Speaking to The West Australian newspaper, Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige and director Shane Black said that despite the broken-mask visual nod to Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, Iron Man 3 isn’t all that different from the movie that came before it.
“It’s not a serious movie,” said Kevin Feige, “but we seriously dig into exploring more of Tony. The trick is just trying to make great movies. We try to make them all great, all different and all fresh. What you’ll see in Iron Man 3 is some very unique directions that were taken.
“We’re not aiming for bigger, necessarily,” added Shane Black We’re aiming for different and fresh and new. It’s all about capturing that lightning-in-a-bottle feel, about trying to get as much into this as we can. We’re looking to get a ton of thrills into a short space, to make a nice little stew for you.
Iron Man 3 is in cinemas from 3 May 2013