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Iron Man 2 – Screenwriter Justin Theroux talks about The Mandarin and after the credit wonders

Posted by LiveFor on April 26, 2010

You may well recognise Justin Theroux’s face from Mulholland Drive and Charlie’s Angels 2. He is also a cool screenwriter who wrote Iron man 2. With the film due out in the UK on Friday and the USA next week he has been chatting to MovieWeb about the story.

They asked him whether Iron Man’s arch-nemesis, The Mandarin, would show up in the sequel (he was hinted at in the first with the whole 10 Ring terrorist group).

“Yeah, we tip our hat to that but that’s a tough one to get in because it’s such a big storyline,” explained Theroux. “So that, I don’t know, and I don’t dare say it but it might feature in Iron Man 3, I don’t know?”

As he is also an actor are there any roles Theroux would live to play in the Marvel universe?

“I don’t know? Hawkeye would be great,” answered Theroux. “No, I don’t know? Yeah that would be fun. We’ll have to see because I’ve never even thought of that? We’ll see?”

Collider also spoke to him and got onto the subject of what we may see after the credits (we got to see Nick Fury at the end of the first one) and whether something like that could be improvised as many of the scenes in the film were.

“No, that’s got to be very specific because you can’t…if it was all of a sudden Tony opens a tool box and there’s a friggin’ hammer in there, you can’t bone the next guy. You know it’s not like…you want to create possibilities. So that’s a very thought out piece. If the shield all of a sudden just falls out of the sky, whatever it is, whatever that thing is, you want to be very specific about it.

Only a few more days to wait until we get to see. What would you like to see after the credits?

One Response to “Iron Man 2 – Screenwriter Justin Theroux talks about The Mandarin and after the credit wonders”

  1. What I would like to see: Nick Fury introduces Stark to Thor and tells them: “And you’ll never guess who we found frozen in an iceberg.”

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