More Highlights From The London Press Conference For IRON MAN 3
More highlights from the Iron Man 3 London press conference include Shane Black discussing Jon Favreau's involvement in the movie, Drew Pearce revealing the main comic book influences, Robert Downey Jr.'s reaction to the positive response the movie has so far had and a whole lot more!
The London press conference for Iron Man 3 was an awful lot of fun, but there weren't a lot of "big" reveals in terms of what we should expect from any upcoming Marvel movies (or more importantly, whether or not Robert Downey Jr. will return as Tony Stark). There were however a fair few other interesting details revealed and stories told, mainly by Robert Downey Jr., director Shane Black and writer Drew Pearce. Below are a selection of highlights from those. Be sure to click HERE to see some photos from the event and check back on CBM for my review on the 24th.
Shane Black On The Challenges Of Taking On The Fourth Instalment In The Franchise:
I think that when you do anything that has a number three after it you have to just ask yourself, 'How can we pretend that this was supposed to happen anyway? What's the story left to tell that makes it seem in retrospect like it was just waiting to get itself told?' I think finding the things you like about Iron Man that haven't been mined yet and trying to include them in such a way that...you know, it's weird because it's not a trilogy. There's another movie called 'The Avengers' that sits in the middle so it's almost like a trilogy and then us. It was weird. He saves the world, he perfects his technology and Iron Man has sort of emerged as this global superhero. So, looking for the things that haven't been explored yet, trying to find something different.
Shane Black On Jon Favreau's Pivotal Role In Developing Iron Man 3:
Jon Favreau was just a Goddamn prince. Saying, 'Jon, how did you do it on number one? How do I stay true to the lineage and legacy of what you've established and make a different tone from 'The Avengers', but one that's consistent?' Here's a guy who at any stage could have come on and been disrespectful, but instead he was the most gracious and helpful wonderful participant in this process. He helped me a hell of a lot.
Shane Black On Whether Iron Man 3 Sets The Stage For Future Chinese Co-Productions:
I don't know that we're at the forefront of that. I think that this movie represented an opportunity to strike a deal and do a co-financing thing. It's not something I know a lot about. It's something I let other people negotiate and then I sort of participate as needs be. I think it'll be interesting to see the way that this is co-released with a separate version in China. I think it's all fascinating stuff, but it's all way over my head in terms of giving you any predictions.
Drew Pearce On What The Future Holds For The Armoured Avenger:
Obviously I have no idea what's coming up next. We do know that Joss is doing 'The Avengers 2' and he is a wonderful abiter of taste. This movie is a tribute to Warren Ellis and Matt Fraction and some of the brilliant modern day writers of the comics which it feels appropriate to give a shout out to.
Robert Downey Jr. On Tony Stark's Anxiety After The Events Of Marvel's The Avengers:
What I really liked about this was that in a post 'The Avengers' world, as asked questions like, 'Wouldn't he be a little bit freaked out?' And then that wound up being part of the theme.
Robert Downey Jr. On How Iron Man 3 Has So Far Been Received:
All I know is that we're doing something right. I'm really glad that audiences are responding to this movie. Being able to do this again with Don and Gwyneth, it's a great pleasure, but having Sir Ben rocketing us into another dimension with arguably the most complicated arc in superhero history and the over talented Rebecca Hall doing us a big solid by classing up the joint has just made this a most delightful experience. And Drew and Shane listened to us all run our mouths for weeks and weeks and weeks and then they said 'Thank you very much', went away and came back with a script which was the story we shot. That's the reason we're sitting here and that's the reason most of you aren't saying this one sucks.
Marvel Studios’ Iron Man 3 pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy’s hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?
Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man
Ben Kingsley as The Mandarin
Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts
Don Cheadle as Rhodey/War Machine
Guy Pearce as Aldrich Killian
Rebecca Hall as Dr. Maya Hansen
Ashley Hamilton as Jack Taggert
James Badge Dale as Eric Savin
Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan
RELEASE DATE: April 25th, 2013 (UK). May 3rd, 2013 (US).
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