Erasing any lingering doubt about the inclusion of Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch in The Avengers 2, Joss Whedon explains why he finds the characters interesting, and confirms Iron Man is indeed in the script.
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Boosted by $700 million in international receipts, Marvel’s Iron Man 3 on Thursday surpassed $1 billion at the worldwide box office.
Robert Downey Jr.’s multi-picture deal with Marvel Studios helped make the Iron Man franchise and The Avengers into blockbusters. But with his contract fulfilled, the actor’s future as Tony Stark is now in question. So where does Marvel go from here?
Writer/director Joss Whedon denies a report that he’s making $100 million as part of his deal with Marvel for The Avengers 2, saying, “that number is nuts.”
The Marvel Cinematic Universe may look a bit different in future films as contract demands from Robert Downey Jr. and the cast of The Avengers could lead to new actors donning the now-familiar costumes.
Marvel’s Iron Man 3 grossed $15.6 million Thursday in previews and midnight screenings in North America on its way to what could be an $180 million opening weekend.
Marvel’s Iron Man 3 opened to a record $21.5 million in China, where the film contained four minutes of extra footage, revealed to be product placement and brief scenes. The movie opens Friday in North America.
Spinoff Online’s Anna Pinkert considers why leading men like Tom Cruise, George Clooney and Robert Downey Jr. continue to age on screen while their female co-stars keep getting younger — and why it matters.
The reaction of The Avengers star Mark Ruffalo to a “Science Bros,” a homoerotic meme featuring Bruce Banner and Tony Stark, perfectly illustrates the changing attitude of actors, movie studios and TV networks to slash fiction.
Robert Downey Jr. confirms earlier reports that because of a deal with Marvel that includes box-office bonuses and back-end compensation, he made $50 million from The Avengers alone. “Isn’t that crazy?” he says.
Marvel Studios debuted a new clip of Tony Stark facing off against the Mandarin’s henchmen as his house crumbles around him in Shane Black’s Iron Man 3.
With the premiere of Iron Man 3 less than three weeks away, Spinoff’s Anna Pinkert provides an overview of what we know so far about the Shane Black-directed sequel.