Joss Whedon's Reaction To Iron Man 3 Might Surprise You

One of the many perks of being Joss Whedon is that you get to see the latest Marvel movies weeks before the general public. And why not? As the director of the original The Avengers as well as its pending sequel, The Avengers 2, Whedon needs to know how the standalone movies in Marvel’s Phase Two will feed into his next ensemble adventure.

And that has led to the concerned response Whedon gave when he saw the final reel of Shane Black’s Iron Man 3. Marvel President Kevin Feige tells the mommy blog TwoKidsAndACoupon that when Whedon finally watched the sequel’s conclusion, he asked,

Now what am I supposed to do now? What am I going to do in Avengers 2?

That’s Whedon’s self-deprecating humor, putting more pressure on himself to live up to not only Iron Man 3 (and the standalone Thor and Captain America sequels) but also the explosive finale of his own record-breaking Avengers, which raised the bar on the modern superhero blockbuster and probably made things difficult on Black and his crew … being the first Marvel movie to hit theaters after Whedon dropped the proverbial mic with his massive hit.

Some of you already have a good idea of what’s in store for the third Iron Man, having seen hints of a mega battle with multiple Iron Man suits in the latest trailer. We’re sharing that clip with you below. So yes, Joss Whedon is impressed – and a little bit intimidated – by the bombastic conclusion Black and Robert Downey Jr. have cooked up for their sequel. And we’ll all be able to see it when Iron Man 3 opens in theaters on May 3. Here's a look at just a few of the things that may have blown Joss Whedon's mind, in the most recent Iron Man 3 trailer...

Find out everything there is to know about what Joss Whedon is doing with his Avengers sequel in our Avengers 2: What We Know So Far guide.

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Sean O’Connell is a journalist and CinemaBlend’s Managing Editor. Having been with the site since 2011, Sean interviewed myriad directors, actors and producers, and created ReelBlend, which he proudly cohosts with Jake Hamilton and Kevin McCarthy. And he's the author of RELEASE THE SNYDER CUT, the Spider-Man history book WITH GREAT POWER, and an upcoming book about Bruce Willis.