With some of the biggest sequels coming out this year, one of which that has everyone waiting for is Iron Man 3. The third trailer was released yesterday and we are getting some news about who kind of helped them out in regards to the third act of the script. Working with Drew Pearce and Shane Black, Robert Downey Jr revealed some insight in just who helped them out on the script level.
“There were a couple times in Iron Man 3 where our lifeline was we’d call Jon Favreau. ‘What do we do?’ He’d be like, ‘Stick with this. Stick with the love story,’ or whatever. Then he’d say, ‘Wait, didn’t we used to do this same thing with Shane?’ Because we reached out to Shane a bunch, particularly in the first Iron Man,” Robert Downey Jr said to IGN.
“Then I think we reached out to J.J. Abrams at one point when we were really confused in Act III, and he helped us, too,” RDJ revealed. “It’s just interesting. Usually you think, in the legacy of filmmakers that come and go, there’s something so evocative about how strange it is that this particular strain of the Marvel universe was so successful, so what are the reasons for that and how do we keep that vital and just have fun?”
Some people will jump on it and say, J.J. Abrams planning to work for Marvel?” No, not at all. It is known in Hollywood that filmmakers generally turn to their filmmaking buddies for help or advice. George Lucas generally turned to Steven Spielberg for advice when doing projects, as have other big directors. Shane Black is not above this and one thing that needs to be understood is that filmmaking is a collaborative effort.
So rest easy you Abram haters. J.J. Abrams isn’t going to take on the next Iron Man movie. He has enough with Star Trek and Star Wars. Check out the latest trailer below, in case you missed it.