Friday Flicks

Friday Flicks

Friday Flicks

I like advance notice so I can plan my viewing habits ahead. How about you? Knowing what is upcoming in television, DVD/Blu-ray, and movies makes it easier. Here?s some entertainment news that I think may be of interest.

Avengers: Age of Ultron

MARVEL’S AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON – Teaser Trailer and Poster now available!!!

Marvel Studios presents ?Avengers: Age of Ultron,? the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth?s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.

Marvel?s ?Avengers: Age of Ultron? stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk. Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, the team must reassemble to defeat James Spader as Ultron, a terrifying technological villain hell-bent on human extinction. Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen, and Pietro Maximoff, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision.

Here’s a special look inside the film that recently appeared on MARVEL?S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D..

Written and directed by Joss Whedon and produced by Kevin Feige, Marvel?s ?Avengers: Age of Ultron? is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series ?The Avengers,? first published in 1963. Louis D?Esposito, Alan Fine, Victoria Alonso, Jeremy Latcham, Patricia Whitcher, Stan Lee and Jon Favreau serve as executive producers. Get set for an action-packed thrill ride when The Avengers return in Marvel?s ?Avengers: Age of Ultron? on May 1, 2015.

Marvel

MARVEL STUDIOS UNVEILS PHASE 3 OF MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE

Recently, during a special event at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige revealed the films that will make up Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, featuring a mix of fan-favorite characters and several heroes who will be making their big-screen debuts.

The next two films to be released by Marvel are AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON on May 1, 2015, and ANT-MAN on July 17, 2015. Marvel revealed the dates and titles of nine additional films through 2019, including upcoming Captain America, Thor, Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy installments, along with films featuring Black Panther ? who, Feige announced, will be played by Chadwick Boseman ? Captain Marvel, Doctor Strange, and the Inhumans.

The announced films are as follows:

? 5/1/15 ? AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON
? 7/17/15 ? ANT-MAN
? 5/6/16 ? CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR
? 11/4/16 ? DOCTOR STRANGE
? 5/5/17 ? GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2 (previously dated 7/28/17)
? 7/28/17 ? THOR: RAGNAROK
? 11/3/17 ? BLACK PANTHER
? 5/4/18 ? AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR PART I
? 7/6/18 ? CAPTAIN MARVEL
? 11/2/18 ? INHUMANS
? 5/3/19 ? AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR PART II

Ten films have already been released in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, beginning with 2008?s IRON MAN. All 10 films opened at #1 domestically and have collectively grossed over $7.1 billion globally.

Two of these films, MARVEL?S THE AVENGERS and IRON MAN 3, set records as the #1 and #2 domestic openings of all time with $207.4 million and $174.1 million respectively. MARVEL?S THE AVENGERS went on to become the third biggest film of all time worldwide, while Marvel?s IRON MAN 3 ranks as the sixth biggest film ever. They are the two highest grossing Super Hero films of all time.

Earlier this year, Marvel?s CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER, which broke the April opening domestic record with $95 million, earned $714 million worldwide and is the #5 film of 2014. Most recently, Marvel?s GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY crossed $757 million globally after opening with a domestic August record of $94.3 million and setting an October debut record in China, where it has now grossed nearly $90 million. It?s the #1 film of the year domestically and the #3 film worldwide.

For full coverage of the event, visit marvel.com.

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