In this digital age, it's no surprise that consumers have more media choices than ever, whether it's watching cable television shows, movies or web-series. The same goes for "Sweded" trailers, a trend inspired by 2008's Be Kind Rewind where fans remake trailers to popular movies without any budget, going shot-for-shot despite the lacking the millions of dollars for special effects. Last November, Bryan Harley and his crew at DumbDrum created a "Sweded" version of the first trailer for Iron Man 3, and, months later, YouTube channel CineFix has made their own "Sweded" trailer, directed by Dustin McLean, who previously made a "Sweded" trailer for Man of Steel. Competing "Sweded" trailers? Like we said, should we really be surprised? watch the trailer >> Posted 03.09.13 by Ryan
"No politics here, just good old fashioned revenge."
Yesterday, Marvel unveiled the second trailer for Iron Man 3, the highly-anticipated sequel that will see Tony Stark, aka Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), face off against one of his oldest comic book nemeses, The Mandarin (Ben Kingsley). An international version of the latest trailer has arrived online, and, while the new versions are almost identical, there are snippets of new footage in the international cut. The footage clearly comes from the sequel's week long shoot in Beijing, China, in December.
Not much is known about what was shot in Beijing, nor how the country will fit into the sequel's storyline, but from the brief footage revealed it looks like a goodwill mission by Iron Man will include some time in a laboratory there. How that fits into the plot remains to be seen. watch the trailer >> Posted 03.06.13 by Ryan
"You'll never see me coming."
"One of the joys for me has always been seeing how you take a villain from the comic book and realize him in a slightly more realistic way for the movie, render him for movies in a way that’s recognizable, but different," co-writer and director Shane Black (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) recently told Collider about the character of The Mandarin (Ben Kingsley) in the highly-anticipated sequel Iron Man 3. The Mandarin was not only the highlight of the sequel's first trailer but also the latest trailer, where the villain offers a sleepless Tony Stark, aka Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), a choice between "an empty life or a meaningful death." Yikes. watch the trailer >> Posted 03.05.13 by Ryan
"Shane is just a genius!" — Robert Downey, Jr.
In last year's The Avengers, Tony Stark, a.k.a. Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.), risked his life to protect the Earth from an invading alien armada. How do you top saving the entire world and all six billion-plus people in it? That was the quandary facing Marvel Studios in the post-Avengers Marvel Cinematic Universe. Rather than hiring someone like Jerry Bruckheimer or Michael Bay to go bigger and even more bombastic, Marvel went the opposite direction, tapping Shane Black to co-write and direct a smaller and more personal adventure for Stark in his third solo movie, Iron Man 3.
Though you may not know his name, chances are you are already familiar with Shane Black's work. Fresh out of college, he wrote a screenplay that launched an action movie franchise and catapulted a little known actor to stardom. He would go on to write a string of action movies on his way to becoming the highest paid screenwriter in Hollywood. If the high-intensity trailer for Iron Man 3 that aired during the Super Bowl is any indication, Black is about to reached similar heights of success as a director. Get ahead of the curve and find out everything you need to know to sound knowledgeable about Black and his work before the movie comes out by watching the list of movies we've prepared for you. "Water is wet, the sky is blue" and Shane Black still knows action >> Posted 02.07.13 by BrentJS
"You'll never see me coming."
The Super Bowl spot for Iron Man 3 showed off a moment of heroics from the upcoming sequel, but if 30 seconds of new footage just wasn't enough, you're in luck. Marvel has released an extended version of the Super Bowl ad, but for those thinking that there might be even more of the titular hero's aerial bravery, there's so much more.
Beginning with a humorous introduction by Tony Stark, aka Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), the "extended look" marries together footage from the previously released Super Bowl ad teaser, footage from the trailer released last October, and more newly-released footage, including another look at Iron Man's latest nemesis, The Mandarin (Ben Kingsley). watch the trailer >> Posted 02.06.13 by Ryan
"How many in the air, JARVIS?"
Much of the promotional materials for Iron Man 3 has concentrated on how Tony Stark's (Robert Downey Jr.) life is seemingly ruined by The Mandarin (Ben Kingsley). In the sequel's first trailer, Stark's house is destroyed by an incoming missile while the Mandarin talks about himself as a "teacher." Even the 10-second teaser for the Iron Man 3 Super Bowl ad concentrated on the difficulties that Iron Man will be facing, repeating the home destruction footage while also showing both Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau and Iron Man laying on the ground, injured.
The Super Bowl ad is a reminder that Iron Man is a superhero, after all, and what do superheroes do? They act heroic in the face of danger. Even when a hole rips open in Air Force One. all the trailers
Saturdays 10:00a ET / 7:00a PT watch the Super bowl spot >> Posted 02.04.13 by Ryan
10 seconds of footage to get you excited for 20 more.
It isn't enough these days to put out a trailer for an upcoming movie. If there's enough anticipation for the movie, a teaser for the trailer is now becoming customary practice for movie promotion. Such is the case with Marvel's highly-anticipated sequel Iron Man 3, which will have a Super Bowl ad air sometime during this Sunday's broadcast, and has a new poster and teaser to help promote the next unveiling of footage. watch the trailer, er the teaser for the trailer >> Posted 01.31.13 by Ryan
A quick peek into what lies ahead this year.
Now that 2012 is behind us (and the Mayans were wrong), 2013 is rolling ahead as scheduled (and like most of us assumed it would). That means a whole new year of movies are scheduled to open, starting this Friday. However, to help us prepare for the coming onslaught of sequels, reboots and potential franchise starters, YouTube user M Walls has put together a 2013 movie trailer mashup (via ScreenRant) that includes footage from Man of Steel, Iron Man 3, Lone Ranger, World War Z, After Earth, Oblivion, Gangster Squad, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Pain & Gain, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, and Star Trek Into Darkness and reveals a taste of what audiences have to look forward to in the coming year. watch the video >> Posted 01.03.13 by Ryan
No matter how many times superheroes risk their lives to save the innocent from crooks, terrorists and aliens, the powers that be in most of these fictional universes would rather the "civilians" leave the heroics to the professionals and give up the secrets to their superpowers in the name of national security. In the real world, billionaires spend their money buying islands and giving to charity instead of designing bat-gadgets and battle armor, and radiation exposure causes cancer instead of spider-like mutations. But, just because there are no superheroes to beg, borrow and steal from, that doesn't mean that the real U.S. military doesn't want superhero technology. In fact, in the not too distant future, U.S. soldiers will have the technology of Batman and Iron Man and the abilities of Spider-Man to use in defense of our freedom. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines...Avengers? >> Posted 12.28.12 by BrentJS
"You will give the people an ideal to strive towards...you will help them accomplish wonders."
This has been an incredible year for sci-fi and fantasy fans alike. Blade Runner and Alien director Ridley Scott returned to sci-fi after a 30-year hiatus with the visually stunning and highly divisive Prometheus, while the superhero sub-genre of sci-fi continued its ascension, with The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises claiming the first and second spots on the list of the highest-grossing movies of the year. Fantasy fans had fewer options in 2012, but they flocked to theaters to see two Kristen Stewart-led movies — Snow White and the Huntsman and Breaking Dawn: Part 2 — and to return to J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth with Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
The coming year in movies promises to be just as epic for genre fans, filled with dozens of big budget movies populated by superheroes, zombies, wizards, knights, robots and monsters. We don't want you to miss out on any of the wondrous adventures that await you next year, so we've compiled a list of the big ones, the must-see movies that fans simply can't stop talking, blogging, and tweeting about, the Top 10 Most Highly Anticipated Sci-Fi & Fantasy Movies of 2013. WHAT WONDERS AWAIT IN 2013? >> Posted 12.26.12 by BrentJS