

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Depending on who you are you could be celebrating or rolling your eyes or somewhere in between. Of course many long time readers will hit Tumblr, 3Chan and reddit, shouting “Marvel imposes affirmative action avengers.” The opposing argument will accuse bigotry throwing words like “inclusive” and “diversity” back in response. It will be a fun ride for Marvel as they try to steal the spotlight of an issue brought about from smaller publishers like Boom Studios Push Comics Forward initiative.

What? You don’t see it? Then let’s clear it up. Marvel even spells it out for you in the title, “All-New” and “All-Different”.

To put it bluntly there is a female Thor, a Muslim Ms. Marvel, and a bi-racial Spider-Man and black Captain America (Sam Wilson previously Falcon) as part of the new crew. Yes there is still Iron Man, Vision, and  Nova (Sam Alexander).

Does it matter if Marvel imposes affirmative action Avengers? No and yes. It doesn’t matter because the Avenger’s constantly change. And those changes often include female super heroes from Spider-Woman to She-Hulk. The Avengers has included minorities and diversity for many years. Again, changes are to be expected and that is the argument as to why it doesn’t matter.

Yet it does matter because the editors and writers at Marvel do in fact have an agenda designed to provoke. They may appear to be catering to the highly charged politically correct atmosphere of present day. And while this change may thrill and appease the social justice warriors on Tumblr that are just as much a bully as any playground or lunch money antagonist, Marvel isn’t out to appease Tumblr’s social justice warriors.

The fact is Marvel’s elite want controversy in order to increase sales and they know by creating a super hero affirmative action program, they can appear to have taken the high ground while everyone argues the point. All the while, sales go up.

Don’t be fooled by Marvel, they don’t care if you like or dislike the changes in the Avengers. They want the title to sell.  How can this assertion be proven?

Just look at the characters. Some changes have proven smart business moves. Thor’s sales a have doubled and only begun to fall slightly since the title changed to a female in October. Other changes such as Ultimate Spider-Man Miles Morales have not eclipsed the original character’s title, Miles has not broken the top 50 in sales. Neither has Ms. Marvel,  Kamala Khan, the 16 year old Pakistani (American) Muslim, written by a female Muslim (G Willow Wilson) with declining sales. Captain America is more of the same.

There is no question why Marvel is making a sweeping change to the Avengers. The controversy should earn them money. Combining an “All-Different” crew of Avengers is a hip way to code word, “diversified” which begs controversy.

The question lost to most comic book faithful, or legacy readers is why take beloved characters and change their gender, race, or sexuality?  Why not just create new characters with the gender, race or sexuality newer readers call for?  Again, that argument is being drowned out by accusations of bigotry while the answer is right before everyone’s eyes. Marvel’s motivation is increased sales. So don’t get your feelings hurt by the changes. You always have back issues that may just become more valuable for you the comic book reader. Everyone can be a winner. In fact, FREE comic book day is always the first Saturday every May. You can pick up this first group appearance on free comic book day.

 

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New Australian TV Spot for Avengers: Age of Ultron

Avengers_Age_of_Ultron(PCM) Marvel Studios released a new TV spot for Avengers: Age of Ultron in Australia, and thanks to the beauty of the internet, you can watch it anywhere in the world, including below!

Clocking in at a quick 15 seconds, the new Avengers: Age of Ultron Australian TV spot proclaims that “earth’s mightiest heroes just got mightier” while showing flashes of an intense fight scene between Iron Man and the Hulk. Check it out below!

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.

Avengers: Age of Ultron, written and directed by Joss Whedon, stars Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye., Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill, James Spader as Ultron, Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch, Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Quicksilver, Anthony Mackie as the Falcon, and Paul Bettany as the Vision.

Avengers: Age of Ultron opens in 2D/3D theaters nationwide May 1, 2015!

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Marvel Debuts Another New TV Spot for Avengers: Age of Ultron

AvengersBANNER(PCM) Marvel has released another new TV spot for Avengers: Age of Ultron, hitting theaters early this summer on May 1.

The new TV spot is a 30-second version of the extended TV spot Marvel dropped yesterday, featuring much of the same footage and shots. Check it out below!

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.

Avengers: Age of Ultron, written and directed by Joss Whedon, stars Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye., Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill, James Spader as Ultron, Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch, Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Quicksilver, Anthony Mackie as the Falcon, and Paul Bettany as the Vision.

Avengers: Age of Ultron opens in 2D/3D theaters nationwide May 1, 2015!

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Marvel Drops New Avengers: Age of Ultron TV Spot!

Avengers_Age_of_Ultron(PCM) If you need a refresher on the Avengers lineup, look no further than the new extended TV spot for Avengers: Age of Ultron released by Marvel Studios today.

The TV spot clocks in at a solid minute and opens with classic Tony Stark, joking about his money and intelligence, before delving into action shots and title screens introducing each Avenger, in case anyone forgot since Marvel’s The Avengers, which grossed over $1.5 billion in global box office sales when it opened in the summer of 2012.

Watch the new TV spot below!

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.

Avengers: Age of Ultron, written and directed by Joss Whedon, stars Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye., Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill, James Spader as Ultron, Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch, Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Quicksilver, Anthony Mackie as the Falcon, and Paul Bettany as the Vision.

Avengers: Age of Ultron opens in 2D/3D theaters nationwide May 1, 2015!

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