by Rebecca Pahle | 5:00 pm, May 9th, 2013
Because teenagerdom is a mess, but some people handle it better than others.
by Rebecca Pahle | 5:00 pm, May 9th, 2013
by Susana Polo | 11:47 am, May 8th, 2013
If you’ve been seeing a lot of news stories lately where Robert Downey, Jr. casually says something to the effect of “I’m not going to be playing Iron Man forever” or “yeah, I’d be interested in seeing who else could be Tony Stark,” it might be informative for you to remember that his contract actually is up to be renegotiated in this post Iron Man 3 era. These seemingly casual remarks are actually the first salvos in the epic game of moneyball that’s about to be played between Downey and Marvel Entertainment over what he’ll be paid to appear in The Avengers 2 and possibly The Avengers 3.
This means that some news outlets are pulling out all their unnamed sources to talk some straight insider talk about the contract negotiations between Downey, all of his Avengers co-stars, and Marvel. So you should take this with a grain of salt, but one of those news outlets is claiming that Marvel is mulling over script ideas for some pretty exciting secondary characters.READ MORE
by Jill Pantozzi | 5:45 pm, May 6th, 2013
I almost left Robert Downey Jr.’s name out of the title because it’s possible he would do something like this for real. But this is a parody. A very well-executed parody. You may remember Wesley Freitas’ work from his Big Trouble in Little China/”Gangnam Style” or Dark Knight Rises/”Call Me Maybe” parodies. This time he’s pretending to be Iron Man and singing in the style of Justin Timberlake’s “Suit & Tie.” Enjoy!READ MORE
by Zoe Chevat | 11:00 am, May 6th, 2013
“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.READ MORE
by Rebecca Pahle | 11:30 am, May 5th, 2013
I’m in something of an Iron Man-y mood after having seen Iron Man 3 last night (my review: ASDFGHJKJHGFDS), so this video remix by Mike Relm, made using footage from all three movie and Black Sabbath’s “Iron Man” (natch), really hit the spot. If you haven’t seen it yet (let’s have a moment of silence for Poland, where it’s not released ’til May 9th), the Iron Man 3 footage Relm uses is all from the trailers or previously released promo clips, so there’s nothing too spoilery.
by Susana Polo | 4:40 pm, May 3rd, 2013
Michele of The Suitcase Studio wore this outfit, designed by her husband and stitched by her mother-in-law, to WonderCon in Anaheim last week. I guess the family that cosplays together, stays together.
by Susana Polo | 2:46 pm, April 29th, 2013
For Americans, Iron Man 3, the first installment of Marve’s Phase 2, is still tantalizingly out of reach, close and yet far on the other side of the work week. But for forty two other countries, it opened this weekend. And it opened pretty well.READ MORE
by Jill Pantozzi | 10:16 am, April 25th, 2013
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.READ MORE
by Susana Polo | 4:58 pm, April 23rd, 2013
Don’t be fooled by the regularly scheduled time of Cartoon Network’s DC Nation hour, Teen Titans Go! premieres tonight, at 7:30 EST. Don’t worry, Raven, we here The Mary Sue would never judge a person for watching a show intended for kids. Or whatever it is you’re hiding on that laptop screen. (Comics Alliance)READ MORE
by Rebecca Pahle | 5:00 pm, April 22nd, 2013