Robert Downey JR. Talks IRON MAN 3; Comments On Possibly Being Replaced In Future Movies
While chatting to MTV, the man who has played Tony Stark so memorably in 3 movies now responds to Kevin Feige's comments about other actors playing the role after him. He also talks about Iron Man 3 and the great cast being assembled for it..
Marvel head honcho Kevin Feige recently likened the character of Tony Stark/Iron Man to James Bond, and revealed that when Robert Downey Jr. decides to hang up the helmet, a new actor would step into the role. Last night at the Tribeca Film Festival MTV caught up with RDJ, who responded (half jokingly) to this, and also commented on how the production is going on Iron Man 3..
"I would really hate for someone else to think they could step into my shoes. I wonder who's playing Tony Stark next. Is it you? Is that what you're here to tell me? I know things are looking like that they could go on for a long while. As usual in my book, it's all about quality control and delivering a product that you can have this kind of reaction to. If they keep doing that, maybe I'll keep showing up."
A few great actors are said to be joining the cast of the threequel, though none have actually been officially confirmed by Marvel/Disney yet. When asked about the likes of Sir Ben Kingsley, Guy Pearce and Jessica Chastain potentially coming aboard, Downey said that he could not wait to work with "any or all of them."..
"It's funny. Sometimes you have to call for a good old-fashioned British invasion. 'Iron Man 3' is really shaping up to be something special. We start in a couple weeks. I'm sure I'll be leaking secrets to you as we move ahead."
Actually the rumor is that filming has begun in Wilmington, North Carolina. Downey Jr. was spotted in the area, and word is that the cameras are already rolling. Unconfirmed for now of course, but we will update with any new info.
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