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posted on Sep, 28 2005 @ 03:00 PM
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In February 2006, Marven and Lions Gate will be releasing a new animated film titled Ultimate Avengers




EARTH, 1945. Humanity was on the brink of annihilation. Sinister forces pushed to seize control of the free world, and only one man rose up to stop them. A man who sacrificed his life to save us all. History remembers him as our one and only Super-Soldier.

We know him as Captain America.

When a nuclear missile was fired at Washington in 1945, Captain America managed to detonate it in the upper atmosphere. But then he fell miles into the icy depths of the North Atlantic, where he remained lost for over sixty years. But now, with the world facing the very same evil, Captain America must rise again as our last hope of survival, and lead a strong-willed team of today's superheroes:

IRON MAN, the billionaire bachelor used to doing things his own way.
THE HULK, the destructive force Bruce Banner hopes to turn into a useful member of the team.
THOR, a hero who has responsibilities to both the world of man and the world of gods.
WASP, a petite powerhouse who sees the team as a fresh start for her and her husband, otherwise known as:
GIANT MAN, sixty feet tall with an equally large chip on his shoulder.
And CAPTAIN AMERICA, a star-spangled idealist resurrected from a 60 year deep-freeze because this team needs a super-soldier to lead them.


It looks like this is a movie version of the 'Ultimates'. I can't wait to see it in February.


www.marvel.com...

[edit on 28/9/2005 by Umbrax]




posted on Oct, 1 2005 @ 04:13 PM
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I just got some new info on this DVD.



- There will be bonus features on the DVD, and they are currently in production.

- A price point has not currently been set.

- A cast list for "Ultimate Avengers" will be made public sometime next month.

- A different animation studio will be used for each film. "[Each movie] will have its own look, its own story type and its own universe," said Kyle.

- Frank Paur ("Spawn" animated series, "Batman: the Animated Series") will be producing the Iron Man and Dr. Strange movies.

- When asked about the graphic content of the movie, Kyle said that it is not meant for Saturday morning television, but added it is not excessively violent or suggestive. "It's more than just the fact that we can ignore some… standards that dictate the things you cannot do on television," Kyle continued, "…But it was more of a freedom than 'hey, let's swear because we can' or 'let's show some risqué shots of Black Widow because we can.'

"And we did."

- Tony Stark's alcoholism will not be featured in the Iron Man DVD.

- When asked about the Dr. Strange DVD, Kyle said they looked "very closely" at J. Michael Straczynski's "Marvel Knights Strange" and "all of the old stuff as well."

- The animated features will not deter Marvel from making live-action theatrical releases later down the line.

- One fan asked, "Did you try to get Samuel L. Jackson to voice Nick Fury?"

"No," Kyle replied, "The honest answer is in voice over, you have great, great actors. And we didn't want to take away from who the characters are. We want it to sound like 'that's a great voice for Nick, that sounds like Nick Fury should sound,' not 'I couldn't forget Sam Jackson's performance as Nick Fury.'"

- When asked about the next round of projects, Kyle said that many Marvel properties are being considered. Hulk and Fantastic Four were mentioned.

-Character crossovers could potentially be down the line if there is enough demand.




www.comicbookresources.com...



posted on Oct, 2 2005 @ 05:46 AM
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sounds like a good movie though i dont like the look of iron man he looks too skeletal



posted on Oct, 2 2005 @ 12:25 PM
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I'm not a fan of Iron Man's appearance either. It looks like they tried to blend the Ultimate Iron Man and regular continuity Iron Man.


Original Iron Man


Ultimate Iron Man



posted on Dec, 5 2005 @ 11:27 AM
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toonzone.net has some screen shots for this direct to DVD animated film.




posted on Dec, 13 2005 @ 05:59 PM
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toonzone.net

he upcoming Marvel DTV title "Ultimate Avengers" has been given a PG-13 for "action violence" rating by the MPAA.





I think I'm going to have to buy this movie now.



posted on Dec, 13 2005 @ 11:21 PM
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I most certainly plan on getting it. The Ultimates is one of my favorite Marvel titles even though it can be a late on getting to the store...and I'm sure that the animated version will do the book at least a decent modicum of justice.



posted on Jan, 2 2006 @ 06:34 PM
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There is now an official site for the movie.

ultimateavengers.com

On the site you will find the trailer and some desktop wallpapers.



posted on Jan, 9 2006 @ 11:07 AM
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toonzone.net has got nine new images up on their website
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posted on Jan, 26 2006 @ 09:07 AM
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You can find a new trailer at ign.com.

Looks alright
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posted on Jan, 30 2006 @ 09:27 PM
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looks good. Sounds like they are trying to make things the fans want to see. I will deffinately check them out.



posted on Feb, 2 2006 @ 12:26 PM
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I will see if I can get it off NetFlix......I will enjoy watching it myself...BUT unlike most people I am not as Impressed bt the ULTIMATES line as allot of people are



posted on Feb, 9 2006 @ 11:39 AM
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Variety.com Has a review of the movie. Here is a snippet.



Basically, there’s lots of really cool superhero fights in this that are more like what comics readers are used to – namely lots of strong guys beating the crap out of each other. It’s in its way more satisfying than even the best of the live-action comicbook movie action scenes because of its scale.

The plot follows pretty closely the first series of “The Ultimates” by Mark Millar and Bryan Hitch, though some of the really edgy bits (i.e., the wife-beating scene) have been left out. But the overall characterization is the same, with Tony Stark being the party man, Hank Pym a total dick and the Black Widow as sexy as an animated Marvel character can be.





posted on Feb, 20 2006 @ 01:17 PM
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This DVD hits stores tommorow
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I will try and write up a review for it after I watch it. I've never written a review for anything before so don't expect me to be the next Roger Ebert.



posted on Feb, 21 2006 @ 11:31 AM
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***Warning the following may contain spoilers to the movie***
(Although I won’t reveal much and it shouldn’t really affect your experience watching this movie.)


 


 

The Ultimate Avengers movie is based on the Marvel comic “The Ultimates.” If you are new to comics this may need a little bit of an explanation.


In 1963, comic gods Stan Lee and Jack Kirby put together a comic called “The Avengers.” The Avengers was a group of “Earth’s mightiest heroes” that included Thor, Iron Man, Ant-Man (who later became Giant-Man), Wasp, and the Hulk. Later came the most important addition, Captain America.
As the book and its characters are over 40 years old they have become bogged down with a lengthily history that is difficult for some readers to keep up with. Marvel comics then came up with the idea to make what is called the “Ultimate Universe.” They launched several “Ultimate” books. Ultimate Spider-Man, Ultimate-X-Men, and the Ultimate version of the Avengers “The Ultimates.”
The Ultimate comics take these well known characters and gives them a new beginning, a fresh start with out the 40 plus years of history.
“The Ultimates” first issue was released in 2002. The book was written by Mark Miller and penciled by Bryan Hitch.







 

With that out of the way let’s get into the animated feature. To my knowledge the Ultimate Avengers movie follows closely with the Ultimates comic book. I haven’t read volume one of the Ultimates so I can’t compare the two. It seems that they have taken the story of the Ultimates and changed it a bit so it will seem familiar to those who already know the Avengers. Hence the name “Ultimate Avengers”.

The movie opens up in “The North Atlantic” 1945. Hitler is dead but the Nazis still have a “super weapon” so Allied forces are sending in their super weapon, Captain America.
The events of the battle send Captain America into the ocean where he is frozen until he is later found some 60 later by Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D.
Captain America is now in a time where he doesn’t really belong and he finds comfort by continuing to serve his country.
Earth is now faced with a new threat and Nick Fury must assemble a group of heroes to protect the Earth. He recruits Thor, Black Widow, Iron Man, Wasp, and Giant-Man to be lead by Captain America to battle this new threat.

The animation in this film is not bad.
If Saturday morning ‘toons is a 1 and Japanese animation such as “Ghost in the Shell” is a 10, I would give the animation in this movie a 7.
The animation was functional but not fancy. It didn’t make me go “wow.”

The characters are likeable for the most part. Mark Miller and Bryan Hitch modeled Nick Fury after Samuel Jackson so I was kind of expecting his voice to be coming out of Fury’s mouth. When I read Fury in the Ultimate books I imaging Jackson’s voice.
I didn’t really like the look of Thor. Mainly because he looks like “Ultimate Thor” but with out the facial hair. The movie makes up for that when Iron Man and Giant-Man confuse Thor for a girl.
Giant-Man: “Who’s the chick with the Hammer?”
Iron Man: “Whoever she is I’m glad she is on our side.”
That is the best line in the movie.
Also Iron Man looks way better in the movie than he does in the poster above.

I didn’t really get into the movie until the battle between the Avengers and the Hulk. It was short and almost felt like a teaser for the next Ultimate Avengers Movie. The final fight is as funny as it is brutal and really made the movie worth getting for me.
I look forward to seeing the next one.

I give this movie 7.5 Shields out of 10.




posted on Mar, 16 2006 @ 12:47 PM
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Fury is a black guy? That's like making a movie where Wolverine (aka Logan) is a woman! Or Peter Parker is now an Olympic gymnast. Nick was iconoclastic. The dark hair with the grey temples. That was his look. To make him some generic bald black guy with a goatee that you see in every movie, that's just cheesy.

Alternative universes are cool and all, but if you are going to change the universe that much, why not just create another character?

That movie should erase the 'Avengers' part from it's title!



posted on May, 18 2006 @ 02:48 PM
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Ultimate Avengers 2 is dated to be released on August 8, 2006.


www.animatedbliss.com



posted on May, 19 2006 @ 02:12 PM
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From toonzone.net.



Description: Earth's mightiest heroes reunite to save humanity once again. Mysterious Wakanda. It lies in the darkest heart of Africa, isolated and unknown to most of the world. Brutal alien invaders are coming, soon to fill every sky and control every land, seeking what is buried beneath its lands. That leaves Wakanda's young king Black Panther with a single option: The Avengers.





posted on May, 20 2006 @ 11:50 AM
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This really cannot come soon enough - I'm completely stoked about it!



posted on Jun, 20 2006 @ 11:54 AM
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The official site for UA2 has been launched.
www.ultimateavengers2.com...

It is just a copy of the UA1 site so I'm guessing they ill be adding new materal soon.





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