More From Kevin Feige on Iron Man 2 and The Avengers!

Marvel Studios President of Production on keeping the important parts of Iron Man 2 secret and talks more about Joss Whedon directing The Avengers...

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By Josh Wilding - 5/7/2010
In a recent interview with HITFIX, Kevin Feige has talked more about making Iron Man 2 a movie for those who both read the comic books and those that dont, John Slatery, Mickey Rourke's secret costume, Sam Rockwell, Black Widow's role in the movie and Joss Whedon as director of The Avengers! These are some of the main highlights of the interview but for the whole thing, follow the link at the bottom of the page!

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On Making The Movie Easy To Understand For Non-Comic Book Readers:

"It's hard, frankly, because you don't want the audience to feel like they have to do homework before they go to a movie. We live in this every day, and someone who reads your website may recognize Captain America's shield in Tony Stark's stuff he gets from his father, but a large part of the audience isn't going to do that."

On Nick Fury:

"There are lots of people who never saw the scene at the end of the first one, and even if they did, they thought he was just some weird guy. And for people who haven't seen that scene, now there's some weird guy who shows up at a donut stand. And all they really need to know is that he's a weird guy who wants to recruit Tony for something, and they have some history together."


On Whether John Slattery Will Return As Howard Stark:

"To be honest with you, we usually sign people up for multiple performances, but I'm not sure if we did that with him. Certainly, though, Howard Stark is an important part of the continuity, especially moving forward."

On Keeping The Final Look of Mickey Rourke Secret:

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"It's impossible to do these days, and the only way to really do it is to structure your visual effects pipeline so nobody has access to those scenes until the very last minute. Those grabby-hand marketing department guys can only get what's done."

On Sam Rockwell's Almost Complete Absent From The Trailers:

"And now he's one of my favorite things about the movie. It's just that the nature of his scenes, they don't really cut well into trailer beats."

On Keeping Black Widow's Role In The Film A Mystery:

"Yeah, that was tricky! Since she's got a big S.H.I.E.L.D logo right there on her arm, we had to photoshop that out of all the early materials we sent out."

On Joss Whedon Directing The Avengers:

"We haven't announced that! I can't talk about that in particular, but I can say that we like choices that cause debate among people. All of the filmmakers that we look at for our films have pros and cons, and the most important pro for us is having a point of view and bringing something to the table that we might not otherwise have."

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"Look, we can help a director with the effects or the massive size of the production. I still remember after 'Zathura,' Favreau wanted to do everything with models. Yeah, he's changed that tune a bit!"
Source: HitFix
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Hawksblueyes - 5/7/2010, 5:14 AM
Awesome find Josh.

I see up in the corner that you made editor. Congratulations!! :D
TANKGIRL - 5/7/2010, 5:16 AM
great find
DaenerysTargaryen - 5/7/2010, 5:26 AM
Joss Whedon is a better director than Michael Bay, and those assholes who made Disaster movie, Epic movie and Meet the spartans.
animeex - 5/7/2010, 5:47 AM
You guys do know there has already been a pretty good version of Iron Man 2 out?? I resisted though... Saving it for the big screen.
LEEE777 - 5/7/2010, 5:47 AM
HEY TANK @ Get off my KA-ZAR TRAIN!!!!! : P

JOSS is cool, he always done QUALITY WORK!

Cept DOLLHOUSE! : D

Congrats @ JOSH!!!!

Hey,,, you getting married/!? : /

: D

Great work dude!

JoshWilding - 5/7/2010, 6:39 AM
HAWKS/tea/LEE: Thanks guys, I really appreciate that! :) As an editor, I promise to make CBM a more boob filled site that ever before..!

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JoshWilding - 5/7/2010, 6:40 AM
Say tea, what are your thoughts on this whole Hung Parliament thing!? :P
InstigatorGIRL - 5/7/2010, 6:50 AM
Joss Whedon doesn't seem like the right fit for Avengers to me but it's out of our hands. I would still prefer Loius Letterier or Jon Favreau, but Favreau is at least producer so that gives me some confidence.

@Josh Congrats, but didn't this happen a while ago you became an editor?

@Anil um... okay? I won't lie I am very confused...
Hawksblueyes - 5/7/2010, 7:03 AM
IGIRL: What did you do now? :O
InstigatorGIRL - 5/7/2010, 7:06 AM
@Hawks I honestly HAVE NO CLUE!! And I'm getting annoyed and paranoid wondering WTF Happened and how I am involved, because I really do keep track of the shenanigans I pull.
JoshWilding - 5/7/2010, 7:21 AM
IGIRL: Cheers, I was made a trusted user a few months back but only actually became an editor a week or so ago! :)
InstigatorGIRL - 5/7/2010, 7:22 AM
@Josh Ooooooooh. Okay. Well then Congrats homefry!!! ^_^
DeathWalker - 5/7/2010, 7:27 AM
Congrats Josh!!!!!!!!!

Igirl you been a very bad girl!!! OOOOOUUUUU LOL
JoshWilding - 5/7/2010, 7:30 AM
IGIRL/DeathWalker: Thanks! :P

As for what Feige is saying here, he makes some interesting points but I actually think that they may have revealed too much in the trailers..! There are actually very little in the way of surprises with the movie that you didnt already catch a glimpse of in the trailers! I think I'll learn a lesson from this and try to stay away from all of the photos, clips and maybe even trailers that they'll release for Thor and The First Avenger! :)

And go Joss Whedon - Nathan Fillion for Ant-Man/Giant Man!!!

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mindform - 5/7/2010, 7:35 AM
So, Whedon is practically confirmed, right? I think I'm ok with that :')
InstigatorGIRL - 5/7/2010, 8:31 AM
LMAO @Tea/Deathwalker. I'm just annoyed he didn't just email me instead of posting this crap on almost every article.
DeathWalker - 5/7/2010, 8:55 AM
Well he REALLY must like his Jizz then. Be afraid............Be VERY afraid. (o:
HelaGood - 5/7/2010, 9:35 AM
im with Mindform. Joss could be a very good thing!!
MassExecutions1 - 5/7/2010, 1:34 PM
Requirements for Avengers: 1)Killer Action 2) Balanced Use of Multiple Great Characters 3)Villain You Love To Hate. I think Whedon can do 2 and 3. 1 is in question. That's where Letterier or some great assistant director/coordinator type people could help.
carolinaguytlocke - 5/8/2010, 9:47 AM
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i really hope he plays a big part in cap and a couple appearances in the avengers and iron man 3 he doesnt have to be part of the avengers
BrotherStarkofMABMindz - 5/10/2010, 8:47 AM
My Avengers cast
Iron Man-RDJ who disagrees
Thor-Chris Hemsworth thar picture looks beast
Captain America- Jensen Ackles still don't trust Chris Evans
War Machine-Don Cheadle War Machine is an Avenger
Nick Fury- Sam Jackson even though he's old
Black Widow- Scarjo was perfect just add an accent
Hawkeye- Jermey Reinner did you see the hurt locker
Hank Pym- Patrick Wilson he's a cool actor
Wasp- Eva Longoria Parker come on
so far that's it

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