New Deleted Scenes from THE AVENGERS and an Alternate Ending for IRON MAN 2 [Updated with Shawarma Featurette]

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Marvel finally released the massive Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One box set earlier this week, and included in the collection is a bounty of extras from the studio’s past and future films.  We’ve already shared a collection of images, video, and concept art for a few of the Phase Two films, and today quite a few deleted scenes from The Avengers and Iron Man 2 have surfaced online.  The Avengers scenes are minor bits and pieces that were nipped out of the finished film, but the Iron Man 2 footage is fascinating because it reveals an alternate ending for the film that involves Mickey Rourke’s Whiplash kidnapping Gwyneth Paltrow’s Pepper.  It’s rather anticlimactic and it’s not hard to see why Jon Favreau went back and reshot the ending that now concludes the final iteration of the film.

Hit the jump to watch the deleted scenes from The Avengers and the alternate ending for Iron Man 2. [Update: We've added the "And Then Shawarma After" featurette after the jump, which takes a brief look behind the scenes of the Avengers tag.]

New International Poster for IRON MAN 3

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I’m surprised Marvel hasn’t released an online app where you can mash-up your own Iron Man 3 poster.  The latest official posters for the film have been photoshopping previous posters together, and a new international poster keeps that trend going.  The new international poster brings together the final poster with the character posters for Iron Patriot (Don Cheadle), Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow), and Aldrich Killian (Guy Pearce).  The result looks like Pepper looking down on tiny Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and saying, “Don’t worry.  I have your helmet.”

Hit the jump to check out the poster.  The film also stars Rebecca Hall and Ben KingsleyIron Man 3 opens in 3D on May 3rd.

New International TV Spot for IRON MAN 3 Starring Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow

by     Posted 1 year, 126 days ago

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An international TV spot for Iron Man 3 has gone online.  The spot still has the grim tone of almost everything we’ve seen so far, but it also has the same amount of action.  It also has a very cool ending, and fans of the comics will enjoy the reference even if the reference will probably be unnamed in the actual film.  That’s all I’m going to say because some might consider what happens to be a minor spoiler.

Hit the jump to check out the TV spot, but again be warned that it contains a minor spoiler.  The film stars he film stars Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, and Ben Kingsley.  Iron Man 3 opens in 3D on May 3rd.

IMAX Poster for IRON MAN 3 Starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, and Ben Kingsley

by     Posted 1 year, 132 days ago

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Films with an IMAX release usually get a separate IMAX poster, and Iron Man 3 is no exception.  IMAX has released a new poster for the upcoming superhero movie, and it’s like the recent U.S. poster except with way more stuff.  I understand that IMAX is bigger, but that doesn’t necessarily make the picture more crowded.  They’ve crammed multiple posters together, and the result is less than aesthetically pleasing.

Hit the jump to check out the poster and judge for yourself.  The film stars Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall and Ben Kingsley.  Iron Man 3 opens in 3D on May 3rd.

Kevin Feige Talks IRON MAN 3’s Surprising Love Triangle, Pepper Potts’ Role in the Story, and More

by     Posted 1 year, 137 days ago

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The marketing campaign for director Shane Black’s superhero pic Iron Man 3 has kicked into high gear with only a couple of months to go before the film’s release, and we recently got a great look at the sequel by way of a new trailer that showed off some exciting new footage from the pic.  We’ve gathered that the story will find Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark in a rather precarious and vulnerable position, but a couple of shots of Gwyneth Paltrow’s Pepper Potts in the new trailer had people wondering about her character’s arc in the story.

Marvel’s Kevin Feige recently spoke at length about Potts’ crucial role in Iron Man 3, revealing a rather surprising love triangle in the pic and hinting at a twist on the tired “damsel in distress” plot device.  Hit the jump to see what he had to say, which includes some thoughts on the pic’s lighter tone despite the dramatic trailers.

Over 60 High-Resolution Images from the New IRON MAN 3 Trailer

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Yesterday, a bounty of Iron Man 3 goodness made its way online.  In addition to a rather intense new trailer, we shared a video blog after having seen 15 minutes of footage from the movie as well as interviews with Robert Downey Jr. and director Shane Black & Marvel’s Kevin Feige.  The trailer is packed with so much new footage, that we’ve gone back and taken some high-resolution screengrabs from the clip that are now available for your perusing pleasure.

Hit the jump to take a look at the images, and let us know what secrets you think can be gleaned from some of these new photos.  The film also stars Don Cheadle, Gwyneth Paltrow, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, and Ben KingsleyIron Man 3 opens in 3D on May 3rd.

New Trailer for IRON MAN 3

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The new trailer for Iron Man 3 has gone online.  The previous trailer presented a much darker tone for the franchise, and that’s still what we’re getting.  That’s fine.  Again, writer-director Shane Black has my full trust even if we’re not seeing his trademark snappy dialogue (although I love Ben Kingsley‘s delivery of the line, “You’ll never see me coming.”).  What this new trailer does show is action that looks absolutely insane.  I would love to see this trailer on the big screen, but I’ll probably have to wait until I see the finished film to check out these blockbuster set pieces.  I can live with that.

Hit the jump to check out the new trailer. The film also stars Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, and Rebecca HallIron Man 3 opens May 3rd. 

3 New Hi-Res Images from IRON MAN 3

by     Posted 1 year, 151 days ago

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Three new hi-res images from Shane Black’s Iron Man 3 were made available by Disney today.  While the pics show off the decidedly underpowered actors portraying their human roles, we do get to see Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts, Guy Pearce as Adrian Killian, Don Cheadle as James Rhodes and, of course, Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark.  Also starring Ben Kingsley, Jon Favreau and Rebecca Hall, Iron Man 3 opens May 3rd.  Hit the jump to see the new images. 

New Poster, Magazine Covers, and Images for IRON MAN 3

by     Posted 1 year, 154 days ago

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We’ve got a round-up of Iron Man 3 stuff for you this morning.  First up, a new character poster has been released, and this time the focus is on a very solemn Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow).  Next, Empire has given their cover to Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), and as it’s been with most of the character posters, the sparks continue to fly.  Finally, the latest issue of Empire has a few new images from the flick.

Hit the jump to check out the poster, magazine covers, and images.  The film also stars Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Jon Favreau, and Ben KingsleyIron Man 3 opens in 3D on May 3rd.

New IRON MAN 3 Images Show Don Cheadle in Iron Patriot/War Machine Armor

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Two new TV spots for Iron Man 3 debuted during today’s Super Bowl, but now four new images from the Shane Black picture are available.  While Robert Downey Jr. is hidden away behind various versions of his armor, we do get to see the Armored Avenger amidst his rescue of airplane passengers.  We also get a clear shot of Don Cheadle tucked safely away within his Iron Patriot/War Machine armor.

Also starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben KingsleyRebecca HallGuy PearceJon Favreau and James Badge Dale, Iron Man 3 opens internationally in IMAX 3D theaters starting April 25th with a wide domestic release on May 3.  Hit the jump to see the new images and watch the two Super Bowl TV spots in case you missed them.

Wang Xuequi Joins IRON MAN 3 as Additional Filming Begins in China; New Images Released

by     Posted 1 year, 230 days ago

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Since production details regarding director Shane Black’s Iron Man 3 first started to trickle out back before filming began, we’ve known that Marvel has been planning to shoot some scenes in China.  This decision made perfect sense as the film’s villain, played by Ben Kingsley, was rumored to be the half-Chinese half-English comics character The Mandarin, and China’s DMG Entertainment was mulling a co-production deal with Marvel on the film.  Filming on the superhero sequel started up this past June in North Carolina, but throughout the long shoot filming never moved over to China.

Now it appears that, just five months out from release, Black and Co. are gearing up to do some additional filming in Beijing as Chinese actor Wang Xuequi has joined the cast.  Hit the jump for more details, including a couple of new images.

Japanese Trailer for IRON MAN 3

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A Japanese trailer for director Shane Black’s upcoming sequel Iron Man 3 has landed online.  There doesn’t appear to be any substantial amount of new footage, but instead looks to be a different edit of the teaser trailer that debuted a few weeks ago.  This one plays up the post-Avengers aspect a bit more, and puts the action/destruction front and center.

Hit the jump to watch the international trailer.  The film stars Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Ben Kingsley, Rebecca Hall, Guy Pearce, Jon Favreau, and James Badge DaleIron Man 3 opens in 3D on May 3, 2013.

IRON MAN 3 Forges Ahead with Plans for American-Chinese Co-Production

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China is already a huge market for American-made films, but looks to increase its purchasing power by expanding the number of American-Chinese co-productions in the coming year.  Chief among them is the Marvel movie Iron Man 3, which is currently filming.  However, a snafu occurred recently when questions were raised as to what exactly comprised a “co-production.”  The two sides hashed it out at a joint film summit held at UCLA on Monday and things look prosperous for the future.

Starring Robert Downey Jr., Sir Ben Kingsley, Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall and Jon Favreau, Shane Black’s Iron Man 3 is slated to open May 3rd, 2013.  Hit the jump for more on the American-Chinese co-production of Iron Man 3.

IRON MAN 3 Trailer Breakdown: An In-Depth Look at the New Trailer for IRON MAN 3

by     Posted 1 year, 277 days ago

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By now you’ve surely seen the first trailer for director Shane Black’s Iron Man 3, starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow and Sir Ben Kingsley.  You might have even glanced at the collection of images we pulled from said trailer to get a closer look at the images hidden within.  Now, we’re going to take those images and speculate as to what they might mean for the plot.  What’s up with War Machine’s paint job? Why is Iron Man all up in people’s faces and being a sleep creep?  Why does an over-sized bunny appear to have an arc-reactor?  What’s the deal with the Mandarin’s rings? Marvel’s Kevin Feige has some insight to share on that last question.  Hit the jump to see the answers.

Iron Man 3, also starring Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce and Rebecca Hall, opens in 3D on May 3rd, 2013.

35 Images from the New IRON MAN 3 Trailer

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The first trailer for Shane Black‘s Iron Man 3 dropped earlier today, and it’s pretty great.  The big take away is that this looks to be a surprisingly dark entry into the series, especially for the wise-cracking Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.).  But there are also some cool details in the trailer you may have missed.   What’s with the tattoo on the back of the Mandarin’s neck?  What happened to poor Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau)?  Who is Iron Patriot beating up on?  There are also plenty of cool images that prove Black, even though he only directed one movie before this one (albeit an excellent one), knows how to shoot action.

Hit the jump to check out the images.  The film also stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, and Ben KingsleyIron Man 3 opens in 3D on May 3, 2013.

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