What Can We Expect From Iron Man 3?

Published 5 years ago by , Updated May 3rd, 2014 at 7:40 am,
mandarin iron man 3 villain What Can We Expect From Iron Man 3?

The Mandarin and his Ten Rings featured in Iron Man 3?

While we don’t yet know if Theroux will be involved in the next Iron Man adventure, but the current plan is for Jon Favreau to again helm the project [Update: Favreau dropped out and Shane Black took over]. So, what he is thinking for Iron Man 3?

” ‘Iron Man 3,’ to pay it off, there’s so much left to understand about what the world is going to be like then… You’ve got ‘Thor,’ ‘Captain America,’ ‘Avengers’ all happening with different directors before ‘Iron Man 3,’ and that’s all going to affect ‘Iron Man 3.’ ”

“And what’s going to have happened by then?… With ‘Thor,’ you’re going to have all this supernatural stuff happening, and magic. There’s a lot of stuff going on in the world; if it’s going to match the comic book, it’s going to be incredibly complex for a film. I’m curious to see how they handle all that stuff.”

I touched on this point above but making a solo movie might be a little more complex than it seems. Why would Iron Man be off fighting his own enemy without the help of his superhero friends? What will The Avengers be doing in the meantime?

Favreau continues to seemingly confirm that the Mandarin almost has to be the featured villain of Iron Man 3.

“You’ve got to do the Mandarin… The problem with the Mandarin is that the way it’s depicted in the comic books, you don’t want to see that.

“He has 10 magical rings — that just doesn’t feel right for our [franchise]… So it’s either tech-based, or the rings are not really rings. But maybe with Thor and all those others, you’ll introduce magic to that world and it won’t seem so out of place.”

Thor has always had the question of concern of how it will be accepted. Iron Man is based in our reality but Thor is coming from another realm and is a god. With his introduction, it will open up the possibility for more supernatural/mystical elements for Iron Man to play with but will those themes clash? Will fans openly accept that push into deeper fiction?

Perhaps they’ll make significant changes to the character. We’ve already seen them turn the mystical 10 rings of the Mandarin into an organization rather than a literal set of 10 magic rings that Mandarin wears.

As we find out more, Screen Rant will let you know.

What would you like to see from Iron Man 3?

Follow me on Twitter @rob_keyes.

Iron Man 3 does not yet have a release date but we can expect to see it either after The Avengers in 2012 or by 2013 at the latest. If you’re interested, join our discussion on when Iron Man 3 is coming.

Sources: MovieWeb, MTV

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  1. First of all I agree with Rob Keyes and others in that the present universe as constructed in both IM 1&2 doesn’t allow for the use mystical powers but I also highly disagree that they can not be incorporated into the universe in future films.If Fav’s introduces them in a intelligent and creative manner,as he introduced Iron Man’s tech in the first film.I think all moviegoers would expand their imaginations and go right along for the ride,including Mom and Dad.The key will be doing it in a intelligent and creative manner not whether the audience imagination will allow for it or not.

    BTW,whether Favs uses the Mandarin in IM 3 or not may depend more on how well the Green Lantern does,rather than Thor.

  2. No… no magic. Wether you think tech or magic point is IM and IM2 are Not set up for anything other then tech in a “real” world superhero movie. You can incorporate much more sci-fi in comics then in movies where you can actually see real people playing these parts. Do you really want to chance the IM series to lead to dissapointment? Not me. Heck its not that hard to incorporate tech with bio. Even in spiderman green goblin drank a special potion to make him super stong….think about it.

  3. I absoutly love Ironman and Ironman2 i just cant wait to watch Ironman3.

  4. You should have done this right after ironman 2
    ironman vs. Hulk ironman makes a better suit to take the hulks strength. And bring the guy in hulk that had blood drop in his head from the hulks blood. People would love this but putting ironman3 after avengers. No that’s just a waste of time and money. You would have the hulk join forces with ironman so that ironman comes up with a medicine for the hulk so he can control his rage and anger I love this idea make a ironman 4 for the enemy of ironman because it would destroy ironman right now

  5. i think iron man will be a robot in ironman 3 and tony will be controlling him without getting into it.

  6. no he just going to make most powerful ironman in all of the series of ironman movie

  7. Awesome post bro !! totally worth the read after watching Iron Man 3 and now stumbling upon this post makes the read much more worthwhile. This is the first time i am on your blog and i must say this is one hell of site. Wish India Had one of these on bollywood.