I’ve added two new film stills from Iron Man 3 to the gallery, both featuring Robert Downey Jr as Tony Stark (sans Iron Man suit). In the first, he’s pictured with Rhodey (played by Don Cheadle); the second shows a very beat up looking Tony, which you can view close-up as the still is wonderfully HQ.
Another year, another Academy Awards that Robert Downey Jr attends. This time, on February 24th, he was reunited with four cast mates from the hugely successful, The Avengers. With Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, and Samuel L. Jackson by his side, Robert helped present two awards: Best Cinematography and Best Visual Effects (unfortunately, their film lost the latter, which it was nominated for). There doesn’t seem to be a video of the award presentation online – it was full of playful snark and banter – but there are a bunch of show, backstage, and press room pics from the Oscars now in the gallery.
On February 22nd, Robert Downey Jr attended the 50th Annual ICG Publicists Awards. He was in attendance to honor producer Kevin Feige (of Marvel fame) with the Motion Picture Showman of the Year award. You can find more information on the event courtesy of Variety.
Last night (February 15th), Robert Downey Jr attended the 4th Annual Experience, Strength, and Hope Awards looking like he’d found the fountain of youth. The Writers In Treatment event, held in LA, rewards writers who have written about addiction and recovery. Robert was there to honor Duran Duran’s John Taylor with an award this year for his memoir; they were accompanied by other honored guests, Buzz Aldrin and Ed Begley Jr.
According to Digital Spy, Robert Downey Jr has acquired the film rights to a “Black Mirror” episode. Presumably, he’ll be expanding the episode “The Entire History of You” for his production company, Team Downey, with further information to come on casting. Check out some details below.
Robert Downey Jr has bought the film rights to an episode of Charlie Brooker’s “Black Mirror.” The Iron Man star will adapt Jesse Armstrong’s script “The Entire History of You” for the big screen. Downey Jr is said to have beaten off competition from George Clooney to acquire the rights.
The original “Entire History of You” aired on Channel 4 in December 2011 and was set in a near-future world in which everyone has a memory chip implanted in their head. The chip allowed the user to re-watch moments from their past, leading to dark consequences.
A new teaser trailer for the upcoming Iron Man 3 was released during yesterday’s Super Bowl game. The short promo showed Robert Downey Jr as a heroic Iron Man, rescuing people after being ejected from a plane. At the end, audiences were encouraged to go online to see an “extended” version, which you can see by clicking SHOW. I won’t spoil that treat for you, but be sure to check it out to see a fun clip featuring Tony Stark.
Robert Downey Jr had been attached to Inherent Vice, to be directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, for quite a while. As of today, however, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that Robert ultimately passed on the project; Joaquin Phoenix is now in talks to join the film. Details below:
Joaquin Phoenix is in talks to reteam with Paul Thomas Anderson for Inherent Vice, an adaptation of the 2009 Thomas Pynchon novel.
Anderson wrote the screenplay based on the novel, which is set in 1969-70 Los Angeles and centers on a pot-smoking detective on a kidnapping case. The book featured a slew of characters with quirky, original names — from Shasta Fay Hepworth and Riggs Warbling to Japonica Fenway and Adrian Prussia.
Anderson has been working on Vice for a few years. The project once had Robert Downey Jr. interested, but he ultimately passed.