IRON MAN 3
Can’t wait for next week until the “Iron Man 3” trailer? The official “Iron Man 3” Facebook page is attempting to charge Iron Man’s arc reactor with Likes. Once it gets up to 100%, Marvel will release a clip of the new trailer. Right now, it’s at about 30%.
For those that can’t wait for some new tidbits for Tony Stark’s third outing, here’s a new piece of promotional art of the Iron Patriot armor that’s been making the rounds online.
Speaking of other folks in Iron Man armor, where was War Machine during the whole battle of New York in “The Avengers?” In its January solicitations, Marvel hopes to answer that question in the “Iron Man 3” prequel comic by Christos Gage and Steve Kurth. The solicitation reads:
• The perfect prelude to the upcoming highly-anticipated Marvel Studios film, Iron Man 3
• As Tony Stark prepares for his next venture, he tasks War Machine with a mission of his own.
• War Machine faces his biggest test as a hero, while Iron Man takes on the Battle of New York!
Opens May 3, 2013
MAN OF STEEL
Harry Lennix, who plays General Swanwick in “Man of Steel,” spoke with Red Eye Chicago about his experience with the film and his character.
“I can tell you that General Swanwick is a U.S. army general and he’s the head of Northcom, northern command,” Lennix told Red Eye Chicago. “Outside of that I’m prohibited from saying anything. [Laughs.] But I can tell you that the guy they have as Superman is Superman. He’s fantastic. I really like Henry Cavill. I think it’s a very good cast. I’m as excited as anyone else to see the movie. Superman has always been my favorite superhero. I like Spider-Man too and all. I was never that big on Batman, but I really loved Superman from day one and will never forget the experience of seeing ‘Superman’ with Christopher Reeve. It was a profound experience in my mind. I loved that. I think if I could be a superhero — I’ve never really actually thought about that. Frankly, I would love to be Superman. [Laughs.] Except that’s not going to happen at this point I’m pretty sure.”
Opens June 14, 2013
With “Arrow” past its premiere and into the first season, cast and producers are beginning to tease what’s in store for the coming year. IGN interviewed Marc Guggenheim about the show and the producer teased a few of the familiar faces to come.
Speaking of familiar faces, The Hollywood Reporter has a round-up of quotes from producers that indicate the possibility of the Justice League showing up at some point during the series’ run.
“We’re open to anything and everything; I’m not entirely sure you’ll be seeing characters like Superman, Batman, Green Lantern and Wonder Woman because they’re much more fantastical and right now we’re focusing on Oliver Queen as being the only hero,” producer Andrew Kreisberg told THR. “That being said, we’re looking forward to bringing on other DC Comics characters and characters that people have never really seen before or lesser-known characters. That’s what’s been fun for us; Superman will always get his due.”
Finally, the first appearance of Deadshot is set for next week in “Lone Gunmen.” Here’s a sneak peek.
MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE
“G.I. Joe Retaliation” director Jon M. Chu spoke with Celebuzz about his next toy-related project, “Masters of the Universe.”
“I was approached about doing a Masters of the Universe movie and while at first I was skeptical, I read the script and I was blown away,” Chu told Celebuzz. “I had no idea what to expect but it was such a fresh, unexpected approach I was immediately intrigued. I never expected to connect on a human level to a MOTU movie but I really plugged in emotionally. That alone, got me excited to see what we could do with the property. MOTU is such a challenging puzzle to make into a movie that works to a contemporary audience but the script seemed to really crack it for me. I think people are really going to be surprised at the rich story we have the opportunity to tell in this world. Where you think MOTU goes left, the script goes right and it was just very clear to me this was something very special.”
GAME OF THRONES
Westeros.org has a whole round-up of juicy Season Three “Game of Thrones” tidbits, including this excellent photo of Daenerys’ gown.
Premieres March 31, 2013 on HBO