Upon hearing the news that the comic book heroes-turned-Saturday morning cartoon sensation-turned movie franchise Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were going to come "from an alien race" in the upcoming Ninja Turtles reboot fans weren't pleased — the popular notion is that the former household pets were transformed by a green ooze. However, Ninja Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman has remained steadfastly in favor of the project, urging fans "not to worry" and claiming that the reboot will be true to the "core concept", and "will be a great TMNT film."
"If we learned nothing else from one of my favorite comic book based films, The Avengers, that there's a lot to be said about never forgetting that core concept and core fan-base."
Much has been made online about Eastman comparing Ninja Turtles to The Avengers, which led us to think: "What would happen if the two teams fought each other?" Well, now the time has come inside the imagined cyber octagon that is our Character Cage Match! check out the teams' strengths and weaknesses before voting >> Posted 12.05.12 by Ryan
The first trailer for Iron Man 3 arrived online yesterday, and showed how Tony Stark's (Robert Downey Jr.) life was going to be turned upside down by The Mandarin (Ben Kingsley), a self-proclaimed "teacher" and not a "terrorist." On a lighter note, Entertainment Tonight has gone behind-the-scenes on the Iron Man 3 set and offered a report on the production, including an interview with Downey that involved him discussing being a father again to his eight-month-old son and the evolution of Iron Man's armor. watch the video >> Posted 10.24.12 by Ryan
"I've got a lot of apologies to make."
After not one but two trailer teasers, Marvel Studios have released the first trailer for Iron Man 3. As revealed in the synopsis, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) is going to see his personal life "destroyed," which takes on literal and figurative examples in the trailer. Clearly affected by the events of The Avengers, Stark's latest villain won't be an intergalactic army. Instead, it's The Mandarin (Ben Kingsley), who points out in the trailer that he is not "a terrorist" but rather "a teacher." If that's true, then he's saving his biggest lesson for Stark, who looks like he might be without a home and the one he loves.all the latest trailers
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As more and more stars decide to perform their own stunts, it's no surprise that on-set accidents are becoming more frequent, and the latest victim is the highly anticipated sequel Iron Man 3. The production has been temporarily halted due to ankle injury star Robert Downey Jr., and yes, the 47-year-old actor was performing a stunt when he was injured.
Marvel claims that the production is only going to be "slightly delayed" while Downey heals, so its doubtful that the injury will be a serious detriment to the production. Of course, Downey isn't the only actor to hurt himself performing a stunt. Sylvester Stallone infamously injured his neck during the shooting of The Expendables while Hugh Jackman suffered an eye injury performing a stunt during an appearance on Oprah two years ago. Recently, Downey's Avengers co-star Jeremy Renner admitted that his biggest challenge working on The Bourne Legacy was "not getting hurt" while performing the movie's many stunts. Looks like he should have offered a few pointers to Downey. more about Iron Man 3 >> Posted 08.17.12 by Ryan
Franchise star Robert Downey, Jr. took a short break from filming Iron Man 3 to attend the San Diego Comic-Con over the weekend, but production resumed on Monday in Wilmington, North Carolina. Thankfully, at least one photographer was on hand to capture the action.
The scene being shot appeared to involve a plane crash and aerial rescue by Iron Man, as more than a dozen or so actors were suspended from wires above the Cape Fear River for the scene. There's no way of knowing how important this scene will be to the plot of the movie, but several of the actors can be seen sporting uniforms from different branches of the military, which makes us think that the plane that went down might have been Air Force One. Attacking the President of the United States would be a pretty brazen move for the mysterious Mandarin (Sir Ben Kingsley) — especially in the post-Avengers Marvel Cinematic Universe, where the world knows there is a whole team of super-people out there to contend with — but it would certainly up the stakes from Iron Man and Iron Man 2, in which most of the villainous chaos was directed at Tony Stark/Iron Man himself. check out Iron Man in action >> Posted 07.17.12 by BrentJS
Robert Downey Jr. has been called the King of Comic-Con and at Saturday's Iron Man 3 panel, Downey once again proved that title by rocking the audience inside of Hall H.
In true Tony Stark fashion, Downey entered Hall H from the back doors and walked through the audience with music blaring. Once on stage he asked: "How much do I love you? How much do you love me? And why aren't we watching any footage yet?" The lights dropped and the audience saw the first look at Iron Man 3.
The opening scene showed Stark in his "R&D" laboratory, testing his newest version of the Iron Man suite — it assembles onto his body piece by flying piece (as hinted in the recently released concept art.) Cut to a short comic scene between Stark and Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau) where Happy complains about being Ironman's "bodyguard." We then get a montage of all the players in Iron Man 3, including Guy Pearce who says, “Some people call me a terrorist. I consider myself a teacher. Lesson number one: there is no such thing as heroes.” Then we see Stark and Pepper attacked at Stark's Malibu home. A helicopter flies in front of it, firing missiles, destroying the home and sending into to the Pacific Ocean. Stark, in a gold and red suit, emerges from the submerged wreckage. We then see the Iron Man 3 title but before fading to black we see Sir Ben Kingsley as The Madarin. Downey says his future as Tony Stark is "uncertain" >> Posted 07.15.12 by Chris
It's been known for some time that the "Extremis" storyline written by Warren Ellis and illustrated by Adi Granov that helped Marvel Comics relaunch its Iron Man comic book series back in 2005 has been a major inspiration for Marvel Studios' Iron Man movies. Elements of the story are woven through both Iron Man and Iron Man 2 and, as details began to emerge about Iron Man 3 — such as the casting of Guy Pearce as Aldrich Killian, the scientist who releases the Extremis nanotech serum in the comic book series — it has become clear that the storyline would continue to have a major influence on the movie franchise.
Earlier this week, Marvel Studios released the concept art poster for Iron Man 3 that will be given out at next week's San Diego Comic-Con, and many pointed out that the smoking pieces of Iron Man armor are proof positive that Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) will be going Extremis in Iron Man 3. This was confirmed by Downey, Jr. himself, who told EW (transcript via WGTC) that Stark's contact with the Extremis technology will not only alter his armor but his "identity," as well. WHAT DID DOWNEY, JR. SAY? >> Posted 07.06.12 by BrentJS
When it comes to promoting its upcoming superhero movies in advance of the San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel Studios pretty much has the formula perfected — quietly release online the stunning concept art movie posters that will be handed out on the floor of the San Diego Convention Center and leave the masses gasping in awe and wondering what the depicted scene means to the plot of the movie. In anticipation of SDCC 2010, Marvel released two stunning posters for its 2011 releases: a cosmic battle scene from Thor depicting Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and his wayward adopted brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) going at it; and a dark, gritty scene from Captain America: The First Avenger showing Cap (Chris Evans) wading into battle against unseen enemies (Nazi off-shoot HYDRA). Last year, Marvel released seven posters for this year's super-movie, The Avengers, that offered detailed looks at each of the team members in action without revealing who the villains (aliens) of the movie would turn out to be.
We're just over one week away from the opening of SDCC 2012 and, true to form, Marvel has released the concept art poster for Iron Man 3 that will make many lucky convention-goers beam from ear to ear once they get it in their hot little hands, but also leave them scratching their heads. Unlike the previous concept art posters, which showed the heroes in action, this one shows Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) caught with his (iron) pants down — Stark only wears a single glove of armor and his boots. What happened to that nifty bracelet he wore in The Avengers that called his entire suit of armor to him all at once? Is it an experimental suit? Why is it smoking? Who are the goons with guns? Questions, questions. Oh, Marvel, you are devious... see the concept art poster >> Posted 07.03.12 by BrentJS
When released last December, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows outperformed 2009's Sherlock Holmes ($543M in worldwide box office compared to $524M). However, the franchise wasn't just successful in theaters. Sherlock Holmes had an excellent run on home video, with DVD/Blu-ray sales earning back half of the movie's budget alone at $45 million. That trend should continue with today's DVD/Blu-ray/digital download Combo Pack release of A Game of Shadows, which includes some of the same extras that made the Sherlock Holmes disc a success, and ups the ante with a Game of Shadows movie app.
Cineastes have enjoyed Warner Bros' "Maximum Movie Mode" feature on their Blu-ray since its induction on the 2009 Watchmen disc, with director Guy Ritchie providing the in-depth commentary on the Sherlock Holmes disc, while A Game of Shadows utilizes the wit and charm of star Robert Downey Jr. to host behind-the-scenes content that includes — in addition to still galleries, story boards, and other promotional materials — seven "focus points," otherwise known as video featurettes. If it's confusing for a viewer to see Downey Jr. step out from behind the footage of the movie to then discuss it, the focus points are also available through the special features menu option. While this all sounds fairly familiar to the avid home video buyer, the real bonus is the companion Movie App (for the cost-conscious among us, it's available free from iTunes). more about the release >> Posted 06.12.12 by Ryan
With The Avengers still breaking box office records — it's now the third highest-grossing movie ever — Marvel Studios is now moving on with Iron Man 3, officially announcing the start of production in Wilmington, N.C. With the announcement comes a photo from the set showing either Robert Downey Jr. or his stand-in looking at the assorted Iron Man armors with pieces of the armor in the foreground.
Rumors are already swirling about what's in store for fans in the third installment, and Marvel has countered with an impressive plot summary that was included in the production announcement: "Iron Man 3 continues the epic, big-screen adventures of the world’s favorite billionaire inventor/super hero, Tony Stark aka 'Iron Man.'" Yeah, no "spoiler alert" needed there. The announcement doesn't even mention that the sequel will be loosely based on comic book writer Warren Ellis' Extremis storyline from the Iron Man comic books. see the full photo >> Posted 06.04.12 by Ryan