Joss Whedon On IRON MAN 3
Red carpet interview with Joss Whedon from last night's US Premiere of Iron Man 3. Says Iron Man 3 is, 'the next thing that needed to be said about Tony Stark.' Visit our Iron Man section for all the latest on Tony Stark, The Mandarin, Extremis and more.
On Iron Man 3.
"I think Shane Black was the perfect guy for [Iron Man 3] because it's so funny, it's so Shane but I think people associate him with Snark and he's actually a very heartfelt storyteller. This is the next thing that needed to be said about Tony Stark. [The film's] not just coasting on goodwill, [Shane's] really digging in there, it's very much his movie and I love it."
On whether Joss feels any pressure heading into Phase II.
"Honestly, it's the best kind of feeling. I read the script [for Iron Man 3] and I just got scared. I was like, 'Oh, I gotta do better. I gotta up my game because Shane is really bringing it.' (sic) Everything [Marvel] is doing for Phase II is exciting to me but this was the furthest along when I jumped back in [to begin work on Avengers 2] and I really thoughy, 'Wow, [Shane's] really taken it to another level.' He and Robert, like they did in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, they work together amazingly."
Based on Warren Ellis' Extremis storyline and following the box-office shattering events of Marvel's The Avengers, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) has become the target of global terrorist The Mandarin (Sir Ben Kingsley) who has secretly been the mastermind behind most of the tragedies in Tony's life. Isolated from his fellow Avengers, Tony will have to devise his most advanced armor yet if he hopes to save the woman he loves, Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow). Standing beside Tony as he takes on Mandarin's villainous allies and Ten Rings subordinates will be War Machine James Rhodey (Don Cheadle) who was conspicuously absent during the Chituari invasion in New York. Based on a screenplay by Shane Black (Lethal Weapon, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) and Drew Pearce (Godzilla, Sherlock Holmes 3).
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Running Time: 2 hr 10 min (confirmed)
Release Date: May 3, 2013
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (confirmed)
Starring: Robert Downey Jr, Ben Kingsley, Gwyneth Paltrow, Rebecca Hall, Don Cheadle, William Sadler, James Badge Dale, Yvonne Zima, Stephanie Szostak
Directed by: Shane Black
Written by: Shane Black (screenplay) Drew Pearce (screenplay) Stan Lee (comic book) Jack Kirby (comic book) Don Heck (comic book) Larry Lieber(comic book)
Source: Walt Disney Pictures
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