IRON MAN 3
Kevin Feige spoke with USA Today about Ben Kingsley’s portrayal of the villainous Mandarin in “Iron Man 3,” and how the strength of his portrayal affected production.
“On his last take of his first full day as the Mandarin, when they yelled ‘Cut!’ the entire crew burst into applause, spearheaded by Mr. Downey himself,” Feige told USA Today. “It was pretty amazing to see that. That’s what you get when you hire Sir Ben Kingsley. He’s so excited about his part and so into this character, and frankly just scaring the heck out of everybody. They’re like, ‘You’ve broken us out of our skeptical malaise!'”
SciFi Now Magazine published a feature on the Marvel Cinematic Universe (posted by Cosmic Book News) with quotes from Feige, who further described “Iron Man 3” as a not-so-serious film.
“Frankly, the first step of the grand plan with ‘Iron Man 3’ is to prove [the characters] are just as interesting, if not more so, by themselves as they were when they were all together in ‘The Avengers,'” Feige told SciFi Now. “Iron Man 3, by design, is a very serious character study. It’s not a serious movie, but we seriously dug into exploring more of Tony, of Rhodey [Don Cheadle’s James ‘War Machine’ Rhodes and of Pepper [Potts, Gwyneth Paltrow], without calling S.H.I.E.L.D. and calling Thor or Cap.”
Meanwhile, Audi posted a photo on Instagram noting the Audi E-tron car will be featured in “Iron Man 3.” The photo of the car has the license plate “Stark17.”
Opens May 3, 2013
THE WALKING DEAD
AMC has posted a new sneak peek clip from “Killer Within,” the upcoming episode of “The Walking Dead.”
Airs Sundays on AMC
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER
According to Express.co.uk, “Downton Abbey” actress Jessica Brown Findlay is currently the frontrunner to portray the love interest in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” The publication does not cite a source for its information, so file this one under rumor until more information is available. Findlay is up against Emelia Clarke, Teresa Palmer, Imogen Poots and Alison Brie.
Opens April 4, 2014
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2
ComicBook.com has posted a summary of Marc Webb’s commentary track on “The Amazing Spider-Man” DVD/Blu-ray release that reveal a few possible plans about the sequel — including that Martin Sheen (who portrayed Uncle Ben) wants to return for a second film. Webb stated it’s possible Uncle Ben could return in flashbacks and that the second film will likely deal more with the origin of the spiders that gave Peter Parker his powers.
Opens May 2, 2014
THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY
New TV spot for the first of Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit” trilogy.
Opens December 14
The first clip of Fox’s Animation Domination HD (or ADHD) adaptation of “Axe Cop” has hit the web (Hat tip to MTV for the post). Axe Cop is voiced by none other than Nick Offerman from “Parks and Recreation” and makes for a great Halloween short.