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Byzantinefire

aka Joseph St Pierre

  • I live in Calgary
  • I was born on June 26
  • My occupation is Editor
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  • Byzantinefire

    Kicking off with Iron Man in 2008, the Marvel Cinematic Universe as it would come to be known has gone from strength to strength as we've seen from the success of Guardians of the Galaxy this summer. Now, with a worldwide total of over $7 billion at the box office (it crossed that mark earlier this week), Marvel Studios movies are close to becoming the biggest franchise of all-time as they set their sights on the Harry Potter series (which has earned over $7.7 billion, but will add to that when Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is released in 2016). Before then of course, Avengers: Age of Ultron will open next year and as the first movie earned over $1.5 billion, it wouldn't be at all surprising if the sequel reaches upwards of $2 bi…

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    Marvel and Disney have just released the first official plot synopsis for Joss Whedon's Avengers: Age of Ultron.

    Marvel Studios presents Avengers: Age of Ultron, the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When 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. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.
    Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron stars R…
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    and Anna.]]Disney Parks blog has just announced that Disney’s Frozen will find a permanent residence at the Norway pavilion at Epcot in the future, replacing Maelstrom, which had been in its place since the pavilion was first created in 1988. According to the news, the new attraction ‘takes our guests to Arendelle and immerse them in many of their favorite moments and music from the film. Anna and Elsa, who currently offer a meet and greet at the Magic Kingdom after having started at the Norway pavilion, will resume meet and greets at the new attraction when it is constructed. As of now, there is no announced time frame for Maelstrom’s closure and replacement.

    .]]Other parks at the Walt Disney World resort will have an extended dose of Froz…

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    Walt Disney Studios has announced its plans to present Big Hero 6 and Tomorrowland at the 2014 New York Comic Con.

    Walt Disney Animation Studios presents an exclusive look at their follow-up to last year’s Frozen, Big Hero 6  with directors Don Hall and Chris Williams, producer Roy Conli and special guests. We already know that Scott Adsit, voice of Baymax, will be attending the Comic-Con for other purposes, so it’s likely he too will join the presentation.

    From Walt Disney Animation Studios, the team that brought you both Frozen and Wreck-It Ralph, comes Big Hero 6, an action-packed comedy-adventure about a special bond that develops between Baymax, a plus-sized inflatable robot, and prodigy Hiro Hamada. When a devastating event befalls the city…

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    Marvel Studios came into the summer from a position of strength, having scored the year’s first big smash with Captain America: The Winter Soldier. (Globally, the star-spangled sequel grossed $350 million more than the first Captain America.) All of Marvel’s Phase 2 sequels have outgrossed their immediate sub-franchise predecessors: proof of the Avengers halo effect. But what would happen when Marvel stretched outside of its Avengers wheelhouse? Could they launch a new franchise with zero name recognition—especially when that franchise looks nothing at all like their other movies, or hell, any other movie on the market right now? And so Guardians of the Galaxy stormed into theaters. It made all the money. It earned raves from critics—and Iro…

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