News from the North Carolina "Iron Man 3" set took over the web yesterday. Not only did people on-location supposedly confirm that the Mandarin will, in fact, be in the film and played by Ben Kingsley, but now new photos over at The Superficial show a star-spangled Iron Man, decked out in red, white and blue armor are popping up in.
But the suit doesn't belong to Iron Man at all. The armor, which comes straight from a relatively recent story line in the Marvel Universe, is worn in the books by a character known as the Iron Patriot.
According to spies on the set, the newly announced cast member James Badge Dale appears as the Iron Patriot in the new film.
See the on-set photos and learn more about this mysterious new character after the jump!
When it rains in Gotham City, it pours, apparently. After months of nothing from the marketing department over at Warner Bros on the "Dark Knight Rises" front, this past week has seen four new TV spots, one secret poster and almost ten different banner posters.
The two latest bits of advertising goodness come in the form of two short TV ads. The lighter one focuses on Bruce Wayne's insistence to Lucius Fox that he is retired. The other falls more in line with the trailers we've seen, revealing the word "rise" in between moments of sheer badassery.
Check out the new TV spots after the jump!
This is a critical moment for Earth's Mightiest Heroes. "The Avengers" have pretty much coasted through three weekends as the most dominant force at the box office, easily handling the likes of "Dark Shadows," "Battleship," "The Dictator," and "LOL" (lolz!), but now it faces real competition from another property inside Marvel Comics.
Early box office estimates predict a $80-$90 million opening for "Men In Black 3," and considering that "The Avengers" only pulled in $55 million last weekend, the weekend is already being called for "MIB3."
But which are you going to see? Can Iron Man, Thor and Cap draw you back for the umpteenth time because maybe you didn't catch every possible Easter egg? Or does the premise of Josh Brolin doing his best Tommy Lee Jones just sound too enticing to pass up?
Let us know what you think in the poll below!
If you're looking for an older actor known for playing diabolical characters, there isn't much better than Sir Anthony Hopkins.
That's probably what the makers of "Red 2" were thinking when they approached Hopkins for the role as the villain of the upcoming sequel. According to the Deadline exclusive, Hopkins has expressed interest in the role, but there is one minor scheduling conflict, a little something called "Thor 2."
Based on the little solid information we have about "The Dark Knight Rises," it seems that the main conflict arises with Batman and Gotham's finest on the left, Bane and his army of outlaws on the right, and Selina Kyle somewhere in the middle.
Four brand new banners promoting Christopher Nolan's final Batman movie have hit a few of the blogs (including ComingSoon.net) in advance of publishing their set visits, and the new promotional sheets place emphasis on that three-pronged dynamic.
Check out the rest of the posters after the jump.
Batman fans have not one, but three movies to look forward to in the next year or so. Not only do they have Christopher Nolan's indie passion project "The Dark Knight Rises," but a two-part DC Comics Premiere Movie adaptation of Frank Miller's iconic series "The Dark Knight Returns."
Yesterday, we heard that Peter Weller and Ariel Winter would play the aged Bruce Wayne and his young female ward, respectively of course. Today, the Hollywood Reporter has a handful of images from the upcoming film, which give us our first look at how Miller's art has made the leap to animation.
Check out more of the still after the jump!
For those worried about a brand new take on "Spider-Man" that might not be all that brand new, a new interview for Marc Webb's "The Amazing Spider-Man" with Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone focuses on their characters and may reveal some of the reboot's biggest changes.
The interview comes courtesy of Yahoo Movies, who sat down with the young stars of Sony's start-over of the wall-crawler. Both had some real deep things to say about their characters, but the idea that clearly emerges from the talks is that this is a much different Peter, and Gwen Stacy is no "Spider-Man-loving" Mary Jane Watson.
Garfield played up the immaturity of his version of Peter Parker, something that didn't necessarily come through in the Sam Raimi films. "He's a kid who's got all these incredible powers," he said. "He's going to mess with them. He's not going to treat them with all that much respect for the time. He's going to push them, and that's what exciting about him."
Check out the full interview after the jump!
It goes without saying that directing a film featuring a beloved character like, say, the Amazing Spider-Man comes with power. But do you know what comes with power? Marc Webb certainly does.
In a new video feature from Sony's make.believe campaign, the director of the upcoming Marvel reboot, "The Amazing Spider-Man" explains what it's like to create on the scale of the wall-crawler.
"In terms of creating something like 'Spider-Man,' there's a level of complexity, which it can be satisfying and challenging all at the same time," Webb said. "First, you have to feel something. You have to feel a sense about what you're trying to create. Once you have that feeling, it's about protecting that all the way through the process."
Check out the new video after the jump!
When director Josh Trank needed to convince studio heads that his crazy idea, a found footage superhero flick, could conceivably work, he created a test reel to put his money where his mouth is.
That effects test is included in the newly released Blu-ray and DVD for "Chronicle," but we have an exclusive commentary from Trank himself about the making of the footage.
With upfront season upon us, the major networks have spent the last two days announcing which shows will be returning and which pilots have been ordered to series. According to a Deadline report, the CW just announced which five drama pilots made the cut. Fortunately for comic book fans, "Arrow," the "Green Arrow"-based series, was among those chosen.
The Stephen Amell-led pilot took a different angle on the DC Comics character. This latest take on the superhero archer broke all ties with Oliver Queen's role on the last DC-CW collaboration, "Smallville." "Arrow" will be a more realistic hero. CW development head Thom Sherman compared this Oliver Queen to Jason Bourne.