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Robert Downey Jr. Backpedals on Iron Man 4 Confirmation

Over the past few days, the news of Robert Downey Jr somehow confirming Iron Man 4 at Ellen Degeneres’ prodding was plastered all over the Internet. It’s not speculation or an insider leak but the actual actor who has defined the movie version of Tony Stark saying that yes, there’s an Iron Man 4. Unfortunately for fans of Downey’s Tony Stark, the actor has since gone back on his word.

In a recent appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman, Downey Jr. stated that he won’t be involved in the project after all. When asked by Letterman, Downey jr. not only said that there was no script in place, but that he had no intention of donning the suit for a fourth solo movie.

Robert Downey Jr. Shoots Down Iron Man 4 Rumors

Marvel has already confirmed in the past that their plans for the solo Iron Man film franchise only go up to Iron Man 3, so we have no idea where rumors of a fourth film came from, but there are rumors floating around and they’re making enough noise to attract the attention of Robert Downey Jr. himself, who broke his silence and confirmed that there are no plans for a fourth film.

James Gunn Discusses Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy

James Gunn Discusses Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy

The cast list for Marvel’s big screen adaptation of Guardians of the Galaxy is starting to come together, with big names like Michael Rooker, Zoe Saldana, Chris Pratt, and Dave Batista already confirmed. It also seems like the story behind the movie is coming along nicely, with director James Gunn recently revealing a few choice bits during an interview with HeyUGuys.co.uk:

“In terms of a lot of stuff we’re very much like The Avengers, where it’s a very big, huge movie,” says Gunn in an interview with HeyUGuys. “It’s different because it’s cosmic, it’s in outer space, it’s very colourful.

“We have a whole history of science fiction behind us that we’re dealing with, and borrowing from, and also fighting with to create something unique. But at the same time there’s a lot of stuff it has in common with The Avengers.”

Gunn also reveals that he’s inspired by The Avengers when it came to the casting decisions for Guardians of the Galaxy:

“I was very specific that I wanted it to be somebody really extraordinary,” he says of Chris Pratt’s Star-Lord. “I really had Robert Downey Jr. in mind a lot. You had this guy who came in and he inhabited Tony Stark, when you first saw Tony Stark he blew your mind, you couldn’t believe what you were seeing.

“We saw a lot of good performances, but it wasn’t until Chris came in and he read and I was like, ‘oh my God’, this guy has his own, very particular, amazing take on the character that blew my mind, blew me away. Then I thought, this is the first guy I could see sharing the screen with Robert Downey Jr. and giving him a run for his money.”

Iron Man: Rise of Technovore Scheduled for April

Iron Man: Rise of Technovore Scheduled for April

If you’re a fan of Tony Stark and his super duper high tech suit of armor but getting tired of all the updates on the 3rd live action movie (it happens sometimes, you don’t have to turn your fanboy badge in), Sony has something else to tide you over while you let your Robert Downey Jr. appreciation batteries recharge, as the studio is planning to release the Iron Man: Rise of Technovore anime on Blu Ray and DVD this coming April 16, 2013.

Marvel’s The Avengers assemble in Disney’s latest teaser trailer

Marvel's The Avengers assemble in Disney's latest teaser trailer

From comic book to movie theater, so many of Marvels heroes have had a chance to shine on the big screen. But what if an unexpected enemy appeared, threatening global safety in a way that no one of them could stop? That’s when Nick Fury of SHIELD must bring together a whole collection of super heroes – assemble them, if you will. Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye, and Black Widow team with Nick Fury to form Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, the Avengers! Set to hit the big screen on May 4th, 2012, the film has already been teased over and over in bonus segments following the original hero films, like Iron Man 2 and Captain America: The First Avenger. Now, Walt Disney Pictures is ready to hype the future blockbuster even further, with the first official teaser trailer. Check it out right here, and let us know what you think!

Megamind rules the box office for Dreamworks

Megamind rules the box office for Dreamworks

He spanned roughly 4,000 theaters, across nearly 7,500 screens. He’s been shown in 2D, 3D, and if it were possible, 4D and 5D! But perhaps the biggest accomplishment of them all thus far, he’s lead the box office for two consecutive weeks. His name? Megamind. The icon of DreamWorks Animation has kept the CG animated toon in first place, battling the Alien Monster indy Skyline and Iron Man’s Robert Downey Jr. in Due Date. Megamind even stopped Denzel’s new film ironically named Unstoppable! The 10 day total for Megamind rests at just below $100 million, just behind the pace set by DreamWorks’ other 2010 release, How to Train Your Dragon. Check out the full box office ranking list from the past weekend!

DreamWorks prepping Megamind for theaters

DreamWorks prepping Megamind for theaters

A few years ago, Ben Stiller (of Madagascar fame) pitched an idea to DreamWorks’ Tom McGrath about a super villain who plays the part of a super hero. It was here that the early stages of Megamind (Oobermind, at the time) were born. The goal was to get Stiller to voice the characters opposite Robert Downey Jr. (of Iron Man fame) but with schedule conflicts, the reins were handed over to Will Ferrell, Brad Pitt, Tina Fey, and Jonah Hill (of How to Train Your Dragon fame). Fast forward a few years, and tons of creative liberties and enhancements, and Megamind is now hyping up, ready for theaters on November 5th. The CG and 3D Paramount Pictures film is set to make its mark on the comic book world of movie fans today, but many have asked if it can differentiate itself from Despicable Me, which features similar tones. What are your thoughts?

Marvel’s Iron Man sequel Iron Man 2 now in theaters

Marvel's Iron Man sequel Iron Man 2 now in theaters

Paramount and Marvel are making super hero fans in the United States very happy this weekend! After already running wild for a week in locations around the globe, Iron Man 2 is now in theaters across America. The Disney-owned Marvel flick already pulled in about $140 million dollars in foreign locations, now people are expecting big things at home. Robert Downey Jr. returns as Tony Stark, the wealthy playboy whose exploits as Iron Man are now public knowledge after his admission in the first film. Now, Stark is pitted against his Russian arch nemesis, Whiplash (Mickey Rourke), and corporate rival Justin Hammer (Sam Rockwell). Also making their Marvel debuts are Scarlett Johansson as Russian spy Black Widow, and Don Cheadle, who takes over the role of Colonel James Rhodes from Terrence Howard. Who is seeing it this weekend?

Iron Man 2 debuts this Friday in theaters and IMAX

Iron Man 2 debuts this Friday in theaters and IMAX

The clock is ticking with just days until the next Iron Man film hits theaters. Movie houses everywhere are expecting a huge influx of people on Friday May 7th, when Iron Man 2 arrives. Helping to take some of the extra traffic, IMAX screens have beefed up the number that will be showcasing the metallic Marvel super hero in his sure-to-please sequel. Directed by Jon Favreau, Iron Man 2 stars Robert Downey, Jr., Don Cheadle, Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sam Rockwell, Mickey Rourke, Samuel L. Jackson, and will be distributed by Paramount Pictures. Do you have your tickets yet? And if so, will your screen of choice be regular size, or IMAX’ed?

Are you ready for Iron Man 2 on May 7th?

Are you ready for Iron Man 2 on May 7th?

When we left off at the end of the first Iron Man, Tony Stark admitted to the world that he was, in fact, the metallic super hero Iron Man. The sequel picks up on that trend, with the government hot on Tony’s heels, demanding control of the powerful Iron Man weapon suit. Meanwhile, they’re working with Stark’s rival, Justin Hammer, to develop heir own suit, with Stark’s military friend, Jim Rhodes, caught between them. Oh, throw in a threat from a super villain named Whiplash, recruit attempts from S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Nick Fury, and the eventually appearance of Warhammer… Iron Man 2 is a pretty full film! With just 10 days to go before the May 7th premiere of the Marvel comic book based film, here’s a bit more footage to get you excited!

The Great Mouse Detective: Mystery in the Mist Edition review

The Great Mouse Detective: Mystery in the Mist Edition review

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle created the legend known as Sherlock Holmes, recently made famous again in the film starring Robert Downey Jr, of Iron Man fame. What we’re almost certain Conan Doyle never foresaw, despite his detective-like ability, was that one day, an animation company named Disney would create a character based on his creation. A mouse, no less. And yet, here we are, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Disney film, recently released on DVD, known as The Great Mouse Detective: Mystery in the Mist Edition. So how does the animated adventure stand up in the world of movies?

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