With Captain America: Civil War rapidly approaching fans are watching and dissecting every scrap of information that they can. One thing that fans are asking is that if this does follow the comic book storyline in essence will we see more Tony Stark in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. More to the point – will there be an Iron Man 4?
While promoting Civil War, Robert Downey Jr (who has portrayed the armored Avenger since 2008) spoke on just that topic:
I don’t think that’s in the cards. In a way it’s Cap 3 but for me it’s like my little Iron Man 4. And then it’s back to the thing we all recognize. Everything pulls over to the side of the road when the thunder of an Avengers thing comes through because that’s how it is until it changes. If it changes.
RDJ has said since the end of Iron Man 3 that he wouldn’t play Shellhead in any other Marvel movies except for those with the Avengers label. But then he took on the third Captain America film and the next Avengers movie will actually be two films so there’s that.
And it also sounds like he’s willing to play it by ear and see what Marvel Studios has in store for Phase Four.
I think that the Iron Man saga wrapped up pretty well with his three films. It told a complete story that both the studio and Robert Downey Jr can be proud of. But this is show business and you should never say never, especially when it comes to Marvel movies.
Hey, it wasn’t too long ago that everyone thought we’d never see Spider-Man in the MCU and look what’s about to happen in a few short months.
Patrick Warburton (Seinfeld, Family Guy, Ted) has one of the most distinctive voices in show business, and according to Deadline, he'll be lending that voice to Netflix's upcoming live-action series Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events. Warburton will play Lemony Snicket, the narrator of the eight-episode adaptation, joining the recently-confirmed Neil Patrick Harris, who has been cast as Count Olaf. Jude Law played Snicket in the 2004 film adaptation.
A Series of Unfortunate Events recounts the tale of the orphaned children Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire at the hands of the villainous Count Olaf, as they face trials and tribulations, misfortunes, and an evil uncle in search of their fortune, all in their quest to uncover the secret of their parents’ death. The books have sold more than 65 million copies and have been translated into 43 languages. The epic series will be executive produced by Barry Sonnenfeld, who will also direct a number of episodes, and Daniel Handler, legal, literary and social representative for Lemony Snicket. [Handler is actually the writer of the successful book series. — Ed.]
Warburton will reportedly appear on camera as well as narrating the show. Malina Weissman and Louis Hynes have been cast as Violet and Klaus, respectively, while the role of Sunny has yet to be filled. Barry Sonnenfeld (Men in Black) is directing the pilot, but as far as I know, the show hasn't replaced its showrunner yet after True Blood'sMark Hudisbailed a couple of months ago.
Are you looking forward to this show? It's expected to debut on Netflix sometime this year.
I didn't love Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron, but the Hulk vs. Hulkbuster sequence definitely lived up to the hype. Since the film's release, we've seen a ton of Hulkbuster-related props, costumes, and cosplay from fans, including some life-sized recreations from Hot Toys, but now you can all marvel (ha!) at these images of an 8-foot-tall version made out of LEGO pieces.
This thing is made of over one million bricks, weighs in at over 2,000 pounds, and took over 940 hours to create. Impressive stuff. Now they just need a LEGO Hulk for him to battle.
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Disney and Lucasfilm have just sent over a clip from the new documentary Secrets of The Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey that debuted today at the SXSW Film Festival. J.J. Abrams and R2-D2 made a special appearance in Austin to introduce the feature-length doc, which will be available for all fans to see as a bonus feature on the home video release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Here's the official clip, but immediately below that one, you can see a video from Good Morning America that has this footage intercut with some bits that didn't make it into the official tease, including a snippet of John Boyega auditioning to play Finn:
I'm really looking forward to watching all of the moving pieces of how the finished film came together. To see a quick clip setting up the first table read of the script, click here. Secrets of The Force Awakens will arrive as a special feature on Blu-ray and DVD Combo Pack on April 5.
I unfortunately was not present to see The Secrets of The Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey feature length documentary at SXSW today and if you’re like me that really bums you out.
The silver lining is that Disney dropped a little sneak peek at the feature that will be included in the upcoming home video release.
As it stands I’ll probably end up double or triple dipping on this thing. I will have to get it in Digital HD because I can’t wait the four days. Then I’ll undoubtedly purchase a couple of the retailer exclusive versions because I need the Steelbook and I can’t live without the extra footage that Target will have.
Thank god it’s coming soon. Take a look at the tease.
Get a first look at The Secrets of The Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey, an in-depth documentary on the making of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and one of the many special features included on the upcoming Digital HD (available April 1) and Blu-ray Combo Pack (available April 5) releases.
Netflix has released the first full trailer for the second season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, the comedy starring Ellie Kemper as a plucky girl who escapes from an underground bunker and moves to New York City to experience life to the fullest. My wife really liked the first season, which I thought had a nice mixture of goofiness and sweetness to it, and a handful of jokes with some really smart 30 Rock-level wordplay or visual gags. Check out the new trailer below, and let us know if you'll be tuning in:
Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to spend the rest of the day trying to get the theme song out of my head:
You'd think I would have learned by now, but I'm continually surprised at the level of nerdy ridiculousness Star Wars fans will go to in order to have every single aspect of their lives intersect with George Lucas's space saga in some way or another. I've seen themed toilet covers, spatulas, and dozens of other pieces of merchandise, but here's a new one: a Darth Vader toothpick dispenser from Bandai. Now someone just needs to come up with a Star Wars-themed toothpick to make sure that diehard fans don't need to touch a single piece of non-SW-related content in order to clean their teeth. I also really like that photo of the wine glass and cheese plate with this thing displayed proudly next to it, as if that's ever a scenario that's going to appear in real life.
If you're one of the few people that would actually buy one of these, they're supposed to be available for purchase starting in June for ¥ 2,980, which, if Google isn't lying to me, comes out to a staggering $458 in cold hard cash. I hope it's worth it!
A collection of new photos from the set of Rian Johnson's Star Wars: Episode VIII have surfaced online through various Twitter feeds. These images give us our first good look at some new alien creatures, vehicles, set pieces, some security type personnel, and a couple of interestingly-dressed gentlemen hanging around a Landspeeder-type vehicle. It's like the BMW of Landspeeders.
The spy photos you see here were taken in Dubrovnik, Croatia, where the film is currently shooting. The style of the stuff I'm seeing here kind of has the same vibe of what we saw in the prequel films. Everything is a bit more polished.
We have no idea who these aliens are, where they are, or how they fit into the story, but everyone seems to be dressed up nice!
Paul Feig's new Ghostbusters movie has been a topic of heated debate since it was announced that the main cast members would all be female. Thanks to a torrent of misogynist fanboys who spoke out against the movie for crapping on their childhoods, the film has somehow become a beacon for progressive and feminist ideologies, and since the internet is a place that instantly becomes polarized into camps on either extreme, it's basically come down to this mentality: if you don't like the movie, you're a woman-hating scumbag.
I've read enough comments on this site to know that we do have a handful of guys who are honest-to-God misogynists that troll around here, but the majority of you are capable of making a more nuanced judgment, and here's where filmmaker Kevin Smith comes in as the surprising voice of reason. What if you don't like the trailer, not because the movie stars women, but because it just wasn't really that funny? On a recent episode of Hollywood Babble On podcast, he and co-host Ralph Garman broke it down:
I haven't agreed with Smith about anything for a while, but I'm right there with him on this one: I really like all the people involved with the film, and I'll just hold out hope that the final movie turns out to be much better than that trailer indicated. What do you all think?