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Robert Downey Jr. Discusses IRON MAN 3

Posted on December 17, 2012 at 10:47 am by David "Snackbar" Edmundson

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This morning, we have some new comments from star Robert Downey Jr. about Iron Man 3. He discusses current director Shane Black and former director Jon Favreau. Iron Man 3 opens in 3D on May 3, 2013.

RDJ discussing Shane Black’s Iron Man involvement;

When we were doing the first Iron Man, Jon Favreau and I used to call up Shane Black. We had two lifeline calls; one was to J.J. Abrams, which was about the third act [of Iron Man]. And for the other call, we went to Shane’s house. We couldn’t afford him, so in exchange for helping us with a few key scenes, he asked for a piece of Salmon and fresh blueberries. For instance, in the Iron Man scene where Tony Stark comes back from captivity and calls a press conference, and then asked everybody to sit down, the speech Stark gives all came from Shane Black. So to get him to do Iron Man 3, it has just been this awesome experience and one of my favorite working experiences. Iron Man 3 is going to be a very, very bold genre film, from the storytelling.

Talking about Jon Favreau returning as Happy Hogun even though he is not directing Iron Man 3;

Happy has an amazing arc in this movie. In fact, probably the best two bits of acting in the movie, so far from what I can tell…which sucks because I’m in every frame, are Favreau as Happy Hogun…I can’t give away much, but it’s ridiculous.

Official synopsis for Iron Man 3;

Marvel Studios’ Iron Man 3 pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy’s hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?

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Can’t wait for this film. The next couple of summers are looking pretty good.

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