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This Week In News: More Avengers, The Hobbit and Taylor Swift

November 16, 2014

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Did you see the extended version of the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer? How crazy is Taylor Swift in her new video? Which villain do you think Daniel Bruhl will play in Captain America: Civil War? Here’s what you missed this week in the news?

1. New Extended Trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron

This week, a new, extended trailer was released for Avengers: Age of Ultron. Though most of it is the same fantastic stuff we’ve already seen, there are a few new goodies, like Black Widow checking out Loki’s scepter. Is it one of the Infinity Gems? Ooh!

Avengers: Age of Ultron Trailer #2


Did you catch Black Widow and Loki’s scepter?Did you catch Black Widow and Loki’s scepter?Courtesy of Marvel

2. Taylor Swift Goes Crazy in new video

Taylor Swift goes a little crazy in her new video for “Blank Space.” Okay, maybe more than a little. We’re talking smeared eyeliner here! The video is already at almost 32 million views on YouTube! Have you watched it yet?

Blank Space Video

Taylor Swift is a little unbalanced in Blank SpaceTaylor Swift is a little unbalanced in Blank SpaceCourtesy of YouTube

3. First Look at Katie Cassidy as Black Canary in "Arrow"

"Arrow" fans have been speculating endlessly about whether or not Laurel “Dinah” Lance (Katie Cassidy) would end up as Black Canary. Then a certain someone else took over. Well, now it looks like we’re getting our wish. This week The CW released a first look photo of Cassidy as Black Canary. What do you think of the costume?

Katie Cassidy is finally Black CanaryKatie Cassidy is finally Black CanaryCourtesy of The CW

4. The Royal Couple Meet One Direction

So much famous in one place! This week the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the Royal Variety Performance, where One Direction, McBusted and Bette Midler performed. So what was the big takeaway? Kate met Harry Styles! His bandmate Liam Payne said that meeting the royals was “the most nervous I think I’ve ever been in my life!”

The Duchess of Cambridge meets Harry StylesThe Duchess of Cambridge meets Harry StylesCourtesy of PA

5. The Final Look at The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

It’s the final TV spot for the final Hobbit film. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies will hit theaters on December 18 and this week we got our last look at the spectacle before that date. In addition, Billy Boyd who played the Hobbit Pippin in The Lord of the Rings trilogy is singing the over-credits song “The Last Goodbye.” We got a snippet of that, too.

Say goodbye to Middle EarthSay goodbye to Middle EarthCourtesy of Warner Bros.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

 

6. First Look at Strange Magic, the Newest Film From George Lucas

Now that George Lucas has passed the Star Wars franchise to Disney, he’s got other things on his plate. His newest project is Strange Magic, a musical animated film based on Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Check out the first look photo!

First look at the new film from George LucasFirst look at the new film from George LucasCourtesy of Lucasfilm

7. Daniel Bruhl Will Battle It Out With Captain America

Today we learned who is playing the villain in the upcoming Marvel film Captain America: Civil War. Daniel Bruhl (Inglorious Basterds, Rush) has been cast as the bad guy. He’ll battle it out with Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. in the film, which hits theaters on May 6, 2016. However, we still don’t know who he’ll play!

Daniel Bruhl goes toe-to-toe with Captain AmericaDaniel Bruhl goes toe-to-toe with Captain AmericaCourtesy of Universal

Have Your Say

Who do you think Daniel Bruhl will play in Captain America: Civil War? Are you ready for the saga of Middle Earth to be over? What did you think of Taylor Swift’s new video? Let us know what you have to say!