Jon Favreau Talks ‘Iron Man 3′, Wants Mandarin As Villain
If you left the theater watching ‘Iron Man 2′ and just wanted more, rest assured – more will be coming. At a recent interview with MTV, director Jon Favreau discusses the possibilities of a trilogy and his choice for the villain. As for ‘Iron Man 3′, he definitely wants it but also knows that one [...]
If you left the theater watching ‘Iron Man 2′ and just wanted more, rest assured – more will be coming. At a recent interview with MTV, director Jon Favreau discusses the possibilities of a trilogy and his choice for the villain.
As for ‘Iron Man 3′, he definitely wants it but also knows that one obstacle will be in front of him:
” ”Iron Man 3,’ to pay it off, there’s so much left to understand about what the world is going to be like then. You’ve got ‘Thor,’ ‘Captain America,’ ‘Avengers’ all happening with different directors before ‘Iron Man 3,’ and that’s all going to affect ‘Iron Man 3.’ “
It makes sense, especially considering the ending of ‘Iron Man 2′ where Tony Stark’s role in the ‘Avengers’ is hinted at. And Marvel only wants to do another ‘Iron Man’ after ‘The Avengers’ so that’s a long time to wait.
But who will the villain be this time? Considering the movies always lacked a strong villain (except for Whiplash who was very strong but was given the short-stick for other characters), Favreau has a villain in mind – the Mandarin. Known as Iron Man’s biggest nemesis, he is a martial arts learned superhero that has the power to tear Iron Man’s suit with his bare hands. Strong stuff.
But then again, there’s a problem with using him. Read about it below.
As per Favreau’s words:
“You’ve got to do the Mandarin. The problem with the Mandarin is that the way it’s depicted in the comic books, you don’t want to see that. He has 10 magical rings — that just doesn’t feel right for our [franchise]. So it’s either tech-based, or the rings are not really rings. But maybe with Thor and all those others, you’ll introduce magic to that world and it won’t seem so out of place.”
He makes a good point there. Iron Man and Batman are very realistic superhero movies that have no supernatural elements but rely on technology. Breaking that would alienate the audiences unless its set up from before.
Nevertheless, we can safely assume Mandarin will be coming for Iron Man when the third installment arrives. I just hope it’s more focused and tighter than ‘Iron Man 2′.