So. Much. Marvel. News. While doing the press rounds for Iron Man 3, Collider managed to get a quick word with Kevin Feige about the status on their hotly-anticipated sequel to The Avengers, Joss Whedon’s script for the movie, whether it’ll have a subtitle (spoiler: probably) and more. Check it out below!
“Joss has said it on the record in the past, it’s not about going bigger. It’s not about, ‘And this time there will be five more explosions in this section!’ I mean certainly you want to up the ante, you want to exceed people’s expectations, but I think there are various ways of doing that and Iron Man 3 is a very, very good test for us of doing exactly that. The first movie we make after The Avengers has our hero spending more time out of the suit than any of the other movies; that seems potentially counterintuitive to some people, but that was exactly why we did it. We didn’t want to say, ‘Oh now it has to be bigger and he fights 100 people in armored suits.’ Yeah the action sequences are big, there’s more action in Iron Man 3 than in the other two movies, but at the same time it’s a much deeper and a more exploratory character journey on the heels of our biggest spectacle with The Avengers.”
While Iron Man 3 wasn’t my favourite MCU film, I really loved the structure of the film and how it completely stripped Tony Stark back to his bare bones and I’m glad they’ll be following that same template for The Avengers 2. How awesome would it be to see the second act of the film feature the Avengers either being hunted, or stranded, or just completely on their own?
“We’ve been consistent in talking about this leading up to The Avengers: what is most interesting to us and why we hired Joss Whedon in the first place is the interaction between the characters. That’s more fun to us than the massive action scenes that are gonna have to come with it that we’re gonna have to figure out, and we’re gonna have to be clever and raise the bar, but already the scenes that Joss has of just the characters sitting around and interacting are hilarious and are awesome and are moving and a notch or two above the first movie, and to me that’s where you wanna top yourself.”
“I would say that if you look at the trend of our upcoming movies, Iron Man 3 is the only one that has a number. I like Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back,Star Wars: Return of the Jedi instead of Star Wars 2, Star Wars 3.”