supremo Kevin Feige was talking up the new movie in an interview with MTV, centered
on the mind set of Tony Stark.
Feige said, "It's almost like post-traumatic stress. He has retreated after the events of The Avengers into
his workshop, where he's building advanced versions of his suits. He has a version of the
suit that can latch onto him in individual pieces ... anytime, anywhere."
"He starts to realise he doesn't want to be out of the suit. He's seen a lot of things in
Avengers and has encountered a lot of powerful people, much more powerful than he is."
He went on by saying, "Much of the movie is Tony in the middle of the country without his tools and a fairly broken
suit to help him. But that's his superpower: his power is his brain. It's fun to put Tony Stark in
a corner with nothing and see how he can get out of it."
There was also talk about Iron Man's chief nemesis, The Mandarin, played by Ben
Kingsley. "We felt there was leeway to explore the Mandarin in a way that hasn't been explored
before; we found we couldn't point to any sort of definitive Mandarin story in the comics, so
we did an amalgamation. The Mandarin is relentless: he's a non-stop threat."