For a few years now, Robert Downey Jr. has gone back and forth on his future as Iron Man at Marvel Studios. Back in 2013 he hinted at potentially leaving behind the armor once he turned 50, though that wasn’t a solid deadline for his departure from the comic book franchise. That became even more clear when he decided to sign on for Avengers: Age of Ultron and Avengers: Infinity War. But fans have been wondering if there’s another solo Iron Man outing in the future.
Well, now it seems we have an answer, or at least a more recent response, to the possibility of Iron Man 4 happening thanks to a recent interview with Robert Downey Jr. But if you were hoping for good news, you might want to sit down. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, March 10th, 2016 by Angie Han
We’ve had a very Captain America: Civil War-heavy few days here at /Film, what with those character posters and that set visit report and all of those awesome interviews and whatnot. But this may just be the highlight of the week. Marvel Studios has just revealed the latest Captain America: Civil War trailer, teasing the epic clash between Cap (Chris Evans) and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) that threatens to tear apart the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe. Check it out after the jump. Read More »
Speaking to Robert Downey Jr. is an experience. There’s no other way to say it. Like a less obnoxious Robin Williams, his mind moves faster than ours can process, and even when he’s not giving you any valuable information about Captain America: Civil War, he certainly makes you feel like you did.
The actor was brought to the set of the Marvel sequel on a day he wasn’t filming, just to speak with us about the movie. And while he didn’t divulge any secrets, he gave plenty of kudos to Chris Evans and Paul Rudd, hoped we’d see Pepper Potts in the movie, talked about how they tried to steer away from any political motivations in the story, and revealed he’s the only one who cares about his helpful robots.
Check out our Captain America Civil War interview with Robert Downey Jr. after the jump. Read More »
Yesterday brought our report straight from the set of Captain America: Civil War when the film was in production in Atlanta, Georgia last June. Along with that came a batch of posters for all the characters on Team Cap, as well as an interview with stars Chris Evans and Sebastian Stan. But that was just the beginning of our Civil War coverage this week.
There are rumblings of a new trailer for the Marvel Studios sequel arriving this week, but in the meantime, we’re running interviews from our set visit all week. Today we’ve got interviews with Robert Downey Jr., and some good stuff with Chadwick Boseman, a.k.a. Black Panther. But right now we’ve got a batch of new Captain America Civil War posters showcasing Team Iron Man, and one can’t help but notice they’re a man short when facing Team Cap. Read More »
On June 10th, 2015, in the sweltering heat of Atlanta, Georgia, I found myself on the set of Captain America: Civil War, the third installment in the patriotic superhero’s Marvel Studios franchise that began with Captain America: The First Avenger and continued with Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
In the middle of nowhere lies Pinewood Studios, and this is where we spent half the day conducting interviews with stars Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Anthony Mackie, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen and franchise newcomer Chadwick Boseman, not to mention writers Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, executive producer Nate Moore and directors Anthony & Joe Russo. All of those will be coming to you today and tomorrow, but first we want to talk about what we saw on set, because that’s what you’re going to see in theaters in May.
Outside on the studio lot, three massive green screen walls have been constructed to surround a set made to look like an airport tarmac. The only real objects on the set, besides the Marvel heroes who would be fighting shortly, is a fuel tank (that may end up exploding at some point) and some vehicles that say “Flughafen Leipzig-Halle,” which dictates that this is the Leipzig-Halle Airport in Schkeuditz, Germany. And this is where the Civil War begins. We are about the witness the beginning of the first fight between Team Captain America and Team Iron Man
After the jump, find out what we observed on the set of Captain America: Civil War, and how Marvel dealt with plenty of questions about Spider-Man entering the Marvel cinematic universe. All this and more can be found in our Captain America Civil War set report. And in case you haven’t realized it already, beware of spoilers after the jump! Read More »
Posted on Monday, February 22nd, 2016 by Angie Han
Captain America: Civil War brings back what feels like every MCU character we’ve ever met (save Thor and Hulk, who’ll be off on their own buddy adventure next fall). But it also introduces a bunch of new ones, some of whom are more mysterious than others. One that’s been a big fat question mark up to this point is the government agent played by Martin Freeman. We’ve already seen him in the trailers, but it’s only now that we finally have confirmation on whom he’s playing. As it turns out, one of those fan theories was very much on the money.
Elsewhere, we’ve also got new looks at Frank Grillo‘s Brock Rumlow in full Crossbones gear, and Elizabeth Olsen‘s Scarlet Witch in action amid what looks like some serious destruction. There’s also another photo of Chris Evans‘ Captain America and Robert Downey Jr.‘s Iron Man staring intensely at each other, in case you need more fanfic fodder. See photos of the Civil War Martin Freeman character and more below. Read More »
It was another big weekend at the box office for Deadpool as the R-rated comic book mercenary took the top spot by adding another $55 million to its fattening wallet. In addition, the film added another $85 million overseas, bringing the worldwide total to nearly $492 million in just two weeks. And analysts believe these numbers put the movie on track to becoming the highest grossing R-rated movie in history, potentially surpassing The Passion of the Christ‘s domestic record and The Matrix Reloaded‘s worldwide numbers.
Over the weekend, an unlikely ally dished out some congratulations to Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds and the film’s surprising success with Captain America himself, Chris Evans, taking to Twitter with some kind words. Reynolds responded in kind, but Robert Downey Jr. noticed their exchange and he has some concerns. Find out what unfolded on Twitter below. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, February 17th, 2016 by Jack Giroux
Guy Ritchie‘s Sherlock Holmes is a perfectly enjoyable movie. Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law make for a charming Sherlock and Watson, Hans Zimmer‘s playful score is an immense pleasure, and Ritchie’s eye is energetic and stylish enough. While Avatar was killing it at the box-office back in 2009, Sherlock Holmes was also winning over audiences.
How does the film holdup since its release? Just fine, but this “Everything Wrong With Sherlock Holmes in 13 Minutes or Less” points out a few of the conveniences, noticeable leaps in logic, and more.
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Posted on Sunday, February 7th, 2016 by Angie Han
The Super Bowl has its charms, but with all due respect to the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos, it’s got nothing on the epic showdown coming in Captain America: Civil War. The movie pits Avengers teammates Captain America (Chris Evans) and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) against each other in a battle that threatens to tear apart the MCU’s entire population of superheroes — including new additions like Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) and Spider-Man (Tom Holland).
A new Super Bowl spot digs a little deeper into the superhero-vs.-superhero feud, teasing some of the major action and drama to come. Watch the Captain America: Civil War Super Bowl spot after the jump. Read More »
It’s no secret that Spider-Man will be entering the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the first time with Captain America: Civil War. However, there’s still a lot we don’t know about the webcrawler’s appearance in the movie. Even though we know that this will be a teenage version of Peter Parker played by Tom Holland, we don’t know how long he’ll appear in the movie, what his suit will look like, or anything like that. But a new rumor may have given us one detail that we didn’t know previously: how the Avengers recruit Spider-Man in Captain America Civil War.
Find out details after the jump, but beware of spoilers from here on out. Read More »