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[4 Jun 2012 | One Comment | ]
Marvel Starts Production on ‘Iron Man 3’

While audiences all over the world are still being wowed by The Avengers in theaters, Marvel Studios is already hard at work on its next film, Iron Man 3. Production on the film, which will be Marvel’s second film that is fully owned, marketed, and distributed by Disney, recently began in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Today, Marvel released the first image from the film’s production, which features Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) standing in front of a collection of various suits of armor worn by Stark in his role as Iron Man. …

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[19 May 2012 | No Comment | ]
Robert Downey Jr. May Net $50 Million for ‘Avengers’ Role

Robert Downey  Jr., who reprises his role as Iron Man in Marvel’s The Avengers may enjoy a hefty payday.
According to several sources, Downey Jr. may end up with $50 million after box office bonuses and back-end compensation is taken into account. A few sources say that number may even be higher, but it could be years before we ever know what the actual total is.
While it’s not unheard of for upper-level franchise movie stars to make that much money per picture, Robert Downey Jr.’s payday would be substantially higher than …

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[30 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]
‘The Avengers’ Will Close the Tribeca Film Festival Next Month

The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) will be closing the fest with Marvel’s The Avengers on April 28. Additionally, TFF will be honoring local heroes from the U.S. Military, fire departments, first responders and police agencies by inviting them to attend the festival and meet the cast of the film.
Says Marvel Studios’ producer Kevin Feige:
We are proud that Marvel’s The Avengers is the closing film of this year’s Tribeca Film Festival and we are excited to welcome local heroes to the screening as special guests. We all know and …

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[28 Dec 2011 | No Comment | ]
Disney’s ‘The Avengers’ to be Released in 3D

While previously announced to be released only in 2D, Walt Disney Studios said last week that The Avengers will also be released in 3D when the movie debuts May 4, 2012.
The Avengers has a star-studded cast, including Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Chris Evans as Captain America, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Scarlett Johansson as the Black Widow, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner and Tom Hiddleston as villain Loki, who is Thor’s half brother.
Disney’s distribution chief Dave Hollis …

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[31 Aug 2011 | No Comment | ]
D23 Expo’s Walt Disney Studios Presentation Gives Look at ‘The Muppets,’ ‘The Avengers,’ and More

A few days ago, we told you about the impressive look that D23 Expo audiences received at some upcoming films from Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, and now we’re here to share some details about the other films from Walt Disney and Marvel Studios that audiences were treated to at the packed Expo event. Walt Disney Studios President Rich Ross and President of Production Sean Bailey were on hand to introduce a series of films that will be coming soon from Walt Disney Studios, and it looks like audiences …

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[21 Jan 2011 | No Comment | ]
Oz, the Great and Powerful:  Robert Downey Jr. Out, Johnny Depp In?

Robert Downey, Jr. has reportedly backed out of the upcoming Disney film “Oz, the Great and Powerful.”  Seems his balloon won’t be landing in the Merry Old Land, after all.
The film, which is reported to be a prequel of sorts to the much-loved “Wizard of Oz,” will follow the wizard as a young performer, forced to leave the circus he’s traveling with, when his balloon is swept away by a tornado and…well, you get the point.  Sam Raimi is on board to direct the fantasy film.
The studio is in discussions …

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[17 Jun 2010 | No Comment | ]
Sam Raimi to Direct Wizard of Oz Prequel

Spider-Man‘s Sam Raimi has been confirmed as the director of Disney’s upcoming Wizard of Oz prequel, currently being titled Oz: The Great and Powerful and slated for 2013.
Another possible addition? Robert Downey Jr. as the wizard himself:
Deadline’s Nikke Finke writes, “Downey would play the Wizard of Oz before he became the Wizard of Oz … he’s in fact a circus wrangler transported by tornado to the mysterious world of Oz where he gets mistaken for a know-it-all.” Downey hasn’t committed to the role yet, and no release date has …

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[22 Apr 2010 | One Comment | ]
News About Disney’s Wizard of Oz Prequel

News is trickling in about Disney’s new Wizard of Oz prequel!
Sam Mendes — a top pick for director who holds an academic understanding of children’s fantasy literature — will soon be meeting with Rich Ross and other Disney Studios executives to discuss the film, and Robert Downey Jr. is a favorite to play the Wizard himself.
The film would follow in the footsteps of Alice in Wonderland and be shot in 3-D, as the “Oz” set would benefit from the “z-axis” technology in the same way Alice did.
The film is being …