Kevin Feige Talks Iron Man 3 (POTENTIAL SPOILERS)

The Avengers Portrait - Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron ManThis probably has just as much to do with Joss Whedon’s “The Avengers” as it does with Shane Black’s upcoming “Iron Man 3″, so a definite POTENTIAL SPOILER tag is in effect here, kids.

Joining the boys Across the Pond for one of their Empire Podcast, Marvel chief Kevin Feige dropped some revealing details about “Iron Man 3″, most notably the state of Tony Stark/Iron Man post-“Avengers” team-up, and where they plan to take the character:

So Iron Man 3 has been structured specifically to be the antidote to The Avengers… Circumstances in the story separate Tony from having access to anything… We wanted to take Tony back to, metaphorically speaking, the cave from Iron Man, the first half of Iron Man, when he’s cut off from the world and needs just focus on his intellects to get himself out of his situation. So he’s not calling Thor, he’s not calling Captain America, he can’t press a special button to have the helicarrier come rescue him, so I think that’ll be a nice complement to the team up of Avengers.

Interesting comments there. Back to “the cave”?

Black’s “Iron Man 3″ will follow the 6-issue “Extremis” story arc by Warren Ellis in the ongoing “Iron Man” comic book, and will return Robert Downey Jr. as the boozing billionaire playboy with the impressive suit of tech. Jessica Chastain, Ben Kingsley, and Guy Pearce are joining the cast, with Kingsley playing the heavy.

Look for ol shellhead to take off again in 2013.

Robert Downey Jr. in The Avengers (2012) Movie Image