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Movie Morsels: New AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Footage & STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Trailer Details

New Avengers: Age of Ultron footage? Must be Tuesday… But seriously, Earth Mightiest Heroes can’t reassemble soon enough. Neither can the first trailer for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens get here too soon, though we’ve got some mouthwatering rumors about what it will contain. As well as the international trailer for Joe Dante’s latest horror comedy Burying the Ex, the latest on Blumhouse’s next original horror film, and more — all in today’s Movie Morsels!

Avengers: Age of Ultron

I know, I know. “How much footage can Marvel release from Avengers: Age of Ultron before there’s no more movie left?” Well, with a running time of one hundred and forty-two minutes, I’m not all that worried. Check out the a new extended TV spot for the film — “in which Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance” — with some heretofore unseen footage below.

Avengers: Age of Ultron — starring Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Cobie Smulders, Anthony Mackie, Hayley Atwell, Idris Elba, Stellan Skarsgård, James Spader, Samuel L. Jackson, and anyone else you’ve ever known or loved — assembles itself on May 1st.


Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

Star Wars

With LA’s Star Wars Celebration convention less than two weeks away, fans are wondering what kinds of footage might be unveiled at the event when Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams takes the stage on March 16th. According to Making Star Wars, a new trailer will debut containing the following. Please note that these are 1.) Big-time spoilers, and 2.) Rumors until proven true, and so we can’t verify that you’ll actually see all of this in the trailer. But if a trailer does debut at the event, we expect it to arrive online shortly thereafter. The Force Awakens flies into our galaxy on December 18th.

Last chance — spoilers ahead.

The teaser runs at about one minute and fifty seconds, just under two minutes.
Han, Leia, Artoo and Threepio.
A crashed Star Destroyer on the sand planet.
We do see Yavin in the teaser.
We see a shot of Finn with a blue lightsaber.
There is a shot of Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie), the chrome Stormtrooper, very briefly.
We do see Kylo Ren’s helmeted face.
We see Poe Dameron shoot down a TIE fighter.
A shot of Finn and Poe walking past one another at the base.
Rey is in a few shots, looking at TIEs overhead.
There is a shot of Poe Dameron, Artoo-Detoo, See-Threepio, and a CGI character (Rose).
BB-8 socketed in the back of an X-wing.
Kylo Ren’s Imperial shuttle flies by with TIE escorts to the Star Destroyer (it is the one wrote about).
Star Destroyer(s).
The Falcon.
X-wing fighters flying in a V-shape formation.
Darth Vader’s helmet sitting on a podium.
No Serkis.
No Luke.



Burying the Ex

Director Joe Dante appears to be back in his horror comedy wheelhouse with Burying the Ex, starring Star Trek‘s Anton Yelchin as a young man whose overbearing girlfriend (played by Twilight‘s Ashley Greene) dies in a car accident, then comes back as a zombie to terrorize him and his new girlfriend (played by True Detective‘s Alexandra Daddario). The film arrives on June 19th from Image. Here’s its international trailer.

[Voltage Pictures]


Open Road Pictures has just released a new photo from Oliver Stones’ Edward Snowden biopic Snowden, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the famed NSA whistle-blower. It offers us our first look at Divergent star Shailene Woodley in the film, which also stars Nicolas Cage, Tom Wilkinson, Timothy Olyphant, Zachary Quinto, and Melissa Leo. Based on The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man by Luke Harding and Time of the Octopus by Anatoly Kucherena, Snowden lands on December 25th.


[Coming Soon]


Kenneth Choi

Blumhouse has been busier than ever these days, as the horror outfit’s new trailers for Insidious: Chapter 3 and Sinister 2 prove. But Blumhouse is also busy with original, non-franchise films, like Stephanie. Sons of Anarchy star Kenneth Choi has just joined the project, directed by Winter’s Tale helmer Akiva Goldsman. Co-starring Captain America: The Winter Soldier‘s Frank Grillo, Shree Crooks and Fringe‘s Anna Torv, the film “centers on a young girl named Stephanie who is abandoned by her parents, [and] forced to survive on peanut butter and conversations with her toy turtle. When her parents return to claim their daughter, they find dark supernatural forces are wreaking havoc, with Stephanie at the center of the turmoil.” Kids have been at the center of Paranormal Activity and Blumhouse’s other hit series, so perhaps Stephanie will follow suit.

[The Hollywood Reporter]

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