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Robert Downey Jr.'s Career In 7 Films

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • April 30, 2013 1:02 PM
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Robert Downey Jr., essential performances
"Big man in a suit of armor. Take that away then what are you?" asks Captain America (Chris Evans) in Joss Whedon's "The Avengers." "Genius billionaire playboy philanthropist," shoots back Tony Stark, in a quip that, delivered either of two ways, is only slightly more impressive than the actual truth. Because of course, outside the suit, and outside the Marvel films, Iron Man/Tony Stark is in fact, Robert Downey Jr, and he's one of the biggest movie stars on the planet.

Tony Stark Jumps Out Of A Plane In Clip From 'Iron Man 3' Plus New TV Spot

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • April 29, 2013 3:59 PM
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“Iron Man 3” may not have opened domestically yet, but it has opened in near enough 80% of international markets and grossed a not inconsiderable $195 million already -ahead of last year's record-breaking “The Avengers." So the question now is: how big will its stateside debut be? And does it have any hope of actually rivalling "The Avengers'" massive haul?

Watch: Tony Stark Talks From The Heart In New Clip From 'Iron Man 3'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 25, 2013 6:19 PM
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Iron Man 3
While the speculation has already started on the status of "Iron Man 4" a week before "Iron Man 3" even opens stateside, let's put our focus back on the third film for a moment. As our review states, it's a solid film, but what fans really need to know is that despite Marvel's proliferation of marketing, there are some truly big surprises that haven't even been hinted at. So don't worry, this isn't a movie that's been given away before it's been released (though now that it has open internationally, you might want to stay off message boards unless you want it spoiled).

Tony Stark In His Cabin In The Woods In New Pics From 'Iron Man 3' Plus A Featurette With Fresh Footage

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 24, 2013 2:43 PM
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Launching internationally today, the verdict is starting to come in on "Iron Man 3," and the result? Well, according to our man in the UK, it's solid stuff. Describing it as "an 80s action movie disguised as a superhero flick," he wrote that director Shane Black is "an inspired choice to give the series a fresh lick of paint" and that overall it has a "level of ingenuity and surprise" that shows the franchise is far from over. But the rest of us will have to wait until next week to see the movie, so until then, these will have to suffice.

Review: 'Iron Man 3' Is A Solid, Sometimes Surprising Start To Marvel's Phase Two Movies

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 23, 2013 10:38 PM
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Iron Man 3, poster header
After just about as successful a start as you could ask for (three new franchises, and one mega-franchise that kicked off with the third biggest movie of all time), the Marvel movie machine is moving into its next phase. And with it comes the risk of dilution; we're getting at least two movies a year (plus TV series "Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D"), and with countless other superheroes also in the marketplace, there's a chance that diminishing returns could set in; what was once a special chance to see much-loved characters on the big screen might simply become a bi-annual check in to see much of what we've seen before.

Robert Downey Jr. Talks Walking Away From 'Iron Man'; Convinced He's Going To Be An Oscar Winner One Day

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 16, 2013 11:53 AM
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Iron Man 3
You've heard it all before. Franchise actors who claim they want to move on and tackle more artistic endeavors, or who insist they will only come back if the script is right and can do justice to the film(s) that came before. But few of those people are Robert Downey Jr., and even fewer earned the $50 million he pocketed from the mega-success of "The Avengers," thanks to his back-end deal for starring in the movie. So, will RDJ really walk away from that kind of money, despite professing a desire to move on from playing Tony Stark? If his interview in GQ is anything to go by, the answer is yes.

Watch: Tony Stark Has A Shootout In Clip From 'Iron Man 3' Plus New TV Spot

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 14, 2013 10:49 PM
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Iron Man 3, poster header
Marvel marketing is a superhero unto its own, with that department of the studio continuing to churn out clip and TV spot after clip and TV spot to keep "Iron Man 3" in the pop culture conversation. And so it goes...

Watch: 'Iron Man 3' Featurette Shows Off New Footage Of The Film & Supporting Characters

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 9, 2013 4:36 PM
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...because there is a marketing budget to spend, that's why. That's the answer to your question as to why Marvel keeps pumping out material for "Iron Man 3," which pretty much everyone on the planet Earth knows by now is coming out in a few short weeks. But there are still some treats to be had inside the blitzkrieg of advertising.

Watch: Tony Stark Challenges Mandarin In Clip From 'Iron Man 3' Plus New TV Spot

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 5, 2013 1:34 PM
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You guys, Tony Stark is mad. It may be "Iron Man 3," but the mega-rich, technology aided superhero still taunts like he's a kid out on the schoolyard, and in the first clip from the movie, he tries to get under the skin of Mandarin rather ineffectively.

Watch: Marvel Phase Two Preview Teaser & 'Iron Man 3' TV Spot; 'The Avengers 2' Set To Shoot Early 2014

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 2, 2013 11:27 AM
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The Avengers
Lots of little Marvel bits and bobs have emerged from the nerd Easter basket over the past day or two, so we've rounded them all up in one convenient spot for your edification. This is all pretty minor stuff, but nonetheless, Marvel-heads will probably want to give it a whirl.

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