Yesterday, Marvel Studios released a short preview teaser of their Cinematic Universe "Phase Two" which starts next month with Iron Man 3 and will end with The Avengers 2 in 2015. The teaser included a little footage of Iron Man 3, but the full, nearly five minute "Phase Two" preview not only offers a longer look at Iron Man 3 (including interviews with Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Ben Kingsley and director Shane Black) but the rest of the "Phase Two" movies as well.
Behind-the-scenes footage is revealed from Thor: The Dark World, with director Alan Taylor (HBO's Game of Thrones) explaining that Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) will join Thor (Chris Hemsworth) in Asgard, while concept art from Captain America: The Winter Soldier is revealed and directors Anthony and Joe Russo discuss what's in store for Cap (Chris Evans) in the sequel. Even Guardians of the Galaxy gets a mention, with more concept art revealed and director James Gunn briefly talks about the "space epic" before the real treat of the "Phase Two" preview is revealed: a few seconds of director Edgar Wright's test footage for 2015's Ant-Man, all before Joss Whedon can end the preview with a brief update of what's happening with The Avengers 2. watch the preview >> Posted 04.03.13 by Ryan
Marvel Studios' "Phase One" of its Cinematic Universe began in 2008 with Iron Man and continued until last year's mega-hit The Avengers. "Phase Two" will begin this year with the May sequel Iron Man 3, and, presumably, will again end with The Avengers 2, which is set to start shooting in the U.K. in early 2014.
Before Avengers 2 arrives, however, fans will first get to see Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and even Guardians of the Galaxy. For now though, "Phase Two" rests with Iron Man 3, which is the focus of a new preview Marvel has released, with Marvel president of production Kevin Feige calling the sequel "the start of that new road of Phase Two." watch the preview >> Posted 04.02.13 by Ryan
"I got you."
Sometimes studios just aren't sure where to draw the line between releasing promotional material that teases a movie and releasing footage that spoils surprises. When it comes to the fervor surrounding comic book movies and their fanbases, there seems to be a collective air that there's no stopping the secrets from getting out so they might as well do so — when the studio's ready, of course — and this seems to include Marvel and their upcoming sequel Iron Man 3.
Marvel is usually adept at playing close to the vest — the alien invaders and Thanos reveal in The Avengers was kept quiet until the movie's release, for example. The studio has already released some new Iron Man 3 footage in two new TV spots, and they must be fine with letting the public know that Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) is going to get her own suit of armor, since it is clearly revealed in the latest international TV spot. watch the TV spot >> Posted 03.26.13 by Ryan
"It's moments like these where I realize what a superhero I am."
Sure the recent trailers for Iron Man 3 have shown a fairly grim future for Tony Stark, aka Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), but the latest promotional footage is quick to remind audiences that Iron Man is still a comic book hero after all, and one kids can enjoy cheering for.
The footage comes from two new ads created for last Saturday’s Kids’ Choice Awards, which shows Stark back in his lab creating new Iron Man armor and feeling pretty good about his place in the superhero universe, with nary a mention of The Mandarin (Ben Kingsley), the adversary of the highly-anticipated sequel. watch the spots >> Posted 03.26.13 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
Considering the huge success of last year's The Avengers, there are probably few out there who are unfamiliar with Marvel's comic book adaptation, which assembled all of Marvel's individual, cinematic superheroes onto one team. However, what most people probably haven't seen is how effects company Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) created the Academy Award–nominated visual effects of the movie, including the creation of the S.H.I.E.L.D. helicarrier and the computer-generated New York City that Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) flies around in at the start of the movie.
In order to reveal the company's visual effects work (and celebrate the Oscar nod), ILM has released an Avengers reel online. "This reel represents a small fraction of the work created by over 200 ILM artists, scientists, and engineers backed up by a world class production team," said the company of their reel, which transitions from computer sketches to behind-the-scenes shots of the production to the final product. watch the video >> Posted 01.12.13 by Ryan
A new look at Marvel's not-serious, "techno-thriller."
Ever since the first trailer arrived for the highly-anticipated sequel Iron Man 3, fans have been clamoring for more footage for further explanation of how exactly The Mandarin (Ben Kingsley) is destroying Tony Stark's (Robert Downey Jr.) life. The sequel appears to be a shift in tone from the previous installments, but Marvel president of Production Kevin Feige insists Iron Man 3 is not a "serious" movie.
"It's not a serious movie, but we seriously dig into exploring more of Tony," Feige told The West Australian (via ComingSoon). "The trick is just trying to make great movies. We try to make them all great, all different and all fresh. What you'll see in Iron Man 3 is some very unique directions that were taken."
The sequel still looks like a serious movie in the recently-revealed Japanese version of the trailer, which offers snippets of new footage.all the latest trailers
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That's a heck of a handshake you got there, Ed. You'll never guess who almost played the title role >> Posted 12.07.12 by Chris