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'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Writers Promise Not to Get Carried Away

6:47 PM 5/6/2013 by Jeff Giles
Amazing Spider-Man
Ever since the overstuffed mess that was Spider-Man 3, the Spidey fanboy universe has existed in a state of semi-perpetual panic regarding the storylines and/or casts of subsequent Spider-films -- and with Amazing Spider-Man 2 boasting a lineup that includes the Rhino (Paul Giamatti) and both Harry and Norman Osborn (Dane DeHaan and Chris Cooper), the potential for another round of bad-guy shoehorning seems pretty high.

'Iron Man 3' Review: What's Under the Shell?

7:38 PM 5/3/2013 by Jeff Giles
Iron Man 3
If first acts counted for everything, then Iron Man 3 would be a flawless five-star extravaganza of comic book fun: A sequel that starts off by accentuating its franchise's ruthlessly charming star, a fleet-footed action flick that drives the viewer around the world and sets up the stakes before the first 10 minutes have elapsed, and a tightly scripted, quip-laden techno-farce with loads of physical comedy, no shortage of off-handedly funny pop culture references, and even a little thought-provoking subtext in the bargain.

Shane Black Hints at Surprises for Chinese Version of 'Iron Man 3'

9:41 AM 4/26/2013 by Jeff Giles
Iron Man 3
Book your tickets to Beijing, folks: we already knew Marvel was preparing a special cut of Iron Man 3 for Chinese audiences, but according to recent comments made by director Shane Black, it sounds like it could contain more than just minor differences.

'Iron Man 3' Writers Wanted to Foreshadow Tony Stark's Alcoholism

8:43 AM 4/22/2013 by Jeff Giles
Tony Stark
Decades ago, Marvel staked its claim to comics readers' budgets by creating fully realized heroes -- characters whose messy personal lives often stood in marked contrast to the noble pictures their alter egos presented to the public -- and perhaps none were more painfully drawn than Tony Stark, the wealthy industrialist driven to a life of crimefighting after being physically crippled by bomb shards during a war his weapons helped wage.

Tony Stark Goads the Mandarin in New 'Iron Man 3' Clip

8:15 AM 4/9/2013 by Jeff Giles
Iron Man 3
Up 'til now, Marvel's been focusing on the grimmer aspects of Iron Man 3 -- including the epic whooping that Ol' Shell-Head's going to take from the Mandarin (Ben Kingsley). But as the latest clip Marvel's doled out makes clear, Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) can give as good as he gets.

China's Getting Its Very Own 'Iron Man 3'

2:11 PM 3/29/2013 by Jeff Giles
Iron Man 3
Looks like Marvel had more than one reason to film portions of Iron Man 3 in Beijing last year: The studio has just announced that Chinese audiences will be getting a special cut of the movie. As Marvel's press release put it:

Chris Cooper Will Play Norman Osborn in 'Amazing Spider-Man 2'

4:08 PM 2/27/2013 by Jeff Giles
Chris Cooper
Nobody outside the Sony boardroom thought the Spider-Man franchise really needed a reboot so soon after it started, but director Marc Webb made the most of the situation with The Amazing Spider-Man -- even if the movie itself was sort of pointless, it told Spidey's origin story (yet again) with a reasonable amount of panache, and with a terrific cast besides.

Robert Downey, Jr. on Leaving 'Iron Man': "I Love the Character"

5:38 PM 2/26/2013 by Jeff Giles
Iron Man 3
Playing superheroes tends to take its toll on an actor, mentally as well as physically -- witness Christopher Reeve's ambivalence about Superman, or Tobey Maguire's "back injuries" while playing Spider-Man. But as is so often the case, Robert Downey, Jr. appears to be the exception to the rule.

Marc Webb Tweets First 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Set Photo

3:34 PM 2/5/2013 by Jeff Giles
Amazing Spider-Man 2
The reviews may have been a shade less than spectacular, but Marc Webb's Amazing Spider-Man raked in more than enough box office cash to justify a sequel -- and now that the follow-up has started production, Webb is wasting no time offering glimpses of the set in action.

Marvel Chief Kevin Feige Talks 'Iron Man 3'

4:55 PM 1/21/2013 by Jeff Giles
Iron Man 3
If you've seen any of the teasers, trailers, or stills for Iron Man 3, you know it won't have as much of the happy-go-lucky vibe of its predecessors -- in fact, it looks like Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) is going to have to deal with epic amounts of pain and loss before arriving at the threequel's inevitably inspiring final act.

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