Robert Downey Jr., pictured in colorful outfit with his wife Susan on Thursday, revealed that Iron Man 3 will be tricky to make. The star is currently filming The Avengers, wherein he plays Iron Man, so the storyline of Iron Man must be tweaked to consider what happens in the upcoming Avengers.
During a recent panel with director Jon Favreau and Downey Jr., Favreau explained, “I guess in comics you can say that it’s an individual storyline and you can break it off into a group. But in movies, it’s hard not to take into consideration what just happened… So it’s going to take a lot of ingenuity to make it make sense to a mainstream film audience as well as a comic book audience.” Favreau will not be directing the third installment of Iron Man due to scheduling conflicts, but he will still help with the screenplay.
Robert Downey Jr. has nothing but high praise for The Avengers, however.
I just thought, ‘How are you gonna put all of us clowns together? He’s wearing a suit, he’s all jacked up, he’s so and so and poor Mark Ruffalo, he’s gonna out do us’. And we’re about six weeks in and I have to say Joss Whedon is nailing it. He’s so smart and so good. And it’s gonna be great. I can’t believe I just said it, I never could’ve believed this but it’s gonna be great.
The Avengers is scheduled to be released on May 4, 2012.