Marvel Studios producer Kevin Feige has been speaking to MTV about Robert Downey Jr. performance in the forthcoming Iron Man 3.
The film, which is set for release this summer, follows on from last year’s Avengers movie.
Feige said: “Robert Downey Jr. gave his all to this performance. He left no stone unturned.
“So much of the journey of ‘Iron Man 3′ is informed by Tony’s experiences in ‘The Avengers. It’s almost like post-traumatic stress: he really has retreated after the events of ‘The Avengers’ into his workshop, where he’s building advanced versions of his suits. He has [designed] a version of the suit that can latch onto him in individual pieces … anytime, anywhere. As he starts to realize, it’s basically because he doesn’t want to be out of the suit: he’s seen a lot of things in ‘Avengers’ and has encountered a lot of powerful people, much more powerful than he is.”
He continued: “It brings us back to the Tony we met in the first part of ‘Iron Man’ where he’s removed from that convoy and brought to the cave with nothing but a box of scraps. It’s fun for all of us to watch Tony try to figure out how to get out of that scenario. Much of the movie is Tony in the middle of the country without his tools and a fairly broken suit to help him. But that’s his superpower: he wasn’t born on Asgard, he wasn’t hit by gamma rays, and he doesn’t have the super soldier serum. His power is his brain. It’s fun to put Tony Stark in a corner with nothing and see how he can get out of it.”
Iron Man 3 opens in 3D and 2D theaters on May 3, 2013.