As the release of the third film in the Iron Man franchise, aptly titled Iron Man 3, looms ever nearer, people are beginning to talk a bit more freely about the details of the movie. As if there haven’t already been enough spoilers, some folks just seem keen to add even more to the mix. This time around, it’s Kevin Feige and Guy Pearce. If you feel so inclined, check out what they have to say below (after the jump).
Warning! If for some reason you forgot to read the title of this piece, there are *spoilers* ahead.
Here’s Kevin Feige talking about the expanded role of James “Rhodey” Rhodes (Don Cheadle) in the new flick:
Tony has let Rhodey have this suit; he’s using it in conjunction with the U.S. 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.
And Guy Pearce, talking to Marvel.com about his role as Aldrich Killian:
Killian is an interesting character as he’s somebody who came into this world with a number of physical disabilities. He’s never been able to accept those limitations though and has spent most of his life trying to overcome them in any way he can. His tenacity and blind determination in fighting for a better life are seen by some as irritating, as he often comes across as obnoxious. He just won’t accept the cards he was dealt, and being as intelligent as he is, has real drive to change and become a different person.
So we find him at the start of the film in a flashback and we see the ambitious, almost annoying, guy that he is. He takes opportunities to try and latch onto people like Tony Stark. So you see this very ambitious character and you see him later on in the film having made a change, and Tony and the other people that have met him early on kind of go, “How did this happen? How did he do this?” But he’s a dangerous character. He wants to become all-powerful. That’s sort of a driving force with him and Tony Stark realizes eventually what this guy is capable of.
Pearce going on to talk about the Tony Stark/Pepper Potts/Aldrich Killian love triangle:
When Killian started his organization A.I.M., however many years ago, Pepper was somebody whom he employed to work there. Obviously, from the outset he was very keen on her. She’s smart, she’s attractive, she’s a great girl. But Killian was someone that she was never interested in. When we meet Killian early on in the film, everything about him is unappealing on some kind of level and she always kept him at arm’s length. Then years later when he goes to her to basically look for funding and to get her involved again, she’s completely taken aback by how charming he is and how wonderful he now looks, plus his attitude’s changed. So she is kind of taken by him; she doesn’t quite know what’s happening to her and her reaction to him. And obviously, she and Tony Stark have a relationship, so this causes a little rift between those two.
Pearce, again, this time talking about the stunt work he had to do in the film:
I didn’t really do a lot of training. I’m generally pretty fit most of the time anyway and I like to be in control of the stunts that I’m doing. In the fight sequence between Robert and me, we’re sort of leaping off an oil rig out in the sea. There was a lot of leaping off higher platforms onto lower platforms, which is dangerous stuff but there were specialists around making sure we didn’t get injured.
There’s also a lot of wirework where we’re wearing harnesses. I’d done a bit of wirework before on other films but you always need to go and have sort of a refresher course when you start another film.
So there you have it, even more of the movie ruined for you. As an aside, I feel really dirty even posting this. I think I need a shower…
And check out more than two hours of spoilers by watching the actual movie when it hits theaters on May 3rd.