Wednesday, 16 April 2014

X-Men: Days of Future Past trailer

The last trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past is finally here and it gives us the most in-depth look yet.  It is not as dark as the others but it delivers on action and characters.  Generally I think this movie looks pretty good it is great to see The Sentinels and glimpses at some of the bigger set pieces.  Again, like all the promotion for this movie, Wolverine is the main focus.  Fox are really going to have to start leaning on someone else to hold up this franchise because Hugh Jackman won’t be able to do this forever!

We also get our first good look at Quicksilver. Honestly, I am not all that impressed with the portrayal of this character so far.  Evan Peters wardrobe looks like it was taken from a fancy dress shop.  At the moment it is just not working for me but I will reserve judgement until I see the movie on May 22nd.

Here is the trailer:

As usual let me know what you think of the trailer in the comments!

Behind the Scenes of Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy

If you wanted to know a little bit more about Marvels upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy this post is for you! Last night during Agents of SHEILD (in the US) the following behind the scenes video of GOTG aired.  For those unfamiliar with the Guardians this is a nice little introduction of what to expect.  For those a little more in the know it builds up anticipation to boiling point. (If I were any more excited for this movie I would faint).

The video mainly features the cast talking about what this movie is and why it will be epic.  There are also some (blink and you’ll miss them) clips to take in.

(Video courtesy of Yahoo movies)

Rumor confirmed: Paul Bettany will play the Vision in Avengers Age of Ultron

There has been a lot of speculation as to who Paul Bettany will be playing in Avengers: Age of Ultron.  The main theory was that he would play Vision and last night Bettany confirmed the rumours to Jimmy Kimmel.  

Bettany has been in the MCU since the beginning as Tony Starks virtual assistant JARVIS but this will be the first time we see him in a physical role.

He said about the character casting:

“He (The Vision) can do all sorts of things, but I'm not allowed to really talk about them and what we're going to do, because there might be a Marvel agent in the room who will actually wrestle me to the ground and fire me.   Everything's a double-edged sword, because I was playing JARVIS for years, my job was I would turn up at a recording studio for 45 minutes, do all my stuff, they would give me a huge bag of cash and then I'd go home.  Now, it turns out they've found me out and they want me to actually, you know, do something!"

So what does this mean for Age of Ultron and the future of the MCU?  (Look away now if you don’t want any potential spoilers).

Vision is essentially an android that is created by Ultron to use against his creator Henry Pym aka Ant Man and the Avengers.  (In Age of Ultron I would imagine that it will be Iron Man who creates Ultron not Pym but with an Ant Man movie coming soon you never know).  He starts out as a baddie who eventually turns against his programming and Ultron to aid the Avengers and defeat his master.  He later goes on to join the Avengers and marry Scarlett Witch.  Maybe a romance will not be so apparent in Age of Ultron but it could feature in other MCU movies, especially if Scarlett Witch or Vision got their own movie.  There is also a possibility that Hawkeye could play in to it.  The guy is fairly unlucky in love and at one point in the comic books held quite a torch for Scarlett Witch which caused some tension between him and Vision.
Of course it could all go in a different direction.  Either way Vision is a great addition to the MCU. 
What do you think? Surprised or saw it coming?
 Let me know in the comments.

Friday, 11 April 2014

New Guardians of The Galaxy stills.

Anticipation for Marvel's second MCU movie of the year, Guardians of the Galaxy, is growing.  Like many others I seriously cannot wait for this movie but I feel like it is a bit of a gamble for Marvel. Guardians of the Galaxy is on the crazier end of the Marvel spectrum and if it isn’t done exactly right then I don’t think a lot of people will get.  This is an even riskier movie when you consider that it will directly affect Avengers 3.  

James Gunn has let it be known that  Thanos (big baddie) will feature in GOTG and that he will be the villain in Avengers 3 so it is clear that the build up to phase 3 firmly starts in August with Guardians.  

Today we got a couple more stills to look at.  They don’t tell us too much but they are still pretty cool.

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

New TMHT Posters and some general feels

Out of all the big blockbuster movies coming out soon the one I am least looking forward to is Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles.   This is not because I have a problem with heroes in a half shell.  Growing up TMHT was my absolute obsession.  It was the first movie I went to see at the cinema and I was the only girl in my school carrying around a blue TMHT lunch box.  I am also not against a new adaption, I welcome one, I want kids to have the some love for it I did when I was little.  What I have a problem with is Michael Bay being involved.  Don't get me wrong the guy makes fab looking movies that are heavy on the action and fun but they lack depth and depth is something I really want a little of in TMHT.  I tried to remain optimistic but after seeing the first trailer my optimism has fallen out from under me.  I was extremely underwhelmed.

I just need Michael Bay to step away from my childhood.  First Transformers now Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles.  If he turns his eyes to Sharky and George next then, well, I will just have to leave the planet.

Here are the new and moody posters:

Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles will be released in the UK on 17th October.  Will you be going to see it?