In preparation for the highly anticipated Iron Man 3, Marvel and Disney have released a new series of interviews. In them, co-star Gwyneth Paltrow and Producer Kevin Feige reveal key details about the sequel’s plot and characters…Said details COULD be seen as spoilers to some, so please: Read ahead at your own risk.
The following quotes and the interviews they were taken from are courtesy of Superhero Hype. Let’s start with a word from Feige regarding the Iron Partiot:
What we learn in the beginning of ‘Iron Man 3′ is that they’ve made an arrangement. Tony has let Rhodey have this suit; he’s using it in conjunction with the US Government. So, at the beginning of ‘Iron Man 3,’ we see that the President has asked Rhodey as War Machine to get a new paint job and take on the new moniker of the Iron Patriot in order to do American business and be the American hero as opposed to The Avengers or Iron Man himself, who is sort of a separate entity… In a way it becomes a buddy action film, in the third act, where they team up. Neither of them have a suit at a certain point in the movie and they really team up in a great, sort of old- fashioned action movie way and Don and Robert have such an amazing rapport.
He continues by discussing Guy Pearce’s character and AIM:
Killian heads a brain-trust organization called AIM that is developing Extremis, which is something that taps into human DNA and is able to reprogram it and regenerate limbs and enhance strength and cure wounds. But it also could change the whole world, which is what Killian intends to do with it.
And finally, Gwyneth Paltrow talks about how Robert Downey, Jr. wanted Pepper Potts to do more in this film:
There were talks of Pepper getting in the suit at the end of ‘Iron Man 2,’ but Marvel wasn’t ready to do it yet….I know Robert was really interested in having Pepper do more in this movie, and it was also a factor in me coming back and getting to do things that were a little bit more fun and different and a little bit more adventurous. It would’ve still been nice, but it would’ve been very much the same thing just to be buttoned-up Pepper, and in this movie there’s a whole different experience of her.
Does Pepper get to wear the suit in IM3? HELL YES SHE DOES!
I didn’t mind wearing the suit at all. I thought it was light and perfectly comfortable and my children thought I was extremely cool. They were here on a day where I was in it, so they were trying it on and when my son saw me in the suit, he had the biggest eyes, so it was definitely worth it.
That kid will win every “My Mom Can Beat Up Your Mom” argument for the rest of his childhood.
Iron Man 3 is due in theatres May 3rd.