Teasing a ‘big announcement’ coming in eight days, Robert Downey Jr. has just unveiled the first of many Avengers: Age of Ultron character posters now featuring his Armored Avenger. Check it out!
You’ve been good so here’s a new @IronMan poster from @Avengers #AgeOfUltron. And on the DL, big announcement in 8 days… #getexcited
A new, official one-sheet poster for Avengers: Age of Ultron is finally here, and the image is packed with lots of characters and lots of potential spoilers for the flick.
The poster, first revealed in a tweet from the official “Avengers” account, features faces both familiar and new to the franchise. Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) jostles for pole position with Captain America (Chris Evans), foreshadowing their forthcoming conflict that will fuel the third “Captain America” movie. The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) looks angrier than usual, while Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) makes a cameo. And newcomers Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) lurk in the background.
‘You can’t do the same thing, only smaller, not as cool.’
You could, of course, call the Marvel Cinematic Universe the House That RDJ Built. Without Robert Downey Jr. blazing a trail as Tony Stark in the original Iron Man back in 2008, chances are the MCU would have spluttered and died long before Avengers: Age Of Ultron was a glint in Joss Whedon’s eye. So it makes sense that the second Avengers movie revolves around Stark, with Tony’s well-intentioned plan to ease the pressure on his super-friends by creating Ultron, a global AI police force, going somewhat awry. When the virtually unstoppable Ultron becomes self-aware and declares humanity personae non grata, it’s up to a guilt-ridden Tony to go toe-to-toe with his deranged creation. The effect this will have on the generally happy-go-lucky Stark will be fascinating, given that Downey is about to start work on Captain America: Civil War, which will pit the billionaire genius playboy philanthropist against Chris Evans’ walking flag, Steve Rogers. Is Tony about to become the villain?
We spoke to Downey on the phone in early January, and started off by asking about his working relationship with the man behind Ultron’s mo-cap mask, James Spader.
Last time we spoke, on set, you hadn’t yet worked with your old pal James Spader on this movie. What was that experience like?
He could have done it the easy way and instead he said, ‘No, if I’m gonna do this, I want to have the experience’. He’s got his big hit show (The Blacklist) and I feel that he just wanted a real counterpoint to that, wanted to really dive into doing something that can be extremely tough and thankless. And yet that voice and that personality and what he invested in this iconic villain I thought was kinda great, but it was also kinda silly. I know him from literally my first movie in Los Angeles, Tough Turf, and from Less Than Zero, and he’s always been reclusive. So I could not speak to him for a decade, but he’s one of those guys who you pick up the phone he goes, (affects pretty good Spader voice) “Anyway, Bobby, true romantic love is… well, I’m in it. Were you napping? Do you mind if I sit down?” He’s just Jimmy. He’s coming in and doing this jazzy Shakespearean thing, and you believe that somebody that has that much personality and that much wit and that much emotive capability is a threat. That’s the important thing.
Last night, one of the most touching tributes was paid to former BAFTA president and filmmaker Lord Richard Attenborough, who died last year, and was remembered with tributes from the Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Robert Downey Jr. Downey Jr., who starred in Attenborough’s movie Chaplin, said: ‘I’m sad. I miss you Dickie.’
I’ve updated the gallery with new still (featuring Iron Man’s Hulkbuster) and promotional images from Avengers: Age of Ultron. Take a look!
Dear visitors, first of all, I’d like to apologize for the mess around here. I had to finally install WordPress instead of Cutenews. I truly hope the site will be more comfortable for all of us, but it will take me some time to make everything works again. So please, be patient. The news are already working, so don’t be affraid, you’ll still be up to date with all news about our beloved Robert. And the gallery is working as always! I also had to put up a new layout for the main site, so I hope you like it!
Let me know if you’ll find some error (the main categories do not work yet). We have a lot of things before us to look forward – especially with Age of Ultron coming to the cinemas in exactly three months! Enjoy and keep checking back for all the new updates to come! -Thora
We’ve seen a standard version of this cover with text written all over it, but now a high quality one has surfaced which offers up a much better look at Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Hulk, Quicksilver, and the Scarlet Witch in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
The first official TV spot for Joss Whedon’s Avengers: Age of Ultron has been released!
Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey arrive at Hollywood Stand Up To Cancer presented by the Entertainment Industry Foundation at the Book Bindery on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, in Culver City, Calif.
I’ve updated the gallery with HQ scans of the Empire Magazine. Enjoy!
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