The Oscar nomination are out and a nominee to highlight for their extraordinary work on Marvel’s The Avengers is Industrial Light & Magic. They’ve receieved their nomination and following the good news the company released its reel, which shows their remarkable work behind the scene of the hit film. Industrial Light & Magic has a team of 200 artists, scientists, and engineers behind the work in the video below. In the footage, ILM gives a step-by-step visual of how the compositions were put together. | Full Story
British actor Tom Hiddleston, who portrayed Thor villian Loki, has revealed that he is not sure if he will be returning to play the character in The Avengers sequel.
“I don’t know, and that is really the honest answer. I know I’ve been known for obfuscation in other quarters, but I have no idea,” he said. ” I haven’t spoken to Joss. He’s definitely doing it. So I suspect not, only because I think that probably the audiences are tired of Loki being the bad guy.Maybe the Avengers need someone else to fight. | Full Story
While Hugo Weaving has always been a fan of reprising roles – as he did in the Matrix, Transformers, Lord of the Rings trilogies (and soon to do again in The Hobbit three-parter) – the unmistakable actor has revealed that Captain America as well as The Avengers “not the sort of film” he usually flocks to and is excited by. | Full Story
The Avengers has reach a major milestone. The hit film has become the third movie in history to hit the $1.5 billion mark at the worldwide box office.
The Disney and Marvel Studio’s movie hit the mark today, thanks to a re-release and an aggressive Labor Day push. Disney raised The Avengers domestic theater count to 1,700 on Friday, to accommodate the holiday weekend. The action film originally open in early May, but was re-released to help boost more sales, which is apparently working. | Full Story
The Blu-ray/DVD release of The Avengers is less than a month away, but Marvel thinks their superhero ensemble is so great people will want to watch it on the big screen one more time before it’s packaged for home viewing. And why not, the film’s worldwide gross is nearly $1.5 billion, making it the third largest grossing film ever.
The film will be expanding into about 1700 theaters on Labor Day Weekend, giving it more time to stack more big screen revenue on top of that $1.5 billion. | Full Story
It’s Official, Joss Whedon will be supervising the S.H.I.E.L.D production as it settles into its new home at ABC. The network has ordered a pilot that will follow the day to day activities of the Strategic Homeland Intervention Enforcement and Logistics Division. It was the government organization in the film created to defend the earth from unusual threats. It’s rumored, the show will take place pre-Avengers, so don’t expect to see any Assembly from the superheroes in the movie. | Full Story
Marvel’s The Avengers is coming to DVD next month and the studio has revealed an alternete opening that will be in the special features. The clip below, shows Agent Maria Hill being interrogated about the first moments of the invasion. It’s not a strong opener, so you may see the reason director Joss Whedon trashed the scene.
The Avengers will be available to purchase as a 2D Blu-ray combo pack, 3D Blu-ray combo pack and DVD September 25th. | Full Story
The Avengers theater run has come to an end and for a film that dominated the content on film blogs for over a year, you would think it’s time to lay it down and move on to the next big blockbuster. Not for Marvel Studios. The company just released an official Avengers gag reel plus a bonus clip that will be on the Blu-ray/DVD, and now the blog frenzy begins all over again. | Full Story
Rumors of Marvel moving forward with the Black Panther movie are still running rampant around the web. Despite the studio’s denial that a film about the African prince is in the works, many feel that a film about one of Marvel’s black superheroes is well overdue.
Samuel L. Jackson was the only person of color with a significant part in “The Avengers.” But if a Black Panther movie is made, that would potentially change things. | Full Story
Paramount/Marvel has already given The Avengers sequel the green light. Now fans are speculating what superheroes will be making an appearance in the next installment of the uber-successful franchise.
At Comic-Con last week, Don Cheadle hinted that one of those Marvel heroes may be his Iron Man 2 character James Rhodes. Initially played by Terrance Howard in the first Iron Man movie, Rhodes is a military colonel with a tenuous friendship with Tony Starks. He wears the War Machine suit, which he kind of borrowed from Stark, and had outfitted with some big military guns. | Full Story