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We are lucky to be living in an age of seeing incredible super heroes on the big screen do even more incredibly charitable and just-damn-cool things off-screen. Robert Downey Jr. is no stranger to stepping in to help kids and has really set a fine example that many other big screen super heroes like Chris Pratt and Chris Evans are following. This time around RDJ spent a special afternoon with seven-year old Alex, born with a partially developed right arm. RDJ was on hand to deliver a 3D-printed bionic limb developed by Albert Manero. (more…)

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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…)

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Images, quotes, rumors, reports, and speculations regarding Iron Man 3 have kicked up a notch recently. You practically can’t go a day without hearing about what trouble and triumphs are in store for Tony Stark.  It’s like people are excited about this movie or something….

Of course people are excited. It’s Iron Man. It’s Robert Downey Jr. It’s Marvel. It’s gonna be AWESOME!!!

Anyway, here we are with another dose IM3 talks. Literally, we have RDJ reflecting on getting the role, as well as writer/director Shane Black chatting about the future installments of the franchise. We also have a possible post credits spoiler. Keep reading and carry on.

Here’s what Downey Jr. had to say to Esquire about getting Iron Man:

I think Iron Man wound up being the first time I screen-tested since Chaplin. As far as I was concerned, it was destiny. Now, I can’t tell you how many people are sitting around with the cold, hard evidence that it wasn’t. I just wasn’t going to let lack of perseverance, lack of preparation, or lack of prayer get in the way. I just went crazy — in a good way. And suddenly it occurred to me, Oh my God, Stan Lee might not know this, but everything he created has all been leading to this moment. It’s me. Then I thought, Hold on a second, dude, is this just some sort of neurotic personality meltdown happening here? And then I thought, Nah, that feels different.

That’s RDJ for you, what a sack of silly he is.

Black talked to Premiere in a separate interview, and he talked a little about the future of the franchise saying:

I have the feeling that the story that we have developed for Iron Man 3 actually concluded a trilogy, while [also] leaving the door open to a fourth. I had a lot of discussions on this subject: “Is that it is the last Iron Man for Robert? ” . Something tells me that it will not be the case, and will be seen in a fourth, or fifth … But I can be a little excited.

He goes on to talk about being approached to direct the film,

When Marvel hires a director, the script of the film is generally already written. Except that they had someone who is a writer at the base … This was a problem at first, because they had already hired Drew Pierce to write Iron Man 3. I was like, “But I do not need this Drew Pierce, what’s the story?” (laughs) I finally agreed to meet him, and it was immediately heard. Today I am not only a fan of Drew Pierce, but I’ve also become a friend. He came [to my] home everyday, we asked our leaf and our pencil and brainstorming from morning to night. The script was really written for four hands. Excellent collaboration because they had already hired Drew Pierce to write.

When I first heard there were two writers, I initially thought “too many cooks in the kitchen”. I, of course, quickly dismissed the worrying notion. I trust these guys. I’ve got nothing but good vibes from the creatives involved. Passion and care have been exuded in everything I’ve seen and read thus far. I’m fairly certain IM3 will indeed be the best of the franchise. On that note: While I’d like to see RDJ continue being Iron Man, I kind of hope this is it for stand alone movies. When you go beyond three acts you start gambling with over exposure. I don’t ever want to look at RDJ and say “Alright, enough already”. I want him to go out on top. Know what I mean?

OK, so, wrapping up this article… information might have leaked out about the post-credits scene. This bit of information comes from a commenter on io9, so please take it with a grain of salt, but it does sound like something you could expect Marvel would do. If this IS true then it’s a HUGE SPOILER, so consider this your final warning.

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Here’s what he said we’d see, and a theory of what it all means….

Apparently the SOS is received at the end of the movie, and is from one Star-Lord (mask and all), so Tony takes off to find him (noting that, with the space armor, he’s “ready this time”). Jarvis asks Tony where he’s going and Tony simply replies, “I’ll be back.” This heavily implies to me that Guardians of the Galaxy is probably going to take place before IM3, and will end with Starlord sending out the SOS (presumably Thanos is the source of distress and Starlord is warning them that he’s heading towards Earth) and that Avengers 2 is going to begin (or at some point involve) Tony bringing back the Guardians to help with Thanos.

Not gonna lie, that sounds pretty rad. I hope it pans out that way.

Iron Man 3 is set to open in 3D and 2D theaters on May 3rd, 2013

With all it’s creaky plot devices and cluttered narratives, Iron Man 2, did not quite reach the clarity and genius of Iron Man 1. Oh well, they’ll get it right the third time around, right? Hey, if you need a vote of confidence, listen to Iron Man himself Robert Downey Jr. who has nothing but praise for the upcoming Shane Black-directed threequel.

Recently chatting with Extra in a video interview RJD discussed future events in his life including the birth of his second child, The Avengers and essentially what will be his fourth ‘Iron Man’ appearance in Marvel’s Iron Man 3 movie. At the  1:50 mark, he says the script for IM3 is the best he’s read in the five years! Watch the interview below:

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If you’re not able to watch the above videos, here’s the most important quote from the interview:

Iron Man 3 is probably the best script I’ve read in five years, which is so funny. I mean, things have come so full circle that a genre superhero movie can actually be the most artistic bit of writing I read. But I think The Avengers is something a lot of the fans are really looking forward to, so I’m excited about that. The third Iron Man to me is an opportunity to go back to the kind of storytelling and character exploration that made the first one good

Whoa. Coming from him it sounds like the real deal. I’m pumped!

Iron Man 3 is expected to begin principal photography early next year based in Wilmington, North Carolina. And with Don Cheadle and Gwyneth Paltrow reprising their roles respectively, the Shane Black-directed threequel releases May 3, 2013!

Warner Bros. has released another new behind the scenes featurette for Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. I mean, come on man. We could all do with a little more RDJ and Jude Law in our lives.

Anybody else make lots of high pitched squeaking noises when watching this? No? Just me then… Remember, any film is better than Twilight: Breaking Dawn.

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows will hit theaters December 16th.

Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) has always been the smartest man in the room… until now. There is a new criminal mastermind at large—Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris)—and not only is he Holmes’ intellectual equal, but his capacity for evil, coupled with a complete lack of conscience, may actually give him an advantage over the renowned detective. When the Crown Prince of Austria is found dead, the evidence, as construed by Inspector Lestrade (Eddie Marsan), points to suicide. But Sherlock Holmes deduces that the prince has been the victim of murder—a murder that is only one piece of a larger and much more portentous puzzle, designed by Professor Moriarty. The cunning Moriarty is always one step ahead of Holmes as he spins a web of death and destruction—all part of a greater plan that, if he succeeds, will change the course of history.

Source: GeekTyrant