Back in 2008, Iron Man, for some, was a surprising hit. Marvel’s first film not only exceeded box office predictions, but it also surpassed fans and general audiences’ expectations. If the comic book movie didn’t do as well as it did, then Marvel’s plans, most likely, would’ve been squashed.
Besides helping to set up the Marvel Cinematic Universe, director Jon Favreau accomplished more than just that with his film. Below, Marvel president Kevin Feige reflects on Iron Man and how it influenced the rest of the MCU.
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After some early buzz this weekend indicated that Captain America: Civil War seems to deliver the goods when it comes to an enjoyable and outstanding comic book blockbuster, Marvel Studios is keeping the hype train going with a new clip from the movie.
Pushing the comic book sequel to the coveted young demographic watching the MTV Movie Awards, the Captain America Civil War clip features Captain America (Steve Rogers) and two of his new Avengers, Falcon (Anthony Mackie) and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), infiltrating some kind of facility. The trio seems to make a great team, cooperating and using each others abilities to their advantage.
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Earlier this week, Robert Downey Jr. said that he didn’t think an Iron Man 4 was in the cards, calling the forthcoming Captain America: Civil War something akin to his own little Iron Man sequel. That prompted us to think about just how much longer we’ll have the actor around to play Tony Stark, the role that he was simply born to play.
Downey is contracted for The Avengers 3, but when that contract was signed, the movie wasn’t split into two parts. So we’re not sure yet if he’ll be partaking in both parts of The Avengers: Infinity War. But beyond that, Downey doesn’t have any more Marvel Studios movies left in his contract. So what happens after Robert Downey Jr leaves Iron Man? Captain America: Civil War co-director Joe Russo has given us one possibility. Read More »
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 »
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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 »