More posters have been released at Comic-Con for The Avengers: Age of Ultron, and the next batch of posters (below) include Haweye (Jeremy Renner), Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), and Captain America (Chris Evans). The set is now almost complete (I have included the previous posters here also), with just Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) and Thor (Chris Hemsworth) to go.
Also revealed is the above image, which see’s Black Widow riding a Harley Davidson, and this is to promote a new deal between Marvel and Harley Davidson’s Project Livewire. A press release has all the details:
Today at the San Diego Comic-Con, Harley-Davidson® and Marvel Studios will introduce Project LiveWire™ – Harley-Davidson’s first electric motorcycle – to fans gathered at the annual international convention. Project LiveWire, which is featured in Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, will be the ride of choice for Natasha Romanoff (a.k.a. Black Widow) played by Scarlett Johansson, in an epic scene with Captain America in the film.
The addition of Project LiveWire to Avengers: Age of Ultron confirms months of speculation that Harley-Davidson and Marvel are, indeed, teaming up again. Harley-Davidson motorcycles – including the Harley-Davidson Street 750™ featured in Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier earlier this year – have appeared in a number of Marvel movies and television shows over the last several years.
“Our partnership with Marvel continues to provide thrilling platforms to showcase our latest innovations to existing and new fans of the brand,” said Dino Bernacchi, Director of U.S. Marketing at Harley-Davidson Motor Company. “Not one, but two bikes will be featured in Avengers: Age of Ultron – Project LiveWire and the all-new Street 750, which is now available at Harley-Davidson dealerships.”
While not for sale, Project LiveWire is specifically designed to get insight into rider expectations of an electric Harley-Davidson motorcycle. In keeping with the company’s customer-led product development approach, Harley-Davidson is taking Project LiveWire to consumers across the country. Fans in San Diego will be able to ride the bike at the San Diego Harley-Davison dealership July 25-26 and provide feedback to help shape the future of Harley-Davidson’s first-ever electric motorcycle.
“Avengers: Age of Ultron” will bring the Marvel Universe’s biggest heroes together again to face one of their biggest villains, with “Marvel’s The Avengers” director Joss Whedon returning to write and direct the sequel. “Marvel’s The Avengers” was released in 2012 and went on to earn $1.5 billion worldwide, making it the third-largest grossing movie of all time.
The Avengers: Age of Ultron will Hulk-smash its way into UK cinemas on May 1st 2015.
Also revealed today is a brand new image of Black Widow from the film:#
While we have your attention, some news on Benedict Cumberbatch and the rumours of him starring in the film, which is to be directed by Scott Derrickson.
Speaking with MTV News, Cumberbatch sort of addressed the rumours by saying:
“As far as I’m aware, even if that was the case, it couldn’t work out because I’m doing a little play called Hamlet in London. So I don’t think I could even if that was in the cards. It sounds like a fantastic project. It’s a shame if I miss out, but who knows?”
The fact that Cumberbatch is aware of the start date of production hints that he may have had talks, and when MTV delved a little deeper and pressed for another answer, Cumberbatch responded with a smirk and said:
“I couldn’t possibly comment.”
Take from that what you will, but it does not sound like he is denying the rumours, more toying with us as he knows the truth and we don’t. Take with a pinch of salt, but his comments certainly suggest he knows something we don’t.
Feige will produce the feature, and executive producers on the project are Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Alan Fine, Stan Lee and Stephen Broussard. The film is being penned by Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer.
The comicbook revolved around a former neurosurgeon who serves as the “Sorcerer Supreme” — the primary protector of Earth against magical and mystical threats. Strange made his first appearance in the 1963 comicbook series “Strange Tales” and would go on to have his own comicbook series and would appear in several other comicbooks that included “The Fantastic Four,” “Spider-Man” and “Nick Fury.”
Dr Strange is a former neurosurgeon who, after a car accident, loses the ability to use his hands. After exhausting every option to restore his health, Strange locates “the Ancient One” in the Himalayas who reluctantly teaches him the mystic arts. In comics, Doctor Stephen Strange is the “sorcerer supreme” of the Marvel Universe. As such, he is the gateway to an aspect of Marvel comics stories that hasn’t really been explored on film in the current set of Marvel movies.