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Ironing Out the Details

In an interview with Superhero Hype!/Comingsoon.net, Iron Man director Jon Favreau discussed his plans for future films in the series and what it’s like to be a part of Marvel Studios’ integrated cinematic universe.

“It's tough because it first starts off like, ‘Hey, wouldn't it be fun if we stuck a Captain America shield in the background? Wouldn't it be fun if we have Sam Jackson play Nick Fury like in The Ultimate Avengers?’ It's like, ‘Let's prove ourselves to our fans,’ Favreau told the website. “So you do that. Now, between the Captain America shield and Nick Fury and then the after-the-credit scene that in the eleventh hour became the final scene of The [Incredible] Hulk—that one was a big one for me. I was like, ‘Wow, we're forming a team.’”

Speaking of teams, Favreau and Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr. will both be returning for a sequel or two, with Mandarin being a major possibility for an onscreen adversary down the road. However, the director admits that translating the character to a more realistic film environment may prove challenging.

“So the Mandarin, to have that kind of weight to him is really a matter of using all the narrative tricks to do it, but a dude running and jumping around in robes shooting these beams and rays that have powers that really, if you take them literally, would throw off the balance of the whole universe,” he said. “So how do you do that and keep the whole thing together, but yet fulfill the expectations from the book? We do have him and I think it's something where I feel a little bit goes a long way.”

Click here to read the interview.

Transform and Roll Out!

In December, IDW will kick off the official prequel to next summer’s sure-to-be-blockbuster Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. According to a recent posting on ComicsNewsi.com , Transformers: Destiny will consist of two four-part stories leading up to the film, which will shed some new light on mysterious government agency Sector Seven and what challenges await the heroic Autobots in the Michael Bay-helmed sequel.

If you still can’t wait for Revenge of the Fallen’s June 26, 2009 release date, Wal-Mart—yes, Wal-Mart—has posted its second behind-the-scenes look at the film’s production with its stars Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox.

Click here , and use the special code "AllSpark62609" (the film’s release date) to watch it.

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