Robert Downey Jr. Reveals 'Iron Man 3' Details

The actor talks about his working relationship with director Shane Black, and says the sequel should swing for the fences.
Robert Downey Jr. discusses Iron Man 3
Robert Downey Jr. discusses Iron Man 3
Robert Downey Jr. is almost done shooting The Avengers, and once that project wraps, he will turn his attention to the anticipated sequel Iron Man 3. Here's what he had to say about his goals for the superhero sequel.

"My sense of it is that we need to leave it all on the field - whatever that means in the end. You can pick several different points of departure for that."


Iron Man 3 also marks the first movie in the franchise which won't be directed by Jon Favreau, although Robert Downey Jr. will reunite with his Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang director Shane Black. Robert Downey Jr. revealed that Shane Black is still working on the Iron Man 3 script and they haven't discussed the movie quite yet.

"He's more than the sum of his parts and he's also kind of been a sleeper for a long time. We're not talking much about [the script] right now because Shane is off writing and we talked before that and when we are talking again the talking is going to be over pretty quick [because we're on the same page]. It's kind of like we're fighting on the same side and at the same time we're circling each other, so it's all great. It should be great."


Robert Downey Jr. also talked about getting Jon Favreau to reprise his role in front of the camera, as Happy Hogan.

"Bringing in Shane Black to write and direct Iron Man 3 to me is basically the only transition from Favreau to a 'next thing' that Favreau and the audience and Marvel and I could ever actually sign off on. The fun thing is going to be getting Happy in the movie."


It still isn't known when production will begin on Iron Man 3 yet.

Iron Man 3 was released May 3rd, 2013 and stars Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Jon Favreau, Ben Kingsley, James Badge Dale. The film is directed by Shane Black.



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Comments (26)

  1. StephieBaybee

    Whoohoo cant wait!! x

    3 years agoby @steph-xFlag

  2. Sean

    @twistedsmile
    I'm looking forward this as well.

    3 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  3. Rich Ebersole

    i loved both fims and i hope this one will be good too!

    3 years agoby @Rich-EbersoleFlag

  4. ROFLitschristian

    @incmob I think the origin bored me somewhat. And the 5 second boss fight at the end was weak. I guess I like the 2nd better because it felt more like a superhero movie.

    3 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  5. Sean

    @the-movieghost
    Well Robert Douney Jr is going to be in the Avengers movie as Iron Man/Tony Stark, with comes out a year or so before Iron Man 3.

    3 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  6. the MovieGhost

    I'm not sure how I feel about this. I liked both Films near the same but... if this is gonna be the last Downey-Ironman then make every aspect absolutely perfect.

    3 years agoby @the-movieghostFlag

  7. incmob

    @ROFLitschristian i agree, to some degree. i did like iron man, but not as much as iron man 2... i think the thing with iron man 2 was that he had a villian to face not a corporate mongrel which to me doesnt seem to intimidating... unless it is a lawyer :)

    3 years agoby @incmobFlag

  8. Cyn

    I thought I read somewhere the Shane Black was bought in at the last minute to rewrite Iron Man 2. In which case...not sure how I feel about this.

    3 years agoby @cyn-de-harvenFlag

  9. Billyboy

    @narrator My thoughts exactly.

    3 years agoby @billyboyFlag

  10. Jakn

    Cool

    3 years agoby @jaknFlag

  11. Pjwolsker

    @ejk1 agreed. thatd be a little awkward

    3 years agoby @pjwolskerFlag

  12. moviegeek

    Looking forward to it!

    3 years agoby @moviegeekFlag

  13. Ghostman

    I believe in Shane Black, he and RDJ have good history look at Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang. Really great 'black humor' script.

    3 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  14. Dan

    @daveactor7 You don't like the Mandarin?

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  15. Dylan Giampaolo

    I need some new!! Please!!

    3 years agoby @dylan-giampaoloFlag

  16. DuaneBarry

    @ejk1 Favreau might spend a couple of days on set in order to appear as Happy but directing would take at least a year of his time.

    3 years agoby @DuaneBarryFlag

  17. Daveactor7

    I dont think ima see this. No offense but Iron man's villains suck terribly xD

    3 years agoby @daveactor7Flag

  18. ROFLitschristian

    Still not sure how I feel about Favreau leaving. Unlike everyone else, I hated the first Iron Man but absolutely loved the second one. Him leaving gets me kind of nervous.

    3 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  19. Jimthar

    nice. AVENGERS, SHERLOCK HOLMES 2, and IRON MAN 3. downey is going to have a great couple of years. and we as the audience will as well.

    3 years agoby @jimtharFlag

  20. JMP

    who is the enemy in this one?

    3 years agoby @jmpFlag

  21. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    You really got to be a good sport to still wanna be a part of a film you can't direct

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  22. the Narrator

    The man sure knows how to deflect questions and/or answer with a whole lot of nothings. I'll see how his character progresses in The Avengers for now.

    3 years agoby @narratorFlag

  23. Sean

    Cool. Can't wait !

    3 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  24. ejk1

    So wait a minute. Favreau will appear before the camera, but won't work behind it? Is that what I'm reading here? Seems odd.

    3 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  25. Twisted Smile

    I'm looking forward to this.

    3 years agoby @twistedsmileFlag