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really does have his fingers in a lot of pies. Very lucrative and popular pies. He's already nabbed the Star Trek and Star Wars franchises, and now it's been revealed he's also been helping out on Marvel's Iron Man 3. Well, kind of.

In a recent interview with IGN, explained that at several points in the production process, the Iron Man 3 team had to get some outside help. Check out what he had to say:

There were a couple times in Iron Man 3 where our lifeline was we’d call Jon Favreau. 'What do we do?' He’d be like, 'Stick with this. Stick with the love story,' or whatever. Then he’d say, 'Wait, didn't we used to do this same thing with Shane?' Because we reached out to Shane a bunch, particularly in the first Iron Man.

Then I think we reached out to J.J. Abrams at one point when we were really confused in Act III, and he helped us, too. It’s just interesting. Usually you think, in the legacy of filmmakers that come and go, there’s something so evocative about how strange it is that this particular strain of the Marvel universe was so successful, so what are the reasons for that and how do we keep that vital and just have fun?

It'll definitely be interesting to see what Abrams' contribution will look like. Yesterday Marvel released Iron Man 3's most explosive trailer to date. It seems the movie will certainly feature a rather epic conclusion. Did Abrams have a hand in this?

But, perhaps the most pressing question is, will Abrams ever direct his own Marvel movie? What do you think? Is there one particular character you'd like to see directed by him? Let us know below.


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