‘Wreck-It Ralph,’ ‘Frankenweenie,’ ‘Brave,’ ‘Paperman,’ ‘Avengers,’ Get Oscar Noms; ‘Lincoln’ Leads Charge

Earlier this morning, awards show host Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone announced the nominations for the primary categories for the upcoming 85th annual Academy Awards at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

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‘Iron Man 3′ Hi-Res Still Features Mandarin Deep in Thought

Walt Disney Studios and Marvel Studios have shared with us a brand new still from Iron Man 3 which features Sir Ben Kingsley as Mandarin. 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?

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‘Iron Man 3′ Teaser Poster Released (Hi-Res)

'Iron Man 3' Teaser PosterWalt Disney Studios and Marvel Studios have provided us with the first official teaser poster for Iron Man 3 which will be in theaters beginning May 3, 2013. The teaser poster comes in advance of the first official trailer which will be released domestically via iTunes at midnight tonight PT/3 am ET.

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‘Thor: The Dark World’ Official Synopsis Released

'Thor 2: The Dark World' Title TreatmentWalt Disney Studios and Marvel Studios have provided us with the official synopsis for Thor: The Dark World which debuts in theaters on November 8, 2013:

Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel’s Thor and Marvel’s The Avengers, Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos…but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.

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‘Avengers’ Bonus Features Sneak Peek: Behind the Scenes, Extended Scene

'Avengers' on Disney 3D Blu-rayMarvel UK/Ireland (NYSE:DIS) has posted a few sneak peeks of the bonus features from the upcoming release of Marvel’s The Avengers, available to own on Disney 3D Blu-ray on September 25. The movie is also included as part of the ten-disc Phase One – Avengers Assembled collectors edition.

The first couple of previews are from the ‘Assembling the team from Marvel Avengers‘ bonus feature and provide a behind-the-scenes look at creating the film, with this segment focusing on Samuel L. Jackson as S.H.I.E.L.D. head Nick Fury. The clip also features commentary on Jackson by writer/director Joss Whedon as well as fellow cast member Mark Ruffalo:

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‘Iron Man 3′ Concept Art, San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive

'Iron Man 3' Concept Art by Ryan MeinerdingOn the official facebook page for The Avengers, this first look concept art by by Ryan Meinerding for Iron Man 3 was just released.

Iron Man 3 which has been confirmed for a release date of May 3, 2013, will feature Robert Downey Jr. as the iconic Super Hero character Tony Stark/Iron Man along with Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts, Don Cheadle as James ‘Rhodey’ Rhodes and Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan.

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‘Avengers’ on 3D Blu-Ray September 25; Second Screen Coming to iPhone in July

'Avengers' on Disney 3D Blu-rayComing this fall, the third highest-grossing movie of all time and the #1 movie in the world, Marvel’s The Avengers assembles as you’ve never seen it before on Blu-ray 3D™, Blu-ray™, DVD, Digital and On-Demand platforms on September 25, 2012. In anticipation of this release, Marvel is also launching an all-new App in July — ‘The Avengers Initiative: A Marvel Second Screen App’ (available for the first time on iPhone) — that gives fans unprecedented access to exclusive content building up to the home entertainment release.

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‘The Avengers’ to be Screened Aboard International Space Station

'The Avengers' Theatrical PosterMarvel Studios announced today that they arranged with NASA to transfer their record-breaking blockbuster film Marvel’s The Avengers to NASA’s Mission Control in Houston, which will uplink the film to the International Space Station (ISS), currently orbiting 220 miles above Earth. The film will then be screened for the space station crew’s exclusive enjoyment.

This screening continues Marvel’s collaboration with NASA, which began during principal photography of Marvel’s The Avengers when the film shot at the Space Power Facility at NASA’s Plum Brook Station in Sandusky, Ohio.

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‘The Avengers’ Smashes Box Office Records Worldwide; $200M Opening, $600M+ Worldwide

'The Avengers' Theatrical PosterThe Walt Disney Studios announced today that Marvel’s The Avengers posted an estimated $200.3 million in its domestic debut May 4-6, shattering previous records and positioning the film as the highest-grossing domestic debut of all time. The film’s cumulative global box office gross is an estimated $641.8 million over 12 days in release.

In just three days, Marvel’s the Avengers is the fastest movie to reach $200 million domestically. The domestic debut kicked off Friday, May 4 and marks the second highest single day take of all time at $80.5 million. Saturday’s box office gross of $69.7 million is the highest Saturday take of all time. Moviegoers gave Marvel’s The Avengers a rare and perfect A+ CinemaScore.

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Photos: Scarlett Johansson Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Walt Disney Studios has provided us with several images from the Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony held earlier today in which Marvel’s The Avengers star Scarlett Johansson was awarded a star on the legendary promenade.

Johansson stars in the summer blockbuster as Black Widow. At the event, she was joined by fellow co-stars Clark Gregg and Jeremy Renner along with her grandmother.

In Marvel’s The Avengers, the world’s greatest Super Heroes assemble when Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) join S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) to protect the world from the dangerous and powerful villain, Loki (Tom Hiddleston). Marvel’s The Avengers opens in theaters nationwide on Friday, May 4.

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