The Last ‘Avengers’ Trailer Before the Big Opening

With only a few weeks left before Avengers: Age of Ultron premieres, Marvel has released the last planned trailer. It’s mostly recycled footage except for a brief bit of Captain America getting strangled by Ultron.

Still, that was totally worth watching, right?

A:AoU opens May 1.

Two DAREDEVIL Spots Dropped on April 1 — and It’s No Trick

No, it wasn’t a cruel April Fool’s Day joke — Marvel Studios really did release two promotional video clips for its forthcoming series with Netflix on April 1. And here they are…

The First Defender:

Daredevil’s abilities:

All thirteen episodes of DAREDEVIL will begin streaming on Netflix on April 10.

Director Adds New Jubilee to ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’

jubilee-lanaDirector Bryan Singer used his Instagram (as usual) to announce that Lana Condor has been cast as Jubilee in X-Men: Apocalypse.

Condor is the definition of a Hollywood newcomer, with no known TV or film credits. Jubilee has appeared in cameos in previous X-Men films. She was played by Katrina Florece in X-Men (2000) and Kea Wong in X2: X-Men United (2003) X-Men: The Last Stand (2006).

Created by Chris Claremont and Marc Silvestri, Jubilee first appeared in 1989’s Uncanny X-Men #244, and was a mainstay in the 1990s animated series.
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New Avengers Footage Shown… in Car Commercial!

We all know that product placement is here to stay, as are “the official whatever of whoever” sponsorships. We live with it. But here is a benefit of the advertising partnership: sometimes we get to see cool new footage in the commercials, as is the case with Audi and Avengers: Age of Ultron.

A:AoU opens May 1. I presume Audis are available now at your local dealerships.

Deadpool’s Movie Costume Looks Like Deadpool’s Comic Book Costume

deadpoolDon’t laugh; it’s no small thing that the lead character’s onscreen costume will resemble what he wears for his four-color adventures in print every month — just ask the X-Men!

Star Ryan Reynolds unveiled his latest superhero threads — remember the atrocity that was his Green Lantern costume (and movie)? — this morning by aping a famous Burt Reynolds pose.

Of course a character that I despise gets a great costume…
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Facing Down Lex Luthor

lexbaldyThe first image of Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has surfaced in Entertainment Weekly, and it’s just what we expected: Lex is shaved bald and he’s glowering at the camera.

So, there’s nothing new, aside from his age.

Or is there?

Director Zack Snyder claims his version of Lex is an all-new character, telling EW:

He’s not any of the Lexes that you’ve seen, that’s for sure, other than him being a captain of industry and one person to the world and another person to himself. And bald, of course… Our Lex is disarming, and he’s not fake. He says what he believes and he says what’s on his mind. If you can unravel the string and decipher what he means, it’s all there.

BvS:DoJ opens March 25, 2016.

The 12th Doctor in 5 TARDIS Console Rooms!

This is just a bit of visual tomfoolery for those of us in the USA, because The Doctor Who Experience is way over in Blighty, but the exhibition has a new show biginning this Easter featuring Peter Capaldi in a spot of bother with the desktops in the TARDIS console room.

I love seeing grumpy 12 say: “I do miss proper buttons; everything’s so swipe-y these days!”