Sarah Whitten CNBC Published 4:24 PM EDT Jul 21, 2019 A decade ago, moviegoers were introduced to Tony Stark. He was a fast-talking genius, playboy, billionaire, soon-to-be philanthropist played by the comeback kid himself Robert Downey Jr. Marvel’s “Iron Man” arrived in theaters in 2008 just as rival DC’s gritty Dark Knight trilogy, directed by Christopher Nolan, was making its bow. It was a near polar opposite to the dark, gloomy story of billionaire Bruce Wayne, aka the masked vigilante Batman. In its opening weekend, “Iron Man” snared nearly $100 million at the box office, before going on to garner just under $600 million worldwide. At the time, opening weekend ticket sales of “Iron Man” were just short of the first-weekend sales for “Spider-Man,” the 2002 blockbuster that held the record for the top non-sequel superhero movie opening. A year later, Disney made its move. While Marvel had already contracted … [Read more...] about Marvel has made Disney $18 billion since purchase in 2009
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PUBLISHED: 12:54 03 July 2019 | UPDATED: 12:54 03 July 2019 David Vincent Spider-Man Far From Home still Picture: SONY PICTURES Stansted Airport takes a starring role in the new Hollywood blockbuster Spider-Man: Far From Home. Spider-Man Far From Home still Picture: SONY PICTURESIn the latest in a series of film appearances the iconic terminal building is gracing the silver screen again, in the Spider-Man film which opens in cinemas this week.The airport has previously featured as a backdrop for Batman, James Bond and Bridget Jones films.A 250-strong cast and crew, which also included Spider-Man himself Tom Holland, descended upon the airport last summer to film in secrecy.Scenes involving a United Airlines Boeing 777 were filmed on Stansted's airfield while the terminal forecourt was used to portray New York's Newark airport.Spider-Man Far From Home still Picture: SONY PICTURESSo some passengers arriving at the airport terminal at the time might have … [Read more...] about Spider-Man flies into Stansted Airport
PUBLISHED: 15:49 02 July 2019 | UPDATED: 15:49 02 July 2019 Katherine Heslop Tom Holland filming at Stansted Airport's forecourt. Picture: LONDON STANSTED AIRPORT Archant Eagled-eye cinema-goers will spot a familiar sight in summer blockbuster, Spider-man: Far From Home, as several scenes were filmed in Stansted Airport last summer. The film, which is released today sees Peter Parker (Tom Holland), the friendly neighbourhood Spider-man embark on a school trip to Europe. The terminal forecourt was transformed into Newark airport, in New York, with the film crew bringing in the city's iconic yellow cabs and placing 'American style' litter in the bins. You may also want to watch: Scenes involving a United Airlines Boeing 777 were also filmed on the airport's airfield.Kim Ruskin, Stansted Airport's Commercial Filming Manager, said: "The Spider-man crew filmed here in July and August last year and shot scenes at number of locations around the airport. As … [Read more...] about Look out for Stansted Airport in Spider-man: Far From Home
June is inching closer and closer - but even if the summer weather proves to be a wash out, you can count on Netflix’s latest offerings to brighten things up. The fifth series of dystopian anthology series Black Mirror promises yet more disturbingly on the nose observations about the darker side of technology, as well as cameos from Miley Cyrus and Andrew ‘Hot Priest’ Scott. Marvel fans will be thrilled at the return of Jessica Jones, while original movie Murder Mystery stars Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler flex their comic muscles once more. Start planning your summer viewing schedules now - here’s everything that’s landing on the streaming service in June… June 1 Arthdal Chronicles Oh, Ramona! A Royal Affair Mystic Pizza Transformers: The Last Knight What a Girl Wants Legend of the Guardians: The Owl The Guilty Snatch June 3 Malibu Rescue: The Series Spider-Man: Homecoming June 4 Miranda Sings Live... Your Welcome June 5 Black Mirror: Season Five … [Read more...] about What’s coming to Netflix in June?
Glastonbury has just dropped its full line-up and set times for 2019 - and a homegrown star from Devon is among the huge acts set to perform on the festival's iconic Pyramid Stage. Bastille, featuring Plymouth Argyle supporter Chris 'Woody' Wood on drums, will take to the stage on Friday afternoon. New additions to the bill include Lewis Capaldi, The Proclaimers and Japanese pop-metal band Babymetal - the first J-pop band to play one of the festival's main stages. They join previously-announced headliners Stormzy, The Killers and The Cure, alongside acts like Kylie, Janet Jackson and Billie Eilish. The festival kicks off on 26 June, and more than 2,500 acts will play on more than 100 stages. Here is the line-up in full PYRAMID STAGE FRIDAY STORMZY 22:15 - 23:45 GEORGE EZRA 20:15 - 21:15 MS. LAURYN HILL 18:00 - 19:15 BASTILLE 16:15 - 17:15 SHERYL CROW 14:30 - 15:30 TOM ODELL 13:15 - 14:00 BJORN AGAIN 11:45 - 12:45 SATURDAY THE KILLERS 21:45 - 23:45 LIAM GALLAGHER 19:15 … [Read more...] about Glastonbury line-up features homegrown star on Pyramid Stage