Robert Downey Jr. must be busy with both “Iron Man 3" and “The Avengers” on his to-do list, but he still managed to sit down for an interview about both films alongside Jon Favreau, director of “Iron Man” and “Iron Man 2.”
Speaking about “The Avengers” during last weekend's Hero Complex Film Festival (and transcribed by Slash Film), Downey said, “I tend to look at a scene and say ‘This is absolutely impossible, we can’t shoot this, it’s horrible. I can tell you 10 other movies it’s been in, I refuse.’ I usually start off the morning by refusing to do what I’ve signed on to do. So I brought that attitude, happily.”
“I just thought ‘How are you gonna put all of us clowns together? He’s wearing a suit, he’s all jacked up, he’s so-and-so, and poor Mark Ruffalo, he’s gonna out do us,'" continued Downey. "And we’re about six weeks in and I have to say [director] Joss Whedon is nailing it. He’s so smart and so good. And it’s gonna be great. I can’t believe I just said it, I never could’ve believed this, but it’s gonna be great.”
Favreau spoke up about the sometimes difficult process of blending Marvel's comic book movies into a single, cohesive universe.
“In comics you can say that it’s an individual storyline and you can break it off into a group,” he explained. “But in movies, it’s hard not to take into consideration what just happened. What are you gonna say? ‘They all just lost their cell phones and you can’t get help?’ So it’s going to take a lot of ingenuity to make it make sense to a mainstream film audience as well as a comic book audience.”
Both discussed the task at hand for Shane Black, who replaced Favreau as director of “Iron Man 3."
“I love the franchise and I’m a big fan of Shane’s as well so hopefully I can be helpful because I want to see this thing grow and transform,” Favreau said. “And actually, when it finally landed on Shane, it was like, ‘All right, that’s gonna be something interesting.’”
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