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Want to see a new image from Man of Steel? What was the inspiration for the new poster from The Wolverine? Which part of Iron Man 3 is Guy Pearce most excited about? Has Tom Hiddleston talked to Joss Whedon about The Avengers 2? How did the actor change Loki for Thor: The Dark World? Does The Amazing Spider-Man 2 need circus performers? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

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What’s going on with Tony Stark, Pepper Potts, the Iron Patriot and Extremis in Iron Man 3? Marvel and Disney recently released a new series of interviews to help promote the film and, in them, producer Kevin Feige and star Gwyneth Paltrow were more than happy to talk about specific scenes and motivations in Shane Black‘s upcoming superhero film.

Some of this is territory that was covered a few weeks back but for anyone clamoring for more info on the first film of Marvel’s Phase 2, these quotes provide several more pieces to the puzzle. Read More »

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It’s been what, two weeks since the last Iron Man 3 poster was revealed? That kind of laziness simply won’t do. Fortunately, IMAX is here to save the day with a new poster featuring the whole gang. Tony (Robert Downey Jr.) and Pepper (Gwyneth Paltrow) clutch each other while supporting characters look on somberly, and little Iron Men fly around in the background.

All of it portends some serious drama, but most of us won’t know what exactly happens in the film for another several weeks. As part of the Marvel family, though, Joss Whedon got a little sneak peek. And according to studio head Kevin Feige, he had quite a reaction to the Iron Man 3 ending. Read about his comments and check out the new poster after the jump.

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The final trailer for Iron Man 3 is here, and it raises expectations for Shane Black‘s film to dizzying heights. Here we get a good idea of Tony Stark’s mindset in a post-Avengers world, and see how the Mandarin (Ben Kingsley) will pose some crazy new problems. We also start to discover how Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) will combat those. Mainly, his solutions involved dozens of new kinds of armor, including a Hulkbuster and Extremis.

Co-written and directed by Black and also starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Jon Favreau, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall and James Badge Dale, Iron Man 3 opens May 3. Read More »

Guy Pearce Glares on a New ‘Iron Man 3′ Poster

Shane Black‘s Iron Man 3 is the first promising tentpole of the summer, in part because of the presence of Black (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) himself behind the camera. But a few new cast members are also helpful when it comes to building anticipation, and one of them just got his own character poster.

In the film, Guy Pearce plays Aldrich Killian, the guy who develops the Extremis nanotech serum that drove a 2005 story arc in the Iron Man comic series, and which has been partially adapted into the plot of the new film. (The revamped origin of Iron Man from the Extremis storyline also made its way into the first Iron Man movie, as the origin of the character on film.)

We’ve seen Pearce briefly in footage for the film, and still don’t know quite how important he’ll be to the story, but the technology his character develops is definitely a big part of the evolution of Iron Man. Now we’ve got a poster featuring Pearce’s visage, below. Read More »

Earlier today we showed you some B-roll behind the scenes footage from John Hillcoat‘s new film Lawless, which stars Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf, Jason Clarke, Jessica Chastain, and Mia Wasikowska in a bootlegging tale with support from Guy Pearce and Gary Oldman. Now there is a red-band trailer to advertise the film’s August 29 release. In truth, there isn’t too much here that wasn’t in the couple all-ages trailers we’ve already seen — a bit of nudity here and there is what marks this as “adults only.” But there is an appeal to this trailer beyond that, as it leaves behind some of the flashy and too-modern feeling editing elements that some audiences found distracting in previous trailers.

Check out the not entirely new, but still relatively fresh look at Lawless below. Read More »

After a long development process, which nearly resulted in the film being canceled overall, John Hillcoat‘s latest film Lawless (formerly The Wettest County and The Wettest County in the World) is about to hit theaters. We’ve seen a couple trailers, and some great info graphics that collate info about the film’s tale of bootleggers and rouge lawmen.

Now we’ve got two good collections of behind the scenes B-roll footage that shows Hillcoat on set with key actors Jessica Chastain, Tom Hardy, Guy PearceMia Wasikowska, Jason Clarke, and Shia LaBeouf. Pete mentioned them in Page 2 yesterday, but some of this footage is too much fun to leave there. While some behind the scenes footage reveals how much trickery goes into making a film work (see the recent The Avengers gag reel and Captain America’s cheap-looking costume) other times we see just how legit some sets and costuming can look even without much post-production magic. That’s the case here. Check out ten minutes of footage below. Read More »

The Weinstein Company is banking on the popularity of The Dark Knight Rises to really elevate the public perception of Tom Hardy, and so now isn’t such a bad time to release a new trailer showing off TWC’s Hardy-starring film, Lawless. We’ve followed this one for quite some time, as John Hillcoat‘s bootlegging tale, scripted by Nick Cave based on Matt Bondurant‘s book The Wettest County in the World, died and came back to life over a year ago.

The first trailer was pretty great, especially as it showed off some crazed work from supporting actors Guy Pearce and Gary Oldman. Now there’s a new trailer that minimizes co-star Shia LaBeouf in favor of pushing Tom Hardy to the fore; I don’t think many people are going to mind.

In addition, TWC has released an infographic breaking down the guns used by the main characters. Not a typical marketing tactic, but it’s a neat little chart. Check out both below. Read More »

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