Iron Man 3 is the first movie after The Avengers and the first film in Marvel’s Phase 2. If that wasn’t enough pressure, the film sees a new director with Shane Black taking the helm. To get things going Iron Man will face off against his most iconic foe- the Mandarin. As the threat gets bigger, Iron Man 3 will see Tony taken back to basics. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige talked with MTV for their hottest films of 2013 feature about the new film.
The events of The Avengers will deeply effect Tony. Feige describes it as an almost post-traumatic stress disorder where Stark realizes he needs to be in the suit and the safety of his workshop at all times.
So much of the journey of ‘Iron Man 3′ is informed 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 [designed] a version of the suit that can latch onto him in individual pieces … anytime, anywhere. As he starts to realize, 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.
The thing that will force Tony out of his protective bubble is Sir Ben Kingsley’s Mandarin. Feige said the character is an amalgamation of the comic book character who Feige describes as “relentless” and a “non-stop threat.” As Tony Stark finds himself stripped of all his toys, Feige says we see a Tony Stark we only saw back in the cave from the first movie:
It brings us back to the Tony we met in the first part of Iron Man where he’s removed from that convoy and brought to the cave with nothing but a box of scraps. It’s fun for all of 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 wraps up by reiterating something he has said a few times about the future of Iron Man. He remains tight lipped on plans for Robert Downey Jr and the armored hero saying that the role is a lot like James Bond and Batman in that it can go on with different actors. Robert Downey Jr’s contract ends with Iron Man 3, and his future with Marvel remains unclear. Feige says they are just finishing up Iron Man 3, getting ready for Avengers 2, and then just taking it a movie or two at a time. You can read the rest of Feige’s comments praising Shane Black and RDJ among others by clicking here. What do you think about seeing a stripped down Iron Man? More importantly are you hoping RDJ sticks around for more?
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Source : MTV