RDJ To Join 'Captain America 3'

Posted by Thora | 14/10/2014 | News, Films | 0 Comment(s)

Well, here’s some huge news this morning that will have ramifications for Phase Three and beyond of the Marvel Cinematic Universe…

Variety is reporting that Robert Downey Jr. is close to signing a $40 million plus deal to reprise the role of Tony Stark for 2016’s Captain America 3, which is set to adapt the Civil War comic book storyline and ”is seen as a way to drive the plots of sequels and new franchises for the next seven years, given the dramatic possibilities it offers for future films. The fallout from the government and Stark’s actions would factor into a new Avengers 4 film and beyond that will assemble new characters being introduced like Ant-Man and Doctor Strange, among others, in their own movies”.

Variety reports that the plot of Captain America 3 will “pit Stark against Captain America’s alter-ego Steve Rogers, played by Chris Evans, as they feud over the Superhero Registration Act, which forces anyone with superhuman abilities to reveal their identities to the U.S. government and agree to act as a police force for the authorities. Stark supports the program, but Rogers does not, saying it threatens civil liberties, causing sides to be taken and Rogers, among others, to go on the run to avoid arrest. The moral question and battle with his Avengers teammate essentially makes Stark a villain of sorts in Captain America 3, providing Downey with a meaty role he could play out into future Marvel films, including a fourth Avengers.”

Meanwhile, BadAssDigest has added to the report by claiming that Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America 3 directors Joe and Anthony Russo are in talks to direct Avengers 3 and possibly Avengers 4, with the duo said to be the favourites of Marvel to take over the reins from Joss Whedon.

So, does this mean that Avengers 3 will culiminate with the final battle of Civil War? And where does it leave the whole Thanos and the Inifinity Gauntlet storyline? So many questions raised!

Downey and Evans will next be seen in May in Avengers: Age of Ultron, which also features Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Mark Ruffalo (The Incredible Hulk), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Don Cheadle (War Machine), Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Paul Bettany (JARVIS / The Vision), Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Quicksilver), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), James Spader (Ultron), Thomas Kretschmann (Baron Strucker), and Josh Brolin (Thanos).
Portraits for L.A. Times

Posted by Thora | 12/10/2014 | Photoshoots, Gallery | 0 Comment(s)
Robert Downey Jr. photographed by Jay L. Clendenin for L.A. Times.

RDJ has new mission in 'The Judge'

Posted by Thora | 12/10/2014 | Articles, Interviews | 0 Comment(s) | Full Story

There are worse descriptions, as actor typecasting goes, than "wisecracking superhero."

Then again, if you're Robert Downey Jr. and colorful descriptions are what you trade in, it could start to feel a little bit limiting.

The wheel turns quickly in Hollywood. What barely six years ago was talk of "Can Downey really pull off a superhero?" has slowly changed into "How much longer is Downey going to keep doing this superhero thing?" Four times out as Iron Man (with a fifth such tentpole, "The Avengers: Age of Ultron," on the way in May) and a couple of superhero-like Sherlock Holmes pictures, and that can start to happen.

So an actor who's morphed from wunderkind to cautionary tale to comeback story to (in some minds) a cliché, all seemingly before our eyes, is seeking a new phase, something less describable, though that doesn't mean Downey won't try.

"The first [Iron Man] was heart, heart, heart," he said. "Now the Tony Stark persona is eating itself. It hasn't gotten away from me. But I realize I'm on the wheel."

The actor has a don't-call-it-a-plan plan, an idea for another act, one in which he essentially aims to combine the freshness and intimacy of his early chapter with the clout and bankability of his recent one.
RDJ Teases a Big Marvel Announcement

Posted by Thora | 08/10/2014 | News, Articles, Videos | 0 Comment(s)
Robert Downey Jr. is a smart business man. And his latest movie The Judge is coming from his own production company Team Downey. He wants to sell the movie, and what better way to do that than use his most popular character as leverage? So he's going on various talk shows and saying various things, to get eyes on the real prize at the moment: His performance in this drama that opens this weekend. First he tells The Ellen DeGeneres Show that yes, Iron Man 4 is happening. The news instantly goes viral.
"I know there's going to be more Marvel movies, and they have big ideas of how to do it best… We're in the middle of negotiations, blah blah blah… Yes."
Later that same day, he goes on Late Show with David Letterman and has a completely different story, saying what he's said before. That Marvel and Disney have NO plans for a sequel.

Robert Downey Jr. now wants to reiterate the fact that Iron Man 4 isn't likely to happen anytime soon. At least not with him. But Marvel does have a plan, and that includes bringing the actor back as Tony Stark in at least one or more movies past The Avengers 3, which is right now scheduled to be his final movie for the studio.

Speaking with David Letterman, Robert Downey Jr. says:
"There's no plans for an Iron Man 4 . There's no script for Iron Man 4, but they do have a plan and I think they're gonna announce it. You know, [Marvel's] very secretive about it."
Later in the interview, David Letterman brings the subject up again, and this is where Robert Downey Jr. reveals that Tony Stark may continue on in the Marvel Cinematic Universe:
"Just between us, no, but I'm gonna do other stuff with Marvel. I'm still going to be involved with Marvel and there's gonna be plenty of fun stuff to happen."
He doesn't outright say that Tony Stark will be back following The Avengers 3, and for all we know, Team Downey may be producing an upcoming movie, or Robert Downey Jr. may want to take a role behind the scenes. Anything is possible.

Robert Downey Jr. has already wrapped his role in next summer's Avengers: Age of Ultron. This will be followed by The Avengers 3 for Marvel and Disney. As many know, following his appearance in Iron Man 3, the actor's initial contract with the studios was completed. On June 20, 2013, he signed a new agreement for the next two Avengers Sequels.

Yesterday, Robert Downey Jr. claimed that he is once again in negotiations. It was revealed over the weekend that The Avengers 3 may be saving its key players for a later date, instead bringing in new heroes. What this means is that Marvel may be saving Robert Downey Jr. for an appearance in Marvel's Infinity Gauntlet or Marvel's Secret War or both. Of course, none of this has been confirmed by Disney or Marvel.

You can check out the actor's full interview here:
Good Morning America

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Robert Downey Jr. on Good Morning America on Oct 8th, 2014.

'The Judge' Screening in NYC

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Robert Downey Jr. attends a Q&A at the official Academy Members Screening of The Judge hosted by The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences at the Academy Theater at Lighthouse International on October 7, 2014 in New York City.

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'The Judge' Chicago Premiere

Posted by Thora | 06/10/2014 | News, Appearances | 0 Comment(s)
Robert Downey Jr. attends the Chicago premiere of The Judge at AMC River East Theater on October 5, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.

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Robert Downey Jr. Q&A with Deadline

Posted by Thora | 04/10/2014 | Articles, Interviews | 0 Comment(s) | Full Story
EXCLUSIVE: When I pull up to the home that Robert Downey Jr and his wife and producing partner Susan share in Malibu, there are the trappings you would expect from the house owned by Hollywood’s best paid actor. The small fleet of cars, all tarped; the expanse of Pacific Ocean viewable from most anywhere on the grounds, a small staff that runs the house. But there are also the mischievous aspects you expect from Downey. There is that wooden blocking dummy in the barn that has raised bruises a plenty as Downey spent the last decade closing in on his black belt in the Chinese martial art Wing Chun. There’s the bright yellow front door that is as cheery and inviting as the spacious interior. The rooms are adorned by an undoubtedly pricey artwork collection, but there is nothing show-offy; the bathroom, for instance, features a medley of framed photos, each artfully depicting moviedom’s more memorable action scenes that involve a chainsaw.

Downey’s expressive eyes widen when Susan enters a room filled with the creative guys who think they’ve finally cracked his next new star vehicle; Yucatan, a heist pic Steve McQueen created for himself, revived after The Great Escape star’s writings and diagrams were found in a trunk long after he died. Susan is eight months pregnant, and that bump is so modest that I note when my wife was eight months pregnant with each of my kids, I’d gained more weight than has Susan. I have visited Downey many times over the last 15 years, for two Playboy interviews, a cover that launched Details Magazine, and some others. A big difference between the actor in those uncertain times, and the confident star/producer I see now, is Susan. A tough cookie who came up at Silver Pictures, she is a centering influence, and Robert clearly adores her. We are here to talk about The Judge, the first film that came out of the Team Downey lab at Warner Bros, and one that gives him an opportunity to match his considerable skills with the legendary Robert Duvall. As usual, we try to at least spend some time on that film, but Downey’s electric wit sends us through all the other fascinating things going on in his busy life at an age most men begin to slow down.

DEADLINE: The cover of Vanity Fair pronounces you Hollywood’s highest paid star. What’s that mean to you when you read it?
DOWNEY: Well, let’s look objectively at what it really means. It is a temporary fact, but it is an accurate one, I think. I haven’t actually sought to discredit the fact.
'The Judge' LA Premiere

Posted by Thora | 02/10/2014 | News, Appearances | 0 Comment(s)
Robert Downey Jr. and his wife Producer Susan Downey arrive for the Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures' Premiere of The Judge at AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater on October 1, 2014 in Beverly Hills.

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RDJ Teases Return For 'Iron Man 4'

Posted by Thora | 02/10/2014 | Films, Videos | 0 Comment(s)
Marvel’s upcoming movie slate going into 2020 still has a lot of empty spaces with a lot people pointing the finger at the billionaire, playboy philanthropist to set out on a fourth adventure. With Iron Man 3 taking a whopping $1.2 billion at the box office in 2013, it’s pretty clear why Marvel would be keen for Iron Man 4.

However, Robert Downey Jr.’s contract to play Tony Stark and Iron Man only sets up him up for next year’s Avengers: Age of Ultron and the follow up, Avengers 3, which has put a spanner in the works the possibility of a fourth Iron Man movie.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Downey Jr. has cryptically spoken out about the chances of another Iron Man film saying, “I’m sure we’ll ride that thing. You’ve got to surf that all the way into shore.

“I think I was at the forefront of something that was coming into being, and I think it has carried me as much as I have informed it,” he continues. “That’s the healthy way to look at it. It’s so easy to become inflated by the successes, but what they really are are long, strong trends. It’s just another wave.”

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