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Iron Man 3 Beats The Avengers In International Box Office
Here in the U.S. we're waiting patiently for Iron Man 3 to finally kick off summer movie season, but overseas, the latest Marvel movie is already off like a rocket. It opened in 42 international territories this weekend and made an incredible $195.3 million, beating even the $185.1 million that The Avengers made it in its first international weekend last year.
Patton Oswalt's Star Wars/Marvel Mash Up Now Has A Poster
The poster is credited to EW staffer Jef Castro, and it merges virtually every major player in future sci-fi and fantasy franchises. It’s kind of a clever joke, but it’s also a chilling reality that characters like Thanos, Boba Fett, Iron Man, Wolverine and more will be dominating multiplexes for years to come.
The Avengers And Star Wars Unite In Patton Oswalt's Incredible Parks & Recreation Monologue
As you'll notice this happens entirely in a single take, and Oswalt name checks an astonishing amount of names and statistics from the Star Wars universe-- while also taking the time to knock Hawkeye and Black Widow for not being top-tier Avengers characters. I'll leave it to the Star Wars diehards to pick through all the insane ideas Oswalt suggests for what might happen in Star Wars: Episode VII
Behind The Avengers Shawarma Scene, A Last-Second Shoot That Made Hollywood History
We were on the scene back when Robert Downey Jr. broke the “news” at an Avengers press conference that the ensemble was planning on shooting one last scene for inclusion in the movie. It ended up being the shawarma restaurant scene – a joke shoehorned into the Avengers credit sequence.
New Avengers Deleted Scenes Reveal More Cap Heroism And Entire Lost Storylines
Remember how a waitress in a single shot of The Avengers looked awfully familiar, and then we discovered she played Chrissy on Growing Pains as a child? We then wondered why she had wound up in the film in such a small part, only to hear that she'd had a bigger role before getting edited down in the final cut. Now, thanks to the wonders of deleted scenes and the new Marvel Phase One box set, we can see how her character's arc would have gone had it made the final cut
Watch The Marvel Phase Two Preview Included On The New Box Set
It contains what's become familiar chatter from Marvel President Kevin Feige, talking about how he and the directors of all the Phase One films have been coordinating to set up a giant universe, and how Iron Man 3 marks the start of Phase Two. The footage contained here is mostly familiar from previous trailers, showing Tony Stark coming face to face with an Iron Man suit that contains somebody else
Django Unchained And Ted Earn The Most Nominations For The 2013 MTV Movie Awards
Voting is officially open for the 2013 MTV Movie Awards. The nominations for the past year's crop of movies were announced tonight, with Django Unchained and Ted tied for the most nominations, with seven each. Coming in just behind those two are Silver Linings Playbook with six nominations and The Dark Knight Rises with 5. The Avengers, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Pitch Perfect and Skyfall received four nominations a piece.
Dolph Lundgren Trash Talks The Avengers
While talking with the L.A. Times on behalf of The Package (now out on DVD), Lundgren guaranteed himself a few headlines by going after the highest-grossing movie of 2012, claiming that it’s PG-13 approach to guns and violence does more harm to an audience than good.
The Avengers Featurette Explores Building A Digital New York
I've lived in New York City for the entirety of my adult life, and admittedly take a certain level of pride is recognizing my chosen home in movies, as well as smugly identifying fakes. Watching the carnage of The Avengers' third act unfold right outside Grand Central Station, I was well aware that those scenes would have been impossible to shoot in this area that is always traffic heavy. And yet…it looked so real!
How The Avengers Made A Motion Capture Hulk And Snagged An Oscar Nomination
The superhero film that brought together Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Hulk was nothing short of a phenomenon, not only becoming the third highest grossing film of all time – with a worldwide take of $1.5 billion – but also having brilliant success with critics. And as though that weren’t enough achievements for one movie, later this month the film will be competing with some of the best movies of 2012 for glory at the Academy Awards.
The Avengers Stars To Present At The Academy Awards
The Avengers will be assembling at the Academy Awards later this month. Well, some of them will, anyway. Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo will present at the Oscars, according to the announcement show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron made today. That'll bring Tony Stark, Steve Rogers, Nick Fury, Clint Barton and Bruce Banner back together for the big event, representing one of last year's most anticipated and appreciated blockbusters.
Joss Whedon Wishes He Could Direct Star Wars 7 Too
"I'm as angry as you should be," Whedon said. "When I heard that I was like, 'I wonder ... no, I really can't do that. Oh, I already have a job.' I wouldn't clear the Avengers. I'm having so much fun with that sequel right now, just with the script, that I couldn't imagine not doing it."
Video Reveals How The Avengers Earned Its Oscar Nomination
The Avengers was one of the most popular movies of 2012, and the most financially successful one by far, but when it came to Oscar recognition it had to settle for Best Visual Effects, where it netted a much-deserved nomination. Competing against the likes of Life of Pi and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
The Avengers Voted Most Overrated Movie Of 2012
Only 2,600 people responded to the Times’ poll, so this was hardly an avalanche of backlash against Marvel, Whedon and the massive conclusion to Phase One of the studio’s cinematic plan. And I’m willing to bet that most of those who voted in the poll will turn out for Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World.
The 10 Best Movie Music Moments Of 2012
For the last two weeks we have been applauding the best work of the year, from our individual critical top 10s to lists of our favorite action scenes, on-screen couples, facial hair statements, lines of dialogue, breakthrough performances and much more. And now it’s time to celebrate those very special moments of 2012 when cinema and music fell into perfect harmony.