Jon Favreau talks Iron Man 3

We all know that Marvel are laying the groundwork for The Avengers in their individual superhero films Iron Man, Thor and Captain America (well, they’re not exactly keeping it a secret). In fact, some have even suggested that Iron Man 2 is little more than a two-hour trailer for their upcoming team-up flick.

However, after the second Iron Man’s $US128 million opening weekend, it would be naive to think that star Robert Downey Jr. and director Jon Favreau wouldn’t reunite following Joss Whedon‘s Avengers adaptation for another flick of their own.

Favreau spoke to MTV regarding possible storylines for a third Iron Man film, indicating that the primary villain might indeed be the legendary Mandarin.

“You have to do The Mandarin…The problem with The Mandarin is, the way it’s depicted in the comic books, you don’t want to see that. He also has 10 magical rings, and it just doesn’t feel right for our thing, so it’s either tech-based or the rings are not really rings…But maybe with ‘Thor’ and all those others you’ll introduce magic to that world and it won’t seem so out of place.”

The director added the caveat that things would most likely change in the Marvel universe following the release of Thor, Captain America and The Avengers.

“I would like ‘Iron Man 3’ to pay it off, but there’s so much I don’t understand yet about what the world is going to be like then. You’ve got ‘Thor,’ ‘Captain America,’ ‘Avengers’ all happening with different directors before ‘Iron Man 3’ — and that’s all going to affect ‘Iron Man 3. What’s going to have happened by then? With ‘Thor,’ you’re going to have all this supernatural stuff happening and magic and there’s a lot of stuff going on in the world. If it’s going to match the comic books, it’s going to be incredibly complex for film.”

You can watch Favreau answer these questions through incredible look-o-vision over at MTV.

Discuss: Hypothetical – you can watch either The Avengers or Iron Man 3 tomorrow, but NOT BOTH! Decide!

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