Friday, May 28, 2010
Warner Bros has announced a December 16th 2011 release date for the Guy Ritchie-directed sequel Sherlock Holmes 2, starring Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law.
The film will be going head to head with the Brad Bird-directed Mission: Impossible IV, one week after Martin Scorsese’s 3D movie The Invention of Hugo Cabret , and one week before Steven Spielberg’s 3D performance capture adaptation of The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn and Cameron Crowe’s adaptation of We Bought A Zoo.
Also, Producer Joel Silver confirmed to Sci-Fi Wire that Rachel McAdams will return for the sequel, stating that “she’ll be present”. But I wouldn’t expect her to have a large role as the actress is tentatively scheduled to begin filming on Terrence Malick’s untitled next film in the fall.
Silver also confirms that the next film will pay off and revolve around Sherlock’s archnemesis Moriarty. Brad Pitt had previously rumored to be in line for the role.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
The rest here:
Part 2/4 ---> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40KQ733pf04&feature=related
Part 3/4 ---> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7wN0EWpZcs&feature=related
Part 4/4 ---> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EnQldu5RWA&playnext_from=TL&videos=4hzS-WW_OZY&feature=sub
You're going to watch Iron Man 2......on cinema/theater --------> 26 votes (92%)
...on DVD -----------------------> 8 votes (28%)
...on TV -------------------------> 3 votes (10%)
...never -------------------------> 0 votes (0 %)
Which female is better for Tony Stark in Iron Man 2?
Pepper Potts --------------------> 16 votes (37%)
Natasha/Natalia Romanov ------> 2 votes (4%)
Neither... Tony is mine! -----> 25 votes (58%)
I don't know --------------------> 0 votes (0%)
Friday, May 14, 2010
Robert Downey Jr. and Anthony Hopkins are joining forces both on and off screen! ET caught up with the comic book movie stars as Hopkins and his wife Stella were honored with a 2010 Golden Heart Award for their commitment to the homeless.
Hopkins and Downey Jr. will most likely be appearing together in the superhero film 'The Avengers.' "He's 'Iron Man,' I'm God," Hopkins, who plays Odin in the movie 'Thor,' says of their comic book roles. Downey Jr. discloses about his and Hopkins' characters, "We will sooner or later be crossing paths one way or another."
As for the success of 'Iron Man 2,' Downey Jr. tells ET, "I try not to be too pleased about money, but it just shows me that we did a good enough job that people enjoyed the movie."
As for the future of 'Iron Man,' the actor reveals, "I think we'll do 'Avengers' and then 'Iron Man 3.'"
Hopkins was the real life hero of the night, being recognized for his passion to help the homeless and the Midnight Mission organization. Downey Jr. says of the star, "Tony has always been a strong, positive influence on me."
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
There's a scene early in "Iron Man 2" where Robert Downey Jr., as Tony Stark, speaks to the adoring crowd at the over-the-top opening gala of his Stark Expo. He refers to himself as a phoenix rising from the ashes of captivity (in the first movie) to reach great and powerful heights (as a hugely popular superhero and guardian of world peace in the sequel).
Of course, Downey Jr. could be talking about his own career trajectory. He once was imprisoned, literally and figuratively, thanks to a nasty and very public drug addiction. Now, he's the biggest movie star in America. He might even be the greatest actor of our generation. (Sorry, Johnny Depp, but I think RDJ even wins in the looks department.)
At this moment in time, there's nobody I'd rather watch on the big screen. Honestly, I went to "Sherlock Holmes" around Christmastime expecting nothing, and the only reason it was something was Downey and his supremely entertaining deadpan, rapid-fire delivery and cocksure attitude. No one does lovable SOB better than this guy.
Downey really is a heroic figure -- relatively speaking -- when you consider how much we love comebacks and redemption stories. I for one am glad he got his crap together because he flat-out makes a movie into a good time just by being himself. I don't mind paying my $10 -- $14 for IMAX -- and waiting in line to support his career.
Before I go, here are some reasons to love "Iron Man 2," besides its main character: Director Jon Favreau never takes himself too seriously. He lets his bodyguard character get beat up by a girl; Don Cheadle makes you kind of forget Terrence Howard; "Mad Men" star John Slattery makes a cameo appearance as Tony's dad; Stan Lee makes his traditional cameo, this time as Larry King; the late DJ AM does his thing in a hilariously raucous party scene; Scarlett Johannson and Gwyneth Paltrow both look absolutely fabulous; Sam Rockwell obviously had a lot of fun playing villainous weapons dealer Justin Hammer; Mickey Rourke is so damn ugly he's beautiful; the references to upcoming "Avengers" movies (most notably "Captain America" and "Thor") are both funny and exciting; and despite what you may have heard or read, "2" is just as much fun as the original. There are more explosions and more property is destroyed, but the violence never feels gratuitous.
A tip for fans of this franchise and all Marvel comics: Stay through the end credits.
Thanks to Jen Wielgus
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Jon Favreau is already thinking about a third Iron Man movie.
The actor turned filmmaker is back in the director's chair with Iron Man 2, which sees Robert Downey Jr return to the role of Tony Stark.
In an interview with Comingsoon.net Favreau said: "I think you gotta introduce Mandarin in the next film. Fortunately, what's happening now is that we kept our films very tech-based in 1 and 2.
"We exaggerated technology, but beyond that, it's kind of a real set of circumstances. The politics and everything reflects reality.
"When I read Marvel comic books, I lived in Queens and they were fighting in Queens and it was in New York. That is what made Marvel different, so I really liked the idea of using a real backdrop.
"Well, now as you start adding elements from the books that people have come to accept in reading comics and you're asking them to accept those things in the movies, "Thor" is going to have the challenge of introducing magic and the supernatural, so as that starts to expand on the rules of the universe that we established, that might open the door for a magical Mandarin type character.
"I don't know what's happening yet. I don't know what "Thor" is going to do and what "Captain America" is going to do and "Avengers" is going to do.
Iron Man 2 looks set to be one of the biggest movies of the summer and comes two years after the unexpected success of it's predecessor.
But before a third movie Favreau is working on Cowboys & Aliens, filming expected to get underway later this year.
Monday, May 3, 2010
Iron Man 2 mogul Tony Stark has already earned $100.2 million in just one weekend trip abroad (comped by Stark Industries, I’m sure). Who needs American money anymore, anyway? The superhero flick doesn’t premiere until this Friday in the states, but after a five-day release at 6,764 international theaters, Tony Stark has already flown past the magical $100 million mark, winning the weekend in 52 of 53 territories. (I’d love to know the one holdout . . . Uzbekistan?) The sequel is running 26% ahead of the original Iron Man’s comparable foreign total, which went on to earn $585 million worldwide.
It makes you wonder how high the film can soar can soar this weekend domestically? Paramount can count on another $100+ million from us North Americans this weekend, but could Iron Man 2 approach the record $158 million opening of The Dark Knight? To be continued . . .