Based on the long-running Marvel comic book series, "Iron Man" tells the story of Tony Stark, the enigmatic heir to the Stark Enterprises fortune. A driven inventor and executive who seems to have it all, Tony is haunted by his dark side. Though he commands his empire by day, by night he secretly becomes "Iron Man," the living embodiment of decades of defense spending and innovation. Strapping on billions of dollars worth of state-of-the-art armor and weaponry each night to fight crime, terrorism and corporate espionage, Tony begins to crack under the strain of his fractured lifestyle and must ultimately confront the one enemy he can never beat -- himself.
At this time, Marvel and Disney have not commented on the lawsuit, which notes that the entire Iron Man franchise has already grossed $4 billion worldwide. The brothers are alleging copyright infringement and unfair and deceptive trade practices, and are seeking unspecified damages and a permanent injunction barring further alleged copyright infringement. We'll keep you up to date as more on this story breaks.
Iron Man was released May 2nd, 2008.Read More
Disney is finally upping its Marvel presence in the Disney Parks, and it will start in a major way by introducing the Iron Man Experience into its Hong Kong Disneyland location sometime in 2016.
The Iron Man Experience will be located in Tomorrowland, and will include the Stark Expo, which will allow fans to see Tony Stark's suits firsthand, experience the progression of his work, and witness other innovations his company is currently working on. It will also include a ride that allows visitors to take flight with Iron Man in an epic adventure that pits good against evil. The ride experience will take place in the streets and in the skies of Hong Kong. Park visitors will also get to meet and take photos with Iron Man himself.Read More
Robert Downey Jr. is hinting that he may retire as Iron Man at the age of 50, just after he completes shooting on The Avengers 2 in 2014. Walt Disney Pictures and Marvel Studios have no intentions of retiring the character of Tony Stark, nor do they plan on "rebooting" the franchise once Robert Downey Jr. steps away from the armor.
With Robert Downey Jr. already planning to leave Iron Man behind for more artistic endeavors, Marvel is most likely planning their next move, and eyeballing there choice for 'who's got next'.Read More
Earlier this month, Marvel released some promo art for their Marvel's The Avengers 10-disc set titled Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One - Avengers Assembled. Today the studio released a trailer for the Blu-ray collection that gives us a closer look at what will be included in the intense 10-disc box set. Take a look at the animated tour of the S.H.I.E.L.D. briefcase below.
Immerse yourself in every aspect of Marvel's elite Super Heroes with this limited-edition, 10-disc Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One - Avengers Assembled Collection. Complete with glowing Tesseract, this exclusive replica of Nick Fury's iconic briefcase includes stunning Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray presentations of Marvel's The Avengers; Captain America: The First Avenger and Thor, as well as Blu-ray versions of Iron Man; Iron Man 2 and The Incredible Hulk in exclusive collectible packaging. Plus, now that you possess the highest level of security clearance, you have been granted access to S.H.I.E.L.D.'s most confidential files, including a top-secret bonus disc filled never before seen, classified information. Also featuring exquisitely detailed art, prop reproductions and artifacts from the motion pictures, the must-own Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One - Avengers Assembled Collection will verify your status as the world's greatest authority on the Marvel Super Hero mythos!Read More
IronWatch24/7 is reporting that even though the first Iron Man pulled in almost $600 million worldwide, and with Iron Man 2 set to bow May 7th (to probably higher box office receipts than the original), Paramount Pictures and Marvel Studios are rebooting the franchise.
It seems the two studios want to go in a different direction with the property. It also appears that McG (Terminator Salvation) is being courted quite heavily to direct this project, and he wants WWE wrestling star/actor John Cena (The Marine) to play the title role."Iron Man is a bigger than life character. Robert Downey, Jr. is great if you want some artsy, fartsy, indie cred but this movie is going to be much bigger than that." McG said during a recent interview in his pre-production office for his upcoming Bradley Cooper/Reese Witherspoon vehicle This Means War.Read More
Through a unique collaboration between Marvel Studios and Columbia Records, AC/DC's music will be featured in Marvel Studios' Iron Man 2, the sequel to the 2008 blockbuster film. In addition, Columbia Records will release the album AC/DC: Iron Man 2 on Monday, April 19, 2010. AC/DC: Iron Man 2, features 15 classic AC/DC songs selected from ten of the band's studio albums, ranging from 1976 to 2008. The complete track listing can be found below.
Pre-orders begin today, January 26th at Walmart.com for the AC/DC: Iron Man 2 CD and at Amazon.com for a deluxe version of AC/DC: Iron Man 2 - CD+DVD and two LP vinyl packages. The film opens internationally beginning on April 28, 2010. In the U.S., the film will be distributed by Paramount Pictures and is scheduled for release on May 7, 2010.Read More