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This time on the show, the guys return for episode 101 with special guest Chris Cummins (Den of Geek US, Topless Robot, Geekadelphia) who stops by to shill his eBay auctions and talk with our illustrious hosts about the week’s nerdy news, the splendor that is The Hitchhiker’s Guide, our right to read whatever we like and the death of Batman and Superman: Friendship is Magic.
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Gwyneth Paltrow is making the Iron Man III publicity rounds and casually dropped a bombshell about the possibility of future Iron Man movies. Paltrow says:
I don’t think there’s going to be [an Iron Man 4]. I think we’re done with Iron Man.
Watch the video below and let us know how sincere you think she is about it. Could this be a negotiation tactic? Everyone has assumed that Robert Downey Jr. will sign on for more Marvel movies, but we don’t really know that, not for sure. Could he have declined any Iron Man sequels in private, and perhaps Paltrow knows this, but was she supposed to let it out of the bag now? Are quick denials from Downey and producers likely to follow?
Would they recast or leave Iron Man out of future Marvel movies, or at least the next couple of years worth? Downey is so intertwined with the character, much like Christopher Reeves was with Superman, that many fans just can’t imagine another taking on that role.
What do you think? Was this a slip of the tongue, a negotiation tactic, or is this the end?
I think we’ve all assumed that Iron Man 3 is based on the “Extremis” storyline from the Iron Man comics, but I think the below clip is the first time we’ve seen the bio-mechanical virus name-dropped in any clip from the upcoming superhero film.
Originally airing on the Rachel Ray Show, the clip, introduced by Pepper Potts herself Gwyneth Paltrow, features Pepper in conversation with new character Aldrich Killian (played by Guy Pearce) talking about, you guessed it, Extremis. The clip from the show is embedded below. Sorry about the quality, but I think the action is pretty easy to understand.
Iron Man 3 opens in theaters everywhere May 3rd.
Source: Comic Book Movie
If the trailers, TV ads, posters, armor designs, toy details, and interviews for Iron Man 3 have told us anything… it’s A) IM3 is gonna rock! and B) Disney/Marvel sure know how to market a movie. I don’t think there’s a fan-boy on the planet that doesn’t know Iron Man 3′s launch date… it’s May 3rd. Marketing assault aside, this film is clearly aiming to include everything fans of the books have wanted to see, from Mandarin to every armor design. Speaking of the latter…
It’s become public knowledge (via Disney/Marvels over saturated marketing), that the Hall of Armor has expanded, exponentially. Tony Stark has been hard at work building dozens of armors. There are suits designed for construction, stealth, hulk busting, space travel… under water basket weaving. I may have made that last one up. Point is, there’s a lot of suits. 42 to be precise, and there isn’t one bad suit in the bunch.
To get a closer look at Tony’s armada, check out these gorgeous motion graphic “Armor Reveals” by designer Kaism Lim. There’s also some images from the video as to examine as well.
Damn cool, wouldn’t you say? You can read more about Kaism Lim’s work on this page.
Iron Man 3 is directed by Shane Black based off of his and Drew Pearce’s screenplay, and stars Robert Downey Jr., Ben Kingsley, Don Cheadle, Gwyneth Paltrow, Guy Pearce, Stephanie Szostak, Jon Favreau, Rebecca Hall, William Sadler, James Badge Dale and the voice of Paul Bettany.
Iron Man 3 releases May 3.
There’s a bit of new Iron Man 3 footage to be found in these two videos, one a featurette introducing new and returning characters the other a sneak peek courtesy of the MTV Movie Awards. I wouldn’t consider anything here too spoilery, but if you’d like to remain entirely unspoilt, don’t watch ’em.
Particularly this featurette which not only has a little new footage but goes in to more detail about certain characters’ motivations,
Hooray for Happy! And I love how everyone’s character, especially Rhodey and Pepper, are getting their roles fleshed out. Below the cut you’ll find the sneak peek from MTV, and I promise, it’s not as useless as their Catching Fire sneak peek.
An Alternate Ending for ‘Iron Man 2’ & New Deleted Scenes from ‘The Avengers’, Now With More Shawarma
Earlier this week Marvel was finally able to release the long delayed Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One box set, containing every “Phase One” Marvel film from Iron Man right up to last year’s highly successful Avengers film. As with most special editions these days, the box set also contains a treasure trove of deleted and alternate scenes many fans have yet to see, unless you’re one of the lucky one’s who are currently in possession of the box set.
Many fans have already seen the behind the scenes footage of Thor: The Dark World which was pulled from the Internet, but this also includes new highlights for Iron Man 2 and The Avengers. There’s Iron Man 2 and it’s alternate ending, featuring Mickey Rourke’s Whiplash kidnapping Gwyneth Paltrow’s Pepper towards the ending of the film. This ending isn’t quite what you would expect in an Iron Man film.
Forgive the look of the “special effects” though, since Jon Favreau went and had the ending re-shot these clips didn’t quite that polished effects look everyone is used to:
The Avengers, otherwise know as “Joss Whedon is a freaking genius”, ensemble feature is more about deleted scenes cut for time that didn’t really affect the overall aesthetic of the film. Joss shot a lot of coverage for this film, most notably the now famous Shawarma scene added just prior to the theatrical release. The scene was a surprise hit with everyone who stayed through the credits and has taken on a life of it’s own on the Internet. Take a look at the behind the scenes featurette and the deleted scenes after the jump.
There’s an exclusive new 30 second teaser for Shane Black‘s Iron Man 3 over at EW. Check it out below and meet me on the other side to discuss.
Three things stood out to me in this quick look at Iron Man 3.
- Pepper is in a fight and takes a hard shot straight to the face, I’m betting Pepper’s training time with Boxer turned driver/security Happy Hogan will pay off.
- I have noticed that the Mandarian says, “My fellow Americans.” Is this just a mocking of the Presidential saying or is something about his past hidden in that message?
- Tony jumping into his suit in midair. I had seen it before, but thought it was Tony in the suit already.
I’m glad to see that Pepper can take it as well as I imagine she will be dishing it out in her big fight scene.
Marvel Studios’ “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.
As the countdown continues to dwindle for the May 3rd opening of director Shane Black‘s Iron Man 3, the marketing and press for the movie continues to escalate. Yesterday, Marvel.com posted an interesting interview with Gwyneth Paltrow that explores many of the Pepper Potts questions fans everywhere want answered. Take a look and meet me on the other side to discuss.
Marvel.com: Where do we find Pepper in “Iron Man 3”?
Gwyneth Paltrow: When we find Pepper in “Iron Man 3,” she and Tony Stark are very much in a relationship. They’re living together, she’s moved into his house in Malibu, and she’s still running Stark Industries, so their lives are very intertwined. There’s a lot of comfort between them now, so it’s not the kind of tentative relationship they had in the first [movie]. It’s very comfortable. I think you get the sense that they know each other very well and they’re in a serious relationship.
Marvel.com: Is it fun to get to play more romantically with Robert Downey, Jr. in this film as opposed to the tension?
Gwyneth Paltrow: It’s very nice to have the relationship evolve over the course of a few pictures, and especially now. Robert and I have always had a really great working relationship and we’re very happy working together, and it’s nice to phase it into something else. It’s still all the banter, but it’s less tenuous.
Marvel.com: You get to wear the suit in this one. Were you ever expecting to do that?
Gwyneth Paltrow: There were talks of Pepper getting in the suit at the end of “Iron Man 2,” but Marvel wasn’t ready to do it yet. I think in the comic books she does eventually get into the suit and she has her own suit, and I know Robert was really interested in having Pepper do more in this movie, and it was also a factor in me coming back and getting to do things that were a little bit more fun and different and a little bit more adventurous. It would’ve still been nice, but it would’ve been very much the same thing just to be buttoned-up Pepper, and in this movie there’s a whole different experience of her.
Marvel.com: How hard is it to physically wear that suit?
Gwyneth Paltrow: I didn’t mind wearing the suit at all. I thought it was light and perfectly comfortable and my children thought I was extremely cool. They were here on a day where I was in it, so they were trying it on and when my son saw me in the suit, he had the biggest eyes, so it was definitely worth it.
Marvel.com: Is it cool for them to see Robert Downey, Jr. now that they understand he is Iron Man?
Gwyneth Paltrow: It’s funny because they didn’t realize it for a long time. My son was only one on the first movie, so obviously he had really no clue for “Iron Man” or “Iron Man 2,” but now for this movie he’s six and he’s super into Iron Man and Hulk. I remember the day he kind of put it together that Robert was Iron Man, because he has had an affinity for Robert his whole life. He really loves Robert, and now the fact that Robert’s Iron Man just puts an extra little spin on it. My kids loved him anyway, but it’s really fun I think for a little boy to realize that he’s friends with Iron Man.
Marvel.com: How hard did you have to commit to get into shape for Marvel’s “Iron Man”?
Gwyneth Paltrow: I’m a person who works out anyway, but I felt like for this movie that I needed to be in excellent shape. So a couple of weeks before I came back, I really hit it super hard and I tried to watch what I ate, which I’m not so good at doing. But I was very focused because I really wanted the whole end sequence to be unexpected and I thought if people saw me like that, fighting and in really good shape, that it would be an extra bonus for the movie to have.
Marvel.com: In this movie it seems like Iron Man is more vulnerable than ever before.
Gwyneth Paltrow: I think the reason why Tony Stark is such a popular cinematic hero is because of his vulnerability. I think in the second movie he was at his least vulnerable. In the first movie, he goes into his vulnerability and he finds it, and he sort of finds his humanity. And in this movie you really see his cracks. You really see the psychology behind why he is going through this metamorphosis that he needs to go through. He went through a dark period in his life, but I think in this movie he’s really trying to reconcile what’s what and who he wants to be and the direction that he wants to go in. Robert plays that kind of thing so beautifully. He’s an actor that can play so many notes at once, and it’s wonderful to see. The scene where he sends a fake Iron Man to Pepper and pretends it’s him could be that classic man thing of, “I just don’t want to deal with my girlfriend,” but I think it’s really Tony not wanting to be intimate. It’s a barrier between Pepper and Tony that he doesn’t necessarily want to cross. I think it’s painful for him to fully commit to her with his whole heart, because there’s a lot in there and he’s still reckoning with how to deal with it.
Marvel.com: You and Jon Favreau have a lot of great scenes together in this movie. How is it working with him in this film?
Gwyneth Paltrow: I was so thrilled that Jon was coming back. It was a little weird because I was used to him in the director’s seat, and at first it was strange having him on set and listening to somebody else tell me what to do. But Jon is so valuable to this franchise; he’s an integral part of Marvel’s success. It’ so cool that he came back to reprise his role of Happy Hogan and be in the film. It was really great to have him. I can’t imagine being on an Iron Man set without him.
Marvel.com: Why do you think Iron Man seems to be the cornerstone of the Marvel films and the one audiences always go back to?
Gwyneth Paltrow: I think the reason that Iron Man is so successful is because he’s that classic archetypal figure of somebody with incredible light and darkness, and that’s the story of all of us. We’re always trying to reconcile both sides of ourselves and all parts of ourselves, and there’s something about Iron Man that encompasses all of those qualities and it’s what we strive to do–accept our dark and make our light brighter. Robert is incredibly charismatic and funny, and I think the Pepper and Tony relationship is always at the heart of the movies. People love to see that relationship. So many people said about “Marvel’s The Avengers,” “I’m so happy Pepper was in [there].” It gave the movie a center. Even though it was one scene, I think Pepper’s relationship to Tony is something that keeps the movie grounded. It’s always in reality, and it’s always funny and full of love but always witty. It’s a real relationship. I think people like to see that and they like to see a woman who’s so loving and supportive of her man but also keeps him in check. It’s a really sweet relationship.
Marvel.com: Set up the relationship between Aldrich -Killian and Pepper.
Gwyneth Paltrow: The idea is that Pepper and Killian knew each other previously. She mentions that she worked for him a long time ago and that he had asked her out and she wasn’t interested, so he’s always carried a little bit of a flame. It turns out to be a very complex layer of the plot–this sort of unrequited thing that he had for Pepper–and it motivates him to do some very scary things.
Marvel.com: This third installment is going to be a bit of a shift from the first two. What do you think this film is going to be?
Gwyneth Paltrow: I’m really curious to see this film because I feel that where it begins and where it ends is kind of brave and different and really interesting. And I think we’ve set ourselves up well for that. At the end of the first movie Tony Stark says, “I am Iron Man,” which is an unexpected thing. Normally, it’s left in the dark. The movies always end in an unexpected way, and I think this movie ends in a really unexpected way, and there’s real heart to it. It’s about discovering yourself and what’s really important. And of course it’s done with all the fireworks and action and excitement, but there’s really heart underneath it.
Paltrow is a class act. The part where she talks about her kids and her son’s thoughts on Iron Man and Robert Downey Jr. are fantastic. Imagine seeing your Mom in Iron Man armor at that age.
“Clean up your room. Don’t make me put on the armor young man!”
The Avengers cameo she discusses is also a nice touch. It’s important that characters from the individual hero movies make their way into the ensemble movies as well, as Paltrow said, it ties the movies together and grounds them.
What other parts did you find interesting? I’m really interested in her discussion of the finale fight scene that Pepper is in. It sounds like Pepper really gets to mix it up with the bad guys.
Just over a month to go, the only question I have left to answer is what format to see the movie in first, IMAX, 3D, regular?
There’s a new television spot for Shane Black‘s Iron Man 3 making the internet rounds today. There’s plenty of Ben Kingsley as the Mandarin, some great Tony (Robert Downey Jr.) and flying debris as well as Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) … suiting up?
Watch the spot below and join me on the other side to discuss.
! ! HOLY CRAP THAT’S PEPPER POTTS SUITING UP IN ARMOR ! !
“I got you.”
“I got you first.”
Fantastic, that line sums up Tony’s character pretty well. This movie just keeps getting better and better. What do you think? With everything the production has already shown us, imagine what amazing stuff the rest of the movie must have.
Via: Bleeding Cool