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New poster for Iron Man 3, Feige talks about what we can expect and what does Joss Whedon think of it?

March 19th, 2013 by Marc Comments

Iron Man 3 is only a month away!

And here it is a new poster, freshly from the studio, featuring the principal characters from the movie…

And, with everyone getting all excited about the start of Avengers Phase II with the next Iron Man, the guys at Comicbook Movie got chatting to Marvel’s Kevin Feige about what we can expect.

“Well, you know, Tony, Pepper, was always the most important relationship to Tony Stark in the comics. That’s not always true with, Clark Kent has Lois Lane, right. That said, a lot of the other characters don’t have that. The Marvel characters sort of do. We do pull it all from the comics and that is what it was.

“It really was fun to us in the beginning of Iron Man one. He goes to Vegas, he sleeps with a reporter, to sort of set up that, so that the relationship with Pepper, there’s a flashback at the beginning of [Iron Man 3] with the Rebecca Hall character that shows what Tony was like many years ago, before he became Iron Man. You see a little bit of that playboy. But, the fact is, you always want to remind audiences of that side of him, so you can appreciate how, sort of mature he’s getting. That he’s putting all that aside to be with her. The other thing is, the chemistry between Robert and Gwyneth is spectacular. And, we just want to keep it with each movie we go, do we want to bring her back? Yes, of course. Because it’s just so strong. Y’know, the marketing to Avengers, you may remember the big line, uh, Steve Rogers, Captain America says, you know, without a suit of armor what are you? And he says, billionaire playboy, philanthropist, whatever, and even Robert would go, I’m not really a playboy anymore. And I’d say, the line’s good, it’s okay. It’s fun. Uh, uh, but even he was like, I’m not really a playboy. And he’s not.”

Feige also confirmed that the final battle in the movie will be between Tony with a load of Iron Man suits and the Madarine and his Extremis-enhanced soldiers:  “There are a lot of suits in this movie. While it is both a movie in which he spends quite a bit of time outside of the suit, as you see it’s not working and he’s- and he’s with Ty in Tennessee, by the end of it we reveal that underneath the house, which is now covered with rubble, he’s got dozens and dozens of suits.

He also confirmed that Avengers director Joss Whedon has seen the movie and seems to have given it his seal of approval: “I showed the film to Joss Whedon, who is our writer-director of Avengers and who is currently working on Avengers 2, and he saw the finale of this and he goes, now what am I supposed to do now? What am I going to do in Avengers 2?”

And you know the deal, we can’t help it, but if Joss is empressed, we reckon we will be too….

Iron Man 3 gets released in the UK on April 25th, one week before the US.


Marvel’s Iron Man 3 pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy’s hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?

Starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale with Jon Favreau and Ben Kingsley, Iron Man 3 is directed by Shane Black from a screenplay by Drew Pearce and Shane Black and is based on Marvel’s iconic Super Hero Iron Man, who first appeared on the pages of Tales of Suspense (#39) in 1963 and had his solo comic book debut with The Invincible Iron Man (#1) in May of 1968.

Iron Man 3 is presented by Marvel Studios in association with Paramount Pictures and DMG Entertainment. Marvel Studios’ President Kevin Feige is producing and Jon Favreau, Louis D’Esposito, Stephen Broussard, Victoria Alonso, Alan Fine, Charles Newirth, Stan Lee and Dan Mintz are executive producers. The film releases May 3, 2013, (April 25, 2013 in the UK) and is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.


Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….