Is Iron Man 3 Really Coming Out Before The Avengers?

Did a slip of the tongue reveal Paramount’s plans for a third Iron Man movie, even a month before Iron Man 2 is coming out?

Which movie will come first: Iron Man 3 or The Avengers? With a tentative Avengers release date set for May 4th in 2012, the idea of squeezing in another Iron Man movie isn’t a completely ridiculous notion. Look how fast Iron Man 2 managed to squeak out after the first movie in 2008.

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Watch Tony Stark Eat Doughnuts In New Iron Man 2 TV Spot

A new Iron Man 2 TV spot aired on the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards last night. What did we see? Nick Fury is no fun, Mickey Rourke is too scary for prime time, and Tony Stark really likes doughnuts.

If you’ve seen the Iron Man 2 theatrical trailer, this spot may look familiar, but it looks like there’s new footage of Rhodey and Stark palling around and Nick Fury berating Stark for parking his armor wherever he pleases. Also, no Whiplash Mickey Rourke! Is Rourke too grizzled for children’s television or something?

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Battlefield Earth writer APOLOGIZES for the movie When people debate the worst movies ever, John Travolta’s 2000 sci-fi epic Battlefield Earth is usually high on the list. This month, the Razzie awards called it the Worst Movie of the Decade, which is something we’d have to agree with.

Whatever you may think of it, there’s one person who agrees it’s a “train wreck”: The guy who wrote it. J.D. Shapiro, who also wrote Robin Hood: Men in Tights, is now apologizing for his cinematic crime against humanity in a very funny and self-deprecating piece in the New York Post. Kudos for having a sense of humor.

The movie, as we all know, is based on a book by L. Ron Hubbard, who was a science fiction writer before he went on to found Scientology, of which Travolta is a devoted adherent.

Let me start by apologizing to anyone who went to see “Battlefield Earth.”

It wasn’t as I intended—promise. No one sets out to make a train wreck. Actually, comparing it to a train wreck isn’t really fair to train wrecks, because people actually want to watch those. …

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Empire magazine honours sci-fi and veterans in awards Sir Ian McKellen has been named Empire magazine’s Icon, which he put down to portraying “two cultural icons of our times”.

Fellow Lord of The Rings star Andy Serkis was surprised at the ceremony with the inspiration award.

Simon Pegg was proud of Star Trek, in which he played Mr Scott, for beating Avatar to best sci-fi/fantasy film.

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What did you think of the new Iron Man 2 TV spot? Do you think it’s good to have an Iron Man 3 before The Avengers ?

What do you think about the Battlefield apologies? Have you seen the movie?

It was great that actors received awards and nominations for their work in the sci-fi genre. Sometimes with all that make-up on we don’t realize who is the person behind the character that gives it life. What are you thoughts on these awards?