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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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12 Modern Day Movie-Duo BFFs

May 8th, 2014 5:00pm EDT
12 Modern Day Movie-Duo BFFs
We all need a friend to lie on now when faced with life’s toughest hurdles are thrust in our paths, and movie characters are no different. Friends provide wisdom and solace, a much needed supporting ear and voice to guide us through familiar relationship and financial problems.

And while movie characters' problems are much more dangerous, with alien evils, mutant xenophobia and death match competitions threatening their livelihood, they still couldn't have succeeded without the dedicated support of their secondary cast. These characters may have been well written, but they didn’t fully com...
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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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Jeremy Renner In 'Bourne Legacy' And 10 Other Franchise Recasts

August 9th, 2012 12:07pm EDT
The Bourne Legacy
Jeremy Renner isn't playing Jason Bourne, but he's taking over the Bourne franchise for Matt Damon in The Bourne Legacy. Renner's also not the first actor or actress to become the new face of a franchise. Here are 10 other franchise recasts:

Bruce Banner - Eric Bana/Edward Norton/Mark Ruffalo: Bana signed for three Hulk films, but was replaced by super fan Norton when Marvel re-acquired the rights. Norton re-wrote The Incredible Hulk and starred in a hit, but was unable to come to a deal when a role in The Avengers was available. Ruffalo filled in, and was given positive reviews.

Ra...
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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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'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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'Captain America' Memorabilia Sells For Big Bucks

April 17th, 2012 9:16am EDT
Captain America
Fans of Captain America and the Avengers turned out in their droves for a rare sale of memorabilia linked to the superhero in Chicago, Illinois, over the weekend.

Profiles in History's "Captain America: The First Avenger" auction was a huge success with 217 of the 219 items snapped up for a total $1.1 million.

Some of the highlights included the "Captain America" Hero Costume, which Chris Evans wore in advertising and promotional materials for the 2011 film, and the original full-scale screen-used Mark II Autopsy suit from "Iron Man 2." The former went under the hammer for $228,000 and th...
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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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Olivia Munn Dating New 'Robocop' Joel Kinnaman

March 27th, 2012 11:23am EDT
Olivia Munn
Olivia Munn has moved on after her split from ice hockey player Brad Richards - she's now dating new Robocop star Joel Kinnaman.

The Iron Man 2 actress went public with her new relationship at the second season premiere of Kinnaman's TV hit The Killing in Los Angeles on Monday.

Munn is said to have begun her romance with Swedish-born Kinnaman, who will play the title role in the upcoming Robocop reboot, after they met last year.

A source tells EOnline.com, "They have been together for about three months. They met last year, but they didn't get together until just before Christmas. He ...
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Emily Blunt Turned Down Roles In 'Iron Man 2' And 'Captain America'

March 5th, 2012 6:36pm EST
Emily Blunt
Actress Emily Blunt turned down roles in Iron Man 2 and Captain America: The First Avenger because she refused to play a beautiful but brainless sidekick.

The Devil Wears Prada star was offered parts in both blockbuster superhero films but, as neither movie presented a challenge to her, she said no.

She tells New York Magazine, "Usually the female parts in a superhero film feel thankless: She's the pill girlfriend while the guys are whizzing around saving the world.

"I didn't do the other ones because the part wasn't very good or the timing wasn't right, but I'm open to any kind of genre...
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Olivia Munn Splits From Boyfriend Brad Richards

January 11th, 2012 8:08am EST
Olivia Munn
Actress Olivia Munn has reportedly split from Canadian ice hockey player Brad Richards after a brief romance.

The Iron Man 2 star is said to have started dating the New York Rangers player in October and they were spotted out together several times over the festive season, but the couple has now parted ways, according to Usmagazine.com.

A source tells the website, "She ended it with him. She had to. It's not really complicated. She just realized she liked him as a friend and nothing more."
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Olivia Munn Pens Essay To Help Save Circus Elephant

November 22nd, 2011 12:46pm EST
Olivia Munn
Actress Olivia Munn has written a lengthy essay for a publication pleading with fans to help save an ailing circus elephant.

The animal-loving Iron Man 2 star has previously stripped for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) in a bid to prompt fans to boycott a controversial circus.

Now, she is taking her campaign further by writing about the show in an article for The Huffington Post.

The actress details the plight of one elephant, Sarah, who she wants to be freed and retired from the circus "before it's too late."

She writes, "Sarah is a 54-year-old wild-captured eleph...
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Olivia Munn Dating Hockey Player Brad Richards?

November 15th, 2011 8:06am EST
Olivia Munn
Actress Olivia Munn is reportedly dating Canadian ice hockey player Brad Richards.

The Iron Man 2 star is said to have struck up a romance with the New York Rangers player in recent weeks, and they were spotted dining at a restaurant in the Big Apple last week, according to Usmagazine.com.

A source tells the website, "It's pretty new. She's excited. We'll see how it goes," while another insider reveals to JustJared.com, "Olivia has become the Rangers' good luck charm as they've been on a 6-0 winning streak since they first started dating two weeks ago."
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Brett Ratner Apologizes For His Olivia Munn Comments

November 8th, 2011 8:21am EST
Brett Ratner
Moviemaker Brett Ratner has publicly apologized for remarks he made about having sex with TV presenter and actress Olivia Munn.

The director was a guest on TV program Attack of the Show, which was previously hosted by Munn, last week when he was asked to comment on reports suggesting he is the mystery subject of salacious and unsavory stories in the Iron Man 2 star's memoirs.

He revealed, "I used to date Olivia Munn... when she was Lisa... She was hanging out on my set of After the Sunset, I banged her a few times... but I forgot her. Because she changed her name... I didn't know it was...
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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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Olivia Munn: 'I've Always Wanted To Adopt'

September 27th, 2011 2:14pm EDT
Olivia Munn
Actress Olivia Munn has always longed for a big family and will consider adoption to boost her brood because there are "so many children that need a home."

The Iron Man 2 star has always dreamed of becoming a mother-of-five and she hopes to take in a number of kids when she is ready to settle down.

She tells FOX411's Pop Tarts column, "I've always wanted to have a big family and I've always wanted to adopt. Coming from a family of five, I think five is a good number."

"I don't know if I want to have five actual children coming out of my vagina, but adoption is important to me because th...
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Scarlett Johansson Duets With Dean Martin For Christmas Album

September 12th, 2011 2:32pm EDT
Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson has landed her dream duet with legendary singer Dean Martin - she's set to lend her voice to an upcoming Christmas album featuring the late crooner's classic tunes.

The Lost in Translation star will 'team up' with the Rat Pack icon for a remake of the festive classic I'll Be Home for Christmas.

She tells gossip blogger PerezHilton.com, "Growing up in New York City, Christmas was never Christmas without Dino. Recording in the studio with Mr. Martin in my headphones felt as though he were standing right next to me, crooning with that mischievous gleam in his eye. When I...
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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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'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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'Inception' Scores Nine Saturn Award Nominations

February 24th, 2011 1:30pm EST
Inception
Christopher Nolan's Inception is leading the way at the upcoming Saturn Awards - garnering nine nominations.

The thriller is up for the best sci-fi film honor, competing against Hereafter, Iron Man 2, Never Let Me Go, Splice and Tron: Legacy.

Leonardo DiCaprio is a double nominee in the best actor category for both Inception and Shutter Island, and will go up against George Clooney (The American), Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man 2) and Ryan Reynolds (Buried). His Inception co-stars Ellen Page and Tom Hardy will also fight for top acting trophies.

Let Me In and Tron: Legacy are the other m...
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Ryan Reynolds And Scarlett Johansson Reunite Over Dinner

February 2nd, 2011 5:30pm EST
scarlett Johnsson
Estranged Hollywood couple Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds reunited last week to discuss their plans for divorce over dinner and drinks, according to an online report.

The actors split last year and they each filed legal papers to end their two-year marriage in December. But they have remained in contact and chose to meet up for a meal at Los Angeles restaurant Little Door last Friday, followed by drinks at the luxury Chateau Marmont, according to UsMagazine.com.

Eyewitnesses claim the Iron Man 2 actress became teary-eyed at some points during the night, but "seemed comfortable" toge...
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Inside Look At Today's Oscar Announcements!

January 25th, 2011 2:37pm EST
83rd Annual Academy Awards Nominations
I was lucky enough to be inside the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre this morning while the 83rd Annual Academy Award Nominations were announced. Here is a timeline and some insider information on how the morning played out:

2 AM : Time to wake up and get ready for the announcements. Since the nominations are coordinated with morning shows on the East Coast, I knew I would have to try and get some sleep before I had to be up in the middle of the night. My bed time? 5:37 PM. Just enough beauty sleep for this 2 AM wake up call.

3:30 AM: My official call time over at the Academy's headquarters i...
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Oscar Nominations 2011: Complete List Of Academy Award Nominees

January 25th, 2011 9:34am EST
2011 Oscar Nominations
The Oscar nominations are in! The King's Speech dominated with 12 nominations, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor for Colin Firth, and Best Supporting Actress for Helena Bonham Carter. "True Grit" wasn't far behind with 10 nominations.

Also nominated for best picture were "Black Swan," "The Fighter," "Inception," "The Kids Are All Right," "127 Hours," "The Social Network," "Toy Story 3," "True Grit" and "Winter's Bone."

The 83rd Annual Academy Awards will be held on February 27, 2011. Check out all the nominees below:

Actor in a Leading Role

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Top Visual Effects Oscar List Includes ' Alice in Wonderland,' 'Hereafter,' & 'Inception'

January 6th, 2011 10:15am EST
Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland
Alice in Wonderland, Hereafter and Inception are among the seven films on the shortlist for this year's Best Visual Effects Oscar.

Announced by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Wednesday, the list also includes Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, Iron Man 2, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and Tron: Legacy.

The nominations are announced at the end of January.
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2011 People's Choice Awards Winners!

January 6th, 2011 8:17am EST
Kardashians
The stars of "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" were the big winners at the People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles on Wednesday night.

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart missed out on early honors as Johnny Depp won the Favorite Movie Actor a year after he was awarded the first Favorite Movie Actor of the Decade Award at the 2010 event.

Pattinson and Stewart also missed out on the Favorite Movie Star Under 25 Award - to Zac Efron.

But then the movie vampires took over, winning four big awards, including the night's Favorite Movie honor and Favorite Movie Actress (Stewart).

Eminem also claime...
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