Archive for Jon Favreau

News: Joss Whedon Returns For The Avengers 2!

Posted in Movies, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 7, 2012 by Bjorn Grainger

There’s some fantastic news for those of us who enjoyed The Avengers – Director Joss Whedon has signed up to write and direct the inevitable follow-up! Announced at a Disney Investors Conference, Whedon will also have some involvement in ABC’s live-action TV series based within the Marvel movie universe. Continue reading

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News: Marvel Panel At San Diego Comic Con Announces “Phase Two” – Iron Man 3, Thor 2, Captain America 2, Guardians Of The Galaxy, And Ant-Man

Posted in Movies, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 17, 2012 by Bjorn Grainger

Marvel Studios showed no sign of slowing their pace after the massive success of The AvengersQuite the opposite, in fact. No, Marvel used their panel at San Diego Comic Con to announce they were beginning “Phase Two” of their film strategy, and boy is it a biggie! Let’s talk the big boys first. Continue reading

News: More Iron Man 3 Casting News and Potential Thor 2 Big Bad

Posted in Movies, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 26, 2012 by Bjorn Grainger

Well, yes, of course that would happen. As soon as I write a round up of Marvel movie news, a truckload of casting info is revealed for Iron Man 3 and a familiar face enters talks for the role of big bad in Thor 2. Let’s get to it… Continue reading

News: Iron Man 3 Casting News

Posted in Movies, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 12, 2012 by Bjorn Grainger

With The Avengers doing stupendous business at the box office it’s easy to forget that Iron Man 3 is due to start filming in North Carolina and China in a few short weeks with Shane Black at the helm, taking over from Jon Favreau. Robert Downey Jr. will once again don the armour and Gwyneth Paltrow is due to return as Pepper Potts, but who else will be joining them? Find out after the break… Continue reading

Review: The Avengers (Avengers Assemble)

Posted in Movie Review, Movies with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 1, 2012 by Bjorn Grainger

The seed was sewn back in 2008 with Jon Favreau’s Iron Man. Samuel L. Jackson’s cameo appearance as Nick Fury at the end of the film. The Avenger Initiative, he said. The very mention sent a quiver of excitement down the spines of every comic book loving geek the world over. Would Marvel Studios really bring all their heroes (licensing willing) together in one movie? Could they? Four years and four films laying the groundwork (The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor, and Captain America: The First Avenger), and we arrive at the big moment – The Avengers. And my gosh, are we ready for it.

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