One of the perks of being one of the major architects of the Marvel Movie Universe is getting to see a lot of cool stuff before anyone else. Kevin Feige recently screened Shane Black‘s upcoming blockbuster Iron Man 3 for a select group of Marvel insiders and press. On of the tidbits Feige threw out was Joss Whedon‘s reaction to seeing the epic final battle in a screening of an almost completed cut of the movie:
“There are a lot of suits in this movie. While it is both a movie in which he spends quite a bit of time outside of the suit, as you see it’s not working and he’s — and he’s with Ty in Tennessee, by the end of it we reveal that underneath the house, which is now covered with rubble, he’s got dozens and dozens of suits.
And once, throughout the course of the movie, and all that rubble gets pulled aside by construction cranes, just when he needs him, he calls them to the rescue and we have what I think is the biggest most action-packed finale we’ve had. I showed the film to Joss Whedon, who is our writer-director of Avengers and who is currently working on Avengers 2, and he saw the finale of this and he goes, ‘Now what am I supposed to do now? What am I going to do in Avengers 2?’”
That Marvel Movie Mania bar just keeps getting raised and Whedon is just the man to keep the trend going with The Avengers 2. Wouldn’t it be interesting if Iron Man bucks the Hollywood trend of trilogies? Could the third movie be even better than the first? We know it will be better than the second, it has to be.
Next we’ve got the new IMAX movie poster for Iron Man 3:
Once again it looks like Tony is going to have the crap kicked out of him, and the movie looks to be one fantastic thrill ride.
Shane Black’s Iron Man 3 stars Robert Downey Jr., Ben Kingsley, Don Cheadle, Gwyneth Paltrow, Guy Pearce, Jon Favreau, Rebecca Hall, William Sadler, James Badge Dale and the voice of Paul Bettany.
Iron Man 3 hist theater screens on May 3rd. The rest of Marvel schedule includes: Thor: The Dark World on November 8, 2013, Captain America: The Winter Soldier on April 4, 2014, Guardians of the Galaxy on August 1, 2014, The Avengers 2 on May 1, 2015 and Ant-Man on November 6, 2015.