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Nobody saw Fast & Furious 6 coming. Nobody. Anyone who says otherwise is a liar and their pants are a volcano of fire. Even at their most optimistic, not even the earliest Vin Diesel fan club presidents nor the bean counters at Universal could have accurately predicted that 2001's little movie about a cop infiltrating a gang of street racers would have not only turned into a six-film franchise (with a seventh on the way), but that its sixth film would become one of the most ludicrous (and inevitably lucrative) tentpole movies in a summer that has a new Star Trek, a new Iron Man, and a new Superman movie. Having seen Furious Six (as the film's title card calls it), I can confirm that it's as ridiculously entertaining as it is ridiculously disrespectful of...
- Peter Hall
Last week, we reported that Sony Pictures had picked up the rights to the Angry Birds movie, and set it for July 1, 2016. Production is now speeding ahead as Jon Vitti has been announced to write the script. Vitti's impressive resume include writing stints on Saturday Night Live, The Critic, The Larry Sanders Show, King of the Hill, and The Simpsons. It also includes Alvin and the Chimpmunks and Alvin and the Chipmunks, but for the sake of being interested in the Angry Birds movie, we'll ignore those and focus on the positive. The press release also notes that there's already an Angry Birds Toons series, which is news to me since I don't really play Angry Birds much less follow their animated adventures. It's unknown if Vitti will follow in the tone of those cartoons or if it will be more in line with his rich TV resume. Hit the jump for the press release. »
- Matt Goldberg
Having surpassed the $1 billion mark at the worldwide box office earlier this week, Marvel's Iron Man 3 is already one of the highest grossing films of all time, and it wouldn't be surprising if it's #1 for the year. Now, we have a potential release date set for the Blu-Ray and DVD release. According to Screen Crush, Iron Man 3 will be making its way to home video on August 27th. This is noticeably earlier than home release debuts of the first two Iron Man installments and Marvel's The Avengers, as all three hit shelves in September of their respective years. We don't have the cover art or bonus features for Iron Man 3 just yet, but the latter might consist of a short film featuring footage from the Chinese version of the threequel. Some behind-the-scenes features are also likely. Stay tuned to Cbm for more news on Iron Man »
Pearce has already spoken about working on the now canceled (but still being discussed as a possible future project) Runaways movie for Marvel, but in an in-depth interview with io9 he elaborates on how that movie being canned ultimately led to him thinking about how much he loved the first Iron Man movie, and completely out of the blue began to write down some ideas which eventually became a 30-page document. Here is what he had to say on the matter in full: "I’d made my superhero TV show No Heroics, and that led to writing Runaways for Marvel — but in September 2010, that project started to lose momentum, due to the imminent gigantic world-building of Avengers. And at the same time, I had my first kid. I was up at 4am every morning, feeding the baby and going out of my mind with lack of sleep. I started to »
Title Weekend Total Analysis Star Trek Into Darkness $70.5M $84M Easily tops the weekend but falls short of expectations Iron Man 3 $35.2M $337.1M Rises above the previous Iron Man movies, already exceeding their total gross The Great Gatsby $23.4M $90.2M Mixed word of mouth means a great drop for the literary adaptation Pain & Gain $3.1M $46.6M Strong enough to make fourth in week nine. The Croods $2.6M $176.8M Returns to round off the top five
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- reelz staff
Now, we finally have a real idea of what that ridiculous film might look like.
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- Katla McGlynn
Rovio Entertainment announced today that comedy writer Jon Vitti, a veteran of "The Simpsons," "King of the Hill," "The Office" and "The Larry Sanders Show," will write the screenplay for Angry Birds . the upcoming animated 3D film based on Rovio's bestselling app. Additionally, veteran producer Catherine Winder is joining the production team that includes producer John Cohen ( Despicable Me ) and executive producer David Maisel ( Iron Man ) . The movie is slated for a July 1, 2016 release and will to be distributed worldwide by Sony Pictures. Vitti won an Emmy Award for his work as writer-consulting producer on "King of the Hill." He was also a writer for "Saturday Night Live," writer-producer on "The »
Mark, being more proactive this weekend than I, takes the lead this week. I only actually bought one comic (in addition to a swish box to keep my burgeoning collection in) and I have chipped in where necessary.
May 15th 2013
Iron Man #10, Kieron Gillen, Dale Eaglesham, Marvel (Mark)
“The Secret Origin of Tony Stark” kicks off proper after last issue’s prologue, which saw the space-faring Stark on the hunt for a genocidal robot named 451 but betrayed at the last moment by his supposed partner and control of his armour wrested from him, only to be forced to watch a filmed message from Tony’s father, Howard. We pick up shortly after that film has ended, leaving Tony in a state of disbelief at the actions his mother and father took, and the bulk of the issue is a flashback to daddy Stark’s days trying to find a way »
- Jack Kirby
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
A few weeks ago I got a chance to check out “Fast & Furious 6″ and lucky enough to speak to the director of the past four Fast & Furious movies, Justin Lin, whose films have grossed $1.2 billion worldwide.
Lin talks about the mythology of the characters from the franchise, his departure and much much more.
Just when I thought you couldn’t do any better than your previous film, you topped it off with this one.
Justin Lin: Oh, thanks. It was good to come back and just, like, wrap a few things up. That’s kind of been…when I was talking to the studio back in ’05 and Vin [Diesel] and everything, that was my biggest dream, for me to be talking to you right now. It feels great to have done everything that I wanted to do.
Can you talk about the mythology you created with the characters in this film? »
- Kellvin Chavez
Star Trek Into Darkness easily opened on top this weekend, though it wasn't the kind of box office sensation that many*including distributor Paramount*were expecting it to be. The J.J. Abrams-directed sequel took in an estimated $70.6 million for the three-day frame; add in its grosses from Wednesday night and all-day Thursday, and the movie has to-date earned $84.1 million. In comparison, 2009's Star Trek grossed $75.2 million for the weekend, and $86.7 million through its first four-and-a-half days.While it's usually unfair to knock a movie for opening in line with its predecessor, it certainly feels like the "disappointment" label is applicable in this case. All signs suggest the 2009 Trek is very well-liked (it has a strong 8.0 rating on IMDb) and Paramount's marketing did a decent job walking the sequel tightrope (a balanced approach of promising more-of-the-same and offering something new). Additionally, there was four years of ticket price inflation and »
- Ray Subers <email@example.com>
Location: New York, NY Timestamp: 0:01 Opening shot, we see a glimpse of Stark Tower in the upper right corner but it's now Avengers Tower as was hinted by the closing scene of The Avengers. I suspect we'll be spending a lot of time in New York but as you'll see in more shots to come, the show will travel all over the globe. Location: New York (probable) Timestamp: 0:15 The kid looking at the figures of Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow (guess S.H.I.E.L.D. has stepped out of the shadows) will show up again in another shot in the trailer. Standing behind that kid is J. August Richards. Is that his son, little brother, peer (it's possible if he's Rage). Location: Unknown S.H.I.E.L.D. HQ Timestamp: 0:31 The person circling Agent Grant (Brett Dalton), who we never get to see, that's the voice of Maria Hill »
J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkness didn’t exactly “boldly go” where previous blockbusters have gone before, but it did earn enough in its debut weekend to prevail over Iron Man 3 and grab the box-office crown. The sequel to Abrams’ 2009 Trek reboot banked an estimated $84 million in its first four days, doubling Iron Man’s pull in its third weekend of screenings. That’s slightly ahead of the $79 million the last Trek earned, though this new one – in theory – should have benefitted immensely from 3D and IMAX ticket prices, as well as the favorable buzz from the first movie, which was a critical and populist success. Can Into Darkness do the same numbers as the original Trek? It’s likely....
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Los Angeles (AP) — "Star Trek: Into Darkness" has warped its way to a $70.6 million domestic launch from Friday to Sunday, though it's not setting any light-speed records with a debut that's lower than the studio's expectations. The latest voyage of the starship Enterprise fell short of its predecessor, 2009's "Star Trek," which opened with $75.2 million. Since premiering Wednesday in huge-screen IMAX theaters and expanding Thursday to general cinemas, "Into Darkness" has pulled in $84.1 million, well below distributor Paramount's initial forecast of $100 million. The film has added $80.5 million overseas. The "Star Trek" sequel bumped "Iron Man »
- David Germain (AP)
"Edgar (Wright) is getting excited to get behind the camera again..."
Scientist 'Dr. Henry Pym' invented methods for an individual to be reduced in size, as well as a 'cybernetic' helmet to control insects with feelers, specifically ants.
- Michael Stevens
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: »
As I write this, The Avengers 2 rumour of the week is that Hawkeye, played by Jeremy Renner in the first movie, is going to be recast – and I couldn’t be happier. Renner was such a flatliner in the Avengers movie that replacing him with someone who has charisma and presence is essential, especially now that Matt Fraction’s reinvention of the character has established Hawkeye as charming, funny and likeable, and brought him to readers’ attentions as a major character in his own right.
Hawkeye, for those who don’t know, is Clint Barton, a member of the Avengers, whose power is that he’s very good with a bow and arrow, and that he uses a range of trick arrows to accomplish various tasks. He’s also skilled at martial arts but, like Black Widow, is essentially an Avengers team member who looks like an ordinary guy »
- Noel Thorne
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
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