Three neat Marvel movie tidbits to share with you this week, and rather than split them up into individual posts, we’re compiling them together here.
First up, we’re still anxiously awaiting more info and images (and hopefully new video) from IRON MAN 3. Director Shane Black has some big shoes to fill after Jon Favreau departed the chair, but his previous effort with star Robert Downey Jr. (KISS KISS BANG BANG) was pretty damn great, so we’re expecting a solid third entry in the franchise. To get you excited for what lies ahead, check out this super hi-res new image (courtesy of StitchKingdom) of a battered Tony Stark in roughed-up armor. Not sure we’ve seen Stark this bloody before, which leads me to wonder how serious this scene is. Click on the image to see it full size. Downey Jr. will share the screen with Gwyenth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Ben Kingsley, Guy Pearce, and Rebecca Hall on May 3, 2013.
Marvel’s “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?
Next up, we reported a few weeks back that Hugh Jackman was in talks to reprise his role as Wolverine in Bryan Singer’s X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. Now it’s official – Jackman will be Wolverine once more for Singer, joining original trilogy stars Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellan. The intrepid director announced the news on his Twitter, much the way he did with Patrick and Ian.
— Bryan Singer (@BryanSinger) December 19, 2012
This isn’t a huge surprise, as Jackman has made it known he loves playing the character, and has had a good working relationship with Singer, who some might argue gave Hugh his first big break. With the return of classic trilogy characters and the return of Singer behind the camera, this may just be the best X-MEN movie ever. And in case you think Hugh is too old to still play the part, here’s a shot of him from THE WOLVERINE due out next year… yeah, I think he still pulls it off nicely.
THE WOLVERINE opens July 26, 2013
And finally, if you’re like me, when you saw THE AVENGERS earlier this year and saw Agent Coulson’s collectible Captain America trading cards… you wanted them too. Well, now you can have them. The fine folks at EFX are producing official replicas of the cards, and for $40 you can own both a “near mint” set and a “bloody” set. Check out the images below, and find more info HERE. EFX produces quality product, and these are said to be available for a limited time only, so don’t delay in getting your set as soon as possible.