Captain America - The Falcon Movie Poster 0
By now we are sure most have seen the trailers that are out there for the Winter Soldier. The new chapter of the Captain America franchise by Marvel Studios. You have seen them hinting at the possible demise of Nick Fury. You have also seen the role that Robert Redford will be playing and we are certain you have your suspicions of who he will turn out to be, right? We have also seen the appearance of Bucky with his metal arm and know this is what happened to him when he fell to what we thought was his death from the train in the last Captain America movie. The bigger question is who is Falcon and will he be portrayed in the movie as a better side kick than the Iron Patriot was in Iron Man. Let us know what you think about how the Falcon will play out in Captain America The Winter Soldier. Hope to see you at the movies!
Has Marvel Lost Its Marbles? 0
Can we talk for a minute about the RDJ/Marvel dispute? There are rumors flying around that RDJ might not return to reprise his role as Iron Man in the next installment of the film due to contract differences. Really? Is there any debate here? Can anyone else step into RDJ's shoes? It's not likely.
But it is likely that Marvel (now owned by Disney) will take the Iron Man franchise as far as possible. Disney reps have been quoted as stating that the company is seeking to push Iron Man to Harry Potter proportions. In short: Disney isn't going to stop producing Iron Man films with or without RDJ.
It's amazing to think that Disney purchased Marvel for $4 billion, and the Iron Man franchise alone has already grossed $3 billion including 'The Avengers' - which might not include any of the former cast if Disney keeps haggling over contracts (we wrote about this yesterday here).
Analysts estimate that Disney could lose around 9% of its total earnings if RDJ walks away. That’s a lot of money when you’re talking billions. Does Disney have any real negotiating power here?
Here's a Marvel/Disney wake up call: Iron Man cannot exist without RDJ! RDJ is Tony Stark. The part was practically made for him.
Has Marvel lost its marbles? Maybe; or, maybe Marvel is willing to take the risk. Just look at the number of James Bonds we’ve gone through in the past. Is RDJ replaceable?
Comments? Thoughts? Can you really see someone else playing the part of Tony Stark? Heck, can you see someone else stepping into Pepper Pott's shoes (heels)?