Friday, June 17, 2011



Splash Films, managed to track down director Jon Favreau and speak to him about his latest film, Cowboys & Aliens. However, to there surprise, Robert Downey Jr. soon joined Favreau and soon the topic moved to Iron Man 3 and the Avengers. Here is what they had to say.

Favreau, whose now a producer on Iron Man 3 spoke about how he would help Shane Black, take over the franchise he left;
"Hopefully I can be helpful because I want to see this thing grow and transform. And actually, when it finally landed on Shane, it was like, 'All right, that's going to be something interesting.' Especially because it's going to be so difficult for whoever does that one because although it's Iron Man 3, the whole Avengers thing… I guess in comics you can say that it's an individual storyline and you can break it off into a group. But in movies, it's hard not to take into consideration what just happened. What are you going to say? 'They all just lost their cell phones and you can't get help?' So it's going to take a lot of ingenuity to make it make sense to a mainstream film audience as well as a comic book audience.

Official Promotional Poster for The Avengers
Downey on the other hand, is shooting Avengers, so here are his thoughts on that:
"Well, I hate everybody. [Audience laughs] I'm not talking about the cast; I'm not talking about Joss. What I mean is I tend to look at a scene and say, 'This is absolutely impossible, we can't shoot this, it's horrible. I can tell you 10 other movies it's been in, I refuse.' I usually start off the morning by refusing to do what I've signed on to do. So I brought that attitude, happily. I just thought, 'How are you going to put all of us clowns together? He's wearing a suit, he's all jacked up, he's so and so and poor Mark Ruffalo, he's gonna outdo us.' And we're about six weeks in and I have to say Joss Whedon is nailing it. He's so smart and so good. And it's gonna be great. I can't believe I just said it, I never could've believed this but it's gonna be great."

Iron Man 3 is looking at 2013 release in May, and Avengers will be released in May 2012.

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