COMIC REEL: Avengers Stand Together In New Still; Ruffalo Teases Banner's Role In Ultron's Origin


USA Today has reported on a Total Film interview with Mark Ruffalo where the actor opens up about Bruce Banner's role in the upcoming sequel -- a role that could include co-creating Ultron.

"Banner's been living in Stark Tower," said Ruffalo. "They've been working side by side and Bruce has his own lab now. He's doing work that augments Tony's own, which could lead to an experiment going wrong...

"He does feel more comfortable with himself," Ruffalo continued. "His confidence is getting better. But, you know, that gets shaken. His ability to handle the Hulk really gets thrown into question in this film. The hard part is coming back. Hulk doesn't want to cede his place. It's much harder to come back from being Hulk than it is to get into him."

You can see Ruffalo's Banner -- along with the rest of the Avengers -- in a new promo photo released by Disney. The shot comes from the tail-end of the Stark Tower party scene when Ultron crashes the festivities.

Comic Book Movie has come across some new promo art for "Age of Ultron" that shows off Ultron and Iron Man's Hulkbuster armor.

Comic Book Movie continued their streak of "Ultron" reveals by posting a few pages from the upcoming LEGO comic "Ultron Rules: Part 1." The images were originally posted on a Korean website and feature action beats that could be part of the upcoming Marvel movie.

Opens May 1, 2015


Premieres January 6, 2015 on ABC


Entertainment Weekly talked to showrunner Steven S. DeKnight, Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb and actor Charlie Cox about Marvel's first Netflix series and learned a bit more about the show's "Wire"-esque tone.

"We really wanted to take our cue from [films like] 'The French Connection,' 'Dog Day Afternoon,' 'Taxi Driver,' and make it very, very grounded, very gritty, very real," said DeKnight. "We always say we would rather lean toward 'The Wire' than what's considered a classic superhero television show."

Those expecting to see "Daredevil" make use of Netflix's lack of censorship shouldn't hold their breath. "We're not looking to push it to extreme graphic violence, gratuitous nudity or anything like that," DeKnight told EW. "The story does not require that and I think would suffer if you pushed it that far."

Loeb added that while we won't see Thor or Iron Man in the show, it's very much set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. "It does take place in the Marvel cinematic universe," Loeb said. "It's all connected. But that doesn't necessarily mean that we would look up in the sky and see [Iron Man]. It's just a different part of New York that we have not yet seen in the Marvel movies."

Premieres on Netflix in 2015


If you thought Lee Pace's Ronan was intimidating in "Guardians of the Galaxy," wait until you see the look that Marvel Studios concept artist Andy Park originally cooked up for the villain. Park released early concept art of the Kree terrorist via his Twitter page.

I really like the final Ronan in #GuardiansOfTheGalaxy designed by Charlie Wen. Here's an early version I painted. pic.twitter.com/ksMWGW2wOz

- Andy Park (@andyparkart) December 18, 2014

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