I agree with shishalzafrazz. I thought the worst parts of IM2 (and the first one) were usually when the armor was on. Robert Downey Jr.'s acting is a huge part of what gives the film something to get hooked into, and the cgi battles, if they go too long, detract from the movie rather than spice it up. I thought the best part about the movies was that there wasn't too much Iron Man. Iron Man's screen time needs to be used well or it just drops into "watching a video game" mode. I've enjoyed the Robert Downey Juniverse IM, and it sure seems like Favreau would have to be a big part of why they were fun.
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also, does that mean he wont be playing happy either, i assume?
I wouldnt think neccessarily so-- but you never know-- I mean he might be able to shoot scenes if he doesnt have to be there for the pre and the post- and if they really want him to be in it. Im sure they could schedule shooting around his other movies..
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Heat Vision says this "is far from a sure thing, and that other filmmakers were being looked at," but it looks like Lethal Weapon writer and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang writer/director Shane Black is a contender for Iron Man 3.
Black is said to have met with Marvel Studios executives about directing the third installment and, should he land the job, would also write a draft of the script.
In December, Jon Favreau confirmed he would not be returning because he will be working on Magic Kingdom. Robert Downey Jr. will reprise the title role in the film, scheduled for a release on May 3, 2013.
Black and Downey previously teamed together on Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.
Lethal Weapon/Kiss Kiss Bang Bang creator taking on the Armored Avenger.
February 17, 2011
The man who gave the world Murtagh and Riggs is taking over the Iron Man franchise. Deadline is reporting that Shane Black, the writer of Lethal Weapon and writer/director of Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, is in final negotiations to direct Iron Man 3.
Black's name surfaced recently as a contender to both write and direct the next Iron Man film, but it was stressed that he was not the only candidate for the job. While it looks like he's now locked in to direct, it's not clear if he is also writing the film yet, with a source telling Deadline, "That's not figured out." However, given that Black's background is first and foremost as a writer (with credits including Lethal Weapon, The Last Boy Scout and The Long Kiss Goodnight), it would be surprising if he was not also writing Iron Man 3. This will be Black's second film as a director, following Kiss Kiss Bang Bang - which starred Tony Stark himself, Robert Downey Jr.
As Deadline notes, the news that Black was even a possibility to take over the Iron Man franchise from Jon Favreau (who is moving on to Disney's Magic Kingdom, after Cowboys & Aliens) got extremely strong response from fans – which couldn't have hurt his chances of getting the job.
It had also been reported that Downey had approval when it came to hiring the director for Iron Man 3. It seems he was as eager to work with his Kiss Kiss Bang Bang director again as fans of that beloved cult film were to see them collaborate once more.
Before returning to an Iron Man solo film, Downey of course will first reprise his role as Tony Stark/Iron Man in The Avengers. Iron Man 3 will open May 3rd, 2013.
An Ain't It Cool News reader attended a panel at the Omaha Film Festival on which filmmaker Shane Black was speaking and eventually he was asked about Iron Man 3, a movie he was rumored to be writing and directing last month, something that was never confirmed either by Walt Disney Pictures or Marvel Studios. Fans of Shane Black's directorial debut Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang should be excited about seeing him reunited with Robert Downey Jr. as it was that film that helped Jon Favreau and Marvel make their decision to go with Downey for the role of Tony Stark in the first place.
Black told the film festival audience that he's scheduled to meet later this week with Downey, who will be contributing to the story, and that Black himself will be writing the script as well as directing. Marvel Studios clearly must know that not everyone was happy with the previous sequel and Black said they've decided to focus on Iron Man and Tony Stark for the third movie, rather than bringing in other heroes from the Marvel Universe. And according to Black, they plan on going back to "self-contained single-character stories" following The Avengers.
Black also told the audience:
"Iron Man 3 will not be another 'two men in iron suits fighting each other' film. Instead, it will be more like a Tom Clancy-thriller, with Iron Man fighting real world villians."
This is certainly an interesting take on the character that's not too far removed from some of the better Iron Man comic book stories from the '80s, and maybe that means will be seeing the likes of Spymaster and Madame Masque in the third movie. Who knows? Maybe we'll even see Downey and Black reunited with their Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang co-star Michelle Monaghan in the latter role, even if that would be quite a drastic departure from the "nice girl" roles she normally plays.
Either way, look for a lot more developments on this exciting direction for Iron Man 3, which is currently set for a May 3, 2013 release.
Robert Downey Jr. told Omelete that he thinks Iron Man 3, to be directed by Shane Black, could be one of the better superhero movies ever made.
"You know, I think that we have an opportunity with the third Iron Man to make the best of the three, and maybe one of the better superhero movies that’s ever been made. But I think we have to remember what made the first one good. It was very character-driven. It was very odd. It was kind of outrageous. And so I think we have to have the courage to trust that the audience is actually really kind of cool and smart," he said.
You can watch the interview segment using the player below. The third installment is scheduled for a May 3, 2013 release.
Grain-of-salt enthusiasts, assemble! Unconfirmed rumors suggest that Shane Black's Iron Man 3 will explore the potential of nanotechnology, ala Warren Ellis's comic book arc Iron Man: Extremis.
In the comic, Extremis is the codename for an updated super soldier serum that utilizes nanobots to turn its subject into an indestructible weapon. After suffering from critical injuries (again), Tony Stark is forced to undergo the Extremis process himself, thereby transforming him into a true Iron Man both inside and out.
Although this idea sounds a little wacky for Marvel's movie-version of the character, it's not entirely outside the realm of possibility. After all, Iron Man's origin in the 2008 film was based on the Extremis origin.
It smacks of wishful thinking, but if you're curious, Latino Review has offered up the evidence in this analytical video. Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Ben Kingsley, who starred in last year's Hugo and who is now filming Ender's Game, is said to be in final negotiations to play the villain in Shane Black's Iron Man 3. Variety has the news, saying that Kingsley's part is that of someone tied to nanobot technology and is specifically not the comic book foe, the Mandarin.
Written by Drew Pearce and Black, Iron Man 3 will again star Robert Downey as Tony Stark and Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts. It is slated to begin production shortly in North Carolina with a release date of May 3, 2013.
The Caged Heat Casting Facebook account has posted details of the first casting call for Iron Man 3, which will be shooting under the "Caged Heat" title in North Carolina.
FIRST CASTING CALL ANNOUNCED - Raleigh Casting Call for those interested in working on Caged Heat will be held Saturday April 14th, 10 am - 1 pm at Crabtree Valley Mall. (4325 Glenwood Ave). All interested in submitting must bring a curent non returnable snapshot.
Casting call forms can be filled out the day of or will be available for download and printing on film office sites soon. Wilmington Casting Call will take place on Saturday April 21st. Stay tuned for more details to come.
Iron Man 3 is scheduled to start shooting soon for a May 3, 2013 release.
Disney, Marvel Studios and DMG Entertainment announced today that Iron Man 3 will be co-produced in China. Filming in China will take place in late summer. Here's the full press release:
The Walt Disney Company China, Marvel Studios and DMG Entertainment today announced the intention to co-produce IRON MAN 3 in China. Under the arrangement, DMG Entertainment will make an investment in the production of IRON MAN 3, manage the Chinese co-production process, and jointly produce the film in China. The Chinese portion of IRON MAN 3’s production will run through DMG Entertainment in coordination with Marvel Studios’ production and creative teams. DMG will also distribute IRON MAN 3 in China in collaboration with The Walt Disney Company China.
IRON MAN 3 will be the third movie in the billion-dollar plus franchise from Marvel and stars a returning cast including Robert Downey Jr. (as billionaire inventor Tony Stark) Gwyneth Paltrow (as Pepper Potts) and Don Cheadle (as James “Rhodey” Rhodes). IRON MAN 3 is produced by Kevin Feige and executive produced by Alan Fine, Stan Lee, Louis D’Esposito, Charles Newirth, Victoria Alonso, Stephen Broussard and Dan Mintz. The film is being directed by Shane Black who is working on the script with Drew Pearce. The film releases in the United States on May 3, 2013, and is being distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures in all territories worldwide other than in China (which is being distributed by DMG Entertainment) and Germany/Austria (which is being distributed by the Tele München Group).
“The popularity of the Marvel franchise globally creates a huge opportunity to deliver fans yet another action packed film,” said Stanley Cheung, Managing Director, The Walt Disney Company, Greater China. “The co-production of IRON MAN 3 in China is testimony to the importance of this audience to Disney and the local industry capability to deliver a blockbuster title,” he added.
“We look forward to working alongside DMG to bring IRON MAN to the Chinese marketplace in a significant way. We are confident that Marvel’s stories will continue to be enjoyed by Chinese audiences, and adding a local flavor, and working with our new local partner, will enhance the appeal and relevance of our characters in China’s fast-growing film marketplace” said Rob Steffens, General Manager of Operations and Finance for Marvel Studios.
“Our collaboration with Disney and Marvel marks a milestone in the global entertainment landscape, as this signifies the first multi-billion dollar franchise to be produced between Hollywood and China,” said Dan Mintz, CEO of DMG Entertainment. “The IRON MAN franchise has been a major success worldwide, and we look forward to pushing the series to new heights with IRON MAN 3. The movie will further build upon its compelling storyline, and feature the hottest A-list stars, and spectacular action, which will resonate well both globally and in China, the second largest box office market in the world.”
The first installment of IRON MAN lifted off with high-speed, high-flying action when jet-setting industrialist Tony Stark survives an unexpected attack and escapes by building a high-tech robotic suit of armor. When he uncovers a nefarious plot with global implications, he dons his powerful armor and vows to protect the world as Iron Man. Straight from the pages of the legendary comic book, Iron Man is a hero who is built—not born—to be unlike any other and made US$581 million at the global box office when released in 2008. Based on Marvel’s iconic Super Hero, IRON MAN 2 continued the story of the 2008 summer box office blockbuster IRON MAN, and made US$624 million at the global box office when released in 2010 Now, IRON MAN 3 continues the story with a new chapter that will deliver more heart-pounding action than ever before. Marvel Studios’ IRON MAN 3 will find Tony Stark with his back against the wall, facing his most fearsome foes yet.
Shooting is expected to commence in May in the United States and begin location filming in China in late summer 2012.
Guy Pearce, who recently starrred in Lockout and who appears in the upcoming Prometheus, is up for a role in the soon-to-shoot Iron Man 3, Variety reports.
Pearce would play Dr. Aldrich Killian in the Shane Black film. In the comics, Killian is a genetic scientist who was a key player in Warren Ellis' 2005 comic book storyline "Extremis", long-rumored to be a focus of the new film's plot. The Ellis tale involves the creation of a nanotech virus.
If he officially signs on, Pearce will join Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle and Ben Kingsley on the Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Pictures project, which is beginning production in North Carolina and will, as was revealed earlier this week, will be co-produced in China.
Jessica Chastain is the latest talent said to be up for a role in the soon-to-shoot Iron Man 3, Deadline reports.
The Tree of Life actress would play a scientist, said to be the intellectual equal of Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark. Although it's not confirmed, it's possible that the role is that of Dr. Maya Hansen, a character responsible for the "Extremis" nanotechnology that is said to be a key part of the sequel's focus.
The news comes just days after it was announced that Guy Pearce is up for the part of Dr. Aldrich Killian, a character from the popular Warren Ellis storyline.
Written and directed by Shane Black (and co-written by Drew Pearce), Iron Man 3 also stars Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle and Ben Kingsley and is set for release on May 3, 2013.