Avengers

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Avengers: Endgame

24 Apr 20194 stars

The Avengers reassemble as the Infinity Saga draws to a poignant close

The final film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Infinity Saga has its work cut out. Not only does it need to bring a 22 film, 11-year series to a satisfying climax and seed the MCU's remixed continuation, it also has to resolve that cliffhanger – half…

Natalie Portman set to make an appearance in Avengers 4?

14 May 2018

Film gossip

Natalie Portman could make a surprise appearance in the fourth 'Avengers' movie. The Academy Award-winning actress played the part of Jane Foster in the 'Thor' franchise, and director Anthony Russo - who is helming the project alongside his brother…

Avengers: Infinity War has biggest opening in history

30 Apr 2018

Film gossip

'Avengers: Infinity War' has scored the biggest global opening for a film ever. The Disney/Marvel superhero ensemble movie - with an all-star cast that includes Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr, Chris Pratt, Chris Evans, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom…

Avengers: Infinity War

25 Apr 20185 stars

Marvel nails the landing of its most ambitious and highly-anticipated blockbuster yet

'No resurrections this time,' intones Thanos near the beginning of Avengers: Infinity War. The über-villain, who has been teased in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since 2012's The Avengers, dominates the first of this two-part superhero mash-up.

Avengers: Infinity War – 'Marvel has been writing a book for the last 10 years and this is the final chapter'

16 Apr 2018

We catch up with director Joe Russo about working with Robert Downey Jr, shooting in Edinburgh and being a Spider-Man fan

Avengers: Infinity War is set to be the biggest superhero movie of all time – if not the biggest movie of all time. The cast list alone is staggering: Robert Downey Jr, Scarlett Johansen, Benedict Cumberbatch, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pratt…

Mark Ruffalo says filming Avengers movies is like a TV show

14 Mar 2018

Film gossip

Mark Ruffalo said filming the 'Avengers' movies is like "doing a TV show". The 50-year-old actor has portrayed Bruce Banner aka The Hulk in three movies to date - including the two 'Avengers' movies and 'Thor: Ragnarok' - and is set to reprise his…

Robert Downey Jr says Avengers are 'like a family'

9 Mar 2018

Film gossip

Robert Downey Jr says the cast of 'Avengers' feels "like a family" to him. The 52-year-old actor - who plays Iron Man in the hit Marvel movies - stars alongside the likes of Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner and Mark…

Joss Whedon quits Batgirl

23 Feb 2018

Film gossip

Joss Whedon has quit as the director and writer of 'Batgirl'. The 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' director has confirmed he has departed the movie because he "really didn't have a story", but thanked DC president Geoff Johns and Warner Bros. Picture Group…

Kevin Feige says Avengers and X-Men crossover is years away

31 Jan 2018

Film gossip

Kevin Feige has confirmed an 'Avengers' and 'X-Men' crossover is "years away". Back in December, the Walt Disney Company - who own the rights to the Marvel Cinematic Universe - purchased 21st Century Fox for $52.4 billion and agreed an all-stock…

Jeremy Renner to star in new Doc Holliday biopic

2 May 2017

Film gossip

Jeremy Renner has been cast to star as Doc Holliday in a new biopic. The 'Avengers' actor is to play 19th century American gunslinger Doc Holliday after Palmstar Media required the rights to adapt the Mary Doria Russell novels. The adaptation will…

Scarlett Johansson took on role after therapy

19 Mar 2017

Film gossip

Scarlett Johansson only agreed to star in 'The Ghost in the Shell' after consulting her therapist. The 32-year-old actress plays Major in the live-action remake of the Japanese manga tale and was initially reluctant to take on the role as it wasn't…

Scarlett Johansson thought she could 'take down' Chris Hemsworth

3 May 2015

Film gossip

Scarlett Johansson thought she could "take down" Chris Hemsworth. The 30-year-old actress has developed "an inflated idea" of her own strength since playing Black Widow in the 'Avengers' franchise, and tried punching her co-star - who plays Captain…

Joss Whedon: Buffy gets more fan attention than Avengers

28 Apr 2015

Film gossip

Joss Whedon has revealed 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' still gets more fan attention than the 'Avengers'. The 50-year-old film director has admitted the cult TV show commands more interest than the Marvel superheroes, who are played by the likes of…

A new cinematic direction for Spider-Man

12 Feb 2015

What exactly are the implications of the rights for Spider-Man reverting to Marvel/Disney?

Spider-Man is Marvel’s figure head. He’s has been the comic publishers’ mascot pretty much since Stan Lee and Steve Ditko invented the character back in 1962. The scarlet webslinger has appeared on TV and was almost brought to the big screen by James…

Chris Hemsworth to help wife with career

1 Feb 2015

Film gossip

Chris Hemsworth wants to help Elsa Pataky to become a famous actress in her own right. The 'Thor' star reportedly feels bad that his Spanish wife has put her career on hold since she gave birth to their daughter India Rose, two, and 10-month-old twin…

2015 Highlights: Film

5 Dec 2014

From arthouse to multiplex, The List previews the must-see cinema of 2015

Romance gets salacious, Julianne Moore vies for an Oscar, Marvel enters the age of Ultron and, well, Star Wars does its thing – 2015 promises to be a bumper year for movie-goers. Emma Simmonds previews the cream of the cinematic crop...

Thor: The Dark World

30 Oct 20132 stars

Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston return in this uneven sequel to 2011's epic adventure

Having kicked off the next phase of Marvel’s seemingly insatiable quest to dominate blockbuster movie-making with Iron Man 3, it’s now back to Thor to further fuel excitement ahead of the next Avengers extravaganza in 2015. Yet while Thor: The Dark…

WATCH: full trailer for Captain America: The Winter Soldier

24 Oct 2013

The latest instalment of Marvel's Avengers franchise reteams Chris Evans with Scarlett Johansson

The full trailer for Captain America: The Winter Soldier has been unveiled, with Chris Evans once again donning the stars and stripes. The new trailer also features glimpses of Scarlett Johansson as SHIELD agent Black Widow, Samuel L Jackson as Nick…

Iron Man 3

24 Apr 20134 stars

Director Shane Black recovers from a lacklustre second instalment with wit and subversion

The third instalment in Marvel’s Iron Man franchise has its work cut out in both bettering its own relatively lame sequel and following the massive success of The Avengers. Thanks to director Shane Black (who also co-wrote the script with Drew Pearce)…

The Hulk to get solo movie?

4 Feb 2013

Film gossip

Marvel Studios is planning a standalone movie featuring The Hulk as part of "phase three" of its comic book adaptation project. Bruce Banner and his green-skinned alter-ego - played by Mark Ruffalo - will receive a solo film after 2015's sequel to…

Avengers Assemble

27 Apr 20124 stars

Joss Whedon’s finely balanced superhero extravaganza is well worth the wait

The main issue facing the making of a superhero ensemble piece is balance: with so many strong personalities on screen, how do you ensure each of them get their due? It’s a problem Joss Whedon has tackled effectively in Avengers Assemble, keeping…

Chris Hemsworth warns of Avengers friction

24 Jan 2011

Music Gossip

Chris Hemsworth has warned fans to expect "a hell of a lot of friction" between the many superheroes in "The Avengers." The 'Thor' actor - who will reprise his role as the God of Thunder for the Joss Whedon-directed comic book-adaptation - revealed…

Avengers: The Sentinels Strike

30 Oct 20083 stars

Roy Thomas, Steve Engleheart & various

More reprints from the Marvel archives as the Avengers go up against the Sentinels, the Beast Brood, Magneto and more in these adventures from 1972-73. The Avengers are Marvel's premiere super team, as famed for their relationships as their daring and…