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Before English actor Dominic Cooper took on the role of Iron Man's father, Howard Stark, in the 1940s setting of Captain America: The First Avenger and the Agent Carter spin-off TV series, Mad Men alum John Slattery portrayed an older 1970s iteration of the character in Iron Man 2. With Slattery set to reprise the role later this year in Ant-Man, the actor talked recently talked with IGN about returning to the Marvel Cinematic Universe after all its success post-Iron Man 2. "It’s crazy, yeah," he said. "It’s the biggest set I’ve ever seen, I think, or I’ve ever been on certainly. It’s just a gigantic room and there’s numbers and girders and you think, is that what green screen looks like? And things change so fast. The way you did special effects last year can be completed outmoded in three months »
Following their gate crashing of the Valentino show during Paris Fashion Week to announce the long awaited Zoolander 2, Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson took dim witted male models Derek Zoolander and Hansel (so hot right now) for a spin around Paris to model the Valentino Spring/Summer 2015 collection with models Xiao Wen Ju and Tilda Lindstam. With Tropic Thunder and Iron Man 2 scribe Justin Theroux (who also played Evil DJ in the original) at the helm, filming begins in Rome in the next month or two. Stiller, Wilson, and Christine Taylor are all slated to return, with Will Ferrell all but confirmed to reprise his role as the original's villain Mugatu. As for new cast members, Penelope Cruz is on board, with Jonah Hill, Kanye West, and Kim Kardashian rumoured to appear in supporting or cameo roles. Zoolander 2 is set for release February 12th 2016. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
As fans prepare for the onslaught of awesomeness that will surely be unleashed in less than two months with Avengers: Age of Ultron, speculation about the direction of Marvel Studio.s Cinematic Universe continues at a steady pace. However, while everyone has been looking forward, it now seems as though a new theory has discovered a critical occurrence in the film that.s widely considered the black sheep of the McU, Iron Man 2. If it proves true, then the movie may have given us witness to the birth of could become one of the critical weapons in the massive franchise in the near future. In a speculative piece by Movie Pilot, a theory is presented that Tony Stark.s investigation into his father.s research in 2010's Iron Man 2 may have a critical role to play in the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While the details of »
Derek Zoolander and Hansel are back, strutting their stuff not on screen but on the Valentino runway on Tuesday at Paris Fashion Week. Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson made an appearance as their iconic 2001 characters at the event, subsequently announcing Zoolander 2 for release on February 12, 2016.
Pret-a-Reporter is reporting that the film is currently shooting in Rome and that Penelope Cruz is on board to appear in the sequel along with Will Ferrell returning and Justin Theroux (Tropic Thunder, Iron Man 2) writing the screenplay.
The original Zoolander from 2001 has been something of a cult darling as Stiller has moved on to bigger and better things, but this will also be Stiller’s fifth feature film and his follow-up to The Secret Life of Walter Mitty from 2013. Stiller is also serving as producer on this film as well as two other major upcoming sequels, Space Jam 2 and Dodgeball 2. »
- Brian Welk
In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man, The Spectacular Spider-Man, Ant-Man, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Daredevil, A.K.A. Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Wolverine, Deadpool, Suicide Squad, Green Lantern, Gotham, The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl, Lucifer and more…
The big news this week was the arrival of the third trailer for 2015’s first superhero offering, Avengers: Age of Ultron [which you can watch here], with Marvel counting down to its release with a short teaser [see here], along with a series of character posters featuring Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Captain America (Chris Evans), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) [see them all here]. And that’s not all the Age of Ultron promotional material we’ve had either, as Entertainment Tonight debuted a behind-the-scenes preview [watch it here], a batch of promo art surfaced featuring Earth’s Mightiest Heroes alongside Ultron »
- Gary Collinson
Did you see it? Did ya did ya did ya? The latest trailer to the future billion-dollar-blockbuster-to-be Avengers 2: Age of Ultron didn’t dance around the revisionist history of the cinematic 616. Ultron, once the product of Dr. Hank Pym – of Ant Man fame, don’t you know – has been shifted to the fatherly arms of one Tony Stark.
Now, the movie isn’t out yet, and I’ve abstained for seeking any real spoilers (that the trailer didn’t spoil itself). For all I know, Tony “invented” it the same way Microsoft invented the Zune. But, let’s just assume that in the world of Joss Whedon’s Marvelverse, Tony Stark did as he said: he attempted to create a solution to the ails of the world… and in doing so, created a would-be destructor instead. Simply put, this is a brilliant move by the boardroom of Mickey Mouse. »
- Marc Alan Fishman
It has recently become known that there are more female gamers than male, there was a general suspicion that the industry had yet to recognise this statistic. After all, the market is dominated by adrenalin-packed, male influenced titles such as Call of Duty, while similar titles and characters also command the attention of the mainstream media.
You can also argue that this trend has been prominent in the comic book market too. If you delve beyond the surface, however, you will see a subtle change in the approach of writers and developers. More specifically, established studio brands such as Marvel and DC have both unveiled new comic book line-ups and characters, which include potentially iconic female stars of tomorrow.
The Focus on Women: The Comic Book Characters for the Next Generation
The announcement from both camps came on Friday, with Marvel generating slightly higher levels of interest through social media interaction. »
Fans don’t want to see it. Studios try to avoid it. But sometimes a recast in the midst of a movie franchise is inevitable.
Whether it be a scheduling conflict, salary negotiations gone wrong, or even an unexpected death – we’re taking a look at six times a movie recast was too obvious to ignore.
1. James “Rhodey” Rhodes – The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Terrence Howard played James “Rhodey” Rhodes in 2008’s Iron Man. But a salary conflict stopped Terrence from returning for the sequel. Re-casting Don Cheadle as Rhodey for Iron Man 2 was a bit obvious, so Marvel made a light of it in the 2010 sequel. Cheadle’s first line: “Look, it’s me. I'm here. Deal with it. Let's move on.”
2. The Incredible Hulk – The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Can you handle itc Can youc!c!c!!!! This looks like something that would cause an incredible amount of pain as select AMC and Regal locations will hold individual Ultimate Marvel Marathons leading up to the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron. The marathon will begin at 6Pm on April 29 with Iron Man and end somewhere around 9:30Pm or so on April 30 as the credits roll on Avengers: Age of Ulron... in-between, nearly 29 hours of the Marvel Cinematic Universe back-to-back-to-back-to-back-to-back-to-back-to-back-to-back-to-back-to-back-to-back. You inc Here's the tentative schedule (via /film): 6:00pm - Iron Man 8:25pm - The Incredible Hulk 10:35pm - Iron Man 2 1:00am - Thor 3:10am - Captain America: The First Avenger 5:30am - The Avengers 8:48am - Iron Man 3 11:15am - Thor: The Dark World 1:45pm - Captain America: The Winter Soldier 4:20pm - Guardians of the Galaxy »
- Brad Brevet
Two of the nation’s biggest movie theater chains, AMC Theaters and Regal Entertainment Group, have teamed up to offer audiences a chance to see Every Marvel movie in one sitting.
Dubbed ‘The Ultimate Marvel Marathon’ the program includes all eleven feature films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that have been released to date, ending with the forthcoming sequel, Avengers: Age Of Ultron. The colossal event begins on April 29th with a 6:00pm showing of Iron Man. If you and your backside can manage it, 30 hours later you will be rewarded with the chance to see Age Of Ultron on April 30th at 7.00pm.
Here’s AMC’s list of showtimes for the all-nighter:
- Gem Seddon
It was, literally, a dream come true on History’s Vikings (Thursdays, 10/9c) when the mystery man that Queen Aslaug, Siggy and Helga each saw during their sleep set foot in Kattegatt, his dripping blood smoldering in the snow.
What effect might this Wanderer, Harbard, have on the women while Ragnar, Rollo and Floki are off fighting? (While the proverbial cats are away, will the mice play…?) Kevin Durand (The Strain, Lost) previewed his visit to Kattegat and its lasting reverberations.
Tvline | Recount for us the circumstances under »
Have you recovered from the news that Spider-Man has joined the ranks of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in a deal between Marvel and Sony? Well, someone who might be quite excited about the news is Mark Millar, the comic book writer behind Civil War, which is being adapted into Captain America: Civil War for next year. But what does he think they will change?
“They won’t have to change much, especially now they have Spider-Man,” he told IGN. “It’s funny though, people always keep saying to me that you can’t do Civil War without Spider-Man, but in the comics he’s only in 6 pages. What’s great about Spider-Man coming back, from someone who was baffled by the last two Spider-Man movies, is that this feels like Spider-Man coming home. It’s not like Marvel can do no wrong, I mean Thor: The Dark World wasn’t »
- Luke Owen
This may or may not be the big announcement Robert Downey Jr. teased this past Wednesday, but either way it's a pretty great opportunity. By heading over to Omaze.com and donating $10 to benefit children's hospice center Julia's House, you become eligible to win a trip to La for the world première of Avengers: Age Of Ultron. But that's not all: You and a pal also get to hang out with Downey Jr. for a Tony Stark-like day of living the high life. There'll be breakfast at Randy's Donuts (from Iron Man 2), indoor skydiving, a helicopter ride over the Hollywood sign and a custom gown or tux fitting, before heading off to the red carpet. Plus, even if you don't win the trip there's plenty of Avengers: Age Of Ultron swag up for grabs. Well worth a tenner and it's for a great cause, but if you need more »
It was assumed based on the cast and crew of Marvel’s Ant-Man that it would be quite comedic in tone, but a darker trailer than people were expecting quashed some of those thoughts. However, we have been promised by Judy Greer that there was “lots of improvised comedy”, which have come to know from the likes of Paul Rudd. Now, Bobby Cannavale, who is set to play Paxton in the movie, also backs up this idea.
“It’s pretty funny,” he told Nuke The Fridge. “I think so. I haven’t seen anything but it felt funny. It’s Paul, so I think they’re not hiring Paul Rudd to be The Winter Soldier. It’s going to have a sense of levity to it, like Guardians of the Galaxy. Guardians is a blue chips superhero movie but it’s a pretty funny film. They just got the right people. »
- Luke Owen
Thanks for the chaps over at Cbm, we’ve got some new promo artwork for merchandise that includes posters, laptop and tablet skins, bed sheets, t-shirts and Funko Pop! figures. Check them out below:
The next evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings a founding member of The Avengers to the big screen for the first time Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man. Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world. »
- Luke Owen
Marvel Studios wasn.t always the superhero movie giant that it is today. Prior to the massive success of The Avengers, the films were hit and miss, and Robert Downey Jr..s Iron Man movies were most reflective of this. While the first one did extremely well, the second one was a let down. But as with any hiccups, Rdj learned a valuable lesson in his path to becoming a mega superstar. During an interview, Empire magazine asked the actor about what he learned from the underwhelming Iron Man 2, now that he and his fellow Marvel stars are trying to replicate the success of Avengers. He said: You can.t do the same thing, only smaller, not as cool. There.s that other trap - where it.s, "Everything is bigger! Better! Do you know how many gigabytes we used in the opening sequence? How many terabytes?" Ultimately it »
"I gotta hustle," said Johansson about her acting career.
"Pretty soon the roles you’re offered all become mothers.
'Then they just sort of stop. I have to hedge against that with work — theater, producing... this thing with 'Esquire'..."
March 2009, Johansson first signed on to play Marvel Comics' Russian spy 'Natasha Romanoff' aka the 'Black Widow' in the feature "Iron Man 2", as an undercover spy for 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' posing as an assistant to 'Tony Stark' (Robert Downey Jr.) aka 'Iron Man'.
She was cast only after a scheduling conflict forced actress Emily Blunt to drop out of the part.
Johansson again »
- Michael Stevens
During a recent IGN interview for his terrific spy actioner Kingsman: The Secret Service, which opens in theaters today, Samuel L. Jackson noted an extremely interesting piece of information about his current place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that makes us somewhat concerned for the future of his character, Nick Fury.
Asked about how long he expected to keep playing the former head of S.H.I.E.L.D., Jackson chuckled and said, “I’ve only got two more movies in my contract. That might be the end of it unless I get an extension!” Of course, the optimistic Marvel fan sees that and shrugs – because why wouldn’t Marvel renew Jackson’s contract? However, that’s not the only way the studio could progress.
- Isaac Feldberg
Following his post-credits appearance in Iron Man in 2008, it was confirmed that Samuel L. Jackson had signed a whopping nine-film deal with Marvel Studios to star as Nick Fury in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and now the actor has spoken to IGN about the current status of contract during a promotional interview for Kingsman: The Secret Service.
“I’ve only got two more movies in my contract. That might be the end of it unless I get an extension!”
Since Iron Man, Jackson has featured in Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger, The Avengers, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, as well as featuring in two episodes of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron. Clearly his Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. cameos haven’t counted in his deal, and with the star set to return for 2016’s Captain America: Civil War, that could potentially just »
- Gary Collinson
Just how long will Samuel L. Jackson continue to play Nick Fury in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? As of now, the actor only has 2 films left on his 9 movie contract. Speaking with IGN, the actor shares this bit of information as a matter of fact, but holds out hope that he will eventually extend his contract with Marvel:
"I've only got two more movies in my contract. That might be the end of it unless I get an extension! I don't know..."
Figuring out Samuel L. Jackson's list of Marvel movies gets a little tricky with end credit sequences and other appearances, such as his cameo in Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. He first appeared as S.H.I.E.L.D. leader Nick Fury in 2008's Iron Man, but Marvel had a tough time getting the much-in-demand actor to sign one of their extensive studio contracts. He has since appeared in six more movies, »
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