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Director Shane Black explains why 'Iron Man 3' couldn't have a female villain !!!!

Director Shane Black with Robert Downey, Jr. on the set of 'Iron Man 3.'

While lots of female fans love superhero movies, the movies don't always love them back.
Whether it's problems with representation of women onscreen, the fact that it's taken so long to get a solo female superhero film off the ground or the lack of merchandise featuring female characters, women and superhero movies have, let's just say, a complicated relationship.
And now Shane Black, who directed Marvel's Iron Man 3, it's bringing to light a whole other facet of this issue. The director, who is on the press tour trail for his upcoming film The Nice Guys, gave a very revealing interview to Uproxx in regards to how one of the female characters of Iron Man 3 ended up with such a small part.
"All I’ll say is this, on the record: There was an early draft of Iron Man 3 where we had an inkling of a problem. Which is that we had a female character who was the villain in the draft," he told the website, referring to Rebecca Black's character Maya Hansen. "We had finished the script and we were given a no-holds-barred memo saying that cannot stand and we’ve changed our minds because, after consulting, we’ve decided that toy won’t sell as well if it’s a female."
"New York called and said, 'That’s money out of our bank,'" he added. "In the earlier draft, the woman was essentially Killian (Guy Pierce's character) – and they didn’t want a female Killian, they wanted a male Killian. I liked the idea, like Remington Steele, you think it’s the man but at the end, the woman has been running the whole show. They just said, 'no way.'”
But Black was quick to note that this might not be the way of Marvel anymore.
"So, we had to change the entire script because of toy making. Now, that’s not (Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige). T
That’s Marvel corporate, but now you don’t have that problem anymore," he said, referring to recent corporate changes at the company.R.I.P. DARWYN COOKE.
Master Comic Artist, Writer Succumbs to Cancer
Posted by Milton Griepp on May 15, 2016 @ 11:25 pm CT
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Eisner Award-winning artist and writer Darwyn Cooke has succumbed to cancer, his family announced on his blog on Saturday. The post came only one day after a post revealing that he was receiving palliative care "following a bout with aggressive cancer."
"We regret to inform you that Darwyn lost his battle with cancer early this morning at 1:30 AM ET," Saturday’s post said. "We read all of your messages of support to him throughout the day yesterday. He was filled with your love and surrounded by friends and family at his home in Florida. Donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society and Hero Initiative."
Cooke had a story published in DC’s New Talent Showcase in 1984, but DC didn’t realize what they had until much later. Cooke began working for Bruce Timm on DC’s animated series in the 90s, then directed a year of Men in Black: The Series.
The original graphic novel Batman: Ego, in 2000, marked Cooke’s first comic work in 15 years. In 2001, Cooke revamped Catwoman with writer Ed Brubaker; the look of the character is still used today, including in the TV series Gotham.
Cooke continued to work for DC, and also spent some time with Will Eisner’s The Spirit character, drawing a Batman/The Spirit crossover (written by Jeph Loeb) and The Spirit series.
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Bendis & Marquez to Relaunch "Invincible Iron Man" Under All-New, All-Different Marvel !!!!

 

CBR's Brett White has an update direct from Marvel's "Next Big Thing" panel at Special Edition: NYC, with Brian Michael Bendis talking the newly announced "Invincible Iron Man" series he's writing, to be illustrated by David Marquez.

"He's getting new armor, a new girlfriend, new villains, a whopper of a last page and thanks to Kieron Gillen who revealed that Tony Stark is adopted, we're going to find out who Tony's biological parents are -- and I'm gonna tell you right now, they are Thomas and Martha Wayne," Bendis told the crowd. "This new armor design has new cool things that it does, including -- you know how Tony has 20-30 armors that show up? This one can turn into all of them."

Bendis also confirmed that his Iron Man is 100 percent Tony Stark. "Everything that has happened to Tony is in continuity and will be reflected in the new series."

 

Marvel's first post-"Secret Wars" series has been revealed: "Invincible Iron Man," featuring the creative team of writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist David Marquez. The news was set to be revealed Saturday at Marvel's "Next Big Thing" panel during Special Edition: NYC in New York City.

Bendis and Marquez have worked together extensively in the past, on "Ultimate Comics Ultimate Spider-Man" and "Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man" -- both starring breakout character Miles Morales -- and issues of "All-New X-Men." This is the first time either of them have worked on an Iron Man solo book, though Bendis wrote Iron Man for years during his eight-year run on the "Avengers" titles and more recently in "Guardians of the Galaxy."

The specific title "Invincible Iron Man" has been used since the 1960s, most recently for Matt Fraction and Salvador Larroca's acclaimed run on Tony Stark from 2008 to 2012 -- a run that began the same month as the release of Marvel Studios' first "Iron Man" film, which helped catapult the character to the major pop culture prominence.

Iron Man was the focal point of two teaser images (illustrated by Marquez and Matt Wilson) released earlier this week promoting "All-New, All-Different Marvel," the name for the publisher's upcoming line-wide refresh following the conclusion of the universe-altering "Secret Wars" event. Under the new initiative, Marvel plans to launch new #1s for all of its Marvel Universe series -- around 55 to 60, over a span of three to four months starting this fall.

Though changes to the familiar Marvel Universe have been promised, Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso was clear in his weekly AXEL-IN-CHARGE Q&A with CBR that All-New, All-Different Marvel is not a reboot, and that existing readers will recognize the post-"Secret Wars" Marvel Universe. Keep reading CBR all weekend long for more from Special Edition: NYC..

 

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