We’re less than a week away from opening day for Captain America: Civil War, and if you need any more help getting excited for this blockbuster, just take a peek at these photos Marvel Studios and Disney have unleashed upon an already-rabid fandom.
Team Iron Man
Team Captain America
Hawkeye and Scarlet Witch
James “Rhodey” Rhodes
War Machine and Iron Man
Hawkeye and Scarlet Witch
Agent 13 and Everett Ross
Captain America and Iron Man
Vision wearing a sweater.
Steve Rogers and Sharon Carter
Agent 13, Black Widow, Captain America
Tony Stark and Steve Rogers
Marvel Studios has already released solo posters highlighting the core members of the Avengers, and now Marvel UK’s Twitter unleashed the official posters spotlighting the newcomers to Avengers: Age of Ultron, the Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson).
We see the Witch displaying a bit of her hex power and Quicksilver frozen in mid-stride.
Will the mysterious siblings be friends or foes to Earth’s Mightiest Heroes?
Fans of the comics know how this story played out in four colors, but will director Joss Whedon throw us a curveball? The origin of the twins has already been changed, and they are being introduced to the Avengers in an entirely new way, so who know what will happen?
Avengers: Age of Ultron premieres on May 1.
You know that awesome (crowded) new poster that Marvel released to tease Avengers: Age of Ultron?
The one that featured all our returning faves, including Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson, who’s been in self-imposed exile; and newcomers Vision (Paul Bettany) — backlit by the sun; and the twins Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) in the upper right? That one?
Well, it turns out there’s yet another character on this poster. There is, in fact, an extra character hidden in plain sight: The text block on the one-sheet lists Anthony Mackie — which means the Falcon will at least make a cameo!
An all-female Avengers team called A-Force will emerge from the Secret Wars event, taking over after older versions of the team have disbanded (or worse), Marvel Comics has announced.
The team will be led by She-Hulk; Dazzler; Medusa; Nico Minoru; Singularity, a new heroine with cosmic powers; and others to be announced.
The cover of the first issue, drawn by Jim Cheung, features a huge potential roster, including: She-Hulk, Medusa, Singularity, Dazzler, Nico, Storm, Scarlet Witch, Rogue, Phoenix, Wasp, Captain Marvel, Spider-Woman, Pixie, Elektra, Rescue, Spider-Gwen, Black Widow, Moondragon, Snowbird, Aurora, Capt. Marvel II, Hellcat, Firestar, Vindicator, Jubilee and Spectrum.
Here’s that elaborate poster for Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron in all its robot-fightin’ glory.
Say, is that the Vision in the upper left, way in the back, acting all float-y? I think it is!
I wonder when the movie opens…?
This publicity image of a prop from Avengers: Age of Ultron is very unsettling: What could be powerful enough to break Captain America’s shield?
The legendary shield was created by out of a strange alloy of Vibranium, a rare metal found only in the African country of Wakanda — but more importantly, it’s virtually indestructible. So how does the weapon get cracked like this in the movie?
Now that we’ve all had time to ruminate on the addition of the Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver to Avengers: Age of Ultron for better (Wanda) or worse (Pietro), what about that other new Avenger, the Vision?
android synthezoid is familiar to fans of the comic book, but he may come as a shock to moviegoers — especially if he is created as a weapon by Ultron to destroy Earth’s Mightiest Heroes but falls in love with Wanda, as he did in the comics!
Paul Bettany — known until now as the voice of Tony Stark’s (Robert Downey Jr.) artificial intelligence J.A.R.V.I.S. — will play the artificial lifeform in the movie, and he went on Jimmy Kimmel Live last week to
not really say anything tease his role:
“Oh, I can do all sorts of things [as the Vision], 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…. It’s very exciting for me, but everything is a double-edged sword, right? Because I was playing J.A.R.V.I.S. for years, and my job was, I would turn up at a recording studio for 45 minutes, do all my stuff, and then 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 do something!”
In the comics, the Vision’s coolest power by far is the ability to render himself immaterial and then plunge a hand into a person or machine and solidify, thereby disrupting that person or machine, rendering him/it unconscious/inert. It’s the kind of thing that could look really great onscreen.
Marvel Studios released some interesting-looking concept art from its various Phase 2 projects, so I thought I’d share a few cool visuals.
Here are some images intended for Avengers: Age of Ultron, including the visuals for the Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver. The image of Hulk and Black Widow could easily be from The Avengers, so looks like director Joss Whedon is going for “more of the same.”
The Guardians of the Galaxy art continues to support the idea that Rocket Raccoon will be the breakout character. I’m more interested in Star-Lord’s mask — which I hope he will wear more than most other movie superheroes wear theirs.
Thanks to news photo service Getty Images, we now have a boatload of photos depicting the Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver and Hawkeye in action as part of location filming in Aosta, Italy, on March 24. There are a lot of images, so I’ll break them up into galleries.
First, Scarlet Witch (played by Elizabeth Olsen) seems to be using her probability-altering hex power to conjure some sort of spell — doubtless there will be CGI elements inserted in post-production. Her costume may be nothing like its comic book version, but I still like it a lot.
After Elizabeth Olsen was cast as the Scarlet Witch for Avengers: Age of Ultron, fans know Wanda Maximoff is in the competent hands of a beautiful and talented actress, so only one question remains: What will she wear?
The Witch has had one primary costume for decades, and that has been changed up and reworked in more recent times, but whenever you say “Scarlet Witch” to a true comics fan, only one image comes to mind: her classic “red swimsuit over red mesh” uniform.
However, following the trend of the Marvel movies to redesign characters’ outfits — even Captain America and Iron Man were tweaked for the big screen — director Joss Whedon is giving the Witch another makeover.