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That Robert Downey Jr is a coy little diva. For months now he’s been playing with fanboys’ hearts, suggesting that his charismatic and superheroic Tony Stark will soon be bowing out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the incredibly popular blockbusters franchise he helped launch – from the looks of this morning’s news, audiences can all breath a little easier. Not only is he sticking around, but he’s going to play a key part in a bunch of upcoming Marvel movies. Starting, rather excitingly, with Captain America 3.
The ending (Spoilers!) of Iron Man 3 seemed to suggest that Tony Stark was done with all this nonsense, as he announced his retirement from do-gooding by proposing to his girlfriend and blowing up all of his wonderful toys. Since then Downey Jr’s been insistent that another solo Iron Man film would only happen if Mel Gibson directed »
- Tom Baker
In another high profile case of Marvel cross-fertilization, Robert Downey Jr. is being courted to appear in Captain America 3. But he won’t appear as an ally. Directors Anthony and Joe Russo are to bring Mark Millar’s notorious Civil War comics storyline into the Cinematic Universe – that saw Steve Rogers butt heads with Tony Stark over a new Superhero Registration Act, creating a civil liberties-based schism that pitted hero against hero. The studio are looking at this seismic clash to lay the groundwork for nearly a decade’s worth of future films.
A paycheque-shaped stumbling block occurred when Downey Jr. reportedly rejected the original offer of a small role in Cap’s third big screen outing. Furious Marvel Chief Executive Ike Perlmutter then attempted to have the star airbrushed out of the instalment, before Studio President Kevin Feige brought everyone back to the table. With the prospect of »
- Steve Palace
Avid followers of the Marvel cinematic universe have been wondering for awhile now when and if Robert Downey Jr. will appear as Tony Stark / Iron Man after Avengers: Age of Ultron. Some fans wondered if Iron Man 4 could be in the works, but it’s now been revealed that Downey Jr. will return as the beloved billionaire, though not in an Iron Man film.
Variety reports that Robert Downey Jr. is set to join the cast of the third Captain America movie, currently referred to as Captain America 3, to reprise his role as Tony Stark / Iron Man. Additionally, the third installment in the super soldier franchise is on track to follow Marvel’s Civil War storyline that took place in the comic book world from 2006 – 2007.
At its core a seven-issue mini-series penned by Mark Millar (though its influence weaved through other comic book titles), the Civil War plot »
- Derek Anderson
The story will pit Robert Downey Jr.'s Iron Man/Tony Stark against Chris Evans' Captain America/Steve Rogers, as they feud over the Superhero Registration Act, which forces anyone with super-human abilities to register themselves with the U.S. government, and agree to serve as part of a new police force. Stark supports the program, but Rogers does not, believing that it threatens the civil liberties of U.S. citizens. Rogers and others opposing the act are forced to go on the run. This story will also enable Stark to be a villain, of sorts, with his views going against the rest of his Avengers teammates.
Production is set to begin in the spring of »
Robert Downey Jr. is on the verge of signing on to “Captain America 3,” a move that would bring the Civil War storyline from Marvel’s comicbooks to the bigscreen and trigger the start of a new phase of movies from Marvel Studios.
The actor is in final negotiations to play billionaire Tony Stark in the third installment, which is slated to begin production in the Spring for a May 6, 2016 release. Downey is already set to suit up as Iron Man for next year’s “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” and “The Avengers 3.”
The deal is significant for the Marvel cinematic universe considering the plot will pit Stark against Captain America’s alter-ego Steve Rogers, played by Chris Evans, as they feud over the Superhero Registration Act, which forces anyone with superhuman abilities to reveal their identities to the U.S. government and agree to act as a police force for the authorities. »
- Marc Graser
While there was never any real reason to seriously doubt that he would do so, it’s now been made official that Dominic Cooper will return as Howard Stark in Marvel’s upcoming Agent Carter TV series. Cooper first played the Stark family patriarch in Captain America: The First Avenger and had a cameo role in last year’s Agent Carter One-Shot short film.
Marvel announced the news early Tuesday morning, but did not include any indication of how large Cooper’s role will be. My guess is that he’ll be a recurring character on the series, thanks to his involvement in the early days of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the inclusion of “secret missions” that the titular Agent Carter (Hayley Atwell) will be tasked by Stark to accomplish.
Tell us, are you excited to see Dominic Cooper don the mustache of Howard Stark once more? Let us know in the comments below. »
- James Garcia
Dominic Cooper gave a memorable performer as Howard Stark, Tony Stark's father, in Captain America: The First Avenger, and it looks like he will be returning as Mr Stark for the new television series Marvel's Agent Carter.
The synopsis from Marvel:
"Marvel's Agent Carter," starring Captain America's Hayley Atwell, follows the story of Peggy Carter. It's 1946, and peace has dealt Peggy Carter a serious blow as she finds herself marginalized when the men return home from fighting abroad. Working for the covert Ssr (Strategic Scientific Reserve), Peggy must balance doing administrative work and going on secret missions for Howard Stark all while trying to navigate life as a single woman in America, in the wake of losing the love of her life--Steve Rogers. Inspired by the feature films "Captain America: The First Avenger" and "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," along with the short "Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter."
In addition to Atwell and Cooper, »
- Philip Sticco
Cooper first played Tony Stark's father in Marvel's Captain America: The First Avenger before returning for a cameo at the end of Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter, and now Cooper will reunite with star Hayley Atwell for Marvel's Agent Carter.
Marvel's Agent Carter starring Captain America's Hayley Atwell, follows the story of Peggy Carter. It's 1946, and peace has dealt Peggy Carter a serious blow as she finds herself marginalized when the men return home from fighting abroad. Working for the covert Ssr (Strategic Scientific Reserve), Peggy must balance doing administrative work and going on secret missions for Howard Stark all while trying to navigate life as a single woman in America, in the wake of losing the love of her life--Steve Rogers. »
In news surprising to no one, Agent Carter has officially added Dominic Cooper to its cast, Marvel announced on Tuesday. Cooper, who plays Tony Stark’s father, Howard Stark, first appeared in Captain America: The First Avenger alongside Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell), the lead of ABC’s upcoming midseason series. Cooper also briefly appeared in the Agent Carter-centric Marvel One-Shot. Carter stars Atwell as the titular agent, who deals with being marginalized once WWII ends. In the wake of losing her love, Steve Rogers, Carter navigates the world of the Ssr, the forebear to what we now know as S. »
- Natalie Abrams
If you’re still watching Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (and judging by the negligible ratings change from the season one finale to the season two premiere, you’re in this for the long-haul), then you caught a preview of Marvel’s next TV series Agent Carter earlier this week during the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season two premiere. A flashback sequence during the episode featured a cameo from Hayley Atwell’s Peggy Carter as well as the Howling Commandos, as the group raided a Hydra outpost and obtained a MacGuffin object of sorts. I was not a fan of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but I’m curious to check out Agent Carter when it premieres due to its period setting and the involvement of screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. My hope is that Agent Carter doesn’t just feel like a S.H.I.E.L.D. spinoff and is able to »
- Adam Chitwood
Sneak Peek Marvel Studios' "Thor", the star of "Thor: The Dark World" and the upcoming "Avengers: Age Of Ultron" as a new Hot Toys 1/6 scale collectible figure, in the laser-scanned likeness of actor Chris Hemsworth:
"...'Thor: The Dark World' features Marvel Comics character 'Thor', produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the sequel to 2011's Thor and the eighth installment in the 'Marvel Cinematic Universe'. The film was directed by Alan Taylor, with a screenplay by Christopher Yost, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano, Jaimie Alexander, and Rene Russo.
- Michael Stevens
Shea Whigham is playing Ssr Chief Roger Dooley, who oversees Agents Carter (Hayley Atwell), Thompson (Chad Michael Murray) and Sousa (Enver Gjokaj). It isn't known if he will appear in the entire eight-episode season, which will debut sometime in mid-season, between the first and second halves of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s second season.
Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely (Captain America: The First Avenger, Captain America: The Winter Soldier) created the series, which is set in the year 1946, after the events of Captain America: The First Avenger. The show follows Hayley Atwell's title character, as she works for the Strategic Scientific Reserve (Ssr). Peggy must balance her secret missions for Howard Stark, while coming to grips with her new life as a single woman, »
Just a few hours ago, we reported that James D'Arcy had been cast in Marvel's Agent Carter as the butler of Tony Stark's father, Howard Stark. At the time, it was speculated that he might be playing Edwin Jarvis, a faithful butler to The Avengers in the Marvel comic books. The character was changed to a high-tech AI computer for the Marvel movies staring with 2008's Iron Man, with Paul Bettany voicing the character.
Now, Marvel has confirmed that James D'Arcy is playing the original Jarvis in the flesh as he steps into assume the role of Edwin Jarvis. This is the official press release from Marvel:
A fan-favorite Marvel character has joined "Marvel's Agent Carter"!
James D'Arcy (Broadchurch, Let's Be Cops) will play Edwin Jarvis, Howard Stark's butler and an unexpected ally to Peggy Carter, joining the previously announced Chad Michael Murray as Ssr Agent Jack Thompson and Enver Gjokaj »
Marvel Studios’ second foray into network television, the ABC series Agent Carter, is poised to start production soon, but the show has just now added a key cast member. Variety reports that Cloud Atlas actor James D’Arcy has signed on to play Howard Stark’s Butler Jarvis—yes, that Jarvis—in the period spy drama. D’Arcy will bring flesh and blood to what is likely the basis for Tony Stark’s virtual butler in the McU, though that’s due to change in Avengers: Age of Ultron when the movie Jarvis (voiced by Paul Bettany) takes on the form of The Vision. More on Agent Carter after the jump. D’Arcy is probably best known to many from Cloud Atlas, and he reunites with the Wachowski siblings in the upcoming sci-fi adventure pic Jupiter Ascending. With regards to Agent Carter, Variety reports that Jarvis will be an ally »
- Adam Chitwood
Dominic Cooper played Howard Stark in Captain America: The First Avenger and the Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter, which the series is based on. Series star Hayley Atwell hinted in June that Dominic Cooper is returning as Howard Stark, but his casting has not been confirmed at this time.
The Stark butler is also an ally of Hayley Atwell's title character, although no other details about the role were released. It's possible that James D'Arcy is playing Edwin Jarvis, who was a faithful butler for The Avengers in the Marvel comic books. The character was changed to a high-tech AI computer for the Marvel movies staring with 2008's Iron Man, with Paul Bettany voicing the character.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier Blu-Ray Review
The Captain America franchise is a somewhat strange creature among the other features included in the recent trend toward kicking out tons of comic book films. They are films born mostly out of the desire to get The Avengers off the ground, and create possibilities for crossovers. Unlike most other comic adaptations, especially going back a few years, this is a franchise fighting the uphill battle of its main character not having a host of fans to claim. Despite that stumbling block, the first film was one of the better action films to come along in a while.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier does a lot of things very well, and infuses new twists on developing the character, but it shrugs off much of what made the first film so interesting and entertaining in favor of spectacle, and the result is a film that isn’t terrible, »
- Marc Eastman
One of the biggest hits of the year so far has been Captain America: The Winter Soldier, making it a bigger success than the first film. It helps that it follows up The Avengers and cross-pollinates with other films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, what also helped it along was a fresh story that was less of a gee-whiz superhero film and more inspired by the conspiracy thrillers of the 1970s. Now that the film has been released on home video, the directors and writers have sat down and dissected it in their commentary track, available on the Blu-ray and 3D Blu-ray. (Sorry, folks… the DVD does not have the commentary on it, so you’ll have to spring for a Blu-ray player if you want to listen. But, seriously, why don’t you have a Blu-ray player already? You do? Thought so. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) Commentators: Anthony Russo (co-director), Joe Russo (co-director), Christopher Markus »
- Kevin Carr
"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" Spoilers Ahead
Specifically they say the next film is set to change the game for the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the way that "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" did with its reveal of Hydra and implosion of S.H.I.E.L.D. in the process.
Yet, while the Hydra reveal was a twist kept right up until the film itself, it seems the still to be announced title of the next film will give a big indication as to what effect the next film in the series will have on the movies in its wake. Joe Russo tells Crave Online:
"The big thing we knew we had to deal with in Captain America 2 was the fall of Hydra. »
- Garth Franklin
This probably isn't a shock to Marvel or Captain America fans, but for those who may have let the date slip on their calendar, Captain America: The Winter Soldier is now available on Blu-ray, DVD and digital HD (head over to Amazon.com to pick it up if you haven't already!). The home release features: Commentary by the Directors (Joe Russo, Anthony Russo) and Writers (Stephen McFeely, Christopher Markus) Bts Feature On the Front Line: An Inside Look at Captain America’s Battlegrounds Bts Feature On Set With Anthony Mackie: Cut the Check Deleted/Extended Scenes & Gag Reel Marvel is holding a S.H.I.E.L.D. vs Hydra Experience to celebrate the occasion where fans will decode a custom Captain America flash Drive with the help of S.H.I.E.L.D. Agents for a chance to win tickets to the Avengers: Age of Ultron premiere! »
With Captain America: The Winter Soldier shifting the landscape of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the destruction of S.H.I.E.L.D., it seems that directors Anthony and Joe Russo are planning an event of similar proportions for 2016’s Captain America 3, with the duo stating that there’s a “very, very big idea” at the heart of the threequel during a promotional interview for the home-entertainment release of The Winter Soldier.
“If you’ve been talking to Kevin Feige, the title [for Captain America 3] has been in place probably for ten years in his brain,” Joe tells Crave Online. “It’s all part of the road map that he’s laid out, and it’s all part of the bigger plan. I think the way Kevin does it is there are big pieces that he knows he wants to build towards, but the way that you get there is open to interpretation and improv a little bit. »
- Gary Collinson
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