Movie Review: Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015)

Running time: 131 minutes

Director: Christopher McQuarrie

mission_impossible-rogue-nation_poster2Rogue Nation starts with the IMF team intercepting an A-400 that is carrying nerve gas to be sold to terrorists. Running out of time to stop the airplane, Ethan Hunt, finds himself hanging on to the side of the plane as this takes off, while his tech guy, Benji, has some difficulty opening the door for him. And, as he did in the unforgettable scene from Ghost Protocol where Hunt had to climb the Dubai building, this time Tom Cruise also harnessed himself to the side of a taking-off airplane. That is commitment to a role and it is definitely the consolidation of Tom Cruise as the ultimate action star.

After Hunt disappears when trying to prove the existence of the Syndicate, CIA chief, Hunley (Alec Baldwin), and IMF agent William Brand (Jeremy Renner), stand in front of a Senate committee and Hunley succeeds in shutting down the IMF. Meanwhile, Hunt has been captured by the Bone Doctor. Here his path crosses for the first time with Ilsa’s, a Syndicate operative who keeps us, as well as Ethan, wondering throughout the whole movie what side she might be on and what her real intentions are, managing to maintain her likability at the same time. Without a doubt, Rebecca Ferguson is the stand out of this film. It is great to see such a good portrayal of a woman in an action movie, where she is elegant, smart, badass but it is also clear that she is in disadvantage in terms of strength. In the end though, her skills make up for it.

ferguson.jpg.size.xxlarge.letterboxSix months after being on the run, Ethan contacts Benji, now working for the CIA, and arranges for him to attend the opera in Vienna. Simon Pegg, as he did in Ghost Protocol, works brilliantly as the comic relief without ever compromising the tension. The whole opera sequence, puts you in the mindset of Hunt, not knowing what is going on and it is very reminiscent of The Man who Knew too Much by Alfred Hitchcock, with that level of suspense and the use of music entangled in the action. The cinematography in this sequence is simply beautiful.

This movie has breathtaking action pieces one after another. When you finally think you have recovered from Cruise hanging from a plane or the tension of the opera, Ethan Hunt’s next mission is to stay underwater for three minutes. From the start, you know something is going to go wrong but you are not sure what and it keeps you on the edge of your sit and holding your breath as Ethan does for the whole scene. If this wasn’t enough, immediately after we have probably one of the best motorcycle chases ever in an action movie.

mission_impossible_A64F875DED234C2FA196DA05EB2B6613The truth is, there is little wrong about Rogue Nation. For a movie with so many action sequences, the pacing is fantastic and all the characters have their moment to shine. I just wish Jeremy Renner could have had a bigger role or more action because he is so good and always ends up being side-lined. It could have been good to have also more of Alec Baldwin, but that is really knit-picking because for what their roles were in the movie, they were well utilized. The villain, whom in these kind of movies often seems like an afterthought, was effective and compelling. He was intimidating, always being a couple of steps mentally ahead of Hunt, and you bought his motivations.

In the end, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation is probably the best movie of the summer and a fun time at the cinema. Maybe it is a bit too long but never gets tiresome or boring. It hardly ever gives you a moment to breathe and, though you know the characters are going to be fine, it still makes you fear for them, making it a thrilling experience. Mission: Impossible is one of those rare franchises that just keeps getting better and better with each new movie.


Movie Review: Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

Running time: 141 minutes

Director: Joss Whedon

avengers-age-ultron-one-sheetOne of the most anticipated movies of the year and the sequel to the third highest-grossing movie of all time is finally here and this time, director Joss Whedon has the impossible task of juggling six main characters, introducing four more, wrapping-up Phase 2 and plant the seeds for several movies of Phase 3. All of this still trying to maintain the charm, the action and the endless chemistry between the characters that conquered so many people with The Avengers.

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 a global adventure.  

Avengers-2-Age-of-Ultron-Captain-America-Thor-Chris-Evans-Chris-HemsworthAge of Ultron starts right in the thick of the action as the Avengers attempt to break into one of Hydra’s compounds where Baron Von Strucker is hiding Loki’s scepter. A scene that is fun and mind-blowing where every character has its moment to shine and we get to know how the team works together. Robert Downey Jr keeps bringing so much charisma to Tony Stark and his suave, brilliant and vain personality never gets old. He and Cap had some really good moments together though I would have liked to see some set up for Civil War. Chris Evans is fantastic and after Captain America: The Winter Soldier there has been a considerable improvement in the character. Also, the fighting dynamic he has developed with Thor worked very well and makes for some really cool sequences.

Speaking of Thor, who is often overshadowed in his own movies by Loki, this is the best he has ever been and Chris Hemsworth has never been this funny in the role of the God of Thunder. I don’t think his quest was necessary, it was just an excuse to set up Ragnarok and Infinity War and it could have been enough with his vision. Another character that has stepped up his game is Hawkeye. Joss Whedon knows he let Hawkeye down when the character spent most of the first film under mind control and never had the opportunity to prove why he should be an Avenger. This time, he let himself have fun with all of that and Clint is probably the character that has more development in the film.

Avengers-2-Age-of-Ultron-Mark-Ruffalo-Robert-Downey-JrI wasn’t a big fan of the Brutasha romance. I feel like Joss Whedon did a fantastic job with this two characters in the first film but in this one, even though they have a bigger role, they kind of end up being just each other’s romantic interest. I loved the peek at Black Widow’s past but after how well handled she was in The Winter Soldier, I was expecting much more. Same with Banner. The Hulkbuster fight is incredibly epic but I missed the Hulk’s funny moments and Banner’s attitude.

The new additions fitted perfectly with the already stablished team. The accent of the twins is a bit distracting at first but makes them quite unique. Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s Quicksilver is very different from the one in Days of Future Past but has some great lines and comedic moments. As for Scarlet Witch, I ended up loving her set of powers and it worked because Elizabeth Olsen was fantastic and really embraced the weird hand movements. They could have been a bit more developed but there is so many people in it, it was impossible as the movie has also to introduce Vision. This is a character that could have been a complete disaster and could have looked ridiculous but worked surprisingly well. His ambiguity added a lot and is great to see Paul Bettany being more than the voice of JARVIS.

avengers-age-of-ultron-twinsNow, if there is something the MCU hasn’t been able to achieve yet is to make a proper villain. The only memorable one is Loki but he is more of an anti-hero and has become a fan-favourite because it is impossible not to like Tom Hiddlestion. But with Ultron, Marvel has finally done it right. He is intimidating but also quite sassy and there is no one who could have done a better job than James Spader. Quick, sharp and sarcastic, Ultron has everything needed to go toe to toe with Iron Man both physically and mentally. My only complain with him is that his creation was way too rushed.

But there is still so many more characters. Maria Hill, Nick Fury in a minor role, War Machine being more funny than ever, and it was great to see Falcon. Andy Serkis is absolutely fantastic and helps build the excitement for Black Panther. And here is the thing, knowing the slate of films Marvel has for the next five years, it is hard to fear for the characters because you already know who is coming back for their solo films, but Joss Whedon managed to make some unexpected turns. I’ll go as far as to say that he plays with the audience during the entire film and that is awesome.

Avengers_groupBut everyone is asking the same question. Is it better than The Avengers? And it is hard to compare ir because they are so different. The magic of seeing the Avengers come together for the first time and how they learn to get along is of course gone but with witty dialogue, non-stop action and humour all the way through, Joss Whedon nails the characters and their chemistry is even better than in the first one and there is more complexity to all of them. Loki is such a different villain than Ultron and that makes for a completely different tone. The stakes are higher and, while The Avengers had quite an easy plot to follow, there is too much going on in Age of Ultron.

That would be the main problem with the film. The first time I saw it, I would have said that as much as I loved it, it wasn’t as good as The Avengers. With the second viewing, I’ll say that despite its many flaws, it’s up there. Yes, it is too crowded and due to the fact that the original cut was over three hours some things feel rushed and at times the pacing is off. It’s not a perfect movie but the things that gets right are spectacular. Out of any other genre movie, Age of Ultron is the one that feels the most like a comic book brought to life. I had a blast and I adored it.


Trailer Analysis: Avengers: Age of Ultron (#3)

I have enjoyed all the trailers for Age of Ultron that have been released. I loved the darker tone, the scale of it, but one of the problems I had was that, as epic and amazing as the first two were, there was a considerable lack of humour compared to the first movie. Even Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which is the most serious film in the MCU, had some moments of comic relief without being silly. This trailer has finally shown that aspect and I couldn’t be more happy.

ultron-does-doom-impression-b4d53The trailer opens with Ultron sitting on a throne and talking to the twins about how the only way to achieve peace is to eliminate the human race, starting with The Avengers. I love James Spader as Ultron more and more with every piece of footage we get. What a creepy voice… By the way, I think this is the first time we see Tony (Robert Downey Jr) saying he created Ultron. We are going to get a lot of Science Bros in this film! There’s a cool shot of the new Avengers tower and some hints at Civil War. Cap (Chris Evans) tries to save someone and fails. There is some Brutasha going on and something that at first looked like Wolverine’s claws but are actually Hawkeye’s (Jeremy Renner) new arrows.

tumblr_nkrwhaKAPb1sxz8h2o1_540The big money-shot of the trailer features all the Avengers engaging in a fight. I’m betting this is part of the epic opening scene of the film and they are fighting Hydra soldiers to get to wherever Baron von Strucker’s is hiding. There is a great shot of Cap, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Ironman facing Ultron and the twins across a bridge. Stark saying there is no way they will all survive (hinting a possible death?) and sassy Cap admitting it’s ok because he doesn’t really have any other plans (I’ll admit that the first time I saw the trailer I didn’t understand what Tony said and Steve’s response left me a bit confused). Those words are actually quite sad when you think that by getting frozen he missed his date with Peggy…

tumblr_nkrs7xLeCT1sfuc3no1_540There is another cool shot of Cap fighting Ultron on top of a truck and in the party scene that we saw in previous trailers, Natasha refused to try to pick up Thor’s hammer. Now, she is picking up Cap’s shield while saying “Am I always picking after you, boys?” Could that be a foreshadowing of her picking Mijolnir at some point in the movie? We also see the twins in action. Wanda (Elizabeth Olsen) messing with Natasha’s mind and Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnsson) punching Cap in slow motion. Thor, not being impressed with Ultron, asks if that is the best he can do (which clearly isn’t a smart idea, as Cap points out), Ultron laughs at him and calls his minions. We get a shot from above of all the Avengers fighting together (except Quicksilver, who could be running too fast or even dead).

tumblr_nksbwgO7fh1rz4t77o1_540And, as it is now so typical from Marvel, after the “credits” we get the first look at Paul Bettany as the Vision! He looks just like in the comics, while still being realistic. The details on his eyes are amazing and I can’t wait to see him in action. Some people are speculating that it might be the soul stone in his forehead, which could be possible as Vision is a robot who wants to be human.

Anyway, how about you? What are your thoughts on the trailer? Do you like it better than the first two or did you prefer the darker tone of the previous ones?


Official Trailer for ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

Yesterday was announced that the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer was finally going to air during next week’s episode of Agents of SHIELD but somehow it got leaked on the internet and Marvel had no other option than officially releasing it. Check it out!

“There are no strings on me”

It’s not exactly the same trailer that was shown at Comic Con in July though a lot of the shots are, but they have omitted at least the party scene that seemed so fun, where everyone tried to pick up Thor’s hammer. That would have been awesome to see but I’m not complaining because this trailer is in itself perfect.

I love everything about it. The Hulkbuster is an obvious stand out, also the Hulk who looks even better than in the first one and resembles Mark Ruffalo more. I wasn’t very convinced about the rumour of Bruce and Natasha having a relation but that shot of them holding hands was beautiful. Also, how cool does Black Widow look being drop from the quinjet on her motorbike? Thor picking Tony up, the first look at Andy Serkis and his still-unknown character, Cap’s new suit and that shot of his shield broken, the twins and their powers… But Joss Whedon confirmed that Hawkeye was going to have a bigger role this time and he is still the less featured avenger in the trailer.

Everything accompanied by a creepy version of “I’ve got no strings” from Pinocchio and Ultron narrating. The CGI on him is incredible, James Spader sounds so terrifying. It looks like he is going to be an amazing villain.

I loved the wittiness of the first Avengers but is so great to get a darker tone and more depth this time around. I can’t wait for this movie.

Avengers: Age of Ultron Official Synopsis

Marvel and Disney have released the official synopsis for their upcoming movie, Avengers: Age of Ultron!


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.

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. Get set for an action-packed thrill ride when The Avengers return in Marvel’s Avengers:Age of Ultron on May 1, 2015.

It doesn’t really give away anything than we didn’t know already except that Tony Stark doesn’t actually create Ultron but “wakes” it. Maybe they can still keep Ant-Man as the creator, especially with the film coming out just a couple of months after. Also, with the reference “an old friend in a new form” it’s practically confirmed that the Vision will be JARVIS upgraded and not two separate characters, one voiced and the other played by Paul Bettany.

Top 10 Marvel (MCU) Movies


Guardians of the Galaxy was the tenth film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Definitely Marvel Studios-Disney are the ones doing the better job with their comic book properties and even when their movies aren’t the best, they are still pretty good. So, this is my ranking, I’m interested in knowing yours!


#10 The Incredible Hulk imgthe incredible hulk2

Director: Louis Leterrier

Cast: Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Roth, Tim Blake Nelson, Ty Burrell, William Hurt

Bruce Banner tries to find a cure for his condition which causes him to turn into a giant green monster under emotional stress. On the run from the military which seeks his capture, Doctor Banner will have to face another creature whose powers match the Hulk’s own. This is the only movie that wasn’t done by Marvel Studios-Disney  and even though it’s still entertaining, the story here isn’t that good. Also, I prefer much better Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner than Edward Norton. I hope he would get the chance of a solo movie in the near future.


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Director: Jon Favreau

Cast: Robert Downey Jr, Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Scarlett Johansson, Mickey Rourke, Samuel L. Jackson

With the world now aware of his dual life as Iron Man, Tony Stark must contend with his declining health and face the pressure from the government, who wants him to share his technology. Meanwhile, a man with ties to his father’s legacy seeks vengeance. Even though the story and the villain wasn’t a match for the first Iron Man, Robert Downey Jr. was just as good. I loved the introduction to the Black Widow and didn’t mind at all the replacement for Terrence Howard with Don Cheadle as War Machine.

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Director: Shane Black

Cast: Robert Downey Jr, Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Ben Kingsley

The events from New York has left Tony with post traumatic stress disorder and when his world is torn apart by a terrorist called The Mandarin he embarks on a quest where he would have to rely in his ingenuity to survive and find the answer to the question that has been haunting him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man? After The Avengers this movie felt a bit like a step back. I didn’t mind the plot twist regarding The Mandarin as many did but I just wasn’t too invested in the story.

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Director: Kenneth Branagh

Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgard, Anthony Hopkins.

When the powerful but arrogant Thor is cast out of Asgard by his father Odin and forced to live on Earth he starts to learn humanity by falling in love with the scientist Jane Foster. This new-found strength comes into play when his adopted brother Loki usurps the throne of Asgard and sends the Destroyer to Earth. physically, Chris Hemsworth was made to portray this character and is so good at it. Still, the true star of this movie is Tom Hiddleston, who simply eclipse everyone else when he’s on-screen. The dynamic between the two brothers is fantastic and showing the realm of Asgard allows some great CGI.

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Director: Alan Taylor

Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Stellan Skarsgard, Christopher Eccleston.

When Jane Foster gets cursed with a powerful object wanted by the Dark Elves and their leader Malekith, Thor must join forces with his brother, the war criminal Loki, to head to the Dark World and destroy the Aether to save both Asgard and Jane. Not many people did but I liked this movie better than the first one. I found it funnier and the action was better, though the villain wasn’t much developed to make him interesting. I liked that it wasn’t scared to go to the next level and kill off some characters. Tom Hiddleston was again a scene stealer and you root for him more than ever.

#5 Captain America: The First Avenger captain-america-the-first-avenger-production-stills

Director: Joe Johnston

Cast: Chris Evans, Tommy Lee Jones, Hugo Weaving, Hayley Atwell, Sebastian Stan, Dominic Cooper, Stanley Tucci

It’s 1942 and after being deemed unfit for military service, Steve Rogers takes part in a top-secret research project that turns him into the super soldier Captain America. Along with his best friend Bucky Barnes, the agent Peggy Carter and his group of Howling Comandoes, he will have to confront the Nazi organization known as Hydra and its head, the Red Skull. I loved how this movie captured the style of the 40s. Chris Evans was simply made for this role, he makes you love Steve as much before as after the serum. It’s a great origin story and it was quite a risk for Marvel given that it deals with an actual historical event as World War II and its consequences, rather than simply focus on a hero with superpowers.

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Director: Jon Favreau

Cast: Robert Downey Jr, Gwyneth Paltrow, Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges.

The billioner Tony Stark, owner of a weapons manufacturing company, is seriously wounded on the chest and captured by a group of terrorist. In order to escape he develops a powerful metallic armor powered by the battery that keeps him alive. Once back home and seeing what his weapons are being used for, he stops the manufacturing and focus on perfecting his Iron Man suit. This movie represented the beginning of an era and Robert Downey Jr. has basically become the face of the MCU since then. Tony Stark may have a lot of imperfections but his wits, charisma and humour makes it impossible not to love him and is always a pleasure to watch.

#3 Guardians of the Galaxy GuardiansOfTheGalaxy

Director: James Gunn

Cast: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan,

After stealing a mysterious orb, Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord, is now the main target of a manhunt led by the villain kree Ronan the Accuser. He will have to join forces with a group of misfits in order to save the galaxy. As Robert Downey Jr. did with Iron Man, Chris Pratt channels his own personality into the character of Peter Quill making him iconic and charismatic. The villains are not a strong point in the movie and the story is quite basic, but the dynamic of the team is so good and, let’s be honest, anything with Groot and Rocket Raccoon is meant to be awesome. Definitely the funniest movie in the MCU.

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Director: Anthony and Joe Russo

Cast: Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Redford

Steve Rogers struggles to adapt to the ideals of the modern world. Working now for S.H.I.E.L.D. and discovering that it has been corrupted and he can trust no one, he will have to team up with Black Widow and Falcon to face a threat that comes directly from his past. Very different in every way to Captain America: The First Avenger, and a definite improvement. Breath-taking action scenes, a fantastic car chase sequence and a great story. I love how the Captain America movies always take chances at exploring the actual world and are more serious in tone, still conserving part of the smart humor that is so characteristic of the MCU.

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Director: Joss Whedon

Cast: Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Clark Gregg, Cobie Smulders, Stellan Skarsgard, Samuel L. Jackson

Nick Fury, director of S.H.I.E.L.D. reunites the most remarkable heroes: Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Thor, Black Widow and Hawkeye, to defend the Earth that has been threatened by Thor’s own brother, Loki. This group of very different people will need to learn to work together and rely in each in order to save the world from an alien invasion. What can be better than having all your favourite superheroes thrown into one movie and seeing them arguing over every tiny detail? The chemistry between the cast is fantastic and Joss Whedon managed to find the perfect balance between the action, the comedy and even the drama. Loki, always fantastic in the Thor movies, makes again an excellent villain that can hold himself against the earth’s mightiest heroes. Phase 1 couldn’t have culminated in a more brilliant way and now that Phase 2 is nearly over its time to eagerly await Age of Ultron.

Movie News of the Week

Hunger Games: Mockingjay Rebel Warriors Posters.

This new set of posters features the characters of Gale (Liam Hemsworth) Katniss’ best friend; Cressida (Natalie Dormer), a propaganda filmmaker working with Katniss; Messalla (Evan Ross), her assistant; the brothers Castor (Wes Chatham) and Pollux (Elden Henson), her cameramen; and Boggs (Mahershala Ali) Katniss’ protector.

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I personally love the look of Natalie Dormer as Cressida with half of her head shaved and tattooed. Also, it’s very interesting that once again there is no Katniss. We have only seen a bit of her in the teaser trailer.

First look at Doctor Doom.

Some leaked images from the set of the reboot of Fantastic Four reveal Toby Kebbell as Doctor Doom.


I loved Toby Kebbell as Koba in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, but I don’t know how I feel about this costume. That cape/scarf makes no sense at all.

Jeremy Renner teases Hawkeye’s possible appearance in Cap 3

In an interview with Collider, Renner said that “there are rumblings” of Hawkeye joining Captain America 3. Right now the confirmed cast is Chris Evans (Captain America), Sebastian Stan (Winter Soldier), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), Frank Grillo (Crossbones) and Emily VanCamp (Agent 13).


This is quite an important announcement since a lot of people were already speculating about the possibility of Hawkeye dying in Age of Ultron. Since Hawkeye hasn’t had an important role in the MCU outside The Avengers, this would be a great opportunity to discover his back story (a solo film for him seems very unlikely). Let’s not forget that Hawkeye nearly made it into the Winter Soldier movie, though they decided to go with the script that featured only Black Widow.

Talking of Cap 3, the Russo brothers, the directors of Captain America: The Winter Soldier has said this week that the title for the third Captain America film might be revealed next month.

First official stills from Avengers: Age of Ultron

Entertainment Weekly has released the first official look at The Avengers: Age of Ultron with a cover preview of an upcoming issue and eight stills from the film.

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I can’t begin to describe how excited I am for this movie. Remember that the whole cast will attend San Diego Comic Con next week. Hopefully we’ll get some footage!

Also for SDCC Michael Douglas has confirmed he will be at the Marvel panel for Ant-Man.