‘Avengers’ Director Joss Whedon Knows The Difference Between Good And Bad Comic Book Movies

joss-whedonArriving in theaters next month, the long-awaited and much-anticipated super-hero epic THE AVENGERS gathers together some of Marvel Universe’s most revered characters for what fans hope will be a comic-book movie for the ages. Written and directed by fanboy fave JOSS WHEDON, the cast includes CHRIS HEMSWORTH, ROBERT DOWNEY JR., SCARLETT JOHANSSON, JEREMY RENNER, CHRIS EVANS, MARK RUFFALO, SAMUEL L. JACKSON, GWYNETH PALTROW and CLARK GREGG.
At the recent press conference to promote the upcoming film, WHEDON fielded questions about taking on such iconic material and what makes a good comic-book movie and what makes a bad comic-book movie. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
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THE AVENGERS opens in theaters 5/4

Robert Downey Jr. Drops Bombshell At ‘The Avengers’ Press Conference

the-avengers-robert-downey-jr-iron-man-posterFans attending Wednesday night’s world premiere of THE AVENGERS were apparently mistaken in their belief that they were seeing the complete film. At yesterday’s Beverly Hills press conference to promote the highly anticipated Marvel Comics epic, the cast and filmmakers met with entertainment reporters to field questions and generally crack-wise with each other. One of the highlights, however, was IRON MAN star ROBERT DOWNEY JR. leaking the news that THE AVENGERS still hadn’t completely wrapped and one more scene would be shot while the entire cast was still assembled in Los Angeles. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
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Clark Gregg Claims New Series Not An Indication Of A Change In ‘The Avengers’

principal-coulson1Probably best known for his role as S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Phil Coulson in the popular IRON MAN and THOR film franchises, actor CLARK GREGG wants fans to know that the character’s appearance in the upcoming Disney XD animated series ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN shouldn’t be taken as a clue that Spidey will be hooking up with THE AVENGERS anytime soon. In the Marvel Universe, characters cross over all the time and, in this case, Agent Coulson becomes Principal Coulson when he’s assigned to watch over teen super-heroes Spider-Man, Nova, White Tiger and Power Man (who are all attending Manhattan’s Midtown High School).
We caught up with GREGG last week and he talked about this new direction for Agent Coulson.
 

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN debuts on DisneyXD 4/1

Stan Lee Cleans-Up In New ‘Ultimate Spider-Man’ Series

ultspideyanimatedpromo-1Premiering next month on Disney XD, ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN is a new animated action-adventure series from Marvel Animation centered on 16-year-old Peter Parker as he juggles high school and his new membership in Nick Fury’s S.H.I.E.L.D. where he’s joined by four other teen super-heroes: NOVA, WHITE TIGER, POWER MAN and IRON FIST.  Just a few of the actors providing voice talent to the series are DRAKE BELL, CHI McBRIDE, CLARK GREGG, JK SIMMONS, STEVEN WEBER and Marvel Comics icon STAN LEE as Stan the Janitor. Earlier this week, we sat down with LEE at the Disney Channel offices in Burbank and he talked about taking on this very challenging role.

 

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN debuts on DisneyXD 4/1

Clark Gregg Promises Fans That ‘The Avengers’ Will Not Disappoint

avengers_ver141Probably best known for his role as S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Phil Coulson in the popular IRON MAN and THOR film franchises, actor CLARK GREGG will soon be bringing the character to the small screen in the upcoming Disney XD animated series ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN. In addition to that, Agent Coulson will next be seen on the big screen this summer in the highly anticipated epic THE AVENGERS.
During our interview yesterday, GREGG talked about the film, admitted he’s seen it and didn’t hide his enthusiasm about wanting the fans to see it.
 

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN premieres on Disney XD 4/1
THE AVENGERS opens in theaters 5/4