Friday, August 19, 2011

RDJ talks a little about Iron Man 3 and Shane Black

The closer a film is to release, the more attention it garners. Right now, 'The Avengers' is hot. The film is shooting in Cleveland, Ohio, and set photos and videos have been pouring out on a daily basis for the most part. Two films that lead up to the upcoming superhero mash-up film from director, Joss Whedon are 'Iron Man,' and its sequel, 'Iron Man 2,' which were both directed by Jon Favreau. A third film is in the works, and it's scheduled to hit theaters about a year after 'The Avengers.'

Star of the series, Robert Downey Jr. -- who plays Tony Stark/Iron Man -- recently chatted a bit with the Los Angeles Times about Iron Man's next solo outing. With the script in the very early stages, Downey wasn't able to get very specific, but he did say:

"My sense of it is that we need to leave it all on the field — whatever that means in the end. You can pick several different points of departure for that."

Such vagueness is to be expected at this point in time. Downey did have a lot more to say about the director replacing Favreau this time around, Shane Black, however. The two have worked together before on Black's debut outing as a director, 'Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.' Of the director, he said:

"He’s more than the sum of his parts and he’s also kind of been a sleeper for a long time. We’re not talking much about [the script] right now because Shane is off writing and we talked before that and when we are talking again the talking is going to be over pretty quick [because we're on the same page]. It’s kind of like we’re fighting on the same side and at the same time we’re circling each other, so it’s all great. It should be great."

Time has a way of going by before you know it. The next time you will see Downey as Iron Man is on May 4, 2012 when the 'The Avengers' assemble in theaters. The following year on May 3, 2013, 'Iron Man 3' hits.

Source: HERE

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