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You like that? It could be yours if you go to the midnight IMAX screening of Iron Man 3 at your local IMAX theater, according to Screen Rant. The poster was designed by comic book artist Jock (The Losers, Hellblazer), and is the latest in 12:01 poster series, which previous has included unique works honoring the release Real Steel, The Amazing Spider-Man, and Frankenweenie.

In other Iron Man 3 new, Marvel Studios head honcho and Iron Man 3 producer Kevin Feige recently talked to the LA Times about Tony Stark’s mind set going into the movie, and where the character’s head is at this point in his story arc. Here’s what Feige had to say:

“He’s experienced things now that frankly was a wake-up call. You don’t have gamma-powered strength that anger can bring about. You don’t have super-soldier serum flowing through your veins. You’re not a thunder god from Asgard. You’re just a guy. And Tony doesn’t necessarily like to be reminded of those kinds of things because he likes to be at the top of the food chain.

“Where we meet Tony, he wants to be in that suit all the time, and he wants a lot of suits around him. And just as we sort of learn that’s his issue, we blow them all up and take him out of that comfort zone.

“We wanted to take Tony to a place that he hadn’t been since the first half of the first ‘Iron Man’ film, which is, essentially, by himself without his money, without his toys, without his gadgets, with just his mind, his intellect. We wanted to do that in a big climactic fashion by literally taking away everything that is near and dear to him, as symbolized in that mansion crumbling down into the Pacific.”

In other Iron Man 3 developments, a new featurette has been released, and it outlines just how Extremis comes into play in the film and how it factors into The Mandarin’s (Ben Kingsley) master plan. Included is commentary by director Shane Black, star Robert Downey Jr., and new head henchman James Badge Dale. Press play below (courtesy of Collider):

Finally, from the people who have more time on their hands than I do (and Geeks Are Sexy), a break down of just how much it costs to be Tony Stark. Enjoy!

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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.

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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.

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I can’t wait until Iron Man 3 comes out, just so I don’t have to write about it anymore. Don’t get me wrong, I think IM3 is going to be one of the best super movies ever. I’m just tired of this media madhouse by Marvel. Practically every day there’s some new footage or comments made from cast and creatives. Saying there’s too much RDJ borderlines on madness, I know. There can never be enough RDJ! Regardless, fans and general public are beyond well informed at this point. It’s getting a little much.

My bitching aside, here’s the 5th TV spot for Iron Man 3. It features a few seconds more of Ben Kingsley as an al-quaeda style Mandarin. Gandhi what happened to you!?

Was… was that Titanium man butt raping Iron Man at the end of the clip?

Here’s the official synopsis for the sequel:

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?

Iron Man 3 stars Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale, Jon Favreau and Ben Kingsley.

The flag of Comic-Book-Movie-Market-Domination (CBMMD) that Marvel has planted over the last few years (Right through the heart of everything DC except Batman) has put then in a position where they can pretty much do as they please and nobody’s going to say a word. Unless that involves re-shoots, then moviegoer fan boys and girls tend to trot out a litany of complaints for Shane Black and the Iron Man 3 production. Thankfully, it’s usually all for the better.

Last night in Hollywood the studio filmed a small series of re-shoots for Iron Man 3 at the TLC Chinese Theater, with plans on

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This is the point where you stop if you have any intention of complaining about spoilers, do not click the jump, do not collect $200.

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According to comic book lore of Marvel, The Mandarin is: The arch-enemy of Tony Stark/Iron Man, endowed with a genius level intellect, and has the power of ten magical alien rings at his command. In next year’s Iron Man 3 the man behind that  famous villainous character is played by Sir Ben Kingsley, but The Mandarin may only be a pawn in the larger game board of world domination.

-Warning: The following contains a massive spoiler ahead of the release of Iron Man 3, skip this next part if you don’t want to be spoiled.-
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After five long years of shifting studios, multiple script rewrites, delays and re-shoots pushing it’s release into 2013 it has finally arrived –I Am Legend 2! Just kidding. It’s actually the first full trailer reveal for the apocalyptic zombie film World War Z starring Brad Pitt.

Based on the book of the same name by Max Brooks, World War Z was adapted to film with the help of Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment and Skydance Productions and directed for Paramount Pictures by Marc Forster. The movie tells the story of Gerry Lane (Pitt), a worker at the United Nations, as he searches the globe for information that can stop the zombie outbreak that is bringing down the nations of the world. We featured a sneak of the trailer a few days ago, but here is the complete package in its PG-13 tailored glory.

Honestly, from what we’ve seen so far this doesn’t look half bad. Paramount is offering viewers their own type of zombie, one that’s smarter and almost similar to the Vampire-based monsters of I Am Legend, except they won’t burn up in sunlight. A wise decision, considering if this pays off World War Z will be the first in a reported trilogy of films.

We’ll have to see how it all plays out as more of World War Z is released to the public and you know we’re going to keep you posted.

World War Z, starring Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, James Badge Dale and Matthew Fox hits theaters everywhere June 21st, 2013.

The Iron Man 3 marketing blitz is full swing.

Marvel has released a second teaser for the teaser trailer that’s scheduled to be released early tomorrow at 12:01 am. Preview # 2 offers the first brief footage of Guy Pearce, Don Cheadle & Stephanie Szostak. Blink, and you may miss em’.

Watch the new Iron Man 3 teaser below, and watch the first one here.

I’m as excited for IM3 as much as the next guy, but these teasers are so damn pointless. Frustrating is a word.

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 scheduled for theatrical release on May 3rd, 2013.

Deadline is reporting that actor James Badge Dale (24, The Pacific, Rubicon) has signed on the dotted line to play a villain called Savin in Iron Man 3. And now you know everything we do.

So who could Savin be? It could be that Dale is playing Eric Savin AKA: Coldblood-7, a minor Iron Man villain in the late-80s. He was an Army officer turned cybernetic mercenary, and he looks a little something like this:

So how will Savin fit into the story, which, according to rumor, is based on Warren Ellis’ Extremis storyline? Also, how might the rumored main villain, The Mandarin, rumored to be played by Ben Kingsley, fit into this? Nobody knows. Well, Shane Black, we assume.

Iron Man 3 starts shooting next month.

Source: /Film

Bryan Cranston in Talks for ‘World War Z’

Bryan Cranston used to be “that dad” from Malcom in The Middle, but since his star lit up with AMC’s Breaking Bad everyone wants a piece. Dudes got 5 films coming out this year, and even after being forced to drop out of Ruben Fleischer’s Gangster Squad the stellar actor is in negotiations to join World War Z, Marc Forster‘s adaptation of Max Brooks‘ acclaimed novel.

While Cranston’s role has yet to be revealed, it has been described as a “small but flashy” role. If he does sign on (please do) Bryan will join fellow stars Mireille Enos, James Badge Dale and Brad Pitt, as United Nations employee Gerry Lane. Told as a series of series of first-person anecdotes collected by Pitt’s UN worker character. It’s a safe bet that Bryan will be part of one of these first-person stories, contributing a personal account.

Bryan already has a very big work schedule ahead of him, which includes Red Tails, John Carter, Rock of Ages, Total Recall, and Argo (the project he picked over Fleischer’s movie). On top of that he’s still working on the series that made him a household name in the past few years, a series that has earned him three Emmy awards. Does this man have Red Bull in his veins, it’s like he never stops for a breather. He just gets up, walks to make-up and comes out fresh as a daisy- like a boss.

Subtitled An Oral History of the Zombie War, the book takes place in an apocalyptic future in which mankind is fighting back against the zombie threat.

Via: /Film