marvel studios logoHappy Friday Towelites!! Time to round up all the latest news and rumors from Marvel Studios’ Phase 2!

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We are a short 3 months away from the start of Phase 2! In a recent interview with Nuts UK, Robert Downey Jr had a few quotes regarding Iron Man 3:

Returning as Iron Man:

“I’ve always said that while I’m physically able, I want to do all my own stunts in the movies that I make. I want the audience to sit there, thinking, ‘was he really stupid enough to attempt that?’ I actually hurt my ankle in a stunt and filming was shut down for a few days.”

On director Shane Black:

I think Shane’s gone for a dark feel in this movie. It’s a lot grittier and goes back to its comic-book roots. It’s shaped into a really special movie – and Shane as been instrument in that.” 

On Sir Ben Kingsley:

“I always think there’s something more terrifying about a villain who’s a genius, as opposed to just relying on strength or ability. We all know what a fantastic actor Ben Kingsley is, and he pulls off the evil genius with real terrifying results.”

What he would do if he really owned the suit:

“You know, you guys are probably looking for a really cool answer, but I live in Malibu and traffic getting into LA can be crazy. I’d use it just to fly straight into the city for a meeting or dinner.”

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Eddie Redmayne (Les Miserables) auditioned for both Starlord, Guardians of the Galaxy and Harry Osborne, Amazing Spider-Man 2, he obviously did not get the latter role but he did have some insight into both auditions and comic book movies:

starlord-guradians-of-the-galaxy-marvel“I’ll tell you what’s interesting about it, is first it’s very flattering, but I don’t know it’s a bit like someone said in this interview earlier, “Did you know all the people you were auditioning against?” And I’m one of those people, I just quite like to keep my head down and put one foot in front of the other because I get affected by noise and the feeling of it. So I try not to look into that. And sometimes it’s true and sometime it’s not. It’s very flattering and I feel very privileged for the moments that are true, but I try not to look at it.I go and see those films and the ones are good I absolutely love, and the ones that aren’t I don’t so much. But having seen things like Andrew and Emma’s performance in Spider-Man, you know it’s often that the scale of the pieces can make an audience think that there’s so much going on that you sort of forget that there are brilliant things being done by the actors in the middle of it. And same thing with The Avengers. And so you do go in from an actor’s point of view scrutinizing that. And I think through The Dark Knight Rises and all these other films there’s is a weightiness that is being given to these pieces now that, for me, is so much more extraordinary than when they felt more light.”

VIA: Collider

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“There’s been enormous progress. We are trundling along, I can’t share much. And by much I mean anything. I can say that “S.H.I.E.L.D” came together in a very organic way. And part of my taking “Avengers 2” was that I’d have the opportunity to work in the Marvel universe. I didn’t exactly know I’d be running a TV show five minutes later. Yeah, but it’s something I really believe in. Although, “Avengers” is the top of my list of exciting new things, “S.H.I.E.L.D.” is really talking to me.” “You know, [The Avengers’ success] is lovely. I like a big round number. For years I’ve only said, “Look, trust me and I will make you money.” I have respect for the business, for the fact that these people have made a great investment in me. But sometimes people make a great investment in you, and still not give you that trust. And then you can’t, and then they cancel “Firefly.” [laughs] And then for them to give me that much trust, and that much support, and for it to work for them and me and the audience — for it to tap something because clearly it’s greater than some of its parts.” “You know, it’s not a perfect film, but it seems to have tapped into a need, and that’s more exciting then — making a perfect little jewel. It’s just hitting somebody in the gut, in a nice way. Kissing them in the gut? No, that sounds awful. But I have to say, there is not a number that can make me feel the way I felt during the screening of this, of “Much Ado,” when the audience all got on their feet at the end. And I’m not saying I might have shed a tear, it’s probably something I ate.”

VIA: ComicBookMovie

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