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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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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.

'Iron Man 3' Post Credits Cameo Reportedly Revealed/Spoiled

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 15, 2013 12:54 PM
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Um, in case it isn't already painfully obvious: there will be major spoilers ahead. So, if you don't want "Iron Man 3" ruined for you (if the endless clips and TV spots haven't already) then move along, nothing to see here... For the rest of you, read on....
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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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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: New TV Spots For 'Man Of Steel,' 'World War Z,' 'The Heat' & 'Iron Man 3'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • April 9, 2013 11:20 AM
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Time to take a look at some new TV spots for four of the summer’s big upcoming movies.

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.

International Poster Roundup: ‘World War Z,’ ‘Before Midnight’ & ‘Iron Man 3’

  • By Tess Hofmann
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  • April 4, 2013 5:36 PM
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A few one sheets from overseas for your eyeballs, so get ready to have you face one-sheeted....

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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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.

'Iron Man 3' Getting Special Cut For China, Will Feature Fan Binbing, Exclusive Footage & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 29, 2013 1:04 PM
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Wang Xueqi (Dr. Wu), Gwyneth Paltrow (Pepper Potts) and Don Cheadle (James Rhodes) in this still from Marvel’s Iron Man 3
As "Iron Man 3" has been rolling out its publicity machine, appearing in a handful of stills has been Wang Xuequi, a popular Chinese actor who's otherwise pretty much unknown stateside. Why has he been in there? Well, with the Marvel movie locking Chinese distribution via DMG Entertainment early, they've been eager to try and get a prime release date in the country (which is tricky for U.S. productions), and as such, shot a significant amount of footage in the nation. And they're taking one extra step to ensure Chinese comic fans get something special.

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