The Avengers: Age Of Ultron – TV Spot 1

Seriously, why does Marvel Studios even bother with trailers, especially for a property like The Avengers?  They already have my money, and I am sure the same applies for millions of other people.

Just don’t give away any more of the movie (which the new trailers don’t seem to be doing) because I am still smarting over when the commercials from the first movie, that featured the Hulk saving Iron Man after he blew up the Chitari installation.  It didn’t make the movie any less awesome, but it did rob me of a little joy.

In reference to my first point, I am not kidding.  If I didn’t literally didn’t see another trailer for Age Of Ultron it would make no difference at all.  In other words, short of something physically stopping me from doing so, I have every intention of seeing this movie.


How The Scene Should Have Went: Guardians Of The Galaxy

James Gunn’s Guardians Of The Galaxy was without a doubt one of the best movies of 2014.  Marvel Studios’ motley group of space heroes was certainly a surprise, though like any other movie there were things that could have been improved.  For me, the first would have been some sort of explanation about how StarLord’s mask worked (perhaps it encased the wearer within a small envelope of atmosphere, which would explain how he could go into space without anything protecting his body but a leather suit and duster).

The second thing that bothered me a bit was the scene where we first meet The Collector, Taneleer Tavan  (Benicio Del Toro), and he was speaking to his Attendant.

Their conversation began with him asking if her people had elbows.

“I don’t have to remind you what happened to the last Attendant who disappointed me?”  said The Collector.

Guardians Of The Galaxy Attendant sceneNow here’s what the Attendant should have said:

“You mean that Attendant that’s been a foot behind me the entire time?  The Attendant that there’s no possible way that I could’ve missed?  You mean that Attendant?”

Seeing what her fate was a few scenes later, perhaps it would have been better if she had been a bit more defiant while she had the chance.

The Avengers: Age Of Ultron – Trailer 2

Oh.  My.  God.  Can this movie look any more awesome?  At this point, no movie matters more and it has somehow managed to move from mere celluloid, to an event.

If this movie doesn’t earn at least $500 million its first weekend, it won’t earn a penny.

Daredevil Premiere Date

Daredevil, The Man Without Fear

Daredevil, The Man Without Fear

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Daredevil (the first entry of Netflix’s launch of Marvel superheroes, soon to be followed by A.K.A. Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist, culminating in The Defenders) will premiere April 10.

And as typically the case with series that appear on Netflix, the entire first season will probably air in its entirety.

And I for one can’t wait.


Ant-Man Teaser Trailer (Human-Sized)

Here’s the Ant-Man teaser trailer, embiggened for human viewing (though there’s not that much to see other than a few shots of Paul Rudd and various locations and situations, such as a fight and Rudd being escorted by two military types).

That being said, Payton Reed‘s take looks looks gorgeous and very cinematic.

It’s early days yet, but I get the feeling that Marvel Studios has another hit on its hands.

Ant-Man – Teaser Trailer

Kevin Feige and the rest of them at Marvel Studios are a crafty bunch.  Since the first trailer from The Avengers: Age Of Ultron was leaked prematurely it appears that that they just decided to let us see it.

And it’s fitting that the first trailer for Ant-Man is only slightly larger than an ant.  The full-sized version will be aired January 6, during the premiere of Marvel’s Agent Carter.

What an awesome idea!  Such innovative marketing is another reason that Marvel Studios is heads and shoulders above the Distinguished Competition!

Marvel Studios Prepares to ‘Wow’ Us Again!

Yeah, I'm all that AND a bag of chips!

Yeah, I’m all that AND a bag of chips!

If you’ve seen Guardians Of The Galaxy, The Avengers or any of the Thor, Captain America or Iron Man movies, you’re familiar with the work of Marvel Studios.

Their approach to television have been a bit more tentative.  Currently they have only one show, Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. (MAOS) on ABC (Disney owns both Marvel Studios and the ABC television network) and another is going to be introduced soon, Marvel’s Agent Carter, also on ABC.  While MAOS took awhile to build momentum, in its second season it’s currently one of the best comic-based series on television.

Though Marvel Studios is preparing to enter the television space in a huge way, though not in the fashion you’d traditionally expect.

They entered into a deal with Netflix, which resulted in four new series, Daredevil (20th Century Fox lost the license), A.K.A. Jessica Jones, Luke Cage–also known as Power Man–and Iron Fist coming in 2015.

Daredevil was recently completed and the producers of A.K.A. Jessica Jones have found both their Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) and Luke Cage (Mike Colter).

In reference to Colter (and Krysten Ritter, for that matter), I am not too aware of what he’s done, but when I look at filmography, I know that I have seen him but didn’t realize it at the time.

Though what’s most interesting is that Marvel Studios is following the same approach that they took with their feature films, which is to created individual series based upon the three aforementioned characters, as well as Iron Fist before bringing them all together in an event series, The Defenders.

As I said, Marvel Studios wasn’t the first to the game, but looks like they’ve changed the way the game is going to be played from now on.