A couple years ago, Robert Downey Jr. hinted that he might be done with superhero movies once he hit age 50. That birthday arrived this past spring, and thankfully Downey is currently filming a key role in Captain America: Civil War, leaving one more film in his latest contract with Marvel for an appearance in one part of The Avengers: Infinity War.
But Marvel Studios didn’t lock down the actor who turned Iron Man and Tony Stark into a big screen icon, launching their cinematic universe, without paying a hefty price tag. In fact, Downey just landed a spot on the annual list of the wealthiest celebrities as the eighth highest paid actor, and it all came from his paychecks for Captain America: Civil War and The Avengers: Age of Ultron. How much did Robert Downey Jr make? Find out after the jump. Read More »
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Marvel Studios may not have a panel at Comic-Con this week, but that doesn’t mean we can’t take time to look back at the film that has helped make the pop culture convention even bigger.
Iron Man was the first film to kick off the Marvel cinematic universe, the beginning of a lead-up to the assembly of The Avengers on the big screen for the first time ever. It still stands as one of the best films Marvel has made, but that doesn’t mean it’s immune to a skewering from the folks at Honest Trailers. They even take the time for a jab at The Incredible Hulk.
Watch the Iron Man Honest Trailer after the jump! Read More »
Paul Thomas Anderson is writing a new movie, and it almost certainly isn’t anything you’re expecting. This isn’t a film of his own, but a for-hire gig working with the guy who nearly starred in Inherent Vice. Anderson will write a new draft of Pinocchio, the live-action film Robert Downey Jr. is pulling together based on the classic story of a wooden puppet who dreams of being a real boy. In addition, there’s a chance Anderson will end up directing as well. Get the details on the potential Paul Thomas Anderson Pinocchio project, below. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015 by Angie Han
Marvel star Robert Downey Jr. may step away from the heroics for his next role. He’s set to produce and possibly star in Chasing Phil, as a con man running multimillion-dollar jobs. “Wolf of Wall Street meets Goodfellas” is the two-second description. More details on the Robert Downey Jr con man movie after the jump. Read More »
As it stands right now, Captain America: Civil War will include every single Earth-bound superhero in the MCU minus two: Thor and Hulk. They’re even adding in the new people like Ant-Man. So why are those two characters not in the movie? Thor, at least, has a solo movie that should cover his absence but Hulk does not. Last we saw the mean, green machine he was in a S.H.I.E.L.D plane hoping to get lost from the world.
According to Mark Ruffalo, the actor behind Hulk, he hasn’t heard anything about the movie except from one person: Robert Downey Jr. Tony Stark himself told Ruffalo he was in Civil War, but Ruffalo says he hasn’t heard from anyone else beyond that. Read the Mark Ruffalo Captain America Civil War quotes and more below. Read More »
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Production is underway on Captain America: Civil War right now down in Atlanta, Georgia, and with a whole bunch of The Avengers (new and old) on the cast roster, it’s safe to say we can expect a pretty massive flick. And while the movie doesn’t arrive until May 6th, 2016, one of the cast members is wasting no time driving a wedge between our superheroes.
Jeremy Renner, who plays the skilled archer and former S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Clint Barton (aka Hawkeye), took to Twitter yesterday with a little welcome card that teases the coming battle between Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and Steve Rogers (Chris Evans). Check out the Captain America: Civil War promo art after the jump! Read More »
For ten movies we’ve been waiting to see an entire movie of the Avengers being “The Avengers.” Sure, we’ve seen some crossovers. We’ve seen what the team could do when aliens invaded. We’ve even seen an alien pseudo-Avengers assemble in Guardians of the Galaxy. But up until Avengers: Age of Ultron, we haven’t seen what would happen if six amazing superheroes spent an entire movie together, working together.
For that reason alone, Joss Whedon‘s Avengers Age of Ultron is satisfying. Beyond that, it a falls a little bit short of its amazing predecessor. When compared to the first film, Age of Ultron is more even, constantly exciting and surprising. There are huge laughs, there’s drama, some real character development, and some absolutely crazy action. That consistency almost makes up for the fact the film lacks the “Wow” moments of the first movie and that brand new feeling we got the first time.
Nevertheless, Avengers: Age of Ultron is a blast. Read the rest of our Avengers Age of Ultron review below. Read More »
Monday night in Hollywood, The Avengers made the most of one half block. The cast went from Jimmy Kimmel Live where they played Family Feud, analyzed fan art and were interviewed, then walked across Hollywood Blvd. to the world premiere of Avengers: Age of Ultron at the Dolby Theater. But you don’t have to brave the crowds and traffic to see the madness. Below, we’ve got the Avengers Family Feud video along with some other Kimmel videos and a selection of the best red carpet photos from the premiere. Check them out below. Read More »
Posted on Monday, April 13th, 2015 by Angie Han
Our Marvel heroes will have plenty of baddies to fight in Avengers: Age of Ultron, but one of the biggest showdowns teased in the promo is the one between two Avengers: Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) and the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo). And what a showdown it is. Even in his specially made Hulkbuster armor, Iron Man struggles to hold his own against the unfriendly green giant.
A new action-packed clip delves into that battle, and even has a line explaining why the Science Bros are fighting in the first place. Here’s a hint: It’s exactly what you think it is. Watch the Avengers Age of Ultron clip after the jump. Read More »