It seems like an eternity ago, but just a year ago, moviegoers around the globe emerged from multiplexes stunned, shocked, and otherwise shook by Avengers: Infinity War. Ten years and 20, interconnected, universe-expanding movies didn’t prepare them for the utter and complete defeat of the Avengers and Thanos’ overwhelming victory. In a snap felt around the universe, Thanos extinguished half of all life sentient life, including many (actually, most) of the superheroes who’ve made their home in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) over the previous decade. Even knowing that Avengers: Infinity War was just part one of a two-part, superhero epic did little to give moviegoers a sense of hope, however small, that the MCU would be restored to balance – not Thanos’ idea of genocidal balance – but where might and right stood together on one side of the wish-fulfillment equation against cosmic forces of evil and where individual and collective heroism, super or otherwise, clearly and simply mattered. (more…)
Ever since Iron Man first hit theaters in 2008, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been masterfully building their universe in a way that hasn’t been done in film before. Over the past 9 years (and 14 films released over three phases), Marvel has built a literal comic book in cinema that continues to build and grow. Such films have included Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger, Marvel’s The Avengers, Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, Captain America: Civil War, and Doctor Strange. Also, in the pipeline are Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Thor: Ragnarok, and Black Panther. All of these movies have been progressing towards and end goal, the battle with Thanos over the Infinity Gems in Avengers: Infinity War and its Untitled Sequel.
Ever since it was announced that Robert Downey Jr. was reprising his role as Iron Man (Tony Stark) for Captain America: Civil War, fans were eagerly anticipating the showdown between the two leaders of The Avengers. When the third Captain America film was first teased, the title had “Serpent Society” before “Civil War” was revealed. This means we could have had a completely different film. It all depended on RDJ wanting to come back to the table and reprise his role as Iron Man. After all, his Marvel Studios contract was up. Even though we love his take on Iron Man, the role he was born to play, he’s not going to do it forever. Luckily for everyone, Downey agreed to extend his contract with Marvel Studios and will continue to be Tony Stark for the foreseeable future. But what if he didn’t come back as Iron Man? What would the third Captain America film look like? (more…)
Holy Hippity Hoppity Robert Downey Jr. Bunny-Man! When Downey first came onto Omaze last year, he offered fans the BEST DAY EVER by donating to an organization in need. The $2 million raised supported Julia’s House, a children’s hospice dedicated to caring for children with life-threatening illnesses, as well as their families. Now Downey’s back and ready to give fans a chance to win another great VIP experience in conjunction with the upcoming release of Captain America: Civil War. Check out the video after jump. (more…)
Captain America: Civil War comes out late this spring (May 6), and pits everyone’s favorite boy scout, Steve Rogers, better known as Captain America, against Tony Stark’sIron Man. But while it is great to see the man in the red suit in ensemble films, nothing quite beats seeing him flying solo. Robert Downey Jr. has gone back and forth about the potential for a fourth Iron Man. He first said he’d hang up the suit when he turned 50, but he’s going on 51 now, and is presumably still contracted for Avengers: Infinity War. But what about the rumored Iron Man 4? Is that going to happen? Will RDJ play Tony Stark? In an interview with USA Today, he answered those questions…kind of. (more…)
So basically forget Avengers: Age of Ultron, it comes out in a little over two short months, what we really want to know about now is Captain America: Civil War. It carries the name of one of the most provocative and popular event series of the last decade aside from just being the follow-up to last year’s highly successful Captain America: The Winter Soldier, but Marvel Studios tripled down on the hype by signing up Robert Downey Jr. to appear as Tony Stark/Iron Man. With the two sides of the Civil War firmly attached, but the assumption being that the motivations of the movie Civil War being different from the comic book Civil War, the question must be asked: what will bring Cap and Iron Man to blows? And Downey answers… (more…)
Unless you were frozen in ice and in a state of suspended animation yesterday, it was difficult to miss the news that Robert Downey, Jr., Tony Stark/Iron Man himself in the Marvel Studios’ Avengers family of movies, will appear in Captain America 3: Title TBD. What’s more, his appearance will help to ignite a series of events that will result in a superhuman Civil War, based on the Marvel Comics storyline that pitted superhero brother against superhero brother over support or opposition of the Superhero Registration Act. While this news is big enough on its own, the appearance of Tony Stark in Cap 3 has sparked rumors whether the movie’s directors, brothers Joe and Anthony Russo, will have a wider role in Marvel Studios’ cinematic playground moving forward. (more…)
Word swept the Internet late last night that Robert Downey Jr. is in almost completed talks to join the cast of Captain America 3. This isn’t a cameo or flyby appearance, Captain America 3 is believed to be based on the Marvel Comics event Civil War which pitted Captain America against Iron Man over the Superhero Registration Act requiring all those with powers to register with the government. Looking at it from a fan’s perspective you’d think this would be a slam dunk, but apparently, not everyone at Marvel thinks RDJ should have such a large role in Captain America 3. (more…)
I know where I’ll be X-Mas day! I don’t care how much of an action packed comedy this movie has evolved into, I’m psyched for anything Robert Downey Jr. is involved in. Also on a side note this vehicle is a peculiar change of pace for Guy Ritchie’s usual cool caper films…Anyways, this is a brand spank of a trailer and extends upon the last one, with a martial artist Sherlock, a wonderfully dry Jude Law as his dear Watson, and the crystal clear sparkle in the eyes of the smokin’ Rachel McAdams.
They have taken this film into such a different realm for the Sherlock Holmes franchise and made it extremely cool and fun looking, considering the old bore fest that was the black and white “Hound of the Baskervilles”…
Watch for when they both pull their hats off and strike a pose…Worth the price of your admission by itself.