The clock is ticking down to the release of Iron Man 3, and to give you yet another taste of what is to come, Disney released another clip that expands the scenes that we saw during the Super Bowl.
Marvel Studios kicked off their movie experiment with Iron Man in 2008, and began the road to Avengers with 2010′s Iron Man 2, so it’s only fitting that Iron Man 3 is the first post Avengers movie, and is used to kick-off Marvel’s Phase 2. With a new writer and director calling the shots, does Iron Man 3 crack under the weight of expectation?
Tony Stark isn’t afraid of the Mandariin, and in this clip from Iron Man 3, Tony throws down the gauntlet.
It’s going to be a big comics-related summer, what with Man of Steel and Star Trek: Into Darkness filling out the season in local theaters. But the first movie based on a comics superhero will be Iron Man 3, and it will zoom into your neighborhood on Friday, May 3.
Hot Toys blew us away with its Captain America super articulated action figure, and now the company is at it again with a highly detailed, highly articulated, high customizable Iron Man Mark VII figure that you have to see to believe.
In previous Marvel panels at the San Diego Comic Con, Robert Downey Jr. has only appeared via video, but today, during the Iron Man Kids Costume Contest, the actor appeared to the surprise of many.
Good on you Mr. Downey! Let’s hope the media that were there allowed the kids to have their moment of awesome memory before they crushed them in the rush to get a quote and a shot.
So where to the evil scientists in the upcoming Iron Man 3 movie come from? If the latest image from the set gives us any indication, they all start out wearing yellow jumpsuits.
Disney sent over the first official image from the set of Iron Man 3. We see seven different suits in the background, and one disassembled Iron Man in the foreground.
Complete press release, and full sized image, after the jump.
Reports from the set of Iron Man 3 indicate that an armor resembling Norman Osborn’s Iron Patriot suit are set to appear. Moreover, the suit’s pilot is reportedly not Norm-O, but Eric Savin aka Coldblood-7 (last seen unconscious on the battlefield during the Civil War crossover.) Aside from the obviously cool visual of a Fourth of July Iron Man suit, though, I find myself wondering why they wouldn’t create a new charater for the movie. Or, even better, why not use the similar Detroit Steel, who holds the double benefit of being both active in the current-day Marvel Universe AND actually being an Iron Man foe, unlike Osborn or Savin.
The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) smells just as sweet, asking: Where’s the up-side in shoehorning characters into a movie that very few people (even those INTO comics) are going to be familiar with?
When Iron Man 2 went into production, the studio tried dialing back the budget, and in the process, dropped Terrance Howard from the cast. With the success of The Avengers, Disney is taking the opposite approach, it’s throwing money at Iron Man 3.
Both Scarlett Johansson and Jessica Chastain are out of Iron Man 3, and the studios are looking for an actress to play a big role in the upcoming movie. Marvel Studios may have found the female lead in Rebecca Hall.
I really enjoyed Guy Ritchie and Robert Downey, Jr.’s take on Sherlock Holmes, and so must a lot of other people as the second movie is ready to roll out in December.