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Ben Kingsley "wasn't worried" about fan reaction to The Mandarin twist

12 February 2014 2:13 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Iron Man 3 might have kicked off Phase Two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with a bang last year, but one aspect of the film that split fans was 'The Mandarin Twist', whereby - Spoilers - Ben Kingsley's villain was actually revealed to be a drunken British actor portraying a role at the behest of Guy Pearce's Aldrich Killian. Obviously this was a huge departure from the source material, but star Ben Kingsley has revealed that he "wasn't worried" about how fans might react to the big reveal.

"I wasn't worried. I truly wasn't worried," Kingsley told The Huffington Post during a promotional interview for the Thor: The Dark World One-Shot All Hail the King. "When I worked a lot in the theater before I became heavily involved in movies, which I love, I was privileged to play a lot of Shakespearian roles that most people in the »

- Gary Collinson

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Drew Pearce Wants To Make ‘Damage Control’ Movie For Marvel

11 February 2014 9:54 AM, PST | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

After earning attention as the showrunner for the British series No Heroics, Drew Pearce was hired by Marvel Studios to write the screenplay for Runaways, but that film – despite having a director attached – never came to be. Runaways was pushed aside as the studio dedicated all of its resources towards The Avengers and Marvel Studos boss Kevin Feige chose to keep Pearce around and have him help Shane Black write Iron Man 3.

Iron Man 3 went on to become the second most successful film in the franchise and the success helped land Drew Pearce a pair of A-list writing gigs as the writer of Mission: Impossible 5 and Sherlock Holmes 3, but the comic book aficionado, now a part of the Marvel ...

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- Rob Keyes

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Drew Pearce Explains the Tone Behind 'Mission: Impossible 5' and the Christopher McQuarrie Touch

10 February 2014 6:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Drew Pearce is having a very, very busy career of late. He cowrote Iron Man 3 with Shane Black, and also wrote and directed All Hail the King, a new Marvel One Shot that fans can see when they buy Thor: The Dark World (either as a digital download or on the Blu-ray/DVD). In his short film, Pearce offers fans a further look at one of the most controversial aspects of IM3: the Mandarin. We won't say what happens, but it definitely should help stoke some fan fires. Pearce's screenwriting work, which continues to subvert fan expectations, hasn't been confined to just the superhero realm, though. He's also been attached to Sherlock Holmes 3 and Mission: Impossible 5. We spoke to the increasingly prolific writer earlier today, and while we'll save our Marvel...

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- Peter Hall

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Drew Pearce interview: Iron Man and the Marvel Universe

10 February 2014 6:47 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Feature James Hunt 11 Feb 2014 - 06:37

Drew Pearce chats to us about Iron Man 3, the new All Hail The King one-shot, and getting No Heroics onto DVD.

This interview contains spoilers for Iron Man 3.

Following his stint on the latest Iron Man film, writer Drew Pearce has dipped back into the Marvel Cinematic Universe with his new Marvel One-Shot All Hail The King, a short film which continues the story of Croyden's finest, Trevor Slattery, as he finds himself in prison following the events of Iron Man 3.

So, we'll start at the beginning. How did this get started? Did you pitch the idea to Marvel, did they pitch it to you? How did the ball get rolling?

Oh, it came from us, definitely. Over the last few years, I've talked to Kevin Feige and Louis D'esposito about tonnes of different ideas, and then the very first day »

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Geena Davis To Management 360

3 February 2014 6:32 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Management 360 has signed Geena Davis, who’s one of those actors you could see getting a second career wind. Davis, who at last blush was vying to shoot arrows for her country as an Olympics archer, won her Oscar for The Accidental Tourist, and her other credits include Thelma And Louise, A League Of Their Own, Beetlejuice, The Fly and Stuart Little. Things went awry with Cutthroat Island and Long Kiss Goodnight, though the latter was a pretty darn good B-movie from a $4 million Shane Black script. She was most recently seen in the Lake Bell-directed In A World, and the Australian indie Accidents Happen. She remains with CAA. »

- MIKE FLEMING JR

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier Launches Its Big Super Bowl Trailer

2 February 2014 2:38 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

With each new film from Marvel Studios we get sucked further and further into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and we here at Cinema Blend are always giddy and excited for what awaits. Phase Two is already off to a booming start thanks to both Shane Black.s Iron Man 3 and Alan Taylor.s Thor: The Dark World, and things will soon get a bit more patriotic with the release of Joe and Anthony Russo.s Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Following up on its big tease on Friday, we have gotten a brand new, action-packed look at the new Captain America sequel. If you.re still jonesing for more you can watch the previously released theatrical spot below: The buzz surrounding Captain America: The Winter Soldier could not be higher than it is right now. While the first movie about the stars and stripes superhero was both a critical »

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier Launches It Big Super Bowl Trailer

2 February 2014 2:38 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

With each new film from Marvel Studios we get sucked further and further into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and we here at Cinema Blend are always giddy and excited for what awaits. Phase Two is already off to a booming start thanks to both Shane Black.s Iron Man 3 and Alan Taylor.s Thor: The Dark World, and things will soon get a bit more patriotic with the release of Joe and Anthony Russo.s Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Following up on its big tease on Friday, we have gotten a brand new, action-packed look at the new Captain America sequel. If you.re still jonesing for more you can watch the previously released theatrical spot below: The buzz surrounding Captain America: The Winter Soldier could not be higher than it is right now. While the first movie about the stars and stripes superhero was both a critical »

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'Thor 3' Is a Go for Marvel, for Better or Worse

30 January 2014 7:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

"Thor 3" is coming. For better or worse.

Now, there are certainly levels of quality when it comes to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. On the top tier there are energetic, funny gems like Joss Whedon's hellzapoppin' team-up movie "The Avengers," and last summer's witty blast "Iron Man 3" (co-written and directed, with some aplomb, by "Lethal Weapon" scribe Shane Black). Then there are those middle-of-the-road movies, like "Captain America: The First Avenger," which are adequate but unmemorable. And, at the bottom of the Marvel barrel, was "Thor: The Dark World," a movie that was staggeringly unimaginative, sloppy and plodding, seemingly only staged in order to bridge the gap between "The Avengers" and whatever Marvel has up its magically enchanted sleeve. It had its moments, for sure, and the humor was pretty great (Thor as a fish-out-of-water still works surprisingly well), but it kind of proved that Thor-centered, stand-alone movies aren't the best. »

- Drew Taylor

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'Captain America 2' Directors Will Direct 'Captain America 3'

28 January 2014 11:34 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Outside of the Iron Man franchise, we're rolling into the first true round of sequels for Marvel Studios. It started with Thor: The Dark World and continues with Captain America: The Winter Soldier (4/4). With the Iron Man franchise, Jon Favreau returned to direct Iron Man 2 before being replaced by Shane Black on Iron Man 3. With the Thor franchise, Kenneth Branagh directed the first while Alan Taylor tackled the sequel. Already, Joe Johnston was replaced by Anthony and Joe Russo for the Captain America sequel and now it seems they have already been chosen to step up to the plate for Captain America 3. Variety reports test screenings for Winter Soldier have gone so well they want to begin work on the sequel right away. The news comes as Thor 3 has yet to be officially announced, the fate of a fourth Iron Man is unknown and Joss Whedon is already »

- Brad Brevet

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Attack On Tony Stark's Mansion Featured In New Iron Man 3 VFX Breakdown Video

25 January 2014 3:16 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Iron Man 3: Scanline VFX Shot Breakdowns Reel from ScanlineVFX on Vimeo. The Wolf Of Wall Street: Scanline VFX Shot Breakdowns Reel from ScanlineVFX on Vimeo. Marvel Studios’ “Iron Man 3″ pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy’s hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man? Iron Man 3 was directed by Shane Black, from a screenplay written by Drew Pearce. »

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Special Features - Why The Mandarin was the best villain of 2013

24 January 2014 1:55 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Anthony Stokes on why The Mandarin was the best villain of 2013....

2013 was a year that showed much promise, and when it came to the Oscar contenders, it delivered in full. Honestly I can't look at a single Best Picture nominee and say it doesn't deserve it, and there were very few snubs (the big ones being Rush and Fruitvale Station). However, where 2013 really dropped the ball was the summer blockbusters. Like clockwork each and every one of them disappointed in some way, while smaller movies sneaked up and made an impression (see The World's End, Pain and Gain, This Is the End, etc.).  Nevertheless, one blockbuster from last year that I believe is under-appreciated is Iron Man 3, and it also happens to have the best villain in The Mandarin.

Iron Man 3 is a classic case of not being able to please the fans. It's darker, more focused, and more character-based then its predecessors, »

- Gary Collinson

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Planning To Invade Cannes, Comic-Con

23 January 2014 5:58 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

You might not have realized, but The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is a behemoth. I mean, it topped Iron Man 3 on the box-office charts for 2013, earning $418 million domestically to become the highest grossing movie of last year. As a reminder, it came out in November, and still topped Shane Black.s Marvel movie, which was released in May. Lionsgate knows that it is sitting on a gold mine with the remaining two Hunger Games sequels . the adaptations of Mockingjay -- and is starting to reveal the intricate plans it will engage to promote the pending blockbusters. "When we started, we decided to look at this as one big movie that.s eight hours long," Tim Palen, the head of Lionsgate.s marketing effort, told Yahoo Movies in a new interview. "Otherwise, it.s going to be kind of overwhelming to do a new campaign for each movie." Producers »

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‘The Long Kiss Goodnight’: The Closest Renny Harlin Has Come to Making a Masterpiece

17 January 2014 9:00 AM, PST | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Before we begin, let’s take a moment to clarify that headline: The Long Kiss Goodnight is not a masterpiece. Sorry to break it to you, Renny Harlin, but your finest work falls just short of Lawrence of Arabia and all those other films about schoolteachers discovering their killer pasts. Harlin’s career is full of highs and lows, including last weekend‘s The Legend of Hercules, but everything about Harlin’s “style,” from even his lowest points, came into focus for 1996′s The Long Kiss Goodnight. When Harlin’s name shows in the opening credits for his quasi-spy thriller, a grenade appears, appropriately (and visually) declaring this is the director’s most explosive outing yet. Harlin maintains a jovial energy through the film’s entire runtime, but much of the its success is attributed to screenwriter Shane Black. Black’s sensibility rings loud and clear underneath Harlin’s bombast: a dark sense of humor, an »

- Jack Giroux

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List of 86th Academy Awards Nominees: Several Surprising Omissions

16 January 2014 10:04 AM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Oscar nominations 2014: Quite a few surprises (photo: Best Actress Oscar nominee Amy Adams in ‘American Hustle’) The Oscar 2014 nominations were announced early on Thursday morning, January 16, at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Samuel Goldwyn Theater. Was Amy Adams shortlisted for American Hustle? Did Meryl Streep break another Oscar record? Did Robert Redford nearly break the record for longest gap between nominations in the acting categories? Was Jennifer Lawrence snubbed? Did Scarlett Johansson make Oscar history for her voice performance as Joaquin Phoenix’s love interest in Her? Was Peter Jackson-Ian McKellen’s The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug shortlisted in the technical categories? Well, below you’ll find the answers to all these questions. Be prepared: as usual, there were quite a few surprises. (You can compare the Academy’s choices to our Oscar 2014 predictions.) Full list of Oscar 2014 nominations Best Picture: American Hustle, »

- Steve Montgomery

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You Can Watch Online the 86th Academy Awards Nominations Announcement

16 January 2014 3:24 AM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Watch Oscar 2014 nominations announcement live streaming online (photo: shirtless Leonardo DiCaprio seducing/seduced by Margot Robbie in ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’) You can watch the Oscar 2014 nominations announcement live streaming online in the embedded video link below. According to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences countdown clock, we’re 2 hours 16 minutes and 50 seconds, 42 seconds, 34 seconds … from the time of the announcement of those in the running for the 86th Academy Awards. Will Golden Globe winners American Hustle, 12 Years a Slave, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams, Matthew McConaughey, Alfonso Cuarón, Spike Jonze, and The Great Beauty be included? Check out the 2014 Oscar nominations announcement below (once it goes live, of course). Oscar 2014 predictions "Oscar 2014 Predictions: Best Picture, Best Director." "Oscar 2014 Predictions: Best Actor." "Oscar 2014 Predictions: Best Actress." "Oscar 2014 Predictions: Best Supporting Actress." "Oscar 2014 Predictions: Best Supporting Actor". Once made available, the full list of Oscar 2014 nominations will be posted here. »

- Steve Montgomery

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Marvel Shares First Full Minute Of All Hail The King

15 January 2014 11:46 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

"It.s not exactly the Ritz, is it?" Trevor Slattery, the "villain" Sir Ben Kingsley played in Shane Black.s Iron Man 3, is back in action in the Marvel One-Shot All Hail the King. We have been reporting on this seemingly important short film for weeks, banking on the fact that it might share a little more information on the Real identity of The Mandarin. Well now we have an exclusive look at the beginning of the short, courtesy of EW.com. They won.t embed the clip (sneaky bastards), so click here to check it out. What are we seeing? Scoot McNairy (of Argo) is playing a documentary filmmaker who is trying to get to the heart of Trevor.s identity. He admits that the man is simply an actor who pretended to be The Mandarin, and we learned in Iron Man 3 that Guy Pearce.s character »

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The top 25 underappreciated films of 2005

15 January 2014 7:12 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Odd List Ryan Lambie Simon Brew 16 Jan 2014 - 06:20

Another 25 unsung greats come under the spotlight, as we provide our pick of the underappreciated films of 2005...

It's underappreciated films time again, and this week, we delve deep into the year 2005 - a collection of months dominated by the likes of Star Wars: Episode III, another Harry Potter, Steven Spielberg's War Of The Worlds, Peter Jackson's King Kong, and CG family movie Madagascar.

It was also the year Pierce Brosnan formally bowed out of his role as James Bond, and Martin Scorsese's The Aviator was hyped to win the director his first Oscar, but didn't. Still, the contents of this list received nothing like the acclaim of The Aviator, nor the financial pickings of a Star Wars or Harry Potter. As ever, we've focused on 25 films which we think deserve a bit more love.

So with apologies to »

- ryanlambie

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The HeyUGuys Instant Watching Guide – January 13th 2014

13 January 2014 3:00 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

After last week’s onslaught of new stuff, it was perhaps inevitable that this week would be something of a comedown with not much going on. There is some worthwhile new stuff added, the John Milius documentary for one which has debuted on Lovefilm the same time as DVD more or less and, of course, a contender for the worst film of all time. I have used this opportunity to catch up on some titles that were added last week and I didn’t have space for which are definitely worth writing about. I hope you enjoy.

The Host (2013)

Once upon a time, a bright young writer from New Zealand wrote a brilliant and ahead of its time screenplay called The Truman Show which then became a pretty fantastic film and a career peak for Jim Carrey which predicted the world’s obsession with reality television. The year before, his »

- Chris Holt

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7 Up-And-Coming Directors Attached To Huge Hollywood Movies

10 January 2014 4:39 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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High expectations can make or break an artist, and no higher expectations exist for a creator than to helm a Hollywood blockbuster. While some artists thrive on ballooning budgets, busted deadlines and the boundaries of their sanity (ask Francis Ford Coppola), others crumble beneath the weight of all that mounting pressure. And do I mean pressure.

One need look no further than the journalistic lambasting that surrounded nearly every aspect of 2013′s The Lone Ranger (which wasn’t nearly as bad as everyone wanted you to think it was). In my opinion, director Gore Verbinski and producer Jerry Bruckheimer never even stood a chance, and they’re seasoned Hollywood vets.

So what about the newcomers? Every year and in seemingly greater numbers, fresh-faced directors used to handling small budgets on small projects are being handed the reins of massive franchise-hopefuls or highly-anticipated sequels and reboots. And even »

- G.Y. Haney

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First images from Marvel One-Shot All Hail the King featuring Ben Kingsley

10 January 2014 1:25 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The first images of Marvel’s latest One-Shot All Hail the King have debuted over at Entertainment Weekly. These images confirm the appearance of Ben Kingsley’s Mandarin - or as everybody is aware by now, Trevor Slattery - who will be joined in the cast by Scoot McNairy (Argo) as a reporter searching for the Ten Rings terrorist organisation...

Iron Man 3 screenwriter Drew Pearce revealed, “imagine a real terrorist organisation whose beliefs were long held and religious for thousands of years, and imagine a drunk, British actor coming along and essentially telling the world that he’s the face of your organisation, I think they would be right to be quite angry.”

Personally, I thought Drew Pearce and Shane Black’s portrayal of The Mandarin was original and very funny so I can’t wait to see how they develop this character in All Hail the King, which »

- Gary Collinson

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