Jon Favreau Talks Iron Man 3 and Avengers Success

The next Avenger to hit the big screen will be Tony Stark, for a third time, and boy does he have some act to follow.

With The Avengers breaking a new movie record almost daily, Iron Man 3 has a tall task to even get close to comparable.

Jon Favreau, who has had success behind the lens, recently he dropped the bomb confirming he would produce Iron Man 3 after serving as a EP on The Avengers. 

Iron Man 3 is about to launch production, and with recent additions of Ben Kingsley as the villain, along with Guy Pearce and Rebecca Hall to pair with Robert Downey Jr. Iron Man 3 is certainly anticipated.

Favreau recently spoke about the success of The Avengers and the third Iron Man film, actually revealing that he’ll be producing Iron Man 3 and will actually have a big role in what happens with the film.

Here is what Favreau said about the success of The Avengers:

“Look, it was something we always planned for, and hoped for, but anything could have gone wrong and it took a lot of things to go right. First and foremost, Joss [Whedon], to be able to pull together, four different characters based on four different sets of films, that shared a lot tonally and they shared some cast-wise, but he had to pull all those things together and make it work, it’s a very high degree of difficulty for him. But we had done a lot of setup in Iron Man 2 and even in Iron Man 1, we were hoping that it would come to this.”

Favreau was asked about the status of Iron Man 3 and him being a producer of it:

“Yeah, down in Wilmington, it’s starting to shoot in a couple weeks. I was just talking to Shane Black and Downey and look, I think it’s a really smart way to go. After Avengers, you want to start with something really bold and inspired, and if you’ve ever seen Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang you’ve seen that when Downey and Shane get together, interesting and unexpected things happen, and I’m happy to see that it’s taking a bit of a tonal shift from The Avengers and it’s going to be something completely different and exciting, and I’m happy to be a part of it.”

When asked if by “tonal shift” Favreau meant that Iron Man 3 would be dark, he clarified:

“No, just a little bit more offbeat, I’d say. Shane and Robert definitely have an original point of view and an original take on the character, and I think it delves deeper into what makes Tony Stark tick, and plays on the unexpected original unpredictable quality of the character that I think fans gravitate to.”

Iron Man 3 is set to open on May 3rd, 2013.

1 Comment

  1. love u robert…i mean it

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