Robert Downey Jr Talks Iron Man 3 Cameos And The Mandarin


rdj bannerThere’s not much you can say about Robert Downey Jr. The man is less acting than being himself when bringing Tony Stark to life. The actor is gearing up for Iron Man 3’s summer release and chatting with Geoff Boucher about a variety of things. In the second and third part of their lengthy chat, RDJ addresses the possibility of other heroes popping up in Iron Man 3 and what it’s like working with Sir Ben Kingsley.

While the 1st phase of the Marvel cinematic universe peppered in a lot of cameos and Easter Eggs in their films, don’t think that means Phase 2 will follow suit. Downey addresses the possibility of cameos:

The whole Avengers thing [with $1.5 billion in global box office was such a relief and such a confirmation of [Marvel Studios President] Kevin Feige’s vision for this all along. As Kevin has put it, the next step after that is to bring in someone like Shane Black and – without pretending that the Avengers don’t exist – find a way to go back to a kind of re-investigation of Tony’s world, which he thought would be, one, fun for the audience and, two, would rock in a different way than The Avengers. But we can’t help it — everywhere you look now in every Marvel movie there are opportunities where certain new pals of his could be useful. So they’re in the atmosphere, so to speak, but I wouldn’t expect to see them on the ground in this one.

A lot of people are finding that last sentence pretty interesting. He’s says not to expect them “on the ground” in this one. We know a big space epic is coming in the form of Guardians of the Galaxy, so some people are thinking this hints at some sort of involvement between Tony, The Avengers, and the Guardians of the Galaxy. We’ll have to wait and see oben kingsleyn that one. One thing we won’t have to wait too long to see is how Ben Kingsley brings The Mandarin to life. We’re just a few days away from the Super Bowl trailer that will probably show off the villain a little more. RDJ talks about working with the highly acclaimed thespian:

Sir Ben is probably going to steal the movie. There are a lot of contenders who may, but right now he’s probably at the top of that list. He came in as, obviously – speaking of training – as such a technically proficient instrument. And then what proceeded to happen was the release of more vintage, old-school Favreau [improv] stuff with a Shane Black twist on it. It was kind of frightening to witness, I’ll tell you that much.

There are two more installments in the RDJ interview series to go, so hopefully they’re saving something extra juicy for last. While RDJ says there may not be a straight up cameo, I’d expect some big nods and hints at what’s to come. What do you think? Are you hoping for a big reveal before the final credits roll by?

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Source : EW