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After making his film debut at just 12 years of age in 1990's Lord of the Flies, James Badge Dale returned to the craft with a string of roles in the early 2000s, appearing on 24 as Chase Edmunds, Rescue Me as Timo Gavin, and The Black Donnellys as Samson. He had a breakout year in 2010, starring in the HBO mini-series The Pacific and the brilliant but short-lived AMC show Rubicon, which lead to impressive turns in The Conspirator, Shame, The Grey, and Flight. This versatile actor returns to the big screen once again in Iron Man 3 as the villainous Eric Savin a.k.a. Coldblood, the Extremis-enhanced soldier who does the dirty work for Guy Pearce's Aldrich Killian. I recently had the chance to speak with James Badge Dale about his bad-ass bald look, »
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's an absolute truckload of new images and posters from "Man Of Steel," Zack Snyder's increasingly imminent reboot of the Superman series. Many groaned when Snyder got the gig three years back, even with Christopher Nolan acting as producer, but the closer the film's gotten, the more it looks like the naysayers, ourselves included, might have to eat their words. And there's plenty more confidence to be found in this batch of photos, banners and posters from Warner Bros., which indicate almost every facet of the new movie, from Russell Crowe' Kryptonian father Jor-El, to Laurence Fishburne's Daily Planet boss Perry White, and more besides. But will moviegoing audiences take to Henry Cavill's Superman the way they have to Hugh Jackman's Wolverine, Christian Bale's Batman and Robert Downey Jr.'s Iron Man? We'll find out »
- Oliver Lyttelton
From director Shane Black, Iron Man 3 has certainly gotten the blockbuster movie season off to a pretty incredible start. This time out, brilliant billionaire inventor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.), aka Iron Man, faces a terrifying enemy, known as The Mandarin (Sir Ben Kingsley), whose reach knows no bounds, and he must rely on his own instincts to protect those that he loves. During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, actor James Badge Dale, who plays Extremis agent and all-around bad-ass Eric Savin, talked about how he came to be a part of the film, having to read pages from a cop movie for his audition, due to secrecy, how he finally gut a full script after negotiations for the role were finished, what it means to him to get to be a part of the Iron Man franchise, how he viewed Savin, and what he wanted to »
- Christina Radish
Cooper is set to star in "Chef," a drama directed by John Wells for Sony Pictures about a drug-addicted chef with Michelin-starred restaurant dreams. A source close to the project tells The Sun newspaper, "Gordon's going to be giving Bradley a crash-course in cookery and teaching him some flash tricks like knife-work so Bradley looks like an experienced chef."
Though "Chef" won't start production until 2014, the film has already been making headlines. Sony sent a cease-and-desist letter over a comedy project of the same name, which Jon Favreau plans to produce, direct and star in. Also attached to Favreau's "Chef" are Robert Downey, Jr., Sofia Vergara and John Leguizamo. »
Bradley Cooper will be starring in the upcoming film Chef. Not the Jon Favreau/Robert Downey Jr. Chef, but a different one (I know, it's confusing). Since Cooper isn't a world renowned chef, the actor will be getting a few lessons from none other than Gordon Ramsay to make sure his part in the movie is believable.
"Gordon's going to be giving Bradley a crash-course in cookery and teaching him some flash tricks like knife-work so Bradley looks like an experience chef," a source said.
Chef centers around a Cooper's character, who opens a restaurant in London in the hopes of impressing Michelin.
Seth MacFarlane just announced he definitely won’t be hosting the Oscars next year. Personally, I’d say that’s a good thing. We only needed one year of broad, bland, half-heartedly “subversive” laughs. Bring on the new emcees. Here are my 10 suggestions.
10. Stephen Colbert — His gleeful, mock-you-to-your-face persona is an ideal fit for the self-serious ceremony.
9. Seth Meyers — He’s ready. He’d zing everybody who needed it and look good doing it.
7. Sandra Bullock — The Oscar winner’s best work is always on an award telecast stage. Deadpan, funny, and (believably) self-deprecating.
6. Cher – Give me a befuddled, unapologetic, bawdy hosting gig for Cher. Let her Oscar glow shine once again, AMPAS.
5. Ricky Gervais – Believe it or not, I kind »
- Louis Virtel
We love Benedict Cumberbatch over here in England. Well, not everyone, but the vast majority of people I know love the man. Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch has been on our radars for years over in the UK, but it has only been recently that he has started to explode on the international stage.
Sherlock was a big milestone in his career and his turn as Arthur Conan Doyle’s most famous character has caught the eye of many around the world, and rightfully so. Cumberbatch owns the part and I don’t think too many would argue that he eclipses the people’s favorite Robert Downey Jnr.’s take on the character. That is no mean feat. The people love Downey Jr..
- Patrick Dane
In her new film, The Bling Ring, she gets Emma Waston to swing around the upright. Indeed, in many of her films, there is a pole-dancing scene. Is it something to do with alienation?
It's the old distraction one-two, known in Hollywood as sexposition: if you've got a boring dialogue sequence – two cops yakking about a case, maybe – stick it in a strip club, where the sight of cavorting female flesh will cover up your thimble-brained story's deficiencies. Pole-dancing on screen is also becoming bit of a rite of passage for your classy, upscale actress (see Natalie Portman in Closer). But quite why film director-cum-fashionista Sofia Coppola should be so fascinated – even obsessed – is less clear.
- Andrew Pulver
Anderson has been developing the project for a while now, with Robert Downey, Jr. originally set for the lead of Larry ‘Doc’ Sportello. And whilst Downey, Jr. ultimately moved on from the project, with Joaquin Phoenix now set to take the lead, the anticipation surrounding it hasn’t dimmed in the slightest.
Courtesy of Waterstones, here’s the original synopsis for Pynchon’s Inherent Vice:
Part noir, part psychedelic romp, »
- Kenji Lloyd
Following the success of Joss Whedon’s The Avengers last year, which fast became one of the most successful movies of all time, talk very quickly turned to a sequel, and what Whedon would bring to the table for The Avengers 2.
The Avengers was such a game-changing, bar-raising movie, and it’s difficult to imagine (until we actually see it in 2015) what direction Whedon will go for The Avengers 2. I have complete faith that he’s going to outdo even himself – not just in terms of bigger blockbuster moments, but in terms of bringing us a character-driven movie that is every bit as entertaining as its predecessor (see our top ten list of who we think may appear here).
One of the things we’ve all naturally been wondering is who will be showing up for round two, amongst the faces we’ve already seen in the Marvel »
- Kenji Lloyd
Our weekly round up of the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including Man of Steel, Justice League, Iron Man 3, The Avengers 2, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Wolverine, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Fantastic Four, The Amazing Spider-Man, Arrow, Booster Gold, Wonder Woman, Teen Titans Go!, Lego Batman: The Movie - DC Superheroes Unite, Avengers Assemble, Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H., Ultimate Spider-Man, The Incredibles 2 and more...
Seeing as Marvel has pretty much dominated the headlines these past few weeks (well, months actually), we'll start things off this week with the year's next superhero offering Man of Steel. With less than a month to go until its eagerly-anticipated release a full-on marketing blitz is imminent, and this past week saw Warner Bros. debuting three new posters, two TV spots, two new »
- Flickering Myth
Iron Man 3 might have enjoyed the second biggest opening weekend in Us box office history, but with Robert Downey Jr.’s contract now expired, the status of a potential fourth film remains clouded in uncertainty. Downey is currently thought to be in negotiations over a potential return, although whether that will be in another solo movie or simply another Avengers outing remains to be seen. “I’d go start another one tomorrow,” said Downey of the Iron Man franchise, “but it’s not tomorrow. And there are a lot of other considerations....
- George Wales
Only in the film business can a movie make $84 million over the weekend and still be considered a disappointment. But that’s what some people are saying about Star Trek: Into Darkness. Since it opened Weds night, the film has grossed that amount, which is about equal to what the previous Star Trek reboot made, during its first weekend in 2009, adjusted for today dollars. There were originally predictions of a $100 million weekend, but it fell short. Still $84 million is definitely nothing to sneeze at. Iron Man 3 has already passed the $1 billion mark worldwide which explains why Robert Downey is reportedly asking for the moon from Marvel Productions and »
Iron Man 3 has grossed over $1 billion.
The Marvel Studios sequel has become the 16th film in history to pass the milestone, reports ComicBook.com.
As of Friday, the film had earned $311,404,000 in the Us and $698,900,000 globally for a grand total of $1,010,304,000.
With the film only on its third week of release, it is expected to continue moving up the chart.
Watch a trailer for Iron Man 3 below: »
The J.J. Abrams sequel Star Trek Into Darkness beamed up another solid day at the North American box office on Friday with James Kirk, Spock and the rest of the Enterprise crew plotting a huge opening weekend. Far behind on Friday but still performing exceptionally well are holdovers Iron Man 3 and The Great Gatsby.
On Friday, Star Trek Into Darkness earned $22 million for Paramount Pictures. Tack that on to the $13.5 million it earned on Thursday and the sequel's domestic box office total now stands at $35 million.
Star Trek Into Darkness figures to pick up some steam headed into the weekend despite its Friday trailing the first Star Trek from J.J. Abrams by $4.9 million. Audience have given the film a solid "A" CinemaScore which usually translates into a bump for Saturday and Sunday business. It is well within reason that Star Trek Into Darkness will cap its opening four-day weekend around the $100 million mark. »
You can’t say that Marvel doesn’t like to plan. Their mission to dominate our cinema screens and break box office records is showing no signs of stopping. The world which started back in 2008 with Iron Man, has gone on to make billions of dollars and ensure that Robert Downey Jr. has six yachts. With Ant-Man leading the charge for the third stage of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, it turns out there’s more tricks up the studio’s sleeve.
With Iron Man 3 kicking off Phase Two of their cinematic universe with a resounding wallop and ka-ching! – the remaining projects have got some big clanky boots to fill. Next up is Thor: The Dark World, followed by Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians Of The Galaxy and closing out the middle chapter is the glue that binds them together: The Avengers 2.
That brings us to Summer 2015. Where next, »
- Gem Seddon
Iron Man 3 now stands in position 16 on the all-time worldwide box office grossers list with $1.0008 billion. Next up to pass for the iron-clad Avenger is Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight which settled into the 15 position previously with $1.004 billion.
Here in North America, Iron Man 3 crossed the $300 million mark with $301.9 million and counting. It is expected to wrap up its North America box office run somewhere in the neighborhood of $350 to $400 million.
Overseas is where Iron Man 3 has really shined with $698.9 million to date. China is the standout country with over $100 million in ticket sales, fitting considering Marvel and Disney shot exclusive scenes for Chinese audiences and marketed heavily to it.
In comparison to the previous Iron Man films, »
Feige told Entertainment Weekly that the franchise's central character Tony Stark could continue to appear for decades to come.
However, Feige said that although talks are ongoing with Downey Jr, Iron Man could undergo a reboot were he not to return.
Feige explained: "I believe there will be a fourth Iron Man film and a fifth and a sixth and a 10th and a 20th.
Speaking about returning to the role, Downey Jr said »
During the world premiere for Iron Man 3, a smiling Joss Whedon confirmed the first draft for The Avengers 2 was completed. Amidst the shrieking fanboy frenzy, he also let slip that a brother-sister act would make their Marvel cinematic debut in the film. Whedon, whose Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. series for Marvel has been picked up by ABC, has since been interviewed by IGN. The interview has confirmed that the rumours are true, and the sibling double act are in his first script.
When asked about their presence in the script, Whedon said:
“You know, they had a rough beginning. They’re interesting to me because they sort of represent the part of the world that wouldn’t necessarily agree with The Avengers. So they’re not there to make things easier. I’m not putting any characters in the movie that will make things easier.”
Wanda Maximoff (aka the »
- Gem Seddon
Much has already been written, both on these pages and many others, about the landmark Hollywood-China co-production that is Marvel and Dmg Entertainment's Iron Man 3. The film, directed by Shane Black, is the third solo outing for Robert Downey Jr's Tony Stark, and has proved a phenomenal success around the world. As it closes in on $1 billion at the global box office, the film is on the cusp of breaking $100 million in China, despite the fact that the producers withdrew their application for official co-production status at the eleventh hour. We knew ahead of time that the mainland release of Iron Man 3 would feature exclusive footage, filmed in China with homegrown stars Wang Xueqi and Fan Bingbing, But what exactly would these...
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