Avengers 2 News, Rumors, Etc. Pictures until release...

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  1. Samurai8472

    Samurai8472 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Well that was fast

    http://www.superherohype.com/news/articles/176753-future-marvel-studios-projects-revealed


    Send the trucks of money
     
  2. RoJoHen

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    Would Marvel be okay with ending the Iron Man franchise if RDJ continued showing up in the Avengers movies?
     
  3. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

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    No, they'll want both.
     
  4. Samurai8472

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    Agreed. Just watch Iron Man 5 be Charlie Sheen or someone cheaper.
     
  5. Dream

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    Every time RDJ asks for more money to appear in a sequel, the people at Marvel Studios die a little inside! :devil: :lol:
     
  6. Gaith

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    Yes, but being the last of the Earthbound mains to appear means that the movie only really gets going, or "basically starts", when he shows up. Jarod may have misremembered a bit, but he warn't wrong. ;)


    I'm surprised Hemsworth isn't already contracted for Avengers 2; he's only done three movies so far, and IIRC they signed Evans to six movies at about the same time.
     
  7. Samurai8472

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    Robert Downey Jr even said that he might be considered a "Strategic cost"



    That sounds so Tony Stark LOL


    I can just imagine Marvel executives pulling their hair out. He has them in a frenzy

    Executives- He said yes?!? Can we even afford him?!

    Executive 2- I don't know!

    *jumps out of a window*
     
  8. Nerys Myk

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    IRON MAN 4-Starring Don Cheadle as Rhodey Rhodes. Hey it worked in the comics for a while. ;)
     
  9. JarodRussell

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    Isn't it pretty rare to pay someone that much up front? I thought they all get back end deals, taking home the gross profits.
     
  10. Shazam!

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    James Franco is my genuine pick.
     
  11. Captaindemotion

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    I'm assuming that this deal was signed the same time as the deal with Terrance Howard, which Marvel - then somewhat inexperienced as a studio and at signing such deals - later realised was unduly generous to the actor.

    They tried to get Howard to agree to a reduced fee for IM2 but he understandably refused. When he did, he was replaced by Don Cheadle. Of course, RDJ is much more indispensable than Howard was, which is why they can't just replace him with Rob Lowe/Charlie Sheen/Emilio Estevez etc.
     
  12. FPAlpha

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    I don't get studio thinking.

    Pay your top franchise star big bucks and have anything between a guaranteed profitable to insanely successful movie or risk everything by getting a cheaper replacement and hope for the best.

    Marvel got very lucky they chose RDJ (though he was always a blast to watch pre Iron Man) and jumpstarted his career again so why mess with the formula?

    Yes.. 50 million sounds like a lot but if it gets you an additional 200-300 million i'd call that a good deal.
     
  13. Captaindemotion

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    The thing is, though, by and large in most big franchise movies, the lead actor is ultimately replacable. Be it Sean Connery as James Bond, Toby Maguire as Spider-man, Michael Keaton as Batman, William Shatner as Captain Kirk or Ed Norton as the Hulk, the character is generally bigger than the actor.

    There's no doubt that RDJ brought a hell of a lot to Tony Stark and Iron Man and he will be a hard act to follow. But equally, I can see Marvel thinking 'Well, he's getting on a bit, we'll have to replace him eventually anyway, why pay him another $50m for Avengers, which is bound to be a dead cert hit anyway?'

    Indeed, if Marvel did want to replace RDJ (or at least balked at his salary), an Avengers film would seem to be the perfect time to do it, rather than Iron Man 4. No better time to introduce a new actor than among the ensemble, rather than have him carry the whole IM franchise on his shoulders. Even if people don't particularly warm to this new Tony Stark, they'll still have the other characters to watch. And, of course, if he or she proves a success, then they're all set to star in IM4.
     
  14. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

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    That's how much RDJ makes after his back end participation rolls in. It's not all, or even mostly, upfront pay.
     
  15. Aldo

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    Not sure how reliable this is, but this showed up on my facebook news feed:

    Read more: here.

    I hope Chris Hemsworth isn't replaced. He was one of the best things about Thor.
     
  16. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

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    They're just repeating what they read in the Deadline Hollywood story.

    Joss Whedon put this out in response to one of the claims in the Deadline piece:

    However, Nikki Finke didn't actually say he stands to make $100 million for The Avengers 2 alone. She said the following:

     
  17. Gaith

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    I wonder, though, if Hemsworth would've been cast as the Huntsman if Universal didn't know he'd be Thor in several Marvel movies. Also, as I understand it, that movie did much better than anyone expected, so he probably got a higher payday in the gross returns than the suits had expected.

    And, now that he's such a huge star, other studios hoping to land him for various movies have to up their offers considerably, so it's not as though he won't clean up at some point.
     
  18. superdeluxe

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    Has Joss found his Scarlet Witch?
    http://www.superherohype.com/news/a...els-direction-for-scarlet-witch-a-quicksilver

    Oh and Black Panther?

    elmayimbe ‏@elmayimbe 45m I have in my possession a grid that shows THE BLACK PANTHER is shooting next year. Getting confirmation. Me thinks AVENGERS 2 cameo 1st. RT
     
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  20. Nerys Myk

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    Irish and British aren't the same thing. And Ronan doesn't have to play characters that match her ethnic/national background. Neither Ian McKellen nor Michael Fassbender are European Jews, yet both played Magneto, who is.
     

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