March 26, 2012

Iron Man 3 described as "Clancy-esque"

Via Big Hollywood:

“The storyline is being described by writer-director Shane Black as being a Tom Clancy-thriller, with Iron Man fighting real world villains. Black stated, “the studio wasn't happy with the result of Iron Man 2, as a result that pretty much came about due to a rushed production schedule in an attempt to hit a release date rather than simply make a good film, but I digress. Iron Man 3 will not be another, 'two men in iron suits fighting each other.’”

I'm not certain what "real world villains" could mean; it could mean introducing what many consider to be Shellhead's greatest enemy ever, The Mandarin, into the mix. Recall that the head terrorist who captured Stark in the first film headed a group called "The Ten Rings." This is a quite obvious reference to Mandarin, although certainly a name change would be necessary as the film terrorist is Afghan/Muslim, while the comics bad guy is Chinese. IM3 could have the Golden Avenger battling radical Islamic terrorists dispatched by Mandarin (or whatever his name would be) across the US (and world).

I just hope, as Big Hollywood's John Nolte does, that "Stark's unabashed love of country and capitalism continue."

Posted by Hube at March 26, 2012 02:39 PM | TrackBack

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It made 400 million dollars above cost. That isn't a success?

Posted by: Jeff the Baptist at March 26, 2012 11:20 PM