Avengers Story Will Affect “Iron Man 3”

Talking at the Hero Complex Film Festival in Hollywood on Sunday (via /Film), actor Robert Downey Jr and director Jon Favreau revealed that the upcoming “Iron Man 3” faces some storytelling difficulties due to events that take place in “The Avengers”.

While Shane Black takes over directing duties on the third “Iron Man”, Favreau is still helping with the storyline and says “I guess in comics you can say that it’s an individual storyline and you can break it off into a group. But in movies, it’s hard not to take into consideration what just happened. What are you gonna say? ‘They all just lost their cell phones and you can’t get help?’ So it’s going to take a lot of ingenuity to make it make sense to a mainstream film audience as well as a comic book audience.”

Downey meanwhile praised “The Avengers”, saying “I just thought, ‘How are you gonna put all of us clowns together? He’s wearing a suit, he’s all jacked up, he’s so and so and poor Mark Ruffalo, he’s gonna out do us’. And we’re about six weeks in and I have to say Joss Whedon is nailing it,” Downey Jr said. “He’s so smart and so good. And it’s gonna be great. I can’t believe I just said it, I never could’ve believed this but it’s gonna be great.”