We’re still gearing up for The Avengers, but while Joss Whedon is thinking small regarding a possible sequel, rumor has it that Shane Black is thinking big for Iron Man 3.
According to Latino Review, Black is supposedly working toward adapting the Extremis story-line. That’s nano-bots, a tie to the Super Soldier Serum that turned Steve Rogers into Captain America, and a possible thematic shift back toward more real-world-relevant themes. How are nano-bots more real world than evil robot soldiers? Well they aren’t, but sadly a terrorist mounting an attack on US soil is, and in Extremis that is exactly what (Stark foe) Mallen does after being juiced up by the nano-bots. Tell me that isn’t a bit scarier than Mickey Rourke’s electric jump rope stunt in Monaco.
UK comic genius Warren Ellis created the Extremis story-line in 2005, and there is actually a nice little bit of coincidental symmetry there, since he will be working with Whedon on Wastelanders in the near future. Ellis also followed Whedon as writer on the Astonishing X-Men comic series re-launch a few years ago.
Iron Man 3 begins filming in May, obviously we haven’t yet reached the casting stage, though I imagine that shouldn’t be too far down the road. Any ideas on Mallen and Maya Hansen? How about Sal, Tony Stark’s hippie pal? Personally, I think Favreau blew it for us — no one plays a hippie like Jeff Bridges.
Source: Latino Review
Speaking of Jeff Bridges (see what I did there?), his Tron and Tron: Legacy co-star Bruce Boxleitner is getting a bit chatty about a possible Tron 3 in an interview with I Am Rogue.
It’s in the works. Anything could happen, but all I can say is, it’s in its formative stages. [Joseph] Kosinski, who is slated for it, he’s shooting another movie now, and then they’ll get around to doing that. I think somewhere around 2014, maybe. I’m talking way out of school here, but they can’t shoot me because I’m Tron.
Tron: Legacy made $172 million at the US box office, just $2 million above it’s estimated production budget according to Box Office Mojo, but it did perform well in the international market, pulling in an additional $228 million for a grand total of $400 million. Is that enough to actually justify another chapter in the series and another wallet busting budget? Boxleitner thinks so, but I’m not fully convinced. What do you think, will there be a third Tron, and if there is, do you care?
Source: Box Office Mojo
EDITORS NOTE: Article written by Nerd Bastards contributor Jason Tabrys