Iron Man 3 - Watch Behind-the-Scenes Video (Spoilers)

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If the Iron Man 3 trailers that Disney/Marvel released last week weren't enough for you, here's a bit more. The mouse network is airing a behind-the-scenes video that shows the movie being filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina in the summer of 2012.

Spoiler Alert: The clip reveals a major plot point not seen in the trailers. Check it out before the suits pull it off YouTube.

Need even more Iron Man 3 deets? The great site devoted to all things Disney - Stitch Kingdom - posted a bunch of facts and trivia that I'm sure you'll find interesting. I gave you a small sample below.

  • Marvel’s Iron Man 3 is based on the comic created by Stan Lee, Don Heck, Larry Lieber and Jack Kirby. Iron Man first appeared in ‘Tales of Suspense #39′ in March, 1963. The film brings the favorite Iron Man series cast together: Iron Man/Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), Iron Patriot/Colonel James “Rhodey” Rhodes (Don Cheadle), Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow), Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau), alongside franchise newcomers Aldrich Killian (Guy Pearce), Maya Hansen (Rebecca Hall) and The Mandarin (Ben Kingsley).
  • Marvel’s Iron Man 3 blends two classic storylines from the ‘Iron Man’ comics, bringing Tony Stark’s archenemy the Mandarin into play and combining that element with the Extremis storyline, which deals with the biological enhancement of humans.
  • Production on Marvel’s Iron Man 3 commenced on May 25, 2012, in Wilmington, North Carolina, where the production shot onstage at the Sony Screen Gems Studios and various locations in and around the city of Wilmington. Other filming locations included Raleigh, N.C. and Miami, Fla.
  • Robert Downey Jr. reprises his role as Tony Stark in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Marvel’s Iron Man 3. This time around, Downey Jr. reteams with director Shane Black, who previously directed Downey Jr. in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.
  • Academy Award®–winning actor Ben Kingsley plays the Mandarin, a frightening, modern-day villain bent on destroying Tony Stark and everything he stands for. To define the Mandarin’s persona, Kingsley came up with the Mandarin’s enigmatic voice and costume designer Louise Frogley collaborated with Marvel’s Head of Visual Development, Ryan Meinerding, to pull off a highly original look to his wardrobe.
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Wonder Woman Documentary to Air in April

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Wonder Woman - She burst onto the comic book world in the 1940s and her pop culture legacy equals any of her male counterparts. Despite her long and illustrious history, she's never been the star of a feature film. Of course, if you're of a certain age you probably remember the fun, campy Wonder Woman TV series starring Lynda Carter, but that was a looong time ago. It's hard to believe Hollywood has yet to create a big screen epic that befits one of the greatest comic book legends of all time.

That cinematic injustice, and much more, is the subject of Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines. I'm a big fan of the PBS series Independent Lens, and it's airing the Wonder Woman documentary on April 15. Look for it on your local PBS station.

Check out the trailer below.

Thanks to Hero Complex for the heads up.

Synopsis: "'Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines' traces the fascinating birth, evolution, and legacy of Wonder Woman, and introduces audiences to a dynamic group of fictional and real-life superheroines fighting for positive role models for girls, both on screen and off." - via PBS
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All Marvel Heroes Assembled in the Fan-made Marvel Universe Trailer

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Watch and be inspired by this brand new fan-made "trailer" by YouTuber ShadesAtKnight. It assembles Marvel's greatest comic book and cinematic heroes into a fantasy team-up for the ages. Yeah, fans have made clips like this before, but this one's special. I can tell this was a labor a love by a true believer.

What makes this video special is the stirring speech by Samuel L. Jackson, who talks about going above and beyond what's expected. I also love that the clip editor included scenes from almost every movie featuring a Marvel character. My only complaint is that Wesley Snipes' Blade isn't here. That's a minor quibble though, the awesomeness of the video overall makes up for the Vampire Slayer's absence.

Check it out and let me know what you think.

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The Wolverine - Check out the First Trailer!

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Here it is! The first full trailer for The Wolverine! Earlier this week, we got a glimpse at the long-awaited movie in the form of a 6 second Vine from director James Mangold. Today the trailer dropped, and I must say it looks mighty impressive.

If you were immortal, would it be a blessing or a curse?

It looks like the burden of immortality that Logan bears is theme of The Wolverine. We see him traveling to Japan to somehow reverse the procedure that transformed him into the killing machine he's become. Apparently, Logan saved a man's life in World War II, and now that man wants to repay the debt. The now elderly man, named Shingen Yashida, (played by Hal Yamanouchi) tells Logan -

"You have struggled long enough. I can end your eternity." 

Also spotted in the trailer - we get a short peek at Logan in full-on beserker mode as he battles ninjas and the Japanese mafia, as well as a surprising cameo by a certain telepath.

Also seen - one of the main villains, Viper - as played by Svetlana Khodchenkova, and Logan's love, Mariko - portrayed by Tao Okamoto. There's a lot to talk about in the trailer, but there's no need for me to blabber on. Watch and let me know what you think. After the video, check out a few choice quotes from Mangold as he describes some key points about the movie.

The Wolverine opens on July 26, 2013.

Update 3-27-13: Shortly after the USA trailer dropped, Fox released the international version with more footage. Check it out below.

Update: 5-2-13: Here's the trailer that was shown at Cinema Con 2013.

via 20th Century Fox
Director James Mangold spoke to Entertainment Weekly and explained a bit regarding Logan's thinking and the other characters in the film. Thanks to MTV for the heads up.
"He realizes everyone he loves dies, and his whole life is full of pain. So it's better that he just escapes. He can't die really. He just wants to get away from everything."
Svetlana Khodchenkova and Hugh Jackman - via EW
As for the deadly Viper, here's how Mangold described her -
"As her name would imply, she's kind of snakelike. She likes to play with toxins. She's immune to toxins. She's kind of formidable. Viper views Logan like a great hunter might view hunting a lion in his quarry. There's kind of an admiration, a desire to destroy and a desire to consume and to have and to hold." 
Tao Okamoto and Hugh Jackman - via EW
What about Logan's involvement with the beautiful Mariko Yashida?
"At the time this movie opens, there's a kind of gangland war going on between law enforcement and the Yakuza, and there's been a lot of kidnappings and extortion. So [Mariko's] someone who's under threat."
Rila Fukushima - via EW 
Another character who plays a prominent role in Logan's journey to Japan is the tough, young woman, Yukio - played by Rila Fukushima. What's Logan's relationship with Yukio?
 "I would say [Wolverine and Yukio] have a unique relationship. She's lethal herself. She's a tremendous fighter... I think she's both sexy and almost kind of sprung from the anime world. It's a real badass character."

What's your Take?

Okay, so whaddya think about our first good look at Wolverine's long-awaited solo adventure? Does it have enough sword-wieding ninjas and adamantium-clawed, mutant ass-kicking for you?
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Watch the New Iron Man 3 TV Spot

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Check out the new TV spot for Marvel's Iron Man 3! This aired during the recent Kid's Choice Awards and so it's aimed at pre-teens, but it's got cool stuff for any age fan. Who can complain when you get to see Tony Stark's armory and the Hulkbuster armor? It's a 30 second ad and the only dialogue of note is Robert Downey, Jr. saying -

"You know, it's moments like these when I realize what a superhero I am."

Whaddya think? Does Marvel have another mega-hit, or what?

Update: After I posted the video above, Marvel released another TV spot showing more of The Mandarin. Check it out!

Synopsis: "Marvel Studios' "Iron Man 3″ pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy's hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?"

Starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale with Jon Favreau and Ben Kingsley, "Iron Man 3″ is directed by Shane Black from a screenplay by Drew Pearce and Shane Black and is based on Marvel's iconic Super Hero Iron Man, who first appeared on the pages of "Tales of Suspense" (#39) in 1963 and had his solo comic book debut with "The Invincible Iron Man" (#1) in May of 1968. - Marvel/Disney

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Everything Wrong With The Dark Knight In 4 Minutes

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The guys at Cinema Sins have done it again. They've taken a beloved and respected superhero movie and point out every one of its flaws. This time, they rip apart what is arguably the best Batman movie ever made and one of the greatest of all superhero movies - The Dark Knight.

God, I hate those smart asses. Just kidding - to be honest, I think they do a great service in pointing out the mistakes that hard-core fans aren't willing to admit. They also happen to be funny as hell.

I totally agree with some of the scenes they mention - for example, the scene where the school bus pulls out of the bank and joins the other busses in line. That always bugged me because it seemed so incredibly implausible. Didn't the guy in the other bus notice?!?

Also - What about the scene where The Joker perfectly timed the bombs that were set to kill Harvey and Rachel? How did he know when to set the bombs to explode so Batman would only have a couple of minutes to save them? Thanks for pointing that out, Cinema Sins. Grrrr.

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What if Batman was in Classic Movie Scenes?

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Always be Batman - even if it makes no sense whatsoever. 

Ready for your WTF video of the day?

Imagine your favorite imagine a pissed off, gravelly-voiced Batman dropped into them for no good reason. That's the entire point of this video. This 2 minute collection of craziness is by YouTuber PistolShrimps, and even though the premise is nuts - it's exceptionally well-made. There's really not much more to add. Just watch.

I'll never see The Wizard of Oz the same way again.

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X-Men: Days of Future Past - Colossus is Back!

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Director Bryan Singer Tweeted a pic of the main players he's assembled for the soon-to-be epic X-Men: Days of Future Past, and the cast is mighty impressive. As Singer notes - the cast has 20 major awards among them, including 3 Oscars. Sixteen actors are shown in the pic, including some familiar faces along with a couple of newcomers to the franchise.

Daniel Cudmore as Colossus in X2.
Daniel Cudmore as Colossus in X2. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
What's the coolest thing about this pic? It confirms that Colossus (as played by Daniel Cudmore) will return for DOFP! Cudmore had brief scenes in 2003's X-Men and 2006's X-Men: The Last Stand, but he might have a larger role in DOFP.

For the record, here's the list of actors in the pic (left to right) -

  • Hugh Jackman
  • Jennifer Lawrence
  • James McAvoy
  • Michael Fassbender
  • Patrick Stewart
  • Ian McKellan
  • Nicholas Hoult
  • Peter Dinklage
  • Halle Berry
  • Ellen Page
  • Shawn Ashmore
  • Omar Sy
  • Anna Paquin
  • Daniel Cudmore
  • Fan Bingbing
  • Boo Boo Stewart 

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