Will RDJ Return For ‘Iron Man 4′? How Much is it Worth to Marvel/Disney?

- 07-23-14Comics, Cool Stuff, Film, Nerd Culture Posted by James Daniels

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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…)

‘Avengers’ Photos Bonanza – More Official Pics from ‘Age of Ultron’ Plus Avengers Tower Deets

- 07-16-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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It’s been raining Avengers: Age of Ultron news this week! Following up on the release of it’s Avengers cover, including the first ever look at Ultron himself, earlier today, Entertainment Weekly has released a further eight photographs featuring stills from the film and behind the scenes glimpses at the production. Below you will see nothing terribly spoilery, just some Avengers in action, a couple of new frenemies and a surprise guest. Let’s take a look at your first official set of production photos from the Avengers sequel.  (more…)

On Set Video of Thor, Captain America, and Tony Stark in ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

- 06-17-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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There are sure to be more on set videos and pictures popping up on the Internet while Joss Whedon and crew continue production and filming for Avengers: Age of Ultron at the UEA Campus Norwich in England. There’s no way they could keep a lid on it surrounded by large groups of tech savvy, curious young adults. Here’s one video that features a look at the big three, Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Captain America (Chris Evans) and Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.). (more…)

Robert Downey Jr. Sells Horror/Comedy Film ‘Cloaked’ to Warner Bros

- 05-02-14Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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Word around the Internet water cooler has Robert Downey Jr. and his wife Susan, who is also his producing partner, selling a movie idea to Warner Bros. The pair have Derek Connelly (Jurassic Park) writing the script. What’s it all about? (more…)

Downey Jr. and Ruffalo Unleash The Earth’s Mightiest Selfies

- 04-23-14Film Posted by Jason Tabrys

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The superhero franchise wars took a serious turn today when Robert Downey Jr. and Mark Ruffalo (Down and Ruff: Superheroes in the daytime, super 1970s homicide detectives in the nighttime) engaged Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen in the theater of SRAFTBFF (Super Rich and Famous Thespian Best Friends Forever) selfie adorableness combat.

After there is jumping, there shall be pictures!

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The BastardCast vs #CancelColbert and MossMan McButtstuffs

- 04-01-14Featured, Nerd Culture Posted by Team Bastard

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Congratulations, you’ve selected the the 95th episode of The BastardCast, a comedy and entertainment podcast for rich and beautiful people BY portly slacker types. On the show this week: I was a teenage teenager! The results from the first ever #TimeChallenge! Over using exclamation points! Oh and the latest in pop-culture news: (more…)

Starting Over: Robert Downey Jr. Says Marvel Will Cast Young Replacements

- 03-26-14Comics, Film Posted by Brandon Marcus

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Nothing lasts forever. Everybody knows that, including Robert Downey Jr. The man who has defined Tony Stark sees the writing on the wall and knows he won’t be playing Iron Man for the rest of his career. He also knows Marvel could – and will – go younger when finding his replacement.

It’s weird to think of a world where RDJ isn’t Tony Stark, huh?

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More Details on an Early Scene from ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’

- 03-19-14Comics, Film Posted by Brent Cook

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In the wake of last night’s Assembling a Universe documentary– which showed us the makings of what promises to be an epic battle between The Hulk and The Hulkbuster– we now have more details on what could be following that opening scene of The Avengers: Age of Ultron. (more…)

Could Introducing The Vision Help RDJ Leave the ‘Avengers’ Franchise Gracefully?

- 02-07-14Comics, Cool Stuff, Film, Nerd Culture, WTF? Posted by James Daniels

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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…)

Is There Anything Robert Downey Jr. Can’t Do? Watch Him Belt it Out Onstage With Sting

- 01-14-14Nerd Culture Posted by Mark Poynter

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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…)