Iron Man 3 More Standalone Film Says Kevin Feige
I've been saying for some time that WB doesn't necessarily need to take the Marvel Studios approach to their films as everybody knows who Batman and Superman are, but nobody knew who The Avengers were.
We just heard from The Dark Knight Trilogy and Man of Steel writer David Goyer who explained why he doesn't like the idea of "sequel bait," in that he would have to worry about what comes next and that it might hinder the current film's integrity. Without "sequel bait," he can put his "all" into the movie.
Now we hear from Marvel Studios president and producer Kevin Feige who explains that Iron Man 3 will be more standalone, and from the sounds of it, won't have that "sequel bait," or at least not much of it.
Now with the beginning of Phase Two, the audience knows that. The audience knows there are connective tissues leading to it and will continue so now we have the leeway and the ability to have fun with that, just like they do in the comics. We can have fun and surprises with who connects where. But what was important to us with “Iron Man 3,” the first film in our new Phase Two, is that it stands apart and stands on its own.
Taking Tony Stark from “Marvel's The Avengers” into such a personal solo individual journey was always the goal. We remind audiences that Tony Stark is an incredibly fascinating character on his own and begin to build from that. He certainly inhabits that super hero world and that shared universe, but we wanted to do this individual Tony story to show that as interesting as they are all together, they’re equally interesting on their solo journeys.
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Marvel Studios’ Iron Man 3 pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy’s hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?