From just enjoying watching the Cartoon eons ago, I now LOVE Iron Man.
Can't believe I had watched it twice (which is rare as I seldom watch movies at cinema) and still wanting to watch it again, probably this time from the back of the theater.
Can't wait for the DVD to comes out. ;D
Now if only I can afford to get at least the helmet from you-know-who.
Storywise, I enjoy how they had modify the storyline to be more to current's affairs. And seeing the Stan Lee Cameo was fun as usual. The only downside is that I missed the After-Credit thinging the first time but am happy to finally see it during my 2nd viewing.
Other than that, somebody I know is unhappy that Nick Fury is Black in the movie. Well, this Nick Fury is based on the Ultimate Nick Furry, not Classic soooo he has to be black and look like Samuel L. Jackson en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultimate_Nick_Fury
Haldir, I watched it on the 1st day itself! And I didn't know that there was more at the ending credits. So... we all happily left after that. Guess I'll wait for the dvd to know what happened then! Or any kind soul will be kind enough to let me know?
It's definitely a welcome change for good movies. Not overly saccharine sweet!
Tony came back to his darken Living Room and Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) was waiting there. Greeted Tony, saying something like "You think you're the only Superhero around? I'll like to talk to you about the Avenger Initiative"
I thought I was early watching the movie on the 30th. But after I met Richard at Outpost just after the show, he said he'd already watched it 3 times! That's dedication for you. I've only watched it the second time last night at the Mines.
Don't even have to look that far since O' Shell Head can team out with these Marvel characters that already have movie adaptations :
2. The Incredible Hulk (yeah, yeah the green dude's a CGI )
3. X-Men (on second thought better let the Dark Phoenix story arc runs its course)
4. Fantastic Four
5. Ghost Rider
6. The Punisher
7. Captain America
This is unlikely at this time. Iron Man is a first of its kind.
It's the first movie produced in house by Marvel Studios, instead of selling its rights to other larger studios.
Current rights of Spider-Man and its characters are under Columbia / Sony Tristar. FF and X-Men are under Fox, albeit each is under different Fox producers. X-Men Origins: Wolverine, under Fox, is being produced now starring Hugh Jackman, Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool and Liev Schreiber as Sabretooth. Punisher is still with Lionsgate and I believe Punisher War Zone starring Thomas Jane will be out later this year.
Hulk's rights at Universal lapsed and reverted back to Marvel, which immediately started work on The Incredible Hulk.
However, Marvel has a 3 year timetable planned out for a bunch of movies produced in-house from characters whose rights weren't signed away to other companies or have since reverted back to them, such as Edgar Wright's Ant-Man project, which will feature both Hank Pym and Scott Lang. Marvel has announced that these movies will be tied together and will have characters for one movie appearing in another, played by the same actor. So, that's the reason why Robert Downey Jr. will be appearing briefly as Tony Stark in The Incredible Hulk.
Thor (helmed by Stardust's Matthew Vaughn, IIRC) and Captain America are next on the slate.
And although there's no mention of the Wasp anywhere in the media, Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Ant Man and Cap are all the founding members of the Avengers, and that movie is slated for a 2012 release.
Post by General Kenobi on May 13, 2008 0:10:26 GMT 8
great info Hisham... it looks to me like the revival of MARVEL.. with the new phase... MARVEL Studios since the decline in the Comics era. Nows the time to cash in! hehe
BTW, Punisher War Zone has been pushed to 5th Dec which makes it a Christmas release... makes better sense then their initial Sept release date. There's no Thomas Jane this time... (happy & sad feelings though) but rather Ray Stevenson... most recently seen in HBO series ROME as Titus Pullo. This guy looks more to fit the Garth Ennis mold of the Punisher. I dun favour this version which Garth Ennis created... it makes Frank Castle look very italian... instead of ex-vietnam vet more like ex-con mobster... oh well.. we'll see when it comes out.. but just glad they're making a sequel. Still much respect to the first movie w Thomas Jane... which was made w a nearly unrealistic budget of 30 Million USD only... i'm quite sure John Tucker Must Die cost more!! Plus The Punisher film won 3 Stunt awards too!! Stuff like this is seldom mention, so just wanted to represent!
As much as all the "Avengers" hype is up in the air... the fact that we all shud start accepting from now is that its not The Avengers at all. Not the ones we read while we were growing up... not the american heroes we saw in cartoons in the 80's & not the toys we collected in the Secret Wars! Now, its all gone ULTIMATE! Since 2002... its all gone ULTIMATE & i think it'll stay ULTIMATE.
So read the following list with the new "ULTIMATE" view in mind hehe
The Avengers (2011) The First Avenger: Captain America (2011) Ant-Man (2010) Nick Fury (2010) X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) The Hands of Shang-Chi (2009) Silver Surfer (2009) Spider-Man 4 (2009) Thor (2009) X-Men Origins: Magneto (2009) Punisher: War Zone (2008) The Incredible Hulk (2008) Iron Man (2008) Iron Fist (2008)
As the Circle now is complete in the Star Wars Saga, the responsibility of keeping the passion alive is in our hands.
Hey guys, I've just only watch Iron Man, though I'm not a big fan of iron man and I've never follow his story in the marvel comic, I thought the movie story was okay, but his armour and technology was pretty impressive. And I thought I caught a glimse of Stan Lee himself in the show.
I don't remember seeing Nick Fury who's suppose to be played by Samuel Jackson but wikipeida said that near the end of the show he is suppose to discuss about the Avenger Initiative in front of Stark(or maybe just showing the back of him?)
So it seems likely there might be another episod for the Avenger?