From the moment he stepped into frame as Lt. Col. James “Rhodey” Rhodes in Iron Man 2 and told Robert Downey Jr.‘s Tony Stark (and essentially moviegoers, as well) “It’s me and I’m here, so get over it and move on,” fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe have been 100% behind Don Cheadle as War Machine. He was great in Iron Man 2 and Iron Man 3, and the worst part of his performance in Avengers: Age of Ultron is that it was all too brief. Now, fans are looking forward to seeing him in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War and, according to Cheadle, Rhodey plays a “pivotal” role in the film. You can find out what he had to say recently at the Sundance Film Festival, but first a word of caution: While this article doesn’t contain any confirmed spoilers from Civil War, those wishing to remain completely oblivious to the film until they see it should stop reading now.
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The International trailer for Captain America: Civil War has hit the Internet and spells out the movie’s plot line fairly clearly. There’s sure to be more surprises once it hits the big screen, but Marvel is taking no chances on letting people know the stakes involved and the possible changes to long-standing relationships. The Russo Brothers, Anthony and Joseph, look set to continue to wow Marvel audiences with their takes on some fantastic Captain America story lines. Take a look. (more…)
Despite Marvel’s best efforts, it has been confirmed that Spider-Man makes an appearance in Captain America: Civil War. During a recent visit to the set, Entertainment Weekly saw the newest incarnation, Tom Holland, in the full red and blue costume. While producer Kevin Feige attempted to pass the sighting off as a possible cosplayer and Chris Evans wouldn’t confirm it, Robert Downey, Jr. had no such compulsion to remain quiet. Not only was he spotted walking around with Holland on the set, he mentioned the character by name in a later interview. (more…)
With just a couple of days left until the October 2nd DVD/BluRay release date for Joss Whedon‘s Avengers: Age of Ultron one would expect Marvel/Disney to ramp up their massive marketing machine for one push at consumers. We’ve seen one gag reel already and now we’ve got another. Many of the actors during the press junket talked about how loose and fun Whedon keeps the set and now we’ve got proof. (more…)
It seems like the perfect combination: take the guy who directed Snatch, Sherlock Holmes (the Robert Downey Jr. versions), and RocknRolla, and let him make a spy movie that stars Superman and The Lone Ranger. Oh, and set it in the 1960s, where men were men and you had to rely on your wits and your talent instead of letting technology do your dirty work. Sounds pretty badass, right? Well, movie-goer, you’re in luck – because The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is an amazingly-cool movie that’s fun to watch and easy to enjoy.
Now that we know that Tom Holland (The Impossible) is the new Spider-Man, all the Internet’s attention has turned to figuring out when and how big his debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be. Since part of the casting decision was based on Holland’s screen test with Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. one can easily, and quite correctly, expect that Holland’s Peter Parker/Spider-Man will show up in Captain America: Civil War. That leaves the question, how big an appearance will he make? (more…)
Just when you thought there was no more room in Captain America: Civil War for another instance of huge casting news, think again! Maybe. Yes, as if the entirety of the New Avengers isn’t enough, along with two villains, Ant-Man, a slew of supporting characters, and Robert Downey Jr., isn’t enough Civil War is also adding a touch of Hulk to the mix. At least that’s the word according to the Hulk himself, Mark Ruffalo. You may think that’s official, but here’s the thing: no one from Marvel has told him he’s in Civil War. So who’s Ruffalo’s source? None other than Iron Man himself, Robert Downey Jr. Confused? So is Ruffalo. Not that he isn’t down for joining the fray, or course. (more…)
Marvel.com has just announced the casting of Martin Freeman (The Hobbit, Sherlock, The Office, Oh hell this could take forever if I named all the stuff of his we all love…) for Captain America: Civil War. That’s right, Bilbo is going on an adventure with the likes of Captain America (Chris Evans), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), and all the other Marvel superheros involved in Civil War. There’s no word on what role Freeman might play and you know what that means… You got it, what time is it? Speculation time!!! (more…)
There was a big Avengers: Age of Ultron Press conference in London earlier today with a big chunk of the cast including director Joss Whedon, and thanks to HeyUGuys, we’ve got the full conference on video. For those of you that have never attended a press conference or roundtable, they are a collection of fantastic, boring, nutty, and confusing questions that tend to spark some pretty silly answers from the actors involved. Hidden amongst all those examples are a few questions and answers that offer some great insights into the characters and possible future projects.
It’s important to remember the past, if only not to repeat its mistakes. Director George Miller remembers, just like Pepperidge Farms. His latest exploration of the apocalyptic world he created back in 1990, Mad Max: Fury Road released a fabulous trailer today that pays homage to those glorious days of yesteryear, and gets us all pumped up for what’s coming to theater screens on May 15th. (more…)