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USA TODAY: Robert Downey Jr. weighs in on a future Black Widow movie.

Downey said, rather diplomatically: "It would be kind of more appropriate for a character that already was like Black Widow (to lead a movie). It just seems like whatever Scarlett does, people want to go see it."

He added: "The funny thing is— honestly, at this point, everyone deserves a franchise. I think Jeremy Renner is — when folks see Avengers: Age of Ultron, he’s just a rockstar, a badass.  And Ruffalo is pumped. He does great (work). I’d like to hear them talk even more seriously about a Hulk franchise, because that’s been one of the toughest ones to get right.  But I’m sure that my parent company is feeling expansive and bold after the summer they’ve had."

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'Avengers: Age of Ultron' scene spoilers.

Courtesy of (head to the source for full write-up)

[mild spoiler details ahead]

  • The new Avengers Tower is huge.  It will have a central lab where Tony Stark and Bruce Banner will be doing science.
  • There will be a “Stark-style” celebratory party early on in the film.
  • The new Quinjet will have enough chairs for all of the Avengers.
  • Black Widow’s suit has been updated such that her enemies will receive a “widow’s sting” — i.e., electric shocks.
  • The Hulk has stretchy purple pants.
  • Everyone’s new costumes will feature the Avengers’ “A” logo.
  • Tony Stark will have two suits — Mark 43 and Mark 44 (Hulkbuster).
  • Ultron “will be more than just a helmet, with his full face being articulated, including the mouth.”  He’ll also have a drone army
  • The Vision is "100 percent Paul Bettany”.


RUMORS: Avengers: Age of Ultron also filming in Italy and South Korea. Robert Downey Jr. to be in Seoul this year to film?

It was previously announced that the film will shoot primarily in the UK but in the past week, there has been word that parts of the film will be shot in Italy and South Korea.

Bard Castle in northern Italy is being scouted as a possible home for one of the film’s recently-cast characters, Baron Von Strucker (to be played by German actor Thomas Kretschmann).

Today, it was announced that South Korean actress Kim Soo-hyun has been cast as a potential villain.

Of note, Joss Whedon, Robert Downey Jr., and Scarlet Johansson are reportedly expected to be present in Seoul to shoot scenes for the film.

[sources: cinema blend, twitch,]

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Deadline is reporting that Open Road Films has acquired the US rights to Jon Favreau’s next film, Chef.

Favreau will write, star, and direct the film.  It will co-star Sofia Vergara, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, John Leguizamo, and Bobby Cannavale.

The film will be released on May 9, 2014.


Robert Downey Jr And ‘Avengers’ Cast Ready To Rumble With Stingy Marvel Over Sequel Money And Strong-Arming→

FYI:  The Avengers DVD/Blu-ray release (on Tuesday, 9/25/2012)

Best Buy: 
  • Best Buy Exclusive Collectors Set: Bluray 3D + Bluray + DVD + digital copy + digital music download.  Also includes: an illuminated 3D lenticular case, a hardbound Avengers character guide, a $30 Sideshow collectibles gift card, and a Litho card: $69.99
  • DVD/Blu-ray combo: $19.99
  • DVD only: $16.99
  • 3D Blu-ray + Blu-ray + DVD + digital copy: $24.99
  • DVD/Blu-ray: $19.99
  • DVD only: $16.99
  • Walmart Exclusive: Blu-ray + DVD + Marvel’s The Avengers graphic novel: combo: $27.96
  • 3D Blu-ray + Blu-ray + DVD + digital copy combo: $29.96
  • DVD/Blu-ray: $24.96
  • DVD only: $19.96 (comes with a free Avengers poster)
  • 3D Blu-ray + Blu-ray + DVD + digital  copy combo: $24.99
  • DVD/Blu-ray combo: $19.99
  • DVD only: $16.99

DVD EXTRAS: ”Assembling the Ultimate Team” featurette and audio commentary by Joss Whedon

BLU-RAY EXTRAS: all of the DVD EXTRAS plus — “A Visual Journey” featurette, deleted scenes (alternate and extended), Marvel One-shot: Item 47, gag reel, Soundgarden music video - “Live to Rise”

NOTE: Best Buy, Target, and Wal-mart all have Avengers-related merchandise sales, including all of the Phase One films on DVD or Blu-ray and the season DVDs for Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes (Best Buy).

If you’re undecided as to which version of The Avengers DVD or Blu-ray should you get, here’s a nifty table from that compares the different versions available.

(The special 10-disc Avengers Blu-ray set has been temporarily pulled from the market but will be on sale some time in spring 2013.)

The Avengers will be released on DVD and Blu-ray in North America in two weeks (September 25).

(Source: Amazon)

The Avengers to return this Labor Day weekend at your local North American theaters for a one-week engagement.

Check your local cinemas for air times.

(Source: Facebook)