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Friday, April 13, 2007

3 Weeks To Go

Wow. 11 years ago, when I first discovered the Internet, the first words I typed into a search engine were "Spider-Man movie." And now, a third Spider-Man film comes out in three weeks! We've come a long way, baby.

What amazes me is we're this close to the release, and I still know very little about the plot. I know Sandman is a villain, Eddie Brock as Venom eventually comes along for the ride, and Harry Osbron finally follows in his daddy's footsteps.

And Gwen Stacy pops up!

But I still have very little idea as to what actually happens.

I guess I'll know in three weeks.

And we're also looking ahead to 2008!

Next year, Marvel Comics finally gives us the movie version of Iron Man, starring Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark.

to your right, you're looking at the first picture of the Iron Man armor, 1.0.

For those you don't know Iron Man's origin, Tony Stark is a billionare industrialist and all-around super-genius. He goes to the front lines in Vietnam to see how well his new hardware is working in the field, when he's captured by the Communists. He actually gets shot in the attack, and has a bullet lodged dangerously close to his heart. They lock up Tony Stark with one of the world's most brilliant physicists, and they're forced to work on the ultimate weapon of mass destruction. But, instead, they build a special armored suit that'll serve two purposes: keep Tony alive, and get them out.

That picture is the suit they build in the Communist lab. Tony's friend gets killed in the escape attempt, and Tony decides to keep and refine the armored suit and become a superhero.

That armor pictured is the first one that Tony and his friend slap together to escape. It goes without saying that it gets upgraded to Iron Man's well-known red and gold armor as the film goes on.

May 2008!

Oh, and I should mention that, for the new millenium, Vietnam has been replaced with Afghanistan and the Taliban are replacing the communists.

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