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    With production only a few weeks away, the cast is firming up for director Shane Black’s Iron Man 3. Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, and Don Cheadle are all set to return for the third installment of the Iron Man franchise, with Sir Ben Kingsley, Guy Pearce, and Rebecca Hall rounding out the newcomers of the cast. Now one more Marvel newbie has been added in a particularly interesting role, as Variety reports that James Badge Dale (The Pacific) has joined the cast as Eric Savin aka Coldblood.
    The production working title is "Caged Heat"

    Coldblood is a cyborg. Who has been a long term enemy of Ironman.

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    Eric Savin was converted into the cyborg Coldblood-7 by Dr. Gina Dyson and other Project: Ultra-Tech surgeons following designs by Mako. This gave him superhuman strength, speed, stamina, and durability, and enhanced sensory systems. Coldblood also has the ability to interface with virtually any computer system, and, by mentally entering "cyberspace," to communicate with such systems. He has a wetware-grafted computer grafted to his organic brain, a plasti-steel-reinforced skeleton, an artificial heart, synthetic hemoglobin, and artificial right eye, and artificial limbs. The right half of his face is an armored cybernetic implant. The organic portion of Coldblood's body still requires food, drink, oxygen and sleep. His in-built computer requires a recharge of electricity every twelve months of active service. The portion of Coldblood's organic brain that controls personal memories was removed during surgery that made him into a cyborg.


    Coldblood wears body armor and uses conventional firearms, including a .357 automatic gun implanted in his artificial left hand. Mako and Project: Ultra-Tech also specially designed a high speed automobile for him, with built-in guns, which can be remote controlled by a device in Coldblood's left wrist.


    Coldblood is an excellent hand-to-hand combatant, highly trained in commando fighting, and is a superb marksman with conventional firearms.

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    ColdBlood??? WTF is that???

    Where is IronMans arch enemy "The Mandarin"




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    Speaking of Iron Man, RDJ is looking at about a $50 million payday for The Avengers.....

    Robert Downey Jr. may pocket Marvel-ous $50M for 'Avengers'

    Marvel’s "The Avengers" is a global box-office sensation, but among studio executives, it’s being hailed as much as a triumph of smart dealmaking. After all, the famously frugal Marvel managed to corral six hot stars into one film without breaking the bank. But Robert Downey Jr., 47, seems to be the lone exception to Marvel’s strict cost controls.

    According to multiple knowledgeable sources, Iron Man/Tony Stark is set for a highflying payday of about $50 million once box-office bonuses and backend compensation are factored in. (Two sources claim the number could go higher than $50 million once the ultimate box-office haul of "Avengers" is known, but another cautions that it could be years before the final number is known.) While on par with the upper echelon of franchise movie stars, that number blows away his superhero co-stars, all of whom will make a small fraction of Downey’s total, even as "Avengers" has a shot at topping the final "Harry Potter" film’s $1.32 billion global haul.

    Why the difference? When Marvel’s "Iron Man" grossed a surprising $585 million worldwide in 2008, Downey’s reps at CAA and the Hansen Jacobson law firm renegotiated a deal to include what multiple sources say is a slice of Marvel’s revenue from future movies in which he plays Iron Man (one source puts it in the 5 percent to 7 percent range; another source disputes the percentage. Marvel and Downey’s reps declined comment).

    As Marvel launched other hero pics that would lead up to "Avengers," the studio struck hard bargains. Two sources say Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo all signed on for small upfront fees and ultimately will make about $2 million to $3 million on "Avengers" with bonuses. Samuel L. Jackson and Scarlett Johansson, who signed deals to pop up in several Marvel movies, are said to be making about twice that for "Avengers" with bonuses.

    "Avengers" has become a global Goliath, passing the $1 billion milestone in just 19 days. If it passes the $1.32 billion of 2011's "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2," "Avengers" would become the third-highest-grossing film of all time, behind only James Cameron's double-whammy of "Avatar" ($2.8 billion) and "Titanic" ($2.2 billion, including grosses from the recent re-release). The Marvel film is distributed by Disney, which purchased the independent studio in 2009 for $4.3 billion. While Downey’s pay might seem high, it's not unheard of for stars with backend to collect super-rich paydays when their films become global smashes. Johnny Depp is said to have made at least $250 million from the four "Pirates of the Caribbean" movies, and Forbes reported that director Michael Bay took home $80 million from the first "Transformers." (He likely made more than that for the sequels.)

    At those rates, Downey almost seems cheap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zathras View Post
    Speaking of Iron Man, RDJ is looking at about a $50 million payday for The Avengers.....



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    And OWS will be at his doorstep demanding that he "spread the wealth". Well, probably now. Funny how Hollywood is left completely alone even though the cast of The Avengers make more money off of that one picture than the CEO's they hate would make in 10 years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NJCardFan View Post
    And OWS will be at his doorstep demanding that he "spread the wealth". Well, probably now. Funny how Hollywood is left completely alone even though the cast of The Avengers make more money off of that one picture than the CEO's they hate would make in 10 years.
    Downey might actually get protested, since he's something of a conservative. But I've often suggested that Hollywood stars who lament income inequity should divide up their paychecks among the rest of the cast and crew in the interest of "fairness". I have also suggested that since there's a right to legal counsel in our justice system, that all legal services should be provided by a single payer, i.e., the government, with all fees determined by a board made up of non-lawyers, who would be more objective about the fair rates for payment. Funny how the lawyers that I know didn't like that idea...

    Getting back to Iron Man, Whiplash was never that important to the Iron Man canon, so I wondered why he was used in the second movie, when they just as easily could have made him the Crimson Dynamo, who was a much more iconic villain.

    If they are going to do a Thanos story arc in Avengers, I wonder if they will bring the Kree-Skrull War into it. The Chitauri were the Ultimates version of the Skrulls, after all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Odysseus View Post
    Getting back to Iron Man, Whiplash was never that important to the Iron Man canon, so I wondered why he was used in the second movie, when they just as easily could have made him the Crimson Dynamo, who was a much more iconic villain.

    If they are going to do a Thanos story arc in Avengers, I wonder if they will bring the Kree-Skrull War into it. The Chitauri were the Ultimates version of the Skrulls, after all.
    I think they went with Whiplash more then Crimson Dynamo because C.D. would have looked too much like the hulking mechine Ironman fought in the first movie. Whiplash gave them that option of some thing different.

    On the Kree-Shrull thing. Part of what I read on the Avengers why the Skrull were not used in that movie was because of licencing problems with Disney/Marvel. So went the other way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Odysseus View Post
    Downey might actually get protested, since he's something of a conservative. But I've often suggested that Hollywood stars who lament income inequity should divide up their paychecks among the rest of the cast and crew in the interest of "fairness". I have also suggested that since there's a right to legal counsel in our justice system, that all legal services should be provided by a single payer, i.e., the government, with all fees determined by a board made up of non-lawyers, who would be more objective about the fair rates for payment. Funny how the lawyers that I know didn't like that idea...
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    I expect ALL liberals will get behind this. I mean, them being so ideologically pure and all. Waht say you resident liberals???
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    Quote Originally Posted by SarasotaRepub View Post
    ColdBlood??? WTF is that???

    Where is IronMans arch enemy "The Mandarin"




    That's who Ben Kingsley is going to be playing. Coldblood will probably be muscle.
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