Downey Explains Stark’s Head Space in ‘Age of Ultron’ – Defends ‘Iron Man 3′ Ending

- 10-31-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Iron Man 3 ended on a somewhat definitive note, which was necessary given real life predicaments where in Marvel Studios was unsure if it might lure Robert Downey Jr. back for further, and future, adventures. It marked an important change for Downey’s character Tony Stark as he underwent surgery to have the shrapnel in his chest removed, thus making it no longer necessary for Stark to have an Arc reactor in his chest. It suggested that maybe, Stark was no longer in a place where he needed his Iron Man alterego and is moving on to new things. But since Downey is back for Avengers: Age of Ultron, so is Stark and Iron Man, and in a new interview, Donwey suggests that Stark will be as affected by the events of Iron Man 3 in Age of Ultron, as he was in Iron Man 3 after events in The Avengers(more…)

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Teaser Footage From Marvel’s Big Phase 3 Announcement & MOAR!!!

- 10-28-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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It didn’t take too long for some of the video from Marvel‘s big live streaming Phase 3 announcement event earlier today. They may tell no one to film anything, but you know someone is going to do it anyways. Now we’ve got three clips for you. (more…)

When Robert Downey Jr. Asks For A Vowel… You Damn Well Give That Man an ‘Avengers’ “A”

- 10-20-14Uncategorized Posted by Mark Poynter

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Here’s a fun fact. If you fully spell out Robert Downey Junior‘s name, the only vowel in the English alphabet missing is an “A”. You know, A-E-I-O-U-&-Sometimes-Y. Now word is making the Internet rounds that someone at Marvel felt that obvious hole in Robert Downey Jr’s life needed to be filled. Filled with that 30 foot tall Avengers “A” in the movie, the one pictured above. (more…)

The RadioBastard Podcast Is A Valid Replacement For Saturday Morning Cartoons

- 10-10-14Featured, Nerd Culture Posted by Jeremy R! Hudson

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Smack dab between two very successful Con appearances as ‘guy who lingers at the long boxes too long‘, the boys are back with their contractually obligated attempt at a solid hour of pop-culture news and other strangeness. This week Jeremy and Jason tackle: (more…)

* Updated RDJ Roundup: ‘Iron Man 4′ Talks, AOS TV Cameo, & MOAR!

- 10-08-14Film Posted by Aspry Jones

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One night I was flipping channels and landed on a movie called ‘Putney Swope.’ It was directed by a little-known Hollywood player named Robert Downey Sr. Before that, it had never dawned on me to even Google who RDS was. I’m sure at the time, he was respected for his work and mild contributions to the industry. Kinda like Howard Stark. Sure, Stark’s known as being a brilliant industrialist who made bank and held fun expos, but his son Tony? Now, there’s a man of outrageous accomplishments. Robert Downey Jr. is indeed Tony Stark – in spirit, comparative achievements, and in how his career overshadowed his dad’s. Keep going for interesting bits of news concerning our resident actor, billionaire, playboy philanthropist, and all-around cool guy. (more…)

Downey Talks ‘Iron Man’ and How We Wants an Old Friend to Direct Part 4

- 10-03-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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The success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is due in no small part to the successful casting of Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man. Of course, Marvel Studios has had a great deal of success with its casting in many of its movies and TV series, but the connection between Downey and Stark has been so complete that the comic book Stark has come to resemble Downey’s characterization, which is no small measurement of the actor’s impact on the part. As we look to the future though, Downey’s involvement is hazy, and in a new interview, the actor discusses his age, the impact of Marvel on his career, and which good friend he’d like to put behind the camera for Iron Man 4. (more…)

Exclusive Look at ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Included in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Blu-Ray

- 10-03-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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In a move that many might call an oversell, Marvel has decided to ramp up fan’s desire to own a blu-ray copy of director James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy to eleven with the inclusion of an exclusive look at Joss Whedon‘s Avengers: Age of Ultron. That’s right, we’re breaking out the This is Spinal Tap jokes before the page break. It’s not like you really needed another reason to go out and buy Guardians of the Galaxy on DVD/Blu-ray, but Marvel figured that it might take another little nudge to get you off the couch December 9th to buy a copy. Of course most of you will probably just order it through Amazon and wait for the UPS guy to show up at your door.. There’s a catch though, it’s only available in the blu-ray version. (more…)

Marvel Releases Official ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Plot Synopsis

- 09-15-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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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…)

The ‘Assassin’s Creed’ Movie May Have Just Landed A Huge Marvel Star

- 09-12-14Film, Uncategorized Posted by Rush Urbalejo

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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…)

No More Man in the Iron Suit? Robert Downey, Jr. Says No Plans For ‘Iron Man 4′

- 09-08-14Comics, Film Posted by Jed Harris-Keith

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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…)