Marvel fans with impressive recall skills will perhaps remember a brief moment in ‘Iron Man 2’ involving a small boy, and Iron Man mask and a Hammer Drone. As the drones terrorise a crowd of innocent folk, one of them scans the crowd, and zeroes in on a boy in an Iron Man mask. Robert Downey Jr’s Tony Stark swoops in, just in the nick of time, blasting the drone to bits from behind the boy, and with a ‘nice work, kid’, leaves the boy thinking that he did it.
According to Variety, the 51-year-old ‘Avengers’ star has landed the role of Doctor Dolittle in the upcoming movie ‘The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle’. “Robert Downey Jr. will star in the movie ‘The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle’, based on the classic character who can talk to animals, for Universal Pictures,” they revealed. “Stephen Gaghan, who most recently directed Matthew McConaughey’s ‘Gold’, will helm the film from his own screenplay.
This is Peter Parker’s chance to prove himself — and the first thing he has to do is take down the Avengers. The debut trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming premiered Thursday during ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, presenting an extended look at Tom Holland’s inaugural solo outing as Marvel’s vaunted web-slinger following his grand Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in Captain America: Civil War.
Extremely unlikely to have hidden at the back of the class for much longer, the folks behind Honest Trailers have taken aim at the box office-busting ‘Captain America: Civil War’.
The stars were out in force for the UK premiere of ‘Captain America: Civil War’, in cinemas Friday, but it was Elizabeth Olsen who stole the show with her plunging neckline that seemed to catch the attention of Cap himself.
This week has seen the first major casting announcement for Zack Snyder’s ‘Justice League: Part 1’, with Oscar-winner JK Simmons taking on the role of Batman’s long-time ally Commissioner Jim Gordon.
Together as Avengers, Earth’s mightiest heroes form an unstoppable box-office juggernaut: the combined Marvel Cinematic Universe has banked over £5.62 billion around the world since its inception in 2008. But is playing a superhero rewarding when the actors aren’t in the spandex? Which Avenger makes the most coin outside the MCU? Let’s fire up the calculator, check the receipts and find out… 10.
This weekend, Avengers: Age of Ultron smashed the box-office, making it already one of the year’s most successful movies. It’s further proof of just how far Ultron writer-director Joss Whedon has come since the ‘90s, when he was the creator of the beloved Buffy, the Vampire Slayer, a show known for its well-crafted group dynamics, unexpected bursts of mid-catastrophe comedy, and zingy references to movies, TV, and books. If those elements seem familiar to Marvel fans, it’s because Whedon’s brought many of them to the Avengers films — especially those smartly placed one-liners: In Age of Ultron, the characters riff on everything from cartoon characters to highbrow literature to the Bible.
How can something designed for good turn out to be so bad? Ultron is unlike any other Marvel movie villain we’ve seen in that he was created by an Avenger.
Today in Hollywood, Marvel lifted the curtain on “Phase Three” of its cinematic universe to a packed house of oohing and ahhing costumed Thors and Captain Americas. Studio boss Kevin Feige filled in all the blanks on the studio’s slate through 2019, introduced several new characters — including many fan favorites — and confirmed speculation that classic comic book storylines would be adapted for the screen. After the fan presentation, Feige answered questions about the future of a studio whose previous two phases included 10 films and more than $7 billion in worldwide ticket sales.