The Avengers: Age of Ultron director Joss Whedon was asked during a recent interview whether he would actually kill off one of the Avengers in the upcoming sequel. While he wouldn’t give a definitive answer as to if one of these beloved superheroes will meet their demise, the filmmaker did give this intriguing response.
“I’m always joking about that. Um… maybe? But I’d have to have a really good reason, a really great sequence for [Marvel executives] to go, ‘We’ll cut off a potential franchise, that’s fine!’ They know as any good studio does, that without some stakes, some real danger, how involved can we get? We don’t just rule it out across the board, but neither is the mission statement ‘Who can we kill?’ We try to build the story organically and go, ‘How hard can we make it on these people?’ You go to the movies to see people you love suffer – that’s why you go to the movies.”
Robert Downey Jr. revealed in April that he wants to retire the Iron Man character. However, in June, the actor signed on to reprise his role as Tony Stark in both The Avengers: Age of Ultron and The Avengers 3, so it is unlikely that his character’s death is imminent.
There are already franchises based on Chris Hemsworth’s Thor and Chris Evans’ Captain America, so who does that leave, without a franchise attachment? Mark Ruffalo revealed in March that Marvel doesn’t have any plans for a stand-alone Hulk movie, and there are no franchise plans that we know of for Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye and Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow. Could The Avengers: Age of Ultron include the death of one of these heroes? We likely won’t know until this sequel hits theaters on May 1, 2015.
The Avengers: Age of Ultron comes to theaters May 1st, 2015 and stars Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Mark Ruffalo. The film is directed by Joss Whedon. (Source)
I’ve added some production stills from Cobie’s upcoming appearance on the highly anticipated new series, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. into the gallery. A big thank you to Haylie for sharing the episode stills with us! Anyone else really looking forward to Cobie’s appearance on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.? Head over to the gallery for the latest additions.
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Cobie and her husband, Taran Killam attended the Los Angeles premiere of Afternoon Delight earlier in the week. Head over to the gallery for the latest additions.
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It may not be over yet! How I Met Your Mother could get a spinoff, according to executive producer Carter Bays. Bays recently told TV Guide that he’s “not ruling out the possibility of a relationship-themed spinoff” of How I Met Your Mother.
Could that be Marshall (Jason Segel) and Lily (Alyson Hannigan)? Or maybe Robin (Cobie Smulders) and Barney (Neil Patrick Harris)?
A representative for CBS told The Huffington Post that the network is focusing on the final season of How I Met Your Mother right now, but this isn’t the first time the brains behind the hit comedy have talked about a potential spinoff.
In early 2012, “How I Met Your Mother” executive producer Craig Thomas jokingly told TVLine, “We’ve had conversations about rewinding back to 2005 and doing a series called ‘How I Met Your Father.’ From the perspective of what was happening with the Mother all those years. Occasionally, she’ll stumble through McLaren’s and no one will see her.”
The news made How I Met Your Mother fans go crazy over theories about who could be the center of the spinoff. Of course, this was before the Mother, played by Cristin Milioti, was revealed in the Season 8 finale.
The entire ninth and final season will take place over the course of the weekend of Barney and Robin’s wedding. In addition to lots of Milioti, expect to see Wayne Brady and John Lithgow return as Barney’s brother and father. “The View’s” Sherri Shepherd and “Office” alumna Ellie Kemper are also joining “How I Met Your Mother” for Season 9. (Source)
Thanks to my friend, Jen, I’ve some additional HQ images of Cobie and her How I Met Your Mother co-stars (Alyson Hannigan, Jason Segel, Josh Radnor and Neil Patrick Harris) at the San Diego Comic-Con 2013 panel and autograph signing. Head over to the gallery for the latest additions.
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I’ve added two production stills from Cobie’s upcoming appearance on the highly anticipated new series, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. into the gallery. I really hope Cobie will become a reoccurring character on the new series! Head over to the gallery for the latest additions.
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For those of you (like myself) not attended the D23 Expo, Entertainment Weekly posted a recap of Marvel’s new scene from Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Please be aware, the recap contains mild spoilers. For those wishing to remain spoiler free, do not read below:
Hey, Captain America — you just helped beat back an alien menace in The Avengers, where are you going now?
The answer: He’s going to Disneyland.
Standing before a crowd of thousands at the convention center in Anaheim, Calif., Feige asked star Chris Evans, “What did you do just before we started filming?”
He noted that they hadn’t prepared this, so he hoped Evans had the right answer.
Evans winced, and doubled over slightly. “I … don’t have the right answer,” he said.
“I’ll give you a hint,” Feige nudged him. “It’s right across the street!”
“Oh, Disneyland!” Evans shouted. So now you know how a superhero unwinds. (Presumably, he gets unlimited FastPasses.)
The banter kicked off brand new footage from the film, out next April. Feige warned that since the film just finished shooting, the scene would feature a mix of black-and-white rough animation, and a lack of some sound effects.
It begins with a crudely animated quinjet flying through the clouds. Inside, Captain America and Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow are strap-hanging, and making awkward conversation.
“Doing anything fun Saturday night?” she asks.
“Well, all the guys from my barbershop quartet are dead, so …” he responds.
As Cap prepares to skydive from the plane, wearing his grayscale stealth uniform, she says bluntly: ”If you asked Kristen out from statistics, she would probably say yes.”
This is a subject for which Cap has no shield. He prepares to dive.
“To shy or too scared?” Black Widow asks.
“Too busy,” he says, plunging from the back of the quinjet.
Frank Grillo, playing the S.H.I.E.L.D. operative Crossbones notes that he fell with no parachute. We then see rough animation of Cap swan diving thousands of feet to make an Olympics-worthy plunge into the ocean beside a cargo ship, loaded with menacing men carrying machine guns.
Cap climbs aboard via the anchor chain, and begins silently taking out the mercenaries, ninja-style, the only sound the clanging of his shield against their craniums.
Once the bad guys are neutralized, Crossbones floats down on a parachute to take out the last one.
“Thanks,” Cap says.
“You seemed pretty helpless without me,” Grillo’s character replies.
Black Widow then lands and picks up right where she intrusively left off: “What about the nurse who lives across the hall from you? She seems nice.”
For those not lucky enough to attend the San Diego Comic-Con 2013 festivities this year, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Florian N was kind enough to upload the entire How I Met Your Mother panel onto Youtube for us!
The panel for How I Met Your Mother from San Diego Comic Con 2013 included Alyson Hannigan, Cobie Smulders, Jason Segel, Josh Radnor, Neil Patrick Harris, Carter Bays, Craig Thomas and Pamela Fryman. Take a look below:
Cobie shared her thoughts on whether the ending of How I Met Your Mother could lead to her becoming a permanent fixture on ABC and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and what it was like to work with Joss Whedon and his team. Check it out!
“I’m up for it, it’s just a matter of the direction that they decide to go with the show. I don’t know how much they’ll be at the Command Center and how much they need me around. If it works out organically with the story line, then I’d be happy to come in but I truly don’t know.”
However, the actress – who will also appear in Captain America: The Winter Soldier and presumably The Avengers 2 – doesn’t seem all that interesting in returning full-time to the small screen once her How I Met Your Mother commitments end.
“It’s hard to say. I’m planning a big move to New York, so that’s a pretty huge factor in doing another series in Los Angeles,” she says. “This is the joy and the terror of coming off of a show after nine years: What should I do, what should I not do?! If the right project comes along, of course I’d return to TV. But I’d like to focus in film and on theater right now.”
As for working with Joss Whedon and his team, Smulders added: “I was so excited to work with Joss again and to meet his brother, Jed and his wife Maurissa and get to hang out with them again,” she says of filming the SHIELD pilot. “They’re all geniuses. Joss sent me my scenes and it was so great to see this character interacting in a different way and to basically get to tell the world that Coulson is ‘alive’ and back with a TV show where you can watch him every week. I was excited about that more than anything.”
Cobie attended the CW, CBS and Showtime 2013 Summer TCA Party on July 29, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Head over to the gallery for the latest additions.
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Entertainment Weekly has posted their portrait shoots from Day 3 of the San Diego Comic-Con 2013 on their website. The site included two portraits of Cobie and her How I Met Your Mother co-stars (Alyson Hannigan, Jason Segel, Josh Radnor and Neil Patrick Harris). Head over to the gallery for the latest additions.
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Yesterday, Cobie attended the Marvel Studios panel for Captain America: The Winter Soldier while in San Diego, California for the San Diego Comic-Con 2013 festivities. A big thank you to my friend Carol for sharing some of the images with us. Head over to the gallery for the latest additions.
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