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'Iron Man 3' cameos? Robert Downey Jr. lets a hint fly -- EXCLUSIVE interview (Part 2 of 5)

What does the end of the world look like in the Marvel Universe? Judging by The Avengers, it is one spirit-breaking catastrophe after another. First a demi-god with a magic cube declares war on earth; then alien shock troops and monstrous leviathans invade New York; then it gets worse as a U.S. nuclear warhead is fired at Manhattan. It builds up to a crescendo the most unthinkable disaster of all (especially if you’re a Marvel Studios executive): The moment Robert Downey Jr.flies up, up and away from Earth, maybe never to return.

Yes, Downey and his Tony Stark character have considerable magnetic appeal and it’s difficult to imagine Marvel asking the 47-year-old to do anything less anytime soon. (In fact, there’s a lot of chatter that Marvel may send Stark back to the far ends of the cosmos as a cast member in the 2014 film Guardians of the Galaxy.) Downey, like his clanging alter ego, has been machine-like the past five years. Set aside his summer Marvel job and it’s still impressive: two Sherlock Holmes films; an Oscar nomination for Tropic Thunder; an evocative performance in The Soloist; and the comedy hit Due Date (which he once told me he views as “one of the most privately joyful experiences in history”). I caught up with Downey for a lengthy phone interview recently and we’ll be running installments right here all this week. We started with Part 1 yesterday, here’s Part 2.


DVD viewing for the multitasking movie junkie: 'Sherlock Holmes 2' app syncs to Blu-ray disc

It’s becoming the norm to use two devices at once while consuming entertainment. We watch TV with our phones in hand, ready to tweet our minute-to-minute reactions. Along with the newest Netflix delivery, we keep our laptop handy, set to check IMDb to instantly relieve any nagging feelings of “I know I’ve seen that actress in something before.”

The entertainment industry has taken note: The most buzz-worthy tech to come out of this year’s E3 convention was the Wii U, a videogame console that includes a touchscreen embedded on the controller. There’s even talk of allowing cell phone use in movie theaters. And now, Warner Bros. is inviting viewers at home to use their tablets while watching the DVD for the latest Sherlock Holmes movie, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law.

WB’s Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadowsmovie app syncs with the Blu-ray disc for the film. The Blu-ray/DVD pack hits stores tomorrow, but if you’re eager to watch one of its features before then, you can check out this EW exclusive video, a featurette on Holmes-o-vision with interviews from producers Lionel Wigram and Susan Downey and director Guy Richie.


Joel Silver and Warner Bros. to split after 25 years

Action-film producer Joel Silver will part ways with Warner Bros. when his production deal expires at the end of the year. Silver, who ushered in enormous blockbusters including Lethal Weapon, Die Hard, The Matrix, and Sherlock Holmes, had enjoyed a mutually beneficial relationship with Warner Bros. for more than two and a half decades. But as Deadline details, that bond had frayed in recent years.

Silver’s office deferred to a Warner Bros. spokesperson, who confirmed the impending split. Neither commented on the reason behind it — reportedly Silver’s belief that the studio undermined the release of last December’s Sherlock Holmes sequel, notably by pairing an IMAX prologue of The Dark Knight Rises with the rival Paramount film, Mission: Impossible  — Ghost Protocol.


'Tintin,' 'Harry Potter,' 'Transformers' lead the VES Awards nominees


The Visual Effects Society announced nominees today for its 10th Annual VES Awards. The Adventures of Tintin dominated the film list, with six nominations. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2 and Transformers: Dark of the Moon were a close second with five apiece, followed by four nods for Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Rango. In television, Boardwalk Empire scored four nominations, Game of Thrones was tapped in three categories, and Pan Am, Falling Skies, and Terra Nova each received two apiece. See the full list after the jump. READ FULL STORY

Box office report: 'The Devil Inside' summons $34.5 million, lords over 'Mission: Impossible'


The 2012 box office got off to a fine start this weekend, as Paramount’s “found footage” (riiiight…) horror movie The Devil Inside, which the studio acquired for just under $1 million, earned a tremendous $34.5 million in its first three days, becoming the first breakout box office star since The Lion King 3D. In fact, the strong debut marks the third-best January opening of all time behind Cloverfield ($40.1 million) and a re-release of Star Wars ($35.9 million). Is this a sign of things to come in 2012? READ FULL STORY

Box office update: 'The Devil Inside' screams up $16.9 million on Friday


2011’s box office woes begone — it looks like Paramount may have another Paranormal Activity-sized hit on its hands.

The studio’s new possession movie, The Devil Inside, which was acquired for under $1 million, grossed an absolutely gigantic $16.9 million on its opening day yesterday, with $2 million of that coming from midnight showings. (And to think I was worried that my $20 million prediction — on the high end of prognostiators’ guesses — was too high!) READ FULL STORY

The 10 Must-See Movies This Weekend

January is a famously terrible month for new movies. Fortunately, December is a famously awesome month for new movies. Some December movies are just now expanding into wide release; others might have gotten lost in the holiday rush. So if you’re heading to the multiplex this weekend, there’s plenty of good stuff (or just interesting not-good stuff) to choose from. Let’s run down the list of 10 must-see movies in theaters this weekend, starting with…

1. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Finally expanding into wide release, Tinker Tailor is a whispery brain-teaser starring every British actor you’ve loved in every movie of the last few years. It’s also an English spy movie, and we’ve had a severe shortage of English spy movies in the last few Bond-free years. It’s also the biggest showcase for pure uncut Gary Oldman in years. READ FULL STORY

Box office preview: 'The Devil Inside' hopes to possess the top spot


The holidays are over and January has arrived. The first month of the year usually contains sturdy grosses from holiday holdovers and Oscar contenders, but middling-to-low grosses from new releases that have been slotted in what many perceive as a box office dead zone.

The first full weekend of the year has just one new wide release: Paramount’s The Devil Inside, although Focus Features’ Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy is receiving a major expansion. Will the Devilish horror film be able to take down box office stalwart Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol? Check out my predictions below: READ FULL STORY

'Mission: Impossible' (the fourth one) tops 'Sherlock Holmes' (the second one) at the weekend box office

Mission: Merrily Accomplished for Tom Cruise. The fourth installment in the actor’s Mission: Impossible spy-fi franchise — this time directed by Oscar winner Brad Bird making his live-action debut — finished in first place at the box office this weekend (Friday-Sunday), beating last weekend’s top flick, Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows. Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol scared up $26.5 million on 3,448 screens and has grossed nearly $59 million since its release on Dec. 16. Game of Shadows brought in $17.8 million on 3,703 screens, down 55.1% from last weekend. The sequel has tallied $76.5 million since opening two weeks ago.

In a close battle for third, Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked ($13.3 million; $50.3 million overall) edged the opening weekend frame of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo ($13.0 million; $21.4 million cumulative).

The Adventures of Tintin grossed $9.1 million ($17.1 cumulative) for fifth place, followed by We Bought a Zoo, which brought in $7.8 million in its first three days in theaters.

Box office update: 'Mission: Impossible' 4 climbs to No. 1 on Wednesday


After a highly lucrative advance run almost exclusively in IMAX theaters, Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol formally debuted wide on Wednesday, and leapt to the top of the box office with $8.6 million (including $2 mil from Tuesday night showings). Add in the $17.1 million from its 425-theater sneak preview, and Tom Cruise’s fourth Mission film has already grossed a very healthy $25.7 million. With an “A-” CinemaScore, and some of the strongest reviews in the franchise’s history, the film is in a great position heading into the Christmas season.

That is very welcome news for Hollywood, which has already suffered two of its worst weekends in years this month, and seen Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows open $22 million lower than the first Robert Downey Jr. Sherlock film in 2009. READ FULL STORY

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