Monday, June 13, 2011

Jon Favreau still involved with Iron Man 3

*Speaking at the LA Times Hero Complex Film Festival before a
double-bill of _Iron Man_ films, Robert Downey Jr. and Jon Favreau
talked a bit about Favreau’s involvement with the third film.*

Favreau directed the first two _Iron Man_ films, but stepped aside for
Shane Black to direct the third. Black directed _Kiss Kiss Bang Bang_
with Downey Jr.

In the discussion, Favreau hinted very strongly that he would return
as Tony Stark’s bodyguard Happy Hogan, saying: “I want a
love scene with Pepper Potts with my shirt on and I want to transform
into The Freak”

In the comics, Happy was mutated into a giant, savage, nearly
mindless, superhumanly strong humanoid known as Freak after an
experiment to cure an illness went awry.

Shane Black, writer of _Lethal Weapon, The Last Boy Scout_ and _The
Long Kiss Goodnight_, consulted on the scripts for the previous _Iron
Man_ films, adding some much needed pep to the dialogue, and
suggesting edits.

Downey Jr. said: “Well Shane, interestingly enough, there was a
point when Jon and I were stuck on an idea. We were just in an
exploratory phase. So I said, ‘We should talk to

It seems that Favreau is willing to return the favour and help out
with anything Shane Black might need.

_Iron Man 3_ is pencilled in for May 3 2013.




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