It's probably safe to say that there wouldn't be an "Avengers" if it wasn't for the pitch-perfect performance Robert Downey, Jr., gave in the first "Iron Man." He set the tone for the rest of the Marvel Universe movies and "The Avengers," when it came time for the superheroes to cross paths.
In this exclusive clip from the upcoming Blu-ray release of the year's biggest movie, director Joss Whedon and some of Downey's cast members share their thoughts about "The Godfather of The Avengers," as Chris Hemsworth refers to him.
"Robert, he's kind of like the leader of the band," Whedon says. "He's the guy who just wants to take things in hand and make everyone comfortable, bring in the new guys, bring it all together and be at the center of it. And he does it beautifully."
"The Avengers" hits Blu-ray and DVD on September 25.
"Avengers" fans, assemble! Every Marvel Studios movie to date, from "Iron Man" through Joss Whedon's epic superhero team-up, are joining together for one massive home video release. We're talking about the "Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One - Avengers Assembled" collection, and we've got your first full look at the package.
Check it out past the break!
Holy DVD and merchandising deals, Batman! At long last, official merchandise from the original Adam West-starring "Batman" television series is headed our way!
Variety reports that Warner Bros. Consumer Products has successfully negotiated a deal with Fox, West and the estates of other stars of the show for the rights to their likenesses, paving the way for a massive wave of merchandise from toys, home goods, apparel and more. The first round of products based on the 1960s "Batman" show is expected to arrive next spring, with WBCP unveiling their new product opportunities at next week's Licensing Expo in Las Vegas.
"For the first time in over 40 years we will be able to offer fans a full merchandise program that captures the classic, kitschy look and feel of the original 'Batman' TV show," WBCP's Brad Globe said of the deal. "This new licensing program allows our partners to take advantage of the characters, gadgets and humor that made the show a smash hit in its day and a perennial favorite decades later."
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.
If you're going to need a refresher course on all things Spidey before "The Amazing Spider-Man" hits theaters in July, you're in luck. Sony is re-releasing Sam Raimi's entire "Spider-Man" trilogy on special edition Blu-ray on June 12.
Marvel announced today that the discs will come loaded with special features and access to the films on UltraViolet, a way of streaming and downloading digital copies of the films you own on Blu-ray.
With "The Adventures of Tintin" due to hit shelves on March 13, MTV News got our hands on an exclusive clip from one of the featurettes that will be included with the Blu-Ray and DVD. In it, Steven Spielberg talks about his experience reading the "Tintin" books for the first time and his response to writer and artist Herge's storytelling style.
"'Prisoners of the Sun' was the first book I got ahold of -- all written in French, but I understood the story without really understanding enough French to read every frame," Spielberg explained. "Every single panel told a story in cinematic terms, including color pallet, composition, figures in action."
by Ryan Rigley
DC Universe's latest original animated movie, "Justice League: Doom," is as close as you're going to get to watching a comic book. Batman, being the brilliant detective that he is, has created contingency plans for each member of the Justice League in case any of them either succumbs to mind control or turns evil for some reason. But when those plans fall into the wrong hands, it could spell the end for the super-powered super group and the entire world.
Loosely based on Mark Waid's "JLA: Tower of Babel," "Doom" is filled with wonderful little surprises that will excite comic book fans and non-comic book fans alike. The film itself is well-written and enjoyable throughout, with a plot that is both clear and concise. Not to mention the fact that it features some of the most awesome heroes DC has to offer: Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Martian Manhunter, Cyborg, and of course, Batman.
Clearly, there are many good reasons to watch this movie. Here are five of them.
Filling the animal hide boots of Arnold Schwarzenegger is no small feat, and to prove you're up to the task means going the extra mile. Sometimes the extra mile means suiting up in leather clothing and chopping at some house plants.
Jason Momoa did just that and then some when auditioning for "Conan the Barbarian." This exclusive behind the scenes look from the Blu-ray -- available in stores on November 22 -- shows Momoa's original audition tape, reading for the part.
Tony Stark might be ahead of the pack when it comes to owning a veritable vault filled with superhero costumes, but his "Avengers" ally Steve Rogers is no slouch in that department either. In "Captain America: The First Avenger," the star-spangled superhero appeared in multiple different iterations of his iconic red white and blues, from a hokey version of the classic Cap costume to the considerably more souped-up Howard Stark design.
It's all the more impressive that Cap has so many different uniforms when you look at the fact that his Marvel debut took place in the 1940s — he doesn't exactly have access to the modern tools at Stark's fingertips. You can chalk that up to the extraordinary eye-popping efforts of the "First Avenger" costume department, who show off their work and the reasoning behind each of Cap's different suits in this exclusive behind-the-scenes clip from the "Captain America" Blu-ray and DVD, in stores on October 25. Check it out and let us know what you think in the comments section and on Twitter!
For all of the crazy CGI and amazing special effects in "Green Lantern," it's easy to forget that at some point the actual Ryan Reynolds was in front of a camera surrounded by a crew.
In an exclusive look behind the scenes from the Blu-ray edition of the movie, out today (October 14), director Martin Campbell talks about what it took to create the dog fighting scene and how to make an action sequence that matters.