Jon Favreau says Marvel sees Iron Man 3 as a sequel to Thor, Captain America, and The Avengers
While filmmaker Jon Favreau toils away on the upcoming genre mash-up COWBOYS & ALIENS, he's been allowing press access to the editing room of that film in an effort to raise more proper awareness. While there, though, MTV got a chance to sit down with the director and talk a bit about IRON MAN 3.
Favreau has admitted to not knowing exactly where the third film might go due to the ever-changing nature of the assembly of these films in both production and post, but he does now say that Marvel wants the plot of IRON MAN 3 to hinge on the events that take place in THOR, CAPTAIN AMERICA, and THE AVENGERS.
"Kevin Feige, who's been involved with Marvel since the X-MEN films, is very aware of his path and how to weave the things. So in theory, IRON MAN 3 is going to be a sequel or continuation of THOR, HULK, CAPTAIN AMERICA, and AVENGERS. So that whole world... I have no idea what it is. I don't think they do either, from conversations I've had with those guys."
It's been known that Marvel is trying to create a single, coherent superhero movie universe, but this is the first we're hearing about how exactly that goal is going to play out post-AVENGERS. Will IRON MAN 3, however, be able to avoid some of the pitfalls encountered during IRON MAN 2, a decent sequel that had the unenviable task of having to awkwardly introduce elements for the other upcoming Marvel projects?
Check out the full video interview with MTV below for more from Favreau.
|Extra Tidbit:||If you've been waiting for any bit info on THOR, stay tuned; my report from the set of that film will be hitting this Friday.|