"It's just you and me."
Fans are no doubt excited to see next month's Iron Man 3, and that excitement was likely only furthered by Marvel's release of their full "Phase Two" preview, which largely focused on the further exploits of Tony Stark, aka Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.). If fans are already feeling impatient, then a recent statement from Marvel president of production Kevin Feige about the sequel probably isn't going to help.
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I showed the film to Joss Whedon, who is our writer-director of The Avengers, is currently working on The Avengers 2, and he saw the finale of this and he goes, now what am I supposed to do now? What I am going to do in Avengers 2?
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
"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
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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Those that stuck around for the first post-credits scene from The Avengers were either excited or confused by the appearance of the grinning, purple-skinned Thanos, depending on your amount of comic book knowledge. Those audience members that spent their childhoods outside likely had no idea who the character was, but for those that spent their childhood buried in comics were rewarded in knowing that Marvel Studios and president Kevin Feige were steering "Phase Two" of their Cinematic Universe in the right direction by including one of the Avengers most popular villains. Feige has only admitted that Marvel "has plans" for the Mad Titan, while the character's creator, comic book writer and artist Jim Starlin, has said that the character will be used in both 2014's Guardians of the Galaxy and 2015's The Avengers 2.
DC Entertainment also noticed the success of The Avengers and are countering by releasing their own superhero team-up Justice League just in time to greet The Avengers 2 in 2015. Apparently, DC also saw the Thanos scene in Avengers and, if recent rumors are true, are countering with their own galactic villain in Darkseid. So which villain is the biggest and baddest in the galaxy? There's only one way to resolve the issue: in a Character Cage Match! check out the characters' strengths and weaknesses then vote in on our poll >> Posted 12.08.12 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
Saturdays 10:00a ET / 7:00a PT watch the trailer >> Posted 10.23.12 by Ryan
Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) and Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) really seemed to click in The Avengers, but apparently the budding bromance was only meant to be a short-lived one. Despite the fact that Stark suggested that Banner swing by Stark Industries, we won't be seeing the Hulk and Iron Man teaming up again in Iron Man 3, Marvel Studios President of Production Kevin Feige told ScreenRant during an interview conducted at the recent San Diego Comic-Con. Though still a highly successful movie, most fans agree that Iron Man 2 suffered under the weight of too many characters and too many continuity strings tying it to the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, something that Feige does not want to see happen to its sequel.
The trick is to not let it get complicated. If you’re a fan of the comics than you’ll know that continuity in the comics can be really interesting and really fun and it can also start to crush under its own weight. Iron Man 3 is a direct move to prevent that from happening. So it is very much a [co-writer and director] Shane Black Tony Stark story. more about Iron Man 3 & Thor 2 [POSSIBLE SPOILERS] >> Posted 07.19.12 by BrentJS
Now that Marvel has made an adaptation of Guardians of the Galaxy official with their Comic-Con announcement, the studio also released concept art of the superhero team, which will be less familiar to audiences than the ones in The Avengers.
Guardians of the Galaxy originally debuted in 1969, but with a much different squad than the one Marvel will use in the movie. Instead, members of the rebooted 2008 team will be used for the movie, including characters like team leader Star-Lord, superhuman warrior Drax the Destroyer, the genetically-engineered Rocker Raccoon, giant tree-creature Groot and Gamora, initially created by the villain Thanos to be a weapon. Marvel president Kevin Feige realizes that the team might be a harder sell for an audience, and told Crave Online in April that he likes the challenge. learn who the guardians of the galaxy are >> Posted 07.18.12 by Ryan
With The Avengers currently breaking box office records, Marvel Studios is moving forward with its 2013 follow-ups: Iron Man 3 and Thor 2. While the former is currently in production, Thor 2 won't start shooting until later this summer under the direction of Alan Taylor (Game of Thrones). Unlike the first installment, Marvel president Kevin Feige told Empire (via Collider) that the sequel will further explore the Norse gods' world of Asgard.
more about Iron man 3 and Thor 2 >> Posted 05.30.12 by Ryan
We’re going to see the other side of Asgard. It’s not all polished and golden in this film. And the events of Avengers will have affected Thor for sure. His relationship with Loki will continue to evolve, and the biggest part is Natalie [Portman] and Thor returning with Jane Foster.
It doesn't take a Hollywood insider to surmise that when a movie earns the biggest opening weekend ever, like The Avengers just did, a sequel is soon to follow. However, Marvel has already scheduled most of its upcoming slate, with both Iron Man 3 and Thor 2 opening in 2013 and Captain America 2 following in 2014.
Of course, the studio does have a May 16, 2014 release date already reserved for an as-yet-unannounced project, which could be filled by a myriad of projects Marvel has been developing, such as Ant-Man or Runaways. Better yet, perhaps that's where Marvel could release The Avengers 2. As Marvel president of production Kevin Feige recently told C.H.U.D. (via SlashFilm), a potential Avengers 2 won't arrive until "after" the solo sequels the studio has already planned. feige and whedon discuss a sequel >> Posted 05.08.12 by Ryan