Filming has kicked off for the highly anticipated “Iron Man 3″.
This is the first Marvel film since the success of ”The Avengers” and the debut movie in “Phase Two” of the Marvel cinematic universe. Iron Man 3 finds Robert Downey Jr, Gwyneth Paltrow (Pepper Potts), Don Cheadle (Col. James Rhodes) picking up their roles in the flick.
And even Jon Favreau will be making an appearance as Happy Hogan, despite not acting as director on this film.
Guy Pearce (as Dr. Aldrich Killian who creates the virus “Extremis”) and Ben Kingsley (initially thought to be Mallen but now heavily rumoured to be The Mandarin in a ‘shadowy villain’ role that would setup a bigger part in a future movie) are the two main bad-guys in the movie.
Rebecca Hall portrays Maya Hansen, a scientist working with Guy Pearce’s villain. James Badge Dale - who has a role that could be a major one based on set spoiler pictures - and William Sadler, Ashley Hamilton and Andy Lau are also on board.
From what we’ve heard so far, there’s a lot for fans to be excited about with Iron Man 3. And with “Lethal Weapon” screenwriter Shane Black behind the film, this could be something special.
Robert Downey Jr is raking in the cash after the Iron Man star has reportedly picked up around 10 times more than his Avengers co-stars.
The hugely popular Avengers Assemble continues to makie millions worldwide and Robert Downey Jr could receive up to $50 million after his stint as Iron Man, which is a staggering 10 times higher than the amounts received by any of his five co-stars in the film.
We bet Scarlett Johansson and Samuel L Jackson were less than impressed with the news.
Avengers Assemble is a huge box office hit, grossing more than $1 billion and well on course to become the third most successful cinematic production of all time behind “Avatar" and "Titanic."
Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo took home relatively low salaries of between $2 million and $3 million, while Samuel L Jackson and Scarlett Johansson made about twice that.
And the huge payout is apparently all down to a deal the Sherlock Holmes star made after the success of the Iron Man film, which made a massive $585 million. This prompted a promise from the studio to pay Rob five per cent of the box office take for any future movie in which he played the character. This turned out to be a very smart move by Rob!
Jude Law has revealed the reasons behind his decision to return to the role of Dr. John Watson in the Sherlock Holmes sequel, Sherlock Holmes: A Book of Shadows. Jude admitted that he had so much fun making the first movie that he was always going to be open to a sequel.
Law explained that it would also be down to people wanting more. He said, “We said, if I remember rightly, on the last one, that we had so much fun and if everybody else did too, that if they wanted us to do more, then we would. It turns out that they wanted us to do more.”
Sherlock Holmes: A Book of Shadows will also see Robert Downey Jr reprising his role as the titular character and Rachel McAdams as Irene Adler. This time they will be facing their fiercest adversary Professor Moriarty, played by Jared Harris. Sherlock Holmes: A Book of Shadows is set to be released on December 16.
The movie trailer for the forthcoming Sherlock Holmes sequel, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, has been released. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows once again stars Robert Downey Jr. in the title role and Jude Law as his sidekick Watson.
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows introduces some new characters, who did not appear in the first movie, including Professor Moriarty, who is played by Jared Harris. Also Noomi Rapace will appear in the sequel as the gypsy fortune teller Sim.
In Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Sherlock and Watson have to once again join forces to take down their fiercest of enemies, Professor Moriarty. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows is set to be released in both the UK and the US on December 16. Check out the trailer below, now.
Two official character posters have been released for the forthcoming Sherlock Holmes sequel. The first poster is of Sherlock Holmes, played once again by Robert Downey Jr. and the second is of his companion Watson, played again by Jude Law.
The Guy Ritchie movie, which has been titled Sherlock Holmes 2: A Game of Shadows is set to be released this December and will feature the new characters Professor Moriarty and Sim, who will be the new female lead and potential love interested in the movie.
Both Professor Moriarty, who is set to be played by Jared Harris and Sim, who will be portrayed by Noomi Rapace, also appear in the backgrounds of the posters. Sherlock Holmes 2: A Game of Shadows is set to hit cinema screens on December 16. Check out the posters below and let us know what you think.