Kevin Feige has been talking about what we can expect from Iron Man 3, and has expanded upon the official plot synopsis to outline some of the finer points of the new story.
“What we learn in the beginning of Iron Man 3 is that they’ve made an arrangement,” says Feige of Rhodey’s transformation into the Iron Patriot. “Tony has let Rhodey have this suit; he’s using it in conjunction with the US Government.
“So, at the beginning of Iron Man 3, we see that the President has asked Rhodey as War Machine to get a new paint job and take on the new moniker of the Iron Patriot in order to do American business and be the American hero as opposed to The Avengers or Iron Man himself, who is sort of a separate entity…
“In a way it becomes a buddy action film, in the third act, where they team up. Neither of them have a suit at a certain point in the movie and they really team up in a great, sort of old- fashioned action movie way and Don and Robert have such an amazing rapport."
He also sheds some more light on Guy Pearce’s character, Aldrich Killian, and how he fits into the rest of the movie.
“Killian heads a brain-trust organization called AIM that is developing Extremis,” explains Feige, “which is something that taps into human DNA and is able to reprogram it and regenerate limbs and enhance strength and cure wounds. But it also could change the whole world, which is what Killian intends to do with it.”
Sounds ominous… Directed by Shane Black, Iron Man 3 will open in the UK on 3 May 2013.
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