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.
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 »
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.
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.