Comic-Con 2012: Marvel's 'Iron Man 3' + 'Ant-Man' Reveal Video Blog
by Alex Billington
July 15, 2012
Yesterday we attended Marvel Studio's presentation inside of the massive Hall H at Comic-Con 2012 to watch and learn about Marvel's upcoming slate. They not only announced titles for their upcoming sequels Thor: The Dark World (in 2013) and Captain America: The Winter Soldier (in 2014), but also confirmed that a Guardians of the Galaxy movie is coming up in 2014. Finally, they showed Edgar Wright's unfinished Ant-Man test reel and a very fresh, very exciting sizzle reel from Iron Man 3 with Robert Downey Jr., which only just started shooting under the direction of Shane Black. It was an exhilarating panel overall.
Following the panel, I met up with Ethan and Ben, both writers with FirstShowing for a quick video blog outside the convention center discussing everything we saw during Marvel's Comic-Con 2012 presentation.
I would honestly have to say I was very impressed by the Iron Man 3 footage, it looked like they were trying to bring this back around to the "roots", meaning the first movie, and yet keep all of the values of Iron Man that worked so well that time. There was a brief reveal of Sir Ben Kingsley as Mandarin, the new villain, at the end of the footage. He not only looks badass with his rings and a gnarly beard, but sounds awesome too, as Black explained how he came up with his own voice and it's eerie and subtly sinister. It was only our very first glimpse, but the footage had some finished effects already, like Tony Stark's house being destroyed and falling into the ocean with him in it, and his new armor that flies right onto his body. I'm very excited for it.
We always love discussing this in person and hope you have enjoyed our video blogs from Comic-Con 2012.
Reader Feedback - 14 Comments
EXCELSIOR! Thank you AB. You the man!
DAVIDPD on Jul 15, 2012
Glad to hear AntMan is finally moving forward!
LosZombies on Jul 15, 2012
Really? They're seriously making Ant Man? ugh.....
Mithun Divakaran on Jul 15, 2012
they should've have made the black panther before antman or all toether with a hulk sequel lol cmon we're not spoiled enough!!!!
robert downy jr ;) on Jul 15, 2012
Yay, we get to see Wasp! Now for Black Panther...
Jammin on Jul 15, 2012
So....did I miss something? Where's Bob $tencil's vlogs from this year's CCI??
David Banner on Jul 15, 2012
I prefer these video blogs anyway, with the first impressions and info from you guys.
max on Jul 16, 2012
lol at the loud trolls walking by.
guest on Jul 15, 2012
I thought they were about to get nerd flushed.
max on Jul 16, 2012
What actor was playing Ant Man in the test reel? Or was it just incomplete CG renderings?
Matt Peloquin on Jul 16, 2012
We never see the actor at all, and Edgar Wright didn't say who it was, so I think it was just a stuntman of some sort.
Ethan Anderton on Jul 16, 2012
Thor: The Dark World? .......... NOOOOO! Captain America: The Winter Solider? ......... NOOOOOO! Iron Man 3 .......... 😀 oh yeah!
Matthew Mosley on Jul 16, 2012
fuck this, nothing matters if bob stencil is not in charge
iván on Jul 16, 2012
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