3/19/15 Marvel News Mash-Up (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Spider-Man in Avengers?, New Toys, ETC.)

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First Look At Marvel Comics’ “Star Wars: Shattered Empire”

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One of the 20 titles that is part of “Journey To Star Wars: The Force Awakens” book line is the upcoming Marvel comic book, “Star Wars: Shattered Empire.” The above illustration looks to take place right around the end of “Return Of The Jedi” and will continue the adventures of Luke, Leia and Han. Other than this cover, we have no real information in regards to plot or release date. The cover looks great though.

Newest “Avengers: Age Of Ultron” Character Posters Revealed

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In the March 6th Mash-Up, I posted character posters for Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Nick Fury, Black Widow and Hawkeye. This last round of character posters includes Ultron, Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch. We still might get Vision…

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“Avengers: Age Of Ultron” opens May 1st, 2015.

Danny Elfman Explains Why He Scored Additional Music For “Avengers: Age Of Ultron”

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A few weeks ago I reported that Danny Elfman had scored additional music for “Avengers: Age Of Ultron.” My best guess originally was that Elfman was contributing his “Spider-Man” theme from the Sam Rami “Spider-Man” movies.

Elfman was recently asked about his involvement with “Avengers: Age Of Ultron” and this is what he had to say:

I was doing the same thing actually just last week because I’ve contributed music to the new Avengers movie. I took part of Alan Silvestri’s theme on the original [movie], which I really liked, and I pulled it into a new theme, which became kind of a hybrid. I really enjoyed that.

Sorry, but I’m not buying it. Brian Tyler is the writer and composer of Avengers: Age Of Ultron’s score. Why would Elfman create a new theme and use part of Alan Silvestri’s them from the first “Avengers” movie? Doesn’t make sense at all. I think he is just covering up his real involvement which will be putting together a very small score for “Spider-Man” in the after credits scene for “Ultron.”

If I’m wrong, I’m wrong and it wont be the first time, and most likely not the last. We’ll just have to wait and see.

Source: ComicBookMovie.com

Marvel At Toy Fair 2015

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Last month the Toy Fair 2015 was held at the Jacobs Javits Center in New York City. As always, Marvel had a huge presence at the Toy Fair displaying all of the toys, statues and action figures that we can look forward to seeing this year. Many toy manufacturers such as Hasbro, Funco and Lego showed off their Marvel line of toys.

Here is a video showing some of the highlights from Marvel’s presence at the Toy Fair 2015:

Source: Marvel.com

Sideshow Collectible Corner

“Black Widow”

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I’m pretty sure that this closeup of the newest Back Widow premium figure from Hot Toys would fool most people into thinking that this was actually Scarlet Johansson herself.

Hot Toys and Sideshow Collectibles are excited to present the deadly female of the mighty Avengers, the 1/6th scale Black Widow Collectible Figure from Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron!

The movie-accurate collectible is specially crafted based on the image of Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow in the film and features a newly painted head sculpt with short curly brownish-red real fabric hair, newly tailored costume with leather-like trims and blue highlights, detailed weapons and accessories.

The Black Widow Collectible Figure is currently available for preorder exclusively at ShideshowCollectibles.com. The price is $219.99 and it will be shipping in the last quarter of 2015.

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Source: SideshowCollectibles.com

That’s it for this week!

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Joe Hogarty

Joe moved from New York to Florida back in 1997. He currently resides in St. Petersburg and visits the parks frequently. His first visit to the Magic Kingdom was when he was 8 years old back in 1974. Joe originally originally started as a photographer for WDWNT and is now the host of WDWNT: Nerd Alert, our movie reviewer and reports the news for WDWNT. You can contact Joe through email at [email protected]

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