Extra! Extra! With all the buzz from Thor and the upcoming release of Captain America, talk of The Avengers and Iron Man 3 circulates around nerdy water coolers everywhere. Even though we may not have super juicy plot details, we still get to bring you some behind the scenes info gathered from an interview with Jon Favreau and Robert Downey Jr at this year’s Hero Complex Film Festival. Here is some pertinent quotes from their interview about both films currently being worked on.
Jon Favreau on Shane Black for Iron Man 3:
“…I love the franchise and I’m a big fan of Shane’s as well so hopefully I can be helpful because I want to see this thing grow and transform. And actually, when it finally landed on Shane, it was like, ‘All right, that’s gonna be something interesting.’ Especially because it’s gonna be so difficult for whoever does that one because although it’s Iron Man 3, the whole Avengers thing…I guess in comics you can say that it’s an individual storyline and you can break it off into a group. But in movies, it’s hard not to take into consideration what just happened. What are you gonna say? ‘They all just lost their cell phones and you can’t get help?’ So it’s going to take a lot of ingenuity to make it make sense to a mainstream film audience as well as a comic book audience.”
Robert Downey Jr. on a surprising attitude change while filming The Avengers:
“Well, I hate everybody. [Audience laughs] I’m not talking about the cast, I’m not talking about Joss. What I mean is I tend to look at a scene and say ‘This is absolutely impossible, we can’t shoot this, it’s horrible. I can tell you 10 other movies its been in, I refuse.’ I usually start off the morning by refusing to do what I’ve signed on to do. So I brought that attitude, happily. I just thought ‘How are you gonna put all of us clowns together? He’s wearing a suit, he’s all jacked up, he’s so and so and poor Mark Ruffalo, he’s gonna out do us’. And we’re about six weeks in and I have to say Joss Whedon is nailing it. He’s so smart and so good. And it’s gonna be great. I can’t believe I just said it, I never could’ve believed this but it’s gonna be great.”
It’s good to hear some good come out of the Marvel corner, and I’m sure many fans are waiting excitedly for the release of both of those films. If you want to check out the full article with all the goodies and nuggets of excited hype check out Slashfilm’s article.
Plus, let us know what you think about the upcoming films in their infancy stage and whether they should go to the big screen or just slowly wither away in forgoteness. (don’t look at me like that…I have the right to make up words at 1 in the mornin’)