Avengers co-stars Robert Downey, Jr. and Chris Evans turned real-life superheroes on Monday (23May16) when they joined forces to make a dying fan's dream come true.
The dynamic duo was joined by Gwyneth Paltrow, who earlier this month (May16) learned of Ryan Wilcox's health battle with leukaemia via a social media campaign on Instagram.com - and his dying wish to meet his favourite stars.
In an effort to make his dream come true, Gwyneth called on Robert and Chris to join her for a trip to Ryan's native San Diego, California, offering up her services as a chauffeur for the road trip from Los Angeles.
On Monday (23May16), Gwyneth posted a photo of her superhero pals walking towards her on an airport tarmac on Instagram, adding the caption, "Let's do this #RyanStrong".
Continue reading: Avengers Assemble To Meet Dying Fan
Actor Jeremy Renner enjoys confusing people by looking like he wants to kill them one minute and is the friendliest guy in the world the next.
The 45-year-old star can't help looking irritated a lot of the time, as his face is naturally moody. He's grown to love this about himself, as he is sure it's one of the reasons why he has become so successful.
"This is the face I was born with but I think actually it’s why I have a career,” he told luxurylondon.co.uk.
"When I smile I can come across as the most friendly guy you’d want to meet, and when I don’t smile people think I want to kill them. It keeps people confused. It makes me hard to read, gives me a face for drama. I built my life around it. I like it."
Continue reading: Jeremy Renner Proud Of Fearsome Face
Captain America will be joined by Iron Man, Black Widow, Hawkeye and a whole host of others in 'Captain America: Civil War'.
Marvel has announced the cast of Captain America: Civil War and it looks like pretty much everyone from the Avengers world will return alongside Chris Evans as Steve Rogers. The news was announced by Marvel on Thursday (7th May).
Chris Evans' Captain America will lead the Avengers team in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War.
Continue reading: 'Captain America: Civil War': Marvel Announces Cast & Plot Synopsis
Jill Nicolini - A variety of stars were snapped as the Cinema Society & Audi hosted a special screening of Marvel's latest movie 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' The screening was held at the SVA Theater in New York City, New York, United States - Tuesday 28th April 2015
Jerremy Renner - A variety of stars were snapped as the Cinema Society & Audi hosted a special screening of Marvel's latest movie 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' The screening was held at the SVA Theater in New York City, New York, United States - Wednesday 29th April 2015
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
Kelli Berglund. - Shots of a host of stars as they attended the premiere of Marvel's "Avengers: Age Of Ultron" which was held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California, United States - Tuesday 14th April 2015
Elba, who played Heimdall in the franchise, and Hiddleston, who portrayed supervillain Loki, are heading back to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
In an interview with the U.K.'s Seven magazine, Elba admitted he will be making an appearance in the Avengers sequel, saying, "I'm in Avengers. And I'm doing a scene with Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston..."
Continue reading: Idris Elba Reveals Avengers: Age Of Ultron Cameo
Landing the role of Iron Man has turned out to be as lucrative for Robert Downey Jr. as winning a national lottery. According to Forbes magazine, Downey became the highest-paid actor over the past 12 months, thanks to his back-end receipts for last year's The Avengers and this year's Iron Man 3. Together, those films netted Downey some $75 million and also made him the most in-demand actor in Hollywood. Every studio in town would love to cast him, and now they'll pay big bucks for the privilege, Forbes contributor Dorothy Pomerantz commented. Downey replaced Tom Cruise at the top of the list, whose earnings slid from $75 million a year ago to $35 million in the period from June 2012 to June 2013, putting him eighth on the current list. Somewhat surprisingly, Channing Tatum became the second-highest-earning actor, according to Forbes, not so much because of his appearances in the big-budget box-office duds such as White House Down, This Is the End, and G.I. Joe: Retaliation but because he invested his own money in the relatively low-budget Magic Mike, which earned $167 million worldwide. Tatum brought home $60 million for the year. Not far behind in third place was Hugh Jackman with $55 million. He appeared in Les Miserables, which grossed $437.7 million, and was the voice of the Easter Bunny in Rise of the Guardians, which took in $303.7 million. Fourth on the list was Mark Wahlberg with $52 million, thanks mostly to the success of the raunchy comedy hit Ted, which earned $549 million worldwide. Wahlberg also appeared in two washouts this year, Pain and Gain ($49.7 million) and Broken City ($19.7 million). Rounding out the top five was Dwayne the Rock Johnson with $46 million, thanks to starring roles in Fast and Furious 6 ($704.3 million worldwide) and G.I. Joe: Retaliation ($371.9 million).
Can Avengers 2 go ahead without Robert Downey Jr?
Iron Man himself Robert Downey Jr is yet to sign on to appear in Avengers 2, it has emerged. Contractual negotiations between Marvel and the actor have been complicated by the fact that the third movie in the Iron Man franchise became the fifth highest grossing movie in history, just $100 million short of The Avengers.
Pretty much everyone - including Marvel - assumed Downey would be turning in for work on Avengers 2 given the huge success of the first film, though nothing has been signed. In conversation with the Daily Beast, director Joss Whedon made it clear he would not begin production on the sequel without his leading man, saying, "He is Iron Man. He is Iron Man in the way that Sean Connery was James Bond. I have no intention of making Avengers 2 without him, nor do I think I'll be called upon to do that," he said, unequivocally adding, "I don't think it's in my interest, Marvel's interest, or his interest, and I think everything will be fine. But I know that this is Hollywood and you roll with things. You have to be ready for the unexpected. But I loved working with Robert, and everybody knows he embodied that role in a way no one else can."
Of course both Whedon and Downey Jr would make an ABSOLUTE FORTUNE from Avengers 2, though the actor's standing as (probably) the most bankable star in the world right now is muddying a deal. Nevertheless, Whedon remained upbeat, saying, "I think everything will be fine."
Of the $198.4 million that Iron Man 3 raked in during its overseas opening, $7.1 million came from 113 IMAX theaters, IMAX said on Monday. That broke down to around $63,000 per IMAX screen and was ahead of last year's The Avengers, which also featured Robert Downey Jr. in the Iron Man role. The film is due to open on Wednesday in China and on Friday in North America. The performance of Marvel Entertainment properties in IMAX has been nothing short of sensational and Iron Man 3 has just raised the bar another notch, said Greg Foster, chairman and president of IMAX Entertainment. We congratulate Marvel and filmmaker Shane Black for creating yet another film that so clearly resonates with IMAX audiences around the world.
Director Joss Whedon has promised there will be a big twist in the 'Avengers Assemble' sequel and that fans will not be disappointed with the follow-up to the hugely successful superhero ensemble movie.
The director will be in charge of the follow-up to the hugely successful superhero ensemble movie and while he refuses to give away plotlines, he says fans won't be disappointed.
He said: ''The creation of the team is not the happy ending. It is the beginning of something that is complex and difficult, and now I get to dig a little deeper. And maybe, while I'm digging, just twist that knife. And that's exciting for me.''
Continue reading: Joss Whedon Promises Avengers Twist
Gwyneth Paltrow says she is getting ''too old'' to reprise her role of Virginia ''Pepper'' Potts in the 'Avengers' franchise.
The 39-year-old actress appeared as Virginia ''Pepper'' Potts in the first two 'Iron Man' movies and reprised her role in 'Avengers Assemble', but she has distanced herself from the possibility of portraying the character again in the sequel to this year's Marvel action film.
When asked if she will return to the franchise, the blonde beauty - who is due to return for the third 'Iron Man' next year - told E!: ''I don't know. I'm getting old for this s**t, you know what I mean?''
Continue reading: Gwyneth Paltrow 'Too Old' For Avengers Assemble Sequel