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
"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
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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"Now that's a real badge, I'm a real cop, and this is a real f*cking gun!"
Shane Black is making headlines today as the co-writer and director of Marvel Studios' latest superhero movie, Iron Man 3, but back in the late '80s and early '90s Black made headlines for being the hottest screenwriter in Hollywood. Black sold his first screenplay — Lethal Weapon — at the age of 23 for $250,000 and was the highest paid screenwriter in the business less than a decade later. Tonight, we're going to revisit Black's early success with the one-two punch of Lethal Weapon and Lethal Weapon 2.
The first movie introduces homicide detective Roger Murtaugh (Danny Glover), a by-the-book family man on the verge of retirement. Much to his chagrin, Murtaugh is partnered with suicidal narcotics officer Martin Riggs (Mel Gibson) to investigate an apparent suicide that puts them on the scent of a heroin-smuggling ring.
The sequel picks up pretty much right where the first movie left off, with Riggs shooting first and asking questions later and Murtaugh lamenting, "I'm too old for this sh*t." After the pair discover a trunk full of smuggled South African Krugerrands, they become the target of the smugglers and are forced to take on another case, protecting a whistleblower by the name of Leo Getz (Joe Pesci). Getz turns out to be linked to the smugglers, however, which puts Riggs and Murtaugh right back in the crosshairs of the South African diplomat (Joss Ackland) behind the operation.lethal weapon 1 & 2
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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
Jessica Chastain had an incredibly busy 2011, appearing in (among many other movies) the spy thriller The Debt and the dramas The Tree of Life and The Help, which earned her an Academy Award nomination. This year seems to be no different. Chastain turned down a role in the upcoming sequel Iron Man 3, citing — what else? — schedule conflicts as the reason on her Facebook page.
In a recent interview with Total Film (via Comic Book Movie), Chastain reiterated her desire to be in a Marvel movie at some point and revealed that her involvement in Iron Man 3 went as far as her meeting with the director about the role eventually filled by Rebecca Hall (The Town). read chastain's comments >> Posted 06.15.12 by Ryan
Perhaps this isn't very surprising, but since actor-director Jon Favreau decided not to return to the director's chair for Iron Man 3 there was some question whether he would reprise his role as Happy Hogan, Tony Stark's (Robert Downey Jr.) chauffeur-bodyguard. However, with Shane Black (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) taking over as director, THR reports Favreau has closed his deal to return as Hogan. Production began on Wednesday in Wilmington, N.C.
Favreau is also returning to produce the movie, something that he made clear more than a week ago, hence the lack of surprise. In a recent interview with THR, Favreau said that he would be "very involved" with Iron Man 3, and was proud to see the franchise "moving forward in a way that re-enforces" the prior Iron Man movies. hamilton adds firepower to Iron Man 3 >> Posted 05.25.12 by Ryan
Marvel is wasting no time continuing its "Cinematic Universe." The studio will start shooting Iron Man 3 shortly after The Avengers opens in theaters. Plot details have been kept a closely guarded secret, but Marvel president of production Kevin Feige told ABC News last week that the third installment would be quite different from the previous movies.
It's going to be very different, very unique and I think not ascribe to any specific formula that they think they may have pegged us on. It's all in the story. It's where you take Tony Stark on his journey in an unexpected way and have him come out of the Avengers a slightly changed individual, which people will see when they see the movie.
With writer-director Shane Black (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) taking over the director's chair from Jon Favreau, Iron Man 3 is certainly going to feel different from its predecessors. How, exactly, Black's vision of Tony Stark will differ from Favreau's won't become clear for awhile. One possible hint: During the Disney presentation at CinemaCon, Black called the sequel a "technological thriller," reports SuperHeroHype. That more clearly delineates the sequel from the other Iron Man movies and backs up Black's statement last March that Iron Man will fight "real world villains" in a "Tom Clancy-inspired thriller." more from black; Lau in, Johansson out? >> Posted 04.25.12 by Ryan