Iron Man 3 Available Starting September 3, 2013

ALL-NEW “MARVEL ONE-SHOT: AGENT CARTER” FEATURED ON

THIS YEAR’S #1 WORLDWIDE BOX OFFICE HIT

ON 2-DISC BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK

Iron Man 3

MARVEL’S IRON MAN 3

 

Other bonus features include an exclusive look into Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World,” behind-the-scenes featurette “Iron Man 3 Unmasked,” in which the film’s cast and crew offer a crash course in epic movie-making, Marvel-style, and much more!

 

This fall, the highest-grossing movie of the year, Marvel’s “Iron Man 3,” launches on HD Digital 3D and HD Digital September 3, 2013, and on 3-Disc 3D Blu-ray Super Set, 2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack with Digital Copy, 2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, SD Digital and On-Demand platforms September 24, 2013, featuring top-flight bonus features, including the all-new “Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter”. Called “bold” (Reelz), “brilliant” (moviefanatic.com), and “the best ‘Iron Man’ yet” (Access Hollywood), this blockbuster third chapter in the Iron Man series pits the brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against his ultimate enemy, The Mandarin, for the year’s most spectacular action adventure!

Marvel’s “Iron Man 3” has earned a record-breaking $1.2 billion dollars in theaters worldwide, making it the biggest hit in the Iron Man series and the fifth highest grossing feature film of all time. Now, viewers everywhere can experience the action-packed excitement on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Copy, featuring “Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter,” the fourth entry in the fan-favorite “One-Shot” series. Starring Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter of Marvel’s “Captain America: The First Avenger,” “Agent Carter” takes place after the events of “The First Avenger” and offers the latest exciting expansion of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Other bonus features include an exclusive behind-the-scenes look into Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World,” which shows off the spectacular new worlds, unforgettable characters, and pulse-pounding thrills of the upcoming blockbuster movie, and two behind-the-scenes featurettes “Iron Man 3 Unmasked,” in which the film’s cast and crew offer a crash course in epic movie-making, Marvel-style, and “Deconstructing The Scene: Attack On Air Force One,” which allows viewers to jump right into the excitement of creating one of the film’s most memorable action sequences.

Additional extras include a Gag Reel, Deleted & Extended Scenes, and Audio Commentary with Screenwriter Drew Pearce & Screeenwriter/Director Shane Black.

The full range of Marvel’s “Iron Man 3” home entertainment offerings and bonus features are as follows:

 

PACKAGING & BONUS FEATURES:

 

3-Disc 3D Super Set (Blu-ray 3D+Blu-ray+DVD+Digital Copy+Music Download)

Bonus Includes:

·       Marvel One Shot: Agent Carter

·       Exclusive Behind-The-Scenes Look Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World”

·       Marvel’s Iron Man 3 Unmasked

·       Deconstructing The Scene: Attack On Air Force One

·       Gag Reel

·       Deleted/Extended Scenes

·       Audio Commentary With Drew Pearce & Shane Black

·       And more!

2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack with Digital Copy (Blu-ray+DVD+Digital Copy)

Bonus Includes:

·       Same as the 3-Disc 3D Blu-ray Super Set above

2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray+DVD)

Bonus Includes:

·       Same as the 3-Disc 3D Blu-ray Super Set above

1-Disc DVD + Digital Copy

Bonus Includes:

·       Deconstructing The Scene: Attack On Air Force One

·       Exclusive Behind-The-Scenes Look Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World”

High-Definition & Standard Definition Digital

·       Bonus offerings vary per select digital retailers

 

DISC SPECIFICATIONS:

Street Date: September 24, 2013 (Direct Prebook: 7/30; Distrib. Prebook: 8/13)

Digital & On-Demand = please check with your television provider or favorite digital retailer for pricing

Feature Run Time: 130 Minutes

Ratings: U.S.: PG-13 For Sequences Of Intense Sci-Fi Action and Violence Throughout, and Brief Suggestive Content (bonus features not rated)

Aspect Ratio: Blu-ray & DVD = 2.40:1

Audio: Blu-ray 3D & Blu-ray 2D = English 7.1 DTS-HDMA, French-Canadian 7.1 DTS-HDHR, Latin Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, English DVS 2.0 Dolby Digital

DVD = English/Latin Spanish/French Canadian 5.1 Dolby, English DVS 2.0 Dolby Digital

Languages/Subtitles: English, French & Spanish

 

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ABOUT MARVEL’S IRON MAN 3

Synopsis:  Marvel Studios’ “Iron Man 3” pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy’s hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: Does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?

 

Starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale, with Jon Favreau and Ben Kingsley, “Iron Man 3” is directed by Shane Black from a screenplay by Drew Pearce & Shane Black and is based on Marvel’s iconic Super Hero Iron Man, who first appeared on the pages of “Tales of Suspense” (#39) in 1963 and had his solo comic book debut with “The Invincible Iron Man” (#1) in May of 1968.
“Iron Man 3” is presented by Marvel Studios in association with Paramount Pictures and DMG Entertainment. Marvel Studios’ President Kevin Feige is producing and Jon Favreau, Louis D’Esposito, Charles Newirth, Victoria Alonso, Stephen Broussard, Alan Fine, Stan Lee and Dan Mintz are executive producers.
Distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, the film earned the second biggest domestic opening of all time with $174.1M, crossed the $1 billion global box office threshold in 23 days of release, and currently stands as the #5 worldwide release of all time.

 

ABOUT MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT, LLC

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit marvel.com.

 

ABOUT THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS:

For more than 85 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company was built. Today, the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under the following banners: Disney, including Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios; Disneynature; Marvel Studios; and Touchstone Pictures, the banner under which live-action films from DreamWorks Studios are distributed. The Disney Music Group encompasses the Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records labels, as well as Disney Music Publishing. The Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Disney on Broadway, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!

 

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A Spoiler Free Look At Iron Man 3

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As you know from my podcast the Disney Film Project Podcast, that I’m quite a geek when it comes to anything comic books, superheroes, Star Wars, etc. Just 5 short years ago, superhero movies, while popular, were considered by general audiences to be below the bar.  Sufficient in making money for studios, few great successes, and many outright failures.  Then in 2008 everything changed, because the bar was raised when the first Iron Man movie came out.  For many years, even before the movie project was announced, fans had asked for actor Robert Downey Jr. (RDJ) to take on the role of Tony Stark.  Fans saw his own addiction to narcotics and recovery as a strong bond between him and the character whose own past includes an addiction to alcohol.  The industry listened to the fans.  The actor was completely on board.  And the movie was a huge success.

Now, almost 5 years to the day, many people are going to be heading out to their local movie theater to go see the movie Iron Man 3.  It’s hard to think that this may be one of the last times that RDJ might be playing the character though there’s a good chance that he’ll renegotiate his contract as long as the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) continues to be the blockbuster success that it has been.  Which would be good news for fans like myself, the thought of anyone else playing the role is almost painful.

The first Iron Man movie was about how Tony Stark becomes Iron Man, whereas the second one was about the price of having that power, and the mortality of the man inside the armor.  Iron Man 3 carries this theme that is very common in the Iron Man comic books forward quite a bit.  Now Tony Stark isn’t just a guy in a suit of high tech armor doing his own thing, he’s a hero the world over.  He’s a survivor of the “Battle of Manhattan” from The Avengers, he’s had his shawarma, and he’s at a loss of what to do next.

And he wanders through much of this movie in the same way many other victims of war do.  Wrought with regret and anxiety for what he experienced, and how it changes his future.  He can’t sleep, he’s angry, and he’s having anxiety attacks.  And this has been going on for some time.  The only real indication we have about how much time has passed is that at the end of The Avengers, Tony dons his Mark VII (7) armor.  In Iron Man 3 he’s wearing a prototype suit of armor dubbed Mark XLII (42) – making this as little as 6 weeks later.

I’ll be honest, I loved this movie, but as you can see from everything above, I’m a bit biased.  It has a feeling about it that is just the right way to go for what is essentially a downtime piece between Avengers movies more than it is the third part of a trilogy.  It missed the mark for me on exactly one point where I thought to myself that I don’t care how riddled with crazy Tony’s head is, at this point I want to see him do *this* and he didn’t.  But there is just an amazing amount of both heart and humor that will endear people to this character even more than he was before.

It paves the way for some of my MCU predictions like the now ever popular Coulson Lives in a way that is really going to prove more interesting than such a thing was ever depicted in comic books.  But we’re talking about a series of movies that made the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier believable – a movie moment that I’d wanted to see my entire life and literally made me cry tears of joy.  That said, this movie didn’t have a moment like that for me.  But that didn’t lessen it for me – as I said, it’s a downtime piece.  And I very much enjoyed seeing Tony be more than just a man outside the armor, yet still need the armor to be the whole set piece of the character.

Be forewarned, once you see this movie you will realize that you have been played.  I won’t say how or why, but know that this movie does something that I feel that no one could have foreseen or predicted from any of the advertising material (posters, trailers, etc.).  And it’s totally awesome on so many levels.  To the point where I feel it changes movie advertising quite a bit.

As has been the case with all of the previous MCU movies, it’s important for the viewer to stay past the credits for the “bonus scene”.  This one is cute and clever and is more like a “bookend” for the movie as a whole then an “extra moment”.  The end credits are simply amazing.  They will have you leaving Iron Man 3 and wanting to go watch old television shows like Magnum P.I., Charlies Angels, and the original Hawaii Five-0.

Overall every fan of Iron Man will definitely want to rush out to see this movie as planned.  Non-fans may not like it so much, mostly because they’ll be watching for it to be a typical action/adventure movie, which it clearly is not.  If you’re somewhere in between the two, then YMMV (your mileage may vary).

In addition to doing the web design and programming for the On the Go in MCO website, Todd Perlmutter is a host for the Disney Film Project Podcast.  You can join him and his fellow hosts for a Live Review of Iron Man 3 on Thursday, May 9, 2013.

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Spring into Adventures

Spring is in the air. Hopefully the pollen and my allergies will clear up soon and it is heating up and starting to feel like summer here in Florida. I thought I’d take this opportunity to share some of the things I’m most looking forward to over the next couple of months instead of doing that spring cleaning that I probably should be doing. Now that I’ve found out my schedule for the rest of the spring and beginning of summer, I thought I’d start planning some weekend adventures. The parks across the area have some fantastic special events this time of year, and before the kids are out of school it is a great time to get away while the crowds are lower.

Spring in bloom at Epcot's International Flower & Garden Festival
Spring in bloom at Epcot’s International Flower & Garden Festival

At Epcot we are already more than halfway through the International Flower & Garden Festival. I love this event each year and have been attending since 1998! I dearly miss Davy Jones of the Monkees, as his was always my go to concert for the Flower Power Concert Series. The thing I think I am most excited about (aside from the newly added food and beverage kiosks) is that my favorite HGTV celebrity, David Bromstad, is going to be hosting presentations May 17 – 19 and I’m now off that weekend!

Star Wars Weekends
Star Wars Weekends

Another of my favorite things that I will get to do for the third year in a row is Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. This fabulous event has quickly become a must do for me! I still have so many things I haven’t done yet that are on my to do list. I need to get up early enough and get to the park to see the Stormtroopers on top of the entrance to the park above the turnstiles. Also, I really want to get my picture taken with as many of the characters as possible and go to some of the presentations and shows. And then, of course, there is Hyperspace Hoopla, my favorite of all! My apologies to anyone who now has that song stuck in their head (Hoooooooopla, Hyperspace Hoopla…).

Viva la Música
Viva la Música

Busch Gardens and Sea World are playing host to an awesome special event that I got to experience last year for the first time: Viva la Mύsica! This great offering is one that features Latin American food, merchandise, cuture, and of course, music. I got to go just for an hour or so to Busch Gardens after work last year and got to try to some amazing food, but was too late for the concert. This year I was hoping to catch at least one weekend at Busch Gardens and Sea World each. I was so excited when I found out that my favorite salsa band, El Gran Combo, was going to be playing at both parks. I know where I’ll be that weekend!

One of the greatest things about these three events is that they are all included in park admission. Food and beverages of course are extra, but the entertainment and most of the presentations are free of charge with your ticket. These add tremendous value to your vacation or even just a day in the park for us locals.

Water parks are definitely on my list for the next few months. I’ve lived in Florida for almost 20 years and I’ve only been to Typhoon Lagoon for a couple hours and did the lazy river and snorkled with the sharks before the park closed due to weather. This needs to be rectified. I’ve visited Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach for functions, but haven’t done a single water slide. This is a travesty! I also would love to check out some of the other area water parks like Sea World’s Aquatica and Adventure Island in Tampa.

Now we all know that sometimes with the spring come those showers that we need for those pretty flowers. What to do when it isn’t exactly park weather? Why not catch a film? Two movies I am ridiculously excited to see this spring are Marvel’s Iron Man 3 and Disney/Pixar’s Monsters University (visit this site if you haven’t already – it is hilarious!). I am a huge Avengers fan and loved the first Iron Man movie, enjoyed the second one, and adored the Avengers, so I cannot wait to see what they have in store for Tony Stark in this next installment. Monsters Inc was a great, feel good family flick and I think that this will be very entertaining to see some of Mike and Sulley’s adventures before they were best buds.

What are you looking forward to this spring? Did I miss any of your favorite spring special events? Have you been to any of these before? What are some of your favorite things to do in spring when the weather doesn’t cooperate? Hit us up and let us know.

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Marvel Studios Begins Production On Third Installment Of The Blockbuster Franchise “Iron Man”!!!

From the Desk of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures:

 

 

MARVEL STUDIOS BEGINS PRODUCTION ON THIRD INSTALLMENT OF THE BLOCKBUSTER FRANCHISE “IRON MAN”

Marvel’s “Iron Man 3” Commences Principal Photography
In Preparation for May 3, 2013 Film Release

BURBANK, Calif. (June 4, 2012) – Following in the footsteps of the record-breaking Marvel Studios’ release “Marvel’s The Avengers,” production on the highly anticipated film “Iron Man 3,” directed by Shane Black, has commenced production in Wilmington, North Carolina. The production schedule will also include locations in Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina, Miami, Florida and China.

Based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series, first published in 1963, “Iron Man 3” returns Robert Downey Jr. (“Iron Man,” “Marvel’s The Avengers”) as the iconic Super Hero character Tony Stark/Iron Man along with Gwyneth Paltrow (“Iron Man,” “Iron Man 2,”) as Pepper Potts, Don Cheadle (“Iron Man 2”) as James “Rhodey” Rhodes and Jon Favreau (“Iron Man,” “Iron Man 2”) as Happy Hogan. Set for release in the U.S. on May 3, 2013, Marvel’s “Iron Man 3” marks the second feature to be fully owned, marketed and distributed by Disney, which acquired Marvel in 2009.

“Iron Man 3” continues the epic, big-screen adventures of the world’s favorite billionaire inventor/Super Hero, Tony Stark aka “Iron Man.”  Marvel Studios’ President Kevin Feige is producing the film. Executive producers on the project include Jon Favreau, Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Stan Lee, Charles Newirth, Victoria Alonso, Stephen Broussard and Dan Mintz.

The creative production team on the film includes two-time Oscar®-winning director of photography John Toll, ASC (“Braveheart,” “Legends of the Fall”), production designer Bill Brzeski (“The Hangover,” “Due Date”), editors Jeffrey Ford, A.C.E. (“Marvel’s The Avengers,” “Captain America: The First Avenger”) and Peter S. Elliot (“Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer”), and costume designer Louise Frogley (“Quantum of Solace,” “Contagion”).

Marvel Studios most recently produced the critically acclaimed “Marvel’s The Avengers,” which set the all-time, domestic 3-day weekend box office record at $207.4 million. The film, which is currently in release, continues to shatter box office records and is The Walt Disney Studios’ highest-grossing global and domestic release of all time and marks the studios’ fifth film to gross more than $1 billion worldwide.

In the summer of 2011, Marvel successfully launched two new franchises with “Thor,” starring Chris Hemsworth, and “Captain America: The First Avenger,” starring Chris Evans. Both films opened #1 at the box office and have grossed over $800 million worldwide combined. In 2010 “Iron Man 2,” starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Scarlett Johansson and Mickey Rourke, took the #1 spot in its first weekend with a domestic box office gross of $128.1 million.

In the summer of 2008, Marvel produced the summer blockbuster movies “Iron Man” and “The Incredible Hulk.”  “Iron Man,” in which Robert Downey Jr. originally dons the Super Hero’s powerful armor and stars alongside co-stars Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges and Gwyneth Paltrow, was released May 2, 2008, and was an immediate box office success.  Garnering the number one position for two weeks in a row, the film brought in over $100 million in its opening weekend.  On June 13, 2008, Marvel released “The Incredible Hulk,” marking its second number one opener of that summer.

 

ABOUT MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT:
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years.  Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit www.marvel.com.

 

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