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.
Though his “Avengers” film begins production in February, Robert Downey Jr. is still focused on getting his next “Sherlock Holmes” movie off the ground. Sources tell Variety that Warner Bros., Village Roadshow and Team Downey have selected a writers’ room that includes “Guardians of the Galaxy” scribe Nicole Perlman, “Baywatch” scribe Justin Malen, “Rogue One”... Read more »
One of the world’s most famous tech billionaires is out to build his own artificial intelligence system akin to that of Tony Stark – and it looks like he may have some assistance from Stark himself. Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg is working on his very own JARVIS, and AI which would essentially run his household in much the way JARVIS runs Stark’s in the ‘Iron Man’ movies. Zuckerberg announced the plan as his “personal challenge for 2016” back in January, explaining, “I’m going to start by exploring what technology is already out there.
For most performers, appearing as a character from a Marvel superhero comic would be a dream come true. Howard was really disappointed with Robert Downey Jr – as well as the studio – after the former was let go from the ‘Iron Man’ franchise for apparently refusing to take a lower salary for the superhero sequel. Discussing how he had helped convince studio execs to hire Downey in the first place and hoping for similar aid in return, he told Rolling Stone, “I called Robby…leaving messages with his assistants, called him at least 17 times that day and 21 the next and finally left a message saying, ‘look, man, I need the help that I gave you’.
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’.
If you’re eagerly awaiting the home release of ‘Captain America: Civil War’ then this DVD extra released by Marvel should tide you over. There’s not long to wait now - just over a week, in fact - but Marvel have done a stellar job to get fans excited for it with a cool feature focusing on Thor (played by Chris Hemsworth, who incidentally isn’t even in the film). Titled ‘Civil War: Team Thor’, the three-and-a-half minute documentary spoof sees Thor relocate to Australia and move in with a bloke named Darryl after getting the cold shoulder from Tony Stark (Iron Man), Steve Rogers (Captain America) and the gang.
Tom Hiddleston should perhaps have expected a bit of flack after joining Instagram. Hiddleston set up his page yesterday, to much excitement among fans, and it took the ‘Iron Man’ star just minutes to take a cheeky swipe at his fellow Marvel alumnus. The t-shirt, of course, refers to Hiddleston’s rather public goings on with the pop star Taylor Swift.
David Franzoni, who penned the script for Russell Crowe Oscar-winner ‘Gladiator’, has revealed that he’s working on the project with producer Stephen Joel Brown. In an interview with The Guardian, Franzoni has said that they are liking Leonardo DiCaprio for the lead, and Robert Downey Jr as Shams of Tabriz, an Iranian spiritual instructor who was of great influence to Rumi.
To the surprise of nobody, ‘Captain America: Civil War’ is currently tearing up the worldwide box office on its way to becoming yet another big hit for Marvel Studios. Chadwick Boseman’s Wakandan warrior added a great deal to 'Civil War’, offering a different perspective on the unfolding drama with a very serious character. After the death of his father, T'Challa flatly tells Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) that he intends to kill Bucky Barnes, aka The Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) - who he believes committed the crime.
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.
In town ahead of the premiere of ‘Captain America: Civil War’, the Marvel star spent the afternoon with kids and their families, handing out some goodies too. Lee Miller, father of seven-year-old Ethan Miller, who suffers the rare blood disease ITP, said: “Ethan has been in and out of hospital a lot in the past three years. Ethan got to pose with Downey Jr outside the hospital’s chapel, which is obviously pretty cool.
Captain America (Chris Evans) leads Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), and Falcon (Anthony Mackie) into battle in “Captain America: Civil War.” (Walt Disney Pictures)
The new ensemble set to join Tom Holland in his first solo adventure as Spider-Man continues to grow, with the addition of two new young cast members. Deadline reports that Tony Revolori (’The Grand Budapest Hotel’) has been cast in the Sony/Marvel co-production, whilst The Wrap revealed the casting of Laura Harrier (TV’s ‘One Life To Live’) - but it’s not known which characters these actors will portray. By contrast, no hints have been dropped about Harrier’s role.
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.
Too bad, forums around the world were clogged with fanboy rage at Cruise’s casting as Lee Child’s literary hero ‘Jack Reacher’ – a former military police major and full time juggernaut. ’Jack Reacher‘ proved to be a decent-sized hit (pun intended) and a sequel is currently in production, so we take a look at some other casting outrages that had the fans furious at first, but eating their words in the end. In 2005 the knives were certainly out for Daniel Craig upon the announcement that he would replace Pierce Brosnan as James Bond.
Before he became a movie star, the actor played hunky Kim on ‘Home and Away’, which led to a stint on the Aussie version of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ in 2006. Hemsworth and his partner came fifth. Luckily for the Hulk it turned out to be benign, but it meant the star had to drop out of appearing in ‘Signs’ with Mel Gibson.