In the late ’60s, when Steve McQueen (the actor, not the current director) was one of the biggest stars in the world, McQueen outlined a treatment for an action/adventure movie. “Outlined” may be too simple a word; in fact, there’s a 1700-page document from McQueen setting up the film. Now that outline is being turned into a script by Terry Rossio (Pirates of the Caribbean) called Yucatan, which is now a potential starring vehicle for Robert Downey, Jr. Read More »
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Posted on Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 by Angie Han
We know who’s directing Captain America 3, we know who’s starring in Captain America 3, and we even have some idea of the plot details for Captain America 3. Now we know the title, too.
Marvel Studios revealed at its event today that Captain America 3 will be called Captain America: Civil War, as many had already suspected. (Not, it won’t be Serpent Society as first teased at the event.) Also confirmed was the release date of the movie: May 6, 2016. In addition to Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, it’ll officially debut Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
More details, including a description of some relevant Avengers: Age of Ultron footage, after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Friday, October 24th, 2014 by Angie Han
Over the past six years, we’ve seen Robert Downey Jr.‘s Tony Stark go through all sorts of crap. He’s been captured and imprisoned, fallen in love, made new superpowered friends, struggled with booze, battled aliens, developed PTSD, removed his arc reactor, and through it all become a slightly better person than he was in the first Iron Man.
But some things about the character will never change. He’ll always mouth off the first chance he gets, he’ll always suffer unresolved daddy issues, he’ll always have an outsized ego, and — as a funny GIF set shows — he’ll always inspire people to attack him in a very specific way. See what we’re talking about after he jump.
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Last night Walt Disney Pictures released the first movie trailer for Marvel Studios/Joss Whedon‘s Avengers sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron. You can watch that awesome trailer here, in case you haven’t already or like me, want to watch it over and over again. And for those of you who really want to take in all of the visuals revealed in the Avengers: Age of Ultron teaser trailer, we have compiled a batch of high resolution images from the film to let you take in all the awesomeness one image at a time. Hit the jump to see the Avengers 2 photos now.
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How can you get the Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix Volume 1 on cassette tape? What did Robert Downey Jr. finally say when asked about appearing in Captain America 3? Which former X-Men villain has joined the cast of Arrow? What film does David Ayer compare Suicide Squad to? Which effects milestone will Avengers: Age of Ultron set for Marvel? Is there a problem with those Batman stamps? What exactly is being shot at Michigan State University for Batman v Superman? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
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Posted on Monday, October 20th, 2014 by Angie Han
It’s not unheard of for actors to take home souvenirs from their projects — whether by stealing props from the set, buying them from the production company, or receiving them as gifts. But Robert Downey Jr.‘s memento from The Avengers definitely ranks up there in terms of uniqueness.
Downey reportedly received the 30-foot-tall “A” from the Stark Tower shot at the end of the 2012 movie, after asking for it as a joke. Guess he’s never heard of the saying “Be careful what you wish for.” Hit the jump for more on the Robert Downey Jr Avengers A.
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Posted on Monday, October 13th, 2014 by Angie Han
Well, now we know what all of Robert Downey Jr.‘s vague promises of “plans” and “other stuff” with Marvel were about. The actor is reportedly in final negotiations to join Chris Evans‘ titular hero in Captain America 3.
Even more exciting is what he’ll be doing there: Going head to head with Cap in an adaptation of the Civil War storyline from the comic books. Hit the jump for all the details on the Robert Downey Jr Captain America 3 casting.
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Posted on Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 by Angie Han
Oh, here we go again. Just hours after Robert Downey Jr. seemingly confirmed on Ellen that Iron Man 4 was happening, he backtracked completely on the Late Show With David Letterman. “There’s no plans for an Iron Man 4,” he told the talk show host. Hit the jump for the latest on the Iron Man 4 saga.
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Back and forth we go with Iron Man 4. Robert Downey Jr. isn’t doing it, then he’s maybe doing it, then he’ll do it if Mel Gibson directs, then joked he’ll do it if Howard Stern directs. Honestly, there’s so much out there about the film, no one knows for sure what’s happening.
That was, until, Downey Jr. hit the couch on Ellen. When asked about Iron Man 4, Downey told the host that “Yes,” Iron Man 4 is happening.
Below, you can watch that video as well as read a ton of highlights from his recent AMA including teases that he’d love to cameo on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, updates on the development of Sherlock Holmes 3 and a Perry Mason film, possibly playing Doctor Who, the shift in marketing for The Judge, the likelihood of a Weird Science sequel, a few cryptic Avengers: Age of Ultron teases and the controversy of his Tropic Thunder character. Read the Robert Downey Jr AMA highlights below.
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