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The Star Wars News Roundup - 10.31.14 The purpose of this roundup is to put the highlights of all things Star Wars from the last week in one location. If you read this each week, you should be able to converse fluently with any Star Wars fan on everything from the latest Star Wars: Episode VII developments to the latest toys. And maybe you'll even share with them something that they might have missed.

Watch: Hydra Leaks Another Clip From 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' Featuring Tony Stark & Steve Rogers Hydra has been particularly meddlesome for Marvel of late. The first trailer for "The Avengers: Age Of Ultron" leaked online days before its scheduled premiere, forcing the comic studio to switch up their game plan. And it looks like once again, Marvel is having trouble keeping juicy material offline. Earlier this week at their mega-event, where they unveiled a staggering slate of new films, Marvel also teased a crucial scene from 'Ultron' featuring Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans. And of course, it has made its way online.

Confirmed: The Avengers Roster is Different at End of 'Age of Ultron' Back towards the end of August, we learned that there might be some changes made to the roster of The Avengers at the conclusion of next summer's sequel The Avengers: Age of Ultron (watch the teaser trailer right here). Reportedly, that's because Marvel wants to have a different team in place so that some of the contracted members of the original assembly of heroes still have a movie left in their contract for something else coming down the road the the comic book studio's cinematic universe.

Adam McKay Looking to Direct Marvel Movie Back in the hectic days of summer, Adam McKay was named as one of many possibilities to replace director Edgar Wright on Ant-Man. Ultimately, McKay didn’t wind up taking that gig — Peyton Reed did – but he did stick around to help with rewrites. And now it seems McKay is angling for the chance to direct a Marvel movie of his own. In a new interview, McKay hinted he may have a new job with Marvel in the works. Though this being Marvel, he was naturally pretty light on specifics.

Will Smith Producing ‘Hitch’ TV Series for Fox Will Smith is coming back to TV — though not as a star. The former Fresh Prince of Bel Air is set to executive produce a small-screen remake of Hitch, his 2005 romantic comedy about a professional dating consultant. Hit the jump for more details on the Hitch TV series. THR reports Fox has given a script commitment to the Hitch TV series. Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont (Leap Year, Made of Honor) are writing the script.

'Avengers 2': James Spader Calls Ultron a Crazy Psychopath After an early leak of the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer last night, Marvel responded by releasing the official version a few hours later, a full six days before it was supposed to debut during ABC's Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..

Adam McKay talks rewriting Ant-Man script with Paul Rudd Adam McKay was hired to rewrite the script for ANT-MAN right around the same time director Peyton Reed joined the project, and in an interview with Collider, McKay talked a little about the changes he made to Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish's original script for the Marvel movie. First, Adam McKay says star Paul Rudd contacted him after Edgar Wright exited ANT-MAN, and explains why he decided not to direct... Read More...

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON to Mark Marvel’s Highest VFX Shot Count According to Marvel’s VP of Visual Effects and Post-Production, Victoria Alonso, Captain America: The Winter Solider had 2,500 VFX shots and Guardians of the Galaxy came in with 2,750.  You know how many Avengers: Age of Ultron may have?  More than 3,000, making it Marvel’s largest VFX count to date.  In order to make that happen, the studio will likely have to team up with seven to 12 VFX vendors in five to seven different countries. Hit the jump for more on the Age of Ultron post-production process and Alonso’s thoughts on the new bill to increase tax incentives for filming in California.

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Adam McKay Says His Rewrites On 'Ant-Man' Made It "Bigger," "More Aggressive," And "Funnier"

fb.indiewire.com – While Marvelis now in full swing on "Ant-Man," with a summer 2015 release date plugged in and ready to go, Edgar Wright's long developed, but ultimately scrapped version, will forever be a big "what if?" in the cinematic comic canon. And while Wright has been largely mum on the whole situation, what is becoming increasingly clear is his vision didn't quite fit the broad, four quadrant needs of Marvel. 1 week 4 days ago via brucelee
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Adam McKay on 'Ant-Man' Rewrites: I Added Action, Worked on Dialogue With Paul Rudd

feedproxy.google.com – McKay says they tried to make the film "a little bigger, a little more aggressive, make it funnier in places" 1 week 4 days ago via donnieyen
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