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(LA Times)   Some mechanic has signed on for The Avengers 2... and The Avengers 3?   (herocomplex.latimes.com) divider line 49
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2013-06-20 03:04:05 PM  
YAAAAAAAAAAAAY!
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2013-06-20 03:27:11 PM  
Awesome.  I love what they've been doing with Iron Man.  RDJ is a perfect Tony Stark.  Perfect.
 
2013-06-20 03:49:31 PM  

Honest Bender: Awesome.  I love what they've been doing with Iron Man.  RDJ is a perfect Tony Stark.  Perfect.


Let's just be honest here: RDJ IS Tony Stark.

They could competently replace every single actor/actress on there, except him.
 
2013-06-20 04:39:01 PM  
I wish they would get somebody other than Joss Whedon to direct.
 
2013-06-20 04:43:59 PM  
All together now:

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2013-06-20 04:45:54 PM  

RexTalionis: I wish they would get somebody other than Joss Whedon to direct.


The execs at Warner Brothers would disagree after seeing the battleship full of money "The Avengers" made.

/also sees them silently weeping in the background
//they're also muttering "If only we would've said 'YES' to his Wonder Woman movie..."
 
2013-06-20 04:46:14 PM  
What could po$$ibly be the hi$ motivation for thi$?
 
2013-06-20 04:46:27 PM  
It's a shame that they squandered Sam Rockwell in Iron Man 2. I'd pay full price to watch an hour and a half of nothing more than he and RDJ bantering with each other.
 
2013-06-20 04:48:33 PM  

kronicfeld: It's a shame that they squandered Sam Rockwell in Iron Man 2. I'd pay full price to watch an hour and a half of nothing more than he and RDJ bantering with each other.


What about an hour and a half of him bantering with himself?

/and kevin spacey technically
 
2013-06-20 04:49:04 PM  
i39.tinypic.com
 
2013-06-20 04:51:46 PM  

Rwa2play: RexTalionis: I wish they would get somebody other than Joss Whedon to direct.

The execs at Warner Brothers would disagree after seeing the battleship full of money "The Avengers" made.

/also sees them silently weeping in the background
//they're also muttering "If only we would've said 'YES' to his Wonder Woman movie..."


I guess I'm one of the few that doesn't see how Whedon would have directed this movie any better than any other B-list or C-list director.

And I call shenanigans on anyone's regrets Wonder Woman movie business.  It would have turned out just as good as Elektra did, and it would take a far better writer/director than Whedon to elevate the material.
 
2013-06-20 04:55:14 PM  

bulok: What could po$$ibly be the hi$ motivation for thi$?


I'd be curious to see how much he'll score. His Avengers contract deal was amazing, he may be worth more than the state of Vermont by the time this all ends.
 
2013-06-20 04:56:30 PM  
"We fit each other pretty snug"

How cool would it be if RDJ gay married Tony Stark!!
 
2013-06-20 04:57:23 PM  

Six_By_Nine: Rwa2play: RexTalionis: I wish they would get somebody other than Joss Whedon to direct.

The execs at Warner Brothers would disagree after seeing the battleship full of money "The Avengers" made.

/also sees them silently weeping in the background
//they're also muttering "If only we would've said 'YES' to his Wonder Woman movie..."

I guess I'm one of the few that doesn't see how Whedon would have directed this movie any better than any other B-list or C-list director.

And I call shenanigans on anyone's regrets Wonder Woman movie business.  It would have turned out just as good as Elektra did, and it would take a far better writer/director than Whedon to elevate the material.


You mean the same Joss Whedon that always has strong female characters in his series?  That Joss Whedon?

Also:  considering that DC/WB's are all about having franchises that print their own money, highly doubt it.
 
2013-06-20 04:59:06 PM  

TheManofPA: bulok: What could po$$ibly be the hi$ motivation for thi$?

I'd be curious to see how much he'll score. His Avengers contract deal was amazing, he may be worth more than the state of Vermont by the time this all ends.


I imagine it's going to be the same for him. Some sources were saying he was fighting for more pay for the OTHER cast members and would only sign back on if Marvel did so.

Sounds like they upped the pay for the other actors.
 
2013-06-20 05:08:53 PM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: kronicfeld: It's a shame that they squandered Sam Rockwell in Iron Man 2. I'd pay full price to watch an hour and a half of nothing more than he and RDJ bantering with each other.

What about an hour and a half of him bantering with himself?

/and kevin spacey technically


That's a good movie
 
2013-06-20 05:10:23 PM  

RexTalionis: I wish they would get somebody other than Joss Whedon to direct.


Well, you can wish in one hand and poop in the other... and you'll still be wrong.
 
2013-06-20 05:13:35 PM  

Rwa2play: RexTalionis: I wish they would get somebody other than Joss Whedon to direct.

The execs at Warner Brothers would disagree after seeing the battleship full of money "The Avengers" made.

/also sees them silently weeping in the background
//they're also muttering "If only we would've said 'YES' to his Wonder Woman movie..."


Whedon himself said his WW script wasn't good.
 
2013-06-20 05:14:07 PM  
Does that mean no more iron man films? I liked those better. But this will do as well.
 
2013-06-20 05:15:37 PM  
I read 'mechanic' in the headline as 'mariachi' and thought 'wow, that's an interesting direction they're taking the franchise...
 
2013-06-20 05:30:17 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: I read 'mechanic' in the headline as 'mariachi' and thought 'wow, that's an interesting direction they're taking the franchise...


Quick, someone photoshop a jaunty sombrero on Iron Man!
 
2013-06-20 05:35:07 PM  
Which makes me think of Antonio Banderas as The Mexican Iron Man, with Danny Trejo as his side-kick and mechanic, Machete.
 
2013-06-20 05:43:10 PM  

Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: Which makes me think of Antonio Banderas as The Mexican Iron Man, with Danny Trejo as his side-kick and mechanic, Machete.


Written and directed by Guillermo del Toro
 
2013-06-20 05:50:25 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: Which makes me think of Antonio Banderas as The Mexican Iron Man, with Danny Trejo as his side-kick and mechanic, Machete.

Written and directed by Guillermo del Toro


Spy kids 6?
 
2013-06-20 05:50:38 PM  
I thought this was gonna be about Kaylee for some reason... Still, I guess the Dude was right: Tony Stark still has one last golden egg to give.
 
2013-06-20 05:50:52 PM  
Awesome!

I'm of mixed opinion for Avengers 3, however. RDJ is *the* man to play the role,  but he's 48 now, and 50 when the Avengers 2 comes out. I'm unsure of how long he can play the role, and not have it be unfeasible, or even just tired (for the audience, if not just RDJ. See Tommy Lee Jones in MIB3).

I also hope they don't over expose him like I feel Depps character is in the PotC franchise. I like Depp, and his character, but the novelty has waned imho. (I had a bit of a similar feeling to Iron Man 3, although I suspect that might be because I was coming off of the Avengers where he had a whole team to off-set his... persona.)

Anywho, glad to see he's still willing to embrace the role!
 
2013-06-20 06:18:15 PM  

ThreadSinger: Awesome!

I'm of mixed opinion for Avengers 3, however. RDJ is *the* man to play the role,  but he's 48 now, and 50 when the Avengers 2 comes out. I'm unsure of how long he can play the role, and not have it be unfeasible, or even just tired (for the audience, if not just RDJ. See Tommy Lee Jones in MIB3).


TLJ is in his mid-to-late 60s and looked craggy 20 years ago. RDJ'll be fine.
 
2013-06-20 06:35:07 PM  

TheManofPA: bulok: What could po$$ibly be the hi$ motivation for thi$?

I'd be curious to see how much he'll score. His Avengers contract deal was amazing, he may be worth more than the state of Vermont by the time this all ends.


He gets a percentage of opening-day box office revenues at least for The Avengers, possibly for anything with Iron Man in it. That percentage has been reported between 5 and 7 percent. That means, yes, he made over $50M just from The Avengers. So yeah, there's going to be as much RDJ/Iron Man as Marvel wants, so long as they can stomach that deal.
 
2013-06-20 06:54:45 PM  
Do I have to do all the work around here?

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/I have an RDJ problem
//and no shame
 
2013-06-20 07:06:36 PM  

ThreadSinger: I'm unsure of how long he can play the role


But wouldn't it make sense for the actors to age exactly as the characters that they're portraying would also age?
That is, in real-life, the movies will come out every ~1-2 years I guess. In a comic-book universe, I'd have to think epic showdowns with major evil villians (epic-enough to support this next movie) can't really happen more frequently than that, right?
So, let him age.
Note I am no an expert on the comic book canon...

/but lord give me strength if RDJ delivers the Danny Glover "I'm getting too old for this shiat" in avengers 3! ;^)
 
2013-06-20 07:07:20 PM  

ThreadSinger: Awesome!

I'm of mixed opinion for Avengers 3, however. RDJ is *the* man to play the role,  but he's 48 now, and 50 when the Avengers 2 comes out. I'm unsure of how long he can play the role, and not have it be unfeasible, or even just tired (for the audience, if not just RDJ. See Tommy Lee Jones in MIB3).

I also hope they don't over expose him like I feel Depps character is in the PotC franchise. I like Depp, and his character, but the novelty has waned imho. (I had a bit of a similar feeling to Iron Man 3, although I suspect that might be because I was coming off of the Avengers where he had a whole team to off-set his... persona.)

Anywho, glad to see he's still willing to embrace the role!


I really don't see much of a problem because Tony Stark relies more on machine than pure physical prowess like Spider-man or Thor. Like in IM3 he sent the suits remotely and he could do it well into his 80's and 90's as long as the tech evolves.
 
2013-06-20 07:12:32 PM  

Ringshadow: Do I have to do all the work around here?

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/I have an RDJ problem
//and no shame


He works clean shaven as well.
 
2013-06-20 07:15:39 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Some sources were saying he was fighting for more pay for the OTHER cast members and would only sign back on if Marvel did so.


I can see him doing that. He seems like a pretty stand-up guy.
 
2013-06-20 07:19:06 PM  

Ringshadow: Do I have to do all the work around here?

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/I have an RDJ problem
//and no shame


He looks like he is about to cry.
 
2013-06-20 07:24:09 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: Ringshadow: Do I have to do all the work around here?

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/I have an RDJ problem
//and no shame

He works clean shaven as well.


Well, I'm done for the night.
 
2013-06-20 07:26:01 PM  
TuteTibiImperes:
He works clean shaven as well.

StoPPeRmobile:
He looks like he is about to cry.

Those are all from raiding my Tumblr favorites folder.

Just because, here's a young RDJ from Back to School.

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2013-06-20 07:41:22 PM  

Rwa2play: Six_By_Nine: Rwa2play: RexTalionis: I wish they would get somebody other than Joss Whedon to direct.

The execs at Warner Brothers would disagree after seeing the battleship full of money "The Avengers" made.

/also sees them silently weeping in the background
//they're also muttering "If only we would've said 'YES' to his Wonder Woman movie..."

I guess I'm one of the few that doesn't see how Whedon would have directed this movie any better than any other B-list or C-list director.

And I call shenanigans on anyone's regrets Wonder Woman movie business.  It would have turned out just as good as Elektra did, and it would take a far better writer/director than Whedon to elevate the material.

You mean the same Joss Whedon that always has strong female characters in his series?  That Joss Whedon?

Also:  considering that DC/WB's are all about having franchises that print their own money, highly doubt it.


You know, I'm pretty tired of the whole "strong female character" thing that's supposed to shut down any argument.

Big deal.  Plenty of other writers have been writing "strong female characters" for a farkload longer than Whedon, and I'm not convinced he's nearly as feminist as the fandom portrays he is.

I'm really tired of Whedon being the go-to guy for women in sci-fi fantasy, when first came Xena, Emma Peel, and Ripley, and in print, Jim Butcher has done a whole lot better than Whedon EVER has when it's come to female characterizations.

And just because comic book movies make money, there is no guarantee that any given one will be successful.  That's probably why Black Widow needed to be introduced in an Iron Man movie.  The character DOES have the kind of history that could lend itself to a decent movie, but that doesn't mean writers would write a decent story or anyone would care.
 
2013-06-20 07:46:48 PM  

Ringshadow: TuteTibiImperes:
He works clean shaven as well.

StoPPeRmobile:
He looks like he is about to cry.

Those are all from raiding my Tumblr favorites folder.

Just because, here's a young RDJ from Back to School.

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Mmmmmm, Dax.
 
2013-06-20 08:58:38 PM  

Six_By_Nine: Rwa2play: Six_By_Nine: Rwa2play: RexTalionis: I wish they would get somebody other than Joss Whedon to direct.

The execs at Warner Brothers would disagree after seeing the battleship full of money "The Avengers" made.

/also sees them silently weeping in the background
//they're also muttering "If only we would've said 'YES' to his Wonder Woman movie..."

I guess I'm one of the few that doesn't see how Whedon would have directed this movie any better than any other B-list or C-list director.

And I call shenanigans on anyone's regrets Wonder Woman movie business.  It would have turned out just as good as Elektra did, and it would take a far better writer/director than Whedon to elevate the material.

You mean the same Joss Whedon that always has strong female characters in his series?  That Joss Whedon?

Also:  considering that DC/WB's are all about having franchises that print their own money, highly doubt it.

You know, I'm pretty tired of the whole "strong female character" thing that's supposed to shut down any argument.

Big deal.  Plenty of other writers have been writing "strong female characters" for a farkload longer than Whedon, and I'm not convinced he's nearly as feminist as the fandom portrays he is.


And?  I'm just making the point that Whedon does it well.

I'm really tired of Whedon being the go-to guy for women in sci-fi fantasy, when first came Xena, Emma Peel, and Ripley, and in print, Jim Butcher has done a whole lot better than Whedon EVER has when it's come to female characterizations.

Really? Name someone else in recent times that has done it? I'm intrigued.

And just because comic book movies make money, there is no guarantee that any given one will be successful.

Of course, that's a given with just about any movie, comic book-inspired or not.

That's probably why Black Widow needed to be introduced in an Iron Man movie.  The character DOES have the kind of history that could lend itself to a decent movie, but that doesn't mean writers would write a decent story or anyone would care.

Again, true.
 
2013-06-20 08:59:19 PM  

RevMercutio: Rwa2play: RexTalionis: I wish they would get somebody other than Joss Whedon to direct.

The execs at Warner Brothers would disagree after seeing the battleship full of money "The Avengers" made.

/also sees them silently weeping in the background
//they're also muttering "If only we would've said 'YES' to his Wonder Woman movie..."

Whedon himself said his WW script wasn't good.


Considering what DC's released in the past few years, I'd rather see it for myself.
 
2013-06-20 10:45:57 PM  
Screw Wonder Woman, we need a Deadpool movie.
 
2013-06-20 10:49:16 PM  

I Like Bread: Screw Wonder Woman, we need a Deadpool movie.


While I would gladly screw Wonder Woman, I really don't think we need a Deadpool movie.
 
2013-06-20 10:58:55 PM  

Ringshadow: Do I have to do all the work around here?

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/I have an RDJ problem
//and no shame


You call this a problem?  I see nothing wrong here.  Nothing at all.  Carry on.

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2013-06-20 11:02:31 PM  

Sweet Chin Music: I thought this was gonna be about Kaylee for some reason... Still, I guess the Dude was right: Tony Stark still has one last golden egg to give.


I would kill to see Jewel Staite play a mechanic again.
 
2013-06-20 11:08:05 PM  
So he's an istj?

Also, what do u mean by you ppl?
 
2013-06-21 03:19:15 AM  
Could we have Joss Whedon do Storm Front, the Dresden novel as a movie?

What would that look like?
 
2013-06-21 08:30:53 AM  

Six_By_Nine: Big deal.  Plenty of other writers have been writing "strong female characters" for a farkload longer than Whedon, and I'm not convinced he's nearly as feminist as the fandom portrays he is.


http://whedonesque.com/comments/13271
 
2013-06-21 08:57:22 AM  
I am very pleased with this bit of news.
 
2013-06-21 01:57:38 PM  

Blathering Idjut: Six_By_Nine: Big deal.  Plenty of other writers have been writing "strong female characters" for a farkload longer than Whedon, and I'm not convinced he's nearly as feminist as the fandom portrays he is.

http://whedonesque.com/comments/13271


I stopped at "womb envy".
 
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