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James Spader Set To Play ‘Ultron’ In The Avengers: Age of Ultron

Howdy ladies and gents, time for some comic book news and today’s news is again related to the upcoming Avengers 2. Originally I wasn’t gonna post about this, but since it’s the first bit of casting news we’ve gotten regarding this sequel I feel the need to post about it, so here we go! The following information comes from ComicBookMovie.com:

“Marvel have issued a press release – once again on their own site rather than through a trade – revealing that Boston Legal and Lincoln star James Spader will play Ultron in Joss Whedon’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron. This isn’t a rumour; it’s 100% confirmed! Read on for details.

James Spader will face off against Earth’s Mightiest Heroes as the villain in Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the sequel to 2012’s record-breaking “Marvel’s The Avengers.” The Emmy Award-winning actor will play Ultron in the Avengers’ much anticipated return to the big screen from writer/director Joss Whedon. The film comes to theaters on May 1, 2015.

Spader earned three Emmy Awards for his role as Alan Shore on “Boston Legal” and “The Practice,” and will return to television this fall in NBC’s highly anticipated series “The Blacklist.” Most recently Spader was seen in the critically-acclaimed film “Lincoln” directed by Steven Spielberg and has previously worked with a long list of accomplished film directors including David Cronenberg, Curtis Hansen, Sidney Lumet, Mike Nichols, Tim Robbins, Robert Rodriguez, Steven Soderbergh, and Oliver Stone. David Mamet also directed Spader in the Broadway play Race.

“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.

Spader is represented by ICM Partners and his lawyer Melanie Cook at Ziffren Brittenham.

As you can see from the above press release, Spader has a very impressive resume, and while my first reaction was admittedly, “Who?!, it’s hard to not have faith in either Marvel or Whedon’s casting decisions at this point! This also puts an end to the speculation from fans that J.A.R.V.I.S. and Ultron would be one and the same, thereby meaning that Paul Bettany would be on voice duties.”

Well this is a surprise, I didn’t think they’d be casting the main villain for Avengers 2 so soon but apparently we have our man and to be honest I don’t really know who he is. I know of Boston Legal but I’ve never watched it and while I watched Lincoln and loved it, I don’t really recall this man in the film. But yeah if he’s chosen as the main villain then he must be some hot shit in order to be picked out of the many actors working today. I don’t know what this means for the character, but I can only assume that Spader will be providing the voice and motion capture? I seriously hope that Tony stark and JARVIS aren’t involved in the creation of Ultron or I’ll be a bit disappointed, but since Ant-Man isn’t part Ultron’s origin story I can’t see the film going in any other direction at the moment. Please Joss Whedon, SURPRISE ME! 😛

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Posted by on August 29, 2013 in Films, Media

 

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My First Official Day At Work

Howdy ladies and gentlemen, time for me to blog about another chapter in the life of me. Today’s is an important one as it has to deal with the fact that I actually have a job and how I dealt with my first day yesterday. In short it kind of sucked.

Man Wearing Blank Sandwich BoardThis was what I was like when I got a job, but then I started working and my expression was far from jolly.

Now let’s get something the out of the way first, I AM GLAD I have a job! I’ve been looking for part-time work since I was 17 and now after 6 FUCKING YEARS I’ve finally got something official. Before this job I’d been doing agency work since last June and while that was good for a while, it was far to infrequent for me and sometimes the day wasn’t worth the hassle and long hours. So here we are with my current job and how am I finding it? Not too delightful.

Well I am now a kitchen porter and it’s not the position I originally applied for but when it was offered to me I wasn’t gonna say no was I? The restaurant has a great theme and a nice fast food menu and I like the qualities that the place stands for. As for the staff they seemed friendly enough, it’s mainly my colleagues I like, they’re all such friendly and cool people (besides a few people who are dodgy). And even though being a kitchen porter is bloody hard and tiring, it isn’t too bad when you’re with two other people powering through the work… So what’s the problem?

Well there’s a dark side to my workplace. Now this isn’t so much hate towards the food establishment, that’s fine, it’s the type of work and some of the people I have to work with that’s put me in a bad mood. Firstly being a kitchen porter is practically the worst kind of job, unless you have a crazy amount of patience and a sturdy body then you’ll get tired of doing this type of work pretty quickly. For me I don’t mind the work when we have at least 2 people in the back manning different stations, but when there are loads of pots and pans coming in with mushy food and we’re running out of space and have to do like 3 things at the same time it gets too damn chaotic yo! In addition to that this line of work requires you to have reliable co-workers and while I have 5 other people who I get along with fine, there’s 2 I don’t so much, but more on that later.

ad2939468f186d7fdb01769ca0977ea2So this is what I basically do and there is a reason why that guy is not smiling, it’s not the jolliest job in the world.

The other thing that’s messed me up in this line of work is the amount of training we got, besides one main session, we’ve had to learn everything else on the fly which has led to some awkward and questionable situations when we’ve been told off for not knowing what we didn’t get trained to do in the first place.

So for the last week we’ve been and a half we’ve been training and practising for when real customers come in, we’ve been doing role places and getting to know the all the co-workers. While that was hard work, it was great because I feel like I’m getting to know some really awesome people.

But there are points where I don’t know if I’ll survive this job for even a month.

The main reason I say that is because the work can be absurdly tiring (it’s actually messed with my sleeping pattern), but more so than that, there’s one man I have to work with who really pushes my buttons. Let’s just call him “M” for now. He’s been a troubling me for days. He’s a guy who goes about saying very obnoxious things, being bossy when it comes to doing work and has a very douchebag attitude about things even though I don’t think he’s aware of it. And yesterday I had to spend 5 hours of my shift alone with him… Fuck me, it was endurance. It’s hard enough just being around M, but when you’re doing a busy shift with loads of stuff coming into the kitchen to get cleaned and he’s just bossing you around, I swear I just want to hurt him, it’s just not the one yo. 😦

In the end my first shift as a kitchen porter wasn’t the best and the fact that I had to stay until close instead of the 10pm that was set on the rota nearly killed me. But hey I need money so I should complain. However after last night I’m not sure how long I’ll be able to last at this place before the workload becomes too much for me or I kill M with my bare hands! I guess we’ll see.

 
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Posted by on August 29, 2013 in Life

 

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Joss Whedon On Possibly Killing Off Major Character(s) In THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

It is a bit late in the day but it seems like there is a bit more comic book film news that I wanna talk about and since its Avengers 2 related I gotta do it. The following information is from ComicBookMovie.com:

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“Another segment from Entertainment Weekly‘s cover story on Joss Whedon’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series has the critically acclaimed filmmaker discussing maybe killing a Marvel icon in his 2015 superhero reassembly, The Avengers: Age of Ultron“I’m always joking about that. Um…maybe?” says the director/writer (via ComicBook.com)

“But I’d have to have a really good reason, a really great sequence for [Marvel execs] to go, ‘We’ll cut off a potential franchise, that’s fine!’ They know as any good studio does, that without some stakes, some real danger, how involved can we get? We don’t just rule it out across the board, but neither is the mission statement ‘Who can we kill?’ We try to build the story organically and go, ‘How hard can we make it on these people?’ You go to the movies to see people you love suffer-that’s why you go to the movies.” Starring Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Cobie Smulders, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson, with Godzilla actors Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen in negotiations to join, Marvel’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron is directed by Joss Whedon from his screenplay, and is slated to begin production in March 2014 and open in theaters May 1, 2015.”

Well this presents an interesting situation. For a while now since The Avengers came out, loads of fans have speculated as to who may get killed off in the sequel. I for one have always thought that if someone had to be killed off it’d have to be Iron Man, I mean Robert Downey Jr. let people know earlier on this year that wouldn’t be able to continue doing this role forever and I think it’d be best for Tony Stark/Iron Man was taken out on a high rather than extending the film series longer than it needs to be. Plus according to Kevin Feige, actors can be replaced just like the James Bond film series, so if Tony did die in the next film, I’m sure Feige and the other people at Marvel Studios would find a why to replace him (I just hope it wouldn’t be Rhodey).

But anyway back to what Whedon was saying, unless you have a reason then you are killing off a potential franchise. So it has be a careful decision but it has to be hefty too. I guess we’ll see what happens.

 
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Posted by on August 25, 2013 in Films, Media

 

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Guardians of the Galaxy News Round-Up

Howdy friends and other people of the internet, time for some film news to be delivered to you! Now over the last two weeks there has been a fair amount of information given regarding the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy film and I’ve just decided that I’m gonna just a news round-up of all those important stories and put them on this blog today.

Oh and before we begin let me just say that the following information comes from ComicBookMovie.com

Vin Diesel as Groot, Source: http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/MarvelFreshman/news/?a=85251

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“It was a hasty, precise post on Facebook back in June that first revealed Vin Diesel was in talks with Marvel Studios for an unspecified role in one of their upcoming cinematic outings. And while the Riddick star boasted at the San Diego Comic-Con last month that a big announcement about his involvement was forthcoming, Diesel took to his social network (yet again) earlier today and updated his cover photo hinting that he was joining Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy adaptation. And sources of Deadline now confirm that Vin Diesel is negotiations to lend his gravelly voice to Groot, the sentient tree creature and charter member of the Guardians team.”

Well this is pretty much public knowledge now to all the people that’s been following Vin Diesel’s movements at Marvel recently, but yeah it seems like it’s all but confirmed that he’ll be doing the role in this film. So how do I feel about this? Pretty good actually. Granted the character only says “I am Groot”, but I think it’d work for Diesel due to his deep voice similar to what he did in The Iron Giant. I think the filmmakers should at least allow Diesel to do motion capture for the character as well just so the role would feel so small.

Bradley Cooper On Marvel’s Radar For ‘Rocket Raccoon’, Source:

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/MarvelFreshman/news/?a=85783#WpE0rotvSzjAk4sY.99

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“With The Fast and the Furious star Vin Diesel all but confirmed to voice the treelike alien Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy, the gun-toting Rocket Raccoon is the only central character that has yet to have an actor attached. While principal photography for the Marvel film has passed the midway mark in the U.K., the movie scoopers over at Latino Review have found out director James Gunn’s “dream guy” for the talking carnivorous tactician. Apparently Marvel Studios has made an offer to Academy Award-nominated thesp Bradley Cooper to have him lend his voice for Rocket Racoon in Guardians of the Galaxy.”

Well when I heard about this I was kind of surprised. While I’m not saying that Cooper is a bad choice, I just think he’s an odd one when compared to a lot of other actors. I seriously thought Marvel would look into an English actor or maybe even Nolan North because of his popularity with fans and his work with other Marvel projects. Obviously nothing has been confirmed yet but I think Cooper could be awesome in the role as long as he still uses an English accent. 

Kevin Feige Reveals Tons Of GOTG Character Details; Says Gamora Starts Off As A Villain,
Source: http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/JoshWildingNewsAndReviews/news/?a=85856#jSIv7zWPh6EjeAzc.99

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“They are an unlikely band. It’s pure circumstance that brings them all together throughout the course of the movie. Rocket has been genetically and mechanically altered, he’s an experiment from one part of the galaxy. Groot is a species that happens to look like trees look, and is quite communicative if you can understand the different inflections in the way he says, “I am Groot.” Peter Quill left Earth in the mid’80s, but when we meet back up with him he’s very much a citizen of the universe. Drax has one goal and one goal only, which is to kill Ronan because of a past tragedy. When we meet Gamora, she’s a bad guy working with Ronan and Nebula and Korath, and by extension for Thanos. Gamora doesn’t necessarily like doing that anymore, and tries to find a new path for herself. But she has a reputation as the deadliest woman in the galaxy that people aren’t greeting her with open arms.”

I like the way Feige talks describes the details of the characters, it sounds totally cool. I’m just liking the way each character seems to have a colourful backstory that’s different and how they come together just by chance. The most interesting person seems to be Gamora, her backstory seems like it’ll be very complex especially if she’s on the side of the enemy before joining the team, can’t wait to see how she changes sides.

Kevin Feige Reveals When GOTG Takes Place; Names Ronan The Accuser As Main Villain
Source: http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/JoshWildingNewsAndReviews/news/?a=85853#ou3IbJgVqgS9sCot.99

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“The general answer is yes,” Kevin Feige said when asked whether Guardians of the Galaxy takes place at the same time as Marvel’s other “Phase Two” movies, Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. “It’s not exactly revealed what year or month it is in relation to the other Phase Two films. But yes, it’s the same time.” So, while it may take place at the same time, just how connected will it be to the aforementioned films? “Certainly more than the others. We’ve already said that Thanos plays a part in it and is a character in it. That in and of itself should tell you it’s connected to the other worlds.” Talking of Thanos, many fans expected the Mad Titan to be the main villain in the sequel to The Avengers, but it was recently confirmed that it will be Ultron who fills that role. So, will he be the main foe in Guardians of the Galaxy? Not quite! “Ronan The Accuser is very much the main bad guy. And Thanos is lurking above it all. You will learn more about Thanos in Guardians, for sure. Certainly you’ll get more than the one turn around and smirk. You’ll get much more than that!””

Firstly I’m glad to hear that there will be more Thanos in this film than there was shown in The Avengers, however I’m glad that he isn’t the main villain as he’s really more of an Avengers type of problem than one for the GotG. I don’t know too much about Ronan The Accuser besides The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, but he seemed pretty badass so I hope he’ll be a good challenge for the team. As for what point in time the series takes place, since it’s in the Phase Two MCU I can only it’ll be between, during or after Iron Man 3, Thor 2 and Captain America 2.

So yeah that’s all the news I got for now. What did you think of all this stuff then? Whatever your thoughts just drop me a comment below yo. Until next time people, laters! 😀

 
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Posted by on August 25, 2013 in Films, Media

 

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2 Guns Mini Review

Howdy people and welcome to another film review, today I’m going to be reviewing 2 Guns, a film I was initially interested in seeing around 2 months ago but then wasn’t going to watch because of some of the reviews I saw for it. Well after my job training on Tuesday I decided to re-watch The Wolverine, but before that I decided to give this film a go just to see what the deal was and it was surprisingly fun.

The story in this film goes a little something like this:

“A DEA agent and a naval intelligence officer find themselves on the run after a botched attempt to infiltrate a drug cartel. While fleeing, they learn the secret of their shaky alliance: Neither knew that the other was an undercover agent.”

I thought the plot in the film was good for the most part, while it won’t win too many points for originality, there are elements to it which are unique to the film that work. I like how these two main came from different backgrounds and work together only to find out that once that steal the money that they’re after, that there’s so much more going on behind the scenes. You’ve got your themes of secrecy, conspiracy, betrayal, danger and loyalty and it all comes together nicely in the film’s story. My only issue with the plot is that it kind of drags near the middle and I hoped the pace would be picked up a bit.

When it comes to the characters they are all pretty cool. Denzel Washington as Robert “Bobby” Trench was nice, he was a man who was continuously relaxed but knew when to get serious. He was smart, funny and in line with some of the other characters I’ve seen Washington portray in the past. Mark Wahlberg as Michael “Stig” Stigman was really hilarious as Bobby’s partner, he was a very vocal person, not always thinking before acting and saying very rude things to people. However these are the qualities that make his character so funny and likeable. Together Washington and Wahlberg are easily the best aspect of this film, their banter, chemistry and on-screen presence carry this film from being being an average film to being something worth watching.

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The other cast members involved were good though some were better than others. Bill Paxton as Earl was great, he was your typical kind of bad guy with an intimating tone of speech, violent methods of sorting out people who got in his way and his persona was simply in “douchebag” mode throughout the film. These are the aspects I appreciated about Paxton. Fred Ward was also an interesting character as Admiral Tuwey, he offered some nice moments of intimidation and I liked him. Paula Patton as Deb Rees was good, but I feel her talents were kind of wasted in this film. And James Marsden as Harold “Harvey” Quince was good, even though his character wasn’t in the film as much as I’d hoped I did like what his character brought to the film and I’m glad to see him in a more serious role after watching all the comedy stuff he’s being doing in the past.

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In conclusion I enjoyed 2 Guns, it was a lot better and funnier than I thought it was gonna be and while it’s not one of the best films I’ve seen this summer it is still one worth watching. While I feel like the plot dragged in places, the film succeeds thanks to the central performances from Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. If you’re still unsure about watching this film give it ago, you’ll probably have a good time with this film.

Rating: 7/10 (The film is worth watch just for the chemistry between Washington and Wahlberg alone)

So what did you lot think of 2 Guns? Did you like it or were you disappointed? Whatever your thoughts are drop them below in the comments section and I’ll see ya on the next review yo!

 
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Posted by on August 24, 2013 in Film Reviews, Films, Media, Reviews

 

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Prepare for a change of pace on this blog…

Hi friends, followers and people of the internet! Today I just wanted to let you know in advance that there may be a significant slow down in the amount of blogging I’ll be doing over the next few weeks. Why? Well allow me to explain…

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While I hope I won’t be moving at a turtle’s pace, I will be slowing down production on this blog in the near future.

So yeah basically over the last two weeks I’ve been going through job training and with each week it’s been getting more and more time-consuming. In the first week I along with the rest of the staff went on a trip to London. Last week we were at a hotel receiving handbooks and Powerpoint presentations about heath and safety. And this week we’ve been practising setting the work place up and getting to grips with the routines that we’d have to go through on a regular basis. This in turn has meant that my usual lazy persona has been replaced with a more active person who has to travel to work daily walking to and from the train station. Bloody hell this is different! 😛

But what this mainly means is that my blogging will be slowing down due to the amount of hours I have at work. This will also mean that going to watch films at the cinema will be reduced by a great deal AND it looks like the remainder of my summer will be spent working rather than me lazing around.

slow-downFrom now on I’ll be speeding up at work and slowing down on here, but don’t worry I won’t slow down to the point of death (like this picture above suggests lol)

In the end I just wanted to let you lot know what the deal is and keep you in the loop about my crazy life so you don’t end up missing me too much when I’m not around haha. 😀 Anyways I’m off to scan the web again, I’ll see you lot in a bit yo! 😀

 
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Posted by on August 24, 2013 in Life

 

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Ben Affleck to Play Batman in Man of Steel Sequel

So yeah this is probably the biggest news to hit the superhero film scene for a while and while I’m a bit late to this party I still gotta blog about it so let’s get cracking! The following information comes from IGN:

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Ben Affleck is set to star as Batman in Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel sequel, Warner Bros. has announced.

“We knew we needed an extraordinary actor to take on one of DC Comics’ most enduringly popular Super Heroes, and Ben Affleck certainly fits that bill, and then some” said Greg Silverman, President of Creative Development and Worldwide Production at Warner Bros. earlier today. “His outstanding career is a testament to his talent and we know he and Zack will bring new dimension to the duality of this character.”

“Ben provides an interesting counter-balance to Henry’s Superman,” added director Snyder. He has the acting chops to create a layered portrayal of a man who is older and wiser than Clark Kent and bears the scars of a seasoned crime fighter, but retain the charm that the world sees in billionaire Bruce Wayne. I can’t wait to work with him.”

“We are so thrilled that Ben is continuing Warner Bros.’ remarkable legacy with the character of Batman,” continued Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution President Sue Kroll. He is a tremendously gifted actor who will make this role his own in this already much-anticipated pairing of these two beloved heroes.”

Warner Bros. has a longstanding relationship with Affleck. His most recent hit for the studio was 2012’s Argo, which won Best Picture at this year’s Academy Awards. Affleck’s next directorial effort, Live By Night, will also be produced by Warner.

Affleck is no stranger to the superhero gig, having played Daredevil in 20th Century Fox’s 2003 flick of the same name. His will be the fifth big-screen Batman since Michael Keaton donned the cowl in Tim Burton’s 1989 effort.

The Man of Steel sequel, which will likely be called Batman vs Superman, was announced at Comic-Con earlier this year. The film will be penned by Snyder and Man of Steel screenwriter David S. Goyer, and is currently slated to open worldwide on July 17, 2015. The sequel will reunite Man of Steel stars Henry Cavill, Laurence Fishburne, Amy Adams and Diane Lane.”

Alrighty then so Ben Affleck is going to be the next Batman? Damn, those words just don’t compute in my mind. When I heard from John Campea of AMC Theatres that he thought that Warner Bros and Zack Snyder already had their eyes on an actor for the role of Batman I thought “That’d be impressive but unlikely.” And now here we are with a pretty seasoned actor taking on the role.

So what do I think of this new development? Well I’m kind of in two minds about. Firstly the good:

  • They could have picked a lot worse
  • Ben Affleck definitely has the acting skills necessary to pull off a character like Batman
  • Affleck looks like he could have the Bruce Wayne/Batman look down if the costume people do their work properly
  • This guy has won Oscars and has the right amount of star-power to pull in new casual fans

And now for the bad:

  • His last superhero film, Daredevil sucked and I’m not gonna let that go
  • Having someone like Affleck be directed by a more inferior director like Snyder seems questionable
  • Even though I dunno I would have picked as the next Batman I’m not sure he was the only choice

So yeah I dunno if you agree or disagree with my points, I’m basically just getting my thoughts out there. I am now really interested to see how this ‘Batman Vs. Superman’ thing is gonna play out.

 
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Posted by on August 23, 2013 in Films, Media

 

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Edgar Wright on Why Ultron Won’t Be in Ant-Man

Hey people, time to talk film news again. Now obviously I haven’t done a video on anything film news related for while now even though there’s been many superhero-related things to talk about. But that’s just be en down to laziness and a lack of interesting things to post about. Luckily today I read something on superherohype concerning the upcoming Ant-Man film that I think should be blogged about. The following information is from IGN:

While doing press for this week’s release of The World’s End, director Edgar Wright has been repeatedly asked about his next film, the long-gestating adaptation of Marvel’s Ant-Man. And even though Ultron was announced at San Diego Comic-Con as the villains of the Avengers sequel and has ties to Ant-Man/Dr. Hank Pym in the comics, Wright says the robotic nemesis won’t be in his movie.

“(Ultron) was never in my script. Because even just to sort of set up what Ant-Man does is enough for one movie,” Wright told The Huffington Post. “It’s why I think Iron Man is extremely successful because it keeps it really simple. You have one sort of — the villain comes from the hero’s technology. It’s simple. So I think why that film really works and why, sometimes, superhero films fail — or they have mixed results — because they have to set up a hero and a villain at the same time. And that’s really tough. And sometimes it’s unbalanced.”

Wright also said he believes the fact that Ant-Man is not as well known to general audiences as some of the Avengers gives him a degree of creative freedom: “For the one percent of people who are like, ‘Wait, Hank Pym would never do that!’ there’s 99 percent going, ‘Who’s Hank Pym?’ So, to me, the source material is great but it also frees you up to be like: I’m going to make a movie. The movie is not going to represent 50 years of Marvel comics because that’s impossible. But I’m going to make a 100 minute movie — or 110 minutes.”

Ant-Man opens November 6, 2015.”

What I find interesting about this is the fact that Wright himself highlighted the fact that Ultron wasn’t part of his Ant-Man film. That is the key point that stands out. So all those people bitching to Joss Whedon about this when he made the announcement jumped the gun too early, Ultron’s origin is different because it isn’t part Edgar Wright’s story in the first place. But it is interesting to see that Wright took the whole Ultron element out, I mean I know explains why, but it does present a whole new set of obstacles for the live-action films have sort out because they’re changing the comic book law.

But I do understand Wright’s logic behind his decision. Setting up both heroes and villains in the same film can be a tricky business and some films suffer because of the extra time given or the lack of time given to the villains. So if Wright wants focus on Hank Pym specifically I say let him, as long as he has a good story to tell for the character and can make him cooler than he actually doesn’t appear in the comics then I hope for good stuff in 2015.

 
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Posted by on August 20, 2013 in Films, Media

 

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Random Blog 07: Nosebleed Attack!

Howdy ladies and gentlemen, time for another random blog instalment. Today I’m talking about a crazy nosebleed attack that went down just around an hour ago, it was such a crazy event that I had to blog about it! 🙂

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Normally nosebleed are funny especially when it involves Master Roshi here, but in real life it can get messy!

So yeah let me tell you the story. Basically I was on my way back home from work and was going to make a trip into Sainsbury’s because I wanted some food, as soon as I walked in I felt something coming out of my nose. I naturally thought it was just snot so I went to wipe it away, I then looked at my hand and it was blood! I then turned away from the shop and headed home. I was continuously trying to wipe the blood from my nose, but it just kept coming like a landslide, it was all over my hands, lips, chin and on my jacket. I was actually just in a state of shock and it didn’t help that there was several people in the street watching me as I ran home bleeding everywhere.

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While I’m not gonna show ya a picture of my blood, I think its fair to say that my hands looked pretty similar to this picture above.

Now I’m no stranger to blood in my nose, however this is the first time I’ve had a proper full-on bloody nose with no sign of it ending. It was so weird that this has happened to me out of the blue like it did, the worst things I ever get in the summer is snotty noses or colds, but this was something new and unexpected. It was both shocking but also exciting at the same time haha.

Anyways to conclude I’m basically saying that nosebleeds are weird and can be troublesome when you’re out in the street and everyone can see ya. 😀

 
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Posted by on August 20, 2013 in Life

 

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Favourite Songs #22: Friendly Fires – Jump In The Pool

Howdy people of the interweb, and welcome to the 22nd edition of my series of blog posts dedicated to some of my favourite songs ever in life. Today I’m going to be talking about the Friendly Fires, one of my favourite bands in the last few years. While I don’t listen to their music as much these days, there is one song that is guaranteed to put me in a good mood and that song is “Jump In The Pool“. 

Yeah yeah yeah, time to talk about what is still arguably the Friendly Fires’ best song (the others could be “Kiss of Life“, “Paris” or “Hawaiian Air“), ever since I discovered this song in 2008/9 I have never forgotten its beauty and I think it is always worth a listen.

Just have a listen to this epic tune below:

I’m not sure why I like this song so much, there is a form of release that comes with this song. Like you such do skydiving or do something absurdly epic and liberating. The lyrics and music just makes you feel like being free and doing something great. I’ve always imagined me listening to this song somewhere on a fancy beach abroad (one day I’ll make it happen!). This is one of those songs that gives me the shivers and not in that scary way, but in that way where something is so epic that it affects your body and has an epic presence to it. That’s what this song does to me. Like the cover art it is like an explosion of colour in a musical format with an epic presence, it isn’t easy to describe, but the song has a power to it, it is just has happy vibes written all over it. 

So to conclude “Jump In The Pool” by Friendly Fires is an incredibly good song with a beautiful sound and really happy sound to it. This is one of those songs that really can raise your spirits on a low day or increase your good mood by tenfold if it’s a good day. I recommend this song highly yo. 🙂

Well that’s another song review done, what do you think of my song choice today? Whatever your thoughts are leave me a comment below and be sure to come back next time for another song review yo! 😀

 
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Posted by on August 19, 2013 in Media, Music, Reviews

 

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