Kevin Feige on Iron Man 3

News Glen Chapman 22 Jan 2013 - 08:05

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.”

Feige continues:

“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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Iron Man 2 was OK but I think the expectation with superhero films is that the second one is normally better because the first one is too busy setting everything up. I think that's what disappointed me most about Iron Man 2 wasn't better than the first one. However, everything that I read about Iron Man 3 has got me so excited. I think Iron Man is going down a similar road to Daniel Craig's Bond, where the first one is awesome, then the second one takes a bit of a detour and then the third feeling like a true sequel to the first one.

“We felt there was leeway to explore Mandarin in a way that hasn't been explored before."

Yeah a way that wasn't as blatantly racist as it was in the earlier comics.

Cool :) I like this line "Much of the journey of Iron Man 3 is transformed by Tony's experiences in The Avengers." I'm always pleased when a sequel/spin-off references a previous film. People seem to hate "tired references" but I'm quite the opposite.

If an event is truly epic, then it's probably going to be talked about by the characters for a long time afterwards. Otherwise it's just a case of "Hey Tony, remember when you teamed up with some other guys to fight those things once?" :P

I like it. Nobody could have come out of The Avengers unscathed.

Shane Black is absolutely brilliant, and the idea of an Iron Man film done with the wit and energy of Kiss Kiss Bang Bang thrills me. Just have to get Val Kilmer to take on a role of some sort.

I can just imagine Tony being bored after what happened in The Avengers. He's just that sort of person.

Iron man two was pretty sweet. I just seems a bit internetty to hate it. sheep and all that.

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