Kevin Feige on Iron Man 3
Marvel's Kevin Feige has been chatting about Stark, The Mandarin and what Shane Black will bring to Iron Man 3
There's been a fair bit of such chatter to date from Marvel, and I should imagine there will be more to come ahead of the release of Iron Man 3 in April, but Kevin Feige has been talkingabout the film once again and here's what he has to say about it:
“So much of the journey of Iron Man 3 is transformed by Tony's experiences in The Avengers, it's almost like post-traumatic stress: he really has retreated after the events of The Avengers into his workshop, where he's building advanced versions of his suits. He has a version of the suit that can latch onto him in individual pieces anytime, anywhere. He starts to realise it's basically because he doesn't want to be out of the suit: he's seen a lot of things in Avengers and has encountered a lot of powerful people, much more powerful than he is.”
“It brings us back to the Tony we met in the first part of Iron Man where he's removed from the convoy and brought to the cave with nothing but a box of scraps. It's fun for us to watch Tony try to figure out how to get out of that scenario. Much of the movie is Tony in the middle of the country without his tools and a fairly broken suit to help him. But that's his superpower: he wasn't born on Asgard, he wasn't hit by gamma rays and he doesn't have the super soldier serum. His power is his brain. It's fun to put Tony Stark in a corner with nothing and see how he can get out of it.”
Feige also went on to discuss The Mandarin:
“We felt there was leeway to explore Mandarin in a way that hasn't been explored before. We found we couldn't point to any sort of definitive Mandarin story in the comics – but if you print this I'm sure a million fans will point to a specific story – so as we've done with many of the films, we did an amalgamation".
And finally, here's Feige on co-writer/director of the film, Shane Black:
“No one has been shy – myself, Robert and Favreau – about how Shane worked in the shadows in the first Iron Man film, helping with certain scenes and helping with tonal things. This film, it's much less the culmination of the previous Iron Man movies in part three: this is Iron Man: A Shane Black Film. That, to me, is by far the most unique thing about this movie.”
Iron Man 3 is released on April 26th.
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