Iron Man 3 releases on May 3rd of next year, and when it does it’ll not only be the first non-Jon Favreau directed Iron Man film but it’ll also be the first of the post-Avengers Marvel movie. No pressure, Shane Black.
But if you caught the trailer that released a few weeks back you’ll know what we’ve seen looks not only promising, but freakin’ amazing! Here’s another reason to be excited: recently during a talk in São Paulo, Brazil, Marvel Entertainment International President Simon Philips may have let it slip that Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) would indeed be getting her own suit of armor!
CBM picked up on the story originally reported by Brazilian entertainment site, Omelete. Unfortunately, that story is gone having been replaced with this statement, “information removed at the request of Disney.” Hmm, does that make it even more likely? Possibly. Here’s what CBM was able to grab before the removal,
A transcription of the spoilerific report, via Protocida, reveals that Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) will eventually have an underground Hall of Armors with at least 16 new armors, including a few classic designs from the comics. Simon Philips also revealed, or confirmed, that Virginia Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) will indeed get in on the action, this time by donning her own suit of armor.
At this year’s Comic-Con Favreau and Paltrow had mentioned getting Potts into some armor was something they always wanted to do, and even Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige said, “Everyone at this table thinks it would be the coolest thing in the world to see Pepper get in the suit at some point.” Have they made it happen? Will we see Rescue, the name of Pepper’s suited persona, appear in Iron Man 3? I don’t know about you guys but it’s something I really, really want to see. Even for a moment.
And speaking of things we’ll see, as filming for Iron Man 3 wrapped in North Carolina there was a Star News report that included a tiny bit of information about The Mandarin (Ben Kingsley) and his Ten Rings terrorist group’s plot.
This could be more spoilery than Paltrow possibly suiting up. Proceed with caution.
Turns out a local furniture restoration company called Master Craftsmen Services was asked to furnish the Stark mansion (bed, sofas, chaise lounges, ottomans and chairs) as well as create some bomb fodder for a terrorist attack. Specifically,
The company, which has been restoring furniture for 15 years, also upholstered about 22 theater seats that will be digitally replicated to create an entire theater on-screen. The theater will then appear to have been bombed during a terrorist attack in Afghanistan.
Does a movie theatre bombing scene seem a poor choice considering this summer’s shooting at the theatre in Colorado? Isn’t that why Gangster Squad had to be pushed back, to reedit a scene involving a movie theatre shooting? Sure, technically it’s different because it’s a bombing and not happening in America, but somehow I’m sure somebody will have something to say about its inclusion being insensitive. Guess we’ll have to wait and see.
But, what part could this play in The Mandarian’s overall plans? Why target a movie theatre?