Wow. This looks ….great!
Anyone who is familiar with Shane Black’s work, (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Lethal Weapon) should feel extremely secure with the direction of the Iron Man franchise. I think Shane Black is the perfect director to blend balls-to-the-wall action, drama and quirky humor to the franchise. Many were intrigued by Shane’ Black’s selection as director for this next installment. But there was some reservations about how his sensibilities would mix into the Marvel film universe.
Based on what we see in this trailer, we can all officially get excited.
Many viewers are commenting on the seemingly dark direction that the Iron Man franchise seems to be heading in this trailer. To be honest, this should have probably been the story path taken for Iron Man 2. It does seem a little odd to make a turn so dark in a franchise’s supposed third act. Of course there’s no real sign that Iron Man 3 is a third act in the Tony Stark story. The truth is the Iron Man franchise has the potential to last for as long as the creative team wants to keep telling stories. almost like James Bond. With the amount of source material that Iron Man has at its disposal, there’s no end to potential storylines.
A comic book genre film like this is only as good as it’s villain and Ben Kingsley looks to be in prime, menacing form here. My only concern would be that with Tony Stark in such a seemingly massive dramatic hole here, I hope that the folks at Marvel films are able to satisfactorily explain why the other Avengers aren’t jumping to Tony Stark’s aide. It would be a bit of a cop out to just say, well, Tony Stark is a lone wolf and doesn’t want anyone’s help. In any event, it’s just another thing about Iron Man 3 to look forward to. I seriously can’t wait to check this movie out.
Iron Man 3 stars Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Jon Favreau and Ben Kingsley. The film is directed by Shane Black and is scheduled for release on May 3, 2013.
Marvel’s “Iron Man 3” pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy’s hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?
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