Movie News Roundup for Nov. 26
We got some news for you guys!! Today we got some more info out of the X-Men: Days of Future Past and Avengers: Age of Ultron camps. So strap in my nerdy friends and hit the jump so we can dive in.
While the nerd news was a bit sparse this weekend, we do have a juicy little surprise to whet the appetites of eager X-Men fans and JFK conspiracy theorists alike. The guys over at Chris-Hardwick-started Nerdist shared their discovery of thebentbullet.com, which is the new viral site launched for X-Men: Days of Future Past. While there seems to be a lot of bonus stuff on it like the Trask Industries site, the “bent bullet” is a reference the JFK assassination and Magneto being complicit in “bending” the bullet shot by Lee Harvey Oswald, changing its trajectory so that it would hit its mark on that fateful day. This is interesting because it’s not the first time that the X-Men have played a part in history, as we saw the role they played in the Cuban Missile Crisis in X-Men: First Class. However, I don’t think that the assassination will play as large a part in this film as the Missile Crisis did in that film, as I believe DOFP is taking place in the ’70s. I do believe this is going to be one of the reasons why the U.S. government would ignite/re-ignite the SENTINEL program.
Check out the video documenting Magneto’s secret trial in 1963 here:
As I said, there seems to be a lot more on the site than just the video. So head over and check it out for yourself (and nobody else; you do you).
Sticking with the world of Marvel, we reported a few weeks ago that Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson had all but been officially confirmed as out Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver (respectively) in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Now it has been confirmed by Marvel Studios. Check out he official press release here:
Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen have officially joined the Avengers family as the brother-sister duo of Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch in Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the highly-anticipated sequel to 2012′s smash-hit “Marvel’s The Avengers”! “Avengers: Age of Ultron” arrives in theaters May 1, 2015.
Taylor-Johnson broke out with his roles as Dave Lizewski in the “Kick-Ass” franchise and with his portrayal of a young John Lennon in “Nowhere Boy,” for which he won an Empire Award for Best Newcomer. Since then, Taylor Johnson has starred in 2012′s critically-acclaimed “Anna Karenina” and director Oliver Stone’s “Savages.”
Since making her big screen debut in 2011 with “Silent House” and “Martha Marcy May Marlene,” for which the actress garnered a number of awards and nominations, Olsen has gone on to star alongside the likes of Robert DeNiro and Sigourney Weaver in “Red Lights,” Josh Brolin and Samuel L. Jackson in director Spike Lee’s “Oldboy.”
Taylor-Johnson and Olsen will share the screen as leads in the highly anticipated “Godzilla” remake scheduled for a May 2014 release.
“Avengers: Age of Ultron” will bring the Marvel Universe’s biggest heroes together again to face one of their biggest villains, with “Marvel’s The Avengers” director Joss Whedon returning to write and direct the sequel. “Marvel’s The Avengers” was released in 2012 and went on to earn $1.5 billion worldwide, making it the third-largest grossing movie of all time.
In addition to “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” Marvel Studios will release a slate of films based on the Marvel characters including “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” on April 4, 2014; “Guardians of the Galaxy” on August 1, 2014; and “Ant-Man” on July 31, 2015.
So there you have it!
Finally, we have a little bonus for you. We’ll try to offer a little nugget to say thanks for reading our stuff. So here it is:
The guys over at GeekRest are reporting that, before we got the suit we got in 2012’s The Amazing Spider-Man, there were a number of alternate designs proposed by Sony. While the suit we got was pretty close to the look in the comics, these designs are pretty far out there. We think we should count ourselves lucky that the suit ended up the way it did. Head over to their site for a nice, long, head-to-toe look at all three.
Do you think Magneto did it? What do you think of Olsen and Taylor-Johnson being cast as Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver? Would you have preferred one of the alternate Spidey suits? Comment below. Let us know.
And, until next time, Keep Calm and Nerd On. (Also, VERY open to any sign-off suggestions. Leave those in the comments below as well.)