When Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige announced Avengers: Infinity War, it was positioned as a two-film epic crossover event that would be the culmination of everything Marvel had planned up to that point. So with both films about to start shooting concurrently, I thought it might be fun to take a look at all the characters confirmed or rumored to be part of Avengers: Infinity War, and theorize how they may play into this story.
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Posted on Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 by Angie Han
After over thirty years in Hollywood, Robert Downey Jr. is ready to branch out into the next phase of his career: directing. Downey is set to make his debut on Singularity, a TV pilot featuring his Weird Science co-star Anthony Michael Hall. Downey and his wife Susan Downey are also producing through Team Downey Productions.
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Despite how long Marvel Studios tapdanced around the prospect of Spider-Man appearing in Captain America: Civil War, we were certain the webslinger was going to show up in the movie. However, one thing we didn’t know about until around the time the movie hit theaters was that the post-credits scene for the movie featured a tease for Spider-Man: Homecoming. And that scene almost featured a more overt tease for what’s to come in the Spidey franchise reboot.
Some concept art from the visual effects company Perception, who created the digital readout projected by Peter Parker’s (Tom Holland) webshooters that Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) gave him, reveals that there was almost a secret message that the genius, billionaire, playboy philanthropist left for the webslinger. Find out about Tony Stark’s secret message to Spider-Man after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, October 27th, 2016 by Angie Han
Iron Man may be Robert Downey Jr.‘s most famous role, but you may recall that it’s not his only ongoing franchise about an arrogant genius. He’s also the star of Warner Bros.’ Sherlock Holmes movies — not to be confused with BBC One’s Sherlock TV series, which features a different Marvel actor as the famed detective.
The Sherlock Holmes franchise was put on hold for a bit while Downey was busy with Marvel, but now Sherlock Holmes 3 is moving forward again with an entire writers’ room at its disposal. Gary Whitta (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy), Justin Malen (Baywatch), and Kieran Fitzgerald (Snowden) are all on board to help write the next (but probably not last) installment of the series. Read More »
Famous people are used to shill for politicians all the time. But unlike making a decision on which soft drink, pizza or shoes you’re going to buy, choosing to vote is a much bigger deal. That’s why a new campaign called Save the Day has called upon an endless array of famous people to encourage you to vote.
Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Keegan-Michael Key, James Franco, Julianne Moore, Stanley Tucci, Nathan Fillion and a bunch more familiar faces (and some not so familiar) were rounded up to create this video that encourages people to register to vote. However, while this starts out like any other pro-voting campaign, it takes one hilarious turn right after the other, right down to a promise made by all the celebrities that Mark Ruffalo is tragically unaware of. Just watch the video below. Read More »
Posted on Friday, August 26th, 2016 by Angie Han
Captain America: Civil War was a somber affair, and understandably so — the film rocked the very notion of the Avengers to its very core by pitting hero against hero and friend against friend. It was downright heartbreaking to see Steve and Tony come to blows despite their own best efforts to reach a common ground, and then to see the rest of the Avengers forced to pick sides.
But behind the scenes, it was a whole other story. With the film’s home video release just around the corner, Marvel Studios has released the Civil War blooper reel, and it’s silly, endearing stuff. Captain America may be going through some heavy stuff, but Chris Evans is enjoying the hell out of himself, and Sebastian Stan smiles more in these few minutes than Bucky probably has in the past 70 years. Scarlett Johansson‘s tough action hero schtick gets undermined by faulty equipment, and Robert Downey Jr. just can’t help getting in a snarky remark or two. Anthony Mackie, Jeremy Renner, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, and Martin Freeman all make appearances as well. Read More »
Robert Downey Jr. landed a huge paycheck for Captain America: Civil War. The actor, whose contract had expired before the Captain America sequel, was reportedly paid $40 million upfront and a significant back end fee. This enormous payday, however, almost didn’t happen, so directors Anthony and Joe Russo and all involved had to consider other stories to tell. What was another story that was a viable option for the filmmakers? Cap taking on zombies or, as Joe puts it, infected people that are similar to zombies.
Below, learn more about an early Captain America 3 zombie storyline.
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With so many characters in the Marvel cinematic universe, it’s a no-brainer that some of them will recur in multiple movies. However, when it comes to characters who are part of the Avengers, having them appear in each others’ standalone franchises is a bit of a bigger deal. And now a new rumor pegs a major Avenger cameo happening in this fall’s release of Doctor Strange, one that will help set up Spider-Man: Homecoming, the next Marvel movie in the pipeline.
There aren’t any Doctor Strange story spoilers below, but if you don’t want to know who may be making this rumored Doctor Strange Avenger cameo, don’t read after the jump. You’ve been warned. Read More »
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Posted on Tuesday, August 16th, 2016 by Angie Han
It remains unclear whether True Detective will return for a third season, following a critically acclaimed first season and a widely panned second one. But in the meantime, it looks like creator Nic Pizzolatto will have a different HBO project to keep him busy. He and Robert Downey Jr. are in talks for a drama series at HBO that’s probably a reworked version of the Perry Mason movie that Downey has been trying to get off the ground for a while. Read More »
The cast of Spider-Man: Homecoming is already pretty crowded. Tom Holland has the role of the new Spidey, Michael Keaton has been presumed to take the role of the villain Vulture, Robert Downey Jr. will be appearing as Tony Stark, Marisa Tomei is back as Aunt May and some of Peter’s classmates will be played by Zendaya, Tony Revolori, Jacob Batalon and Laura Harrier (find out who they’re playing right here).
Now one more name has been added to the cast, and he’s a recent UFC champion. Plus, there’s a rumor circulating from the set of Spider-Man: Homecoming down in Atlanta that another Avenger may be making an appearance. Find out more about each of the additions to the Spider-Man Homecoming cast after the jump. Read More »