In a stroke of genius, Disney is once again championing the rights of children to work for next to nothing in their movie production area.
Marvel sent out a press release today inviting children to show up to San Diego Comic Con dressed as Iron Man. The actors will reportedly be used to cut production costs on filming for Iron Man 3, which can get very pricey with all the CGI armor shots.
Disney is counting on the "monkeys with typewriters" theory to pan out here, the same strategy used to create their yearly crossover event comics. "Yeah, a kid in a cheap Iron Man costume isn't really a great substitute for expensive CGI," said* Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige. "That's why we have a LOT of kids in Iron Man costumes. There'll be something we can use."
Besides the filming, children who attend are being promised an Iron Man poster signed by Robert Downey Jr., who, like the character he portrays, is a known alcoholic and womanizer, encouraging the children to follow the poor example of these two terrible role models. "Fuck 'em!" said Feige, pulling a bottle of Crazy Horse fortified wine from his pocket and taking a large swig. "Little bashtards!"
Iron Man 3 is due out on May 3, 2013. Press Release is below.
*said, meaning "something we made up"
MARVEL HOSTS "IRON MAN 3" KIDS' COSTUME EVENT AT COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL 2012
All Kids Dressed as Iron Man Treated to Group Photo and Robert Downey Jr. Autographed Poster
Burbank, CA (July 9, 2012) –Marvel Studios announced today that they will be hosting an "Iron Man 3" Kids' Costume Event on Saturday, July 14, at 12:30 p.m. at the Marvel booth (#2329), at Comic-Con International in San Diego. The event is open to all children ages 2-14 who come dressed as Iron Man—Marvel's iconic Super Hero featured in the upcoming "Iron Man 3." Anyone looking to participate in the costume event should arrive at the Marvel booth by 12:10 to prepare for the event.
A group photo of all the costumed children will be taken on stage and featured on Marvel.com. All participating children will also receive a poster autographed by Robert Downey Jr., who reprises his role of Tony Stark/Iron Man in the fan-favorite franchise.
"Iron Man 3" continues the epic, big-screen adventures of the world's favorite billionaire inventor/Super Hero, Tony Stark aka "Iron Man." Based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series, first published in 1963, "Iron Man 3" stars Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man, along with franchise staples Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts, Don Cheadle as James "Rhodey" Rhodes with Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan.
Marvel Studios' President Kevin Feige is producing the film from a screenplay by Drew Pearce and Shane Black with Shane Black directing. Executive producers on the project include Jon Favreau, Louis D'Esposito, Alan Fine, Stan Lee, Charles Newirth, Victoria Alonso, Stephen Broussard and Dan Mintz.
Marvel's "Iron Man 3" is slated for release in the U.S. on May 3, 2013.
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Written or Contributed by: Jude Terror