That would be a-mazing! But unlikely. While making some remarks during a “manufacturing innovation event” this past week at the White House, President Barack Obama joked that the industry innovators gathered there were building Iron Man noting the technological innovation and research into new metal alloys being conducted. After some polite laughter, the President said he was just kidding, or maybe he wasn’t… Watch the clip from CNN embedded below: (more…)
We got the news yesterday night that Paul Bettany, the voice of Iron Man’s AI J.A.R.V.I.S., would be getting a much bigger role in The Avengers‘ sequel as The Vision. While we don’t know just how The Vision fits into all of the Age of Ultron madness, we do have a description of what his costume could possibly look like when he does show up. (more…)
An interesting new fan theory seems to think it’s possible.
Buckle up, friends–this one’s gonna be a doozy!
(Remember–this is JUST a theory. It’s a fascinating notion, but not the words of anyone connected to Marvel or the Avengers films) (more…)
There must be something magical about putting on that Iron Man armor, because ever since Robert Downey Jr. donned the cherry apple red suit of awesome-sauce he can do no wrong. Video has just surfaced from Sting‘s 60th birthday party back in 2011 and you’ve got to see Robert Downey Jr. join Sting on stage and totally blow it out of the park singing Driven to Tears. (more…)
If you’re like me, then you probably gave up on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. pretty early on, and only occasionally tune in now to revel in the schadenfreude of a possible misstep by both Joss Whedon and Marvel Studios. But for fans of the show, and of the universe Marvel’s created, be advised that another name-brand super-villain is coming to the show, and just in time for the winter season. Who is it, and in what context will they appear? Read on to find out. (more…)
There aren’t many chinks in the Marvel Studios armor, they please nerds, fans, moviegoers, producers, and studio heads by delivering a good product while making a ton of money. In this way it’s nice to be reminded that there’s a human side to Marvel, a time where things weren’t so smooth and easy-going, the time of Terrence Howard as James “Rhodey” Rhodes. As you may or may not recall, Howard played the character in the first Iron Man movie before Don Cheadle took over for Iron Man 2 and 3, but more than five years later now Howard is talking about how he lost the gig for the first time, and he puts the blame on some very unheroic actions by his co-star. (more…)
New York Comic Con has come to a close but that doesn’t mean that the fun has to stop. If you were tied to your couch or some other place that was not the Jacob Javitz Center this weekend, then we have the perfect consolation prize for you: more cosplay, toy, and floor pics from the convention. (more…)
Above is an image from the concept art for the Iron Man Experience (like the headline done told you), a ride to be featured at Hong Kong Disneyland and due to open in 2016, according to Disney.
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Joss Whedon has mentioned it before, but we finally have visual confirmation that early animatics and scripts for The Avengers did in fact feature the female superhero, Wasp. Among other major changes from the animatics, it seems Wasp was cut completely from the film, and only seemed to have a minor part as it was, along with a more comic-like costume for Hawkeye, and the fact that Loki was sent the “wrong army.”
In addition to the early write up of the “Avenger Assemble” scene, there are also a few other animatics; one demonstrating a different introduction of Iron Man, that used some of the same scenes as the Iron Man- Thor fight scene (the tree spot, in particular), another putting Tony in the opening “tunnel collapse” scene, and the last is a slightly altered version of the scene between Stark and Loki in Stark Tower.
These scenes are definitely Iron Man centric, so I understand why they were cut from the final script, but these are fun watches nonetheless. It’s clear that the best of each clip made it into the movie, but it’s always fun to wonder how the movie would have turned out, had they actually included these scenes in the movie. Do you see anything that you wish would have been used in the final film?