Wednesday, March 28, 2012

IRON MAN 3 (News Update)

  • IRON MAN 3

Black Widow to aid Iron Man once again!!

Recent rumors narrowed down a potential plot for Iron Man 3 drawing from the ‘Extremis’ storyline in Warren Ellis’ comic book arc, hinting at a key villainous character finally having a proper introduction. With Shane Black (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) taking over directorial duties for the third installment, and co-writing the screenplay with Drew Pierce, we now at least have a few details confirming other key characters returning.

The character information revealed on the Iron Man 3 casting call listed below can be considered minor spoilers for the film and The Avengers.

Could Natasha and Tony get closer??

Here are the key bits from the casting call.

Two-time Academy Award nominated Robert Downey Jr. will reprise his roles as as Tony Stark, an industrialist and master engineer who builds a powered exoskeleton and becomes the technologically advanced superhero, Iron Man. Scarlett Johansson will return from  “Iron Man 2” playing Natasha Romanoff aka “The Black Widow”, and Gwyneth Paltrow plays Stark’s closest friend, love interest, and business partner Pepper Potts. Don Cheadle, who replaced Terrence Howard after the first “Iron Man”, returns as Lt. Colonel James “Rhodey” Rhodes – Stark’s personal pilot, chief aviation engineer for Stark International, and one of Stark’s closest friends.

Iron Man ready to Kick Ass
Multi talented actor, screenwriter and film director Shane Black is taking over the directing duties from Jon Favreau, who directed the first two films in the Iron Man series. Black also is writing the screenplay for Iron Man 3 with Drew Pierce and Robert Downey Jr.’s creative input. He recently said not to expect “Iron Man 3” to feature any other heroes from Marvel’s universe saying that after “The Avengers” the plan is to go back to self-contained single-character stories. Shane Black has directed Robert Downey Jr. before – in Black’s last feature film directing job “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang” in 2005.

Back in December, Johansson revealed she was unsure of whether or not she’d reprise her role in Shane Black’s Iron Man 3, and now we can confirm that she will. This would seem as a win-win situation for Marvel, as the character gets to return to the big screen, which will please many of her legion of fans, and all the resources that would have been used for her own film could now be shifted to another project.

Black Widow looking seriously hot and dangerous!!
A role is quite of a surprise, as she was just introduced to help the film lead up to the Avengers initiative and Shane Black, didn’t want to use other Marvel characters in this film. Seems like Black had a change of heart and perhaps Shane Black, Drew Pierce and Robert Downey Jr. want to push the love triangle drama further in this film?

With Black Widow being there, so will S.H.I.E.L.D. And as we know, Samuel L. Jackson has a 9-picture deal with Marvel Studios so he could make a small appearance as well.

“The storyline is being described by writer-director Shane Black as being a Tom Clancy-thriller,” says the call-out, “with Iron Man fighting real world villains.”

Black is also quoted on what Marvel are looking for him to resolve, after the muted response to Iron Man 2.

“The studio wasn't happy with the result of Iron Man 2,” he said. “That pretty much came about due to a rushed production schedule in an attempt to hit a release date rather than simply make a good film, but I digress. Iron Man 3 will not be another, ‘two men in iron suits fighting each other.’”

Iron Man 3 begins principal photography in May and is scheduled to hit theaters on May 3, 2013.

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