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By the time you get to the third installment of a film, no matter how original the material, or tight the team is, there are going to be some inconsistencies, redundancies, and just general familiarity that piss people of.

And that’s just in the base case. If it’s a superhero film, and you strip the hero away of his superpowers, you’re going to feel the wrath. This is our wrath for Iron Man 3 starring Robert Downey Jr., largely as someone other than Iron Man.

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How ‘Iron Man 3′ Should Have Ended http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/how-iron-man-3-should-have-ended/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/how-iron-man-3-should-have-ended/#comments Fri, 31 May 2013 18:12:36 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=255183 Hindsight is 20/20.

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Now that you mention it, the action film about a billionaire with mechanized power armor components that can fly from Nashville to Miami in a matter of minutes fighting fire-breathing bomb plant people did have a few inconsistencies. Didn’t notice before.

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Act Surprised: ‘Iron Man 3′ Has Grossed A Billion Dollars http://www.screenjunkies.com/general/act-surprised-iron-man-3-has-grossed-a-billion-dollars/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/general/act-surprised-iron-man-3-has-grossed-a-billion-dollars/#comments Fri, 17 May 2013 17:06:05 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=254901 Finally, RDJ is going to get some recognition.

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Because there’s no more important information than how much a movie makes, both at home and abroad, push the quadratic equation out your earhole and welcome this nugget with open arms: Iron Man 3 has grossed a billion bucks in its release.

Iron Man 3 is the 16th film to cross that threshold, with the other fifteen being:

  • Ladybugs
  • Monkeybone
  • Goodburger
  • Spy Kids 3
  • All five of the Resident Evil Movies
  • Van Wilder 2: The Rise of Taj
  • Air Bud: Golden Receiver
  • Take This Waltz
  • Picture Perfect
  • JCVD
  • Major League 3: Back to the Minors

I can’t believe I was able to rattle off that whole list just from memory.

 

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‘Iron Man 3′ Almost Featured A Pepper Potts Sex Tape http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/iron-man-3-almost-featured-a-pepper-potts-sex-tape/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/iron-man-3-almost-featured-a-pepper-potts-sex-tape/#comments Tue, 07 May 2013 16:34:12 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=254732 Bow-chikka-bow-wow

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Fair warning: If you ignored our direct order and haven’t gone to see Iron Man 3 yet, read no further. SPOILERS AHEAD.

Empire Magazine sat down with director Shane Black and co-writer Drew Pearce to discuss Iron Man 3 in their latest podcast, which is SPOILER-HEAVY, and some interesting bits came to light. Apparently tired of freaky Wonder Woman sex, Pepper Potts strayed from Tony Stark’s bed and the result was caught on tape. Says Black:

“Pepper, in one draft, slept with [Aldrich] Killian because he was so pheromonially enhanced with this extremis that she couldn’t resist him and she was angry with Tony and so she sleeps with Killian and then he makes a sex tape and broadcasts it in Home Depot.”

That tyrant! Using Home Depot to besmirch Pepper’s reputation would make her look like a total whore in the eyes of migrant workers and women who want new cabinets. Is his evil boundless?

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‘Iron Man 2′ Gets Its ‘Honest Trailer’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/iron-man-2-gets-the-honest-trailers-treatment/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/iron-man-2-gets-the-honest-trailers-treatment/#comments Tue, 30 Apr 2013 18:15:57 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=254636 This one is all praise. No criticism. Just kidding.

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With all the buzz surrounding RDJ and Iron Man 3′s impending release, it would be a missed opportunity if we didn’t give the previous installment a good dressing-down.

While it’s one of the most beloved and successful superhero franchises of all time, Iron Man isn’t above reproach, if only because superhero movies, no matter how good, are a little unoriginal, and tend to get a few things wrong in their attempts at greatness and grandeur.

Sorry, RDJ. You’re not perfect. You’re just very, very good.

But we’re still gonna pick out all your shortcomings in this video. Because we’re jerks like that.

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Iron Man Teaches How To Kill A Helicopter With A Piano http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/iron-man-teaches-how-to-kill-a-helicopter-with-a-piano/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/iron-man-teaches-how-to-kill-a-helicopter-with-a-piano/#comments Mon, 15 Apr 2013 17:43:54 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=254403 And now you know.

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We’ve seen helicopters killed in several different ways. There’s the tried and true shoot-it-with-a-missile, or trick it into flying into another helicopter/too close to power lines. We’ve seen helicopters killed by crashing tail first into hockey rinks. We’ve even John McClane kill a helicopter by launching a cop car at it.

Tony Stark, however, is not one to be outdone. In this clip from Iron Man 3, he displays perhaps the most impressive helicopter slaughter yet — killing it with a rocket-propelled piano. Here, writer/director Shane Black proves he still knows his way around action. It’s like a super-powered version the surfboard scene from Lethal Weapon 2, proving that writer/director Shane Black still knows how to craft a memorable action scene. Your move, The Expendables 3.

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‘Iron Man 3′ Trailer Calls For Back Up http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/iron-man-3-trailer-calls-for-back-up/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/iron-man-3-trailer-calls-for-back-up/#comments Tue, 05 Mar 2013 19:46:11 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=253850 Plus, The Mandarin speaks! Like a dork!!

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When Marvel brought 1980′s action auteur Shane Black on board to shake up Tony Stark’s world, we were curious to see what he’d bring to the table. Now we know. If nothing else, and the film turns out to be a disappointment, at least we have this trailer.

My favorite parts:

- Stark firing his glove as a gun while also firing an actual gun

- Gwyneth Paltrow hanging out around explosions in a sports bra

- The Mandarin talking like Toby Radloff from American Splendor

- Iron Man‘s army
May 4th!

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The Screen Junkies Awards: The Best Movie Trailers Of 2012 http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/the-screen-junkies-awards-the-best-movie-trailers-of-2012/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/the-screen-junkies-awards-the-best-movie-trailers-of-2012/#comments Thu, 21 Feb 2013 01:00:52 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=253203 The winners of something or other are here!

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Now that some time has passed and we’ve had a chance to look back, we’d like to pick the fresh scab on 2012 and crown its best and worst moments. Thus, the Screen Junkies Awards!

Today we’re taking a look at the best movie trailers of 2012. These are the previews that either thrilled us, shocked us, made us laugh, or weren’t the trailer for <em>Battleship</em>. The quality of these movies are up for debate, but their trailers are awesome and no one can take that away. Except for us if we decide to subject them to the Honest Trailers treatment.

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter


Sometimes a so-so film yields a great trailer. I’m sorry to say that in this case. I wanted Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter to be the best, most over-the-top, kick ass movie experience but the movie itself fell a little bit short. Then again, how can a film possibly live up to a trailer this good? Dude houses that tree!

Man Of Steel


Whether it’s a bird or a plane or a man, it’s safe to say that there’s a lot up in the air with Man Of Steel. We all want it to be great and if this trailer is any indication, it will be. Warner Bros just announced that if Man Of Steel is well-received, they’ll move forward with plans for the oft-delayed Justice League. No pressure, Zack Snyder. Stick to the basics — super-powered guys beating the tar out of each other in ridiculously unexpected and elaborate ways.

Pacific Rim


The morning that the trailer for Guillermo Del Toro’s Pacific Rim premiered, an audible “F*CK YEAH!!!” could be heard across the land. That was the sound made when thousands viewed gigantic robots using elbow rocket boosters to better punch enormous monsters in the face. Take that, Apocalypse!

Prometheus


It’s an AMAZING trailer. I STILL want to see the movie that it’s advertising.

Iron Man 3


When the trailer for the Shane Black-directed Iron Man 3 premiered, I pointed out that it looks awesome but also suspiciously like Lethal Weapon 2. The sequel seems to center around a wise-cracking hero struggling to protect his loved ones who also has his sweet, oceanfront home destroyed by a foreign enemy before being thrown to the bottom of the ocean. If only they got Joe Pesci in the film. He could replace Coulson.

Ted


Seth MacFarlane‘s transition to the big screen was a humongous success thanks mostly to this red band trailer. We always knew that Family Guy would be funnier with cursing. Awesomely harsh and abrasive New England-style cursing.

Star Trek Into Darkness


This trailer does its job and does it well. That job being to make everyone want to see the movie without revealing too much about the movie. Seriously, though. What the Hell is this movie about?

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The SJ Show: Super Bowl Movie Trailers 2013! http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/the-sj-show-super-bowl-movie-trailers-2013/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/the-sj-show-super-bowl-movie-trailers-2013/#comments Thu, 07 Feb 2013 14:35:06 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=253397 Plus, Hal chats with the stars of 'Identity Thief'.

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Hal takes a moment from gorging himself on hot wings and s’mores (don’t ask) to dissect all the big Super Bowl movie trailers – Iron Man 3, Star Trek Into Darkness, Fast and the Furious 6 and World War Z and rate them on a scale of Very Good to Oz, The Great And Powerful.

THEN he meets up with Melissa McCarthy, Jason Bateman, T.I. and Genesis Rodriquez to discuss their new movie, Identity Thief, and get their best Osama bin Laden impressions.

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Robert Downey Jr. Is Acting All Creepy In Extended ‘Iron Man 3′ Spot http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/robert-downey-jr-is-acting-all-creepy-in-extended-iron-man-3-spot/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/robert-downey-jr-is-acting-all-creepy-in-extended-iron-man-3-spot/#comments Mon, 04 Feb 2013 13:40:01 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=253312 Extended look. Careful what you wish for.

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We’ve been hoodwinked. After viewing a portion of the thrilling air rescue in last night’s Iron Man 3 Super Bowl spot, we were offered an extended look at the movie’s Facebook page. What we got was Robert Downey Jr. staring us down for what felt like 45 minutes. In one sense, we did get an “extended look,” just not the one we really hoped for. It’s like Marvel is a double-crossing genie all of a sudden.

 

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‘Iron Man 3′ Looks Awesome But Suspiciously Like ‘Lethal Weapon 2′ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/iron-man-3-looks-awesome-but-suspiciously-like-lethal-weapon-2/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/iron-man-3-looks-awesome-but-suspiciously-like-lethal-weapon-2/#comments Tue, 23 Oct 2012 11:39:53 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=251622 Tony Stark is getting to old for this shit.

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Tony Stark has made his fair share of enemies. At least a hundred in fact and that number doesn’t consider his non-human enemies from other dimensions. That kind of hate takes a toll and Iron Man 3 finds the billionaire superhero losing sleep.

His most dangerous enemy, The Mandarin, reveals himself and makes things personal by destroying his pussy palace. Just like when those South Africans destroyed Rigg’s sweet oceanfront trailer in Lethal Weapon 2. Shane Black, we see what you’re doing here.

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Get A Good Look At Ben Kingsley As The Mandarin In ‘Iron Man 3′ http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/get-a-good-look-at-ben-kingsley-as-iron-man-3s-the-mandarin/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/get-a-good-look-at-ben-kingsley-as-iron-man-3s-the-mandarin/#comments Mon, 22 Oct 2012 19:34:32 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=gallery&p=251600 I'm lead to believe this is important.

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That Iron Man 3 teaser trailer finally got unlocked but it turns out it’s not so much a teaser trailer as it is a teaser for the trailer which will premiere tomorrow. So, I’ve held off from posting in favor of waiting for the real thing. Besides, there’s not much to see. It’s pretty much:

  • Iron Man posing in new armor
  • Helicopters
  • Gwyneth Paltrow taking a dump
  • The back of Ben Kingsley‘s head

Not exactly riveting (though it is refreshing to see the sequel acknowledge that everybody poops). So, instead of posting the short tease, I’m posting the new poster and photos that show far more. Including a good look at Ben Kingsley as The Mandarin. You see the front of his face and everything. (EW)

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You Don’t Get To 500 Million Friends Without Super-Powered Armor http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/you-dont-get-to-500-million-friends-without-super-powered-armor/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/you-dont-get-to-500-million-friends-without-super-powered-armor/#comments Wed, 17 Oct 2012 19:57:39 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=251537 'Iron Man 3' trailer on the way but you've gotta prove you want it.

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Just like me, Iron Man is checking his Facebook compulsively throughout the day. However, his reasoning doesn’t have to do with workplace boredom. Instead, a teaser trailer for Iron Man 3 will be released only on the condition that enough fans “like” Iron Man’s page on Facebook. As of right now, they only have 10% of the likes that Tony Stark‘s ego needs so get over there and share the love. It’s the only way to see his cute new suit.

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Marvel Releases Info On Phase 2 Of The ‘Avengers’ Initiative http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/marvel-releases-info-on-phase-2-of-the-avengers-initiative/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/marvel-releases-info-on-phase-2-of-the-avengers-initiative/#comments Mon, 17 Oct 2011 00:24:42 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=232609 Still not sure what they're avenging, though.

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Deep within a top secret government installation on the moon – or at New York Comic-Con, whichever – head of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige dropped some tantalizing info about future films in the Avengers franchise. The first, and probably most predictable, news is that the first sequel to come out after The Avengers will be Iron Man 3, written and directed by Shane Black who also did Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. The plan is for there to be a “phase 2″ of Avengers-related movies, which presumably means sequels to Captain America and Thor, along with possibly a few others. Ant-Man? Doctor Strange? Yet another movie featuring The Hulk? We’ll just have to wait and see.

Also of interest is the news that those incredibly popular post-credits scenes are also going to continue. It wasn’t clear if this means that The Avengers will feature a teaser for Iron Man 3, or something else entirely. It’ll be nice to be surprised, right? Anyway, assuming The Avengers is the blockbuster everyone knows it will be, this will all culminate in a sequel to The Avengers, after which I’m sure they’ll just pack everything up in the interest of maintaining a high standard of quality. Ha ha, just kidding. (FirstShowing.net)

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In A Stunning Twist, Shane Black Writing ‘Iron Man 3′ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/in-a-stunning-twist-shane-black-writing-iron-man-3-after-all/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/in-a-stunning-twist-shane-black-writing-iron-man-3-after-all/#comments Sun, 24 Apr 2011 05:19:38 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=208743 Duh!

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When it was announced that Drew Pearce was the screenwriter for the upcoming sequel to Iron Man 2/Burger King commercial Iron Man 3, many were surprised. After all, the film’s director Shane Black, is known mostly as a screenwriter. Well, now it turns out that while Pearce is being brought in to write the screenplay, it’s as a writing partner to Black.

There are a couple different reasons being speculated as to why Black, a proven screenwriter, would need a partner to write a movie he’s directing. One is that Black is a notorious potty-mouth who needs someone like Pearce to help keep it PG-13. Man, I was hoping for an Iron Man movie that features naughty words like h*ck and d*rn. There will probably still be a lot of violence, though. (CinemaBlend)

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‘Iron Man 3′ Has A Writer Now. May 3, 2013 Can’t Come Fast Enough. http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/iron-man-3-has-a-writer-now-may-3-2013-cant-come-fast-enough/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/iron-man-3-has-a-writer-now-may-3-2013-cant-come-fast-enough/#comments Fri, 01 Apr 2011 00:48:03 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=204925 Sometimes, for really important movies, studios and producers hire "writers" for movies. This is one such instance.

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Iron Man 3 has itself a star, a director, and now, a screenwriter. Comic book movies don’t write themselves. Well, maybe Daredevil and Ghost Rider did, but not the good ones. Drew Pearce has got the gig after he turned in a script for Runaways to Marvel. Not the Kristen Stewart/Joan Jett film, but rather an adaptation of the comic Lost in which children of supervillains try to do good.

The movie has a release date of May 3, 2013, so the clock is running on Pearce, who Deadline reports will be working from scratch with director Shane Black. Other than that, not much else is known about the project. No villains or exotic locales have been named yet, but I’m sure the fanboys on the Internet will make their opinion known. There’s still still time, guys. COMMENT!

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Shane Black Talks His Plans To Make ‘Iron Man 3′ Less Stupid http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/shane-black-talks-plans-to-make-iron-man-3-less-stupid/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/shane-black-talks-plans-to-make-iron-man-3-less-stupid/#comments Mon, 07 Mar 2011 13:51:27 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=102497 We're all excited to see that Shane Black is directing the sequel. Especially now that we know what he's going to do with the sequel.

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After the confusing jumble that was last summer’s Iron Man 2, fans were hoping for a better third installment. With Shane Black at the helm of Iron Man 3, fans have reason to be optimistic. Even though nobody really knows what’s going on with that project or if Black is even writing the thing.

Today, we know a little more about the film thanks to a tipster at AICN. Black gave up some info about Iron Man‘s next go-round yesterday at the Omaha Film Festival.

“[Shane Black] is scheduled to meet with Robert Downey Jr. this week when he returns to L.A. Downey will be contributing to the story and Shane will be writing it in addition to directing.

The studio was not happy with the direction Iron Man 2 took. Iron Man 3 will not be another ‘two men in iron suits fighting each other’ film. Instead, it will be more like a Tom Clancy-thriller, with Iron Man fighting real world villians.

Iron Man 3 will be made after The Avengers and will not feature any other heroes from the Marvel Universe. Marvel is only doing crossover characters to lead up to The Avengers, and once that film is released, the plan is to go back to self-containted single-character stories.”

I’ll believe that Marvel wasn’t happy with the results of Iron Man 2, but I don’t really believe these other updates. The good news is that Black is writing the movie. Which means they’ll probably be pole-dancing. However, eight-year olds wouldn’t flock to see these films without laser-whips and iron guys beating on one another or shoe-horned Hawkeye cameos. I, also, can’t imagine that these “real world villains” would sell too many toys. Unless, of course, their action figures are inexplicably dressed in iron suits. OOOO, maybe camouflaged iron suits.

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‘King’s Speech’ Director Gave ‘Iron Man 3′ An Iron Middle Finger http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/kings-speech-director-gave-iron-man-3-an-iron-middle-finger/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/kings-speech-director-gave-iron-man-3-an-iron-middle-finger/#comments Thu, 24 Feb 2011 03:54:36 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=29500 Tom Hooper said that he was offered the job of directing drunken Tony Stark & pals, but turned Marvel down. He may direct a film version of the hit Broadway musical 'Les Miserables' instead.

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Director Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech) is looking to win Oscar gold, and doesn’t have time for any other type of metal. In a recent interview, Hooper said that he was offered the job of directing drunken Tony Stark & pals in Iron Man 3, but turned Marvel down. Then they went to Shane Black (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang). It’s not uncommon practice to hire a drama director with little effects experience to captain a big budget CG explosion fest, with the hope that they’ll direct commanding performances out of those guys with the lines… actors? I think that’s what they’re called. The ones that aren’t explosions.

Not to worry, Hoopertarians. The acclaimed director is considering a different big project: a new film version of the hit Broadway musical Les Miserables. It’s not just a poster in you high school music teacher’s classroom. Les Mis is a not-a-laugh-a-minute show about an ex-convict and other French folks who do a lot of struggling in the 1800s. Judging from the time period alone, it seems more like Hooper’s thing. (Collider, 24 Frames)

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Shane Black Dares To Tackle ‘Iron Man 3′ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/shane-black-to-direct-iron-man-3/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/shane-black-to-direct-iron-man-3/#comments Thu, 17 Feb 2011 21:52:39 +0000 Col. Longshanks http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=27895 Shane Black is in final negotiations to direct Robert Downey Jr.'s snarkiness in Iron Man 3.

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Shane Black is in final negotiations to direct Robert Downey Jr.‘s snarkiness in Iron Man 3. The film is set to be released May 3, 2013, so he has some time to wrap his head around a MASSIVE ACTION MOVIE FRANCHISE. Black worked with Downey Jr. on Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, and in fact helped make the actor a household name again. But Kiss Kiss is no Iron Man. Can a writer who’s only directed one small budget film take on a superhero?

Speaking of writing, there isn’t yet a writer set to script Iron Man 3, and Marvel is keeping their lips locked. Seems like Black would be the perfect choice considering he knows more about scripting action than directing it. After all, he did write The Last Boyscout and those tiny Lethal Weapon movies. I’m guessing Marvel hires him to tackle the Iron Man 3 script as well. The franchise could really do with a good catchphrase. (Deadline)

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Shane Black May ‘Bang Bang’ Out ‘Iron Man 3′ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/shane-black-may-bang-bang-out-iron-man-3/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/shane-black-may-bang-bang-out-iron-man-3/#comments Thu, 10 Feb 2011 03:16:45 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=26035 Seems like #3 in these Marvel trilogies is the easiest to screw up (see 'Spider-Man 3', 'X-Men 3', or better yet - don't), but Black is a strong candidate.

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Jon Favreau is hopping into a supersuit, drunkenly crashing out the huge window at Marvel HQ, and leaving the Iron Man series behind. That’s led to the question: who’ll replace him as director of the popular franchise? One man who’s presenting his take on the story to Marvel is Shane Black (Lethal Weapon, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang), who wants to write and direct the threequel.

Seems like #3 in these Marvel trilogies is the easiest to screw up (see Spider-Man 3, X-Men 3, or better yet – don’t), but Black is a strong candidate. He’s worked well with Robert Downey Jr. before. My thinking is that if you can direct a guy getting his ass kicked in real life, you can direct a CG guy in a CG suit getting his ass kicked in CG. The scale of an Iron Man movie is super-huge, but if Darren Aronofsky can direct Wolverine, then Black should have no trouble handling a few iron dudes.

These are just talks, so who knows how they’ll pan out. Also, Black may have just accidentally stumbled into Marvel’s offices to avoid the police, and kinda improvised his way through the pitch. (Collider)

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Favreau Tells ‘Iron Man 3′ To Go Screw http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/favreau-tells-iron-man-3-to-go-screw/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/favreau-tells-iron-man-3-to-go-screw/#comments Tue, 14 Dec 2010 21:57:55 +0000 Col. Longshanks http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=12445 Jon Favreau has just informed Marvel that he won't be returning to direct the third Iron Man film. It's not known if his bowing out was due to financial, creative, or craft service preference differences.

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Jon Favreau has just informed Marvel that he won’t be returning to direct the third Iron Man film. It’s not known if his bowing out was due to financial, creative, or craft service preference differences. It could be that stingy Marvel was unwilling to pay Favreau a likely salary upwards of $12 million plus back end points. It could also be that Favreau was unwilling to turn Iron Man 3 into an extended trailer for the upcoming Avengers movie by cramming every superhero into it except Kitchen Sink-man. He’s a silly hero anyway.

Marvel began the process of looking for a new director last night. Unfortunately for the studio though, Robert Downey Jr. has to give final approval and I’m hoping against hope that McG is on his shitlist. Regardless of who signs on, I’m sure Marvel will lube up their decision hole and tightly pack their creative “suggestions” so far in it that they won’t be able to discern their directorial vision from the studio’s vision. I pray for thee. (Vulture)

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Robert Downey Jr. Totally Cool With ‘Iron Man’ at Disney http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/robert-downey-jr-totally-cool-with-iron-man-at-disney/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/robert-downey-jr-totally-cool-with-iron-man-at-disney/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Robert Downey, Jr. is cool with the news that Disney will release his next Iron Man movie. Disney is exercising their control of Marvel to release Iron Man 3 and The Avengers. At a press conference for his latest film, Due Date, Downey was enthusiastic about the Marvel developments. &ldquo;Love it!&rdquo; Downey exclaimed. &ldquo;What&rsquo;s that mean?&rdquo; More after the jump...

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Robert Downey, Jr. is cool with the news that Disney will release his next Iron Man movie. Disney is exercising their control of Marvel to release Iron Man 3 and The Avengers. At a press conference for his latest film, Due Date, Downey was enthusiastic about the Marvel developments.

“Love it!” Downey exclaimed. “What’s that mean?”

More after the jump…

After the explanation that Disney would indeed distribute Iron Man 3, Downey gave a real answer. “Well, you know what? I really loved our relationship with Paramount, but to me the main thing is I don’t care about any of that. They’re going to make all those movies. I just want to make a great movie.”

And then, being Robert Downey Jr., he brought it back on message. “Thanks to my tutelage under two guys who know how to play with power, Zach [Galifianakis] and Todd [Phillips], I know exactly what to do with Iron Man 3… That was almost mad with power.”

First up, Downey is shooting Sherlock Holmes 2, which he just touched on as he left. “Sequels are always tough but we’ve got a great group. We’re three weeks in and it’s already fantastic.”

During the press conference, Downey revealed a bit of his process. He just plays the director of each movie he’s working on. That means Guy Ritchie too. “Guy Ritchie, yes. Yeah, Guy in a way a bit more of the British smart fighter type thing.”

More on Due Date coming soon on Screen Junkies.

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‘Iron Man 3′ Villain: The Mandarin http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/iron-man-3-villain-the-mandarin/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/iron-man-3-villain-the-mandarin/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Iron Man 2 has been in theaters for less than a week, but that didn't stop director Jon Favreau from speculating on the villain for Iron Man 3. And if Favreau has his way, Tony Stark will be taking on The Mandarin in the next installment of the popular franchise. "You've got to do The Mandarin", says the director, who has been teasing this in the films already with tiny references to the Ten Ring organization, "but the problem is, the way he's depicted in the comic books... you don't want to see that." The "problem" Favreau is referring to is the fact that the character, an evil descendant of Genghis Khan, has been criticized for being nothing more than a negative Asian stereotype. However, I have no doubt that Hollywood can work around this problem, changing the The Mandarin to a white Anglo-Saxon Protestant businessman hellbent on oppressing minorities and destroying the environment, while still maintaining the essence of the character. However, since Tony Stark is set to appear in the upcoming Avengers film, work on Iron Man 3 will have to wait until at least 2012. And if my sources inside the government are correct, by that time Hollywood will have already been destroyed in a limited nuclear exchange with the Chinese, making concern about The Mandarin a moot point. (Empire)

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Iron Man 2 has been in theaters for less than a week, but that didn’t stop director Jon Favreau from speculating on the villain for Iron Man 3. And if Favreau has his way, Tony Stark will be taking on The Mandarin in the next installment of the popular franchise.

"You’ve got to do The Mandarin", says the director, who has been teasing this in the films already with tiny references to the Ten Ring organization, "but the problem is, the way he’s depicted in the comic books… you don’t want to see that."

The "problem" Favreau is referring to is the fact that the character, an evil descendant of Genghis Khan, has been criticized for being nothing more than a negative Asian stereotype. However, I have no doubt that Hollywood can work around this problem, changing the The Mandarin to a white Anglo-Saxon Protestant businessman hellbent on oppressing minorities and destroying the environment, while still maintaining the essence of the character.

However, since Tony Stark is set to appear in the upcoming Avengers film, work on Iron Man 3 will have to wait until at least 2012. And if my sources inside the government are correct, by that time Hollywood will have already been destroyed in a limited nuclear exchange with the Chinese, making concern about The Mandarin a moot point. (Empire)

 

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