The Crown: why Paul Bettany turned down the show

When it was announced that Claire Foy and Matt Smith leaving Netflix’s smash hit show The Crown, with older actors being cast to play Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip going forward, it soon became clear that Olivia Colman was set to play the former. But what about the latter? The speculation in that case … >

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Paul Bettany on why Marvel movies are so successful

Paul Bettany has weighed in on why Marvel movies are so successful. And given that he’s been a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe from the very beginning (voicing JARVIS in the original Iron Man) and he’s still involved with it now (reprising The Vision in Avengers: Infinity War), it’s fair to assume that he … >

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Did you spot Martin Freeman in ‘Captain America: Civil War’ trailer?

Marvel has released the first trailer for Captain America: Civil War. Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, the sequel to 2014’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier arrives in UK cinemas on 29 April 2016. Alongside Chris Evans as Captain America, the huge ensemble cast of Captain America: Civil War includes Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, … >

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‘Avengers’ rewind: ‘Thor’ revisited

The story: Thor was always going to be the trickiest to adapt, given its more overtly fantasy/science-fiction based nature, but thankfully the story by J. Michael Straczynski and Mark Protosevich embraces that rather than trying to warp it into something more grounded. The people from the far-off realm of Asgard once visited Earth to defend … >

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Win ‘Marvel Avengers Assemble’ t-shirts!

The long-awaited The Avengers movie, Avengers Assemble – featuring iconic Marvel superheroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow – finally arrives in UK cinemas on April 26. > Read our review of the film. To celebrate, we’ve got Avengers Assemble t-shirts to give away to five of our Twitter … >

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