FROM MTV NEWS: By now, you've probably already seen "The Avengers" or you have plans to. That being the case, you probably already know that Mark Ruffalo's version of the Hulk is the best to grace the big screen yet or you're about to find out.
MTV News spoke with Jeff White, the visual effects supervisor, who played a vital role in bringing Joss Whedon's vision for the "Other Guy" to life. Jeff gave a detailed account of how the newest version came together, including what physical characters changed in order to give the Hulk a more realistic look.
"There were good design decisions made in terms of, he's desaturated color-wise, which helps him fit in with the Avengers much better. He's not super muscly all the time, either. Joss wanted us to go for a bit more of a wrestler aesthetic instead of just being super cut," White said. "What's great about that is that when he does jump around and start smashing everything, we really have somewhere to go in terms of flexing the muscles and popping the veins."
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It's always nice to get some assurance that "The Dark Knight Rises" will eventually come out and that someday we will all see the finished movie. The latest issue of Total Film will have to sustain us for a little while at least. The magazine's cover story explores the complexities of Christopher Nolan's third Batman, like a Bruce Wayne "directed by pain," a new "brute" of a villain and avoiding the dreaded third film slump.
Overall, the feature gives a good sense that the key players involved in "The Dark Knight Rises" know exactly what they need to do, but they definitely don't want to tell anything you about it at all.
Plus, the issue includes a few brand new looks at Batman, Bane, and Catwoman, who's packing some heat.
Check out the full photo of Bane and some juicy details from the article after the jump!
The viral marketing campaign for "The Amazing Spider-Man" is currently hot on the trail of the Lizard, and now the latest site is hinting at an Oscorp connection to the nation-wide event planned for tomorrow (May 11).
Over the past week, several mysterious web sites have surfaced as part of an augmented reality game tied to the release of "The Amazing Spider-Man." The pages have led us through the different aspects of Peter Parker's life with the latest site taking us to his high school. There we learned about an in-game Twitter user @ScaleSeeker, who teased an event scheduled to take place in 11 cities tomorrow at noon.
Learn about the campaign after the jump!
Anyone familiar with the Joss Whedon oeuvre has undoubtedly lost someone they love. That's because Whedon probably killed them.
The "Avengers" director has talked openly about disliking the reputation, saying during his Reddit AMA, "I'm, no offense, very tired of being labelled as 'the guy who kills people.'"
Sadly, "The Avengers" was no exception to the Whedon rule, and io9 asked him why he would kill a beloved character and perpetuate the nickname.
Find out Whedon's spoiler-filled explanation after the jump!
"The Avengers" already owned the box office, and "The Dark Knight Rises" seems destined to. The big question mark for summer superhero movies has to be Marc Webb's reboot, "The Amazing Spider-Man."
If you're one of the fans still on the fence about the latest version of your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, you can get a better idea of the movie when a four-minute "super preview" airs with "America's Got Talent" next Monday, May 14.
Four-minutes may just be enough to convince you to give Andrew Garfield's Peter Parker a chance, and hey, how can you really say "no" to something called a "super preview"?
Check out a preview after the jump!
At this point in the lead-up to "The Dark Knight Rises," the idea of Marion Cotillard playing Talia Al Ghul is more or less a foregone conclusion. Let's review the evidence. Joey King revealed in an interview that she would play "Young Talia Al Ghul," and typically, you don't slap "young" onto a character name unless there's an "old" version. Secondly, Liam Neeson has been confirmed to reprise his role of Ra's Al Ghul, with Josh Pence playing the younger version. Then there's this SPOILER-y picture.
We rest our case.
But wait! In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Cotillard claimed that Miranda Tate is not, in fact, Talia Al Ghul, daughter of Ra's. According to Cotillard, Tate is just a nice woman who "is fascinated by Wayne Enterprises. They go through difficulties, and she wants to help provide the world clean energies," she said. "She's a good guy."
It wasn't clear what Warner Bros. had planned for "Bullet to the Head," Sylvester Stallone and Walter Hill's graphic novel adaptation, when the studio axed the April 2012 release date and removed the movie from its schedule.
But just when it seemed like the title may have been more ominous than intended, Deadline is reporting that "Bullet to the Head" is now set for a February 1, 2013 release.
The story follows Stallone as a hitman, who teams with a New York City police officer to exact revenge on the killer would murdered their respective partners. Sung Kang, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jason Momoa, and Sarah Shahi co-star.
In other news, the sky is still blue.
In a move that could have been predicted weeks ago—and only reinforced by the outrageous box office numbers from the past week—Disney announced today that "Avengers 2" is indeed already in development.
Shocking, we know.
Deadline has the scant report, which includes a quote from Disney CEO Bob Iger, who explained that the film's success "is a great illustration of why we like Marvel so much." So, money?
The announcement adds "Avengers 2" to the Marvel line-up that currently includes "Iron Man 3" and "Thor 2" in 2013 and "Captain America 2" coming in 2014. Best guess (and a lot of speculation) puts "Avengers 2" debuting roughly sometime in 2015.
Now what it's confirmed, what do you want to see in "The Avengers 2"? Let us know what you think in the comments below and on Twitter!
As satisfying as "The Avengers" was for comic book fans, it ultimately (and purposefully) left audiences begging to see more. When will we get a standalone Mark Ruffalo Hulk movie? When are Black Widow and Hawkeye going to get some time in the spotlight? "The Avengers" sent fans' heads spinning with infinite possibilities, but one of the most plausible outcomes from "The Avengers" has to be an eventual cameo from Ruffalo in "Iron Man 3."
Bruce Banner and Tony Stark formed the bromance that melted America's heart this past weekend, and it's only natural that the crowd wants more witty banter. But what are the odds of an appearance by the Hulk in "Iron Man 3"?
With "The Avengers" just hitting theaters this past weekend, it's easy to forget that Marvel and Disney are already set to roll on "Iron Man 3," which is scheduled to begin shooting next month.
The past few weeks have been a filled with exciting casting news, starting with the addition of Sir Ben Kingsley as a yet-to-be-named villain. Shortly after, talk surfaced about Guy Pearce and Jessica Chastain potentially joining the cast.
MTV News caught up with Kingsley while he was promoting his upcoming film, "The Dictator," and the actor said he couldn't be happier to join. "I'm delighted. I'm thrilled," Kingsley said. "That great team, headed by its inventors and, of course, the great Robert Downey, I'm delighted to join them."
Read more of Kingsley comments and learn why Chastain ultimately passed after the jump!