I’ve seen 15 minutes of Iron Man 3 and I can’t wait until May 3 to see the rest. I have to see what happens next and how everyone gets out of the trouble they are in. Check out this new trailer and then I’ll tell you more about what I saw and how I was able to sit down with Kevin
Kevin is president of Marvel he started off the interview with a special preview…
Coming off the heels of Avengers, we wanted to focus on Tony. Seeing him with the Hulk and Thor, obviously was awesome and was our big event last Summer. This time we wanted to return to Tony’s world. His place in Malibu, which is why you see him with Pepper. And we wanted to remind the audience, yes the suits are cool, but it’s his intellect that is really his super power.
And if you’ll remember the beginning of Iron Man 1, he’s in a cave. He doesn’t have access to anything, and he ends up building his first Iron Man suit. So what we wanted to do in this movie was put him in a similar position. Take away everything from Tony and see how he can fight the villain back. Now I’m going to show you a fun sequence today, that essentially is that moment. Things are going more or less swimmingly for Tony. He’s a little nervous. He’s got a little bit of anxiety after the events of the Avengers. He’s been to outer space, he’s seen aliens, he’s seen green people, he’s seen guys with hammers, and he’s just a guy. So it sometimes worries him and he thinks maybe I’m only super if I’m in the suit. This movie is the movie that reminds him he’s super, even out of his suit. He just has to sort of figure that out. So I’m going to show you a sequence now where everything that Tony has, particularly this mansion, is destroyed. He’s got a barely working suit, and he finds himself investigating a mystery that we set up at the beginning of the movie. Happy Hogan is again played by Jon Favreau, who is one of Tony Stark’s best friends. Is hurt, seemingly an attack by the new villain as Mandarin, a terrorist in this world. And he’s going to investigate who this terrorist is and where he can find him. And it leads him to a place Tony’s never been in any of the movies, which is the middle of the good old US of A. He’s in small town, Rose Hill, Tennessee. And he meets a boy. So you’re going to see the sequence from the house, through this encounter with the boy, and then I’ll give you a little explanation.
I loved the scenes that he showed us. WOW, just wow this movie starts off with explosions and action that had me biting my nails. No way can any normal human survive what happens and that’s the beginning of our heroes. And even Pepper gets to wear a suit, and Iron Man Suit.
Q : Any chance of Pepper taking on more time in the suit and become a character herself?
KF : Uh, I will tell you this. In the, uh, in this movie we, we play with the convention of the damsel in distress. We don’t- we don’t necessarily- we are bored by the damsel in distress. Uh, but, sometimes you want, we need our hero to be desperate enough in fighting for something other than just his own life. So, there is fun to be had with, uh, with, uh, is Pepper in danger or is Pepper the savior? Uh, over the course of this movie.
In terms of where we go with future movies, we’ll see. In the comic books she does get a taste for the suit and becomes her own hero named Rescue, who- who doesn’t necessarily battle other people, but it, uh, is on missions to help people and to save people. Will we do that down the line with Gwyneth Paltrow? Who knows. Uh, but, uh, but it’s certainly something…her being in the suit is something we have been playing with since Iron Man 2. Uh, where we did some designs and it didn’t end up fitting in that movie. But the little taste you saw here is something that we’re certainly interested in.
We really wanted Tony to be fighting for his friends, for the love of his life, Pepper, who wants to see him in an are that he’s not. He’s comfortable in the Penthouses of Manhattan, in mansions in Malibu. Here he is in the middle of Tennessee with his hat pulled low and he’s trying to do this investigation. And this very sweet and funny relationship that he begins with this little boy. Again, reminding the audience he’s a superhero, he’s frankly our most famous superhero, all because he’s got a very intelligent, scientific mind.
It’s new for us to have a kid, a little kid that had that big a part in any of our films. Uh, so that was exciting. The rest of the movie continues with action. There are a lot of suits in this movie. While, uh, it is both a movie in which he spends quite a bit of time outside of the Iron Man suit and we have what I think is the biggest, you know, most action packed finale we’ve had.
and I can’t wait to see what that ending is. With it being so early, I don’t want to give too much of the interview away or too much of the story. Just wait and see what happens to Tony and the transformation he goes through and who makes it to the end.