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« Reply #15 on: January 01, 2011, 08:06:55 pm »

Rumor Buster: Demi Lovato not in Avengers



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by: Mike Sampson Dec. 29, 2010

It's the kind of story that would only make its way around the internet on a news week as slow as the one in between Christmas and New Years. Demi Lovato is in talks to star in THE AVENGERS?! Yeah, no.

The report started on Radar Online, which has in the past had some actual scoops, and mentioned that Lovato was "up for" a role in AVENGERS. But the Hollywood Reporter got in touch with reps from both Marvel and Disney and confirmed that not only is Lovato not going to be in THE AVENGERS, she was never actually being considered for any role in the film.

As I'm sure you've heard, Lovato is spending time in a rehab facility after punching a dancer while on tour with the Jonas Brothers. The official reason given for her stint in rehab was "emotional issues" (which included, but was not limited to, an eating disorder and "cutting") but multiple reports have indicated that Lovato had a healthy drug habit as well.

While Lovato isn't up for any role in AVENGERS, it does seem that Marvel and director Joss Whedon are looking for another female actress to join the cast alongside Scarlett Johansson. Some are speculating that Wasp may join the film but Whedon has previously said, "It is true that the movie is only going to have one female Avenger, but she will not be the only female character."

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« Reply #16 on: August 20, 2011, 10:28:16 pm »

‘The Avengers’ and the Hulk: Kevin Feige explains a new approach
July 27, 2011 | 6:03 a.m.



The Hulk will appear in his third feature film next year when Oscar-nominated actor Mark Ruffalo gets green in Joss Whedon’s ”The Avengers.” On Sunday, at the final day of Comic-Con International, fans got their first sense of the character’s new visage thanks to a Marvel promotional poster that depicts both the angry giant as well as Ruffalo’s Bruce Banner, shown in sad silhouette. I caught up with Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios and producer of “The Avengers,”  to talk about the new green movement.
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GB:  Will we see anything substantially different in the visual realization of the Hulk?

KF: Well, I don’t know about substantially different. It will be as different as ”The Incredible Hulk” was from Ang Lee’s “Hulk” in terms of its look and design, but it is Hulk. The image we released on the last day of Comic-Con — which got a tremendous amount of attention and I was very pleased about — is a very good representation of what he’s going to look like. Hulk is Hulk. We’re not going to reinvent the wheel.

GB: How big will he be? That’s been a major variable through the years in the comics and the two films as well.

KF: He’ll be about the same size he was in “The Incredible Hulk” [which was about 9 feet tall] or maybe a little bit smaller. His muscles won’t be quite as cut. We figure he’s been the Hulk now for a few years and [his physique is changing]. He’s not as cut or as ripped as he was in “The Incredible Hulk.” The most important thing is that face. As you can already see in that concept painting, it is — more than any Hulk that’s ever been done in live action — a Hulk that let’s you see the actor in there. You will be able to see Ruffalo in there. That was a big revelation for us. It’s just a concept painting, but in that you can see the [influence of Marvel Comics pioneer and original Hulk artist Jack] Kirby, as people have already pointed out, but also, and equally important in this case, Ruffalo’s eyes and his cheek structure. It is him.

GB: That sounds like a very different philosophy than the approach you took on Louis Letterrier’s movie.

KF: It is. It was something we actively avoided before. Hulk was Hulk, he’s not any one actor and Hulk should look like Hulk. It was  like Iron Man’s armor, in a way, it wouldn’t change depending on the actor wearing it. But we’ve taken a different approach because Hulk is Banner and, frankly, we came to question our approach. Why are we not doing it this way?  So we did a few designs that put Ruffalo into it, and we immediately saw how much more you feel for the creature. When you keep that connection going between Banner and the Hulk and you have characters around him trying to reach Banner inside — “Bruce, calm down,” and all of that classic Hulk stuff — it means more if you see the same actor throughout. I think before it was something we thought might look silly. We were nervous about getting it good enough [via visual effects] to work. Frankly, it was the same way we were nervous early on about making Steve Rogers skinny for “Captain America.” Is this going to look disturbing? Is this going to look silly? In the end, we got that one right. We’re going to get this one right.

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« Reply #18 on: August 20, 2011, 10:30:26 pm »

Comic-Con 2011: Joss Whedon talks ‘Avengers,’ ‘Buffy’ on Broadway
July 23, 2011 | 5:04 p.m.




Joss Whedon (Annie Wells / Los Angeles Times)

The ensemble of A-list actors starring in his upcoming “Avengers” movies makes a better team than the actual Avengers in the Marvel comic book that inspired the film, director Joss Whedon told fans at his Comic-Con International panel Saturday afternoon.

“What I find is that these characters mesh through these differences really well,” he told the capacity crowd at the Hilton Bayfront’s Indigo Ballroom. “And what I also find is these actors have a great time playing against each other, and they are, as a troupe, actually a much better team than the Avengers are.”

He said working on “Avengers” has been easier than he expected. “In fact, the only problem I’ve had with ‘The Avengers’ is: Where is the 14-year-old girl with superpowers?” he joked.

The creator of the wildly popular television series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and its spin-off “Angel” gave a quick update on the Dark Horse comic book series featuring the same characters, then devoted the rest of the time to answering questions from fans. The new “Angel & Faith” series launches in August, and Season 9 of the Buffy comic series hits shelves in September, bringing the vamp-staking superhero back to the sort of world she inhabited in the TV show, Whedon said.

Season 8 took the “Scoobies” and new slayers out of a destroyed Sunnydale and made them part of a worldwide demon-fighting operation — a choice that ultimately “became an albatross,” Whedon said. “Kind of the point of Season 8 for me was, ‘Hey, we’re a comic, and we can do these things.’ People were more interested in her life than the fact that we could draw bigger things…. Having discovered that we can do more than the television show, I’ve discovered that I don’t really want to.”

Whedon also told fans he would love to take “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” to Broadway.

“I can’t say that I will, or that by the time I try to, anyone would want me to, but yeah, I think she belongs there,” Whedon told a cheering audience. “In the theater across from ‘Dr. Horrible,’” referring to his popular Web series “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog.”

He teased the “Dr. Horrible” sequel, saying that some songs have already been written and that they are “so good.” He also said he would love to do more with “Firefly,” though he has no projects on the front burner. “I’m waiting for someone to call me to make a ‘Serenity’ sequel,” he said, but after two minutes of thunderous applause, added: “… but they won’t.”

One fan asked Whedon whether he regretted creating or killing any of his characters.

“Every character that we had, we got to milk for some really interesting stories,” Whedon said. “If people didn’t like them, we either found a way to make them like them, or play that up as part of their persona…. I’m not big with regret. It’s not on my schedule.”

– Noelene Clark

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« Reply #19 on: August 20, 2011, 10:30:28 pm »

Comic-Con 2011: Joss Whedon talks ‘Avengers,’ ‘Buffy’ on Broadway
July 23, 2011 | 5:04 p.m.




Joss Whedon (Annie Wells / Los Angeles Times)

The ensemble of A-list actors starring in his upcoming “Avengers” movies makes a better team than the actual Avengers in the Marvel comic book that inspired the film, director Joss Whedon told fans at his Comic-Con International panel Saturday afternoon.

“What I find is that these characters mesh through these differences really well,” he told the capacity crowd at the Hilton Bayfront’s Indigo Ballroom. “And what I also find is these actors have a great time playing against each other, and they are, as a troupe, actually a much better team than the Avengers are.”

He said working on “Avengers” has been easier than he expected. “In fact, the only problem I’ve had with ‘The Avengers’ is: Where is the 14-year-old girl with superpowers?” he joked.

The creator of the wildly popular television series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and its spin-off “Angel” gave a quick update on the Dark Horse comic book series featuring the same characters, then devoted the rest of the time to answering questions from fans. The new “Angel & Faith” series launches in August, and Season 9 of the Buffy comic series hits shelves in September, bringing the vamp-staking superhero back to the sort of world she inhabited in the TV show, Whedon said.

Season 8 took the “Scoobies” and new slayers out of a destroyed Sunnydale and made them part of a worldwide demon-fighting operation — a choice that ultimately “became an albatross,” Whedon said. “Kind of the point of Season 8 for me was, ‘Hey, we’re a comic, and we can do these things.’ People were more interested in her life than the fact that we could draw bigger things…. Having discovered that we can do more than the television show, I’ve discovered that I don’t really want to.”

Whedon also told fans he would love to take “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” to Broadway.

“I can’t say that I will, or that by the time I try to, anyone would want me to, but yeah, I think she belongs there,” Whedon told a cheering audience. “In the theater across from ‘Dr. Horrible,’” referring to his popular Web series “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog.”

He teased the “Dr. Horrible” sequel, saying that some songs have already been written and that they are “so good.” He also said he would love to do more with “Firefly,” though he has no projects on the front burner. “I’m waiting for someone to call me to make a ‘Serenity’ sequel,” he said, but after two minutes of thunderous applause, added: “… but they won’t.”

One fan asked Whedon whether he regretted creating or killing any of his characters.

“Every character that we had, we got to milk for some really interesting stories,” Whedon said. “If people didn’t like them, we either found a way to make them like them, or play that up as part of their persona…. I’m not big with regret. It’s not on my schedule.”

– Noelene Clark

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« Reply #20 on: August 20, 2011, 10:32:58 pm »

‘Avengers’: Downey says Joss Whedon brings ‘depths of discovery’
July 20, 2011 | 1:17 p.m.

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If any actor knows the anxieties and payoff of stepping onto the silver screen as a superhero, it’s Robert Downey Jr., who super-charged his career by donning the armor of Iron Man for a franchise that has pulled in more than $1.2 billion  in worldwide box office. On Tuesday at the premiere of “Captain America: The First Avenger” at the El Capitan Theatre, Downey said he knew what it was like to walk a mile in the red boots of Chris Evans, the latest Marvel Universe star.

“Evans has had just a nerve-racking summer up to this point,” he said. “Up until this night, you’re starting to get the feedback and people are saying, ‘Wow, this really works. And we’re happy and reviews are good and it looks like the numbers are gonna be good.’ It’s a horrible part of the job that we do. But it’s nice when he’s on this side of it, I imagine, for him.”

It remains to be seen how the public will receive “Captain America” – but Evans already has a big fan in Downey. “First of all, look at the man’s profile. Very handsome. Second of all — very capable actor,” the actor said. So the pair and the rest of the team are getting along on the set of “Avengers”?

“It’s a nightmare,” Downey said with a winking tone. “I’m not talking to these clowns. No. It’s really fun. It’s been surprisingly fun. Also, [‘Avengers’ director] Joss Whedon has really taken us to new depths of discovery for our characters. And I think the movie going audiences – myself among them – should be pleased.”

– AmyKaufman

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« Reply #21 on: August 20, 2011, 10:44:37 pm »

‘The Avengers’ assemble: Filming gets underway in New Mexico [updated]
April 26, 2011 | 6:16 a.m.

Photo from the set of "The Avengers." (Zade Rosenthal / Marvel Studios)

It’s a big day in the Marvel Universe — principal photography is now underway in Albuquerque, N.M., on “The Avengers,” the film that will bring together the superheroes from four separate film franchises and, perhaps, launch a few new ones.

Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Captain America (Chris Evans) and the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo stepping in for the banished Edward Norton) will be joined by Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson, reprising her slinky S.H.I.E.L.D. spy role from “Iron Man 2“) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner, who makes a cameo with his bows and arrows in “Thor,” which opens May 6) as well as Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg), the representatives of S.H.I.E.L.D., the secret-ops government agency that appears to be the glue holding much of the upcoming mythology in place. As expected, Tom Hiddleston from “Thor” will be the bad-guy Loki, which fits with the classic 1963 tale from the first issue of the Avengers comic book. The lineup of heroes here is different than the roster from that vintage first issue; Widow and Hawkeye weren’t on the scene yet, and two of the printed-page founding members, Wasp and Ant-Man, are (so far, at least) nowhere to be seen. [FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version of this post referred to Mark Ruffalo as an Oscar winner; he was a nominee this year but did not win.]

    Iron Man, Thor and Steve Rogers from “Avengers Prime.” (Marvel Comics)

So director Joss Whedon, the man behind “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and the woefully mistreated “Firefly,” is now at work with a large cast that will challenge even his signature affinity for group dynamic and dialogue. The biggest star on the set is the Downey, who took upstart Marvel Studios to dizzy heights with their first feature film,  “Iron Man” in 2008, and even higher with the 2010 sequel — the two films collectively brought home $1.2 billion in worldwide box office. It was that success, primarily, that has propelled Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige’s dream of delivering this unprecedented team-up film, and all eyes will be on the summer releases of “Thor” and “Captain America: The First Avenger” — if those characters don’t bring in heroic numbers on their own, the mood (and the story emphasis) on this new venture will be affected in interesting ways.

– Geoff Boucher

Here’s the Marvel press release:

Production has commenced today in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Marvel Studios’ highly anticipated movie “Marvel’s The Avengers,” directed by Joss Whedon (“Serenity”) from a screenplay by Whedon. The film will continue principal photography in Cleveland, Ohio and New York City. Robert Downey Jr. (“Iron Man,” “Iron Man 2”) returns as the iconic Tony Stark/Iron Man along with Chris Hemsworth (“Thor”) as Thor, Chris Evans (“Captain America: The First Avenger”) as Captain America, Jeremy Renner (“Thor,” “The Hurt Locker”) as Hawkeye, Mark Ruffalo (“The Kids Are Alright”) as Hulk, Scarlett Johansson (“Iron Man 2”) as Black Widow, Clark Gregg (“Iron Man,” “Thor”) as Agent Phil Coulson, and Samuel L. Jackson (“Iron Man,” “Iron Man 2”) as Nick Fury. Set for release in the US on May 4, 2012, “Marvel’s The Avengers” is the first feature to be fully owned, marketed and distributed by Disney, which acquired Marvel in 2009.Continuing the epic big-screen adventures started in “Iron Man,” “The Incredible Hulk,” “Iron Man 2,” “Thor,” and “Captain America: The First Avenger,” “Marvel’s The Avengers” is the Super Hero team up of a lifetime. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as SHIELD, finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster.

Based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series, first published in 1963, “Marvel’s The Avengers” brings together the mightiest Super Hero characters as they all assemble together on screen for the first time. The star studded cast of Super Heroes will be joined by Cobie Smulders (“How I Met Your Mother) as Agent Maria Hill of SHIELD, as well as Tom Hiddleston (“Wallander”) and Stellan Skarsgård (“Angels & Demons,” “Mamma Mia!”) who will both reprise their respective roles as Loki and Professor Erik Selvig from the upcoming Marvel Studios’ feature “Thor.”
“Marvel’s The Avengers” is being produced by Marvel Studios’ President, Kevin Feige, and executive produced by Alan Fine, Stan Lee, Louis D’Esposito, Patty Whitcher, and Jon Favreau. Marvel Studios’ Jeremy Latcham and Victoria Alonso will co-produce.The creative production team also includes Oscar® nominated director of photography Seamus McGarvey (“Atonement”), production designer James Chinlund (“25th Hour”), Oscar winning costume designer Alexandra Byrne (“Elizabeth: The Golden Age”), Oscar winning visual effects supervisor Janek Sirrs (“Iron Man 2,” “The Matrix”), visual effects producer Susan Pickett (“Iron Man,” “Iron Man 2”), stunt coordinator R.A. Rondell (“Superman Returns”), and four-time Oscar nominated special effects supervisor Dan Sudick (“Iron Man,” “War of the Worlds”). The editors include Oscar nominated Paul Rubell (“Collateral”) and Jeffrey Ford (“Crazy Heart”).Marvel Studios most recently produced “Iron Man 2” which was released in theatres on May 7, 2010. The sequel to “Iron Man,” starring Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow as well as Don Cheadle, Scarlett Johansson and Mickey Rourke, took the number one spot its first weekend with a domestic box office gross of $128.1 million. To date the film has earned over $620 million in worldwide box office receipts.In the summer of 2008, Marvel produced the summer blockbuster movies, “Iron Man” and “The Incredible Hulk.” “Iron Man,” in which Robert Downey Jr. originally dons the Super Hero’s powerful armor alongside co-stars Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges and Gwyneth Paltrow, was released May 2, 2008 and was an immediate box office success. Garnering the number one position for two weeks in a row, the film brought in over $100 million its opening weekend and grossed over $571 million worldwide. On June 13, 2008, Marvel released “The Incredible Hulk” marking its second number one opener of that summer. The spectacular revival of the iconic green goliath grossed over $250 million in worldwide box office receipts.
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« Reply #24 on: November 19, 2011, 04:49:42 pm »

Joss Whedon Discusses ‘The Avengers,’ Robert Downey Jr. & The Hulk
Nov 18, 2011 by Ben Moore
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Joss Whedon (Buffy, Angel, Firefly) talks about working with Robert Downey Jr., recreating the Hulk, and transforming Sam Jackson’s version of Nick Fury from cameo to character in ‘The Avengers.’

Joss Whedon Discusses Avengers, Robert Downey, Recreating Hulk, and Nick Fury

There’s little doubt that The Avengers is one of the two most highly-anticipated superhero films of 2012 (the other being The Dark Knight Rises) – and that’s in spite of the questionable rock music in the Transformers-esque trailer from last month.

Yesterday, a Joss Whedon interview landed on the Internet, where the writer/director discussed the Marvel tentpole film in vivid detail, including but not limited to: Robert Downey Jr.’s dissimilar style when it comes to making movies, recreating the Hulk for the third time in eight years, and expanding upon Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury as an actual character (as opposed to just a cameo).
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« Reply #25 on: November 19, 2011, 04:51:02 pm »

We’ve consolidated the most interesting segments from the interview below. Read the entire thing over at Yahoo! Movies.

http://movies.yahoo.com/blogs/movie-talk/interview-joss-whedon-assembles-avengers-003451761.html



Robert Downey Jr. Bruised and Battered in Iron Man Suit

On working with Robert Downey Jr., who’s known for his impulsive, on-the-spot style of acting, Joss Whedon said:

    “Well, we have very different methods. But working as a showrunner, working as a script doctor, working in sitcoms — a lot of my work has been coming up with stuff on the fly.  Like fixing as we go, improvising, being open to a new idea. So Robert and I would spend — we worked specifically towards both of our processes, so that we would beat out a scene so that he was very comfortable with where it was going or what was being said and very aware of where it would fit in the whole. And I would give him stuff to say, and by and large, he would say it.

    “But then there were always pockets where we had some wiggle room for him to play, or ask for options, and if he said, ‘Can we do something else here?’ I could give him four or five options by the time he had his makeup on. Because that’s actually fun for me, that frantic scramble. [...] We would try different things. He is very collaborative. He loves notes. He loves to be guided and worked with. He is not trying to steamroller over me. He is really trying to create it side-by-side with me. So it ended up being a really healthy and delightful collaboration.”

On figuring out Tony Stark’s transitional role in The Avengers, Whedon said:

    “I think the conversations were largely about ‘Where is Tony now?’ Like, ‘Who is he now? Where is he [going] from Iron Man 2 toward Iron Man 3?’ He is such a well-delineated character, so it was really a question of, ‘What do we want to stress and what do we want to say? We have said that, we have done that, so let’s not go there.’

    “He felt a sort of isolated man who is — even though there is an element of that, just because that’s sort of what any team movie is about. He didn’t want to be the sort of just, ‘I am totally wrapped up in one thing and I am not thinking about everybody else.’ He didn’t want to be the tortured lonely man, which I totally get. And it was easy to make him as delightful and gregarious as he can be and still go, well, there is a piece missing and it’s the piece that makes him an Avenger.”
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On starting anew with Mark Ruffalo’s version of the Hulk:

    “Yeah, he and I did the most character work of anyone, because we really were starting fresh, but we were starting with something that had been embodied several times. And both of us agreed upfront that the template for who we wanted this guy to be in his life was Bill Bixby, the TV [show character] who was busy helping other people. That was more interesting to us than the Banner in the first two movies who was always fixated on curing himself. We spent a lot of time talking about what makes us Hulk out, the nature of anger, how it feels.

    “We even fought some. I mean literally we actually got some pads out and did some tussling. Just to talk about the physicality, and also the physicality of somebody who has to control this thing, and the way he moves in space and the way he relates to the people and the objects around him. It was extremely fun. What we found was that he could be very bumbling and kind of awkward, but at the same time very graceful and in this almost transcendent control of himself.”

On transforming Sam Jackson’s Nick Fury from a cameo to an actual character for the first time:

    “Well, he is not going to be talking about his childhood, and you do want to keep a certain mystery. Also — and this is something that I was very pleased that Marvel actually mandated — they were very interested in keeping him, not just in the sort of a mystery of how the organization operates, but a real moral gray area where you really have to decide, ‘Is Nick Fury the most manipulative guy in the world? Is he a good guy? Is he completely Machiavellian or is it a bit of both?’ And that was really fun to tweak.

    “I felt that in the other movies, they had been cameos and he had been called upon to come in and be Sam Jackson and bluster a little bit. And I told Sam upfront that my big agenda was to see the weight on someone who is supposed to be in control of the most powerful beings on the planet. The weight on somebody who has to run the organization and the gravity of it. Not that we don’t have any fun with Nick, but he definitely — it’s, I feel like a much more textured performance and at times really moving.”
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On crafting the right cinematic balance between gods, supermen, and … a guy with a bow and arrow:

    “Yeah. Well, I feel like we pulled that off. At the end of the day, the guy with the bow and arrow is a lot easier to write gags for than the God. But we created a situation where everybody can be useful, and everybody can be in jeopardy, and they really can act as a team, even though — as we have known from the first issue of The Avengers comic — there’s no reason for these people to be on the same team.

Frankly, Joss Whedon doesn’t always hit homeruns. Doll House was considered by many to be a tad underwhelming (to put it mildly), and Serenity, despite its fans (of which I am one), didn’t exactly “blow up” at the box office. Regardless, the one thing you can’t say about the guy is that he doesn’t try.

The above interview perfectly illustrates that Whedon cares more about his projects than your average filmmaker. Clearly, the man has thought extensively about how to make The Avengers — and the characters therein — not only entertaining, but also interesting. Hopefully, he pulls it off. (And has minimal involvement in the non-diagetic music choices for the film, if indeed he chose the music for the trailer.)
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« Reply #28 on: November 19, 2011, 04:53:14 pm »

Follow me on Twitter @benandrewmoore.

The Avengers hits theaters May 4th, 2012.

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« Reply #29 on: November 25, 2011, 11:37:50 pm »

Paul Bettany’s Voice In For ‘The Avengers’
Nov 21, 2011 by Rob Keyes
 
After voicing Tony Stark’s Artificially Intelligent pal in the ‘Iron Man’ movies, Paul Bettany will return to voice the character in ‘The Avengers.’

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