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IRON MAN 2 Set Visit Preview: Mr. Beaks Pays A Visit To Tony Stark's Workshop!!!

Published at: June 4, 2009, 2:04 p.m. CST by mrbeaks

Beaks here...

All set visits are not created equal. Sometimes, you get everything: interviews with the director and cast, an all-access tour of the sets, the opportunity to watch the shooting of a crucial scene, a cameo and a filet mignon for lunch. Other times, you're left roasting under a brutal Albuquerque sun waiting on a promised ten minutes with Corbin Bernsen that turns into a contentious phoner two weeks later. Yesterday's trip to the set of IRON MAN 2 at Marvel Studios' headquarters in Manhattan Beach was definitely more filet than Bernsen. How much more? I'm not at liberty to say. Yet. Paramount and Marvel have asked that we hold our full set visit report until closer to Comic Con. And since I'd like to be invited to the sets of THOR, CAPTAIN AMERICA, THE AVENGERS, etc., I've decided it's worth my while to play ball. They have, however, given us clearance to post a brief preview piece in which I whip you up into a frenzy by telling you that the sets are elaborate and ultra-sleek (they're using as many as five soundstages on the Raleigh Studios lot), the creative team is in a groove, and, as far as I can tell, everyone is extremely pleased with what they're getting thus far. This was apparent from the way Jon Favreau, Robert Downey Jr., Matthew Libatique and others tweaked and tweaked this one really cool, fairly lengthy take - in which Tony Stark [redacted] - until it was utter, fluid perfection. Most of the stuff we saw yesterday was set in Stark's workshop, which has been modified to include some nifty new gizmos (this includes the floor, oddly enough). There were also a few tantalizing clues left strewn about just to get us worked up over what/who might or might not be appearing in the sequel. We were also given an unplanned peek at something stashed away on another soundstage - and I'm not sure they're going to let us write about this in our official write-up next month. Not that my meager words could do it justice. Everyone was incredibly generous with their time: we got a good thirty minutes or so with Downey, and probably twice as much time with Favreau - who'd drop by video village to field our questions every time he got the chance. We also got to interrogate Marvel Studios honcho Kevin Feige at length regarding pretty much everything the company has in development, and I'll be reporting back on every last bit of info he offered up tomorrow (Friday) at Noon Pacific. We had a roomful of geeks, so rest assured that everything was covered (although I cut Feige some slack and didn't ask after Larry Clark's POWER PACK this time; they were being far too generous for me to be that much of a smart ass). So I'll see you tomorrow for a big ol' Marvel Studios rundown.

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  • June 4, 2009, 2:05 p.m. CST

    Excellent news

    by Gd00

    Keep it brewin'! Thanks, Mr.Beaks!

  • June 4, 2009, 2:06 p.m. CST

    first

    by BroNamath

    first!

  • June 4, 2009, 2:16 p.m. CST

    where is hulk 2

    by krod

    ????????????

  • June 4, 2009, 2:16 p.m. CST

    I'm So Excited!

    by lonestaricon

    Iron Man on screen just rocks my world. The modern day knight in shining armor makes me giddy and I look forward to seeing Fav's movie. Keep'em Coming Baby!

  • June 4, 2009, 2:18 p.m. CST

    Thanks? I guess...

    by skycrapper

    for telling us your going to post something tommorow.

  • June 4, 2009, 2:22 p.m. CST

    Capt America's shield?

    by dastickboy

    That's a total guess btw.

  • June 4, 2009, 2:22 p.m. CST

    Just write your fellatiating review or IM 2 now and get it over

    by Glory_Fades_ImMaxFischer

  • June 4, 2009, 2:29 p.m. CST

    You're such an imbecile Beaks!

    by one_guy_from_andromeda

    Corbin Bernsen was in a myriad of TV shows, among them your beloved Star Trek, entertaining millions. Above all he was in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, and that alone merits about 3 times your entire lifetime achievement, you condescending fuck. A straight, much employed actor like this has to take shit from a fucking loser like you? It makes me vomit (and i don't even really care about that guy). Fuck you, beaks.<p> And thanks for this very informative article by the way. So the cool news nowadays is "there will be cool news in the future" or what? Fuckhead...

  • June 4, 2009, 2:29 p.m. CST

    Dammit....

    by McDylbot

    In two years time it'll be an exciting time to be a Marvel fan. Til then I'll sit here twiddling my thumbs til Iron Man comes out next year...

  • June 4, 2009, 2:33 p.m. CST

    Hulk

    by enderandrew

    That is the question I am most interested in. How do they plan on tackling the Avengers with the Hulk up in the air? Honestly, I'm not sure a studio would do it, but I'd like to see Weta tackle an actor in makeup filmed at creative camera angles to make him appear larger. I think the appeal of the Hulk TV show is that the Hulk looked human, and thusly it was far easier to relate to him.

  • June 4, 2009, 2:34 p.m. CST

    Awesome report!

    by The 6th Conchord

    We can't tell you what any of it is, but we're going to waste our time writing it and your time reading it!

  • June 4, 2009, 2:35 p.m. CST

    Also

    by The 6th Conchord

    what does it mean to 'fellatiate'? We just makin' up words again?

  • June 4, 2009, 2:41 p.m. CST

    Fellatio

    by enderandrew

    Look it up.

  • June 4, 2009, 2:42 p.m. CST

    "you're left roasting under a brutal Albuquerque sun"

    by bravogolfhotel

    "Larry Clark's POWER PACK" I like it when you're in a good mood, Beaks.

  • June 4, 2009, 2:53 p.m. CST

    Hate the metal costume :(

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBL0OD

    Why can't his costume be made out of fabric and be skin-tight like Superman's or Spider-man's? Robert Downey Jnr. (swoon!) has spent a long time in the gym getting all buff and sexy and it's such a shame that his hard work is nearly always hidden by that silly suit. When I watched the first movie I had to imagine how his muscles were moving and how hot his body looked because that silly metal suit was always in the way ruining all my fun. I shouldn't have to do so much work when I'm just trying to watch a movie should I? Should I? Of course not. Come on Favs, cut us some slack. Let us see some muscles! If you've already done the whole film with the metal outfit then maybe you could just film a new scene where Tony Stark has to fight someone whilst wearing a speedo. He could be swimming and one of the bad guys could break in and they could wrestle. The scene would only need to be about twenty minutes long. We should all say that we won't go and see it unless this new scene is inserted into the film.

  • June 4, 2009, 2:57 p.m. CST

    I appreciated the Bernsen

    by Cinemanimetal

    Anyone who is able to concoct a sentence featuring the words "definitely more filet than Bernsen" and have it make sense is ok with me. Also DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD, I think a Viggo style bath house fight featuring Robert Downey Jr. might do the trick.

  • June 4, 2009, 3:05 p.m. CST

    DGDBINO is smearing Danny left and right.

    by vic twenty

    It is all so interesting. I wonder how it will all unfold.

  • June 4, 2009, 3:08 p.m. CST

    i agree with enderandrew on HULK

    by awesomebri

    creative make up like hellboy. people cant relate to a completely CG character in a human world.

  • June 4, 2009, 3:17 p.m. CST

    awesomebri - Pixar might disagree with you there.

    by WickedJester

  • June 4, 2009, 3:18 p.m. CST

    You know what this movie needs?

    by Cockface

    more evil mustache twirling

  • June 4, 2009, 3:18 p.m. CST

    Isn't avengers hulk 2?

    by WickedJester

    I thought the planned avengers movie was about the other avengers taming Hulk? <br><Br>I mean it was just a rumor of the story, but it makes the most sense at this point.

  • June 4, 2009, 3:19 p.m. CST

    So this is just a teaser story about an upcoming article?

    by Rupee88

    yeah kind of interesting but must be a slow news day to include this...just wait and give us the full scoop when you are allowed for pete's sake.

  • June 4, 2009, 3:21 p.m. CST

    Tomorrow there will be a reboot/reimaging of this article.

    by WickedJester

  • June 4, 2009, 3:39 p.m. CST

    Marvel movies suck. I'll be glad when all this comic

    by Professor_Monster

    - book bullshit is finally put to bed. This whole fucking generation needs to stop collecting toys and watching so much fucking tv

  • June 4, 2009, 3:48 p.m. CST

    On its way to being just as overrated and....

    by Trannyformers_Apologist

    boring as the first movie. I hope it makes a billion dollars and gets nine squeals before being rebooted by Mikey eBay.....<P><P><P><P> every movie needs more Sam Jackson.

  • June 4, 2009, 3:51 p.m. CST

    Wonder Woman's Invisable Panties?!!

    by Underoos Hero

    Is this what you saw Mr. Beaks?

  • No? Then kindly shut the fuck up, you self-important piece of unused spermatazoa.

  • June 4, 2009, 4:02 p.m. CST

    Tough to relate to the Hulk?

    by Ponfarr

    Not sure we are supposed to be relating to him. I love Hellboy, and anything that can be done practically should be. But it works for Hellboy, because he's supposed to be human-sized. The Hulk is supposed to be massive. Not massive for a person. Incomprehensibly large by human standards. Even using camera angles to impart a sense of size, would limit the ability to show action and interaction. The character you're supposed relate to is Banner, and whether you relate to him is up to the actor. The Hulk is a force of nature, he should be otherworldly, not some buff dude in green body paint. Ferrigno was great in the 70's, but a few decades have passed since then, technology isn't the problem, it's how it's utilized.

  • June 4, 2009, 4:28 p.m. CST

    Ponfarr

    by enderandrew

    Isn't the Hulk supposed to like 9 foot tall? You get a 7 foot tall actor, and you film him at angles to make him appear larger, just like they made the hobbits seem small, and Ian Mckellan seem tall.

  • June 4, 2009, 4:39 p.m. CST

    OH GOOD MORE BUCKETMAN

    by HaterofCrap

    lame movie, lame character, lame everything.

  • June 4, 2009, 5:07 p.m. CST

    enderandrew

    by Ponfarr

    To be honest the Hulk's height changes depending on who's drawing/writing him. It's usually stated as 7 - 8 feet, but if you compare him to his environment he's usually depicted as much larger. So his height is up for debate. I suppose it's a matter of taste, I for one don't like the idea of a man in paint playing the Hulk. For one thing all the action scenes would most likely be rendered in CG anyway, so their would be a disparity between the practical and CG versions. Like I said before, I don't think a digital Hulk is the problem. It's the story he's used in.

  • June 4, 2009, 5:13 p.m. CST

    My eyeballs will NEED the time to recover...after AVATAR.

    by JDanielP

    Looking forward, yes indeed.

  • June 4, 2009, 5:15 p.m. CST

    Sneak Peak at something...

    by Grendel745

    Well we had Cap's Shield in the first one, so if I had to hazard a guess...I'm going to say Quinjet.

  • June 4, 2009, 5:22 p.m. CST

    Danny GDB

    by Stunt Vocalist 709

    You were kidding, right? As much as Starks muscles may thrill you, don't forget the movie is Iron Man, not Spandex Man. :-P

  • June 4, 2009, 5:33 p.m. CST

    Transexual_Apple

    by Mr. Lahey

    Your mom got nine squeals last night. Troll.

  • June 4, 2009, 5:36 p.m. CST

    One Guy Fom Andromeda

    by Stunt Vocalist 709

    I've worked with actors of various reputations and achivements. Some of them are genuine, down-to-earth kind and courteous people and some are assholes. <p> I don't know which catagory Bernson is. Maybe he's a jerk, or maybe Beaks caught him on an off day. Either way, Beaks got strung along for two weeks, then got an unprofessional ear-ful. Just because someone has been on TV and in a good movie doesn't make them above being professional and courteous. Aside from the right/wrong aspect, it's also bad judgement/bad business. <p>And besides, Beaks could have been a LOT harsher in his discription of that phone call. He called it like he saw it and did it professionally. And the "more filet than Bernson" line was sweet writing. <p>Comparing your post to Beaks article, it's easy to figure out who the condescending f*ck really is - and it's not Beaks.

  • June 4, 2009, 5:44 p.m. CST

    Danny is on to something

    by Star Hump

    Iron Man is supposed to have muscles. The classic, definitive renditon of the character as drawn by John Romita Jr. and inked by Bob Layton showed an Iron Man with heavily muscled arms and legs. It was part of the armor. He was supposed to look like a super hero, not just a guy wearing a suit of armor. Also, the character in the comics was fairly light on his feet. Stark could move around easily in the armor. He would be depicted wearing it in all sorts of situations, even just standing around and interacting with his fellow Avengers. The movie has gotten all of this dead wrong. In the film he's depicted as a lumbering leviathan. Iron Man should have agility and ease of movement as well as great strength, and yes, muscles, too - like any good super hero. Once again the Hollywood guys over thought this shit, and tried` to make a realistic suit of armor (just as they tried to make a realistic Batman outfit.) This shit isn't realistic! It's fucking comics. It's exagerated. It's pseudo-science. It's make believe. All it requires is suspension of disbelief. Not to say the movie Iron Man sucks. Overall they've done a kick ass job. The film is among the best supoerhero movies ever made.

  • June 4, 2009, 5:48 p.m. CST

    DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBL0OD

    by ominus

    they did this in the second reboot of the Iron Man comic series.it lasted 12 issues... <p>now that i am thinking it,the same fate has Ellis' extremis turd for a reboot idea.its not strange that in the last stories,tony keeps using his older,less advanced armor suits than this extremis suit and powers.the marvel execs might have noticed the fault of this idea...

  • June 4, 2009, 5:53 p.m. CST

    star hump u r not wrong

    by ominus

    i am old school too,but lets be honest.this armor (based on the desings from ellis extremis comic) is more realistic and more suitable to a live action movie. <p>otherwise tony would be looking like a spartan wearing his body armor.and the films setting is in the near future,where its a bit hard to believe that a paper-thin armor can be used as a flying machine...

  • June 4, 2009, 5:54 p.m. CST

    Very Cool, Beaks

    by Cobbio

    Glad the movie set was more filet mignon than Bernsen. This was expected, actually, since John Favreau is in charge. He's a good guy and made a fabulous first "Iron Man" movie.<p> Most superhero movies leave much to be desired, but Favreau hiring Jeff Bridges, Robert Downey Jr., Matthew Libatique, and the "Children of Men" writers ensures Favreau is serious about hitting it out of the park. I like his approach.

  • June 4, 2009, 5:55 p.m. CST

    Cap's Shield

    by enderandrew

    It was in the first one? Where?

  • June 4, 2009, 6:01 p.m. CST

    Re: ALL-CAPS DICKBLOOD

    by Cobbio

    As another poster alluded, he's Iron Man, not Spandex Man. You know what iron is, right? It's hard and heavy and not soft, which pretty much shreds your argument that it should be.<p> Not that you will, but you should rethink your assumptions.

  • June 4, 2009, 6:11 p.m. CST

    Ponfarr u r absolutely right

    by ominus

    thats why the Hulk tvseries was so successful.unfortunately,the creators of the 2 hulk movies, tried to use the modern action comic-movie recipe,which doesnt work so well with the Hulk character.Hulk isnt a superhero,he isnt someone who gains superpowers and tries to save the world.he is,as u well stated,a force of nature,an uncontrolled rage which can destroy everything and everyone,regardless if he is good or bad.

  • June 4, 2009, 6:11 p.m. CST

    Hulk Buster!!!

    by monolithik

    So, reading the previews from here, comingsoon, latinoreview, etc... there are clues to surprise cameos, who the Avengers villain might be, and also an empty bay in Stark's Iron Man suit collection. Stark knows about the Hulk... it only makes sense that he's gearing up to track Hulk down in the Avengers movie... and building his Hulk Buster armor to do it! Awesome. I'm calling it, right here and now. Hulk as the Avengers villain.

  • June 4, 2009, 6:17 p.m. CST

    Thor Buster

    by ominus

    why not?

  • June 4, 2009, 6:23 p.m. CST

    ominus

    by monolithik

    Possibly... Though, at least in the comics, Thor Buster had magical origins, which I think makes it harder to shoehorn into the Iron Man movies. Hulk Buster is just Stark's intelligence and steel against Hulk's strength and rage. And seeing how they worked Iron Man into Hulk's movie already, I would expect payoff on that first. Also, Hulk has, comics-wise, been an Avengers enemy quite more often than Thor ever was. Still wondering how they'll make Thor and Stark really click in the same movie...

  • June 4, 2009, 6:37 p.m. CST

    Thanks Ominus

    by Star Hump

    Totally forgot the suit in the movie is the Ellis extremis armor. Have to say, it has grown on me. The flying sequences in the movie were outta sight. Maybe it really is an improvement on the 1979 Iron Man. I just hope they show Stark walking around in it with a bit more fluidity. That'd be a great improvement.

  • June 4, 2009, 6:43 p.m. CST

    yeah but a Thor movie is going to

    by ominus

    happen sooner or later.and he will be definitely in the future Avengers movie.so magic will be part of Iron Mans universe.Unless they use the idea from the Ultimates 2,where Ultimate Thor at first,was supposed to be a mortal who gained his powers by wearing an prototype technological armor.

  • June 4, 2009, 6:58 p.m. CST

    Possibilities...

    by monolithik

    Yeah, ominus, it's all very possible... it's just an Occam's razor kind of thing. We already know Stark is interested in finding Hulk, but Hulk doesn't appear to play a big part in Iron Man 2, so... it looks to me like the payoff will be in the Avengers movie... though it would be pretty kickass for IM2 to start off right in the middle of an Iron Man vs. Hulk battle, with him bringing Hulk in to SHIELD(maybe on the possible Helicarrier set they were building?) and then off to the main plot. I honestly think Thor - or at least his mythical origins - will be played down in The Avengers movie -- yes, much like Ultimates, which seems to be what the movies are roughly following. But again, Hulk Buster or Thor Buster, I can't wait to see Iron Man tear it up with someone superhuman. Not that I'm dissing Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski or anything, hahah.

  • June 4, 2009, 7:05 p.m. CST

    There is no cool news in this dojo.

    by REGINALDVELJOHNSONS_SEMINALFLUID

    Beaks expected an interview from Bernsen and I expected cool news from Beaks. Now who's the Bernsen?

  • June 4, 2009, 7:49 p.m. CST

    Fuck Jon Favreau!

    by scriptgirl_nipples

    He's an untalented fuck-fest of a Director & Actor.

  • June 4, 2009, 7:53 p.m. CST

    I'm guessing that the 'thing' stashed away in another studio is.

    by Negator76

    a model for the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier? Please make it so!

  • June 4, 2009, 10:06 p.m. CST

    Anybody on here complaining about Iron Man...

    by Jobacca

    Needs to seriously shut up and fuck off. Iron Man was one of THE best comic-book films ever made,and thats coming from a non-Iron Man non-RDJ fanboy. Other than the anti-social nerds on here, everyone I've heard from everywhere loves the hell out of the first Iron Man and the second one is going to make crazy money...count on it!

  • June 4, 2009, 10:10 p.m. CST

    Iron Man was a poor film at best.

    by scriptgirl_nipples

  • June 4, 2009, 10:27 p.m. CST

    Obvious troll is obvious.

    by monolithik

    Iron Man wasn't the greatest movie of all time by far, but... It's definitely a leap in the right direction -- especially compared to all of Rothman's comic book abortions. Plus, I think Favreau is a lot more comfortable with this scale of movie now, and I really get the feeling this next one is gonna get insanely huge, and quick. Sure, it will never be quite as deep as Batman or Watchmen or what have you, but... in this case, breadth is just as good, heh. And with Cap, Thor, Hulk, Fury, Avengers and so on firmly in their toy box now... this is about to blow wide open.

  • June 4, 2009, 10:39 p.m. CST

    AVENGERS VILLAIN THEORY

    by BILLY_BOOMSTICK

    I believe that like the Ultimates, Hulk/Banner will be tracked down for most of the film, and while the Avengers and S.H.I.E.L.D. are focusing on the Hulk hunt, the Red Skull and HYDRA (S.H.I.E.L.D.'s enemy) will recruit their own "team" to wreak havoc. The Avengers will probably capture Hulk/Banner, but will be forced to release him and use him as a weapon to defeat the real villain(s) of the piece (they will let him go due to his help.) The reason I think it will be the Red Skull as the primary villain is because the Avengers will probably focus on Captain America due to his "thawing" out in the modern world and his adjusting to it. Since he is the primary focus, I feel Red Skull will be the primary villain.

  • June 4, 2009, 10:42 p.m. CST

    AVENGERS VILLAIN THEORY

    by BILLY_BOOMSTICK

    p.s. I think Sam Worthington would be the perfect Steve Rogers/Captain America, and Ralph Fiennes as the Red Skull.

  • June 4, 2009, 10:50 p.m. CST

    Avengers Villain

    by monolithik

    latinoreview's El Guapo (who was on the set) is hinting that the Avengers villain is not from Earth. Skrull is the first thought...

  • June 4, 2009, 11:30 p.m. CST

    Stunt Vocalist 709...

    by DoctorWho?

    Nice smackdown sir!

  • June 4, 2009, 11:39 p.m. CST

    So, you wrote a piece...

    by bma2192

    ...about how you can't write this piece. --hope you don't take that the wrong way, cause I AM actually looking forward to when you CAN write about the visit. I think it's extremely cool that you get those opportunities. --but not nice to tease us like that. This article may have well included a photo of a closed door ;)

  • June 5, 2009, 12:26 a.m. CST

    bma2192

    by monolithik

    Yeah, normally this would piss me off too, but all of the sites - latinoreview, superherohype and chud, that I know of - have done the exact same thing. I'm assuming that, if the entire internets have gone to this much trouble to get our attention, it must be something huge(possibly, oh, I don't know... SHIELD Helicarrier huge???)... and either they have to sit on it until the SDCC and just can't stand keeping it a secret, or... we'll find out tomorrow at noon, PST.

  • June 5, 2009, 12:40 a.m. CST

    IRON MAN's true miracle...

    by MaxTheSilent

    ...was in somehow making Gwyneth Paltrow totally spank-worthy.

  • June 5, 2009, 1:05 a.m. CST

    THE SET VISIT THAT MADE MORIARITY CRY!!!

    by DGDBs_ANUS_SCARS

    "WAAAHHHH! NO ONE CALLED AT E3 TO LET ME COME!"

  • June 5, 2009, 6:23 a.m. CST

    Just get someone else to score the music!!!

    by Hampaath

    Loved the film, thought it was fun, but the music sucked...sounded more like an expensive TV series than a blockbuster film. My vote goes to Brian Tyler, John Powell or Don Davis...

  • June 5, 2009, 8:01 a.m. CST

    redacted

    by quentintarantado

    Pardon me, I don't understand the phrase "Tony Stark (redacted)"in the article. Redacted, in the dictionary means "to reduce to form" or "to draw a proclamation".

  • June 5, 2009, 9:23 a.m. CST

    redacted

    by SpawnofAchilles

    means it was something that could not be said. when they have those army or cia documents with the lines blacked out that are not to be revealed, those are redacted.

  • June 5, 2009, 10:38 a.m. CST

    Iron Man 2 will bomb

    by theplant

    Laws of average... the fist was good by chance

  • June 5, 2009, 10:57 a.m. CST

    redacted

    by manifestchaos

    His meaning was pretty clear, but if he actually wrote it and then replaced whatever he wrote, he probably meant RETRACTED. And if it was in the first draft, he shouldn't have included it at all.

  • June 5, 2009, 12:16 p.m. CST

    "Iron Man 2 will bomb"

    by Spamgelus

    Dude, next time you place a bet at the OTB, please let me know which horse so I can bet on a different one and win loads of cash.

  • June 5, 2009, 1:42 p.m. CST

    IM2 will bomb...

    by WickedJester

    The same people saying that are likely the same people saying Dark Knight wasn't going to break 100 million.<br><br>Remember those morons? Talk about being far off.

  • June 5, 2009, 2:31 p.m. CST

    Noon my ass! How else am I going to kill the rest of my day?

    by WickedJester

  • June 5, 2009, 2:41 p.m. CST

    it's 12:40 Pacific Beaks!

    by SpawnofAchilles

    I dont have a problem with a preview of a set report, it served it's purpose and got me very excited to learn some details on my most anticipated movie of 2010, so WHERE IS IT?!

  • June 5, 2009, 2:43 p.m. CST

    BEAAAAAAAAAAAAKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by YackBacker

    You sunovabitch! Feed us the deets, bro! Who the fuck needs to go to the THOR set anyways? All that mead and hammers strewn about. Dude, just go to your local Renaissance fair, same fucking experience! <p> Great report nonetheless.

  • June 5, 2009, 2:46 p.m. CST

    Beaks, will your report include details on concentrated OJ?

    by YackBacker

    Or just future Marvel projects? Either way, I'm on standby to buy LUKE CAGE on HSX. Hurry, Beaks! HURRY!

  • June 5, 2009, 4:35 p.m. CST

    Damn you Beaks deliver the goods!

    by DoctorWho?

    Or not ;)

  • June 5, 2009, 7:25 p.m. CST

    Dannyglovers you naughty boy

    by white_vader

    You just cut-and-pasted that post from JustJared, didn't you? Cheeky! And more than that, fanboys are taking you seriously. My God...

  • June 5, 2009, 7:27 p.m. CST

    Max the silent you are so right

    by white_vader

    Skyscraper heels and sexy business suits ftw.

  • June 5, 2009, 9:05 p.m. CST

    sorry..

    by dengreg31

    if you didn't like "iron man" then go away... this site has no use for you... terrific film... yes, it's flawed here and there but my god, what a treat overall... if you don't like "Star Trek" and IM then please, go somewhere else..

  • June 5, 2009, 10:10 p.m. CST

    yeah, bma2192...

    by monolithik

    NOW we should be pissed. Noon PST my sunburned Scottish arse!

  • June 5, 2009, 10:13 p.m. CST

    Ya hear that? Theplant likes fist!

    by monolithik

    Nothing was posted on CHUD or latinoreview either, and they all promised Noon O'Clock Marvel rundowns. Methinks Marvel is up to something...

  • June 6, 2009, 3:03 a.m. CST

    iron man was the best comic movie since spidey 2

    by muri71

    and i really dont count "dark knight" in, cus this movie is in his own league way above all other comic movies! saying ironman will bomb really does not make any sense. when the first iron man came out it was a fifty fifty chance it could blow, cus nobody knew much about how the movie was. after it came out last year a lot of people liked it and it had good reviews and a lot of mouth to mouth happend and suddenly a comic movie, that could have make a 50-100 mil. made over 580 mil worldwide...because it was simply good and way more entertaining as everybody expected it would be. in my own top five of superhero comic movies its in. i really think everybody else thinks the same way...its one of the best superhero comic movies we have...so far! so everybody is exited for part 2!

  • June 6, 2009, 9:03 a.m. CST

    Ummm.... So where is this report?

    by ZANZIBAR

    No one seems to have put it up. Is there a problem?

  • June 6, 2009, 9:28 a.m. CST

    Check io9 for report

    by WaitingforAvengers

    They had a bit of info. Nothing groundbreaking, but I'm jazzed :)

  • June 6, 2009, 10:01 a.m. CST

    Marvel Studios is one ray of Hope in the barren waste

    by LabattsBleu

    that is Hollywood right now. <br><br>Iron Man was by no means a well known franchise outside of comic book fans. The fact it did so well speaks towards the great team (director, writer, actors) that the studio put together.<br><br>The script actually <i>matters<i>; maybe, eventually, the idiots in Hollywood will learn that...if you are so worried about a big summer tentpole that you water down the script and 'stupify' it for the masses, maybe you simply don't spend 200 million on a giant turd (I'm looking at you T:$) <br><br>Reduce the budget to 120 million, and take a bit more risk by making a <i>movie<i> and not some 'splosion filled craptacular. <br><br>T:$ failed miserably, but TF2 might still do okay, meaning Hollywood will just continue to churn out crap while the Sheople continue to pay their money <br><br> The Irony is the people here bitching about T:$; no shit it sucked; MOST critics said the same thing, and yet YOU slapped down your cash on OPENING weekend, which is what all studios what in order to gain some momentum...its you people that enable Hollywood to continue its reboot/remake/rehash mania...<br><br>Congratulations suckers <br><br>

  • June 6, 2009, 11:55 a.m. CST

    Transformers isn't crap

    by enderandrew

    It is just typical Bay. And he does mindless action better than anyone. If you want to see true crap, look at GI Joe and whatever Sommers is putting out.

  • June 6, 2009, 7 p.m. CST

    Mr.Beaks You Suck!

    by PITCHPERFECT

    It is now Saturday 8.00 p.m. Eastern time and your full report should have been on this site yesterday. What's the point of telling us you were going to post a full report then never get back to us. Sorry dude, you suck big balls.

  • June 6, 2009, 8:14 p.m. CST

    Don't be confused Labatts

    by white_vader

    Don't credit Marvel Studios with anything. They're the same people that rushed out the earlier garbage. And although Arad has his own thing now, he and Marvel are this generation's Dino De Laurentiis. Use the scattershot approach and you're bound to luck out some of the time. Raimi and Favreau. That's pretty much it. Aside from the Norrington one-off that started their ball rolling in the first place.

  • June 6, 2009, 10:11 p.m. CST

    Here's all the info:

    by Vespalad

    During an interview yesterday on the set of Iron Man 2, Marvel Studios executive Kevin Feige explained what lies ahead for the rapidly expanding universes of Marvel movies, providing information on everything from Captain America to Ant-Man to The Avengers. Perhaps the biggest revelation was that, despite the lackluster performance of last year's The Incredible Hulk, the character will indeed be returning for The Avengers. Considering the Hulk is a major player in almost every big Avengers story, from their sixties origins to Ultimates, his involvement had long been suspected, but this marks the first official confirmation. Feige also said another standalone Hulk movie is a possibility, but it would need to be more clearly linked with the other film franchises than the last one. Indeed, with so many of their preceding projects in the newly dubbed Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) underway, Feige is now ready to begin serious work on The Avengers. He explained why the Hulk is returning and what progress has already been made on the movie: It will have been four years since he was in a movie by that point. By 2012. I'd like to see him in it. I'm not being coy. We're just starting the story. I was on the phone with Zak Penn this morning. He's coming in next week and he's going to work on the outline this summer. It's so intertwined with what we're doing before it. I almost wanted to get done with production on Iron Man 2, and the scripts to Thor and The First Avenger: Captain America well underway, before we even started The Avengers. Moving further afield, Feige confirmed that director Edgar Wright's Ant-Man project is still in the works. As would be expected from the co-writer and director of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, Feige emphasized the comedic aspects Wright looks to bring to the movie: "I want to make Ant-Man one of these days. I think that'll be surprising and funny. I love Edgar Wright. What he likes about it is that when he says he's doing Ant-Man, people go, 'Ant-Man? What the hell is that?' I think that's funny." It would appear absolutely no part of the Marvel Universe is off-limits for the films. In particular, Feige is hopeful Thor will open the door to the more mystical parts of Marvel: "I think Doctor Strange would kick ass. I think we've done very well at this street level superhero aspect of the Marvel Universe. I think with Thor, you'll see us cracking into the cosmic side of the Marvel Universe in a very good way that's never been done before in our movies. I'd love to get into that supernatural element. I think that Doctor Strange could be a good lynchpin into that universe with 'Werewolf By Night'. Maybe with Blade again someday. I would like to see that side of the Marvel Universe on screen." And he confirmed that the Thunder God's alter ego, Donald Blake, won't be appearing in Thor. As for The First Avenger: Captain America, Feige focused on the casting rumors. He noted that there are very few actors that are both American and well known enough internationally to pull in foreign box office. At the same time, he noted the success of hiring a brilliant but previously non-blockbuster actor, like Robert Downey Jr., or having the freedom to choose an unknown from Australia, like Thor's Chris Hemsworth. It would however appear that Will Smith is not in the running to play Captain America. Acknowledging the "Truth" storyline, which posited the existence of a black Captain America before Steve Rogers, Feige explained why they wanted to stick with the more iconic version of the character: "I love the 'Truth' storyline. I think that's very cool. I wouldn't do that as a first Captain America movie though. I think that arc came about four or five hundred issues into the "Cap" run. I don't see us launching with that particular comic." Finally, Feige touched upon what sort of movie The Avengers will be: "I think The Avengers is going to have it's own vibe. It'll have a different tone than the other Marvel movies. It is about saving the world, because there's no other reason for characters that powerful to band together. I think the scope and the scale will feel like a much bigger thing." And he said that Marvel aims to ramp up to putting out four movies a year, drawing on the company's diverse cast of characters. Iron Man 2 is due out May 7, 2010, while Thor and The First Avenger: Captain America are on track for May 20 and July 22 of 2011. The Avengers, which may or may not be the greatest thing in the history of cinema (not that I'm getting my hopes up or anything), is currently scheduled for May 4, 2012.

  • June 6, 2009, 10:23 p.m. CST

    MARVEL STUDIOS ROUNDUP???

    by mitortilla

    MY ASS!!! where is it? I don't see it ;p

  • June 6, 2009, 11:09 p.m. CST

    ULTIMATE HULK vs WOLVERINE

    by the Green Gargantua

    page for page.

  • June 7, 2009, 9:16 a.m. CST

    SUPERHERO FANS ARE FAGS

    by EDGARWRIGHTS_PROLAPSEDANUS

    Iron Man was the most gay-friendly film I've ever seen. I bet you homos can't wait for Thor to show up in his little shorts.

  • June 7, 2009, 10:29 a.m. CST

    So did Mr. Beaks die or something?

    by rev_skarekroe

    Wasn't the followup for this supposed to have been posted like 3 days ago?

  • June 7, 2009, 12:45 p.m. CST

    Will Thor suck off Iron Man?

    by rono

    Gee, Marvel movies really are for morons.

  • June 7, 2009, 10:36 p.m. CST

    Rono..

    by MegaBeth

    I so hope so.. boy on boy action is so HOT! NOT! So Beaks saw cool stuff but can't tell us about it? Then why prematurely write about visiting the set if you can't talk about it? You premature educator!

  • June 7, 2009, 11:05 p.m. CST

    AICN Writer Mr. Beaks

    by mitortilla

    Caught dead hanging naked in his closet.

  • June 7, 2009, 11:51 p.m. CST

    white vader

    by LabattsBleu

    possibly. My understanding is that the other studio/distributor wielded more power than Marvel for the earlier movies and that Iron Man and the Hulk were the two movies that were 'truly' controlled by Marvel Studios. <br><br> the other properties were optioned when Marvel was in serious financial difficulties, so their A list properties (Spidey, FF, X-Men) weren't under their full control. The B-list (Hulk (after its initial failure), Iron Man, Thor) is what they have left. <br><br> I guess we'll see - maybe they'll blow it, maybe not...

  • June 8, 2009, 12:42 a.m. CST

    Biggest mistake a geek could make is expect too much

    by GimpInMyPants

    Let's be honest: Iron Man was a surprise hit. A surprisingly good movie. None of us expected it. We can probably say we like Spider-Man, we like the X-Men, but Iron Man? He's on our radar but how many of us actually read the comic? The movie went mainstream, broke walls and got the cookie cutter dullards like Regis Philbins and White-Republican-Blonde-Soccer-Mom-Bitch-Fox-News-Viewer to watch the movie. That's why there's going to be another sequel so quickly. Let's give The cast and crew breathing room but let's not expect the world. It'll be a good movie, I hope, but don't even turn this into another Spider-Man fiasco.

  • June 8, 2009, 9:55 a.m. CST

    Beaks, still waiting on your THE DARK KNIGHT review!

    by YackBacker

    WTF dude? You promised us!

  • June 8, 2009, 9:58 a.m. CST

    Beaks, still waiting on your 2003 Federal Income Tax Returns!

    by YackBacker

    The IRS doesn't give a fuck what Marvel has to say, brother!

  • June 8, 2009, 10 a.m. CST

    Beaks, still waiting on your finishing the CPR course

    by YackBacker

    If you want to be AICN's lifeguard, you need to be certified to perform CPR. Christ, Harry's diving into the pool again- "Harry, no!!!!!!!!!"

  • June 8, 2009, 10:57 a.m. CST

    Thor is a god or some shit, right?

    by EDGARWRIGHTS_PROLAPSEDANUS

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  • June 8, 2009, 10:58 a.m. CST

    (3 hours later...)

    by EDGARWRIGHTS_PROLAPSEDANUS

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  • June 8, 2009, 10:59 a.m. CST

    And he's going to be hanging out with Iron Man?

    by EDGARWRIGHTS_PROLAPSEDANUS

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  • June 8, 2009, 11:01 a.m. CST

    (The following day...)

    by EDGARWRIGHTS_PROLAPSEDANUS

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  • June 8, 2009, 11:02 a.m. CST

    What a load of shit!

    by EDGARWRIGHTS_PROLAPSEDANUS

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  • June 8, 2009, 12:20 p.m. CST

    wow

    by Pancho_Villa

    Can't believe I just wasted part of my lunch to find out you are going to be reporting something in the future. I should of gone to nukethefridge from some real info

  • June 8, 2009, 12:42 p.m. CST

    Avengers villian HAS TO BE...

    by dogmonsta

    Ultron...why wouldnt they have a small cameo of Pym building it in IM2? I hope its not skrulls...I mean for sequels yes but jeez start with the classics

  • June 8, 2009, 3:35 p.m. CST

    Someone broke the embargo.

    by scudd

    Apparently one of the web guys that went on the site visit prematurely talked about something they shouldn't have. For some reason all set visit reports are now on hold. At least I think that's what hapened.

  • June 8, 2009, 7:05 p.m. CST

    Unplanned peek?

    by groorgman

    That must be the Hulkbuster armor.

  • June 8, 2009, 7:50 p.m. CST

    At least Vespalad delivered the goods!!!

    by DoctorWho?

    I needed a dose of some Marvel news.

  • June 8, 2009, 8:54 p.m. CST

    white_vader

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    You do know thats an imposter right?

  • June 9, 2009, 2 a.m. CST

    Dad, you promised to take me camping :(

    by mitortilla

    -Mr. Beaks son.

  • June 9, 2009, 10:38 a.m. CST

    Dannyglovers

    by white_vader

    That only occurred to me later on. At the time I just thought you were being incredibly lateral and fucking around! Then I saw the zero. Praise Bale!

  • June 10, 2009, 4:51 p.m. CST

    BEAKS!!!

    by PITCHPERFECT

    Where's the fooking Marvel Update? At least come into this talkback and explain the delay or apologise for just wasting our time. It's been FIVE FOOKING DAYS AND STILL NO REPORT!

  • June 10, 2009, 7:07 p.m. CST

    Marvel Update Delayed Indefinitely

    by mrbeaks

    Per Marvel's request. Nothing I can do about it. We were all set to go on Friday morning, but then some BS that I'm not at liberty to discuss went down. Please note, however, that Marvel and Paramount are not to blame here.<br><br>It'd be nice to get the greenlight soon, but I'm pretty doubtful at this point.

  • June 11, 2009, 12:36 a.m. CST

    Looking forward to hearing about the drama...

    by DoctorWho?

    Do tell Beaks...do tell :)

  • June 12, 2009, 4:04 p.m. CST

    Armond White, is that you?

    by Bastard_Chief

    scriptgirl_nipples: "Iron Man was a poor film at best" Go back to rottentomatoes and post more bad reviews of good movies and glowing reviews of shit.

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