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Robert Downey Jr. kind of hates really low budget indie movies.
Thanks to the debut trailer that landed online last week, excitement for Joss Whedonís The Avengers: Age of Ultron is at a fever pitch. Fans who have been closely following the events of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are thrilled at the prospect of their favorite big screen superhero team reassembling and working together to fight a robotic menace.
When Marvel Studios released the first concept art from Joss Whedonís The Avengers: Age of Ultron back in March, comic book fans became giddy with excitement as they got their first look at the cinematic version of one of Iron Manís most legendary suits: the Hulkbuster armor. As awesome as it was, however, the image also generated interesting speculation regarding exactly why Iron Man and Hulk would be fighting.
Mel Gibson could be set for an almighty return to Hollywood, but itís all in the hands of Robert Downey Jr. The actor admitted that he could be tempted to issue Marvel with an ultimatum over his future as Tony Stark that declared he would only return if Gibson was allowed to direct Iron Man 4. Would Marvel allow the controversial character to oversee such a huge blockbuster? Would Downey Jr make such a request? Weíll just have to see.
Earlier this week, Robert Downey Jr teased a a surprise! Naturally, I, like everyone else on the Internet, immediately jumped to the conclusion that we were about to see a trailer for The Avengers 2!
Robert Downey Jr. is joining the fight for a Black Widow movie. But she's not the only Avenger he thinks deserves a shot in a solo adventure.
Itís kind of surprising, and maybe a little dispiriting, to see one of the top moneymakers in Hollywood essentially refer to himself as a product that can be switched out so easily. But thatís how the Marvel machine works, as Edward Norton and Terrence Howard would happily tell you.
Whedon's not a filmmaker known for shooting his mouth off, and he seems pretty damn confident that Downey and Marvel will work out these negotiations. The truth of the matter seems to be that Downey has the studioówhich is reputedly stingy on actor's pay datesóover a barrel, and that barrel may as well be named Iron Man 3.
the latest to join this already impressive cast is Law & Order: Criminal Intent star Vincent D'Onofrio, who has been steadily scoring film roles since the show drew to a close after ten seasons. He's set to play Downey's older brother with whom his character will reconnect while seeking to discover the truth about their mother's death.
Iron Man is not going to die in the next movie. Not only will he appear in Avengers 2, heíll emerge from the final credits and give Robert Downey Jr the opportunity to trot him out once, twice or several times more. Then again, if RDJ decides heís got more than enough money in the bank and there are better opportunities elsewhere, the series can end here and now without any awkwardness.
In the midst of their battles, thereís no star of the Avengers. Thatís what makes the heroes such an effective team. Each brings a different set of skills to the table, and each is capable of doing things the others cannot. Behind the cameras however, there is clearly a star of The Avengers, and if you think differently, one look at their compensations will cause you to reconsider.
Imagine suffering some major trauma and regaining consciousness to discover you have heightened mental abilities. Thatís the concept being explored in the drama film recently acquired by Warner Bros and set to be produced by Robert Downey Jr.ís Team Downey.
There is something called Oz The Great And Powerful in the works with Mendes the top pick to direct and Downey Jr. eyeing the starring role, the Wizard. Odds are, itís Mitchell Kapnerís Wizard origin story, Brick, with a new title
Do you watch Iron Man and think to yourself, "Man, it would be totally awesome if I had an electronic personal assistant like J.A.R.V.I.S."? Well one nerd took it upon himself to create just that
Who doesn't love a good bit of viral marketing, eh? Sure, it's easy to oversaturate a market with useless bullshit about your movie, but when it's done right it's fun and very effective, which seems to be the case for the new Iron Man 2 viral website
Last week, three images from Jon Favreau's continuation of the Iron Man franchise wormed their way onto the tubes, and apparently Paramount didn't think that was enough to sate the masses. 10 more ultra high-rez shots have been sent our way
Iron Man 2 is already poised to take over the summer, getting an earlier release than its action blockbuster competition like Inception or Predators.
Obviously she's keeping the details hush-hush, but fret not, nerds, your queen will still be in the dorkiest movie of the summer