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As we get ready to see if Ant-Man ends up sinking or swimming at the box office, thus impeding (somewhat) or accelerating the gradual Marvel Studios takeover of Hollywood, we take some time to consider other questions. For instance, is there a real Mandarin? We all know that the door’s been left open, which is good because a lot of people are still sore about how the character was treated in Iron Man 3. In other important things to considerate, fans are still smarting over the seemingly one-sided relationship between Marvel’s movies and its TV series. It’s a shared universe, but only the TV side seems capable of sharing. What’s the deal? Fortunately, Marvel head Kevin Feige is available to explain it all, or at least offer insight. (more…)

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For a while it had seemed doubtful that Robert Downey Jr. would don Tony Stark’s “high-tech prosthesis” after the completion of Avengers 3, and he has made it clear that he knows Iron Man will go on long after he retires to the private island he will likely buy with the piles of money he made playing the character.

So what’s changed? Well, mostly it seems to be the fact that the Marvel Cinematic Universe has established that a certain character who was used as a cover for a certain Aldrich Killian is most CERTAINLY real. I refer, of course, to The Mandarin. The REAL Mandarin, not the masquerade performed by Trevor Slattery. Apparently, ever since Marvel’s short film All Hail The King hinted at the possibility of The Mandarin’s existence, there has been serious interest in a fourth installment in the Iron Man franchise.

The only real question has been whether or not RDJ will reprise the title role. And it seems THAT depends upon the depth of Disney’s pockets. More after the ever-popular jump: (more…)

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Some of Tony Stark’s most telling character moments in the Iron Man films come when he’s standing in front of the press, so it’s kind of perfect that this is the first full clip we get to see from Iron Man 3.

In the embed below, Tony (Robert Downey Jr) issues a rather pointed, personal and non-subtle threat to The Mandarin (Ben Kingsley). Even though I’m pretty sure it’s illegal to threaten to kill someone, you can’t deny that is a very powerful moment, one that perhaps sets-up some pretty damning stakes later on in the film.

Let’s role the clip courtesy of Yahoo! Movies

So is that helicopter attack on Tony’s house shown in the trailer retaliation for Tony’s threat? I guess we’ll find out when Iron Man 3 opens in a theater near you on May 3rd.

Source: Collider

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Last week, we got our first official look at Don Cheadle upgraded from War Machine to Iron Patriot, which is now followed up in a timely fashion with this new character poster featuring Guy Pearce as Aldrich Killian. Killian is one of three villains in Iron Man 3 along with Ben Kingsley as the Mandarin and James Badge Dale as Coldblood.

So without further ado, here’s Guy!

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Damn. Even taking off your glasses in Iron Man 3 is going to be awesome.

Source: Comic Book Movie

Iron Man 3 is fast approaching release and I for one am eagerly vibrating in anticipation.  Now, to make me even more frustrated that I can’t see it right now, Kevin Feige has decided to talk about the upcoming film.  In this blatant effort to make us pee ourselves, the Marvel overlord discusses a few things concerning Iron Man and the Avengers, the role of Mandarin and some other fun stuff about the upcoming flick.  Check it all out after the jump.

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Well, it’s been a long, hard road to travel, watching teaser trailers for teaser trailers while waiting for this day where we could finally see the real thing. Yes, at long last, the first Iron Man 3 full-length trailer is finally here and it looks, well, a bit on the dark side.

We’re used to a more chipper Tony Stark, but this looks like they’ve got plans to ramp up not just the action but the struggle and pain that Stark must endure. Is Pepper in jeopardy? Will Tony save her? How have the events in New York (as they’re referred too) change Iron Man?

We have to wait until May to find out the answers to those questions, but at least the wait to check out the trailer is over, so here is the synopsis and the trailer for Iron Man 3.

Marvel’s “Iron Man 3” pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy’s hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?

Starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale with Jon Favreau and Ben Kingsley,“Iron Man 3” is directed by Shane Black from a screenplay by Drew Pearce and Shane Black and is based on Marvel’s iconic Super Hero Iron Man, who first appeared on the pages of “Tales of Suspense” (#39) in 1963 and had his solo comic book debut with “The Invincible Iron Man” (#1) in May of 1968.

What do you think? Me, I’ve got goosebumps. Looks like it’s going to be an epic one!

Source: Marvel Studios

James Badge Dale in For An ‘Iron Man 3’ Villain

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.

Iron Man 3 starts shooting next month.

Source: /Film

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