4 Things You Need To Know About Iron Man 3 [Cast and Crew Interviews]
Today, you, your friends, loved ones, neighbors will probably be lining up to go seeIron Man 3 starring Robert Downey Jr. If you have seen my review, you know that I approve of that decision.
In case you are somehow still undecided (if so, we really have to talk about your issues) or just curious about what the cast and crew had to say about the movie, you are in luck, good sir (or madam…sorry about that) as yours truly was present at the LA Press Junket for Iron Man 3 where I along with other press peeps got to hear from:
Robert Downey Jr. (“Tony Stark”/”Iron Man”), Gwyneth Paltrow (“Pepper Potts”), Don Cheadle (“Lt. Col. James Rhodes”), Sir. Ben Kingsley (“The Mandarin”), Guy Pearce (“Adlrich Killian”), Rebecca Hall (“Maya Hansen”), Shane Black (Director/Writer) and Kevin Feige (President, Marvel Studios).
So without further ado, here are four things you need to know about Iron Man 3:
Keeping It Real
When asked what was his ambition for this movie, the director Shane Black share that he wanted to make the film “more of a thriller and to make it more about Tony and less other-worldly, and sort of just ground it more – that was our intention.
Asked about keeping this PG-13 when he usually does R Rated movies, Black added “I have no problem with tailoring material to the audience that it’s intended for, as long as you keep the edge – as long as you don’t condescend to that audience, I think that it’s absolutely spot on.”
It’s All About The Bad Guy
Robert Downey Jr thinks the movie is only as good as its bad guy and continues by saying that “and once we cast Sir Ben, half our troubles went away. And then the other half had to do with him executing this very peculiar and awesome arc.”
Ben Kingsley added that in order to give life to The Mandarin, he had “to give the Mandarin in his political broadcasts a rather unnerving sense of righteousness, and make him almost paternalistic, patriarchal. And that’s where the timbre of his delivery comes from, and weird iconography was there to disconcert and completely scatter any expectations of where he might be coming from”
Suits Are Heavy, Man
Don Cheadle, when asked which suit he preferred between War Machine and Iron Patriot, he said “Well, the Iron Patriot is about three kilos heavier. So I prefer War Machine. ” He actually adds that he prefers being outside of the suit because although “The suit is great, and it’s great to be able to achieve all the things that we want to achieve with the CGI and the motion capture and all that. But like I said, I had the most fun running around with Robert, and us actually physically going after it. ”
Nice To Live in China
It turns out that the chinese version of the movie has some additional footage that will not be present on the US version. When asked about that, the director Shane Black shared that he was “just thrilled that we had the opportunity to work with what is one of the single fastest emerging, you know, box office environments in the world, which is China, where they build theaters so quickly now.”
Iron Man 3 comes out in theaters today everywhere…no seriously everywhere.