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Marvel’s IRON MAN 3 on Blu-ray 9/24!

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The official DVD and Blu-Ray release date of Marvel’s Iron Man 3 has been revealed.  There will be an early release of the HD Digital and HD Digital 3D on September 3, 2013, 3D BD, BD, DVD, Digital copy will hit stores and On Demand on September 24, 2013.  Continue reading

Update For Iron Man 3 Features The Patriotic Armor

SuperHeroHype has confirmed that Shane Black’s Iron Man 3 will feature the red, white and blue Iron Patriot armor. The tri-colored armor first appeared in 2009’s Dark Avengers #1.

Following the Secret Invasion crossover, Norman Osborn was mistakenly thought of as a hero, and made the leader of a group of government-sanctioned Avengers, according to SHH. Using technology from Stark Industries, Osborn designed his suit as an homage to the recently-deceased Captain America.

However, this won’t likely be how it works in the film though, because Osborn is a Spider-Man villain, and Sony Pictures owns the rights.

Iron Man 3 is currently in production in North Carolina, and stars Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Ben Kingsley, Guy Pearce, James Badge Dale, Ashley Hamilton and Jon Favreau. The film is intended to be a sequel to 2010’s Iron Man 2 and the 7th installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

It will be in theaters May 3, 2013.

WARNING: Potential spoilers follow.

ComingSoon has also obtained photos of the new suit, along with a look at exactly who will be wearing it. James Badge Dale, who plays Eric Savin in the film, will be donning the patriotic armor. In the comic books, Savin becomes the cyborg villain Coldblood, though it is not known whether this will play into the film.

You can see the photos below:

Another New TV Spot for Marvel’s The Avengers Back in Action!

Marvel Studios has released another “new” TV spot for the highly-anticipated movie, Marvel’s The Avengers.  I really like how they’re really stressing the “Marvel” portion.  It really gets away from the trademark issues that were happening in the UK over the use of the name, “The Avengers.”

As this is the 6th television spot that has been recently released, it too has its own focus, this time being Captain America, titled “Back in Action”.  Yes, some of the footage has already been seen, but there are a few snippets and text that make this spot original.

The film will hit screens in 3D, 2D and IMAX 3D on May 4.  Directed by Joss Whedon, the film stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård and Samuel L. Jackson.

Continuing the epic big-screen adventures started in Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger, Marvel’s The Avengers is the superhero team up of a lifetime. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as SHIELD, finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins.”

The new film sports an all star cast.  It includes:

Robert Downey, Jr. as Tony Stark / Iron Man:

A self-described genius, billionaire, playboy and philanthropist with a mechanical suit of armor of his own invention.  Becoming a superhero is obviously the best way to make people forget one’s a drunk and a reformed arms dealer.  Honestly, Stark needs to run for President now.

Chris Evans as Steve Rogers / Captain America:

A World War II veteran who’s convinced his only way to help in the war effort is to do drugs.  As the poster boy for steroid use, Steve Rogers is enhanced to the peak of human physicality by an experimental serum.  While the spot focuses on the Captain as the team leader, maybe they should have gone with someone more… PC.  In the Ultimate series, the Captain doesn’t buy that he’s in the future.  How does he arrive to this conclusion?  He bases it on the premise that there aren’t any African-American soldiers who’ve made the rank of Colonel.  “Must be a Nazi trick!”  Next thing you know, women will be able to vote.

Mark Ruffalo as Dr. Bruce Banner / Hulk:

A genius scientist who somehow gets caught in the blast of his own science experiment.  Forget fail safes and controlled environments.  Due to the exposure to gamma radiation, Banner is transformed into a monster when enraged or excited. Ruffalo was cast after negotiations between Marvel and Edward Norton broke down.

Lou Ferrigno; the man behind the monster in the 1977 television series of the Hulk, will voice “The Hulk.”  Lots of screaming and maybe some monosyllabic words.  “Hulk… Smash!”

Chris Hemsworth as Thor:

The god of thunder and disco era armor.  Thor which is based on the Norse deity of the same name is more a space alien than; thus saving religious issues being brought up in the movie. Hemsworth stated that he was able to maintain the strength he built up for Thor by increasing his food intake, consisting of a number of chicken breasts, fish, steak and eggs a day.  Fine and dandy really, but does an actor ever have to pig out and get obese for their role?  Probably, but not to be made of eye candy for those that like their men made of abs.  Now excuse me while I go back to eating this tub of ice cream.

Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow:

A highly trained spy working for the international peacekeeping organization, S.H.I.E.L.D. “Her superpower set is using a gun and launching a luchador wrestling technique that disables men with her swinging crotch.”

Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton / Hawkeye:

A S.H.I.E.L.D. agent and master archer known in the comics as the “World’s Greatest Marksman”. While originally a superhero with a crippling obsession with bows and arrows, Hawkeye has had some proper reconstruction of his superhero background.  Now his abilities are due to his specials eyes.  Better than lasik, operations have allowed Hawkeye to squint his way into seeing his targets; his eyes utilize more muscles to constantly change the way he sees over long distance.

Tom Hiddleston as Loki:

Thor’s adoptive brother and nemesis based on the deity of the same name. Man, how did Odin the All Father not see any of this coming?  I thought he had a plan for everything.

Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury:

The baddest director to ever walk the street for S.H.I.E.L.D.  The Colonel was revealed in previous films to be coordinating the “Avenger Initiative” which I thought was the training program for potential Avengers.   While he forgot to recruit Spider-Man and the Wolverine, Jackson was brought to the project with a deal containing an option to play the character in up to nine Marvel films.

Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill:

A S.H.I.E.L.D. agent who works closely with Jackson’s Nick Fury.  While in the comic she is pretty much a control freak and a raging bitch, I just don’t buy Smulders in the role.  This is not “How I Met Your Mother”.

Check out the new TV Spot below:

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Outshines in the Box Office

Shareholders must be impressed, as Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows has surpassed its predecessor in the global box office earnings.  The first movie which hauled in a worldwide gross of $524.4 million has been outdone, as the Game of Shadows earned $186.7 million domestically and $342.3 million internationally.  This brought in total a grand sum of $529 million dollars to the Sherlock Holmes title, according to Warner Bros. Pictures.

This was anounced by Dan Fellman, President of Domestic Distribution, alongside Kwan-Rubinek, President of International Distribution at Warner Bros. Pictures.

Now these current earnings are just beating the benchmark mind you.  The second movie is still earning and will continue to outdistance itself from its first movies earnings.  Produced by Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows has drawn large crowds on opening night and repeat business since its debut late December.  It’s continued success and great reviews must have given it momentum as the film rolled out internationally.  In the states, the movie opened at #1, spending six weeks in the U.S. top ten.  Meanwhile, the film was #1 internationally for three straight weeks, holding the position from the weeks of January 8 to January 23.

Fellman had this to say about the movie’s success:

Our successful box office continues to prove the appeal of Sherlock Holmes, especially in the hands of guy Ritchie and his amazing cast, led by Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law.  The film had outstanding results throughout the holidays and continued to gain traction well into 2012.

Kwan-Rubinek added,

Rolling out this film internationally has been tremendously exciting, as the film has clearly resonated with audiences around the globe.  The first ‘Sherlock Holmes’ was such a tremendous success overseas, and to surpass that number in these same markets is truly a remarkable achievement. We congratulate the filmmakers and cast, as well as our international teams, on these excellent results.”

Sue Kroll, the Studio’s President, Worldwide Marketing went on to say,

‘Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows’ gave moviegoers another opportunity to experience Guy Ritchie’s fun and inventive take on the legendary detective.  The movie is a great adventure – complete with action, humor and great characters. Congratulations to the filmmakers and cast, who were truly our partners in bringing Sherlock Holmes back to an enthusiastic worldwide audience.”

Robert Downey Jr. switches his role from the arrogant Iron Man, to reprises his role as the world’s most famous detective, Sherlock Holmes, based on the stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.   Think of it, in this interpretation of Holmes, he continuously follows his weird experiments while being socially, uhm, unique.  He continues to act out and drag others into his wild world, without ever consulting them about their needs.  Then there’s the not so clean living.  It’s basically Sheldon Cooper merged with a Frat boy version of Batman.  Jude Law returns as Dr. Watson, college and openly ‘just friends’ with Holmes.

The first movie really struck me as a new type of buddy cop genre film, which I hereby dub, Bromantic-Action-Comedy.  At first I was going to call it Bromantic-Action, but it sounded off.  I honestly was surprised that in either movie, Holmes did not bring out a copy of the bro-code; from the television “How I Met Your Mother”; and start quoting it at Watson.

Official synopsis of the movie:

Sherlock Holmes has always been the smartest man in the room…until now. There is a new criminal mastermind at large—Professor James Moriarty (Jared Harris)—and not only is he Holmes’ intellectual equal, but his capacity for evil, coupled with a complete lack of conscience, may give him an advantage over the renowned detective. Holmes’ investigation into Moriarty’s plot becomes more dangerous as it leads him and Watson out of London to France, Germany and finally Switzerland. But the cunning Moriarty is always one step ahead, and moving perilously close to completing his sinister plan. If he succeeds, it will not only bring him immense wealth and power but alter the course of history.

The chase scenes in this movie reminded me a lot of classic Jackie Chan movies, where everyone is running around and fighting in a colorful setting.  Swinging from rafters and doing parkour tricks, the sequel continues to overuse the bullet time sequences popularized in the 2009 film.  It’s even skirted in the movie that Holmes’ abilities are more preternatural in nature, maybe even based on innate fortune telling, rather than to his reasoning skills.  Whatever this skill is, I’m sure studios are trying to conjure up their own to decide if a sequel to this movie will be made.

Will this series run out of steam, or will the success of the first two movies propel studios into making more?

New Marvel’s The Avenger’s Trailer Revealed

 

After being teased with it, the new trailer for Marvel’s The Avengers has finally been released. This after the new promotional poster for the film was revealed earlier this week which you can see above.

The plot continues the epic big-screen adventures started in Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger. Marvel’s The Avengersis the superhero team up of a lifetime. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as SHIELD, finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins.

I think this movie is going to be awesome primarily because of three people. Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, and the best of them all, Joss Whedon (although don’t tell FOX he is working on it or they might try and get the movie cancelled. ba-zing.) I do plan to see it, and frankly, the trailer makes it look bad-ass.

This new film is being directed by the (incredibly amazing) Joss Whedon and and sports an all star cast.  It includes:

  • Robert Downey, Jr. as Tony Stark / Iron Man:
A self-described genius, billionaire, playboy and philanthropist with a mechanical suit of armor of his own invention. 
  • Chris Evans as Steve Rogers / Captain America:
A World War II veteran who was enhanced to the peak of human physicality by an experimental serum. 
  • Mark Ruffalo as Dr. Bruce Banner / Hulk:
A genius scientist who, because of exposure to gamma radiation, transforms into a monster when enraged or excited. Ruffalo was cast after negotiations between Marvel and Edward Norton broke down.

  • Lou Ferrigno will voice the Hulk.
  • Chris Hemsworth as Thor:
The god of thunder based on the Norse deity of the same name. Hemsworth was cast as part of a multiple movie deal. Hemsworth stated that he was able to maintain the strength he built up for Thor by increasing his food intake, consisting of a number of chicken breasts, fish, steak and eggs a day.
  • Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow:
A highly trained spy working for the international peacekeeping organization, S.H.I.E.L.D. 
  • Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton / Hawkeye:
A S.H.I.E.L.D. agent and master archer known in the comics as the “World’s Greatest Marksman”. Renner said it was a very physical role and that he trained physically and practiced archery as much as possible in preparation. 
  • Tom Hiddleston as Loki:
Thor’s adoptive brother and nemesis based on the deity of the same name. 
  • Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury:
The director of S.H.I.E.L.D., who was revealed in previous films to be coordinating the “Avenger Initiative”. Jackson was brought to the project with a deal containing an option to play the character in up to nine Marvel films.
  • Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill:
A S.H.I.E.L.D. agent who works closely with Jackson’s Nick Fury. 
Marvel’s The Avengers is opening in 3D, 2D and IMAX 3D on May 4th. It is written and directed by (the amazingly awesome) Joss Whedon and stars Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Hiddleston and Stellan Skarsgard.

You can watch the new trailer below and check out the new poster above if you missed it.

The Extended Super Bowl Spot for Marvel’s The Avengers!

There was a collective geekasm on the internet following the Super Bowl as comic book fans went wild over the slew of commercials aired. For some, waiting for the ads to be released online was more entertaining than the sport itself; I know that I enjoyed watching the over the top commercials.

In the commercial lineup were a number of trailers with never seen before footage and Marvel’s The Avengers did not disappoint. Opening on May 4 in 3D, 2D and IMAX 3D theaters, the film directed by Joss Whedon; Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Serenity, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along-Blog, All Things Nerdawesome!; will feature a large list of stars and heroes. There’s Robert Downey Jr. as the Arrogant Iron Man, Chris Evans as Evil Ex… Er… Uhm… I mean Captain America, Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, God of Abs; Scarlett Johansson as the Black Widow; with superpowers of martial arts and using a gun; Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye; Updated to be more like Bullseye but more badass; Tom Hiddleston as the anemic Loki, Stellan Skarsgård as some supporting character from the Thor movie that analyzes the cosmic cube, and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury.

The Avengers team lineup has changed a number of times throughout the ages, but with tie ins from other Marvel movies, I expected; no, wanted; to see Spider-man and Wolverine part of the assembled crew. Spider-man for his wise cracks; doesn’t need alcohol like Stark; and Wolverine for his no-nonsense slice you up attitude. The movie seems to be based on one of Marvel’s many reboots of their comic universes, this one being their Ultimates series.

With the end of movie Easter Eggs for the Avengers related scenes peppered throughout other Marvel superhero movies, the excitement has been building for a long time. I thought it was getting so out of hand; and awesome; that I was sure I was going to see Nick Fury show up at the end of Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World and invite Mister Pilgrim to join the Avengers.

Black Sabbath T-Shirt: Check. Ironman on full blast: Check.

Besides the hype and internet agreement that the trailer delivered the good, it’s the little things about the trailer which makes me want to see the movie. First there’s Tony Stark referring to the Avengers as “Earth’s Mightiest Heroes” which puts the Amazing in Spider-man and Incredible into Hulk. Then there’s Stark wearing a Black Sabbath shirt; I Am Ironman!; playing knifey-spoony with Loki. The best part of the trailer is the protective circle of win made by all the Avengers in a circle crane shot; better than any slow motion shot of the heroes walking in a line over debris and fire.

Check out Marvel’s The Avengers Super Bowl XLVI Commercial (Extended) below:

Robert Downey Jr, Sherlock Holmes, A Game of Shadows

2 New Clips for Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Robert Downey Jr, Sherlock Holmes, A Game of Shadows

Holmes and Watson are back on the case and not even the fact that Watson is on his honeymoon will protect him from the madness that is Holmes’ genius as they lock horns with Professor Moriarty in these two new TV promos for Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.

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Sherlock Holmes, Professor Moriarty, A Game of Shadows

Four New Character Posters Provide Stylish Look at Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Sherlock Holmes, Professor Moriarty, A Game of Shadows

Sherlock Holmes is on the case once again as he reunites with Doctor Watson to take on his greatest challenge yet and these new character posters for Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows do a great job of capturing the detective at his stylish best. Sure, he does happen to be brandishing a pistol at this particular point in time, but I’m sure he has a really good reason for it.

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