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Don Cheadle

Good News Everyone!

Don Cheadle Will Be In The Avengers Sequel, Glory Glory Hallelujah

Last week a rumor circulated that Don Cheadle‘s James Rhodes, aka Rhodey, aka Iron Patriot, aka War Machine, aka the best part of Iron Man 3 (maybe I’m biased by my love of the Cheadlemeister, but it happens, OK?) would be in The Avengers: Age of Ultron. The rumor was particularly unfounded, so we kept it in the back of our The Mary Sue hivemind, hoping that it would come true but not daring to anticipate that The Cheads would put in an appearance lest we face the ultimate disappointment of having yet another Cheadle-less movie come out in 2015. (There are going to be far, far too many of them as it is.)

Turns out we needn’t have worried. The Don of Cheadleville will indeed be in The Avengers sequel. Now it’s your turn, Star Wars. You know what to do.

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Review

Sticking to the Original Blueprints Keeps Iron Man 3 Working

“The world is getting weird,” declares faithful former bodyguard Happy (Jon Favreau) early in the first act of Iron Man 3. He’s not wrong. Everybody’s favorite genius billionare playboy philanthropist is back for a fourth round, facing a changing world, and a changing self. After the invasion of New York, and the start of the Avengers, there’s plenty on the table for Mr. Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) to handle, from terrorists to his mercurial relationship to his own obsessions. Fortunately for us, though, IM3 doesn’t take too steep of a dive into Tony’s demons. It stays at a neat cruising altitude: charming, effusive, with requisite explosions aplenty. Much like the most used and battered of Tony Stark’s suits, Iron Man 3 has some loose pieces that rattle, but it holds together for a fun, familiar ride.

Material under the cut contains arc-reactor-powered SPOILERS. Read at your own discretion.

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Excelsior!

Stars Shine At The Iron Man 3 Red Carpet But Robert Downey Jr. Doesn’t Wear Anything Fun

Last night we posted a livestream of the Iron Man 3 premiere from the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood. Today, Disney has graciously shared some images from the red carpet and after party. I guess I was spoiled by Robert Downey Jr. in lederhosen but I’m a little let down he didn’t wear anything wacky. Take a look at the stars from the film and see who else popped up from the Marvel Universe.

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Excelsior!

New Iron Man 3 Poster Not Nearly as Amusing When Flipped Upside Down

Marvel Entertainment teased a new Rhodey in the “Iron Patriot” suit poster yesterday, and here it is in its… upright glory. Man. At least with Tony’s I could flip it upside down and get a look at his hilarious facial expression. Not so much for this one:

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Fans Do Cool Things

A Trailer For The Captain Planet Movie You Never Knew You Wanted

We’ve seen a ridiculous live-action Captain Planet video from Funny or Die starring Don Cheadle, we’ve also heard about the possiblity of Cartoon Network making an actual Captain Planet movie. This is neither of those things. This is a fan made trailer from Noah Baron, Matt Kohler, and Robert Santiago that gets the band back together, as it were. It’s got action, it’s got romance, it’s even got a maniacal laugh!

(via The High Definite)

Excelsior!

Iron Man 3 Casting News: Jessica Chastain and Guy Pearce Join This Behemoth Marvel Movie

We have some casting announcements for Iron Man 3, and yes, everyone is going to be in this movie. Yup. All of the actors are getting roles in Iron Man 3, and all of the actors who were in the second movie are back for the third one. It is shaping up to be the most partytime awesome crowd in a Marvel movie, ever: because now, Jessica Chastain and Guy Pearce have signed on. Surely there will also be room for Ben Stiller so he can meet his six-movies-per-year quota.

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Oh Hollywood

Sir Ben Kingsley Will Be Playing a Villain in Iron Man 3, But We Don’t Know Which One Yet

In some very groovy news, Marvel has announced that they are chatting up Oscar-winner Sir Ben Kingsley in regards to playing a villain in Iron Man 3. I’ll bet you’re wondering if he’ll be the lead villain! And I’ll bet you’re wondering if that villain is the Mandarin. Well, the answer to both of those is “No.” Kingsley will not be playing the movie’s primary bad guy, nor will he be playing the Mandarin. So, who’s left?

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It's A World of Laughter A World of Tears

A Live Action Captain Planet Movie Concept That I’d Actually Go See

Five human children raised in isolation by the mysterious spirit Gaia now face the responsibility of their ultimate purpose: reaching out to humanity and convincing it to change it’s polluting ways before it’s too late. At the same time, they feel compelled to solve the worst of the man-made natural disasters by summoning a dangerously amoral, nigh omnipotent entity and hoping desperately that he saves more lives than he takes.

Of course, my version isn’t supposed to be funny. It’s like if you threw Animorphs, Watchmen, and The Authority in a bin, shook it up, and looked at what came out.

In other words, this is why Hollywood shouldn’t hire me.

(via Blastr.)