Marvel released the first official plot synopsis for Joss Whedon‘s Avengers: Age of Ultron earlier today. Don’t worry though, there’s not any smoking gun here. Nothing that spoils everything unless you’ve been on an Amish retreat in a remote ice cave in Antartica. It does set up the frame-work in which we can begin to speculate like demons though. Take a look after the jump. (more…)
Can we all agree that Robert Downey Jr. is one of the best things to ever come out of Hollywood? The man has some serious acting chops and inspires other actors to bring out their best game; his tragedy-turned-success story is an infamous example of how someone one can pull themselves out of the deepest depths and still come out smelling like roses; and he is a hell of a charming leading man. Marvel demonstrated their pure brilliance by grabbing the only man anyone can even see in the Iron Man suit these days and while this may take him out of the running for any other superhero, a new video game movie adaptation may have grabbed Mr. Downey for a role, giving fanboys and fangirls yet another reason to love geekdom. (more…)
It could be argued that Robert Downey Jr. is as busy as billionaire Tony Stark, the Marvel Comics character who moonlights as the Avenger Iron Man that Downey, Jr. portrays on the big screen. For that reason, it’s understandable that he might be reluctant to assemble with his fellow Avengers and play Stark in future movies once his contractual obligations are finished.
While in Toronto promoting The Judge, his upcoming film with Robert Duvall that hits theaters next month, Variety posed the question to Downey, Jr. whether a sequel to last year’s Iron Man 3. Fans of Stark’s turn as one of the founding Avengers might feel like they’ve been hit in the gut with one of Stark’s repulsor rays when they read his rely. (more…)
Robert Downey Jr.’s ego is legendary. If you have ever been in the presence of the man, or have ever seen/read pretty much any interview with Downey, you know that his ego is almost a defining characteristic. However, in a recent interview with the Toronto Sun, the actor behind the ego had some kind words for the highest grossing film of the summer. (more…)
The Internet fell in love with The Robert Downey Jr. & Mark Ruffalo Science Bromance after The Avengers film hit theaters, but there was a second bromance brewing. A secret love that dare not speak its name. One that we’ve just become aware of, that might be even more magical, The Whedon & Hiddleston Email Bromance. (more…)
There are train wreck celebrities, and then there are celebrities who get it. Chris Pratt is certainly positioning himself to be one of those celebrities who get it. Those that handle their fame and their interactions with fans in such a way that only make us love them more. If I didn’t know better, I’d think that Robert Downey Jr. is conducting some secret Marvel Celebrities Camp. Pratt recently exhibited this lovable celebrity trend when he surprised a theater full of kids at a special screening of Guardians of the Galaxy for Variety, the Children’s Charity of New York, and Children of Promise. It must have been a magical evening for those kids. (more…)
This SDCC14 has been a whirlwind of Nerdy News and although many might argue that it’s not the number one SDCC event, Joss Whedon‘s Avengers: Age of Ultron is bringing all kinds of fun news to the weekend. This time around we’ve got video interviews with just about the entire cast. All the big hitters are here, Downey Jr, Ruffalo, Jackson, all the major characters along with a new comer to the set that has been in every Iron Man and Avengers movie, J.A.R.V.I.S. Paul Bettany. Find out what he thinks about his transformation into the Vision and MOAR!!! (more…)
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…)
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…)
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…)