TweetWith Disney owning Marvel and all their characters, it was expected that they’d eventually set their film-makers to work on a Marvel Universe project – however, I doubt anybody would have expected that project to be Big Hero 6. And yet here we are, with a release date set for next year and footage already [...]
TweetSuch frustrating use of grammar, agh. The Wolverine released a first full trailer today, as this week appears to be trailer week. Wolverine heads off to Japan for this sequel, meeting up with a host of familiar names along the way – and fighting most of them. Let’s discuss some of the things happening inside [...]
Tweet I finally got to see Iron Man 3 yesterday after a series of mishaps, and it was great fun, totally entertaining, and hurrah for Shane Black who gets to make movies again, and sometime Beat penpal Drew Pearce, who also gets to make more movies, and hooray for Robert Downey Jr. for being able [...]
TweetIron Man 3 is a bag of mixed nuts. An enjoyable popcorn movie with some gaping plot holes that will derail it for anyone that isn’t along for the ride. Personally, I was along for the ride and enjoyed it quite a bit, but I’ve encountered plenty of people who were outright horrified by it. [...]
TweetThe first Iron Man movie landed like a bomb blast in my personal pop culture universe, making me believe that superhero films could find their own voice while forming a dialogue with comics. Strict adaptations hadn’t been that great in the past and there needed to be another approach, one that had a deeper understanding [...]
While Marvel’s hit making factory breaking up over budgets could be cause for smiles across Riverside Drive at Warner Bros. it appears they are having their own dispute with Thomas Tull’s (above, left with WB’s Jeff Robinov) Legendary Pictures, Variety reports, the powerhouse studio that has produced the Batman films, the Hangover films, the Zack Snyder Films, and the upcoming most important superhero movie of all times, Man of Steel. In other words, just about everything except Harry Potter that was a mega hit in the last decade. Why?
Tweet Even as IRON MAN 3 is a record setting triumph for Marvel, as I hinted the other day, Marvel Studios’ stinginess over signing deals with talent is leading to a titans clash battle over AVENGERS 2. Nikki Finke has the lowdown and it’s yet another takedown on Ike Perlmutter—a man who is so cheap [...]
Iron Man 3 weighed in with the second biggest movie opening of all times, but since it was right behind The Avengers, you could say it was all in the family still. The third movie staring Robert Downey Jr as Tony Stark opened with $175.3 million for the weekend (the Avengers did $207.4 mil) and has already raced to $680.1 million globally. That is a lot of cheddar.
Tweet The fact that both the Iron Man character and the Avengers team has reached their 50th anniversary since creation hasn’t received a lot of attention in the press, and this could be because the immense success of the IRON MAN and AVENGERS films means that the powers that be don’t particularly want the public [...]
Tweet Matt Fraction skyped in to celebrate Iron Man’s 50th anniversary at a Comic Book Round Table event held at John Ordover’s Soho Gallery for Digital Art in New York on Wednesday night, and provided some heartfelt insights into the way in which the armored playboy has drastically changed Fraction’s own life. Along the way, [...]
TweetIron Man is smashing records and breaking hearts, and it hasn’t even hit the States. Grab your fleece snuggie, oversized soda container, popcorn jug, and get ready for your super hero movie news fix for the week. The Iron Man franchise has generated $195.3M worldwide, knocking down Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix [...]
TweetOoh, these premieres really make people loosen up about forthcoming projects, don’t they? Speaking at the premiere for Iron Man 3, Joss Whedon has perhaps in/advertently revealed that two new characters will be joining the cast of Avengers 2: I’ve got these two characters, two of my favourite characters from the comic book, a brother-sister [...]