Paul Bettany’s Vision May Star in ‘Scarlet Witch’ Series on Disney’s Streaming Service

Paul Bettany’s Vision May Star in ‘Scarlet Witch’ Series on Disney’s Streaming Service

On the heels of yesterday’s news that Disney’s upcoming streaming service would be featuring a Winter Soldier/Falcon-focused limited TV series, it looks like the previously announced Scarlet Witch standalone series will be a two-hander. Longtime MCU player Paul Bettany, who has been the voice of JARVIS since 2008’s Iron Man before getting to appear on screen in the artificial flesh as the superheroic android Vision, is now expected to join Elizabeth Olsen in the streaming series.

/Film reports that Bettany will have a significant part to play in the Scarlet Witch limited series in a narrative that will likely focus on the relationship between Vision and Wanda Maximoff before the arrival of Thanos and his dusty fingers. Like the Tom Hiddleston-starring Loki series and the previously mentioned Winter Soldier/Falcon show, Scarlet Witch is expected to be six to eight episodes long and won’t be connected to either the Netflix Marvel TV universe or that of Disney’s broadcast banner, ABC. Production of the streaming series will be handled by Marvel Studios and not Marvel Television, bringing blockbuster-like budgets to each focused, limited season.

Not much more information is available on any of the MCU TV series, except for the fact that Empire writer Malcolm Spellman will write the limited series centering on Falcon and Winter Solidier. We should expect further confirmation from Disney proper once they’ve got their marketing machine all revved up and ready to go with official cast confirmations, title reveals, release dates, and more. Disney’s not alone in trying to get their many-headed streaming service up and available to the masses, but they might just be the furthest along the track in the quest to dethrone Netflix.

Avengers 4: Title, Cast, Release Date, Photos and More

Avengers 4: Title, Cast, Release Date, Photos and More

Before we continue, know that this story will feature spoilers for the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, including Avengers: Infinity War.
Here’s what we know, true believers

When Is Avengers 4 coming out?
Back in October of 2014, before we knew how shockingly Avengers: Infinity War would end, Marvel announced that “Avengers: Infinity War Part II” would release on May 3, 2019. Since then, Marvel’s announced that the film would not bear the “Infinity War Part II” title, but that release date still stands as of this writing.

When do we get an Avengers 4 trailer?
Since next May feels like years away, with the mega-cliffhanger that Infinity War gave us, we’re all itching for a trailer for this movie. And sure, Marvel doesn’t need to publish a trailer in order to get Avengers 4 to break more box office records, but one is definitely coming.

According to reporter Erick Weber, Marvel head honcho Kevin Feige said the Avengers 4 trailer will arrive “before the end of the year.”

What will Avengers 4 be called?
There’s about as much speculation about the subtitle of the fourth Avengers film as there is for what will happen in said film. While early speculation suggested the title would be Infinity Gauntlet, Marvel exec Kevin Feige threw cold water on that name.

One clue as to the title comes from the Russo brothers, who directed Infinity War. In a long-since deleted tweet, that Inverse reported on, a Twitter user named @occmarvel said “The fact that the Russo brothers won’t give us the Avengers 4 title because it spoils Infinity War scares the shit outta me,” which pushed the Russos to respond from their own Twitter account with two ominous words: “It should.” One fan theory posits that the film title is Avengers: Anarchy, based on a close study of a photo shared by the Russos on Twitter.

That pushes fans to think the new film’s title will be very doom and gloom, such as Avengers: Annihilation. Another possibly sad title thrown around, is The New Avengers, which would suggest that the cast from the first films are getting killed off, and replaced.

Who’s in the Avengers 4 cast?
Before we get to the cut and dry list of the Avengers 4 cast, as credited on IMDb, let’s talk basics. The core Avengers (2012) film cast — Robert Downey, Jr. (Tony Stark/Iron Man), Mark Ruffalo (Bruce Banner/Hulk), Jeremy Renner (Clint Barton/Hawkeye), Scarlett Johansson (Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow), Chris Evans (Steve Rogers/Captain America) and Chris Hemsworth (Thor) — are all coming back.

Source: Tom’s Guide

Elizabeth Olsen’s ‘Sorry for Your Loss’ deserves better than becoming a high-profile Facebook flop

Elizabeth Olsen’s ‘Sorry for Your Loss’ deserves better than becoming a high-profile Facebook flop

When the first episode of “Sorry for Your Loss” debuted on September 18, it seemed as if the stars had finally aligned for Facebook Watch, the tech giant’s bid to take on premium TV.

The reviews for the 10-episode series were stellar, and it eventually landed at a 95% on Rotten Tomatoes. The story of a young woman dealing with the unexpected death of her husband moved critics, with The Atlantic calling it “funny and candid and wrenching right from the start.”

And even before the show launched, its trailer had already inspired Facebook users to post their own stories of grief and loss, an element of social sharing that demonstrated the unique position of Facebook as a TV platform.

These early signs of success were no doubt a relief for the show’s star Elizabeth Olsen, who had spent over three years deeply involved in the project and was paid $250,000 an episode, according to Variety. She had starred in movies, but it was was her first TV show, and it had taken a leap from Showtime (at one point in development) to a largely untested Facebook.

The first episode got 4 million views, according to Facebook’s count, which, despite Facebook “views” registering after only three seconds, is impressive.

But since its debut, “Sorry for Your Loss” has so far proved another flop for Watch, which hasn’t scored a scripted breakout hit similar to “House of Cards” (Netflix), “The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu), or even “Cobra Kai” (YouTube’s “Karate Kid” series reboot).

Facebook had an atypical release strategy for “Sorry for Your Loss,” dropping four of its 30-minute episodes on September 18 and the rest in pairs. Though this is not the norm for either traditional TV or streamers like Netflix, Facebook plans to experiment with similarly irregular blocks of episode releases for coming shows.

Consisting of 10 episodes, the first season of “Sorry for Your Loss” ended October 9 (though all episodes are still available to watch on the platform).

The second episode saw a stark decline in views from the first, falling to under 200,000 (from 4 million). The episode with the fewest views was episode six, which has received about 82,000. But generally, the distribution of viewing has been choppy, suggesting some of these episodes either made their way into people’s feeds or got better placement from Facebook some other way.

Elizabeth Olsen Is Unrecognizable With Her New Bangs

Elizabeth Olsen Is Unrecognizable With Her New Bangs

Since she joined her sisters, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, in the spotlight, Elizabeth Olsen, aka “the other Olsen,” has proven she’s capable of standing on her own: Unlike her older sisters, whom she’s referred to as “notoriously tight-lipped,” the 29-year-old actress has established a presence on social media, indulged the media with a steady stream of interviews, allowed herself to be captured smiling with her teeth, and gotten strikingly intimate onscreen—most recently as a young widow in the Facebook Watch series Sorry for Your Loss.

She has, on the other hand, stayed loyal to one tried-and-true family tradition: wearing her dirty blonde, perfectly messy hair with a part straight down the middle (as well as occasionally, but not drastically, to the side). That abruptly came to an end, though, on Sunday night, which saw Olsen step out on the red carpet at the 2018 Hamilton Behind the Camera Awards in Los Angeles in a typically minimalistic ensemble, made up of entirely black. She departed from tradition, however, with not only a notably sleek, un-bedhead-like head of waves, but also a set of lightly feathered bangs, just short enough to show off her cat-eye eyeliner.

Public Appearances > 2018 > November 4 | 10th Hamilton Behind the Camera Awards

Candids: Out to the Gym in Los Angeles

On Thursday the actress put fitness first as she hit the gym. The star, 29, sported a slouchy olive green top, leggings, and blue trainers after another grueling sweat session.

Candids > 2018 > October 11 | Leaving the Gym

Early 2018 Upper Deck Avengers: Infinity War Autographs

One of the biggest movies of the year has given birth to one of the biggest trading card products of the year.

Upper Deck’s 2018 Avengers: Infinity War went live on October 3rd, creating a huge buzz with its autograph signers. While many of the Upper Deck MCU products have been hit-or-miss in terms of autographs, Infinity War is an arc reactor full of awesome.

There are four different autograph sets to chase: Infinite Impressions Autographs, Infinite Impressions Inscriptions, Infinite Impressions Dual Autographs, and Film Cel Autographs.

The lineup is just what you would expect for such a star-studded product:

Josh Brolin (redemption only)
Tom Holland
Chris Evans
Elizabeth Olsen
Chris Hemsworth (redemption only – exclusive to Film Cel Autographs)
Karen Gillian
Dave Bautista
Pom Klementieff
Benedict Wong
Tom Vaughan-Lawlor
The trio of Brolin, Holland, and Olsen are the prominent first-time signers while Evans, Hemsworth, Gillian, Bautista, and Klementieff are the returning veterans. Wong and Vaughan-Lawlor round out the rest and they, too, are first-time signers.

Through Friday, October 12, there were 71 confirmed sales on eBay. Elizabeth Olsen leads the way with 22 autographs sold. Her regular autographs are selling in the $300-$750 range, while her inscriptions are going for a bit higher at $500-$1,100. Her lone Film Cel autograph sold for $600.

Source: Beckett

Elizabeth Olsen Says “It’s Only Going To Get Worse” In Avengers 4′

Even though Avengers 4 — arguably the biggest movie Marvel Studios has produced to date — is still seven months away, fan anticipation is at an all-time high. As guests at this weekend’s ACE Comic Con in Chicago, Avengers: Infinity War stars Elizabeth Olsen and Tom Hiddleston were both on hand to answer fan questions.

In a panel, which was apparently moderated by Hiddleston himself, things got bleak rather fast with the pair starting conversation off by discussing the sacrifices their characters made in Infinity War.

“The thing you have to do at the end of Infinity War is a kind of sacrifice and arguably Loki makes a similar one,” Hiddleston told his co-star.

If you recall, of course, Hiddleston was referring to Olsen’s Scarlet Witch killing Paul Bettany’s Vision in an attempt to keep the Mind Stone out of the hands of Thanos.

Although she initially was able to destroy the Mind Stone — which, in turn, killed Vision — Thanos (Josh Brolin) quickly used the Time Stone to reverse her actions and take the Mind Stone, allowing him to fully assemble his Infinity Gauntlet.

According to Olsen, things aren’t going to get better for Wanda Maximoff in Avengers 4. “It’s only going to get worse,” Olsen said while looking out at the crowd.

That Infinity War was kept a secret from the movie’s cast until the day they filmed it, Olsen had previously revealed.

“I found out from the Russos exactly what was going to happen, and it wasn’t until we shot it on that day we learned what the ending was,” said Olsen. “They took us into a van – all of us – we were in a van with air conditioning because it was very hot, and they told us how the movie was going to end, and no one knew. And they were like ‘Now we’re shooting it, Go!’ and we were like ‘How are we supposed to interpret that?’”

Avengers 4 — which has yet to receive an official name — recently wrapped reshoots, an event marked by a mysterious image posted to social media on behalf of Joe and Anthony Russo.

Avengers 4 opens May 3, 2019.

Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen tease what they know about Avengers 4

Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen discussed their MCU characters plus small teasers for Avengers 4 this weekend at ACE Comic Con in Chicago. The God of Mischief and Scarlet Witch might not have shared any screentime together in the MCU, but that didn’t stop Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen from having a little fireside (in this cas, panel side) chat about their two characters at ACE Comic Con in Chicago over the weekend.

Of course, fans were eager to learn what the future had in store for the two characters. After all, they both technically “died” in Infinity War. Loki being outright killed by Thanos, and Scarlet Witch being blown away by Thanos’ snap.

So, is Loki really dead? Hiddleston recalled a fan theory from someone that made it sound very plausible that Loki might actually still be alive. “I was at a park in London a few days ago and some guys came to say ‘Hi’ and they asked me the same question… They said: ‘Hey, all the other times Loki’s died, he stabs with his right hand. Now he’s stabbing with his right hand.’”

“That’s an incredible attention to detail,” Hiddleston admitted. But ultimately, like all who keep mum about Marvel’s secrets, he could only conclude, “Your guess is as good as mine.”

Source: Cultress

Elizabeth teases ‘playful’ final episodes of Sorry For Your Loss

Elizabeth teases ‘playful’ final episodes of Sorry For Your Loss

Leigh’s (Elizabeth Olsen) life may be messier than ever, but in the final episodes of Facebook Watch’s Sorry For Your Loss, she’ll get some room to breathe.

“Episode 9 is like this lovely short film that exists in a parallel universe, where Leigh gets to step outside of herself for a moment,” Olsen teases of the Palm Springs-set penultimate half-hour, which she calls her favorite. “It’s just this bottle episode that exists on its own, and it was nice to explore a different aspect of her… There’s something freeing, to put all of [her family drama] aside and just be a more playful version of her, a less weighed-down version.”

That lightness helped Olsen behind the camera as well. As an executive producer of the drama about a widow dealing with life after death, the Avengers star has learned plenty from her first brush with creating television, including the fact that, despite being in every room — from table read to editing bay — for every episode, she rarely knew the full story. That pressure lasted throughout the series, even when it came to this Tuesday’s final installment. “As a performer, trying to create a cohesive through-line without knowing exactly where we were going was a weekly challenge,” she says. “To me, it was the most challenging part of the finale.”

Avengers 4: ANOTHER ‘dead’ Infinity War character spotted RETURNING for reshoots?

It’s no secret that Tom Holland’s time in the MCU is far from over. Not only is he still a relatively new arrival, but fans already know he’s filming his own new movie Spider-Man: Far From Home. So it’s no real shock to know that he’s been spotted allegedly en route to Atlanta to join his Marvel co-stars doing reshoots and pick-ups for Avengers 4. A Twitter user with the handle @goldenclosetboy shared a snap to social media over the weekend that seems to show the British actor on the plane.

It remains to be seen how Holland’s Peter Parker will rejoin the action, but he won’t be alone. Actors who portray several other ‘dead’ heroes have been seen attending filming, including Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlett Witch) and Pom Klementieff (Mantis). Chris Evans, meanwhile, appears to have confirmed that Captain America is bowing out at the end of the next film. He tweeted: “Officially wrapped on Avengers 4. It was an emotional day to say the least.

“Playing this role over the last 8 years has been an honor. “To everyone in front of the camera, behind the camera, and in the audience, thank you for the memories! Eternally grateful.” How Evans will make his exit remains to be seen, but fans’ most immediate concern is what the actual title of the movie will be. Last week it emerged that the name of Avengers 4 was Avengers: Annihilation, although this has not been officially confirmed by Marvel.

Mark Ruffalo appeared to poke fun at the speculation over the weekend, and it’s unknown now when the moniker will be unveiled properly. The blockbuster will draw a line under the past 22 films’ worth of storytelling, which began with Iron Man back in 2008. Before it hits cinemas, MCU fans will get to meet Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers – aka Captain Marvel – in her solo movie next March.

Avengers 4 is out on April 26, 2019.