1/5/15 Marvel News Mash-Up (Avengers, More spider-Man Rumors, ETC.)
New “Avengers: Age Of Ultron” Trailer To Premier January 12th On ESPN
During this year’s Rose Bowl, an advertisement was played for an exclusive new “Avengers: Age Of Ultron” trailer that will appear during the College Football National Championship, which will air on January 12th at 8:30 PM on ESPN. There will also be an ad during the Superbowl on February 1st on NBC. I’m not sure if these ads will be identical or not.
Here is the advertisement that aired during the Rose Bowl:
First “Ant-Man” Trailer To Premier January 6th During Marvel’s “Agent Carter”; First Promotional Banner For “Ant-Man”
Marvel has announced that the very first trailer for “Ant-Man” will occur during the premier of “Agent Carter”, which will air on Tuesday January 6th at 8PM on ABC.
Actress Haley Atwell is reprising her role as “Agent Carter”, who was a character seen in both Captain America movies. The series will focus on Agent Peggy Carter going on secret missions for Howard Stark while trying to navigate life as a single woman in 1940s America. “Agent Carter” will fill in for “Agents Of SHIELD”, while it is on it’s mid season break.
Here is a sneak peak that Marvel released for the upcoming “Ant-Man” trailer:
Marvel also released the first promotional art for the movie “Ant-Man” which shows the title character, Ant-Man, and the villain, Yellow Jacket.
New Promo Art For “Avengers: Age Of Ultron”
Marvel Studios recently revealed some promo art for “Avengers: Age Of Ultron”. We get a very detailed look at Vision as well as some other Avengers and the villain Ultron. There are also promotional cards that describe Vision and Ultron’s origins. Let’s take a look:
“Captain America” Star Chris Evans Visits Young Cancer Patient
Chris Evans stopped by to visit Kenny Botting, a young boy battling cancer. Evans was in Massachusetts for a fundraiser for Christopher’s Haven, a place that provides support for young cancer patients.
“It’s their strength that gives me strength. No matter what hurdles are in my life it’s nothing compared to what these families go through, so any way I can bring a smile it’s worth it,” Evans said.
“Daredevil” Series Rumored To Debut May 1st On Netflix; New Synopsis
Twitter user, Marvel_Spider, noticed via his PS3 Netflix app that the first episode of “Daredevil” is scheduled to air on May 1st. This date is also the exact same date as the release “Avengers: Age Of Ultron” in theaters. Keep in mind that this date may just be a placeholder since “Daredevil” is expected to debut this May.
Marvel’s Jeff Loeb recently gave a brief synopsis about the “Daredevil” series:
“Within the Marvel universe there are thousands of heroes of all shapes and sizes but The Avengers are here to save the universe and Daredevil is here to save the neighborhood. It’s a very unique look at Hell’s Kitchen in New York, where Matt Murdock grew up and continues to defend it from people who would harm the people that live there.”
Marvel And SONY Meeting This Month To Discuss The Future Of The “Spider-man” Movie Franchise; Possible Plans
We still do not have an official date but at some point during this month, Marvel and SONY will be sitting down to talk about Spider-man possibly joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Due to the recent SONY leaks, SONY Pictures needs all the help it can get to recover from the damage that these leaks have done to it’s reputation. More than likely we can expect to hear some kind of announcement in February from both camps regarding an agreement.
FuriousFanboys.com recently did a story on one of the SONY email leaks and it contained the following points of information:
In Captain America: Civil War, Tony Stark would recruit Spider-Man and give him a suit (the Iron Spider suit?). He’d meet the rest of the heroes such as Cap and Black Widow, etc.
Following that the first Spider-Man standalone would have him back home in Queens with Aunt May and back in school, while living in a world affected by Civil War where heroes are split into groups.
Marvel would then want Spider-Man to appear in Avengers: Infinity War parts 1 and 2.
Sony then would want a second standalone Spider-Man by 2019 so there isn’t too much time between his movies.
All of these points sound great and hopefully we will see something like this in the future. I still feel it is important to have Spider-man in “Captain America: Civil War” and hope that he isn’t just a cameo or an after credits teaser for “Avengers: Infinity War”. Even though the script has been finalized, I am sure it is very easy to just change the character (rumored to be Black Panther) back to the actual character the Civil War comic is based on, Spider-man.
Sideshow Collectible Corner
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