Posts Tagged ‘Iron Man 3’

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Mandarin One ShotWhen we first reported that the next Marvel One-Shot short film might focus on The Mandarin, it was suggested that Sir Ben Kingsley’s character – a drunk, British actor – might have to pay the price for impersonating an actual, powerful villain. It raised hope that Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) would have to contend with his rival somewhere down the line. And now Marvel’s sort of confirming this via a sneak peek at the planned short, “All Hail the King.”

EW spoke with Marvel insiders about the short, which will be part of the Thor: The Dark World Blu-ray disc. The 14-minute short will follow Kingsley’s character, Trevor, as he’s locked away in a maximum-security prison. It is being viewed as an epilogue to Shane Black’s Iron Man 3, but also a possible set up for Iron Man 4. Says Drew Pearce, who wrote the IM3 screenplay:

“Imagine a real terrorist organization whose beliefs were long held and religious for thousands of years, and imagine a drunk, British actor coming along and essentially telling the world that he’s the face of your organization. I think they would be right to be quite angry.”

There has been speculation ever since Iron Man 3 concluded that the bait-and-switch attempted by Marvel was a ruse, and that the real Mandarin was still out there, gathering power and plotting against Stark (and maybe the other members of the Avengers). I wrote, at the time, that I believed Black mishandled Iron Man’s true nemesis. I’m excited by the fact that Marvel might want to make things right in a future Marvel movie. Pearce elaborates:

I think short movies in general, whether they’re Marvel ones or not, you kind of want them to feel like they’re opening you up to a bigger world. Yeah, I definitely think there are – the non-spoiler way for me to say it — by the end of the short, there are definitely a lot of exciting other places that are brought up in it that could then go in the Marvel universe. You know, whether that’s an Iron Man movie or another one going into Phase Two or Three.”

In the short, Kingsley’s character will sit down with a documentary filmmaker (played by Scoot McMairy) to tell his side of the story.

Iron Man 4The documentary reportedly is trying to determine whether The Ten Rings, run by the Mandarin, actually exists. “There’s lots of exposition in lots of different cuts of Iron Man 3 that, in the end, kind of got snubbed out. It’s kind of said in Iron Man 3 but very briefly, Aldrich essentially took a thing that was real, historically real and culturally real, and co-opted it for his own means — essentially co-opting an ancient terrorist concept. What [All Hail the King] does is show that everything in Iron Man 1 [involving the terrorist group] was canon all along any way. We kind of knew The Ten Rings were a real terrorist cell,” Pearce explains.

I’m guessing Marvel wants The Mandarin in play if RDJ agrees to staying in the suit. Or maybe they’re willing to recast Tony Stark down the line, and are keeping options open. Either way, these comments make “All Hail the King” the most anticipated Marvel One-Shot yet. Here are two more exclusive images from EW. Read the piece. It’s pretty informative.

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All Hail the King

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CinemaBlend – Paul Giamatti’s Rhino Revealed In New Amazing Spider-Man 2 Photo

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ComicBookMovie – RUMOR: Is Cyclops In X-MEN: DAYS  OF FUTURE PAST? – personally, I don’t believe in coincidences… and Famke flying to Japan did indeed turn into a cameo in The Wolverine… so we shall see…

Newsarama – New Minute of Footage From THE WOLVERINE – we get to see a little more of the Silver Samuari… and part of me is starting to wonder if they haven’t given away the ending…

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CinemaBlend – Get Over It: Iron Man 3’s Version Of The Mandarin Is Great

CinemaBlend – Iron Man 3 Ruined The Mandarin, And Real Fans Should Be Pissed – personally, I liked the twist, but all’s fair

ComicBookMovie – Marc Guggenheim On The  Possibility Of GREEN LANTERN Appearing On ARROW

ComicBookMovie – David S. Goyer Reveals Why MAN  OF STEEL Wasn’t Called Superman

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CinemaBlend – Special Effects Genius Ray Harryhausen Dead At 92

CinemaBlend – Shane Black’s Iron Man 3 Follow-Up Will Be Doc Savage

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ComicBookMovie – Hugh Jackman On The Set Of  X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

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Iron Man 3This review contains some mild to medium spoilers.

First off, you can definitely tell that this was directed by Shane Black. Anyone who has ever seen Kiss Kiss Bang Bang can definitely see that fighting/directorial style here. This doesn’t really take anything away from what was set up in Favreau’s first two films. It does though lend to one of the more unique aspects of Iron Man 3 which keeps this movie from becoming a stale threepeat.

Iron Man was about Tony becoming Iron Man, Iron Man 2 was about Tony being Iron Man, Iron Man 3 was about Tony and Iron Man being the same person.

After the events of Avengers, Tony is having nightmares and anxiety attacks. He knows he’s ‘just a man in a can’ and that he is actually very vulnerable. This gets punctuated by the fact that he is separated from the three people he cares about most, Pepper, Happy, and Jarvis. Then, in two very big battles, he has to fight without the suit or with only part of it.

The ‘dungeon’ fight scene where he only has one arm and one leg is one of the best fight scenes I’ve seen in these action/comic movies just in the sheer cleverness of it. It also clearly illustrates just how much Tony and Iron Man are one. Part of him is shielded, part of him isn’t. He’s vulnerable but he is still fighting and still winning.

This is what kept this film from becoming more of the same. The action was different, the psychological aspects were more subtle, and it really brought things full circle.

The other things I liked in this is that everyone played their parts quite well and the new characters were very well casted. Ben Kingsley was both menacing and hilarious. Rebecca Hall was sympathetic in a short amount of time. Guy Pearce was the perfect amount of suave and greasy. James Badge Dale was just awesome in his distinct lack of giving a crap. Even the kid, who is starting to be called “Mini-Tony”, was good. In fact, the scenes with the kid could have been the weakest parts as the dialogue could have gotten a little too campy or Ty Simpkins could have not been able to act but overall it turned out great.

There was a lot of Audi car-porn as well but for the most part it was managed, directors are starting to get more savvy on how to deal with the continued requirement of sponsors and making sure they get their money’s worth.

The only real problem is that this is the first film since Avengers and while Iron Man 3 is more thoughtful and overall a better film, it seems to pale in comparison to the sheer hilarity and action packed roller-coaster ride that was Avengers.

This hasn’t, though, hurt its box office receipts as it’s already made half, domestically, what the two previous films made.

The question now is whether or not we’ll see another Iron Man film or will Tony Stark/Iron Man only exist in the next Avengers movies and as possible cameo fodder for the other hero films? Personally, I kinda like the idea of ending the Iron Man movies here as it’s come full circle with his character.

But as in all things… only time will tell…

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