While the Grand Geeky Godfather of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (as I’ve affectionately dubbed Joss Whedon) is hard at work bringing THE AVENGERS 2 to the big screen, he’s taken a short break to behold the majesty of Iron Man 3, and the old ginger war dog seems to be a tiny bit intimidated by the flick. Here’s what he said:
I read the script [for Iron Man 3] and I just got scared. I was like, ‘Oh, I gotta do better. I gotta up my game because Shane is really bringing it.’ (sic) Everything [Marvel] is doing for Phase II is exciting to me but this was the furthest along when I jumped back in [to begin work on Avengers 2] and I really thoughy, ‘Wow, [Shane’s] really taken it to another level.’ He and Robert, like they did in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, they work together amazingly.”
I know this is all just playful competition between cinematic gods, but if I were Whedon, I’d be more concerned about Alan Taylor’s Thor: The Dark World. That flick has the potential to revolutionize the Marvel universe with grit, grime, and dire story telling. That may be a tad bit hyperbolic, but I don’t care. In Alan Taylor we trust!
Marvel Studios’ 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?