With Marvel deciding to release a different version of Iron Man 3 in China, what are we to wonder?
Of course, it probably has something to do with the fact that the evil terrorist trying to take over the world is named The Mandarin. Or maybe Disney wants to replicate Marvel’s decades old variant cover plot to sell “collectible” versions of the same story multiple times.
My guess, though? In the Chinese version, Tony Stark will have recurring dreams about unicorns and his true nature will be more explicit. Bing bang boom, cult classic. Call it a scoop.
Per Deadline, Matthew McConaughey, whose surging career has led him to such recent critically acclaimed films as Magic Mike, The Lincoln Lawyer, and Killer Joe (although he mostly played second fiddle to Clarence Carter in that) is in negotiations to lead Christopher Nolan’s upcoming science fiction movie, Interstellar.
If he were to accept the role, that might be one of the only pieces of information we get about the film until a trailer hits, given Nolan’s borderline compulsive propensity for secrecy.
But the premise of the suddenly-not-half-assing-his-way-through-romantic-comedies McConaughey toplining a wormhole adventure story is an exciting one. With Nolan’s pedigree and the space trappings, the 2001: A Space Odyssey comparisons will likely abound, but hopefully the Inception director will subvert our expectations and reveal his real plans: Melba Toast in Space.