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If you didn't expect Iron Man 3 to do well, then you haven't been paying attention.

As the first summer blockbuster, Iron Man 3 kicked off Marvel Phase 2 with a $15.6 million opening night box office gross.

Iron Man 3 Poster

Iron Man 3's opening night earnings suggest that the film will make at least $150 million in its first weekend.

Compare the numbers to The Avengers' $18.7 million, which led to record-breaking box office numbers.

Were you one of the moviegoers who contributed to IM3's opening night numbers? If not, do you plan to see the movie today?

Read our Iron Man 3 review to find out why we thought it was one of the best superhero movies ever made (seriously).

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Robert Downey Jr. is developing a Pinocchio movie with Warner Bros., and he is considering Ben Stiller to direct, according to reports.

Downey Jr., who may retire from Iron Man after tomorrow's Iron Man 3, originally spoke with Tim Burton to direct, but in a recent interview suggested that he could reunite with his Tropic Thunder director for the project.

Lookin Blue

Downey Jr. would play Geppetto in the live-action film, which he would produce along with his wife Susan Downey.

Little else is known about the Pinocchio project regarding story, tone, or schedule.

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Bradley Cooper is quickly turning into one of the most sought-after actors in Hollywood, with a very wide range.

After recently leaving the production of Jane Got a Gun, it has been announced that Cooper will star in Steven Spielberg's next film American Sniper.

Fancy Bradley Cooper

American Sniper is based on the autobiography of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, which chronicles his life in the armed services and the emotional toll it took on his wife.

Kyle, known for being the most lethal sniper in the history of the American armed forces, was tragically killed earlier this year by a fellow veteran on a Texas shooting range.

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Casting on the Fantastic Four reboot is underway, and the studio already has its eye on a few actors.

Allison Williams, who plays Marnie on Girls, is being looked at to play Invisible Woman, and now Michael B. Jordan is in the running for Human Torch.

Michael B. Jordan Pic

The character was white in the comics, and was played by Chris Evans in the 2005 and 2007 films.

Should Jordan be cast, Human Torch would be added to the list of new black comic book characters whose race is not a central role in their character or persona.

While this often enrages some super-nerd fans, ultimately, a degree of colorblind casting is a very good thing.

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Kelsey Grammer will play the villain in Transformers 4!

The villain will be a full-on human being. His name is Harold Attinger, and he is some kind of intelligence operative.

Little else is known about the character.

Kelsey Grammer Shot

Grammer joins Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Nicola Peltz and Jack Reynor in the cast of the film, which will launch a brand new trilogy (yes, that's right, there will eventually by SIX Transformers movies).

Michael Bay will once again direct. Transformers 4 is set to premiere June 27, 2014.

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Woody Allen just refuses to take a break!

The 77-year-old filmmaker is awaiting the release of his new film Blue Jasmine, while also preparing to shoot his next film!

The untitled Woody Allen comedy will star Emma Stone and Colin Firth.

  • Emma Stone in Berlin
  • Colin Firth picture

The film will mark Allen's return to Europe, after he came back to America (San Francisco and New York to be exact) to shoot Blue Jasmine.

The new film will be shot in the South of France, and will begin production this Summer.

Stay tuned for details on the plot and characters as they are released.

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It's been almost a year since Ted hit theaters, introducing the world to the most vulgar talking Teddy Bear its ever seen, besides Don Rickles (that's a talking bear, right?).

Now, you can own your own vulgar talking bear to, you know, bust out at parties or bars or baby namings or whatever.

Ted Talking Bear Doll

The doll, sitting at 8 inches tall, says five of your favorite Ted quotes, including the Thunder Buddies song.

It's billed as "More vulgar, but less scary than Teddy Ruxbin," and "Not quite as cute as the Snuggle bear."

The Ted plush is available for purchase for only $14.99. Me, I'm holding out for a life-size, fully functional Kung-Fu Panda.

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It's a new era for Star Wars, with J.J. Abrams taking the helm as Disney is now in charge of Lucasfilm.

But while many hope that Abrams will inject something new into the franchise, the director still wants to maintain a connection to the other six films.

That's why, at a press conference in Germany today, Abrams said that he wants original composer John Williams to score Star Wars Episode VII.

Star Wars Big 3

The director stated, "For Star Wars, it’s very early days, but I believe that, going forward, John Williams will be doing that film, because he was there long before I was.”

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At this point, it seems you have to be named Lily in order to play a fairy tale princess in a live-action adaptation.

Sorry "Jessica," not gonna happen. And you can just forget about it, "Claire."

Same goes for you, "Lilly" with two L's.

Lily James has been cast to play Cinderella in the new live-action adaptation. That's after Lily Collins took on the role of Snow White in last year's Mirror Mirror.

Lily James in Downton Abbey

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