Both Shane Black and Kevin Feige know how important Iron Man 3 is. Not only is it a sequel to two successful Iron Man films, it’s a sequel to one of the biggest movies of all time, The Avengers, and the first prequel to a slew of other films, such as The Avengers 2 and Guardians of the Galaxy. That meant lots and lots of care was taken in preparing not only the script, but the connections within the Marvel Cinematic Universe as well as balancing the action in regards to the other films.

A few months ago, we were among a group of journalists who sat down with Black and Feige to discuss all those things related to Iron Man 3, and more. Below, you can read quotes about the development, filming and context of Iron Man 3 as well as the mystery of post-credits sequences, Black Panther, Runaways, the S.H.I.E.L.D. TV show and PG-13 vs. R-ratings. Read More »


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“Why wouldn’t Tony Stark just call The Avengers if he’s having a problem in Iron Man 3?” It’s a questions fans have been asking for months in anticipation of the first film of Marvel Phase 2, out May 3rd. We all know Tony Stark is friendly with the likes of Captain America, The Hulk, Hawkeye, Thor and Black Widow so it would make sense for him to ask for help when battling The Mandarin. So why doesn’t he?

At a recent roundtable we joined with director Shane Black and Marvel President Kevin Feige (from which we’ll have more soon), Feige explained why he doesn’t think that’s a problem, and confirmed it will be dealt with in the movie. He also discussed how the S.H.I.E.L.D. TV show fits into the cinematic Marvel Universe. Read his quotes below.
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Though three different actors have played Bruce Banner on the big screen in the past decade, only one can really say he also played the Hulk. When Mark Ruffalo appeared as the iconic character in last summer’s The Avengers, he was the first actor to actually portray the Hulk half of the character in motion-capture. (His predecessors Edward Norton and Eric Bana let the CG artists take over that part.)

The decision paid off, as fans enthused that Ruffalo’s Hulk was the best they’d seen in recent memory. Now a new video shows just how Industrial Light & Magic pulled off the trick. Hit the jump to check it out.

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In The Avengers, the audience never questions where the action is taking place. That’s just New York City on screen, obviously. The fact that almost none of the film was actually shot in New York City is a testament to the quality of the effects work by Industrial Light and Magic.

ILM has just released a new video detailing how they were able to digitally recreate New York for Joss Whedon‘s mega-blockbuster. In it you’ll find out exactly how much of the film was shot in New York, see a lot of green screen work, all the tiny details that have to be added to each frame and even learn a few cool pieces of trivia. For either Avengers or filmmaking fans, it’s a must see. Read More »

Want to see inside the production offices of X-Men: Days of Future Past? Will Iron Man 3 have its own 3D glasses? Does the FBI play into The Amazing Spider-Man 2? Where is an art gallery doing a full comic book exhibition? How is Spider-Man invading weddings everywhere? Is there a Dark Knight Returns statue you can never own? Will the Batman comic books have a huge twist in the future? Read about all of this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

We’re baaaaack! Yes, Superhero Bits is back and today you can find out the following. What’s the latest Justice League/Man of Steel rumor? How large is Hugh Jackman‘s role in X-Men: Days of Future Past? Does Chris Mintz-Plasse have a crazy look in Kick-Ass 2? When might we see The Wolverine teaser trailer? Which characters have been added to Injustice: Gods Among Us? Is there a new Batman: Arkham game coming out later this year? Could Guardians of the Galaxy be cast completely with the Parks and Recreation cast? Read about all this and more in today’s return of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Which of The Avengers will be presenting at the Oscars? How much did the film make on Blu-ray last year? Want to see some more Man of Steel toys? When is Kick-Ass 3 going to be released? Was Jessica Alba happy with her experience on Sin City: A Dame to Kill For? Is Alfred Molina cool if someone else plays Doc Ock in an Amazing Spider-Man sequel? Why does Mark Millar think a Justice League movie is a really bad idea? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits! Read More »

Is Scarlett Johansson excited for Captain America: The Winter Soldier? Did Mr. Rodgers visit The Incredible Hulk? Is Wolverine essential to all X-Men movies? Did Don Cheadle just drop a major Iron Man 3 spoiler? When does the DC fighting game, Injustice: Gods Among Us going to be released? Want to see another behind the scenes video from The Avengers courtesy of ILM? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

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