04-23-13 • Comics, FilmPosted by Adam A. Donaldson
You like that? It could be yours if you go to the midnight IMAX screening of Iron Man 3 at your local IMAX theater, according to Screen Rant. The poster was designed by comic book artist Jock (The Losers, Hellblazer), and is the latest in 12:01 poster series, which previous has included unique works honoring the release Real Steel, The Amazing Spider-Man, and Frankenweenie.
In other Iron Man 3 new, Marvel Studios head honcho and Iron Man 3 producer Kevin Feige recently talked to the LA Times about Tony Stark’s mind set going into the movie, and where the character’s head is at this point in his story arc. Here’s what Feige had to say:
“He’s experienced things now that frankly was a wake-up call. You don’t have gamma-powered strength that anger can bring about. You don’t have super-soldier serum flowing through your veins. You’re not a thunder god from Asgard. You’re just a guy. And Tony doesn’t necessarily like to be reminded of those kinds of things because he likes to be at the top of the food chain.
“Where we meet Tony, he wants to be in that suit all the time, and he wants a lot of suits around him. And just as we sort of learn that’s his issue, we blow them all up and take him out of that comfort zone.
“We wanted to take Tony to a place that he hadn’t been since the first half of the first ‘Iron Man’ film, which is, essentially, by himself without his money, without his toys, without his gadgets, with just his mind, his intellect. We wanted to do that in a big climactic fashion by literally taking away everything that is near and dear to him, as symbolized in that mansion crumbling down into the Pacific.”
In other Iron Man 3 developments, a new featurette has been released, and it outlines just how Extremis comes into play in the film and how it factors into The Mandarin’s (Ben Kingsley) master plan. Included is commentary by director Shane Black, star Robert Downey Jr., and new head henchman James Badge Dale. Press play below (courtesy of Collider):
Finally, from the people who have more time on their hands than I do (and Geeks Are Sexy), a break down of just how much it costs to be Tony Stark. Enjoy!
04-16-13 • Comics, FilmPosted by Adam A. Donaldson
I think we’ve all assumed that Iron Man 3is based on the “Extremis” storyline from the Iron Man comics, but I think the below clip is the first time we’ve seen the bio-mechanical virus name-dropped in any clip from the upcoming superhero film.
Originally airing on the Rachel Ray Show, the clip, introduced by Pepper Potts herself Gwyneth Paltrow, features Pepper in conversation with new character Aldrich Killian (played by Guy Pearce) talking about, you guessed it, Extremis. The clip from the show is embedded below. Sorry about the quality, but I think the action is pretty easy to understand.
The question of the day, or any day, about Iron Man 3 is whether or not the plot centers around “Extremis,” a storyline from the early aughts about a techno-organic virus that melds living people and technology. Well take a look at this recently released concept art below and tell me if maybe your still doubting…
And that’s official, seeing as how it came out via Marvel’s own Twitter feed. (Props to Ryan Meinerding for being the talented artist behind this piece.)
So the scene has Tony Stark surrounded by soldiers, clearly caught off guard. So did they catch him in the middle of putting on the Iron Man armor, or did they bust in suddenly and now he’s summoning it to appear via his new Extremis powers? Interesting the possibilities. The scene could really be taken either way, but given the rumors coming out about the film, I’d be very surprised if this wasn’t the latter explanation rather than the former.
Iron Man 3, directed and co-written by Shane Black, and starring Robert Downey Jr, Gwenyth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pierce, James Badge Dale, Rebecca Hall and Ben Kingsley comes out May 3, 2013. But look for some big news about the film to come out during San Diego Comic Con in a couple of weeks.
Shooting on Iron Man 3 is currently underway in North Carolina and some new info about the villain structure in the film.
As we already know, Sir Ben Kingsley has already signed on the bottom line to be a villain, and he will be backed up, or will be baking up, Guy Pearce as Aldrich Killian, a piece of casting that’s behind the supposition that Iron Man 3 is an adaptation of the “Extremis” storyline. We also know that James Badge Dale has been cast as Coldblood-7, a cyborg who maybe a henchman of sorts in this film.
The question remains though, will Kingsley be playing The Mandarin in Iron Man 3? ComicBook.com posed the question to some people in the ground in Wilmington, NC:
While talking to some Wilmington locals, we had one source involved with the production tell us that Mandarin was definitely the villain. He said Mandarin had a set of twins that did most of his dirty work for him. Another source who had visited EUE/Screen Gems Studios told us that the sets they were building included Chinese storefronts.
Latino Review also seems to be onboard with that from their sources. They do add though that The Mandarin’s role won’t be huge, and they also talk about the role of Coldblood-7 and the other minor villain, Firepower:
Here’s what we can CONFIRM as true (and not from some guy working security on an off-lot shoot): The Mandarin (as played by Ben Kingsley) is a villain in the ‘Iron Man 3,’ but he’s more a veiled threat as a silent partner to Guy Pearce’s Aldrich Killian. Killian is the man inventing Extremis and putting it into his “Extremis army” of multiple super-powered individuals.
Still no word on exactly how many Extremis soldiers we’ll see, but I’m sticking to my theory that the Coldblood-7 and Firepower casting will not be traditional comics versions of those characters, but instead names they’ve given to Extremis soldiers.
Sounds good. If these rumors are to be believed it sounds like Shane Black has things well in hand for this film.
Directed by Shane Black and starring Robery Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Ben Kingsley, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall and James Badge Dale, Iron Man 3 is set to hit theaters May 3rd, 2013.
Deadline is reporting that actor James Badge Dale (24, The Pacific, Rubicon) has signed on the dotted line to play a villain called Savin in Iron Man 3. And now you know everything we do.
So who could Savin be? It could be that Dale is playing Eric Savin AKA: Coldblood-7, a minor Iron Man villain in the late-80s. He was an Army officer turned cybernetic mercenary, and he looks a little something like this:
So how will Savin fit into the story, which, according to rumor, is based on Warren Ellis’ Extremis storyline? Also, how might the rumored main villain, The Mandarin, rumored to be played by Ben Kingsley, fit into this? Nobody knows. Well, Shane Black, we assume.
Today it appears that Chinese movie star Andy Lau is joining an impressive list of new talent – including Ben Kingsley, Guy Pearce and Jessica Chastain – to appear along side Robert Downey, Jr., Gwenyth Paltrow and Don Cheadle in the soon to go before the cameras Iron Man 3.
Lau, who may be familiar to American audiences from his roles in Infernal Affairs, House of Flying Daggers and Detective Dee, is in negotiations to play “’an old friend of Tony Stark’ who enlists China’s own armored heroes – I didn’t even know they had any – to help fight The Mandarin,” according to Neon Punch (via Twitch). If Neon Punch is to be believed, this is the most overt mention of the character being the prime villain in the upcoming Iron Man film.
On the other hand, previous reports have said that the film, which is being directed by Shane Black, is based, at least in part, on Warren Ellis’ Extremis arc; a fact that was confirmed when Pearce was cast as Aldrich Killian. The Mandarin, however, is not in that story, so has screenwriter Drew Pearce changed the Extremis story to suit Iron Man’s main nemesis? I guess we’ll find out when Iron Man 3 starts rolling sometime later this summer.