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Terrence Howard Set for Iron Man

Source: Variety

October 10, 2006

Terrence Howard is set to join Robert Downey Jr. in Iron Man, reports Variety.

The Jon Favreau-directed film is the first to be financed through an arrangement that Marvel Studios formed with Merrill Lynch. Paramount Pictures releases the film May 2, 2008.

Howard will play Jim "Rhodey" Rhodes, the confidante of Iron Man's alter ego, Tony Stark. Rhodes, a high ranking military officer and aviator, steers the team that develops the robotic suit that allows the sickly Stark to fly around and battle bad guys.

In the comic, Rhodes' character gets his own armored suit and evolves into an occasionally antagonistic character called War Machine. That development seems likely to be saved for the sequel, though, as Iron Man will battle villain the Mandarin when shooting begins in February in L.A.

"The suit is purely an innovative creation, so this is Marvel meets Tom Clancy technology," Marvel Studios production president Kevin Feige said. "Having the best actors for the key roles allows them to inhabit the hyperkinetic reality of this world."

So no War Machine in the first movie. IMDB also has Terrence Howard in talks to play Diamondback for the Luke Cage movie. I doubt he'll do it now that he has this role though.

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Halle Berry did play both Catwoman and Storm, so Howard could play both characters.

One is DC, and one is Marvel though. Also, one was an abonination, and one wasn't. I think we would have been better off if she didn't do both.

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Most fans, especially younger ones, don't care (or know) about the division between Marvel and DC. They see Berry in X-Men as Storm and in Catwoman as the titular character, and give not a second thought to which company each character belongs to. To them, she's just a superhero. Hell, Snipes was going to play both Blade and Black Panther, but that never came to fruition because BP just can't seem to get off the ground.

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Gwyneth Paltrow will join Robert Downey Jr. and Terrence Howard in Iron Man, the Jon Favreau-directed film that is being financed by Marvel Studios and released by Paramount Pictures on May 2, 2008.

Variety says Paltrow will play Virginia "Pepper" Potts, personal assistant to an industrialist who develops an armored suit to battle bad guys. Production begins in March in Los Angeles.

"These are popcorn films designed for broad audiences, but there are multidimensional characters that have brought us the best luck with actors," Marvel Studios president of production Kevin Feige said.

http://www.superherohype.com/news/ironmannews.php?id=5101

Also a new concept image that is supposedly of the suit is here.

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That suit is pretty loyal to the existing one. Mind you, they could go batshit insane and create a massive manga battlesuit and I'm sure it would conform to one of the 240554 variations we've seen over the years.

Gwyneth Paltrow? Curse of the underperforming boxoffice or "real actress" clout? We shall see.

Re previous discussion, little kids might not care that they are in the same world, but Marvel and DC want their products to be identifiably thiers. They might not acknowlage it, but all the marvel movie world characters exist in the same world. We'll probably see crossovers at some point. Thats why one guy can't play two characters. Except Bruce Campbell.

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The pic isn't there anymore.

<---Sad panda.

Why, why, why do they keeping doing this whole casting thing right (big stars who are also excellent actors)? It's not fair dammit, I want to be pessimistic about this movie!

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From the MySpace of Robert Paris:

Submitting Female For Role In Feature Film "Iron Man" N.Y. L.A.

I am Submitting a female actreess for the following role in the movie "Iron Man"

Female Reporter - Late 20's - 30's. Pretty but tough, she's an intellectual and fast-talking reporter who tries to outwit Tony, only to find herself abit beguiled by his charms. (This is the screen version of the comic book Iron Man)

If interested please send hard copy photos and resumes with contact number to:

Robert Paris

Robert Paris Talent Management

100 Duncan Avenue, Suite 402

Jersey City, N.J. 07306

No Email Submissions will be accepted.

Thanks

Does anyone else find it strange that they are using MySpace for a casting call?

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Marvel Entertainment, Inc. announced today that it has satisfied all funding requirements under the Company's previously announced $525 million non-recourse credit facility and has begun borrowing from the facility to finance its first self-produced and financed feature film, Iron Man.

Holy shit, that's alot of money. It's going to have to be one of the all time best grossing movies just to make it's money back. Seriously, why are they holding that much when it's not going to cost that much to make?

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Marvel Entertainment, Inc. announced today that it has satisfied all funding requirements under the Company's previously announced $525 million non-recourse credit facility and has begun borrowing from the facility to finance its first self-produced and financed feature film, Iron Man.

Holy shit, that's alot of money. It's going to have to be one of the all time best grossing movies just to make it's money back. Seriously, why are they holding that much when it's not going to cost that much to make?

Note the part in bold. This money is for several upcoming projects, not just Iron Man.

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The first pictures from the movie set are online. If you look at the weapon boxes, you'll see the Stark Industries logo.

http://screenrant.com/archives/iron-man-de...photos-626.html

My only problem is that it seems every new superhero/comic book movie takes place(or part of it does) in the desert. Iron Man, Hulk(I understand that one), Ghost Rider, and the Transformers are the ones I can think of right off the bat. What's so damn special about the desert?

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Iron Man's original origin took place in Vietnam, which worked in its day. However, that's out of sync with the current Marvel timeline, so it was recently updated to Operation Desert Storm.

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Is it supposed to look like a bunch of pots and pans thrown together with a welder's mask, or is that just me?

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Is it supposed to look like a bunch of pots and pans thrown together with a welder's mask, or is that just me?

Actually, yes. This is the first one that he had to use what was around him to make.

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Ok. Just checking. I'm not exactly the world's foremost expert on the Iron Man mythos.

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Yeah, it will go from that prototype (which Stark built to save his life) to a gold / refined version of the prototype to the armor we see him in today.

Prototype

ToS39.jpg

Classic

ironman_gold_big.jpg

Red & Gold

Ironman1.jpg

Modern

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Iron Man through the years

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