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We're just over week away from the release of Iron Man 3, and the official launch of Phase Two of Marvel's cinematic universe. Since the film has already opened overseas in many markets, there's spoilers all over the place, so be weary of ruining the film for yourself. And while we don't know the fates of any of the characters, whether they're old or new, it sounds like that might only matter for the other films in Phase Two and not the Iron Man franchise itself. Why? Well, Gwyneth Paltrow, who plays Pepper Potts) spoke with GeekNation recently and she says, "I don’t think there’s going to be [an Iron Man 4]." Whoa, what?
Director Bryan Singer is hard at work on X-Men: Days of Future Past, and here and there some little tidbits keep coming to the surface about the sequel. While it seems like the cast is completely filled out, some of the newer members haven't been definitively linked to a specific character. But now with a new post on Twitter from the director, it sounds like we have some more information on new X-Men showing up in the film. Singer posted a Vine video of the cast members chairs on set with character names on them and the names Bishop and Warpath were in the mix, which should be all too familiar to comic fans. More below!
After being listed as one of the potential talents to play Peter Quill, the astronaut who becomes the guardian known as Star-Lord, The Wrap reports "Pushing Daisies" and The Hobbit trilogy star Lee Pace has landed a different role in Guardians of the Galaxy. Christ Pratt landed the role of Star-Lord and since the he's been joined by Zoe Saldana as Gamora and Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer. And now these heroes (who are still waiting for cast members to fill the roles of Groot and Rocket Raccoon) will face Pace as the film's villain, though at this point, it's not clear what character he will be playing in the Marvel film. More below!
For those who are still pumped after seeing the teaser trailer for Thor: The Dark World this morning, there's more goodness from Asgard. After teasing some artwork last year for an exclusive cast and crew poster designed for those working on the film, frequent Mondo artist Olly Moss has released images of his rare posters for the Marvel sequel. The design of each poster is pretty much the same save for four different characters standing in the bifrost bridge portal. And if you're paying close enough attention, you'll see that the lightbeam and the architecture forms a pretty familiar tool used by the God of Thunder. Posters below!
"What will you sacrifice for what you believe?" Disney & Marvel Studios have unveiled the first full-length teaser trailer for Thor: The Dark World, directed by Alan Taylor ("Game of Thrones"), bringing back Chris Hemsworth as the God of Thunder and Natalie Portman as his lover Jane Foster. They've made things even bigger and more epic, which is the direction Marvel's Phase Two is headed, first with Iron Man 3 then with The Dark World. Besides all the Dark Elves that Thor has to fight, there's another returning face that will make everyone grin - Loki, played by Tom Hiddleston, is back. This looks exciting, bring it Thor!
We already knew that lightning would strike again with Halle Berry back as Storm, despite recent news of the actress becoming pregnant, and now we have a photo of the weather controlling mutant's new look in X-Men: Days of Future Past. Director Bryan Singer has posted a few photos on Twitter of the cast here and there, including concept art of Beast. This is the first photo that actually shows some new wardrobe really well, and gives us a decent glimpse of a character's new look. It looks like this is from a photoshoot (as with other recent pictures from Singer's Twitter) that will likely be used for a poster campaign. Look below!
It's almost summer, and that means midnight shows (and in some cases, 10pm showings) will start becoming all the rage. The first big opening of the summer is just over a week away with Iron Man 3 coming next week, and those who are heading out to see the film on IMAX screens at midnight next Thursday will get a special treat. Participating theaters will be handing out a cool graffiti style poster for the film featuring Iron Man and some of the members of his Iron Legion. It's a pretty stylish poster coming from Mondo artist Jock, and this will be the last giveaway poster in IMAX's 12:01 print series. Look below!
Just last week the first poster for Marvel's sequel Thor: The Dark World came out of nowhere, and the first trailer is arriving tomorrow. But before that, we have some first look images from the film. We already caught a glimpse of Chris Hemsworth back in action as the demigod thanks to Marvel's preview of Phase Two from the Blu-Ray collector's set of Phase One, and now some official images are here, complete with Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, and Thor wielding Mjölnir, which will likely have an unfortunate effect on his enemies. This one doesn't arrive until this fall, but we can't wait to see what's coming after Iron Man 3.
By the hammer of Thor! Next week, the first trailer for this year's other Marvel sequel, Thor: The Dark World, will be arriving online. But in the meantime, the first poster is here, and it has Chris Hemsworth as the demigod bringing the power of lightning through Mjölnir. It's a great tease for the November release, especially after seeing some unfinished footage from the production in the video preview for Phase Two of Marvel's cinematic universe. The Marvel sequel also features Christopher Eccleston as the villain Malekith the Accursed, and returning cast members like Natalie Portman and Tom Hiddleston. Look!
Even though Emily VanCamp will take the female lead in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the original love interest and worthy companion of Steve Rogers from Captain America: The First Avenger will still show up in some capacity. Hayley Atwell (who is also interested in landing the role of Lara Croft in a Tomb Raider reboot) recently spoke with The Age (via Comic Book Movie) and confirmed that her character Peggy Carter has some sort of involvement in the sequel, but could not say anymore. However, for those looking for some serious action for the hardened woman of the military, there might be a treat this summer.
This really is the week for Patton Oswalt. Following praise for his touching words about the tragedy at the Boston Marathon on Monday and yesterday's hilarious Batman sketch featuring the comedian as The Penguin, Oswalt is back in perfect form with a hilariously intricate and nerdy outtake from the NBC comedy series "Parks & Recreation." The video features Oswalt filbustering a town hall meeting in Pawnee, Indiana with a pitch about what Disney should do with Star Wars: Episode VII. Beginning with the suggestion that Brian De Palma should write the opening scrawl, this 8-minute outtake is just pure genius.
It sounds like we're going to get a bit of a cosmic history lesson when Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy hits theaters in 2014. Though we've been told the team line-up for the space superhero ensemble would include Drax the Destroyer (wrestler Dave Bautista), Groot (yet to be cast), Star-Lord (Five-Year Engagement star Chris Pratt), Gamora (Star Trek franchise actress Zoe Saldana) and Rocket Raccoon (yet to be cast), some new info seems to indicate some time will be dedicated to the founding members of the Guardians of the Galaxy as Deadline reports "The Walking Dead" star Michael Rooker will play Yondu.
No matter how heroic and fit he looks in Iron Man 3, knows that Robert Downey Jr. can't be Iron Man forever, and the time when we say goodbye to his perfect casting as Tony Stark might not be too far down the road. Downey is 47-years-old right now, and he's keenly aware of nearing his half-century birthday. So how much longer does the actor think he can spend as the metal-clad superhero? Downey doesn't give a definite timeframe, but it certainly sounds like he's ready to accept leaving the franchise behind sooner than later. In a recent interview over at GQ, Downey observed, "This period of time, this shall pass." More below!
Mutant superhero or samurai warrior? Life or death? Sword or claws? So many tough choices Logan has to make! I caught a glimpse of this poster last night, thought it looked a bit cheesy, then warmed up to it. Now I think it's pretty dang cool, or at least vastly better than those other artistic disasters. This new Japanese poster art for James Mangold's The Wolverine, starring Hugh Jackman as Logan on a solo trip to Japan, shows him wielding both a samurai sword and his claws. The letters on either side of his head stand for Death and Life. I love that there's a bit of blood coming off the sword (but its blacked out) and concept behind this. Despite the typical blue/gold color scheme seen everywhere, I'm otherwise a fan of this poster.