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Two years ago, Marvel Studios brought all of the Avengers to Hall H for its San Diego Comic Con Presentation. This year, Marvel Studios Chairman Kevin Feige instead brought almost all of the Avengers and a few villains. In attendance this past weekend included: Robert Downey Jr. (holding a rose out to the crowd), Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, James Spader (Ultron), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Paul Bettany (The Vision), and Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Quicksilver). Missing was a very pregnant Scarlett Johansson and a not-so-pregnant Joss Whedon.

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Here are a few quotes from the Avengers Panel:

Chris Hemworth (Thor) about Thor becoming a woman: “I don’t want to speak too early and jinx it, but I think that could be my Oscar.”

Paul Bettany (J.A.R.V.I.S./Vision): “I used to show up at a dark room for 45 minutes and get aback of cash. Now I have to work.”

Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch): “There are mutated people…”

James Spader (Ultron): “I play an 8-foot robot in this movie. I’ve always played humans up until now.”

Scarlett Johansson on video: “Hey guys, I don’t mean to cramp your style but I’m running out of time here. Hey Kev, you want to be a doll and roll that video footage?”

Captain America knows that the Illuminati and his best friend, Tony Stark, have betrayed him. In the midst of punching Tony in the face, the Time Gem is throwing the Avengers through time.

Published: May 28, 2014
Writer: Jonathan Hickman
Artist: Leinil Francis Yu

I have always been frustrated by the Avengers and the current storyline is getting me to that point. There’s just too much going on. The problem for me is the time jumping and the incursions with alternate realities. There are just too many new characters that makes it hard to keep track. Also, there are too many alternate versions of our heroes. Hickman really seems to like this device but you’ve got to be a skilled investigator at times to keep everything straight.

I also appears that everyone hates Tony Stark and punching him in the face is a favorite pastime in all times.

 

The Verdict

5Mediocre

The Good: Great artwork by Yu

The Bad: Too many time jumps and alternate realities that its hard to keep track

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Josh Brolin has been tapped to play the villainous Thanos in Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” sources confirm to Variety.

Thanos, who first appeared in the post-credits scene in “The Avengers,” is a major villain in the Marvel universe and is also expected to appear in one, if not both, of the upcoming “Avengers” sequels.

“We’re definitely tied to ‘Avengers 3,’” director James Gunn recently said of the upcoming “Guardians of the Galaxy,” which hits theaters Aug. 1.

Co-starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Bradley Cooper, “Guardians” is based on the Marvel comic series and tells the story of a superhero team fighting to save the world.

Sources: Variety

Captain America remembers everything, and he’s a little punchy in this issue of Avengers 29. This revelation comes from the aftermath from the Original Sin event and the murder of the Watcher. What does Captain America remember? The Illuminati reformed. Captain America kicked out by the other members, his friends, and his memory erased.

Published: May 14, 2014
Rating: Rated T
Writer: Jonathan Hickman
Artist: Leinil Francis Yu

As you may know, the Illuminati has been reassembled with Tony Stark, Dr. Stephen Strange, T’challa, Namor, Reed Richards, Hank McCoy (replacing Professor X) and Captain America. Earths from other dimensions are starting to converge upon one another. The result of the convergence is both Earths are destroyed, that is unless one is destroyed by the other.

Captain America attempted to use the Infinity Guantlet to prevent the convergence but failed. The only other option is to build a weapon powerful enough to destroy a planet. Captain America morally objected, which lead to his removal from the group.

Captain America realizes that not only was his memory erased, but he was betrayed by this best friend, Tony Stark. He was also betrayed by the Illuminati, a group of the smartest heroes, but by its very nature, a dangerous organization.

Of the revealed tie-ins from Original Sin, this is the one I was looking forward to the most. It is the secret with the highest stakes, if revealed, in the Marvel Universe, and it’s coming to light. Let’s just say that Steve Rogers is not happy and Iron Man is the first target of his anger and the result is an epic battle between the Avengers and Tony Stark.

Great story by Jonathan Hickman and art by Leinil Francis Yu. My only problem is that as a tie-in to the Original Sin event, Captain America just remembers what was erased by Dr. Strange. It is not the dramatic reveal, I wanted.

 

 

The Verdict

7Good

The Good: Perfect start to the Marvel Secrets being revealed | The Avengers kick Tony Stark’s Butt

The Bad: Wished for a more dramatic reveal of the secret

Based on the tweets of the principal actors, it appears that principle photography has begun on Avengers: Age of Ultron. Here are some examples:

Looks like the paparazzi have gotten on set photos of the villain Ultron from Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. My guess is that this is not the actual costume and the actor will be replace in post-production as done with the villain’s in the first Avengers movie.

Celebrity Sightings

Avengers: Age of Ultron is an upcoming American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team the Avengers, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

Director: Joss Whedon
Prequel: The Avengers
Screenplay: Joss Whedon
Release date: May 1, 2015 (USA)

The secret behind the All-New Avengers revealed!The science war overtakes the world(s). All the answers to the questions you wished remained hidden.The collision of Avengers and New Avengers is imminent.

Published: March 26, 2014
Rating: Rated T
Writer: Jonathan Hickman
Artist: Salvadore Larroca

It’s all starting to come back to me. There was a reason why I was never into the Avengers and now it’s all coming back to me. I stopped reading the Avengers because the world just started to get too big and at the same time the plots started to get convoluted.

So here’s what I think is going on with the Avengers at the moment. If you’re a reader of New Avengers, you know that an alternate world of Earth is starting to collide with one another. No one knows this fact except for the Illuminati.

No other alternate realities of Earth are starting make their presence known and this brings the arrival of alternate Avengers. These Avengers are both different and the same as the current Avengers, except they are a little eviler, Jarvis is Iron Man and Bruce Banner is a sociopath.

A.I.M. is involved for some reason. I believe they are creating more advanced versions of the Adaptoids and they are taking DNA samples of the fallen alternate Avengers and I think they are still holding some Inhuman pods, but I’m not even sure this is part of this storyline.

Needless to say, the world of the Avengers has gotten more confusing. As a result, it’s hard to follow. I find that I need a playbook, whenever I read anything from Jonathan Hickman. Do even try to jumped into the story if you’re not following it at the moment. Save your money.

The only saving grace at the moment is the artwork by Salvador Larroca. His artwork is reminiscent of the early days of comics.

The Verdict

5Mediocre

The Good: Nice old school comics look

The Bad: Convoluted plot line from Hickman | Action is too hard to follow


In an effort to brace the citizens of Seoul, South Korea about the mess is will make filming Avengers: Age of Ultron, Joss Whedon preemptively apologizes for Los Angeles-type delays to the capital city of South Korea.

Says Whedon, “We are going to mess it up and inconvenience some people for a few days, and I apologize for that. I know what that’s like, I live in Los Angeles, it happens to me all the time and it’s not fun”

“We love this movie, we love your city, and having the two of them together will show the city to the world in a light that I don’t think it’s been shown, certainly not in America.”

The Seoul shoot, reportedly occurring March 30 through April 14, is expected to involve the closures off a number of bridges and areas of the city.

Photos have been released from the set of Avengers: Age of Ultron, Joss Whedon’s follow up to the his massive hit, Marvel’s The Avengers. The photos feature Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch and Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Pietro Maximoff/Quicksilver, and Jeremy Renner as returning character Clint Barton/Hawkeye.