The East Coast may be fine for Spider-Man, Batman and Superman, but in the upcoming movie Iron Man is a West Coast kind of guy.
Director Jon Favreau tells The Los Angeles Times that with Ol’ Shellhead, “L.A. is getting a superhero that’s perfect for the city.”
“He has to live in Los Angeles and there’s a real sense of the place in his story and in his character,” says Favreau, who grew up reading the comics and has devoted three years to bringing the armor-plated hero to the screen. “A lot of things that are unique to Southern California are in this film. I couldn’t imagine it being anywhere else.”
Iron Man opens on May 2.