Yesterday, I put myself through the wringer with the ultimate test: the Marvel Movie Marathon, 17 hours of movie madness in a 250-seat theater in Los Angeles. Here are five things I learned during my marathon experience, which began on Thursday at 11:30 a.m. and concluded just before 3 a.m. on Friday.
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This contest is now closed. It was a close Showdown, but Hawkeye topped Fury 113-88, with two draws. Check back tomorrow for a new Avengers Showdown!
The Avengers, which is the ultimate superhero movie – is a film fanboys, moviegoers, kids and parents can all love without reservation. Director Joss Whedon manages the impossible: he puts all of these unbelievable characters of lore into our modern-day world in a way that’s believable, but not realistic – an important distinction to parents.
Fandango chats with Tom Hiddleston at the Los Angeles press day for The Avengers. In addition to discussing the prospect of pushing his character forward after Thor, he addresses where Loki might go in Thor 2, and examined the similarities between roles in huge blockbusters like this one and those in the smaller films that will get bankrolled because of it.
While the final trailer for The Dark Knight Rises snuck online last night, a few other superhero properties are in the works. Check out updates on Chronicle 2, the long-rumored Daredevil reboot and the potential of another solo Hulk movie. And yes, since this is a Fanboy Fix post, more Avengers pics.
Of all of the superheroes assembled for Joss Whedon’s team-up movie The Avengers, the Hulk is the one who comes with the most baggage, and yet in some ways, the one from whom audiences expect the least. Fandango sat down with Ruffalo at the recent Los Angeles press day for The Avengers to talk about the challenge of tapping into the Hulk’s rage.
The Avengers marks the first time Thor, the Hulk, Iron Man and Captain America share the screen. But it isn't the first step of this journey. There were five Marvel movies that led us to this point, with Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) putting into place what we now know as "the Avengers initiative." Watch all five post-credit scenes here.
A possible director for the Fantastic Four reboot? A new location for the Wolverine prequel? And who is replacing Robert Downey Jr. in the Iron Man role? A slew of interesting news items broke surrounding major superhero properties, and today's Fanboy Fix tries to catch you up on the latest happenings.
While AMC kicked things off with Ultimate Marvel Marathon (in which all five recent Marvel films are screened leading up to a midnight presentation of The Avengers), other theater chains are offering similar deals. Find your nearest theater and join in on the Marvel madness!
Joss Whedon's The Avengers is the first of several 3D movies set to screen in local multiplexes this summer. And according to a recent poll, moviegoers who've tried a 3D movie at leats once in the past three years prefer it to 2D. Do you agree? And which movies will you absolutely see in 3D this summer? Let us know.
This contest is now closed. It was a close battle until Cap pulled ahead at the end and won the Showdown 194-156. There were also a few draws, indecisive picks and one vote for The Hulk... Check back Thursday May 3, for a new Avengers Showdown!
Up until this point, we assumed Scarlett Johansson would resume her role of Black Widow in Iron Man 3, which begins filming soon. Now, we're not so sure. Plus, Johansson's telling people she'd rather see a standalone Black Widow film. Where would you like to see the character go after The Avengers? And will there be enough time?
No school for three months means parents have to find ways to entertain bored kids. Luckily, the movie industry is here to help. Check out Fandango’s Summer Movie Calendar for Parents – make plans now...
Last week the Alamo Drafthouse's movie poster powerhouse Mondo revealed that they were doing a series of seven posters for Marvel's The Avengers, and kicked off with stylish posters for Black Widow and Hawkeye. Today it is our sincere pleasure to lift the digital curtain on the most Godlike member of the team, Thor! Check out the Mondo poster and view the rest of the Avengers here.
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"I am serious... and don't call me Shirley."
"When am I gonna learn how to punch?"
"These go to eleven."
"Benjamin, have you ever been severely beaten about the face & neck?"
"Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming."
"You're gonna need a bigger boat."
"Jessica's got cable."
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