[Movies] Writer Drew Pearce Talks Iron Man, Mission Impossible 5 And More
Posted by Joseph Lee on 02.11.2014
He wants to do more Marvel...
In an interview with IGN, screenwriter Drew Pearce spoke about his involvement with Marvel, which includes Iron Man 3 and the new One-Shot, All Hail The King. Here are highlights:
On if he could write any more Iron Man stories: "Never say never. I think a bigger question is does Robert Downey Jr have another Iron Man movie that he's burning to make. In Downey's portrayal of Stark I think hands-down you have an actor owning a superhero role probably more emphatically than any other actor has ever inhabited a superhero role. So if he doesn't do another Iron Man movie – which at some point will happen – then I think they're extremely large, heavy, Stan Winston-designed boots to step into. But Tony Stark and Iron Man are probably my favourite movie superhero, so if the opportunity arose again – if it's the right circumstances – I'd love to."
On other Marvel properties he'd like to do: "There are tonnes. I love Doctor Strange – I think it's going to be amazing to see what happens with him. If indeed anything is going to happen with him. I feel the same way about Black Panther. My biggest desire is to do something with Damage Control, which was a short-lived and very patchy conceptual comic from the 1980s about the clean-up team in the Marvel Universe, and in the Comics Universe. I think there's a brilliant Damage Control movie to be done that basically views all of the Phases of the Marvel cinematic universe, but from the point-of-view of blue-collar, working class people who also may have super-powers. It would be a brilliant point-of-view from which to revisit some of the events of the MCU, and also, I think there's a really brilliant, refreshing, different superhero story to be told in that."
On the script for Mission: Impossible 5: "The first draft is delivered. I believe the movie is green-lit. There's a certain kind of handing over of the relay baton because Chris McQuarrie – the truly brilliant Chris McQuarrie – is directing, and is also an Oscar-winning writer. So the next phase is him – quite rightly – imprinting his voice on the draft. As is the nature of Mission Impossible projects, I may well be in and out. As the starter wife of that project, I‘d like to think that I've given them an extremely solid foundation, but who knows?"