So how exactly did Paramount get their logo on The Avengers and Iron Man 3? When might we first see Black Panther? Which actress is the model for Scarlet Witch in The Avengers 2? Are Batman and Iron Man not as similar as some once thought? When will you see a second DC influenced Robot Chicken episode? How did Big Hero 6 go from Marvel comic to Disney movie? Why is a specific city angry about part of Iron Man 3? Want to see some new photos from Man of Steel? Read about all of this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
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Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige took to Twitter Friday morning, as @Iron_Man, to answer some fan questions about Iron Man 3, which is currently in theaters. Most of them were the usual fan questions (“Who would win in a fight, Iron Man or RoboCop”) but he did give some insight into the upcoming films too.
For example, Feige said that we would see Extremis again in future films. He also said the reason S.H.I.E.L.D. couldn’t help Tony Stark in Iron Man 3 is because they were very busy, as will be revealed in future films, an obvious reference to Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Read More »
Audiences worldwide will eventually get to see the extended Iron Man 3 scenes that were exclusive to China. Director Shane Black shot several scenes in the country, with native actors Wang Xueqi and Fan Bingbing, that are all but absent from the domestic cut of the film. They remain in Chinese theaters, but reportedly don’t add much.
Now it seems those scenes will be at the center of an upcoming Marvel short film tentatively called The Prologue. Read More »
Want to read a damning portrayal of Marvel Studios? Which character might be cameoing in The Wolverine? Has another actor been cast in Guardians of the Galaxy? Will another Green hero appear on Arrow soon? When does Geoff Johns say we’ll learn more about DC Entertainment’s upcoming plans? Did Robert Redford spoil his role in Captain America: The Winter Soldier? What is Hugh Jackman doing on the set of X-Men: Days of Future Past? Does Hans Zimmer‘s Man of Steel score blend with the John Williams Superman score? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
While Marvel movies are usually about one big name hero, there’s a lot of joy in the supporting characters. Two of the most intriguing ones, at least in Phase 2, are Don Cheadle‘s Colonel James Rhodes, aka War Machine/Iron Patriot, from Iron Man 3 and Anthony Mackie‘s Sam Wilson, aka The Falcon, in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Each are formidable fighters in their own right; they just happen to play second fiddle to Iron Man and Captain America.
And that’s where they’ll remain for now. In a new interview, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige said there are no current plans to develop spin-off films based on those characters. Read More »
Dave, Devindra, and Matt Singer from Criticwire chat about the awesome directorial stylings of Renny Harlin and reflect on the decline (or lack thereof) of the American film industry.
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There are a lot of Superhero Bits floating around this week: info is out there for Man of Steel, Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Avengers 2 and more. But we’re gonna put those on hold in celebration of the superhero du jour, Iron Man. This edition of Superhero Bits is solely decidated to the film at the top of the box office, Iron Man 3, and everything about it.
Do you want to hear Shane Black and Kevin Feige talk about the film’s big twists? How is the Internet reacting to the surprises? Want to see some new concept art and alternative credits sequences? How many unanswered questions does the film leave? Is The Mandarin the best comic book movie villain ever? Where was Robert Downey Jr. on opening day? What exactly did all each those armors do? Why didn’t S.H.I.E.L.D. come to the rescue? Were the rumors about the film over the years true? Read about all of this and more in today’s all Iron Man 3 edition of Superhero Bits — be warned there are film spoilers ahead. Read More »
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Briefly: Tony Stark has defeated the Iron Monger, Whiplash and now he’s beaten Harry Potter, Jack Sparrow and Batman, too. Iron Man 3 opened this weekend with a whopping $175.3 million box-office take, the second best opening weekend of all-time. The only film Stark couldn’t beat? His own. 2012′s The Avengers remains the all-time record holder with $207.4 million from Friday to Sunday.
What’s even more impressive about the Shane Black-directed film? As it opened internationally a week prior to the US opening, Iron Man 3 has now grossed $680 million globally in its first week, outgrossing the entire run of both Iron Man ($585.2) and Iron Man 2 ($623.9 million).
The only questions now are, can Iron Man 3 combine the grosses of 1 and 2? Which other summer movie could topple it, if any? And will there be an Iron Man 4? [Box Office Mojo]