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Watch: New Trailer For 'Iron Man 3'; Shane Black Says Film Leaves Door Open For Fourth Entry

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 5, 2013 11:59 AM
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Watch the new "Iron Man 3" trailer
After counting it down for the past few days, Marvel has finally lifted the curtain on the new trailer for "Iron Man 3," so strap in and get ready for the ride. And you know what? You probably won't be shocked to learn that this likely won't be Robert Downey Jr.'s or Tony Stark's last ride at the superhero rodeo.

Guy Pearce, Gwyneth Paltrow & Don Cheadle Pop Up With Robert Downey Jr. In New 'Iron Man 3' Pics

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • March 1, 2013 10:42 AM
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The marketing machine (or should that be the Stark-eting machine?...no? Sorry...) behind “Iron Man 3” is now working at full capacity so expect to be bombarded with little bits and pieces from the Marvel three-quel between now and its April/May release date (and a new trailer next week, fyi). Disney will have high expectations for Shane Black’s take on Tony Stark, and its performance should give us a good gauge of just how much of a boost the $1.5 billion-grossing “The Avengers” will give each of the standalone Marvel movies. With the first two "Iron Man" movies grossing $585 million and $624 million respectively, there’s still the slim possibility that Marvel could have another billion dollar hit on their hands this summer.

Pepper Potts Prays For 'Iron Man 3' In New Poster

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 25, 2013 10:20 AM
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We have to admit that if anyone had told us that Pepper Potts would serve as the emotional lynchpin in the "Iron Man" movies before they came out, we wouldn't have believed them. However, thanks to some great chemistry between Gwyneth Paltrow and Robert Downey Jr., and decent writing to go along with it, the pair serve as the best and most fleshed out relationship of any of the Marvel movies. And once again, in the series' third installment, their union is being put to the test.

Watch: 'Iron Man 3' Flies To The Rescue In Super Bowl Teaser Trailer

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 3, 2013 9:07 PM
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So you spend millions and million of dollars on a Super Bowl spot, only to have every other rival studio drop their ads right at the same time. Smart marketing? We'll let the accountants sort it out, but Marvel is hoping to transform jocks into nerds with this Super Bowl spot.

Robert Downey Jr. Out, Joaquin Phoenix In For Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Inherent Vice'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 24, 2013 3:53 PM
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Joaquin Phoenix may come off as somewhat mercurial, perhaps even unapproachable, but his talent is unassailable, and it seems he forges strong creative connections. One need look no further than the four films he's made with James Gray, and now it looks like he's ready to re-up with his "The Master" director Paul Thomas Anderson.

Watch: The 5 Highlights Of The 2013 Golden Globe Awards

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 14, 2013 12:27 PM
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It's a good morning to be a Los Angeles pharmacist, as, Hollywood is just this moment waking up with their worst hangover of the year. Yep, it's the morning after the Golden Globes, and what the Hollywood Foreign Press Association lacks in respect or prestige, it makes up for in free-flowing booze and raucous partying. And so long as you don't take it too seriously, it can make for pretty entertaining viewing, something proven last night.

Tony Stark Is Bloody & Beaten In New 'Iron Man 3' Photo; Marvel's 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' TV Show May be Coming in Fall 2013

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 20, 2012 10:18 AM
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First up, here's some trivia: Did you know that rapper T.I. was up for a part in "Iron Man 3"? "I was being considered for this one film," he told RapUp (via HitFix) "Now that it's over with, I can say it. 'Iron Man 3.' I was being considered for 'Iron Man 3' and it wasn't to be Iron Man, it was to be another character in the film but our schedules did not align and they had to do their little movie anyway...I told them go on ahead, I didn't want to get in their way." Thanks, T.I.

4 Serious New Pictures From The Not Serious 'Iron Man 3'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 30, 2012 8:56 AM
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"It's not a serious movie, but we seriously dig into exploring more of Tony," Marvel honcho Kevin Feige recently said. But if these new pics are anything to go by, it's more like "Emo Man 3" than "Iron Man 3" amirite? And combined with the very furrowed brow trailer, we're wondering when wise-crackin' Tony Starks is going to show up.

Jack Nicholson Sought To Play Robert Downey Jr.'s Dad In 'The Judge'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 13, 2012 10:35 PM
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Between comic book movies, tentpole blockbusters, and big name comedies, it's easy to forget that Robert Downey Jr. has other projects that don't have the Marvel stamp, require him to bromance with Jude Law, or laugh it up with Todd Phillips. And one of those gigs is "The Judge," announced this spring. But of course, being RDJ, a big name is being sought to share the screen with him.

Watch: Guy Ritchie-Directed Commercial For 'Call Of Duty: Black Ops II' Starring Robert Downey Jr & Omar Sy

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • October 29, 2012 2:22 PM
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For all the endless op-eds about the superiority of film vs. TV, there's one front on which cinema has already conceded the war to another medium; financially, to video games. The interactive entertainment industry has, for several years now, consistently outgrossed the movies, with big games regularly outperforming their cinematic equivalents in money terms. As such, it's no surprise that games-makers have the funds to attract Hollywood talent to them more and more, even if it's just to lend their names or faces to a commercial for a bit of prestige.

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