This week, undoubtedly, belonged to Iron Man 3. Several new posters and a barnstorming second theatrical trailer got everyone talking about Marvel's premiere metal-based superhero. Today, Chris Cooper looks back at the trailer and breaks it down...
A little bit of background for you all: I thought Iron Man was a great film. Not the strongest 'final boss', but a well-written and fun start to the Marvel Movieverse. It's possibly still my favourite Marvel film. Iron Man 2 has grown on me, and suffers from trying to do a bit too much. Still, a good film, if not a high point.
Judging by this trailer, Iron Man 3 blows both out of the water. Shall we break it down? I'll spilt it into categories and let you know what I noticed after a few viewings.
If you have been or will ever be involved in a superhero movie, you can expect to field questions about said movies until the day you die; Ben Affleck's last rites will be performed by some neckbeard with a burning question about a Daredevil sequel.
Nicolas Cage got a taste of this strange, annoying phenom while promoting The Croods, Dreamworks Animation's latest, when Collider asked him about a possible third Ghost Rider movie.
Very occasionally there comes a comic book movie which it takes me a while to get around to watching. One such case is X-Men: First Class, which I've finally watched tonight after never getting around to it until now. How can a guy who writes a comic book movie column have not seen First Class until now? Well, aside from some pretty major changes to my lifestyle and available free time and cash, I kinda didn't want to. I hate prequels and reboots. HATE THEM.
The official logo for 300: Rise of an Empire has been unveiled on the film's Facebook page.
Despite my immense excitement surrounding Iron Man 3's latest trailer, I am beginning to tire of the factory assembly line attitude towards Iron Man 3 posters, it's OK to go a day or two without a new Iron Man 3 posters. Try it, Marvel, I assure you the world will continue spinning.
Harry Knowles, once the king of genre scoops, has dropped a megaton bomb on the good people of Nerderia with the report that Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy will feature none other than the Nova Corps.
Cooper Considers is a new semi-regular feature where our own Chris Cooper takes a look at the hottest geek stories of the moment and addresses the burning questions plaguing the minds of fanboys and girls everywhere.
How could this happen? I thought they were done!! TDKR ended it all! Batman with super powered beings?!?
Confusion. I was racked with it as I read the news that Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale may be returning to Batman.
Maybe you're sharing similar thoughts. Maybe you're already in love with it or maybe you despise it. I'll put forward the questions I had at first, and then attempt to answer them, now that I've slept on it.
Marvel Mastermind Kevin Feige recently spoke to SFX magazine about the studio's plans for Phase Two.
Scarlett Johansson's turns as Black Widow/Natasha Romanova in Iron Man 2 and The Avengers brought one of Marvel's coolest characters to the cinematic Marvel Universe with a lot of style. Far more than just being used as eye candy (which would have been so easy for Hollywood to do), in the hands of John Favreau and Joss Whedon, Black Widow became an integral character for many. Scarlett's embodiment of the character is note-perfect, containing all of the calm and collected elements whilst still maintaining the ultra-honed battle and espionage skills.
Wow, what a piece of news to start off the new week. Now, before we get further into this, do remember that this is still a rumour, even though the sources at Latino Review are dependable. So with that pinch of salt firmly in place here we go.
Chris Nolan and Emma Thomas are to produce a new DC film with Zack Snyder directing. Has that whet your appetite? Well, hold on to your butts...because it will star Henry Cavill as Superman and Christian Bale as Batman!