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What an exciting time for Marvel Entertainment, Marvel
Comics and movie fans. There's also the latest on
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movie plots uncovered; Thor: The Dark World and Iron
Disney and Marvel Studios have released the official
synopsis for Thor: The Dark World and for Iron Man
3. And without further ado, here are the details on
the upcoming comic book-inspired films:
Thor: The Dark World plot: Marvel's Thor: The Dark
World continues the big-screen adventures of Thor,
the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and
all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates
the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel's
Thor and Marvel's The Avengers, Thor fights to restore
order across the cosmos...but an ancient race led
by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe
back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even
Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark
on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one
that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him
to sacrifice everything to save us all.
Iron Man 3 plot: "Marvel Studios' 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
Man 3 arrives on May 3, 2013 followed by Thor: The
Dark World hits theaters on or around November 8,
Iron Man 3 Spoilers: Plot Synopsis Allegedly
In 2008, Iron Man kicked off the new Marvel
Cinematic Universe and since then has been breaking
box office records in the sequel Iron Man 2
and the crossover The Avengers and the
franchise will likely keep the pace in the three-quel
Iron Man 3. Stitch Kingdom posted what
they claim to be the full synopsis from Walt Disney
Studios, Marvel Studios, Paramount Pictures and DMG
Entertainment; both IGN and Slash Film allege that
this is an official plot synopsis.
Marvel Studios 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 enemys hands,
he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible,
the official plot synopsis reads, reports Stitch Kingdom.
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?
film directed by Shane Black and starring a returning
Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man is set to
be released on May 3 of next year, being followed
by Thor: The Dark World in Nov. 2013,
as well as a second Captain America film,
and an Avengers sequel in the coming years,
among other movies.. Stich Kingdom notes that the
seventh film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe will
be available in Digital 3D and RealD.
with Downey Jr. reprising his role as the genius,
playboy, philanthropist, the cast includes Guy Pearce
as Aldrich Killian, Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts,
Paul Bettany as the voice of Jarvis, Ben Kingsley
as the main villain, The Mandarin, Jon Favreau as
Happy Hogan, Rebecca Hall as Maya Hansen, and Don
Cheadle as James Rhodes /War Machine, among other
actors listed on IMDB. Director Black and Drew Pearce
are adapting the screenplay from comics written by
Stan Lee, Don Heck, Larry Lieber and Jack Kirby.
Office Mojo reports that the original Iron Man
film grossed $318.4 million, and Iron Man 2
took in $312.4 million. Both films revenues
were dwarfed by Mays epic crossover The
Avengers which included Iron Man, Thor, Captain
America and the Hulk, and earned $623.3 million.
Justice League' & 'The Avengers 2' coming to the
movies in 2015...
Bros. won a major victory this week with its legal
battle against Superman cocreator Joel Shuster resulting
in the studio announcing plans to move ahead with
its 'Justice League' live action movie to be released
in the summer of 2015. This is great news for fans
and lovers of the league's superheroes. But it also
raises the question of a coming superhero battle.
It seems, coincidentally (or not), Marvel Studios
has already announced a release date of May 1, 2015,
for 'The Avengers 2.' And to up the stakes, Marvel
also just announced November 6, 2015 as a release
date for 'Ant-Man,' So the battle will be on in 2015,
Marvel vs. DC as superheroes go up against each other
at the box office.
script for the 'Justice League' movie will be darker
than the comic book series and will start production
in 2013. A director has not been named and no stars
have signed on yet, but news should be coming soon
on who has been cast.
Bros. next franchise, after Christopher Nolan's highly
successful Batman 'Dark Knight Trilogy', will be the
new Superman 'Man of Steel' movie coming out next
summer (June 14, 2013). It looks like Warner Bros.
will also be releasing superhero spin-off movies in
the future that could include characters like Wonder
Woman, Green Lantern, Aquaman, Cyborg, The Flash and
Green Lantern, just to name a few.
New York Comic-Con gaming newsflash...
At the Games Panel at NYCC, Marvel Entertainment announced
new characters and content for the mobile brawler
Avengers Initiative and the hit Facebook game Marvel:
MARVEL unveils NEW CHARACTERS AND GAMEPLAY FOR HIT
MOBILE AND FACEBOOK GAMES
Ghost Riders Spec Op 4 Chapter Coming to Marvel:
· Captain America Announced as Next Playable
Character for Mobile Brawler Avengers Initiative
· Connected Marvel XP Promotion Awards Players
the Marvel Video Games Panel, Marvel revealed several
new characters and gameplay additions for its hit
mobile and social games. The announcements include:
Avengers Initiative (Mobile Game): Captain America
will be the next playable Super Hero in the hit mobile
brawler game Avengers Initiative. Fans will be able
to play through the game using the First Avengers
abilities and alternate costumes. Captain America
was announced with a brand new trailer available here:
Marvel: Avengers Alliance (Social Game): In the spirit
of Halloween Marvel also revealed a brand new Spec
Ops mission for the hit Facebook game, Marvel: Avengers
Alliance, featuring the flame-skulled Ghost Rider.
The Spirit of Vengeance is the ultimate reward for
players who complete Spec Op 4 by defeating Baron
Mordo, Satana and Mephisto. Six brand new Super Heroes
were also announced that will be coming out over the
coming months, including Cable, Vision, Black Knight,
Captain Britain, Union Jack and Psylocke.
Marvel XP: Marvel: Avengers Alliance and Avengers
Initiative will be the first Marvel gamesto be interconnected
through the MarvelXP platform, where for the first
time in Marvel games, players can connect their play
experiences across games and platforms. Through the
Marvel XP platform, players who beat Hulkbuster Iron
Man in Avengers Initiative will unlock the Iron Man
Mark V armor for free in Marvel: Avengers Alliance.
Players will need to sign-up to Marvel XP for alerts
on when this promotion will go live.
For up-to-the-minute news and updates about Avengers
Initiative, players can visit the Official Marvel
XP Fanpage at http://www.facebook.com/MarvelXP.
Join the millions of social gamers and Marvel fans
who have already joined S.H.I.E.L.D by playing Marvel:
Avengers Alliance at: http://www.facebook.com/avengersalliance.
The game is one of the top rated games in Facebooks
App Center. Fans can also play Marvel: Avengers Alliance
About Marvel Entertainment
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary
of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the worlds
most prominent character-based entertainment companies,
built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters
featured in a variety of media over seventy years.
Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment,
licensing and publishing.
League set for 2015 release...
'Justice League' is to go head-to-head with the 'Avengers
Assemble' sequel after the DC Comics movie was given
a prospective release date of summer 2015.
DC Comics movie - which will star superhero characters
Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman - is due to start
filming next year ahead of its prospective release
in three years, which is when Marvel is planning to
put out a follow up to this year's 'Avengers Assemble'.
Bros. won the rights to use Superman in the motion
picture earlier this week and the studio already has
'Gangster Squad' scribe Will Beall working on a script
for 'Justice League', but the film still requires
a director and a cast to fill the lead roles.
Robinov, President of Warner Bros. Pictures, has already
reportedly tried to persuade Christopher Nolan to
produce 'Justice League', but the helmer - who is
producing Superman movie 'Man of Steel' next year
- wasn't convinced enough to sign up for the role.
there is yet to be anyone officially cast in the DC
Comics movie, Armie Hammer looks to be favourite to
land the role of Batman, which comes after the 'The
Lone Ranger' star was initially down to play the caped
crusader in an earlier edition of the project before
it fell apart.
'Avengers Assemble' sequel looks set to see a number
of stars reprise their superhero roles with Chris
Hemsworth (Thor), Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Jeremy
Renner (Hawkeye) and Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow)
all linked to the project.
Stan Lee Media sues Disney for billions over Marvel
Stan Lee Media, a company that says it controls the
rights to Marvel characters including Spider Man and
Iron Man, has filed suit in U.S. District Court in
Colorado against the Walt Disney Co seeking "billions
of dollars of profits."
Lee, no longer associated with the company, created
many of Marvel's stable of comic book characters.
The company claims Lee assigned it his rights to those
characters in 1998 but then agreed a month later to
assign the same rights to Marvel Enterprises.
acquired Marvel Enterprises, which had been renamed
Marvel Entertainment, in 2009 for $4.3 billion.
Walt Disney Company has represented to the public
that it, in fact, owns the copyright to these characters
as well as hundreds of other characters created by
Stan Lee," the suit alleges. "Those representations
made to the public by the Walt Disney Company are
lawsuit focuses on successful movies based on Marvel
characters that Disney has released since its Marvel
acquisition. Those films include "The Avengers,"
which has grossed more than $1.5 billion in worldwide
sales and is second only to "Avatar" and
"Titanic," according to movie site Box Office
lawsuit is without merit," Walt Disney said in
a statement. "It arises out of the same core
facts and legal claims that have been rejected by
three federal district court judges."
Lee Media, which said it was created in 1999 to "sue
to recover damages to its assets," has been involved
in what it called a "somewhat tortured history"
of litigation dating from 2001 over corporate governance
issues and the characters rights in cases filed in
Colorado, New York and California.
include suits between the company, its shareholders
latest suit claims that Stan Lee Media owns the rights
"to the billions of dollars that Disney has generated,
or allowed others to generate". It cites more
than $3.5 billion from motion pictures, and what it
calculates is more than $2 billion from "other
media," merchandising and the Broadway show "Spiderman:
Turn off the Dark."
to the Hollywood Reporter, the lawsuit states that
SLMI is entitled to proceed with this copyright
infringement lawsuit against Disney, based upon Disney's
independently actionable conduct which occurred after
April 2009, regardless of the outcome of SLMI's appeal
to the 9th Circuit in the 2007 Case."
Whedon: 'The Avengers isn't a perfect movie'...
Joss Whedon has claimed that The Avengers isn't "a
film has met with critical acclaim and outstanding
commercial success, becoming the third highest-grossing
film of all time in just a few months, but Whedon,
the superhero blockbuster's writer and director, is
determined to keep his feet on the ground.
an interview with Vulture, the 48-year-old claimed
that the box office numbers became, ultimately, "meaningless".
said: "They're large, and you can't really count
what his goals were with The Avengers, he claimed:
"I felt like I had a particular mission in making
what I felt was a slightly old-fashioned movie, because
I grew up wanting to make summer movies and wanting
to make superhero movies, and I got to do both at
felt like summer movies haven't been what I remember
them to be, so I felt like I would love to evoke something
that's less hip and ironic and more heartfelt and
character-driven, and apparently, other people cared
about that in a large way."
Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly creator then
conceded: "I don't think it's a perfect movie.
I don't even think it's a great movie. I think it's
a great time, and I'm proud of it, but for me, what
was exciting is that people don't go to see a movie
that many times unless it's pulling on something from
within, unless there's a need there. That's very gratifying."
will oversee a Marvel-produced SHIELD television show
for ABC, before starting work on the Avengers sequel,
due for a summer 2015 release.
The Avengers Crosses $1.5 Billion At Worldwide Box
While the re-release of The Avengers at the U.S. box
office might have failed to break into the top ten
Labor Day weekend movies, it did help The Avengers
reach another major milestone. The Avengers has become
the third movie in history to cross the $1.5 billion
mark at the worldwide box office.
retaining its number three position on the worldwide
box office list, The Avengers took in another estimated
$1.7 million over Labor Day weekend, which brought
The Avengers U.S. box office total to $619.5 million
and The Avengers worldwide box office total to $1.501
enough, The Dark Knight Rises also reached a milestone
recently, surpassing $1 billion at the worldwide box
office, which means that combined The Avengers and
The Dark Knight Rises have accounted for $2.5 billion
at the worldwide box office this year. If you add
in The Amazing Spider-Man, which currently sits at
number four on the 2012 worldwide box office list
with $734.9 million, then the total rises to $3.2
billion. Its definitely a good time to be in
the superhero movie making business.
New Trailer For Marvel Heroes...
Gazillion Entertainment is proud to show off a new
trailer for Marvel Heroes. The new trailer announces
3 new playable heroes in the game Daredevil,
Punisher, and Squirrel Girl. The trailer made its
debut at the Marvel Heroes panel at PAX 2012. The
panel featured Gazillion President David Brevik (one
of the creators of Diablo!), legendary Marvel writer
Brian Michael Bendis (Ultimate Spider-Man! Avengers
vs. X-Men! And) and Marvels mighty VP of Games
Production TQ Jefferson. If you look closely, youll
also see a bunch of villains were also revealed in
the trailer, including Mr. Fisk the notorious crime
About Marvel Heroes...
Marvel Heroes is a FREE-TO-PLAY action-packed massively
multiplayer online game created by David Brevik, the
visionary behind Diablo and Diablo 2. Set in the iconic
Marvel Universe, Marvel Heroes combines the core game-play
style of Diablo and MMOs with the expansive library
of heroes from the Marvel Universe. In the game, players
can collect and play as their favorite Marvel Superheroes
(including Iron Man, Thor, Wolverine, Hulk, Spider
Man, Captain America and many others). Team up with
friends and try to stop Doctor Doom from devastating
the world with the power of the Cosmic Cube in a story
crafted by comic-book super-scribe Brian Michael Bendis.
CM Punk writes introduction to Marvel Comics' 'Avengers
evidenced by his historic pipe bomb and
succeeding WWE Championship reign, CM Punk is a revolutionary
and controversial figure in WWE's history. As such,
its only fitting that mighty Marvel Comics sought
out The Second City Saint when it came time to write
an introduction for the publishers historic
and controversial universe-spanning event, Avengers
book, which will be released in a special hardcover
edition that collects all 12 issues of the record-breaking
sales juggernaut series, set the comics world on fire
in 2011 and into 2012, as it pit Marvels two
premiere super hero teams against each other. For
comics fans, the thought of seeing X-Men leader Cyclops
and his band of usually merry mutants take a very
firm stand against the likes of Captain America, Spider-Man
and Thor presents a dream matchup akin to seeing,
say, CM Punk square off against WWE Hall of Famer
Stone Cold Steve Austin.
Alonso, editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics, took time
out of his insane schedule at the recently concluded
New York Comic Con to talk about the upcoming release
and reigning WWE Champion's involvement in the project.
For his part, Punk, a noted comic book fan, certainly
brought his A-game to the intro. Its funny,
he provides great context, and he understands the
heart of what we were doing and I couldnt be
happier, Alonso said. If I had to describe
my writing style, The Second City Saint told
USA Today in a recent interview, it's very sarcastic
and self-deprecating. About the series itself,
Marvels head honcho stated, simply, Avengers
vs. X-Men (or, as its become known online
and in comic shops, AvX), is "the
biggest event Marvels done in a decade.
a fight that transforms the Marvel Universe,
Alonso explained. There was a winner and loser,
and it was as big an event as you could possibly imagine.
is a unique event for a number of different reasons.
As Alonso told WWE.com, AvX marks the
first time [Marvel] did a universe-spanning event
that was equally important to both the Avengers and
was a story so grandiose, in fact, that it took a
group of creators to see the vision through to fruition.
Written by five of the top writers in the industry
Brian Michael Bendis, Jason Aaron, Matt Fraction,
Jonathan Hickman and Ed Brubaker and with art
by comic book luminaries John Romita Jr., Olivier
Coipel and Adam Kubert, AvX is unlike
anything the comics landscape has witnessed in a long
we knew we were doing a story that was so big,
Alonso said, It just felt like it needed to
be powered by more than one brain. Our motto was,
five fingers make a fist. Broken
down into three distinct acts, each issue of AvX
was handed off to the writer/artist team best suited
for the events of that particular issue. The results
speak for themselves, as the series was both a commercial
and critical success.
addition to presenting the entire story in one massive
hardcover book for the first time, the upcoming Avengers
vs. X-Men collection will have an assortment
of special features, including behind-the-scenes peeks,
AR applications and previously digital-only Infinite
Comics supplemental material.
it all off, Alonso added, What is a good
collection without a great introduction?
The editor-in-chief continued, CM Punk wrote
the introduction its fantastic, its
pitch-perfect, because who understands two teams getting
into the ring and going at one another for all the
stakes more than CM Punk?
worked really hard to get to where I'm at and it's
cool to be afforded opportunities like this,
Punk told USA Today. To me, it's hard work paying
off and I'm having a lot of fun right now. (Credit:
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