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In a new interview, Mark Wahlberg says he’d like to take over the Iron Man franchise from Robert Downey Jr. He’s mostly kidding. The line is delivered in a semi-joking tone and he goes on to say he’s never really been asked to play a superhero. He prefers to play someone real and relatable. The actor then realizes, with turns in Ted and the upcoming Transformers 4, he’s getting quite comfortable acting with someone who isn’t there and finishes the thought by saying how much he liked The Avengers.

So while Wahlberg’s quote definitely comes off as a throwaway line, the fact that Robert Downey Jr. could only have two more appearances as Iron Man, and that Wahlberg is six years younger than Downey Jr., does leave the door open a crack. Check out the interview below. Read More »

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Without a doubt, this weekend belongs to Iron Man 3. The film is now open and the box office is expected to be huge; possibly one of the biggest of all time. That means everyone and their mother will be heading out to the theater to see what’s next for Tony Stark after he flew into space at the end of The Avengers.

Surely people will also take the weekend to look back at the first two Iron Man films, Iron Man and Iron Man 2, directed by Jon Favreau. If you don’t have time for all that, though, music producer Mike Relm has made an awesome Iron Man trilogy remix, using Black Sabbath’s Iron Man in conjunction with footage from all three films. Check it out below. Read More »

Iron Man Tech at Disneyland

On Friday I was able to get a sneak preview of a new exhibit at Innoventions in Disneyland’s Tomorrowland.

Ever since it was announced that Disney was purchasing Marvel Comics, Disneyland fanatics have been fantasizing about how the superhero characters would impact the theme parks. We saw many rumors of big Marvel themed lands or even stand-alone theme parks, but one consistant rumor in the mill was a complete redesign of of Tomorrowland’s Innoventions into a Iron Man ride set within “Stark Expo”. That attraction might still be in the works (or maybe is just the creation of fan speculation) but the announcement of a Stark Industries presence inside the tech-based exhibit hall got many Disneyland fans excited.

The new exhibit promised to show off “the latest Iron Man Tech presented by Stark Industries” but is really a prop display, a fun tie in to promote the upcoming release of Iron Man 3. See my photos from the opening after the jump, along with my thoughts.

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Threadless has teamed again with Disney to produce a new line of t-shirts based on the winning submissions of an art contest. This time around the subject isn’t Disney villains, Toy Story or The Muppets, its another Marvel property — Iron Man. The 23 winning t-shirts are n ow on sale on the Threadless website. See them below.
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After getting sued over the packaging of Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One – Avengers Assembled Blu-ray box set, Marvel has regrouped and reloaded. The official set goes back up for presale Tuesday and will now be on sale April 2, 2013.

With the added time, the company has gone ahead and upgraded the set. In addition to full Blu-rays of Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Iron Man 2, Captain America: The First Avenger and The Avengers, they’ve added brand new, never before seen deleted scenes from those films as well as an exclusive tease to all of the Phase Two movies – Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Avengers 2 and maybe even Ant-Man. After the jump, read what Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige had to say about the set. Read More »

When does The Amazing Spider-Man 2 start filming? What do Andrew Garfield and Marc Webb have to say about the sequel? Want to see a scene being shot from Kick-Ass 2? Which Fringe actor is joining Arrow? Why is Bane singing on a mountain side? Did Tony Stark have a different car planned in the original Iron Man? How did Tom Hiddleston and Chris Hemsworth prepare for Thor: The Dark World? What does the villain, Malekith, look like? Read about all of this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

Six hundred million dollars later, The Avengers has rocked our world. The film, and the build-up to it, were such massive pop culture events, years in the making, that everything coming after it almost feels superfluous. So instead of looking forward, maybe it’s time to look back and appreciate what Marvel did leading up to The Avengers. That would be films like Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger, (mostly) high quality superhero movies that lead to this summer’s uber-hit.

Marvel is releasing a huge Blu-ray box set September 25 called Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One – Avengers Assembled and has just released a trailer teasing the package. Check it out below. Read More »

Audiences might not know where we go from here but there’s one undeniable truth in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Phase One is complete. Iron Man, Iron Man 2, The Incredible Hulk, Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger lead to The Avengers. And with that billion dollar hit coming to Blu-ray and DVD September 25, Amazon has revealed that a six movie, ten-disc collection called Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One – Avengers Assembled. The set will close the door on this chapter, open the door to a new one and  include all of the above movies and more in an awesome collectible case. Read the full specs and see a teaser image below. Read More »

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