Kevin Feige, Shane Black, And RDJ Talk Iron Man 3’s Tone


The first trailer for Iron Man 3 seemed to show a new darker tone from the previous films which were generally lighthearted and funny. Many jumped to the conclusions that it was going to be a darker and gritty movie as a whole. That’s not the case according to recent comments by Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, director Shane Black, and even star Robert Downey Jr.

In comments from a chat with the West Australian, Feige states that the film won’t be as gloomy as the trailer made it seem:

It’s not a serious movie, but we seriously dig into exploring more of Tony. The trick is just trying to make great movies. We try to make them all great, all different and all fresh. What you’ll see in Iron Man 3 is some very unique directions that were taken.

The film will take the franchise into a “fresh” new direction. Tony Stark will be deeply affected by the events of The Avengers, and will have to face the demons that arise from the battle of New York. Director Shane Black echoed Feige’s comments:

We’re not aiming for bigger, necessarily. We’re aiming for different and fresh and new. It’s all about capturing that lightning-in-a-bottle feel, about trying to get as much into this as we can. We’re looking to get a ton of thrills into a short space, to make a nice little stew for you.

The real life embodiment of Tony Stark, Robert Downey Jr., also added his two cents about the new direction this movie will take the series in:

You can dissect why [The Avengers] was the right movie with the right people and the right director at the time. But we feel the same way about Iron Man 3 now.

It seems like the “new direction” will just be the style of Shane Black. Of course it will be different from the first two films directed by Jon Favreau. It looks like Black is bringing a lot to the table and has a really interesting take on where he wants it all to go. From all the trailers and snippets, it seems like this will be a more contained story compared to the huge scale the last few Marvel movies have taken on. What do you think about the talk of a “new direction”? Did the trailer make you think it was going to be all doom and gloom?

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Source : West Australian via Collider