I had the opportunity to see the Iron Man movie last evening. The best part about this showing? It wasn’t sold out, wasn’t packed with noisy kids talking during the movie, and not a single cell phone went off during the flick. All in all, a great movie going experience.
But what of the movie itself? I have a few early thoughts after the jump.
Over the next couple of weeks, expect to be inundated with content spilling out of Marvel and the studios as they make sure every single seat in every single theater in every single country is filled with people chanting Iron Man.
Apple went ahead and dropped the Iron Man trailer on its site a day early, so that means you should get thee to the site post haste and view the trailer in magnificent high definition. I had my reservations about Robert Downey, Jr as Tony Stark, but after seeing the trailer, I’m sold.
Sold I Tell You! This movie is going to rock!
If teh Interwebs get clogged and you can’t get the trailer for yourself, take the jump for some screen caps.
Over at his MySpace page, Jon Favreau posted a message to let everyone know we’ll be seeing some of that Iron Man footage real soon.
I hear you all loud and clear. You want to see the footage that we brought to SDCC. Why not post it in HD instead of having everyone download a grainy bootleg? I agree. I am trying to get a version out to you ASAP. This is a big movie, however, and it takes time to get the proper approvals from all parties involved.
I am happy to report that both Marvel and Paramount have agreed to get a version of the footage out to you very soon. I will report the specifics when I get them. Thanks for your enthusiasm and patience.
Well hot damn. For those who got to see the footage at the San Diego Comic-Con, how was it?
One of the big events at the Marvel booth was the unveiling of the Iron Man Mark 1 Armour. Superhero Hype! has some great shots of the suit including some close-ups that really look good. I am really impressed at the amount of detail the creators put into this suit and can’t wait to see this behemoth in action.
Captain Marvel gets a new title with Brian Reed writing and Lee Weeks doing the art work. It’s not one of those stories where Mar-vel comes back from the dead, rather a time-travel story where the Captain comes to grips with his death.
More highlights from the Mondo Marvel Panel after the jump.
Apparently it is the Audi R8. Audi and Marvel have teamed up to give Tony Stark a ride in the new film, that will help lessen the burden of Marvel financing all the promotion itself.
As part of its involvement, Audi will likely pony up tens of millions of dollars to help promote the movie worldwide upon its release, set for May 2008. Details of the marketing plans are still being worked out. Recruiting heavyweight promotional partners like Audi for “Iron Man” is particularly crucial for Marvel given that the pic is the first the company is self-financing, with Par only distribbing.
One of the interesting things about the $108,000 car is it has been designed with the movie promotion in mind; the engine housing glows at night similar to Tony’s chestplate, and the car’s headlights resemble the eye slits of Iron Man’s helmet. Audi actually went to great lengths to get the attention of Marvel to get its car(s) in the film, similar to the deal GMC Dodge had with the Fantasticar from this summer’s Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, and GMC had with the Transformers.
You would think with his fortune he’d be kickin’ it in the back of a stretch limo surrounded by hotties, while his man servant drives him around… ah, the life of a millionaire playboy.
Avi Arad has confirmed Sam “mutha-f**ker” Jackson and Hilary Swank will make appearances in the upcoming Iron Man movie. While he tried to keep mum on what roles they would play, he did let slip Jackson will play Nick Fury.
Clearly a bit frustrated, Arad then amended himself. “The Sam thing was supposed to be the biggest secret of them all,” he shrugged. “It’s amazing how it got out.”