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Iron Man 2 is coming this summer, supposedly on May 7th. If it lives up to the first one, which I re-watched recently, it should be a great, fun movie.

I never really liked Iron Man the character all that much, because Tony Stark is kind of a dick. The movie didn’t shy away from that, which made it cool. It’s still good to see him get put in his place now and then, though.

The above image is by one of my favorite artists, by the way: Amanda Conner.

The Mighty Asgardian

For those who care (and everybody should), principal photography started this week on the THOR movie. It comes out on May 6th of 2011. Other news from the article:

In addition to THOR, Marvel Studios is also scheduled to release a slate of films based on the Marvel characters including IRON MAN 2 on May 7, 2010, THE FIRST AVENGER: CAPTAIN AMERICA on July 22, 2011, and THE AVENGERS on May 4, 2012.

The Man, The Legend

I know when you read that you thought the same thing I did. “What the hell is going on then with the movie to end all movies, Captain friggin’ America?!” Well, I also found out this week that filming for the Captain America movie is supposed to start in June of 2010. Even though they still haven’t found, or announced at least, the guy who is going to play Cap. So it’s more waiting game. I’m nothing if not patient, though.

People far more creative than me have spent their waiting time designing “fan” movie posters. Some are cooler than others. And some are really great. I think this one is a fine piece of work:

Since the movie is apparently going to be an origin story, with the bulk of it taking place during WWII, the opportunities for it to be suitably gritty are high — which I think it needs to be. Cap wasn’t so much a “lone wolf” kind of guy, he was a leader on the battlefield. This is a cool shot here that captures that sentiment:

This is another one that I think is pretty great, Captain America as a paratrooper:

Often when movies come out, the posters will be a series. Presumably the villain will be Cap’s arch-nemesis, that dirty Nazi, The Red Skull. Here is an idea for a poster featuring him:

Finally, these next two are fantastic. The first was one of the first ones I saw. Unfortunately even clicking the image won’t get you a much bigger version. The next is a spin on it someone did that does blow up bigger. This is Captain America with kind of a Saving Private Ryan theme. Awesome.


If Thor and Captain America kick all the ass they should, the AVENGERS movie will be mind blowing. I’m pretty excited about it all.

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