Since we here at Nerd Bastards know that you’re all getting antsy for Iron Man 3 to finally hit the big screen, we shall attempt to alleviate some of the pain by bringing to you a bit of chit-chat from several of the personalities involved. If you need your daily Iron Man 3 fix, here it is, featuring the holy words of Robert Downey Jr., Shane Black, Kevin Feige and Rebecca Hall. Enjoy.
Robert Downey Jr. talking about director Black’s particular style and bringing it to Iron Man 3:
It’s a hallmark of the Shane Black [scripts] since the beginning of his career and it’s been really fun to bring that to Tony Stark’s world.
About one of his favorite action sequences in the new flick:
We’ve just been talking about one sequence – the top-secret name is the Boot/Glove Sequence, I can tell you that, just between you and me – it’s where Tony only has one gauntlet and one boot and he has to escape multiple captors. It’s really fun, dude. We’re taking everything from his first gauntlet test in the first movie up through the most extreme stuff we thought up for Iron Man 2 and The Avengers and pulling on all of it and making this one big, extended challenge of physics.
And about Rhodey’s place in the new film:
Rhodey is much more in the dead center of things. He’s much more dynamic. We’ve made this decision that while Tony is a technical guy, he’s not really a trained guy. There’s a lot of fun to be had with Don because he’s really good with hardware and he’s a martial artist, so it’s been really fun exploiting this possibility of Tony having moments like the one in Avengers, like the one with Cap where he decides, “Oh screw it, he probably knows what he’s doing.” So there’s a lot of that and a lot more fun and a lot more depth to Rhodey this time around.
Now we move on to the director himself and hear a bit of what he has to say about the character of Dr. Maya Hansen and the actress – Rebecca Hall – that was chosen to portray her:
It’s one thing we loved about the comic book, which was that it’s someone Tony meets in one capacity at one point in his life, and he proves to be touched by that encounter. We needed a snappy and exciting actor to play the part, and not make it this ‘female scientist who takes off her glasses and suddenly she’s beautiful!’ There’s a certain element about her being the female Robert Downey Jr. in a way.
And now a little bit of Kevin Feige talking on the same subject:
Maya is a scientist who makes a pretty astounding discovery that leads her to places – and some are healthier than others. It’s not dissimilar to what Tony’s been through, and it’s a great parallel.
And finally, the actress herself, Rebecca Hall talks about taking on the role:
I’ve never had a huge desire to be a massive Hollywood actor. Yet this is the third installment of a series I’ve really enjoyed, I really like Downey as an actor, and it looked like it would be fun. And it was. It was a very smart set, Iron Man. There’s a whole game of wits going on all the time between Downey and Shane.
It’s almost time for the talking to stop and the actual watching to begin. Look for Iron Man 3 in theaters come May 3rd of this summer.