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IRON MAN 3 slated for a May 2013 release... by the Mouse House?

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. We knew that Disney bought Marvel, but it's a little surprising to see that they've so quickly absorbed the Marvel films. Paramount is losing Iron Man and The Avengers to The Mouse House... well, not really losing... they're being given a nice chunk of change ($115 million to be exact) for it, but it's still gotta be a blow to the Paramount people. Paramount is still distributing Thor and Captain America. Disney not only announced the deal today, but also that they've set a date for Iron Man 3 (notice the lack of "D" on the end, thank God). The film will be released May 3rd, 2013. No word on Jon Favreau's involvement, but that's gotta be a given, right? I wouldn't expect to see much change. Marvel Entertainment has been in charge of all the Paramount released Marvel titles and I'm sure they'll be in charge of the Disney ones, too. So, an official Iron Man 3 date and a change of studio. Pretty busy day for comic movie fans! Thoughts? -Quint Follow Me On Twitter

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  • Oct. 18, 2010, 10:55 p.m. CST

    Iron Man 3-D

    by EyeForgiveMelGibson

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 10:58 p.m. CST

    Thank God no 3D

    by liljuniorbrown

    Just make it more like the first film please or amp up the action

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 10:58 p.m. CST

    Iron Man the Ride at... not Disney

    by JohnnyThanatos

    Universal owns the theme park rights to Marvel, right? Ooo, Disney releases a movie and Universal's theme park makes the ride, I smell lawsuits aplenty.

  • She was arguably imo the best thing about 2.

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 11 p.m. CST


    by Pronk

    Color me excited

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 11 p.m. CST


    by Witwiki50

    about the 3rd

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 11:01 p.m. CST

    damn not 4th, but 6th!

    by Witwiki50

    but yeah, im up for Iron Man 3, anything to get the 2nd out the way, cos that was terrible!

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 11:02 p.m. CST


    by Meadowe

    That's the official heading on the promotional material.

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 11:07 p.m. CST

    It's actually a pretty good deal for both studios...

    by Chewtoy

    Either way, Disney was going to have to pay Paramount 8% of the gross (which apparently was around $58m per Marvel film). They also would have had to pay Paramount's marketing expenses out of the gross.<p> Now, Disney is paying the $58m up front, so Paramount gets their money and they don't have to do any work at all. In return, Disney does their own marketing (thereby keeping that part of the gross in-house) and gets to make all of the decisions on how to promote their new franchise without Paramount's involvement, for no added cost. The Disney marketing machine can go all out without any qualms that their promoting someone else's film.

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 11:07 p.m. CST

    Did the second one count?

    by Flip63Hole

    Didn't really seem like a movie.

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 11:11 p.m. CST

    between Disney, Universal and Paramount...

    by hegele

    ... there won't be an avengers box set anytime down the line.

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 11:14 p.m. CST

    Maybe we'll get a Darkwing Duck movie

    by br1947

    that's the only thing I'm hoping for out of Disney/Marvel. We got 2 great Iron Man movies, that's more than I expected.

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 11:16 p.m. CST

    Wait a second


    Won't Robert Downey Jr's AIDS have taken him out by then??

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 11:20 p.m. CST

    TF 3: The Dark of the Moon plot revealed...

    by PennsyDeux "The Autobots, led by Optimus Prime, are back in action, taking on the evil Decepticons, who are determined to avenge their defeat in 2009’s Transformers Revenge of the Fallen. In this new movie, the Autobots and Decepticons become involved in a perilous space race between the U.S. and Russia, and once again human Sam Witwicky has to come to the aid of his robot friends. There’s new characters too, including a new villain in the form of Shockwave, who rules Cybertron while the Autobots and Decepticons battle it out on Earth."

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 11:25 p.m. CST


    by lettersoftransit

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 11:27 p.m. CST

    would be happy with 3D if they swear not to...

    by lettersoftransit

    ...make yet another third act with guys in metal suits fighting other guys in metal suits. And something at stake beyond who gets a government contract

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 11:27 p.m. CST

    Finally, a movie that won't be in 3D

    by matchesmalone2380

    I'm happy that they've announced Iron Man 3 (hopefully Mandarin and/or Iron Maniac) but even better for the most part that for the time being it will not be screened in 3D. I like some of the movies this year that have been made specifically for 3D, but more then 75% of the 3D movies have been waste of time and a lot of movie viewing money. I like going to the movies to see a good movie on the big screen, but I'm not willing to shell out $12 a movie. to the movie studios: If you're going to make a movie into 3D, take a look at Avatar and see how its done. Raise the already frickin high bar from there! If not don't try and just make a good movie in 2D. WB canceled turning The first part of Harry Potter: Deathly hollows into 3D, and will still make a shit load of money.

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 11:30 p.m. CST


    by Anything But Tangerines

    in or out?

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 11:30 p.m. CST

    Scream 4 trailers here, again Harry and the gang, you need to ge

    by Witwiki50

    Here it is:

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 11:31 p.m. CST

    once apon a time, this site:

    by Witwiki50

    would of had the scream 4 trailer up before anyone else, my how times have changed

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 11:42 p.m. CST

    Iron Man 3!, In 3-D! On May 3rd! 2013!

    by deelzbub

    You know they gotta play up the 3 thing. The 3-D is GUARANTEED! <P> Like it or not.

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 11:51 p.m. CST

    Can't be duller than Iron Man 2...


    Can it?

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 11:55 p.m. CST

    dont' fuck us Steve Jobs!!!

    by antonphd

    you even THINK about replacing Downey and you can kiss goodbye to Apple being worth more than Microsoft.

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 11:56 p.m. CST

    Are the Films going to open under...

    by BlackBriar

    The full Walt Disney pictures logo with complete castle and fireworks or is it going with The Touchstone pictures logo? Disney has always released their G,PG two PG-13 films (Pirates of Caribbean films & Prince of Persia). Touchstone has always been more of the adult brand. Could be Interesting?

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 11:59 p.m. CST

    Introduce Squirrel Girl in this one!!!

    by MackAndJacks

    that way she could be there for Avengers 2 :)

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 12:06 a.m. CST

    How is IGN

    by DrGoodspeed

    faster than this site at movie news?

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 12:16 a.m. CST

    Like a previous Metal Man...

    by film11

    ...IRON MAN 3, under Disney, will be akin to....well, you had ROBOCOP and ROBOCOP 2. Followed by...ROBOCOP 3! Nuff said.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 12:18 a.m. CST

    sanitization is inevitable

    by Dookie_Lumpkins

    you know it will happen! C'mon! And they'll add Michael Cera as the wacky AA sponsor and Betty White as Stark's constantly tanked Mom.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 12:19 a.m. CST

    Thank GOD!

    by DigitalBeachWar

    Maybe this Iron Man will actually be good!

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 12:20 a.m. CST


    by imagin78

    Nowhere did Disney confirm or deny that Iron Man 3 would or would not be in 3D. It still could be.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 12:23 a.m. CST


    by DigitalBeachWar

    So far both Iron Man films are like RoboCop 3.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 12:32 a.m. CST


    by DrGoodspeed

    Your existence gives me diarrhea.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 12:34 a.m. CST


    by DigitalBeachWar


  • Oct. 19, 2010, 12:43 a.m. CST

    Johnny Thanatos

    by Bootskin

    The Universal Marvel Park has been gone for awhile. They turned it into the Harry Potter park, as far as I know. I'm sure Disney has plans for potential Marvel Park attractions..

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 12:46 a.m. CST

    cant suck any worse than 2

    by disfigurehead

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 12:46 a.m. CST


    by thommcg

    Time for Peter Stormare to reprise his role as a Russian astronaut...

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 12:48 a.m. CST

    Iron Man 2...

    by DigitalBeachWar

    Was unimaginative and boring. The story was so flat and soulless.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 12:51 a.m. CST


    by imagin78

    Universal still has the Marvel land at their Islands of Adventure park in Orlando. The new Harry Potter land is actually in a different part of the same park. Universal actually can't make any new rides based on other Marvel characters such as Iron Man or Thor. Their licensing agreement, made before Disney bought Marvel, does give them exclusivity in operating attractions based on Spider-man, The Hulk and The Fantastic Four. Disney can't use those characters in a theme park anywhere east of the Mississippi River in the US. This is why Disney is considering building a whole Marvel theme park in France of all places.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 12:52 a.m. CST


    by FilmFan311

    You dropped the ball for your money grab that was Iron Man 2. Loved the first one, but the shitty sequel squashed any enthusiasm for a 3rd. Here's a thought: Give a fuck. It translates so well for the viewer!

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 12:52 a.m. CST

    Iron Man 2

    by BlaGyver

    It gets better with multiple viewings. Nowhere near as good as the first, but a perfectly watchable summer blockbuster.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 12:53 a.m. CST

    Maybe Disney can save The X-Men from Fox?

    by Axl Z

    Those films could have been great, X2 was but the others not so..

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 1:02 a.m. CST

    Iron Man 2...

    by DigitalBeachWar

    Is a long teaser for the highly anticipated AVENGERS bullshit.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 1:03 a.m. CST

    Iron Man 2...

    by DigitalBeachWar

    They spent more time planting easter egg set ups for Avengers then they spent on writing a good story. Whiplash was such a boring character that virtually did nothing.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 1:04 a.m. CST


    by imagin78

    Talk of sanitation is ridiculous. There is nothing in the two existing Iron Man films that you can't also see in the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy. No one seems to have a problem with Tron Legacy falling under the Walt Disney banner. Marvel Studios is its' own entity in the Disney Company... just like Pixar. They don't answer to other facets of the movie division. Higher-ups will not be inane enough to mess with an extremely popular franchise. Besides, it can't be much worse than the blandness that was part 2.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 1:06 a.m. CST


    by DigitalBeachWar

    TRON has always been Disney.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 1:09 a.m. CST


    by imagin78

    Exactly. Disney is not the same company it was for most of the Eisner years. The Pirates films, the purchasing of Marvel as well as the upcoming Tron sequel are all signs that the company is returning to its' darker late 70's/early 80's period.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 1:09 a.m. CST


    by DigitalBeachWar

    I think Iron Man moving to Disney will actually be better. Their creative influence gained from Pixar will help.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 1:11 a.m. CST


    by DigitalBeachWar

    Yes, I agree with you. :)

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 1:24 a.m. CST

    Iron Man 3 should be much better..

    by BlackBriar

    then Iron Man 2, Because It sucked, I agree, the dialogue was boring, the story was weak, it was just bad movie.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 1:25 a.m. CST

    This is better for everyone...

    by andrew coleman

    Idiots Disney won't be involved in the production of the film. It's basically just the marketing rights and where the film will get released. It's still under Paramounts control. IM3 will be sweet the first two were great.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 1:27 a.m. CST


    by 21MM392

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 1:29 a.m. CST

    imagin78 - Holy Hell!

    by GreatGonzo

    I am flabbergasted that there is someone on these boards who a) knows what the hell they're talking about (Universal's park and the Marvel rights) and b) can argue an opinion with intelligence and reason ("sanitation" of Iron Man). I will just say this: BRAVO.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 1:46 a.m. CST

    I hope Favreau is not involved

    by D o o d

    Iron Man was great, infact it was better than great. However, Iron Man 2 was complete shit.<p>I actually really like Favreau, I just think he needs to move on and let someone else have a go.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 1:50 a.m. CST

    Ken Jeong for the Mandarin!

    by Saen

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 2:02 a.m. CST

    One more chance to add some decent action for a change

    by cgih8r

    I could forgive the original for not having as many fighting scenes because it's story was strong and writing was strong. Iron Man 2 was boring and sad. It's Iron Man!! you should be able to put some kickass gritty balls-out action in an Iron Man movie that lasts longer than 2 minutes. You should at least do that if you don't have a script instead of filling in the time by putting the camera on the actors and having them just make it up as they go along. I'm tired of hearing people make excuses for this movie.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 2:16 a.m. CST

    Exactly. No WAY Rhodey could've operated that suit

    by TheGhostWhoLurks

    ...Unless Stark's remote control robots ripped out his heart and replaced it with an arc reactor so he could power the suit, in a horrific 5-minute surgery scene that was cut out of the film.<p>Also, did you notice how, when wearing the suit, 5'7" Rhodey suddenly towered over the soldiers when he landed at the air base. The guy had to be at least 6'9"! How'd his feet reach the ground in that suit? 14" lifts???

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 2:19 a.m. CST

    Iron Man: 10, Iron Man 2: 4.5

    by TheGhostWhoLurks

    Points deducted for repeating the same basic type of villain as the first, idiotic scenes like the drunken party scene, removing good scenes that were shown in the previews, and a general lack of imagination in crafting the whole thing.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 2:21 a.m. CST

    Dinner for Five on Iron Man

    by Bass Ackwards

    I mentioned this in another talkback, but Iron Man 2 being as lackluster as it was made sense to me after watching a Dinner for Five episode from a bit back and hearing Favreau's thoughts on big budget film making. <p>He talked about how making a small, independent movie is harder than big budget movies, with the smaller movie all you have is character and story and dialogue, and everything has to work like a watch, with a big budget movie you have these big set pieces that will basically pull you along through the movie, and you can "get away" with shortcuts and poor storytelling moments, all you really need is a few good scenes here and there and some great set pieces to move you along through the movie, which is pretty much what Iron Man 2 amounted to (he cited Transformers as being a movie he loved and a great example of big budget movie making). <p>From what I understand, a lot of Iron Man and Iron Man 2 was improvised, and while that seemed to work for the first, I think some of the actors were a bit lazier with it this go around, that plus the fact that the plot points that they were aiming for in the first were pretty basic storytelling points that might lend themselves to a loose approach, in the second they had this bloated mess of subplots with Downey needing to find a cure for his palladium cells which he does by rediscovering his dad and everyone wants to see War Machine so lets make sure we get there and don't forget that this movie is gonna be a huge chance to advertise our Avengers movie so here's another random subplot you need to put in there. All of which might work with a more disciplined approach to storytelling, which Iron Man 2 clearly didn't have. That, plus the set pieces weren't nearly as exciting as the first, Iron Man's escape from the cave, Iron Man vs the terrorists, Iron Man vs the F-16s. This one we got suitcase Iron Man at the racetrack and drunk Iron Man vs War Machine. I even liked the Bridges vs. Downey suit battle in the first much more than I liked the Cheadle/Downey vs drones. But I digress, my original point is I hope Favreau approaches the third film differently, aiming for the clockwork efficiency he credits to independent films, rather than the kind of loose, wasted energy approach he has been taking to the last two films. Though Iron Man 2 did give us "You guys look like two seals fighting over a grape," a line that came out of nowhere and may be the biggest laugh I've had in the theater this year.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:05 a.m. CST

    Iron Mann II sucked so bad

    by ratpack223

    I thought the first one was okay, but far from good. The second one was terrible, my wife and I could hardly sit through it. Jon Favreau is such an idiot. Hope Disney fires him.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:30 a.m. CST

    Good. Now get Spidey back from Sony.

    by Holeman

    And X-Men and every other Marvel property that has been completely fucked by Fox and I'll be happy. Fuck Fox.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:51 a.m. CST

    IM2 was terrible,not even RDJ liked it.No wonder Favreu

    by KilliK

    wont make the 3rd installment.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:54 a.m. CST

    Hated IM2. But bought the bluray for the Monaco scene.

    by Se7en

    The Monaco scene was an awesome Superhero fight scene captured on film. The rest of the movie was a mess.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:59 a.m. CST

    Paramount is not producing the IM movies,they were only

    by KilliK

    distributing them.That's what Disney did,they bought back the distribution rights since they have their own distribution network,while the movie rights were always belonging to Marvel,which they couldnt distribute the movie by themselves,but now that they belong to Disney,they can promote and distribute the movie as they like.<br />

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 4:02 a.m. CST

    Favs is not a given

    by Phategod2

    IM2 was not ass but incredibly mediocre and proof that IM(1) was lightning in a bottle. Me thinks that unless Favs can get to work like now, he should be handed his walking papers.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 4:13 a.m. CST

    I still dont understand this shit

    by TheJudger

    Ok so Mickey is handing Paramount a check for 115 million. Mickey gets the full amount of money the film makes. So Paramount will make the movie for a sum of money under that price. A sum low enough that they make a healthy return. Is this correct? WTFIGOH?

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 4:17 a.m. CST

    Oh wait, now I see

    by TheJudger

    Paramount was the Pimp. Marvel was the John, and Iron Man was the Hooker. Mickey is the Pimp now, but they are also the John as well since they own Marvel. So Paramount is making Pimp free money.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 4:17 a.m. CST

    TheJudger Disney is making the film not Paramount

    by KilliK

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 4:30 a.m. CST

    Jon Favreau is a hack and egomaniac.

    by TheManWhoCan

    Maybe Jon Favreau can “improvise” more scenes involving wrapping girls thighs around his head in a “Hilarious” sparing sequence. And give his character more lines than all the villains combined. Also include him in all race sequences, all the fight sequences and hot girl sequences. <p> The man has the combined egos of David Hasselhoff and Zach Braff X100!<p> Fire him now, and salvage the franchise!

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 4:32 a.m. CST

    Closes eyes. Crosses fingers. Prays Disney don't ruin it.

    by Mr Nicholas

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 4:33 a.m. CST

    Iron 2 was rushed

    by John_McClanes_Vest

    Glad to see they're putting more time into 3

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 4:53 a.m. CST

    Favreau is a ...

    by TheManWhoCan

    Mickey-Mouse director<P> ZING

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 4:54 a.m. CST

    Iron Man 2 was not good. But there's talent on board...

    by Mr Gorilla let's hope they all crack themselves in shape for a good third outing. Sorry to say, but the Iron Man 2 script was the culprit - it was just very, very boring. At one point I fell asleep and thought I had woken up in the 1980s.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 5:16 a.m. CST


    by Shaw

    If you listen to the commentary of the Undeclared episode he directed, the girls all allude to the fact that he was kind of a perv. But I'm ot telling you anything you don;t know since I'm sure everyone has listened to all the Undeclared commentaries.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 5:28 a.m. CST

    I Frakkin hope.....

    by simongarth2001

    ...That John Favreau isn't asked back. Iron Turd 2 left a nasty stench in my throat for a week. Liked the first one....ABSOLUTELY hated the second. Give it to somebody else who understands what action is about.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 5:34 a.m. CST

    I dont think Marvel will hire Favreau again

    by KilliK

    ultimately they were disappointed with the movie's final grosses.and in such cases the blame always falls to the director.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 5:50 a.m. CST

    Iron Man 2 Criticisms

    by jasper Stillwell

    ...I didn't mind the emphasis on character for once actually and welcomed it. Rourke's work was nicely understated and the action sequences were relatively well-handled overall. Those who can't handle dialogue and scene-setting that lasts longer than 2 seconds perhaps would be best off sticking to the computer game, as I recall Iron Man from the comic being as much of a soap opera as it was an exercise in tech-porn. The only danger has always been with these films if the (by and large improvisational) cast (as self-aware as they are now over their success) tips into mugging and general 'smuggery' - which is always a possibility with Downey and Favreau. Iron Man 2 was an oddly forgettable, anonymous film that I enjoyed immensely at the time but I couldn't tell you much about it afterwards, it had no signature images and it really doesn't hold a candle to someone like Nolan. Any sequel needs to take a different tack now and go for a more expansive narrative, move away from the locations we've seen and give us something slightly different to the 1st two films. Are we allowed to bring The Mandarin in yet?

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 5:51 a.m. CST

    Iron Man 2 on my birthday

    by Latauro

    Thank you, Marvel! It's exactly what I wanted. x

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 6:23 a.m. CST

    There won't be many 3D films after 2011

    by jawsfan

    The fad is wearing off.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 6:38 a.m. CST


    by Blanket-Man

    Tell that to Jacka$$ 3D...

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 6:51 a.m. CST

    Ace of Wands

    by jasper Stillwell

    Oh sure, I read an interview recently where Jeff Bridges said he turned up for shooting on 'Iron Man 1' and there was no workable script and he then figured 'OK think of this as like a mulit-million dollar student film' and try and have some fun with it. This is what I mean about the Favreau/Downey approach of 'oh, we're brilliant and we'll just rustle something up and cover it over with charm, sort it out in the edit...'. But (rightly or wrongly) I tend to give these things a bit more leeway with issues of logic simply because of the fantastical nature of the material. This isn't 'Primer' after all, it's 'Iron Man' which isn't an excuse by any means I know but more about the way I see them and maybe that sells the idea out a bit too much. We keep coming back to Nolan all the time as a director who doesn't seem to be prepared to let such sloppy writing pass. I think as I write this I'm also aware of the ridiculously fast turnaround time this thing had to endure - I'm sure that's a factor in the way these films play out.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 6:53 a.m. CST


    by jasper Stillwell

    'Jackass 3' = 'Ow My Balls' - Mike Judge was right!

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 7:21 a.m. CST

    I assume we'll get AVENGERS cameos

    by Blanket-Man

    IM3 will no doubt have appearances from one or more of his AVENGERS cohorts, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner, Chris Hemsworth, et al, much like the Sam Jackson stuff in IM2. It might be tough for the public to get too jazzed for IM3 after the mega-giant superhero-fest to end all superhero-fests that AVENGERS will be is released. His new partners will have to appear, right?

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 7:23 a.m. CST

    69 Days

    by Countdown_to_Vader

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 7:34 a.m. CST

    Disney is a huge supporter of 3D...

    by RETURN_of_FETT

    Iron Man 3 WILL be in 3D. It's a natural fit.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 7:46 a.m. CST

    Signing Sam Jackson to that huge contract was a problem...

    by Chewtoy

    Sure I thought that little post-credit stinger on Iron Man 1 was a fun thing for fans, and the idea of an Avengers movie got me jazzed, but even then you knew that the scene totally did not belong in the movie proper. It had a completely different vibe, and "Nick Fury" didn't seem to be from the same universe as Agent Coulsen, let alone the same organization. <p> So the decision to shell out money to secure Jackson for 9 films in the role before stories for those films were even worked out made me groan while a lot of other fans (and this site) cheered Marvel for not being "cheap". I thought "Crap, now they'll feel obligated to shoe-horn in Sam Jackson wearing an eyepatch into every film whether they need him or not." and really, aside from doing a movie centered around Jackson, how often would they have really needed him? If Nick Fury had not been in that afterthought of a scene after the credits of the first, would they have created him to sit in a donut shop or on the patio and give such momentum killing exposition? <p> I'm glad to hear that Fury isn't in "Thor"... so they are willing to make a film and not force him into it. I just hope that Whedon isn't pressured into using him more than is warranted in The Avengers. I don't think Iron Man 2 convinced general audiences that he was an interesting enough character that they'll really be wanting more screen time devoted to him.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 7:56 a.m. CST

    Blanket-Man: I think just the opposite

    by Chewtoy

    I think Iron Man 3 would have less ties to The Avengers. If the Avengers becomes a big hit, then I think the strategy purposefully reverses, and instead of the individual hero movies being a stepping stone to launch The Avengers, The Avengers franchise can be used to launch individual heroes into solo films. <p> Either way though, I think Iron Man's duty to the launching of the larger Marvel Universe will be done, and they'll back off and let it be entirely about making a cool Iron Man film. Considering the flak they've taken over plugging the Avengers with IM2, I think they'll definitely lean the other way.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 7:57 a.m. CST

    It's true that the best part of IM2 was..

    by Stalkeye

    ..the race track scene in Monaco.Great build up with Stark grabbing the breifcase while donning the red and silver armor.(Complete with a cool bgm score.)Afterwards, the film kinda fell apart and felt somewhat rushed however in spite of it's flaws, it was still better than spiderman 3.("Disco Spiderman" Anyone?)

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 7:59 a.m. CST

    Comic films close to jumping the shark

    by girugamesh

    Gotta gut feeling Avengers will be a mess-"let's throw everything at the screen and see what sticks".. Oversaturation.. More quantity then quality lately. For every good comic film, there are 4-5 clunkers.. Just like the glut of Western films in the 50's-60's, it is getting to be a tired out genre. Paramount knows this, thats why they let Marvel go to Disney at the top of its value..

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 8:24 a.m. CST

    Iron Man 2 s*cked!

    by sportsguy88

    Seriously, what a mess of a movie. Nothing like the first one. Far worse than Spidey 3! UGH!

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 8:25 a.m. CST

    I liked IM2

    by Abominable Snowcone

    but the first one was better. The Monaco scene was great. But the climactic battle royale was anything but; Tony simply whips out those wrist lasers and it's all over. The Whiplash battle was over in a couple blinks. I never felt like Tony was in any danger. Or anyone else, for that matter. And the storyline really made me dislike Rhodey. Why does Tony even like that guy? First major black comic book hero, and he STEALS his fucking costume and power from his best friend. So now you're a thief AND a dick.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 8:42 a.m. CST

    Iron Man 2 was fine. Maybe the haters couldn't keep up

    by MAD_MIKE

    There was a lot going on in the film, but really it progressed logically from the first. It had solid characterization to it and it also opened a lot of doors for future plot and future tie in films. And thank god it didn't spend a lot of time on the alcoholic storyline. THAT would have been a total failure.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 8:45 a.m. CST

    I was pretty dissapointed by IM2 as well

    by RETURN_of_FETT

    So many missteps in that film. And yes, Rhodey is a huge fucking dick, which is the exact opposite of how that character should play. There is a huge shift from the Rhodey of the first film and it isn't really explained. Of course, we never really know why Tony and Rhodey are friends in the first place.</p><p>I agree with everything everyone has said bad about Iron Man 2, plus I'm sure. several more things. It mostly just feels like a toy commercial with no real throughline. What is the "lesson" of Iron Man 2? What are we supposed to take away from it? What is the theme? It's just a paint-by-numbers Transformers film. Albeit a Transformers film with an all-star cast.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 8:53 a.m. CST

    so RDJ is a hater who couldnt keep up with what

    by KilliK

    was going on in the film,that's why he was disappointed with the end result.right.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 8:58 a.m. CST


    by NightArrows

    He showed a lot of promise with Iron Man. The ending was pathetic, a giant plot hole, but I could forgive him that as he apologized apparently for it on Stern. I had high hopes for number 2. Favreau didn't deliver at ALL on the sequel. The whole War Machine plot was fucking stupid. Stark just leaves extra suits lying around the house with their OWN power source? Why the fuck would he do that if HE powers the suits? The Monaco scene was cool right up until the point that the fight actually started and The Wrestler fucking dodged a power blast and the fight ended up being a tug of war. Fucking gay. Beyond that, the story was a mess, the dialogue stilted and Cheadle was a fucking rancid choice for Rhodes (he looked dumb as fuck in the suit). I'm done with Favreau now. He had his chance and pissed all over it. Who's next?

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 9 a.m. CST

    Iron Man 3D would be awesome. Wth!?

    by JRKerr

    Hey I get you guys are jaded by lame movies bein in 3D and shown at poor venues in Austin, but c'mon man... think of the kids... Iron Man in 3D versus Crimson Dynamo would be cool.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 9:13 a.m. CST

    Now is the time for Great Lakes Avengers!

    by Hangar315

    Make it so Disney, make it so!

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 9:26 a.m. CST

    Why not? The Iron Man audience is the 3D audience.

    by ricarleite2

    Stupid fucking idiots

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 9:42 a.m. CST

    Fury looked retarded in IM2.

    by Smashing

    I actually didn't hate the film ,but Fury's eye patch was ridiculous, it was over sized, looked stupid and totally screamed comic book camp to me, eye patch fail.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 9:45 a.m. CST

    We gotta have FAV

    by JDanielP

    Bring back Jon Favreau for IM3...and ratchet up the intensity and effects, while you're at it.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 9:47 a.m. CST

    Can IM3 be about Iron Man's life as a drunken party DJ?

    by Doctor_Strangepork

    Maybe evil Peter Parker can drop by and do a little dancing.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 9:58 a.m. CST

    That's fine, I guess, but Spidey and the X-Men are gone...

    by Orbots Commander

    ...because there's no way in hell that Sony and Fox are letting go of their big tent pole Spider-Man and X-Men film properties. <p> Disney may be able to wrest away Daredevil from Fox, but the Fantastic Four is also a long shot, unless the Fox reboot totally bombs.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 10:03 a.m. CST

    I never envisioned Nick Fury to be that condescending

    by RETURN_of_FETT

    The donut shop scene seemed like a revamped restaraunt scene from Pulp Fiction. I really don't like people talking down to Tony Stark like he's a child. That just doesn't feel right. Especially when Pepper Potts does it immediately after he promotes her (a secretary) to CEO of the fucking company. Can you imagine Steve Jobs' fucking secretary talking to him like he's a stupid infant? Yeah me neither. And apparently this is a turn-on for Stark, which makes even less sense.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 10:06 a.m. CST

    Fuck it, just do Marvel Zombies!

    by RETURN_of_FETT

    Just have Zombie Stark fucking eat Pepper Potts alive. That'll shut her whiney fucking face up!

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 10:26 a.m. CST

    Creative geniuses...

    by NightArrows

    Are usually very flighty and prone to needing someone with a firm grasp on reality to tell them what to do and when to do it. That characterization, in so far as to what was established with Tony in the films, worked.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 10:27 a.m. CST

    Sounds great to me!

    by catlettuce4

    I didn't like Iron Man 2 as much as the first (a few plot problems, I thought, especially near the end with Whiplash), but I DID like it - it was a fun movie and I enjoyed watching it. I was getting worried that with the Avengers movie coming we might not get another IM standalone film, but that is apparently not the case. Great! RDJ is so entertaining as Tony Stark, and I want to see as many more movies as they can deliver.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 10:33 a.m. CST

    IM2 su-u-ucked.

    by imagegod

    exactly, pepper potts was such a bitch, her and Dunst's MJ are beyond irritating. so tired of these love interests in comic films ruining things. best way to handle it is to have the villain KILL them off, like in Dark Knight. potts becomes CEO just like that and treats Stark like he's a pain in the ass. hmm, a super genius is dragging you down and your community college education? <p> IM2 was such fucking garbage, the whole film seemed to follow this sort of bogus logic. and the drunken dj bullshit, stark in the diner with Fury, stark losing to Rodey in a fight where Rodey suddenly knows how to use the suit and can power it? the list goes on and on. iron man 1 was decent, not great, but the second was laughably bad. favreau is like a frat boy wanna be that just digs fast cars and hot chicks but doesn't know the first thing about making a badass superhero film. he needs to be kicked to the curb immediately.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 10:34 a.m. CST

    Nightarrows, so you DO think Steve Jobs is talked down to...

    by RETURN_of_FETT

    by his fucking secretary. So how's that MENSA application going?

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 10:36 a.m. CST

    In fairness to Favreau

    by catlettuce4

    He did want more time to make the film (remember?), but they had already planned a release date and he HAD to either agree to meet that deadline or else not do the project. Kind of like what happened when they lost Raimi on Spider-Man 4 (the studio was also to blame, at least partly, for making Spidey 3 the problematic movie it was.) As long as studios hunger for more money as fast as possible and to hell with the creative process, we will keep getting flawed superhero movies. In that respect, it kinda bothers me they already announced Iron Man 3's release date, since I assume there is no script or any of that stuff yet. I'm glad to hear they are planning another movie, I just wish they'd let the creative people involved set the deadlines.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 10:40 a.m. CST

    cattlettuce, I agree

    by RETURN_of_FETT

    IM2 was thrown together in hardly any time. It's amazing it works as good as it does so I don't really blame Favreau. He did the best he could with what he had. Marvel needed the cash after Hulk didn't do so well so they needed to tell their investors a cash cow was just around the bend.</p><p>But now that Disney has their back they should be taking it easy like WB is doing with Batman.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 10:43 a.m. CST


    by Orbots Commander

    Creative geniuses!= Engineering/Tech Billionaires. Bill Gates, Steve Jobs or Larry Ellison wouldn't suffer a Pepper Potts in real life. Then again, Iron Man is just a fantasy version of a Tech Billionaire Genius-Superhero, so that's fine; creative license and all that.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 10:47 a.m. CST

    I thought Stark/Potts were charming in the 1st film

    by RETURN_of_FETT

    But it was just a cacaphony of annoying in Iron Man 2. I wanted to slap them both. Then after they have spent the entire running time bickering they kiss. It just felt really bizarre.</p><p>By the way, how the fuck does he know where Pepper is at the end to swoop in and save her?

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 10:53 a.m. CST

    Jon Favreau for sum reason can't get the ending to his movies ri

    by ORIONgods

    the fights are to fast and poorly excuted

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 10:53 a.m. CST

    by ORIONgods

    i waited almost 2 hrs to see a 2 minute fight scene booooooooooooo

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 10:54 a.m. CST

    Iron Man 2 = waste of time...

    by darthwaz1

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 10:54 a.m. CST

    IM 2 was Kill-a-franchise-BAD

    by Laserhead

    Just watched the blu-ray. Loved the first one. This was a total piece of shit from start to finish. Assinine scene after assinine scene. Terrible.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 10:59 a.m. CST

    I know they winged the 1st one...

    by Orbots Commander

    ...but Favereau needs a good writer on the third flick. Note the contribution that screen writing legend Alvin Sargent made to Spider-Man 2, considered one of the best flicks in that genre. I say, call up William Goldman or Scott Frank and see if either can do a draft for IM3.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 11:04 a.m. CST

    Bad Feeling About Avengers

    by ApolloBrowncoat

    With Disney releasing The Avengers, I have a bad feeling Joss Whedon's days attached to the project are numbered.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 11:06 a.m. CST


    by NightArrows

    You really are as stupid as you write, aren't you? People like Tony, who are surrounded by Yes Men™ and sycophants, can usually appreciate someone who shoots straight and tells them when to shut the fuck up. Pepper, you dolt, is obviously more than a secretary, or did you not watch the fucking movie? She is basically Tony's family. He obviously depends on her for more than secretarial duties. Jesus christ, I'm amazed you can even find your way into a theatre let alone figure out how to process the light and sound that emanates from the screen. Is Tony Stark supposed to be Steve Jobs? Is that what I was missing all those years reading Marvel comics and actually WATCHING the movie? I guess the Iron Man suit is really a giant iPod, because Tony is apparently Steve Fucking Jobs. As usual you fail to read what I said and instead project. I am witness on a daily basis to the phenomena of someone in charge, a person and people of power, being told when they are full of shit, or being asinine by someone in a lesser position that they trust implicitly. I also never stated that scenario as being the ONLY one. Jesus Christ you're a fucking tool.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 11:07 a.m. CST

    There's only one bad thing about 3D. . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . people bitching about it.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 11:07 a.m. CST

    And furthermore you simpleton fuck

    by NightArrows

    It works WITHIN THE GODDAMN FILM. As I stated in my first post. That you failed to read correctly.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 11:19 a.m. CST

    I won't even download IM2 after seeing it in the theatre

    by cgih8r

    I'll rent blockbusters that were mediocre to see some of the cool scenes and get a cheap laugh. But oddly with IM2 a sequel to a movie I really liked, I have zero desire to see it again. It left a very bad taste in my mouth, just thinking about it is a downer.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 11:37 a.m. CST

    Disney already owned Marvel when Whedon was hired.

    by Chewtoy

    Since Disney was going to be the one signing his checks from day one on the project, if either Disney or Whedon had a problem with the arrangement it would have been an issue then. Again, the only change from this deal is which studio will be handling the marketing campaign, and which logo will run in front of the film.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 11:38 a.m. CST

    "a blow to the Paramount people"??

    by TooSoon

    Paramount will be smooth sailing in 5-10 years. Disney will be regretting their purchase when the public is sick of superhero movies due to overkill.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 11:43 a.m. CST

    And the negative overreaction to Iron Man 2 is insane.

    by Chewtoy

    Seriously, the film didn't run over your dog. It wasn't even a bad film in my opinion, just a meandering one. If it's the worst superhero film I see from this point on, then the genre will be in pretty good shape. It was better than 90% of the James Bond films, and I don't complain that they're making another one of those. That said, they need to actually have a strong story next time... It's fine to play around within a scene, but you need to have nailed down the plot points and know where you're going with things. The aimless mass of story elements felt more like midseason of a television show than a full film experience.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 11:59 a.m. CST

    Marvel Super Hero Island at Universal is living on

    by The Reluctant Austinite

    borrowed time. Even though Disney gave Universal's Island of Adventure license to run the park and its rides into the future, they can't build any new rides based on any Marvel charcters, so that area of the park is a dead end for growth. The agressive move we've seen today to take over the film business part of the Marvel empire will certainly move quickly into theme park rides too. I'm guessing Disney will pay Universal to close that section of the park so Disney can move its best ride, Spider-man 3-D, to a Disney park and update it. Universal can then take that money and focus on expanding its successful Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 12:02 p.m. CST

    By 2013 3d will have died a well deserved death

    by alienindisguise

    at least that's what I'm predicting and hoping for.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 12:07 p.m. CST

    Will there be sexual subliminal messages?

    by Tikidonkeypunch

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 12:26 p.m. CST

    Find the hidden Mickey.

    by TheFlyingWasp

    You know it's going to be in there somewhere.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 12:32 p.m. CST

    TooSoon, people are tiring of superhero films?

    by RETURN_of_FETT

    Yeah, that's what they said 10 fucking years ago and now the 3rd highest grossing film of all time is a superhero film! Keep dreaming!

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 12:34 p.m. CST

    NightArrows, notice something?

    by RETURN_of_FETT

    Notice how in both talkbacks you are defending crappy superhero films that the VAAAST majority of talkbackers are bashing? And we're all bashing it for the exact same reasons? Are you sure I'M the one that's ignorant?

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 12:37 p.m. CST

    3D is only getting bigger, so get used to it.

    by RETURN_of_FETT

    More and more screens are getting converted all the time and that's a good thing. And with it we are finally getting Blu-ray quality in the theater instead of suffering through blurry bullshit. It's about fucking time.</p><p>But people will continue to decry this cool new technology they are not required to view and is bringing with it upgrades to all theater and home technology? Why would they do that? Because they're fucking douchebags of course. I can hope for an end to all douchbags by 2013 but it has about the same chance as an end to 3D.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 12:48 p.m. CST

    How can anyone over the age of 13

    by Rodie

    actually enjoy the Iron Man movies? RDJ is great in the role, but otherwise the writing, the themes and the one-dimensional characters are all pretty atrocious. I'm not being pejorative. I'm completely open to someone on this talkback telling my why Iron Man 1 or 2 is a good movie...

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 12:59 p.m. CST

    Marvel Super Hero Island

    by imagin78

    I agree that Disney will buyout Universal in the long run. They will probably buyout Fox and Sony as well, but that is cost prohibitive at this point. However, Disney can't just take the Spider-man ride and plop it in one of their parks. They may own the character, but they don't own the ride technology. That belongs to Universal Creative. <p> I would love to see Universal just get the DC license even though Six Flags has it already. Kick-ass Batman and Superman rides would be great. Nevertheless, the future of Marvel Super Hero Island can probably be seen in the new Universal park that opened in Singapore. Instead of a superhero land, they have one that is based around science-fiction. Their Hulk coaster is themed around Battlestar Galactica and their Spider-man ride is centered on the Transformers films. The Universal park in Hollywood is getting this same Transformers ride next year.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 1:02 p.m. CST

    @Orbots Commander

    by blackhole4140

    agreed. a veteran screenwriter should be brought in to at least polish whatever script is crapped out.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 1:06 p.m. CST

    3d or not - as long as it's filmed w/ 3D in mind

    by VAwitch

    I'm getting real leery of "post-production" 3D. If they go into the movie filming & setting for 3D, I'll cough up my +$3 happily either way. If it's a mid-production switch, not so much.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 1:11 p.m. CST

    @Chewtoy Bond vs Iron Man? where did that come from?

    by cgih8r

    That's the most random irrelevant comparison I have seen on here.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 1:21 p.m. CST

    "would of had"?

    by REDD


  • Oct. 19, 2010, 2:11 p.m. CST

    yeah because IM2 not being 3D is what made that movie

    by KilliK

    so great,right Quint?

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 2:33 p.m. CST

    Iron Man 2

    by Shaner Jedi

    was good. It was a solid film. But they really need to do something different and raise the stakes for the third film. For one thing: they need a really effective villain.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 2:36 p.m. CST

    @CGIh8r: It's simply the largest of all franchises

    by Chewtoy

    How many Bond films have been made? 22? And how many of those entries are completely disposable... Entertaining for as long as you're watching it, and that's pretty much it? Now how many are much, much worse than that. It's a series that has some good highs and some dreadful lows, and yet it keeps churning them out and making audiences excited for new entries.<p> People are acting like Iron Man 2 somehow introduced them to never-seen-before levels of suck in a franchise, and honestly that's pretty retarded. It's unfocused, and largely forgettable, but that's about it. Marvel has released 3 films in their shared universe series, with 2 more being filmed and two promised after that. If Iron Man 2 is the worst of the bunch, then in my opinion their quality percentage over the course of 7 films will bury other franchises including Bond, Trek, Star Wars... pretty much any mega film series.<P>So it seems to me that all these people saying the franchise was killed and superheroes are over and the Avengers are a lost cause are overreacting just a tad. That's all.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 2:38 p.m. CST

    I will add though...

    by Chewtoy

    That if Iron Man 2 is the *best* that we can expect from the remaining 4 films Marvel has definitely planned, then those other franchises will completely leave the Marvel Movie Universe in the dust.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 2:47 p.m. CST

    Shaner Jedi

    by rogueleader66

    Agreed, I liked both IM movies, but honestly the bad guys were kinda weak. Not terrible, but IM needs to face someone who will really present him with a challenge, someone he won't beat in 3 minutes.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 2:53 p.m. CST

    People who hate 3D...

    by thecomedian

    Really just hate converted 2D movie and I'm with you guys, they suck. But everything SHOT in 3D looks awesome, and if you haven't seen anything on a 3DTV yet, you really have no idea what you're talking about because it looks awesome. The closest thing we have to holographics by far. People who bitch about not wanting to buy the glasses are idiots too. The glasses are going to go down in price eventually and you will all be hooked. Trust me, go to best buy and watch the demo with "Into the Deep" you'll thing that ugly fucking fish is right in front of you. Sports, live events and porn are gonna use this tech more than anything to win you all over.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 2:58 p.m. CST

    3D is the shiznit, no doubt

    by RETURN_of_FETT

    I have the Samsung 58" 3D plasma and it's pretty fucking amazing.</p><p>I really don't know what the fuck the whiner's problem is. None of their arguments make any sense and it generally just boils down to "I hope 3D dies!"</p><p>Don't like 3D? DON'T FUCKING PAY FOR IT DOUCHEBAG! I mean, how fucking hard is that?

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 4:27 p.m. CST

    Well no D in the Name doesn't mean no 3D

    by BetaSword

    At least I hope for a 3D-Version, Favreau's Iron Man deserves the 3D-Technique. Got myself the Steelbook-Version of both movies, worth every cent I payed. However, I'd like to see the third Iron Man to be just as badass as the first two movies, also Favreau in action is kinda nice(fighting a single person while our hot S.H.I.E.L.D.-Agent knocks out a dozen)

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 5:11 p.m. CST

    Love the Spider-man ride...

    by SK229

    I think Disney would mostly do 'screen' rides with the Marvel characters, like everyone does nowadays. Sorry, I just love full size shit like The Twilight Zone and Everest. You want to see how long an animatronics ride lasts, look at Pirates and Haunted Mansion. You want to see how long a fucking movie screen-based ride lasts, look at Star Tours. But I think Spider-man is the best of both worlds... awesome 3-D with full scale, live set interaction while you're actually MOVING through the environment. It really is genius and probably the greatest ride ever made. My personal favorite, though, will always be King Kong at Universal Orlando... pour a little out for the big guy. I thought the attention to detail on that ride and the fact that they built not one, but TWO Kong animatronics was really impressive. Universal doesn't fuck around, though... even that Men in Black ride could have just been cardboard aliens, but no, they made them somewhat realistic and built what feels like a few city blocks for the attraction. Their lines are usually pretty amazing too, although my favorite queue is probably Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Forbidden Eye. Still though, Disney can and often does drop the ball when they don't make a huge upfront commitment to an attraction. Universal pretty much went all in on both Florida parks, even if the first one had rides that took a while to get working properly.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 5:11 p.m. CST

    Return_of_Fett great investment

    by magnetoelectric

    You must love watching Monster vs Aliens over and over and over and over again

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 7:41 p.m. CST

    Hey you, Iron Man 3!!!!

    by Dillactus

    Can we get some more fuckin' action sequences(and longer ones at that) or what??!! That end fight with Whiplash in IM2 was soooooo lame.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 9:01 p.m. CST

    my thoughts about the big Marvel Event for 2017

    by Weapon M

    What I think is going to happen is that the big movie event in 2017 is NOT going to be a particular individual superhero franchise... It's not going to be a sequel to the Avengers, it's not going to be Iron-man- or any of that. If Marvel gets the rights to the Fantastic Four etc.. Then we might be seeing a big Marvel Comics movie. It's going to be a movie EVENT. So, we could be talking about The Marvel Superheroes going up against Dr. Doom for a big event or the Infinity Gauntlet Storyline or something along those lines. That's that I think. I think this is the only thing that would dwarf the Avengers movie. A giant Marvel Crossover looms on the horizon.

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 12:30 a.m. CST

    Spider-Mickey! The Incredible Duck!

    by Joey_Redballs

    I know what your worst fears are. However, Disney's takeover of Marvel could end up being a good thing. Sure, the Punisher is guaranteed screwed, but every other property might be for the better. Unlike Warner Brothers, Disney is not going to pass up the opportunity for team-ups and crossovers. Hulk and Spider-man! X-men versus Avengers! Dare I say it? Secret Wars! Secret Invasion! MARVEL ZOMBIES!...yeah, that one is just as screwed as the Punisher. Disney has proven that they are not afraid of PG-13 via the Pirates franchise. But hard R? Well, I hope they continue to lease out the Punisher license for distribution with other studios. And yes, I want a limited license lease for all other Marvel characters in an alternate Marvel Zombieverse! It might work better via CGI animation ala Pixar. As a matter of fact, Pixar doing an R-rated Marvel Zombies would be a wet dream. But alas, it's just a dream.

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 2:01 a.m. CST

    Iron Man 2 Hate

    by HBO

    I guess it became popular to hate on Iron Man 2. Yes, it has its flaws, but it was also better than most of the other shit that came out this year. As for the people giving Rhodey shit for stealing the suit, did you not even watch the movie? He let Rhodey "steal" the suit because he wanted him to continue on his legacy after he died (he was dying in case you missed that giant fucking plot point). They even spell that shit out in the movie. But anyway, carry on the Iron Man 2 hate.

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 2:30 a.m. CST

    I only liked the first 10 minutes or so of IM2..

    by Kontarsky

    No one was speaking English during that time. Anyone else catch Vanko's father calling him "Vanya" as well as Ivan? Made me laugh hearing that diminutive thrown in there. Anyway, I'll still WATCH IM3, but IM2 was just overwhelming.

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 2:33 a.m. CST


    by Kontarsky

    in the 'blah' category

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 2:33 a.m. CST


    by Kontarsky

    in the 'blah' category

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 7:17 a.m. CST

    Don't you mean

    by IForgotAbout19

    it will be released May 3d? (sic)

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 7:32 a.m. CST

    68 Days

    by Countdown_to_Vader

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 7:36 a.m. CST

    Tom Bosley just died. Obit now please.

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 9:59 a.m. CST

    Bring back Terrance Howard!

    by lprothro

    I know I'm alone on this one, but I wasn't seeing the chemistry between him and Cheadle. I believed that those guys were friends in the first film.

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 10:27 a.m. CST


    by RETURN_of_FETT

    Actually I've only watched that once. There's simply to much 3D available for me to have the time to watch it again. There are several 3D Blu-rays available right now. I have 5 of them. There are dozens more coming out in the next couple of weeks.</p><p>And that's not even touching all the downloadable 3D, the several 3D cable channels, the MANY 3D games I own (together with Playstation Move it's pretty fucking amazing), the 3D pictures and home videos I make with my 3D camcorder, and of course excellent 2D-to-3D conversion for everything else. I'm am OVER-FUCKING-WHELMED with 3D content!</p><p>Wake up and smell the future dipshit.

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 10:27 a.m. CST

    I concur in regards to Terrance Howard

    by Stalkeye

    At first, I was skeptical about Howard's casting since he looks absolutely NOTHING like James Rhodes (I was a big fan of his arc as Iron Man during the 80's.) but after seeing the first film, he pulled it off. The chemistry between the two was dead on.Unfortunately, Cheadale's performance was a bit flat, as if he was slumming for a paycheck. The guy had better roles in brooklyn Finest and Traitor respectively.Who's the idiot that decided to give terrance the boot unless he was a total prick on the set there was no reason to let him go.

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 10:37 a.m. CST

    Not so fast...They left a letter off the title: "D"!

    by Snake Foreskin

    Yep, it has been officially announced: Iron Man 3 will be filmed and presented in a new version of 3D, exclusive to Disney. This is going to be an updated version of Disney 3D. It hasn't been named yet, but the folks at the mouse house are promising several important innovations: more vibrant color saturation, brighter images and more of a depth of field than in previous versions of 3D. And here's the real kicker - no glasses will be necessary!<p> The details are being kept under wraps for now in order to keep the intrigue alive and avoid industrial espionage. There will be logistics issues to work out as well, such as making inexpensive upgrades to existing digital projectors. But this seems like an exciting time for 3D fans!<p> Between all the different companies offering 3D projection, it looks like we're coming up on a new era in cinematic competition. I'm calling it "World War 3D"! And yes, I have copyrighted/trademarked it.

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 10:40 a.m. CST

    Terrance wanted too much cheddar. A new "mouse" got the part.

    by Snake Foreskin

    Anyone who has seen Devil In A Blue Dress will get that reference. And if you haven't, shame on you.

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 10:45 a.m. CST

    Iron Man 2 was disappointing. Cheadle was wrong for it.

    by Snake Foreskin

    Terrance Howard has an easy-going, natural vibe that worked well with RDJ's often flippant performance. Don Cheadle just seemed out of place. He didn't come across as a man who would EVER have been friends with Tony Stark or put up with his behavior. I didn't buy their relationship at all. I say pony up for Terrance Howard and get Rhodey back on track. Especially since he's War Machine now.

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 10:50 a.m. CST

    Agree Terence was FAR superior to Cheadle

    by RETURN_of_FETT

    And as far as any remote possibility of glass-free 3D in theaters? No. Fucking. Way. It's utterly impossible. Just think about it, how in the holy fuck is the theater screen, which is just a reflective wall, supposed to isolate images to each of HUNDREDS of pairs of eyes in a darkened theater? This will NEVER happen. get used to the glasses because they are here to stay.

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 11:07 a.m. CST

    Paramount moving away from lots of Tent Poles

    by DougMcKenzie

    Paramount dumped the Marvel properties because they are changing their movie production to more of a low risk style, with only 2 blockbusters a year (Mainly centered around the Stark Trek franchise, Transformers franchise, one big animated movie a year, and a resurrected MI franchise). They want to mainly release modestly budgeted comedies and thrillers with only one large star and cheap quick shoots, and most of the money made on the DVD.

  • Oct. 20, 2010, noon CST

    If they had to recast Rhodie, it should've been...

    by Orbots Commander

    ...Jamie Foxx. He would've nailed it.

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 12:42 p.m. CST

    Jamie Foxx?!?

    by Stalkeye

    He wasnt even convincing as Tubbs in the disapointing Miami Vice remake,and dont let me get started on stealth and Jarhead either.The brau earned his props with Ray however but Rhodey? I'm not feelin it.

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 2:14 p.m. CST

    Just watched IM2 on DVD....

    by HapaPapa72

    Was drunk Tony at his birthday party as far into "Demon in a Bottle" that the movies are going to go? Or will IM3 be a Disney/superhero version of "Clean and Sober"?

  • Oct. 21, 2010, 1:02 p.m. CST


    by NightArrows

    Yes, I'm pretty sure YOU'RE the one who's ignorant. If you read carefully, I posted my hate for the film 2 posts below yours. I'm not defending the film at all, simply the discussion point around Pepper and Tony that you brought up regarding him taking shit from a "secretary". I loathed the film.