This trailer has been around for awhile, though I am just getting around to posting it.
The reason why is that it seems terribly “Meh,” which shouldn’t be confused with ‘bad’ or uninteresting. It hits all the right notes, but doesn’t do anything that we haven’t seen many times before.
I guess what I am trying to say is that it lacks any sort of heart.
I hope that the next is less planned out; which hopefully leaves a little room for what passes for spontaneity.
“Iron Man 3″ Is The Superhero Film Quentin Tarantino Would Direct, If He Had Directed A Superhero Film”
The biggest problem I had with with Jon Favreau’s “Iron Man 2″ was that the filmmakers decided to pit Iron Man against another armored character, just like in the first film (though there was also the way that they turned Justin Hammer into a Tony Stark wannabe, when in the comics he was far more threatening and a much better foil to Stark).
Shane Black seemed to learn from their mistake, because other than Iron Man himself and War Machine – now known as Iron Patriot – there are no other armored characters in the film.
What struck me as odd about the film is that it plays more like something by Quentin Tarantino, in that you get what feels like tons of dialog, with a few set pieces strategically placed to remind you why you’re there in the first place.
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There are rumors that Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch are going to be in ‘Avengers 2,’ though I have to ask why, especially when they’re two of the most uninteresting characters – in my not-so-humble opinion – in the Marvel canon.
Why don’t they go in another direction, and leave the Maximoffs to Fox (both Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch are mutants, which appears to include them in the deal that Fox has with Marvel. If I recall Fox got a bit out of sorts of the “Mutant X” television series in 2001, so they take their mutants very seriously. If they were to be used by Marvel, there can’t be any mention of their mutantness).
Though if they’re looking to introduce a new character, perhaps they should take a look at the Vision.
He’s a synthezoid created by Ultron (whom built him), who ends up becoming a hero.
Not only is he awesome, they would also have to introduce Ultron (perhaps during the upcoming Ant-Man film?), which would mean that they could introduce the theme of technology run amok, which is always a good one.
March 14, 2013
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Collider has reported that Dave Bautista has been chosen to be Drax The Destroyer in Marvel Studios’ upcoming space saga, “Guardians Of The Galaxy.” That being said, I should admit that while I haven’t seen too many films with Bautista in them, I have seen virtually every episode of “Stargate: Atlantis” with Jason Momoa, as well as “Conan” (which isn’t nearly as terrible as many make it out to be) and thought that he would have been a better choice.
I hope that it was determined that Dave Bautista better suited the character, and it didn’t just come down to him being cheaper (though it wouldn’t be the first time that Marvel had difficulty getting an actor for a particular part because of a reluctance to part with the ducats). The decision doesn’t sour me on the film–it’s the Guardians of the Galaxy, for frak’s sake–but it does make me hope that future casting decisions work out better.
And by “better” I mean more in line with my expectations for the film (which is arrogant nonsense, I know).
February 27, 2013
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Here’s another “Iron Man 3” poster, this time focusing on Iron Man/Tony Stark and various armored suits. It appears that the penultimate Iron Man film (Yeah right, if this makes a much money as anticipated, I expect that we’ll be seeing Iron Man for a long while, which is when things get really interesting because Robert Downey, Jr. probably has no more than two–including this one–Iron Man films in him, I’d imagine) will follow in a somewhat different direction than the prior two entries, which isn’t a bad thing.
I have read that it adapts the ‘Extremis’ storyline from the comics, though I haven’t followed it, I cannot say how it goes.
Though what I think is a really good thing is that Jon Favreau isn’t directing, though that shouldn’t be taken as being critical of him. I am thinking more in the sense that some new blood will bring an interesting perspective to things, and if anyone can do that, Shane Black can.
February 25, 2013
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This isn’t new–it’s been available on the Interwebs for about a week now–but if you haven’t seen it, it’s new to you.
What you’re looking at is the latest cast member poster from “Iron Man 3,” and I have to admit that Ben Kingsley, as the Mandarin, looks all sorts of badass, which I hope forcibly expels his performance as The Hood from 2004’s “Thunderbirds” from my mind forever, which is less a commentary upon Kingsley or his performance than that I can be particularly anal). What’s also kind of cool is that this film they aren’t going to pit Shellhead against another armored character, because, let’s be honest, that sort of thing work out its welcome by “Iron Man 2.”
The poster released before Kingsley’s was of Don Cheadle, as the Iron Patriot (also known as War Machine–a much cooler moniker–from “Iron Man 2″).
February 16, 2013
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And I don’t mean Hugo Drax, the villain in 1979’s James Bond adventure, “Moonraker.”
Casting for Marvel Studios’ “Guardians of the Galaxy” have been going on since mid-2012, and recently StarLord has been cast.
Now another member of his crew, the lethal alien Drax The Destroyer, may have been found. According to Collider, Jason Momoa is being considered for the role.
This sounds like perfect casting because Momoa, who recently starred in “Bullet To The Head,” and the failed reboot of “Conan The Barbarian,” actually looks like the character (minus not being green, that is).
Then there’s the fact that Momoa is a better actor than he is often given credit for (if you’re in doubt, check out “Stargate: Atlantis” or even ‘Conan,’ which suffered from a weak script and even weaker direction).
By the way, Drax The Destroyer may be a character that Momoa was born to play because the character he placed on ’Stargate’ was named Ronan Dax, while the character he may be playing is Drax The Destroyer.
Coincidence, or destiny?
February 5, 2013
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Marvel Studios and James Gunn have found their Starlord, and he is Chris Pratt.
Most recently he’s starred in “Zero Dark Thirty” as well as “Parks and Recreation” on NBC.
I haven’t seen ‘Zero Dark’ and don’t watch “Parks and Recreation,” so I have no idea who this guy is, though after reading on various movie web sites, he appears to have a following.
February 3, 2013
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Here’s the latest teaser trailer from “Iron Man 3,” from the folks at Marvel Studios.