Shane Black Unsure About IRON MAN 4 Return; Wanted To Call '3' THE IRON MAN
Iron Man 3 director Shane Black reveals that he's yet to be asked about possibly returning for a fourth instalment in the franchise, while both he and writer Drew Pearce reveal that they initially wanted to call this movie The Iron Man. Read on for details!
The winner (@Jasper_UTF, a.k.a. MovieMaster) of our recent Iron Man 3 contest - in which we offered one lucky fan the chance to interview Shane Black and Drew Pearce - has gotten back to us with some highlights from their chat and they include some very interesting tidbits of information! Firstly, when the former was asked about whether he would be interested in working with Marvel again either on Iron Man 4 or another movie, he said: "Well, Marvel would have to ask me because they're famous for not working with the same people twice, and who's to say they would ever approach me so that's something we'll cross when we come to it." Joss Whedon made similar comments when The Avengers was released, so expect to see Black return if he's willing and if (well, when) the movie proves to be a success at the box office.
As the conversation continued, a particularly interesting reveal was made by Black and Pearce. Many fans have wondered why both the Thor and Captain America sequels were given more than just numerical titles, while Iron Man was had just the additional "3". As it turns out, there were initially plans for a slightly different name. "The problem with Iron Man is it's essentially an aircraft and a weapon," said Black. "That's what I like about the modern comics, particularly the Matt Fraction run. He calls it 'The Iron Man'..." Pearce then interrupted with the following. "We actually wanted that as the title at one point, that kind of modern thing of calling things The Amazing or The Incredible, but we ended up steering away from it." What do you guys think? Would The Iron Man have been a better title? Sound off with your thoughts below!
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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