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8 New Marvel Movies On The Way!

October 29th, 2014 2:09am EDT
'Black Panther,' 'Captain Marvel' & Two-Part 'Avengers: Infinity
Marvel announced its upcoming feature film schedule for the next five years during a special event at Hollywood's El Capitan Theater on Tuesday.

The movie studio debuted the names and release dates for nine films, which puts 11 on the schedule if you count 2015's "Avengers: Age of Ultron" (5/1) and "Ant-Man" (7/17).

"When we have information we want to reveal, we reveal it," Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige told fans and members of the media on stage at the El Capitan Theatre. "Sometimes that's in a press release, sometimes that's in San Diego Comic-Con -- if everything comes together wel...
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Is Robert Downey, Jr. Starring In 'Iron Man 4'?

October 8th, 2014 12:20pm EDT
Robert Downey Jr.
Despite telling Ellen DeGeneres on Tuesday morning that he was planning on making a fourth "Iron Man" film, Robert Downey, Jr. will not be playing Tony Stark in another stand-alone film.

During a segment on "Ellen," which will air on Thursday, the host pressed the actor about suiting up once again as the superhero. He admitted, "We're in the middle of negotiations." Asked to clarify, he said, "OK, yes."

On Tuesday night during an interview with David Letterman, Downey, Jr. had changed his tune.

"There's no plans for an Iron Man 4," the 49-year-old actor said. Letterman asked him why no...
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You'll Never Believe What Robert Downey Jr. Just Said Is The Best Marvel Movie

August 29th, 2014 5:51pm EDT
Robert Downey Jr.
Despite starring in three highly successful, blockbuster "Iron Man" films and "The Avengers," Robert Downey Jr. has praised the latest film from Disney's Marvel Studios, Guardians of the Galaxy, calling it the best yet from the production company.

While speaking on his new film "The Judge," which is premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) next week, Downey Jr. told the Toronto Sun that he loved the film.

"Galaxy in some ways is the best Marvel movie ever," he said. "And it's odd for someone with -- on occasion -- an ego the size of mine to actually say that!"

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Marvel's New Captain America Is Black, Thor Is A Woman And There's A 'Superior Iron Man' On The Way

July 18th, 2014 4:15pm EDT
Marvel's New Captain America Is Black, Thor Is A Woman And There
Marvel comics has been rolling out some major new changes lately by announcing on Wednesday that in a new Thor series the titular character will now be a woman (not She-Thor, mind you, just 'Thor'). With the previous Thor no longer worthy of carrying his hammer Mjolnir, a mysterious new character will now take the mantle of the mightiest Avenger.

With the new Thor news comes a big change to another Avenger -- Captain America.

Marvel also announced on Wednesday that there will be a new Captain, this time sidekick Sam Wilson, aka The Falcon, will carry the red, white and blue shield after S...
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11 Controversial Comic Book Movie Castings

March 19th, 2014 1:01pm EDT
Idris Elba
As a comic book nerd, nothing is worse than seeing a poor attempt at a movie adaptation of one of your beloved super heroes. So one could understand why so many casting decisions in comic book films create a controversy. Here are 11 controversial comic book movie castings:

Idris Elba - Heimdall in Thor. In what will be an occurring theme in this list, Elba's casting as Asgard Sentry Heimdall was a controversy only because of the color of this skin. Several white supremacist groups employ Norse mythology, so the perceived slight was twofold for them. In the end, the boycott attempts failed ...
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Terrence Howard Blames Robert Downey, Jr. For Being Dropped From 'Iron Man'

November 16th, 2013 8:00pm EST
Terrence Howard
Terrence Howard has suggested that his "Iron Man" co-star Robert Downey, Jr. failed to stand up for him when movie execs were pushing him out of the film franchise.
 
Howard played Iron Man/Tony Stark's best friend Jim Rhodes in the 2008 original film. Movie executives allegedly failed to honor Howard's salary for the sequel, so he wasn't asked back for the 2010 sequel. Don Cheadle replaced him.
 
Without naming names, Howard talked about the fall-out on "Watch What Happens Live" on Thursday night, explaining: "This is gonna get me in trouble, but who gives a f--k. It turns out that the per...
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Disney And Marvel To Bring 'Daredevil' Series To Netflix

November 8th, 2013 2:24pm EST
Daredevil
Disney and Netflix announced a new deal on Thursday that will bring four new series featuring Marvel superheroes, inlcuding Daredevil, to the streaming video service.

The live-action adventures of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage will be told through four new 13-episode shows beginning in 2015. The shows will all lead into special miniseries "The Defenders," which will feature all four heroes that hail from Hell's Kitchen, New York.

"This deal is unparalleled in its scope and size, and reinforces our commitment to deliver Marvel's brand, content and characters across all ...
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'Iron Man 3' Has Second Best Opening Weekend Ever

May 5th, 2013 7:01pm EDT
Iron Man 3
Iron Man 3 has taken the U.S. box office by storm, landing in the top spot with $175.3 million in ticket sales.

The film, which stars Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow, now holds the second highest-grossing opening weekend spot ever, knocking Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 ($169.2 million, 2011) to the number three spot and landing right behind another Marvel Studios release, last year's The Avengers, which raked in an astounding $207 million.

"It is an extraordinary start," Disney executive VP of distribution Dave Hollis told Reuters. "The start on the U.S. side is some...
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'Star Wars Episode VII' Trailer Brings In Buzz, Woody & 'The Avengers'

November 5th, 2012 2:01pm EST
Star Wars Taiwan Animation
Taiwan's Next Media Animation (NMA) studios released another fantastic video last week, this one called "Star Wars Episode 7 Official Trailer."

The crazy video studio, based in Taipei, Taiwan, brings international news to a whole new level by not only reporting on all the latest stories, but providing some hilarious visuals as well through computer animation. Who needs cute girls in front of green screens?

The Star Wars video starts with a guy smoking a cigar dressed as Mickey Mouse sitting with George Lucas and a girl dressed as slave Princess Leia on a couch at a stripclub, while a woma...
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Rebecca Hall Tipped To Replace Jessica Chastain In 'Iron Man 3'

May 9th, 2012 11:11pm EDT
Rebecca Hall
The Town actress Rebecca Hall is in talks to replace Jessica Chastain in the upcoming Iron Man 3.

Chastain was set to play a scientist who develops a terrifying virus in the superhero sequel, but The Help star apologized to her fans on Monday after pulling out of the role due to scheduling conflicts.

And filmmakers are not wasting any time in filling the vacant spot - they have begun negotiations with Hall to take over as Robert Downey Jr.'s new leading lady, according to Variety.com.

Screenwriter/director Shane Black has been drafted in to take over the franchise's reigns from Jon Favre...
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Hulk Smash! 'The Avengers' Crushes Box Office Records With Biggest Opening Of All Time

May 7th, 2012 8:41am EDT
The Avengers
"The Avengers" shattered box office records by becoming the first film ever to break the $200 million mark in its opening weekend. The film is projected to have made $200.3 million since its midnight release on Friday, May 4.

The movie ties together such characters as Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Thor (Chris Hemsworth) for a big-screen franchise team-up like no other.

"The Avengers" slides "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2," into second place in the record books. It earned $169 millio...
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For The 'The Avengers' Assembly – Our Top Ten Superhero Movies Of All Time

May 3rd, 2012 9:00am EDT
The Avengers
As the Avengers finally assemble, bringing the biggest superhero movie yet to the big screen, we have to ask: Of all these darn superhero movies, which ones are the best? Luckily, we can also answer that question we just asked ourselves. Let the debate commence!

10) THE SHADOW (1994)

A lot of movies could’ve taken this spot on the list, but for the sake of mixing things up, I’m going with this oft-dismissed adaptation of the classic radio / pulp / comics hero (many will argue he’s not a superhero, but he fits the criteria). Director Russell Mulcahy crafted a moody, stylish art-deco peri...
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Can 'Avengers,' 'Dark Knight Rises,' And 'Amazing Spider-Man' Make 2012 The Best Movie Summer Ever?

May 2nd, 2012 2:07pm EDT
The Avengers
The movie industry earned $4.3 billion last summer at the U.S. box office to make it the best summer ever (I thought piracy was killing the industry?) but don't expect the mark to last for long. There's a team of superhero movies coming along, and each one could break records.

The Dark Knight Rises and The Avengers look to score over $400 million each and should be boosted with IMAX and 3D premiums. Thus far, The Avengers have already made $218 million overseas. There's also PIXAR's Brave and The Amazing Spider-Man - Pixar is always good for a cash infusion, but we'll have to wait and see ...
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'Avengers' Superhero Marathon To Get Fans Ready Thursday! - Bruin Theater Westwood

April 30th, 2012 3:22pm EDT
Avengers header
Wanna be prepared for the Thursday night midnight arrival of the much anticipated "Avengers" in movie geek style? Welcome to the Avengers Marvel Superhero Marathon!

That’s right folks! Out in glorious Westwood, California at the famed Regency Bruin Theater we’re celebrating the arrival of the Joss Whedon helmed action yarn with a big screen recap of all the flicks leading up to "The Avengers" for one night May 3 only starting at 11:00am!

What? All five flicks of "Iron Man," "Iron Man 2," "The Incredible Hulk," "Captain America" and "Thor" not enough? Not even getting a preferre...
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'Iron Man 3' To Be Co-Produced By Chinese Partner

April 16th, 2012 9:03pm EDT
Iron Man
China hopes to put its foot in the door in Hollywood, and it's already got a big project - the next Iron Man movie. Iron Man 3 will be produced by Disney and Chinese partner DMG Entertainment.

"We know Chinese audiences love Iron Man. So we are going to add Chinese elements and a Chinese story into Iron Man 3," said Stanley Cheung, Disney’s general manager for Greater China, at a news conference. Could Iron Man's foe Mandarin be making an appearance?

China's movie box office rakes in $2 billion - paltry compared to the United States' $10 billion. Iron Man and Iron Man 2 pulled in over a b...
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Ben Kingsley In Talks To Play 'Iron Man' Villain

April 10th, 2012 9:48am EDT
Ben Kingsley
Oscar-winning Gandhi star Ben Kingsley is in talks to play the villain in the next Iron Man sequel, according to Hollywood trade reports.

The Hugo actor will follow Mickey Rourke as superhero Tony Stark's nemesis in Iron Man 3, if Variety rumors are true.

No details about his role or the film have been released, but Shane Black has replaced Jon Favreau as the director of the third film, which will hit cinemas next year.

Robert Downey, Jr. will return as Stark/Iron Man.
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Robert Downey, Jr. Welcomes Baby Boy

February 7th, 2012 1:35pm EST
Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey, Jr. and his wife Susan have become parents to a baby boy.

The Iron Man star and his film producer wife announced they were expecting their first child together in August and Susan gave birth to Exton Elias Downey in Los Angeles on Tuesday morning.

A friend of the happy couple tells People.com, "Everyone is healthy and they couldn't be happier."

Downey, Jr. is also father to 18-year-old son Indio, from his previous marriage to actress Deborah Falconer.

The new parents wed in 2005.
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Emma Watson & Rupert Grint Are The Highest-Earning On-Screen Couple

January 7th, 2012 3:00pm EST
Emma Watson, Rupert Grint & Daniel Radcliffe
Emma Watson and Rupert Grint have been named the highest-earning on-screen couple of the past five years.

Bosses at Forbes magazine and Box Office Mojo have compiled the new list, based on onscreen chemistry and box office success, and "Harry Potter" co-stars Watson and Grint have beaten the competition after together helping to rake in $4.2 billion over the course of the study.

Coming in a distant second are Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart of "The Twilight Saga" films with takings of $2.5 billion and original "Transformers" co-stars Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox are third with earnings...
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Terrence Howard Requests Restraining Order Against Estranged Wife

December 20th, 2011 8:32am EST
Terrence Howard
Actor Terrence Howard has stepped up his ugly divorce battle by asking a court to grant a restraining order against his estranged wife.

The Iron Man star's partner Michelle Ghent filed divorce papers in February just weeks after they celebrated their first wedding anniversary, and earlier this month, a Los Angeles judge granted her a protective order after she claimed her husband hurt her during their short marriage.

Howard has now filed his own legal papers at L.A. County Superior Court, asking for a restraining order against Ghent.

In the documents, he accuses her of transforming fr...
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'The Blind Side' Tops Most-Rented Movies Of All Time List

December 15th, 2011 8:52am EST
The Blind Side
Sandra Bullock's "The Blind Side" has emerged as the most-rented DVD movie of all time, according to bosses at online film library Netflix.

Officials at the movie delivery service have compiled a group of the Top Ten Most-Rented Movies of All Time and the 2009 Academy Award nominee has topped the list.

Coming in second place was "Crash" and Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson's film "The Bucket List" was third.

Rounding out the top five were "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" and "The Hurt Locker."

Also making the list were crime thriller "The Departed," "No Country for Old Men," "Ince...
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Props From 'Iron Man 2' Going On Sale

October 13th, 2011 4:15pm EDT
Iron Man 2
Props and costumes featured in Iron Man 2 are set to go under the hammer as part of a Marvel superhero auction.

Film fans will have the chance to bid on a number of items from the superhero sequel, including suits worn by Robert Downey, Jr. as entrepreneur-turned-crimefighter Tony Stark, as well as the catsuit Scarlett Johansson donned to play Black Widow Natalie Rushman.

The Propworx auction, which is being run on Liveauctioneers.com in conjunction with Marvel Studios, also features dresses worn by Gywneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts and the Whiplash suit worn by Mickey Rourke, which is expe...
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Robert Downey, Jr. Says He Was 'Disappointed' By 'Iron Man 2'

October 10th, 2011 2:16pm EDT
Robert Downey Jr
Robert Downey, Jr. has hailed Iron Man as the film that changed his life, but insists he found the superhero sequel "disappointing".

The actor reaffirmed his place in the Hollywood A-list playing inventor-turned-superhero Tony Star in the 2008 film following a career slump due to years lost in drug addiction. Downey, Jr. is convinced the success of Iron Man turned his fortunes around, but he was less than impressed with its 2010 sequel, which opened to mixed reviews from critics.

He tells the Los Angeles Times, "The first one changed everything for me. And with the second Iron Man there...
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Robert Downey Jr. Tapped To Play Perry Mason

October 6th, 2011 9:12am EDT
Robert Downey Jr
Robert Downey, Jr. is in talks to bring another famous literary detective back to life as Warner Brothers bosses move forward with a new Perry Mason film franchise.

The actor, who is currently playing Sherlock Holmes on the big screen for director Guy Ritchie, has emerged as the favorite to play Raymond Burr's iconic TV crime solver.

Downey, Jr. and his wife Susan Downey are also interested in producing the project and the "Iron Man" star has dreamed up the screenplay for the revamp with executive producer David Gambino, according to trade paper Daily Variety.

Burr played Perry Mason on ...
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New 'The Avengers' Footage Is Finally Unmasked

August 22nd, 2011 10:27am EDT
'The Avengers' Are Prepared For Next Years Domination
At last month's San Diego Comic Con it came as a surprise that one of the biggest superhero movies to be released next year was more or less absent. However, at this weekend's Disney’s D23 Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center a preview was displayed showing what will be in store for 'The Avengers.'

Kevin Feige, the head of Marvel Studios, took to the stage to highlight footage of the previous Marvel films, anticipating for the unveiling of the new clip and he confessed that there was only two weeks left of filming.

Some of the A-list cast were present at the panel, including Robert Downe...
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'Man Of Steel' Release Pushed To 2013

July 22nd, 2011 9:07am EDT
Henry Cavill
Superman fans will have to wait until 2013 to see the superhero fly back into cinemas - studio bosses have delayed the film's release to make way for "The Hobbit" next year.

The highly-anticipated new big screen Superman outing, "Man of Steel," starring Henry Cavill as the superhero, was initially slated for a December 2012 release, but execs at Warner Bros. have decided to delay the movie's debut by six months.

The first installment of the "Lord of the Rings" prequel will now be released in December, with "Man of Steel" hitting theatres six months later in June, 2013, according to The Ho...
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Director Joss Whedon Rents Out NASA Facility For 'Avengers'

July 20th, 2011 8:38am EDT
Joss Whedon
Moviemaker Joss Whedon has rented out space at NASA's Plum Brook Station in Ohio for the new Avengers movie.

Publicists for the film tell the Cleveland Plain Dealer newspaper that Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey, Jr. and Chris Evans will be among the stars filming at the facility, which boasts a unique vacuum chamber that can replicate the "airlessness of outer space."

The Avengers film will bring together a host of superhero characters from recent Marvel films, including Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Hulk.
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'Avengers' Stuntman Injured On Set

June 27th, 2011 10:54pm EDT
The Avengers
A stuntman was severely injured while filming new action film The Avengers in Arizona on Friday.

Jeremy Fitzgerald was shooting scene, which required him to fall from building, when he caught his foot on the way down, slammed his head against a brick wall and cut open his scalp, according to TMZ.com.

The brave daredevil decided not to halt filming and head to hospital for stitches - he went straight back to work after a large bandage was applied to his bloodied head.

An on-set spokesperson tells TMZ.com, "He was fine. He slid briefly along the side of the building. He got right back up a...
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Terrence Howard's Wife Files For Divorce

February 2nd, 2011 10:58pm EST
Terrence Howard
Iron Man star Terrence Howard is heading for another divorce - his wife has filed papers to end their marriage, just days after the couple celebrated its first anniversary.

The actor wed Michelle Ghent in January, 2010, and they spent their one-year wedding anniversary at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah, where Howard was promoting his new film The Ledge.

The star took time out of his busy schedule to treat Ghent to a romantic home-cooked meal, prompting his partner to gush to the New York Post, "He made me dinner... I got to our condo and he had made a nice dinner (and bought) flowers....
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Robert Downey, Jr. Quits 'Wizard Of Oz' Prequel

January 20th, 2011 8:40am EST
Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey, Jr. has dropped out of upcoming Disney movie Oz The Great And Powerful and movie bosses are reportedly in talks with Johnny Depp to replace him as the wonderful wizard.

The Iron Man star had signed up to take on the lead role in the upcoming Wizard Of Oz prequel, which is based on L. Frank Baum's classic books and will be set before Judy Garland's original 1939 movie.

The film, which will be directed by Spider-Man's Sam Raimi, focuses on an illusionist who flees a travelling circus in a hot air balloon, which is caught up in a tornado and swept to the land of Oz.

The ac...
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George Clooney To Replace Robert Downey Jr. In 'Gravity'

December 17th, 2010 8:41am EST
George Clooney
George Clooney is heading into space again after agreeing to replace Robert Downey, Jr. in upcoming sci-fi movie Gravity.

The Iron Man actor had initially signed up to star in the thriller with Angelina Jolie, who later pulled out and left Sandra Bullock to fill her place.

Downey, Jr. exited the project in the autumn due to scheduling conflicts and now Clooney has agreed to step into his space boots in the film, which tells the story of a female astronaut trying to make her way back to Earth following a disaster.

Clooney was last seen in space in 2002 sci-fi romance movie Solaris, whi...
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