As promised, Summit Entertainment has unveiled the first teaser trailer for Ender's Game, the long awaited adaptation of the dearly loved novel by Orson Scott Card.
Want to see your first look at the zero-gravity Battle Room sequences in this year's Ender's Game?
You got it, in the form of a tantalizingly quick teaser for the teaser trailer, which arrives online next week on May 7th. The best part? You also get a hugely stilted introduction from stars Asa Butterfield and Harrison Ford.
Writer and director Shane Black has an extremely distinctive style that is completely different from all other filmmakers and allows his movies to standout from all the rest.
You ALWAYS know when you are watching a Shane Black movie and there are several common themes that run through most of the screenwriter-turned-director’s work. He often uses first-person narration to tell his stories, there is usually a male bonding element at the heart of the film, he has used kidnapping as a plot device five times, and four of his movies take place during the Christmas holiday.
I grew up on Shane Black movies, and feel as a movie fan, that I have watched Black grow up as a filmmaker too. His first screenplay, Lethal Weapon, basically invented the buddy-cop genre, which dominated the ‘1980s. He would eventually go on to write the story for Lethal Weapon 2, as well as the screenplays for underrated classics like The Monster Squad, and The Last Boy Scout starring Bruce Willis. Black even took a stab at acting in the Arnold Schwarzenegger film Predator, playing a member of Arnold’s elite commando crew.
After penning Last Action Hero and The Long Kiss Goodnight, the screenwriter took almost a decade off before reinventing himself as a director in 2005 with the extremely inventive film Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, which helped begin to resurrect the career of Robert Downey Jr. Now Black returns to the director’s chair by taking over the Iron Man franchise from director Jon Favreau and reteaming with Downey for Iron Man 3, which opens in theaters on May 3rd.
Just as damn near every Iron Man 3 singles out Ben Kingsley for praise as the Mandarin, Summit Entertainment has unveiled the very first look at Kingsley in character as military legend in Ender's Game.
For the adaptation of Orson Scott Card's beloved science-fiction novel, Kingsley has outdone his Madarin beard and aviators with a crisp uniform and Maori tattoos covering his face and head.
This Friday, May 3rd, Marvel Studios cuts the ribbon on Phase 2 with the nationwide release of Iron Man 3.
Hard to believe that it was just five years ago (almost to the day) that Tony Stark first declared "I am Iron Man." That first film in this series marked the kick-off to Marvel's shared universe of cross-pollinating franchises, and last year's The Avengers represented the culmination of Phase 1.
When last we saw Stark, he was enjoying shawarma with his fellow superheroes after saving New York from alien invasion and nuclear devastation. In Iron Man 3, though, Tony's been unmoored by his Avengers experience, obsessed with improving his armor to defend from the next inevitable threat. When that threat arrives in the form of Iron Man's comic book archnemesis the Mandarin, it's worse than Tony could have imagined, and our hero must battle this unprecedented foe while also defending against a dangerous and powerful new technology.
Robert Downey Jr. reprises his starring role as genius billionaire playboy philanthropist Tony Stark, joined once again by Gwyneth Paltrow as the love of his life Pepper Potts and Don Cheadle in his second turn as Tony's best friend/fellow superhero James "Rhodey" Rhodes. These franchise fixtures star alongside new additions Ben Kingsley as the Mandarin and Guy Pearce as Aldrich Killian, a fellow tech-titan with eyes on Pepper and plans for a new innovation called Extremis.
IAR Managing Editor Jami Philbrick was present at the Iron Man 3 press day in Los Angeles. Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Ben Kingsley, and Guy Pearce were on hand to discuss the sequel's relationship to The Avengers, some big character arcs, bringing Mandarin to the screen, improvisation, suiting up as big-time superheroes, green screen, new director Shane Black, and Tony Stark's cinematic future.
A week from now, most of y'all will probably have seen Iron Man 3 in its entirety, but for now, you're going to have to content yourself with quick official snippets.
Luckily, there's no shortage of those. The latest finds Iron Man attempting to save more than a dozen innocent people as the plummet from the sky.
Just about one week until Tony Stark straps on his red and gold armor again, and Marvel has unveiled a third official clip from Iron Man 3.
It's a brief dialogue-driven moment without and visual pyrotechnics or arch-nemeses, but it's hugely important for Tony's character, and demonstrates that he was listening to Cap's admonishment in The Avengers.
If you were watching the MTV Movie Awards tonight, then you got a 42-second taste of Iron Man 3.
Synopsis: Brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man goes up 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?
Marvel is spraying some lighter fluid on the blazing hype fire by rolling out a new featurette and TV spots for next month's Iron Man 3.
If you've been irked by the amount of cool stuff revealed by the sequel's promotional campaign as of late, then turn back right now. Don't watch the featurette and definitely don't take in this pair of commercials. Take it even further, actually, and make sure you avert your eyes any time you encounter a TV spot, billboard, or whatever out there in the wild.