Avengers: Age of Ultron is headed home this fall, and the second Marvel team-up saga will come loaded with deleted scenes when it arrives on disc and download. But it will be missing another fan-favorite of Marvel’s films – a One-Shot short-film bonus.
Writer-director Joss Whedon found himself killing off many darlings in his script to deliver the movie at a manageable length as it wove together such a large menagerie of superheroes, including newcomers Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), into the clash between Iron Man, Black Widow, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Hawkeye, and the robot monstrosity Ultron.
Although Whedon swears off director’s cuts, saying he prefers to stand by the version released in theaters, he will be sharing a number of never-before-seen sequences that ended up on the cutting room floor, as well as a gag reel, and a handful of behind-the-scenes documentaries.
Among the docs: a story breakdown about the Infinity Gems, the mystical stones that the cosmic villain Thanos is assembling for the two Infinity War movies coming in 2018 and 2019, and a run throughUltron’s assorted real-life global locations.
Avengers: Age of Ultron will be available as a 3-D Blu-ray combo pack, regular Blu-ray disk, DVD, and on-demand on Oct. 2, but those hoping to see it again earlier can find it on Sept. 8 on Digital HD and 3-D, as well as via Marvel’s parent company download service, Disney Anywhere.
As part of the announcement, Marvel provided EW with this clip from the film, but here’s fair warning to those who haven’t seen the movie yet: this clip ventures deep into spoiler turf.
For fans looking for a refresher of one of its most surprising scenes, here you go: Paul Bettany as the synthezoid we know and love as The Vision, reaching for the weapon no one else can lift except the God of Lightning.
Robert Downey Jr. has always had a way with words, and now his production company is developing a film about a presidential race that comes down to three key debates.
Team Downey, which the Iron Man star runs with his producer wife Susan Downey (Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang), is joining forces again with screenwriter Bill Dubuque, who penned the production company’s first movie, last year’s father-son drama The Judge, sources confirm to EW. That movie, which starred Downey as a defense attorney representing his estranged father, Robert Duvall, earned Duvall a supporting-actor Oscar nomination.
The new project will center on a presidential race that turns on three televised debates, and no actors or filmmaker have been hired yet, according to Variety, which first reported the story.
The Oscar-nominated writer and director has been hired to rewrite a live-action take on the story with the hope that he might direct
Paul Thomas Anderson has been announced as the unlikely new writer of Robert Downey Jr’s live-action Pinocchio.
The Oscar-nominated writer and director of There Will Be Blood, and most recently Inherent Vice, will be taking on a script that was previously written by Michael Mitnick, best known for last year’s YA adaptation The Giver. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Downey has also been involved in giving the draft some tweaks for studio Warner Bros.
The Iron Man star is set to play Geppetto in what will be a traditional adaptation of the story, most famously told by Disney in 1940. Roberto Benigni also directed and starred in a 2002 version, panned by critics, and dubbed by a cast including Queen Latifah, David Suchet and Kevin James.
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Calling Robert Downey, Jr., the biggest star in Hollywood today is not much of a stretch, and as such, the man can basically do any project that he wants.
That said, while wasting time at work this week and reading one of those deliciously addictive list-based articles, I encountered an interesting tidbit regarding one future project that he still appears committed to — the Perry Mason series.
While there isn’t much known about Robert Downey, Jr., as Perry Mason just yet, it does appear that if the film comes to fruition, he would star. He’s already one of three producers — the other two being wife Susan Downey and Robert Cort, according to IMDb Pro (subscription required).
The film is marked as “in development” (since 2011), but the latest rumblings happened in late 2014 when Mr. Iron Man gave Reddit an idea of what to expect (via MoviePilot).
Answering a question about Sherlock Holmes 3 (also in development), he had this to say.
“Yes, we have a Sherlock 3 in development. We want it to be the best of the series, so that’s a pretty tall order. Also, Perry Mason is a property I’m looking forward to developing further, going back to the 1931 book series… similarly to what we did with the first 2 Sherlocks, mining the original material for things that are ‘new.’… The Perry Mason project we’re developing is kind of a pre-Chinatown gumshoe thriller with some courtroom stakes, and action sequences.”
If you’ve ever read any of the early novels from author Erle Stanley Gardner, then you know that what Downey, Jr., is planning for Perry Mason is absolutely faithful to the original character as was the Raymond Burr series to a great extent.
(Gardner had full creative control over the show after Hollywood botched the six theatrical features in the 1930s.)
While many would rather see Robert Downey, Jr., suit up in the Iron Man costume for as long as he’s able to walk, Perry Mason is a character seemingly tailor-made to take advantage of the actor’s quick wit and disarming charm. Also, Mason was so good at verbally tying guilty people in knots when they got on the witness stand that it would be fun to see it done through the voice and mannerisms of Tony Stark.
Whether you already knew about the Perry Mason film or not, what are your thoughts about Robert Downey, Jr., in the role? Sound off in the comments section.
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