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Robert Downey Jr. drops hints about ‘Iron Man 3′ cameos

- January 29th, 2013

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With The Avengers the biggest movie in the Marvel universe (so far), a lot of people are curious how the various characters will interact as they continue on with their own solo films.

And while we’ll know for sure when the first post-Avengers flick – Iron Man 3 – hits screens this May, Robert Downey Jr. has dropped clues that we’ll see some familiar Marvel faces in the third instalment of his franchise during an interview with Entertainment Weekly.

“We can’t help it,” he says. “Everywhere you look now in every Marvel movie there are opportunities where certain new pals of his could be useful. So they’re in the atmosphere, so to speak, but I wouldn’t expect to see them on the ground in this one.”

Note the words, “on the ground.” When it comes to superheroes, there are more than a few that can fly.

Downey Jr. also revealed that director Shane Black (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) who is taking over the series from Jon Favreau, has put together action sequences not seen in either of the first two films or The Avengers.

“We’re taking everything from his first gauntlet test in the first movie up through the most extreme stuff we thought up for Iron Man 2 and The Avengers and pulling on all of it and making this one big, extended challenge of physics,” he tells the magazine.

Iron Man 3 is based on Warren Ellis’ ‘Extremis‘ comic book storyline that pits Tony Stark against the villainous Mandarin (Sir Ben Kingsley).

Check out the trailer below and let us know which Marvel character you’d like to see have a cameo in Downey Jr.’s latest. Are you hankering for Captain America, Hulk, Thor, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Spider-Man or someone different?

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3 comments

  1. James | January 30, 2013 at 8:47 am

    doesn’t matter too much to me who they add, so long as they don’t butcher the others’ costumes too. iron man just doesn’t look right in red, white and blue.

  2. Matthew | January 30, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    Actually James, that’s suppose to be War Machine.

    As far as cameos go, I wouldn’t mind seeing Hawkeye again, this time not mind-controlled for most of the film like he was in Avengers.

  3. James | January 31, 2013 at 8:39 am

    war machine, iron man… it’s not like that makes a difference, matthew. the costume is awful, no matter who wears it.

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