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And here we have it! The first trailer and stills for Godzilla were released yesterday and can now be checked out below and in the gallery. How awesome does this film look?
An epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.
It’s OFFICIAL. Marvel has finally confirmed Aaron and Elizabeth Olsen will be portraying Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen have officially joined the Avengers family as the brother-sister duo of Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch in Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the highly-anticipated sequel to 2012′s smash-hit “Marvel’s The Avengers”! “Avengers: Age of Ultron” arrives in theaters May 1, 2015.
Taylor-Johnson broke out with his roles as Dave Lizewski in the “Kick-Ass” franchise and with his portrayal of a young John Lennon in “Nowhere Boy,” for which he won an Empire Award for Best Newcomer. Since then, Taylor Johnson has starred in 2012′s critically-acclaimed “Anna Karenina” and director Oliver Stone’s “Savages.”
Since making her big screen debut in 2011 with “Silent House” and “Martha Marcy May Marlene,” for which the actress garnered a number of awards and nominations, Olsen has gone on to star alongside the likes of Robert DeNiro and Sigourney Weaver in “Red Lights,” Josh Brolin and Samuel L. Jackson in director Spike Lee’s “Oldboy.”
Taylor-Johnson and Olsen will share the screen as leads in the highly anticipated “Godzilla” remake scheduled for a May 2014 release.
“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.
In a recent interview with MTV, Elizabeth has some lovely words to say about working with Aaron again.
Speaking with MTV News at the junket for “Oldboy,” Olsen joked that Jackson had freed her from refusing to talk about the project by confirming her role. She said that she doesn’t know too much about “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” but that she’s excited to work with Taylor-Johnson again.
“We get to play husband and wife, and we get to play twin brother and sister,” she said. “It’s also fun because even though in ‘Godzilla’ we play husband and wife, we don’t have a lot of scenes together. I just love him. I love his family. I love his kids. I’m so excited…to actually work with each other. I think it’s going to be fun.”
Olsen also mentioned her soon-to-be director, Whedon, who she was quick to compliment. “He’s very smart. He’s too smart. He might be too smart,” she said. “Some people are too smart for their own good, but he’s amazing.”
Well this isn’t much of a surprise. According to LatinoReview, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, star of “Kick-Ass” and “Kick-Ass 2,” has finalized a deal to star as Quicksilver in Marvel’s highly anticipated sequel “The Avengers: Age of Ultron.” Taylor-Johnson first entered talks with the studio back in June and has spoken openly about the character in interviews since.
Earlier this week, Samuel L. Jackson, who plays one-eyed super-spy Nick Fury in the Marvel universe, confirmed that Elizabeth Olsen had, indeed, been cast as Quicksilver’s sister Scarlet Witch (Marvel has yet to unleash any kind of official statement). So now the film’s cast looks pretty locked down, save for any surprises the studio will throw our way.
World’s Youngest Super-Dad
Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s résumé has the logic of a Dalí painting. He works infrequently. His roles are extreme. He’s basically the inverse of typecast, having played a pubescent John Lennon, a comic-book nerd turned vigilante (Kick-Ass, the first and second), a polyamorous—with Serena van der Woodsen and Tim Riggins!—pot tycoon in Oliver Stone’s Savages, and a poodle-ish Count Vronsky (Anna Karenina). But it’s the quality of the young Brit’s personal life that contrasts most surreally with the roles.
In the three years since he first slipped into green Lycra to portray Kick-Ass — an awkward teen turned wannabe superhero — much has changed for English actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson. He jumped from British TV heartthrob to American movie stardom, became a father and began to pop up in casting conversations about one of Hollywood’s juiciest roles: Christian Grey in the adaptation of E.L. James’ erotic bestseller “Fifty Shades of Grey” (which, not incidentally, will be directed by his wife, Sam Taylor-Wood).
When “Kick-Ass” was released in 2010, Taylor-Johnson was more indie film darling than caped crusader, having starred in the romantic drama “The Greatest” and “Nowhere Boy,” a John Lennon biopic, both of which played at Sundance. “Kick-Ass” initially didn’t look like a breakthrough role; the movie took in a fair $96 million worldwide on a $30-million production budget.
But “Kick-Ass” developed a cult following upon its DVD release and exposed Taylor-Johnson to a mainstream stateside audience. He went on to claim several more coveted parts last year, including a spiritual marijuana dealer-turned-gangster in Oliver Stone’s “Savages” and as Count Vronsky in director Joe Wright’s impressionistic adaptation of “Anna Karenina.”
Now, if widespread reports in fanboy circles are to be believed, the 23-year-old is close to signing on to portray Quicksilver in “The Avengers: Age of Ultron,” sequel to last year’s superhero blockbuster “The Avengers,” the third highest-grossing film of all time. (Taylor-Johnson said if he’s hired, filming is set to begin in February.)
The Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) Aaron as Pietro Maximoff / Quicksilver
Directed by Joss Whedon
Info | Photos | Official | IMDB Godzilla (2014) Aaron as Ford
Directed by Gareth Edwards
Info | Photos | Official | IMDB Kick-Ass 2 (2013) Aaron as Dave Lizewski
Directed by Jeff Wadlow
Status: Out now in theaters.
Info | Photos | Official | IMDB Anna Karenina (2012) Aaron as Vronsky
Directed by Joe Wright
Out now on DVD.
Info | Photos | Official | IMDB Savages (2012) Aaron as Ben
Directed by Oliver Stone
Out now on DVD
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