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The_Jonas, post: 165299, member: 33 Wrote:Quicksilver is one of my favorite characters.

He's a sarcastic asshole with no sense of humor, which makes him hilarious.
For some reason I never really liked him. Wanda always had the biggest boobs until She Hulk showed up.

Oh yeah. and it looks like Katee Sackhoff is probably gonna play Ms. Marvel. (She is perfect for the roll)

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HG, post: 165311, member: 5 Wrote:For some reason I never really liked him. Wanda always had the biggest boobs until She Hulk showed up.

Oh yeah. and it looks like Katee Sackhoff is probably gonna play Ms. Marvel. (She is perfect for the roll)

Didn't she have an unfortunate demise at the hands of Rogue?

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Walker Boh, post: 165346, member: 9 Wrote:Didn't she have an unfortunate demise at the hands of Rogue?
Just a coma and a case of shared memories. Nothing to worry about.

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I guess I'll stick this right here:

Yes, but can Galactus repel firepower from a fully armed and operational Death Star with Emperor Palpatine at the helm?

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Walker Boh, post: 165461, member: 9 Wrote:Yes, but can Galactus repel firepower from a fully armed and operational Death Star with Emperor Palpatine at the helm?
Yes. Yes he can.

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‘Ant-Man’ Takes Former ‘Batman vs. Superman’ 2015 Release Date

While there’s no reason for us on the sidelines to have to choose between Marvel and DC – we’re free to cheer both companies on to make great comic book films – the two studios are – by their very nature – competitors. Each one is in the business of producing quality superhero entertainment content that reaps in big financial rewards – and we’re talking billions of dollar “big,” like The Avengers and The Dark Knight.

Case in point: last week, Warner Bros./DC decided to shift Batman vs. Supermanback to a May 2016 release date that Marvel Studios had previously claimed for an as-yet unannounced “Phase 3″ film, and now the latter has gone ahead and claimed the 2015 date that BvS just vacated for writer/director Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man. That means we’ll get to see Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas in superhero gear two weeks earlier than expected – a much smaller jump than when Marvel originally bumped Ant-Man up from a November to July 2015 premiere.

That means that Ant-Man will now face off against director Joe Wright’s Peter Pan origin film – otherwise known simply as Pan – on July 17th in 2015. In general, that month has cooled down a bit, which is good news for your average moviegoer’s wallet; at one point, July 2015 was shaping up to be a major throwdown between studios, with a lineup that included Batman vs. Superman, Independence Day 2 and Pirates of the Caribbean 5 (all of which have since been delayed).

Unexpected hold-ups or change-of-plans can often derail a studio’s planned release date for one of its major tentpoles, and it’s not at all unusual to see their peers use the loss to gain some advantage – like when Dawn of the Planet of the Apes was moved up and took Fast & Furious 7‘s old 2014 date. Still, the fact that it’s Marvel that’s zeroing in on a prime date that DC has originally staked out, just makes it more entertaining to write about.

We’re still waiting to see who blinks first – Marvel or DC – and surrenders the May 6th, 2016 date to the other, but in the meantime Marvel is going to keep striving to expand its grasp on the superhero film marketplace, by releasing political thriller/sequel Captain America: The Winter Soldier and cosmic adventure Guardians of the Galaxy this year, followed by the “Phase 2″ capstone Avengers: Age of Ultronand then “Phase 3″ starter Ant-Man in 2015.

That make it DC’s move next, yes?

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The cast of The Avengers: Age of Ultron have their scripts in hand and production is gearing up to begin this March. Disney’s Marvel Studios will be shooting primarily atLondon’s Pinewood Studios where they previously worked on Captain America: The First Avenger, Thor: The Dark World and Guardians of the Galaxy.

The sequel to The Avengers was said from the beginning by writer and director Joss Whedon to be going international and over the last few weeks we’ve learned more about some of the on-location spots around the world where they will be filming parts of the movie. We can add Italy and Korea to that list with the latest news.

While Scarlett Johansson and Mark Ruffalo tease a darker, funny and “cerebral” followup from their read-throughs of the Age of Ultron screenplay, none of the stars spoke on the addition of new characters or new locations, but some of the recent shooting location announcements offer some hints on that front.

Before Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson were cast as new Avengersmembers Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, respectively, it was rumored that Whedon’s version of the siblings had their origins stemming from Europe. Since they’re characters who don’t initially agree with what The Avengers stand for and may or may not work for one of the villains in the beginning of the film, some reports indicate that said villain could be Baron Wolfgang von Strucker – to be played byDracula’s Thomas Kretschmann. Strucker, in Marvel Comics, fought in both World Wars, worked with the Nazis, and lived through the ages thanks to the use of super-soldier-esque serums.

A press conference this morning confirmed that several scenes in The Avengers 2 will shoot in Northern Italy’s Fort Bard and judging by the location and image above, we wouldn’t be surprised if those scenes tie-in with the von Strucker character. Whedon and co. will also be shooting in the Aosta Valley.

We previously learned that the sequel will also reportedly be shooting scenes in South Africa leading some to believe that the fictional nation of Wakanda from Marvel Comics (home of the Black Panther character and family) may finally be introduced in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Adding to Italy and South Africa, KDramaStars reports that they’ve confirmed that The Avengers 2 will feature 10-15 minutes worth of scenes in Korea to be shot in April, specifically Gangnam and Gyeonggi-do. They claim to have heard rumors that the scenes may involve a “disaster” scenario and that Korean stars Kim So Yeon, Han Se Yeul or Kim Min Jung are all up for a potential role. Another site, allkpop, adds to the rumor claiming that the female character could be a small villainous part.

Rumors aside, it’s clear that Joss Whedon and Marvel Studios weren’t kidding about making The Avengers sequel “global” and we’re curious to see what stories from the comics they draw upon and how it may tie into the past based on its connections to Captain America: The Winter Soldier and the inclusion of a villain with WWII roots. Remember, an early version of The Avengers script had the Red Skull (from Captain America: The First Avenger) returning as a villain before it was decided that Loki would take that job.

“The events of Captain America [The Winter Soldier] will definitely affect the world of Avengers 2. But at the end of the day, I have to make my movie assuming that people will only have seen the first one, or possibly not even seen the first one. I can’t assume that everybody went to see Thor [The Dark World], Captain America, and Iron Man 3 in-between. I have to go from one movie to the next and be true to what’s happened [in the previous movies], but not be slavish to it. [...] The model I’m always trying to build from, or my guiding star, is The Godfather: Part II where a ton has happened in-between and it’s a very different movie [from Part I], but you don’t need any information. It’s there in the film about what’s happened since, what’s different, and why is this a different film; why is it a different kind of structure, and why is it darker. It’s all there, you’re in the vernacular of the first movie and you’re just ready to pick up in this new place, and hopefully that’s what will happen with my movie. Obviously I’m talking about one of the greatest films ever made (The Godfather: Part II)… I hope mine will be good, but that is my guiding star.”

The one downside of the film medium for these larger multi-part Marvel stories is outlined right there by Whedon when he explains that he won’t be taking full advantage of the story arcs of the previous films since not all of the moviegoers will have seen them. Still, the continuity must be maintained just as much as The Avengers: Age of Ultron must stand on its own.

With Whedon and co. continuing to describe The Avengers sequel as being darker, hinting at some character deaths, what do you make of his comparisons or inspirations from The Godfather sequel?

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Hell yeah! Somebody in the eastern bloc bootlegged the new Marvel One-Shot All Hail the King! This is awesome. I think anyone who was disappointed by the Mandarin plot-twist in IM3 will enjoy this one (which does feature Trevor Slattery). And, in typical Marvel fashion, be sure to watch through the credits. There's a great cameo from an Iron Man villain from movies past.

Paul Bettany to Play the Vision in Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’
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February 6, 2014 | 06:08PM PT
Production starts next month
Justin Kroll
Film Reporter @krolljvar
Paul Bettany, best known in the Marvel world for voicing Jarvis, Tony Stark’s helpful A.I. system, will be playing the Vision in Marvel’s “The Avengers: Age of Ultron.”

Production starts next month, with director Joss Whedon and cast members like Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans. The Vision was an android created by the robotic villain Ultron, who was meant to be one of Ultron’s henchmen but who instead turns against him and becomes a hero.

Kevin Feige will produce.

Bettany is repped by UTA and Affirmative Entertainment and can be seen next in Alcon’s “Transcendence.” The Daily Mail first broke the news.

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