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Olivia Wilde addresses the possibility of playing Captain Marvel in the upcoming film and discusses female superheroes.
Olivia Wilde, in a recent interview, praised the Marvel Cinematic Universe but also suggested that the female superheroes in their films could be portrayed with a little more complexity. Wilde was responding to a fan’s suggestion on Twitter that she and her Meadowland director, Reed Morano, take up the helm on a Captain Marvel film.
Olivia Wilde at the premiere of Meadowland at the Hamptons International Film Festival in October 2015.
Forbes’ lists detailing the earnings of the highest paid male and female actors in the world show how wide the gender pay gap in the film industry is, with the top 10 male actors making 119% more than their female counterparts.
Jennifer Lawrence has been named as the highest paid female actor in the world in Forbes’ 2015 list. Lawrence made $52 million over the past year, pre-tax and fees. Whilst Lawrence’s grand fortune is certainly something to be marvelled at, the list and its counterpart for male actors show the extent of the gender pay gap in Hollywood.
Jennifer Lawrence has been named the world's highest paid female actor.
Continue reading: Top 10 Highest Paid Male Actors Make 119% More Than Top 10 Female Actors
Andrew Garfield, the actor who played Spiderman in two recent movies, is looking forward to seeing Tom Holland step into the role.
Andrew Garfield is pleased he’s no longer portraying Spiderman. The 31-year-old actor finally responded to the news of the casting of Tom Holland as Spiderman in the upcoming reboot of the Sony Spiderman films and in Captain America: Civil War. Garfield says he’s pleased Holland will be taking over the role he played in two Amazing Spiderman films.
Andrew Garfield at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Annual Grants Banquet in Los Angeles in August 2015.
Continue reading: Andrew Garfield “Excited” To See Tom Holland In The Role Of Spiderman
It really pays to be 'Iron Man' for Robert Downey Jr.
The Avengers and Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr. has topped Forbes list of the world's highest paid actors for the third year in a row, taking home a massive $80million last year. The star’s ranking was said to have be greatly helped by the Chinese box office, where Downey’s latest offering The Avengers: Age of Ultron grossed $240 million.
Robert Downey Jr has been named the world’s highest paid actor by Forbes magazine.
In the number two spot was Hong Kong born action star Jackie Chan, who raked in an impressive $50 million thanks to the release of Dragon Blade. Following Chan at number three was another somewhat surprising entrant, Vin Diesel, whose role in mega-hit Furious 7 saw him take home $47 million.
Continue reading: Robert Downey Jr Tops Forbes Highest Paid Actors List Again
This weekend's box office were predictable, but still disappointing.
This weekend at the box office – things went exactly as predicted, in that Avengers maintained its top spot, making bank with another $77.2 million, making it the film with the second highest sophomore weekend gross of all time. It surpassed the second weekend of Fox’s Avatar ($75.6 million) but fell behind predecessor Marvel’s The Avengers ($103.1 million).
Despite receiving favourable reviews, Hot Pursuit didn't do too well at the box office.
Directed by Joss Whedon, Age of Ultron follows superheroes Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Captain America (Chris Evans), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) as they battle the new villain of the franchise, technological ultra baddie Ultron (James Spader). Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson also star in the film as twins Wanda and Pietro Maximoff, aka (this isn’t a spoiler, they were in the trailer) Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver.
The 'Sherlock' and 'The Hobbit' actor has signed up to join the Marvel universe.
Having already comprehensively nailed the art of portraying literary characters on the small and big screens, British actor Martin Freeman has set his sights on the world of comic books with the announcement that he has been added to the cast of Captain America: Civil War.
The 43 year old actor has gained worldwide recognition for his extremely popular depiction of Dr John Watson in the BBC’s newest adaptation of ‘Sherlock’ alongside Benedict Cumberbatch, and for his role as Bilbo Baggins in ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy. Now, he’s entering the Marvel universe, according to the part-Disney-owned Marvel studios on Tuesday.
Martin Freeman has joined the cast of 'Captain America: Civil War'
Continue reading: Martin Freeman Joins Cast Of Marvel's 'Captain America: Civil War'
The 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' star stormed out an interview with Channel 4's Krishnan Guru-Murthy last week over personal questions, and broke his silence about the incident for the first time on Tuesday.
Robert Downey Jr. has spoken for the first time about the interview walk-out with Channel 4’s Krishnan Guru-Murthy last week, calling the British presenter a “bottom-feeding muckracker”.
The highest paid actor in Hollywood in 2014 was speaking on American radio host Howard Stern’s show on Tuesday, about the incident in which he stormed out of an interview promoting his new movie Avengers: Age of Ultron when the line of questioning became personal halfway through.
Robert Downey Jr. spoke about THAT interview walk-out
Continue reading: Robert Downey Jr. Breaks Silence Over Interview Walk Out
How will this affect the movie's profits, if at all?
While Avengers: Age of Ultron is expected to be an easy success for Marvel, it's not all sunshine and roses for the upcoming release. According to The Hollywood Reporter, theatres in 193 German towns are boycotting the film and will not be screening it on release day.
Many German viewers might not be given access to the new Avengers movie. How bad is this for Disney?
The reason? Deutsche Welle cites Disney's raised rental fees for the movie, with a total of 686 screens - not enough to make a considerable dent in Disney's profits from the film, it is still a bold statement on the part of cinema owners. Cinema owners told DW that they were taken aback when Disney announced it was upping the fee from 47.7 to 53 percent of ticket sales. Additionally, Disney is cutting its advertising spend and will not provide advances for 3D glasses.
Avengers holds its world premiere in London, as CinemaCon brings out the big names in Vegas. Arnie premieres his new movie in New York, while Jodie Foster films Money Monster on the city's streets. And big new teasers arrive for Star Wars, Fantastic Four and Batman v Superman...
Marvel's Avengers were out in force in London this week for the world premiere of the sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron. Walking the black carpet were stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Paul Bettany and writer-director Joss Whedon.
More: View the full set of pictures from The Avengers: Age of Ultron - UK film premiere here
Downey also gave a video interview, and later made the news when he walked out of a chat with a Channel 4 journalist who blatantly ignored instructions not to grill the actors about their personal lives. Click here to watch a rather more positive interview with Robert Downey Jr.
Unless you're James Cameron, it's hard to imagine that your movie is going to end up in the top three highest grossing films of all time. The cast of 'The Avengers' certainly didn't.
With 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron' set for release in parts of the world this week, Robert Downey Jr. took some time to talk about his role as Tony Stark/Iron Man - the character who started the whole Marvel Cinematic Universe back in 2008. But, as it turns out, when the cast got together in 2012 to film the first 'Avengers' movie, none of them really knew just how big it would turn out to be.
Robert Downey Jr. in 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron'
"I don't think any of us really expected how huge the first one would be, so it can almost intimidate you a bit because you're like, 'Oh, well we were just kinda hoping it would work out', and now there's this expectation to deliver". Presumably they weren't expecting the film to become the third highest grossing movie of all time (behind 'Avatar' and 'Titanic') with 1,518,594,910 USD worldwide in 2012.
Marvel fans will love the action mayhem in this Avengers sequel, but everyone else will vividly feel the fatigue that has descended over this franchise. After the bright spark of originality in last summer's Guardians of the Galaxy, we're back to the same tired formula involving terrific actors battling for screen time in between gratuitous, brutal action sequences that are so digitally animated that they're technically cartoons.
The film opens in the middle of the action as Captain America (Chris Evans) leads Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye (Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner) to recapture an Asgardian sceptre. Tony then discovers that the sceptre could be useful for Ultron, his artificial intelligence project to create a global peacekeeping force. But this goes badly wrong as Ultron (James Spader) springs to life and decides instead to obliterate humanity to make space for his population of smart machines. So the team races from America to Africa, Korea and Eastern Europe, facing off against Ultron and his super-powered twin cohorts Pietro and Wanda (Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen), who of course defect to the Avengers. They also get help from a human-computer entity called The Vision (Paul Bettany).
Yes, there are a lot of characters in this film, and writer-director Joss Whedon is exceptionally good at giving each of them something to do, both dramatically and in the thick of the action. These brief moments of humour and emotional depth are what make the movie enjoyable, giving the solid actors some meaty material to play with.
Continue reading: Avengers: Age Of Ultron Review
Robert Downey Jr walked out of an interview with Kristin Guru-Murphy.
You've probably seen it by now - Robert Downey Jr storming out of an interview with Channel 4's Kristin-Guru Murphy after the line of questioning turned quite sharply from Avengers: Age of Ultron to the actor's previous dalliances with drugs and jail.
Robert Downey Jr stormed out of an interview with Kristin-Guru Murphy
Guru-Murphy first asked the actor to explain a past quote he gave to the New York Times in which he said: "I have a really interesting political point of view, and it's not always something I say too loud at dinner tables here. But you can't go from a $2,000-a-night suite at La Mirage to a penitentiary and really understand it and come out a liberal."
Continue reading: Was Kristin Guru-Murphy Right To Question Downey Jr On Drugs?
The 'Iron Man' actor was talking about his new movie 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' with Channel 4's Krishnan Guru-Murthy.
Robert Downey Jr. abruptly ended and walked out of an interview on Wednesday after a line of personal questioning.
The 50 year old actor was speaking to Channel 4’s Krishnan Guru-Murthy about his new film Avengers: The Age of Ultron when he shut the whole thing down, saying “It’s getting a little Diane Sawyer in here,” referencing the famous news anchor.
The interview seemed to be going very well, with Guru-Murthy asking questions the character of ‘Iron Man’, the qualities that Downey has brought to the role, and whether he was a fan of comic book heroes and superheroes as a youngster.
Continue reading: Robert Downey Jr. Storms Out Of Interview After Personal Questions
Ahead of the release of 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron', Robert Downey Jr. took some time to discuss his character Tony Stark, and what to look out for in the upcoming movie. He spent some time discussing where his character was at the beginning of the film, and what he takes his time to do over the course of the film, as well as explaining the dynamic between the cast and the director, Joss Whedon. Downey Jr. also took some time to explain how the cast had never envisioned how successful the first film would be, and how the second was such a difficult job for them, with all the added audience expectations.
Continue reading: Robert Downey Jr. - Avengers: Age of Ultron Video Interview
MTV Movie Awards bring out the stars, as does the Avengers 2 premiere in Los Angeles. Matthias Schoenaerts is accompanied by costars Kate Winslet and Carey Mulligan at two London premieres. And we get further glimpses of a Western with Michael Fassbender, the next Terminator action romp and Paul Rudd as a tiny superhero in Ant-Man...
The MTV Movie Awards caught the headlines this week, not for their offbeat winners but for the usual antics of the stars who were in attendance. Those on hand to walk the blue carpet included multiple winner Shailene Woodley as well as Jennifer Lopez, Scarlett Johansson, Hailee Steinfeld, Rebel Wilson, Miles Teller, Mark Ruffalo, Michael B. Jordan, Cara Delevingne and Nat Wolff.
Actually, all of the Marvel Avengers were at the awards, then reassembled two nights later for the Los Angeles premiere of Avengers: Age of Ultron, which opens next week. This time the carpet was red, and attendees included Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, Paul Rudd and Paul Bettany.
‘The Avengers’ assembled on Monday night for the premiere of the latest instalment of the comic book franchise.
The stars of The Avengers: Age Of Ultron were out in force on Monday night, at the film’s world premiere, held in Los Angeles at the Dolby Theatre. Stars such as Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson walked the red carpet, greeted by hundreds of screaming fans who lined the streets of Hollywood Boulevard.
Iron Man Robert Downey Jr. at the Avengers: Age Of Ultron premiere
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Captain America star Chris Evans said, "Without the built-in fan base, these movies wouldn't happen. It’s exciting to be a part of something that you know fans are going to see, that they're excited about. It's intimidating, but the truth is Marvel has yet to let me down.”
And here is your weekly Avengers fix, courtesy of RDJ.
The MTV Movie Awards happened last night and there were plenty of memorable moment – but for any Marvel fans, the biggest deal had to be the Avengers: Age of Ultron clip, which premiered during the show – the second, since the trailer, which debuted during March Madness.
RDJ was congratulated by his friends and co-stars on his award.
The ‘Iron Man’ actor offered fans the chance to accompany him to an L.A. premiere, all for a very worthy cause.
Robert Downey Jr. has helped raise over £1 million for a UK children’s hospice by auctioning off a once-in-a-lifetime chance to be the Iron Man star’s date to his next movie premiere. The auction raises funds for Julia’s House, a Dorset based children’s hospice of which Guy Ritchie is a patron.
Robert Downey Jr has helped raise over £1million for the Dorset based charity.
One lucky fan will not only get the chance to join Robert on the red carpet, but will also be flown with a friend to Los Angeles where the actor will then proceed to “awesome the crap out of you.”
The actor delivered a replica 'Iron Man' arm to seven year old Alex, who was born with a partially developed right arm.
The world has just got another reason to love Robert Downey Jr! The Iron Man and Avengers star took some time out to present a little boy with a 3-D printed bionic arm. Seven year old Alex was born with a partially developed right arm, and the artificial limb was manufactured to look exactly like Downey’s superhero character’s red and gold robotic arm.
Downey posted a heart-warming video of their meeting on his Facebook page on Thursday. In it, the actor adopted the charming on-screen persona of Tony Stark / Iron Man and engaged in a Stark-esque conversation with Alex, who was dressed in a bow-tie.
'Iron Man' actor Robert Downey Jr presented 7 year old Alex with a specially-made bionic arm
One lucky winner will win a trip up the red carpet with the movie star in aid of a children's hospice in Wiltshire
Global movie superstar Robert Downey Jr has donated an once-in-a-lifetime raffle prize to help raise money for a new children’s hospice in Wiltshire.
The movie star has given animpressive red carpet pass as a raffle ticket
The Iron Man star has offered one lucky winner the chance to walk down the red carpet with him at the Los Angeles premiere of the latest Avengers instalment, Age of Ultron, before joining the American star for a helicopter ride over the city.
Continue reading: Robert Downey Jr Offers Up Himself For An English Raffle
Robert Downey Jr, Jude Law and Empire Leicester Square - Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law London, England - 'Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows' UK film premiere held at the Empire Leicester Square - Arrivals Thursday 8th December 2011
Robert Downey Jr - Robert Downey Jr and wife Susan Downey Madrid, Spain - Premiere of 'Sherlock Holmes' at Kinepolis cinema Wednesday 13th January 2010
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