ROBERT DOWNEY JR. HINTS HE'D BE OPEN TO IRON MAN 4
Robert Downey Jr. has discussed the possibility of returning to his infamous armour for a fourth installment in the Iron Man franchise, admitting he's pretty torn about it.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Downey Jr. seemed to suggest nothing's set in stone, despite previous claims that he may be getting too old for the gig.
“It’s down to Kevin [Feige, Marvel Studios president] and Ike [Perlmutter, CEO of Marvel Entertainment] and Disney to come to us with what the proposal is, and that’s on us to agree or disagree,” Downey said. “When things are going great, there’s a lot of agreement.
"Right now, this has just been swell, hasn’t it?” he continued, in reference to the upcoming Avengers: The Age of Ultron. “This has been a really good one and it feels good and we’re having a good time.
“It’s that thing of: Why give up the belt when it feels like you can barely get jabbed?” he apparently said, before adding, “Most people are saying that right when they get knocked out. The future is, as usual, uncertain."
There's been a wealth of discussion and casting woes around the future of The Avengers for some time, with Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth and Scarlett Johansson all reportedly arguing with Marvel over fees for the second movie at various times in production.
Seeing as the Iron Man star is officially the highest-paid actor in Hollywood, if Disney and Marvel do want to lure him back for another stand-alone film, you can bet it's going to cost them.
Robert News: Robert Downey Jr. è di nuovo la star più ricca di Hollywood
Robert Downey Jr. è di nuovo la star più ricca di Hollywood
Fra il giugno del 2013 e il giugno del 2014 c’è un nome che svetta a Hollywood nella lista delle star che hanno guadagnato di più.
E’ quello di Robert Downey Jr.. “Tony Stark” stando a quanto riportato da Forbes, ha guadagnato una cifra pari a 75 milioni di dollari. Per il secondo anno consecutivo, Downey Jr. si riconferma al vertice dei Re Mida della capitale del cinema.
In seconda posizione troviamo Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Anche senza cinecomic all’attivo i suoi guadagni ammontano a 52 milioni di dollari.
Sul gradino più basso del podio Bradley Cooper che, grazie a un mix di pellicole popolari come il terzo Una Notte da Leoni e di progetti dal respiro maggiormente indie anche se di notevole successo commerciale come American Hustle, ha messo in banca circa 46 milioni.
Al quarto posto Leonardo DiCaprio (39 milioni); di poco distaccato un altro Avenger, Chris Hemsworth, con 37 milioni di $.
Robert News: Meet the new boss in Marvel's 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'
This week's cover: Meet the new boss in Marvel's 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'
If you’re part of a group that has already saved the world nine times, eventually you can’t help but wonder: Isn’t it somebody else’s turn?
Unfortunately, that kind of thinking directly leads to the latest global threat in Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Entertainment Weekly‘s Comic-Con 2014 preview gives you an exclusive First Look at the big, bad robot causing all the grief in next summer’s superhero team-up.
The good guys are tired, S.H.I.E.L.D. has been destroyed, and there’s no one else for the planet to turn to when menace looms on the horizon. Everyone wants a break—and that’s exactly how they’re about to be broken. There’s no abdicating heroism.
“What you said about abdication is apt, but I think it’s also about recognizing limitations,” Robert Downey Jr. says. “The downside of self-sacrifice is that if you make it back, you’ve been out there on the spit and you’ve been turned a couple times and you feel a little burned and traumatized.”
For better or worse (trust us, it’s worse), his Tony Stark has devised a plan that won’t require him to put on the Iron Man suit anymore, and should allow Captain America, Thor, Black Widow, Hawkeye, and the Hulk to get some much needed R&R as well. His solution is Ultron, self-aware, self-teaching, artificial intelligence designed to help assess threats, and direct Stark’s Iron Legion of drones to battle evildoers instead.
The only problem? Ultron (played by James Spader through performance-capture technology) lacks the human touch, and his superior intellect quickly determines that life on Earth would go a lot smoother if he just got rid of Public Enemy No. 1: Human beings. “Ultron sees the big picture and he goes, ‘Okay, we need radical change, which will be violent and appalling, in order to make everything better’; he’s not just going ‘Muhaha, soon I’ll rule!’” Whedon says, rubbing his hands together.
“He’s on a mission,” the filmmaker adds, and smiles thinly. “He wants to save us.”
The hard part about battling Ultron, as the cover image suggests, is that he’s not just a robot—he’s a program, capable of uploading himself and disappearing not into the clouds but the Cloud. And he has a bad habit of rebuilding himself into stronger and more fearsome physical forms.
The cover story runs through a pivotal early scene in the movie that I witnessed on set, and explains where some of the new characters (Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver, The Vision) fall on the good-guy/bad-guy spectrum. It also reveals exactly how Marvel Studios is retooling the origin story for Ultron, who first appeared in the comic books in 1968.
Elsewhere in the Comic-Con issue, beloved poster artist Drew Struzan discusses some of his most memorable work on franchises like Star Wars and Indiana Jones; the cast and crew of The Terminator recall their work on the sci-fi classic in time for its 30th anniversary; the YouTube sensation known as Stampylonghead steps out of the video game Minecraft long enough to discuss his growing kids-entertainment empire; and we offer sneak peeks at a bunch of Comic-Con-bound projects in movies, TV, games, and comics (including exclusive images from The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies, Mad Max: Fury Road, and Gotham).
For more on The Avengers: Age of Ultron and the rest of our Comic-Con preview, pick up a copy of this week’s Entertainment Weekly, on stands Friday.
Wimbledon: Bradley Cooper, Suki Waterhouse, Jude Law Bear Grylls and Anna Wintour in Royal Box
A host of famous faces from the world of film, sport and fashion will watch the Wimbledon men’s semi-finals from the Royal Box.
US actor Bradley Cooper is due to sit in the exclusive Centre Court enclosure with his model girlfriend Suki Waterhouse.
Actor Jude Law, golfer Jack Nicklaus, former Irish rugby union captain Brian O’Driscoll and adventurer Bear Grylls are also set to enjoy the best view of the world’s most famous tennis lawn, while the strict dress code for players will be under close scrutiny by American Vogue editor Anna Wintour.
They will witness the old guard of tennis attempt to stall the rise of a new generation in the men’s game.
Milos Raonic and Grigor Dimitrov, both 23, are through to the last four for the first time at a grand slam.
Raonic faces seven-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer, while Andy Murray’s conqueror Dimitrov meets top seed Novak Djokovic.
Eugenie Bouchard, who will compete in tomorrow’s ladies’ final against Petra Kvitova, has made a light-hearted plea for shamed pop star Justin Bieber to be invited to the Royal Box for her match.
She has previously named her fellow Canadian as her dream date, and now wants him to cheer her on in the biggest match of her career so far.
When it was suggested that he might not be allowed in given his recent misdemeanours, she said: ”They really wouldn’t allow him in the Royal Box if he came?
”I feel like he would manage to get himself in there somehow.”
Bouchard, 20, joked that she hoped he had noticed her success.
”I’m putting in so much hard work, you know. I want to see this hard work rewarded,” she said.
”You know, he’s kind of been in trouble recently, so I’m not associated with that at the moment. But, you know, if he cleans up his image...”
It may be unlikely that Bieber will be in the Royal Box, but bookmaker William Hill offer odds of 10/1 that he is in the players’ box for the final and 100/1 that the pair get engaged before the end of 2018.
It was a warm and bright start to the day at the All England Club as the Met Office predicted temperatures could reach 28C (82F).
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