The Iron Man trailer is now up online and, suffice to say, it's pretty frickin' awesome.
For the most part, this is the same footage attendees of Comic-Con witnessed, aside from a quick shot or two. Still, despite viewing it three times at Comic-Con myself, I still got a little tingly watching it this time around.
There is a surprising amount of footage for a movie that doesn't come out until summer 2008. Best of all, the Black Sabbath song "Iron Man" is used to perfection. The song hasn't been cleared yet for the actual movie, but it will likely find it's way in at some point, a perfect fit indeed.
Now let's just hope they don't end up using some crappy remix of the song with P. Diddy rapping over it or something. Posted 09.10.07 by reelz
For those who made it into the Marvel or Paramount presentations at Comic-Con, it has been hard to contain the excitement we all felt viewing the Iron Man footage for the first (second and third) times. Yes, it's that cool!
Now, the rest of the world will finally get to witness the awesomeness that is Jon Favreau's Iron Man when the teaser trailer is unveiled on MTV on September 10th.
Favreau announced on Myspace today that the teaser trailer will be unveiled at the break leading into The Hills on MTV September 10th. The High-Def teaser then hits the net the next day on Apple.com/trailers. The trailer will also hit a variety of Viacom-owned channels on the 10th and 11th as well. Posted 09.05.07 by reelz
On the heels of Robert Downey Jr.'s appearance at Comic-Con, I asked the Iron Man star if he'd be interested in a possible Avengers movie.
"Oh yeah," he joked. "I'd probably be the best deal on the lot."
Indeed, bringing Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and the rest of the Avengers crew together would be an expensive proposition -- and quite logistical challenge, too.
Marvel exec Kevin Feige didn't seem too worried when I asked him about the difficulty of assembling the Avengers. "Truth is, if we can do an X-Men film with 15-20 big name actors and get them all scheduled, you can do (Avengers)," said Feige. "It can be done."
Yesterday director Jon Favreau became the runaway hit of Comic-Con when he debuted some dazzling footage from Iron Man. Posted 07.28.07 by reelz
Still here in Hall H where I'm being held captive on this sunny Saturday and eagerly awaiting the Marvel Studios presentation.
We already saw footage from Iron Man at the Paramount Panel Thursday. In cast you didn't hear, it's some pretty incredible stuff. Word is there will be more coming at this presentation.
We'll also be hearing about the Incredible Hulk, which began filming two weeks ago in Toronto.
A nice selection from the cast and crew is here as well including director Louis Letterrier, producer Avi Arad and castmembers Edward Norton and Liv Tyler.
The first piece of news is that this will be the first in a series of Hulk films.
Norton mentions that he was one of the writers of the script, which is news to me and seems to come as a surprise to most everyone else in the room.
They show a very brief still of concept art which looks pretty cool. Everyone goes crazy.
Now it's time for Iron Man...
Cast and crew comes out including John Favreau in the Iron Man T-shirt we were given Thursday.
Favreau introduces Terrence Howard, who he says can't wait to play War Machine if the series continues. Now Robert Downey, Jr. and Gwenyth Paltrow come out.
They show the footage again and everyone goes crazy.
"I'm sorry, could there have been a little more of me in that," says Downey, Jr.
"What you saw there was all practical photography," says Favreau.
Stan Lee has just been brought out, with Favreau confirming that Lee will have his usual cameo in the movie.
"I took Stan to lunch at the grill in Beverly Hills," says Downey, Jr. "Now he can get a table there any time he wants... Basically I just followed what he said about why Iron Man came into being."
Lee talks about the lunch they had and the great booth they were given.
"They were just happy I wasn't in the bathroom the whole time," says Downey, Jr. to big laughs.
Question of the possibility of an Avengers movie one day?
They say that is definitely the plan, which is met with big applause. Posted 07.28.07 by reelz
The boys are madly blackberrying from their posts at the Paramount Panel at Comic-Con. Here's the latest:
They're catching footage from Hot Rod, Stardust, Beowulf, and Cloverfield, as well as panels of Andy Samberg and his comedy team, Stardust writers Neil Gaiman and Jane Goldman, and Roger Avary.
Not to mention a cool Sweeney Todd poster was just revealed.
At the The Spiderwick Chronicles panel, the writers say they want to do for fairies and goblins what Jurassic Park did for dinosaurs. They're showing the process of taking the goblin animation from book to screen, as well as some great goblin test footage.
Jon Favreau just made a surprise appearance! Iron Man is done shooting and he is showing some footage of it to the audience. The adjectives the boys are using to describe it may not be suitable for ReelzChannel readers. Let's just say they like it.
And rumors that Steven Spielberg is about to show have reached a fever pitch.
Make sure to check back later for more pictures and their full recap of today's events! Posted 07.26.07 by reelz
King of the hard-core quick cut (and Mr. Madonna) Guy Ritchie will be bringing his comic series, The Gamekeeper, to the silver screen.
Ritchie, who will direct (naturally), came up with concept--that of a Scottish caretaker who uses the animals of the urban jungle to seek revenge on his son's murderer. Hey, if anyone can make British gardeners badass, it's Ritchie.
Elsewhere, Paramount and Marvel have inked a deal with Audi for sponsorship of its upcoming mega-movie, Iron Man. What does that mean? Tony Stark will be tooling around in his Audi R8 supercar, of course. Those of us who have ridden in Audis know it isn't an entirely illogical choice.
And finally, DreamWorks is making plans to adapt comics Courtney Crumrin and The Damned for film. The former is Ted Naifeh's comic about the misfit daughter of well-to-do parents who discovers magic in her uncle's creepy mansion. The latter is Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt's horror noir about rival gangsters that must unite to combat supernatural demons.
Dreamworks bought the rights to both. No word yet on scripts, directors or shoot dates.
Source: Variety. Posted 07.26.07 by reelz
It's a big day for Hollywood's leading ladies, with news of awards and secret roles swarming around tinsel town.
MTV just broke the scoop that Hilary Swank will be appearing in the much-buzzed-about Iron Man. The Academy Award winner will have a cameo alongside Samuel L. Jackson, who will be appearing in scenes that may foreshadow a Nick Fury movie.
MTV speculates that this news could mean Swank might turn out to be a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent next to Jackson in said potential Nick Fury movie. Or that she might have her own superhero starrer in the works
In other news, Julia Roberts will join Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Tom Cruise, and Nicole Kidman as an American Cinematheque honoree, says Variety.
Also an Academy Award winner, the mom of three will be presented with her American Cinematheque award in October at a tribute gala held at the Beverly Hilton. The ceremony will be broadcast on AMC in December. Posted 07.24.07 by reelz
Entertainment Weekly just posted their exclusive first pic of the suit from Iron Man, and for some reason the first thought that occurred to me was of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.
Don't get me wrong -- the suit looks great, and so far Iron Man fans have every reason to believe the movie is in good hands with director Jon Favreau -- I just think it kinda looks like a Power Ranger. And maybe a little like Robocop. Posted 05.02.07 by reelz