Joss Whedon has revealed he’d love to helm a ‘Star Wars’ movie providing it was a spin-off rather than one of the main stories. Speaking to Complex, the ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ director spoke about his love for the ‘Star Wars’ franchise and how, over the years, he’s had mixed feelings on being involved. Do I want to make a ‘Star Wars’ movie?
‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ was indeed a tumultuous project for Joss Whedon. “I took a two-week vacation for the first time in 25 years, except for the four month vacation where I wrote the 'Buffy’ musical.
Come on, let’s admit it: as far as horror goes, practical special effects are the best because when has a CGI monster ever been scary? Above: The creepy practical effects used in last year’s ‘The Hallow’. For those whose memories have been eroded by years of digital mediocrity, here’s a rundown of some of the greatest and most iconic practical effects monsters to tear it up on the big-screen.
Who doesn’t like a good layered gag? This year was jam-packed full of movies with jokes that worked on multiple levels, and we’re big fans of the humble in-joke – comedic treats that only eagle-eyed fans will spot. How many of these in-jokes did you spot in 2015?
Can a feature film really earn gross profits of just over $1.4 billion worldwide during its theatrical run - and still be considered a disappointment by its studio? According to a report at Bleeding Cool, this has been the case for ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ at Marvel’s parent studio Disney. People, basically, didn’t go back for seconds.” - Spielberg Predicts Death Of Superhero Genre - Josh Brolin Ready To Dish Out Wrath of Thanos - Rumour About New Spider-Man’s Web-Shooters It would seem Disney were hoping to see the superhero sequel break the record set by its 2012 predecessor, which was until recently the third biggest box office hit ever - until that record was broken earlier this year, not by ‘Age of Ultron’ but by Universal’s ‘Jurassic World.’ As absurd as it may seem to look at box office takings of over a billion dollars as a failure, we might note last year’s ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ managed over $700 million worldwide, and was still deemed a series-killing flop.
Joss Whedon’s adventurous, epic superhero that brought a number of high profile icons together was either going to be a massive success or a monumental flop. Aside from Chris Nolan’s superb ‘Dark Knight’ trilogy and Zack Snyder’s well-received ‘Man of Steel’, there hasn’t been a whole lot for DC to shout about in recent years. ‘Green Lantern’ was a stinker and they’ve struggled to rebuild ever since. Marvel, on the other hand, have had hit after hit, with a number of their bigger releases (both ‘Avengers’ movies and ‘Iron Man 3′) each smashing their way past a billion dollars at the box office.
This weekend, Avengers: Age of Ultron smashed the box-office, making it already one of the year’s most successful movies. It’s further proof of just how far Ultron writer-director Joss Whedon has come since the ‘90s, when he was the creator of the beloved Buffy, the Vampire Slayer, a show known for its well-crafted group dynamics, unexpected bursts of mid-catastrophe comedy, and zingy references to movies, TV, and books. If those elements seem familiar to Marvel fans, it’s because Whedon’s brought many of them to the Avengers films — especially those smartly placed one-liners: In Age of Ultron, the characters riff on everything from cartoon characters to highbrow literature to the Bible.
24: Marvel is teasing fans again and this time it’s not just an Ant-Man sized trailer. The studio has unveiled a new poster for Avengers: Age of Ultron above. Marvel has so far kept details scarce on Vision, who will be played by former voice of JARVIS Paul Bettany, though a few glimpses of the mysterious android have snuck out.