In a recent interview with IGN, Robert Downey Jr. revealed that at one point in the production of Iron Man 3 they turned to Star Trek and Star Wars director J.J. Abrams for some advice on the film’s third act.
“There were a couple times in Iron Man 3 where our lifeline was we’d call Jon Favreau. ‘What do we do?’ He’d be like, ‘Stick with this. Stick with the love story,’ or whatever. Then he’d say, ‘Wait, didn’t we used to do this same thing with Shane?’ Because we reached out to Shane a bunch, particularly in the first Iron Man.
Then I think we reached out to J.J. Abrams at one point when we were really confused in Act III, and he helped us, too. It’s just interesting. Usually you think, in the legacy of filmmakers that come and go, there’s something so evocative about how strange it is that this particular strain of the Marvel universe was so successful, so what are the reasons for that and how do we keep that vital and just have fun?”
Seriously?! Is there nothing that Abrams has his hand in now?? First Star Trek, then Star Wars and now Marvel?
Well…now that I think about it there is no guarantee that Joss Whedon would return for The Avengers 3.
Smooth move J.J. You sir, are thinking ahead of the curve.
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