"Iron Man 3" is shooting in North Carolina. This is a fact. "Avengers" star Cobie Smulders will be reprising her role as Maria Hill in "Iron Man 3." This is a rumor. Smulders recently paid a visit to North Carolina. This is a fact, and this is a tweet to prove it.
So, Smulders is in North Carolina, the same state where "Iron Man 3" is shooting. Definitive proof that Hill will be the Marvel Cinematic Universe's new go-to S.H.I.E.L.D. representative, starting as soon as the next "Iron Man" film? Hardly, but what was already an interesting rumor is made all the more plausible by this latest development.
"Iron Man 3" has already started production, as we've learned from both press releases and unofficial photographic evidence. (Iron Patriot, anyone? How about A.I.M., too?) Numerous actors, Robert Downey Jr. and Jon Favreau included, have been spotted on set, and now it's Gwyneth Paltrow's turn to rejoin the team. Here she is below!
Director Shane Black's "Iron Man 3" hits theaters in May 2013.
The "Dark Knight Rises" prologue bows on December 16, but a lucky few have already seen the highly anticipated six-minute sequence from Christopher Nolan's last Batman movie. MTV News staff writer Kara Warner was on hand, for instance. (She is now my mortal nemesis, by the way, but that's neither here nor there!)
But it wasn't just select journalists who got to see the "Dark Knight" prologue a little bit early. A special Los Angeles screening was apparently held for some of Hollywood's elite, based on late-night and early-morning Twitter activity from directors like Jon Favreau and Edgar Wright. See what they thought of the "Dark Knight Rises" footage in today's special edition of the Twitter Report.
By now, you've heard the sad news: Steve Jobs, the visionary founder of Apple Inc., has died at the early age of 56. Appropriately enough, word of his passing has spread far and wide across the Web, thanks in large to technology he pioneered.
Among those commenting on Jobs' death are esteemed members of the comic book community, from "Walking Dead" creator Robert Kirkman, to Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada. Their remembrances, and others, are past the jump.
Labor Day weekend has arrived, and most of the creators in our feed seem to have been ramping up their output in anticipation. Kevin Colden, meanwhile, is hoping to catch a glimpse of "The Avengers" filming in New York over the three-day holiday.
Elsewhere, Gail Simone opened up to the idea of seeing "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance," and Jimmy Palmiotti offered some thoughts up for anyone going to see "Conan." All of that, along with some more George Lucas reactions and Rick Remender's brilliant response to his haters made our favorite tweets list of the morning.
I'm @brianwarmoth, and this is the Twitter Report for September 2, 2011.
If anyone can sympathize with George Lucas amid all of the criticism he's recently received over the new Star Wars Blu-ray changes, it's comic book creators. Ron Marz and Eric Canete both came to the franchise founder's defense with some stern words today.
On a much more serious note, creators have been banding together to raise money to help cartoonist Dylan Williams, who's currently battling cancer. If you want to help out, you could do a lot worse than picking up the Batwoman artwork that Steve Lieber put up on eBay. Check out a link to that, pressing questions and a proposed casting choice for a "Stronium Dog" movie.
I'm @brianwarmoth, and this is the Twitter Report for September 1, 2011.
The big news in comics today is the massive reboot going on over at DC. Jim Lee and Geoff Johns' "Justice League" #1 went on sale all over the country to kick it off, and the two of them have been touring New York City on the signing circuit to promote it. Lee even tweeted some photographic evidence.
Opinions on what DC's relaunched titles will accomplish varied. A couple of takes, along with Edgar Wright's "Game of Thrones" discovery and info about a "Powers" pilot cut you can't see unless you're at Brian Michael Bendis' house made the rundown today.
I'm @brianwarmoth, and this is the Twitter Report for August 31, 2011.
World news, TV events and movies took a back seat in Comics Twitterverse discussions this morning, thanks to Wacom's new Inkling device that keeps track of paper doodles and transfers them to digital files. It was definitely the hot topic of the last few hours.
As of posting time, however, Chris Samnee was beginning to make some waves as well (congratulations to him, by the way!).
Meanwhile, the most movie-relevant comment of the day came from Eric Powell. For those of you still itching with excitement about the "Goon" movie, it sounds like you've still got plenty of waiting left to do. His quick update and more made the retweet list down below.
I'm @brianwarmoth, and this is the Twitter Report for August 30, 2011.
Beyoncé and the new "Hunger Games" sneak peek attracted more responses than any other moments among comics tweeters last night at the MTV Video Music Awards. Writers and artists alike immediately put their imaginations to use predicting what motherhood will be like for the pop star.
In the meantime, Ben Templesmith seems to have discovered that the announcer from "The Hunger Games," Claudius Templesmith, shares a name with him. His response and reactions to Lady Gaga's performance and the return of "Doctor Who" ranked atop our favorite tweets of the last 24 hours.
I'm @brianwarmoth, and this is the Twitter Report for August 29, 2011.
Hurricane Irene is on its way to the East Coast right now, and everyone's got their own way of getting ready. Whether they're stockpiling booze, knives or water, the Twitter Report wishes everyone a safe weekend. Cooler heads have been posting as well, though, urging New Yorkers to remain calm.
Kevin Smith, meanwhile, appears to be relaxed to max now that he's done with part one of the script for his new film "Hit Somebody." His satisfaction, survival shopping lists and a killer Ultimate Captain America sketch from Reilly Brown topped our favorites list this morning. Catch 'em all after the jump.
I'm @brianwarmoth, and this is the Twitter Report for August 26, 2011.